Bury 1-0 Rochdale
Monday February 1, Gigg Lane, (Att: 6,528)
Bury edged out local rivals Rochdale to move back into the automatic promotion places in League Two thanks to Ryan Lowe's late winner.
Both sides struggled to get their passing games going, but away keeper Frank Fielding had to be alert to prevent Stephen Dawson from giving the Shakers the lead.
Keith Hill's visitors began to improve after the break and missed a glorious chance to take the lead when Chris O'Grady could only shoot wide with the goal gaping.
And they were made to pay 12 minutes from time when the home side made the breakthrough. Andy Morrell slipping through Lowe to keep his composure and finish past Fielding.
Dale pressed but couldn't find a way back into the game, however, despite suffering their first defeat in 13 they remain seven points clear at the top of the table.