Bury 3-0 Accrington Stanley
Saturday October 9, Gigg Lane, (Att: 4,164)
A first half brace from Ryan Lowe helped Bury comfortably sweep aside Lancashire rivals Accrington - who ended the game with just nine men.
Lowe opened the scoring for the hosts with just 13 minutes on the clock. After Phil Edwards failed to deal with a long ball forward, the Shakers striker pounced and showed great strength and composure to hold off the defender before placing the ball in.
That lead was doubled just before the interval when neat work down the right hand side found Lowe with the time and space in the box to sweep the ball past Ian Dunbavin and into the far corner of the Stanley net.
Alan Knill's men sealed the points just before the hour mark with a quick counter attack. Keeper Cameron Belford plucked a corner out of the air before launching a long kick downfield.
The bounce of the ball deceived Accrington defender Dean Winnard allowing Nicky Ajose to use his pace to take advantage - eventually clipping the ball over Dunbavin for the home side's third.
Things were about to get worse for John Coleman's side though when captain Andrew Proctor was dismissed for a scuffle involving Bury's Damien Mozika.
Then Jonathan Bateson also saw red after a horrible over-the-ball challenge on Kyle Bateson.
It capped a miserable afternoon for Stanley - who remain winless on the road. In-form Bury have now moved up to 4th though.