The Shakers were beaten by a late goal in additional time despite having the greater amount of chances against Peterborough United.
Jack Marriott pounced on the ball in the final third of the field and remained composed to chip the ball into the back of the net.
Ryan Lowe made three changes to his starting line-up with Nathan Cameron, Zeli Ismail and Phil Edwards paving way for Peter Clarke, Danny Mayor, and Craig Jones. Jones returned to the side for the first time since the beginning of January, and for only his eighth appearance of the season.
Jay O’Shea had the first attempt at goal in the first two minutes of the game after capitalising on a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area, but his shot bobbled wide of the goal.
The Shakers looked the more likely to find an early goal, and after 22 minutes they came frustratingly close to taking the lead. Mayor pulled an intelligent ball back from the left wing for Neil Danns to fire goalward, but his shot was blocked, the ball fell to Jones who was unable to find the top left-hand corner of the target.
On 40 minutes, the visitors were efficient in their attacking attempts as Marcus Maddison’s deliveries into the box threatened the Bury defence, but their ability to find the target was off the pace as Leonardo Da Silva Lopes smashed his long distance shot high over the crossbar and toward his side’s supporters behind the goal.
Three minutes after the break, Greg Leigh combined well with Mayor down the left flank and the former’s impressive cross picked out Danns waiting from 10 yards out, his header though was unable to beat Jonathon Bond in the visitor’s goal.
Mayor’s improvisation on the edge of the penalty area, three minutes later, nearly paid off as his attempt at goal narrowly missed the target and nestled into the side netting.
Maddison continued to pile the pressure on the Shakers with his lethal crosses, and on the 67th minute, his delivery from the right wing crossed the face of goal, although his teammates struggled to find the end of the low driven ball as it dribbled out for a goal kick.
Leigh came close to finding a late goal as his shot from distance managed to beat Bond, but he failed to find the target.
Pressure mounted on the away side’s goal as O’Shea’s confident outside of the foot effort was destined for the top corner until Bond parried the ball away with an excellent save.
On the second minute of added time, the away side managed to find the goal to grab all three points. Marriott lobbed the ball over Ripley against the run of play to seal the win for the visitors.
Attendance: 2,784 (175 travelling supporters)
Bury: Ripley, Jones (Edwards 46), Thompson, Clarke, Leigh, Ince, Danns (Hanson 78), Bunn, O’Shea, Mayor, Miller
Unused subs: Murphy, Tutte, Dawson, Styles, Dai
Peterborough United: Bond, Shephard, Taylor, Baldwin, Hughes, Forrester, Da Silva Lopes, Maddison (Tafazolli 90+4), Lloyd (Cooper 86), Ward (Bogle 70), Marriott
Unused subs: O’Malley, Morais, Doughty, Anderson