Bury bounced back to winning ways as a late Ryan Lowe penalty gave them a 1-0 home win over promotion rivals Shrewsbury.

The Shakers strengthened their grip on third place as Lowe converted a 71st-minute spot-kick to register his 13th goal of the season and Bury's seventh win in eight.

The hosts dominated the first half, with Andy Morrell testing Shrews goalkeeper David Button, while Ben Futcher headed against the crossbar from Mike Jones' left-wing cross.

Graham Coughlan then blocked Lowe's low cross before Terry Dunfield had to head behind after Futcher headed a Brian Barry-Murphy free- kick across goal.

Coughlan was alert again to clear off the line after Lowe's shot beat Button.

The Shrews replied after the break with Coughlan heading over, while Dunfield tested keeper Wayne Brown with a long-range effort.

But Bury got back on top with Jones blazing over from David Worrall's through-ball before Paul Scott's header was blocked.

Shakers' skipper Stephen Dawson then went down under a challenge by Kevin McIntyre and Lowe stroked in the spot-kick.

Button saved from Jones and sub Andy Bishop as Bury pushed for a clincher but Brown also had to deny Leslie late on.

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#Shrewsbury Town
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#Kevin McIntyre
#David Button
#Ryan Lowe
#Ben Futcher
#Terry Dunfield
#Mike Jones
#League Two
#Paul Scott
#Wayne Brown
#Wayne Brown
#Andy Morrell
#David Worrall
#Stephen Dawson
#Brian Barry-Murphy
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