Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Bury 2.
Adebayo Akinfenwa's quickfire double set AFC Wimbledon on their way to a thrilling win over high-flying Bury.
The bulky striker, the matchwinner against MK Dons in midweek, volleyed in a 25th-minute opener and then headed a second from Sean Rigg's cross.
Danny Mayor's fierce strike gave the visitors hope but Matt Tubbs poked in the home side's third to make it 3-1.
Ryan Lowe's penalty, after Barry Fuller fouled Chris Hussey, set up a tense finale but Wimbledon held on.
AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:
"After the joy of mid-week (beating MK Dons) this was the perfect game and we knew it was the perfect game but we knew we had to do a lot of work without the ball.
"Credit to Bury. Throughout the game I never felt comfortable. I always thought they had a goal in them and credit to my players, they stayed with it and did everything right to see the game out.
"We were against a team who have hardly lost a game this season, they were top of the league and are a very good passing team.
"The first 20 minutes we got pulled about a bit, but once we got to grips with it we were excellent."
Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:
"You get beaten in football if you don't do the right things and we didn't today.
"We've had a lot of planning gone into the fixture. It's my job as a manager and coach to make sure that we are clinical.
"For 30 minutes, the passion was good, the drive was good, the determination and our power looked good and we caused them quite a lot of problems first half. It's disappointing going in 2-0 down."
- 2FullerBooked at 73mins
- 7FrancombSubstituted forBeereat 78'minutes
- 8MooreBooked at 87minsSubstituted forFramptonat 90+2'minutes
- 4BulmanBooked at 61mins
- 9TubbsSubstituted forAzeezat 78'minutes
- 27CameronBooked at 88mins
- 34MillsSubstituted forHusseyat 66'minutes
- 19SoaresBooked at 82mins
- 8AdamsSubstituted forPlattat 74'minutes
- 17NardielloSubstituted forRoseat 58'minutes
- Gavin Ward
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Bury 2.
Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).
Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jack Smith (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).
Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jack Smith.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Andy Frampton replaces Sammy Moore because of an injury.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Clive Platt.
Nathan Cameron (Bury) is shown the yellow card.
Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).
Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).
Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).
Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.