Match ends, Bury 2, Coventry City 1.
Leon Clarke scored twice against his former club as Bury moved up to fifth in League One with victory over Coventry City at Gigg Lane.
Clarke sidefooted home to give the Shakers a 19th-minute lead before doubling it with a 51st-minute penalty.
Sky Blues defender Reda Johnson pulled one back 11 minutes later when he headed home Tom Armstrong's corner.
However, Bury held on for their fourth straight win to go level on points with the Sky Blues.
Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I'm sick of hearing people tell me that 'we're getting outplayed but we keep losing'.
"We're doing something at this football club that's creating a new future.
"Winning football matches is something that takes a hell of a lot of work."
Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:
"It would be churlish of me to comment on a referee after a defeat. It would have been nice if we'd have won and I could talk about the referee, but we didn't so I don't think it's the right time for me to comment on the referee's performance.
"The penalty? It was a really poor decision, and they change games. And I was unhappy with the first goal. The naivety was ridiculous.
"I'm not sure I could have asked more of us in the second half in terms of chances created, but we probably lacked the quality to finish them off."
- 22PughSubstituted forBrownat 75'minutes
- 8MellisSubstituted forRoseat 70'minutes
- 9ClarkeSubstituted forHopeat 90+5'minutes
- 21MartinBooked at 50mins
- 11O'BrienSubstituted forFortunéat 61'minutes
- 25MurphySubstituted forTudgayat 60'minutes
- 9A Armstrong
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bury 2, Coventry City 1.
Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).
Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces Leon Clarke.
Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).
Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).
Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).
Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Danny Mayor.
Attempt saved. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).
Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Peter Clarke.