Match ends, Bury 1, Scunthorpe United 2.
Luke Williams' first goal of the season earned Scunthorpe a battling late win at Bury.
Scunthorpe's Paddy Madden scored a penalty, his 13th goal this season, after Peter Clarke fouled Williams.
Shakers striker Leon Clarke turned home Joe Riley's cross for his 12th of the season for the equaliser.
Clarke had chances to give the hosts the lead before former Middlesbrough forward Williams, who joined in July, won the game with a 30-yard free-kick.
Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:
"It was a great free-kick. We moved the ball really well and I thought we found Luke Williams regularly. I thought he was outstanding. He's been involved in everything good that we've done.
"We spoke about not having gaps but then we got carried away. We were so good in the first 15 minutes or so and I think we thought we could score at will. But then you give the ball away and then you've got to defend. The game was really stretched from an early stage.
"It was a decent game and there was some real quality in it."
- 5ClarkeBooked at 85mins
- 32RoseSubstituted forPopeat 69'minutes
- 14JonesSubstituted forEaglesat 85'minutes
- 5MirfinSubstituted forGoodeat 35'minutes
- 3LairdBooked at 37minsSubstituted forClarkeat 57'minutes
- 18KingBooked at 45mins
- 10van Veen
- Tony Harrington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bury 1, Scunthorpe United 2.
Attempt missed. Danny Pugh (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Goal! Bury 1, Scunthorpe United 2. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Peter Clarke (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Peter Clarke (Bury).
Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Bury. Chris Eagles replaces Craig Jones.
Foul by Joe Dodoo (Bury).
Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.
Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Niall Canavan.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Luke Daniels.
Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Bury. Tom Pope replaces Danny Rose.