Match ends, Bury 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.
Bury had to settle for a goalless draw at home to a Plymouth side also in League One's relegation zone.
The hosts dominated and hit the woodwork three times in the second half.
But Argyle hung on to halt a four-match losing streak and leave Bury seven without a win.
Striker Michael Smith had most of the hosts' chances, hooking an early Chris Humphrey cross over.
Josh Laurent twice tested Luke McCormick from distance while Argyle replied with Jamie Ness and Nadir Ciftci going close.
Smith then headed wide while team-mate Nathan Cameron turned Smith's shot straight at McCormick.
The second half began with Smith seeing a low shot saved and Chris Maguire nearly caught out McCormick from a tight angle, with the Argyle keeper tipping his free-kick onto the bar.
Bury brought on Bournemouth loanee Mihai Dobre and the Romanian winger crossed for Smith to sidefoot against the far post.
Dobre then fired straight at McCormick before cutting inside and seeing the Argyle captain turn his shot against the post.
McCormick then denied Dobre again at the end and Laurent's follow-up was blocked by Gary Miller.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 17HumphreyBooked at 23minsSubstituted forLoweat 66'minutes
- 33BunnSubstituted forDobreat 57'minutes
- 24FoxSubstituted forLameirasat 65'minutes
- 6NessBooked at 89mins
- 8AinsworthSubstituted forJervisat 77'minutes
- 9CiftciSubstituted forFletcherat 68'minutes
- 1te Loeke
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bury 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.
Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).
Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).
Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).
Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Chris Maguire (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).
Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Foul by Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury).
Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Alex Fletcher (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Michael Smith (Bury) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.