Match ends, Port Vale 1, Bury 0.
Former Bury striker Tom Pope notched the decisive goal as Port Vale secured a fourth-straight clean sheet following a narrow win.
Bury enjoyed the better of the first period, with Neil Danns going close early on, before Nicky Maynard tested Scott Brown with a low shot.
Maynard thought he had scored when he drilled inches wide after being teed up by Danny Mayor.
Stuttering Vale were jeered by the Vale Park crowds at the interval. Their best chance came when defender Connell Rawlinson headed on to the roof of the net.
Vale took the lead just six minutes after the restart. Mitchell Clark's cross was only cleared into Pope's path by Will Aimson, and the striker did not waste his chance, drilling home from 10 yards.
Luke Hannant almost made it 2-0, but his shot was blocked by Chris Stokes.
Bury came close to equalising when Mayor crashed a shot against the crossbar but the hosts held on.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 1BrownBooked at 84mins
- 10MillerSubstituted forWhitfieldat 62'minutes
- 4JoyceBooked at 57minsSubstituted forKayat 82'minutes
- 22ConlonSubstituted forHardcastleat 45'minutesBooked at 65mins
- 7AdamsSubstituted forMooreat 55'minutes
- 31DannsSubstituted forStylesat 70'minutes
- 11DagnallSubstituted forTelfordat 54'minutes
- Alan Young
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Bury 0.
Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Connell Rawlinson (Port Vale).
Byron Moore (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Dominic Telford (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Callum Styles (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Ben Whitfield (Port Vale).
Will Aimson (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).
Callum Styles (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Scott Brown (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Byron Moore (Bury).
Substitution, Port Vale. Antony Kay replaces Luke Joyce.
Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Callum McFadzean (Bury).
Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).