Match ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 4.
Bury heaped further misery on Macclesfield as they strolled to a 4-1 win at League Two's bottom team.
Shakers captain Neil Danns struck twice inside the first 20 minutes to put the visitors firmly in control and, although Ben Stephens halved the deficit for Macclesfield, Jay O'Shea's well-struck free kick restored Bury's two-goal lead moments before half time.
Bury had threatened to run away with it and the lead would have been greater had Dom Telford's thunderous first-minute effort not crashed off the underside of Rhys Taylor's crossbar and out to safety.
Scott Wilson blew a terrific chance for the hosts in the second half, blazing over from six yards.
And Bury made them pay as they added a fourth on the hour mark, Nicky Maynard turning in Callum McFadzean's low ball from the left wing.
That was that for the game as a contest with the struggling Silkmen, who remain rooted to bottom spot, unable to muster any meaningful response.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 20VincentiSubstituted forLloydat 66'minutes
- 9WilsonSubstituted forBlissettat 76'minutes
- 10SmithBooked at 45mins
- 15StephensSubstituted forArthurat 66'minutes
- 31DannsSubstituted forStylesat 90+5'minutes
- 36MaynardSubstituted forDagnallat 90'minutes
- 18TelfordSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 4.
Substitution, Bury. Callum Styles replaces Neil Danns.
Substitution, Bury. Chris Dagnall replaces Nicky Maynard.
Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Nathan Blissett replaces Scott Wilson.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.
Foul by Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town).
Callum McFadzean (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Bury. Byron Moore replaces Dominic Telford.
Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Thompson (Bury).
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Ryan Lloyd replaces Peter Vincenti.
Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Koby Arthur replaces Ben Stephens because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Goal! Macclesfield Town 1, Bury 4. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum McFadzean with a cross.