ACCRINGTON Stanley slipped to the bottom of the League Two table after defeat at 10-man Bury this afternoon.
Stanley went ahead in the 19th minute at Gigg Lane as Kal Naismith netted a fine solo goal against the club who recently had a bid rejected for the Scot.
But Bury levelled through Danny Rose 10 minutes before half time and Naismith was denied by the crossbar as he attempted to put Stanley back in front.
Danny Mayor then put the hosts in front in the 62nd minute with a superb strike from 30 yards past on-loan QPR keeper Joe Lumley, making his Reds debut.
Bury lost Jim McNulty to a second yellow card 20 minutes from time but Stanley could not find an equaliser.
The Reds have collected only one point from their opening five league matches.
Stanley: Joe Lumley, Adam Buxton, Rob Atkinson, Tom Aldred, Jordan Mustoe, Will Hatfield (Shay McCartan 74), Nicky Hunt (Josh Windass 72), Luke Joyce, Piero Mingoia (Marcus Carver 90), Kal Naismith, James Gray. Subs not used Jay Lynch, Dean Winnard, Max Hazeldine, George Bowerman.