Jones strike shakes Rovers
Bury piled the pressure on Tranmere boss John Barnes by beating them 2-1 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Last Updated: 06/10/09 10:44pm
League Two Bury piled the pressure on Tranmere boss John Barnes by dumping Rovers out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a 2-1 victory at Gigg Lane.
Craig Curran had given struggling Rovers a fourth-minute lead, only for Dave Worrall to equalise in the 54th minute and then ex-Rovers trainee Mike Jones sidefooted home with nine minutes left to condemn League One Tranmere to their ninth defeat in 11 games.
Barnes made six changes to the side that lost 5-0 at Millwall and one of them gave Rovers an ideal start, Curran's hopeful strike slipping through the hands of Bury goalkeeper Wayne Brown at his near post.
But Bury drew level after a neat flick by Jones put Worrall through and the Shakers midfielder rounded Luke Daniels to tap into an empty net.
Rovers almost regained the lead with 15 minutes left as Ian Goodison headed against the far post from an Alan Mahon corner.
Yet it was Bury that booked their place in the Northern area quarter-finals as Jones converted from Tom Elliott's cut-back.