Bury were left frustrated by play-off rivals Exeter as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Gigg Lane.Arron Davies gave the visitors a 13th-minute lead, only for former Exeter striker Danny Nardiello to equalise on the stroke of half-time. And although Bury bossed possession throughout, the Shakers could not break down Exeter's defence again. Nardiello volleyed over early on but the visitors took the lead with their only shot on target in the first half, Davies converting the rebound after Alex Nicholls crashed a 25-yard free-kick against the crossbar. Bury replied with Chris Hussey's inswinging free-kick hitting the bar before Craig Jones headed over. Christy Pym then denied Nicky Adams but Jones' right-wing cross was perfect for Nardiello to head home. Nardiello should have scored a second just after the break but sidefooted over after Pym spilled Andrew Tutte's low strike. Tutte sent another 25-yard effort just over while Nardiello headed over from Danny Mayor's cross. The hosts continued to pile on the pressure, with Tom Soares and Danny Rose going close. Yet Exeter almost snatched victory as Graham Cummins fired straight at Nick Pope while Joe Riley's last-ditch challenge denied David Wheeler.