Shakers crash out at Posh

The League One visitors took a 13th-minute lead at Gigg Lane

through Lee Tomlin before Craig Mackail-Smith doubled their

advantage in the 38th minute. Ryan Lowe pulled one back in the 51st

minute for Bury, who are flying high in League Two, but the hosts

were unable to force a replay. Posh were worthy of their 2-0

half-time lead after Grant McCann had an early volley turned onto

the crossbar by Bury goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams before Tomlin

sidefooted home from Mackail-Smith’s pull-back. Mackail-Smith then

headed against the bar and Bury broke forward, with Nicky Ajose

beating James Wesolowski only to fire wide. Kelvin Langmead turned

a McCann cross into the side-netting but Efe Sodje’s header was

then cut out by Mackail-Smith, who lifted the ball over Williams

for his 13th of the season. Lowe also claimed his 13th this term,

giving the hosts hope by turning in a driven cross by Mike Jones

but Posh held on to progress to the third round.