BURY came from behind to beat Fleetwood 3-1 last night and book their place in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Kyle Dempsey claimed a 14th-minute opener for Fleetwood, who are 12th in League One and knocked Bury out in last season’s third round.

But Dominic Telford’s 21st-minute penalty drew the Shakers level, before Chris Dagnall put them in front on 32 minutes, with Nicky Adams making it 3-1 five minutes later.

And, although the visitors had the better of the second half, Bury maintained their advantage to claim a third straight win in all competitions and come second in Group B.

Manager Ryan Lowe made eight changes to his side for Saturday’s FA Cup win against Dover, with only Tom Miller, Chris Stokes and Neil Danns staying in the starting XI.

Fleetwood had also enjoyed a comfortable win against non-league opposition in the cup last weekend, beating Alfreton 4-1, and Joey Barton made nine changes.

Bury’s Jamie Barjonas had an early shot blocked before the visitors took the lead as Dempsey pounced on a knock-down, unleashing a low right-footed strike from 20 yards which flew past Mathew Hudson.

But the Shakers won a penalty soon after, finding Danns in the box from a short corner, and the midfielder was nudged from behind by young Fleetwood striker Gerard Garner.

Telford took the spot-kick and hit it left-footed into the bottom-right corner for his eighth goal of the season, with goalkeeper Paul Jones diving the wrong way.

Phil Edwards, whose only appearances this season have come in the Checkatrade Trophy, then headed wide from an Adams corner, while Ryan Cooney was seeing more of the ball on the left after switching flanks with fellow wing-back Adams.

But when Bury went in front it was all down to a superb defence-splitting pass by Chris Stokes from just inside his own half. The left-sided defender fizzed a ball down the left channel into the path of Telford, who backheeled for Dagnall to poke clinically inside the far post from close range.

Fleetwood replied with Cian Bolger turning over a Ryan Taylor free-kick, but Cooney then found Dagnall in the box and although his shot was parried by Jones, Adams sidefooted in the rebound from close range.

The Cod Army should have pulled one back when Dempsey showed neat footwork to find Harrison Biggins on the right, only for his cut-back to be sidefooted wide by Garner.

Conor McAleny came on for Fleetwood at half-time and tested Hudson with a 20-yard strike before Biggins fired wide.

Hudson then did well to deny Biggins from a Taylor corner, while James Wallace headed wide.

But Bury regrouped to finish strongly, with substitute Byron Moore testing Jones as the Shakers stretched their recent run of form to just one defeat in 11 matches.