RYAN Lowe is lapping up praise and declared himself delighted with Bury’s dominant display in their 1-0 win at Yeovil Town.

Nicky Maynard’s close-range strike midway through the first half sealed a second successive victory and sent the Shakers into League Two’s automatic promotion places.

Lowe’s side are making a fine fist of their first season back in the fourth tier and he is relishing their burgeoning reputation for free-flowing football.

“A couple of people have said as we’re coming off the pitch that we’re a terrific footballing team and that’s what we want to be known as,” said the Liverpudlian.

“We thrive on creating chances and scoring goals – I think we’re the top scorers in League Two. We work on it and it’s the type of football I want to play as a manager.

“The performance was very good in the first half – in fact I think it’s probably one of the best we’ve played away from home.

“You’re never going to have that for the full 90 minutes. Yeovil came out second half and gave it a go. They were pumping balls long and trying to affect us but we withstood that.

“We never disrespect any team, but we know if we’re on it and playing the right way we are a good team.

“A clean sheet, a goal, three points away from home, it’s happy days.

“Nothing is won at the end of January. We are up there in a good position but we just keep ticking the games off. We can’t get carried away and we’ve got to keep it nice and calm.”

Lowe made one change to his starting line-up with skipper Neil Danns returning to central midfield replacing Callum Styles, recalled by Barnsley in midweek.

The visitors came close to an opening goal on 14 minutes as Jay O’Shea’s free-kick was deflected narrowly wide and just out of the reach of Chris Stokes on the goal line.

Just seconds later it was Danns’ turn to threaten as he curled the ball at goal, only to see his effort bounce back off a post.

The Glovers came close with a rare attack on 17 minutes as Jordan Green ran on to Carl Dickinson’s long ball forward, but lashed the ball into the side netting.

The Shakers finally sealed a deserved breakthrough in the 25th minute as Maynard pounced to score from close range.

O’Shea found Will Aimson in space on the right and his low cross was turned into the net from six yards by the clinical Maynard.

For the remainder of the first half Bury comfortably held off attempts by Yeovil to hit back as they led 1-0 at the break.

Yeovil improved after the break and only a superb save from Joe Murphy stopped Glovers defender Bevis Mugabi equalising for the hosts.

Caolan Lavery and Aimson came close to doubling the lead in the second half, but in the end the Shakers made tough work of beating a team battling against the threat of relegation.