Lowe seals nine-goal thriller

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The hosts dominated the first half and Andy Bishop claimed a 15th-minute opener after a poor back-pass by Josh Gowling, charging down Lance Cronin’s kick before bundling the ball in.

Bishop and Lowe both missed great chances before Gowling bundled over Bishop and Lowe side-footed home from the penalty spot.

The visitors made a double substitution at the break and got one back two minutes after the restart as Adebayo Akinfenwa turned the ball in from a Chris Palmer corner.

Bury restored their two-goal lead as Bishop poked a Lowe cross inside the near post. But two goals in two minutes saw Gills draw level as Akinfenwa headed home from a Palmer corner before laying off for Danny Spiller to hit a 20-yard drive past Cameron Belford.

Efe Sodje then headed home from a Steven Schumacher free-kick before Gills equalised again through a Palmer volley. But Lowe settled an extraordinary contest, curling past Cronin after Gills had halted a Bishop break.