RYAN LOWE admits he was relieved to walk away with a point from bottom side Notts County after Bury were outplayed for much of their trip to Meadow Lane.

Jon Stead missed a penalty in the second half for County, while goalkeeper Joe Murphy excelled between the sticks – making a string of fine saves, particularly in the first half.

And Lowe, whose promotion-chasing side have now won just one of their last four, admits, although they improved in the second half, they were fortunate not to lose.