LEE Clark lamented another wasted opportunity as Oldham won Tuesday night's derby with virtually the last kick of the game.

The Shakers did not deserve to come away empty-handed from the three away games they've played since winning 3-1 at home to Bradford.

But missed chances cost them at Blackpool and Clark felt they were too defensive at Southend. Then Jermaine Beckford almost ended Bury's wretched away run in midweek, only for Aaron Amadi-Holloway to go straight up the other end and win it for Oldham.

Victory would have edged the Shakers above Latics and out of the relegation zone, and they fought back to make it 1-1 on 47 minutes. Eoin Doyle's 24th-minute opener had been cancelled out by Tom Aldred's first Bury goal.

But Amadi-Holloway volleyed home at the death to leave the Shakers without a win in 13 away games in the league and pile the pressure on Clark.

“We've got to go for the win,” said the Bury boss. “We've had an attempt where their keeper's had two goes to keep it out so I'm not going to criticise them for that.

“What we've got to do is not be so naïve at the back to be hit on the counter.

"We knew the way Oldham play, they play with a lot of risk in leaving their strikers high up. We talked about that on Monday and we've been done by a sucker punch.”

Clark stuck with a 3-4-1-2 formation, with Jay O'Shea's recent substitute appearances rewarded with his first start since the opening day.

Chris Humphrey and Rohan Ince also returned to the starting line-up while keeper Leo Fasan was straight back in after Joe Murphy played at Southend. Bury's first-choice keeper had since been ruled out through illness.

The Shakers played some neat stuff in the early stages but were let down by too many wayward passes, allowing Oldham to keep coming back at them.

Fasan had to be alert from Jack Byrne's inswinging free-kick, diving low to his left to keep out Doyle's glancing header, before ex-Bury captain Peter Clarke sent a tame header wide from the resulting corner.

With O'Shea linking well behind the front two and Ince trying to spread the play, the Shakers showed more promising signs, and although Michael Smith turned Clarke in the Oldham box, Cameron Dummigan made a covering tackle.

But the hosts broke the deadlock after playing right through the middle of the Shakers' defence. Ex-Bury loanee Dan Gardner found Craig Davies, who played in Doyle to convert his 10th goal of the season with aplomb.

Fasan then parried a 20-yard strike by Davies but Bury regrouped, with Smith bundling O'Shea's diagonal ball wide.

O'Shea curled a free kick over while Humphrey's header was saved by Johny Placide right on half time.

But just after the restart, O'Shea took on the home defence down the left, chipping from the byline for Aldred to head back across goal and in off the post.

Moments later Placide parried Smith's shot after the home keeper made a hash of a deep cross and substitute Mihai Dobre exchanged passes with Greg Leigh down the left before dragging a poor shot well wide.

Oldham replied with Byrne and Doyle forcing saves from Fasan. Byrne then fizzed a long-range effort just over before Davies fired into the side-netting.

Davies went close twice more before three minutes of stoppage time were indicated, during which Oldham sub Paul Green headed wide and Placide kept out Beckford's shot at the second attempt.

But the game had gone into a fourth extra minute as Latics broke for Amadi-Holloway to give Fasan no chance and stun the Shakers.

“It's down to basic defending,” Clark added. “Near the end we were screaming on (to the pitch) that when we're attacking we're leaving ourselves open to the counter-attack.

“They didn't take it on board and we leave ourselves 1v1 with a hopeful punt from the keeper, and their lad lashes it in.”

Match ratings

BURY (3-4-1-2): Fasan 7; Edwards 7, O’Connell 7, Aldred 7; Humphrey 6 (Dobre 7, 56), Reilly 7, Ince 7 (Laurent 6, 79), Leigh 7; O'Shea 8; Smith 7 (Tutte 5, 89), Beckford 7.

Not used: Bunn, Maguire, Shotton, Maloney.

OLDHAM (4-4-2): Placide; Dummigan, Clarke, Bryan, Hunt; Menig (Omrani 60), Fane, Gardner, Byrne (Green 87); Doyle, Davies (Amadi-Holloway 87).

Not used: Flynn, Gerrard, Wilson, Ruddy.

Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire).

Attendance: 5,183 (752 visiting).