BURY boss Dave McNabb said his side’s first half display against Litherland REMYCA on Tuesday night willl not be tolerated and said that it can’t happen again

While the new Shakers boss was ultimately pleased with the outcome - Benito Lowe scoring twice in a 4-2 comeback victory - McNabb said lessons have to be learnt.

Bury trailed 2-1 at the break at Gigg Lane - Oliver Jepson on target for the home side - before storming back thanks to two goals from Lowe, one from the penalty spot, and a superb last minute strike from Connor Comber.

The victory, that saw Bury move to top spot in NWCL Premier Division, follows Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Glossop North End.

“It was a game of two halves,” said McNabb. “I thought the first half was completely unacceptable, all the way through from everyone on the pitch. I thought we were really poor. We were out-fought, out-thought, out battled. We spoke to the players and made them aware that the first half performance was not good enough, completely unacceptable and one that would not be tolerated.

“We asked them to be brave, to get on the ball and, the second half, I thought we were exceptional. 4-2, perhaps could have been more, we looked like we had loads of attacking intent and we were really solid defensively as well.

“Really pleased with the second half but we are not going to paper over the first half, we are not going to allow that to happen again.”

Bury travel to sixth-placed Barnoldswick Town on Saturday.

“A tough game, a team in and around the play-offs,” added McNabb. “It will be a tough place to go but we have got to go there full of confidence (after Tuesday’s win) but we have got to learn lessons from it.”