Yeovil manager Gary Johnson heaped praise on midfield talisman Ed Upson after his side beat winless Bury 2-1 at Huish Park.

Goals from defender Byron Webster - his second-ever career goal - and Sam Foley sandwiched Dominic Poleon's equaliser and condemned Kevin Blackwell's Shakers, who had midfielder Zac Thompson sent off in the first half, to another npower League One defeat.

However, Johnson reserved a special mention for Upson, who was tireless in the Glovers' engine room.

He said: "I thought he did fantastic, he's a good player and I thought he and Korey Smith did well in running the game. Ed showed his worth and picked up a lot of second balls, won a lot of tackles and looked one of our most dangerous players.

"I think we deserved the victory. We created a few chances and Bury are never an easy team to beat. No team goes 46 games without winning and thankfully it's not our problem now - we didn't want it to be us that gave them their first win.

"It was a good win on Tuesday in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy (against Torquay) and in our last home game we had a good win against Colchester. Every win at this level is a good one, but this was a difficult one. Now we've got two away games which we need to get something from to get us just behind those play-off places."

Bury manager Blackwell rued referee Stuart Attwell's decision to allow Webster's opener - believing that his goalkeeper Trevor Carson was fouled.

He said: "Every time the ball has gone in the box the referee has given a free-kick. There's no doubt that Trevor has dropped it, but as he turned the centre-half caught his arm so he couldn't use the other to pick it up. Those things happen when you're down when we are.

"I've got nothing but praise for the players, I thought they were fantastic. It didn't look like we were down to 10 men. We had some great chances and should have put them away, but when you're down there it's a bit cruel.

"I've said to the lads that they shouldn't get on the bus with their heads dropped - that was as good an away performance that I've seen in a long time, especially with 10 men. There's no doubt we had them on the rack at times, and the players' fitness levels were fantastic. They showed real tenacity to stay in the game. I've seen another good performance."