CAMPION secured a superb 2-1 home win last night over Bury AFC in the first round of the NWCFL First Division Cup.

Two goals in six first-half minutes from skipper Daniel Keane and Ben Kendall proved the difference, and a late goal from former Bradford (Park Avenue) striker Tom Greaves was just a mere consolation for Bury.

The visitors dominated proceedings early on, with Matthew Williams stinging the palms of Campion stopper Brad Emmerson and captain James Moore heading Aidan Chippendale's corner inches wide.

But the Red and Blacks took the lead with a stunning goal from Keane, who caught Bury keeper Jack Atkinson off his line and smashed the ball home from distance.

With the visitors still reeling, Campion quickly made it two through Kendall.

Bury's bad night continued when they were denied a strong penalty shout for handball and then had Danny O'Brien sin-binned for dissent after he reacted angrily to being controversially called for offside.

Atkinson produced a great stop to prevent Nathan Perks from making it 3-0 in first-half stoppage-time.

Greaves forced an excellent one-handed save from Greaves just after the break, before the same player had a shot brilliantly blocked.

Daniel O'Brien had a cross that nearly dipped under the bar for Bury, and then Greaves was denied once again by a sensation save from Emmerson.

Visiting substitute Benjamin Wharton missed two great chances in a minute late on, hitting the bar and then missing from close range.

Greaves finally got his goal, knocking the ball home from a yard out with five minutes left.

Bury created two good chances to equalise in the dying moments, with substitute Lewis Gilboy turning a low shot inches wide and then Adam McWilliam glancing a header just past the post.

But McWilliam's attempt was the last opportunity of the match, as Campion held on for a great win against the side who sit top of the First Division North.

Thirteenth-placed Campion face another tough test in the second round on Tuesday, April 5, as they host play-off chasing AFC Blackpool.