Bury Town slipped to their fourth successive defeat without scoring as promotion-chasing Kingstonian left Ram Meadow with all the points last night.
There was little in the way of goalmouth action during the opening 45 minutes, with plenty of effort, but little in the way of quality in the final third.
The Blues came to life in first-half stoppage time when visiting custodian Rob Tolfrey made a superb diving save from Nnamdi Nwachuku’s header.
However, it was the away side who started the second half on top and they took the lead in the 51st minute.
After John Kennedy fouled Andre McCollin in the D, the striker picked himself up and drove a free-kick into the wall, but the ball squirmed through the crowd of bodies to Josh Casey, who stabbed it beyond the reach of the onrushing Garnham.
Bury’s number one superbly palmed away a long-range strike from Chelsea loanee Daniel Pappoe at full stretch, but he was at fault when substitute Ryan Moss doubled Kingstonian’s advantage.
Casey clipped the ball in from the left and, as Garnham hesitated and was caught in no man’s land, Moss looped a header over the goalkeeper and into the net.
Moss steered in his second under little pressure 10 minutes from time after McCollin got the better of Smith to release his strike partner and Bury, despite not deserving to lose by such a margin, had no answer to their promotion-chasing visitors.