After ninety-four years in the Football League, Tranmere exited after last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to Plymouth.
With Bury chasing the automatic promotion spot in League Two, they needed a win and results to go their way to ensure they went straight up into League One.
The game started off as a dull encounter but news was filtering through that Southend were getting beat which meant that Bury would go up.
On eighteen minutes, Max Power had the ball in the Bury net but it was ruled out for a controversial handball.
Bury then upped their style of play and started to bring men forward to attack.
On the stroke of half-time, Fon Williams stopped Bury’s Tom Soares and Andrew Tutte.
The goal that Bury had been waiting for arrived on sixty-one minutes when Tom Soares poked home. The pitch invasion from the Bury fans showed how much the goal meant to them.
Rory Donnelly missed a great chance to pull Tranmere level just before full time but it wasn’t to be.
The result finished 1-0 to Bury with David Flitcroft’s side being promoted automatically into League One.
Tranmere’s new manager is being announced on Tuesday as the club look to build for life in the newly-named National League.