Bury have been relegated to npower League 2 following a 1-0 defeat to Oldham Athletic at Gigg Lane.
Matt Smith scored the only goal of the game with 11 minutes to go to give the Latics a narrow victory that keeps their own hopes of survial alive.
The Shakers have struggled at the foot of League 1 all season and the defeat against the Latics was their 11th home loss this term. The Gigg Lane outfit will now return to League 2, just two years after they were promoted from the division.
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