Match ends, Bury 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Bury kept their hopes of automatic promotion from League Two alive after they took all three points against AFC Wimbledon at Gigg Lane.
Tom Soares nodded home Chris Hussey's corner to put the hosts into the lead just after the half hour mark.
The Dons replied as Sean Rigg's long distance drive forced Bury keeper Nick Pope into an impressive low save.
Soares caught the visitors again after the break when he set up Ryan Lowe to score and seal a vital win.
Bury go into their final game of the season against relegated Tranmere Rovers needing to win and hope that third-placed Southend United lose at Morecambe.
Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I think we started just a little bit hesitant but when we got into the game and got into our stride, rhythm and our patterns of play - then I thought the lads were outstanding.
"In the first 15 minutes, Pope kept us in the game with two fantastic saves. We fully deserved the win."
AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:
"The thing that disappoints me the most is that when we went 2-0 down, we fought up until then, we were really at it, brought two subs on and tried to throw some energy into the team - at 2-0 down it became a training match.
"That's not Wimbledon, that's not me and there wasn't enough hurt and enough drive to get us back in, because if we had got one, I think we would have got back into the game.
"I hate losing, I hate the fact these fans have travelled all this way to come and watch a game against a team at the top and gone home disappointed, despite seeing that we have the makings of some good players."
- 6EtuhuSubstituted forSedgwickat 45'minutes
- 23RileySubstituted forAdamsat 67'minutes
- 7HopeSubstituted forLoweat 59'minutes
- 3SmithBooked at 27minsSubstituted forPotterat 71'minutes
- 19ReevesBooked at 80mins
- 14AzeezSubstituted forTannerat 65'minutes
- Geoff Eltringham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bury 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon).
Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.
Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.
Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).
Goal! Bury 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Soares.
Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Alfie Potter replaces Jack Smith.
Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Bury. Nicky Adams replaces Joe Riley.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Craig Tanner replaces Adebayo Azeez.
Adam El-Abd (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).
Foul by Joe Riley (Bury).
Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Bury. Ryan Lowe replaces Hallam Hope.