Rovers should then have gone ahead when Norwood somehow scooped Jake Caprice’s cross over the top from eight yards. In first-half stoppage-time, the visitors fluffed a great double chance as Norwood’s initial shot was saved by Joe Murphy, with Harris firing the rebound over the top from 10 yards.
Bury broke the deadlock soon after the break when Maynard expertly headed home a precise out-swinging free-kick from winger Adams. Norwood ought to have levelled after the hour, but he fired over from five yards after meeting Connor Jennings’ low cross.
The hosts all-but wrapped up their deserved win in stoppage-time when sub Caolan Lavery drilled home from 20 yards.
Rovers sub Ritchie Sutton headed home even deeper into added time, but Bury hung on.
Bury 2 – 1 Tranmere Rovers
Hope you all have a great Christmas and don’t forget, Tranmere play hosts to Morecambe on Boxing Day.