This was a very important three points for Bury Town, but they were made to fight all the way by a Met Police side that played for more than half the game with ten men.
After a quiet opening, the all-important goal was scored by Bury after only nine minutes. A great ball over the top of the home defence by Billy Clark fell into the path of John Sands and he made no mistake with a low drive past Jamie Butler.
Police had a chance to get back on terms in the next minute but Staforde Palmer shot wide with only Marcus Garnham to beat.
In an end to end game Bury went close when Sam Reed was foiled at close range by the keeper and the rebound was cleared off the line by Duran Reynolds.
For police Jake Gallagher fired over when well-placed and at the other end Tom Bullard`s header was tipped over by Butler.
Police were reduced to ten men after 37 minutes when a bad tackle by Gallagher on Lee Smith resulted in Smith being carried off and Gallagher being shown a red card.
Police had another good chance before the break but Elliot Taylor headed wide from Reynolds free kick.
Half Time: Metropolitan Police 0 Bury Town 1
Bury started the second period well, but failed to troubler Butler and it was Garnham who saw the first action with a good save from Jack Mcleod.
Sands then hit the police bar from 12 yards after good work by Lee Reed, and after a defensive mix up in the home defence, Bury got the ball in the net but it was ruled offside.
As the half progressed, the hosts, despite being a man short, came more into the game, with Sam Hurrell firing just over and Garnham just holding on to Reynoldâ€™s fierce free kick.
Bury could have made the game safe, but Butler saved well at the feet of Sam Reed, and despite the best efforts of the home side they held on for an important victory.
Full Time Metropolitan Police 0 Bury Town 1