Bury celebrated Chris Casper's appointment as the League's youngest manager with victory over Darlington.
Nicky Adams, playing as a makeshift striker, scored the winner after wrong-footing keeper Sam Russell.
Quakers defender David Duke was taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle sustained in the opening half.
Darlington might have equalised late in the match through Matt Clarke, but his strike went just wide of Bury keeper Neil Edwards' goal.
Bury: Edwards, Scott, Challinor, Woodthorpe, Kennedy, Whaley, Flitcroft, Mattis (Sedgemore 82), Buchanan, Tipton (Barlow 72), Adams (Fitzgerald 90).
Subs Not Used: Dootson, Youngs.
Goals: Adams 35.
Darlington: Russell, Duke (Thomas 41), Clarke, Martis, Valentine, Johnson, Appleby (Jameson 59), Hutchinson, Webster, Wainwright, Ndumbu-Nsungu (Sodje 60).
Subs Not Used: Kendrick, Parkin.Booked: Ndumbu-Nsungu, Clarke, Webster, Hutchinson.
Ref: A Hall (W Midlands).