CRAIG BELLAMY missed an injury-time penalty for Norwich to ensure Bury went home with their third goal-less draw in four away games this season.
Andy Woodward gave away the penalty by tripping Adrian Forbes after Bury's goalkeeper, Dean Kiely, had lost possession. Bellamy, with seven goals to his name this season, shot firmly to the keeper's left but was denied by a superb save.
That preserved Bury's mean defensive record - they have now conceded just two goals in eight matches this season - and took them up to fourth place in the First Division.
Norwich, with four wins from their last five games, started brightly and twice went close to opening the scoring in the first four minutes.
Darren Eadie sent a low free-kick just wide of the post and then saw a fierce angle drive well blocked by Kiely.
Eadie fired wide after 15 minutes when a Daryl Sutch cross had given him a clear sight of goal - but Norwich soon faded and Bury went close to taking the lead themselves. Andy Marshall tipped an effort from Laurent D'Jaffo on to the post and Andy Preece was denied by Chris Llewellyn's tackle.