The Bury manager Kevin Blackwell has said that he is hoping that the bad luck for the club in the first few matches of the season has finally come to an end after they claimed the first win of the season against Hartlepool United this weekend. It was a crucial match for Bury given that they both are extremely close to each other at the table. Both clubs have been looking to get away from the relegation zone. Bury have been extremely poor in the first few matches of the season and were still searching for their first victory.

It came in the form of the 2-1 home victory over the bottom club of the League One. Speaking after the match, Blackwell said that he could not be more satisfied with the performance of his team and he hopes that the luck of the club will finally change following this result. Bury were rock bottom of the table prior to this match. However, this victory now lifts them up into the penultimate position. The club will be facing Walsall next weekend – a match that could turn out to be another victory for the team according to Blackwell. Walsall come into the fixture on the back of poor form.

“Maybe that’s a little change of luck, but the players have earned that change of luck. Anyone who has seen us play lately has said ‘this isn’t a bad side’. David Worrall’s shot [for the second Bury goal] went in off the post. Up until this point, it’s been going out off the post. It was a big night and hopefully one or two things have turned. I know we’ve been very close [to a win] since I’ve been here,” said Blackwell after the match, which brought the first victory in 14 attempts for the club.