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‘We played like Barcelona and Bognor’: Bury boss desperate for more despite derby win over Oldham Athletic

By Mark Shales

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell insists his side still have a lot to do, despite his side beating local rivals Oldham Athletic 2-1 last night.

The Shakers took their first away victory of the season through a James Tarkowski own goal before Steven Schumacher scored a penalty four minutes from time.

Although Robbie Simpson scored a stoppage-time consolation goal for Oldham, the visitors hung on to take all three points.

“Hopefully it’s the start of a good run, but I’m not kidding myself about where we are at the moment,” said Blackwell.

“I’ve only been at the club for a few weeks and I know we still have a lot of work in front of us.

“When I first came here I made some critical comments about the players, so I’m pleased they are throwing them back at me. We have to make sure we are competitive home and away so that we can keep ourselves ticking over.

“There were times when you could see we haven’t been winning a lot of games, but we got the job done. In the first half we were good and sharp and we could have had it wrapped up by half-time.

“Sometimes you have to fight and scrap, and sometimes you can play like Barcelona. We did a bit of Barcelona and a bit of Bognor.”

Bury have taken nine points from Kevin Blackwell’s eight games in charge, and a win at home to Portsmouth on Saturday could see Bury climb out of the relegation zone.

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