Bury caretaker boss Ronnie Jepson has praised Daniel Nardiello after he scored in spectacular fashion to help the struggling side beat Hartlepool 1-0 at the JD stadium on Tuesday.
A debut goal from the on-loan Rotherham striker fired Bury to their first win at home in nine matches.
Jepson was delighted that the 31-year-old showed clinical finishing in front of goal which the Shakers have been lacking in recent games and insists the team will continue to do so.
“That’s what we brought Nardiello here for, because we know he can do that,” said the caretaker boss.
“You’d like to think there’s goals up there now, especially with Craig Jones and Chris Sedgwick supplying.
“If we can continue to do those basics, we can then get the ball to the likes of Nardiello and Jones, who will hopefully get us goals.”
Bury controlled the game against their mid-table opponents from start to finish and stretched their unbeaten run to four matches.
Nardiello capped his man-of-the-match performance after he exquisitely controlled a Shaun Beeley throw into the box and curled the ball past Hartlepool keeper Scott Flinders in the 48th minute.
Captain on the night Tom Soares made the 1,700 fans inside the JD Stadium wait a nervous final 10 minutes after missing an easy chance in the box.
Hartlepool almost made him pay, as striker Luke James broke into the box in the 85th minute but his floated cross over Shakers keeper Brian Jensen was headed over the crossbar by left-back Dean Howell.
The final whistle was greeted with raucous cheering from the crowd after witnessing Bury’s first home win since August 31, lifting them one place to 20th in League Two on 18 points.
Jepson said: “It’s great for the supporters and especially for the players. We keep working them and asking them to do certain things and they’ve stuck to their task.”
“We saw the game out quite easily. It would have been nice to get that second goal but it wasn’t to be.”
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