Bury boss Richie Barker praised Andy Bishop for helping his side earn a 2-1 win at Bournemouth - their third in four matches.
Bishop hit Bury's winner eight minutes after half-time to complete a fightback for the visitors, who equalised 10 minutes earlier through Giles Coke after Marc Pugh's opener for Bournemouth.
Barker said: "Andy's been fantastic for the past three weeks. He's had a lot of problems through injury and has the hardest job in football, playing as the central striker on his own, but he's worked so hard and deserved his rewards."
But the Bury boss admitted that the outcome could have been entirely different had Bournemouth taken their chances.
He added: "They missed some very good opportunities in the first half, but once we got level we grew in confidence and in the second half didn't look in a great deal of trouble.
"I've told the players this win has given us the opportunity to build something. We've got nine points out of the last 12 and now, with two home matches coming up, we've got the chance to put ourselves in a really healthy position."