Bury recorded their first win of the season to climb off the bottom of League One and put Hartlepool at the foot of the table.
Both sides created numerous first-half chances but Tom Hopper opened for Bury, converting a low cross from on-loan Leeds teenager Dominic Poleon.
David Worrall doubled the advantage with a superb strike.
Ryan Noble pulled one back with a 30-yard shot only for Neil Austin to waste a late penalty and with it a point.
The full-back struck his spot-kick against the crossbar after Noble was fouled in the area.
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Bury manager Kevin Blackwell told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I've not been here for the 14 games, but I know that we've been very close [to a win] in the four or five games that I've been here.
"I knew we'd win a game sooner rather than later, but it's nice to win.
"I'm delighted for the boys because they're off the bottom of the table.
"They've kept going and you've got to give them credit. It's easy to say 'this isn't happening' and throw the towel in. They didn't do that and they had to hang in tonight."
Hartlepool United first-team coach Neale Cooper tells BBC Tees:
"The damage was done by then, it was a well taken goal by Ryan Noble that gets us back to 2-1 but it's not good enough.
"It's a hard place I'm in at the moment, we'll have the journey home tonight and I'll think about it in the morning.
"I've always had a good affection with the Hartlepool people but now, and they've every right to, I'm getting a hard time and that's not pleasant. I've said to the boys, we've had a long chat in the changing room that they've got to get better."
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Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.90:00 +0:55
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Worrall on Evan Horwood. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.88:28 Substitution
Substitution Dominic Poleon goes off and Mark Hughes comes on.88:28
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan Franks, Shot from just outside the area by Nathan Luscombe goes over the bar.87:50
Nathan Luscombe takes a shot.85:32
David Healy produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.82:25
Outswinging corner taken by Neil Austin. Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the left by-line.82:25 Penalty
Placed penalty missed by Neil Austin.82:25 Booking
Booking Adam Lockwood goes into the book.81:40
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Noble by Adam Lockwood.80:36
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Sweeney, save made by Scott Flinders.80:08
Steve Howard takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.79:51
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin by David Healy. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.79:26
Jack Baldwin fouled by Steven Schumacher, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.78:18
David Healy takes a shot. Sam Collins makes a clearance.77:36
Shot from deep inside the area by Ryan Noble clears the bar.76:40 Substitution
Substitution Jonathan Franks comes on in place of Simon Walton.75:47
Unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by David Worrall results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.74:54
The official flags David Healy offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.72:26
Free kick crossed by Peter Sweeney, clearance made by Sam Collins. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher played to the near post.
Booking Neil Austin is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.72:13
Unfair challenge on Dominic Poleon by Neil Austin results in a free kick.71:41
Peter Hartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Efetobore Sodje. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.70:17
David Worrall concedes a free kick for a foul on Evan Horwood. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.69:24
Matt Doherty produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.67:07
David Worrall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evan Horwood. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.65:26
Unfair challenge on Tom Hopper by Neil Austin results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Steven Schumacher from left wing, save by Scott Flinders.64:11
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Steve Howard. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.63:38
Shot by Steven Schumacher went wide left of the target.63:16
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Walton on David Healy. Peter Sweeney takes the free kick.62:24
Steve Howard challenges Efetobore Sodje unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.60:36
Simon Walton has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.59:54
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Worrall. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.58:39 Substitution
Substitution David Healy is brought on as a substitute for Andy Bishop.57:41
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Noble on Peter Sweeney. Adam Lockwood restarts play with the free kick.55:55 Substitution
Substitution Ritchie Humphreys leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Luscombe.55:55 Goal scored
Goal! - Ryan Noble - Bury 2 - 1 Hartlepool A goal is scored by Ryan Noble. Bury 2-1 Hartlepool.54:08
The assist for the goal came from Joe Skarz.54:08 Goal scored
Goal! - David Worrall - Bury 2 - 0 Hartlepool David Worrall finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Bury 2-0 Hartlepool.53:10
Headed effort from inside the area by Andy Bishop misses to the right of the target.51:23
Steve Howard is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.49:42
Ryan Noble is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.45:37
Andy Bishop takes a shot. Sam Collins gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Sweeney, save made by Scott Flinders.45:01
The second half kicks off.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Darren Holden leaves the field to be replaced by Evan Horwood.45:00 +1:08 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.45:00 +0:06
Simon Walton challenges David Worrall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Sweeney, save by Scott Flinders.44:02
Ryan Noble produces a left-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.43:43
Foul by Steven Schumacher on Simon Walton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Neil Austin.42:48
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Peter Hartley. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.42:01
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ritchie Humphreys, Adam Lockwood makes a clearance.41:31
Shot by Dominic Poleon from 35+ yards. Blocked by Sam Collins.40:43
Andy Bishop takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Flinders.39:52
David Worrall takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sam Collins.39:17
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, Scott Flinders makes a save.38:39
Foul by Antony Sweeney on Joe Skarz, free kick awarded. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.36:50
Assist on the goal came from Andy Bishop.36:50 Goal scored
Goal! - Tom Hopper - Bury 1 - 0 Hartlepool Tom Hopper fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bury 1-0 Hartlepool.35:50
David Worrall takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. Tom Hopper takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.34:26
The assistant referee signals for offside against Tom Hopper. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.33:28
Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.31:56
Dominic Poleon fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Steven Schumacher, save by Scott Flinders. Adam Lockwood has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.29:49
Jack Baldwin fouled by Steven Schumacher, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.29:06
Scott Flinders fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.25:25
Effort from the edge of the area by David Worrall goes wide of the right-hand post.24:28
Peter Sweeney takes the inswinging corner, Jack Baldwin manages to make a clearance.21:04
Steve Howard fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick. Ritchie Humphreys takes a inswinging corner. Inswinging corner taken by Ritchie Humphreys, Trevor Carson makes a save.18:22
Peter Sweeney delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Scott Flinders.18:22 Booking
Booking Booking for Jack Baldwin for unsporting behaviour.18:19
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Skarz by Jack Baldwin.17:50
Centre by David Worrall.17:14
Unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by Andy Bishop results in a free kick. Simon Walton takes the free kick.15:51
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Bishop. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.15:23
Ryan Noble produces a cross, clearance by Adam Lockwood.12:53
Antony Sweeney is caught offside. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.9:24
Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Joe Skarz results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Holden.8:42
Header from deep inside the area by Andy Bishop goes harmlessly over the crossbar.3:46
Jack Baldwin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Trevor Carson.0:54
Tom Hopper takes a shot. Sam Collins gets a block in.0:00
The game begins.
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