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09 January 2018 Venue The Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane Attendance

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Match preview: Bury vs Fleetwood Town

9 January 2018

Chris Lucketti’s side entertain Fleetwood Town on Tuesday evening for the second home game in succession, after the sides met in League One action just 10 days ago.  The Shakers’ boss will be hoping for a better outcome than the previous encounter with the Cod Army, after goals from Ash Hunter and Devante Cole condemned Bury to their fourth consecutive defeat – and their 5th League game in a row without scoring.

The Checkatrade game may provide welcome relief to League One action for the Gigg Lane side, who, despite suffering defeat in the first game to local rivals Rochdale, have flourished in the competition.

Victory at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers was followed by a superb 3-1 win over a strong Stoke City side at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane, which saw the Shakers progress to the knockout stages.

Walsall were the opponents in the first knockout stage, and a brace from Nicky Ajose was enough to see Bury overcome their opponents with a 2-1 win at the Bescot Stadium.

Now, they face Fleetwood Town, knowing that a win would see them into the quarter-finals and just 2 more victories away from a Wembley appearance.

When asked if Tuesday’s game would provide a welcome break from League action, the Shakers’ gaffer said that, for him, it was just another game “I wouldn’t say it’s a welcome break no, it's just the next game that we need to get a result from”.


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Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Tuesday’s game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.
We will also have updates over on our Twitter account: @buryfcofficial.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow.


Tuesday’s referee is Sebastian Stockbridge.

This will be Sebastian’s 27th game in charge this season.  In his previous 26 games, he has issued 80 yellow cards and 4 red cards.  His last game was on New Years Day, as he officiated Crewe Alexandra’s 2-0 win over Grimsby at Gresty Road.  A total of 3 yellow cards were shown in that game.  Sebastian’s last game in charge of the Shakers was the 1-0 win over Shrewsbury on 21st November, where not a single card was shown.


We’ve Met Before

Tuesday’s game will be the 9th meeting between the sides in all competitions.  The Shakers are yet to register a victory against their coastal neighbours, with Fleetwood winning 5 of the 8 previous encounters, and 3 draws.

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Match Reports

Match report: Bury 2 - Fleetwood Town 3

9 January 2018

The Shakers were knocked out of the Checkatrade Trophy at the hands of Fleetwood Town despite an improved performance at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane.


Uwe Rosler’s side found two early goals in the space of four minutes during the first half, but the Shakers ended their goal drought in the fourth minute of first half injury time through Harry Bunn.


Jordy Hiwula found his second goal of the game on the 50th minute for the visitors, and substitute Tsun Dai could only score a consolation goal five minutes later but it was not enough to force penalties.


Chris Lucketti made eight changes to the team that lost in the league at Plymouth Argyle at the weekend. Only Greg Leigh and new loan signings Connor Ripley and James Hanson kept their place in the starting eleven.


The Shakers started the brighter of the two sides, with Chris Maguire’s dangerously dipping free kick bouncing off Alex Cairns’ right-hand post, before the Fleetwood defence immediately cleared the ball away from any potential danger.


Eoghan O’Connell’s misplaced pass gave the visitors a sight at goal on the 14th minute, Conor Mcaleny was determined to find the opening goal but his shot was well saved by the onrushing Connor Ripley, only for Hiwula to knock in the rebound.


Three minutes later, the visitors punished the Shakers defence again. O’Connell gave away the penalty just inside the 18 yard box, and Fleetwood captain Bobby Grant was on hand to send Ripley the wrong way, and double the lead.


On 35 minutes, Mcaleny attempted an optimistic effort from 20-yards out which flew directly at Ripley, and the Bury stopper collected the ball at the second time of asking.


Callum Reilly came close to pulling one goal back for the Shakers, his shot from 20-yards out clattered the crossbar but the rebound fell awkwardly for James Hanson, who was unable to divert the ball goalwards.


During the five minutes of injury time following an injury that O’Connell picked up, forcing the Shakers centre back to be stretched off, Bunn pulled a goal back for the hosts. Bunn received the ball from Ryan Cooney on the right flank and set off on a mazy run that left holes in the away side’s defence, and ultimately, he confidently finished into the left corner of the goal.


Five minutes into the second half, Hiwula pounced upon another chance in front of goal due to a mistake by Phil Edwards, Hiwula slotted the ball into the bottom corner for his second goal of the game.


The Shakers continued to fight back despite their losing position. Dai made an instant impact as the half time substitute was presented with a great chance in front of goal following a save from Cairns, and the young midfielder delivered as he smashed the ball past Cairns and into the back of the net.


Chris Maguire came the closest to finding an equaliser in the final moments of the game, his right footed effort from 25 yards out cannoned off the woodwork.


Attendance: 698 (65 travelling supporters)


Bury: Ripley, Edwards, O’Connell (Bunn 43), Skarz, Leigh, Reilly, Ince (Lowe 86), Cooney, Ajose, Maguire, Hanson (Dai 46)


Unused subs: Tutte, Dawson, Aldred, Fasan


Fleetwood Town: Cairns, Nirennold, Rodgers, Cargill, Sheron, Maguire, Sowerby (Hunter 80), Biggins, Grant (Schwabl 61), Mcaleny (Nadesan 67), Hiwula


Unused subs: Donohue, Baines, Crellin, Reid

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