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Match preview: Bury vs Peterborough United

13 March 2018

Bury will host Peterborough United at the second time of asking on Tuesday evening after the first attempt was postponed due to the Posh’s involvement in the FA Cup.

Ryan Lowe’s side raced into a 2-goal lead on Saturday through goals by Jay O’Shea and Neil Danns, only to be denied by an Oldham fightback.

The Shakers raced out of the blocks against their local rivals and were good value for their lead, with O’Shea’s stunning volley and Neil Danns’ deflected shot – after a surging drive from inside his own half – giving Lowe’s charges a deserved lead.

A repeat of this start would be most welcome for Bury, who put in a decent performance against The Posh in the reverse fixture a few days before Christmas.  Despite going a goal down early in the game, the Shakers were unlucky not to be level, as they created plenty of chances – including a rasping drive by Jay O’Shea cannoning back off the post.  After Bury were reduced to ten men, Posh took advantage and scored twice more to secure the points.

Despite keeping a points target close to his chest, Lowe is positive that the team can reach it based on Saturday’s performance “There’s 33 points to play for, we know what the target is and I’m sure everyone will agree if we keep playing like that, but cut the mistakes out and don’t give away easy goals – because we have to work for ours – then we’ll hopefully get to where we want to get to”.

Goalkeeper Connor Ripley was also full of optimism and praised the Shakers boss for the change in attitude throughout the squad “We can’t fault the work-rate and effort since Lowey’s been in charge.  I don’t think we’ve actually let our foot off the gas, we’ve gone 100mph – for him, for ourselves and for the fans.  We can’t really let our heads down.  We’ve got 11 games left, why can’t we get out of it?  If we play like that, I think we have a great chance.  When I first came, we’d have all been buzzing with a point, but it just shows the mentality we’ve got now – we’ve all got a winning mentality.  Now, we’re all disappointed with a point, but we have to take the positives out of it”.

Steve Evans will take charge of his first away game since being appointed Peterborough Manager.  Despite sitting 7th in the Sky Bet League One table, the Posh have won just 4 League games away from home this season.  Draws seem to be the order of the day away from the ABAX, with 10 coming in all competitions.


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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.
Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the same instructions. 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.


Saturday’s referee is David Webb. This will be David’s 34th game in charge this season. In his previous 33 games, he has issued 75 yellow cards and 2 red ones.  His last game in charge was on Saturday as Lincoln City ran out 3-1 victors over Chesterfield at the ProAct Stadium.  5 yellow cards were shown in that match.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 49th meeting between the sides in all competitions. Of the previous 48, the Shakers have 21 wins to Peterborough’s 16, with 11 draws.

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Match Reports

Match report: Bury 0 - Peterborough United 1

13 March 2018

The Shakers were beaten by a late goal in additional time despite having the greater amount of chances against Peterborough United.

Jack Marriott pounced on the ball in the final third of the field and remained composed to chip the ball into the back of the net.

Ryan Lowe made three changes to his starting line-up with Nathan Cameron, Zeli Ismail and Phil Edwards paving way for Peter Clarke, Danny Mayor, and Craig Jones. Jones returned to the side for the first time since the beginning of January, and for only his eighth appearance of the season.

Jay O’Shea had the first attempt at goal in the first two minutes of the game after capitalising on a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area, but his shot bobbled wide of the goal.

The Shakers looked the more likely to find an early goal, and after 22 minutes they came frustratingly close to taking the lead. Mayor pulled an intelligent ball back from the left wing for Neil Danns to fire goalward, but his shot was blocked, the ball fell to Jones who was unable to find the top left-hand corner of the target.

On 40 minutes, the visitors were efficient in their attacking attempts as Marcus Maddison’s deliveries into the box threatened the Bury defence, but their ability to find the target was off the pace as Leonardo Da Silva Lopes smashed his long distance shot high over the crossbar and toward his side’s supporters behind the goal.

Three minutes after the break, Greg Leigh combined well with Mayor down the left flank and the former’s impressive cross picked out Danns waiting from 10 yards out, his header though was unable to beat Jonathon Bond in the visitor’s goal.

Mayor’s improvisation on the edge of the penalty area, three minutes later, nearly paid off as his attempt at goal narrowly missed the target and nestled into the side netting.

Maddison continued to pile the pressure on the Shakers with his lethal crosses, and on the 67th minute, his delivery from the right wing crossed the face of goal, although his teammates struggled to find the end of the low driven ball as it dribbled out for a goal kick.

Leigh came close to finding a late goal as his shot from distance managed to beat Bond, but he failed to find the target.

Pressure mounted on the away side’s goal as O’Shea’s confident outside of the foot effort was destined for the top corner until Bond parried the ball away with an excellent save.

On the second minute of added time, the away side managed to find the goal to grab all three points. Marriott lobbed the ball over Ripley against the run of play to seal the win for the visitors.

Attendance: 2,784 (175 travelling supporters)

Bury: Ripley, Jones (Edwards 46), Thompson, Clarke, Leigh, Ince, Danns (Hanson 78), Bunn, O’Shea, Mayor, Miller

Unused subs: Murphy, Tutte, Dawson, Styles, Dai

Peterborough United: Bond, Shephard, Taylor, Baldwin, Hughes, Forrester, Da Silva Lopes, Maddison (Tafazolli 90+4), Lloyd (Cooper 86), Ward (Bogle 70), Marriott

Unused subs: O’Malley, Morais, Doughty, Anderson

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