Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

12 September 2017 Venue Highbury Stadium Attendance

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Recent results


English Football League - League One

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Live commentary of this match has not yet started.

toggle inactive

key moments

Updated at

There are currently no key moments to display.

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Preview: Fleetwood Town v Bury

Lee Clark may be forced to make changes ahead of this evening’s game with Fleetwood Town. Can Nathan Cameron handle a Saturday/Tuesday combination? Has there been enough time for recovery for his knee? If not, then expect Tom Aldred to swap places with the popular centre-half.

12 September 2017

Elsewhere, Chris Maguire – fully fit and raring to go - almost came off the bench at Rotherham, but with Nathan seemingly struggling at one point, the coaching staff held back the change in case of any potential injury.

Another plus for the Manager, the introduction of Michael Smith and Mihai Dobre also changed the shape and the attacking prowess of the team, they looked and felt a lot sharper with them both involved.

Again, we saw signs of an improvement at Rotherham, the fact that two goals were scored was positive.  Lee Clark will have identified areas that brought improvement and areas that must be worked on, of which there is no doubt, it’s more than likely already been done.

Fleetwood Town seems to be a team that improves on a season by season basis, and thus far have shown no sign of deviating off that track.  Under Uwe Rosler, the Cod Army have again started their season well and will be keen to improve on their finish last season. After flirting with the playoffs last season, they will be keen on going one step better for this season.

Whilst nothing is won or lost in the opening months of a new season, there is a huge wave of disappointment surrounding the club, from the Manager’s office down to every fan that watches.  Lee Clark knows that - he wants that improvement and the sooner it comes – the better – for everyone.

Fleetwood Town’s View:  Click here for the Official Fleetwood Town website

Fleetwood Visitor’s Guide:  Click here

SLO Info for this game:  Click here to view our League One Links page, SLO info for this game can be found by clicking on Fleetwood Town

Last time out: Fleetwood Town 0 Bury 0 – 26 December 2016
Bury finally ended a 12-game losing streak in League One with a goalless draw at Fleetwood.

A swirling wind on the Lancashire coast made life tricky for both sides in the opening 45 minutes but the Shakers adapted better to the conditions and piled pressure on their play-off chasing hosts.

Towering forward Tom Pope was their most potent threat, his back-post header in stoppage time the closest either side went to breaking the deadlock before the break.

Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler made two half-time changes and Ash Hunter nearly made an immediate impact after being set up on the edge of the box but his shot sliced across the face and wide.

Bury remained a danger and Pope almost dealt a blow to Fleetwood on the hour but took a heavy touch with the goal at his mercy.

George Miller then forced a fingertip save from Alex Cairns and Fleetwood launched a fast break from the loose ball which ended with Chris Long blazing over.

The hosts ended the stronger and Victor Nirennold forced a save late on from Hunter's cross but his header lacked the power to test Rob Lainton.

Lainton was beaten soon after when George Glendon lifted a free-kick over the wall but the woodwork denied the midfielder what would have been a winner.

Referee:  The referee this evening is Mr Darren England.

So far this season, Darren has taken charge of 6 games and has shown 21 yellow cards and one red card.  His last game was on Sat 26 August when he took charge of the Championship game between Middlesbrough and Preston North End at the Riverside Stadium.  The game finished 0-0 and three yellow cards were shown.

Darren’s last game involving the Shakers was on 4 February this year when he took charge of the EFL Sky Bet League One game at the Greenhous Meadow with Shrewsbury.  Salop won the game 2-1 and three yellow cards were shown. 

Quick Betting Tip:  Bury are 3/1 to win the game whist Fleetwood are 19/20.  A draw is on offer at 12/5

Top Ten Tips for the game

  1. Bury to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 – 4/1
  2. Harry Bunn first goal of the game and a 1-0 Bury win – 50/1
  3. Jermaine Beckford first goal of the game and a 2-0 Bury win – 80/1
  4. Bury to win by exactly two goals – 14/1
  5. Bury to win and both teams to score – 7/1
  6. Correct Score only – Fleetwood Town 1 Bury 2 – 12/1
  7. 1st Goal – Beckford – 11/2
  8. Last goal – Smith – 8/1
  9. To Score a hat trick – Jermaine Beckford – 80/1
  10. To score in 90 minutes – Ryan Lowe – 11/4

Click here for plenty of markets available on Saturdays game


We’ve Met Before:  This evening’s game at Highbury Stadium is only the seventh meeting between the two clubs.

For the record, Fleetwood Town has won three of the previous six games, with the other three games finishing all square.  Bury have scored six goals against Fleetwood, with the Cod Army scoring ten

Advertisement block

Match Reports

Report: Fleetwood Town 3 Bury 2

12 September 2017

Bury suffered defeat at Fleetwood’s Highbury Stadium after a 93rd-minute penalty miss condemned the Shakers to a third straight defeat.  With the home side racing into a two-goal lead inside 30 minutes, goals from Beckford and loanee Josh Laurent pegged the Cod Army back before half time.  Ashley Hunter eventually won the game for Fleetwood before Beckford missed from the penalty spot with virtually the last kick of the game.

Lee Clark’s side began the game brightly and created the first half chance of the game within 30 seconds when Chris Maguire took the ball into the corner before whipping in a great cross, only for it to fly too deep for Michael Smith to connect with.  Within two minutes, another half chance as Mihai Dobre showed his pace to take the ball forward, he found Maguire on the edge of the box but his first time shot flew harmlessly over the bar.

Jermaine Beckford almost surprised the home faithful when a cross cum shot on four minutes looked to have totally deceived the keeper, but they had a man on the back post who managed to scramble the ball away from the goal line.

Fleetwood’s first attacking run at the Bury defence though resulted in a challenge from Jordan Williams on Amari’i Bell that referee Darren England saw as illegal and immediately pointed to the spot for a penalty.  The penalty, however, was simply awful with Jordy Hiwula firing the ball high and wide of the target, much to the relief, and amusement, of the travelling Shakers behind the goal.

Chris Maguire continued to fire balls into the Fleetwood box from all angles and one such ball on 20 minutes saw keeper Cairns just get to the ball before a rising Beckford.  The chance quickly turned into agony for Bury though as the clearance from Cairns eventually found its way to wingback Coyle, and his ball into the box was rammed home via a stern side footed pass from Hiwula.

Fleetwood doubled their advantage on 27 minutes when a low ball fired into the box fell into a melee of players, but Hiwula managed to connect with the ball and seem to stumble across the goal line with the ball at his feet.

It took three to four minutes to settle following the quick double strike from Fleetwood, but when they did settle, showed some good touches with Michael Smith in particular impressing.  One chance fell for the former Portsmouth striker on 29 minutes when he collected the ball from a Skarz cross, his first-time shot flew accurately at goal and stung the palms of keeper Cairns as he dived to push the ball out for a corner.

Maguire’s resulting corner was headed back across goal by Smith to find Jermaine Beckford, with his back to goal, and going through the motions for an overhead kick.  To everyone’s surprise, or joy, the ball flew straight into the roof of the net as he recorded his fourth goal of the season.

The Shakers won another corner on 42 minutes following some excellent work from Jordan Williams.  His clever touch saw Bell push the ball out of play for the dead ball.  Maguire again delivered the ball with accuracy into the six-yard box, and with many players from both teams leaping to connect with the ball, it fell to Josh Laurent who somehow managed to loop the ball over everyone and into the opposite corner with a deft backwards header.

It took either side some six to seven minutes of the second period to create any chance of note, and when they did it fell to the Shakers.  A short free kick from Maguire found Mihai Dobre just outside the area and his first time shot on goal saw the ball fly over the bar and away to safety.

Fleetwood could have gone in front moments later when a cross into the box saw Cole leap highest to loop the ball over the top towards goal.  The ball floated over everyone and cannoned back into play off the upright before Tom Aldred put his laces through the ball to clear.

Devante Cole again should have put the home side into the lead as he charged through the middle with the ball.  As he took the ball into the box he attempted to place the shot across Murphy, but the Shakers keeper got a hand to the ball but could only watch in shock as Hunter followed up the effort to ram the ball home from close range.

With the game dying out and deep into injury time, a challenge in the Fleetwood area on Smith saw Mr England again pointing to the penalty spot.  Jermaine Beckford looked to be the coolest man in the stadium as he collected the ball to take the penalty, but that quickly changed as he smashed the ball over the bar.

It turned into the final kick of the game as referee Darren England brought the 90 minutes to a close.

Fleetwood Town: Cairns, Bolger, Cargill, Eastham, Dempsey, Coyle, O'Neill (Hunter 64), Bell, Sowerby (Glendon 54), Hiwula-Mayifuila (Burns 79), D Cole        

Subs not used: Schwabl, Pond, Ekpolo, Neal

Bury: Murphy, Williams (Leigh 61), Aldred, Edwards, Skarz, Ince, Bunn (Laurent 32), Dobre (Cooney 63), Maguire, Smith, Beckford

Subs not used: Styles, Whitmore, Fasan, Lowe

Advertisement block

Advertisement block