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23 February 2019 Venue The Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane Attendance

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Bury vs Oldham Athletic

22 February 2019

We look ahead to Derby Day, as we take on Oldham Athletic this weekend!

Manager Ryan Lowe wasn’t interested in the battle of the managers, while also looking to get revenge over the Latics, "It's not about me or Paul Scholes, it's just about two teams locking horns… We know that we weren't good enough at their place; they were the better team and deserved the win, but since then, we've come on leaps and bounds."

Bury Vice-Captain Nicky Adams and the rest of his team can’t wait for this weekend’s local derby, "The atmosphere will be great tomorrow! They're all big games now, so we'll take it one game at a time, but the lads are looking forward to tomorrow!"

Fan vs Fan

Bury fan Ben Brumby loves the feeling of Derby Day “You’re so in it together, it’s a great feeling, and this is why local derbies like this matter more or why they’re so intense because the Oldham fans, they’re exactly the same, they’re so passionate about their team at this level.”

“It’s really two passionate fan bases coming together, two local towns coming together, it’s like a town rivalry rather than just an on the pitch rivalry, so it’s a big occasion”

Oldham supporter Ben Smithies-Casey gives his opinion on taking on local rivals away from home, “It’s always a fantastic atmosphere when we meet Bury at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane and this will be no different. Our away support is always brilliant and this local derby is so important for both teams in terms of promotion from this league.”

Oldham Athletic’s View

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Last Time Out

Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Saturday'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. 

Referee

Darren Drysdale is the referee for Saturday’s encounter with Oldham, taking charge of his twenty-ninth match of the season. To date, he has produced just short of one-hundred yellow cards with ninety-seven. Drysdale has taken the red card out of his pocket on three occasions this season so far.

It will be the Official’s first Bury game of the season, having previously overseeing two Oldham games. He saw the Latics draw 1-1 at Forest Green Rovers, as well as their 3-2 win over Everton u21s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

On one occasion this season, Drysdale has opted against giving anyone a card, which was Walsall’s 3-0 at Gillingham. Sunderland’s 1-1 draw when they hosted Fleetwood Town saw Drysdale reach for a card on eight occasions, booking three Sunderland players and five from Fleetwood.

We’ve Met Before

Bury and Oldham have played forty-eight times, with both sides being deadlocked at fifteen wins each. This means that the remaining eighteen games have ended all square.

In the last three meetings between Bury and Oldham, there has been thirteen goals scored.

The Shakers biggest win against the Latics was a 4-0 victory at Gigg Lane back in 1958.  

Form Guide

The last eight matches see the Shakers top of the league, collecting twenty points from the twenty-four on offer, in the form of six wins and two draws while avoiding defeat. Ryan Lowe’s side boast the best goal difference from this period, sitting on a plus seven goal difference after scoring an impressive eighteen goals!

In comparison, Oldham sit eleventh in the table, as three wins, two draws, and three losses have seen them collect eleven points. Saturday’s visitors have appointed a new manager in this time, in the three games in charge, Paul Scholes has won one, drawn one and lost one.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Bury 3-1 Oldham Athletic

23 February 2019

The Shakers were victorious on ‘Derby Day’ to get their revenge on Oldham Athletic after defeat earlier in the season.

Ryan Lowe was forced into making a change to his side that were 1-0 victors at Exeter City last time out. The casualty was Scott Wharton, who missed out altogether through his knock, with Chris Stokes taking his place in the starting eleven.

Five minutes in and the Shakers had their first chance. Will Aimson picked out Nicky Maynard, who stung the hands of Iversen.

A couple of minutes later the visitors took the lead. A ball in behind found Jose Baxter, who jabbed the ball into Lang who powered a close-range finish home.

It was a great response from the Shakers as Moore raced in behind before pulling the ball back to Nicky Adams, who had the armband in the absence of Neil Danns. Unfortunately, the wing-back couldn’t keep his effort down, firing over Iversen’s bar.

After fifteen minutes, the Bury faithful were in disbelief they hadn’t levelled the scores, as a cross into the box fell to an unmarked McFadzean at the back post. His strike was cleared off the line before Moore blazed the rebound over from 4 yards out.

Bury’s dominance continued, despite being a goal down. Danny Mayor was practically unplayable, drawing fouls every time he had possession of the ball. After winning a free-kick over on the left-hand-side of the pitch, Adams whipped a dangerous ball into the middle. Aimson got on the end of the ball, flicking it goalwards, Iversen looked to be beaten but he managed to claw the ball away from the far corner just in time for his side.

Just before the half hour mark, Oldham’s second chance almost brought about their second goal. Zak Dearnley raced away down the right, pulling a ball back into the middle. Adam Thompson got to the ball first, but almost turned it into his own net; thankfully for the Bury number five, it went behind for a corner.

Another chance fell to Will Aimson ten minutes from the break following a Nicky Adams corner. The ball was cleared but worked back into Stokes, who delightfully looped a header which fell kindly to his fellow defender, who couldn’t keep his volley down.

Bury continued to limit their visitors to half chances as Jose Baxter saw a speculative long-range effort deflected over Murphy’s bar via Stokes.

Nicky Adams was proving a real threat from the right, with his crosses forcing Rob Hunt to head behind for a corner on multiple occasions.

HALF-TIME: Bury 0-1 Oldham Athletic

Oldham started the second period with a chance as Zak Dearnley turned away from his man before firing a low effort on Murphy’s goal. It didn’t really test the Bury number one, who held the ball low to his right easily.

The Shakers continued on from the free-flowing opening forty-five minutes, with Adam Thompson having a glorious chance to level the scores. After initially being forced out following a corner, a Jay O’Shea delivery eventually saw Aimson nod the ball into the path of Thompson who fired a volley low, but wide of the target.

The visitors were sitting deep throughout the second half, soaking up plenty of pressure to frustrate the Shakers, who dominated the play despite not creating the plethora of chances they did in the opening period.

In the seventy-second minute, the Shakers had their equaliser which was no more than what their dominance warranted. A dangerous low cross led to Clarke keeping the ball out on the line with his arm which picked him up a booking after the ball was smashed home by Nicky Maynard!

Caolan Lavery was on hand to fire his side ahead not long after the scores had been levelled. Adams’ cross in from the right fell to the Sheffield United loanee on the penalty spot, giving Iversen no chance with a ferocious strike, and Adams yet another assist!

The points were wrapped up in stoppage time, as Nicky Maynard capitalised on a defensive mishap to prod the ball home for Bury’s third of the afternoon, rounding off a fantastic performance from Ryan Lowe’s side.

FULL-TIME: Bury 3-1 Oldham Athletic

 

Bury: Murphy (GK), Stokes (54’ Lavery), Aimson, Thompson, Adams (C), Mayor (81’ O’Connell), Rossiter, Moore, McFadzean, O’Shea, Maynard (90+1’ Omotayo)

Unused Subs: Moloney (GK), Cooney, Telford, Danns

Oldham Athletic: Iversen (GK), Edmundson, Baxter, Dearnley (75’ Afolayan), Missilou (80’ O’Grady), Lang, Branger-Engone, Hunt, Clarke (C), Nepomuceno, Maouche (87’ Coke)

Unused Subs: de la Paz (GK), Taylor, Stott, Sylla

Attendance: 7,784 with 2,758 travelling from Oldham. Thanks for your tremendous support this afternoon!!

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Ticket News

Bury v Oldham Tickets

18 February 2019

Tickets for the Shakers' game against Oldham are now available on Eventbrite.

Matchday ticket prices for our Sky Bet League Two games are shown below:

Adults: £20.00

Concessions: £14.00*

Under 18’s: £10.00

Under 16's: £7.00

Under 12’s: £5.00 (Please Note: Under 12's must be accompanied by a paying adult).

Under 5's: Free of charge

Family Ticket: (1 x Adult plus 1 x Under 16): £20.00. Each additional child (Under 16): Plus £5.00. (A Family Ticket can only be purchased from the Ticket Office).

*Concessions are classed as Disabled Supporters / Under 23’s / 65 and over. (Disabled Ticket can only be purchased from the Ticket Office). 

Military Discounts

Bury Football Club offer a discount for all serving and former military personnel.  Adult Tickets and Family Tickets can be purchased at £10 rather than the normal price of £20.  Discounted tickets can only be purchased on the day of the game, by visiting the Ticket Office and displaying the relevant identification.

Blue Light Discounts

Bury Football Club offer a discount for all serving members of the emergency services.  Adult Tickets and Family Tickets can be purchased at £10 rather than the normal price of £20.  Discounted tickets can only be purchased on the day of the game, by visiting the Ticket Office and displaying the relevant identification.

Tickets are now available to purchase here, once you have purchased your ticket you can download or print.

Fans can also pay on the day at the turnstiles and at the Ticket Office.

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