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Match Preview: Bury vs Swindon Town

29 March 2019

The Shakers are back in home action this weekend as they entertain Richie Wellens’ Swindon Town tomorrow.

It’s the first of two home games in four days for Bury, as they look to extend their unbeaten run to fifteen and then sixteen games in the league. Sitting second in Sky Bet League Two, maximum points this weekend will help the Shakers on their push for an instant return to Sky Bet League One. 

The Shakers’ fine home form has seen them score in 94% of the games played at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane. Ryan Lowe’s men are still the top scorers in the league, despite playing a game less than those in and around them. 

It’s sure to be a competitive game, with Swindon trying to jump into the Play-Off spots with a late surge, one which sees them sit sixth in the form guide for the last ten games. Wellens’ side are seven points off the Play-Offs, and will be boosted after their 4-0 win over Morecambe. 

The Gaffer told the club what he was expecting the game to be on Saturday, “It’s going to be a tough game, a good game. They play some good football under Richie and they’ve got an attacking threat, so we know they’ll come full of confidence. We’re under no illusions that it will be a tough game; Richie has gone in there and got them firing, got them playing some good football. We respect every team whether it’s Grimsby or Swindon.”

Club Skipper Neil Danns knows that it will be another test on Saturday, “It’ll be a tough game, at their place it was tough, and they’re still battling for the Play-Offs so we’re under no illusions that it’s going to be another tough game. We’ve just got to concentrate on what we’re good at and what we’ve done all season, and I’m sure it’ll be no different.”

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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

Saturday will see Scott Oldham take charge of his twenty-ninth fixture of the season, having previously produced eighty-nine yellow cards and surprisingly, he hasn’t dished out a single red card this campaign.

He has taken charge of one Shakers game this season so far, as he took charge of the 2-2 draw when Mansfield visited the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane. Oldham has also taken charge of two Swindon games to date; their 2-1 loss at Grimsby and their 2-1 win at Macclesfield.

The previously mentioned game between Grimsby and Swindon was the only fixture in which the official didn’t produce a card. He has, however, cautioned six players in a game on two occasions. The game already mentioned between Macclesfield and Swindon saw the yellow card come out of Oldham’s pocket on six occasions, as it did when Oxford hosted Sunderland, with that game ending all square at 1-1.

We’ve Met Before

Out of the previous fifty meetings between the sides, Bury have come out on top seventeen times in comparison to Swindon’s twenty-one victories, meaning that there have been twelve draws between the two teams.

However, Bury have had a good record over Saturday’s visitors of late, winning the last four meetings and going unbeaten in the last six. Swindon have not beaten the Shakers since 2012.

Form Guide

The last ten Sky Bet League Two fixtures for each team sees the Shakers top of the table. Ryan Lowe and his side have collected twenty-two points from the thirty available; winning six and drawing four while keeping their unbeaten run going. Bury have hit the back of the net eighteen times in this period - MK Dons can match that, but no team has outscored the Shakers in the last ten games.

During the same period, Swindon Town sit sixth in the form table. Richie Wellens has guided his side to seventeen points via five wins and two draws. The other three games have ended in defeat for our opponents this weekend. They’ve notched sixteen goals in the time frame and just like the Shakers, Swindon have conceded nine in their last ten games. 

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Match Report: Bury 1-3 Swindon Town

30 March 2019

The Shakers suffered only their second League defeat of the season on home soil, as a brace from Kaiyne Woolery and a Theo Robinson goal gave Swindon Town all three points. Nicky Maynard had earlier equalised for the Shakers, but it wasn’t to be Bury’s day as Swindon headed back to Wiltshire with the win.

Ryan Lowe named the same starting eleven that got a valuable point at Grimsby last time out. Skipper Neil Danns was back from representing Guyana to take up a place on the bench.

It was a hectic opening five minutes in the sunshine at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane! First, Nicky Maynard dashed down the right-hand-side of the box before pulling the ball back into a dangerous area. Unfortunately for the hosts, the ball evaded everyone, and Swindon were able to clear.

At the other end, Bury’s goal was under threat, with a handful of goal-line blocks being made before Murphy was able to smother the ball eventually.

The visitors applied plenty of pressure to the Shakers’ box in the opening quarter of an hour, but they failed to really test Murphy.

Just after the fifteen-minute mark, Murphy had his first proper test of the afternoon. Kaiyne Woolery broke down the right-hand-side, cutting beyond Wharton and getting a shot off. Thankfully, Murphy was quick off his line to close the angle down and provide a vital block with his body.

Eoghan O’Connell was again exhibiting his tremendous passing range! A diagonal ball over to McFadzean allowed the wing-back to touch the ball into the path of Danny Mayor, who worked his way into the box but just ran the ball out of play.

Swindon took the lead through Kaiyne Woolery after twenty-four minutes. He capitalised on a defensive mix-up as Callum McFadzean’s header back to Murphy lacked the required power. Woolery was first to the ball, slotting an effort underneath Murphy.

It was the perfect response from the Shakers as they were level just four minutes later! O’Shea burst into the area down the left, looking to beat McCormick with a low effort. His strike was pulling up on the line, but Maynard was on hand to tap the ball home and make sure of the equaliser, bringing up his twentieth goal of the season.

Woolery continued to cause the Shakers problems as he looked to attack down the left-hand-side, pulling the ball back into the path of Kyle Bennett who got a controlled effort on goal. Joe Murphy was equal to the strike, getting down quickly to keep the scores level.

A deflection in the box almost presented Swindon the chance to retake the lead. Thankfully though, Murphy was on hand to get his foot to the ball first, Bennett went down and the Referee waved away the penalty appeals, booking the Swindon man for simulation.

HALF-TIME: Bury 1-1 Swindon Town

The Shakers were close to taking the lead inside the opening five minutes of the second period. Rossiter found himself in plenty of space down the right, whipping a pin-point delivery into Maynard who couldn’t steer his header on target.

A quick-fire start to the second half continued as Jay O’Shea stood over a free-kick inside the D. He rifled an effort on target, beating McCormick all ends up! Unfortunately for O’Shea, his strike cannoned off the crossbar.

Despite a quick start, Swindon retook the lead with Woolery getting his second of the afternoon. He drove at the defence, exploiting his pace before getting a shot away just inside the area. The effort hit the back of the net via a deflection which wrong-footed Joe Murphy.

It was almost another instant response from the Shakers. Rossiter dinked a brilliant ball into McFadzean who used his first touch to tee-up Danny Mayor. Bury’s number ten drove at the defence before pulling a 20-yard effort just wide of the post.

Woolery went close to his hat-trick, drilling a low effort on goal. Murphy dived low to his left, but it was the post that prevented the Swindon man completing his hat-trick.

With seventeen minutes on the clock, the Shakers were reduced to ten men. Danny Mayor was hacked down with a high challenge, he raised his arms in response and Scott Oldham booked Carroll for his challenge but gave Mayor his marching orders.

Bury still attacked the Swindon back line. A cross from the right saw McFadzean get a header on target, he almost had McCormick beat, but the ‘keeper just managed to claw the ball off the line.

Swindon got a third late on as a swift counter-attack presented an open net to Theo Robinson, who fired home to secure the points for Richie Wellens’ side.

FULL-TIME: Bury 1-3 Swindon Town

Bury: Murphy (GK), Thompson (84’ Omotayo), O’Connell, Adams (C) (76’ Cooney), Mayor, Rossiter, Wharton, McFadzean, O’Shea, Lavery (61’ Moore), Maynard

Unused Subs: Moloney (GK), Stokes, Aimson, Danns

Swindon Town: McCormick, Knoyle, Anderson (78’ Dunne), Carroll, Woolery, Conroy (C), Koiki, Rose, Woolfenden, Robinson, Bennett (90+2’)

Unused Subs: Matthews (GK), McCourt, Richards, Diagouraga, Taylor

Attendance: 3,997 with 319 from Swindon Town. Thank you for your tremendous support this afternoon!

 

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Ticket News

Bury vs Swindon Town Tickets

27 March 2019

Tickets for the Shakers' game against Swindon Town 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). 

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

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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