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Match Preview: Crawley Town vs Bury

24 August 2018

Bury head south to Crawley this weekend looking for their first away points of the season.

Performances in their other away games – MK Dons and Lincoln City in the League, and Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup – have deserved much bigger rewards than they have got.

Dominating performances have yet to yield a point from the League games, and Bury boss Ryan Lowe knows that his side have to start turning the displays into wins: “We’ve had great praise off opposition managers, for the way we’re playing and what we’re trying to do.

“The aim is to score more goals, we know that, we’ve worked on it all week.  It’s early days, it’s four games in.  We’re sitting on four points – I’d like to be on seven or eight minimum; I’d love to be on ten or twelve, but that’s not the case.  The case is we’re on four points, we know where we need to be and we’ve got some good games coming up where hopefully we’re going to take the frustration out from the last couple of results”.

Midfielder Nicky Adams, who will be making his 500th career appearance should he be selected, spoke about his upcoming achievement: “It’s a nice feeling!  It’s a big achievement for any footballer.  It’s an honour for me, my first game was for Bury and my 500th is for Bury – it’s a funny old game how it works!  I’m proud of playing 500 games, it’s a big achievement but there’s lote more to come!”


Crawley Town’s View

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Last Time Out

The last time the two sides locked horns was in March 2013 at Gigg Lane.  A brace from Crawley’s Jamie Procter gave the visitors a 2-0 victory.

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.


Saturday’s referee is Christopher Sarginson. Christopher took charge of 43 games in 2017/18 and issued a total of 136 yellow cards and 5 red ones.

This season, he has taken charge of 3 games, issuing a total of 9 yellow cards. His last game in charge was Tuesday’s game between Bradford City and Burton Albion at Valley Parade. The home side ran out 1-0 victors in a game that saw just a solitary yellow card produced.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be just the 4th meeting between the 2 sides.  We have met once in the FA Cup, in 2011, and played each other in League One action in the 2012/2013 season.

The Shakers are yet to record a victory over the Red Devils, with Saturday’s hosts winning all 3 previous encounters.

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