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Match Preview: Lincoln City vs Bury

20 August 2018

Ryan Lowe will take his side to Lincoln on Tuesday evening looking for a better performance from his players, following the draw against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

Will Aimson rescued a point for the Shakers, as his 90th minute strike cancelled out a first-half Christian Doidge header, but the Bury boss knows they need to make their chances count.

When asked whether his side need to make opposition goalkeepers work more, he was in total agreement: “Yeah, definitely.  That’s the most frustrating part for me as a striker. I’m sitting there waiting for the net to ripple.  For me, it’s frustrating as an ex-striker and manager for this football club – I want goals!

“I set the lads targets to get more goals and we’ll continue to work and we’ll keep doing it.  Hopefully we can give someone a hiding one game!”

The games come quickly at this stage of the season, something Lowe is grateful for: “You want the games to come thick and fast because when you’ve had a disappointing game you want to get onto the next one.

“We’ll go to Lincoln, and we know the lads have had a disappointment, but we won’t dwell on it, we’ll move on. We’ll analyse a little bit and we’ll move on to Lincoln where we want to go and put up a fight”.

Defender Will Aimson, who fired into the roof of the net to gain the Shakers a point, says the players are keen to ensure Saturday’s performance is a one-off “We’re disappointed in that performance, we know we’re better than that and it’s nice that we’ve got a game on Tuesday.

“We’re all definitely motivated and excited to get out there and put it right.  We’ll put a performance in and hopefully take 3 points from it.  We know it’ll be tough, they’re a good side; a physical side.  I think we can stand up to that and if we play the way we can then we’ve got a great chance”.



Lincoln City’s View

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Last Time Out

The last time the two sides met was in April 2011.  Tom Lees headed home a Peter Sweeney corner to make it 5 wins in a row for the Shakers’ temporary boss, Richie Barker.

Match Coverage

For the first-time ever, domestic iFollow subscribers can watch this game live! A matchday pass costs just £10 and can be purchased by visiting iFollow here.

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by logging into their account.

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.


Tuesday’s referee is Sebastian Stockbridge. Sebastian officiated 41 games in 2017/18 and issued a total of 143 yellow cards and 6 red ones.  This season, he has taken charge of 3 games, issuing a total of 13 yellow cards. His last game in charge was Saturday’s 2-2 draw between Northampton Town and Cambridge United at Sixfields Stadium.  2 yellow cards were issued in that game.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 75th meeting between the sides in all competitions. The Shakers have 31 wins to the Red Imps’ 21, whilst there have been 22 draws. 

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