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Match Preview: Bury vs Grimsby Town

7 September 2018

Bury welcome the Mariners to the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane on Saturday for their second successive home league game.

Last week's victory against Morecambe continued the Shakers' unbeaten home record for the season. Adam Thompson and Dominic Telford both opened their accounts for the home side, with the latter helping himself to a brace.

The visitors arrive for their fourth away trip of the season with a record of one win, one draw and a loss so far on their travels.

Bury boss Ryan Lowe knows what to expect from Saturday's opponents: "They're a good little footballing side and they try and play as much as they can and Mike Jolley's a young up-and-coming manager like myself.

They're doing OK – we won't take anything for granted, we'll respect them but again, it's down to us. We'll give the lads input on them, what they're about and we'll look to put points on the board on Saturday afternoon".

Grimsby Town's View

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Last Time Out

The last time the two sides met was at Blundell Park in 2010. Jean Louis Akpa-Akpro – who made 10 appearances for the Shakers four years later – opened the scoring.

Current manager Ryan Lowe equalised from the penalty spot with just two minutes remaining, to ensure a share of the spoils as the game finished in a 1-1 draw.

Match Coverage

Due to the international break, you can watch the game against Grimsby live by signing up for a £10 Match Pass by clicking here.

Existing iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Saturday's game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre. To watch the game, existing subscribers will need to follow the same steps above.

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the signing 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.


Saturday's referee is Anthony Backhouse. Anthony has taken charge of 7 games so far this season, issuing 16 yellow cards in total.

His last game in charge was at the Pirelli Stadium last Saturday, as Burton Albion overcame AFC Wimbledon three-nil in a League One encounter. His yellow card was used just the once in that game.

We've Met Before

Saturday's game will be the 72nd meeting between the 2 sides. Grimsby have 29 victories to the Shakers' 25, with 17 games finishing all-square.

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