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Match Preview: Bury vs Colchester United

12 April 2019

Saturday sees the Shakers start the ‘FINAL THREE’ home fixtures as the race for promotion heats up!

The Shakers are still fourth in the table, one place outside the automatic promotion places. However, it’s still in the Shakers’ hands as other fixtures mean Bury are in charge of their own destiny.

Both sides have identical defensive records in the league, with each conceding fifty goals from the forty-one played. The goalscoring exploits of the Shakers see them have a plus twenty-four goal difference, three times that of Saturday’s visitors who have plus eight.

The Shakers have scored ninety-six goals this season, with seventy-four coming in the league; 62% of which have been scored at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane. This is something they’ll be looking to add to this weekend.

Colchester United’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. The game isn’t available for domestic streaming.

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.


Just a reminder that it will be cash only at the Ticket Office for the game on Saturday. Hopefully, the card machine issue will be sorted as soon as possible.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Andy Haines will officiate his thirty-fifth game of the season this weekend. He has previously taken charge of one Bury game so far this campaign, our 2-1 win at home to Tranmere. He has also overseen two Colchester away games; their 1-0 win at Morecambe and the 1-1 draw at Macclesfield.

This season has seen the official produce one-hundred-and-one yellows and four reds so far.  There have been four occasions this season where he hasn’t produced a single card, one of which was the aforementioned Bury vs Tranmere game.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday is the fifty-fourth meeting between the Shakers and Colchester, with Ryan Lowe’s side boasting the better record. We have twenty wins compared to the seventeen of Colchester. The sides have finished the game all-square on sixteen occasions.

In recent times, the Shakers have won the last three meetings between the two sides, winning four from the last six. 

Form Guide

The form guide for the last ten games sees Ryan Lowe’s men in fifth place, winning five, losing three and drawing two on the way to collecting seventeen points. The Shakers are on a plus two goal difference from the games.

On the other hand, John McGreal’s side are currently eighteenth, amassing eleven points via three wins, five losses and two draws. They’ve conceded more than they’ve scored, sitting on a minus six goal difference.

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