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Match Preview: Carlisle United vs Bury

5 April 2019

The Shakers are back on their travels as they take on Carlisle United at Brunton Park tomorrow!

Ryan Lowe’s side are looking to bounce-back after suffering back-to-back losses for only the second time this season in the league.

Swindon and Cambridge have both visited the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane recently, becoming only the second and third side to take all three points home. The Gaffer was keen to address this in his post-match interview on Tuesday, “We don't become a bad team overnight, we haven't been as good as we would like but we know that.”

Bury’s current away form is good, they’re unbeaten in the last eight games on the road, winning five and drawing three. This is a run that everyone in the squad wants to keep going with what will be a perfect response to the last two results.

Only league leaders Lincoln City and promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers have better away records than the Shakers this season. Ryan Lowe and his side have the third best in the league, picking up thirty points from the twenty away games played.

There are just six games remaining this season, and the Shakers still sit in an automatic promotion spot, the end goal is still in Bury’s hands!


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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.



Christopher Sarginson will take charge of his fortieth game this weekend, having produced a total of one-hundred-and-thirteen yellow cards and five red ones to date.

He has taken charge of two previous Shakers games this season; the 0-0 draw at Northampton being the first, and the 2-2 draw at Cambridge being the second.

There has also been one previous Carlisle game for the official as he oversaw their 3-2 home victory against Newport County.


We’ve Met Before

In the previous forty-one encounters, the Shakers have come out on top on thirteen occasions. Carlisle have twenty-two victories, with the sides drawing six times.

In recent times the record is an even one, over the last five games both Bury and Carlisle have two wins each, meaning nothing was able to separate the sides on one occasion.


Form Guide

The last ten Sky Bet League Two games for the Shakers see them sit fourth in the league table after winning five, drawing three and losing two, collecting eighteen points. Bury have managed to hit the back of the net fourteen times in this period.

In contrast, Carlisle’s form doesn’t make good reading for them. Despite being ninth in the overall table, the last ten games see them in twenty-second. They’ve won just once in the period, drawing four and losing five as just seven points have been amassed by Steven Pressley’s side.


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