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Match Preview: Newport County vs Bury

18 April 2019

The Shakers are back in action on Good Friday as they travel to Wales to take on Michael Flynn’s Newport County.

Ryan Lowe’s side will be in high spirits, coming into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Play-Off chasing Colchester United.

Saturday’s clean sheet was a big boost to the Shakers, who had previously shipped nine goals in the last three games.

Dom Telford comes into the game in good form, having scored a brace last time out to give his manager a selection headache ahead of the fixture. Ryan Lowe's choices will be bolstered as Danny Mayor is available following a three-match suspension.

The Gaffer knows Newport will be another tough test for his side, but insists the focus is on how his side go about their business, “They’ve got some great players, they’re effective in what they do, we know that. Ultimately, we’ve got to worry about ourselves, and that’s what we’ll certainly do.”

Defender Will Aimson, insisted that the group were grounded, “We’ve done nothing yet and it looks like it could go down to the final game. It’s a bit of a yo-yo at the moment, it’s a bit tight up there so we’ve just got to worry about ourselves. We can only win the next game and hopefully keep ourselves up there.”  

Newport County’s View

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Last Time Out

Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Friday'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.


Peter Wright will take charge of his thirty-fourth game of the season, having brandished a total of ninety-six yellow cards and six reds to date.

The official is yet to take charge of a Shakers game this season, but has previously overseen the one Newport game. It wasn’t a good one for County, who were on the end of a 6-0 home drubbing by Yeovil Town.

We’ve Met Before

The Shakers and Newport County have gone head-to-head on twenty-three occasions in their respective histories. Nine games have ended in a draw, with Newport being victorious on nine occasions, leaving Bury with five wins.

Form Guide

Both Bury and Newport sit on seventeen points from the last ten games via five wins, two draws and three losses.

Newport are fifth in the table, while Ryan Lowe’s side are sixth due to goal difference. County are plus five compared to Bury’s plus three.  

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