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Match Preview: Exeter City vs Bury

15 February 2019

Bury make the long trip to Exeter City on Saturday, looking to maintain their recent impressive form away from home.

Ryan Lowe was keen to praise the prolific forwards, but ultimately, acknowledged that it’s all about the result, “It's nice that we're scoring so many and that a few of the lads are into double figures but for us, the most important thing is winning football matches.”

The Gaffer was also quick to praise his counterpart at Exeter on the job he has done, “Matt has done a fantastic job there, he's got them back up again, as they had a little bit of a dip not long ago but they’re now in good form. It's two good teams fighting for 3 points.”

Deadline Day signing Jordan Rossiter has enjoyed his inaugural fortnight with the Shakers, “I knew I was coming into a side that played really good football and that it's a great set of lads so it's what I expected and hopefully more of the good stuff to come.”

He also looked ahead to the game this weekend, “The Gaffer will analyse them, we'll all analyse them as a team and we'll go there looking for the 3 points.”

Exeter City’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. 

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. 


Ollie Yates has previously officiated twenty-eight games. He has produced one-hundred-four yellow cards, giving four players their marching orders.

He has been in charge for Bury’s Checkatrade Trophy win against Leicester City u21s where he sent Callum McFadzean for an early bath! His other Shakers game was the club’s last defeat, which was on Boxing Day last year at Mansfield.

He has also been the Referee for an Exeter game as they travelled to Yeovil and gained a point in a 2 all draw.

Yates’ games have been spread across the bottom two tiers of English football, with him taking charge of at least one game in all of the domestic cup competitions. 

We’ve Met Before

Bury and Exeter have met each other on thirty-seven different occasions, with the Shakers having the superior record.

Nineteen of the previous meetings have seen Bury the victors, with the League Two top scorers losing to Saturday’s opponents on nine. The remaining nine games have seen the sides finish level.

In the last ten meetings between the sides, the Shakers have only lost on two occasions, winning five and drawing the three.

Form Guide

The last eight outings for all Sky Bet League Two sides see the Shakers come out on top with eighteen points, following the five wins and three draws while avoiding defeat.

In contrast, Matt Taylor’s Exeter City sit sixth, winning four, drawing two, while losing on their recent visit to Newport County 1-0.   

Bury have the best goal difference from the last eight fixtures with plus six. Colchester boast the same overall, however Ryan Lowe’s side come out on top after scoring the extra goal with seventeen.

Bury and Lincoln are the only two teams that are unbeaten in the last eight games, however Lincoln are fifth in the table, following their five draws.

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