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Match Preview: Bury vs Liverpool FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final

6 March 2019

Ryan Kidd’s side are in action this evening as they entertain Barry Lewtas’ Liverpool side. The reds come into the tie on the back of a 7-2 victory against Blackburn Rovers, while the Shakers fell to a harsh 3-1 defeat at Port Vale.

Wednesday is the first time for fifty-three years that Bury have reached this stage of the FA Youth Cup. They will have a full-strength squad available to them with no suspensions for the match.

In contrast, tonight’s opponents are in UEFA Youth League action next week in the Round of Sixteen, and have a strike partnership who have hit the back of the net thirty-three times between them, with Paul Glatzel grabbing seventeen, while Bobby Duncan sits on sixteen.

Ryan Kidd spoke to iFollow, and had a rallying call for all Shakers fans, “I just hope we get a big crowd on the night, I really do, I hope the Bury people come out and support this group of lads because they really deserve it.”

Defender Sam Allardyce is looking forward to a difficult challenge at keeping out an in-form attack, “The whole game is going to be tough, I’m excited for that, I like the challenge, I’m an out and out defender… I want to see if I can stop them scoring.”

Referee Watch

Daniel Middleton will be in charge for the fixture, having previously overseen nineteen games this campaign, seventeen of which were in the National League.

He has brandished fifty-nine yellow cards along with five reds. Gateshead’s 1-0 win against Maidstone saw him produce six yellows and two reds, while similar numbers followed when Hartlepool were 2-1 winners at Halifax, four yellows and two reds came out of his pocket on that occasion.

The only time he has opted against giving any cards was the opening game of the season when Salford drew 1-1 with Leyton Orient.

Match Coverage

The game will not have any iFollow commentary as the NeuLion back end is being updated. The FA will be streaming the game live on their website though. 

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