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Match Preview: Bury vs Macclesfield Town

1 March 2019

We look ahead to this weekend's home clash with Macclesfield Town...

Ryan Lowe was happy with the mentality of his lads, mentioning what has been instilled at the club, “We say that when you're coming into Carrington you come in with a smile on your face and they've done that and worked hard.”

Despite their league position, the Gaffer knows Macclesfield will pose a threat to the Shakers, “Sol has made Macclesfield resolute. The last time we were there [Before Campbell’s appointment], they had a good spell and they were a threat in parts of the game.”

Experienced shot-stopper Joe Murphy knows that there is no easy game in League Two, “We can't look at the fixtures and say we've got a good run-in, as it's not going to be easy, it's going to be tough.”

He also mentioned the ambitions of the team, “Since the Carlisle game we've said let's stay unbeaten at home in the league.”

Macclesfield Town’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. 


Eddie Ilderton is taking charge of his eighth game of the season, having previously handed out twenty-one yellow cards and two red cards.

His two dismissals came in the same game where two Stevenage players got sent for an early shower in a 2-0 defeat at Tranmere.

Ilderton has yet to officiate a game involving Bury or Macclesfield, taking charge of four League One games and three in League Two.

We’ve Met Before

Bury and Macclesfield have previously met on nineteen occasions, with the Shakers winning nine of them compared to Macclesfield’s four. The teams have drawn six times.

The first meeting was in 2002, with the Shakers having an impressive record in the fixture of late. Ryan Lowe’s side have lost just the once in the last twelve fixtures between the teams.

Form Guide

The last ten league games see the Shakers at the top of the tree, not losing once, winning seven games and drawing the three. This sees Bury accumulate twenty-four points, scoring twenty-one and conceding just twelve.

The form guide for the last ten games doesn’t read as well for Macclesfield. They currently sit twentieth, winning two, drawing four and losing four. Sol Campbell’s team have scored fifteen and conceded seventeen as they have collected a third of the available points.


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