It’s going to be a busy August Bank Holiday Weekend, which begins with Saturday’s home game with Cheadle Town.
Andy Welsh will be looking for a response from his sides 3-2 defeat against Kendal Town on Tuesday evening. Bury opened the scoring on 14 minutes through Andy Briggs, with the Shakers holding onto that lead until just after the break, when Steven Yawson equalised for Kendal.
Andy Briggs regained Bury’s lead less than 10 minutes later to the roar of the South Stand, following a goalmouth scramble, when the ball landed at Briggs’ foot for him to slam home the ball from 10 yards out for his sixth league goal of the season.
However, that was as good as it was going to get for the men in white, as the game was levelled up by the visitors on the hour mark, when top scorer James Bailey looped a header over Taberner into the opposite corner of the Bury goal before Yawson stole through the Bury defence to score the third and eventual winner on 68 minutes.
You can catch Tuesday night’s highlights below:
A reflective Andy Welsh, gave us his thoughts following a tough couple of days in the Bury dugout:
Visiting Cheadle Town have had a mixed start to the season, having played seven, won two, drawn one and lost four so far in the league.
Paul Marshall’s side hosted Prestwich Heys on Tuesday evening, a game they lost 4-2. Heys lead 2-0 after 25 minutes, Cheadle got a goal back before half time. In the second half, Heys gained a further two goals, one from ex-Bury striker Jack Coop, before Jordan Lazenbury scored a second goal for the hosts, two minutes from time.
Get all your pre-match information on the opposition, tickets, programmes, access to Gigg Lane, and much more in our details below.
A minutes applause will be held ahead of kick-off, as we pay our respects to Emily Wilcock, a player in one of our Women’s Recreational Teams following her sudden passing this week, aged 27.
In Opposition – Cheadle Town
Cheadle Town was formed in 1961 as Grasmere Rovers playing in the Manchester & District Sunday Football League in their Under 16s Division. As the team developed the Under-21 Championship was won in 1968, followed by the Premier Division title two years later.
Grasmere Rovers moved into their own ground at Park Road Stadium in 1982 and, a year later, changed their name to Cheadle Town when they also joined the North West Counties Football League. Membership has mainly been in the Second Division, but in 1996 the club was promoted to the First Division. Sadly, relegation back to the second tier occurred in 2001, a position they occupied until 2023 when they were promoted to the now-named Premier Division.
And what a season 2022/23 was… for the first time in over 20-years Cheadle Town were finally promoted to the top tier of the NWCFL. In a season which saw the Football Club awarded ‘Club of the Month’ on three separate occasions and break records for unbeaten runs and consecutive victories. The season came down to the lottery of the Play-Offs which saw Cheadle Town defeat Stockport Town 2-0 in the Semi Finals, leading to a Final against Sandbach United. In front of a crowd of 1,375, Cheadle Town won 3-1 with Martin Pilkington confirming victory in injury time to the delight of the travelling supporters. An occasion that will long live in the memories of all involved with Cheadle Town.
Tickets & Admission
General sale tickets are available for the Main and South Stands, plus hospitality for the Main Stand. We recommend purchasing a ticket ahead of the game to allow us to plan appropriately in the ground.
Prices*: £10 adult, £5 16-18, £3 Under 16s & Free for Under 5s.
1885 Suite: £40* per ticket
* plus booking fees
Pay on the Gate: Whilst encouraging supporters to buy online ahead of the game, turnstiles at the Cemetery End will be available to take cash & card payments.
Season Ticket Holders: We have recognised the requests from some season ticket holders who wish to be sat in the Main Stand, instead of the currently allocated South Stand. Whilst general sale tickets for the Main Stand are available again, this Saturday the first 100 season ticket holders who wish to watch from the Main Stand, can do so by admission of the turnstile.
On the Day & In the Ground
Travel: Gigg Lane is accessible by car and is well served by public transport, please see our page on the TfGM website, which advises the best travel routes to the stadium. Directions can be sourced via Google Maps below.
SatNav Postcode: BL9 9HR
Parking: Our new car-park policy for the upcoming season is now in force.
Due to the limited space within the car park at Gigg Lane, it is reserved for the following:
- Team Playing Staff and Management
- Match and Competition Officials
- Club Staff and volunteers transporting matchday equipment
- Members of the 1885 Suite
- Blue Badge Holders
If you have a blue badge or mobility issues please email the club secretary at email@example.com at least TWO days before the game. Blue Badge holders shall be prioritised for a parking space.
Entrance to the car park is strictly controlled and includes the areas within and in front of the fenced area. Please contact the Club Secretary with any other related queries.
There is on-street parking in the residential areas surrounding Gigg Lane, with supporters reminded to be respectful and considerate of the local residents at all times, as well as being mindful of and adhering to the parking permit measures in place in close proximity to the ground.
Stadium Entry: Gates will open at 1:30pm.
Our matchday volunteers will be on hand, both outside the turnstiles and inside the ground, to guide supporters to where they need to be. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask those who are there to help the day.
Food / Drink: Our new catering partner, Quirky Catering, will be operating the kiosks this weekend and throughout the season, and are accessible for supporters under the stands. A selection of hot and cold snacks will be available. Alcohol will be sold, and can be consumed anywhere in the stand. Please respect the advice from stewards on managing this process on the day.
Matchday Programme: You can purchase a programme online now, to collect at the merchandise stall tomorrow afternoon or head to the sellers in and around the ground ahead of the game at the price of £3.
Get a full A3 pull-out squad photo of our Men’s First Team with each programme this weekend. If there was ever reason to get a copy of your award-winning matchday programme, that is it!
Match Sponsor: Our MatchDay Sponsors are Travel 1st, local providers of personalised travel services both in the UK and beyond! We welcome the team down to Gigg Lane this weekend and thank them for their support of Bury FC.
Pound for the Ground: Our ‘Pound for the Ground’ half-time raffle tickets will be on sale in and around the ground, £1 per entry. Sellers accept cash or card, with 40% of the total pot going to the winning ticket with results announced over the PA system and on the scoreboard.
Keep #GiggGleaming: With so much work gone into Gigg Lane to get us to this point, we want to keep it that way and a lot of work goes into turning the ground around between games each weekend. We have a team of volunteers lined up to clean the stands following the game.
With this in mind, we urge all supporters to make sure any rubbish is processed in the correct manner, using the available bins where necessary, or if possible please take any rubbish away with you.
Designated Smoking Areas: Supporters are not allowed to smoke / vape anywhere within the stands at Gigg Lane. Designated areas are set aside to do this, follow guidance from stewards on this and only smoke / vape within these areas.
#NonLeagueDogs: For now, dogs are NOT permitted in the ground.
Match Coverage & Live Stream
If you are unable to make it to the action at Gigg Lane, we’ll have all the live coverage across our media platforms.
Live Stream: For this game, we will have no live stream. Keep up-to-date with all our video content via the club’s YouTube Channel. Click to subscribe and never miss highlights and match reaction across the season.
Audio Commentary: Roch Valley Radio will be providing commentary for this game. Join the team from the press box at Gigg Lane. Click here ahead of kick-off to listen live. Audio commentary will be provided for every game of the season, so you will never miss a piece of the action.
Social Media: Our team will also bring you in-depth text commentary via the club ‘MatchDay Live‘ Twitter feed, with team news and score-line updates available also on Facebook and feel like you are there with our match galleries and imagery available over on Instagram.
Whatever the weather, wherever you are across the globe, we have you covered.
Up the Shakers!