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    A win for interim managers, Leon Mike and Stephen Sheil, on Tuesday night was welcome relief after a turbulent start to the week which saw Andy Welsh and management team leave the club following the loss to Lower Breck last Saturday.

    The management duo were keen to stress the importance of the senior players in the group who stepped up to help with preparations for the win on the Fylde coast, you can hear their interview after the game below.

    One of those senior players put his words into action when we took the lead just after half-time on Tuesday. Chris Rowney struck a low shot from the edge of the box which pressed home the dominance that had been shown up to that point by a determined and organised Bury side who grabbed a first clean sheet in 15 competitive games. Connor Comber grabbed an opportune goal 20 minutes later when Gate keeper, Nathan Pennington spilled a swirling cross in the 6-yard box and Comber was on hand to stab the ball home for his third of the season.


    Comber also grabbed the player of the match award from the hosts, following a sharp display which also saw the winger smash a first half free-kick against the upright which would no doubt have been a goal of the season contender. Catch the highlights of the game at our YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

    This weekend’s visitors are new to the Premier Division following relegation from the NPL last term. This fixture was originally due to be played in February but with a free weekend for both sides as neither are in FA Vase action yet, the game was brought forward. This will mean we will have completed our games against the Lancashire-based outfit, after we took all three points in the reverse fixture in the first week of the season.

    Goals from Andy Briggs, Darius Palma and Benito Lowe put us three-up at half-time before the home side grabbed a well-taken consolation goal. Highlights are available below.

     
     

    Benito Lowe sits out his final game of his delayed three-match suspension, he will be back and available for Tuesday’s visit of FC Isle of Man.

    Heading to Gigg Lane for the game? Get all your match information below and make some noise in South Stand, Block A to bring the boys home!

     
     

    In Opposition – Colne

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    Colne FC were formed in January 1996, and moved into the vacant Holt House Stadium, once used by Colne Dynamoes.
     

    The Red Army struggled until the 2003/04 season, when they finished top of the NWCFL Division 2 – 10 points clear of second place and scoring 102 goals. They also made it to the semi–finals of the FA Vase, defeating AFC Wimbledon along the way.
     

    Season 2015–16 saw Colne win the NWCFL Premier Division title, securing 100 points and scoring over 100 goals. They also reached the final of the League Cup. The next few years saw success in the Northern Premier Leagues and various cup competitions, until they were relegated last season.

    So far this term, they have won five, drawn 2 and lost five from the opening 12 league games. They are without a win in three, but that victory was against current league leaders, Kendal Town which they won 2-0.

    For more information on Colne, head to their NWCFL page HERE.

     

    Tickets & Admission

    General sale tickets are available for the Main and South Stands, plus hospitality for the Main Stand. Purchase your ticket below:
     


    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 while we make a decision if turnstiles at the South Stand will be available to take cash & card payments. The Cemetery End will be CLOSED this weekend, with Pay on the Gate supporters able to gain access via into the South Stand.

    Away Supporters: There will be no hard segregation on the day, with Away supporters encouraged to buy tickets for the South Stand, and congregate towards the ‘SH’ end of this stand.

    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 150 season ticket holders who wish to watch from the Main Stand, can do so by admission of the turnstile.

    Please arrive early to secure your seat, with allocations made on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Click here to purchase online tickets. Read here on how to access your tickets digitally.

     

    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

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    Parking: Our car-park policy is now in force, as outlined below.

     

    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 (season ticket only)
    • Sponsors
    • Blue Badge Holders
     

    If you have a blue badge or mobility issues please email the club secretary at secretary@buryfc.co.uk 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.

     
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    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.

    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 LiveTwitter 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!

     

    #ShakersTogether | #BuryFC | #PartofIt

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