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  • Match Info: Longridge Town (H), Sat 9th Sept, 3pm KO

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    We go again this weekend after picking up four points since last Saturday, with a win at home against West Didsbury & Chorlton and a point on the road at Wythenshawe in midweek, following a late penalty.

    Shakeel Jones-Griffiths grabbed his first Bury goal with a header from a corner on Tuesday night and a returning Benito Lowe sent Gigg Lane into raptures last weekend when a spirited West fightback set up a nail-biting finish and a last minute winner. Get your highlights for both games at our YouTube channel HERE.

    We head into the weekend sitting second in the league, behind early pace-setters, Kendal Town, by five points following the Mintcakes loss away at Colne on Tuesday night.

    Andy Welsh, gave us his thoughts last weekend following the win over West Didsbury and how electric games at Gigg Lane are for the lads on the pitch:

     
     

    We are the season’s top-scorers in the league so far with 25 goals, so if you are looking for entertainment then Gigg Lane is the place to be at this moment at Step 5.

    Our visitors, Longridge Town, head into the game in 22nd in the league but did secure their first league win of the campaign last weekend with a 6-0 drubbing of Skemelsdale United. They have lost all three away games this season however, a fact they will no doubt be looking to put right this weekend in the Gigg Lane sunshine.

    Get all your pre-match information on the opposition, tickets, programmes, access to Gigg Lane, and much more in our details below.

     

    In Opposition – Longridge Town

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    Formed in 1996 when the two clubs of the town, United & St. Wilfrid’s came together with the aim of raising the standard of football in the town.

    The previous two clubs had existing from as far back as the 19th century, so the experience was by no means novice, and the club quickly moved out of the local religious leagues they had taken part in for nearly a century and through the Preston & District and then West Lancashire Leagues before being promoted to the NWCFL in 2018.

    They quickly moved into the Premier Division following a successful first season, finishing as Champions. They have remained at this step since that point.

    For more information on Longridge, 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.

    Match Sponsor: Our MatchDay Sponsors are Howarth Timber & Building Supplies. 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: A pay-per-view Live Stream will be available, click on ‘Live Stream’ at the top of the homepage to access the game from the comfort of your own home, live from just after 2.45pm. Season ticket holders will receive this for FREE and an email will be sent an hour before kick-off on how to access the game!

    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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