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  • Match Info: WYTHENSHAWE (H), SAT 30th Mar, 3pm KO

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    The Shakers will be back in action for the first time in 14 days following our 2 – 2 draw with Charnock Richard behind closed doors at Gigg Lane.

    We are excited to welcome supporters back into the stadium in time for what is billed to be one of the most crucial games in our promotion bid as we host follow promotion chasers Wythenshawe.

    A home win would see the two teams go level on points making for an extremely exciting final four weeks of the North West Counties Premier Division campaign. An away win gives the visitors the breathing space they lost at home to Cheadle Town last weekend.

    Leading with 15 to go, Cheadle smashed two late goals to leave with the points and Wythenshawe suffered their first loss in nine. It really is all to play for this Easter weekend.

    We look forward to a two new faces joining Dave McNabb’s squad in recent weeks, with right-back Keenan Ferguson joining from Spennymoor and former Shaker Max Harrop, returning to Gigg Lane from Northern Prem Side Avro. The additions add reinforcement as we go into the final six games of the season.

    Watch the highlights of our last run out and Dave McNabb’s post match reaction below.

     
     
     

    In Opposition – Wythenshawe

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    Originally founded in 1946 as Wythenshawe Lads’ Club by Reg Gauntlet, a local window cleaner, gathering together a group of kids kicking a ball about in the street. They started playing friendlies, held meetings with parents in a wooden hut in the grounds of Cringlewood House, Yew Tree Lane. They then set up home by hiring a room in an old farmhouse in Daine Avenue, Rackhouse. A couple of years later Noel Timpson, of Timpson Shoes, purchased two ex-WW2 Nissen huts and sited them within the farmhouse grounds.

    Promotion was gained in May 2018 when the FA allocated the first team to a restructured North West Counties Football League. This meant that the club was competing at semi-professional level for the first time, they finished a creditable fourth in the First Division South in their first season.

    In 2019 the first team returned to the national stage when they re-entered the FA Vase. The following season 2020-21, they made their debut in the FA Cup, in the Extra Preliminary Round beat Shelley at home 4-2 in a memorable penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in 90 mins, exited in the Preliminary Round v. Trafford at home 1-4.

    The first full season, 2021-22, following two coronavirus pandemic hit seasons, they reached the NWCFL Division One South play-offs, losing to FC Isle of Man in the semi-finals.

    They improved on that the following season, 2022-23, arguably the club’s most successful, with a first team double, winning automatic promotion to the Premier Division by becoming champions (their first ever semi-professional title), then adding the First Division Champions Cup.

    Sacha Lord, co-founder of the music festival Parklife and The Warehouse Project, in April 2023 joined the Board and installed as Chair in June. Barratt, appointed as Chair in 2019, remained on the Board as Vice-Chair.

    In June 2023, the club changed its name, dropping ‘Amateurs’, becoming Wythenshawe Football Club, with the playing name Wythenshawe.

     

    Tickets & Admission

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    General sale tickets are available online HERE. General access Main Stand tickets are SOLD OUT, details for Season Ticket holders can be found below.

    We recommend purchasing a ticket ahead of the game to allow us to plan appropriately in the ground.

    Please follow requests from volunteers and stewards for directions if unsure.

    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 will be available to take cash & card payments.

     

    Away Supporters: Visiting supporters will be directed to the Cemetery End entrance. If visiting supporters have purchased a ticket for another stand previously, please head to this end. Turnstile operators will be on hand to assist. Tickets are available for this stand, with cash & card payments available.

     

    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. The first 250 season ticket holders who wish to watch from the Main Stand, can do so by admission at 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.

     

    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 
    • 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.

     
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    Matchday Programme: You can purchase a programme online now, to collect at the merchandise stall ahead of the game or head to the sellers in and around the ground. 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.

    Food / Drink: Our catering partner, Quirky Catering, operate the kiosks throughout the ground, and are accessible for supporters under the stands. A selection of hot and cold snacks will be available.

     
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    Starkies: For those with tickets in the Main Stand, access to Starkies will be available from when the gates open. The bar is limited to a set number and this will be managed by stewards through the day.

    After the game, supporters from other areas of the ground can gain access to Starkies via the ground floor entrance in that corner of the ground – subject to the maximum capacity not being exceeded.

     

    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: No stream available for fixtures on a Saturday afternoon due to the broadcasting restrictions in the UK. 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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