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    Match Info: Wythenshawe Town (a), Sat 4th May, 3.00pm KO

    It was elation for Shakers fans at Gigg Lane on Tuesday evening as we beat a strong Charnock side and booked our place, courtesy of a Tanaka Cherera SCREAMER, in the North West Counties Premier Division Play Off Final for an encounter that will see us take on Wythenshawe Town at their Ericstan Park Ground.

    The Shakers have been given an allocation of 350 tickets for this crunch game so we need all those that are lucky enough in the ballot to get hold of a ticket to get behind the lads from kick off until the final whistle and hopefully push the boys onto promotion to the Northern Premier League.

    The upcoming final has all the makings of a goal fest with there being plenty of goals in both of the previous encounters. Earlier this season Bury won 4-0 at Gigg Lane and 3-2 in the reverse fixture at Ericstan Park.

    We must reinforce the message that fans without a ticket should not travel to or attempt to gain entry to Ericstan Park under any circumstances.
    We have also been made aware of potential scam tickets available online, please only purchase a ticket if successful in the ballot.

    The action won’t only be taking place in Wythenshawe with a large screen being erected on the pitch at Gigg Lane as we welcome Shakers fans to watch the game together in the South Stand, this has now sold out – please don’t travel to Gigg Lane for the screening without a ticket. Shakers unable to make it will be able to purchase the stream to view at home. (info to follow)
    Gates Open – 12noon Admission only via pre-purchased ticket. Away fans to enter via Altrincham Road turnstile. No back packs allowed – bags will be checked prior to entry Anyone causing anti-social behaviour will be removed from the ground. No dogs allowed Outdoor bars – cash only. No parking available at the ground for spectators.
    We caught up with Dave McNabb following the Charnock game and you can see that interview below.
        In Opposition – Wythenshawe Town
    Early Days: The club was founded in 1946 as the North Withington Amateur Football Club and was the idea of some young men who attended St. Crispin’s Church on Hart Road in Fallowfield. The club first played in the South Manchester & Wythenshawe League (1946 – 1958) and were subsequently transferred to the Lancashire & Cheshire Amateur league (1958 – 1972).

    Manchester League & Timpson Road: It was in 1972 the club applied and were accepted into the Manchester League, when up until 1974 all games of football were played at Hough End Field, Princess Road, Withington.

    In June 1974, under the helm of Chairman Billy Moore, the club’s headquarters were moved from the Princess Hotel in Withington to the newly acquired ground at Timpson Road, Baguley, M23 9LL where three pre-fabricated houses were purchased and turned into a clubhouse with a bar, kitchen and changing facilities. After numerous discussions, it was decided to name the ground after the residing Chairman (Stan Hahn) and the Club Secretary (Eric Renard) out of respect, honouring them as founding members, hence the name Ericstan Park. And it was at this point, the club decided to design a new badge incorporating a cockerel and a fox; the cockerel related to founding member Stanley Hahn (the German for cockerel is Hähnchen) and the fox to founding member Eric Renard (the French for fox is Renard), to forever recognise the club’s founding members.

    Cheshire League & The Invincibles: In 2014 and under new Chairman Kenny Hope, the club transferred to the Cheshire League Division 2 and went on to become history-makers, making national headlines as they won every single league and Cup game, 39 games in total, earning the side the title, ‘The Invincibles.’ Back to back promotions on their debut in the Cheshire League, and with a working partnership in place with professional football club Fleetwood Town, the club set their sights firmly on bringing semi-professional football to the club for the first time in history.

    The North-West Counties Football League & Semi-Pro Football: That ambition came to realisation at the end of the 2017/18 season after two seasons in the Cheshire Premier League when the club secured promotion to Step 6 and the Hallmark Security North West Counties League South Division, heralding a new era at the club. There were further changes at the beginning of 2019 when Chris Eaton took over as Chairman with a promise to put the club on a sound business footing. Promotion was narrowly missed at the end of the season but with Manager James Kinsey and his coaching team in charge, the club looked forward to the new campaign with optimism. The optimism proved well-founded as the club showed its confidence in the players and management team was justified with some remarkable highlights and a run in the league that left them in third place and looking forward to a future in the next level. Their greatest run of success was in the FA Vase where a series of victories against Goole Town, Nostell Miners Welfare, Skelmersdale United, and Northwich Victoria saw them matched against competition favourites big-spending Consett Town. A draw at home saw Wythenshawe visit the North-East for the replay but the FA’s experimental rule-change for the competition saw the team short of six players while their opponents had a full squad to choose from. Even so it was a narrow one-nil defeat that saw their visions of Wembley come to an end. The highlight of the season was a remarkable two-one away victory over high flying National League North stars Curzon Ashton in the Frank Hannah Manchester Senior Cup and their last game before the season was ended by COVID-19 was in the semi-final of the Division One Cup against Sandbach United. The decision to declare the season null and void robbed the club of what looked to be a certain promotion.

    Seven out of Seven and then COVID: Season 2020-21 saw a remarkable start to the campaign with seven straight wins and 29 goals scored against just 3 in return. Once again, the season was ended by COVID, and it looked as if once again frustration was the order of the day. However, the club got the news it so richly deserved when the FA made the decision to base promotion on the records of the two curtailed seasons and Wythenshawe Town found themselves starting the new campaign in the Premier Division. There was progress off the field as well at the beginning of 2021, when Chairman Chris Eaton, with the unanimous backing of the members, turned the club into a limited company with a promise of great things to come.

    Success and Reward: The 2021-22 season proved to be an outstanding campaign with a run in the FA Vase and a close finish in the League. Victories against Litherland REMYCA, Bacup Borough, Seaham Red Star, Holker OB, Billingham Synthonia, red-hot favourites Consett AFC and Anstey Nomads saw them reach the dizzy heights of an FA Vase Quarter Final at Loughborough Students. However, it proved one hurdle too far and the visions of Wembley were dashed. After the first few weeks Town were never out of the top three places in the league and it went right up to the final day when they were pipped by just a single point. Wythenshawe Town’s achievements didn’t go unrecognised, and they received two great honours at the League Presentation Evening. Manager James Kinsey was rewarded for three years of hard work and dedication when he received the Manager of The Year Award for the Premier Division and the club’s attitude to discipline on the field saw them received the Fair Play Award.

    The Summer of 2023 saw Manager James Kinsey depart for Stalybridge Celtic and a new regime at Ericstan Park was announced with the appointment of Rory Fallon and his Management Team.
    Ticket Only.

    Please do NOT travel to Ericstan Park without a ticket.

    Programme Price: £2.00 – we have been advised limited numbers of programmes will be printed.
    On the Day & In the Ground
    Travel by Metrolink: Nearest stop – Baguley (9 minutes’ walk, 0.4 miles) or Moor Road (10 minutes’ walk, 0.5 miles).

    Travel by public bus: For all buses, the best stop to get off at is on Altrincham Road near Tesco Baguley. The ground is around 3-5 minutes walk from there.

    From Cheadle, Gatley & Stockport and in the opposite direction, Timperley and Altrincham, take the 11 or 11a and get off anywhere near Tesco Baguley or Baguley Retail Park. If you’re travelling from anywhere in Wythenshawe, the 11 or 109 is the easiest bus to get.

    If you are travelling from Manchester City Centre take the 109.

    Driving: From the M56 Junction 3, follow the sign for Wythenshawe Hospital. After 1 mile, after passing the Shell garage, turn left at the traffic lights then right at the next set of traffic lights. The ground is at the end of this road.

    From the M60 (Counterclockwise), come off at Junction 5 and join the M56. Come off at the first exit which is Junction 3 and follow signs as above.

    From the M60 (Clockwise), head towards the M56 at Junction 4 and come off at the first exit, Junction 2 towards Wythenshawe. At the roundabout go straight ahead towards Altrincham, and at the second roundabout take the second exit, again towards Altrincham. This will bring you to M56 Junction 3, go straight ahead at the roundabout and follow the directions above.

    SatNav Postcode: M23 9LL

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      Parking: Avoid travelling down Timpson Road to access parking, the club car park is accessed from here and only reserves spaces for players, club and match day officials. Travelling supporters are encouraged to park at Tesco near the ground or around the ground where possible in residential areas.

    Please park considerately and think of local residents.
      Food / Drink: Bars and the Cafe will be open inside the ground.
      Matchday Programme: Printed copies available on the turnstiles for £2.
      #NonLeagueDogs: Dogs aren’t allowed for this fixture.
      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: Details of how fans can watch the stream at home will be available later on Friday afternoon.
      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 half time and full time 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!
    Supporters who do not have a ticket should NOT be travelling to the game under any circumstances.

    Please access the game by the Live Stream broadcast made available by the club.
      #ShakersTogether | #BuryFC | #PartofIt
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    Postponed: Awards Day Sun 5th May @ Gigg Lane

    Unfortunately, due to the change in circumstances of accommodating the Big Screen event at Gigg Lane this weekend for the Play-Off Final screening, the club have had to make the tough decision to postpone the Awards Day this coming Sunday.

    The event preparations have been underway for some time and we are very sad to have to make this decision at such short notice. However, the logistics of putting on a large additional event this Saturday, has diverted resource which would have knock-on effects for the following day.

    A new date will be found during next week and communicated to supporters as soon as it is arranged.

    We apologise to all for the inconvience. Tickets will be refunded at this stage, so please look out for this in your email inbox if you have purchased your ticket.
    #BuryFC | #PartOfIt
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    Watch The Play-Off Final At Gigg Lane

    We have been given permission to Live Stream this Saturday’s Play-Off Final from Ericstan Park and this will be broadcast inside Gigg Lane, via a large 22sq metre screen positioned on the pitch. It includes a built in sound system.

    We can accommodate 1,100 people in the South Stand for this event, with tickets priced at £6 adults and £2 U16s.

    The kiosks will be open for food and drink as normal, with gates open to the stands from 1pm.

    Starkies will also be open pre-match from 12noon, with last orders 2pm. Draught beers and soft drinks will be available.

    Grab your ticket for this event by clicking below:
      Big Screen @ Gigg Lane   Post-match players to return to Gigg Lane
    Following the game, the players and staff will return to Gigg Lane to meet supporters prior to the summer break.

    Be #PartofIt this weekend!

    As always, keep across the latest from the club on the website, X / Twitter & Facebook.

    To subscribe to emails direct from the club, please fill out the form HERE.
      #ShakersTogether | #BuryFC | #PartOfIt
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    Play-Off Final Ballot For Tickets

    We head to Ericstan Park this weekend to take on Wythenshawe Town in the Play-Off Final of the NWCFL Premier Division. The winner takes their place in the Northern Premier League next season.

    Capacity is limited to 1,400, with only a small number of these tickets being made available to Bury supporters as we are receiving the minimum away allocation allowed. 

    The ballot will give preference to those who hold both a society membership and season ticket, so we are asking for you to claim the ballot ticket using the email address used for your membership and also enter information about your season ticket. It is one entry per person. Should we not receive enough ballots from that group we will move to the next on the priority list, but this is unlikely to happen.

    If anything changes and we receive more tickets we will work through the list and advise the next people drawn out of the ballot that they can get a ticket.
      To be included in the ballot for a ticket to this game, please enter your details for a free ticket here before Thursday 2nd May at 6pm. Those putting their name in this ballot will need to be able to travel to Gigg Lane on Friday 3rd May between either 10am-2pm or 4-7pm to pick up their ticket. To claim it you must bring proof of ID and your season ticket (either card or on your phone), plus card or cash for payment on collection.
      Supporters will receive physical tickets and the ballot tickets are not valid for entry. We are yet to be advised of the ticket prices.
      We will use a digital balloting system to randomly select the numbers.
      The ballot will be drawn on Thursday evening, with the lucky ticket holders being informed afterwards.
      REMINDER: Supporters signing up to this ballot must be to be able to collect their ticket from Gigg Lane on Friday 3rd May between either 10am-2pm or 4-7pm. Please only sign up if this is the case.
      Play-Off Final Ticket Ballot
    We appreciate that a lot of supporters will be left without a ticket, for various reasons across this process. However, considering both the capacity and ticketing limitations, alongside accomodating our large fanbase, this was the best solution we could find considering the timescales.
      Supporters who do not have a ticket should NOT be travelling to the game under any circumstances.

    Please access the game by the Live Stream broadcast made available by the club. Details on this below.
      #ShakersTogether | #BuryFC | #PartOfIt
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    Play-Off Final Details

    Good morning from Gigg Lane after what was the night before!

    Last night’s cracking result and atmosphere has set up a final tie with Wythenshawe Town. With this comes many operational aspects to work through on how Saturday’s game will be staged. We will be working with Wythenshawe Town on this from this morning.

    We know many supporters will be keen to establish getting access to this game, however whilst these plans are put in place, please refrain from contacting the club in the first instance.

    Once plans have been formalised, these will be communicated as soon as possible.

    As always, keep across the latest from the club on the website, X / Twitter & Facebook.

    To subscribe to emails direct from the club, please fill out the form HERE.
      #ShakersTogether | #BuryFC | #PartOfIt
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    Be #PartofIt – Play-Off Semi-Final

    Can’t be at Gigg for our play-off semi-final against Charnock Richard? Don’t worry, we have you covered with our Live Stream of the game via Bury FC TV.

    For supporters looking to gain access to the pay-per-view Live Stream of Tuesday night’s game, this can be found by clicking HERE.

    The cost is £6.99 (inc. VAT), with options to pay more for those who wish to do so.
      Click here to access the Live Stream   Following payment, the page will re-direct to the broadcast of the game with coverage beginning at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening. If this page is lost at any point, supporters can access this again by clicking on the link provided in the email receipt which is issued at point of payment. This avoids requests to need to pay again.

    Season Ticket Holders: This game is not included with a season ticket, all access is by pay-per-view ONLY.

    For issues related to gaining access, please contact the club by clicking below:
      Email the Club   #ShakersTogether | #BuryFC | #PartofIt
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