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New Season, New Teams: Bury

An in-depth look at City's newest opponents for the 2018/19 season

13 June 2018

New Season, New Teams takes a look at the six teams that will be joining EFL Sky Bet League Two for the 2018/19 season.

Today we take a look at Bury who suffered relegation from League One last season.

About Bury:

  • Founded: 1885
  • Stadium: Gigg Lane
  • Nickname: The Shakers

Bury have been members of the Football League since 1894 and have won the FA Cup twice, in 1900 and 1903. Gigg Lane has been their home ground since 1885. 

In May 2005, Bury became the first football club to score a thousand goals in each of the top four tiers of the English football league.

The Shakers finished in last place in League One in 2017/18 and were relegated to League Two for the second time in five seasons.

The Manager:

Ryan Lowe 
Bury are currently under the leadership of player-manager Ryan Lowe who returned to the club in January 2017 following the sacking of former manager Lee Clark.

Ryan was appointed caretaker manager, taking charge for Bury's FA Cup first-round tie at National League side Woking. He remained in charge for six games until November 22 when Chris Lucketti was appointed, Chris was however sacked in January 2018, after Lucketti was sacked.

Lowe was appointed to take charge of the first team until the end of the season alongside Ryan Kidd.

The Ground:

Name: Gigg Lane
Capacity:
 12,500
Year opened: 1885
Address: Gigg Lane, Bury BL9 9HR

Gigg Lane is an all-seater football stadium in Bury, Greater Manchester. It was built for Bury in 1885 and has been their home ever since.

Away fans are housed in the Ratio Law Stand at one end of the stadium, where just over 2,000 away supporters can be accommodated.

One to Watch:

Jermaine Beckford
Jermaine began his career as a trainee at Chelsea, and has since played for Wealdstone, Uxbridge, Leeds United, Carlisle United, Scunthorpe United, Everton, Leicester City, Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End and Bury.

Following his release from Preston, Jermaine signed a 2-year deal with Bury in May 2017. He scored his first goal and the winner for Bury on the opening day of the season against Walsall in a 1–0 win and ended up the Shakers' joint top scorer with eight.

2017/18 Season In Review:

  • Position: 24 (relegated)
  • Average Attendance: 3931
  • Top Scorer: Jermaine Beckford/George Miller - 8

The 2017/18 season was a disasterous one for the Shakers, finishing in last place in League One and suffering relegation to League Two for the second time in five seasons.

The Shakers spent the majority of the season in the drop zone and relegation was confirmed after a defeat by Northampton Town on April 14.

Previous Meetings:

Bury 1 Exeter City 1: February 7, 2015

The last meeting between City and Bury saw an entertaining draw at the JD Stadium. Arron Davies gave Exeter the lead when he converted Alex Nicholls's free-kick that flew back off the bar. Former Grecian Daniel Nardiello equalised for the Shakers, but a strong second-half defensive performance from the Grecians earned a point.

Exeter City 2 Bury 1: September 27, 2014

City inflicted Bury's first loss since the opening day and picked up their first home win since April the last time the two sides met at St James Park

Matt Grimes' curling free-kick gave Exeter an early lead but was cancelled out by Tom Soares strike. The match was decided late on as Jimmy Keohane scored from close range after Bury's keeper dropped a deep free-kick.

Head to Head:

  • Exeter City wins: 9
  • Draws: 9
  • Bury wins: 18

Fixture release day is on Thursday, June 21, tune in from 9am to find out when City will face the Shakers in 2018/19.


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