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02 March 2019 Venue The Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane Attendance

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Match Preview: Bury v Macclesfield Town

2 March 2019

Macclesfield Town face a tough test today at the home of high flyers Bury, as Sol Campbell’s Silkmen they look to turn draws into victories. 

It’s the second consecutive away day for Macc, who drew 1-1 at Crawley last week. Prior to that result, home fixtures against had both resulted in a solitary point. 

The unbeaten run has its positives, Scott Wilson is showing promising form in front of goal and could hit double figures in the division today. 

However, Campbell and his players want more than draws. Here’s what the Manager had to say ahead of this fixture… 

 

Bury have hit formidable form recently – an unbeaten run since end of December, in which the Shakers dropped just six points, has seen them shoot to second in the table. 

However, Ryan Lowe’s side tasted defeat on Tuesday night after Portsmouth convincingly knocked Bury out of the Checkatrade Trophy with a place in the Wembley final at stake. 

With that result included, Bury have only won once in their last four matches at Gigg Lane, giving the Silkmen optimism as they head into this match with the underdog tag. 

We are set to be buoyed by a large and passionate away frollowing this afternoon and we need each and everyone of you to help create a cauldron of noise for the lads today.

You're support will play a crucial factor in proceedings today. We will fight this battle together - this means everything.

Admission prices are as follows -

Adults                                                 £20.00

65+, U23, Disabled                            £14.00 (carer free of charge)

U18                                                     £10.00

U16                                                     £7.00

U12                                                     £5.00

U5                                                       Free

Family Tickets are available to purchase on the day, these are £20 for one adult and one under 16 with additional children charged at £5.00.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Bury 3 - 0 Macclesfield Town

2 March 2019

It was a frustrating afternoon for Macclesfield Town at Gigg Lane, as Sol Campbell’s side failed to rattle high-flyers Bury.

Scott Wilson and Harry Smith had the best of the chances for Macc, but these were few and far between against the well-drilled Shakers side.

Nicky Maynard put Bury ahead after Fiacre Kelleher’s brave block in the six-yard box fell to the striker, who found the net with a helping hand from the crossbar.

An unfortunate handball against Miles Welch-Hayes led to Jay O’Shea scoring a penalty with 15 minutes remaining, before Scott Wharton headed home in injury time.

Bury put the Silkmen under immediate pressure from kick-off, as Danny Mayor squirmed to the byline and pulled the ball back into a crowded penalty area, but the chance was snubbed out by Macc.

It did not take long for Campbell’s side to muster a chance of their own, albeit a difficult one. Three minutes later, Smith connected with a looping cross, but he struggled to head it goalwards under pressure.

Both Maynard and Michael Rose tested the waters by taking speculative shots from distance, but neither could break the deadlock for their respective sides.

This was until the 24th minute, when Maynard thundered the ball home close-range.

Before that, Macc were enjoying a positive spell in possession and worked a great chance for Wilson. David Fitzpatrick delivered a peach of a cross to the striker, but he couldn’t make contact with defenders bearing down on his tail.

Kieran O’Hara was forced to snub Maynard when the Bury top scorer escaped the offside trap after half an hour. Callum Maycock then ran in behind the Shakers’ defence and squared to Wilson, who’s goal-bound shot was blocked.

Both defences stood resolute until the interval, with Fitzpatrick and O’Hara working together to clear a teasing Bury square-ball, before a dangerous Wilson cross didn't fall kindly for neither Smith or Cole in the area, and the Shakers somehow cleared.

Half time: Bury 1-0 Macclesfield Town

Ryan Lowe’s side came out of the blocks the fastest, forcing O’Hara to react quickly to Maynard creeping through the back-line by pouncing on the striker’s shot.

Maynard then wasted a glorious chance for Bury, meeting a corner at the front post and flicking it across the face of the goal.

Macc pushed forward, looking for an end product to some positive spells on the pitch, but Smith’s stooping header could only direct a right-sided cross straight into the gloves of Joe Murphy with almost an hour played.

Most of the threat was coming from the flanks, Rose’s corners proved to cause panic at times and Fitzpatrick was on hand to deliver a series of alarming crosses. Reece Cole also forced a save from Murphy from distance.

However, any momentum was killed when Welch-Hayes was adjudged to have blocked Mayor’s shot with his hand, and O’Shea scored the resulting penalty.

O’Hara produced a fine save with 10 minutes remaining, stretching high to parry a venomous strike away from goal, before Smith almost halved the deficit by heading a Rose corner narrowly over the bar.

To flatter the score-line for the hosts, Wharton nodded home an in-swinging free-kick with the last attack of the game.

Full-time: Bury 3-0 Macclesfield Town

Away attendance: 496

Bury: Murphy, Thompson, O’Connell, Adams, Mayor (Danns 87’), Rossiter, Wharton, McFadzean, O’Shea, Lavery (Moore 80’), Maynard (Telford 68’).

Subs: Moloney, Stokes, Cooney, Omotayo.

Macclesfield Town: O’Hara, Fitzpatrick, Kelleher, Wilson (Biabi 83’), Smith, Welch-Hayes, Maycock (Stephens 87’), Arthur (Martis 80’), Rose, Cameron, Cole

Subs: Idem, Durrell, Evans, Demetriou.

By Matt Bates

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Ticket News

Bury Ticket News

27 February 2019

Macclesfield Town make the relatively short journey over to Gigg Lane on 2nd March, as Sol Campbell's men face Bury for another Sky Bet League Two fixture.

Ahead of the game, we are pleased to advise ticket prices -

Adults                                                 £20.00

65+, U23, Disabled                            £14.00 (carer free of charge)

U18                                                     £10.00

U16                                                     £7.00

U12                                                     £5.00

U5                                                       Free

Family Tickets are available to purchase on the day, these are £20 for one adult and one under 16 with additional children charged at £5.00.

Macclesfield Town have no tickets available to purchase from the Moss Rose ahead of the game, however you can book them online here.

Advance sales mirror the matchday prices which will be in operation on the day.

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