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PREVIEW: BURY

LOWDOWN ON SATURDAY'S OPPONENTS

24 August 2018

Club News

PREVIEW: BURY

LOWDOWN ON SATURDAY'S OPPONENTS

24 August 2018

After Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Swindon Town at the Broadfield Stadium, Crawley quickly return to home league action when Bury come to Sussex on Saturday.

Josh Payne will be unavailable after his red card on Tuesday evening sees him suspended for one game, along with Bury’s Will Aimson who saw red in their match against Lincoln City.

Bury, like the Reds, have won once this season. That was on the opening day against Yeovil Town – a match that saw the Glovers reduced to nine men. This will only be the third league meeting between the Bury and Crawley.

HEAD TO HEAD

Crawley have a great record against the Shakers, winning all three of our previous meetings. Our first match took place in 2011, on our way to our second consecutive FA Cup Fifth Round appearance, when we won 2-0 at Gigg Lane thanks to goals from Tyrone Barnett and Michael Doughty.

Our only two previous league meetings have also resulted in Town wins. The Reds won 3-2, with Nicky Adams scoring a winner in the 94th minute in December 2012, and another 2-0 success at Gigg Lane in March 2013 thanks to a double from Jamie Proctor.

STAR MAN

Midfielder Nicky Adams (pictured) is no stranger to the Reds, having made 70 appearances for Town between 2012-14, with his most memorable goal being a wonder strike against Reading in the FA Cup after just 14 seconds. Adams called the goal ‘the best of his career.’ He scored nine times for the Reds in his two years at the Broadfield Stadium.

Adams is now in his third spell with the Shakers, having started his career there in 2005, signing again in 2014, and then for a third time this summer after leaving Carlisle United.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are available at the ticket office from 10am on home match days, and over the phone on 01293 410000. Tickets ARE available on the day of the game and there will be two cash turnstiles - numbers 4 and 9.

Online purchase is currently unavailable.

COVERAGE

As always, the official Crawley Town iFollow will provide live audio coverage for UK subscribers and live match stream for overseas users, both from 2.55pm. 

There will also be live updates from Gary Smith on BBC Sussex & Surrey Sport throughout the game.

The club’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will have all the action from across the afternoon.


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