Date: 24th February 2016 at 2:57pm
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Latics and Bury have already met three times this season and we haven’t won once, with a Capital One cup tie at the DW Stadium, a League 1 clash and an FA Cup tie at Gigg Lane already taken place since the start of the season and now we face each other for hopefully the final time this campaign in another league encounter, this time at the DW.

Of the 44 meetings down the years:

Latics have 16 wins, Bury 18, draws 13.

The first meeting between the two clubs was at Springfield Park in November 1978, a second round FA cup tie ended 2-2, Latics lost the replay three days later at Gigg Lane 4-1.

The last meeting between the two clubs was the FA cup 1st round tie back in November at Gigg Lane, goals from Tom Pope, Danny Mayor, Nathan Cameron and Leon Clarke saw the Shakers send the Latics tumbling out of the second cup competition this campaign. Hopefully we can ‘shake’ off their bogey team tag, it is 16 years since we beat them, and get all the points on Saturday to consolidate our place in the automatic promotion spots.

Last Six Meetings

07 Nov 2015 – FA Cup – Bury 4 Latics 0
10 Oct 2015 – League 1 – Bury 2 Latics 2
11 Aug 2015 – Capital One Cup – Latics 1 Bury 2
26 Dec 2001 – League Division 2 – Latics 1 Bury 1
08 Sep 2001 – League Division 2 – Bury 0 Latics 2
16 Apr 2001 – League Division 2 – Bury 0 Latics 1

Last Time Out

Bury 4 Latics 0
Goal scorers – Pope 18, Mayor 34, Cameron 45, Clarke 65 mins
Referee – David Coote
Attendance – 3,856


Bury –Bachmann, Riley, Hussey, P.Clarke, Mellis (Burgess 85), Mayor, Pope, Soares (Brown 80), Pugh, Cameron, Rose (L.Clarke 61)
Unused Subs – Kenny, Sedgwick

Latics – O’Donnell, James, Perkins, Daniels, McCann, Grigg (Jacobs 45), Davies, Morgan, Junior (Power 62), Love, Vuckic (Wildschut 45)
Unused Subs – Jaaskelainen, Cowie, Chow, Barnett


Check out the latest PWU Podcast – The Heartbeat Is Strong

Latics spring into second spot in the table and all is well.

A great away day at Walsall last Saturday, a bit of a PWU road trip, with Balti Pies and a full on ‘of the terrace’ report from Rob, Barry, Gareth and Paul.

We have a chat about the fantastic gesture of free coach travel to Swindon and question Adam as to why he’s declined and decided to go on a £30 return trip instead!

Bury at home on Saturday, can we finally rid ourselves of the bogey team status that they appear to have over us?

Millwall away on Tuesday, we have a quick look forward to the game, but get side tracked as usual!

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