Sunday 28 May 2017

Gigg Lane - Bury

Bury - Gigg Lane

Bury Football Club
Gigg Lane
Greater Manchester

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VISIT 1: Bury 0-1 Gillingham 28/3/16
VISIT 2: Bury 1-2 Gillingham 4/3/17
VISIT 3: Bury 2-1 Gillingham 24/2/18


Bury 0-1 Gillingham
Monday 28th March 2016
League One

My 1st visit Gigg Lane was Easter Bank Holiday Monday in 2016.. This was 1 of the grounds I needed to tick off with Gillingham in League One at the time, was a bit of a downer when I heard this was on Bank Holiday Monday due to me working Mondays at work, but luckily managed to get a shift swap at work. Anyway a long day ahead to Bury, as I woke up about half 6 to get ready. Did a little video on Facebook and thought I'd do something different. Yes people might take the piss, but ah well I don't give a flying fuck haha, pardon my language. Anyway I left home not so long after and got up to Gillingham around half 7, and left on the coach around 8.15 in the end. I was tempted to go by train to Bury, but what with it being a Bank Holiday, I thought I'd choose to be safe and go by coach. A quick stop at Peterborough Extra Services and then got into Bury for about 2ish. The match itself was a pretty poor game in the 2nd half at least as a lot didn't happen, but always nice to see Super Lukey Norris get the winner for us to carry on with our promotion push to the Championship. I thought Bury fans were very poor especially as they had a drum but rarely made any noise. But overall, a decent day, 3 points, I can't complain.


Bury 1-2 Gillingham
Saturday 4th March 2017
League One

My latest visit to Gigg Lane came in early March of 2017. Gillingham came into the game with only 1 win in 2017 so far which came in the previous weekend before at home to Southend, whilst Bury came into the game having won their last 3 games and were in fairly decent form despite only being above us before the start of play. I was looking forward to a re-visit of Gigg Lane as I'd only been the once and I was thinking about going by train but due to it being a Bank Holiday Monday and usually a lot of time there are problems with trains, I decided not to risk it, so this time I decided to go to Bury by train. So anyway, I left home just before 8 and got into London just before 9. Left London Euston at 10 and arrived into Manchester Piccadilly shortly after 12. Had a bit of time on my hands as I didn't want to rush, so after a fairly busy week, I didn't have much time to put any bets on, so after noticing on Google Maps there was a Ladbrokes at Piccadilly, I nipped into Ladbrokes and put some bets on. Which of course, none of them came in anyway, but I see it as a bit of fun anyway. So after that, I nipped to McDonald's and grabbed a bite to eat and then headed back to Piccadilly to get the Metrolink (Tram) to Bury which took around half an hour. Got to Bury just before 2 and around a 15 minute walk to the ground, shortly got to the ground after I arrived into Bury Interchange tram stop. Onto the game itself, I wasn't really thinking of what to expect. Mainly I was expecting a defeat due to the poor run of form we had been on but would have taken a point as I knew Bury were in form going into the game, but overall the game itself I felt it was 2 poor sides but we did make hard work of it. Bury had a number of chances, but we only had about 3 or 4 shots, and luckily took them well, 2 fairly decent goals by us from Bradley Dack and Mr Gills himself Cody McDonald. I did predict before the game that James Vaughan would score for them and of course he did pull 1 back for Bury with an overhead kick but luckily that was all it was. Luckily we held on for 3 points and knowing we had a week off, it was a nice feeling going into the week with 3 points. Fantastic win all round! After leaving the ground, I made my way back to the tram stop and got back to Piccadilly around 5.45pm with over an hour to kill till my train. After getting a bite to eat at Starbucks, I eventually left Manchester just before 7 and got home just after 11. A long old day, but worth it seeing an away win, first away win since November at Walsall. Up the Gills.

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