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6 November 2015

A closer look at the Shakers ahead of the FA Cup.

  • Latics travel to Bury in the Emirates FA Cup.
  • Kick off 3.00pm at Gigg Lane, with pay on the day available.
  • Latics and Shakers prepare for fifth meeting in the FA Cup.

Emirates FA Cup First Round
Bury FC v Wigan Athletic
Saturday 7 November, kick off 3.00pm
at Gigg Lane

Latics head to Gigg Lane on Saturday (7 November) for their third meeting with Bury FC so far this season, having already met the Shakers in the Capital One Cup and Sky Bet League One, with the league fixture played out to a 2-2 draw less than a month ago.

Below we take a closer look at Bury, their recent form, FA Cup history and more...


Discussed in Gary Caldwell's pre-match interview on Latics PlayerHD and YouTube, Latics will have a fully fit squad to choose from (apart from long term injury Kevin McNaughton), whilst Tottenham Hotspur loanee Shaquile Coulthirst has returned to his parent club.

Bury boss David Flitcroft is still waiting on the fitness of defender Nathan Cameron, whilst Rob Lainton, Ryan Lowe, Craig Jones, Daniel Nardiello, Kelvin Etuhu and Andrew Tutte could all still be sidelined.


After a pulsating 2-2 draw at Gigg Lane, in which a late own goal from Cameron and a powerful drive from captain Craig Morgan earned Latics a dramatic point, Bury have struggled to regain the form they arrived at that match with, having won seven from eight leading up to our Sky Bet League One meeting.

Since then the Shakers have won one, draw one lost two in the league, winning their last outing 4-3 at home to Blackpool in a entertaining contest which saw Danny Rose (2), Chris Hussey and Tom Soares on the score sheet.

Bury currently sit sixth in League One, level on points with Latics in fifth, but four worse off on goal difference.


Re-live our dramatic draw at Gigg Lane with highlights from the 2-2 draw below.


The Shakers are two-time FA Cup winners, winning the first final of the 20th century 4-0 against Southampton in 1900, followed by the competition's highest scoring victory in a final, 6-0, three years later against Derby County in 1903.

Last year saw Bury ease through the first round with a 3-1 home victory against Hemel Hempstead Town, before being knocked out by Luton Town in the second round following a replay.  It was the third season in a row the club had been eliminated after a replay, having lost to Cambridge United in 2013/14 and Southend United in 2012/13.

In the 1978/79 competition, Latics entered for the first time as a Football League club following the club's election, drawing 2-2 with Bury at Springfield Park thanks to goals from Tommy Gore and Peter Houghton.

Unfortunately for Latics the first round proved the end of the road that year, with the Shakers winning 4-1 in the replay.

The two sides have met four times previously in the FA Cup, with another double-header 24 years after the first meetings, Bryan Griffiths on target from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw at Springfield Park, followed by a 1-0 away defeat for Latics in the replay.


Latics will be backed by another big away day following this Saturday, with ticket sales fast approaching the 1,000 mark from a pre-sale allocation of around 1,500.

Supporters are reminded that they can pay on the turnstiles at the East Stand, which holds up to 1,800 people.

Supporters wishing to pay in advance have until 4.30pm on Friday 6 November to purchase in person at the DW Stadium Ticket Office with the online sales now closed. 

On the day prices at Gigg Lane are £18.00 for adults, £12.00 for Over 65s, Students, Ambulant/Disabled and Under 23s and £6.00 for Under 11s.

Be loud and proud!

Latics supporters are reminded flares and any kind of pyrotechnic devices are illegal and any supporters found in possession these will be immediately ejected and could face severe repercussions.

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