Sixfields Stadium

Next Game

Northamptn v Bury

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Gigg Lane

Last Game

Bury 2 - 2 York City

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Shakers launch ticket probe

Bury have launched a probe into the events which led to Oldham fans being turned away from Gigg Lane for Saturday's derby.

Last Updated: 15/04/13 at 14:15

Gigg Lane: The home of Bury

Gigg Lane: The home of Bury

Latics were backed by a 2,073-strong following at the weekend as Matt Smith's header 11 minutes from time condemned the Shakers to League One relegation.

The away team had an allocation of 2,100 but, despite being notified beforehand that it was possible to pay on the day, around 300 travelling supporters were turned away.

A statement on Bury's official website read: "Bury Football Club offer our sincere apologies to those supporters who were unable to gain access to the stadium for Saturday's game with Oldham Athletic.

"The club have launched an investigation into the events prior to (the) game.

"Naturally we are extremely disappointed to see supporters turned away and we shall be meeting with the club's safety department and the police in order to ascertain just what went so badly wrong.

"We shall inform supporters of the outcome of that investigation in due course."

Latics chairman Simon Corney told the Oldham Chronicle: "It is not right, it is poor. You have to question what has gone on.

"Whether Bury selling tickets on the day was the right thing, or whether police - who are sometimes quick to blame clubs - have done their job properly, I am sure there will be a proper investigation. I am sorry for any trouble it has caused."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property