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Bury Quietly Going About Their Business as They Hunt Promotion

While near neighbours Oldham Athletic revelled in a famous Cup win at the weekend at Premier League side Fulham, Bury also enjoyed a crucial way win in League Two.

Not that it was a win that will go down in club folklore like Oldham Athletic’s most certainly will. A solitary goal by Nicky Maynard was enough to earn the Shakers a 1-0 win over Yeovil Town, a type of game they have struggled in this season. On a weekend dominated by FA Cup action, it took Bury into the automatic play off places which represented something more than a win.

Despite Lowe stating he didn’t want to ‘get carried away’ with Bury’s current position, it wouldn’t be unfair to suggest Bury are in for an exciting 2019. Or on the other hand, for Bury to fall away now in automatic promotion contention would be a huge disappointment.

Based on their current home form, it’s hard to see anything other than a challenge for the top three places. Whether Bury decide on a run for Wembley in the Checkatrade Trophy is yet to be decided, but we shall know more after Tuesday nights game at Accrington Stanley.

The loss against Luton in the Cup last month may now not have been a great disaster, for their league form will cost such a great deal. Sure Lowe would have been relieved to see his side leave an away ground with three points in the league, something that hasn’t been said all season. Bury fans will hope the wait for a fifth win isn’t as long, for that would take till early March.

Who knows where Bury will be in two months time when they begin the run in. Hopefully things won’t be too different by then, which of course for those connected with Bury, is a good thing indeed.

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