Bury held at home by Crawley after referee injured

Bury held at home by Crawley after referee injured

It was a very frustrating afternoon for Bury as they drew 1-1 with Crawley Town.

The biggest talking point from the first half was when Assistant referee Helen Byrne had to be replaced after colliding with a Crawley player.

Bury Manager Ryan Lowe had made 2 changes from last week’s 3-3 draw withLincoln.

Danny Mayor with illness and Chris Stokes was left on the bench with Skipper Neil Danns returning to the starting line along with debutant Scott Wharton.

There was not much for either team in the opening exchanges, with the first 15 minutes passing without a shot on target.

As the half moved on, Bury’s Nicky Adams had a shot saved by keeper Grant Morris on the 20-minute mark.

Adams was involved again 3 minutes later when his cross reached the back post but Nicky Maynard couldn’t get to the ball and it went out for a goal-kick

Half time Bury 0 Crawley 0

Bury made the better start to the second half.

Maynard put a shot just wide of the post.

After 65 minutes Bury spurned another good chance with Callum McFadzean hitting over the bar into the Cemetery end.

Bury finally took the lead with seven minutes to go.

Maynard scored his 13th League goal of the season after a good corner swung in by Adams, and headed back across goal by Wharton for Maynard to pull off an acrobatic kick to squeeze it past the Crawley keeper.

It wasn’t to last long though.

Crawley equalised four minutes later.

A defensive mistake allowed Ollie Palmer to put the ball across the box and shoot from a tight angle for his 11th league goal of the season.

Despite extending their unbeaten run to 9 games, it was a disapointing game for Shakers fans.

FULL TIME Bury 1 Crawley 1

After the game, Ryan Lowe said it was “hard to take. The performance wasn’t what I expected, it was a bit flat all round.”

“I thought we were flat all over today, whether it was the weather or the pitch – no excuses though, we just weren’t at the races.”

Bury defender Adam Thompson also spoke to the press “We can’t let it be a negative, it’s another point and we keep going unbeaten.”

“we’re not going to play well every week, we’re not going to win every week, and today is a point in the right direction.”

School Snow Closures

School Snow Closures

A number of schools across our local borough have closed today on Wednesday 30th January 2019 because of the weather.

Please use this page as a guide, you should confirm any closures via your schools website and social media channels.

Please check back regularly.


Falinge Park High School

St Cuthbert’s High School

Springside School

Castleton Primary School

Holy Trinity, Littleborough

St Edwards CE Primary School

St Gabriel’s RC Primary School

Hopwood Hall College

Redwood School

Sandbrook CPS


Tottington High School

Woodhey High School

St Gabriel’s High School

Elton High School

Tottington Primary School

Hazlehurst Primary School

Derby High School

Summerseat Primary School

Springside Primary School

Broadoak High School

Christ Church Walshaw Primary

St Monica’s High School

Gorsefield Primary School

St Andrew’s Primary School

Parrenthorn School

Stubbins Primary School

East Ward Primary School

Reddish Vale High School

Sunny Bank Primary School

Peel Brow Primary School

St Joseph’s Primary School

Hazlehurst Primary School

Spring Lane School

Ribble Drive Primary


Crompton House

Oldham College

The Blue Coat C.E. School

St Paul’s C.E. Primary School

Christ Church C.E. Primary School, Denshaw

Oasis Academy

Kingsland School


Abraham Moss School

Manchester Grammar School

Lostock College

Manchester High School for Girls

Manchester Vocational and Learning Academy

Cedar Mount Academy

Plymouth Grove Primary School

William Hulme’s Grammar School

Manchester Enterprise Academy

Trinity High

West Didsbury CE School

Manchester Academy

St Barnabas CE

St Peter’s RC High School

Melland High School

Connell Sixth Form College

Withington Girls’ School


Bowness Primary

Essa Academy

Smithills School

Ladybridge High School

Beacon Primary School

Lord’s School


Wellington School

St James and Emmanuel

Elmridge Primary

Trafford College

Flixton Girls School

Altrincham College of Arts

Acre Hall Primary

St Ambrose

Lime Tree Academy

Altrincham Girls Grammar


Tameside College

All Saints CC

Alder Community High

Russell Scott Primary


Fred Longworth High School


Oakwood Academy

Alder Brook Primary Partnership Centre

Harrop Fold School

Chatsworth High School

Roch Valley Radio’s first Christmas Fair Success!

Roch Valley Radio’s first Christmas Fair Success!
On Sunday 9th December the team at Roch Valley Radio, which serves the local hospitals and community in Rochdale and Bury, hosted their very first Festive Christmas Fair to raise essential funds to keep the station on-air and to develop the services it provides.
With over 25 stalls from local traders and other local community organisations made the day a great success where the station raised over £600.00. The money raised will go towards the on-going fees required to keep the station on-air such as music licenses and royalties.
David Murphy, the Chairman, added “Volunteers work at the station 365 days a year providing a lifeline to patients and the surrounding community, it was a fantastic day and great to see so many faces coming to the Christmas Fair to support the work that we do. We hope it was an enjoyable event for all those that attended and the funds raised will ensure that we can continue this service.”
The radio channel is loved by hospital patients, staff and visitors and can be accessed by patients for FREE at their bedside, an alternative for paying for the TV service while staying in the hospital. Patients and family can ring the station on 0161 764 9200 to request songs and dedications.
Further information about the radio station and the services it provides, or if you have an interest or would like to delve into a volunteering role can be found on the website at www.rochvalleyradio.org.uk