TICKETS for Bury AFC’s first game at Daisy Hill tonight were snapped up in a matter of minutes.

With the crowd limited to 150 due to Government guidelines, it took just a quarter of an hour for all tickets to be gone after they went on sale just after 6.45pm on Tuesday.

It will be the phoenix club’s first outing under boss Andy Welsh and a historic moment for AFC as they build up to their inaugural season in the North West Counties First Division North.

Both clubs have stressed that the game is all ticket and anyone without one should not come to the ground.

Welsh’s side have several other friendlies lined up, with ticket details to be confirmed for games that will again have their capacity limited.

The most eye-catching comes against Radclilffe on Tuesday, September 1 (7.45pm).

AFC will be using Boro’s Neuven Stadium for their home games with the friendly set to be a celebration of the link up between the two clubs.

The phoenix will then welcome Nostell Miners Welfare of the Northern Counties East League on Saturday, September 5 (3pm) and Walshaw Sports two days later on Monday, September 7 (7.45pm).

And with the new season set to begin on October 3, Welsh will take his side to Atherton Collieries on Saturday, September 12, seven days before Colls kick off their Northern Premier League Premier Division season.