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Hat Tricks or Better...

Following James Vaughan’s four goal's against Peterborough United during the 2016/17 season, we’ve been delving into the club’s history to get the definitive figure on hat tricks, or better, so here it is – hat tricks or better…

Five goals a game  
Only two players have scored five goals in a game.  Eddie Quigley, in a 5-0 victory over Millwall on 15 Feb 1947 and Ray Pointer, in a 6-1 victory over Rotherham United on 2 October 1965 – both games at Gigg Lane  

Season Opponents Venue Competition Res Player
1946/17 Millwall H Div 2 5-0 Eddie Quigley
1965/66 Rotherham United H Div 2 6-1 Ray Pointer

The four goal strike against Peterborough was the 17th such occasion, with Harry Millar recording the very first on 20 October 1894 during a 5-1 victory away at Crewe Alexandra. Harry Millar achieved the fete twice, notching a four goal haul during the Shakers RECORD score – a 12-1 FA Cup 2nd Round victory over Stockton on 13 Feb 1897.  

George Jones holds the record for ‘four goal strikes’ after he did it three times between September 1967 and December 1970.

Season Opponents Venue Competition Res Player
1894/95 Crewe Alexandra A Div 2 5-1 Harry Millar
1896/97 Stockton H FA Cup 12-1 Harry Millar
1904/05 Sheffield United H Div 1 7-1 Charlie Sagar
1906/07 Sunderland A Div 1 5-3 Tom Kay
1908/09 Sunderland H Div 1 4-2 Billy Hibbert
 1912/13 Glossop North End H Div 2   4-1  Wally Smith
1921/22 Port Vale H Div 2 5-2 Jimmy Trotter
1922/23 Clapton Orient H Div 2 5-1 Norman Bullock
1931/32 Barnsley H Div 2 7-1 Dave Robbie
1957/58 Tranmere Rovers H Div 3 8-2 John W Parker
1967/68 Bournemouth H Div 3 4-0 George Jones
1969/70 Tranmere Rovers H Div 3 8-0 George Jones
1970/71 Reading A Div 3 5-1 George Jones
1974/75 Halifax Town H Div 4 4-1 Chris Duffey
1995/96 Mansfield Town A Div 3 5-1 Phil Stant
2016/17 Peterborough United H Lge 1 5-1 James Vaughan

Hat Tricks
We’ve seen a total of 105 hat tricks (three goals) scored since the very first one from Joe Henderson on 2 April 1895, in a 4-1 win v Walsall Town Swifts.   

Billy Hibbert has the most number of hat tricks with six between 1907 and 1911  

Of the 105 hat-tricks scored, only four have been in games that Bury lost (Don Carter, Ian McIntosh, Paul Aimson and George Jones) whilst Barnsley appear to be the most popular side to score a hat trick against with five over the years.  

Season Opponent Venue Competition Res Player
1894/95 Walsall Town Sw H Div 2 4-1 Joe Henderson
1895/96 The Wednesday H Div 1 6-1 Joe Henderson
1895/96 Aston Villa H Div 1 5-3 Tom Wyllie
1896/97 Stockton H FA Cup 12-1 Tom Wyllie
1897/98 Stoke H Div 1 3-3 James Brimblecombe
1897/98 Derby County H Div 1 4-0 James Settle
1898/99 Stoke H Div 1 5-2 James Settle
1901/02 Blackburn Rvs A Div 1 3-0 Billy Wood
1901/02 WBA H FA Cup 5-1 Charlie Sagar
1907/08 Bolton Wands A Div 1 6-3 Billy Hibbert
1907/08 Preston North E H Div 1 5-1 Billy Hibbert
1907/08 Liverpool H Div 1 3-1 Tom Kay
1908/09 Notts County H Div 1 3-1 Billy Hibbert
1908/09 Kettering Town H FA Cup 8-0 Angus McIntosh
1909/10 Notts Forest H Div 1 4-1 Bob Currie
1909/10 Middlesbrough A Div 1 5-0 Billy Hibbert
1909/10 Tottenham Hots H Div 1 3-1 Billy Hibbert
1910/11 Manchester city H Div 1 5-2 Billy Hibbert
1910/11 Middlesbrough H Div 1 4-2 Bob Currie
1912/13 Grimsby Town H Div 2 4-2 Wally Smith
1912/13 Bristol City A Div 2 5-1 John Brown
1913/14 Bristol City H Div 2 3-1 Billy Peake
1913/14 Barnsley H Div 2 4-0 Billy Peake
1922/23 Southampton A Div 2 4-1 Norman Bullock
1924/25 Bolton Wands A Div 1 3-3 John Ball
1924/25 Tottenham Hotsp H Div 1 5-2 Wally Amos
1925/26 Sheffield United H Div 1 7-4 Norman Bullock
1925/26 Burnley H Div 1 8-1 Norman Bullock
1926/27 Everton H Div 1 5-2 Norman Bullock
1927/28 Portsmouth H Div 1 4-0 Leslie Vernon
1927/28 Sheffield Wed H Div 1 4-2 John R Smith
1928/29 Derby County H Div 1 3-3 John R Smith
1929/30 Millwall A Div 2 4-2 John R Smith
1930/31 Plymouth Argyle A Div 2 6-3 John R Smith
1930/31 Barnsley H Div 2 3-1 John R Smith
1930/31 Cardiff City A Div 2 3-1 George Grass
1933/34 Millwall H Div 2 5-1 Arthur Buttery
1934/35 Barnsley H Div 2 4-1 Joe Patrick
1934/35 Southampton H Div 2 4-1 Arthur Buttery
1935/36 West Ham United H Div 2 3-0 Ernie Matthews
1935/36 Hull City A Div 2 3-2 Ernie Matthews
1936/37 Doncaster Rvs H Div 2 4-2 Joe Bargh
1936/37 Bradford City H Div 2 5-2 Ernie Matthews
1937/38 Chesterfield H Div 2 4-0 George Davies
1938/39 Tranmere rovers H Div 2 5-0 Archie Livingstone
1946/47 Sheffield Wed A Div 2 5-2 John Lindsay
1946/47 Bradford Park A H Div 2 6-0 Don Carter
1946/47 Bradford Park A H Div 2 6-0 George Mutch
1946/47 Barnsley H Div 2 4-4 Don Carter
1947/48 Newcastle United H Div 2 3-5 Don Carter
1947/48 Millwall A Div 2 7-1 Jimmy Constantine
1949/50 Plymouth Argyle H Div 2 5-1 Dave Massart
1949/50 Luton Town H Div 2 5-2 Dave Massart
1950/51 Birmingham City H Div 2 4-1 Ken Plant
1951/52 West Ham United H Div 2 4-0 Ken Plant
1951/52 Southampton H Div 2 8-2 Johnny Simm
1954/55 West Ham United A Div 2 3-3 Walter Kelly
1954/55 Lincoln City H Div 2 3-1 Tommy Daniel
1954/55 Hull City H Div 2 4-1 Doug Clarke
1955/56 Doncaster Rvs H Div 2 5-1 Doug Fletcher
1955/56 Lincoln City H Div 2 3-3 Walter Kelly
1955/56 Rotherham Utd A Div 2 3-1 Stan Pearson
1955/56 Barnsley H Div 2 3-0 Stan Pearson
1955/56 Hull City H Div 2 3-2 Walter Kelly
1956/57 Bristol Rovers H Div 2 7-2 Stan Pearson
1957/58 Darlington H Div 3 5-0 John W Parker
1957/58 Mansfield Town A Div 3 4-6 Ian McIntosh
1958/59 Bournemouth H Div 3 5-1 Bill Ritchie
1959/60 Mansfield Town A Div 3 5-1 Don Watson
1960/61 Tranmere rovers A Div 3 7-1 Don Watson
1960/61 Notts County H Div 3 7-0 Billy Hubbard
1960/61 Torquay United H Div 3 6-0 Bill Calder
1961/62 Brighton H FL Cup 5-1 Alan Jackson
1962/63 Newcastle United A Div 2 3-1 Bill Calder
1964/65 Swindon Town H Div 2 6-1 Colin Bell
1965/66 Derby County H Div 2 4-1 Ray Pointer
1965/66 Preston North E H Div 2 5-0 Alec Lindsay
1966/67 Preston North E H Div 2 3-4 Paul Aimson
1967/68 Brighton H Div 3 4-0 Bobby Owen
1969/70 Rotherham Utd A Div 3 3-4 George Jones
1971/72 Exeter City H Div 4 4-3 George Jones
1971/72 Newport County H Div 4 3-0 John Connelly
1972/73 Doncaster Rvs H Div 4 5-0 John Murray
1976/77 Peterborough U H Div 3 4-1 Andy Rowland
1978/79 Exeter City H Div 3 4-2 Ken Beamish
1980/81 Rochdale H Div 4 3-1 Stevie Johnson
1981/82 Northampton T H Div 4 7-1 Craig Madden
1981/82 Tranmere rovers H Div 4 4-0 Craig Madden
1982/83 Hartlepool United H Div 4 4-0 Craig Madden
1985/86 Lincoln City H Div 3 4-0 Craig Madden
1986/87 Newport County H Div 3 4-3 Nigel Greenwood
1986/87 Walsall H Div 3 4-0 Liam Robinson
1988/89 Gillingham A Div 3 4-3 Liam Robinson
1989/90 Tranmere rovers A Div 3 4-2 Liam Robinson
1990/91 Bolton Wands A Div 3 3-1 John McGinlay
1990/91 Cambridge Utd H Div 3 3-1 David Lee
1991/92 Leyton Orient H Div 3 4-2 Ian Stevens
1992/93 Gillingham A Div 3 4-1 Reggie Hulme
1992/93 Scarborough A Div 3 3-1 David Adekola
1994/95 Exeter City A Div 3 4-0 Mark Carter
1994/95 Northampton T A Div 3 5-0 David Pugh
1999/00 Colchester Utd H Div 2 5-2 Ian Lawson
2007/08 Workington H FA Cup 4-1 Andy Bishop
2013/14 Portsmouth H Lge 2 4-4 Hallam Hope
2015/16 Colchester Utd H Lge 1 5-2 Andrew Tutte