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On This Day: 23rd August

23 August 2018

Over the club’s long history, we’ve played a total of 20 games on 23rd August with the first recorded game taking place in 1947 at Nottingham Forest. 27,121 supporters were on hand to witness Jimmy Constantine grab the Shakers' consolation goal in a narrow 2-1 defeat.

The first recorded victory on this day was back in the 1958/59 season when goals from John Parker, Jimmy Munro, and Gordon Atherton saw the Shakers claim a 3-1 win in the season opener at Colchester United’s Layer Road.

It wasn’t until 1966/67 season that the Shakers played at home on this day, with Bury recording a 2-0 victory over neighbours Rochdale in the First Round of the League Cup. Bobby Owen and Brian Turner finding the back of the net in front of 3,724 supporters.

The second home game of the 1997/98 season brought Charlton Athletic to Gigg Lane, and a crowd of 4,657 saw Bury claim a point in a 0-0 draw.

The first recorded game this century was in the 2000/01 season when Crewe Alexandra were the opposition at Gresty Road in the Worthington Cup 1st Round. Goals from Darren Bullock and Adrian Littlejohn claimed a 2-2 draw on the night, though the Shakers were eliminated from the competition after losing the home leg 2-1 a week before.

The Bury side for the game at Gresty Road was:

Paddy Kenny, Lee Unsworth, Steve Redmond (pictured above), Sam Collins, Chris Swailes (Danny Swailes), Nicky Daws, Paul Reid, Chris Billy, Darren Bullock (Martyn Forrest), Bhaichung Bhutiua (Andy Preece) and Adrian Littlejohn. Un-used subs on the night were Jason Jarrett and Lutel James.

The last recorded game on this day took place in the 2014/15 season when Plymouth Argyle made the long trip to Gigg Lane, which brought a 2-1 victory for the Shakers thanks to goals from Tom Soares and Danny Rose.

 
 

In total, the club has played 20 games on 23rd August, winning six games, drawing five games and losing the remaining games. As for goals – it's 24 goals scored, and 34 goals conceded.

Season

Comp

Opposition

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1947/48

Tier 2

Nottingham Forest

A

1

2

Lost

Constantine

27,121

1950/51

Tier 2

Preston North End

A

0

2

Lost

 

21,000

1951/52

Tier 2

West Ham United

A

1

1

Draw

Daniel

15,200

1952/53

Tier 2

Fulham

A

0

2

Lost

 

28,000

1958/59

Tier 3

Colchester United

A

3

1

Won

Parker, Munro, Atherton

9,394

1962/63

Tier 2

Swansea Town

A

0

3

Lost

 

10,400

1966/67

FL Cup

Rochdale

H

2

0

Win

Owen, Turner

3,724

1967/68

FL Cup

Rochdale

A

1

0

Win

Lindsay

4,848

1975/76

Tier 3

Cardiff City

A

1

1

Draw

Riley

6,664

1980/81

Tier 4

Halifax Town

A

2

4

Lost

Whitehead, Johnson

1,861

1983/84

Manx

Blackburn Rovers

A

0

0

Draw

 

3,615

1986/87

Tier 3

Bristol City

A

2

2

Draw

Taylor, Greenwood

8,239

1994/95

FL Cup

Hartlepool United

A

1

5

Lost

Rigby

1,505

1997/98

Tier 2

Charlton Athletic

H

0

0

Draw

 

4,657

2000/01

FL Cup

Crewe Alexandrea

A

2

2

Draw

Bullock, Littlejohn

3,199

2003/04

Tier 4

Kidderminster H

A

2

0

Win

Porter, Seddon

2,548

2005/06

FL Cup

Leicester City

H

0

3

Lost

 

2,759

2008/09

Tier 4

Morecambe

H

2

1

Won

Scott, Artell (OG)

2,679

2011/12

FL Cup

Leicester City

H

2

4

Lost

Jones, Lowe

3,779

2014/15

Tier 4

Plymouth Argyle

H

2

1

Won

Soares, Rose

3,156


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