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On This Day...11th December

11 December 2018

Throughout the club’s long history, the Shakers have played just 19 games on 11th December – the first of which took place in Division One, a home game with near neighbours and long-time rivals Bolton Wanderers. This game took place in 1897 at Gigg Lane and attracted a crowd of approximately 8,000 supporters. Bury won the game 2-1 thanks to goals from James Settle and Harry Miller.

 

A 1909 Division One clash with Chelsea, at Gigg Lane, saw just 6,000 (approx.) fans at the game. Bury won the game 4-2 with the following players on the scoresheet – Bob Currie, Billy Hibbert, Tom Kay & Jimmy Lindsay.

 

Bolton Wanderers provided the opposition for a North West War League game at Burnden Park in 1915. As with the earlier game in 1897, the final score was 2-1 to thanks to goals from Billy Hibbert and Harry Mitchell.

 

Rotherham County hosted the Shakers for a Division Two game in 1920. 12,000 supporters watched on with the majority leaving the stadium early as they were unhappy following a Shakers 5-0 victory. Goals from Norman Bullock (2), Fergus Aitken, Ralph Burkinshaw and John Murphy secured the points.

 

The War League of 1943 brought Stockport County to Gigg Lane and a crowd of just 2,500 supporters witnessed a Bury 4-0 victory. The goals came from Don Carter and a hat-trick from guest player Revell.

 

Blackburn Rovers visited Gigg Lane in 1954 for a Division Two game with the Shakers. A bumper crowd of 24,126 supporters were on hand to witness Bury secure a 2-1 victory, thanks to goals from Stan Pearson (Pictured below) and Peter Tilley (Pictured at the top of the page).

 

 

1971 saw the Shakers in FA Cup action with a Second Round replay tie away ay Workington Town. 5,640 supporters watched as the Shakers ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Terry McDermott, John Murray and George Jones.

 

Sheffield United provided the opposition in 1998 for a Division One fixture (Tier 2) at Gigg Lane.  Just over 5,000 supporters were present to witness a six-goal thriller as the game finished 3-3. The Bury goals coming from Laurent D’Jaffo (Pictured below), Paul Williams and Chris Swailes.

 

 

The last recorded game on this day was during the 2012/2013 campaign when Bury travelled to Roots Hall for a Second Round replay in the FA Cup with Southend United. The game finished 1-1 thanks to a goal from Zac Thompson. Unfortunately, the Shakers lost 3-2 on penalties. Teenage goalkeeper Daniel Bentley was the hero for Southend United in 2012, saving 2 of the 5 penalties faced.

 

 

Season

Comp

Opponents

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1897/98

Tier 1

Bolton Wanderers

H

2-1

Settle, Millar

8,000

1909/10

Tier 1

Chelsea

H

4-2

Currie, Hibbert, Kay, Lindsay

6,000

1915/16

War

Bolton Wanderers

A

2-1

Hibbert, Mitchell

?

1920/21

Tier 2

Rotherham County

A

5-0

Bullock 2, Aitken, Burkinshaw, Murphy

12,000

1926/27

Tier 1

Sheffield United

H

4-4

Ball 2, Bullock, Stage

10,976

1937/38

Tier 2

Sheffield Wednesday

A

0-2

 

8,000

1943/44

War

Stockport County

H

4-0

Revell 3, Carter

2,500

1948/49

Tier 2

Nottingham Forest

H

1-1

Daniel

10,968

1954/55

Tier 2

Blackburn Rovers

H

2-1

Pearson, Tilley

24,126

1965/66

Tier 2

Portsmouth

H

1-0

Pointer

5,747

1971/72

FA Cup

Workington Town

A

3-1

McDermott, Murray, Jones

5,640

1973/74

Lancs

Liverpool

H

2-1

Melledew 2

?

1976/77

FA Cup

Shrewsbury Town

H

0-0

 

8,854

1990/91

FL Trop

Wigan Athletic

H

2-1

OG, Parkinson

1,070

1993/94

Tier 4

Scunthorpe United

H

1-0

Carter

2,389

1998/99

Tier 2

Sheffield United

H

3-3

D’Jaffo, Williams, Swailes C

5,002

2004/05

Tier 4

Southend United

H

0-1

 

2,522

2010/11

Tier 4

Wycombe Wanderers

A

0-1

 

3,673

2012/13

FA Cup

Southend United

A

1-1

Thompson

3,043


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