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On This Day...18th December 2018

18 December 2018

Bury have played a total of 21 games on 18th December, winning just six games, losing 10 games and the remaining five games finishing all square. Of those 21 games, the following five games stand out:

The First

18th December 1886 saw the Shakers at home, or as it was known then – Mr Barlow's Bottom Field and a friendly encounter with Newton Heath FC – now known as Manchester United. History has failed to record the attendance that day and the game finished 0-0.


Biggest Win

An 1899 Lancashire Cup game with Manchester City at Gigg Lane attracted just 1,500 supporters, and the Shakers progressed with a fine 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Joe Booth, William Brimblecombe and George Ross.


Biggest Defeat

1909 brought a heavy defeat in a Division One away game at Blackburn Rovers. 12,000 supporters watched as the home side ran out 5-1 winners, with the only Bury goal coming from Bob Currie.


Highest Attendance at Gigg

A 1954 Division Two clash with Lincoln City attracted a crowd of 11,771 supporters. Bury won the game 3-1 with all three Bury goals coming from 'Young' Tommy Daniel (pictured at the top of the page).


The Last

A League One visit to Southend United's Roots Hall, which attracted a crowd of 6,127 supporters. Amongst the Shrimpers' side was former and current players David Worrall and Adam Thompson, though none of the two players were amongst the four Southend goals. Bury replied with a solitary strike from Leon Clarke in a 4-1 defeat.

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