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On This Day...21st December

21 December 2018

From the 21 games played on 21st December, Bury have won five, lost seven, drawn seven and one game was abandoned. Of those 21 games, the following five games stand out…



The First

Blackpool were Lancashire League visitors to Gigg Lane in 1889. The game attracted a crowd of 3,000 supporters and were on hand to witness a 2-2 draw, with the Bury goals coming from Chris Conway and George Ross.


Biggest Win

In a bizarre twist of fate, all five games that Bury have won on this day have brought four Bury goals. The best of the five games happened twice, with 4-1 victories over Manchester United in the North West War League in 1940 and a similar result against Bradford Park Avenue, at Bradford, in 1957. The Bury goalscorers for the Bradford game were Norman Lockhart (2) and Don Watson (2).


Biggest Defeat

Bury lost 3-0 twice on this day. A 1968 Division Two game at Blackburn Rovers with 9,068 supporters on the gate, then two years later in 1970, an FA Cup 2nd Round Replay at Notts County, with 15,508 supporters watching.


Highest Attendance at Gigg

9,481 supporters flocked into Gigg Lane in 1929 to watch Bury take on Cardiff City in Division Two. Bury won the game 4-2 with the Shakers goals coming from JR Smith 2, Wally Amos and Martin Davin.


The Last

The last game played on 21st December came in 2013 and a League Two clash away at Plymouth Argyle. 6,206 supporters were in attendance and watched as Argyle ran out 2-1 winners, with the Bury goal coming from Chris Sedgwick (pictured at the top of the page).

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