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On This Day...3rd December

3 December 2018

3rd December for the Shakers begins in 1887 and a Lancashire Junior Cup 3rd Round tie with Heywood Central at Gigg Lane. Approximately 3,000 supporters were at the game to witness a 2-2 draw with Billy Mitchell and George Ross scoring the Bury goals.

Step forward to 1921 and a Football League Division Two game with Bristol City at Gigg Lane attracted an attendance of 10,000. The majority of the crowd left smiling after a 5-0 mauling for the Shakers, with the goals coming from Jimmy Trotter 2, John Aitken, Billy Peake and Billy Stage.

A 1949 trip to the Vetch saw Bury playing Swansea Town in Division Two, where a crowd of 20,000 supporters saw the Shakers claim both points with a 2-1 victory. The goals came from Tommy Daniel and Harold Bodle.

The 1960/61 season was arguably the Shakers best season as a Football League club. Bury only lost eight games all season as they secured the Division Three title. One of those eight defeats came on this day with an away trip to Barnsley. 6,774 fans were in attendance as a solitary goal from Allan Jackson (pictured below) was Bury's only reply in a 3-1 defeat.

Preston North End were the visitors in 1996 for a Division Two game. The local derby attracted a crowd of 5,447 supporters who watched as the Shakers ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Lenny Johnrose (pictured at the top of the page), David Johnson and Mark Carter.

The last recorded game on this day took place in 2013, when the Shakers faced Cambridge United in a 2-1 defeat in an FA Cup First Round replay at the Abbey Stadium. Shaun Harrad grabbed the Bury goal with 3,442 supporters watching on.

Games Played on 3rd December:

Season

Comp

Opponents

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1887/88

Lancs C

Heywood Central

H

2-2

Mitchell, Ross

3,000

1892/93

Lancs

Fairfield

H

2-0

Bourne, Plant

2,000

1898/99

Tier 1

Nottingham Forest

H

2-0

Settle, McLuckie

5,000

1900/01

Lancs C

Blackburn Rovers

N

1-1

McLuckie

3,500

1903/04

Manch

Manchester City

N

4-0

Sagar, Wood 2, Plant

3,000

1904/05

Tier 1

Middlesbrough

A

2-2

Sagar, Richards

8,000

1910/11

Tier 1

Manchester United

A

2-3

Currie, Hibbert

15,000

1921/22

Tier 2

Bristol City

H

5-0

Trotter 2, Aitken, Peake, Sagar

10,000

1927/28

Tier 1

Manchester United

A

1-0

Bullock

30,000

1932/33

Tier 2

Bradford Park Avenue

A

0-4

 

9,079

1938/39

Tier 2

Sheffield United

H

2-2

Davies 2

9,043

1949/50

Tier 2

Swansea Town

A

2-1

Daniel, Bodle

20,000

1955/56

Tier 2

Nottingham Forest

H

1-2

Fletcher

9,396

1960/61

Tier 3

Barnsley

A

1-3

Jackson

6,774

1966/67

Tier 2

Ipswich Town

A

0-2

 

12,349

1977/78

Tier 3

Plymouth Argyle

A

1-0

Stanton

4,766

1983/84

Tier 4

Chester City

A

1-2

Madden

1,341

1988/89

Tier 3

Wigan Athletic

H

1-1

Robinson (P)

3,121

1994/95

FA Cup

Crewe Alexandra

A

2-1

Johnrose, Rigby

4,875

1996/97

Tier 3

Preston North End

H

3-0

Johnrose, Johnson, Carter

5,447

2005/06

Tier 4

Barnet

A

1-1

Reet

1,796

2013/14

FA Cup

Cambridge United

A

1-2

Harrad

3,342

 


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