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On This Day... 2nd November

2 November 2018

Historically, the 2nd November has been a busy day for the Shakers with a total of 25 games played on this day, with the first game taking place way back in 1889 and a home friendly with Burnley Union Star. The Burnley based outfit would go out of business the following season mid-way through the Lancashire League campaign. This game turned into a successful outing with a 5-3 victory in front of 1,000 supporters with the Bury goals coming from Bourn, Conway, Humphreys, Ross, and Swinton.

The 1895 season brought West Bromwich Albion to Gigg Lane for a Division One fixture. A crowd of 6,000 supporters watched on as the Shakers won the game 3-0 thanks to goals from Joe Henderson, Jack Plant, and an own goal from Williams.

A 1918 North West War League game at Blackburn Rovers brought further success for the Shakers with a 1-0 victory with the only goal of the game coming from Crossley, a guest player. The crowd for this game is unknown.

A 1927 Lancashire Cup third round tie against Manchester United at Gigg Lane, saw 3,039 supporters watch as Bury ran out 3-0 winners. Billy Stage was amongst the goals scoring one, whilst the other two goals came from Arthur Gale.

Back into the War League of 1940; Everton arrived at Gigg Lane where 2,000 supporters watched as Bury ran out 2-0 winners with the goals coming from Burdett (Guest Player) and George Davies.

The Shakers would not win another game on this day until the 2002/03 season when Leyton Orient hosted the Shakers at Brisbane Road for a Division Three (Tier 4) game. 4,234 supporters watched as the Shakers ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Andy Preece and Terry Dunfield.

The last recorded game on this day took place in 2013 when Torquay United visited Gigg Lane for a League Two clash. Nathan Cameron (pictured at the top of the page) scored the only Bury goal on the day in a 3-1 defeat.

Games played on 2nd November:

Season

Comp

Opponents

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1889/90

Friendly

Burnley Union Star

H

5-3

Bourn, Conway, Humphreys, Ross, Swinton

1,000

1895/96

Tier 1

West Bromwich A

H

3-0

Williams (OG), Henderson, Plant

6,000

1907/08

Tier 1

Manchester City

A

2-2

Lindsay 2 (2 Pens)

20,000

1912/13

Tier 2

Preston North End

A

0-2

 

8,000

1918/19

War

Blackburn Rovers

A

1-0

Crossley

?

1927/28

Lancs C

Manchester United

H

4-0

Gale 3, Stage

3,039

1929/30

Tier 2

Reading

A

1-0

Smith JR

10,000

1935/36

Tier 2

Bradford City

A

0-2

 

11,000

1940/41

War

Everton

H

2-1

Burdett, Davies

2,000

1946/47

Tier 2

Burnley

H

2-2

Quigley, Lindsay

26,176

1954/55

Friendly

Oldham Athletic

H

1-2

Daniel

5,010

1955/56

Lancs C

Liverpool

A

2-3

Fletcher 3, Daniel, Kelly

?

1957/58

Tier 3

Workington Town

A

0-3

 

9,421

1963/64

Tier 2

Leyton Orient

H

1-2

Calder

6,239

1974/75

Tier 3

Blackburn Rovers

A

0-1

 

12,282

1976/77

Tier 3

Mansfield Town

A

0-5

 

6,516

1982/83

Tier 4

Hull City

A

1-2

Madden

6,101

1985/86

Tier 3

Swansea City

A

0-1

 

3,500

1991/92

Tier 3

West Bromwich A

A

1-1

Stevens

8,439

1993/94

Tier 4

Chester City

A

0-3

 

2,540

1996/97

Tier 3

Bournemouth

A

1-1

Carter

3,946

1999/00

Tier 3

Bristol Rovers

A

0-0

 

5,397

2002/03

Tier 4

Leyton Orient

A

2-1

Preece, Dunfield

4,234

2010/11

Tier 4

Bradford City

H

0-1

 

3,521

2013/14

Tier 4

Torquay United

H

1-3

Cameron

2,997


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