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On This Day...20th November

20 November 2018

On This Day...

Today's 'On This Day' feature begins in 1886 and a home friendly with Bells Temperence, an Accrington-based side that featured prominently in local football at the time. Bury won the game 3-1, though the goal scorers or attendance for the game are unknown.

1897 brought the clubs first Football League game and an away trip to 'The Wednesday' in Division One, obviously now known as Sheffield Wednesday. Formed as an off-shoot to the Wednesday Cricket Club in 1867 and changed their name to the current name in 1929. They were named 'The Wednesday' because the committee that formed the club had 'Wednesdays' off. The game finished with a 3-0 defeat in front of 8,000 supporters.

1905 brought a Cup final for the Shakers – the Lancashire Cup Final to be exact, with Accrington Stanley providing the opposition. 7,000 supporters arrived at Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park for this game, where the Shakers won with a 4-0 victory with the goals coming from Billy Dow (2), and Jimmy Williams (2).

A 1920 Division Two game at Gigg Lane brought Barnsley and a 14,000 strong crowd, though the result shows the game wasn't that entertaining as it finished 0-0.

1937 brought Blackburn Rovers to Bury for a Second Division game. This local derby game attracted a crowd of 13,161 supporters and a Bury win. George Davies scored both the Bury goals in a 2-1 victory.

Six Years later and Blackburn Rovers would again visit Gigg Lane, though this time for a North West War League First Division game. 3,500 supporters watched as the game finished 1-0 to the Shakers with the goal coming from Revell.

A long away trip came in 1948 when Bury made the long journey south to Southampton for a Division Two game. 25,057 supporters watched as the Saints recorded a 2-0 victory against the Shakers.

An away game at Swansea Town in 1954 attracted a crowd of 21,000 supporters for a Division Two game. The game finished 1-1 with Peter Tilley scoring the Bury goal. The side for this game was as follows: -

Chris Conway (pictured below), Don Wilson, Eric Massey, Tommy Daniel, Norman Nielson, Harry Cockburn, Bob McIlvenny, Peter Tilley, Walter Kelly (pictured at the top of the page), Stan Pearson, Cyril Law

Bury were in FA Cup action on 20th November 1971 with an away trip to Lincoln City. 6,063 fans were on hand to witness the Shakers progress to the second round thanks to a 2-1 victory, with both Bury goals coming from George Jones.

1976 brought the FA Cup back to Gigg Lane for a first round game with Workington. 5,410 fans were at the game as goals from Alan Woolfall (2), Andy Rowland, Ronnie Phillips, Jimmy McIlwraith and Dave Hatton recorded a 6-0 victory.

York City were the opposition in 1982 for the FA Cup 1st Round tie at Bootham Crescent. Paul Hilton scored the Bury goal in a 3-1 defeat in front of 3,057 supporters.

2004 brought Notts County to Gigg Lane for a League Two game. Just 2,938 fans were on hand to witness a Shakers victory, with Chris Porter scoring the only goal of the game. Notts County were reduced to ten men with future Bury striker Glynn Hurst seeing red on 70 minutes.

The last recorded game on this day took place in 2012 when the Shakers made the trip to Scunthorpe United's Glanford Park. Steven Schumacher and Troy Hewitt were on target for Bury, with another future Bury player scoring the only Scunthorpe goal – Leon Clarke.

Games played on 20th November:

Season

Comp

Opponents

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1886/87

Friendly

Bells Temperence

H

3-1

Unknown

?

1897/98

Tier 1

The Wednesday

A

0-3

 

8,000

1905/06

Lancs C

Accrington Stanley

N

4-0

Dow 2, Williams 2

7,000

1909/10

Tier 1

Sheffield United

A

0-2

 

12,000

1915/16

War

Southport Central

A

0-1

 

2,000

1920/21

Tier 2

Barnsley

H

0-0

 

14,000

1926/27

Tier 1

Leeds United

A

1-4

Bullock

18,000

1937/38

Tier 2

Blackburn Rovers

H

2-1

Davies 2

13,161

1943/44

War

Blackburn Rovers

H

1-0

Revell

3,500

1948/49

Tier 2

Southampton

A

0-2

 

25,057

1954/55

Tier 2

Swansea Town

A

1-1

Tilley

21,000

1965/66

Tier 2

Preston North End

A

1-2

Griffin

13,149

1971/72

FA Cup

Lincoln City

A

2-1

Jones 2

6,063

1976/77

FA Cup

Workington

H

6-0

Woolfall 2, Rowland, Phillips, McIlwraith, Hatton

5,410

1982/83

FA Cup

York City

A

1-3

Hilton

3,057

1993/94

Tier 4

Rochdale

A

1-2

Mulligan

3,758

1999/00

FA Cup

Cardiff City

H

0-0

 

2,603

2001/02

Tier 3

Bristol City

H

2-2

Newby (P), SIngh

2,608

2004/05

Tier 4

Notts County

H

1-0

Porter

2,938

2012/13

Tier 3

Scunthorpe United

A

2-1

Schumacher, Hewitt

4,109


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