Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

On This Day...8th November

8 November 2018

The 8th November for Bury FC begins in 1890 and a 4-0 victory away from home, but a victory that was later expunged from the records following the resignation from the league by the opponents some three weeks after this game was played. Burnley Union Star were the opposition and less than a month later the club would not exist, and their assets sold off, with the present-day Burnley obtaining their main stand for use at Turf Moor. The Bury goals came from Jones x 2, Bourn and Conway.

It would not be until 1919 that the Shakers would win again, though this time against much loftier opposition with Tottenham Hotspur arriving at Gigg Lane for a Division Two game. The game attracted a crowd of 20,000 supporters, with the majority of them leaving happy following a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Billy Ritchie and Harry Hird.

1930 brought Bradford Park Avenue to Gigg Lane, again in the second division where 9,721 supporters watched as goals from Robert Pugh (2) and a John Smith strike won the game with a 3-1 victory.

Wrexham arrived in Bury on 8th November 1958 for a Division Three game. Unfortunately for them, they left after a Bury 3-0 victory with goals coming from Bill Ritchie x 2 and Alec Mercer.

AFC Bournemouth were the visitors for a game in 1980, this time in Division Four. Just 2,202 supporters were on hand to witness another 3-0 victory thanks to two goals from Stevie Johnson (including one penalty) and an own goal from Bournemouth's Impey.

A solitary Mark Sertori goal in 1994 was enough to see off Preston North End in the Autoglass Trophy in 1994. The Shakers would go on to reach the area semi-final in the competition this season. Mark Sertori is pictured below as he is today in his England role.

Bury were in FA Cup action in 2014 when non-league Hemel Hempstead arrived at Gigg Lane in the first round. There would be no giant killing act this season as Bury ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Andrew Tutte, Nathan Cameron and Daniel Nardiello.

The last recorded game took place last season and a 3-1 victory for Bury in the Checkatrade Trophy over Stoke City U21's with Nicky Ajose, Greg Leigh and Callum Reilly (pictured at the top of the page) all finding the back of the net.

Games played on 8th November:

Season

Comp

Opponents

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1890/91

Lancs

Burnley Union Star

A

4-0

Jones 2, Bourn, Conway

500

The above game was expunged from records following Burnley’s resignation from the league.

1901/02

Tier 1

Small Heath

A

0-1

 

12,000

1902/03

Tier 1

Sheffield Wednesday

A

0-2

 

8,000

1913/14

Tier 2

Clapton Orient

H

0-0

 

10,000

1919/20

Tier 2

Tottenham Hotspur

H

2-1

Ritchie, Hird

20,000

1924/45

Tier 1

Sunderland

H

3-0

Ball 2, Robbie

26,000

1930/31

Tier 2

Bradford Park Avenue

H

3-1

Pugh 2, Smith JR

9,721

1941/42

War

Rochdale

A

0-1

 

1,200

1947/48

Tier 2

Barnsley

A

1-2

Constantine

18,853

1952/53

Tier 2

Barnsley

A

2-3

Dale, Plant

11,527

1954/55

Friendly

Aldershot

A

2-2

McIlvenny, Tilley

646

1958/59

Tier 3

Wrexham

H

3-0

Ritchie 2, Mercer

9,423

1969/70

Tier 3

Bradford City

H

0-2

 

4,736

1975/76

Tier 3

Wrexham

H

0-1

 

6,063

1977/78

Tier 3

Cambridge United

A

0-3

 

4,111

1980/81

Tier 4

Bournemouth

H

3-0

Impey (OG), Johnson 2 (1p)

2,202

1986/87

Tier 3

Bristol Rovers

A

1-1

Ross

2,947

1988/89

Tier 3

Chester City

H

2-1

Hoyland, Greenwood

2,497

1994/95

FL Trop

Preston North End

H

1-0

Sertori

1,756

1977/98

Tier 2

Portsmouth

H

0-2

 

5,065

2003/04

FA Cup

Rochdale

H

1-2

Porter

5,464

2008/09

FA Cup

Gillingham

H

0-1

 

2,161

2014/15

FA Cup

Hemel Hempstead

H

3-1

Tutte, Cameron, Nardiello

2,944

2016/17

FL Trop

Stoke City U21

A

1-1

Miller

698

2017/18

FL Trop

Stoke City U21

H

3-1

Ajose, Leigh, Reilly

686


Advertisement block