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On This Day...17th October

17 October 2018

Todays ‘On This Day’ feature kicks off with an emphatic 8-1 victory against Cheetham Hill in 1885. A friendly fixture in the club’s very first season, though sadly names of the goal scorers or attendance remain unknown.

An 1891 Lancashire League fixture away at West Manchester in 1891 brought more success with a 3-1 victory in front of approx. 4,000 supporters with goals from Cooper, Wilkinson and Jack Plant.

1914 saw the Shakers on the road again for a Football League Division Two fixture at Glossop North End, sadly the Shakers suffered a 3-0 defeat in front of 1,100 supporters.

1931 brought a real Lancashire derby game at Gigg Lane with Preston North End making the short trip for a Division Two game. 10,442 supporters watched as goals from Arthur Eggleston, Dave Robbie, Duncan Lindsay and an own goal from Preston's Ward won the game 4-1.

1936 brought another four goals for the Shakers, this time in a Division Two victory over Doncaster Rovers at Gigg Lane by four goals to their two. 6,739 supporters watched as George Bargh hit a hat-trick with a fourth goal from Don Graham.

In 1955 the Shakers played a benefit game against a Frank Swift XI at Gigg Lane. Although exactly who played in the game remains hidden in history, the result is known – a 3-1 defeat with 4,657 with Norman Neilson getting the Shakers' goal.

1981 brought victory at Gigg Lane with Port Vale making the trip from the Potteries. 3,565 supporters watched this entertaining Division Four game with Steve Johnson scoring two goals, one from the spot, and Mick Butler grabbing the third.

A long trip to Aldershot came in 2009 for a League Two clash. The Shakers were to lose a second game at the Recreation Ground a month later in the FA Cup, but this game was a different story with Bury gaining a great 3-2 victory thanks to goals from Brian Barry-Murphy, Stephen Dawson (pictured at the top of the page) and Efe Sodje.

The full Bury side that day was as follows: -

Wayne Brown, David Buchanan, Ryan Cresswell, Efe Sodje, Tom Newey, Stephen Dawson, Brian Barry-Murphy, Mike Jones (Danny Racchi), David Worrall, Ryan Lowe (Paul Scott) and Tom Elliott. Unused subs that day were Cameron Belford, Ben Futcher, Max Harrop and Richie Baker.

The last recorded game on this day took place last season when the Shakers visited Blackpool for a League One clash. The Seasiders won the game 2-1 with Jermaine Beckford getting the only Bury goal.

Games played on 17th October:

Season

Comp

Opposition

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1885/86

Friendly

Cheetham Hill

H

8

1

Won

Unknown

?

1891/92

Lancs

West Manchester

A

3

1

Won

Cooper, Wilkinson, Plant

4,000

1896/97

Tier 1

The Wednesday

H

1

1

Draw

Millar

7,000

1903/04

Tier 1

Everton

A

1

2

Lost

Ross

20,000

1908/09

Tier 1

Leicester Fosse

H

2

2

Draw

Hibbery, Duffy

9,000

1910/11

Manch

Manchester City

A

0

5

Lost

 

2,000

1914/15

Tier 2

Glossop North End

A

0

3

Lost

 

1,100

1925/26

Tier 1

Notts County

A

1

4

Lost

Ball

25,000

1931/32

Tier 2

Preston North End

H

4

1

Won

Eggleston, Robbie, Lindsay, Ward (OG)

10,442

1936/37

Tier 2

Doncaster Rovers

H

4

2

Won

Bargh 3, Graham

6,739

1942/43

War

Southport

A

2

6

Lost

Urmston, Davies (P)

3,000

1953/54

Tier 2

Leicester City

H

2

5

Lost

Plant, Fletcher

18,163

1955/56

Friendly

Frank Swift XI

H

1

3

Lost

Neilsen

4,697

1959/60

Tier 3

Bradford City

A

0

0

Draw

 

11,747

1964/65

Tier 2

Newcastle United

H

1

2

Lost

Parry

8,950

1970/71

Tier 3

Wrexham

H

1

2

Lost

Tinsley

4,471

1978/79

Tier 3

Walsall

H

1

1

Draw

Beamish (P)

4,443

1981/82

Tier 4

Port Vale

H

3

2

Won

Johnson 2 (1 P), Butler

3,565

1987/88

Tier 3

Port Vale

A

0

1

Lost

 

3,235

1989/90

Tier 3

Swansea City

H

3

2

Won

Cunningham, Feeley, Lee

3,336

1992/93

Tier 4

Lincoln City

H

1

2

Lost

Mauge

2,208

1995/96

FL Trop

Scunthorpe Utd

A

0

4

Lost

 

877

1998/99

Tier 2

Stockport County

H

1

1

Draw

Matthews

5,325

2000/01

Tier 3

Notts County

A

0

1

Lost

 

3,461

2006/07

FL Trop

Tranmere Rovers

H

0

2

Lost

 

1,093

2009/10

Tier 4

Aldershot

A

3

2

Won

Dawson, Sodje, Barry-Murphy

3,196

2015/16

Tier 3

Rochdale

H

0

0

Draw

 

6,470

2017/18

Tier 3

Blackpool

A

1

2

Lost

Beckford

3,437


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