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On This Day...18th October

18 October 2018

A 2-1 victory over Rossendale in 1890 kicks off our 'On this Day' feature for 18th October. The game was a Lancashire League fixture played at Gigg Lane, with George Bourn and Ian Fielding grabbing the Bury goals in front of 5,000 supporters.

The FA Cup Final winning season of 1902/03 brought Sunderland to Gigg Lane for a Division One game.13,000 supporters watched as the Shakers ran out 3-1 winners, thanks to two goals from Billy Richards and a third from Jack Plant.

1919 saw the Shakers on the road with a Division Two trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers where 12,000 supporters witnessed a Bury 1-0 win, with Ted Rodgerson claiming the only goal of the game.

The Shakers attracted a 30,000 crowd when Bury visited White Hart Lane in 1930 for a Division Two game with Tottenham Hotspur, though it would be Spurs that collected the points in a 3-1 victory, with the Bury goal coming from Jack Hope.

A 1941 North War League First Division game brought Oldham Athletic to Bury. Oldham left with nothing following a 5-0 defeat thanks to two goals from George Davies, two from Olsen (a guest player) and a fifth from Dave Jones.

1947 brought Newcastle United to Gigg Lane for a Second Division game that turned into an eight-goal thriller, though unfortunately, only three of them were scored by the Shakers. Don Carter grabbed a hat-trick for Bury and still found himself on the losing side in front of 23,827 supporters.

1969 saw Bury visiting Bristol Rovers for a Division Three game, where just over 10,000 supporters witnessed a 2-1 victory for the Pirates. Jimmy Kerr was on target for the only Bury goal of the game.

The Shakers would not win again on 18th October until 1997, when Birmingham City came to Gigg Lane. 5,700 supporters watched as David Johnson and Peter Swan secured the three points.

2005 brought LDV Vans Trophy action for Bury with a short trip to non-league Halifax Town. It wasn't to be a happy night for Chris Casper's side as 'keeper Craig Dootson was shown a red card some 15 minutes into the game, and the Shakers went on to suffer a humiliating 6-1 defeat with Jake Sedgemore scoring his only goal for Bury.

2014 brought Portsmouth to Gigg Lane for a League Two clash. 4,259 fans watched as goals from Danny Mayor, Ryan Lowe (pictured celebrating his goal at the top of the page) and Danny Rose secured a fine 3-0 victory for the Shakers.

The Bury side that day was as follows:

Rob Lainton, Craig Jones, Jimmy McNulty, Nathan Cameron, Pablo Mills, Kelvin Etuhu, Nicky Adams, Danny Mayor (Chris Sedgwick), Tom Soares, Danny Rose (Daniel Nardiello) and Ryan Lowe (Andy Tutte). Unused subs were: Shwan Jalal, Chris Hussey, Duane Holmes and Clive Platt.

The last recorded game on this day took place in 2016 and a home 2-1 defeat at the hands of AFC Wimbledon, with Neil Danns scoring from the penalty spot for the Shakers.

Games played on 18th October:


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