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On This Day...26th October

26 October 2018

From the 23 games played on 26th October, the Shakers have won 13 games, drawn 3 and lost 7. The very first of those 23 games took place in 1889 and a Lancashire League fixture at Hyde. Bury won the game 3-1 in front of 5,000 supporters with the goals coming from George Ross and two from a player called Swinton.

A 1901 Division One game with Sunderland attracted a crowd of approximately 12,000 to Gigg Lane, where a solitary goal from Albert Monks won the game for the Shakers.

Bury were playing in the next division down by 1912 and a home game with Stockport County brought approximately 5,000 supporters to Gigg Lane for this game. A goal each for Edward Connor and Tom Kay was enough to secure a 2-0 victory for Bury.

The North West War League of 1918 saw a local derby game played at Boundary Park with Oldham Athletic. Goals from Chadwick and Griffiths saw the Shakers win the game 2-0.

In 1929, Notts County were the visitors to Gigg Lane for a Second Division game. Two goals from John Smith won the game for the Shakers with 8,921 supporters watching on.

Plymouth Argyle made the long trip North in 1935 for a Second Division game where Ernie Matthews and John Cope scored the two goals that won the game. 6,952 supporters were at the game.

Now a Third Division side, Bury hosted Bradford City on 26th October 1957. A crowd of 19,931 were at the game and watched as a goal from Harry Darbyshire was enough to collect both points for the Shakers.

1970 saw Preston North End host the Shakers for a Lancashire Cup Second Round tie at Deepdale. Just 2,400 supporters were in the ground to see Bury win the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Brian Grundy and Ian Towers.

A 1985 Division Three clash with Reading at Gigg Lane brought a crowd of 3,697 supporters, where a Martin Dobson penalty, plus a brace of goals from Darren Beckford, won the game 3-1 for the Shakers.

Bristol Rovers came to Gigg Lane in 1996 for a Second Division game (tier three). With over 4,000 supporters in the ground, Phil Stant (pictured below) and John O'Kane scored the two goals that mattered in a 2-1 victory.

The last recorded game on 26th October took place in 2013 and a League Two clash with Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park. Goals from Tom Soares and William Edjenguele (pictured at the top of the page) won the game for the Shakers, despite Wycombe's Tony Stewart giving the home side the lead.

Games played on 26th October:

Season

Comp

Opponents

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1889/90

Lancs

Hyde

A

3-1

Swinton 2, Ross

5,000

1895/96

Friendly

Blackpool

H

3-1

Doherty, Pray, Millar

1,279

1901/02

Tier 1

Sunderland

H

1-0

Monks

12,000

1907/08

Tier 1

Notts County

H

0-0

 

10,000

1908/09

Lancs C

Liverpool

A

1-2

Gibson

3,000

1912/13

Tier 2

Stockport County

H

2-0

Connor, Kay

5,000

1918/19

War

Oldham Athletic

A

2-0

Chadwick, Griffiths

?

1929/30

Tier 2

Notts County

H

2-0

Smith JR 2

8,921

1935/36

Tier 2

Plymouth Argyle

H

2-0

Matthews, Cope

6,952

1940/41

War

Everton

A

1-3

Carter

5,000

1946/47

Tier 2

Barnsley

A

0-4

 

20,700

1948/49

Lancs C

Rochdale

H

1-2

Massey

3,337

1954/55

Manch

Bolton Wanderers

H

1-1

Unknown

1,523

1957/58

Tier 3

Bradford City

H

1-0

Darbyshire

19,931

1963/64

Tier 2

Huddersfield Town

A

1-2

Alston (Pen)

9,421

1968/69

Tier 2

Fulham

A

0-0

 

11,417

1970/71

Lancs

Preston North End

A

2-1

Grundy, Towers

2,400

1974/75

Tier 3

Plymouth Argyle

H

0-1

 

4,697

1885/86

Tier 3

Reading

H

3-1

Dobson (P), Beckford 2

3,967

1991/92

Tier 3

Brentford

H

0-3

 

2,280

1996/97

Tier 3

Bristol Rovers

H

2-1

Stant, O’Kane

4,082

2002/03

Tier 4

Macclesfield Town

H

2-1

Preece, Swailes

3,506

2013/14

Tier 4

Wycombe Wanderers

A

2-1

Soares, Edjenguele

3,350


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