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On This Day...30th October

30 October 2018

Over the club's long history, only 22 games have been played on 30th October. The first of which was in 1897 and a friendly game with Southport Central at Southport. Bury won the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Garside and Millar with just 1,196 supporters watching the game.

A 1909 Division One clash with Newcastle United at Gigg Lane attracted a crowd of 15,000 supporters, but a Tom Kay goal was not enough as the Geordie outfit went onto win the game 2-1.

Rochdale made the short trip to Gigg Lane in 1915 for a North West War League game, where 4,000 supporters witnessed as goals from Billy Hibbert and two from Ingham won the game 3-1.

1926 saw Cardiff City arrive at Gigg Lane for a Division One game. A game that brought 18,000 supporters to the ground where the visitors collected two points with the odd goal in five and a 3-2 win. The Bury goals came from John Ball and Norman Bullock.

A long trip to Norwich in 1937 for a Second Division game with the Canaries brought success for Bury and a 2-1 victory. 14,000 supporters watched on as goals from George Davies and Jack Acquroff win the game.

World War Two brought the North West War League back into operation and a 1943 visit from Southport proved to be a successful day of football for the Shakers. Goals from Revell 3, Carter and Griffiths won the game 5-1 with 2,947 supporters in attendance.

A 1953 friendly game with Austrian side Admira Vienna at Gigg Lane attracted 9,247 supporters, who left the Stadium happy following a Bury 3-1 victory thanks to goals from Peter Tilley (2) and Ken Plant.

Southampton made the long trip North for a Division Two game in 1964, where a crowd of 6,353 supporters enjoyed a thrilling contest and a 3-3 draw. Ernie Yard scored two goals along with an Alec Alston penalty.

A Division Four 1982 clash with Colchester United brought a Bury win thanks to a goal from Stuart Parker in front of 2,653 supporters.

The last recorded game took place in 2010 during the Shakers' promotion season, when they visited Aldershot for a League Two game. An entertaining game saw two Aldershot players sent off, one in each half, and two goals from Mike Jones – plus a third from Nicky Ajose (pictured at the top of the page) to record a 3-1 Bury victory.

Games played on 30th October:

Season

Comp

Opponents

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1897/98

Friendly

Southport Central

A

2-1

Garside, Millar

1,196

1909/10

Tier 1

Newcastle United

H

1-2

Kay

15,000

1915/16

War

Rochdale

H

2-1

Ingham 2, Hibbert

4,000

1920/21

Tier 2

Notts Forest

A

2-4

Heap F, Bird

30,000

1926/27

Tier 1

Cardiff City

H

2-3

Ball, Bullock

18,000

1937/38

Tier 2

Norwich City

A

2-1

Davies, Acquroff

14,000

1943/44

War

Southport

H

5-1

Revell 3, Carter, Griffiths

2,947

1948/49

Tier 2

QPR

H

0-0

 

19,236

1953/54

Friendly

Admira Vienna

H

3-1

Tilley 2, Plant

9,247

1954/55

Tier 2

Bristol Rovers

H

3-1

Tilley, Pearson, Kelly

15,373

1956/57

Friendly

Dundee

H

3-1

May 2, Irvine (OG)

3,557

1961/62

Lancs C

Blackburn Rovers

A

0-2

 

1,600

1964/65

Tier 2

Southampton

H

3-3

Alston (Pen), Yard 2

6,353

1965/66

Tier 2

Middlesbrough

H

2-0

Pointer, Rooks (OG)

8,070

1971/72

Tier 4

Lincoln City

H

0-1

 

3,158

1982/83

Tier 4

Colchester United

H

1-0

Parker

2,653

1985/86

Tier 3

Darlington

A

1-1

Young

2,334

1993/94

Tier 4

Scarborough

A

0-1

 

1,879

1999/00

FA Cup

Tamworth

A

2-2

Bullock, Littlejohn

2,743

2001/02

FL Trop

Notts County

H

2-3

Lawson, Swailes

1,197

2004/05

Tier 4

Mansfield Town

A

0-0

 

4,417

2010/11

Tier 4

Aldershot Town

A

3-1

Jones 2, Ajose

3,102


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