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On This Day...10th September

10 September 2018

On This Day...10th September

Of the 30 games played on 10th September over the club's long history, the following games stand out for varying reasons...

The first recorded game was in the 1887/88 season. As a recently formed club, this was only our third season and the entire fixture list was made up of friendly games. Bury were at home to Astley Bridge and goals from Parkinson and Richardson secured a 2-2 draw.

By the time the 1892 season started, Bury were now playing in the Lancashire League and a home game with West Manchester brought a cracking result for the fledgling Shakers. Goals from Wilkinson (2), Bourne (2), Plant and Scrimmage secured a 6-2 win in front of 3,230 supporters.

In 1901, Bury played Bolton Wanderers in a testimonial for Jack Pray. Pray joined the Shakers from Falkirk in the closed season and for the next six seasons he hardly missed a match. He was the club's captain when we won the FA Cup in 1900, beating Southampton 4-0. He left Bury in September 1902, returning to Scotland before emigrating to Canada.

The game with Bolton finished 5-1 with goals from Gray 2, Monks, Plant and Wood. Sadly only 172 supporters attended the game, leaving little return for Jack Pray.

Bristol City were the visitors to Gigg Lane in 1930 for a Second Division game and left empty-handed for their long trip back to the West Country after a 6-0 mauling with goals from John Smith (2), Vernon (2), Wally Amos and Dave Robbie. 8,844 supporters attended the game.

Arguably the club's best season, 1960/61 brought a championship game to Gigg Lane. Swindon Town were the visitors to Bury and suffered, as most did that season, a defeat as goals from Don Watson, Allan Jackson and Bill Calder recorded a fine 3-0 win with 6,749 supporters on the gate.

Another successful season was the 1994/95 season. Scunthorpe United visited Gigg Lane and left with a 2-0 defeat to Bury behind them. Lenny Johnrose and Mark Carter doing the damage for the Shakers. Bury would go on to reach the Play-Off Final this season with an appearance at Wembley.

The Bury side that day was as follows: -
Lee Bracey, Michael Jackson, Roger Stanislaus, Ronnie Mauge (John Paskin), Chris Lucketti, Trevor Matthewson, Joe Mulligan, Mark Carter, Kevin Hulme (Mark Sertori), Lenny Johnrose, David Pugh

The last recorded game on this day was the 2016/17 season. It was certainly an entertaining afternoon as two goals from Danny Mayor (pictured above) (which sounds so familiar) gave the Shakers a 2-1 victory. The game could be more remembered though for red cards shown to James Vaughan and Shrewsbury's Adam El Abd.

The full record for 10th September is: -

Season

Comp

Opposition

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1887/88

Friendly

Astley Bridge

H

2

2

Draw

Parkinson, Richardson

?

1892/93

Lancs

West Manchester

H

6

2

Won

Wilkinson 2, Bourne 2, Jobson, Plant

3,230

1898/99

Tier 1

Aston Villa

H

2

1

Won

Darroch, Leeming

9,000

1900/01

Tier 1

Aston Villa

A

0

1

Lost

 

20,000

1901/02

Test

Bolton Wanderers

H

5

1

Won

Gray 2, Monks, Plant, Wood

173

1904/05

Tier 1

Notts Forest

A

1

5

Lost

Thorpe

10,000

1906/07

Tier 1

Liverpool

A

2

2

Draw

Bevan, Kilbourne

15,000

1910/11

Tier 1

Bradford City

A

2

2

Draw

Hibbert, Currie

20,000

1921/22

Tier 2

Bradford PA

A

1

1

Draw

Robbie

10,000

1927/28

Tier 1

Bolton Wanderers

H

1

0

Won

Ball

25,102

1930/31

Tier 2

Bristol City

H

6

0

Won

Smith JR 2, Vernon 2, Amos, Robbie

8,844

1932/33

Tier 2

Southampton

A

0

1

Lost

 

10,000

1938/39

Tier 2

West Ham United

H

1

1

Draw

Davies

12,090

1947/48

Tier 2

Sheffield Wed

H

1

2

Lost

Berry

14,265

1949/50

Tier 2

Cardiff City

H

2

2

Draw

Worthington, Massart

17,371

1951/52

Tier 2

Sheffield Utd

A

0

1

Lost

 

30,000

1955/56

Tier 2

Middlesbrough

H

1

1

Draw

Robinson

12,278

1960/61

Tier 3

Swindon Town

H

3

0

Won

Watson, Jackson, Calder

6,749

1962/63

Friendly

Chelmsford

A

3

2

Won

Calder, Jackson, OG

5,000

1966/67

Tier 2

Birmingham City

A

3

1

Won

Claxton, Owen, Aimson

22,345

1974/75

FL Cup

Doncaster Rovers

H

2

0

Won

Spence 2

4,587

1977/78

Tier 3

Walsall

A

2

1

Won

Woolfall, Rowland (P)

4,611

1983/84

Tier 4

Aldershot

A

2

1

Won

Bramhall, Madden

1,908

1988/89

Tier 3

Port Vale

H

0

0

Draw

 

2,978

1994/95

Tier 3

Scunthorpe United

H

2

0

Won

Johnrose, Carter

2,540

1996/97

Tier 2

Crewe Alexandra

A

0

2

Lost

 

3,627

2002/03

FL Cup

Stoke City

H

1

0

Won

Stuart

2,581

2005/06

Tier 4

Northampton Town

A

1

1

Draw

Whaley

5,157

2011/12

Tier 3

Rochdale

H

2

4

Lost

Jones, Bishop

4,897

2016/17

Tier 3

Shrewsbury Town

H

2

1

Won

Mayor 2

2,990


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