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On This Day...20th September

20 September 2018

On This Day...20th September

Over the club's long history, we've played just 23 games on 20th September, the first being a friendly game away at Darwen in the 1890/91 season. Goals from Fielding and Jack Plant secured a 2-2 draw for the Shakers in front of 3,000 supporters.

A 1902 First Division game saw Bury making the trip to Villa Park for a game with Aston Villa. 20,000 supporters were in attendance to witness a 2-2 draw for the Shakers with Billy Richards and an own goal from Villa's George Shutt.

A 1930 Division Two game brought West Bromwich Albion to Gigg Lane. The game finished 2-2 with Wally Amos and Jimmy Porter on the scoresheet for the Shakers in front of 11,646 supporters.

Signed from Wishaw YMCA (Scotland) in 1921, Jimmy Porter was a stalwart and hardworking wing-half-back who showed typically Scottish style and craft in his constructive play.

Jimmy Porter gave splendid service to the Shakers on the pitch for fourteen seasons. He was ever-present in the 1923/24 promotion season, scoring his first two goals for the club against Derby County and Coventry City.

Between 1930 and 1933 he missed only three League matches.

Leaving Gigg Lane for the first time in 1938, Porter was appointed trainer/team manager at Manchester United, a role that he combined with an important position with the Air Ministry.

After the war, he returned to Bury to assist Norman Bullock who had returned to Gigg Lane after becoming Chesterfield manager throughout the war years. In June 1949, Porter was appointed manager of Accrington Stanley and he returned to Gigg Lane to take Alick Robinson to become his trainer/coach. He took over a club in serious difficulties on and off the pitch.

In November 1950 he was offered the managership of Wrexham but declined, but the 'sell to survive' policy left the club at the foot of the table and on 3rd March 1951, following a 9-1 defeat at Lincoln City, the inevitable parting of the ways came two days later with Jimmy Porter and Alick Robinson tendering their resignations.

Some seven years later, Porter returned to Gigg Lane for a final two-year spell as chief scout during Dave Russell's spell as manager.

In total, Jimmy Porter made 421 appearances and scored 8 goals for the club

Bury faced a further trip in 1952, when they played Southampton at the Dell in a Second Division game. With 14,543 supporters in the Stadium, goals from Eddie Gleadall and a George Griffiths penalty secured a 2-1 victory for the Shakers.

1975 saw the Shakers in the Third Division and Walsall provided the opposition with the game at the now defunct Fellows Park. 4,845 supporters were on-hand to witness a 1-0 Bury win thanks to a John Hulme goal.

The Bury side that day was as follows:-

John Forrest, Steve Hoolickin, Keith Kennedy, Jimmy Nicholson, John Hulme, Tony Bailey, Brian Williams, Ronnie Phillips, Derek Spence, Andy Rowland, George Hamstead (Hughen Riley).

The last recorded game on this date took place in the 2014/15 season when Burton Albion visited Gigg Lane for a League Two clash. Two goals from Daniel Nardiello (pictured above) along with a Ryan Lowe goal saw Bury win the game 3-1.

The full record for 20th September is:-

Season

Comp

Opposition

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1890/91

Friendly

Darwen

A

2

2

Draw

Fielding, Plant

3,000

1902/03

Tier 1

Aston Villa

A

2

2

Draw

Shutt (OG), Richards

20,000

1913/14

Tier 2

Blackpool

A

1

0

Won

Goldie

10,000

1919/20

Tier 2

Stockport County

A

1

1

Draw

Heap F

7,000

1924/25

Tier 1

Liverpool

H

0

0

Draw

 

21,903

1930/31

Tier 2

West Bromwich A

H

2

2

Draw

Amos, Porter

11,646

1941/42

War

Blackburn Rovers

H

0

3

Lost

 

2,000

1947/48

Tier 2

West Ham United

H

1

2

Lost

Peters

17,448

1952/53

Tier 2

Southampton

A

2

1

Won

Griffiths G (Pen), Gleadall

14,543

1954/55

Tier 2

Rotherham United

H

2

2

Draw

Clarke, Pearson

12,900

1958/59

Tier 3

Notts County

A

1

1

Draw

Parker

10,077

1960/61

Tier 3

Colchester United

H

4

0

Won

Jackson 2, Hubbard, Watson

9,253

1966/67

Tier 2

Northampton Town

H

1

2

Lost

Carr (OG)

8,580

1969/70

Tier 3

Tranmere Rovers

A

2

3

Lost

Connell, Arrowsmith

4,033

1971/72

Lancs C

Liverpool

A

1

2

Lost

Taylor

?

1975/76

Tier 3

Walsall

A

1

0

Won

Hulme

4,845

1980/81

Tier 4

Wigan Athletic

A

1

2

Lost

Johnson (Pen)

6,239

1986/87

Tier 3

York City

A

0

1

Lost

 

3,800

1995/96

FL Cup

Sheffield United

A

1

2

Lost

Stant

4,075

1997/98

Tier 2

Port Vale

A

1

1

Draw

Swan

6,781

2003/04

Tier 4

Boston United

A

0

1

Lost

 

2,260

2008/09

Tier 4

Barnet

A

2

1

Won

Morrell, Bishop

1,995

2014/15

Tier 4

Burton Albion

H

3

1

Won

Nardiello, Lowe

4,536


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