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On This Day...26th September

26 September 2018

On This Day...26th September

26th September for the Shakers begins in the 1891/92 season and a friendly fixture with Darwen. Although the club were based in the now three-year-old Lancashire League, Bury were one of the founding members of this league, they did play a series of friendly games throughout the season. Bury won this game 3-1 with 2,000 supporters watching the action, thanks to two goals from George Ross and a strike from Humphreys.

An 1896 First Division game at Derby County saw the Shakers slip to a 7-2 defeat. Goals from Bill Hendry and George Jack Plant; though revenge would take seven years to come for this defeat, when Derby County were put to the sword in the FA Cup Final.

In 1903, Bury – who were now FA Cup Winners - played Sunderland at Gigg Lane. With a crowd of 16,000 supporters in the fledging ground, the Shakers recorded a fine 3-1 victory with goals from Billy Wood and two from Charlie Sagar.

1914/15 season brought Nottingham Forest to Gigg Lane for a Second Division fixture. With a gate of 7,500 attending, two goals each for Bob Perry (one from a penalty) and John Lythgoe recorded a 4-1 victory.

Sheffield United came to Gigg Lane on 26th September 1925 for a First Division clash. A crowd of 10,749 supporters left with no complaints after an 11-goal thriller. Bury won the game 7-4. A Norman Bullock hat-trick, two goals from Wally Amos, a John Ball penalty and a further goal from Dave Robbie.

The Bury side that afternoon was as follows: -
Billy Richardson, Fred Heap, Tommy Adamson, James Porter, Tom Bradshaw, Bill Turner, Dave Robbie, Alec Mercer, Norman Bullock, John Ball and Wally Amos

1953 brought Doncaster Rovers to Bury for a Second Division game. 15,999 supporters watched as Bury claimed both points with goals from Walter Kelly (pictured above) and Stuart Imlach in a 2-1 victory.

On 26th September 1964, Bury travelled to Selhurst Park for a Division Two game with Crystal Palace. Ernie Yard and Bill Griffin were both on target as the Shakers claimed a 2-0 victory in front of 19,299 supporters.

Torquay United were the visitors in 1992 for a Division Three game. Two penalties settled the game with a 2-0 win for the Shakers. Liam Robinson with the first penalty and then future manager, Alan Knill, scoring the second.

The last recorded game on this date was in 2017 when Oxford United came to BL9. Chris Maguire opened the scoring from the penalty spot, followed by goals from Michael Smith and Jermaine Beckford as the Shakers claimed a rare 3-0 win in a thoroughly miserable season with relegation confirmed in April.

The full record for 26th September is: -

Season

Comp

Opposition

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1891/92

Friendly

Darwen

H

3

1

Won

Ross 2, Humphreys

2,000

1896/97

Tier 1

Derby County

A

2

7

Lost

Hendry, Plant

5,000

1903/04

Tier 1

Sunderland

H

3

1

Won

Wood, Sagar 2

16,000

1908/09

Tier 1

Bradford City

A

1

4

Lost

Hibbert

25,000

1914/15

Tier 2

Notts Forest

H

4

2

Won

Perry 2 (1 Pen), Lythgoe 2

7,500

1925/26

Tier 1

Sheffield United

H

7

4

Won

Bullock 3, Amos 2, Ball (Pen), Robbie

10,749

1931/32

Tier 2

Millwall

H

2

0

Won

Eggleston, Lindsay

10,439

1932/33

Lancs C

Preston North End

A

1

2

Lost

Amos

1,000

1933/34

Lancs C

Rochdale

H

2

1

Won

Bagley, Vernon

2,170

1936/37

Tier 2

Norwich City

A

0

0

Draw

 

18,000

1942/43

War

Liverpool

H

1

4

Lost

Burdett

2,000

1953/54

Tier 2

Doncaster Rovers

H

2

1

Won

Kelly, Imlach

15,999

1959/60

Tier 3

Barnsley

H

0

2

Lost

 

10,587

1960/61

Tier 3

Colchester United

A

2

0

Won

Hubbard, Calder

6,500

1964/65

Tier 2

Crystal Palace

A

2

0

Won

Yard, Griffin

19,299

1967/68

Tier 3

Oldham Athletic

A

2

1

Won

Jones, Farrell (Pen)

9,903

1970/71

Tier 3

Swansea Town

A

0

3

Lost

 

6,507

1976/77

Tier 3

Swindon Town

H

0

1

Lost

 

6,405

1978/79

Tier 3

Sheffield Wednesday

A

0

0

Draw

 

9,000

1981/82

Tier 4

Darlington

H

2

0

Won

Johnson 2

2,562

1987/88

Tier 3

Wigan Athletic

A

2

0

Won

Robinson 2

3,664

1989/90

Tier 3

Rotherham United

H

1

1

Draw

Robinson

3,276

1992/93

Tier 4

Torquay United

H

2

0

Won

Robinson (Pen), Knill (Pen)

2,099

1998/99

Tier 2

Wolverhampton W

A

0

1

Lost

 

20,155

2006/07

Tier 4

Accrington Stanley

H

2

2

Draw

Bishop 2

2,192

2009/10

Tier 4

Lincoln City

H

2

0

Won

Lowe, Worrall

2,554

2015/16

Tier 3

Coventry City

H

2

1

Won

Clarke 2 (1 Pen)

4,526

2017/18

Tier 3

Oxford United

H

3

0

Won

Maguire (Pen), Smith, Beckford

2,951


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