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On This Day...27th September

27 September 2018

On This Day...27th September

Today's history begins in the 1890/91 season and a Lancashire League game with Oswaldtwistle Rovers at Gigg Lane. With 2,000 supporters watching on, Bury won the game with a 3-2 win with goals from Jack Plant and a brace from Fielding.

The first Football League game took place in 1902 when Nottingham Forest visited Bury. Two goals from England international Charlie Sagar, plus one from Billy Wood earned the Shakers a 3-1 win with 9,000 attending.

1924 saw Bury make the trip to St James' Park for a Division One game with Newcastle United. 35,000 supporters were on-hand to witness a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Norman Bullock and John Stevenson – his only goal from his seven games as a Shaker.

Port Vale hosted the Shakers at Vale Park in 1930 for a Second Division game. John R Smith scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win in front of 13,000 supporters.

1947 saw Bury on the road again, this time for a Division Two game at Chesterfield. With 14,000 supporters watching on, goals from Jimmy Constantine and Ernie Woodcock brought home the points in a 2-1 win.

Brentford visited Gigg Lane in 1952 and left later in the day with nothing to show for their long trip North. With 12,398 watching, goals from Ken Plant (2) and a George Griffiths penalty won the game with a 3-0 victory.

The full Bury side that day was as follows:-

Jimmy Kirk, George Griffiths, Eric Massey, Jimmy Greenhalgh, Les Hart, Doug Fletcher, Les Bardsley, Bobby Dale, Ken Plant (pictured above in a game v West Ham United in 1950), Eddie Gleadall, Stuart Imlach.

Reading came to Gigg Lane on 27th September 1969 for a Third Division game, a crowd of just 3,799 watched as Bury won the game 2-1 thanks to a brace of goals from George Jones.

A 1986 Division Three game with Newport County saw the Shakers win with the odd goal in seven and a 4-3 win. 2,136 fans witnessed goals from Carl Harris and a Nigel Greenwood hat-trick earned Bury all three points.

2005 saw Bristol Rovers arrive at Gigg Lane for a League Two clash. 1,673 fans were on-hand to see the Shakers claim the win with a goal from Paul Scott.

The last recorded game on this day was in 2016 and an away trip to Milton Keynes. Bury won the game thanks to two goals from James Vaughan and a goal from Zeli Ismail.

The full record for 27th September is:

Season

Comp

Opposition

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1890/91

Lancs

Oswaldtwistle Rovers

H

3

2

Won

Fielding 2, Plant

2,000

1902/03

Tier 1

Nottingham Forest

H

3

1

Won

Sagar 2, Wood

9,000

1913/14

Tier 2

Nottingham Forest

H

1

0

Won

Smith W

12,000

1919/20

Tier 2

Hull City

H

2

0

Won

Ritchie, Hird

7,000

1924/25

Tier 1

Newcastle United

A

2

2

Draw

Bullock, Stevenson

35,000

1930/31

Tier 2

Port Vale

A

1

0

Won

Smith JR

13,000

1941/42

War

Blackpool

H

0

5

Lost

 

4,137

1947/48

Tier 2

Chesterfield

A

2

1

Won

Constantine, Woodcock

14,000

1952/53

Tier 2

Brentford

H

3

0

Won

Griffiths G (Pen), Plant 2

12,398

1958/59

Tier 3

QPR

A

1

2

Lost

Darbyshire

10.194

1961/62

Tier 2

Sunderland

A

0

3

Lost

 

39,893

1969/70

Tier 3

Reading

H

2

1

Won

Jones 2

3,799

1971/72

Tier 4

Darlington

A

0

0

Draw

 

2,160

1975/76

Tier 3

Millwall

H

2

0

Won

McIlwraith, Phillips

5,862

1977/78

Tier 3

Tranmere Rovers

H

1

0

Won

Thomson

5,116

1980/81

Tier 4

Port Vale

H

2

1

Won

Johnson, Madden

2,341

1983/84

Tier 4

Darlington

A

2

1

Won

Jakub, Madden

1,654

1986/87

Tier 3

Newport County

H

4

3

Won

Greenwood 3, Harris

2,136

1988/89

FL Cup

Everton

A

0

3

Lost

 

11,071

1997/98

Tier 2

West Bromwich A

H

1

3

Lost

Lucketti

6,439

2003/04

Tier 4

Doncaster Rovers

H

1

3

Lost

 

3,606

2005/06

Tier 4

Bristol Rovers

H

1

0

Won

Scott

1,673

2008/09

Tier 4

Wycombe Wands

H

0

0

Draw

 

3,597

2014/15

Tier 4

Exeter City

A

1

2

Lost

Soares

3,215

2016/17

Tier 3

MK Dons

A

3

1

Won

Vaughan 2, Ismail

7,652


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