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On This Day...6th September

6 September 2018

Today’s history begins with an 8-2 victory for the Shakers.

On 6th September 1890, Bury played a friendly game with local side Irwell Springs at Gigg Lane, or as it was known then – Mr Barlow's Bottom Field. The ground had been purchased from the Earl of Derby some five years earlier. Mr Barlow was the agent commissioned to handle the transaction and lived at Bankfield Farm – the site of the current stadium, hence the name of the nursing home that now resides as the club's closest neighbour.

The goals rained in that day with Chris Conway grabbing four with further strikes from Fielding, Jack Plant and Whiteside, in what was described as a 'scrimmage'.

Step forward some 32 years to 1922 and Barnsley arrived at Gigg Lane in a Division Two game. 9,000 supporters were on-hand to witness goals from Norman Bullock and Fred Smith secure a 2-1 victory.

The 1924/25 season brought a local derby game with the Shakers making the short trip to Burnden Park and a Division One game with Bolton Wanderers. 36,255 saw the game, and a John Ball hat-trick was not enough to secure the win, with the game finishing 3-3.

On 6th September 1952, Bury visited Leicester City in a Second Division game. With 27,308 supporters on the gate, a brace of goals from Walter Kelly (pictured above in a home game vs Ipswich Town) was again not enough, as the Shakers suffered a 3-2 defeat at Filbert Street.

The 1966/67 season brought Rotherham United to Gigg Lane for a Second Division game. Only 5,148 supporters were at the game, as the Shakers went on to record a stunning 5-2 victory with goals from Barry Lowes (2), Bobby Owen (2) and Jack Maltby. The full Bury side that day was as follows: -

Neil Ramsbottom, Vinnie Leech, Brian Eastham, Brian Turner, Eddie Colquhoun, Ray Parry, Barry Lowes, Jack Maltby, George Kerr, Bobby Owen and Tommy Claxton.

A 1988 Littlewoods Cup 1st Round 2nd Leg tie saw the Shakers heading to the Racecourse Ground for a game with Wrexham. The Shakers held the advantage with a 2-1 victory in the first leg thanks to goals from Liam Robinson and Jamie Hoyland. 2,634 were at Wrexham as goals from Wayne Entwistle and a Liam Robinson penalty saw the game finish 2-2. Bury were to play Everton in the second round over two legs.

Huddersfield Town were the visitors to Gigg Lane on 6th September 2002. The game featured a debut for Ben Thornley who signed the day before, whilst Huddersfield featured four players that would go on to have a Bury connection, or had already played for Bury, with Paul Scott, Jon Newby and Efetobore Sodje all starting the game whilst Dwayne Mattis was an unused substitute.

Danny Swailes put Bury in front on 24 minutes, before future Bury skipper Paul Scott equalised for the Terriers. Lee Connell won the game for Bury with seven minutes remaining and it was no surprise on the day to see future Bury legend Efe Sodje shown the red card for a rash challenge on the Shakers' player/manager Andy Preece.

The last recorded game on this day was in the 2014/15 season, with Bury making the trip to Adams Park – the home of Wycombe Wanderers. 3,483 supporters were in attendance but there were no goals to show on the afternoon as the game finished 0-0.

The full record for 6th September is: -

 

Season

Comp

Opposition

Ven

Res

Goals

Gate

1890/91

Friendly

Irwell Springs

H

8

2

Win

Conway 4, Fielding, Plant, Whiteside, Scrimmage

2,000

1892/93

Friendly

Bolton Wanderers

H

0

1

Lost

 

3,000

1902/03

Tier 1

Sheffield United

A

0

1

Lost

 

7,000

1913/14

Tier 2

Huddersfield Town

A

1

1

Draw

Cameron

8,500

1919/20

Tier 2

Bristol City

H

0

1

Lost

 

10,000

1922/23

Tier 2

Barnsley

H

2

1

Won

Bullock, Smith

9,000

1924/25

Tier 1

Bolton Wanderers

A

3

3

Draw

Ball 3

36,255

1930/31

Tier 2

Plymouth Argyle

H

2

0

Won

Amos, Smith JR

11,981

1937/38

Tier 2

Sheffield United

A

1

2

Lost

Acquroff

10,645

1941/42

War

Bolton Wanderers

A

1

2

Lost

Livingstone

2,500

1947/48

Tier 2

Southampton

A

0

1

Lost

 

21,000

1950/51

Tier 2

QPR

H

0

1

Lost

 

8,888

1952/53

Tier 2

Leicester City

A

2

3

Lost

Kelly 2

27,308

1954/55

Tier 2

Rotherham United

A

2

4

Lost

Clarke, Daniel (P)

14,877

1958/59

Tier 3

Norwich City

A

2

3

Lost

Lovie, Parker

20,466

1966/67

Tier 2

Rotherham United

H

5

2

Won

Lowes 2, Owen 2, Maltby

5,148

1969/70

Tier 3

Torquay United

A

0

3

Lost

 

7,321

1975/76

Tier 3

Rotherham United

A

3

3

Draw

Spence 2, Rowland

4,070

1977/78

FL Cup

Oxford United

H

1

0

Won

Robins

5,045

1983/84

Tier 4

Blackpool

H

0

0

Draw

 

2,993

1986/87

Tier 3

Middlesbrough

A

1

3

Lost

Greenwood

6,499

1988/89

FL Cup

Wrexham

A

2

2

Draw

Robinson (P), Entwistle

2,634

2002/03

Tier 4

York City

H

2

1

Win

 

3,294

2003/04

Tier 4

Huddersfield Town

H

2

1

Win

D Swailes, Connell

4,591

2008/08

Tier 4

Chester City

A

1

1

Draw

Bishop (P)

2,327

2014/15

Tier 4

Wycombe Wanderers

A

0

0

Draw

 

3,483


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