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On This Day - 12th February

12 February 2019

Bury have played a total of nineteen games on 12 February, winning ten of those games, drawing the six while losing just three. Of those nineteen games, the following five stand out:

The First League Game: Preston North End were Division One visitors to Gigg Lane on 12 February 1898, a game that attracted 6,000 supporters.  Bury won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from Jack Pray.


Highest Scoring: A total of six goals were scored on two occasions.  The first was a 4-2 home victory against Fulham in Division Two on 12 February 1938.  8,908 supporters were in attendance for the game to see goals from George Davies (2), Billy Graham and Bob Hulbert.

A 1944 North West War League 2nd Division game with Manchester United also brought six goals.  With 6,896 supporters at the game, strikes from George Davies (2) and ‘Black’ secured a 3-3 draw.


Highest Attendance: 27,000 supporters flocked into Leeds United’s Elland Road for a 1949 Division Two clash with the Shakers.  Bury won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from Alf Bellis.


Best Home Win: A 5-0 victory against Middlesbrough on 12 February 1910, saw approximately 10,000 supporters in attendance to witness goals from Billy Hibbert (3), Bob Currie & Jimmy Stanfield.


The Last:  Sheffield United were League One visitors to Gigg Lane in 2013.  A game that attracted a crowd of 3,064.  The Blades ran out 2-0 winners that evening, with future Shakers defender Callum McFadzean being named as an unused substitute for the Blades.


The full Bury side for the game was as follows:


Trevor Carson (Pictured above), Joe Skarz, Ashley Eastham, Carl Regan, Stephane Zubar, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Steven Schumacher (David Worrall), Zac Thompson, Tom Soares, Andy Bishop (David Healy) and Nicky Ajose. 

Unused subs were Cameron Belford, Mark Carrington, Craig Jones and Seb Carole.

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