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On This Day - 15th February

15 February 2019

Bury have played a total of nineteen games on 15 February, winning five of those games, drawing six games and losing the remaining eight games. Of those nineteen games, the following five games stand out:

The First League Game: 7,500 supporters arrived at Gigg Lane for a Division One game with Everton on 15 February 1902.  The Shakers claimed a 1-0 victory thanks to a goal from Chris Sagar.

Highest Scoring: A War Time Cup First Round game with Preston North End at Gigg Lane in 1941 resulted in eight goals!  3,800 supporters watched as both sides shared the spoils in a 4-4 draw with the goals coming from D jones, Don Carter (2) and George Davies. 

Highest Attendance: 15 February 1969 saw the Shakers on the road and a Division Two game with Aston Villa at Villa Park.  The game attracted a crowd of 28,010 supporters who watched Aston Villa claim a 1-0 victory. 

Best Home Win: A 1947 Division Two game brought Millwall to Gigg Lane where 11,055 supporters watched the Shakers run amok with a 5-2 victory thanks to five goals from one player, Eddie Quigley (Pictured wearing the No 9 Shirt Above). He became the first Bury player to score five goals in one game.  This fete was repeated in 1965 when Ray Pointer scored five against Rotherham United. 

The Last:  Chesterfield arrived at Gigg Lane for a League Two game. 2,517 supporters watched the game which finished 1-1 with Ryan Lowe scoring the only Bury goal.  The return game at the ProAct Stadium later in the season would have a big effect on the campaign, as the Shakers won promotion that year! 

The full Bury side that day was as follows: 

Cameron Belford, Phil Picken, Joe Skarz, Tom Lees, Efe Sodje, Steven Schumacher, Andy Haworth (David Worrall), Michael Jones, Damien Mozika, Andy Bishop(Lenell John-Lewis), Ryan Lowe.  Unused subs were Richie Branagan, Ben Futcher, Kyle Bennett, Max Harrop and Peter Sweeney.


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