Bury have played a total of 23 games on 4th February, winning just four, drawing four and losing the remaining fifteen. Of those 23 games, the following five stand out:
The First League Game
The first league game played on this day took place on 4th February 1899; a Division One clash with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. 7,000 supporters were on hand to witness Charlie Sagar score the Bury goal, though unfortunately, Sheffield United would score four goals.
A total of five goals were scored in games on five occasions, although all five games resulted in 4-1 defeats. One game is covered above in the 'First League Game' whilst the other four games took place in 1888 (a friendly at home against Witton), 1911 (tier one away at Sunderland), 1950 (away at Southampton) and 1986 (tier three away at Bristol City).
32,115 supporters were at the Den for a 1926 FA Cup Fourth Round Replay game with Millwall. The Lions won the game 2-0.
Best Home Win
The largest home win came in 1939 when Swansea City visited Gigg Lane for a Division Two game. 8,306 supporters were on hand to see Bury win the game 4-0 with goals from George Davies (2), Reg Halton (penalty) and Bob Hulbert.
The last game played on this day was in 2017 when the Shakers travelled to The New Meadow for a League One game with Shrewsbury Town. Jacob Mellis scored the only Bury goal in a 2-1 defeat. The Bury side that day was as follows:
Rob Lainton, Greg Leigh, Cameron Burgess, Antony Kay, Tyler Moore, Reece Brown, Kelvin Etuhu (Jacob Mellis), Jermaine Pennant (George Miller), Tom Pope (pictured at the top of the page), James Vaughan and Hallam Hope (Jack Mackreth).
Unused subs were – Joe Murphy, Leon Barnett, Sylvain Deslandes and Scott Burgess.