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On This Day 7th February...

7 February 2019

Bury have played a total of 19 games on 7th February, winning just four, drawing eight and losing the remaining seven. Of those 19 games, the following five games stand out:

The First League Game: Woolwich Arsenal visited Gigg Lane on 7th February 1914 for a Division Two game, a game which attracted 12,500 supporters. The game finished 1-1 with Alec Mercer scoring Bury's goal.

Highest Scoring: Seven goals were scored in the very first game played on this day. An 1891 Lancashire Cup 2nd Round tie at Ardwick, saw the Shakers lose the game 4-3 in front of 12,000 supporters. The Bury goals coming from Chris Conway (2) and a scrimmage.

Highest Attendance: 20,000 supporters flocked to Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium on 7th February 1925 for a Division One game. Thankfully, the majority of those watching left the game unhappy, following a 1-0 victory to Bury with the goal coming from Jimmy Porter.

Best Home Win: Bury have only won one game at home on this day – a 1903 FA Cup 1st Round victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers with Billy Richards scoring the goal in front of 5,172 supporters. The Shakers went onto win the FA Cup in this season as they defeated Derby County 6–0, in what is still the highest score in an FA Cup final.

The Last: The last game to take place on 7th February was in 2016 when Bury made the short trip to Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium. Unfortunately, a 3-0 defeat followed, though the game did mark a First Team debut for young George Miller.

The Bury side that day was as follows: Ian Lawlor, Chris Hussey, Peter Clarke, Nathan Cameron, Reece Brown (Jacob Mellis), Danny Mayor, John O’Sullivan (Craig Jones), Tom Soares, Danny Pugh (George Miller), Leon Clarke & Tom Pope. The following were unused subs: Joe Riley, Andrew Tutte, Chris Sedgwick and Scott Burgess. 

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