Bury have played a total of 18 games on 8th February, winning ten, drawing three and losing the remaining five games. Of those 18 games, the following five games stand out:
The First League Game: A 1908 visit to Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium attracted a crowd of approximately 10,000 supporters. Unfortunately for Bury, the game ended with a 2-0 defeat.
Highest Scoring: Eight goals were scored on 8th February 1890 in a home Lancashire Cup 5th Round tie with Heywood Central. This was also the Shakers very first game on this day. Approx. 9,000 supporters were in attendance to witness a 6-2 victory, thanks to goals from Conway (2), Humphreys, Briscoe (OG) and two goals from a scrimmage.
Highest Attendance: Approximately 15,000 supporters were at Everton’s Goodison Park for a FA Cup 2nd Round replay in 1912. The scoreline would suggest a one-sided game as Bury suffered a 6-0 defeat.
Best Home Win: A 1930 5-1 victory at Gigg Lane over Bradford Park Avenue in a Division Two game, is Bury’s best home win on this day. The goals came from Wally Amos (2), David Robbie (2) and a JR Smith penalty in front of 12,096 fans.
The Last: The last time Bury played on 8th February was in 2011. Stevenage arrived at Gigg Lane and the match attracted a crowd of 2,080 supporters. Bury won the game 3-0 thanks to goals from Andy Bishop, Efe Sodje and Ryan Lowe.
The Bury side that afternoon was:
Cameron Belford, Phil Picken (Pictured at top of the page), Joe Skarz, Tom Lees, Efetobore Sodje, Andy Haworth (Kyle Bennett), Michael Jones (David Worrall), Damien Mozika, Steven Schumacher, Andy Bishop (Lenel John-Lewis) and Ryan Lowe
The following subs were unused on the day Neil Cutler, Max Harrop, Peter Sweeney.