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On This Day... 13th February

13 February 2019

Bury have played a total of 25 games on 13th February, winning eight, drawing ten and losing the remaining seven. Of those 25 games, the following five stand out:

The First League Game

Approximately 4,000 fans flocked into Gigg Lane on 13th February 1904 to see the Shakers take on Everton in a First Division game. The scoreline of 0-0 suggests a game of little excitement though.

Highest Scoring

Two games finished with six goals on this day - unfortunately for the Shakers though, both were heavy defeats. An 1886 friendly with Everton at Anfield saw 3,000 supporters watch a 5-1 Everton victory, the Bury goal scorer remains unknown to this day.

Much more recently, Bury visited Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena in 2016 for a League One game, where a crowd of 11,024 supporters watched the Sky Blues put six goals past the Shakers in a game that’s probably best forgotten.

Highest Attendance

29,503 supporters were at Gigg Lane for a 1932 FA Cup Fifth Round game with Stoke City on 13th February 1932. Bury won the game 3-0, with the goals coming from Wally Amos (2) and Dave Robbie.

Best Home Win

Cardiff City visited Gigg Lane on 13th February 1926 for a Division One game with the Shakers. 16,766 supporters watched on as the Shakers claimed a 4-1 victory, with the goals coming from John Ball (2), Tom Bradshaw and Norman Bullock.

The Last

Southend United visited Bury in 2018 for a League One game. 2,795 supporters were in attendance as the game finished 0-0. The Bury side for this game was as follows: -

Connor Ripley (pictured), Phil Edwards, Peter Clarke, Greg Leigh, Adam Thompson, Zeli Ismail (Andrew Tutte), Stephen Dawson (Jay O’Shea), Josh Laurent, Harry Bunn, George Miller, James Hanson. Subs not used were: Joe Murphy, Chris Maguire, Tsun Dai, Ryan Cooney, and Joe Adams.

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