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On This Day - 16th January

16 January 2019

Bury have played a total of 20 games on 16th January, winning eleven, drawing five and losing the remaining four. Of those 20, the following games stand out:

The First League Game

A 1904 home game against Sheffield Wednesday attracted a crowd of around 9,000 supporters, who witnessed the Shakers grab two First Division points thanks to a solitary goal from Bury's Billy Richards.


Highest Scoring

The highest scoring game for Bury on this day was a 5-1 victory at Mansfield Town's Field Mill in 1960. 6,085 watched this Third Division game, with the Bury goals coming from Don Watson (3), Johnny Hubbard and Tommy Neill.


Highest Attendance

35,000 supporters crammed into Bolton Wanderers' Burnden Park for a 1926 Division One game that brought a 3-2 defeat for Bury, with our goals coming from John Ball (2).


Best Home Win

The best home win came way back in 1897 and a Manchester Cup game with West Manchester. Just 1,754 supporters were at Gigg Lane to see goals from Joe Henderson (3) and Harry Miller (2) as Bury recorded a 5-0 victory.


The Last

A League One (tier 3) home game with Walsall in 2016 attracted a crowd of 3,532. However, despite a Leon Clarke brace, Bury ended up on the losing side with Walsall scoring three goals.

The full Bury side was:

Ian Lawlor, Joe Riley (John O'Sullivan), Chris Hussey, Nathan Cameron, Reece Brown, Andrew Tutte (Tom Pope), Kelvin Etuhu, Jacob Mellis (Danny Rose), Danny Mayor, Tom Soares and Leon Clarke (pictured at the top of the page)

Peter Clarke, Scott Burgess, Danny Pugh and George Miller were unused subs.

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