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On This Day: 2nd January

2 January 2019

On This Day...

From the 36 games played on 2nd January, Bury have won 16 games, lost 12 games and drawn 8 games. Of those 36 games, the following five games stand out:

The First: An 1888 Friendly game at Gigg Lane against Blackburn Olympic finished with a 3-2 defeat. Goals from Pollock and George Ross were not enough for the Shakers as the visitors claimed a win.

Highest Scoring: Stockport County were the opposition in a 1943 North West War League game at Edgelely Park. The game attracted approximately 1,000 visitors and they saw the Hatters claim a 5-3 win, with the Shakers' goals coming from George Davies and a brace from Johnny Robinson,  

Highest Attendance: 20,729 supporters packed into Gigg Lane on 2nd January 1926 to see the Shakers record a fine 3-1 victory over local rivals Bolton Wanderers in a Division One game. The Bury goals came from Wally Amos and a brace from Norman Bullock.

Best Home Win: An 1892 Lancashire League fixture with Heywood, saw Bury claim maximum points with a 6-0 victory. The goals came from Bourn (2), Conway (2), Plant & Spence.

The Last: The last game played on this day came in 2017; a League One clash at Gigg Lane against Sheffield United. Jacob Mellis (pictured at the top of the page) scored the only Bury goal in front of a crowd of 6,123.


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