On this Day – 7th January...
Bury have played a total of twenty games on 7th January, winning seven of those, drawing four and losing the eight – one game vs Burnley in the FA Cup in 1956, was abandoned with the score at 2-2. Of those 20 games, the following five games stand out:
The First League Game: An 1899 Division One game at Villa Park, saw the Shakers lose out in a 3-2 defeat. 18,000 supporters were on hand to witness the game with the goals coming from Charlie Sagar and William Brimblecombe
Highest Scoring: Two games played on this day brought nine goals. The first was a Lancashire League game away at Higher Walton in 1893. Just 43 supporters were in attendance to witness goals from Billy Barbour (3), Jack Plant (2), Spence, Jobson, Ross, and Barlow.
A 1950 FA Cup third round tie at home to Rotherham United, also brought nine goals with the Shakers coming out on top with a 5-4 victory thanks to goals from George Bardsley, Alf Bellis (pictured at the top of the page), Harry Whitworth (2) and Don Massart. 23,328 supporters were in attendance.
Highest Attendance: A 1922 FA Cup tie at Burnden Park in 1922 brought the highest attendance with 42,831 supporters. Bolton won the game 1-0.
Best Home Win: 1905 saw Nottingham Forest visit Gigg Lane for a Division One game. Goals from Tommy Simpson (2), Joe Leeming, Jack Plant, and Billy Wood helped the Shakers to a 5-1 victory in front of just 8,000 supporters.
The Last: 7th January 2017 saw Bury on the road with an away trip to Scunthorpe United. 5,173 supporters were at Glanford Park for this League One game, but goals from George Miller and Kelvin Etuhu were not enough, as the Iron won the game 3-2.