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On This Day...3rd January

3 January 2019

From the 26 games played on 3rd January, Bury have won 11, lost 9 and drawn 6. Of those 26, the following five stand out:

The First League Game

An 1898 First Division (tier 1) game against Bolton Wanderers at Burnden Park finished with a 0-0 draw in front of 16,000 supporters.


Highest Scoring

A 1931 Division Two game against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park brought a total of nine goals, with the Shakers coming out on top with a 6-3 victory. 18,000 supporters watched on as goals from Wally Amos, Dave Robbie, George Grass and a hat-trick from John R Smith won the game for the Shakers.


Highest Attendance

33,872 fans packed into Gigg Lane in 1925 for a Division One game with Bolton Wanderers. A solitary goal from Jack Finney handed the Shakers a 1-0 victory.


Best Home Win

The Shakers have won 4-1 twice on this day. Firstly a 1910 Division One game against Nottingham Forest with goals from Jackie Dewhurst and a Bob Curry hat-trick in front of a 12,000 strong crowd. Also, a 4-1 victory over Stockport County in 1970. This Third Division game attracted 4,545 supporters, who witnessed goals from Alf Arrowsmith (2), Brian Grundy and Jimmy Kerr.


The Last

The last game played on this day came in 2015; a League Two (tier four) clash with Dagenham & Redbridge at Victoria Road. The Daggers won the game 1-0 with just 1,877 supporters attending. The Bury side that day was as follows: -

Rob Lainton, Adam El-Abd, Chris Hussey, Nathan Cameron, Tom Soares, Andrew Tutte, Nicky Adams (Craig Jones), Kelvin Etuhu (Anthony Dudley), Danny Mayor, Ryan Lowe, Hallam Hope (pictured at the top of the page) (Danny Rose)

Subs not used: Scott Burgess, John Ruddy, Chris Sedgwick, Jim McNulty

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