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On This Day...9th January

9 January 2019

Bury have played a total of 22 games on 9th January, winning seven, drawing seven and losing seven. One game, versus Chelsea in 1909, was abandoned after 64 minutes due to fog with Bury 4-1 up. Of those 22 games, the following five games stand out:

The First League Game

1904 brought the first Football League game for the Shakers, with Bury making the trip to Nottingham Forest. 8,000 supporters watched as goals from Herbert Swann and Billy Wood claimed a 2-2 draw.


Highest Scoring

Still in 1904, and amazingly on the same day as a Football League game, Bury also played Southport away in the Lancashire Senior Cup. Bury lost the game 6-1 with their solitary goal coming from Chris Sagar.


Highest Attendance

History for the Shakers was set on 9th January 1960, when Bolton Wanderers visited Gigg Lane for an FA Cup Third Round game. The actual game finished 1-1, with the Bury goal coming from a Higgins own goal. The attendance of 35,000 is still a club record attendance and, more than likely, will never be beaten.


Heaviest Defeat

The 1904 defeat at Southport was the worst defeat, with the next worst coming via a 5-1 defeat at Crystal Palace in 1965. Tommy Claxton scored the Bury consolation goal.


The Last

Fleetwood Town were Checkatrade Trophy visitors to Gigg Lane on 9th January 2018. The Cod Army won the game 3-2, with the Bury goals coming from Harry Bunn and Tsun Dai (pictured at the top of the page).

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