Match Of The Past: Bury FC
We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of League One this morning with Bury FC, with highlights of six matches from the ninety-five years between 1902 and 1997. Our first match is from the formative years of professional football, a match between Sheffield United and Bury from 1902. It’s part of the much-celebrated Mitchell & Kenyon archive that is held by the BFI, and while it doesn’t contain a massive amount of match action, it is a fascinating document of what football was like at the turn of the last century. We then follow this up with some haunting home recorded footage of the club’s Gigg Lane ground, recorded in 1979. Our second match, meanwhile, is from the final day of the 1982/83 season and sees Bury at home against Wimbledon in a Fourth Division match.
Next up, we skip forward by another three years to see Bury at home against Watford in an FA Cup Fifth Round Replay from March 1986, which was covered by the cameras of the BBC after Bury drew away to their Division One opponents in the first match. We then have match from 1991 which sees Bury at home against Huddersfield Town and a play-off final against Chesterfield from 1995. Finally, we see Bury travel to the Midlands to play Tamworth in the First Round of the FA Cup during the 1999/2000 season.
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