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STAGSNET`S STATISTICAL PREVIEW
15th September 2003 21:19


Before the 1957-58 season, Bury had spent the whole of their league life in the top two divisions – and even twice been FA cup winners, 1900 and exactly 100 years ago without conceding a goal – best league position 5th in the old first division as far back as 1925-26, just five years before the Stags' election to the League. But in 1957-58, the Shakers found themselves in the third level of the last season of the old 3rd division set-up. And the first-ever league meetings between the teams were won by the Stags, 2-0 away on November 9, 1957 and 6-4 at Field Mill on April 19, 1958, the latter game being the one with most goals scored. And both teams were to be founder members of the old third division at the end of 1957-58 with Bury finishing fourth and the Stags just two rangs below. Since 1957-58, the stats at Field Mill have been quite even with one third of the games being drawn and just equal number of Stags and Bury wins with the Shakers winning three of the last four Field Mill fixtures, the latest 5-1 on October 28, 1995 when a certain Phil Stant, stags top scorer with 26 goals in the 1991-92 promotion season, hit a brace for Bury. But it was not the only Bury 5-1 win in Stagsland, the first being a 5-1 on January 16, 1960.
The biggest Stags win was a 5-0 on October 2, 1976 in the division 3 Championship season. Two goals apiece from Kevin Randall and John Miller, one from Paul Matthews completed the rout in front of 6516. And that during a period of nearly 25 years when the teams faced each other very frequently in the old third and fourth divisions, being relegated together in 1979-80. And in two cases of Bury old division four promotions, the Stags have been promoted the following season. This happened in 1974-75 and 1985-86 for the Stags. Furthermore, in the Stags two last promotion seasons, Bury have been relegated!
The teams have also faced each other twice in the FA Cup – and both seasons the Stags reached the 5th round!
In 1969-70, the Stags won a 1st round replay 2-0 after the first game at Gigg Lane had been drawn 2-2, and in the 1974-75 Championship season, the Stags won a 4th round encounter at Bury 2-1.
In the current campaign, both teams come afresh from 1-1 draws – Stags at Oxford, Bury at home against Cheltenham.

Played for both sides: Mark Kearney, Phil Stant, Chris Withe

Home stats: P 25, W 8, D 8, L 9, GF 35, GA 39
Away stats: P 25, W 4, D 8, L 13, GF 22, GA 37

Season Home Date Away Date

1957-58 6-4 1958-04-19 2-0 1957-11-09 Div 3 (N)
1958-59 0-2 1958-12-13 2-2 1959-04-28 Div 3 (old)
1959-60 1-5 1960-01-16 1-4 1959-09-05 Div 3 (old)
1967-68 1-1 1967-09-30 1-3 1968-02-10 Div 3 (old)
1969-70 3-1 1970-02-23 0-1 1969-09-30 Div 3 (old)
1970-71 1-0 1971-02-13 0-0 1971-01-23 Div 3 (old)
1972-73 1-1 1972-09-09 0-1 1973-01-27 Div 4 (old)
1973-74 1-2 1974-04-01 0-2 1974-01-27 Div 4 (old)
1975-76 1-1 1976-02-23 1-2 1975-09-23 Div 3 (old)
1976-77 5-0 1976-10-02 0-2 1977-03-12 Div 3 (old)
1978-79 3-0 1979-04-21 0-0 1978-12-30 Div 3 (old)
1979-80 1-0 1979-10-13 2-0 1980-02-23 Div 3 (old)
1980-81 2-0 1981-02-07 1-4 1980-09-13 Div 4 (old)
1981-82 1-1 1981-09-19 2-3 1982-01-30 Div 4 (old)
1982-83 1-4 1982-10-09 0-1 1983-02-19 Div 4 (old)
1983-84 1-1 1984-03-17 2-2 1983-10-08 Div 4 (old)
1984-85 0-2 1984-11-24 0-0 1985-04-20 Div 4 (old)
1986-87 1-3 1987-02-07 1-1 1986-09-16 Div 3 (old)
1987-88 0-0 1988-04-23 0-1 1987-11-03 Div 3 (old)
1988-89 1-1 1989-04-22 1-0 1988-09-24 Div 3 (old)
1989-90 1-0 1990-10-02 0-3 1989-09-16 Div 3 (old)
1990-91 0-1 1991-02-05 0-1 1990-09-22 Div 3 (old)
1993-94 2-2 1994-03-26 2-2 1993-10-02 Div 3
1994-95 0-2 1994-09-03 2-2 1995-03-25 Div 3
1995-96 1-5 1995-10-28 2-0 1996-04-06 Div 3

Svante Bernhard aka Sweden Stag (pictured, above right)

 

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