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Bury Football Club
Gigg Lane
Bury
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Bury F.C. was founded in 1885 when the club took on the lease at Gigg Lane, still the club's home today. They were founder members of the Lancashire League in 1889, before joining the Football League Division Two in 1894. They won the Second Division title at the first attempt, gaining promotion to the top flight, where they remained until 1912. Whilst in the First Division, they tasted FA Cup glory twice, in 1900 and 1903, on one occasion beating Southampton 4-0 in the final. Amazingly the 1903 cup success was achieved without having conceded a goal in the entire competition. There was a brief return to the top flight in the 1920's, with the team recording its highest ever Football League finish of fourth in 1926. By the time the 1920's were over, however, Bury had slipped out of top flight and began a steady decline that saw them reach Division Four for the first time in the club's history in 1971. In 2006 Bury hit the headlines for being the first team ever to be thrown out of the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player. Since then Bury has been fighting to avoid relegation to the Conference.


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