Bury v Manchester City League Cup 3rd Round 1972/73

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League Cup 3rd Round

3rd October 1972

Attendance 16,614

Scorers Hamstead(15), Murray(19)

Ref W Johnson

City Healey, Book, Donachie, Doyle, Booth, Barrett, Summerbee, Bell, Marsh, Lee, Towers – used sub Mellor

Bury Forrest, Dougherty,  Holt, Williams, Heslop, Robson, Connelly, Murray, Jones, McDermott, Hamstead. Unused Sub Tinsley

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Attacking from the start, much to the delight of most of the sardine-packed spectators, Bury took an early lead when winger Hamstead nipped the ball from a scramble in front of goal and lashed his shot high into the City net.
lt was delirium for the Shakers fans, and more was to come. Within 4 minutes the hosts were further in front with teenage Glaswegian Dougherty, in only his fourth senior game for the club, picking out Murray with a precision pass. The Bury inside forward, who was to end the season as the c|ub’s second top scorer, eased his way through City’s vulnerable middle and slid the ball wide of Healey. It stayed 2-0 at half-time.
City picked up steam after the break and bombarded the Bury goal but they couldn’t get past the courageous Forrest, though their former midfield star Bell crashed a shot against the woodwork.
It was a historic night for the Fourth Division club, the first time they had accounted for First Division opposition in the League Cup competition. 

3 thoughts on “Bury v Manchester City League Cup 3rd Round 1972/73

  1. Went to this game with my Dad. I was 14 and a man it’s fan. I still am. But we would watch the shakers every other week for a while and they became my second team. After crowds of 2to3000 this game was a revelation and is without question the best match I’ve ever been to. Dad got tickets not far from Malcolm Allison. By the end of the game he was that low in his seat he’d virtually disappeared. A magnificent night.

  2. One of those games for City. Boasting a fantastic forward line. Somehow persuaded Dad to take me. Don’t remember the game but do the stands with the big gap to the terrace. Stood behind the goal and was totally embarrassed as a teenager when Dad got hit by a shot going over the bar. Even more so the result!

  3. Was there as a 9 year old City fan with my older sister who is a Bury fan! I am still a City season ticket holder(oh how things have changed)?

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