SOME Shakers fans might be surprised to learn that former Gigg Lane striker Wayne Entwistle holds a special position in FA Cup history.

The hometown frontman, who had three spells with the club and made more than 100 appearances, has played for a record eight different FA Cup winning clubs – Bury, Bolton, Burnley, Wigan, Wimbledon, Leeds, Sunderland and Blackpool.

Arguably his finest hour came in this game, pictured, against Tranmere Rovers on December 29, 1984.

Martin Dobson’s side were flying over the festive period and had rattled four goals past Peterborough United and Port Vale.

They welcomed promotion rivals Tranmere Rovers to Gigg looking to cement top spot in the table ahead of Hereford and Darlington and end the year in style.

Entwistle scored two goals on the day, with striker partner Charlie Madden adding the third in a comprehensive 3-0 win.

The pair would share 43 league goals between them that season as Dobson’s side gained promotion in fourth despite using just 15 players. Five – Entwistle, David Brown, Winnie White, Madden and Leighton James – played in all 46 games.

Flashback photo

The Bolton News:

HERE’S Kenny Clements getting stuck in for Bury against Doncaster Rovers at the end of the 1987/88 season, with a young Phil Parkinson in the foreground. The Shakers won 2-1 with their goals coming from Nigel Greenwood and Paul Holmes putting through his own net.

This week in Shakers history

1966 Bury announced that they had already re-signed 23 professional players for the following season after winning their battle against relegation. Chairman Bill Allen said the show of confidence was to reward the players’ efforts. “We have a great-hearted bunch of players,” he told The Bury Times. “What more could a club like Bury ask for?”

1992 Bury announced that Swinton Lions Rugby League club would be sharing the ground for the next two seasons. Swinton had been looking for a new venue after selling their former Test arena at Station Road for development. Bury were looking to boost revenues and had also agreed a six-figure deal with Manchester United’s reserves to allow them to play at Gigg Lane.

1994 David Adekola was released from the final year of his Shakers contract by mutual consent. Mike Walsh said the Nigerian forward needed a fresh start, adding: “Fitness has been an issue for David.”