Date: 31st August 2017 at 10:11am
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We look back at the 4-0 win over Bury in 1998

In this series we probably have had a bit of recency bias. In plain English, we`ve probably had too many games played in later years. It`s probably because I was quite young in the late-90s and the memories aren`t there, or as sharp.

In our second season at the Reebok though, back in November 1998, we did secure one of the biggest wins seen at the ground, and even better that it came in a local derby against Bury.
Having been relegated from the Premiership, Wanderers hadn`t exactly hit the ground running back in Division 1, but had just won back-to-back games away at Ipswich and Stockport. A win against the Shakers would mean three wins in a row for the first time this season.

Michael Johansen put Wanderers ahead in the 21st minute after a decent bit of linkup play, followed by the Dane finding the back of the net from just outside the area, straight for the top corner. Johansen`s second of the game, 11 minutes after the start of the second half, might have been even better, this strike was from inside the area, but from a tighter angle.

At this point, Arnar Gunnlaugsson decided that he wanted in on the act, and would go on to score a brace himself. In the 64th minute, a cross came through to him, and he had the ability to take a touch which sold the keeper down the river before finishing. Three minutes later, he would have his second and Bolton would have their fourth. Gunnlaugsson capitalised on a defensive mix-up and tapped in the final goal of the game, in front of the second-highest home attendance that season.

We would kick on to finish 6th and make the playoffs, before losing to Watford at Wembley.

 

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