A downpour of rain and a 6-0 defeat failed to dampen spirits as Bury FC played their first home game in four years.

The club went into administration in 2020 and faced a battle for their existence.

But the Shakers came back from the dead to welcome Bradford City to Gigg Lane for a friendly.

And despite a 6-0 defeat and a downpour of rain at full time there was still plenty of joy from the fans.

Les Lowe, a Bury fan of 60 years, was among those to watch the game.

He said: "It was fantastic.

"The last four years have been horrible.

"The score was to be expected, we did not expect to win.

"They put up a good fight."

Matty Coles and Adam Nasbitt watched the game together.

Matty said: "I had goosebumps.

"They tried to play out from the back so have got a clear style of play."

Adam said: "It was amazing.

"The gave it a good try."

Graeme Newton, a Bury fan of 30 years, said: "I have been watching a bit of AFC Bury, but it was good to be back here.

"It was a good game, Bradford are a few leagues above us so we did not really expect to win.

"There is no shame in the scoreline."

Andy Tyne is a Bradford fan of 46 years who travelled to Gigg Lane for the day.

He said he felt the occasion for the home team.

He said: "It was tremendous, it was good to be back here, I have been a few times before.

"We always go to the Irwell Brewery in Ramsbottom and they welcomed us back today.

"There is talk about us being back here every year for pre-season and that would be good."