Liverpool v Bury 1-0 (League match: December 15, 1900)


December 15, 1900
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Bury 1-0 (0-0).
Attendance: 12,000.
Referee: Mr. T. Kirkham; linesmen: Messrs. W. Chadwick and W. Naylor.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins; Tom J. Robertson, Billy Dunlop; Charlie Wilson, Alex Raisbeck (C), William Goldie; Tom Robertson, Andy McGuigan, Sam Raybould, John Walker, John Cox.
Bury (2-3-5): Fred Thompson, Joe Leeming, Jimmy McEwen, Willie Wood, Jack Pray, George Ross, Billy Richards, J.H. Reddish, Jasper McLuckie, Charles Sagar, Jack Plant.
The goal: 1-0 Cox (80 min.).

The above teams met at Anfield before 12,000 spectators. The day was bright, but a variable breeze prevailed, which upset the movements of the players.
(Liverpool Mercury, 17-12-1900)

1st Half:
** Bury won the toss and commenced with the breeze in their favour.
** The opening play was of a quiet nature, and during the first half-hour scarcely one decent attempt to score was witnessed.
** Misfield was the scene of operations mostly, though Liverpool more than held their own, and when the interval arrived neither side had scored.

2nd Half:
** On resuming the play brightened considerably, and Walker ended a strong attack by shooting wide.
** Bury retaliated, and Sagar sent in a pretty shot, which Perkins negotiated, and Liverpool careering away, the ball came to Dunlop, who tried from long range, and missed the horizontal by inches only.
** McLuckie placed over the bar when close in, and Plant receiving a cross from the opposite wing, banged the ball amongst the crowd behind the goal.
** Liverpool now attack vigoursly, and Raybould got clean through from McGuigan’s pass, but failed to shoot, and Thompson threw away.
** GOAL: After a short spell of pressure, which was terminated by an unsuccessful corner, the home side were again busy near the Bury goal, and after Thompson had saved cleverly from McGuigan and Goldie, Cox eventually scored, ten minutes from the finish.
** Both goals were in turn visited, though Liverpool were the more dangerous, but nothing further occurred.
(Liverpool Mercury, 17-12-1900)

 

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