December 11, 1905
Liverpool entertained the Wolves at Anfield, some 12,000 spectators turning out in cold and windy weather. Both sides were strongly represented. Winning the toss, Liverpool had the advantage of wind and sun, but they made very poor use of it.
Baddeley was several times called upon, but the shots were easily dealt with, and when the Wolves broke away they were rarely allowed within shooting distance. Close on half-time Betteley hurt his knee badly, and was carried off the field. Just afterwards Hewitt sent in a fast shot, which Baddeley could not get at, and Liverpool were thus placed ahead. The Wolves’ custodian after this save a beauty from Goddard.
Half-time: – Liverpool, 1; Wolverhampton Wanderers, 0.
In the second half the Wolves turned out with ten men, Betteley being still absent. The game rules all in favour of Liverpool, who kept up a long persistent attack. Hewitt scored with a fast low shot at close range, and just afterwards Raybould added the third, after some pretty short passing.
Maintaining the attack, several corners were forced, and from one of them Goddard got the fourth goal, with a long shot. The game afterwards opened out, and Hardy saved grandly from Pendley, but Liverpool again took the upper hand, although no more scoring took place.
Result: – Liverpool, 4; Wolves, 0.
Liverpool: Sam Hardy, Alf West, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Joe Hewitt, Sam Raybould, John Cox.
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Tom Baddeley, Jackery Jones, Dick Betteley, George Williams, Sidney Corfield, Harry Hughes, Albert Baynham, Willie Layton, Billy Wooldridge, John Smith, Jack Pedley.
(Sporting Life: December 11, 1905)