Charity Shield

Corinthians v Liverpool 1-5 (Charity Shield: April 28, 1906)


April 28, 1906
Match: Sheriff of London Charity Shield, at Craven Cottage, kick-off: 15:30.
Corinthians – Liverpool 1-5 (0-2).
Attendance: 22,000; gate receipts: £776 (new record for gate receipts for the trophy matches).
Referee: Mr. P.R. Harrower; linesmen: Messrs. R.E. Foster and H.W. Hewitt.
Corinthians (2-3-5): T.S. Rowlandson, Rev. W. Blackburn, Samuel Hulme Day, G.S. Harris, Stanley Shute Harris, Kenneth Reginald Gunnery Hunt, W.U. Timmis, G.C. Vassall, E.G.D. Wright.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Alf West, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Jack Parkinson, Joe Hewitt, Sam Raybould, John Cox.
The goals: 0-1 Hewitt (23 min., assist: Goddard), 0-2 Raybould (26 min., assist: Goddard), 0-3 Hewitt (55 min.), 0-4 Hewitt (70 min.), 0-5 Own goal (Hunt, 75 min.), 1-5 S.S. Harris (87 min.).

Match preview:
* Morning Post: “Corinthians and the League Champions”.

Match reports:
* Liverpool Football Echo: “More honours to the Anfielders”.

The Liverpool F.C. team picture before the start of the 1906-07 season show the Sheriff of London Charity Shield trophy.

Back, left to right: Sam Hardy, Harry Griffiths, Maurice Parry, Robert Blanthorne, Charlie Wilson, Percy Saul, James Bradley.
Middle row, left to right: William Connell (trainer), Sam Raybould, Alex Raisbeck, Joe Hewitt, James Hughes, James Gorman, Robert Robinson, Billy Dunlop, Arthur Berry, Ned Doig.
Front row, left to right: George Latham, Tom Chorlton, John Carlin, Jack Parkinson.

** Note: On the middle row, second player from the left (next to Ned Doig) – I am uncertain who is. The text under the postcard is hard to read. My first instinct was that the initial for his first name is “F”, and if that is correct the only player with such a first name was the amateur Frank Kenny. I have chosen to write Arthur Berry, another amateur, which was playing the first set of reserve matches during the 1906-07 season.

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Sam Hardy, Liverpool F.C. (Athletic News: November 13, 1905).

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James Bradley, Liverpool F.C. (Athletic News: December 11, 1905).

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Joe Hewitt, Liverpool F.C. (Athletic News: October 9, 1905).

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Samuel Hulme Day, Corinthians (Athletic News: February 19, 1906).

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Kenneth Hunt, Corinthians (Athletic News: February 19, 1906).

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