The Wednesday v Liverpool 1-0 (FA Cup match: March 9, 1907)


March 9, 1907
Key note: “Once more are Sheffield Wednesday in the semi-final for the National trophy, and that at the expense of a team as erratic as themselves. As they were the only First Division clubs in opposition on Saturday, they had a fair idea of each other’s capabilities. Still, as Liverpool had won the League match at Owlerton less than a month ago, and as the “Blades” had lost every one of their last five League games, there was no reason for the Liverpudlians to believe that the result of the Cup-tie would be other than a victory for their side. But it was not to be, for the only goal of the match fell to the “Blades,” and the crowd were so delightful with the scorer that they carried him shoulder-high from the field at the conclusion of the game. To my mind the victory went to the deserving side, for though it might be urged in some quarters that Liverpool displayed more scientific methods, there is no doubt that if the teams met again to-day under the same conditions Saturday’s result would be confirmed. Of course, both teams laboured under the disadvantage of having to forego the services of a strong man, though Raisbeck’s presence in the Liverpool side would undoubtedly have made a better impression than Davis would ave done, relatively speaking. Possibilities, however, do not count in a contest on the knock-out principle, and therefore to take things as they are, the score was a just one.” (Athletic News: March 11, 1907)

Match: FA Cup, Fourth Round, at Owlerton, kick-off: 15:30.
The Wednesday – Liverpool 1-0 (0-0).
Attendance: 37,830; gate receipt: £1,327 1s. 6d.
Referee: Mr. Nat Whittaker; linesmen: Messrs.: R. North and W.G. Gillett.
Sheffield Wednesday (2-3-5): Jack Lyall, Willie Layton, Harry Burton, Tom Brittleton, Percy Crawshaw, William Bartlett, Vivien Simpson, Harry Chapman, Andrew Wilson, Jimmy Stewart, George Simpson.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Percy Saul, Billy Dunlop, Robert Robinson, James Gorman, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, William Macpherson, Jack Parkinson, Sam Raybould, John Cox.
The goal: 1-0 Chapman (49 min.).

Match reports:
* Sporting Life: “A valuable Sheffield goal”;

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William Macpherson, Liverpool (Athletic News: March 11, 1907).

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Jack Lyall, Sheffield Wednesday (Athletic News: March 11, 1907).

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