Monday, September 2 – 1907
Match: Football League, First Division, at City Ground, kick-off: 17:30.
Nottingham Forest – Liverpool 3-1 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. A.J. Barker.
Nottingham Forest (2-3-5): Harry Linacre, Walter Dudley, George Maltby, Ted Hughes, George Needham, Jack Armstrong, Bill Hooper, Tom Marrison, Harry Green, Grenville Morris, Enoch West.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Alf West, Percy Saul, Maurice Parry, George Latham, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Charles Hewitt, Joe Hewitt, William Macpherson, John Cox.
The goals: 1-0 Hughes (42 min.), 2-0 Green, 2-1 C. Hewitt (87 min.), 3-1 West (89 min.).
Liverpool visited Nottingham Forest without Alex Raisbeck, Latham taking his place, and they were defeated. From the start the Forest had the best of the play, and soon set up attacks which developed into almost constant pressure. For a long time the Liverpool defence prevailed, but eventually success rewarded the home side, Hughes scoring shortly before the interval.
The ground was very slippery after the interval, but despite this disadvantage the game continued to be contested at a splendid pace. Nottingham Forest pressing heavily the Liverpool defence was put to severe test, and Green, taking a clever pass from Morrison, added a second goal.
Towards the end Liverpool rallied, and C. Hewitt got through, but the Forest returned to the attack, and West scored. Nottingham Forest thus won by three goals to one.
(London Daily News, 03-09-1908)
Categories: League matches