Liverpool v The Wednesday

October 28, 1907
At Anfield on Saturday, before 30,000 people, the home side won the toss, and playing with the wind put on pressure at the start. Robinson grazed the bar with a fine long shot. The Blades could not get going, and time after time Liverpool attacked, only for Lyall to make some brilliant saves.

The Sheffield goal was bombarded at times, and numerous corners were forced, but all to no purpose, and the Sheffield left got away, West robbing Simpson in fine style. At the other end Lyall, Layton, and Burton defended valiantly, but at last Fitzpatrick scored. The visitors pressed in turn, and forced a fruitless corner.

Interval: – Liverpool, 1; The Wednesday, 0.

On resuming, the Anfield men pressed, and Lyall saved well from Joe Hewitt. Wednesday made a spurt and Chapman just missed. Still the home side could claim an advantage on the play, and the Blades defence was hard worked.

A fine dash by Wilson nearly led to an equaliser, but Sheffield’s centre had the bad luck to bang the ball against the under-side of the cross-bar, whence it rebounded into play. It was anybody’s game at this stage, but Liverpool put on a grand burst, and Joe Hewitt added a second goal, C. Hewitt following with a third immediately afterwards. Wednesday was now well beaten.

Result: – Liverpool, 3; The Wednesday, 0.

Liverpool: Sam Hardy, Alf West, Percy Saul, Robert Robinson, James Gorman, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Charles Hewitt, Joe Hewitt, Harry Fitzpatrick, John Cox.
The Wednesday: Jack Lyall, Willie Layton, Harry Burton, Tom Brittleton, Walter Holbem, William Bartlett, Harold Armstrong, Harry Chapman, Andrew Wilson, Frank Bradshaw, George Simpson.
Referee: Mr. Tom Robertson (Glasgow).
(Source: Sporting Life: October 28, 1907)


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