Sunderland v Liverpool 1-0 (League match: February 8, 1908)


February 8, 1908
Key note: “The Sunderland club still further improved their prospects on Saturday with a goal to nothing victory over Liverpool at Roker Park, and their supporters are now very hopeful of them clearing the last two rungs of the League ladder. It was not, however, until almost the last kick of the match that a brilliant shot by Bridgett settled the destination of the points, and the whistle sounded amid a scene of enthusiasm amongst the 20,000 spectators. Such a thrilling finish was a splendid wind-up to a keen and interesting contest. Arthur Bridgett, who was accorded a liberal percentage of the receipts in addition to tickets sold,will reap a substantial amount for his benefit. He certainly deserved it all, for the club had probably never a better forward.” (Athletic News: February 10, 1908)

“The Liverpool team, refreshed and invigorated by their stay at Whitley Bay, where the German Ocean rolls in ozone-laden against the cliffs, arrived at Sunderland this morning. The men, one and all, looked in perfect health and had obviously benefited by the double change of Southern and Northern atmospheres.” (Liverpool Echo: February 8, 1908)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Roker Park, kick-off: 15:00.
Sunderland – Liverpool 1-0 (0-0).
Attendance: 20,000.
Referee: Mr. J.T. Ibbotson; linesmen: Messrs. A.H. White and J. Walsh.
Sunderland (2-3-5): Leigh Roose, Ernie Rhodes, Harry Forster, Thomas Tait, Harry Low, English McConnell, John Thompson, Billy Hogg, Angus McIntosh, George Holley, George Bridgett.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Alf West, Percy Saul, Maurice Parry, James Gorman, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Charles Hewitt, Joe Hewitt, William Macpherson, John Cox.
The goal: 1-0 Bridgett (90 min.).

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