Liverpool v Bury 2-1 (League match: April 27. 1908)

April 27, 1908
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 17:45.
Liverpool – Bury 2-1 (1-1).
Attendance: 10,000.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy; Alf West, Tom Chorlton; Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck (C), James Bradley; Arthur Goddard, Jack Parkinson, Joe Hewitt, Ronald Orr, John Cox.
Bury (2-3-5): James Raeside, Jimmy Lindsay, Joe Leeming, Tom Rae, John Dewhurst, Billy Humphreys, Billy Richards, Billy Hibbert, Harry Pearson, Bob Currie, Frank Booth.
The goals: 0-1 Hibbert (10 min.), 1-1 Orr (35 min.), 2-1 Cox (88 min.).

After an interesting, if rather unexciting, game at Anfield last evening, the Liverpudlians wound up their season by beating Bury by the odd goal in three. To the delight of their supporters, the “Reds” finished up well above Everton in the League table. It was not a game in which the forwards on either side had much of a say in the mater, for generally the play of the backs was always too good for the attackers.

Liverpool, however, held the advantage, and after being a goal down soon after the start, ran out well-deserved winners, even though a mistake by Lindsay in conceding a corner towards the end directly led up to the winning goal.

Bury began well, and before Liverpool had realised the fact, Hibbert ran through smartly and scored. Afterwards, however, Liverpool held the upper hand, but Lindsay and Leeming defended well, while Raeside was also safe. At length Goddard centred for Orr to equalise, and scores were level at the interval.

In the second half, play fell away, and was what might almost be termed end-of-the-season football. Liverpool could still claim some advantage, but so steady was the visitors’ defence that it appeared there would be no score. Then Lindsay conceded a corner after Raeside had saved, and Orr headed what proved to be the leading point. As indicated, Bury, was well served by the defence, and Lindsay’s mistake was the only thing that could be urged against him. He was well seconded by Leeming, while Raeside had no chance with the goals, which were both scored from close quarters.

Dewhurst was the best of the halves, while of a moderate lot of forwards Hibbert was much the pick, though Booth and Richards were occasionally prominent. Liverpool, also were well served in defence. Raisbeck, as usual, worked very hard, while Cox and Orr made a good left wing, and Goddard was fast and clever.
(Manchester Courier, 28-04-1908)

Jimmy Lindsay, Bury (Athletic News: April 30, 1906):


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