A friendly draw at Anfield

December 5, 1908
Liverpool (Combination team) v Coventry City.
At Anfield (in place of the Workington match, the Cumbrian team playing for the English Cup). Liverpool had Gus Beeby, a goalkeeper from Ashbourne. There was a fair attendance when Turner kicked off for Coventry. Beeby made a good save from Leyton. Messina Allman sent in an oblique shot, which just curled outside the post.

Midfield play followed, and Hodges was hurt, but quickly resumed. Mike Griffin hit the post when well placed, and the ball went out of play. Moult saved well from Griffin. Turner scored the first goal for the visiting team, and Griffin equalised for the Reds with a splendid shot just on the interval, which came with the score one goal each.

Harold Uren forced a corner, from which Robert Robinson almost scored. Jack Morris stopped an ugly rush. William Hunter, heading the ball over Moult’s hands, gave Liverpool the lead. Leyton equalised.

Final, Liverpool Reserves 2, Coventry City Reserves 2.
(Cricket and Football Field: December 5, 1908)


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