The Wednesday v Liverpool 2-3 (League match: December 5, 1908)


December 5, 1908
Match: Football League, First Division, at Owlerton, kick-off: 14:30.
The Wednesday – Liverpool 2-3 (1-1).
Attendance: 16,000.
Referee: Mr. J.H. Pearson (Crewe); linesmen: Messrs: A.E. Lowe and G.F. Allwood.
The Wednesday (2-3-5): Jack Lyall, Willie Layton, Harry Burton, Tom Brittleton, Jimmy Spoors, William Bartlett, Billy Lloyd, Harry Chapman, Andrew Wilson, Frank Bradshaw, Tommy Bolland.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Donald Sloan, Tom Chorlton, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Jim Harrop, James Bradley, Jack Parkinson, Bertram Goode, Joe Hewitt, Ronald Orr, Sam Bowyer.
The goals: 0-1 Hewitt (14 min., assist: Parkinson), 1-1 Wilson (16 min.), 1-2 Bowyer (55 min.), 1-3 Orr (80 min.), 2-3 Lloyd (87 min.).

The Liverpool goals:
* The game went on in Wednesday’s favour, with the Liverpool backs and halves working very well. The game was quite fast, and was barely a quarter of an hour old when a pretty pass across from Parkinson found HEWITT in position, and he cleverly beat Lyall.
* The second half opened with a strong attack by the Liverpool forwards, and for a time they were well held. At last, however, BOWYER got the ball, and with the Wednesday backs to all appearances opening out to give Lyall a chance, the Liverpool winger shot into the net, giving his side an early lead.
* Towards the close of the game ORR made the success of his side assured, as with a magnificent individual effort he beat the Wednesday backs and had Lyall helpless with a grand drive. This gave his side great heart and the Wednesday goal was stormed without further success.
(Source: Athletic News: December 5, 1908).

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