League matches

The Wednesday v Liverpool 3-0 (League match)

March 5, 1910
Match: Football League, First Division, at Owlerton, kick-off: 15:00.
The Wednesday – Liverpool 3-0 (2-0).
Attendance: 12,000.
Referee: Mr. T.J. Rowbotham; linesmen: Messrs. H.H. Taylor and W.E. Parsons.
Sheffield Wednesday (2-3-5): Harry Kinghorn, Jimmy Spoors, Walter Holbem, Billy Lloyd, English McConnell, Findlay Weir, Sam Kirkman, Frank Stringfellow, Tom Brittleton, Harry Hamilton, Ollie Tummon.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Tom Chorlton, Tom Rogers, Robert Robinson, Jim Harrop, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Parkinson, Ronald Orr, John Macdonald.
The goals: 1-0 Brittleton (18 min.), 2-0 Brittleton (40 min.), 3-0 Lloyd (50 min.).

Played at Owlerton, before 10,000 people, for the benefit of Willie Layton and Frank Bradshaw, two well-known members of the Wednesday team. The game was of an open character, Wednesday having the better of the exchanges, though their goal had one or two narrow escapes.

One strong burst by the Wednesday front line ended in Brittleton putting the home side ahead, repeating his success later. Interval: Sheffield Wednesday 2 goals, Liverpool none.

In the second half Liverpool were early in difficulties, Lloyd putting Wednesday further ahead in the first couple of minutes. The home team kept up the pressure for some time, and then Liverpool took up the attack, making strenuous efforts to score, but the home defence proved equal to the occasion.

Wednesday again took up the running in the closing stages, Tummon being prominent.

Result: – Sheffield Wednesday 3 goals, Liverpool none.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 07-03-1910)

Tom Brittleton, Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

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