Liverpool v Nottingham Forest 2-3 (League match: September 17, 1910)

September 17, 1910
Key note: “Matters are developing very queerly at Anfield this season, and the defeats sustained in the first two home engagements are sufficient to make one feel somewhat despondent as to the future prospects of the team. The victory of the Foresters was only in keeping with their reputation of being able to do themselves full justice in their away matches, but they ought never to have gained both points at Liverpool’s expense. Just before the time for starting Hardy was examined by the doctor, who found that his injured hand was quite sound, and Gus Beeby had, therefore, to give way to his more experienced clubmate. He was not overburdened with work, and the three shots which beat him were quite out of his reach. With a hesitating defence in front of him, even the International custodian could not avert disaster, and the cause of the reverse must be sought for elsewhere.” (Athletic News: September 19, 1910)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Nottingham Forest 2-3 (2-2).
Attendance: 23,000.
Referee: Mr. C.W. Gillett; linesmen: Messrs. J. Baker and F.W. Johnson.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Robert Crawford, Tom Chorlton, Robert Robinson, Jim Harrop, John McConnell, Arthur Goddard, Joe Brough, Jack Parkinson, Ronald Orr, John Macdonald.
Nottingham Forest (2-3-5): Albert Hassell, Walter Dudley, George Maltby, Jack Armstrong, George Wolfe, George Needham, Bill Hooper, Harry Lockett, John Derrick, Grenville Morris, Joe Ford.
The goals: 1-0 Brough (2 min), 1-1 Ford (5 min.), 1-2 Lockett (30 min.), 2-2 Orr (44 min), 2-3 Morris (89 min.).

George Wolfe, Nottingham Forest. Athletic News: September 19, 1910.

Sketch from Evening Express: September 17, 1910.
1910 LFC v Forest 2

Sketch from Evening Express: September 19, 1910.
1910 LFC v Forest sketch


  1. I might of missed something here but why is the attendance 23,000 when the article mentions 15,000 spectators gathered at kick off , where did the other 8,000 come into it.

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