City divide points with League leaders

January 2, 1922
The first half of this game at Valley Parade, before 22,000 spectators, produced attractive play both teams. Arthur Rigby was soon in evidence, and came near to charging the ball into the net. Then Algernon Wilkinson, who was in goal for City, displayed splendid form in thwarting Dick Forshaw and George Harold Beadles, whilst John McNab and Harry Chambers both fired just over the crossbar. When Bradford pressed,

John Carruthers, the new home centre forward, from Pigton Colliery, North Shields, contributed good work, though his shooting was at fault. Once Elisha Scott was fortunate to thwart him when he turned the ball from a dangerous centre by Dickie Bond. Don Duckett also had shots charged out.

Play was not for long at one end of the field, and near half-time Beadles missed an easy chance of scoring when Fred Hopkin gave him an open goal.

At half-time there had been no scoring.

The second half was in favour of the home team. They were for the most part in the visitors’ territory, but Carruthers failed badly when Rigby put him in possession in front of goal, Bond, who had not done well before the interval, was now a more important factor, and when he centred Beadles came near to putting the ball into his own goal.

David Pratt fired point blank, but Ephraim Longworth kicked the ball out, Then Wilkinson had to save from Longworth, but soon the visitors were again busy defending, and Scott had to make good saves from Peter Logan and Tom Robb.

Final: No score.
(Source: Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer: January 4, 1922)


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