Liverpool v Bradford City 2-1 (League match)

Saturday, January 14 – 1922
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Bradford City 2-1 (1-0).
Attendance: 15,000.
Referee: Mr. I. Baker.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay (C), John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, William Lacey, Dick Forshaw, Harry Chambers, Harry Lewis, Fred Hopkin.
Bradford City (2-3-5): Algernon Wilkinson, Samuel Cheetham, Willie Watson, Joe Hargreaves, David Pratt, Don Duckett, Dickie Bond, Oscar Fox, Billy Hibbert, Billy Howson, Arthur Rigby.
The goals: 1-0 Chambers (42 min.), 1-1 Bond (60 min.), 2-1 Forshaw (75 min.).

Fifteen thousand spectators, on a snow-covered ground, saw a warmly contested game between Liverpool and Bradford City end in a victory for Liverpool by 2 goals to 1. Liverpool substituted Bamber for John McNab.

Despite the fact that mistakes were frequent both in open play and in front of goal owing to the ball gathering the snow, it was a game that aroused much enthusiasm, both teams contesting in a vigorous fashion. Just as an even opening half was closing, Forshaw sent across a centre, which enabled Chambers to score a good goal for Liverpool.

The second half was again a stern struggle, the players cleverly adapting themselves to the unusual conditions. Twenty minutes from the restart Bond centred the ball, which Scot turned into the net. Then came the best of a great struggle. Liverpool were all out, and from a beautifully placed corner by Hopkin Forshaw gave Liverpool the victory.

Result: – Liverpool 2 goals, Bradford City 1 goal.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 16-01-1922)


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