Liverpool v Birmingham 1-0 (League match)

Saturday, February 11 – 1922
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Birmingham 1-0 (0-0).
Attendance: 30,000.
Referee: Mr. I. Josephs.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, William Lacey, Dick Forshaw, Harry Lewis, Danny Shone, Fred Hopkin.
Birmingham (2-3-5): Dan Tremelling, Frank Womack, Jack Jones, Joseph Roulson, George Liddell, Percy Barton, Bill Harvey, Johnny Crosbie, John Bradford, Jack Whitehouse, George Davies.
The goal: 1-0 Forshaw (75 min.).

Liverpool, on their own ground, before 30,000 spectators, beat Birmingham by one goal to none. Birmingham attacks and good work by the home defence characterised the opening of the play, though later Liverpool had a larger say in affairs.

However, though they promised well on occasions, their finishing was weak. Play was more keen in the second half than in the first, and following a number of free kicks the referee deemed it advisable to caution the players.

The goal which decided the destiny of both League points came about in a somewhat unusual manner. Tremelling was penalised for carrying the ball beyond regulation distance, and from the very close range there did not appear to be much chance of a goal. However, in the scramble Forshaw saw an opening and netted.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 13-02-1922)

Dan Tremelling, Birmingham’s goalkeeper.

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