Liverpool v Preston North End 5-2 (League match: September 16, 1922)


September 16, 1922
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Preston North End 5-2 (4-2).
Attendance: 36,000.
Referee: Mr. G.D. Nunnerley (Ellesmere).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, William Lacey, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
Preston North End (2-3-5): Jimmy Branston, Tommy Hamilton, Sandy Doolan, Tom Duxbury, Joe McCall, James Ferris, Archie Rawlings, Frank Jefferis, Tommy Roberts, George Sapsford, Alf Quantrill.
The goals: 1-0 Chambers (11 min.), 2-0 Forshaw (21 min.), 2-1 Quantrill (25 min.), 3-1 Bromilow (28 min.), 3-2 Roberts (30 min.), 4-2 Forshaw (36 min.), 5-2 Forshaw (50 min.).

The game between Liverpool and Preston North End at Liverpool proved a great attraction, and the 40,000 who attended saw Liverpool defeat Preston North End  by five goals to two. Six goals were scored in the opening half.

Chambers first scored in nine minutes, Forshaw added the second, and then Quantrill scored for Preston. Amid great excitement Bromilow added the third for Liverpool, only for Roberts to reply for Preston, and before the end of an exciting opening half Forshaw score the fourth Liverpool goal.

After Forshaw had added a brilliant goal for Liverpool, Duxbury, the Preston right back, owing to an injured ankle, left the field of play. Liverpool in each home match this season have scored five goals, and their players were certainly in better trim than those of Preston.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 18-09-1922)

Dick Forshaw, Liverpool F.C.
Dick Forshaw Liverpool F.C.

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