October 28, 1922
Match: Football League, First Division, at Ninian Park, kick-off: 15:00.
Cardiff City – Liverpool 3-0 (2-0).
Referee: Mr. H.V. Scott.
Cardiff City (2-3-5): Tom Farquharson, Charlie Brittan, Jimmy Blair, Herbie Evans, Fred Keenor, Billy Hardy, Billy Grimshaw, Jimmy Gill, Ken McDonald, Joe Clennell, Jimmy Evans.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, Cyril Gilhespy, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
The goals: 1-0 Grimshaw (3 min.), 2-0 McDonald (30 min.), 3-0 Clennell (80 min.).
Cardiff City, at Cardiff, before 40,000, spectators, brought their run of failures to a close in defeating Liverpool by three goals to none. Cardiff City re-introduced Blair, Gill, and McDonald, leaving out John Page, Harry Nash and Len Davies.
It was a fast game throughout, and Cardiff showed the superior skill, this being evidence in the combination between the half-backs and the forwards. Grimshaw scored for Cardiff three minutes from the start, and thirty minutes later McDonald increased the lead.
Liverpool, who played Chambers in the place of George Harold Beadles, made a big effort in the second half, but Cardiff maintained their superiority. In a measure this was due to the brilliant play of their half-backs, and for once in a way the Liverpool forwards were held in subjection. Clennell scored the third goal for Cardiff City after thirty minutes of play in the second half.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 30-10-1922)
Cardiff City’s Billy Grimshaw.
Cardiff City’s Joe Clennell.