Nottingham Forest v Liverpool 1-3 (League match: December 23, 1922)

December 23, 1922
Key note: “Liverpool started their Christmas mission to-day at Nottingham, and they believed that they would prove last week’s form all wrong, for everyone was in the dark at Anfield, and now the sides could see what was happening. Nottingham had their sharp-shooter back, Spaven by name, but Liverpool had no fear on that score, and said they were out to put one more away victory to their already long list. The Anfielders, leaving Liverpool yesterday afternoon, reached Nottingham in time to dine, and then enjoyed a couple of hours’ amusement at one of the local variety theatres. This morning broke in brilliant sunshine, but there was disturbing news that the river Trent had overflowed its banks and that the ground was under water.” (Liverpool Echo: December 23, 1922)

Match: Football League, First Division, at City Ground, kick-off: 14:15.
Nottingham Forest – Liverpool 1-3 (0-1).
Attendance: 20,000.
Referee: Mr. A. Ward.
Nottingham Forest (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Harry Bulling, Harry Jones, Gerry Morgan, Fred Parker, Noah Burton, Sid Gibson, Jack Spaven, Bobby Parker, Walter Tinsley, Harry Martin.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay (C), John McNab, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, Cyril Gilhespy, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
The goals: 0-1 Johnson (14 min., assist: Forshaw), 1-1 Parker (52 min.), 1-2 Forshaw (63 min., assist: Gilhespy), 1-3 Forshaw (65 min.).


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