December 25, 1922
Key note: “In defeating Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Christmas Day, Liverpool accomplished a smart performance, and fully deserved the victory, as they were much the superior side, both fore and aft. All the scoring took place in the first half, Mackinlay getting the first, a hard drive of his cannoning off Freeman into the net. Five minutes from the interval Johnson met a low centre from Hopkin, and found the net from two yards’ range. Gilhespy was hardly up to form, but the inside men were in excellent fettle, Wadsworth stood out in a strong half-line, while the men behind were equal to all demands.” (Liverpool Echo: December 26, 1922)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Boundary Park, kick-off: 14:15.
Oldham Athletic – Liverpool 0-2 (0-2).
Attendance: 20,166; gate receipts: £1,114 1s..
Referee: Mr. Harry Rylance.
Oldham Athletic (2-3-5): Arthur Cooper, Harry Grundy, Reginald Freeman, Billy Broadbent, Bill Taylor, Elliott Pilkington, Charlie Wallace, Reuben Butler, John Blair, Ike Bassindale, Bert Watson.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, Cyril Gilhespy, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
The goals: 0-1 Mackinlay (25 min.), 0-2 Johnson (40 min., assist: Hopkin).