December 5, 1925
Match: Football League, First Division, at Ewood Park, kick-off: 14:30.
Blackburn Rovers – Liverpool 1-1 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. A. Timmins (West Bromwich); linesmen: Messrs. R. Collinge and N. Bromiley.
Blackburn Rovers (2-3-5): Ronnie Sewell, David Rollo, James Forrest, Jack Roscamp, Harry Healless, Johnny McIntyre, Joe Hulme, Syd Puddefoot, Ted Harper, Arthur Rigby, Walter Brayshaw.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay, James Jackson, William Cockburn, Tom Bromilow, David McMullan, Cyril Oxley, Harry Chambers, David Pratt, Fred Hopkin.
The goals: 1-0 Harper, 1-1 Chambers (90 min.).
Player’s collar-bone fractured
Blackburn Rovers, playing at home, shared the points with Liverpool in a well-contested game, which produced a goal to either side. The visitors, who played a man short, owing to Hopkin, their outside left, fracturing his collar bone in a collision with Rollo, during the second half, owed much to brilliant work of Scott, their goalkeeper, for the point gained.
The Rovers had slightly the better of the exchanges, which were contested on a treacherous ground during the first half, and Brayshaw slipping past the Liverpool defenders, made the opening for Harper to lead through, Despite their handicap, the visitors rallied strongly after change of ends, and Chambers leading the attack with great distinction, secured the equalising goal in the last minute of the game with a terrific shot.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 07-12-1925)
Fred Hopkin, Liverpool F.C.