January 28, 1928
Key note: “Heavy rain had reduced the Cardiff ground to such a terribly bad condition that at one time it was doubtful whether it would be possible to play the tie between Cardiff City and Liverpool. All turned out well, however, and, to the great delight of a large crowd, Cardiff, the Cup-holders, passed on the fifth round by winning a keen game by 2 goals to 1.” (Daily Herald: January 30, 1928)
Match: FA Cup, Fourth Round, at Ninian Park, kick-off: 14:45.
Cardiff City – Liverpool 2-1 (1-1).
Attendance: 20,000; gate receipts: £1,666.
Referee: Mr. W.J. Paisley (Wolverhampton).
Cardiff City (2-3-5): Tom Farquharson, Jimmy Nelson, Tom Watson, Harry Wake, Fred Keenor, Billy Hardy, Billy Thirlaway, Sam Irving, Hugh Ferguson, Len Davies, George McLachlan.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Arthur Riley, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, James Jackson, Tom Bromilow, Dick Edmed, Jimmy Walsh, Tommy Reid, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
The goals: 0-1 Edmed (penalty, 32 min.), 1-1 McLachlan (35 min.), 2-1 Nelson (66 min.).