Liverpool v Bury 3-0 (League match: August 25, 1928)


August 25, 1928
Key note: “It is a long time since Liverpool started with the earnestness and ruggedness and pace of Saturday. Bury are known by their speed, but actually Liverpool became an electric team, and, moreover, they kept at the pace spite of the intense heat. Naturally a goal under the minute takes the rosy prospect out of any opposing side. Miller, the man who got it, has scored every time I have seen him, and I like his buoyancy and his build; his shot is the result of the short-half-stroke swing back of the sturdy thigh – these always travel fast and start on their way before the other type, which is sort of “advertised” by the full swing back of the leg. Miller got both goals by headers, and his second was undoubtedly the result of Hopkin’s wisdom. Whitehurst, of Rochdale, got one that some thought was an intended pass across the field of play. I do not agree; it struck me that when the Bury goalkeeper came out of his goal Whitehurst placed the ball obliquely to the right corner; indeed, made it a perfect sample of control and sense.” (Liverpool Echo: August 27, 1928)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Bury 3-0 (2-0).
Attendance: 38,411.
Referee: Mr. H.E. Hull.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, James Jackson, Donald Mackinlay, Tom Morrison, David Davidson, Tom Bromilow, Dick Edmed, William Miller, Albert Whitehurst, Jimmy McDougall, Fred Hopkin.
Bury (2-3-5): Billy Richardson, George Bradshaw, Fred Smith, Alick Robinson, Tom Bradshaw, David Pratt, David Robbie, Norman Bullock, John Smith, Jack Ball, Wally Amos.
The goals: 1-0 Miller (1 min., assist: Edmed), 2-0 Whitehurst (30 min., assist: Miller), 3-0 Miller (70 min., assist: Hopkin).

Liverpool Echo: August 27, 1928.

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