February 15, 1930
Key note: “Birmingham gained two much-needed points from Liverpool, and they deserved to win, although it cannot be said that they have a display that gratified their supporters, who still have to look with anxiety to the future. There was nothing scintillating about the Liverpool forward work. Hodgson and Macpherson were useful members of the line, and Hopkin was fast and enterprising, but the shooting was moderate, and in no sense calculated to unnerve Hibbs. Bradshaw and the backs more than once got Riley out of trouble. The South African made a few mistakes, but much of his work was brilliant. Jackson played very finely, and Riley owed a debt of gratitude to him and Lucas for their clever covering play.” (Athletic News: February 17, 1930)
Match: Football League, First Division, at St. Andrews, kick-off: 15:00.
Birmingham – Liverpool 1-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. F.H. Burton.
Birmingham (2-3-5): Harry Hibbs, George Liddell, Ned Barkas, Jack Firth, George Morrall, Jimmy Cringan, George Briggs, Johnny Crosbie, George Haywood, John Bradford, George Hicks.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Arthur Riley, James Jackson, Tommy Lucas, Tommy Gardner, Tom Bradshaw, Jimmy McDougall, Dick Edmed, Gordon Hodgson, Jimmy Smith Archie Macpherson, Fred Hopkin.
The goal: 1-0 Haywood (54 min.).