Burnley Reserves narrow win

February 26, 1930
A strong Liverpool Reserves side was well beaten by Burnley Reserves at Turf Moor on Saturday. The game was of a lively character, and was well contested, Burnley’s main strength being in the defence, where Wood and Willingham both gave good exhibition. Conway in goal showed good anticipation, and thoroughly pleased the crowd.

The shot which beat him was a masterpiece of individual play, Edmed taking the ball on the run and having it in the net before Conway could reach it. Brown was best of the half-backs, and played an exceptionally good game. Prest was the best of the forwards, but did not receive much support.

Burnley opened the attack in promising fashion, and a penalty was awarded against Charlton for hands in the area. Hunt scored from the spot. The game was well contested, interesting incidents at both ends following quickly on one another. Liverpool strove hard, but Burnley went further ahead after the interval. Prest scoring after Stage had followed up a drive against the post by Fitton. A good deal of work fell on the visiting custodian. Towards the end the visiting forwards broke away, and Edmed scored a lovely goal, but mainly the attack was by Burnley Reserves, who won by two goals to one.

The teams were:
Burnley: Herman Conway, William Wood, Tommy Willingham, Thomas Conway, Patrick Hunt, Jimmy Brown, Billy Stage, Tommy Prest, William Knox, Fred Fitton, Alex Hutchison.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William Fairhurst, Robert Done, John Charlton, Tom Morrison, Norman James, Bernard Lowery, Dick Edmed, Bob Clark, Peter Burke, Harry Race, John Quinn.
(Burnley News: February 26, 1930)


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