Liverpool Reserves v Burnley Reserves 1-2 (League match: December 27, 1932)


December 27, 1932
Reserves, Central League, at Anfield.
Liverpool Reserves – Burnley Reserves 1-2 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. T. Bentley (Chorlton-cum-Hardy).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Alex Scott; Lewis Wagstaffe, Ben Dabbs; Ted Savage, Norman James, Alastair Henderson; Daniel McRorie, Reid, Ted Crawford, Rigby, Alf Hanson.
Burnley (2-3-5): Moughton; William Wood, Gilbert Richmond; Tommy Manns, Stan Bowsher, Jack Schofield; Billy Jeavons, Tommy Prest, Billy Graham, Ernie Smith, George Mee.
The goals: 0-1 Smith (10 min.), 1-1 Crawford, 1-2 Schofield.

The reserve team emulated their senior in the Christmas matches by also securing a double victory. Following their success over Liverpool Reserves at Turf Moor on Monday, they visited Liverpool yesterday and won by the same score, 2-1. Liverpool played better than in the encounter at Burnley, and owed their defeat mainly to bad finishing.

The Burnley men were to be complimented upon their opportunism and enthusiasm in a game that was always interesting. Smith’s goal came at the second attempt, and soon afterwards McRorie, on the Liverpool right, was responsible for a perfect centre which led to Reid going close.

A minute later Crawford drove in a shot which a defender got away off the line. A brilliant advance by Liverpool’s inside forwards led to Crawford scoring the equaliser. Just on the interval McRorie had a chance of giving Liverpool the lead, but shot wide from close range.

Liverpool were forceful on the resumption, and Moughton made a brilliant save from Crawford. Eventually a well-placed corner kick by Jeavons enabled Schofield to put Burnley ahead. Before the Liverpool missed several good openings.
(Burnley Express, 28-12-1932)

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