December 14, 1935
Key note: “As an exhibition of calculated defence against a desperate opposition, Liverpool’s display in this match was something of which they may well be proud. They lost Hanson after the first few minutes – a recurrence of knee trouble – and were without Bradshaw for a time. The centre half sustained a nasty cut beneath the eye. For long periods in the game the Liverpool defence was besieged; yet, except that Robson did get one goal very late in the game and McCulloch twice hit the crossbar, the Liverpool goal looked as safe as if the ball had been a mile away. Blenkinsop, the former international left back, was the player of the match. His positional play was remarkable, and his experience enabled him in the first five minutes to sum up Hopkins and Robson. Not once did they achieve their stock move of changing position with a forward pass, and not once was Hopkins able to cut in with the ball. In the few attacks made by Liverpool, Glassey looked a smart young player, and Nieuwenhuys would have been far more dangerous with better support. Glassey and Wright scored for Liverpool. (Daily Mail: December 16, 1935)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Griffin Park, kick-off: 14:30.
Brentford – Liverpool 1-2 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. G.W. Jones.
Brentford (2-3-5): Jimmy Mathieson, Jack Astley, George Poyser, Duncan McKenzie, Joe James, Dai Richards, Dai Hopkins, George Robson, Dave McCulloch, Jack Holliday, Charlie Fletcher.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Arthur Riley, Tommy Cooper, Ernest Blenkinsop, Ted Savage, Tom Bradshaw, Jimmy McDougall, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Vic Wright, Fred Howe, Robert Glassey, Alf Hanson.
The goals: 0-1 Glassey (1 min.), assist: Nieuwenhuys, 0-2 Wright (62 min., assist: Howe), 1-2 Robson (85 min.).