April 10, 1937
Key note: “Jeers turned to cheers when Nieuwenhuys, the Liverpool right winger, scored the only goal of the match – five minutes from the end to beat the more skilful Wolves.
Why the crowd so often derided Nieuwenhuys for his mistakes is a puzzle, for many of the passes slung over to him would have needed a trapeze artist to collect them. At least his match-winning effort was something they did not want to laugh off. He raced along on his own, flicked the ball to his inside man, Eastham, who pushed it forward, where Nieuwenhuys took it in his stride and whipped it past Scott. Credit for Liverpool’s most acceptable points largely belongs to this trio with Busby at right half, and goalkeeper Kemp. One of Kemp’s saves from Keeley, the Wolves’ right winger was a wonderful piece of work. At the other end Scott seemed to fall foul of the crowd and police were called to keep quiet the spectators behind the Wolves’ goal.” (Daily Express: April 12, 1937)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. H.T. McBride (Crewe).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Dirk Kemp, Tommy Cooper, Ben Dabbs, Matt Busby, Tom Bradshaw, Jimmy McDougall, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Harry Eastham, Jack Balmer, Vic Wright, Alf Hanson.
Wolves (2-3-5): Alex Scott, Billy Morris, Jack Taylor, Tom Smalley, Stan Cullis, Joe Gardiner, Arthur Keeley, Guy Wharton, David Jordan, Harry Thompson, George Ashall.
The goal: 1-0 Nieuwenhuys (85 min., assist: Eastham).