Liverpool Reserves v Burnley Reserves 1-1 (Central League)

Saturday, April 17 – 1937
Reserves, Central League, at Anfield.
Liverpool Reserves – Burnley Reserves 1-1 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. J. King (Manchester).
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Alf Hobson; Fred Rogers, Bernard Ramsden; Harry Eastham, Tom Bush, John Browning; Ted Savage, Alex Smith, Arthur Milne, Syd Roberts, David Laing.
Burnley Reserves (2-3-5): Tom Hetherington; George Nevin, Jack Marshall; John Hindmarsh, Bob Johnson, John Clacher; Tom Storey, Peter Fisher, John Gastall, Ralph Pake, Henry Pinkerton.
The goals: 0-1 Pinkerton, 1-1 Savage (47 min.).

A strong defence earned Burnley reserves a point at Anfield last Saturday, when a quagmire of a pitch was all against good football. Both sides had difficulty in carrying out concerted movements, but Burnley showed up as the more constructive side in the early stages, and Gastall was not far off the mark with a first-time shot. Later, when Storey broke through, he centred accurately for Pinkerton to cut in and open the score for Burnley.

Bush headed away a free kick taken by Gastall from just outside the penalty area, and Hobson brought off a fine save from Storey, deflecting for a corner as he floundered in the mud. Before the interval, Hetherington made a one-handed save, pushing a shot from Laing around the post.

Immediately after the resumption, Savage scored for Liverpool, giving Hetherington no chance with a strong shot.
During the second half Liverpool were attacking strongly almost throughout, and it was only the rugged defensive play by Marshall and Nevin that prevented further score.
(Burnley Express, 21-04-1937)

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