Wolves beat Liverpool

February 12, 1939
Wolves fully deserved their victory. But hey had to fight all the way. Dirk Kemp, the Liverpool’s South African goalkeeper, was off form and was at fault with two of Wolves’ goals. The first one, scored by Stan Burton in the eight minute, came through Kemp failing to hold a centre from Teddy Maguire.

Wolves faced sun and wind in the first half, but were much the better side. The visitors’ goal had many narrow escapes. Wolves were fortunate, however, when Willie Fagan headed just over the bar, and Jack Balmer shot wide with only Alex Scott to beat.

Matt Busby, Liverpool’s Scottish captain, played a fine game at right half. He was here, there, and everywhere, and hardly put a foot wrong. Jim Harley, the ex-Powderhall sprinter, was never sure against Maguire, Wolves’ speedy outside-left. Dennis Westcott gave Tom Bush a hard game, while Fagan and Balmer never rested against Stan Cullis.

Burton and Westcott scored for Wolves in the first half. Fagan reduced arrears from a penalty soon after the interval. Alex McIntosh and Dick Dorsett added further goals for Wolves.
(Source: Sunday Post: February 12, 1939)

“Cup is cash.” From Sunday Post: February 12, 1939.
1939 Wolves v LFC FA Cup 1

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