Liverpool v Southport 5-1 (Liverpool Cup: March 2, 1940)


March 2, 1940
Match: Liverpool Senior Cup, semi-final, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:10.
Liverpool – Southport 5-1 (2-1).
Attendance: 1,500 at start, increasing to 4,000.
Referee: Mr. T.E. Campbell.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Eric Mansley, Bernard Ramsden, Jack Tennant, Stan Eastham, Tom Bush (C), Jimmy McInnes, Billy Liddell, Phil Taylor, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Herman Van Den Berg.
Southport (2-3-5): Harry Stevenson, Jack Little, Jack Grainger, Bob Hodgkiss, Jimmy Watt, Ben Scott, Dennis Grainger, Teddy Rothwell, Hunt, Watson, Harry Tomkin.
The goals: 1-0 Fagan (2 min.), 2-0 Taylor (30 min.), 2-1 Hunt (35 min.), 3-1 Fagan (penalty), 4-1 Balmer, 5-1 Balmer.

Match reports:
** Liverpool Daily Post: “Southport beaten at Liverpool.”;
** Evening Express: “Liverpool’s forwards the dominating force.”;
** Liverpool Echo: “Southport’s errors at Anfield.”;

Tom Bush, Liverpool F.C. captain for the day.

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Sketch: Liverpool Echo: March 4, 1940.

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