Happy hunting ground


September 25, 1942
Since the start of wartime football Liverpool have struck no happier hunting ground than Gigg Lane, Bury. The Reds have made fully half-a-dozen visits to Bury, and they have always won. I do not think the Shakers have had so much as a point as the result of clashes with Liverpool in the three was seasons.

Now Liverpool go there boasting an unbeaten record just at time when Bury are reeling under two terrific blows dealt them by free-scoring Blackpool. When Bury went to Bloomfield-road hey conceded eleven goals and last week at Gigg Lane, their defence was penetrated nine times by Ronnie Dix and company.

I cannot see a defence which has lost 20 goals in two weeks being able to hold the penetrative Liverpool attack. I think the power of the Reds in front of goal should be good enough to give them the victory and enable them to keep on the heels of Derby County and Blackpool.

Unfortunately for Liverpool, Berry Nieuwenhuys cannot get away to play, but this does give Manager Mr. George Kay, a chance to give Michael Hulligan another run on the wing. I expect better things of Hulligan now he has come through the testing “Derby” ordeal okay, He should be preserved with.

If Roy Guttridge cannot play, Liverpool will introduce Fred Williams, the Southampton back, as partner to Blackburn’s Jack Westby, but the forwards and half-backs should be the same as against Everton. Yes, another Liverpool win is likely.

Liverpool (from): Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Roy Guttridge, Fred Williams, Eric Keen, Harry Kaye, Jack Pilling, Billy Liddell, Dick Dorsett, George Mills, Cyril Done, Michael Hulligan, Stan Palk.

Bury: Smith, Hart, Gemmell, Billy Griffiths, Matthewson, Quigley, Potts, Duncan, Davies, Dougal, Carter.
(Evening Express: September 25, 1942)

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