Wrexham v Liverpool 4-2 (War League Cup: January 1, 1944)


January 1, 1944
Key note: “Without trying to detract from Wrexham’s victory over Liverpool in the second leg of their cup-tie at the Racecourse, one had to admit that Liverpool gave one of their poorest displays for many months. There was not bite about their attack, and by the same token one could not rave about Wrexham’s display in the first half. It was, to say the least, dull football for more than 4,000 people present. Liverpool’s ineffectiveness may be put down to the fact that their forward line was all at sixes and sevens. It missed the influence of Don Welsh and Jack Balmer. There was none to hold the line together, and Done for the most part had to plough a lonely furrow. Even Beattie was off his game. So that the mainspring of the attack was all out of joint.” (Liverpool Daily Post: January 3, 1944)

Match: League War Cup, Qualifying Round, at Racecourse Ground.
Wrexham – Liverpool 4-2 (1-1).
Attendance: 4,442; gate recepts: £309.
Referee: Mr. R. Yeomans.
Wrexham (2-3-5): David Whitelaw, Cyril Jones, Hilliard, Ted Savage, Billy Tudor, Frank Hill, White, Gordon Bremner, Les Horsman, Albert Malam, Joe Pilling.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Alf Hobson, Sam Thorpe, Jeff Gulliver, Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling, Billy Hall, Robert Beattie, Cyril Done, Stan Palk, Jack Campbell.
The goals: 0-1 Done (40 min.), 1-1 Bremner (45 min.), 2-1 Bremner (55 min.), 3-1 Bremner (75 min.), 4-1 Malam (76 min.), 4-2 Done (85 min.).

Gordon Bremner (Aberdeen Press and Journal: September 5, 1947):

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