November 18, 1944
Key note: “Liverpool’s record at Gigg Lane since the war had been one of triumph. They have won match after match on this ground, so it was something uncommon to drop both points on Saturday. And Bury deserved their success of 2-0, for Liverpool rarely suggested that they would win this game. Liverpool’s attack was simply helpless against the knife-like intervention of the Bury half-backs, in which Gorman stood out. At the slightest suggestion of a combined movement on the part of Liverpool the Bury men went into their work with such determination and confidence that they more often than not came out with the ball. Liverpool’s defence was not nearly so sound as usual, but that can be explained by the fact that the forwards had had such a lean time that all the work was thrown on the defenders’ shoulders.” (Liverpool Daily Post: November 20, 1944)
Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Gigg Lane.
Bury – Liverpool 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. A. Sykes (Rishton).
Bury (2-3-5): Ken Holland, George Griffiths, Les Hart, Blunt, Bill Griffiths, Bill Gorman, Norman Berry, McFeat (Raith Rovers), George Davies, George Drury (Arsenal), Don Carter.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Alf Hobson, Sam Thorpe (Sheffield United), Jeff Gulliver (Reading), Jimmy McInnes, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling (South Liverpool), Terry Garner, Phil Taylor, Don Welsh, George Paterson, Jack Campbell.
The goals: 1-0 Berry (17 min.), 2-0 Berry (63 min.).
League table from Birmingham Daily Gazette, Monday, November 20 – 1944.