Saturday, February 17 – 1945
Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Burnden Park.
Bolton Wanderers – Liverpool 2-1 (1-0).
Attendance: 11,494; gate receipt: £929.
Referee: Mr. S. Boardman (Hale).
Bolton Wanderers (2-3-5): Bill Fielding, Lol Hamlett, Harry Hubbick, George Taylor, Jack Connor, Danny Murphy, Willie Moir, George Hunt, Nat Lofthouse, Malcolm Barrass, Tom Woodward.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Jeff Gulliver (Reading), Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling, Jack Campbell, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Phil Taylor, George Hinsley, Michael Hulligan.
The goals: 1-0 Woodward (11 min.), 2-0 Moir, 2-1 Campbell (60 min.).
The Liverpool goal:
* Liverpool were not a spent force, however, and after 15 minutes (of the second half), CAMPBELL rubbed off a goal with a great cross shot after clever work by the inside forwards.