May 19, 1945
Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Blackpool 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. A.C. Hall (Chester); linesmen: Messrs. Bostock and Cunningham.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Alf Hobson, Jack Westby, Jimmy McInnes, Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling, Billy Liddell, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Willie Fagan, Phil Taylor, Horace Cumner.
Blackpool (2-3-5): Alex Roxburgh, Miller, Eric Sibley, George Farrow, Davies, George Paterson, Alex Munro, Fred Tapping, Jimmy Todd, Laing, Malcolm McLaren.
The goals: 1-0 Fagan (30 min.), 2-0 Fagan (50 min., assist: Liddell).
The Liverpool goals:
* FAGAN’s first goal was an opportunist goal. He had just tested Roxburgh with a header when the goalkeeper lost possession and Fagan smartly hooked the ball into the empty net.
* The second half was five minutes old when Liddell pushed the ball through for FAGAN, who drove the ball to the far side of the goal, Roxburgh darted across with outstretched hand, but could not make contact with the ball, which entered the net.