April 20, 1946
Key note: “Liverpool could have won this game had they produced the shots of their two previous games, for, apart from their penalty shot, cleverly taken by Buchan, the Blackpool forwards gave the cool and confident Sidlow little to do. But the Anfield forwards wanted to walk the ball through. They tip-toed through the tulips daintily, when all that was needed was the first time drive. For half-an-hour Liverpool played in such a manner that victory seemed assured, for they combined well, split open the variable Blackpool defence and then wasted what they had gained by their refusal to shoot quickly.” (Liverpool Echo: April 22, 1946)
Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Bloomfield Road, kick-off: 15:00.
Blackpool – Liverpool 1-1 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. H. Hartley.
Blackpool (2-3-5): Thorpe, Ron Suart, Bill Lewis, Hugh Kelly, Sammy Jones, Harry Johnston, Alex Munro, Willie Buchan, Stan Mortensen, Jimmy Blair, Hugh O’Donnell.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Cyril Sidlow, Jack Westby, Ray Lambert, Phil Taylor, Tom Bush, Bob Paisley, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, Ronnie Burke, Willie Fagan, Bob Priday.
The goals: 0-1 Burke (12 min.), 1-1 Buchan (penalty, 33 min.).
Did you know that Ronnie Burke later played for Manchester United?
Liverpool Echo: April 22, 1946.