August 19, 1950
Key note: “Liverpool have tried their experiment at inside forward, and must now realise that it was not successful. In football matters it was quite good, but at shooting, the most important factor in the game, it was sadly remiss. Not once was Bert Williams in the slightest trouble. His services could almost have been dispensed with, so few were the calls made upon him. He will not have an easier match this season. That tells the story of Liverpool’s visit to the Molineux ground, but not entirely, for it cannot be concluded without a tribute to Sidlow’s performance in the Anfielder’s goal. Unlike Williams, Sidlow was always under fire, and the Wolves marksmen brought him into action with some really magnificent shots, shots that looked like goals from the moment they left the shooter’s foot, but the Welsh goalkeeper was at his most brilliant and best, although he was twice beaten – Crook and Swinbourne.” (Liverpool Echo: August 21, 1950)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Molineux, kick-off: 15:00.
Wolverhampton Wanderers – Liverpool 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. B.J. Flanagan.
Wolves (2-3-5): Bert Williams, Gus McLean, Bill Shorthouse, Billy Crook, Ray Chatham, Billy Wright, Jimmy Dunn, Johnny Walker, Roy Swinbourne, Jesse Pye, Jimmy Mullen.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Cyril Sidlow, Ray Lambert, Eddie Spicer, Bill Jones, Laurie Hughes, Bob Paisley, Billy Liddell, Phil Taylor, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Ken Brierley.
The goals: 1-0 Crook (24 min.), 2-0 Swinbourne (74 min.).
Did you know that Jimmy Dunn had a Liverpool flavour about him? He played for Liverpool Boys and joined the Wolves from St. Theresa’s F.C.