August 21, 1954
Key note: “Liverpool will never have a narrower escape than this. With four minutes to go they looked a well beaten side, but Rowley got two goals to give them a victory which was decidedly flattering on the day’s play. All’s well that ends well, but Liverpool will have to improve tremendously on this display to be anywhere near to be even outside promotion candidates.” (Liverpool Echo: August 21, 1954)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Doncaster Rovers 3-2 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. R. Wood.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Dave Underwood, Tom McNulty, Frank Lock, Barry Wilkinson, Laurie Hughes (C), Geoff Twentyman, Brian Jackson, Tony Rowley, Louis Bimpson, John Evans, Billy Liddell.
Doncaster Rovers (2-3-5): Ken Hardwick, Brian Makepeace, Len Graham, Jack Teasdale, Bill Paterson, Bobby Herbert, Johnny Mooney, Kit Lawlor, Jimmy Walker, Eddie McMorran, Bert Tindill.
The goals: 0-1 Lawlor (32 min.), 1-1 Rowley (61 min., assist. Wilkinson), 1-2 Lawlor (64 min.), 2-2 Rowley (86 min., assist: Jackson), 3-2 Rowley (90 min., assist: Liddell).