March 3, 1955
Key note: “Charles Ashcroft, veteran goalkeeper of Liverpool, came off the field at the end of this shock match and said: ‘What’s happened, lads?’ For Charles, struck in the eye during a second-half goalmouth scrimmage, had a semi-blackout but refused appeals from his trainer and colleagues to leave the field. But despite his outsize black eye he was steady enough to foil any Nottingham raiders. Second Liverpool hero was long-striding centre-forward Alan Arnell. This Worthing-born player gave County’s defence the jitters and the Liverpool side did not feel the absence of Billy Liddell. There was no doubt about Liverpool’s decisive win and they became the first side to record a double over County this season.” (Daily Express: March 4, 1955)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Meadow Lane, kick-off: 15:00.
Notts County – Liverpool 0-3 (0-1).
Notts County (2-3-5): Gordon Bradley, Aubrey Southwell, Tommy Deans, Harry Adamson, Leon Leuty, Tom Johnston, Gordon Wills, Ron Wylie, Jimmy Jackson, Tot Leverton, Albert Broadbent.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles Ashcroft, Ray Lambert, Ronnie Moran, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Jimmy Payne, Eric Anderson, Alan Arnell, Tony Rowley, Alan A’Court.
The goals: 0-1 Arnell (14 min., assist: A’Court), 0-2 A’Court (51 min., assist: Rowley), 0-3 Rowley (81 min., assist: Anderson).
Notts County: 1954-1955.
Back (left to right): Wills, Soutthwell, Bradley, Leuty, Adamson, Johnston.
Front (left to right): Taylor, McCormack, Deans, Wylie, Crookes.