February 11, 1956
Key note: “This game was ruined by the hard ground which made good combined football impossible. Plymouth were more willing to take risks than Liverpool, who did not produce their best play until they were two goals behind. Although they were on top for long stretches in the second half and the Argyle goal had a couple of narrow escapes, it was the home side who cashed in on their chances and Neil Langman got a hat-trick. It was bitterly cold and the pitch was of the castiron variety, though there was no ice. Liverpool changed into the special rubber boots which they use on surfaces of this nature. Underwood, whose father died during the week, continued in goal for Liverpool at the express request of his family. He will return to London by sleeper to-night for the funeral on Monday. Twenty loyal members of the Liverpool Supporters Club made the long journey by coach overnight and return from Plymouth at midnight to-night. They were outside the ground to welcome the Anfielders.” (Liverpool Echo: February, 11, 1956)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Home Park, kick-off: 14:15.
Plymouth Argyle – Liverpool 4-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. G.W. Pullen; linesmen: Messrs.: D.T. Markale and R.L. Buscombe.
Plymouth Argyle (2-3-5): Les Major, George Robertson, Pat Jones, Neil Dougal, Peter Langman, Ralph Wetton, Malcolm Davies, Neil Langman, Eric Davis, Arthur Morgan, Arthur Stenner.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Dave Underwood, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Jimmy Payne, Alan Arnell, Billy Liddell, John Evans, Alan A’Court.
The goals: 1-0 Morgan, 2-0 Langman (51 min.), 3-0 Langman (80 min.), 4-0 Langman (86 min.).
Plymouth Argyle 1955-56.