April 22, 1957
Key note: “Just when a fighting performance was most needed and goals were of the utmost importance it had to be that Liverpool produced one of their poorest forward displays of the season at Bristol yesterday. With everything to win and promotion till in the offing I anticipated a great effort on the part of the Anfielders. I know they had done exceptionally well in their two previous holiday games and that should have given them a great heart for their task at Eastville Stadium but as so often happens the strain told its tale. To be perfectly frank, Liverpool never suggested at any point that they would beat Bristol Rovers in this very vital match. In fact it is my honest opinion that they were mighty lucky to get off with a draw.” (Liverpool Echo: April 23, 1957: By Stork)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Eastville, kick-off: 15:00.
Bristol Rovers – Liverpool 0-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. A.E. Westwood.
Bristol Rovers (2-3-5): Howard Radford, Harry Bamford, Les Edwards, Jackie Pitt, Paddy Hale, Norman Sykes, John McIlvenny, Alfie Biggs, Geoff Bradford, Barrie Meyer, George Petherbridge.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Johnny Wheeler, Laurie Hughes, Don Campbell, Brian Jackson, Tony Rowley, Billy Liddell, Jimmy Melia, Alan A’Court.