September 21, 1957
Key note: “Leyton Orient would return to London on Saturday night pleased that they were not embroiled in one of the mammoth defeats which were the order on Saturday, but that they were not thrashed to the tune of half a dozen goals or more was due entirely to good fortune rather than any great defensive ability on their part. The gods were certainly on their side at Anfield Road, where they were defeated by three goals to nil and while we are all aware that luck plays an integral part in football, it was fantastic the way they averted a terrific hiding.” (Liverpool Echo: September 23, 1957)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Leyton 3-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. L.J. Tirebuck.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Johnny Wheeler, Dick White, Don Campbell, Brian Jackson, Tony Rowley, Alan Arnell, Jimmy Melia, Alan A’Court.
Leyton (2-3-5): Pat Welton, Jack Gregory, Stan Willemse, Ken Facey, Sid Bishop, Philip McKnight, Jimmy Smith, Phil Woosnam, Dave Sexton, Tommy Johnston, Ron Heckman.
The goals: 1-0 Wheeler (25 min., assist: Campbell), 2-0 Rowley (55 min.), 3-0 Jackson (84 min.).
Liverpool Echo: September 23, 1957.