Lucky Liverpool

Saturday, February 15 – 1958
Match: FA Cup, 5th Round, at Old Show Ground, kick-off: 15:00.
Scunthorpe United – Liverpool 0-1 (0-1).
Attendance: 23,000.
Referee: Mr. K. Howley.
Scunthorpe United (2-3-5): Ken Hardwick, Len Sharpe, Jack Brownsword, Frank Marshall, Barry Horstead, Alan Bushby, Jack Marriott, Ronnie Waldock, Eric Davis, Jack Haigh, Mervyn Jones.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger; John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran; Johnny Wheeler, Dick White, Geoff Twentyman; Louis Bimpson, Bobby Murdoch, Billy Liddell, James Harrower, Alan A’Court.
The goal: 0-1 Murdoch (76 min.).

Liverpool are in the last eight – but they won’t get to Wembley on this form. Only two of their players were in control of the game for any length of time . . . wing halves Johnny Wheeler and Geoff Twentyman.

For twenty minutes of the second half they pounded away at the iron-hard Scunthorpe defence. And inside forwards Jack Haigh and Ronnie Waldock – Scunthorpe’s first half danger men – were shut completely out.
Liverpool’s all important goal came fifteen minutes from time. Alan A’Court cut the ball across goal and Bobby Murdoch slammed it in.
(Copyright: Daily Mirror, 17-02-1958)

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