Liverpool win reserve clash


September 1, 1958
Liverpool would have held a winning lead by half time in this Central League game at Anfield had the finishing of their forwards been steadier. Instead outside right Brian Harris replied to centre forward Arnell’s sixteeth minute goal by scoring twice (51 and 57 minutes), in Everton’s one brief spell of ascendancy.

Outside left Smith, the best forward afield, soon equalized and his partner Banks ensued victory with two snap goals. Although outside left Godfrey retired with a facial injury ten minutes after the interval only Harris threatened the Liverpool goal for Hickson was subdued by Hughes, while the inside men were too often pre-occupied with defence.

Everton’s left half Bramwell and the stylish Griffiths behind him were strong defenders, while Dunlop made several first class saves.

The Liverpool rearguard played well to a man with full back Campbell and Byrne excelling in constructiveness.

Teams:
Liverpool: Doug Rudham, Bobby Campbell, Gerry Byrne, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Jimmy Jones, John Evans, Alan Arnell, Alan Banks, Ron Smith.
Everton: Albert Dunlop, Alan Bentham, Bryan Griffiths, Kenny Rea, Brian Labone, John Bramwell, Brian Harris, Derek Temple, Dave Hickson, Jack Keeley, Brian Godfrey.
(Source: Liverpool Daily Post: September 1, 1958)

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