Liverpool v Everton 1-0 (Lancashire Cup Final: May 5, 1959)


May 5, 1959
Key note: “Liverpool ended their season in grand style at Anfield last night when they beat Everton 1-0 in the final of the Lancashire Senior Cup and so recorded a ‘hat-trick’ of wins over their Goodison Park neighbours since last October. This may seem ironical to their supporters as they reconcile themselves to at least another season in the Second Division but this latest success over the First Division club must have provided a little consolation especially as it was so thoroughly deserved. Yet for the opening half-hour it was Everton who looked as though they might go through to a Cup winning victory for they struck a better understanding and there were two occasions when the Liverpool goal was within an ace of falling. In this period Liverpool could do so little that was right and up to the 34th minute when Liddell got the goal they had offered no threat worth the name to Dunlop. Everton found themselves behind because Hickson was too often astray with his passes at the one time when his side had a capable look-and another reason was the dour and strong defensive play of White and Moran. Then came Liddell’s goal, a header from close in when an Everton defender blocked but could not keep down a quickly taken shot by Melia following a right wing corner. After that it was Liverpool all the way and the remaining minutes of the first half they gradually took command so that after the interval they were able to move forward strongly and smoothly and as Everton were faced with a succession of fine raiding movements the marvel was that no more goals came.” (Liverpool Echo: May 6, 1959)

Match: Lancashire Cup, Final, at Anfield, kick-off: 19:15.
Liverpool – Everton 1-0 (1-0).
Attendance: 22,198.
Referee: Mr. W. Hickson.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Johnny Wheeler, Dick White, Barry Wilkinson, Fred Morris, Jimmy Melia, Billy Liddell, Alan Arnell, Alan A`Court.
Everton (2-3-5): Albert Dunlop, Alex Parker, John Bramwell, Brian Harris, Tommy Jones, Mick Meagan, Jimmy Harris, Eddie Thomas, Dave Hickson, Frank Wignall, Bobby Laverick.
The goal: 1-0 Liddell (34 min.).

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