January 2, 1960
Key note: “Liverpool showed two very reassuring qualities in their 1-0 victory at Hull on Saturday. In the first place they created scoring opportunities with a fluency and skill that impressed everybody, and secondly, when their turn came to face the full fury and desperation of a relegation-fearing side, they did it with such consummate confidence that there was an undeniable satisfaction in their accomplishments. They took the two points and recorded their third away victory of the season. The one real fly in the ointment was that only one chance was taken when half-a-dozen might not have been an unreasonable expectation. The result was that they suffered sustained minutes of unnecessary torture and hard labour, for in an all-out attack such as City mounted in the second half, no defence can guarantee complete invincibility.” (Liverpool Echo: January 4, 1960)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Bootferry Park, kick-off: 15:00.
Hull City – Liverpool 0-1 (0-1).
Attendance: 18,681; gate receipt: £1,995.
Referee: Mr. J. Powell.
Hull City (2-3-5): Billy Bly, Andy Davidson, Brian Bulless, Paul Feasey, Brian Garvey, Les Collinson, Doug Clarke, Jackie Sewell, Roy Shiner, Ralph Gubbins, Bill Bradbury.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bert Slater, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Johnny Wheeler, Dick White, Tommy Leishman, Jimmy Melia, Roger Hunt, Dave Hickson, Jimmy Harrower, Alan A’Court.
The goal: 0-1 Melia (31 min.).