Liverpool Reserves v Southport 4-1 (Liverpool Cup Final: May 14, 1968)

May 14, 1968
Match: Liverpool Senior Cup, Final, at Anfield, kick-off: 19:30.
Liverpool Reserves – Southport 4-1 (4-1).
Liverpool Reserves: Ray Clemence, Kevin Marsh, Martin Lucas, John Pyatt, Ian Ross, Roy Evans, David Wilson, Doug Livermore, Alf Arrowsmith, Peter Price, Bobby Graham.
Substitute: Brian Hall.
Southport: Brian Reeves, Dave Pearson, Eric Curwen, Arthur Peat, Fred Molyneux, Ambrose Clarke, Alex Russell, Tony Field, Colin Alty, George Andrews, Eric Redrobe.
Substitute: Alan Spence.
The goals: 1-0 Arrowsmith (4 min.), 2-0 Arrowsmith (35 min.), 2-1 Molyneux (38 min.), 3-1 Arrowsmith (42 min.), 4-1 Price (44 min.).

The revived Liverpool Senior Cup was won comfortably by Liverpool last night when they beat Southport 4-1 at Anfield, all the goals coming in the first half, three of them from Arrowsmith.

Arrowsmith opened the scoring after four minutes following a goalmouth melee but Southport well served by Alty and centre half Molyneux hit back hard and Clemence was tested with a couple of good shots.

Arrowsmith headed Liverpool’s second at 35 minutes from a Wilson centre which completely deceived ‘keeper Reeves. Three minutes later, however, Southport reduced the arrears. A bad pass back foxed Clemence and from the corner taken by Russell Molyneux gave the ‘keeper no chance.

Southport fought hard for the equaliser but Liverpool got two more goals through Arrowsmith and Price after 42 and 44 minutes.

Southport were obviously feeling the effects of two games in two nights, and all the fire went out of them in the second half. Only a good display by ‘keeper Reeves and an easing up by Liverpool, saved a much heavier defeat.
(Liverpool Echo, 15-05-1968)

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