Match details

Bristol Rovers 0 - 2 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 19 August 1961 at 15:00 Stadium: Eastville St.
Competition: 2nd Division Attendance: 19,438
Half - time score: 0 - 1 Referee: Horner H
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Bert Tann
   

Opposition lineup

Malcolm Norman, Johnny Hills, John Frowen, Ray Mabbutt, Joe Davis, Brian Carter, Harold Jarman, Bobby Jones, Geoff Bradford, Ian Hamilton, Peter Hooper

Notes

- Ian St John makes his LFC debut
- Ron Yeats makes his LFC debut
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.39
- Average age of the Bristol Rovers starting lineup: 25.82
- Liverpool league position after match: 7
- Bristol Rovers league position after match: 21
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Horace Yates wrote in the Liverpool Football Echo on Ron's debut:
"There was much about Yeats that I liked. The advantage which his height gives him made him a great asset in the air, for even if he did not always direct his headers to advantage at least he served to break up aggressive Bristol intentions. He is still settling in and if he can satisfy in his first game the odds that are that he will be very much more impressive as time goes on. He does not move with quite the agility we have grown accustomed to seeing from White, but he has a sound sense of positional play."

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Related files

Liverpool Echo report
Match programme

Other games during this season

2nd Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Luton Town 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Norwich City 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
3 Plymouth Argyle 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2
4 Rotherham United 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2
5 Walsall 1 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
6 Derby County 1 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 2
7 Liverpool 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2
8 Leeds United 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 Scunthorpe United 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 1
11 Swansea City 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Huddersfield Town 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
13 Newcastle United 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
14 Leyton Orient 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
15 Middlesbrough 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0
17 Southampton 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Stoke City 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Bury 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
20 Preston North End 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
21 Bristol Rovers 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Charlton Athletic 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
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