Match details

2nd Division

Eastville St. | Sat 19 Aug 1961 at 15:00

Bristol Rovers 0 - 2 Liverpool


  • - 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
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  • - 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."

Other details

Manager: Bill Shankly
Opposition manager: Bert Tann
Referee: Horner H
Attendance: 19,438
Half-time score: 0 - 1
Game number: 2453
League game number: 2237

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