Competition: First Division.
In a desperate bid to prop up Unitedís flagging attack Manager Billy Hampson dropped regular wingers Arthur Buckley and Sammy Armes and drafted in two younger players, David Cochrane and John Hargreaves. The move paid instant dividends as the newcomers scored a goal apiece and produced a string of chances for big South African centre-forward Gordon Hodgson to blast his way into the record books with five goals. The best-ever haul by a player in the United shirt.
Hodgson, a prolific scorer at
United were helped on their way by a freak accident to
Cityís goalkeeper Sandy McLaren. The man who had had
eight goals struck past him at
United held a three goal half-time lead and continued to attack relentlessly despite an injury to half-back Jim Makinson, who hobbled off only when the game was safely won.
Hodgson, Cochrane and Hargreaves were joined on the score-sheet by full-back Jack Milburn, who scored from the penalty-spot. Cityís consolation goals came from Stan Baines and Jack Bowers, but they were to gain revenue for their hiding by winning 2-0 at Filbert Street the following February.
Gordon Hodgson: Scored Five†††††† ††David Cochrane, young Irish International††††††† Jack Hargreaves scored a goal in his first game
Goals, an LUFC Record that††††††††† ††Right Winger, later to become one of††††††††††††††† of the season.††††††
stands to this date.††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††LUFCís best players in a career sadly cut
††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††short by the
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††curtailed his LUFC and Irish appearances.
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††He was only 18 at the time the match took
Unitedís Penalty King, Jack Milburn
scored from the spot.
Sandy McLaren: Was on the end of eight goals
in another visit to
His injury, early in the match saved him the
backache this time.