And now for the classified football results…

Have you ever wondered how Yellow Sport might have reported the football 73-years ago this weekend? Let us take you on a magical trip back to Saturday, May 24, 1947.

Shrimpers hit Notts with the old one-two

Notts County 0-2 Southend United

SOUTHEND UNITED breezed to victory at Meadow Lane as their satisfactory Division Three (South) campaign neared its conclusion.

Goals either side of half-time from Lane and Pritchard ensured both points, much to the dismay of a large majority of the 14,041 attendance congregated beside the River Trent.

Sixth-placed Blues head to Port Vale for their final fixture of the season. They will be confident of finishing with a flourish against a Vale side smarting from a single-goal setback at Torquay United.

Southend United: Davies, Jackson, Bell, Harris, Sheard, Montgomery, Pritchard, Smirk, Dudley, Thompson, Lane

O’s picked off by the Cherries

Leyton Orient 2-3 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic

Goals from Smith and Hunt proved to be insufficient for Orient as high-flying Bournemouth plundered the points in an entertaining game at Osbourne Road.

Despite a difficult season which has seen the O’s flirt with the wrong end of the table, their crowd have stuck with them. Indeed, 9,937 witnessed this end of season encounter. They will be looking to challenge further up the table come next season, no doubt keen for a return to Division Two for the first time since 1929.

Leyton Orient: Tolliday, Clark, Ritson, Fullbrook, Bartlett, Davidson, Smith, Hunt, Morrad, Bacon, Baynham

Leaders Liverpool edge out Arsenal

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Jack Balmer and Bob Priday were on target as Liverpool saw off Arsenal and leapfrogged above Wolverhampton Wanderers at the top of Division One.

Ian McPherson provided the Gunners support with a goal of their own, but it wasn’t enough on the day. Arsenal sit disappointingly in sixteenth place with three games to play.

Arsenal: George Swindin, Walley Barnes, George Male, Alf Fields, Joe Mercer, Paddy Sloan, Reg Lewis, Ronnie Rooke, Alf Calverley, Ian McPherson, Jimmy Logie

Hammers come a cropper at Manchester City

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham United

Division Two leaders, Manchester City proved too strong for floundering West Ham at Maine Road.

McDowall and Smith scored the decisive goals for the Manchester men as they exacted revenge for a single-goal defeat in east London back in early October.

West Ham United: Ernie Gregory, Ernie Devlin, Dick Walker, Ron Cater, Norman Corbett, Ken Bainbridge, Jackie Wood, Terry Woodgate, Eric Parsons, Don Travis, Sam Small

League Division One

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Everton 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Leeds United 0-1 Portsmouth

Sheffield United 2-3 Preston North End

Sunderland 2-1 Brentford

League Division Two

Coventry City 4-0 Millwall

Leicester City 1-4 Burnley

Luton Town 3-0 Bradford Park Avenue

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham United

Newport County 2-0 Bury

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Newcastle United

Southampton 2-0 Fulham

League Division Three (North)

Bradford City 0-1 Doncaster Rovers

Chester 3-0 Stockport County

Gateshead 1-2 York City

Halifax Town 1-4 Hartlepools United

Hull City 0-1 Oldham Athletic

Lincoln City 3-1 Wrexham

New Brighton 4-1 Darlington

Rochdale 5-1 Accrington Stanley

Rotherham United 4-3 Barrow

Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Carlisle United

League Division Three (South)

Crystal Palace 0-0 Bristol City

Leyton Orient 2-3 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic

Notts County 0-2 Southend United

Queen`s Park Rangers 2-3 Cardiff City

Torquay Utd 1-0 Port Vale

Walsall 2-1 Exeter City

Watford 1-4 Brighton & Hove Albion


Brian Jeeves

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