Warrington played Birkenhead away in the Liverpool and District with only seven players against a ten man Birkenhead. The first quarter saw Birkenhead score three goals to Warrington’s three with two goals from Tom Hadley and one from Dave Price. In the second quarter Birkenhead pushed on with three further goals to 7-3. Warrington fought back with a goal from 15year old Jacob Wass and one from Chris Byrne bringing Warrington back into it at 7-5. The third quarter saw Birkenhead edge the quarter again 3-2 with goals from Tom Cart and Chris Byrne. At 10-7 Warrington were still in the game and going well considering no substitutes were available. The fourth quarter started with another goal from Birkenhead but Warrington were to battle to the end as Tom Hadley showed his class with his third goal and Ian Musgrove making it 11-9. With four minutes to go Warrington had time to turn the game around but Birkenhead had fresher players in the final minutes they scored three goals winning 14-9.
A really good performance from Warrington under the circumstances, particularly from Tom Hadley and Jacob Wass.
Warrington’s Team included Peter Burke GK, Tom Cart (1), Ian Musgrove(1), Dave Price (1), Tom Hadley (3), Jacob Wass (1), and Chris Byrne (2).