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Football Match at Preston C.1900

Relentless pressure from the Lilywhites leads to some cracking action but no goal for the camera

Sport 1900 2 mins


A decade on from their 'Invincibles' season, Preston North End had become dangerously vincible, ending the 1901 season relegated. The precise date of this match is unclear, but the Lilywhites certainly appear to be putting up a good fight. The camera is perched by their opponent's corner flag, naturally privileging the home team's attacks. The tension of the seemingly relentless goalmouth action rings down the years.