15th January 1959, a date that always brings back fond memories of Worcester City's most famous victory in the club's long history.

62 years ago today was the day City hosted Liverpool FC at St George's Lane in the third round of the FA Cup in front of a record 15,000 supporters.

It was the first time City had ever reached this far in the historic cup competition after a second-round win over Millwall enabled City to face English giants Liverpool.

The game was initially postponed due to bad weather but was re-arranged for the following week on the Thursday and despite the weather continuing to be disruptive, the game went ahead and what a day it was.

The playing surface at the Lane had been coated with sand and salt prior to kick-off but although the playing surface may have contributed to the first goal scored that afternoon, it generally played well and Liverpool didn’t use this as an excuse following the game.

The Reds were on a long unbeaten run at the time, challenging hard for promotion back to the top flight from the second division, but they gave City a big advantage by dropping the legendary Billy Liddell for the game.

It was the “baby” of the side, 18 year old winger Tommy Skuse, who set City on the way with a goal after just ten minutes when the Reds' keeper Tommy Younger lost his footing and Skuse poked past him to spark wild celebrations.

Liverpool dominated for large spells but could not make the breakthrough with City's keeper John Kirkwood making a series of great saves to keep his side ahead.

The visitors couldn't break the hosts down and with eight minutes left on the clock, Worcester doubled their lead after more mistakes in the Liverpool defence eventually saw defender Dick White lift the ball into his own net following a dangerous Harry Knowles cross into the box.

It looked for all money City has secured their fourth round tie with Sheffield United but Liverpool pulled a goal back two minutes later as the referee awarded a penalty after Les Melville had fouled Freddie Morris and Geoff Twentyman slotted home to spark a tense last few minutes.

The final six minutes of the game will remain forever the longest six minutes witnessed by City supporters.

The referee blew his whistle for a free-kick, and City fans began to leap the perimeter fence prematurely, as a consequence of which Police and officials had to shepherd fans back off the pitch.

The next time Mr Tirebuck put his whistle to his lips, it was to signal the end of the game, and this time there was no stopping the invasion.

Liverpool manager Phil Taylor said after the game that day: “Worcester deserved to win.

"They outfought us on a pitch that may have reduced the odds against them, but was still as good a playing surface as you can get in England right now.

"We lost because our forwards refused to fight.”

Eight of the City players had been working that morning, and this proved to be the part-timers’ day of glory.

City boss Bill Thompson had watched Liverpool three times and captain Roy Paul ensured that his tactics – that the City players should run for everything and unsettle their Division Two opponents – paid off to the letter.