May 2, 1904
In the meeting of Nelson and Liverpool Reserves on the latter’s ground, the home team had all the luck knocking about, and bagged a victory of five goals to nil. There was scarcely that difference between the sides. The home forwards were very nippy at the start, and with an unsteady defence, Nelson were early in the throes of defeat.
John Carlin was the first to score, and was the case a little later, when Jack Parkinson got through, Matt Walker had no chance. On one occasion Dick Morris was within an ace of reducing the lead. The sun and breeze had no doubt hampered the Nelsonians in the first half, for on resuming with these items in their favour they made the pace very lively. Despite this, however, Liverpool got through once again, and won very cleverly at the finish.
(Source: Lancashire Evening Post: May 2, 1904)