September 10, 1904
Match: Lancashire Combination, at Anfield, kick off: 15:30.
Liverpool Reserves – Blackburn Rovers Reserves 5-0 (3-0).
Referee: Mr. A.F. Sutcliffe.
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Peter Platt; Charlie Wilson, John McAdam; Tom Chorlton, George Latham, George Fleming; Ellis Dudley, Jack Parkinson, John Carlin, Charles Evans, Joe Hewitt.
Blackburn Rovers Reserves (2-3-5): Pentham.
The goals: Parkinson, Latham, Dudley 2, Chorlton.
In their first Combination match at home, the Anfield second string were again in a scoring humour, and registered five goals against Blackburn Rovers reserve. Dudley (2), Parkinson, Latham and Chorlton did the damage. This was a one-sided game, and the Rovers defence had a sultry time of it throughout the whole of the play. Hewitt rendered good service on the outside left, and Carlin was likewise seen to advantage. Dudley, on the extreme right, exhibited a fine turn of speed, but his best work was witnessed before the interval. Pentham, the Rovers centre, was worth all the other forwards put together, and despite the big score against him, the custodian Hodson, kept a grand school. What the total crop of points would have been with an ordinary keeper, is alarming even to contemplate.
(Joint Everton and Liverpool Match Programme, 17-09-1904)