February 25, 1907
During the past month or so, the Liverpool club has been hard pressed to place a full team in the field for their reserve matches, and they have been fortunate in being able to draw upon the pick of the Old Xaverians, to lead them out of their difficulty. As a outside right John McKenna has shown very promising form, and his initial appearance with the League eleven against Birmingham was certainly satisfactory.
Another of the Old Xaverians, Arthur Beard, played capitally for Liverpool at full-back, and this young man would do himself justice in any team. Last week, the Anfielders were assisted by Davies, the Old Boys’ custodian, and he kept a splendid goal against Darwen.
The sequel was seen in the amateur’s league game that day at Wigan, where, owing to the inefficiency of their reserve keeper, the Old Boys were beaten and their chance of retaining the championship was thereby considerably lessened. This support on the part of the amateur club of their professional brethren is a pleasing sign of the feeling prevailing between the two classes in Liverpool.
(Source: Athletic News: February 25, 1907)