March 11, 1907
The match between Southport Central and Liverpool Reserves provided little in the way of real interest. Neither side displayed anything approaching scientific football, and the few incidents in a desultory game were not enlivened until ten minutes from the close when Robert Banthorne scored the one and only goal of the match in favour of Liverpool.
Southport may justifiably take some credit in having held the Liverpudlians in check, for they had in their ranks the Welsh international Maurice Parry, and Ned Doig, John Carlin, Joe Hewitt, Jack Lipsham and Robert Blanthorne, all First Division men of more or less brilliance.
On the home side Fred Hulse, the new left back; William Dent, who temporarily replaced Tom Bullivant in goal; and James McWhan, at centre half, gave a very good account of themselves. Their unwearying efforts, however, were of little avail, failing the support of the other members of the team.
(Source: Lancashire Evening Post: March 11, 1907)