March 16, 1907
Key note: “North End are invariably seen to the best advantage on a heavy ground, and against Liverpool at Deepdale, on Saturday, they played a magnificent game and richly deserved the handsome victory they achieved. Owing to their heavy injured list the directors were confronted with a somewhat difficult task in selecting the team, and they were well advised in delaying their final choice until the day of the match. Under such conditions as prevailed on Saturday Jack Bell is indispensable in the front rank, and his re-appearance after a long absence was a signal success. Danson was unable to take up his usual position on the extreme wing, and the directors gave a further trial – which proved eminently successful – to Barlow, an amateur belonging to Wigan Grammar School. Bond, of course, is necessarily being given a rest on account of the knee trouble reasserting itself, in fact it is unprobable that he will be able to render further assistance this season. Becton consequently took the outside berth and had Wilson for a partner, while Stringfellow again appeared in the intermediate line. Liverpool though minus Raisbeck, Saul, and Macpherson, were strongly represented.”
(Preston Herald: March 20, 1907)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Deepdale, kick-off: 15:30.
Preston North End – Liverpool 3-1 (3-0).
Referee: Mr. J.B. Brodie; linesmen: Messrs.: L.N. Fletcher and J. Eltoft.
Preston North End (2-3-5): Peter McBride, Arthur Lockett, Tommy Rodway, Harry Stringfellow, Thomas John T. Hunter, Billy Lyon, Martin Becton, James Wilson, Percy Smith, Jack Bell, George Barlow.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Tom Chorlton, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, James Gorman, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Sam Raybould, Joe Hewitt, John Cox.
The goals: 1-0 Smith (5 min.), 2-0 Barlow (30 min.), 3-0 Rodway (penalty, 45 min.), 3-1 Cox (87 min.).