August 17, 1908
Nelson F.C. have signed Sam Orrell, a centre forward who last season played with Brynn Central. He is 20 years of age, 5ft. 6½in. in height, and weighs over 11st. Following the practice match between local players on Saturday the following were signed by the committee: – Bullock, left full back; Gill, right full back; Parker, outside right; and Shoesmith, inside right.
(Lancashire Evening Post: August 17, 1908)