December 27, 1909
Quick recap: “The soft and slippery turf was not improved by the rain which fell at the commencement of the game, but, despite this drawback, the match was fought at a rare pace. The Arsenal were always the better side, but they could only once penetrate the Liverpool defence. This advantage was maintained until the second half was well-advanced, when the visitors rallied strongly and equalised. There was plenty of excitement to the end, but not further scoring.”
(Source: Woolwich Gazette: December 28, 1909)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Plumstead, kick-off: 14:30.
Woolwich Arsenal – Liverpool 1-1 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. H.H. Taylor.
Woolwich Arsenal (2-3-5): Hugh McDonald, Duncan McDonald, Joe Shaw, Andy Ducat, Matthew Thomson, Roddy McEachrane, David Greenaway, Charlie Lewis, Matthew McKellar, William Buckenham, David Neave.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Gus Beeby, Tom Rogers, Tom Chorlton, Robert Robinson, Jim Harrop, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Parkinson, Ronald Orr, John Macdonald.
The goals: 1-0 McKellar (43 min.), 1-1 Parkinson (80 min.).
* Sporting Life: “Woolwich Arsenal v Liverpool”;
* London Daily News: “Level pegging at Woolwich”;
* Sheffield Daily Telegraph: “Woolwich Arsenal v Liverpool”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Weekly review”;
Gus Beeby, Liverpool (Match Programme: January 15, 1910).