Saturday, September 10 – 1910
Reserves, Lancashire Combination, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool Reserves – Blackburn Rovers Reserves 1-1 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. T. Laithwaite; linesmen: Messrs. F. Laister and H. Oxley.
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Peter Malone; Ephraim Longworth, Alf West; Ernest Peake, Sam Hignett, Donald Mackinlay; James Speakman, Herbert Leavey, Sam Bowyer, William Stuart, Harold Uren.
Blackburn Rovers Reserves (2-3-5): Tomlinson; James Johnson, Tom Suttie; James Ferguson, Percy Smith, Pearson; Duxbury, John Orr, Ellis Crompton, Alex McGhie, Charles Smethams.
The goals: 1-0 Speakman (30 min.), 1-1 Orr.
A drawn game was the outcome of the meeting of the Anfield second string and the Rovers Reserves. Speakman scored for the Reds, and Orr equalised after the change of ends.
Malone shaped like proving a worthy successor to Beeby, and the defence of West and Longworth left nothing to be desired.
Peake was tried at right half back, but Hignett was feeble in the centre, hence the Welshman was not afforded a fair chance of showing his abilities in a new position. When he resumed in his usual place, the effect was more marked, improvement ensuing immediately.
Uren and Bowyer were prominent in the forward line. Stuart started with his new club unsatisfactory, and was injured.
(Joint Everton and Liverpool Match Programme, 17-09-1910)
Match report from Evening Express, Saturday, September 10 – 1910 (first half report).
From the Joint Everton and Liverpool Match Programme, Saturday, September 10 – 1910.