Saturday, September 24 – 1910
Reserves, Lancashire Combination, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool Reserves – Manchester City Reserves 4-0 (3-0).
Referee: Mr. E. Connor; linesmen: Messrs. P. Harper and M. Simm.
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Sam Hardy; Tom Rogers, Alf West; Barney Dillion, Sam Hignett (C), James Bradley; James Speakman, Herbert Leavey, Sam Bowyer, William Stuart, Harold Uren.
Manchester City Reserves (2-3-5): Smith; Nairin, Norgrove; Humphries, Hynd, Leslie; Carlton, Humphreys, Harrison, Bentley, Gould.
The goals: 1-0 Leavey (5 min.), 2-0 Bowyer (10 min.), 3-0 Bowyer, 4-0 Stewart.
For their fixture with the Manchester City second string, the Reds were powerfully represented, the consequence being that they gained a decisive victory. In the first half hour the Anfield forwards showed excellent combination, and after Leavey had scored, Bowyer added two more goals.
Stewart put on a fourth in the second half, and Liverpool thus won by four clear goals.
They were easily the better side, the forwards being in fine trim. Their combination was more creditable, and the whole line moved with a smoothness that tested the City defence to the utmost.
Hardy was rarely requisitioned, but West shaped well at full back. Bradley was also conspicuous in the half back division, and the Manchester men were completely held in check.
(Joint Everton and Liverpool Match Programme, 01-10-1910)
Match report from the Evening Express, Saturday, September 24 – 1910.
From the Joint Everton and Liverpool Match Programme, Saturday, September 24 – 1910.