November 5, 1910
Key note: “The Liverpool men, on the day’s play were easily the best eleven which have visited Ayrsome Park this season, and they were full value for the points they took away, the first loss by the ‘Borough at home this season. A Liverpool journalist who has seen them in every match said they had never previously shown such fine all round form. That being so it was not surprising that the ‘Borough should have had their all conquering progress at Ayrsome Park checked. It was a sparkling contest, every man of the twenty-two playing first class football, and had it not been for some miraculous saving by Williamson in the second half Liverpool must have won by a margin of at least two goals. The game was played on a soft ground and in foggy weather. Middlesbrough expected to be without Elliott, but although he was not quite sound he turned out and did well. Samuel Cail, however, had developed tonsillitis, and McClure took his place. Liverpool again re-arranged their team and this time the changes proved most beneficial to the side. McConnell came in as left half-back, Bowyer filled the inside left position, and Orr moved to inside right. The attendance of over 20,000 was good considering the great distress prevalent owing to the boilermakers’ lock-out.” (Athletic News: November 7, 1910)
“Liverpool were in the North again to-day, and following upon their usual practice they made the journey last night to Harrogate, and proceeded to Middlesbrough this morning.” (Evening Express: November 5, 1910)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Ayrsome Park, kick-off: 15:00.
Middlesbrough – Liverpool 2-2 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. T. Kirkham; linesmen: Messrs. C. Macdowell and R. Paxton.
Middlesbrough (2-3-5): Tim Williamson, Donald McLeod, James Weir, William Barker, Andrew Jackson, Edward Verrill, Bob Gibson, George Elliott, Fred Pentland, Sam McClure, Jimmy Nicholl.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Ephraim Longworth, Robert Crawford, Robert Robinson, Jim Harrop, John McConnell, Arthur Goddard, Ronald Orr, Jack Parkinson, Sam Bowyer, Harold Uren.
The goals: 1-0 McClure (3 min.), 1-1 Goddard (18 min.), 2-1 Elliott (50 min.), 2-2 Bowyer.
Tim Williamson, Middlesbrough (Athletic News: March 24, 1913).
Evening Express: November 5, 1910.