November 28, 1910
William Cringan, who made his first appearance with Sunderland, on Saturday, is only 19 years of age, and signed for the club last June. Cringan was born at Muirkirk (Lanarkshire) and was a member of the Douglas Water Club when he was discovered by the Wearsideers.
William Cringan, Sunderland F.C. (Athletic News: September 8, 1913):
Since crossing the Border, he has figured in all the positions in the middle line, and at left back. It was at very short notice he was called upon to make his League debut on Saturday. Indeed, he was on his way to Carlisle with the Reserves to play a North-Eastern League fixture, and on arrival at Hexham was stopped by telegram, and returned to Sunderland by a train which left almost immediately. In the second half, Cringan played splendidly, and fully justified the confidence that had been placed on him.
(Nottingham Evening Post: November 28, 1910)