Wednesday, March 18 – 1914
Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Chelsea 3-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. T. Garner.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell; Ephraim Longworth, Bob Pursell; Thomas Fairfoull, Harry Lowe, Bob Ferguson; Jack Sheldon, William Banks, Tom Miller, William Lacey, Jimmy Nicholl.
Chelsea (2-3-5): Jimmy Molyneux; Owen Marshall, Jack Harrow; Fred Taylor, Tom Logan, David Calderhead; Harry Ford, Bobby Thomson, Vivian Woodward, Charlie Freeman, Billy Bridgeman.
The goals: 1-0 Banks (53 min.), 2-0 Miller (54 min.), 3-0 Banks.
Played at Anfield, in fine weather, before 10,000 spectators. Both sides were strongly represented, Lacey returning to the Liverpool side. The home team were early prominent, and after good work by Sheldon and Banks, Molyneux saved from Nicholl.
Woodward was prominent after this, but the Liverpool defence was safe, and Molyneux saved a good shot from Miller. Play was good, and for the most part even, but the shooting was weak. At the interval there was no score.
Liverpool started the second half in spirited fashion, and Banks scored in eight minutes from a centre by Lacey. A minute later Miller added a second goal from a centre by Sheldon. Campbell later saved a couple of good shots, and Woodward was wide of the mark. Lacey was very prominent, while Sheldon and Lowe tested Molyneux. Banks scored a third goal.
(Newcastle Journal, 19-03-1914)