September 12, 1914
Key note: “The game between Sunderland and Liverpool at Roker Park was a remarkably spirited one, especially in the first half. Both sets of forwards were fast, and the half-backs and backs found it difficult to hold them. There was scarcely a minute in the half when a fierce attack on either goal was not in progress, and the 15,000 spectators had an abundance of excitement. The Liverpool front rank were the prettier to watch, and they had a magnificent winger in Sheldon, who was as effective as any player on the field.” (Newcastle Journal: September 14, 1914)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Roker Park, kick-off: 15:15.
Sunderland – Liverpool 2-2 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. D.H. Asson (West Bromwich).
Sunderland (2-3-5): Leslie Scott, Charlie Gladwin, Bert Hobson, Frank Cuggy, Charlie Thomson, Harry Low, Jackie Mordue, Charlie Buchan, George Phillip, Billy Moore, Harry Martin.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Robert Pursell, Thomas Fairfoull, Harry Lowe (C), Bob Ferguson, Jack Sheldon, Arthur Metcalf, Tom Miller, William Lacey, Jimmy Nicholl.
The goals: 1-0 Mordue (1 min., pen.), 1-1 Sheldon (7 min., pen.), 1-2 Metcalf (75 min.), 2-2 Buchan (76 min.).
Charlie Thomson, Sunderland F.C. (Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News: April 26, 1913):