September 19, 1914
Key note: “Liverpool were well balanced. Their defence and halves are strong, while the forwards were quick, and controlled the ball well. In the second half, however, they lacked the fire of the Wednesday van. There was an inspiring scene at the interval. A brass band, and a Boy Scouts’ military band, paraded the field, and later over 20,000 people stood bareheaded and sung the National Anthem, then cheering until they were hoarse. Coppers rained into the sheets, and the collection realised a substantial sum. I addition Liverpool gave a percentage of the gate to the War Fund.” (Sheffield Independent: September 21, 1914)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – The Wednesday 2-1 (2-0).
Attendance: 22,194 (350 soldiers in khaki).
Referee: Mr. L.N. Fletcher.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Robert Pursell, Thomas Fairfoull, Harry Lowe, Bob Ferguson, Jack Sheldon, Arthur Metcalf, Tom Miller, William Lacey, Jimmy Nicholl.
Sheffield Wednesday (2-3-5): Teddy Davison, Ted Worrall, Jimmy Spoors, Harry Bentley, David Parkes, Robert McSkimming, Sam Kirkman, Ted Glennon, David McLean, Andrew Wilson, Jimmy Gill.
The goals: 1-0 Miller (20 min.), 2-0 Miller (25 min.), 2-1 McLean (penalty, 70 min.).