March 20, 1915
Key note: “Liverpool never really got going in an organised way, and with a few precious exceptions in the later stages of the second half the forwards were rarely dangerous. Even when the home side were without the services of two players – Andy Wilson was ordered off in the first half and Jackie Carr was absent through injuries for at least twenty minutes – the Anfielders failed to make any impression on the Middlesbrough defence, and though, as we have indicated, Fred Pagnam and company rallied towards the close, it was too late to wipe off the heavy arrears. To sum up, Liverpool were rarely in the picture, and the most unbiased onlooker must admit that they were fairly and squarely beaten.” (Liverpool Daily Post: March 22, 1915).
Match: Football League, First Division, at Ayresome Park, kick-off: 15:15.
Middlesbrough – Liverpool 3-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. E.H. Spiers.
Middlesbrough (2-3-5): Ben Davies, Walter Holmes, John Walker, Stewart Davidson, Andrew Jackson, George Malcolm, Tom Storey, Jackie Carr, Andy Wilson, Walter Tinsley, Tommy Urwin.
Club Manager: Thomas McIntosh.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Sam Speakman, Donald Mackinlay, William Lacey, Harry Lowe, Walter Wadsworth, Jack Sheldon, Arthur Metcalf, Fred Pagnam, Tom Miller, Jimmy Nicholl.
Club Manager: Tom Watson.
The goals: 1-0 Tinsley (10 min.), 2-0 Tinsley (70 min.), 3-0 Tinsley (80 min.).
Red card/Sent off: Andy Wilson (Middlesbrough).
* Liverpool Daily Post: “Liverpool out of the picture”;
Andy Wilson, MIddlesbrough (Illustrated Sporting News: December 8, 1923).
Walter Tinsley, Middlesbrough (from private collection).