February 5, 1917
By splitting the points at Stockport on Saturday, Liverpool practically assured themselves of the championship of the Lancashire Section.This, however, has only been achieved through meritorious consistency of form and a high standard of combination among the players.
Stockport County were particularly anxious to peg the Anfielders back if possible, and they certainly tried their hardest. On the frost bound ground they set their opponents a very merry pace, and although nothing was scored they had enjoyed rather the better of the argument when the interval came. In the second period the boot was on the other foot, so to speak, but there was still an absence of telling shots, and a fast and interesting game was drawn blank.
The Liverpool forwards were both speedy and quick on the ball, but they finished very tamely, few really dangerous shots coming to hand. Tommy Cunliffe and Harry Lewis were easily the most prominent pair and the latter missed the mark by a mere matter of inches in the last moment of the game.
Tommy Bennett was quite out of the picture, and seemed unable to do anything right, though it should not be forgotten that he was hung on to limpet like by the diminutive Fred “Tiny” Fayers. All the halves did well, and Billy Jenkinson played an especially fine game against such doughty and dangerous opponents as Rodgers and Harry Crossthwaite.
(Liverpool Echo: February 5, 1917)