September 15, 1917
Match: Lancashire Section, Principal competition, at Burnden Park.
Bolton Wanderers – Liverpool 0-3 (0-2).
Referee: Mr. J.H. Alderson.
Bolton Wanderers (2-3-5): W. Ellison, A. Baverstock, Jimmy Nuttall, P. Clayton, Jimmy Fay, Tom Buchan, Jack Pickup, P. Kelly, Bob Geddes, Wally Davies, Alf Winterburn.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas. John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Arthur Metcalf, Thomas Bennett, Harry Lewis, Tommy Cunliffe.
The goals: 0-1 Bennett (10 min.), 0-2 Metcalf (39 min), 0-3 Bennett.
** Pickup missed a penalty for Bolton Wanderers. He scored on the first attempt, but was ordered to re-take the penalty and missed.
* Liverpool Echo: “Extra special Bolton side against Liverpool”;
* Liverpool Echo: “Bolton Wanderers have added to their strength”;
* Liverpool Echo: “Without Ted Vizard and Joe Smith”;