December 15, 1917
Match: Lancashire Section, Principal Tournament, at Spotland.
Rochdale – Liverpool 1-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. W. Chadwick.
Rochdale (2-3-5): Tom Kay, Harry Millership, Danny Crossan, Wilfred Bunting, Tweedale Rigg, Jim Tully, A. Jones, Pat O’Connell, Tom Page, Billy Halligan, Albert Smith.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Haughton, Ephraim Longworth, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, George Schofield.
The goal: 1-0 Page (25 min.).
Match report from the Manchester Evening News, Saturday, December 15 – 1917.
Match report from the Rochdale Observer, Wednesday, December 19 – 1917.