October 28, 1918
Liverpool were considerably handicapped by a dislocated forward line – Longworth, who was lame, did duty at outside right – and it was a long time before they settled down against an energetic and worrying set of opponents.
The first half, which was distinctly haphazard in character, proved profitless to either side; but in the succeeding period four goals were registered. Twice the Anfielders were in arrear, and it was only by sticking gallantly to their guns that they managed to wrest half the honours from a sturdy and determined defence.
The opening goal was the result of a penalty for unduly pushing Pickup. The kick was entrusted to Heathcote, who made no mistake. Liverpool’s response was immediate and effective. Bennett putting the finishing touch to a promising combined movement.
From this the encounter was of a thoroughly ding-dong character, and the Wanderers were exceedingly jubilant when Geddes gave them a second lead. The Anfielders, however, came away with a wet sail, and Mackinlay, who with Wadsworth had been a persistent trier, squared the account.
Bolton Wanderers: Jack Hodgkiss, G. Hurst, James Hodson, Tom Buchan, Alf Davies, M. Rutter, Jack Pickup, Jimmy Heathcote, Bob Geddes, Wally Davies, J. Lawrence.
Liverpool: William Scott, Sam Speakman, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Ephraim Longworth, Thomas Green, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, Harold Wadsworth.
(Liverpool Echo: October 28, 1918)