April 12, 1924
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Middlesbrough 3-1 (0-1).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, David Pratt, Tom Bromilow, Archie Rawlings, Dick Forshaw, Jimmy Walsh, Danny Shone, Fred Hopkin.
Middlesbrough (2-3-5): Jack Clough, Reginald Freeman, Alfred Maitland, John Harris, Maurice Webster, Robert Pender, Tommy Urwin, George Elliott, Billy Hick, Russell Wainscott, Owen Williams.
The goals: 0-1 Elliott (penalty, 4 min.), 1-1 Mackinlay (47 min.), 2-1 Walsh (76 min.), 3-1 Walsh (88 min.).
At Anfield the meeting of Liverpool and Middlesbrough attracted some 20,000 spectators, who saw the luckless Middlesbrough defeated in the end by three goals to one. Middlesbrough started with strong passing, and within four minutes Elliott with a penalty kick scored for them. Liverpool then pressed strongly, but failed before the interval to get on terms.
There was no mistaking the superiority of Liverpool in the closing half. Two minutes from the restart Mackinlay from a free-kick just outside the penalty area equalised the score. Continuing to play a strong game. Liverpool went further ahead, Walsh scoring two good goals for them.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 14-04-1924)
Donald Mackinlay, Liverpool F.C.