December 26, 1928
Reserves, Central League, at Turf Moor.
Burnley Reserves – Liverpool Reserves 4-1 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. J.S. Brown (Blackburn).
Burnley Reserves (2-3-5): Jerry Dawson; William Knox, Clifford Heap; Thomas Conway, Spargo, Nicholls; Archie Heslop, Billy Stage, Joe Mantle, Cecil Pemberton, Arthur Dawson.
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Locke; Tommy Lucas, Jimmy Gray; Tommy Gardner, Albert Shears, Pat Flanagan; Harold Barton, William Millar, John McFarlane, Tommy McNeil, William Murray.
The goals: 0-1 McFarlane (33 min.), 1-1 Heap (pen, 63 min.), 2-1 Stage (65 min.), 3-1 Mantle (77 min.), 4-1 Heslop (83 min.).
McFarlane score for the visitors twelve minutes from the interval. Eighteen minutes after the resumption Heslop was brought down in the penalty area by Flanagan, and Heap scored from the spot. Two minutes later Stage put Burnley in front, and after 32 minutes’ play Locke was beaten by Mantle. Seven minutes from the end Heslop completed the scoring for Burnley.
(Burnley Express, 29-12-1928)