Saturday, September 2 – 1939
Reserves, Central League, at Deepdale.
Preston North End Reserves – Liverpool Reserves 2-1.
Players mentioned Preston North End Reserves: Fairbrother, Ickton, Taylor, Andy Beattie,
Players mentioned Liverpool Reserves: Eric Mansley, Ray Lambert, John Shafto, Billy Liddell, Harry Eastham, Len Carney, Bill Kinghorn.
Goals: 1-0 Own goal (Lambert), 1-1 Shafto, 2-1 Beattie (pen.).
Two presentation goals from full backs and two penalty kicks were the features of a well-fought game at Deepdale. Lambert passed back and beat his own goalkeeper. Andy Beattie passed back to Shafto, who scored a smart goal. Beattie converted a spot kick and Fairbrother saved Eastham’s penalty drive. Otherwise Liverpool would have gained a well-deserved point. Kinghorn and Shafto were lively sharp-shooting members of a virile attack.
(Liverpool Daily Post, 04-09-1939)