August 26, 1944
Key note: “Liverpool’s display at Edgeley Park was not convincing, especially in the first half, when Stockport’s quick tackling threw them off their game. Liverpool were always the better side, both in positional play and accurate passing, but there was a lack of thrust in the attack which might have proved disastrous if Stockport had stayed the pace in the second half.” (Liverpool Daily Post: August 28, 1944)
Match: Football League, Northern Section, Regional 1, at Edgeley Park.
Stockport County – Liverpool 2-3 (2-1).
Referee: Mr. J.H. Parker.
Stockport County (2-3-5): Larry Gage (Fulham), Edward Owens (Crystal Palace), Ron Lewin (Bradford City), Billy McCulloch, James Morris, Billy McKay (Machester United), Worsley, Gee (Birmingham), Johnny Johnson, Harry Catterick (Everton), Ken Shaw.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Alf Hobson, Jack Jones (Everton), Jeff Gulliver, Harry Kaye, Laurie Hughes, Jack Pilling, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Phil Taylor, Cyril Done, Don Welsh, Michael Hulligan.
The goals: 1-0 Catterick (15 min.), 1-1 Done (30 min.), 2-1 Gee (42 min.), 2-2 Welsh (penalty, 65 min.), 2-3 Done (80 min.).