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1917-18 season
General information
Performance
Lancashire Principal
Tournament

Runners-up

Lancashire Subsidiary
Tournament Group A

Winners

Top scorers
Lancashire Principal
Tournament

Bennett (41)

Lancashire Subsidiary
Tournament Group A

Green (9)

Overall

Bennett (48)

Attendances

The 1917-18 season was an unofficial season during World War I, and was Liverpool's 26th season of football since they were established.

SquadEdit

List of players who played during the season, not necessarily a formal squad list.

FriendliesEdit

No friendlies were played this season.

ResultsEdit

Lancashire Principal TournamentEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 September 1917 Port Vale 3-2 OG, Bamber (80), Bennett (82)
8 September 1917 Port Vale 4-0 Bennett (13, 62), Lewis (67), Metcalf (87)
15 September 1917 Bolton 3-0 Bennett 2, Metcalf
22 September 1917 Bolton 6-0 Bennett 3, Lewis 3
29 September 1917 Everton 2-2 Bennett (47), Metcalf (50)
6 October 1917 Everton 6-0 Mackinlay (19), Lewis (27, 29, 52, 80), Bennett (76)
13 October 1917 Preston 6-0 Metcalf 2, Waine, Bennett, Lewis, Bamber
20 October 1917 Preston 2-2 Bennett (17, 84)
27 October 1917 Blackpool 4-1 Bennett (5), Metcalf (41, 47), W. Wadsworth (76)
3 November 1917 Blackpool 6-0 Bennett 2, Metcalf 2, W. Wadsworth, Waine
10 November 1917 Man City 2-0 Bennett (75, 82)
17 November 1917 Man City 1-1 Bennett (5)
24 November 1917 Blackburn 7-0 Bennett, Metcalf, Lewis 2, Mackinlay, Waine (65, 76)
1 December 1917 Blackburn 6-1 Bennett 2, Lewis, Metcalf, Waine, Mackinlay
8 December 1917 Rochdale 5-1 Bennett (6, 10, 42, 55, 60)
15 December 1917 Rochdale 0-1
22 December 1917 Oldham 3-0 Lewis (pen 62, 75), Bennett (72)
29 December 1917 Oldham 3-3 Waine, Bennett (78), OG
5 January 1918 Stockport 2-1 Schofield (25), Lewis (pen 35)
12 January 1918 Stockport 0-1
19 January 1918 Man Utd 5-1 Metcalf (26, 53), Bennett (50, 55), Mackinlay (78)
26 January 1918 Man Utd 2-0 Lewis, Metcalf (86)
2 February 1918 Southport 6-1 Lewis (4, 14), Bennett (13, 70), Metcalf (47), Mackinlay (57)
9 February 1918 Southport 3-1 Bennett 2, Lewis
16 February 1918 Burnley 7-1 Bennett (5, 9, 32, 35, 39), Lewis (20), Metcalf (55)
23 February 1918 Burnley 3-1 W. Wadsworth (45), Schofield (59), Green (61)
2 March 1918 Stoke 1-1 Lewis (pen)
9 March 1918 Stoke 1-3 Schofield (42)
16 March 1918 Bury 1-1 Bennett
23 March 1918 Bury 1-0 Metcalf

Lancashire Subsidiary Tournament Group AEdit

Date Opponent Score Scorers
1 January 1918 Everton 4-1 Lewis (45, 56), Waine (46), Bennett (60)
29 March 1918 Everton 2-3 Lewis, Green
30 March 1918 Southport 8-0 Bennett 4, Green 3, Schofield
6 April 1918 Southport 2-0 Bennett, Green
13 April 1918 Stockport 4-1 Green 3, Bennett
20 April 1918 Stockport 4-2 Green (35), Lewis (44, pen 60), Goddard (48)

TablesEdit

Lancashire Principal TournamentEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
1Stoke 302244109274.0448
2Liverpool 302163101263.8848
3Everton 30196592362.5644
4Man City 30158757282.0438
5Stockport 301731059321.8437
6Rochdale 30149778511.5337
7Bolton 301341368700.9730
8Man Utd 301181145490.9230
9Oldham 301161350590.8528
10Preston 301231538530.7227
11Port Vale 30981347580.8126
12Blackpool 301051546700.6625
13Southport 30861633690.4822
14Bury 30851746640.7221
15Burnley 305421321040.3114
16Blackburn 302127221270.175

Lancashire Subsidiary Tournament Group AEdit

Pos Club Pld W D L F A G. Avg Pts
1Liverpool 65012473.4310
2Everton 65011972.7110
3Stockport 62046130.464
4Southport 60061230.040

Player statsEdit

Note: Stats during war years are unofficial.

Pos. Name LPT LSTGA Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MF John Bamber 30 2 6 0 36 2
FW Thomas Bennett 29 41 6 7 35 48
 ? Richard Birchall 0 0 1 0 1 0
 ? Joseph Butler 2 0 0 0 2 0
GK Ken Campbell 13 0 1 0 14 0
 ? Billy Connell 2 0 5 0 7 0
 ? Benjamin Cross 1 0 0 0 1 0
 ? Tommy Cunliffe 8 0 0 0 8 0
MF Arthur Goddard 0 0 1 1 1 1
 ? Thomas Green 2 1 5 9 7 10
 ? Charlie Hayes 0 0 1 0 1 0
 ? Joseph Houghton 7 0 0 0 7 0
 ? Edwin Hughes 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF William Jenkinson 15 0 6 0 21 0
 ? Harry Lewis 30 21 5 5 35 26
DF Ephraim Longworth 28 0 4 0 32 0
 ? Jack Lovell 3 0 0 0 3 0
DF Tommy Lucas 10 0 0 0 10 0
DF Don Mackinlay 29 5 6 0 35 5
FW Arthur Metcalf 29 17 1 0 30 17
 ? S Neish 1 0 0 0 1 0
 ? John Page 2 0 1 0 3 0
FW Fred Pagnam 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF Clement Rigg 1 0 0 0 1 0
 ? Alexander Robertson 0 0 4 0 4 0
 ? George William Schofield 21 3 6 1 27 4
 ? Walter Ernest Smith 2 0 0 0 2 0
MF Harold Wadsworth 1 0 0 0 1 0
MF James Speakman 5 0 1 0 6 0
DF Walter Wadsworth 29 3 1 0 30 3
 ? Jack Waine 28 6 5 1 33 7

TransfersEdit

None.


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