Central, runners-up in the, Lancashire League once again in 1902, had three hard F.A. Cup-ties against Blackpood drawing home and away 0-0 but prevailing 2-1 at Deepdale There followed three dour struggles against Darwen who finally won 1-0 at Bolton.
Central were weakened when Arthur Kelly received a nasty cut over the eye which had to be stitched by the club surgeon, Dr. Hall, and prevented him from appearing for the remainder of the game.
In October, Southport created a Lancashire League and club record 11-0 win over Bacup Borough. During the season Warrington disbanded and their record was expunged but not before Central had beaten them 4-0 at Scarisbrick New Road after paying their expenses to secure their presence.