May 21, 1892
The Shore lads were included in the Lancashire League for the first time this season, and, considering the difficulties they have had to face, they have come out remarkably well, just escaping the last four.
In their League engagements they secured only one double win, and that was over poor, unfortunate Witton, while the team went under twice to Bury, 1-2 and 0-3; Heywood Central, 1-5 and 0-6; Rossendale, 4-5 and 0-6; Southport Central, 2-3 and 1-6.
In all they played 37 games, of which they won 14, drew eight, and lost 15, and in accomplishing this feat scored 95 goals to 96. The highest scored they ran up during the eight months was 8-1, against Halliwell in the English Cup. In his contest they were beaten by Fairfield by 3-1, but in the committee-room they managed to sustain a protest, and then after beating Halliwell as stated they went under to Newton Heath by 2-0.
In the Lancashire Cup contest, a tempting offer by Everton induced the committee to play the first round tie at Anfield Road, and the result was a defeat of four goals to nil. The heaviest thrashing they have sustained has been six goals to nil by Heywood Central and Rossendale, both in the Lancashire League.
(Source: Lancashire Evening Post: May 21, 1892)