September 1, 1892
Quick note: “The first match of the season on the Anfield Enclosure took place on Thursday, in the presence of about 1,000 spectators, the Liverpool team being opposed by Rotherham Town, champions of the Midland League. To those who in former seasons were in the habit of frequenting this well-known football resort – made famous by many a well-fought battle – the attendance was rather disappointing. Why it was so, is now a matter of ancient history, well known to all the followers of the great game, and no good would be served by ranking up the old grievance here.”
(Field Sports: September 5, 1892)
Match: Friendly, at Anfield, kick-off: 17:30.
Liverpool – Rotherham Town 7-1 (5-0).
Referee: Mr. Walter Sugg.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, James Kelso, Joe McQue, James McBride, John Miller, Thomas Wyllie, Jock Smith, Malcolm McVean, Andrew Kelvin.
Secretary: William Barclay.
Rotherham Town (2-3-5): Arthur Wharton, T. Turner, Harry Thickett, Joe Barr, H. Brown, Rogers, Billy Longden, Edward Cutts, Robert Leather, Charlie Leatherbarrow, Alf Pickering.
Secretary: A. Wordsworth.
The goals: 1-0 Miller, 2-0 Kelvin, 3-0 McQue, 4-0 Wyllie, 5-0 Wyllie, 6-0 Miller, 7-0 Wyllie, 7-1 Leatherbarrow.
* Field Sports: “Liverpool Football Club: A brilliant opening”;
* Liverpool Mercury: “Kick-off with a bang.”;
* Liverpool Mercury: “Weekly review”;