Liverpool v Stockton 2-1 (Friendly: September 10, 1892)


September 10, 1892
Quick note: “A grand day, a splendid gate, and a good game in the summer of my visit to Anfield Road on Saturday. Old Sol tried his best to make amends for his shortcomings last Saturday, and all were glad to see him except the players themselves. It was indeed a grand day, and the gate – well, instead of reckoning it by bare hundreds it actually ran into the thousands. Three thousand was about the figure shortly after the kick-off, and it was quite pleasing to see the spacious stand at the Oakfield Road end well-filled.”
(Field Sports: September 12, 1892)

Match: Friendly, at Anfield, kick off: 16:00.
Liverpool – Stockton 2-1 (1-1).
Attendance: 6,702.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, John Cameron, Joe McQue, James McBride, Thomas Wyllie, Jock Smith, Malcolm McVean, Glen, Andrew Kelvin.
Secretary:
William Barclay.
Stockton (2-3-5):
Charlie Ramsey, Bob Shaw, Billy Lindsay, Robert McDermid, James Hulton, J. Baillie, Robert McClung, Jack Jones, Gavin Thompson, Bill Crawford, J. Cooper.
Secretary: H. Boldison.
The goals: 1-0 McVean, 1-1 McClung, 2-1 Wyllie.

Match report:
* Liverpool Mercury: “Frequent cries of ‘Play up, Liverpool'”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Liverpool looking up”;
* Liverpool Mercury: “Weekly review”;
* Field Sports: “The flowing tide”;

Interesting items:
* Athletic News: “The heights and weights of the Stockton players”;
* Scottish Referee: “A few good men at Stockton”;

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Malcolm McVean, Liverpool.

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