September 26, 1892
Liverpool are certainly going well. No doubt a slight check was administered to them on Thursday evening when, after a very moderate game, the Ironopolis ran out winners by the narrow victory of 2 to 1.
Still it must be remembered that the homesters were without the services of Andrew Hannah and Duncan McLean.
Therefore, under the circumstances, the performance was most creditable.
The Middlesbrough team are a clever lot, and no doubt some of the big teams will find this out before the season goes far.
But, now, what of Saturday – Liverpool 4 goals, Bury nil.
Such was the state of affairs at Anfield, and we congratulate the Liverpool club.
It was, indeed, a great game, and a great victory.
Bury came to conquer, and went home conquered.
From the start it was noticeable that both teams had determined to put in all they knew. With the wind and sun at their backs, Liverpool opened well, Thomas Wyllie sending a couple of long shots outside.
Bury, however, got settled, and Hannah and McLean were quickly put on their mettle.
The home defence was found impregnable, and John Miller led his van in capital style, with the result that Lowe was beaten five minutes from the start.
With this early success, the Liverpool men continued to have the best of matters, and before the interval three other goals were added to their score.
The second half was much more even than the first.
Both teams showed splendid combination, and a pretty game was witnessed.
The Bury men worked well in midfield, but their good efforts were thrown away owing to wretched shooting.
At the finish the score stood unaltered.
For Liverpool Sydney Ross in goal made some capital saves, but in Hannah and McLean he has a rare pair of backs to protect him. Hannah on Saturday was in splendid form. He showed that he had not yet lost that finish and judgment in his play which long since made him famous, and in McLean the Liverpool Club possess a player who is generally ready for any emergency.
All the half-backs were in good humour, and their fine tackling was in a great measure responsible for the four points scored.
The forwards played their best game of the season, Miller, in the centre, keeping his wings well knit.
Their combination was without fault, and their shooting seldom far from the mark.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: September 26, 1892)