September 30, 1892
Last evening Liverpool had the Dumfries team, Queen of the South Wanderers, as their visitors at Anfield. Owing to the weather being dull and showery, the attendance of spectators would not number more than 800. Alex Dick, the old Everton full back, filled Duncan McLean’s position in the home ranks. A new half-back named McLauchlan was also given a trial instead of James Kelso. The Scotchmen had their full strength.
Liverpool: Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah, Alec Dick, McLaughlan, Joe McQue, James McBride, Thomas Wyllie, John Cameron, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Phil Kelly.
Queen of the South Wanderers: Collins, Harding, James Glendinning, Grierson, Craven, John Glendinning, Bedford, Kennedy, Robson, Shankland, Sharpe.
Miller started. During the first half of the game the play was remarkably even, and though play was slow it was very prettily contested. Early on Wyllie put in a dashing run, and finished up well by screwing across the goal mouth, Miller having a very near thing with a shot which went over the crossbar. The Scotchmen followed with some smart combination, Hannah saving very luckily a capital attempt by Robson.
Before the interval Liverpool tried hard to find an opening, but no scoring was done.
The second portion opened much faster, both goals in turn being warmly attacked. The Scotch full backs showed grand defence, and the pair repeatedly, by some powerful kicking, drove the Liverpool van back into their own quarters. McBride, the home left half, was also conspicuous in dealing with the movements of the “Queen’s” right wing pair.
Liverpool now pressed, and twice sent over the crossbar, and then Collins had to save a warm hot from McVean. After a lot of midfield play Liverpool got the upper hand from a straight attempt by Miller, which was the only goal scored in the match.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: September 30, 1892)