Glasgow Rangers v Liverpool 6-1 (Friendly: October 6, 1892)


October 6, 1892
Quick note:
“The play of the visitors, seeing they are a new organisation, was watched with much interest; and while they are not up to first-class form as yet, time and practice may work wonders in their ranks. Individually they are a powerful lot – in fact, almost the cream of Scottish talent – to wit, Hannah, McBride, Wyllie, &c. Kelso assisted the Liverpool today, and played with much of his old agility and ability. The best of the half-backs in the visitors’ ranks was McBride, Wyllie and Cameron shone conspicuously in the front rank, but Miller, the old Dumbartonian, was slow, and evidently out of form.”
(Glasgow Evening Post: October 7, 1892)

Match: Friendly, at Ibrox Park.
Glasgow Rangers – Liverpool 6-1 (4-1).
Attendance: 6,000.
Referee: Mr. A. McLean (Alexandra); linesmen: Messrs. J. Muir and Jock Smith.
Rangers (2-3-5): David Haddow, Donald Gow, John Drummond, Robert Marshall, Andrew McCreadie, David Mitchell, Neil Kerr, David McPherson, Allan Martin, John McPherson, Hugh McCreadie.
Secretary: W. Wilton.
Liverpool (2-3-5):
Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, James Kelso, Joe McQue, James McBride, Thomas Wyllie, John Cameron, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Andrew Kelvin.
Secretary: William Barclay.
The goals:
1-0 Kerr, 1-1 McVean (assist: Hannah), 2-1 H. McCreadie, 3-1 Kerr, 4-1 A. McCreadie, 5-1 Martin, 6-1 Kerr.

** There is some confusion to Liverpool’s right half-back. All sources have James Kelso nailed down for this position in this match. But, reading the match report of the Glasgow Evening Post, the paper refers to Bob Kelso (James’ brother, and registered with Everton as Liverpool’s right half in the match). Bob Kelso was injured in a match for Everton in September, 1892 – and was sent on recreation, first to Blackpool and then to Scotland in October. He might have played – and if there is a paper that would recognise the appearance of Bob Kelso, it would be the Glasgow paper.

Match reports:
* Glasgow Herald: “Glasgow Rangers v Liverpool”;
* Glasgow Evening Post: “Rangers v New Liverpool”;

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