Glasgow Rangers v Liverpool

October 7, 1892
The match between those teams at Ibrox Park, Govan, was witnessed by about 6,000 spectators. Unfortunately the weather was rather showery, the ground suffering from this cause. Previous to the start and at the intervals the Boys’ pipe band from Dr Guthrie`s Industrial Institution, Edinburgh performed several selections.

Glasgow Rangers: David Haddow, Donald Gow, John Drummond; Robert Marshall, Andrew McCreadie, David Mithell; Neil Kerr, David McPherson, Allan Martin, John McPherson, Hugh McCreadie.
Liverpool: Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah, Duncan McLean; James Kelso, Joe McQue, James McBride; Thomas Wyllie, John Cameron, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Andrew Kelvin.

The Rangers lost the toss and kicked off. For several minutes play was of a give and take nature. The Rangers were first to show up, a shot by McCreadie being smartly saved by Ross. After a run by Wyllie on the Liverpool right, the Rangers returned to the attack, and Kerr sent in a shot from which the referee awarded a goal. The ball, however, looked as it went a foot on the wrong side of the post.

The Liverpool now played for all they were worth. They gave the Rangers’ defence a warm time of it, but could not equalise. At last they obtained a free kick twenty yards from goal. The ball was finely placed by Hannah; and McVean, who was lying handy, equalised with a slow shot.

The Rangers again took up the play, and by some clever passing they again got down on Ross, and H. McCreadie headed through a second point for the home team. A third goal followed, Kerr again giving the ball finishing touch while Ross was on the ground. Just before the whistle sounded A. McCreadie at half initiated a run. He passed all opposition, and gave the ball to his brother Hugh, who scored the fourth goal

On resuming, the Liverpool came away with a rush, Wyllie and Cameron being prominent. They were soon repulsed by the Rangers’ back division. Taking up the running, the home team piled Ross with several hot shots. He fisted and cleared in grand style, but at last Martin beat him with a long shot, thus registering the fifth goal for the Rangers.

It was now all over for the visitors. Their combination went to pieces, and but for the able defence of Hannah, McLean, and Ross they would have lost much heavier than they did. Kerr put on the sixth goal for the Rangers with one of the prettiest shots of the day. Play was all in front of the strangers’ goal, but no further scoring took place.

The Liverpool were greatly behind their opponents all round. Ross, Hannah, McBride, and Wyllie were the pick of the lot. There was a lack of combination among the whole team, although individually they played well.
(Source: Glasgow Herald: October 7, 1892)

Ibrox in 1892

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