October 8, 1892
Quick note: “On arriving at the scene of action the captain of the Liverpool crew was so much struck with the unsuitableness of the West’s ground for a cup-tie that he felt it his duty to lodge a protest against it. Later on this was withdrawn, but the fact remains that the ground wants seeing to, and it behooves a rising club like West Manchester to put their house in order, and so prevent what on another occasion might be a very awkward predicament to be placed in.”
(Cricket and Football Field: October 15, 1892)
Match: Lancashire Cup, Second Qualifying round, at Brook’s Bar.
West Manchester – Liverpool 1-3 (0-1).
West Manchester (2-3-5): Entwistle, William Russel, Frank Sugg, Daniel Spiers, Pickering, Allison, Walsh, Bogie, Bridge, Leigh, Tom Iddon.
Secretary: John Rice.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, John Cameron, Joe McQue, James McBride, Thomas Wyllie, Jock Smith, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Andrew Kelvin.
Secretary: William Barclay.
The goals: 0-1 Miller, 1-1 Pickering (70 min.), 1-2 Miller, 1-3 Kelvin (88 min.).
** Note that Athletic News credit Liverpool’s second and third goal to Thomas Wyllie.
* Liverpool Mercury: “West Manchester v Liverpool”;
* Athletic News: “Liverpool enter the next round”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Liverpool’s last qualifier”;