October 10, 1892
A good number of spectators lined the ropes at Brookes’ Bar to witness the tie between West Manchester and Liverpool. It being the first appearance of the Liverpudlians in Manchester, speculation was rife as tow hat the team would do, and, as was generally expected, they ran out winners by three to one.
The game was very fast, and stubbornly contested, the home team certainly having as much of the game as the visitors, but they shot badly. In the first half the visitors led by one to none, West equalising from a corner within twenty minutes of time, but Thomas Wyllie afterwards added another couple for the visitors.
The Liverpool Club are far in front of West for combination, Wyllie and John Miller being the best of the forwards, whilst James McBride, left half, was head and shoulders above his colleagues. Duncan McLean, at back, played a cool and gentlemanly game.
For West, Pickering, at centre half, again played a champion game, being well supported by Spiers and Allison. The left wing (Walsh and Leigh) was weak, Walsh especially so. The defence was well maintained by Frank Sugg and Russell, and Entwistle had no chance with the shots that scored.
(Source: Athletic News: October 10, 1892)