November 14, 1892
Quick note: “The members of the Aston Villa football club and the Birmingham football public generally are a long suffering people, but they must have been utterly disgusted with the display given by the team which the Villa committee thought good enough to put in the field at Perry Barr yesterday in a friendly match against Liverpool.”
(Birmingham Gazette: November 15, 1892)
Match: Friendly, at Perry Barr.
Aston Villa – Liverpool 2-3 (0-3).
Referee: Mr. Ford (West Bromwich).
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Willie Dunning, Arthur Wollaston, George Russell, Frank Burton, James Cowan, Arthur Stokes, Albert Brown, George Davis, Charles Hare, Dennis Hodgetts, Lewis Campbell.
Secretary: G.B. Ramsay.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Matt McQueen, Malcolm McBride, Thomas Wyllie, Jock Smith, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Hugh McQueen.
Secretary: William Barclay.
The goals: 0-1 McVean, 0-2 Miller, 0-3 H. McQueen, 1-3 Campbell, 2-3 Davis.
A sketch from 1888 showing the Perry Barr ground
Imaged was found at the website for the history of football in Birmingham.
Charles Hare, Aston Villa (Denbigshire Free Press: October 19, 1895):