November 15, 1892
Aston Villa v Liverpool.
These teams met yesterday at Perry Barr, Birmingham, before a moderate crowd. The dashing attacks of the Liverpool players in the first half fairly took the Villa team by surprise, and though taking things easily Liverpool managed to get three goals in front at the interval.
In the second period, the Villa had all the best of the attack and scored two very good items, but the fine defence of Duncan McLean and Sydney Ross kept the Villa successfully at bay, and when the whistle blew Liverpool had won the match by three goals to two.
Aston Villa: Willie Dunning, Arthur Wollaston, George Russell, Frank Burton, James Cowan, Arthur Stokes, Albert Brown, George Davis, Charles Hare, Dennis Hodgetts, Lewis Campbell.
Liverpool: Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah, Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Matt McQueen, Malcolm McBride, Thomas Wyllie, Jock Smith, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Hugh McQueen.
Referee: Mr. Ford, West Bromwich.
(Source: The Sportsman: November 15, 1892)