FA Cup matches

Northwich Victoria v Liverpool 2-1 (FA Cup: November 19, 1892)

November 19, 1892
Match: FA Cup, Second qualifying round, at The Drill Field.
Northwich Victoria – Liverpool 2-1 (2-1).
Attendance: 1,000.
Referee: Mr. J. Lewis.
Northwich Victoria (2-3-5): John Gow; Thomas Scanlan, George Postles; Bob Ramsay, William Crozier, Jesse Stanley; Josh Hargreaves, Patrick Finnerhan, Harry Bradshaw, Robert Macbeth, Harry Fecitt.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross; Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean; John McCartney, Joe McQue, James McBride; Thomas Wyllie, Jock Smith, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Andrew Kelvin.
The goals: 0-1 Wyllie (10 min.), 1-1 Fecit, 2-1 Fecit.

Match report:
** Liverpool Mercury: “Knocked out of the FA Cup.”;
** Liverpool Mercury: “Weekly review”;

Harry Bradshaw, Northwich Victoria (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):


2 replies »

  1. John Gow was grandfather of my wife and I am trying to obtain his birth date and history of his football career.He was born in Scotland and lived in South Shields following the end of his football career. I believe his brother played football and they both played for Scotland

    • Hello,

      Unfortunately I do not know much about John Gow’s career. What I have managed to find in my archives you probably have from earlier yourself.

      Apparently he started his career with Vale of Leven, and joined the “World Champions” of Renton in 1889. When Renton was found guilty of professionalism by the Scottish League in September, 1890 – most of their players were suspended. Renton ceased playing and all their players went elsewhere. John Gow arrived in Blackburn on Monday, October 6 – 1890 – together with a player from St. Bernard’s named Hall. Five days later John played a First Division match for Blackburn Rovers against Sunderland.

      In July 1891, the Lancashire Evening Post reported that Gow had gone back to Scotland and had been re-instated as an amateur player and signed for his old club Renton.

      From records we know Gow returned to England and played for Northwich Victoria and West Manchester.

      I have no dates regarding his age etc. I tried a quick search on ancestry for the 1891 Census in Blackburn without any luck.

      If I come across more information I will let you know.

      Best regards,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s