South Shore v Liverpool

December 24, 1892
On the Waterloo ground, South Shore, in cold but fine weather. Liverpool won the toss, and in the first half played against a slight wind. The visitors opened the score after five minutes’ play by a good shot from Thomas Wyllie.

South Shore then had a good run down the field, and H.J. Helliwell called upon Sydney Ross to save. Even play for some time followed, and then Helliwell again shot, but this time the ball went yards over the bar. A free-kick in the goal mouth gave South Shore a chance, but the goal was cleared.

Duncan McLean was then conspicuous by making a good run down the left, and from the centre Wyllie shot into the goalkeeper’s hands. Liverpool now kept the ball at the South Shore goal for some time. Half-time was called with the score – Liverpool 1, South Shore 0.

On resuming Liverpool had slightly the best of matters, and R. Parker, the home custodian, was time after time applauded for defending the goal. South Shore made several good runs, but the visitors’ defence pulled them up time after time. The game went on and no further score was made, the play of neither team being up to their accustomed form.

Result: Liverpool 1, South Shore 0.
(Source: Lancashire Evening Post: December 24, 1892)


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