January 2, 1893
Key note: “The championship of the Lancashire League promises to produce a grand fight. That coveted position lies between the leading three, and their progress is keenly watched every match. Liverpool regained their place at the top on Monday by defeating Fairfield, a club who the Saturday previous had given such a fright to Blackpool by drawing with them on the latter’s ground, but Bury again jumped to the front on Saturday.”
(Liverpool Mercury: January 9, 1893)
Match: Lancashire League, at Gransmoor Road.
Fairfield – Liverpool 1-4 (1-2).
Fairfield (2-3-5): Slater, Phil Bennett, Handford, Dought, Ramage, A. Stuart, Roger Doughty, Hodginson, William Egan, Thomas Handford, Ed James.
Secretary: J. Lee.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Joe McQue, James McBride, Thomas Wyllie, John Cameron, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Hugh McQueen.
Secretary: William Barclay.
The goals: 0-1 Miller (15 min.), 1-1 ?, 1-2 Wyllie, 1-3 H. McQueen, 1-4 Cameron.