January 7, 1893
Key note: “On Saturday the return fixture with Heywood Central was concluded, and although Liverpool only won by the narrow margin of 2 goals to 1, yet they were decidedly the better team. On account of a strong wind blowing from goal to goal, the play was mostly confined to one position of the field, and so stubborn was the defence offered by Sydney Ross (who throughout played brilliantly), Hannah, and McLean, that the homesters could only manage to put one through.”
(Liverpool Mercury: January 9, 1893)
Match: Lancashire League, at Bamford Road.
Heywood Central – Liverpool 1-2 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. W. Smalley (Blackburn).
Heywood Central (2-3-5): W.H. Sharples, J. Pearson, T. Evans, T. Woolfall, L. Scholes, William Reagan, E. Jones, McWhinnie, Jack Horsfield, W. Allan, W. Webster.
Secretary: W. Clegg.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Joe McQue, James McBride, Thomas Wyllie, Matt McQueen, John Miller, John Cameron, Hugh McQueen.
Secretary: William Barclay.
The goals: 1-0 Woolfall, 1-1 Wyllie, 1-2 McBride.
* Liverpool Mercury: “Heywood Central v Liverpool”;
* Athletic News: “Liverpool too good for Heywood Central”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Heywood Central v Liverpool”;
* Liverpool Mercury: “Weekly review”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Heywood Gossip”;