February 25, 1893
Key note: “The game at the outset gave promise of being a tough struggle, and although Liverpool early on asserted their superiority, the first portion of the game was full of pretty points; but the least said about the second half the better, as individualism became too rampant.” (Source: Liverpool Mercury: February 27, 1893).
Match: Lancashire League, at Anfield, kick off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Southport Central 2-0 (2-0).
Referee: Mr. R.E. Smalley (Preston).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Joe McQue, James McBride, Thomas Wyllie, Matt McQueen, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Hugh McQueen.
Secretary: William Barclay.
Southport Central (2-3-5): Jimmy Gee, Tom Smith, Dick Fairhurst, Charles Gee, Jimmy Ross Muir, Johnny Dodd, Lollie Halsall, Kenny Davenport, Peter McCabe, Albert Winstanley, William Hastings.
Secretary: Andrew Valentine.
The goals: 1-0 McBride, 2-0 M. McQueen.
* Liverpool Mercury: “Another two points for Liverpool”;
* Liverpool Mercury: “Weekly review”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Weekly review”;
Kenny Davenport, Southport Central (Cricket and Football Field: October 3, 1908).