March 4, 1893
Key note: “Judging from their relative position in the League table one would conclude that the Liverpool team were very much in front of Nelson, and when the clubs met at Nelson a week or two back it was thought by the Anfield Road contingent that they had a soft thing on. The result proved otherwise, for Liverpool only just managed to secure a victory by one point; but for the return encounter on Saturday last at Anfield the homesters were confident of recording a more decisive victory. They were, on this occasion, not out of their reckoning, but for all that they had nothing to give away, and the result – three goals to none in favour of Liverpool – was a fair indication of the merits of the teams.” (Cricket and Football Field: March 11, 1893)
Match: Lancashire League, at Anfield.
Liverpool – Nelson 3-0 (1-0).
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.
Nelson (2-3-5): Eddie Matthews, W.H. Leach, Craven, S. Mack, Willie Almond, Charles McGuffie, A. Sanderson, Harry Lightbown, R. Brown, Walter Rushton, James Fairbairn.
Secretary: L. Wilmore.
The goals: 1-0 M. McQueen (5 min.), 2-0 M. McQueen (47 min.), 3-0 H. McQueen (assist: McLean).
* Liverpool Mercury: “Nelson captured at Anfield”;
* Liverpool Mercury: “Weekly review”;
* Burnley Gazette: “Nelson regain the wooden spoon”;
* Burnley Express: “Nelson again in possession of the ‘wooden spoon'”;