March 6, 1893
These clubs met at Anfield on Saturday, to play the return engagement in the Lancashire League competition, before 2,000 spectators. Hannah won the toss, and R. Brown (late of Stanley) kicked off against a strong wind and facing a glaring sun, but at once the home team, materially assisted by the elements, attacked strongly and within five minutes M. McQueen had drawn first blood for Liverpool.
Still continuing to have much the best of the game, the home team, with few exceptions, were never out of the enemy’s quarters, but so exceptionally fine was the defence of Matthews in goal, aided by Leach and Craven at back, that the Liverpool forwards failed to find another opening during the first portion of the game, although splendid attempts were made by Miller, McQueen, and McVean.
A lead of one goal was not a great advantage, considering the home team had to face the wind. However, relaxing the position, Miller and his wings forced the play, and Wyllie, who seemed entirely out of form, missed a golden opportunity. Directly M. McQueen threaded his way through his opponents and scored with a magnificent shot, which Matthews had no possible chance with; and from a corner taken by Wyllie later on the same player headed against the cross-bar. Almond relieved, and Sanderson was the means of obtaining a corner for Nelson, which was safely headed away by Duncan McLean.
Again Liverpool were pressing, and from a foul, taken by McLean, Hugh McQueen added a third goal for the Anfielders. This being the final point, the game ended by Liverpool winning by 3 goals to none.
(Liverpool Mercury: March 6, 1893)
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