March 23, 1893
Followers of football are again reminded that this evening Bootle and Liverpool play a match at Anfield Road for the benefit of Daniel Kirkwood, who, whilst taking part in a match at Blackpool last November, as skipper of the late Caledonians, had the ill-luck to get a leg broken.
The club by whom he was engaged having shortly afterwards collapsed, Kirkwood’s salary ceased, which has, of course, left him in rather straitened circumstances. The match promises to be a very keen one, since only a fortnight or so back a goal divided the two teams as the result of their Lancashire Cup-tie, Bootle winning; and this fact, coupled with the popularity of Kirkwood, and the sympathy in him justifies the anticipation of a bumper gate.
Mr. C. Hannay Blair, 38, Verulam-street, will be glad to hear from any who cannot get to the match but are desirous of contribution.
The whole of the net proceeds go to Dan, the directors of both clubs very generously giving the services of their teams gratis.
(Liverpool Mercury: March 23, 1893)