March 25, 1893
Key note: “Rossendale gave Liverpool a rare shaking up on Saturday in the return League match at Anfield. The up-country lads started with rare dash and vigour, and had they met men of less experience than that which constitutes the Liverpool defence they must have put on some goals.” (Cricket and Football Field: April 1, 1893)
Match: Lancashire League, at Anfield.
Liverpool – Rossendale 2-1 (1-1).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Matt McQueen, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, Richardson, Joe McQue, James McBride; Thomas Wyllie, Jock Smith, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, Hugh McQueen.
Secretary: William Barclay.
Rossendale (2-3-5): William Holden, Harry Blears, Sam Davies, J.W. Alston, Johnny Weir, J.E. Spencer, Jack Ratcliffe, David Alexander, Robert Duckworth, Jimmy Sharples, J. Ireland.
Secretary: J.E. Ashworth.
The goals: 1-0 Smith, 1-1 Ireland, 2-1 McVean.
** Some sources claim McQue scored Liverpool’s first goal.
* Liverpool Mercury: “Last League match of the season at Anfield”;
* Liverpool Mercury: “Weekly review”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Liverpudliana”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Rossendale Scaplings”;