Liverpool let a two goal lead slip

April 3, 1893
This game was played at Stockton on Saturday, in fine weather, before 2,000 spectators.

Stockton: Charlie Ramsey, Billy Lindsay, Robert McDermid, Willie Willocks, James Graham, James Hulton, Billy Townley, Tommy Strachan, Gavin Thompson, Robert McClung, Jack Jones.
Liverpool: Matt McQueen, Andrew Hannah, Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Joe McQue, James McBride, Malcolm McVean, Thomas Wyllie, John Miller, Jock Smith, Hugh McQueen.

having won the toss, elected to play with a strong breeze, and Thompson kicked off for Stockton.

Immediately Miller and Wyllie forged their way through, and sending out to McVean, that player rushed off at full speed and scored with a splendid shot. Immediately upon restarting the visitors’ centre almost repeated the trick, and then Liverpool assumed a distinct advantage, and Stockton were sorely pressed.

Before long Miller had put another goal to the credit of the visitors, which caused the homesters to liven up, and Jones, McClung, and Townley all had shies at McQueen, who was, however, very safe. Liverpool now took matters very quietly, and half-time arrived with Liverpool leading.

When the game recommenced Stockton besieged McQueen but it was some time before Jones headed through, and just when time was about to be called McClung sent through and equalised, the match ending in a draw – 2 goals each.
(Liverpool Mercury: April 3, 1893)


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