Pretty passing but no goals

April 10, 1893
Newcastle United v Liverpool.
A good number of spectators were attracted to the St. James’ Park, Newcastle, to witness the meeting of the above teams. The visitors played their full strength, including Jock Smith, who used to play with the old Newcastle East End team.

Played before a good company in fine weather. In the first half the game was evenly contested, and pretty passing was shown by both sides. In the second half playing downhill United settled down to one long attack on the Liverpool goal.

The forwards played splendidly, but all their efforts could not break the defence offered by Matt McQueen and his backs, and the game ended without a point being scored.
(Shields Daily Gazette: April 10, 1893)


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