April 15, 1893
Key note: “The game was delayed some 40 minutes in consequence of the non-arrival of the League referee, but ultimately it was agreed upon by both parties concerned, that Mr. R.W.T. Hatch, a local gentleman, should act in that capacity. The match was both interesting and exciting, the Sandboys having quite as much of the play as their opponents. The result was entirely satisfactory to the Central, but somewhat disappointing to Liverpool, whose chance of the championship is a little remote, for if Southport beat Blackpool to-day, and Bury do likewise with their opponents, it is almost certain that the ‘Shakers’ will once more head the League with their goal average.” (Cricket and Football Field: April 22, 1893)
Match: Lancashire League, at Scarisbrick New Road.
Southport Central – Liverpool 1-1 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. R.W.T. Hatch (the appointed referee, Mr. McGill did not turn up).
Southport Central (2-3-5): Jimmy Gee, Tom Smith, William Hastings, Charlie Gee, J. Downes, Lollie Hallows, Kenny Davenport, Jack Bryce, Dick Fairhurst, Johnny Dodd, Peter McCabe.
Secretary: Andrew Valentine.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William McOwen; Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean; John McCartney, Joe McQue, Matt McQueen; Thomas Wyllie, Malcolm McVean, John Miller, Phil Kelly, Hugh McQueen.
Secretary: William Barclay.
The goals: 1-0 Hastings (7 min.), 1-1 Miller (20 min.).
* Liverpool Mercury: “Another drawn game for Liverpool”;
* Lancashire Evening Post: “Where is the referee?”;
Other Lancashire League matches:
Rossendale – South Shore 4-2 (2-0);
Fleetwood Rangers – Blackpool 1-1.
** At the close of the match Parkinson from Blackpool was assaulted by spectators and was taken off the field in an unconscious condition.