May 1, 1893
Bootle v Liverpool.
These teams, at Hawthorne Road, on Saturday, were engaged for the fourth time this season – a fitting termination to the game being a draw of 2 goals each. Previously the teams had met twice in cup ties (Lancashire and Liverpool) and once in a “friendly,” and whilst Bootle had ousted their opponents out of the Lancashire ties, and also defeated them in the friendly game, Liverpool had the advantage in the local trophy competition.
Bootle playing with the wind, scored a couple of goals during the first half, Liverpool getting through upon one occasion. Malcolm McVean, who played centre doing the needful, whilst Carthy scored both goals for Bootle. The play in the latter portion of the game was well contested, and, Liverpool scoring again, a draw was the result.
(Liverpool Mercury: May 1, 1893)