September 9, 1893
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 16:00.
Liverpool – Lincoln City 4-0 (3-0).
Referee: Mr. Aaron Scragg.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William McOwen, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Joe McQue, James McBride, Patrick Gordon, Malcolm McVean, Matt McQueen, James Stott, Hugh McQueen.
Lincoln City (2-3-5): Fred Jones, Quentin Neill (C), Herbert Simpson, George McMillan, Michael Richardson, Herbert Wiltshire, John Chadburn, John Irving, Don Lees, Albert Flewitt, Joe Raby.
The goals: 1-0 McBride (16 min.), 2-0 McBride (20 min.), 3-0 Gordon, 4-0 McVean.
** There is disagreements on the line-up that Liverpool used in this match in media. The above line up is from Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Mercury, from the same day as the match. The Lincolnshire Chronicle had their match report on print Tuesday 12 September, given the line-up below.
** Alex Rennie; Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean; John McCartney, Joe McQue, James McBride; Patrick Gordon, James Stott, James Henderson, Matt McQueen, Hugh McQueen.
** Also note that Lincolnshire Chronicle gives the 4th goal to Duncan McLean.
** Regarding the line up and the goalkeeper situation I have chosen to go with McOwen, mainly because of the weekly review from the Cricket and Football Field paper (link below).
* Liverpool Mercury: “Liverpool v Lincoln City”;
* Cricket and Football Field: “Liverpudliana”;