October 28, 1893
Key note: “Liverpool by their easy victory over the Woolwich Arsenal on Saturday have so firmly planted themselves at the head of the Second League that it will be very difficult to oust them from their present position. Expecting to meet with strong opposition at Woolwich, the Liverpool committee determined to lose nothing by any over-confidence, so, in addition to the players travelling to London on the Friday, and thus having but little journeying on Saturday, the two new recruits (Douglas Dick and Harry Bradshaw) were introduced into the team, and the wisdom of the action of the executive was fully justified by the result.” (Liverpool Mercury: October 30, 1893)
Match: Football League,Second Division, at Manor Ground; kick-off: 15:00.
Woolwich Arsenal – Liverpool 0-5 (0-5).
Referee: Mr. C.T. Craven.
Woolwich Arsenal (2-3-5): Charlie Williams, Joe Powell (C), John Storrs, George Crawford, Robert Buist, David Howat, Walter Shaw, James Henderson, Billy Heath, Arthur Elliott, Charles Booth.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William McOwen; Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean; John McCartney, Douglas Dick, James McBride; Matt McQueen, Malcolm McVean, Harry Bradshaw, James Stott, Hugh McQueen.
The goals: 0-1 McCartney, 0-2 M. McQueen, 0-3 H. McQueen, 0-4 H. McQueen, 0-5 Stott.
Harry Bradshaw, Liverpool (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):
James Stott, scorer of Liverpool’s fifth goal.