November 11, 1893
Match: Football League, Second Division, at West Bromwich Road, kick-off: 14:45.
The Walsall – Liverpool 1-1 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. Jeffries.
The Walsall (2-3-5): Tom Hawkins; Tom Bayley, Robert Smellie; J.W. Davies, R Cook, Norman Forsyth; Sammy Holmes, Walter McWhinnie, S. Cox, David Copeland, Joe O’Brien.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William McOwen; Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean; John McCartney, Joe McQue, James McBride; Patrick Gordon, Douglas Dick, Harry Bradshaw, Malcolm McVean, Hugh McQueen.
The goals: 0-1 Bradshaw (30 min.), 1-1 Cox (35 min.).
** An interesting fact. Most sources claim our opponents name was “Walsall Town Swift”. In a newspaper report in Birmingham Daily Post, dated August 28 – 1893, it says: “At Walsall football takes a new departure, in respect of name of club, of ground, and of composition of the club. Taking these in the order named, the old cumbrous double-barrelled title of “Town Swifts” is dropped for the nimbler and more expressive one of “The Walsall.”
* Liverpool Mercury: “The Walsall v Liverpool”;
Harry Bradshaw, Liverpool (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):