January 1, 1894
Key note: “Liverpool wound up their holiday matches by defeating Woolwich Arsenal on Monday, and their performance, remembering the festive season of the year, is highly creditable to the team. The game with the Arsenal was not of a brilliant order, the indisposition of several of the home players to honest work robbing it of a lot of interest, but, happily for the spectators, the other side went on a very different system, and, possessing a great amount of energy, saved the game from mediocrity. The Liverpool forwards, as has become the usual order of things lately, opened very strongly, and, having secured a decent lead, seemed content to rest on their oars, leaving the brunt of the remaining work to fall upon Hannah and McLean, who, to their credit, have been the means of winning more than one match this season.” (Liverpool Mercury: January 8, 1894)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:15.
Liverpool – Woolwich Arsenal 2-0 (2-0).
Liverpool (2-3-5): William McOwen, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, Matt McQueen, Joe McQue, James McBride, Patrick Gordon, Malcolm McVean, David Henderson, James Stott, Hugh McQueen.
Woolwich Arsenal (2-3-5): Charlie Williams, Joe Powell (C), William Jeffrey, Frederick Davis, Robert Buist, David Howat, James Henderson, Joseph Cooper, Billy Heath, Arthur Elliott, Frank Kirk.
The goals: 1-0 McBride, 2-0 McVean.