Rotherham Town v Liverpool 1-4 (League match: January 6, 1894)

January 6, 1894
Key note: “Doubt existed when the team arrived at Rotherham on Saturday as to whether the match with the town club could be played owing to the presence of both fog and snow. However, a timely disappearance of the former, with prompt measures on the part of the club’s officials, allowed of the game being fought out under very fair conditions. The visitors were much too good for their less successful rivals, especially during the last quarter of an hour, when the Liverpool forwards and half backs gave a really fine and clever display of effective combination.” (Liverpool Mercury: January 8, 1894)

Football League, Second Division, at Clifton Lane, kick-off: 14:30.
Rotherham Town – Liverpool 1-4 (0-2).
Attendance: 1,000.
Referee: Mr. C. Gilbert.
Rotherham Town (2-3-5): Arthur Wharton, Walter Hobson, Fred Turner; John Barr, Horace Simmonite, Albert Bartlett; Fred Turner jnr, Billy Longden, Peter Rae, Johnny McCormick, Arthur Fairburn.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William McOwen, John McCartney, Duncan McLean (C), Matt McQueen, Joe McQue, James McBride, Patrick Gordon, Malcolm McVean, David Henderson, James Stott, Hugh McQueen.
The goals: 0-1 Stott (30 min.), 0-2 Henderson (40 min.), 1-2 Turner jnr, 1-3 Stott, 1-4 H. McQueen.

“The ground being covered with snow did not prevent this fixture being brought to an issue at Clifton Grove, Rotherham this afternoon. Mr. Gilbert, of Notts, the referee, inspected the playing area, and declared it fit for the game. Liverpool had left nothing to chance, bringing along all their first team men, something like sixteen in number, being thus prepared for any emergency. Andrew Hannah and Harry Bradshaw stood down, the latter being lame.” (Sheffield Evening Telegraph: January 6, 1894)

Match reports:
* Liverpool Mercury: “Liverpool v Rotherham Town”;

James Stott.


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