January 13, 1894
Key note: “The charming spring-like weather of Saturday drew a very large crowd, and this despite the unfortunate position occupied by Rotherham Town in the Second League. The Liverpool team, as usual, opened in a forcible manner, and were not long in obtaining their customary two goals, after which the play slackened down, and often became monotonous although the home team were generally the aggressors. When Wharton’s defence had again been beaten a larger amount of vigour and dexterity was infused into the play, and the latter stages were really interesting.” (Liverpool Mercury: January 15, 1894)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:45.
Liverpool – Rotherham Town 5-1 (2-0).
Referee: Mr. Thomas Helme.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William McOwen, John McCartney, Duncan McLean (C), Matt McQueen, Joe McQue, James McBride, Patrick Gordon, Douglas Dick, David Henderson, Harry Bradshaw, Hugh McQueen.
Rotherham Town (2-3-5): Arthur Wharton, Walter Broadhead, Fred Turner, Billy Longden, Walter Hobson, John Barr, Fred Turner jnr, Edward Cutts, Peter Rae, Alf Pickering, Arthur Fairburn.
The goals: 1-0 Henderson, 2-0 Bradshaw, 3-0 H. McQueen, 4-0 Henderson, 4-1 Turner jnr., 5-1 Bradshaw.
* Liverpool Mercury: “Liverpool v Rotherham Town”;
Harry Bradshaw, Liverpool (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):
The referee: Mr. Thomas Helme, of Farnworth (Athletic News: January 5, 1903)