Saturday, November 3 – 1894
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Burnley 0-3 (0-1).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill McCann, John Curran, Duncan McLean (C), John McCartney, Joe McQue, James Cameron, Neil Kerr, James Ross, Hugh Henderson, Harry Bradshaw, Hugh McQueen.
Burnley (2-3-5): Jack Hillman, Jimmy Crabtree, Tom McLintock, Walter Place, Jock Espie, Archie Livingstone, Tom Nicol, Jimmy Hill, Peter Turnbull, Billy Bowes, Walter Place jnr.
The goals: 0-1 Nicol (25 min.), 0-2 Turnbull (55 min.), 0-3 Livingstone.
In this match a Anfield e constitution of both teams underwent some alteration, but on the whole the sides were representative. About 5,000 spectators were present. At the outset there was nothing to chooose, first one sde attacking and then the other.
Both goalkeepers had some difficult shots to stop. When the game had been in progress 25 minutes Nicol succeeded in getting the ball through for Burnley. Liverpool made desperate efforts to equalise, but failed in their endeavours, and at half-time the score stood at one goal to nil in favour of Burnley.
On a fresh start being made Burnley began in grand style, and in ten minutes Turnbull added a second goal for them with a fine shot. From this point Liverpool certainly had the worst of the luck.
They kept up a warm attack, and after Hillman had stopped a clever shot from Ross the Burnley goal had some wonderfully narrow escapes, the ball striking the post time after time. However, all efforts of Liverpool came to nought, and with Livingstone adding to the visitors’ score from a free-kick, Burnley ultimately won by 3 goals to nil.
(Liverpool Mercury, 05-11-1894)
Categories: League matches