February 26, 1895
Woolwich Arsenal v Liverpool (A.). – Under ordinary circumstances, this match would have been played at Plumstead. The suspension of the Reds’ enclosure, however, caused another spot to be selected. Crouch End F.C. placed their ground, at Hornsey, at the disposal of the Arsenal Committee, and their offer was accepted. A late start was made, and about one thousand spectators witnessed the game.
The turf was in such a wretched state, that accurate play was almost out of the question. Liverpool played down-hill at first, and scored two goals through Neil Kerr and Jimmy Ross to one kicked by O’Brian. The Arsenal scored three times in the first fifteen minutes after changing ends, O’Brian and Buchanan doing the needful, one goal coming from a penalty kick. Harry Bradshaw put on another for Liverpool, but the Arsenal won by four to three.
(London Evening Standard: February 26, 1895)
Harry Greenwood, the Woolwich Arsenal secretary.