March 25, 1895
Key note: “It was a very fine game all though, and a draw would have been a better result. Collectively, the Sunderland players were the cleverer team, and their movements were generally more collected than those of Liverpool; but Ross was the best man on the field, his display being well worthy of his best days. Where Sunderland had the advantage was at full-back, where Gow and McNeill played splendidly. In the other parts of the field Liverpool were quite as good, and in some respects better. It was a splendid game, and on the form shown by Liverpool there is very little doubt about them being located amongst the Second Division clubs next season. The game was pretty free from fouls. The gate amounted to £475.” (Sunderland Daily Echo: March 26, 1895).
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 17:00.
Liverpool – Sunderland 2-3 (1-1).
Attendance: 20,000; gate receipts: £475.
Referee: Mr. J. West.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Matt McQueen; John Curran, Billy Dunlop; John McCartney, Joe McQue, John McLean; Neil Kerr, Jimmy Ross (C), Frank Becton, Davie Hannah, Harry Bradshaw.
Sunderland (2-3-5): Ned Doig; Robert McNeill, Donald Gow; Hugh Wilson, Billy Dunlop, Harry Johnston; John Harvey, Jimmy Millar, John Middleton Campbell, John Scott, Jimmy Hannah.
The goals: 0-1 Campbell (10 min.), 1-1 Becton (45 min., assist: Ross), 2-1 Campbell (50 min.), 2-2 Becton (70 min.), 2-3 Millar (80 min.).
* Liverpool Mercury: “Liverpool v Sunderland”;
Johnny Campbell, Sunderland (Exeter and Plymouth Gazette: January 16, 1894):
Jimmy Millar, Sunderland F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: November 26, 1898)
Harry Bradshaw, Liverpool (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):