Liverpool v The Wednesday 4-2 (League match: March 30, 1895)

March 30, 1895
Key note: “Sheffield Wednesday were unable to put their full strength into the field in the League match at Liverpool on Saturday, being without Earp, who has been lame and unwell, and Davis and Ferrier, who are on the injured list, and as the Liverpudlians are fighting for all they worth to keep clear of the test matches, the blue and white brigade found the task of achieving victory too great a one. After having two goals scored against them in the first five minutes the Sheffielders certainly played up palpably and equalised, but in the concluding stages of the game Liverpool came to the front again, and adding two points, won by four goals to 2, a victory which makes their avoidance of having to play for their place a matter of considerable likelihood.” (Sheffield Independent: April 1, 1895).

Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 16:00.
Liverpool – The Wednesday 4-2 (2-1).
Attendance: 6,000.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Matt McQueen, John Curran, Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Joe McQue, John McLean, Neil Kerr, Jimmy Ross, Harry Bradshaw, Frank Becton, Davie Hannah.
Sheffield Wednesday (2-3-5): Wally Allan, Harry Brandon, Ambrose Langley, Bob Petrie, Tommy Crawshaw, James Jamieson, Archie Brash, Robert Priestley, William Fox, Arthur Brady, Fred Spiksley.
The goals: 1-0 Bradshaw (2 min., assist: Ross), 2-0 Becton (10 min.), 2-1 Priestley, 2-2 Brash, 3-2 Becton, 4-2 Bradshaw (87 min.).

Match reports:
** Liverpool Mercury: “Sweet revenge for Liverpool.”;

Harry Bradshaw, Liverpool (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):

Fred Spiksley, The Wednesday F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: October 1, 1898).


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