November 14, 1896
Match: Lancashire Combination, at Anfield.
Liverpool Reserves – Padiham 3-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. Barlow.
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Willie Donnelly, Matt McQueen, Billy Dunlop, Harry Mainman, Joe McQue, John McLean, Alex Latta, Andy McCowie, Bill Keech, David Hannah, Benjamin Bull.
Padiham (2-3-5): Ryan, Lansey, Loffan, Nutter, Atkinson, Heaton, Ramsbotton, Dewhurst, James Varley, William Quinn, Pat Gallagher.
The goals: 1-0 Latta, 2-0 Keech, 3-0 Bull.
** Some sources have Keech as the goalscorer for Liverpool’s first goal
* Burnley Gazette: “Padiham defeated at Liverpool”;
Alex Latta, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: October 30, 1892):