Friday, January 1 – 1897
Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Burnden Park, kick-off: 14:15.
Bolton Wanderers – Liverpool 1-4 (0-2).
Referee: Mr. G.H.Dale.
Bolton Wanderers (2-3-5): D.W. Smith, John Somerville, Di Jones, Alex Paton, Jimmy McGeachan, Archie Freebairn, Billy Thomson, TA Miller, David Nicoll, Jocky Wright, Bob Jack.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Willie Donnelly; Archie Goldie, Tom Wilkie; John McCartney, Robert Neill, Thomas Cleghorn; Malcolm McVean, Jimmy Ross (C), George Allan, Frank Becton, Fred Geary.
The goals: 0-1 McCartney (37 min), 0-2 Allan (40 min), 0-3 Geary, 0-4 Allan, 1-4 Jack (90 min.).
Match report from the Liverpool Mercury, Saturday, January 2 – 1897.
Di Jones, Bolton Wanderers F.C. (Cricket and Football Field: September 16, 1893).