September 4, 1897
Match: Lancashire Combination, at Athletic Grounds, kick off: 17:00.
Liverpool Reserves – Darwen Reserves 10-1 (4-0).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Willie Donnelly; Matt McQueen, Tom Wilkie, Harry Mainman, Patrick Gray, John Holmes; Harry Nicholl, Andy McCowie, Patrick Finnerhan, Joe Lumsden, Evan Lloyd.
The goals: 1-0 Lumsden, 2-0 McCowie, 3-0 Finnerhan, 4-0 Lloyd, 5-0 Finnerhan, 6-0 Finnerhan, 7-0 Lumsden, 8-1 Finnerhan, 9-1 Finnerhan, 10-1 McCowie.
At Stanley, before a small gate. The visitors arrived an hour late, and started with seven men against a strong breeze. They were shortly reinforced to ten men, but Liverpool had all the play, and Booth was kept continually busy.
Lumsden scored finely. McCowie added a second, Finnerhan a third and Lloyd the fourth. The second half was a repetition of the first. Finnerhan scoring four times, and Lumsden once, while Campbell scored for the visitors, Liverpool finally winning by 10 goals to 1.
** The name of the Darwen goal-scorer is hard to read. It definitely started with Camp… or Cump.
(Liverpool Mercury, 06-09-1897)