League matches

The Wednesday v Liverpool 4-2 (League match)


Saturday, September 18 – 1897
Match: Football League, First Division, at Olive Grove, kick-off: 15:30.
The Wednesday – Liverpool 4-2 (0-1).
Attendance: 8,000.
Referee: Mr. D. Hammond.
The Wednesday (2-3-5): Jimmy Massey, Jack Earp, Ambrose Langley, Harry Brandon, Tommy Crawshaw, James Jamieson, Archie Brash, Robert Ferrier, Albert Kaye, Harry Davis, Fred Spiksley.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer, Archie Goldie, Tom Wilkie, John McCartney, Joe McQue, Thomas Cleghorn, Robert Marshall, William Walker, Daniel Cunliffe, Frank Becton, Harry Bradshaw.
The goals: 0-1 Walker (10 min), 0-2 Becton (50 min), 1-2 Earp (penalty, 64 min.), 2-2 Kaye (65 min.), 3-2 Ferrier (84 min.), 4-2 Kaye (85 min.).

Match report from the Liverpool Mercury, Monday, September 20 – 1897:
1897 Sheff Wed v Liverpool Mercury 1 1897 Sheff Wed v Liverpool Mercury 2

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

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