January 4, 1898
Key note: “After finishing of their match with the Hearts at Edinburgh on Monday the Liverpool team took the train to Glasgow, and this morning visited St. Mirren at Paisley. The weather was wretched, rain falling during the whole night and morning, and it was as bad for the great army of holiday people who flocked by the thousands into Glasgow at this time of the year as it was for the players. The ground at Paisley was rain-sodden, and although it was a general holiday in Paisley the attendance was most disappointing under the circumstances.” (Liverpool Echo: January 4, 1898)
Match: Friendly, at St. Mirren Park.
St. Mirren – Liverpool 3-1 (2-1).
Referee: Mr. Trail (Cydebank).
St. Mirren (2-3-5): Robert Brown Bennie, Taylor, William McCrone, James McBlane, Donald Greenless, Edward McBain, Alex Chalmers, William Steel, Matt Mullen, Hugh Morgan, George Spence.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Willie Donnelly, General Stevenson, Billy Dunlop, George Hastings, Charlie Wilson, Henry Nicholls, Robert Colvin, William Walker, Abe Hartley, Andy McCowie, Joe Lumsden.
The goals: 1-0 Mullen (5 min.), 2-0 Chalmers (10 min.), 2-1 McCowie, 3-1 Chalmers (75 min.).
Robert Brown Binnie (Scottish Referee: January 21, 1901).