January 29, 1898
Match: FA Cup, First Round, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:45.
Liverpool – Hucknall St. John’s 2-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. G.H. Dale (Manchester); linesmen: Messrs. E. Townsend (Walsall) and Charles Sutcliffe (Burnley)..
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer, Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, John McCartney (C), Joe McQue, Thomas Cleghorn, Robert Marshall, Andy McCowie, Abe Hartley, Frank Becton, Harry Bradshaw.
Hucknall St. Johns (2-3-5): Thomas Lockyer, Albert Mitchell, William Woolley, William Speirs, T. Jones, Arthur Baker, Joe Chappell, Fred “Tabby” Weston (C), James Richardson, John Emmerson, Frank Palin.
The goals: 1-0 Becton (penalty, 77 min.), 2-0 McQue.
** The attendance is clearly to high in most online sources, some claiming upwards 10,000. Most newspaper did not bring a figure for this game, instead they used the term “meagre,” and also the report below which states a handful suggest not many people turned out at Anfield this Saturday.
* Liverpool Echo: “Liverpool F.C. victorious in the FA Cup”;
Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):
Harry Bradshaw, Liverpool (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):