March 31, 1898
Key note: “This return League game was played on the Liverpool ground yesterday in fine weather, and before some 5,000 spectators. On Saturday when the teams met at Bury, Liverpool won, and in this game Bury came near returning the compliment, making a draw. Both sides were strongly represented, and the game was a clipper.” (Sporting Life: April 1, 1898)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 17:15.
Liverpool – Bury 2-2 (1-2).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer, Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, Barney Battles, John Holmes, Thomas Cleghorn, Fred Geary, Andy McCowie, Robert Colvin, Frank Becton, Harry Bradshaw.
Bury (2-3-5): Archie Montgomery, Jack Darroch, Tommy Davidson, Jack Pray, Joe Clegg, George Ross, William Brimblecombe, Willie Barbour, Jimmy Settle, John Berry, Jack Plant.
The goals: 0-1 Brimblecombe (3 min.), 0-2 Brimblecombe (10 min.); 1-2 Geary (21 min.), 2-2 McCowie (47 min.).
** Some newspaper reports credited Liverpool’s second goal to Battles.
Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):