November 7, 1898
This First Division game took place at Newcastle United’s ground on Saturday. The teams were as follows: –
Newcastle United: Matt Kingsley, Billy Lindsay, Jimmy Jackson, Thomas Ghee, Jack Ostler, Jimmy Stott, Joe Rogers, Jimmy Stevenson, Sandy MacFarlane, Willie Wardrope, Jock Peddie.
Liverpool: Harry Storer, Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, Thomas Cleghorn, Robert Marshall, Andy McCowie, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson.
Referee: Mr. J.H. Strawson (Lincoln).
There was a large attendance of spectators, the number being estimated at 12,000. Sunderland contributed a big contingent.
Newcastle kicked off and played up the slope. The play during the first half was of a very even nature, and neither team were able to score. On restarting Newcastle had the hill in their favour, and they opened by forcing the Liverpool men into their goal mouth. A corner at once fell to them, and immediately after the kick Peddie scored for United with a fast shot. This was ten minutes from the cross over. Macfarlane, the United center, from 30 yards out, with a magnificent shot, which just passed under the bar, scored Newcastle’s second goal, the achievement greeted with tremendous enthusiasm. This was twenty-three minutes from the re-start. Liverpool gave a corner, and from the scrimmage in front of the uprights Peddie scored the third goal five minutes from the finish.
(Source: Sunderland Daily Echo: November 7, 1898)