December 31, 1898
Match, Football League, First Division, at Olive Grove, kick-off: 14:15.
The Wednesday – Liverpool 0-3 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. Thomas Helme (Farnworth); linesmen: Messrs. Birks and Bush.
The Wednesday (2-3-5): Jimmy Massey, Willie Layton, Ambrose Langley, Robert Ferrier, Tommy Crawshaw, Herrod Ruddlesdin, Albert Kaye, Harry Davis, Bill Hemmingfield, Jocky Wright, Fred Spiksley.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer, Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, John Cox, John Walker, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson.
The goals: 0-1 Own goal (Massey, 11 min), 0-2 Walker (50 min), 0-3 Allan (penalty, 87 min.).
Match report from the Athletic News, Monday, January 2 – 1899.
Fred Spiksley, The Wednesday F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: October 1, 1898).
Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):