January 28, 1899
Match: FA Cup, First Round, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:45.
Liverpool – Blackburn Rovers 2-0 (1-0).
Attendance: 12,500; gate receipts: £313.
Referee: Mr. Aaron Scragg (Crewe); linesmen: Messrs. C.E. Sutcliffe and J. Brotherton.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer (C); Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop; Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie; Jack Cox, John Walker, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson.
Blackburn Rovers (2-3-5): James Carter; Tom Brandon, Bob Crompton; Tom Booth, Bob Haworth, Albert “Kelly” Houlker; Tommy Briercliffe, Ben Hulse, Thomas Jackson, George Anderson, Daniel Hurst.
The goals: 1-0 Walker (33 min.), 2-0 Allan (88 min.).
** Some sources claim Cox scored Liverpool’s first goal.
Match report from the Lancashire Evening Post, Saturday, January 28 – 1899:
John Walker, the scorer of the first Liverpool goal (according to Lancashire Evening Post).
Match report from the Athletic News, Monday, January 30 – 1899.
Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):
George Anderson, Blackburn Rovers (Lloyd’s Weekly News: March 3, 1895):
Categories: FA Cup matches