Preston North End v Liverpool 1-2 (League match: March 11, 1899)


March 11, 1899
Key note: “Liverpool had not far to travel for their afternoon’s performance – merely from St. Annes to Preston. They are training on the West Lancashire coast for their Cup-tie v. Sheffield United at the end of the week, so that they were within easy reach of Deepdale. It goes without saying that they entered the arena brimful of confidence, for they had not lost so much as a goal in the League since they were at Trent Bridge on December 27 – an astonishing record. This was now spoiled, for the North End did manage to score in the second half, but they were beaten for all that, the two points carrying the name of Liverpool to the head of the table. Their consistency all this year has been extraordinary, and quite unrivaled.” (Athletic News: March 13, 1899)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Deepdale, kick-off: 15:30.
Preston North End – Liverpool 1-2 (0-2).
Attendance: 9,000.
Referee: Mr. J.W. Horrocks; linesmen: Messrs.: J.R. Prowse and J.T. Acton.
Preston North End (2-3-5): Peter McBride, Bob Holmes, Sandy Tait, William Eccleston, David Russell, Bob Blyth, Paddy Murray, Tom Pratt, Sandy Brown, Andrew Gara, Laurence Halsall.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer (C), Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, John Cox, Johnny Walker, George Allan, Hugh Morgan, Tom J. Robertson.
The goals: 0-1 Morgan (7 min., assist: Robertson), 0-2 Allan (12 min., assist: Raisbeck), 1-2 Pratt (55 min.).

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