Stoke v Liverpool 3-2 (League match: September 2, 1899)

September 2, 1899
Match: Football League, First Division, at Victoria Ground, kick-off: 15:30.
Stoke – Liverpool 3-2 (1-1).
Attendance: 8,000 to 10,000.
Referee: Mr. J.H. Strawson; linesmen: Messrs. J. Baynton and A. Ford.
Stoke (2-3-5): Theodore Wilkes, Tom J. Robertson, Jack Eccles (C), Teddy Parsons, Alf Wood, James Bradley, Fred Johnson, Jack Kennedy, Sam Higginson, Willie Maxwell, Joe Turner.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins, General Stevenson, Billy Dunlop (C), Rab Howell, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, John Cox, John “Sailor” Hunter, Peter Kyle, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson.
The goals: 0-1 “Sailor” Hunter (30 min., assist: Robertson), 1-1 Maxwell (35 min.), 1-2 Raisbeck (50 min., assist: Stevenson), 2-2 Kennedy (55 min.), 3-2 Maxwell (85 min.).

Match reports:
** Liverpool Mercury: “Narrow defeat at Stoke.”;
** Athletic News: “Stoke open happily.”;



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