December 16, 1899
Match: Football League, First Division, at City Ground, kick-off: 14:15.
Nottingham Forest – Liverpool 1-0 (0-0).
Nottingham Forest (2-3-5): Dan Allsopp; Ted Peers, Jim Iremonger; Frank Forman, John McPherson, George Robinson: Arthur Capes, Jack Calvey, Robert Beveridge, Grenville Morris, Fred Forman.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer; Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop; Charlie Wilson, Alex Raisbeck, Rab Howell; Charles Satterthwaite, John Walker, John “Sailor” Hunter, Hugh Morgan, Tom Robertson.
The goal: 1-0 Capes (85 min.).
Liverpool won the toss, and the Forest immediately took up the attack, forcing an unsuccessful corner. The visitors retaliated, and from a free kick the Forest goal had a narrow escape, both Raisbeck and Morgan missing an easy chance of scoring.
The Forest put on pressure, and Storer saved finely from Fred Forman, and did likewise a few minutes later from Capes, the Liverpool goal almost being captured at the second attempt.
The Liverpool left wing was prominent, and Robertson shot over, afterwards forcing a corner, which proved fruitless, but the Forest left wing returned the compliment, and Morris dashing through, had hard lines in not scoring.
Beveridge was hurt and had to retire, but there was no score up to the interval. The Notts player resumed after the usual breating time, and clever play by Morgan and Robertson gave Satterthwaite a nice opening, which, however, was not taken.
The referee had to interfere at this juncture owing to some of the players becoming too shady in their methods, and, after alternating play, Morris shot past storer, but the goal was disallowed.
Storer saved grandly from Frank Forman at the expense of a corner, and later an easy chance of scoring was badly mulled by Beveridge. Five minutes from time Capes secured, and with a fine shot scored the only goal of the match.
Thus Liverpool had to retire defeated, after a fairly even game, the score being: – Nottingham Forest 1, Liverpool 0.
(Liverpool Mercury, 18-12-1899)
Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):
Arthur Capes from Lancashire Evening Post, December 30 – 1899.