January 6, 1900
Reserves, Lancashire Combination, at Anfield.
Liverpool Reserves – Astley Bridge Wanderers 9-0 (5-0).
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Harry Storer; General Stevenson, Robert McLaren; John Birchall, Charlie Wilson, John T. Hunter; David Wilson, Mason, Peter Kyle, John Parkinson, Abraham Foxall.
Astley Bridge Wanderers (2-3-5):
The goals: 1-0 Parkinson (20 min), 2-0 Parkinson, 3-0 Wilson, 4-0 Parkinson, 5-0 Parkinson, 6-0 Kyle, 7-0 Foxall, 8-0 Wilson, 9-0 Parkinson.
At Anfield-road. The Wanderers started with eight men, and had the worst of the opening play, but showed a clever defence. Numerous corners to Liverpool were useless, but Parkinson opened the score after 20 minutes’ play, the same player adding another. Chirnside played grandly in the Astley goal, or the score would have been much heavier. The Wanderers were reinforced by two more men, but before the interval Wilson and Parkinson scored further goals. Half-time – Liverpool Reserves, 5 goals; Astley, nil.
In the second half Liverpool again attacked, and goals were scored by Kyle, Foxall, Wilson, and Parkinson.
Three of the Wanderers retitred, apparently having had enough, the visitors finishing with seven men, and the referee’s whistle came as a positive relief. Result – Liverpool Reserve, 9 goals; Astley Bridge, nil.
(Liverpool Mercury: January 8, 1900)
Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):