Saturday, April 7 – 1900
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Burnley 0-1 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. J. Fox.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins; Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop; Rab Howell, Charlie Wilson, William Goldie; Tom Robertson, John Walker, Sam Raybould, Charles Satterthwaite, John Cox.
Burnley (2-3-5): Jack Hillman; Thomas Woolfall, Tom McLintock; Fred Barron, Joe Taylor, Archie Livingstone; Tom Morrison, Billy Bowes, Abe Hartley, Walter Place jnr, John Miller.
The goal: 0-1 Hartley.
The return League game between the above clubs attracted about 10,000 spectators to the Anfield ground. There were two important changes in the teams owing to the absence of Raisbeck (assisting Scotland vs. England) from the home side, and Chadwick from that of the visitors.
** The game opened in favour of Liverpool, and clever work on their left wing was checked by the ball being sent behind.
** Raybould took advantage of a forward pass and dashed through the defence, but shot over the bar with only Hillman to beat.
** GOAL: Burnley displayed nice passing, and Morrison tricking Dunlop sent across, where Miller received, and placed to Hartley, who easily scored.
** Both ends were visited in turn, Hillman and Perkins having to throw away in each case.
** Eventually a correct centre from Satterthwaite sailed across the goalmouth, and Robertson dashing in to head the ball missed his object by inches.
** Again did the home centre race clean through and shot, but Hillman cleared, and Raybould again obtaining possession sent just over the bar.
** Burnley led at the interval by a goal to nil, and resuming Liverpool commenced to attack in more vigorous fashion.
** Raybould twice essayed good shots, but Hillman was not to be beaten, and a splendid centre from Robertson was spoiled by dalliance instead of shooting on the part of Cox.
** PENALTY MISSED: A free kick to Liverpool was well taken by Goldie, and in the melee around Hillman Taylor was penalised for holding Raybould. The latter took the penalty kick, but sent the ball against the custodian, who had come out halfway in defence.
** The game degenerated after this, and fouls were of frequent occurrence. The visitors were the greater offender is this respect, and from then until the close the football was scarcely worth watching.
** As the time wore on, Liverpool made great efforts to draw level, and Hillman made a fine save from Walker, whilst a moment later a perfect cannonade was kept up, but either the backs or Hillman succeeded in getting the ball away. There was no beating the Burnley defence, and Liverpool had to retire defeated.
(Liverpool Mercury, 09-04-1900)
Jack Hillman, Burnley F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: December 3, 1898).
Archie Livingstone, Burnley F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: December 17, 1898).
Tom McLintock, Burnley F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: November 16, 1901).
Rab Howell, Liverpool F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: October 8, 1898).