April 27, 1900
Match: Liverpool Senior Cup, final, replay, at Tower Grounds, kick-off: 18:00.
Everton v New Brighton Tower 2-0 (1-0).
Everton (2-3-5): George Kitchen; John Watson, George Molyneux; Joe Blythe, Jack Taylor, Dan Gordon; William Roche, Billy Dawson, Jimmy Settle, Robert Gray, Ellis Gee.
New Brighton Tower (2-3-5): Albert Bradshaw; P. French, Jack Stephenson; John McCartney, R. Ellison, John Hughes; T. Ford, Tommy Green, Harry Hammond, T. Roberts, William Hoare.
The goals: 1-0 Dawson, 2-0 Gray.
Note: A few former (and later) Liverpool players in the line ups. Jack Stephenson, John McCartney, maybe Ellison, John Hughes, Tommy Green and maybe Roche (for Everton).
Trying to track down my great grandfather Robert Brockbank Eskrigge and who he might have played for. He was from the New Brighton area and lived there until about 1900.
I did a quick search through the newspaper archives and the name Robert Brockbank Eskrigge appears in the section under “Births, marriages, deaths” in the Liverpool Echo for November 8, 1945.
The “death” note says: –
“ESKRIGGE – November 6, at the home of his daughter in Atlanta, USA, aged 77 years, ROBERT BROCKBANK ESKRIGGE – 6 A Hoscote Park, West Kirby.”
Ellison is Robert Ellison. Liverpool (1897-99), New Brighton Tower & St Helens Rec.
Great Johnny from Elle Shaw was Elizabeth Hargreaves Belfast Northern Ireland YNWA ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽