Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers


September 3, 1900
The Blackburn Rovers made the journey to the Anfield Road ground, Liverpool, on Saturday with a very different team from that which they played last winter. The ground was firm, though a bit sticky, and there were fully 15,000 people present when the Rovers started the game.

The home lot at once got to work, and Robertson got his side going. The ball was healed back to Satterthwaite, who sent on to Robertson, and he scored after play had been in progress six minutes. The home lot were playing much the better game, and the Rovers were time after time in trouble, Whittaker saved marvelously, and then Satterthwaite put on a second point for Liverpool, who led at the interval by two goals to nil.

In the second portion the home lot never once relaxed their efforts, and the Rovers again had quite a hot time of it, while Perkins, at the other end, was practically a spectator. The Rovers were disjointed, but Howie once all but got through, while on another occasion Oldham had hard lines. Before time came round Raybould shot a third goal for Liverpool, who won by three goals to nil. Referee, Mr. Stott.

Teams:
Liverpool: Bill Perkins, Tom J. Robertson, Billy Dunlop, Charlie Wilson, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, Tom Robertson, John Walker, Sam Raybould, Charles Satterthwaite, John Cox.
Blackburn Rovers: Arnie Whittaker, Bob Crompton, Allan Hardy, James Hosie, Bob Haworth, Albert “Kelly” Houlker, William Bryant, Peter Somers, Wilfred Oldham, Hugh Morgan, Michael Kelly.
(Source: Sporting Life: September 3, 1900)

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