January 5, 1901
Key note: “If pluck could have done it, West Ham United would have beaten Liverpool on Saturday. The Canning Town men certainly played a great game, and, though defeated, they deserve every credit for the great fight they made against the powerful team to whom they were opposed. As it is, they may console themselves with the reflection that they had by no means the best of good fortune, for they played during the greater part of the second half without one of their best players, this being their right back, Craig. The last named was badly damaged in stopping the rush which resulted in Raybould’s goal, and, though he tried to resume, he played no further part in the game. One of the features of the play was the wonderful goal-keeping of Hugh Monteith, and it is not too much to say that the West Ham custodian has never shown better form. Early in the afternoon the ground presented an animated appearance, and when the time came for a start to be made there were about 7,000 persons present. Considering that the admission fee was 1s. instead of the usual 6d. this must be considered eminently satisfactory.” (Daily Express: January 7, 1901)
Match: FA Cup, Supplementary round, at Canning Town, kick-off: 14:30.
West Ham United – Liverpool 0-1 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. A. Green.
West Ham United (2-3-5): Hugh Monteith, Syd King, Charles Craig, Charles Dove, Willie Kelly, Roddy McEachrane, Fergus Hunt, Billy Grassam, Jimmy Reid, George Ratcliffe, Albert Kaye.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins, Tom J.Robertson, John Glover, Charlie Wilson, Alex Raisbeck (C), William Goldie, Tom Robertson, John Walker, Sam Raybould, Charles Satterthwaite, John Cox.
The goal: 0-1 Raybould (77 min., assist: Cox).
Hugh Monteith, West Ham United (Tamworth Herald: September 6, 1902):