Southampton v Liverpool: Competition proper.


February 10, 1902
Southampton v Liverpool.
The meeting of the respective champions of the Southern and First Leaguers drew an attendance of 15,000 to this Cup-tie at Southampton, the receipts amounting to £918. The home side were at full strength, but Liverpool lacked the services of George Bowen and Sam Raybould.

The opening exchanges were all in favour of Southampton, whose forwards passed very smartly. Fifteen minutes from the start Edgar Chadwick beat Bill Perkins, while ten minutes later Bert Lee ran through from half-back, and added a second goal for the home team. Southampton were clearly that better side up to half-time, and they crossed over with a useful lead of two goals to love.

Liverpool improved on crossing over, and the home goal had a few narrow escapes. An injury to Sammy Meston caused that player to retire for a few minutes. On his return Southampton asserted themselves, and Joe Turner added a third goal. A little later Jack Robinson stumbled, and Andy McGuigan netted for Liverpool. The visitors subsequently infused unusual vigour into their game, but ten minutes from time Chadwick scored a further point for Southampton, who thus secured a brilliant victory by four goals to one.
(Source: London Daily News: February 10, 1902)

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