April 21, 1902
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield.
Liverpool – Grimsby Town 2-2 (2-1).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins; Tom J. Robertson, Billy Dunlop; Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck (C), William Goldie; Jack Cox, John Walker, Sam Raybould, Richard Morris, Arthur Goddard.
Grimsby Town (2-3-5): Walter Whittaker; George Mountain, Alex McConnell; William Hemmingfield, Patrick Gray, Ben Hall; Harry Fletcher, Duncan Ronaldson, William Appleyard, James Long, Andy Gardner.
The goals: 1-0 Raybould (pen.), 2-0 Raybould, 2-1 Long, 2-2 Gray.
This postponed League match was played at Anfield yesterday evening in dull weather, the ground being heavy, before 12,000 spectators. Grimsby had the best of the opening play, Perkins being called upon by Appleyard and Liverpool then attacked. Raybould opening the scoring from a penalty. Liverpool continued to have the best of matters, and Raybould scored again from a centre by Cox. The visitors then had a turn, and near the interval Long scored. Half-time: Liverpool, 2; Grimsby, 1.
On resuming Liverpool got down, Whittaker clearing from Walker. After this Grimsby monopolised the play, forcing a number of corners without success. At length Gray equalised from a free-kick, and although the visitors continued to keep Liverpool on the defensive they failed to score again, and the game ended in a draw.
(Manchester Courier, 22-04-1902)
** Patrick Gray who scored the equaliser for Grimsby Town played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1897/98 season.