Liverpool v Middlesbrough 5-0 (League match: November 1, 1902)


November 1, 1902
Key note: “The Tee-siders had a very rough experience at Anfield, for they were unfortunate enough to find the home team at the top of their form, and suffered accordingly. Liverpool had for the first time since the opening day of the season their full forward line on view at Anfield Road, and curiously enough scored the same number of goals as they did in their initial engagement. Better football displayed than that by the Anfielders no one could desire, it was as near perfection as possible, and in comparison the Northeners were made to appear as a very mediocre combination. Although the score registered against the visitors was a fairly substantial one, it does not by any means overstate the superiority of the Liverpool players, and had the latter utilised the chances that they so excellently achieved for themselves the total number of goals might very easily have been doubled.” (Athletic News: November 3, 1902)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Middlesbrough 5-0 (2-0).
Attendance: 16,000.
Referee: Mr. A.J. Barker.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Peter Platt, John Glover, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Charlie Wilson, William Goldie, Arthur Goddard, George Livingston, Sam Raybould, Edgar Chadwick, John Cox.
Middlesbrough (2-3-5): Rab MacFarlane; John Hogg, Andrew Ramsay; David Smith, Abraham Jones, Andrew Davidson; James Robertson, Bob Watson, Willie Macaulay, Joseph Cassidy, Chris Carrick.
The goals: 1-0 Raybould (2 min)., assist: Chadwick), 2-0 Raybould (12 min., assist: Goddard), 3-0 Chadwick (assist: Livingston), 4-0 Raybould (assist: Chadwick), 5-0 Cox (assist: Goddard).

Sam Raybould, Liverpool (Athletic News: November 3, 1902)

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