November 30, 1912
Key note: “Frost prevailed at Liverpool, and in the second half snow fell and caused the players much trouble. Early in the game Aston Villa had good opening, but Hampton, usually good a shot, missed two splendid chances of scoring. Then Liverpool took up the attack, and Mackinlay scored what proved to be the only goal of the opening moiety. For some time in the second half Liverpool enjoyed the best of the play, and controlled the ball better than the Villa, when the snow fell so fast as to be almost blinding. Whittaker was hurt, but returned to the field and went outside-right. Both goals had narrow escapes towards the end, and in one attack by Liverpool Milles had the misfortune to put through his own goal.” (The Referee: December 1, 1912)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Aston Villa 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. A. Adams (Nottingham); linesmen: Messrs. A. Roberts and Jack Sykes.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth (C), Robert Crawford, Harry Lowe, Ernest Peake, Bob Ferguson, Arthur Goddard, Arthur Metcalf, Jack Parkinson, Tom Miller, Donald Mackinlay.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Bert Lyons, Freddie Miles, Samson Whittaker, William Morris, Jim Harrop, Charlie Wallace, Harold Halse, Harry Hampton, Clem Stephenson, Joe Bache (C).
The goals: 1-0 Mackinlay (35 min., assist: Miller), 2-0 Own goal (Miles, 83 min.).
* Athletic News: “Liverpool show its real worth”;