Match Report – Blackburn Standard – 03/12/1881

BLACKBURN LAW v SOUTHPORT – On the ground of the latter at Southport. Shortly after play commenced repeated shots were made at goal by the visitors, and from their general all round play it could at once be seen that they had the best of the game, as at half-time they had succeeded in scoring give goals in a neat manner to their opponents nil.

On change of ends the game became of a more even character, and though the home team made repeated runs, they were finally stopped but the determined back of the visitors. Ultimately, at the call of time, the visitors were declared victors by seven goals to nil.

(Blackburn Standard – Saturday 3rd December 1881)