Match Report – Football – 08/11/1882

LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS v SOUTHPORT – The above clubs met for a second time (having played on Oct 7th and made a tie, one goal each) on Saturday last, at the Ramblers ground, Aigburth, Liverpool. The wind was very high and the ground wet but still some fine play was shown. Southport win the toss, and played with the wind and slight hill in their favour, but failed to score, mainly owing to the good defence of Turner, Heald and Heaton. But when ends were changed at half-time, the Ramblers had it nearly all their own way, and ended winning by four goals to nil. This score should have been larger, but for the very uncertain play of the Ramblers forwards when in front of goal; Baxter scored two, and Earle one, and Dr. Bateson the fourth. Heald’s corner kicking and “throwing-in” were very fine, and Baxter, Dr. Bateson, Earle and Rayner played very well for the Ramblers, while Briggs, Rylance, Burnett, and Coleman played best for Southport. Sides:-Ramblers -F.G. Heaton (goal), G.W. Turner and J. Gladstone (full backs); J. Heald, P. Bateson, and A.M.Midwood (half-backs), E. Baxter (centre), Dr. J.F.Bateson and E.V.Rayner (right wing) W.E.Earle and J Acton (left wing). Southport:- T.B.Burnett (goal); B.Pidduck and A.Dalby (full backs); E. Rammsbottom and Rylance (half-backs); T. Coleman and Alf. Darby (centres); T. Melross and C. Ambler (right wing), J. Briggs and W. Hatch (left wing). Umpire, Mr R.M.Mortimer; Referee, Mr J. Veitch, Birkenhead.

(Football – A weekly record of the game, 8th November 1882)