April 1893


April 1, 1893. The Leicester Chronicle

On Tuesday, a man named Alexander Wilson, mechanic, died at the Blackburn Infirmary of shocking injuries received near the Ewood Park Football Ground, Blackburn. The deceased was in the great crowd of people going to witness the Everton v. Preston North End Cup-tie, when he was knocked down by three horses drawing a heavily-laden wagonette, the wheels passing over his head and body.


April 1 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

These teams met at Goodison Park Liverpool yesterday, in beautiful weather before 15,000 spectataots. The visitors were strongly represnted, but Everton were without Howarth, Williams Stewart, Chadwick, and Milward. The teams were as follows. Everton, Jardine, goal, Parry, and Kelso, backs, Jones, Coyle,, and Walker, hallf-backs, Latta (captain), Boyle, Geary, Elliott, and McMillan, forwards, Middlesbrough Ironopolis:- Watts,, goal, Langley, and Elliott, backs, Brown, Nicholson and Gordon, half-backs, Hill, Hughes, McArthur Seymour,, and McReddie, forwards Everton had the wind in their favour,, and at once attacked the visitors stronghold, the ball, however, being run over the line. Jardine had to save at the other end, and then Geary and Latta became prominent the latter causing the visiitor custodian to save. A corner to Everton was cleared after more pressure and ‘'hands'' against McMillan caused bother at the other end of the field. Play was not long here, however, for the Everton, left came away and from Elliott's pass Geary made a caspital attempt to score, his shot only just shaving the post. The home side pressed hotly and twice in close successtion, corners fell to them. There were cleared. But few minutes later a capital bit of play between Geary and Latta enabled the outside right to score. The play following was even for some time, the ‘'Nope''making several good efforts to score, but without avail. Elliott and McMillan insisted an attack on the visitos goal, which was repelled by Langley and shortly afterwards the Middlesbrough forward came away and Hughes scored, with a fine shot, quite out of Jardine reach. This was all that was done up to the interval, the score thus being one goal each, upon resuming, the visitors dashed off in good style, and were decidedly dangerous for the first five minutes, Jardine and Parry having to save shots from the left and right wings. After the Everton custodian had saved from McArthur,McMillan and Elliott, made a raid on the other goal. A free kick against Geary removed the danger, but the Evertonians returned, and Elliott only just missed scoring. After a grand run. McReddie headed into Jardine's hands at the other end the latter player only just, saving. The home forwards now showed, fine passing tactics, and elliott shot a second goal, amid much cheering. McReddie almost equalised-the ball hitting the upright-but not long afterwards the same player scored with a similar shot, Jardine misjudged the ball. Kelso was applauded for tricky play, and almost scored but nothing further was added, and the game ended in a draw of 2 goals each.


April 1, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Liverpool yesterday, before 15,000 spectators. At the opening play was even, Everton having a trifle the best of matters. After 15 minutes play Everton rushed off, and after good work by Geary, Latta scored. Everton generally had the best of the play, but Ironoplis broke away and Hughes scored. After change of ends Elliott shot a second goal for Everton, the game ending in a draw -2 goals each. MACCLESFIELD 0 EVERTON COMBINATION 0

April 1, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury.

The return fixture between these teams was decided at Macclesfield yesterday, in beautiful weather before 5,000 spectators. Everton started the game with the sun and a strong wind again them. Macclesfield at once took up the attack, forcing Rennie to save. All though this half the home team had much the best of the game, indeed it was only on one occasion their custodian was injured to clear several corner fell to them. But none were converted Collins and Chadwick oneach occasion were successfully negotiation, and at half-time no score had been recorded by either side. Notwithstanding the adverse wind-the opening of the second half saw the home team again the first in attack. Heath and Beresford severly testing the defence. From this to the finish, however, Everton with one or two exceptions had all the play; but Kent, Hendley, and Chambers cleared spendidly, and were successfulo in preventing any adverse score, an exciting but by no means scientic game ending in a draw-neither team having scored.


April 3, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Liverpool, before some 12,000 on lookers. The home side opened well, Jones scoring with a long shot seven minutes from the start. The Rovers' forwards played a fine game, but Williams defended grandly. Geary got the ball in the net but it was ruled off-side. McMillan soon afterwards scored a second goal for Everton. The Rovers pressed to the interval, but could not score. Half-time –Everton 2 goals to Rovers nil. Early in the second portion Everton assumed the aggressive, Geary and Maxwell both scoring. The game continued very fast and exciting, both goals being endangered. Result-Everton 4 goals to Rovers nil.


April 3, 1893. The Birmingham Daily Post

A crowd numbering some 12,000 some 12,000 people, assembled to witness this match on the ground of the Everton club at Liverpool. The Everton team was not representative, three of their reserves being included. The Rovers pressed at starting, but the Everton defence was superb. Five minutes from the commencement Everton attacked, and Jones scored with a long shot, and subsequently McMillian scored again for Everton, who at the interval were 2 goals to 0. After crossing over Everton continued to keep up a strong pressure, and very soon Geary scored the third point with a shot close at goal. Then for some time the play was of an even character, but before the finish Latta got possession of the ball, and, taking it up with a fine run, he centred well, and enabled Maxwell to kick the fourth goal for Everton, who were left victorious by 4 goals to 0.



April 3, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The return match was played at Goodison Park on Saturday in the presence of about 15,000 spectators. Previously this season Everton had drawn with the Rovers in a League match and beaten them in a lancashire cup-tie-both at Blackburn, but confidence was not great that they would emerge successfully on Saturday owing to several men suffering from the effect of the recent hard work and further, glowing absence of Holt and Chadwick, who had the honour in the overthrow of England at Richmond. Milward were given rest, and the team were as follows:- Everton; Williams goals, Kelso and Howarth (captain) backs, Boyle, Jones, and Parry half-backs, Latta, Maxwell, Geary, McMillan, and Elliott forwards. Blackburn Rovers:- Walton, goal, Murray, and Forbes, backs, Dewar, anderson and Forrest, half-backs, Taylor, Campbell, Southworth, Sawers, and Bowdler forwards . Everton had the advantage of what wind was blowing at the outset but the Rovers opened on the left, and were forced to kick out. A netaliatory movement was made by the Everton right, which met with no further success than that of their opponents had done. The run was even and spirited for some time neither side getting in shots at goal so effective were the respective defences, until Elliott forced Murray to concede a corner, from which Geary nearly scored with his head. Campbell and Taylor each shot outside a few minutes later, but the latter was more accurate at a second attempt, and compelled Williams to use his hands. Everton got down to goal, chiefly through some good tackling by Jones, and Geary had a chance, but shot out. This led up to an unexpected slice of luck to Everton, as Jones after beating Southworth, took aim at goal from near the centre of the field, and the ball lobbed into the net; a mixed demonstration of laugher and cheers greeting, the incident. Keeping well to the fore, Latta centred to Elliott. Who headed over the bar when close in. a spurt on the Rovers left next looked ominous, as, on, Bowder shooting, Williams ran out to clear, and was only just in time. Forrest supolemented this effort by lobbing over the bar. Elliott removed operations by getting well down, and shooting in to Maxwell who headed too high. It was not many moments before Williams was in reaminition again; but he was safe to a shot from Taylor and Elliott once more came to the relief of his colleague by leading an attack and centring to Geary who rushed the ball though as Walton was making up his mind what to do; but the referee vetoed the point, though it seemed perfectly legitimate. The Rovers with this let off became very dangerous, but the whistle sounded when Bowdler was getting into position for a shot. The visitors were not to be essay dispossessed just now, however, and were near scoring several times. Sawyers missed by a few inches, a second attempt by the same player being neutralised jointly by Williams and the referee, as the whistle sounded on some informality. Just as the gaolkeeper had reached the ball. Willimas gave further evidence of being in good form, whilst Bowdler went too high with a hard shot. A spell of midfield play intervented of a most intersting kind, each side being good in possessing and dispossessing. This tended in favour of Everton, who went down and attacked powerfully. Maxwell hit Walton on the chest with a terrific shot which momentarily staggered the custodian, and after further smart work in close quarters, Latta sent across, and McMillan headed beautifully into goal, the game than having been in progess half an hour. The success thus attained aroused great enthusiasm which had been bubbling up for some minutes previously owing to the brilliant all round tactics at this period. On restarting the Rovers were certainly the more aggressive and during a persistent siege, Bowdler shot hard, but Williams was safe in the extreme. Williams next gave a corner when Howarth brought the ball out of the scrimmage, Elliott then got under weight. But before more shot could be essayed the interval arrived, with Everton leading by 2 goals to nil. Elliott initiated the second half by receiving the ball from Geary running down and shooting behind. Everton went back on the right, and foillowing a passing movement Latta had a chance but could not get a fair kick at the ball, and went wide. Before another loophole was discovered. Bowdler assited his partner in a sturdy breakaway. Severe having hard luck in placing just outside the far post. Everton thyen took up the attack, Geary being very prominent with his sprintes,, and one of thses raids proved successful, an Elliott shot in, and Geary took the rebound from Murray, and scored. Maxwell drove in along the ground to Walton, who gave a corner, when Kelso headed over the bar. The game became even more exciting fot the Rovers were full of energy notwithstanding the strong lead of their opponents, and they looked like scoring. Sawyer again going a lille wide with a ratting shot. Howarth kicked out an entuing scrimmage. Williams also saved well. Everton were then in the acendant again, returning to the attack now and again until Maxwell got the mastery of Walton with a straight aim. For a time Rovers were busy on the defensive, but they held out, and in turn were enabled to press, when Forrest from the play arising out of a corner kick, was very near with a long curling shot. This Williams caught, and McMillan was next to experience hard lines. He hit the bar, but no one was near enough to take the ball when it bounced into play, or a goal, would have been inevitable. Geary made a fine attempt to score are the scene of operations changed. But just failed, and Everton were placed on the defensive. Williams saved well from Sawers, and this was followed by a terrific shot by Forrest, but once more Williams used his fist to some purpose, this time giving a futile corner. Southworth mulled an easy chance, but the Rovers continued to have the best of play for some minutes, and with a little luck would perhaps have scored but Williams made no misjudgement and fisted out, however, hard the shots were, whilst others almost grazwd the upright, and another just skimmed the bar. The play then became more open, and when the end came Everton had won by 4 goals to nil.



April 2, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

At Leek. At the start Leek gave the Everton defence a lot of trouble but Smith headed the first goal for Everton after ten minutes, play and the viistors added another before the interval. In the second half Hartley contributed a third. The game slowed down considerable, but Everton added a fourth. Result Everton 4 Leeks nil.


April 3, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The three leading clubs have fixtures for today. Everton have their old popular friends the Bolton Wanderers as visitors, the occasion being the return League match. There are several incidents that make this contest attractive. In the first place, the “Trotters” won by 4 goals to 1 when Everton were at Bolton, and so there is the incentive of sweet revenge” to spur on Everton, and the corresponding impulse on the part of the Wanderers to confirm the previous result. Then the Wanderers and the Blackburn Rovers, as it happened, tried their fortune on successive days with Sunderland, and, whereas the Rovers had to be content with a draw on Friday, the Boltonians were clever enough on Saturday to beat the famous Wearsiders by two goals to one. Though this line of play it would seem that Everton have a more formidable task set them today than on Saturday; but they will have all their “stars” available, and will, moreover, it is expected, be assisted by Bell of Dumbarton, who played centre-forward for Scotland against England last year. He is a man of weight and height, we understand, and will be of great value in rushes upon goal. For the occasion the Everton directors have made arrangements to reserve a number of seats on the covered stand at an extra charge of a shilling.


April 4, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The return League match between these clubs was played off yesterday at Goodison Park, and proved a very popular Easter Monday attraction, which was not surprising seeing that the Wanderers had on Friday and Saturday beaten Notts Forest and Sunderland respectively. They had moreover, defeated Everton whan at Bolton on October 29 by 4 goals to 1. On the other hand, the substanial victory of Everton on sAturday over the Blackburn Rovers had encouraged the belief that the home team would again show up strongly, especially as it included Bell, who hales from Dumbarton, the Scotch international who denned the Everton jersey for the first time and Holt and Chadwick fresh from their significant play in the cause of the victory on Saturday of England against Scotland. The attendance was large, and numbered about 20,000. The teams were Everton:- Williams, goal, Kelso, and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle, holt, and Parry, half-backs, Latta, Bell, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward, forward. Bolton Wanderers:- Sutcliffe, goal, Somerville, and Jones, backs, Paton Gardiner, and Turner half-backs, Wilson Wilcox, Weir, Bentley, and Dickson forwards. Whilst waiting for the visiting team Everton judulged in the usual practice, Bell giving at least one specimen of a hard long straight shot. Howarth won the toss, and,, of course, elected to play with sun at his back, but the Wanderers had the help of the wind. Which was not considerable. Everton lost no time in getting near goal, when Chadwick took aim twice. The first time straight into Sutcliffe. Dickenson sprinted away in fine style, but Howarth cleared, and Milward in a rush charged down an opponent, and from play arising out of a throwe-in, and Sutcliffe mulling the ball, Latta had a course open to him, and scored five minutes from the kicked off. The Wanderers went off, after protesting in vain against the legality of the point, and the Everton defenders were kept busy for a time. Kelso gave a corner which Howarth neutralised, and then Latta and Bell several times to get down, but Jones with a strong clean kicking, had them in check. A free kick was given to Everton, but Boyle kicked too powerfully. Everton confined play for a few minutes in their opponents quarters, when Milward screwed behind in a good attempt. The visitors broke away in reply to no purpose Kelso robbing them. A further bit of good forward play by Everton seemed likely to bear fruit but Sutcliffe saved grandly. Turner lobbed at goal from midfield almost under the bar, but Williams punched the ball aside and then more spendid combination was seen by the Everton vanguard, Bell keeping in touch thouroughly with his four Colleagues, who were all in a busness like mood. Once Geary unselfishly lifted his foot in order to left the ball pass under it to Chadwick, and this move threw the defenders somewhat off their guard, but they prompty took in the situration and successfully grapped with a vigourous onslaught. The Wanderers then lodged operations rather persistenly in the Everton half, chiefly on the right wing, though not permitted to get in a shot Howarth made a timely clearance, and the bell gave a demonostration of his dribbling power wiading up with a long swift shot which was so near taking effect that the large company burst forth into a rousing cheer. Bentley found himself provided with a golden chance, but he made miserable use of it. Geary at the other end, had a grand attempt to improve the lead of the team,, the ball being kicked out. Latta, shortly following also shot grandly, as the result of brilliant play by the forwwards, but Sutcliffe picked up the ball with great coolness. The Boltonians once more tried to get at Williams, but Kelso and Howarth, in particular, always seemed in their place, and Everton, were soon busy in the neighbourhood of Sutcliffe. Bell shot hard close in, but Jones jumped just in front of the ball giving a corner. In a moment or so, however, the left wing drove across to Latta whot shot into the net magnificently. Everton renewed the attack in the same spirited manner but without success this time., and the Wanderers got into a better stride, Wilcox getting sufficently near in to take aim twice, forcing a corner off Williams. Wilcox was soon in evident again with a long flying shot, likewise exacting a corner from Williams save. Geary was furished with the next chance, but got too much under the ball, and nearing half-time latta went across to Milward, who shot in terrifically against the end of the net. Latta ran down but was checked bu Jones, and Milward clung to the ball too long and lost it, when the Wanderers raced off, and Wilcox sent flying over the bar. The interval coming with Everton leading by 2 goals to nil. Immediately on resuming, the Wanderers got a free kick taken by Jones, from which danger thrented through some neat heading work; but Kelso intercepted and, kicking away very cleanly, out the Everton forwards in possession, who swooped down on goal. The defence, however, stood the assult. Then Boyle drove in at a lengthy range but Sutcliffe easily gauged the best shot. Latta supplemented this effort by sending across to Milward, who failing to fully gather the ball kicked it into the end stand. Everton maintained the pressure and Latta had a swift shie, which went a little too high. Howarth being deceived through the sun shining in his eyes, then made a miskick, which looked omineu, but the ball went into touch, and from the thrown in Milward went down at a capital pace and passed to Chadwick, who essayed a curling, dropping shot, which Sutcliffe negotiated at the second attempt. Chadwick tested Sutcliffe with an identical aim and with similar result, and then Geary was too tame close in. a fine thrust by Latta decserved better reward than it met with, and for a few minutes Sutcliffe had a warm experience shots coming in quickly from variuos directions. The half-backs play of Everton was superb all through the piece, and Holt especially enjoyed great success in outing short aggressive tendencies by the Wanderers. Bell next lifted too skyward, and then a diversion was created by Dickenson from Gardiner, the former shooting well, as did Wilson from a return. Williams used his fist. The visitors managed to keep Everton on the defensive for a few minute but were weak in shooting. Gardiner making a very poor aim. Geary ran and passed to the left, Milward could not reach the ball, but he had been lilping for some time, having given his left leg a wrench in stretching out to the ball. Chadwick at this juncture also got hurt, and was helped off the field. Everton were thus weakened. But the right wing rushed upon goal on re-starting, and the further downfall of the Wanderers scented certain, but Milward lifted the ball on to the net. Chadwick returned in a few minutes with his left knee bandaged and his reappereance was inangorated by some dashing play near to Sutcliffe in which Geary was prominent. Bell finished of a run by shooting once more just too high, and soon Howarth gave a corner from which Latta raced off as far as the back; but Everton had again to act on the defence, when Howarth, Kelso, Holt and Williams played the ball. Asome nice passing changed the venue, and after Chadwick had caused Sutcliffe to use his pretogative, Geary shot in well, the custodian apparently not seeing the ball. Making no effect to stop it. Shortly afterwards the whistle sounded. Everton having won a fst and good game, through an oerior all round tactics, by 3 goals to nil. Making their eight League win in succession.


April 4, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury.

At Buxton, in tropical weather. Gordon played with the visitos. For 25 minutes the play ruled exceedingly fast, each side bombarding the goal. Then Murray scored. The Derbyshire team were once or twice hotely pressed, but played a grand defensive game. Half way through the second half. McLaren headed the second goal for Everton. Result Everton 2 goals Buxton nil.

Placed 1 st played 22, won 18, lost 2,, draw 2, for 107, against 13, points 38.


April 4, 1893. The Lancashire Evening Post

Bolton Wanderers played their last League engagement of the season at Goodison Park, where they were opposed to Everton. The weather was quite summer-like, and the crowd of 20,000 persons assembled. Everton played a new man in Bell, late of Dumbarton. The Wanderers were fully represented, with the exception that Gardiner was substituted for Monro. Weir started the game which opened in a sensational manner, and the home forwards showed some fine combination. Latta scored after five minutes for Everton. Both teams then showed fine form, but the mode of attack adopted by the home men was far in excess of that shown by Bolton. After repeated unsuccessful attempts by Everton to increase their score, Latta at length go a second past Sutcliffe, and at the interval Everton was leading by two goals to nil. Early in the second half the homesters assumed the aggressive, and persistently attacked Bolton's citadel, Latta and Chadwick being very near, but Sutcliffe splendidly cleared his charge. Everton attacked very strongly, and Geary and Holt were both loudly cheered for fine movements. After fully 15 minutes pressure by Everton, Toone gave relief, and Dickenson got off on the visiting left, sending in to Williams, who fisted away cleverly, repeating the performance a moment later from Wilson. Chadwick was injured and retired 20 minutes from the finish, but re-appeared soon afterwards with his knee bandaged. Sutcliffe again saved brilliantly, and Bell shot over. Another lengthened attack by Everton followed and then a fruitless corner fell to the Wanderers. Everton once more got in front of Sutcliffe, and Geary at last scored. Before the finish both goals were endangered. Result-Everton 3, Bolton 0.


April 7, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

This friendly fixture was played at Goodison Patk last evening before a moderate attendance. Pinnell kicked off for Everton, who forced the matter at the start. Pinnel kicking a couple of goals. Aintree then pressed for some time, but their shooting was weak, for some time, and they were kept from scoring, Hughes and Killip put in some backplay,, but Elliott got a third for Everton. Aintree had a point disallowed for off-side and at half-time were in a minprity of 3 goals to nil. Upon resuming, Everton attcked strongly, Grattan saved finely, from Smith but only to be defeated by the same playa few minutes later. The churchites play up well after this, and after being repulsed by Parry, returned and scored. Everton only playing ten men through the retirement of Elliott. The home side, however, scored again, and won by 5 goals to 1.


April 8, 1893. Chester Observer.

Two defeats that Chester inflicted on Everton Combination this season has caused much heart-burning among the Evertonians, and a third match has been arranged between the two teams, to take place at Chester ground on April 19.


April 8, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Everton are away from home again and visit Turf Moor, where they have a formidable task before them if they are to emerge with the success of their recent matches, as they meet Burnley in the deferred return League contest. Burnley it will be remembered, defeated Everton at Goodiosn Park on Dec, 24 by a goal to nil, since when the Turf Moor Moorities have done well, especially in their later matches as in succession they have recently beaten Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Aston Villa, and it is evident that Everton will require to be very active and determined if they are to return home more successfully this evening than has been their general experience. Everton Combination will be in possession of Goodison Park, where they will try conclusions with Newtown, a team whom they beat in Wales, on January 21, by only 2 goals to 1.

Everton League v Burnley, Burnley, -kick-off at 3 p.m. The following will play for Everton; Williams, goal; Kelso and Parry, backs; Boyle, Holt, and Stewart, half-backs; Latta, Bell, Maxwell, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards,

Everton Comb v Newton, Goodison Park, kick-off at four p.m. The following will play for Everton; Rennie, goal; Chadwick and Collins, backs; Walker, Jones, and Jamieson, half-backs; Smith, Murray, Pinnell, Hartley, and Elliott, forwards.

Everton Football club and The Hospital Saturday Fund

A match in aid of the Saturday Hospital Fund will be played at Goodison Park on Wednesday next, between Everton (League) and Sheffield Wednesday), kick-off at six p.m. The Liverpool Police Band will be in attendance, and play during the evening. Tickets 1s, and 6d, each, can be had from members of the Hospital Saturday Committee and various places of business.



BURNLEY 3 EVERTON 0 (game 121)

April 9 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

This return League match, the last of the Everton away games for the season was played at Burnley on sayurday in fine weather and before 7,000 A fresh breeze blew from goal to goal. Crabtree King and McNab it will be seen from the appexed names were absent from the Burnley team, as were Milward, Howarth, and others from that of Everton, the teams being consistituted as follow:- Everton: Willams goal, Kelso, and Parry, backs, Boyle, Holt, and Stewart, backs, Latta (captain), Bell, Maxwell, Chadwick, and Elliott, forwards. Burnley; Hillman goal, Nicol, and Lang, backs, Mullineux, Espie, and Livingstone, half-backs, Brady (a), Buchanan, Turnbull, Bowes, and Hill, forwards.

Maxwell kicked off against the wind but Everton moved on the left, and Bell failing to take the pass the home team made an attempt to get away, but Kelso kicked hard into touch. Burnley then went down to goal, and Williams saved twice with his fist, despite smart work by Holt. Stewart next put out and Burnley, helped by the strong wind, got within range, when Buchanan gave Williams no chance with a long shot. Brady followed with a good aim, but this time Williams cleared. Burnley were not yet to be beaten off, and found their way into the netinformally. Everton their had a turn and kept play for some minutes well within reach of goal, but Burnley defended strongly. Maxwell returned and passed to Bell, who was brought down by Espie, but still the new man took a far aim. Mullineanx made a clearance, and a free kick being taken by Nicol, the ball was headed into the net. Burnley thus scoring 2 goals within a quarter of an hour of the start. Williams soon had to use his fiest twice to capiatl shots, whist Kelso especially kicked and headed grandly during this crisis. Williams a little later was just too quick for Hill, who was bent on turning a pass from the right wing to account. Espie assayed the next shot, which Williams parred, as he did a better one from Brady and Everton took a flying visit to the other end, when Bell missed a chance which Holt and Maxwell had opened up. Lang was again in requistion in tackling Bell, and Latta, and he did successfully. Espie also got in a useful kick, and altogether Burnley were more compelety on the ball than Everton, but the wind was a great assiatance to them, and they had another severe opnslaught, during which Kelso and Williams saved remarkably. Everton on clearing from a corner, rushed down, and Chadwick had a running shot which looked like taking effect, but Hillman threw himself for the ball in grand style and saved near the far post. The Burnley left wing all through had been playing an exceptonally fine game, and from their work men pressure was brough to near on the Everton goal, when Buchanan had a couple of meritorious shots, each of which Willimas shopped beautifully. A corner was also awarded the right wing, and this was followed by more good defence by Kelso. From one of the latter's clean kicks Holt helped the ball along, when Chadwick shot to high. Latta tried to get down but Lang beat him. Burnley clustered in front of goal again, and Parry headed a corner which Williams leared. A disater then befel Everton, as on Bell and Latta going strongly Bell was kicked by Lang and so seriuosly hurt that he had to be led off the field. Resuming with ten men. Everton were quickly thrown on the defence, Bowes scoring a rather easy goal. This brought up the interval with Burnley, in a strong lead by 3 goals to nil. Latta inaugurated the second half by taking long aim, which found Hillman in two minds, but he was safe, and kick away. Burnley replied by running in on the left, when it was seen that Kelso was limping, but he joined in promptly putting the Everton forwards on the offensive, they being about this time reinforced by Bell, who was cheered on making his reappearance. Burnley, however, rushed down on the right, and Turnbull was really dangerous until Kelso robbed him right in front of goal. Turnbull next missed a chance, but the home team swooped on goal again and once more Kelso bespoiled them. Bell, who was now playing outside to Latta, ran and shot grandly, Hillman just meeting the ball near the bar. Amidst much excitement, Burnley attacked powerfully, Hill and Buchanan each shooting spendidly. Bradley also took good aim. This was negotiated by Williams and Everton were seen to better advantage than they had hitherto, as arising from firm play Maxwell shot in straight Hillman jumping up to clear. Bell was not far out with an oblique shot, and a little later Holt got hurt, put resumed with play. A nice bit of passing by Holt and Maxwell and Chadwick was finished off by the latter placing wide of the mark. Everton kept operations within the home quarters but were not seen in good combination, and were seldon dangerous. Bell put high over the bar, and this effort was followed by Everton having to defend stoutly. They conceded a corner from which Williams fisted, but without clearing and it remained for Holt to rescue his side from a difficult situration. Hillman saved easily from Maxwell, who fired away again. This led to a throw in taken by Stewart which Hillman neutralised by running out. Chadwick then had hard lines with a brilliant shot, which exacted a corner and from now to the finish Everton were busy trying to reduce the Burnley goal, shooting well and forcing corners, but no opening for the ball was found, and the result was a win by 3 goals to nil for Burnley.



April 9 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

This return match was played at Goodison Park on Saturday, in the presence of about 3,000 spectators. The previous match had resulted in a win for Everton by 2 goals to 1. But now the affair was very one-sided. Newtown beoing defeat by 9 goals to nil. The teams were as followed.

Everton :- Rennie goal, Chadwick (a), and Collins backs, Walker, Oinnell, and Jamieson half-backs, Smith, Muuray, McMillan, McLaren and Hartley, forwards. Newtown:- Edwards (a) goal, Jones (dr), and Goodwin (r) backs, Tucker (h), Chapinson (t), and Rees (r), half-backs. Pryce-jones (wr), Evans (f), Pryce-jones (aw) Morgan (w), and Parry (w), forwards


April 10, 1893. The Liverpool Mercy

Everton opened the past week brilliantly by defeating the Bolton Wanderers by 3 goals to nil, but finished it dimly with an inverted achievement, as on Saturday they fell at Turf Moor, beaten in turn, also by 3 goals to nil. A wide discrepancy surely, but it is this uncertainty that gives sport a charm. Everton on Monday performed grandly, for the Bolton Wanderers had won their six preceding League matches, including that with Sunderland. The easy manner in which Everton held the Wanderers in check came as an agreeable surprise even to many of their most uncompromising partisans. All round the tam had the advantage, but the department that served Everton more especially was that in command of Boyle, Holt, and Parry, each of this trio, in their varied style, being exceptionally effective in cracking the combination of the opposing forwards. The back play of Kelso and Howarth was not heavy, but it was good; whilst Williams cleared the comparatively few shots which were sent in to him in the same masterly way he did those of the Blackburn Rovers on the previous Saturday. The forward division, however, excited most curiosity, as in it Bell, Everton's latest recruit from Dumbarton, was to make his debut. He had for his colleagues Latta and Geary as his immediate supports, with Chadwick and Milward in possession once more of the left wing. The quintet soon settled down, and got into and maintained splendid combination, their passing being quick and sure, and their raids on goal solid. The shooting was hard and well directed as a rule, but left room for improvement. Geary's display was an advance on that of some recent matches and he and Bell got on well together throughout. Latta, too, seemed happy in the company of his old clubmate, and the right wing was the strongest, perhaps, that has done duty for Everton this season. Bell made a good impression for the first appearance, and as he has height and weight combined with skill he should prove a great acquisition. He put in one or two fine shots, one of which, though it was rendered abortive by the watchful Sutcliffe, fairly “bringing down the house” and the feat at once established him a favourite with the Evertonians. To be popular gibes responsibility as well as pleasure to the happy individual, and it is hoped that bell will remain at Goodison Park, and sustain the high esteem in which he is already held for several years to come.

Everton were fully alive to the fact that in tackling Burnley at Turf Moor, where they have won but one League match, they had a tough job on hand, and one which they undertook somewhat reluctantly. They remembered the roughness which characterized the play of Burnley when at Goodison Park on December 24 and on other occasions, and they were also aware that despite their too vigorous style Burnley were a smart team, in good form at present, as evident by the fact that they had in succession, within the last fortnight, won four League matches, notably that with Aston Villa on Tuesday. Everton had a strong team, for though Howarth and Geary were absence their places were confidently entrusted to Parry and Maxwell. Burnley were also without three of their usual men, but the substitutes were all good ones. The ground was in splendid condition, but unfortunately a strong wind swept from goal to goal. This Burnley had the assistance of during the first half, and so well did it serve them –or rather, so full advantage did they turn it to –that they scored 3 goals of the match before the interval, and thus won decisively. The smarter team was undoubtedly that of Burnley, who had matters nearly all their own way during the first half, and they would perhaps have won had they depended solely on science and obtained from so much man play. The Everton players complain of the kicks on the legs they received. Kelso and Holt were both hurt, but the most serious injury was that received by Bell, who was kicked near the knee so badly that he had to leave the field for about a quarter of an hour. It was during his absence that Burnley scored their third goal. Still, better things were expected of Everton, but it was not until near the finish that they played up to their reputation and then Burnley strengthened their defence. A few of the shots of the visitors were good, especially one from Chadwick but which Hillman literally flew at, and just managed to knock it aside, and particularly smart on the left wing. Hill being conspicuous all through. Holt and Kelso were the Evertonians of mark. Bell, like most of the other, cannot be complimented on his work; but it must not be forgotten that he had been trying hard with Latta to beat Lang up to the time of getting hurt. Afterwards he played outside right, but was, of course, handicapped through his injury.


April 10, 1893. The Birmingham Daily Post

Pleasant weather favoured this contest at Burnley, and the attendance numbered nearly eight thousand. Playing with the wing behind them during the opening half Burnley speedily attacked, and though the strong breeze interfered somewhat with scientific play, two goals were soon placed to the credit of the home team. Afterwards the game was vigorously contested, but though the passing was good the shooting for the most part proved ineffective. Burnley, however, added another point despite the efforts of the Everton backs, and thus led at half-time by 3 goals to 0. Afterwards the game was very evenly contested. Bell, who had been injured, resumed his place in the field, but later on the game was interruption through an injury to Holt. The international half-back soon recovered, but try as they might the Everton players were unable to score. Frequent attacks were made on each goal but to no purpose, and the call of time left Burnley with a highly creditable victory by 3 goals to 0.



April 12, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Liverpool senior cup semi-final

Teams representing these clubs met at the Hawthorne road ground last evening for the purpose of playing their semi-final tie in the Liverpool senior cup competition, about 1,000 spectators were present, at anticipated the match, proved one sided in the first half. Everton scored three goals from Murray gordon in the 21 minute and again from Gordon att the 30 minute mark. Everton scoring regular during the second half hartley with three,, elliott and Jones for aintree scoring when seven goals to nil. And collins as concede a penalty , however the everton cutodian saving this spot kick. Everton winning by 7 goals to nil. Aintree church team was, Gratton, goal, killip, and hughes, backs Taylr Jones (a) and Gorman, half-backs, Shaw (j), Meakin (f) Jones (c), Roberts, and Jones


April 13, 1893. THE Sheffield Independent.

Charity match, on behalf of the Liverpool Hospital, was played yesterday between the above teams in fine weather on the ground of the latter. The attendance numbered over 7,000. Punctually to time the teams was faced as follows:- Sheffield Wednesday:- Allan, goal; Darroch and Mumford, backs; Brandon, Shepherds, and Chalmers, half-backs; McIntosh, Davis, Brown, Brady, and Woolhouse, forwards. Everton: - Jardine, goal; Parry and Kelso, backs; Stewart, Holt and Boyle, half-backs; Elliott, McMillian, Geary, Maxwell, and Latta, forwards. Shepherd kick-off, and each half was the scene of action in turn, but Brady was successful in getting through and made for Jardine, but he was foiled by Parry. The left wing then got possession, and passing over to the right, Latta sent in a good shot, which Allan saved well. This was shortly after followed by a fine screw shot from a good effort to save. Sheffield next made for the Everton goal; but without any good result, and the Homesters again got possession, Maxwell nearly scoring. The same player immediately after came with a warm shot, which had every appearance of going straight into the net, but Allan made a magnificent save, and was loudly cheered. The visitors pressed, and Jardine saved a good shot from McIntosh, and after a little give and take Brown had a shot at goal. But the ball went well over the crossbar, and again another attempt was made at Jardine's charge, but he was able to clear, play for a little time was taken to Wednesday's half, where Allan was called upon repeatedly to defend, and a shot sent along by Geary was too much for the Wednesday custodian. The venue was shortly after this again changed, but Half-time arrived before anything further was done, and Everton lead by two goals to nil. Restarting, Sheffield were soon prominent, putting in some splendid play. Eventually McIntosh got possession, and passed over to Brady, who sent the ball through in nice style, this being the first goal for the visitors, who from this point appeared go with considerably more dash, with the result that very shortly afterwards McIntosh again got; possession, and, with a similar movement over to the left wing, Brady added another goal to the visitors score. The homesters, seeing how matters were going, began to press and run down on the left wing resulted in McMillian passing to Latta, who shot clean into the net. The game now assumed a give and take character for a short period, but being anxious to get on even terms Sheffield, by the aid of McIntosh, endeavoured to get through, but failed. They, however, soon after got a slight advantage, and Woodhouse sent a warm shot, which Jardine failed to top. Both sides tried to get the lead, but were unable, and the game ended in a tie – Everton 3goals, Sheffield Wednesday 3 goals.


April 131893. The Liverpool Mercury

Hospital Saturday funds

The Everton executive determined to maintain their enviable distinction at the most generous of clubs, provided a very attractive feature in their programme last evening which was witness by about 6,000 specatators. Previous to the match taking place, the Liverpool constainlary Band gave a spendid selected of music and upon retiring they received a hearty round of applause . Everton won the toss and when the referee signalled the start the teams were- Everton : Jardine, goal, Kelso Parry, backs, Boyle, Holt, and Stewart half-back. Latta (captain) Maxwell Geary,, McMillian and Elliott, forwards

Sheffield Wendnesday, Allen goal, Brown (j), and Mumford,, backs,. Hall, Shepherd and Calmers, half-backs, McIntosh, Davis, Brown (r), Brady (a) and Woodhouse, forwards . It will be noticed that neither team was at its full strength but nevertheless a very fine game ensued, Sheffield excelling in passing, which at time was overdone wjile Everton's play was of a more solid description and generally more effective. Brown kicked off, but the home halves rushed the opposing forwards and Latta securing obtained a corner very in the game, Allen being called upon to clear. Scientitic play by Sheffield brough the Leather in front of Jardine, but the emerged from a severe test with honours. Elliott raplied on behalf of the home team with a fast run and fine centre, which Latta just failed to turn to account, but the latter plays immediately retrieved his former miss by scoring with a grand shot. A lengthed period of even play followed, and then Allen exhibted spendidly judgment with two terrific shots, which it appeared impossible to stops. However, before half-time arrived Geary had added's a second point. The visitors went off with a rush on re-opening, and after Kelso had stopped his opponents once, Woodhouse centred, and Bradyscored Holt not being on the field when this goal was obtained. The Sheffield had now rather more of the play, as a little later on a second point was scored by them from a free kick. This state of affair did not seem to suit the Evertonians and a heavy bombardment of Allen's charged took place. Eventually Latta was able to convert, by a piece of dashing play. An overhead shot by McMillan, which feat was greatly applauded as it deserved, to be. In no was daunted Brown led his men towards Jardine and but for excellent half-back play the visiitors must have scored. As it was Sheffield increased their total to three and thus a pleasant game-full of neat and intersting points. But lacking the fierceness of a League match-fittingly concluded in a draw of three goals each.


April 15, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Everton and Aston Villa are equal in points for third place. Each has a match for today, so that if one should win and the other lose, the positions will be influenced accordingly. Everton have the best chance of improving their record, for they meet Derby County at Goodison Park. Everton v. Derby County, Goodison Park, Kick-off at four o'clock. As selection will be made from the following to play for Everton; Williams, goal; Kelso and Howarth or Parry, backs; Boyle, Holt, and Stewart, half-backs; Latta, Bell, Geary, or Maxwell, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards.


Tranmere Rovers v Everton, Engineers' Parade Ground, Birkenhead, Kick-off at 5.45 p.m. The following will play for Tranmere Rovers;- F. Baxter, goal; W. Price and J. Mordan, backs; D. Clow, T. McChray, and G. Sheridan, half-backs; W. Williams, J. Spencer, H. Baedsley, T. Fish, and C. Roberts, forwards.

Everton League v. Newcasle United, Goodison Park.


Everton v. Celtic, Goodison Park (Latta's benefit)


April 15, 1893. Chester Observer.

In view of the important Cup-tie with Crewe on Saturday, the match with Everton combination, which was to be played next Wednesday at Chester, has been cancelled. It now rests with the Everton committee to give Chester another date.


April 16, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury.

This the last of the Everton League matches was brought to a definite issue Saturday at Goodison Park, be fore 10,000 spectators. The teams turned out as follws:- Everton willams, goal, Kelso, and Howarth (captain), Boyle, Holt and Stewart, half-backs, Latta, Bell, Geary Chadwick, and Milward, forwards. Derby County:- Robinson, goal, Methven, and Leipiar, backs,, Cox, Goodall (a), and Higginbottom, half-backs, McLachan,, Bloomer, Goodall (j) Little and McMillan forwards.

Howarth having won the toss, elected to play with the sun at his back and J Goodall giving the initial kick the ball, was at once carried towards the Everton goal, where Holt fouled, but the free kick being badly taken allowed the Everton forwards to race away, Mathven conceded a corner, which Leipier cleared in such an excellent manner as to bring himself at once into prominence. The Derby left, receiving from A Goodall dribbled a short distance and centred , and Howarth only just nipped in time to save. Everton now began to assert superiority and after Bell had propelled a very weak shot Geary topped the bar with a beauty. Returning to the attack the Everton forwards making most of the opportunities obtained a corner, which being spendidly taken by Chadwick resulted in Geary heading through the first point, after ten minutes play. In no way disheartened Derby played skilfully, and threatened Williams several time, But Howarth generally managed to clear all attempts. Geary then endeavoured to beat Goodall, but was outwitted, and the latter shot over the bar. Being nicely fed by Boyle, the home right and centre sailed along in taking style, and Geary slipping though his opponents gave an easy chance to Bell, who mulled in a most inexpicable fashion. Determined not to allow Everton to have too much of the game. A Goodall with a hugh kick, sent out to McLachan and Williams had to save twice in succession, one from Bllomer being a close shave. Stewart next sent on to Chadwick, who in his usual style dodged two or three opponents and crossed over to Latta but Liepier returned the latter's centre to midfield, which being well met by Boyle, was punted forward to Milward who rushed up and scored the second goal with a low fast shot. A period of even play followed, in which the backs of both sides had most to do, and then Latta stretched himself a bit, and by superb play gave both Bell and Geary grand chances, both of which failed to reach the desired destination. After a pronlonged interval, the Everton centre got in a shot which cox fouled, but danger was removed, and a brief visit was paid to Everton quarters. Howarth defending extremely well. stewart then dribbled smartly and sent over to Latta who called upon Robinson to handle, a performance. He repeated severaltimes within a few minutes, and then the Goodalls were in unenviable prominence for a couple of wretched shots. Spendidly play and judgement by Stewart led up an attack, and Latta passing to Geary enabled the centre to notch a three point. He immediately supplemented this success with a supreme effort worthy of a better fate, the only reward being the inevitable applause. Although confronted with so great a score the visitors exhibted any amount of dash and were unforunate in not scoring, a curious decision of the referee awarding-after a sustained consultation- a throw in instead of a goal, the ball having been not through by Bloomer. A corner was the next item of importance, and A Goodall made a mertitorious effect with his head. Boyle raised the siege, and it was not long before Latta had put on a fourth from a clever pass by Milward, which being one of the finest pieces of play thown was greatly cheered,, as the shot deserved. Everton won by 5 goals to nil.



April 16, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

At Gorton. The home team, which included several local lads, a played a grand game, but were unfortunate in front of goal. During the second half Everton managed to score once. The home team played up afterwards but misfortune again met their final efforts. Result Everton 1, Gorton Villa nil.



Aoril 16 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The importance of the last League match at Goodison Park was recognised by the assembling of a large crowd to withness the home team emphasise their right to be third place of honour in the League tourney, despite the one-sidedness of the score a fine game ensued, and if the Derby forwards had property used their opportunitie, and had a less capable custodian to face than Williams, the score could not have failed to be more even. The visitors showed a excellent in every subject but goal getting. Taken on the whole they had nearly was much of the game as their opponents, William played a perfect game and the manner in which he treated himself out of one crucial period was well worth seeing. Howarth rather outshone his compattion Kelso, and saved in first class style throughout, and the way he defeated the speedy right wing against him showns that he is still one of the finest of backs. Kelso was eased of a lot of work by the really superb and judicious play of Boyle, but when pressed was never found waiting, and by his charging Everton were certainly saved a certain goal. At usual the three halves were in great form, and it was to their untiring cleverness that Everton gradually assumed such a tremendous lead. Boyle's brilliancy was indeed a treat, and was lavishly noticed throughout the game. Holt was not up to his usual pitch in the first half, but regained his form later on, and was then a veritable thorn alaways. Stewart also gave a very effective exhibition. But was better in the attack then the defence. Chadwick and Milward were the left wing of old, some of their touches fairly rousing the whole crowd. Geary was brilliant at times, but the very careful way in which he was attended to when near goal prevented him sustaining his fine shooting form; as it was he obtained two capital goals. Latta did a lot of good and heavy work, but was not assisted, as was expected, to any great extent by Bell. The latter player seemed out of his element on Saturday, as he was robbed with ease, and often his passes to Latta were not of the first water. Derby County have got a very fine team, but the two most important matters to be attended to are a more reliable goalkeeper and improved scoring proclivities among the forwards. Liepier was the best of the backs, his strong and safe kicking being a noticeable feature. A Goodall and Cox were about on a par in the first way division, being very clever tacklers and skilful dribblers. The whole of the forwards showed remarkable spitutude in passing and dodging, but lacked the most important feature when near goal. J Goodall was hurt, and did out little afterwards.


April 17, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Liverpool, before 12,000 spectators, in beautiful weather. Goodall started and Everton were soon on the aggressive, Geary adding the first goal from a corner. Milward followed shortly after with a second goal, while Geary had hard lines for a third. Everton having all the best of the play, Half-time score; Everton 2 goals to nil. Derby County played up well on resuming, but Geary scored, and Everton pressed towards the finish. Result; Everton, 5 goals; Derby County, nil.


April 17, 1893. The Liverpool Daily Post

An immense crowd assembled on the ground of Everton, at Liverpool, to see the home club play their fast league match of the season with Derby County, the spectators numbering some 12,000, and the contest was favoured with charming weather. The play was of an extremely interesting character, though Everton had decidedly the best of matters. Fifteen minutes from the start a corner was awarded to Everton, and, on the ball being centred, Geary succeeded it through the visitors' goal. Continuing the pressure afterwards, two hard shots were sent in, in quick succession, by, which Robertson had to exert himself to the utmost to save; and very soon Milward put on a second goal for Everton. Subsequently Derby County made great efforts, and the play was a little more even; but at half time Everton were leading by 2 goals to o. After the change of ends the game became very one-sided, Derby County being quite outplayed. Geary scored a third goal for Everton, and before the finish Latta put on 2 more, Everton winning by 5 goals to 0.



April 18, 1893. The Birmingham Daily Post

At Liverpool. Sorby kicked off for Newcastle, and the opening play was even. Then Gordon scored, points following from Hartley, Gordon, and Milward. Half-time Everton 4, United 0. Upon resuming the United had the better of the play for a time, but ultimately Gordon shot a fifth goal. Near the finish Collins scored for Newcastle, Crate following suit, and the match ended Everton 5, United 2.



April 18 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The second meeting of these teams this season, the former hame having ended in a win for Newcastle by 4 goals to 2., took place at Goodison Park last evening, these neing only a moderate attendance of spectators. Everton placed a strong team in the field, including Lindsay late of Stockton Sorley started on behalf of the United , but play opened in favour of Everton, Bell having a couple of shots, both passing over the bar. The United right then made play, but the shooting of their forwards was weak and they were kept from scoring. Bell, Hartley, and Gordon made repeated incurators to the United territory, and then Gordon opened Everton's scoring account. After this some warm play ensued in front of Whelton who saved shots from Parry, Bell, and Hartley. The efforts of the United were spasmodic and Hartley put on a second goal for Everton, and the Gordon struck the post, but got a third goal a moment later. Holt shot in, but Wheldon fisted out, and Reay and Crate raced to the other end. Walker however, was playing a particularly good game along with Holt at half, and repeatedly checked the advances. Parry took a free kick, and from the Gordon headed a fourth point for his home-side. Play continued in favour of Everton, who led at half-time by 4 goals to nil. Hartley restarted on behalf of Everton, whose advance was checked by jeffrey, and the United had a turn at the Everton goal, Jardine saving a weak shot from Sorley, Bell and Gordon made a raid on the Newcastle goal, but Jeffrey and McKane defenced well and drove these out. Midfield play followed, and the ball was sent over the bar from a free kick taken by McKane. Everton at this juncture was playing rather cistlessly, and in consequence Newcastle were constantly hovering round their goal. Jardine saved a rather difficult, shot from Reay, but on the whole the shooting of the visitors was very weak and they were unable to score Hartley dribbled well down the centre, and Gordon shot a fifth goal, the ball going right out of Whelton's reach. Reay and Crate were the beat. If the visitors forwards, and made repeated raids on the home goal. Parry, however, was in exceptionally good form,and stopped dangerous rallies in capital style. Milward was hurt and left the field ten minutes before ‘'time'' Everton thus playing one short. Just before the finish the United scored, Crate adding a second final result:- Everton 5 goals; Newcastle United . Teams Everton:- Jardine, goal, Parry, and Lindsay backs, Holt, Stewart, and Walker, half-backs, Chadwick, Milward, Hartley, Gordon, and Bell, forwards. Newcastle United :- Wheltton, goal, Miller and Jeffrey backs, Creilly, Graham,and McKane, half-backs, Reay, Crate, Sorley, Wallace, and Collins forwards .


Latta's Benefit

April 19, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Everton, yesterday, in glorious when play commenced, at six o'clock. The game ruled very even and interesting character throughout the first half, McMahon and Kelly being prominent for the Celts, and Latta and Williams for Everton, and goals were frequently visited, but no score had been made at the interval. The Celts played ten men nearly all the second half, which proved interesting. Result;- Everton, two goals, Celtic one.


April 19 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

.A Latta's Benefit match.

Alec Latta one of Everton's most popular plarers, who is just completing his fourth season's enagement took his benefit last evening, and being fortunate in securing fine weather was gratified in seeing a large crowd, numbering about 12,000 present as well merited recognition of his worth. The teams were - Everton; Williams goal, Kelso, and Howarth (capatin), Boyle, Holt and Stewart, half-backs, Latta, Bell, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards. Celtic; Cullen goal, adams (Hearts of Midlothian) and Reynolds, backs, Maley, Kelly, and Dunbar half-backs, Towie, Blessington McMahon, Davidson, and Campbell forwards. Latta of course had a good reception on making his entry on the field, which he acknowledge. Celtic were the first to be aggressive the left wing moving down cleverly. But the ball lifted over the bar. Geary forced his way down, and Milward shot well, but went behind. Bell soon followed by screwing across the face of goal,, a fine effort which deserved better reward. The visiting left wing were again in evidence, and drove across when Holt cleared out the attackers, and Latta got the ball under control, sending in a beautiful shot which Cullen stretched out to neutralise in brilliant style. Everton were seen to great advantage at this period, and on the right wing putting over to the left Milward essayed a terrifically hard shot, which would have been difficult to stop but it went too high. Kelly put in some fine touches as centre half, and thus enabled his forwards to reach the goal, but Towie made poor use of a pass and shot wide and high. In striking contrast to this weak play, Milward received the ball from Latta and shot up in grandly , missing the mark by a mere trifie. The Everton forwards combined well, and had much the best of play, but Bell was slow in taking the ball for a final shot. Geary was cheered for the clever way in which he ran round kelly, but nothing came of the raids which followed. A delay then occurred in the play owing to Reynolds, in trying to dispossess Bell, receiving an accidental kick, but he did not leave the field, Latta went down twice, when he was checked by Reynolds the first time, and gave to Geary the other, the centre's shot being wide. Kelly created a division, and danger to Everton was experienced clearance coming from a weak long shot by the right wing, which Williams easily negotiated. McMahon was charged down smartly by Stewart , but Celtic returned with renewed power, and Williams had one or two very difficult shots to attend to, using his fists brilliantly, A corner was conceded, which Holt nullified. The pressure however, was sutained by Celtic, and then Howarth came to the rescue of his team. Play was lodged at the other end shortly afterwards, when Latta shot straight, but too skyward. Geary drove in along the ground whilst Bell banged the ball against an opponent. Chadwick likewise tried his skill, but he put over the bar. The game genorally ran the ball was never allowed to remain long at either end. Once Bell headed into Cullen from a long pass by Chadwick but he was ruled off side. Then Williams fisted out cleanly from Bleesington, and with a flying visit by Geary, which was cut short, the interval arrived with nothing scored. Soon after resuming Williams was hard put to, but came out of the trying oredeal most satisfactorily., and in reply Chadwick was given a chance by Milward, and made a very good use of it as he shot narrowly over the bar. Williams were soon called upon again, this time by the Celtic left wing. He was safe as usual, and Everton took up the attack with much persistency. The defence, however, was quite equal to the emergency-in fact the defensive tactics of both sides were a conspiculous feature of the teams. Towie at length shot in beautifully, but found Williams in readiness to clear, and then play tended in favour of Everton, Milward shot the ball hard into the end stand, but in a few minutes a free kick fell to Everton. This was entrusted to Stewart who tipped the ball to Milward, and the latter drove into the net thus scoring. The Celtic defenders,, evidently thinking the free kick was being taken by Milward, allowed the ball to go into goal without attempting to arrest it, and Everton's success was received with cheers and laughter. The home team now played with renewed energy and combining compactly, were repeatedly menacing goal, Bell was conspicuous in some pretty play, but Kelly baffed him before he could shoot. Then Chadwick shot in, and Bell was very near rushing the ball into the net. Chadwick screwed into Cullen's hands. Everton could not be held in check, and had not the defence been so strong several goals must have resulted from the powerful onslaughter and grand shooting. On behalf of the Celtic, it must be recorded that Maley had retired some 15 minutes from the start of the second half. Nearing time Geary passed to Bell, who gave Cullen no chance with a hard low shot, and immediately on restarting from the centre, Holt foulded McMahon, who had his revenge by scoring out of play arising from the freekick. The visitors then survived severe tussle in the goal mouth, followed by Geary slemming the bar by a shave and when the whistle sounded, the result of a grand game was-Everton 2 Celtic 1.



April 19, 1893. The Birmingham Daily Post

At Liverpool. Geary kicked off, and play was interesting, both goals being visited. The Celtic had some narrow escapes of scoring, Kelly playing grandly, while Holt was also in capital form; and nothing was scored up to the interval. McMahon restarted, Williams twice saving grandly for Everton. Then Milward scored for Everton from a free kick, and Bell added another point. Towards the close McMahon scored for Celtic, who were defeated by 2 goals to 1.



April 21 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Played at Hull yesterday evening before 3,000 specatators. The proceeds were for the benefit of Grimsby Town Football club. Grimsby kicked off and had to defend,, McMillan after fine play scored for Everton, who led at the interval by a goal to nil. In the second half Elliott scored for Everton and crawford and Fletcher for grimsbt, the game ending in a draw of 2 goals each.


April 21, 1893. The Hull Daily Mail

It is not often that a good Association match can be witnessed at Hull, but those who assembled on the Holderness-road ground last evening were treated to a fine exhibition of the dribbling code. Grimsby Town and Everton were the opposing teams, the latter being in this year's final tie for the English Cup. It was shortly after the advertised time when the players entered the arena, there being about 3,000 spectators present. The following were the teams;- Everton; Rennie, goal; Lindsay and Parry, backs; Latta, F. Walker and Jamieson, half-backs; Reay, Murray, Hartley, McMillian, and Elliott, forwards. Grimsby; Whitehouse, goal; Ogilvie and Lundie, backs; McHardy, Graham, and Morrill, half-backs; Mullen, Crawford, Ackroyd, Fletcher, and Riddock, forwards. Amidst a round of applause Grimsby made the initial move, and Graham and Morrill took the leather well into the Everton territory. Their progress, however, was stopped by Reay and Murray, who raced the ball down the field, the former heading it through, but Grimsby appealed for offside play, and the referee would not allow the point. A minute or so afterwards Reay again put the ball through the sticks, but his off-side tactics caused the referee to disallow this point also. Lindsay and Latta got the ball away, but for foul play the Everton men were penalised. This did them little harm, as Walker and Jamieson rushed finely down the field, and some capital play was witnessed near the Grimsby goal. For a long while Everton aggressed, and lost easy chances to score. Lundie and McHardy at last cleared and good work by their forwards transferred play to the opposite goal, and when the Fishermen appeared to have a good chance, Lundie kicked foolishly, which ended in a bye. The game was exceedingly fast, each goal being in turn threatened. After scrambling play McMilloian scored for Everton, who led at the interval by 1 goal to nil. The latter portion of the contest was grandly exciting. Everton were successful in register in another goal, and then Grimsby set to, Crawford scoring their first point after splendid shooting. The Fletcher scored remarkably, thus equalising; and Grimsby are to be complimented on being able to draw with a team as renowned as Everton.


April 21, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Hull last evening, before 3,000 spectators. The proceeds were for the Grimsby Football Club. Grimsby kicked off and had to defend. McMillan scored for Everton, who led at the interval by a goal to nil. In the second half Elliott scored for Everton, and Crawford and Fletcher for Grimsby, the game ending in a draw of two goals each.


April 22, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

With Associationists, however, the most interesting stage locally is reached, as the final tie down for decision this afternoon of the Liverpool Senior Cup. This important event is to be fought out between Everton and Liverpool, and very appropriately at the neutral ground of the Bootle Club. It is the very irony of fate that these two clubs should be thus thrown together after having designedly kept apart hitherto for well understood reasons. They are the divided representation of the old Everton club, and having taken rival side on a matter of policy, are in strong competition for local prestige, almost to estrangement. However, they meet at last, and the issue of their first contest will be watched with great interest. Everton are holders of the cup, and will not readily part with its possession. They will thus depute a strong team to champion the cause of the club. It may not be the most powerful at their command, but it will be one in which they will place confidence and one which it will be not derogatory for Liverpool to tackle. Everton are in the happy position of being wealthy enough to engage some thirty first-class players. They cannot all be selected for local cup honours, and the plums are to be liberally distributed so that several deserving players who have not hitherto been deputed to play in a final tie are to receive their reward. This seems equitable without any slight upon the opposing club, but it has not given satisfaction in all directions, though no doubt the play this afternoon will justify the course proposed. The Everton Club, however, have launched a rival attraction at Goodison Park, as another good team will there encounter Renton, which scarcely secure a judicious arrangement, for the final struggle for the local trophy should be all absorbing for the day. But the die is cast, and the public will make their choice between the match at Hawthorns road or Goodison Park.

Everton v. Renton, Goodison Park, Kick-off at four p.m. The following will play for Everton; Jardine, goal; Lindsay and Parry, backs; Walker, Holt, and Stewart, half-backs; Reay, Maxwell, Geary, Chadwick and Bell, forwards.

Everton v. Liverpool, Hawthorne-road


Everton v. Preston North End, Goodison Park


Everton v. Sheffield United, at Goodison Park


April 23, 1893. The Wrexham Advertiser

At Chester, on Saturday in a heavy snowfall. In the first half Carter and Fleming scored one each for Chester, and Pinnell and Murray made the score level for the visitors. Before the interval, however, Everton were deprived of the services of Campbell and Pinnell, both being injured. In the second half Chester rushed a third, and Lewis shot a fourth for them. A fifth came from another rally and Ashton scored a sixth. Final; Chester, 6 goals; Everton Combination, 2 goals.


April 24 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

This fixture on Saturday on account of the greater counter attraction at Bbotle, did not succeed in drawing to Goodison Park more than 2,000 people. The team were not at their full strength, although Everton had the assitance of their three new men each of whom filled his place with marked success. Renton, winning the choice took adavantage of the fierce sun, and when Geary started the game, the teams were as Follow:- Everton:- Jardine, goal, Lindsay, and Howarth (captain), backs, Stewart, Walker, and Parry, half-backs, Bell, Chadwick, Geary, Maxwell, and Reay, forwards. Renton; Lindsay,, goal, McGregor, and Mccoll, backs, Tait, Allioson, and Glen, half-backs, Mathieson, Kelso, ball, Mccoll and Duncan, forwards. Everton were the first to open the attack Chadwick winning a friutless corner. The Renton forwards replied with good combination and Mathieson round upthe movement by shooting into Jardine hands. The Everton forwards kept the Renton defence ever in the move, and Maxwell Geary and Chadwick, each ion turn tested the defence. Lindsay spendid work and judgement by Glen shook orr the homesters, and then Maxwell lifted to high to score. From a foul near goal, Glen sent in a scorcher which all but scored. Then McGregor then pulled up Bell, but Geary securing dashed off, and on being tackled wisley put over to Reay, who in turn sent to Maxwell, and that player earned applaused for securing a really good goal. Everton had Slightly the best of the game after this, Reay in particularly centring in accurate style, but they were unable to score goials again before half-time. The sulriness of the atmosphere caused a lengthen but yet excumable absence and when the players got to busniess again Renton showed themselves to a great advantage. Bell the visitors centre reaugurated an attacking movement, Duncan and McColl also combining, and from ma fine pass from the latter allowed Mathieson to run up and equalise in less than a minute from the restarting. Everton then by a series of throw-ins obtained a footing in Renton's quarter, but a strong kick by McColl gave relief, and Kelso and Ball broke the home defence, the former skimming the bar with a trimmer. The game continued of almost even naturn, although Reay and Bell nearly scored in two occasions, but the defence of Glen, McColl and Allison was so good that the game terminated in a draw of 1 goal each.



April 24, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury.

Liverpool senior cup final

The final stage of the local cup competition was reached on Saturday when Everton and Liverpool , who had not hitherto met, played for possession of the trophy for the next twelve months. Great interst was centred in the event, notwithstanding threats that only second teams would be placed in the field. Better counsels at the last hour prevailed, and though Everton were dependant on a mixed eleven, the side were strong as will be seen from the follwing:- Everton, Williams, goal, Chadwick (a), and Collins, backs, Boyle, Holt, and Coyle half-backs, Gordon, Murray, Harley, McMillan, and Elliott, forwards. Liverpool:- McOwen, goal, Hannah, and McLean, backs, McCartney, Mcque and Mcbride,, half-backs, McVean, Wylie, Miller, Mcqueen (m)., and McQueen (hm), forwards .

Everton were first tp appear to be followed quickly by Liverpool on the Boolt ground, Hawthorn road. And each were well received. Herbie Arthur was referee. Elliott won the toss and Liverpool kicked off, in the presence of about 10,000 people, with nthe wind, but had to face the sun.The Anfield men lost no time in getting down to goal, and Williams was forced to give a corner in fisting out a fine shot by H.M.McQueen. pressure was great, and another corner was conceded by Williams. A third flagkick was taken-all to no purpose, A foul was given against Everton, and this led up to more hard defence, during which Williams put behind from McCarthy's heading shot. Wylie also aimed very well, and the Liverpool had to defend briefly but Hannah checked the left wing. MCvean ran down nicely, when Gordon kicked out. Liverpool had the best of the play so far, being quicker and better combined then their opponents. A good movement by Hartley, McMillan and Elliott was the cleverest thing up to now for Everton, but the ball went out, and on McLean kicking up McBride shot in beautifully, and Williams saved finely, to the high aim. Hands against Boyle broke up a raid by Everton, and this was followed by exciting and good play near Williams. McQueen (m), screwed the ball just over the bar and then McQueen (hm), sent across but the pass could not be reached. McOwen was at length called upon, running, out and clearing cleverly, and Liverpool again bothered the Everton backs for some time , But Chadwick put in some useful kicks. McLean also was effective until Gordon beat him and McBride though a shot eas prevented. Gordon, after futher pressure by Liverpool with Murray worked the ball along bvery neatly, when Hannah rushed across and removed the danger. In reply McQueen defeated Boyle and McQueen (hm) made a jumping charge at Holt in such a manner as to be reprmanded by the referee. McCartney was then penalised for holding, but the free kick was adroitly turned to Liverpool's advantage, as no Miller passing to Wylie, the latter scored a good goal with a low shot, Liverpool thus taking the lead after 35 minutes play. McQueen next had a fair chance,, but was unsteady and put wildly over the line. Chadwick stopped a hard one from a tussle at the corner and then the ball went into the net from a free kick untouched . mCque dispossessed the Everton right wing very cleanly and shortly following he and Murray were at combat, the referee, after explanations deciding to throw the ball up. Liverpool took up the attack, and sutained it almost up to the interavl, which arrived with Everton in a minority of a goal. On resuming McCartney fouled McMillan but Elliott coulsd not quite succeed in heading into goal from Collins place kick, and Gordon rattled in with good shots forcing corners. Liverpool moved down on the right without getting in a shie at goal, and in reply Coyle came out well for effentive play against Wylle and McVean. The ball was again propelled on the Everton right, but it went out, and the Wylle had an opening. He would not tackle Williams, however, and the otherwise smart play prove abortive. Everton came smartly back,, when Elliott headed behind. McLean was next cheered for grand work, and Liverpool looked kilely to jump further ahead, as, an clustering in fron t of goal,, Wylle shot in hard and straight, but Williams saved brilliantly. Everton tried once more to get the mastery of Boyle and succeeded but Holt went to the rescue, and was bowled over by M.McQueen. Coyle gave hands and this threw H.M.McQueen on the ball, he shooting very fairly. A hot tussle in front of McQueen was the next incident and so hard put to were Liverpool that three corners were exacted. These were not any use, and danger was soon experienced at the other end. Miller, however, just failed to take a fine centre by McVean. Holt foulded M.McQueen and, after some play, Miller made poor use of an easy chance. Amidst great excitement both teams determinedly, Everton, if anything, were more frequently on the attack, but there was a weakness at close quarters. Hartley invariably being too slow for the active defenders. The Liverpool right wing menced goal once or twice, but Collins made a good save whilst on another occasion Wylle almost grazed the post on taking a running pass from his partner. Liverpool then resorted to kicking out as Everton woke up for a determined effort to save the match. They were very nearacquilising in the last few minutes. A corner was given them, and during the scrimmage Everton allege that tha ball had been fisted deliberatley bu one of the backs, and claimed a penalty kick. This the referee would not allow after consulting the linesmen (Messrs Hull and Lamout),Mr. Arthur Threw up the ball, and it having been kicked clear, the whistle sounded amidst much confession with the result Liverpool 1 goal, Everton nil. On behalf of Everton a protest has been lodged against the general in competence of the referee and the cup was not presented.



April 24, 1893. The Liverpool Daily Post

Everton v Liverpool.

The meeting of these neighbouring clubs at Bootle attracted about 10,000 people. The weather was very bright and hot, but the Liverpool club players, although facing the sun had the best of the struggle, and a low shot from Wyllie scored for them. This point proved to be not only the only score of the opening, but the only goal of the match, and consequently Liverpool won the cup by 1 goal to 0. Everton, who suffered defeat, lost the trophy after holding it for three years in succession.



April 24, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The wisdom, or otherwise of arranging fixtures to clash with the local association was fairly tested last week at Goodison Park. In each instance the gate was extremely poor, and proves that the majority of even the most loyal Evertonians relish the cup ties in preferance to a plain ordinary fixture. Renton, ther erstwhile ‘' worlds'' champions'' was the fare laid before the assembly on Saturday. Thanks to the ‘'Scotch agent'' and others this team is now with three exceptions composed of mere striplings, but nevertheless they know the game, and that they can play it lies in the fact of having obtained a creditable draw against the strong team placed on the field by Everton. The new men who played for Everton got through their work in capital style especially Lindsay, and Reay. Both are big fellows and being tricky without being slow will prove decidling good captures, before long. Bell shaped much better in his old position as outside left. His play was freer then hitherto whle his centres were very accurate, and on several occasion ought to have been turned to account. A distance, however, seemed to prevade the forward at time and although the better and weighter team the homsters failed to indic a defeat. In Glen, the left half Renton have another McBride whose play throughout was marked by judicious determination, and who is likely to be heard of again. The whole of the visitoing team exhibted clever combination. Bell, in the centre, performing his share with great skill, and preminent among the others was Kelso a younger brother of the famous Evertonian. He is only 18 years old. But played a sericable game as inside right.



April 24, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

These teams met for the eight, and last tine this season at Goodison Park, lats evening. The weather was fine and about 5,000 spectators were present. Prestonians were withoiu N.J.and J Ross and Stewart, whilst Everton had Kelso, Howarth, Geary and Chadwick away. Everton kicked off, and ‘'hands‘' have them a good chance, but Trainor saved well and then Thornton shot outside at the other end. Both goals were visited in turn, but the defence was good, and no score resulted. Beckton and Cowan ran away pretily on the left, and Parry was penalised for holding the former, J Holmes,, howver, putting over from the free kick. Milward. After a dribble along with McMillan shot hard, but Bel, although a good attempt was made, headed outside the post. Everton at this pointwere having slightly the best of the game, and several warm attacks were initisted on ther Preston goal, the shooting, however, being at fault . barton had a capital chance at the other end, but kicking too far ahead, the opportunity of scoring was lost, Bell was also at fault for Everton, and sent high over the bar. Play was of an even character although the Evertonians were having slightly the best of the game. Milward and McMillan were next prominent, and from the latter's pass Bell shot pass Trainer, amidst cheers. The North Enders were next prominent and Beckton finished up with a fast shot, which passed over the bar. Everton now had extremely hard lines from Maxwell, who shot hard and true, at Trainor. The latyter saved grandly, and following an offside goal by Everton's centre forward half-time was called wiith Preston a goal in arrears. Drummond restarted on behalf of the visitors for whom Gordon and Barton at once became pominent. Parry cleared out the invaders, and Maxwell shot ineffectually at the Preston goal. Milward and McMillan were prominent on the Everton left and after Trainor had saved from the former, Bell dashed up and scored, but the referee (Mr Lewis, Blackburn) for some unexlainable reason disallowed the goal. Gordon and Barton then initiated a raid on Everton; but the former was pulled up for off-side play, and Everton raced away, Bell waiting too long and missing a good opportunity. Drummond spoiled a fair chance at the other end, and then Trainor saved Grandly from Bell and McMillan. A free kick against Everton looked ominous, but Drummond relieved ten tension by shooting hard over the bar. The play from now to the finish was an even charctaer, and Everton had another goal disallowed. Nothing further was done, and Everton were vicxtorious by 1 goal to nil. Teams:- North End:- Trainor (captain), goal, Holmes,, and Griers, backs, Thornber, Sanders, and Holmes (j), half-backs, Gordon (j), Barton, Drummond, Beckton, and Cowan, forwartds. Everton:- Williams goal, Parry and Lindsay (w) backs, Stewart (a), Boyle, and Holt, half-backs, Milward, McMillan, Maxwell, Bell,, and Latta (captain), forwards.


April 24, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Liverpool. During the first portion of the game the Everton team had much the best of the argument, and before the interval Maxwell, for Everton, with a splendid shot, scored. Lindsay saved many times, and was cheered at the interval. Shortly after the restart Mathieson headed a goal for Renton, after a neat bit of work. Then the Scotchmen had the best of play for some time, but could not score, Jardine performing well in goal. Eventually the game ended in a draw –one goal each.



April 25, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Liverpool last evening. Everton kicked off at six o'clock. During the first half play was even and fairly interesting. After thirty five minutes' play Maxwell scored for Everton, the home side leading by one goal to nil at the interval. Drummond restarted and Bell had a goal disallowed. Play was uninteresting during the second portion of the game, nothing being scored. Final; Everton, 1 goal; Preston, nil.


April 26, 1893. Edinburgh Evening News

These teams met last night on Celtic Park, before 4,000 spectators. The Celtic were assisted by Adams, Baird, and Scott of the Hearts, and Johnstone of the Airdrieonians. Maxwell kicked off for Everton, who soon began to press, but were driven back by Adams. Ten minutes after the start McMahon, after some clever play, scored the first goal for the Celts. The Celts still kept, at it and Williams was called upon repeatedly to save, which he did in fine style. The Combination of the Celtic forwards was excellent, but they could not pass Kelso and Parry, was excellent, but they could not pass Kelso and Parry. Everton now began to weaken up bit. Milward and Chadwick made a splendid attempt to equalize, but Cullen proved too much for them. McMahon and Campbell tired hard to score, but were caught by Kelso. At half-time the score was Celtic, one goal; Everton, nil. On resuming, Everton played for all they were worth to equaliser, but the Celtic defended well. The Celtic came away in a body, but a foul against McMahon brought belief. Towards the close the play became very fast. After a scrimmage at the Everton goal Dunbar sent a long shot, which Williams failed to catch, scoring a second goal for the Celts. A hard game ended in favour of the Celtic by two goals to nil.

Bootle v. Everton. At Bootle last night, before 1000 spectators. The home side had rather the better of the play, but before the interval Coyle scored. Bootle scored on resuming, and after even play Everton won. Result; Everton two goals; Boole, one.



April 26, 1893. The Glasgow Herald

These teams met last night on Celtic Park, before 4,000 spectators, neither side being fully represented. Maxwell kicked off for Everton, who soon began to press, but were driven back by Adams. Ten minutes after the start McMahon, after some clever play, scored the first goal for the Celts. The Celts still kept at it, and Williams was called upon repeatedly to save, which he did in fine style. Then Everton attacked, but Boyle shot wide of the mark. The Combination of the Celtic forwards was excellent, but they could not pass Kelso and Parry at back, who were kicking strongly. A foul against Everton proved abortive, as McMahon shot past. Everton now against Everton proved abortive, as McMahon shot past. Everton now began to waken up a bit, Milward and Chadwick made a splendid attempt to equalise, but Cullen proved too much for them. The play became of give-and-take character, such side attacking in turn. A foul against the Celts brought relief. McMahon and Campbell tried hard to score, but were caught by Kelso. At half-time the score was;- Celtic 1 goal; Everton, nil. On resuming the Celtic at once bore down, but Williams saved a hot shot from McMahon. Everton now played for all they were worth to equalise, but the Celtic defended well. The Everton forwards were playing well, but lacked help from the half-backs, who were to the slow side. The Celtic came away in a body, but a foul against McMahon brought relief. Towards the close the play became very fast. After a scrimmage at the Everton goal Dunbar sent a long shot, which Williams failed to catch, scoring a second goal for the Celts. A hard game ended in favour of the Celtic by 2 goals to nil. Teams; Celtic; Cullen, goal; Adams (Hearts) and Dunbar, backs; Curran, Byrne, and Johnston (Airdrieonians), backs; Baird (Hearts), and Bleasington, McMahon, Scott (Hearts), and Campbell, forwards. Everton;- Williams, goal; Kelso and Parry, backs; Boyle, Jones, and Stewart, half-backs; Latta, Bell, Maxwell, Chadwick and Milward, forwards.


April 26 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Played at Parkhead, Glasgow yesterday, before 4,000 spectators. Everton were minus Howarth, Holt, and Geary, while the Celtic were without the services of Doyle Reynold, Maley and Kelly, Adams,, Swift and Baird of the Hearths of Midlethains lent their services. McMahon scored in ten minutes, at Half-time the Celtic lead by a goal to nil,, and the result of a good game was Celtic 2 Everton nil.

Everton, Williams, goal, Kelso, and Chadwik, Stewart, Boyle, and Parry, half-backs, Latta (captain),, Bell, Maxwell, Chadwick, and Milward.



April 26, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

At Hawthorn Road before 1,500 spectators. The homesters started and fast play ruled through the first portion of the game. Both back division played safety but just on the interva Reay head through for Everton from a corner, bootle equalised on restarting from McLafferty, and Hartlet repling for Everton. Bootle had most of the play after this and missed several opening through fautly shooting. Final result Bootle 1 Everton 2. Bootle, team, Whitehead, goal, Hutchinson, and Arridge, backs, Grierson, Hughes, and McEwan (J) half-backs, Clarkin (w), Gallacher, Brandon, Montogomery, and McLafferty forwards. Everton;- Jardine (j), goal, Lindsay (w), and Collins (j), backs, Coyle, Walker (j), and Jamieson (r), half-backs, Reay (h), Murray (j), Hartley (a), McMillan (j), Elliott (j), forwards.


April 26, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

Played at Parkhead, Glasgow, yesterday, before 4,000 spectators. Everton were without Howarth, Holt, and Geary, while the Celtic were without the services of Doyle, Reynoulds, Maley, and Kelly, Adams, Scott, and Baird, of the Heart of Midlothian, lending their services. McMahon scored in ten minutes, and at half-time the Celts led by 1 to nil. The result of a good game was Celtic, 2 goals, Everton nil.



April 26, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald.

At Bootle yesterday. The homesters started and fast play ruled through the first portion of the game. Both back divisions played safely, but just on the interval Reay headed through for Everton from a corner. Bootle equalised immediately on restarting. Hartley replying for Everton. Bootle had most of the play after this, and missed several openings through faulty shootings. Final; Everton, 2 goals; Bootle 1.


April 27, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Played at Goodison Park yesterday, before a poor gate. Hill started for United, but Everton had the best of matters through the first portion of the game, Geary scoring from a pass by Reay, after five minutes, and adding two more before the interval, when Everton lead by 3 goals to nil. Hammond scored on restarting, and the second half was of an even character, Reay and Geary playing well for the homesters. Final Result;- Everton 3, goals; Sheffield United 1.


April 27, 1893. The Yorkshire Hearld

At Liverpool yesterday, before a poor gate United kick-off, but Everton had the best of matters throughout the first portion of the game, Geary scoring from a pass by Reay and adding two more before the interval when Everton led by three goals to nil. United scored on restarting, but this half was of an even character, Reay playing well for the homesters. Final result Everton three goals; United, one.


April 27 1893. The Sheffield Independent.

This match took place last evening on the ground of the former, Goodison Park, the attendance at the start being somewhat small, and the weather was extremely warm. Hill started the ball for Sheffield, and the front rank at once made for Jardine. A movement initiated by the right wing looked dangerous the ball, however, going clean over. Then Everton got an opening and Reay and Maxwell took the ball right away, the former centring nicely to Geary who shot clean into the net, and scored within a couple of minutes from the commencement. Restarting Drummond was prominent in a move on the right, and a shot at goal, which followed, went wide of the mark; after which the ball was returned to midfield, where the exchanges were of an even character. Everton pressed towards Howlett, and despite the defence of Cain and Whittam the home front rank got well up to goal, and Geary scored again in pretty style. A brief visit to Sheffielders half was unproductive, and Reay getting possession, worked the leather along nicely, but was robbed by Hammond. Still the homesters kept up the pressure, and continued to bombard Howlett's charge, and during a tussle in front of goal Reay had hard lines, a beautiful shot into the net bouncing clean out again, and then Whittam cleared at the expense of a corner, which was taken by Reay, and prove abortive. Sheffielders soon got the ball, and a movement led by the right wing looked dangerous, Hammond's kick, however going outside. Quickly the home forwards got possession, and racing away the right wing got a good position, and passed to Geary, who again sent in a shot which Howlett was unable to negotiate. Sheffielders now put on a spurt, and the play was located in the Everton half for a time, during which Jardine was called upon several times to save some capital shots, one of which sent along by Hill was capitally judged. Everton pressed for a little while and when the whistle sounded for half-time the scored stood Everton three goals Sheffield United none. On resuming the game United were quickly prominent, and by determined pressure the left wing got an opening, and Hammond scored nicely. Immediately after restarting the ball the homseters rushed away, and Maxwell shot into the net, but the whistle went for offside. Each half was visited in turn without anything resulting. Then from a foul against the visitors well in front of goal Everton looked dangerous, but Parry's shot was headed out by Whittam, after which Reay got possession, and had hard lines in not scoring, The shot just skimmed the crossbar. Soon after this the Everton team was reduced to ten men, owing to Boyle receiving an injury to his leg, and had to retire. Notwithstanding this, they kept up a determined pressure, and Howlett's charge was several times bombarded, but Cain and Whittam defended in fine style. Then a brief visit was paid to the Everton quarters, and a shot from Hill looked like sailing through, but Jardine cleared, Sheffield continued to press to the finish, but could not make headway. Final Score Everton three goals, Sheffield United one goal. Teams: - Sheffield United: - Howlett, goal; Cain and Whittam, backs; Howell, Hendry, and Davies, half-backs; Drummond, Wallace, Hill, Hammond, and Gallacher, forwards. Everton: - Jardine, goal; Collins and Parry backs; Boyle, Watson and Coyle, half-backs; Reay, Maxwell, Geary, McMillian, and Elliott forwards.


April 28, 1893, the Liverpool Courier.

In glorious summer weather. Everton were last night visited by Sheffield United the Attendance at the start being rather small. Punctually to time the teams faced as follows:- Everton; Jardine, goal, Collins, and Parry, backs, Boyle, Walker, and Coyle, half-backs, Reay,, Maxwell,, Geary, McMillan Elliott, forwards. Sheffield United:- Howlett, goal, Cain and Whitham backs, Howell, Henry, and Davies, half-backs, Drummond, Wallace Hill Hammond, and Gallacher forwards. Hill put the ball in motion for Sheffield and the fronk rank at once made for Jardine. A movement intiated by the right wing looked dangerous the ball, however, going over. Then the homsters got an opening and Reay and Maxwell took the ball right away the former cenrtreing nicely to Geary, who shot clean into the net. Restarting, Drummond was prominent in a move on the right, and a shot at goal which followed went wide of the mark, after which the ball was returned to midfield where the exchange were of an even character. The homesters pressed towards Howlett, and despite the defence of Cain and Whitham the home front rank got well up to goal, and Geary scored agin in pretty style. A brief visit to the United's half was unproductive, and Reay getting possession worked the leather along nicely, but was robbed by Hammond. Still Everton kept up the pressure and continued to bombard Howlett's charge and during a tussle in front of goal Reay had hard line, a beauitful shot into the net bouncing clean out again and then Whitham cleared at the expense of a corner, which was taken by Reay,, but proved abortive. Sheffield soon got the ball, and a movement led by the right wing looked dangerous Hammond's kick however, going outside. Quickly the home forwards got possession and racing away the right wing getting a good position passed to Geary, who again sent in a shot which Howlett was unable to negotiate. United now put a spurb and the play was located in the Everton half for a time, during which Jardine was called upon several times to save some capital shots, one of which sent along by Hill was capitally judged. Everton pressed for a little while and the whistle sounded for half-time the score standing Everton, three goals Sheffield United nil. On resuming, the game, with the attendance increased to about 1,500, United were quickly prominent, and owing to a determined pressure the left wing got an opening, and Hammond scored nicely. Immediately after restarting homesters rushed away, and Maxwell shot into the net but the whistle went for off-side. Each half was visited in turn without anything resulting. Then from a foul against the visitors well in front of goal lokked dangerous but Reay shot was headed out by Whitham after which Reay got possession, and bad hard lines in not scoring, the shot just skimming the crossbar. Sood after this the Everton team was reduced to ten men, owing to Coyle receiving an injury to his leg, necessitating his retirement from the field. Notwithstanding this the Homesters kept up a determined pressure and Howlett's charge was several times bombardment but Cain and Whitham defended ably. Then a brief visited was made to Everton's quarters, and a shot from Hill. Looled like sailing through but Jardine cleared. Final result- Everton three goals, Sheffield United, one goal.



April 30 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

For the last time of asking the loyalty of the Everton partisians was spendidly shown by the enoromous crowd who essemble at Goodison Park to withness the exodds of the old Football years. As be fitted the occasion both side were very powerfully represented, and the weather being more reasonable than for some weeks past,, a fine game was looked forward to Howarth placed his team with their backs to the sun, and with his advantage Everton were early visitors to the Sunderland custodian, and Geary with a fast low shot almost secured the downfall of Doig's charge. Allowing their opponents no chance, the Evertonians were not to be denied, and but eight minutes had elapsed when Chadwick, with one of his long curling shots, successfully placed the ball into the net., and gave his side the lead. Geary immediately followed with another splendid but fruitless effort the ball just glancing off the bar. Sunderland did not seem to appreciate this monopoly by the home team, as rallying themselves in grand fashion, the ball was worked down the centre by Campbell and passed out to Miller, who contined with the forward movement which culminated in Gillespie equalising after Williams had got rid of Miller's shot. After this Sunderland improved and each goal received fairly diived attention, but the half-backs play of both teams was so exceptionally good that the attacks from the respectative forwards were generilly neutralised by the time the goalkeeper was called upon. Auld, of Sunderland allowed a grand opportunity to slipon one occasion, and Geary handled on another when a grand chance offered itself. Half-time brought no alterations to the game, but when the Visitors returned to work, with the sun behind them, the fairly Bothered. Howarth and Williams and after the latter had handled several times, Stewart, who thoughout had shown grand form, relieved abnormal pressure, and allowed Milward to carry the ball along the home left, when Bell missed a ridiculously easy chance from Milward's centre. The game now settled down in the home half, and Kelso and Williams conceded several corners, from one of which Gillespie added the second point, and , as if to make their victory more premonued, Hannah played another to Sunderland's account who thus won a magnificent game by 3 goals to 1. Teams as follws:- Everton, williams, goal, kelso, and Howarth (capt), backs, Boyle, Holt, and Stewart half-backs, Gordon, Bell, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward forwards. Sunderland:- doig goal, Portus, and Smellie backs, Wilson, Auld, and Gibson half-backs, Gillespie, Hannah (d), Campell, Miller,and Hannah (j), forwards. Att 9,000 .



April 30, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury.

Locally it is hard to say weather football has grown in popularity ir receded. On the whole, it has perhaps stationary. Support given has been more titful than usual. The season is conspiculous for several record''gates,'' not only locally but nationally, for the club matches, the high water mark so far reached being that of the Preston North End against Everton League match At Goodison Park on February 11, when the money taken amounted to £376, and the numbered upwards of 30,000. But the interst has not been uniformly sustained as in the preceding years, and the public seemed to have grown weary of football rather more prematurley than usual. Taken broadly the season, however, has been the most brilliant in the history of Liverpool, not even forgetting the year in which Everton won the league championship. For the first time Liverpool has been represented in the final tie of the English Cup competeition, but though Everton fell at the last jump, to the intense disappontment of all Evertonians, they have made the season memorable by attaining final-tie status after three severe games in the penultimate stage with Preston North End. If Everton did fail on the first apperance as finalists they have the consolation of knowing that only on rare occasions have clubs been successful at the, initial attempts in the last stage of the competition. Everton have finished third in the League competition-an hourable position, which gain enhanced merit from the fact that they were unfortunate up to christmas'at which period they looked likely to be included in the last three. They had been up to this period under a cloud their ill-luck dated from the Aston Villa defeat on September 10, whom Jardine received an injury that incapaciated him for many weeks. With Williams not suficiently recovered from injury to a foot he received during the preceding closed season, Everton found themselves thus early without a reliable goalkeeper and were greatly handicapped. Accordingly they had to experiment with possible custodians Pinnel Thomas Rennie and others being tried and the results were in the main disastrous, kelso too, about this time was seized with illness and the defence was further weakened. The situation becoming desperate new men in Stewart, and Parry were secured, and with Williams at length well again, the changes effected in Everton's play was as agreeable as it was surpoising and from January 14 the march was a triumphant one during which eight League matches were won in consective order, dovetailed with successes in the English cup competition. In all Everton first team have played 63 matches, won 32 lost 18, drawn 13;against 31 wins 19 losses and 12 drawss last year. So there has been a slight improvement but still a long way off that of the preceding season, when Everton's wins numbered 50 and loses but 11 the combination team have also been seen to much advantage again securing the championship. There are no cups for Everton howwever, save the West Bromwich Charity trophy, but they have lost the local one is their own fault.



May 1, 1893. The Liverpool Daily Post

We are informed that Groves and Reynolds, of the West Bromwich Albion, will probably be seen in the Everton team next season, and it is stated that Fred Geary, of Everton, wishes to join the Albion. Groves has been offered every inducement to stay with the Albion, but he appears to have made up his mind to join Everton, who have offered the Albion £50, for his transfer, which has been refused. Reynolds, it is stated, is also desirous of joining the same club.


May 1, 1893. Yorkshire Herald

At Everton, before 12,000 people. The game opened in favour of Everton, who scored after eight minutes, Chadwick beating Doig with a shot from long range. Play then ruled even, each goal being the scene of spirited work, and at length Gillespie got one past Williams, the score being one each at the interval. Williams, the score being one each at the interval. Ten minutes from the finish Gillespie scored a second, and J. Hannah added a third. Result;- Sunderland, 3 goals; Everton, 1 goal.


May 29, 1893. Liverpool Mercury

The annual amateur athletic sports in connection with the Everton Football Club took place on Saturday on the grounds of the club, Goodison-road. The day was beautifully fine, and consequently here was a large gathering of spectators, who watched the events with the keenest interest. Prizes to the value of £165 were offered. The officials were President; Mr. Geo. Mahon, Handicapper, Timekeeper, and Referee; Mr. Walter Platt. Judges; Inspector Churchill, Mr. F.T. Parry, (N.C.D), and Mr. R.E. Lythgoe. Starter; Mr. E.A. Bainbridge. Marksmen; Messrs, Bush, Griffiths, Linaker, Ravenscroft, Savage, and Worthy. Call Stewarts; Mr. Green, and Mr. Leyland. Press Stewart; Mr. P. Nelson, Field Stewarts; Messrs W. Wilson (cheif) W. Ashcroft, J. Atkinson, H. Bernie, J. Davies, jun, J.H. Maxwell, H. Smethurst, A.E. Talbot, R. Wilson, and A. Yates. Hon Treasurers;- Mr. A.T. Coates and Mr. J. Davies. Hon Secretary; Mr. R. Molyneux. During the afternoon selections of music were played by the band of the Training ship Indefatigable. The results were as follow;- 120 yards Flat Race Handicap (run in eight heats); 1, A. Ryelsworth, Liverpool Harriers; 2, A. Laybourne, New Brighton F.C.,; 3, A. Winrow, time 11 3-5secs. One Mile Bicycle Handicap; 1, M. Bailey, St Helens C.C,; 2, A.T. Dainteth, Warrington C.C.; 3, G. Campkin, time 2 mins 48 4-5 secs. 120 yards' Flat Race scratch; 1, R. P. Waring, Tuuebrook F.C.; 2, H. Webster, Warrington F.C. ; 3, J.S. Craig, Widnes F.C., time 12-3 secs. Half-mile Flat race Handicap; 1, A. Travis, Bolton Gymnasium Harriers; 2, F.S. Friend, Croxteth C/.C.; 3, R.H. Walker, late Ashton Harriers, time 1 min, 59 -4-seconds. Two miles Bicycle (scratch); 1, A.W. Harris, Polytechnic C.C., A.J. Cherry, Electric C.C.; 3, F.H. Ainsworth, Everton B.C.: time, 7 mins, 9.3 secs. One Mile Flat Race Handicap; 1, G.B. Fincler, Bective Rangers F,C.; 2, C.H. Goble, Manchester Athletic Club; 3, P. Shaw; time 4 mins 29 secs. Three miles Bicycle Handicap; 1, M. Bailey, St Helens C.C.,; 2, W. Watson, Liverpool Wheelers; 3, H. Brown, Leigh A.C.,; time, 9 mins 50 2 secs. Quarter mile Flat Race (scratch); 1 C.H. Stewart, Tuebrook F.C.; 2. J. S. Craig, Widnes F.C; time, 57 3 secs. 220 Yards Flat Race Handicap; 1, F.P.Jones, Swinton F.C., 2 A. J. Mottran, Warrington Gymnassium; 3 H. Webster, Warrington F.C; 1, E. Gordon, Widnes F.C., 2 G. Wright, Widnes F.C., 3, T.C. Orchardson, uesbrook F.C; time, 4 mins 48 secs. Four Miles Flat Race (scratch); 1 F.E. Bacon, Ashton Harriers; 2. J.J. Crook, Blackburn; 3, C. Souch; time, 20 min, 49 secs. The challenge Shield top be held for twelve months by the football club whose representatives scored most points in certain of the competitions, was secured by the Widnes Football Club. As a matter of fact that club tied with the Tuebrook Football Club, but as Widnes Football Club. As a matter of fact that club tied with the Tuebrook Football Club, but as Widnes won the longer distance events, it, according to the rules, gained the shield. At the close of the sports the prizes were distributed by Mrs. Griffiths.


June 3 1893. Leicester Chronicle

At the Everton Football Club sports on Saturday, A.W. Harris continued his long winning sequence by carrying off the first prize in a two-mile scratch race.


June 12, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The great feature of the match was the grand battling of R. Williams, the popular Everton goalkeeper, who compiled 60 in a brilliant manner he putting the ball out of the ground on more than one occasion. F. Geary, another Everton football expert, also battled prettily and successfully for 31. R. Williams, demonstrating that he was in bowling as well as in batting form, wrought confusion and secured four wickets for 14 runs only.


June 17, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The balance-sheet of the Everton Football Club Company, Limited, during the ten months of its existence shows that the receipts have amounted to £10,892 13s, 10d, the chief items in which have been –Gate receipts, £8815 19s, 1d,; proceeds of matches played away, £1099 10s. 3d; profits from athletic sports, £322 17s 5d; and season tickets £390 13s, 6d. Players ‘wages and bonuses have amounted to £3539 1s, 6d; amount paid to visiting clubs £1595 1s 6d.; amount paid to visiting clubs, £1595 1s, 6d; amount paid to visiting clubs, £1595 1s 2d; travelling expenses, 11s, 9d.; gate expenses and wages, £462 10s, 9d; entertaining visiting clubs, &c, and sundry expenses', £125 17s. A balance of £1814 7s 5d, remains in hand on the working accent shows that the stands, hoarding, and erections at Goodison park cost the company £3820 16s 6d, of which £764 3s 2d, had already been paid off. The directors recommend the payment of a divided at the rate of 5 per cent, on the called up capital.


June 27, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Everton Football Club Company, Limited, was held last evening at the Presbyterian Schools, Royal-Street, under the presidency of Mr. George Mahon. The report and accounts, were submitted. A dividend of 5 per cent, per annum was recommended on called-up capital, and Messrs, Mahon, Currier, and Jackson, retiring directors, were proposed for re-election.

The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report, said the club had passed through a crisis. Notwithstanding that, he regarded the balance sheet as one of a memorable character. One side of the balance sheet recalled reminiscences of a troublesome past, while the other side showed strong traces of the old club, and offered a cheerful augury of a successful future. He claimed that the balance sheet was a distinct and able vindication of the part which they had all along assumed. They had endeavoured to conduct the club on broad and liberal lines. They had catered for working men to a more liberal extent than any other club in the country, providing for those who could not afford out of their small weekly wages to pay a shilling to see the League matches. He drew the attention of other League clubs, which now complained of inadequate support to the way in which the Everton club had been rewarded for providing the accommodation for the working classes. Alluding to some private meetings which had taken place, he said the directors did not approve of such meeting, and with reference to the proposed divided he said he would prefer that 100 per cent, should be declared instead of 8 per cent. A member second the resolution and after considerable discussion the motion was agreed to. The next subject discussed was the question of dividend, and on the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, it was resolved that the dividend of 5 per cent should be declared. According to the rules a dividend of a higher rate could not be declared. Messrs, Mahon, Currie, and Jackson were the retiring directors, and the meeting proceeded to consider these denominations.

Mr. Mahon, the chairman, said the matter had been one of serious import to him taken from a health standpoint. For the greater portion of the past 18 months he had not been up to the mark, and he felt that for the next six or twelve months he should conserve his strength to perform the obligations imposed upon him. At the same time he had discussed matters with his directors, and what he might call terms had been arrived at, which Mr. Clayton would explain.

Mr. Clayton said what he had you propose was that in the ensuing year Mr. George Mahon be president of the club, with full power to attend any meeting of the directors, but the directors would not call upon him to attend all the meetings.

This was agreed to.

Messrs. Currier and Jackson having declined to stand, the meeting proceeded to vote on the nominations of Messars B.Kelly, John Read, Frank Hall, and William Wilson. Messrs, Kelly and Read were elected, receiving respectively 79 and 51 votes. The meeting shortly afterwards closed.


JUNE 27, 1893. Nottingham Evening Post

It is said that Roger Ord, a clever goalkeeper belonging to the Shankhouse Football Club, will play for Everton next season.