LIVERPOOL CALEDONIAN 1 EVERTON 1
November 1, 1892,
The Liverpool Mercury
Fresh from their English Cup victory over Bootle on Saturday, the Liverpool Caledonians yesterday, afternoon received a visit from the Everton legue team. About 4,000 were presnt when the following sides commenced operations:- Caledonians:- Whitehead, goal, Lyons, and Parry, backs, Graham, Ross Muir and and Farmer half-backs Deighton (j), Deighton (t) Kirkwood (d), Bryce and Hasting forwards, Everton :- Pinnell goal, Chadwick and Coyle backs, Robertson, Jones, and Jamieson, half-back, Geary, Smith, Maxwell, McLaren, and Milward forwards. It will be seen that Everton had a majority of their men from the Combination team, whilst Caledonians made one change from the side that beat Bootle, McCabe who got hurt on the head on Saturday standing out, and Ross muir stepping in. the visitors had the wind slightly in their favour at the outset, and took up the attack, which they sustained more or less during which pressure, Whitehead and Parry each made fine clearances. Once the home right wing got well down, when J Deighton had a shot. Bryce showed up well on the left, but got small support, and so Robertson and Chadwick could not be beaten. Milward became several time dangerous, shooting strongly and in the right direction though Whitehead was equal to the emergancy. At the other end J Deighton again had a shie, but Pinnel used his hands and cleared easily. He soon had to fist aside. The Caledonians were not to be denied and after J Deighton had been driven to shoot just outside. Kirkwood had a golden chance from Hasting and Bryce. Profiting by this let off Everton made a visit to Whitehead, but Maxwell was to slow in front and Milward followed by driving over at the outside. The home backs and hal;f-backs now had plenty of work to do, and came out very well. still Maxwell wormed his way though, after Milward had shot a wide from long range, and finished up by scoring a neat goal. The Callies however, immediately had revenge, as Bryce essayed a shot,. This Pinnel played,, but sending the ball only a few yards J Deighton promptly banged in successfully. The Caledonains had rather the best of play now up to the interval, but no change was effected in the score-a goal each. On resuming, hostilities for some time were carried on in the home half the Everton forwards being industriously fed, but they were not allowed a grow dangerous so well did Parry, Lyons and the half-backs defend. Smith aty length shot over the bar, from the goal-kick T Deighton went away in a speedy run, until Chadwick interfered. Hasting next moved along and Kirkwood receiving the ball put it to J Deighton, whose shot was erratic. Everton then penetrated goal, but the whistle sounded before the final touch was put on. Everton returned, when Milward sent in a very hot shot which struck the post. Hasting shortly following. Forced his way down and though Chadwick admonstrated a check the ball got to Bryce, who shot too eagerly. In reply Geary sprinted along the wing, and narrowed in, but Lyons blocked the ball smartly, giving a corner. The Caledonians now became the aggressors, causing some anxienty; but Kirkwood was too high in heading. Whitehead then stopped a warm on from Smith. Everton tried hard to force a goal. They passed and shot with great spirit but were repelled time after time, Parry making some marvellous clearances right at the goal mouth. Whilst Whitehead was always safe when called upon. Near the finish Farmer passed out to Kirkwood who shot into Pinnell's hands and from the kick, Everton swarmed round the home goal. In the short time available Pinnel was again tested but was safe, and a well contested game resulted in a draw-one goal each.
EVERTON (COMBINATION) V. HALLIWELL
November 2, 1892. The Liverpool Courier
This match for the benefit of Halliwell F.C will be played at Goodison park tomorrow (Thursday) and Everton will be represented as follows;- Williams, goal; Chadwick and Collins, backs; Coyle, Jones, and Campbell, half-backs; Smith, Murray, Pinnell, McMillian, and Elliott, forwards. Kick-off 3p.m.
THE EVERTON GOALKEEPER
November 2, 1892. The Liverpool Courier
We are informed that Richard Williams, the Everton goalkeeper, who so creditably to himself and club filled that position during the greater part of last season with the Everton League team, has now completely recovered from the accident which befell him some three months ago while employed at the Mersey Tunnel works, adjoining the Birkenhead Central Station. Evertonians will therefore be glad to know that Williams will play in goal for Everton tomorrow when they oppose Halliwell at Goodison Park. It is also expected that Williams will play against Derby County on Saturday next at Derby. It will be remembered that Williams principally, by his fine exhibition of goalkeeping, enabled Everton to win their last League match at Derby, last season, by three goals to one.
EVERTON COMBINATION 6 HALLIWELL 0
Novemberr 3, 1982, the Liverpool Mercury
The club, ever ready to render to help to clubs less fortunate than themselves financially organised a match at Goodison Park yesterday, between the above teams for the benefit of the Halliwell club, who but a few years ago were keen opponents to Everton, and who have gained in some capital contest at the old Anfield ground in the pre-league days,. The weather yesterday forturutely proved fine, but the company of spectators was disappointly small. Everton who assisted by Law late of Bootle, as centre forward leead at the interval 3 goals to nil. In the second portion Everton added 3 goals, and finally won by goals to nil. Everton team, Thomas,, goals, Chadwick and Coyle, backs, Wharmby, Jones and Robertson, half-backs, Smith Murray Law, McMillan Elliott, forwards.
November 5, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
With Everton League again away from home, this time visiting Derby County –with better luck than last week at Bolton will be the hope of their supporters –and Everton Combination and Leek will be in possession of Goodison Park.
Everton v. Derby County, Derby. Kick-off at 2.45 p.m. The following will play for Everton; Williams, goal; Howarth and Collins, backs; Boyle, Holt, and Jamieson half-backs; Latta, Maxwell, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards.
Everton Combination v Leek, Goodison Park, Kick-off at three p.m. The following will play for Everton; Thomas, goal; Chadwick and Coyle, backs; Wharmby, Jones, and Robertson, half-backs; Smith, Murray, Pinnel, McMillan, and Elliott, forwa DERBY COUNTY 1 EVERTON 6
November 5, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
With Everton League again away from home, this time visiting Derby County –with better luck than last week at Bolton will be the hope of their supporters –and Everton Combination and Leek will be in possession of Goodison Park.
Everton v. Derby County, Derby. Kick-off at 2.45 p.m. The following will play for Everton; Williams, goal; Howarth and Collins, backs; Boyle, Holt, and Jamieson half-backs; Latta, Maxwell, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards.
Everton Combination v Leek, Goodison Park, Kick-off at three p.m. The following will play for Everton; Thomas, goal; Chadwick and Coyle, backs; Wharmby, Jones, and Robertson, half-backs; Smith, Murray, Pinnel, McMillan, and Elliott, forward.
November 7, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
Everton emerged from under the cloud which had settled over their heads for sometime on Saturday, and won brilliantly when opposed to Derby County by 6 goals to 1. This is exactly the same kind of defeat Derby suffered at Perry Barr the week previously, but then they were away from home, whereas now they were on their “native health” a condition which enhances the merit of Everton's achievement. The situation had been seriously debated and “conferences” held between the Everton officials and the players during the week, to see what could be done to wriggle out of the rut into which the good old club had fallen. The interviews have borne early fruit, for here appeared to be a much better reciprocal feeling among the members of the team and great determination to show that, after all, had deteriorated in skill and staying power. Williams was at last in a fit state to resume the place he had often filled so well in goal-notably when at Derby, a twelve month ago –and as he soon gave evidence that he was as reliable as ever, though still suffering a little from the injury he received in July, a general confidence overspread the team, and they always looked like winners. They were certainly bent on putting in all they knew, and the pace was set by Geary at the quickest, who found a ready response in his wings. They attacked always with refreshing vitality, and shot so consistently well that it was hard at times to reconcile oneself to the fact that these deadly shots came from the players who had been of late so erratic and tame. Milward was not well, and would have been excused but for the importance of the occasion, but he kept well in touch with his colleagues, Geary was the most conspicuous man in the game, his running being of his best well-known style, and his shooting invariably very sure. Both Chadwick and Maxwell worked beautifully immediately on either side of him, and the middle tried were accordingly compact and powerful. Latta was brilliant in the extreme on the outside right, and it was from his centres that nearly all the goals were scored. The play of Boyle, Holt, and jamieson left nothing to be desired, and Howarth was again great in defence, doing his own work and some of that which belonged to his less experienced colleagues, whilst Williams saved many good shots from taking effect. Derby had little chance and were inferior at each department, the goal they scored arising from Howarth slipping down. It was a great victory well earned. Let us hope it is not a mere flash.
November 7, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
Everton emerged from under the cloud which had settled over their heads for some time on Saturday, and won brilliantly when opposed to Derby County by 6 goals to 1. This is exactly the same kind of defeat Derby suffered at Perry Barr the week previously, but then they were away from home, whereas now they were on their “native health,” a condition which enhances the merit of Everton's achievement. The situation had been seriously debated, and “conferences” held between the Everton officials and the players during the past week, to see what could be done to wriggle out of the rut into which the good old club had fallen. The interviews have borne early fruit, for there appeared to be a much better reciprocal feeling among the members of the team and great determination to show that after all, they had been unlucky, rather than that they had deteriorated in skill and staying powers. Williams was at last in a fit state to resume the place he had often filled so well in goal- notably when at Derby, a twelve month ago –and as he soon gave evidence that he was as reliable as ever, though still suffering a little from the injury he received in July, a general confidence overspread the team, and they always looked like winners. They were certainly bent on putting in all they knew, and the pace was set by Geary at the quickest, who found a ready response in his wings. They attacked always with refreshing vitality, ad shot so erratic and tame. Milward was not well, and the occasion, but he kept well in touch with his colleagues. Geary was the most conspicuous man in the game, his running being of his best well-known style, and his shooting invariably very sure. Both Chadwick and Maxwell, worked beautifully immediately on either side of him, and the middle tried were accordingly compact and powerful. Latta was brilliant in the extreme on the outside right, and it was from his centres that nearly all the goals were scored. The play of Boyle, Holt, and Jamieson left nothing to be desired, and Howarth was again great in defence, doing his own work and some of that which belonged to his less experienced colleagues, whilst Williams saved many good shots from taking effect. Derby had little chance, and were inferior at each department, the goal they scored arising from Howarth slipping down. It was a great victory well earned. Let us hope it is no a mere flash.
November 7, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
The first meeting between these teams took place at Derby on Saturday in fine weather, and in the presence of about 6,000 spectators, including among whom were a number of excurisons from Liverpool. The home club were without their two usual backs, Methven being called home though domestic affiction and Stanley absent owing to a fractured collar bone: while Everton also had to take in a reserve back in A.Chadwick vise Collins, which necessited Howarth on the left instead of the right. The teams were thus as follows Derby County:- Robinson, goals, McLean and Leiper backs, Cox, Goodall (a) and Roulstone, half-backs Mills, Goodall (j), Storer, Bloomer (s) and McMillan forwards, Everton:- Williams goal, Chadwick (a), and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle, Holt and Jamieson, half-backs, Latta, Maxwell, Geary Chadwick (e), and Milward forwards. Mr Tollotson acted as Referee , and at ten minutes to three Geary opened the play by passing to the right. He followed up by robbing Roustone, and ran towards Chadwick, who centred, but Maxwell failed to Utilise the first chance that was created. With this escape Derby charged the venue promptly on the right, when Howarth gave a free kick near in, but this was no help to the home side as J Goodall drove among the specatators in shooting goal, Derby very smartly eturned. Jamison administered a check,, but could not clear, and so the right wing men moved ahead. Howarth was on the alert, but unfortunately, just when about to take his man, his feet slipped from under him and he fell . this gave an opening to Storer who shot against the bar with terrific force and J Goodall headed a goal from the rebound within five minutes of the start. Everton went down in earnest from the midfield kick, and from hands Chadwick shot well without the desired result, and then followed with a speedly shie, but which struck the far post. Latta took up the theme, and shooting into goal, Milward charged the ball through, end thus in seven minutes the score was even. Bloomer essayed the next shot, but was wide, but Derby could not be driven away until Williams had made two fine saves, Geary and Jamieson each having assited substautially in tiding over the pressure. Once clear, Geary was soon showing his heels, but finished up with a long shot to high. Storer was next penalised for tripping Howarth, and this gave Maxwell the ball, which he passed to Chadwick, but who went a little astray in his aim.Jamieson intercepted timely a few moments later, and Everton took up a rather proprated opportunity in front of the home goal, during which Period Latta and geary tested Robinson. Williams was soon called upon to attend to a good effort by Storer, which he did most satiosfactorily by hitting clear./ holt here gave a free kick, in neutralising which Geary wormed his way down and put in a cross shot, but Robinson gamely picked up the ball, before Maxwell could meet it. Everton continued to display great animation, and during the attack, Maxwell shot so neatly, as to force a corner. McMillan when Derby had made one of then rare forward movements shot wretchly. But not so, with Everton, as on Latta working down, he placed to Geary who got closer in, and then had a shot which gave Robinson no chance, and Everton thus assured the lead after 25 minutes play. They resumed the attack, when Milward was prominent. But the Derby defence held out, and the home team had a short innings, and though not in such a way as could defeat the cool custodain., who saved twice capitally. An off-side arrested Latta when dangerous, but after Geary and Milward had each failed with long shots., the outside right wing man had his revenge, as he took a pass from the left and scored spendidly. Robinson vainly trying to scooped the ball away. Geary than had a shot saved by Robinson, and the half-time arrived with Evertoon leading by 3 goals to1. Soon after resuming Williams made an admirable cleanance an incident which was followed by Geary again driving hard straight and succesfully.he supplemented this stroke with a similar aim, but this time Robinson was ready for him., and Maxwell experimented with a low one, which might have borne fruit, had it been sent in with more force, but which Robinson played with his hands. Everton were not satisfied, and Latta placed a goal, but the whistle sounded for a doubtful claim off-side, just as he took aim following this uncornfortable quarters of an hour. Derby were seen to some advantage but they were not welcome combined, and could not become dangerous. Towards the finish Everton again attacked with effect, as Geary possing off a pass by Maxwell, and once more beatening Robinso, and as the final incident from a threw in by Milward , Chadwick paseed to Geary, who shot, Robinson saved the ball, but Latta net it, shooting through, and then thus scoring Everton six goal,
EVERTON COMBINATION 10 LEEK 1
November 7, 1892, The Liverpool Mercury
At Goodison Park before 4,000 spectators. Everton pressed, and only upon one occasion did the visitors successfully invade their opponents quarter. Half-time Everton 5 Leek 1. After the interavl Everton still pressed, and scored five goals result Everton 10, Leeki 1.mCMilland (2), Gordon (2), Smith (2), Elliott (2) murray
Everton Team, Thomas, goal, Chadwick,, and Coyle backs, Wharmby, Jones and Robertson, half-backs, Smith, Murray, Pinnel, McMillan and Elliott, forwards
Places 1 st play 9, won 9 lost 0, drew 0, for 61 against 3 points 18
VISITING COMMITTEE OF HERBREW CONGREGATIONS
November 10, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
The eight annual report of the visiting committee of the Hebrew congregations of Manchester and Liverpool (covering a period of 15 months) states that during the past year the number of visits has again increased, being 450 -291 in Manchester and 159 in Liverpool –against 363 last year. The annual meeting at Manchester, Mr. B. Barnett, the president, occupying the chair. The report and balance sheet were adopted, and a letter was read from Mr. W.E. Barclay, governor of the Industrial Schools, Everton consenting to admit Jewish boys committed by the magistrates, and to allow them privilages in the institution consistent with their faith. The committee agreed that this arrangement should be accepted, and that the authorities he thanked for their courtesy. Special reference was made to be valuable services rendered in this matter by the Rev. S. Friedeberg, minister of the Synagrogue, Prince's road, Liverpool. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the proceedings.
November 12, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
Everton reign almost alone today in Liverpool. They play a League match, and that being the case, the fare will be all sufficing and enticing. The visitors are Stoke, who come with perhaps better credentials than ever before. They are, in fact, but one point, after playing the same number of matches behind Everton in the League results, a position they hold chiefly through having won their last three matches, beating in turn Notts Forest, the Wolverhampton Wanderers and Notts County. Stoke also beat Notts Forest in first match on Sept 10. That they can play up to form on any ground, is shown in the fact that two of their four victories were obtained away from home. They have drawn with Accrington and Bolton Wanderers (at Pike's lane, too), but have succumbed to Derby County, and Sunderland. In the matter of goals they also very equally held their own in scoring 20 against their opponents 22. The Potteries men are evidently difficult to overthrow just now; but if the Everton team, which has been selected identically with that of last week, sustain the high-class play shown in the Derby County match, in which determination and skill excelled, there need be no anxiety among Evertonains about the issue, but no chances must go begging.
Everton v. Stoke, Goodison Park, Kick-off at 2.45 p.m. The following will play for Everton;- Williams, goal; A. Chadwick, and Howarth, backs; Boyle, Holt, and Jamieson, half-backs; Latta, Maxwell, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards.
Everton v. Stoke Swifts, Stoke. Kick-off at three p.m. The following will play for Everton;- Rennie, goal; Pinnell and Collins, backs; Wharmby, Jones, and Mclaren, half-backs; Smith, Murray, Gordon, McMillian, and Elliott, forwards.
November 14, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
Everton had a popular fixture for Saturday at Goodison Park with Stoke, and this was demonstrated in the large company present, which probably numbered 16,000. Stoke had been making considerable stir in the football world recently, having consistently displayed considerable power during the last few weeks. This improvement was initiated on October 15, when they made a draw at Pike's lane with the Bolton Wanderers, which served as the prelude to successive League victories over Notts Forest, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Notts Couny. Again, on Monday, last they defeated the famous Celtic team, who were in full strength with the exception of McManon by the decisiveness of 5 goals to nil. Everton thus had a most formidable task before them if they were to succeed where several other good teams had failed. The easy and well-merited win over Derby County the week previously had inspired a feeling of confidence that Everton would just about carry the day, but the anticipations were only partially realized, as the result of a well-fought game was a draw of 2 goals each. Everton were certainly more frequently on the attack than Stoke, and were always spirited in their movements and invariably accurate in their passing and shooting, but they found Rowley at his best, shielded as he was by two gallant and fearless backs in Clare and Underwood, and so goals were prizes that could only be won with difficulty and by dint of dogged perseverance. Stoke, on the other hand, had nonce to surmount, and thus, though their assaults were less frequent, they emerged on an equality in the matter of goals with Everton. The result is not altogether satisfactory from a Liverpool standpoint, but bearing in mind the form referred to above of Stoke, is was a very creditable performance of Everton to even stave off defeat. The team was the same that had beaten Derby County, and the good all-round play of that match received confirmation on Saturday, for none gave cause for complaint, inclement in properly ridding himself of the ball. Stoke were strongest in defence but had good half-backs especially in Proctor at centre, whilst the dominating feature of the forward play was that of Scholfield, who, though in the light side, was often too speedy for Boyle and A. Chadwick, and generally wound up a neat run with a dangerous centre. He had a suitable partner in Evans, who, however, lost command of himself during the second half and for kicking Holt in the stomach, in a manner that looked willful, he was ordered off. Holt was injured from the kick, and had to be carried to the dressing room, when upon examination it was found that several ribs were grazed so badly that he was taken to the hospital, and will be incapacitated, it is feared, for a few weeks. If so the committee will have some trouble in satisfactorily filling his place. Singularly the Everton Combination and Stoke Swifts also participated in a draw, and these two teams, not having lost a match, are thus in keen competition as to who shall finally emerge champions of the Combination. When Stoke Swifts pay their return visit on January 2, and it will be scarcely less than that of a League match.
Everton mean to maintain their charitable characteristic. On Monday next they play at Stoney-lane the Albion for the West Bromwich charities, and are already making preparations for the annual theatrical match to be played for the benefit of the Stanley Hospital and Royal Infirmary. A committee has been appointed from the directorate and gentlemen interested from outside.
EVERTON 2 STOKE CITY 2
November 14,1892. The Liverpool Mercury
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The first of the two league matches between these clubs was played at Goodison Park on Saturday in the presence of about 16,000 spectators. The following were the teams:- Everton Williams goal, Howarth (captain), and Chadwick,, backs, Boyle, Holt, and Jamieson half-backs, Latta, Maxwell, Geary, Chadwick and Milward, forward. Stoke City:- Rowley goal, Clare and Underwood, backs, Christie, Proctor, and Brodie half-backs, Naughton Dickson Robinson, Evans, and ScHolfield, forwards, Everton started against the wind Geary making the first aggressive movement but he was promtly pulled up by Clare. Stoke took play smartly to the other end. When Dickson put over the bar, but ScHofield was more dangerous, as he drove in hard from longrange and would probably have scored had not Howarth grandly cleared the ball almost out of goal mouth. Geary, in reply, got off in one of his especially runs, and located play for some minutes near Rowley's charge. Here Latta shot outside, Geary went too high, and Latta at a second attempt hit the rope affixed to the net, the scene then changed as Stoke moved down quickly and shot twice. Willimas stopped the first aim from taking effect, but not the second, as ScHofield screwing Williams did not knock the ball far enough away, and was beaten by Robertson, who rushed in. stoke thus assumed the lead in seven minutes. Everton went strongly on restarting but the best chance that occurred was spoilt by Geary shooting wide when near in. At the other end. Naughton essayed a ticklish shot, which Williams was only just in time to clear with his hands. Everton again became aggressive, and Milward centring the ball was narrowly sent out from the right. The pressure contining, Clare conceded a corner, which was followed by Holt shooting into Rowley's hands. Another chance was opened up, but Geary could only shoot tamely, so quick were the stoke backs, and when Latta and Maxwell each took aim, Rowley picked the ball up on both occasions. Proctor next cleverly robbed Geary, but the visitors could make little headway, and were once more driven back. Chadwick lobbed in nicely, but neither Latta nor Geary could meet the ball. Latta, however, soon shot hard and low into goal, when Rowley scooped the ball away. The home half-backs kept their forwards well fed, and as a result of the hard work that was carried on in the Stoke quarters the turf was literally ploughed up the lumps causing much inconvenience to the players, and diverting the course of ball at times. Keeping up the attack so persistently as they did. It was evident Everton must score, and at length they did, a fast movement being finished of successfully by Geary scoring from a pass by Latta. Each goalkeeperwas called upon between now and Half-time, and was sound the interval arriving with the score 1 goal each. Rowley had a good reception upon taking up his position at the other goal for the brilliant display, he had so far given. Williams was at once called upon by Robinson, on resuming, and cleared easily. Milward then made his presence felt by shooting finely, but unsuccessfully, and by nearly rushing the ball through from the right wing's pass. A turn was given to the Stoke attacking party, when Proctor sent in-a-beautiful shot from a throw in. the ball went in at a height but Williams reached it, and punched over the bar, Geary now made his best run of the day, winding up with a hard, straight shot. Then Rowley played, but Milward rushed in and took the return with effect. Loud cheers signified appreciation of this piece of smart play, and also the fact that Everton were leading, but their command was quickly taken from them, as ScHofield ran in smartly shot Williams and the ball charged through. Soon afterwards Evens kicked Holt, in a manner which look spiteful, and was order off the field. Holt was badly hurt, and had to be carried from the field, when it was found that several ribs were brusihed, his injury was so great as to compell his removal to the Hospital, where he will remain, it is feared for few weeks. Each side vcery near getting it in the last five minutes, but the defensive held out, and the result was a draw of 2 goals each.
STOKE SWIFY O EVERTON COMBINATION 0
November 14 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
At Stoke. Both teams were strong, and the play was very even, neither side scoring upon half-time. The second stage of the game was a repetition of the first. Neither side putting on a single goal. Both teams thus remain unbeaten. Everton team, Rennie goal, Pinnel, and Collins, back, Wharmby, Jones and McLaren, half-backs Smith, Murray, Gordon, McMillan,, and Elliott, forwards.
Place 1 st , play 10, won 9, lost 0 drew 1, for 61, against 3, points 19
PRESTON NORTH END 4 EVERTON 2
November 17, 1892, The Liverpool Mercury
Everton played at Ardwick yesterday, for the benefit of the Halliwell football club, before 3,000 spectators. Gordon and Geary scored for Everton in the first 15 minuyes. Everton leading by 2 goals to nil at half-time. On resuming Preston North End had the best of the game, Russell and Becton scoring near time, Russell score again, Rodd following that. Final result Preston North End 4 Everton 2
EVERTON V PRESTON NORTH END
November 17, 1892. The Manchester Courier
A match between these teams was played on the Ardwick ground for the benefit of the once well-known Halliwell Football Club. The Hyde-road executive generously granted the use of the ground free, and both players and referee gave their services to make the game financially successful. The full and foggy morning was against the venture, and though the afternoon turned out fine, there would not be above 3,000 spectators when the game commenced. Everton were the first on the field, closely followed by the Prestonians, and Russell, started, Cowan being at once prominent, and hands still further helped them, Jones, from a corner to North End, headed in finely, Rennie giving another corner, which was got away. Jimmy Ross passed over to Beckton, who shot in grandly, but the goalkeeper saved a grand style. A burst to the other end followed, but only a goal kick was taken, and another attack by the Everton men ended in Geary being forced off the ball. Cowan was pulled up for off-side, and each set of half-backs put in good work, and a grand run was made by J. Ross, who was only dispossessed by Rennie just on the goal-line. A strong attack by Geary ended in Gordon placing the ball between the posts, scoring first blood for the Liverpool team. Latta gave Geary a chance in a moment, which he utilized by scoring a second goal. A corner next fell to North End, but nothing came of it. Play ruled in the Everton half for a time, and Ross forced another abortive corner. By good combination Everton took the upper hand, Milward and Chadwick being every tricky, and often troubling Holmes and Gordon. A grand run by Geary gave Trainer a chance of showing his fine abilities, the way he saved being little short of marvelous. After Geary had been tripped, Beckton became dangerous, but Rennie saved his final shot, and a good centre by Cowan was missed. Hands against Wharmby gave the Prestonians another chance, a good shot by Cowan nearly taking effect. Ross, by sticking to the ball, lost two or three good openings, and eventually another corner to North End was taken, but Howarth out it out of danger. Saunders was unluckily hurt. Half-time Everton two goals, North End nil. Geary restarted, and the opposing left wing got away well, but Beckton over-ran the ball. They were soon again troubling Rennie and Saunders nearly scored with an overhead kick. Becton forced another corner, but at the other end a single-handled effort by Milward nearly took effect. Individual play was rather the order, and both Beckton and Russell strove hard to get through. Everton only broke away spasmodically, seeming content to defend with the lead of a couple of goals. Ross trickily got past several of his opponents, and after Rennie had smartly cleared, Russell beat him with a good one. Beckton next scored and thus equalized. Close upon time Russell notched the third point for Preston, while immediately afterwards Ross added a fourth. Final; Preston North End 4, Everton 2.
Preston North End; Trainer, goal; Holmes and J. Gordon, backs; Grier, Sanders, and Thornber, half-backs; Cowan, J. Ross, Russell, Beckton, and Gallacher, forwards. Everton; Rennie, goal; Howarth and Collins, backs; Wharmby, Jones and Jamieson, half-backs; Latta, Gordon, Geary, Chadwick and Milward, forwards.
BOLTON AND DISTRICT
Lancashire Evening Post - Saturday 19 November 1892
The feeling in Bolton is that Preston North End, at any rate, dealt very generously with the Halliwelll club. Everton had some reason to play the benefit mtach, because they have been supplied with a custodian, but North End gave help from far more worthy motives. One question asked in Totterdom is what the price paid for Rennie really was and what will become of the money? After all, good custodians are not easy to get, as Everton know to their cost.
November 19, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
Everton have no League match but play off their return at Goodison Park with the Hearts of Midlothian, and the change from their eager play associated with the League encounters should be welcomed. Everton defeated the Hearts, at Edinburgh on September 19 by 3 goals to nil, and the visitors from Auld Reekie will be sure to endeavour keenly to turn the tables on their van, a fat they may accomplish, since the home team, through injuries suffered last week or some of the players, will be somewhat of an experiment one. The sides, however, on this account, will balance more evenly, and the probability is great that the game will be somewhat of an experimental one. The sides however, on this account, will balance more evenly, and the probability is great that the game will prove an interestingly close one.
Everton League v. Hearts of Midlothian, Goodison Park. Kick-off at 2.45 p.m. The following will play for Everton; Rennie, goal; A. Chadwick, and Howarth, backs; Wharmby, Jones and Jamieson, half-backs; Latta, Gordon, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards.
PRESTON V EVERTON
November 19, 1892.
On Wednesday, North End were at Ardwick where they played a match with Everton, in aid of the funds of the Halliwell F.C. Everton were fully represented, and North End had the following team; Trainer; Holmes, Gordon; Grier, Saunders; Thronber, Cowan, Ross Jun, Russell, Beckton and Gallacher. It will be noticed that Thornber was included in the team after being on the injured list since almost the opening of the season. The game was a give and take character for some time, but at last, after some passing, Everton were credited with a goal, and Geary soon earned them another. Up to the interval Everton had the best of matters, and for a few minutes the game was stopped owing to Saunders being injured by a nasty kick. In the second half North End appeared in something like their true form, pressed most of the time, and scored four goals, thus winning by 4 goals to 2. It is positively refreshing to hear of the forwards scoring so many as four goals, and they simply ran round the Everton defence in the second half.
EVERTON 2 HEARTS OF MIDLOTHIAN 0
November 20, 1892, The Liverpool Mercury
These teams played off a return match at Goodison Park on Saturday, the first game having having been won by Everton with the score of 3 goals to nil. The weather being favourable attendance was affected by 6,000 being presnt. The teams were Everton:- Rennie goal, Chadwick (a), and Campbell (j), backs, Coyle, Jones, and Jamieson half-backs, Latta, Gordon, Geary (capatain), Chadwick (e) and milward forwards. Hearts of Midlothian:- Fairbairn goal,, adams and Goodfellow backs Baird, Hogg, and Moyes, half-backs Taylor Ross, Ellis Scott, and McDonald,, forwards. Mr churchill officiated as Referee. Everton at once open the attack, Geary taking a shot, which was repelled and Milward driving over the line. Jones put in good work at centre half, and this enabled Everton to go to the front again, but to no purpose. The Hearts then caused a divesion, and exercised some pressure , but A Chadwick, in particular defend effectively, getting good assistance from Campbell,, and so Rennie was not troubled. Everton then returned to goal, several times the right wing being especially active, but no likely shot was the outcome. On Campbell robbing Taylor and Ross the left wing men worked smartly up, when the pass gave to Geary, who headed out. Having outlived some narrow escapes from the close forward play of Everton the visitors got well down, but without becoming dangerous, and soon Jones shot outside by a yard or so from long range. This lodged play in close proximity to goal, which Geary had a chance of reducing from a fine centre by Latta but he seemed fairly stuck in the mud. He had a shot a minute or so later, and this Fairbairn saved, Adams eased the pressure and a spell of open play followed. Milward was next to grow threatening he sending in hard at close quarters; but Adams got his foot to the ball just in time. By way of change Taylor went within range and shot grandly, which gave Rennie an opportunity of showing, how well he could neutralise a well-directed sahrp aim. Everton strove hard to make a start in the scoringline, between now and half-time, and Geary and Milward jointly appeared likely to force Goalkeeper and ball though, but Fairbairn was too quick for them. A marvellous scrimmage was also tided over by the Hearts, and when the interval arrived nothing had been scored. Rennie was early called upon on resuming, and was safe. Jamieson put his wing in possession the next moment, and a quick movements by Chadwick, Milward, and Geary brought about the long wished-for downfall of Fairbairn's citadel. The Hearts had a trying time of it at this period Geary press the custodian with a warm-one which he had no soon begotiation than he was in requisition again, this time cleverly putting the ball away. When on his knee , Scott than give his backs a respite by arun on the left and driving out, but Everton returned and Latta sent right across to E Chadwick, who shot out with a long, low aim. During the outslaught Geary gave in with an injured hip leaving Everton with only four forwards Latta went inside. The Heatrts were hard to hold in check for the next 20 minutes, but they were and Everton after a few spurts in vain, made a succesful dash in nthe last few minutes, Chadwick taking the ball from the right and scoring aa fine goal, and in almost darkness a goodgame terminated in a win for Everton by 2 goals to nil.
FAIRFIELD 0 EVERTON COMBINATION 3
November 20 1892. The LiverpoolMercury
At Fairfield. Everton kick-off with a strong wind and pressed, but found the Fairfield defeance very strong, but just before half-time Mcillan scored a grand goal. On the restart Fairfield pressed,, but the forwards were weak, in front of goal, missing some easy chances. The game still continued open, and it was about ten minutes from time when Everton scored a second goal Result Fairfield nil Everton 3.
November 21 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
Everton offered a mild sensation for the delectation of their patrons on Saturday in a return match between the League team and the Hearts of Midlothian, who, notwithstanding the loss of one or two of their best exponents, who had succumbed to the inducements of English League clubs, still hold a forward rank in the Scottish League –third to the Glasgow Rangers and Celtic. This friendly or club game was a return, and as Everton had been smart enough to defeat the Hearts at Edinburgh on September 19 last, a close game was not altogether to be expected had the home club been in a position to place their strongest team in the field. This could not be done owing to the injury received by both Holt and Boyle, in the recent Stoke contest, should have had an off day with so many men finding a rest imperative, and it also offered a favourable chance of experimenting with other resources of the club. A new full back in J. Campbell, of Glasgow Thistle, made his debut on the left in company with A. Chadwick; Rennie took charge of goal; R Jones filled Holt's place, and Coyle that of Boyle, whilst Gordon supplanted Maxwell as Latta's partner. Speaking broadly, the formation worked capitally, and had not the heavy ground, which is wearing badly at the park end, proved such an impediment to the attackers in the first half, a very substantial score would probably have ensued. As it was, though the half-backs supported the forwards judiciously, and the wings were clever, nothing could be done in the scoring line, owing in a great measure to the difficulty Geary found. In the second half the forwards had a better chance of success, the turf at the goal they now directed their attention to wearing very well. In a few minutes a goal was secured, but having assisted in obtaining this success, Geary soon found it necessary to withdraw from the game through an injury to a hip. Everton fell off with only four forwards, and the Hearts were often very neat drawing even, but the defence of Everton came out of the ordeal most satisfactorily, and Rennie gave strength to the fair promise he showed in the match at Ardwick on Wednesday. He has the appearance of an ideal goalkeeper; is active, watchful, and resourceful, and is likely to turn out a Jardine or a Williams. If an, Everton are in luck's way for once. Campbell, the new back, is of medium weight and height, and showed a knowledge of the responsible work expected of him. He went about his duties in a quiet manner, and was thus not a striking figure, but he made no apparent blunder, and was very useful. For a first match in new company the impression he made was favourable. A. Chadwick was an enthusiastic and effective colleague, Jamieson was conspicuous all through in tackling and robbing the right wing, and assisting Milward and Chadwick, his meritorious play calling forth praise on all hands. Jones and Coyle each shaped well, and stuck to their work without flinching. The Everton attack was confined much to the wings, for causes above referred to, and Latta and Gordon vied with Milward and E. Chadwick in equal turns at smart play. The forwards, until after Geary's retirement, were seldom dangerous, being so well guarded by the home half-backs. The middle line offered little obstacle to the Everton vanguard, but they had strong backs, and Fairbairn proved a goalkeeper to be not easily overpowered. The Combination team added another clever win, beating Fairfield –a Lancashire League club –by 3 goals to nil.
EVERTON V. HEARTS OF MIDLETHIAN.
November 21, 1892. The Dundee Courier and Argus.
The principal match at Liverpool was decided at Goodison Park, where the Hearts of Midothian played their return match with Everton. The first match was played at Tynecastle on the September holiday, and by means of excellent football the Liverpool man won deservedly by three to nil. Although the Hearts have recently fallen off in form, it was the opinion on Liverpool that they had a good chance of turning the table on their opponents, as Everton have been knocked about in league matches, and owing to injuries several of the player were unavailable. There were 4,000 spectator on the ground. Everton won two nil.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 EVERTON 2
November 22, 1892 The Liverpool Mercury
A friendly game between these clubs for the benefit of the West Bromwich Hospital took place at Stone-lane yesterday, neither club was strongly represtented. J Reynold being absent from the home side, whilst the exception that Pinnell was substituted for Geary Everton had the same team that had beaten the Hearts of Midlothian on Saturday. Everton scored in the first half and Pinnel added a second point . everton winning a rather poor game by 2 goals to nil.
Everton Team:- Rennie goal, Chadwick (a) and Campbell,, backs, Coyle jones and Jamieson half-backs, Latta (captain), Gordon, Pinnell Chadwick (e) and Milward forwards .
WEST BROMWICH ABLION V. EVERTON
November 22, 1892. The Yorkshire Herald
A friendly game between these clubs, for the benefit of the West Bromwich Hospital, took place at West Bromwich yesterday. Everton scored in the first half, Chadwick putting it through. In the latter half Pinnell added a second point, the visitors winning a rather poor game by 2 goals to none.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION V EVERTON
November 22, 1892. The Birmingham Daily Post
These teams met at the Stoney Lane ground, West Bromwich, before about 2,000 spectators. Boyd made his first appearance with the Albion team, but Reynolds was unable to play in consequence of the injuries he sustained on Saturday. The Albion started downhill, and soon afterwards pressed. Bassett centred, but Campbell cleared nicely. Boyd passed to Bassett, who again shot for the Everton goal, Chadwick heading out. The Everton team paid a visit to the upper territory, but they did not become dangerous, McCulloch and Horton defending very stubbornly. Horton missed his kick, and gave the Everton forwards an opening. Chadwick aimed at goal, but Reader threw out. The visitors attacked again, and a fierce scrimmage ensued within a few yards of the Albion goal. For a few moments the ball was bobbing about close to Reader, and but for mis-kicks the visitors must have scored. Shortly after this Chadwick, during a hot attack, scored the first point for Everton with a long swift shot. The Albion broke away and ran down to the lower end, where they made a most determined attack, but they were repulsed by Campbell. Towards the close of the first half the home eleven pressed. Some tricky play between Groves and Bassett ended in the ball being passed over to the right wing. Bassett nimbly took advantage of the opportunity and shied at goal, but ball up the hill, and made several unsuccessful attempts to score. Once when a good chance presented itself to Latta, shot wide. At half-time the game stood –Everton 1, Albion 0. On changing over the Albion at once commenced a vigorous attack upon Rennie's position, but the Everton man resisted with great determination. Campbell and Chadwick saving several exceedingly well placed shots. Breaking away the visitors ran down the slope, and the outside right man centred beautifully, Chadwick stopped the ball, and when the goal appeared to be at his mercy he shot wildly over the bar. The game was carried into the Everton quarters, Bassett got possession on the right, and centring nicely the ball dropped in the mouth of goal. Rennie, however, saved grandly, and he repeated the performance a few minutes later, when the Albion pressed hard. Milward ended a smart run by shooting high over the bar, and a moment later a fruitless corner fell to the Everton eleven. The remainder of the game was stubbornly fought. From a pass by Chadwick, Pinnell scored the second point for Everton. Result;- Everton 2; Albion 0.
West Bromwich Albion; Reader, goal; Horton and McCulloch, backs; Groves, C. Parry, and T. Perry, half-backs; Bassett, McLeod, Boyd, Bostock, and Geddes, forwards. Everton; Rennie, goal; Campbell and A. Chadwick, backs; Jamieson, Jones, and Boyle, half-backs; Latta, Gordon, Pinnell, E. Chadwick and Milward, forwards. Referee, Mr. Lowles, of Derby. At the close of the match the teams sat down to a meat tea, at the Star and Carter Hotel, West Bromwich. Councillor, Phillips, on behalf of the Friendly Societies Committee, presented the cup to the Everton team.
FOOTBALL MATCH IN AID OF THE LOCAL HOSPITALS
November 23, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
The Everton Football Club have lost no time in arranging for a theatrical football match at the beginning of next year, in aid of the Stanley hospital and the Royal Infirmary. Yesterday afternoon a meeting was held in the Bee Hotel, for the purpose of forming a committee to make the arrangements. Mr. G. Mahon occupied the chair, and there were also present a large number of gentlemen interested in the movement. Various suggestions were made for the future organization of the match, and also matters which would contribute towards its success were put forward. A committee having been elected it was decided to hold a meeting of that committee at the Bee Hotel on Thursday week, at three o'clock.
MAYOR OF LIVERPOOL AND THE EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB
November 24, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
The match at Goodison Park on Saturday , which is between Everton League and Sheffield Wednesday, should prove very attractive, seeing that the visitors are the only League club that have defeated Sunderland this season. In additional, the Mayor of Liverpool and several city councillors have signified their intention of being present to witness the match. The public will also have an opportunity of seeing the magnificent West Bromwich Charity Cup which was won by Everton on Monday last. It will be exhibited round the ground.
November 26, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
With Associationists in Liverpool the event that will monopolies the attention of the public is the League match between Everton and Sheffield Wednesday. Indeed, there is nothing much in the way of counter attraction. The visit of Sheffield Wednesday is an occasion of much moment by virtue of the fact that they are in a more forward position in the League, with 15 points, than Everton who can boast of but 12 points for the same number of matches. The Wednesday are likewise famous as the only team which have managed to defeat Sunderland in a League match this season. The Mayor of Liverpool and several city councilors have signified their intention of being present at Goodison Park, and is thus to be given to the entertainment, it is also intimated that the supporters of the club are to be afforded the opportunity of witnessing the handsome cup which Everton qualified to hold by defeating West Bromwich last Monday in the annual match played for the benefit of the West Bromwich charities.
Everton v Sheffield Wednesday, Goodison Park.
November 28, 1892. The Liverpool Mercury
The patrons of Everton were again denied the pleasure of witnessing their team win a League match –a privilege they have not enjoyed since October 1, when Aston Villa succumbed at Goodison-road, and even when the margin of success as but a goal to nil. But Evertonians are very loyal. No matter how often they are disappointed, hey “stick to their guns” and generally secure a “full house” before which the players may perform. Again on Saturday there would be about 14,000 spectators present, and as these included the Mayor and other members of the Corporation, it was all the more galling that Everton on this particular occasion should play second fiddle to their opponents, even though they were Sheffield Wednesday, the first, and until Saturday the only, vanquishers of the great Sunderland team but in truth Everton were caught at a disadvantage. They had but a patched up eleven, with so many men on the sick list, and Holt, though playing, protesting that he was not in a sufficiently recruited state to do justice to himself or his club. The ground, too, was in a flooded condition, as a result of the forenoon rain, and Everton are not generally seen to advantage when the going is heavy. They worked every bit as hard as Sheffield Wednesday, but they did not keep so well on the ball, and were not so consistently prompt and strong in their passing and shooting. The Wednesday nearly always had a quick pop at goal when they got near, whereas Everton were more calculating, and whilst considering how best to reduce goal, dallied till the opportunity passed away. This was the characteristic play of the first half, but afterwards, on Latta going centre, the Everton forwards were as expeditious and incisive in their work as had the Wednesday been in the earlier stage and had they opened as brightly as they finished, the victory would probably have been heirs instead of Sheffield's. The winners on Saturday, beyond doubt, gave a magnificent exposition of football on a slippery ground. They seemed to revel in the mud, and they worked so harmoniously as to be equally strong in every department. Brady the old Evertonian giving very striking proof that he is as clever as ever. There were several failures on the Everton side. The defence, except that of Howarth, was weak, and Rennie fell to nearly every shot he received in the first half, but allowance must be made on account of the slippery footing. Holt and Boyle were neither in good condition, but Jamieson came out well. The forwards were upset by Murray, who is not apparently destined to shine in a League match, however, such he may sparkle in connection with the combination team. The left wing were in good form, and Latta and Gordon, after exchanging positions, gave every satisfaction.
EVERTON V SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
November 28, 1892. The Sheffield Independent.
A Sensational Game.
Brilliant Victory of the Sheffielders
The occasion of the first visit of Sheffield Wednesday to Liverpool as members of the large body was made festive by the executive of Everton club, invitations being issued to the Mayor of Liverpool, and other civic dignitaries of the City to witness the match, which to Liverpool-football-goers is a novelty, unfortunately the morning opened stormy, and a terrific fall of rain in the forenoon tended to make matters anything but agreeable to the many thousands of people who intended to give the victorious Sheffielders a hearty welcome to one of the most popular centres of the Association game. However, as though the gods were mindful of the fact that the occasion was a great one, the rain clouds and thick hazy atmosphere cleared away, and before the game was started old sol was beaming in all his autumn glory, and had it not been for the fact that pools of water deluge was visible just as the rival teams entered the grand from the dressing rooms, a local brass band struck up the stirring sir of “see the conquering here comes,” but whether this referred to the moment to Everton or to Wednesday no one was able to tell. Both clubs, as will be seen, were well represented, Holt having sufficiently recovered to take the field though the latest acquisition to the back division, Campbell, did not play, Howarth being partnered by Albert Chadwick, the brother of the international forward. When Rowan kick-off for Sheffield about half-past two scarcely less the 15,000 people were present. The Wednesday right wing were soon busy at work and took the ball up the field, when Howarth rushed in and cleared, for a minute or so the play ragged in midfield, Latta here got possession and sent in a longshot, which was thrown clear by Allen, Holt dribbled a short distance and transferred to Chadwick, who dodging past Brady, passed on to Milward, and a series of five exchanges ended in the latter again troubling the Sheffield goalkeeper. Everton, at this stage of the game, looked like drawing first blood, Latta made another good attempt to beat Allen with a header, but the “Blades” was all there, and saved smartly. Then some very tricky play on the part of the Sheffield left wing opened up a chance, which the visitors were not slow to avail themselves of, Brady scoring a very nice goal, which Rennie had no chance of stopping. From the restart, the visitors were again in the Everton half, and almost immediately Brady, from a pass by Spikesley, notched a second point for Wednesday, with two goals to the bad the Evertonians from the extreme wings were nearly defeating Allan, Gordon also narrowly missed the Wednesday citadel, his shot, however being rather weak. After a spell of play in the centre, a Sheffield forwards plunged their way through the slush when Davies and Rowan each called upon. Rennie to save. A stiff scrimmage in front of the Everton goal followed, and before the home goalkeeper could get the ball clear, Brown slipped in and scored the third goal for the visitors, for a foul in the centre against the visitors Howarth took a free kick, which sent the ball straight into the net, but it went through without touching any one. Despite the wretched condition of the ground, the Wednesdayities were remarkably quick in getting on the ball, and their attacks were also of a more dangerous character those initiated by Everton. The next item of notice was a smart run by Milward, who beat three or four of the opponents in the race up, but as there was no one at the finish to render him assistance his effort was abortive. E. Chadwick next tried, and this time met with success, and opened the Everton account with an oblique shot, which first of all struck the upright and then bounced through. After Holt had very nearly beaten Allan, the Sheffield forwards went away with splendid combination, which defied all opposition, and Spikesley scored the fourth goal, a performance which met with tremendous cheers from the crowd. Still keeping up their attacks, the Everton defence was sorely troubled but Howarth came out splendidly, and was well applauded for his fine play. The “Blades” had a futile corner from which Latta and Milward led an exceedingly hot onslaught on the Sheffield charge. T. Brandon, meets, and Mumford were, however, equal to the tension, and after a while the Evertonians had to beat another retreat, the result of which was that Davis scored the fifth goal for Sheffield just before the interval, the visitors thus crossing over five goals to one, to the good. This was a tremendous balance for Everton to tackle, Latta took Gordon's place at centre, the last named going right outside. The early staged of this half were of a very even character. Gordon, however, took the ball down the touch line, and made a splendid effort at goal, only however, to see the ball sliding over the crossbar on to the top of the referee. The Everton men were soon attacking again, but luck was all against them. Wednesday next exerted themselves, and Spikesley, who received a fine centre from Davis, was nearly adding a sixth goal, and at this stage the home goal was fairly bombarded, and once the ball went through, but the whistle had just previously sounded for a foul. At this juncture the Sheffielders held the complete power over their opponents, and the vast crowd began to ironically cheer the home players. This stirred up the “toffy boys” who infused much vigour into their final effort, and fairly swarmed round the Sheffield posts. Gordon, Boyle, and Holt made some wonderful attempts, without avail. Then Chadwick took up the pressure with success and scored a second point for Everton, Milward adding a third within the last half minute of play. Thus left Sheffield winners by five goals to three, a well-earned victory for which they received the applaud of the spectators. The Sheffield forwards were always much faster and trickier with the ball than Everton. Everton 3 goals, Sheffield Wednesday 5 goals. Teams: - Everton: - Rennie, goal; Howarth and A. Chadwick, backs; Boyle, Holt and Jamieson, half-backs; Latta, Murray, Gordon, E. Chadwick, and Milward, forwards. Sheffield Wednesday: - Allan, goal; T. Brandon and Darroch, backs; H. Brandon, Betts, and Mumford, half-backs; Davis, Brown, Rowan, Brady, and Spikesley, forwards.
EVERTON 3 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 5
November 28, 1892, The Liverpool Mercury
Special interst was given to the first League match between these clubs at Goodsion Park on Saturday by the fact that the visitors had beaten Sunderland. In addition to which the mayor of Liverpool and other influenial gemtlemen patronised the event. The mayor on his arrival was welcomed, on behalf of the Everton Club, by Mr Mahon, president, in a brief speech, and his worship having expressed himself gratifield with the welcome given him and the hope that good sport was in store, proceeded rounf the ground to the reserved stands avoidst the appaluse of the compant, which numberred about 14,000. The ground unfortunately, was in soft condition, owing to the recent rains, and it was evident the players who were as follow, had a laborous task before them. Everton, Rennie goal, Howarth (captain) and Chadwick (a) backs, Boyle, Holt and Jamieson, half-backs, Latta, Murray, Gordon Chadwick (e), and Milward forwards. Sheffield Wednesday:- Allen goal, Branton (t), and Darroch, backs, Brandon (h), Betts and Muinford, half-backs, Davies, Brown Rowan Brady and Spikesley left wing. Everton had the sun in their Everton commencing, but opened the attack on the left, when Murray put outside from the pass. Everton were not yet to be driven back, and, helped from the left, Latta tested Allen, who used his hands to good purpose and the venue changed. Davies outman Jamieson, and placing across to the left wing Brady closed in and scored at short range, the distiguished part thus played by the late popular Evertonian being heartily cheered. The ball had no sooner been restarted from the centre than the visitors again took up the attack, at the lead of Spikesley who ran quickly along and placed the ball in the safe charge of Brady, who for the second time smartly beat Rennie. In seven minutes Everton had presumably victory snatched from their grasp.,for it would be a herculean task to overtake this double success of the Sheffielders. They strove very hard on resuming, and attacked again and again Milward, Chadwick, and Latta being particularly smart but there was a weakness in the middle, and the quick backs completely held their own. Gordon certainly shot well on one occasion forcing a corner. A free kick next fell to Everton, but this was of no use, as the ball dropped into the net untouched. Even play intervened the passing being very good all round, and then Wednesday jumped further ahead, as Spikesley took the ball nicely from Brown's centre and scored with ease. The home defender were in troubled waters immediately afterwards until Howarth got the ball away from the goal mouth grandly and Milward sprintled off but it was in vain as no one was at hand to assist. The left wing of Everton was once more in evidence and E Chadwick made a running shot which had the desired effect the ball rebounding through from off the post. A severe tussel followed in front of the home goal, which seemed in immientent danger of being again puctuired but the defender stood out, and, the siege once raised Spikesley went down and scored a fouth goal with a spanking shot. Some likely pressure was initiated by Everton during which T Brandon repulsed the home left wing more than once and than a futher mishap occurred to Everton,, as Jamieson and Howarth failed to arrest the advance of Davies who shot out of the reach of Rennie into the net and a futile movement by Milward brough on the interval with Sheffield Wednesday leading by 5goals to 1. For the second half Everton made change in the disposwition of the front line, Latta going centre and Gordon outside, right, but Everton were the first to defend and, coming out of the ordeal with satisfaction, the home-team gave evidence of more vitality in their kicking and fastening on the ball. Gordon shot in beautifully from the wing, but went to high. In reply Spikeley raced off and shot, which Rennie thgough having plenty of time to use his hands, resorted to the more risky experiemnet of neitralising with his foot. He got the ball clear however, though it was not Everton's time for attacking yet. The visitors showed an inclination of taking things more easily at this period, but Everton had not given up hope, and the determination they evinced compelled the Wednesday also to be on the alert. The visitors tried to get through on the right once or twice, but Howarth checked them magificently. The subsequent play was greatly in favour of Everton., who at this junction kicked hard and often shots accurtely but it was getting very near time before they could score, Milward claiming the distinction. He repeated the a=chievement just before the whistle sounded, and the result of a hard tussle was a win for Sheffield Wednesday by 5 goals to 3.