JANUARY 1894 EVERTON 7 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 (game 141)
January 1 1894.
The Liverpool Mercury
These clubs played off the first of their League engagements on Saturday at Goodison Park before a large company. The visitors were without Geddes and Nichols, whilst Arridge appeared for Everton owing to Howarth not having sufficiently recovered from his sprained foot. The teams were accordingly as follows:- Everton:- Williams goal, Parry, and Arridges backs, Kelso, Holt, and Stewart half-backs, Latta , Bell, Southworth, (captain) Chadwick, and Milward forwards. West Bromwich Ablion:- Reader goals, Nicholson, and Crone backs, Taggart, Perry (c), and Perry (t), half-backs Bassett, Norman McLeod, Williams and Pearson, forwards Referee Kingscott officated as referee. Southworth having kicked off on behalf of the home side, who had lost the spin of the Coin, an invasion was at once made of the ‘'Throstle'' goal. A repulse was effected, but it was only momentarily, and are the game had been in progress a minute Chadwick sent across, and Bell hanged the ball past Reader the early success of the Evertonians fairly taking the Albion by surprise. The naturally stimulated Everton to increased efforts, and the opposing goal had narrow escapes of further downfall; but Williams was also in trouble from a dash of the Albion left. He just managed to clear although he almost failed in the attempt. A fine centre by Milward was not turned to account, and then Reader saved a shot by Southworth after a beautiful dribbled by the home centre, whilst he also successfully negotiated one from Stewart. Everton were now playing the stronger game, the West Bromwich defence, however, coping with the attack. Milward now received a nasty kick from T .Perry but did not leave the field. Now the visitors conributed their first dangerous effort Bassett racing away and passing to McLeod, who made a good effort without avail. After Milward had shot wide, at the other end, Latta screwed into goal, and Southworth had no difficulty in heading a second point. following this reverse the Albion attacked. Principally by the aid of Bassett, who banged wildy over the bar. Milward was again prominent for Evertonians. Next Stewart tried a long lobbing shot which Reader saved from underneath the uprights. It was well for the vistors that their defence was sound, ease their goal must have succumbed on several occasions. Corners followed to Everton, as the continued of bright play by the forwards but at this juncture the shooting was not so deadly and the opposing goal thus escaped downfall. Norman and Bassett ran strongly down the Albion right only to find Parry and Arridge perfectly safe. Stewart and Holt were also repeatedly applaused for clever play. Then Chadwick shaved the crossbar. Bell shot at long range, and Reader knocking out to Southworth the latter put on Everton;s third goal. The home forwards were playing a brilliant game, and again laid siege to the ‘'Brum's'' goal, Southworth evading several opponents again bringing About its capitulation tremedus cheering greeting this performance. Chadwick and Latta tested Reader but found him safe, and nothing further being done up to the interval. Everton were leading by the substanial majority of 4 goals to nil. Upon resuing the attendance had reached 15,000 , who withnessed who withnessed some sterling play by Bell and Latta without, however any score accuring. A burst on the West Bromwich right looked dangerous, but Parry ran across and kicked out. Nothing resulted from the ensung corner, and from the kick out of goal, Bell went rapidly away, and passing to Southworth a fifth goal was recored, amidst renewed cheering. A free kick against the home side caused play to be taken in front of Williams but Parry headed away from Norman, and Bell securing he tested Reader, who saved with his right hand outstretched. Then Pearson after beating Kelso, sent behind. West Bromwich, notwithstanding the large number of points against them, were by no means done with, and Bassett slipped through the Everton half-backs, shooting low,, and hard, to find Williams only checking with the greatest difficulty, McLeod was at hand and dashed in exciting play ensumed in front of the home citadel, Parry evosing appalused by starving off the attack. Everton were again quickly at the opposing end Bell shooting over the corner goal. Relief having been given from the goal kick, Norman with Williams run down the field, the latter steerring hard and striaght through the Everton goal. This reverse only served to stir the leaders and after passing between Bell Holt Chadwick and Southworth, the old Rovers banged the sixth successful shot past Reader, who, however, just tipped the ball. Still keeping hard on the attack Everton quickly obtained a seventh goal, Southworth being once more the safe pilot. West Bromwich, by way of a division, grew dangerous but Parry repulsed; and then, on the Albion returning a free kick was given the visitors near in, in attending to which Stewart gave a futile corner. This was the last aggressive movement by West Bropmwich and Everton settled down to a long siege, during which they experienced a little hard luck. First Latta centred finely and Southworth hit the left post. Then Latta headed narrowly over from a pass by Chadwick. Next Chadwick himself tested Reader who was safe, with a low shot and in the tussle immediately following Southworth shot into the net, but in its flight the ball touched Latta, who was at the moment off-side. Milward at this period got badly winded in a charge. This led to a little delay,, and on resuming the home team had further shots, but could not increase their lead, and when the whistle sounded a great cheer was scoreded Everton's well deserved victory by 7 goals to 1.
NOTE ON PORT
January 1 st 1894. Birmingham Daily Post
Rarely indeed have the colours of West Bromwich Albion been lowered so decisively as they were by Everton on Saturday. After their memorable victory over the Cup-holders early in the eek the Albion travelled to Liverpool with more than an ordinary feeling of confidence, but Everton were in irresistible form, and followed up their recent achievements by defeating the visitors by no fewer than seven goals to one. If one man stands out more conspicuously than another on the vanquished side it is certainly Reader, whose display in goal was simply brilliant. Had the goalkeepers been changed there is no doubt Everton would have won by larger total. Bassett treated the spectators to one magnificent run and shot, which deserved a goal, but with this exception he did little out of the common. No doubt the absence of Geddes through illness had a great deal to do with the ineffectiveness of the forward rank. The single point which the Albion obtained was the result of a smart individual effort by McLeod, the finishing touch being given to it by Williams. The half-backs and backs seemed powerless to stop the lightning rushes of the Everton forwards, who have given a finer exhibition during the whole season. Southworth who scored six out of the seven goals, shot, dribbled, and headed with wonderful judgement. In his best days the ex-Blackburnian has never played a finer game.
Everton v. West Bromwich Albion
January 1, 1894. The Yorkshire Herald.
At Liverpool, before 14,000 spectators. Everton started, and in the first minute Bell scored. The game was evenly contested at first, but then Everton again attacked strongly, Latta sending across the goalmouth, and Southworth headed a second point. Hostilities were continuously carried on in Albion's half, Nicholson and Reader playing fine defence. Southworth scored twice again. Everton attacked up to the interval. Half-time score:- Everton 4 goals to Albion nil. In the second half Southworth scored a fifth. Then Norman opened the Albion account, Southworth scoring twice more. The visitors then pressed, but without result. Final score –Everton 7 goals to West Bromwich 1.
Darwen v. Everton
January 2, 1894. The Yorkshire Herald.
These teams met on the Barley Bank Ground, Darwen, yesterday, before 12,000 people, and in beautiful spring like weather. Everton had up their best team, but Darwen played a weakened side. Darwen started, and in twenty minutes, after having rather the best of the play, scored from a penalty kick taken by Orr. The score was soon equalised, one of the home side putting through. Half-time score –Everton 2 goals to Dawren 1. On resuming Darwen had much the best of the opening play and scored twice to Everton once, the result being a draw of three goals each.
DARWEN V EVERTON
January 2, 1894. Birmingham Daily Post
Played at Darwen, before 10,000 spectators. Darwen, who were without R. Fish, kick-off, and play immediately, became very exciting. Darwen had rather the best of matters, Arridge having been injured, though he resumed in a short time. From a penalty kick against Parry, Orr scored for Darwen, and directly afterwards one of the home backs put the ball through, equalising the score, which t half-time was Everton 2, Darwen 1. On resuming Darwen had much the best of the play, but Everton opened the scoring, Chadwick putting the ball through. After severe pressure, Pearson scored for Darwen with a low shot. The home side applied very severe pressure afterwards, but experienced very bad luck. At length McKennie equalised the scores, and the match ended in a draw of 3 goals each.
DARWEN 3 EVERTON 3 (game 142)
January 2 1894 the Liverpool Mercury
This return league match was played at Darwen yesterday. The weather proved beautfully-fine and there was a good holiday attendance of 10,000. The teams were- Everton:- Whitehead,, goal, Parry and Arridge, backs, Kelso Holt, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta, Bell Southworth (captain), Chadwick and Milward forwards. Darwen:- Kenyon, goal, Leach, and Orr, backs, Shaw, Wardron, and, Pearson, half-backs, McKennie, McKnight, Maxwell (a), Marr and Sutherland,, forwards Maxwell kicked off against the wind and Darwen moved down on the left, but were promptly beaten off. Everton round goal, and from Kelso centre's Southworth headed just outsode. Darwen replied in a strong raid, in stemming which Holt was conspicuous. The home team at once swooped down again, bringing pressure on the left. Parry was severely tried, but he held out and the danger was removed. Everton essayed a run on the left, but could not get in a shot, and soon Marr was seen travelling quickly through when Parry rushed to the rescue. He was just in time to prevent a shot, but in doing so received a kick on his knee, which compelled his retirement. Kelso now went full back, and Latta half-back. Though thus short-handed Everton had the best of the play for the next few minutes, causing some anxiety to the home defenders, who, however, prevented good shooting. Maxwell next had a free couse, getting clear of the backs but he was too eager in his aim, and put wide, with no one but Whitehead to beat. Darwen then attacked strongly, Whitehead stopping a couple of warm shots, whilst Arridge checked grandly, once clear Everton forced two corners the outcome of which was in Chadwick failing in his-arm. Parry had now reappeaded, and the visitors were capable of a more sustained siege Southworth showing up with nice dribbles which came to nothing. Parry next took a free kick and put into the net but the ball had not been touched. In tackling the left wing Parry fouled an opponent and a penalty kick being conceded, Orr scored. Milward at the other end sent in a beauty, but this Kenyon stopped cleverly, and Darwen went away, beating Whitehead, but a claim for a foul was sustained, and the goal-disallowed to the intense disatisfaction of the spectators. With this let off Everton improved but Chadwick was tame in his shooting. Southworth then joined Bell in a movement, but Orr robbed them. Latta, however, got hold at the corner and screwed in well, when one of the Darwen men touched the ball into the net, with Southworth on them. Whitehead was quickly in requistion after the score had thus been made equal and used his foot to a bot one from Mckennie, whilst Kenyon also made a smart save at the other end. This was followed by Southworth penetrating goal, but offside was established. At this juncture Parry put in some spendid defence. He took two or three free kicks and once he shot into the net without the ball touched. This did not count, of course, but getting another place kick, it was successfully negotiated the ball in its flight from Parry's foot gliding of Southworth's head into the net giving Everton a lead of two goals to one. A minute later half-tome was called, and upon resuming, Chadwick screwed in very neatly. The ball was placed by Kenyon when Southworth returned to Milward but the latter was off-side. A menacing movement, after Holt had gone with a long shot, was them made by Darwen, and danger theantened from a close scrimmage in front of Whitehead, but Holt came through with the ball in triumph Darwen lost no time in returning in a determined manner, when Parry cleared out the raiders. Everton went away smartly and from a pass Chadwick scored with a alanting shot. Darwen were still equal to great energy, and looked likely to score from a hot fire, but Whitehead made a clever running clearance which the Everton forwards took up culminating in Chadwick shooting into Kenyons hands as did Milward a little later. Following some desultory play, Marr got pass Parry, and shot obliquely but Whitehead was equal to the emergency, and diverted the ball at the expense of a corner. Darwen subsequently, which caused much actively to be displayed by the Everton defenders, and at length their play was rewarded, as on Whitehead punching away ashot he succunbed to a quick return by Pearson. The game continued to be keenly contested, and if anything Darwen were the more aggressive great excitement prevailing as they made capital bids for an equalising goal. On one occasion Maxwell had a fine chance but headed just outside. The last few minutes were most rousing and both sets of backs were kept fully extended. In one of Darwen's spirited rushes Shaw scored a good goal, rattling in sharply just as Whitehead had stopped a warm shie. Everton then tried for all they were worth for a clinching point, but failed, and a grand game ended in a draw-3 goals each.
EVERTON COMBINATION 3 STOKE SWIFTS 1
January 2 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
The meeting of these clubs at Goodison Park yesterday, in their return fixture attracted fully 10,000 spectators. Everton won the previous game by the narrow majority of a goal. Whilst to a certain extent the result of the combination championship rested on this match. Stoke kicked off, and had the best of the game during the first half, their play being superior to that of their rivals. Chadwick, Walker,, and Lindsay however, were safe, and no scoring was done until close upon half-time. When the ball, was rushed past Jardine, the swift thus leading at the interval by a goal to nil. Everton resumed, and were seen to much better advantage. The stoke defence However was admirable, but after several attacks. Reay equalised the scores. Play livened up after this both goals being subjected to severe pressure but the shooting was eratic, Everton if anything being the worst offenders. As the game progressed they improved, and took the lead. Amidst loud cheering. Another point was disallowed, but just before time a third followed, and Everton scored their second victory over the Swifts this season by 3 goals to 1.
CELTIC 0 EVERTON 4
JANUARY 5 1894. THE Liverpool Mercury
Journeying north from Darwen, Everton visted Glasgow yesterday in order to play the famous Celtic team, when a large crowd absembled at the well-appointed grounds at Parkhead. The teams were- Everton:- Whitehead, goal, Parry and Arridge backs, Kelso, Holt and Boyle, half-backs, Latta, Bell Southworth (captain), Chadwick, and Milward, forwards. Celtic:- Cullen, goal, Beynolds, and Doyle backs, Curran, Dunbar, and Boyle, half-backs, Blessington, Davidson, Cassidy, McMahon, and Drivery, forwards Celtic kicked off against the wind, and at once harrassed the Everton defence. Boyle checked, at Whotehead had to be smart in fisting aside. Everton then goal into a good stride, passing accurately, but Chadwick shot wide at a nice position. Southworth drove in straight to no pupose. The visitors continued to press hard, but the shooting was not good. Everton next forced a corner placed by Chadwick from which Southworth headed a goal, and a minute later, on Milward passing across, Latta centred, Sputhworth again scoring. Everton thus assumed a strong lead within ten minutes. Celtic seemed quite incapable of clearing their lines, the combination of the visting forwwards being too good. At length,, after Bell had made a fine attempt at long range the Celtic right wing went away. Arridge interposed, but a corner had to be conceded, which was readily cleared. Cassidy from McMahon, had a chance a moment afterwards,, but put too high. Everton were not on the defensive very long, and printipally through some spendid work by Holt they confined play to their opponents quarter for a time though not permitted just now to be threatening. The Celtic in turn assuning the attack were very unsteady and were easily held in check. Kelso next headed in finely and hands were given, from which the ball was driven against the post. The home team then made the stronest attack, several hot shots being essayed by the left wing, but these Whitehead stopped grandly. Cullen also saved a warm low shot by Kelso, which incident led up to a clever protected assault by Everton, good aim being taken by several players, Southworth having the lion share. The Celtic goalkeeper, However, proved very safe, and when Everton renewed the attack Doyle was effective. Divery varied the monotony by running well down and shooting timely, but again Whitehead saved cleverly. Everton were promptly on the ball again, and had siege in excellent style, but they found the defence of the Glasgow men was of an improving kind. Play proceeded in favour of Everton, with occasion spurt by the home team. Once the right right menaced, but they found Whitehead just as safe as he had been on previous occassions, and at the interval Everton retained their lead of two goals to nil. The opening incident of the second half was the contribution of neat but futile passing by Everton who than had to do defensive work, Celtic smartening up considerably. Blessington shot in twice in good style, and then followed a hot tussle in front of goal, during which the Scots were near scoring, Whitehead using his fists effectively with two or three men almost upon him. Parry next found it necessary to cquesde a corner, and Holt again became prominet. Thus assisted the Everton forwards gave troubled, and Milward sent across to Latta, who unfortunately slipped in trying to take the ball or he would have probably scored. He fell again a minute afterwards, and evidently the ground was too slippery. Celtic now had a turn of pressing, and were repulsed with difficult Arridge being some what at Fault. Everton kept their goals intact, however, and Milward had hard luck with a rasping shot, which struck the crossbar but Everton were not to be much longer denied a third goal, as Southworth finished off a neat forward movement by running in and scoring in his best style. Still the game was well contested all thought the second half. Celtic were smart when they did move down, and took a great deal of watching, but the defence was good, Parry especially being relable. The feature of the match was undoubtly play of Holt and the cohension of the Everton forwards their passing being described in some of the finest ever seen on the Celtic ground. Ten minutes before the end Southworth, as the result of fine Forward tactics, scored the fourth goal, and when the whistle sounded Everton had thoroughly earned a win of 4 goals to nil.
EVERTON 2 NEWTON HEATH 0 (game 143)
January 8 1894 The Liverpool Mercury
Jack Southworth penalty miss early on
This league match took place at Goodison Park on Saturday, before about 7,000 specatotrs. The ground, though hard was in furly good playing condition and having been liberally sprinkled. The teams were; Everton:- Whitehead goal, Parry, and Lindsay, backs, Kelso, Holt and Boyle, half-backs, Latta, Bell, Southworth (captain), Chadwick,, and Milward forwards:- Newton Heath:- Fall, goal, Clements, and Erentz, backs, Perrins, Stewart, and Davidson, half-backs, Farman, Hood, Graham, McKnight, and Pedam forwards. The game opened tamely, but Everton were prompty on the attack and forced a corner or two of no avail. Bell and Latta returned to goal, but the latter's shot went wide. Boyle was giood in his aim a minute later only to find Fall a reliable goalkeepers. So far Newton Heath had scarely crossed the half-way line, and when they at length did so they were compelled to fall back upon their own goal with eager despatch. Here they withstood a hot fire. Corners were conceded free kicks taken finely combined runs tried, but it was all in vain for the defence was unyielding, and virious of heavy scoring passed away. Everton had men of rescurce to combat, who were couraelous and skilful and who would only be beaten by persisstent attacks. Whilst hard pressed Erentz made an error and handled the ball. A penalty kick , of course, was conceded, which was taken by Southworth but he placed a bit too high and struck the bar. The ball rebounded towards Southworth and he tried a second shot but put outside. Everton was disappointed at the failure, but went to the front again in a spendid movement and had another foire, Fall stopping one or two teasing thrusts particularly that by Bell. The Newton Heath forwards then had a brief spell, but were not at all dangerous and the game assured its prior aspect of Everton attacking, and of the visitors stubbornly defending. The home forwards, impatent of their inability to score, woke up, and infused more dash into their work but it was or no use, and as half-time approached the play became more equal, the visitors getting a couple of free kicks, from which they were enabled to bring some measure of pressure upon Whitehead a charge. Holt was in evidence at a critical moment with a good kick, though Newton Heath were soon back again in a stringing movement which was threatening but the final shot went in halmlessly. The play developened more equally, and both goalkeepers were in demand, Whitehead using his hands once very cleverly. Everton were no more successful in the shooting line than their opponents and after Holt had been cheered for the manner in which he extricated the ball out of a scrimmage the interval came with the scoring nil. On resuming Newton were the first to get away moving down on the right, where Lindsay blocked the way, and from a free kick by the latter the Everton right wing went away strongly, when Bell passed to Chadwick who was successful in a shot which almost hit the inside of the far post. Bell was not far out in his iam immediately following, and then McNaught caused Whitehead to use his fist, which was done in a masterly manner. It now seemed certain that Everton would hold their lead only by most spiriuted play for though Holt in partionlar, brave much combination the visitors got down as often as the home team, and on Paten shooting the ball went into the net, but in its progess Farman when off-side, touched the ball and the point was accordingly disallowed. The next attempted at goal was at the other end, which resulted in a corner kick, and than Chadwick passed to Southworth who shie at goal, but Latta not feeling sure the ball would go though rushed in for a deciding kick, but was adjudged to be off-side as he did so. Thus each club was robbed of a goal for infringement of the off-side rule within the space-of a few minutes. A free kick for a foul by Fell was next of no service to the ‘'Heathens'' as Parry cleared away danger and so more likely work was done by the Everton forwards, though rendered nagatory by the watchful backs. A short attack by the visitors intervened, and them some strong play, in which Bell, Latta, and Southworth were nonspicue resulted in the centre forwards taking the ball from Bell's pass and hooking it neatly into goal. The match was now practically won. Chadwick followed with a good aim which Fall put aside with his right hand. In the subequent play Southworth did two fine performances. He first got the ball out of a most dangerous scrimmage in front of Everton's goal, and then soon shot against the post, when Milward returned the ball so well that Fall had to give a corner. Everton had the best of the remaining play without further scoring, and thus won by 2 goals to nil.
BLACBURN ROVERS RESERVES 2 EVERTON COMBINATION 0
January 8 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
Ewood Park, before 6,000 specatotr. The vistors kicked off, and the ball being smartly retried Haydock scored but the point was disallowed for off-side. Then the Rovers were kept on the defence close to goal. At last they broke away, and Calvey scored. The Everton backs were kept busy, and after 13 minutes play Haydock added another goal. Half-time score Rovers two, Everton nil. On the restart the Rovers continued for a time to have the best of matters. Then Everton had a short look in. Murray forced a corner and shot were put in. result Blackburn Rovers Reserves 2 Everton Combination 0
Everton Team< Cock (j), goal, Chadwick and Asrridge, backs Stoorier, Jones and Coyle, half-backs, Reay, Murray, Pinnell, McMillan and Elliott, forwards.
January 8 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
The news received in Liverpool on Monday last that Everton had only been equal to making a draw in their return League match with Darwen of three goals each would be surprising and disasppointing seeing that Everton had beaten Darwen by eight goals to one, at Goodison Park, on October 21, since when the Liverpool represtentives have improved. For teams have done well in their visits to Barcley Bank however and already this season those who have suffered defeat there are Stoke Newton Heath West Bromwich Albion, and Sheffield Wednesday, whilst even Aston Villa had to be content with a draw. Darwen also ran the Blackburn Rovers closely (3-2)-indeed the only soild defeat in the League the Darweners have experience, when at home have been by Notts Forest (4-0) and Bolton Wanderers (3-1). It is not them no surprising after all that Everton could only effect a draw still, they ought to have won, for they had a lead of two goals about a quartere of an hour from the finish, and should have held out. They did not adept themselves to the conditions. The ground was heavy-going-and longer kicking would have had a different result, no doubt. The forwards not unnaturally learned to the tactics that had served so well in the West Bromwich match, but they could not catch the pure chend and were not seen in that harmonious swing which has been so pleasing of late. The half-backs line too was not so firm, as Stewart was suffering from a leg injury, a legacy of the previous Saturday. Arridge was not capable of repulsing the rushes of Darwen with certainty the right wing soon grasping his weakness in the tackling line, Parry, on the other hand, though hurt early in the game was fearless all though as was Holt whilst Whitehead made a promising debut as League goalkeeper. Darwen played a dashing game from start to finish, on the wings chiefy and deserve every credit for the pucky way in which they almost turned an adverse situration into a victory. With the exception of Stewart who returned home the team journay to Glasgow in the evening in order to play the Celtic Boyle who had been recruiting in his native air for a week or so joined and competed the team. Being New year week, the city bore a holiday aspect the streets on Tuesday afternoon and evening being thronged. There were at least two great football matches provided for those who taste lay in that direction. Sunderland were at Ibrox combating the Rangers, whilst Everton were delighting a large company at Parkhead with a most perfect exhibition of forward and half-backs play which was rewarded with an empliatic success of four goals to nil. The press of Glasgow, and Fotball experts generally were unammous in their praise of the Everton attack as being equal to anything seen in scotland and it certainly deserved the commits. The passing was very accurate notwithstanding that the ground was inclined to slipperyness, and the finishing touches of Southworth, who scored all the goals were graceful and scientic. He thus justifield the confidence reposed in him by his colleages but he would be the first to acknowledge that the team generally were entitled to share in the commendiations. Holt was brilliant in the extreme, and he more than any man spoiled the combination of the Celtic though Kelso and Boyle were strong as wingmen. The backs however had no sinecure and did their work satisfactorily, especially Parry who was in the thick of the fray when danger was greatest. Whitehead made on mistake in goal, and cleared the shots cleanly and effectively using his hands and feet, as the case required, with spendid judgement. The Celtic were without Kelly and Maley, and this may have had a material influence on the play,, but the half-backs were not weaker than any other department. The difference in the teams was that Everton had the advantage as every section. The game was carried out in a none gentlemanly spirit, both sides depending upon skill, and above all, the crowd was very impartial, never slow in applauding smart play on either side. As Everton shone the more frequently they had much of the cheering to themselves. After the match both teams, with the officials and press represtatives, were royally entertained by the Celtic club. In proposing the toast of their Liverpool friends Mr McLoughlin in a happy speech. Emphassed the opinon that Everton had given one of the best displays and he could not understand why they were not nearer the top of the League. The return match between Everton and Celtic take place at Goodison Park on April 23. In the meantime it was hoped that the club would win the English and Scottish Cup respectively, and it would them be a dust of'' world's champions''
Everton v. Newton Heath
January 8, 1894. The Yorkshire Herald.
At Liverpool, before 6,000 spectators, on a hard ground, which militated against good football. Everton had the best of matters, a penalty kick taken by Southworth resulting in nothing. Everton kept up a strong attack during the while of the first half, with a few breaks away on the part of the Newton Heath men, and when half-time arrived no goals had been scored. In the second half of the game each team warmed to the work, and Chadwick and Southworth quickly scored for Everton. Newton played hard but could not score. Final score –Everton two goals to Newton Heath nil.
Everton v. Wrexham
January 9, 1894. The Yorkshire Herald
Played at Wrexham yesterday in wintry weather. Everton had the wind behind them at the outset, and it was close upon half time before they scored. Then Geary shot a goal, Elliott adding a second soon afterwards. Everton had the best of the second half, but only added one more goal, Pinnell scoring. Wrexham failed to obtained anything, and were beaten by three goals to nil.
WREXHAM 0 EVERTON 3
January 9 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
These teams met yesterday in a friendly match at Wrexham Racecourse, the weather being very winterly. Everton at once began to press, and soon had a look in, and several shots, were, sent at the Everton citadel but without result. With the ball once more at the other end of the field Geary and Eeliott scored in quick succession. In the second half Everton scored again and won by 3 goals to nil.
Teams Wrexham, ball goal, Samuels,, and Eelis backs Jones, Williams, and Haves, half-backs,, Lewis, Owen (t), Butcher, Own (c), and James, forwards. Everton:- Whitehead, goal, Parry, and Arridges, backs, Kelso, Boyle, and Coyle half-backs Latta (capt), Pinnell, Geary, McMillan, and Elliott forward
THE ATTACK ON THE CHESTER FOOTBALL CLUB.
January 13, 1894. Chester Observer.
To the Editor.
Sir-We should not have troubled you with any answer to the untrue letter of “Looker-on” did we not consider it a malicious attempt to injure the Chester Football Club and the game itself, among its numerous patrons who do not attend the matches. Those that were there we can safely leave to judge themselves. It is difficult to answer idle rumours, but if such rumours had reached a friend of Porter's (the player drawn attention to by “Looker-on”), was it right for a man charged with the keeping of the peace to do anything which he knew was likely to create a disturbance? As the manner of Porter's leaving the club has been dragged into the question, we take the opportunity of stating our version. Porter played last season with us as a professional, but on his joining the police and starting the Police Athletic Football Club, he asked us to apply for his re-instatement as an amateur (saying at the time that it would not interfere with his playing for us) o that he might play in the Police team. This was done t the club's expense and trouble. Having secured it he then resigned and refused to go to Macclesfield to play in a cup tie, although special permission had been obtained from the Chief Constable. This the committee do think unfair treatment after doing all hat Porter asked. As regards the referee being hooted, we would ask “Looker-on,” has he ever been to a football match where the spectators have not expressed their approval or otherwise to the decisions of the referee. He says the Chester men were urged to go for the man. The Chester team average about 10 stone, Everton over 12 stone. Does this require any other answer? As for the language, the committee re sorry to have to confess that they are powerless to suppress this evil. As far as regards Porter being assaulted, while leaving the field, we can only say it is an absolute falsehood, as several of the committee witnessed his leaving, which he did, not in the midst of 100 rowdies, but (along with the other players, Chester and Everton) with the bulk of spectators. We await with every confidence the intimation that the Association are going to make an inquiry, but we have not heard that the referee has any complaint to make against the Chester Football Club, either players, spectators, or yours, &c, The Committee.
To the Editor.
Sir –some kind person has sent me an observer of Saturday week, and drawn my attention to a letter headed “Football, or go for the man,” written by some party who evidently has not the courage of his convictions, as he has not the courage of his convictions, as he has thought fit to hide his sentiments under an assumed name. Kindly allow me a little space in your valuable paper to reply to his assertions. First of all, it would be folly on the part of the eleven composing Chester's team to try to rough it with a heavy team like Everton and “Looker-on” displays his want of knowledge in football matters when he makes such a statement. No doubt some feeling was caused by an old Chesterite playing against his old club (t'was ever thus –will ever be), but that was only in the minds of some ignorant spectators, as I can answer for all the players, that they do not bear Porter one atom of ill-feeling, very far from it. Now, what happened? “Looker-on,” accuses us of playing a dirty game. Did we do so? No! I cannot remember a free kick having been given against one of our players, for a deliberate foul, but, I can call to mind three occasions on which a certain player in Everton's defence was penalised for fouling, once so deliberately that not the shadow of an excuse could be made for him. Does this look as if Chester's players were going for the man? I am afraid “Looker-on” is too bigoted to give a fair description of what happened, and has magnified a molehill into a mountain simply to satisfy his own ends. I much regret to hear that Porter was molested in any way, and had I been near at the time I would have been the first to defend him against any spectators. Porter can play for any club he has a mind to, and no one can deny him this privilege. Now, “Looker-on” accuses the committee of seeing a visiting player assaulted. This is too much to swallow, and I am sure such a statement will not hold water. I m afraid the wish is father to the thought, as I said above, simply to suit the writer's own ends. After perusing “Looker-on's” epistle, I think I can detect the author. It is a pity the people of Chester cannot know who he is, as they could then estimate at once its worth, and would come to the conclusion, as I have done, that it is the outcome of paltry spleen. I take the opportunity of informing “Looker-on” that I have played football, not” go for the man,” for 13 years, and during that long period I have only fouled a man deliberately on one occasion, and that was after much provocation; also that I have reached the age at which my zeal is not master of my imagination, and therefore am able to give a fair account of what happened. Certainly, I cannot imagine for an instant we played a dirty game, as I cannot remember any Evertonian being helped off the field injured through our “go for-the-man” play, but I can recollect that two of our players were assisted off badly hurt. Does this look as if we played a dirty game? When “Looker-on” asserts we played a dirty game, is assertions are wrong, and diametrically opposed to facts. Allow me to express my utmost contempt for any man who would make an unfounded, unkind, and uncalled for statements against our players, and then hide himself under the shadow of a nom de plume. I know full well that a controversy like this will not benefit the manly game of football, but really it would be too bad to let such false statements go unchallenged. From “Looker-on” letter I would think he knows as much about football as a cow knows about chemistry –Yours faithfully. W.M. Wilson. 108, Carisbrooke-road, Liverpool.
PRESTON NORTH END 2 EVERTON 4 (game 144)
January 15 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
These clubs played off their return League match at Preston, on Saturday. Everton had lost they first game by 3 goals to 2, but the later play of the respective teams pointed to the probability of first result being reversed.N.J Ross was exoected to turn out after a long absence though illness, but was not fit whilst Howarth again stood down, still feeling some inconvenience, from his recent injury. The teams were accordingly as follow:- North End:- Trainer goal, Holmes, and Sanders backs Sharp, Grier, and Drummond, half-backs, Cunningham., Cowan, J Ross, Beckton,, and Gordon forwards. Everton:- Williams, goal, Kelso, and Parry, backs, Boyle Holt and Stewart half-backs Latta, (capatin), Bell, Southworth , Chadwick, and Milward forwards. Referee J Lewis (Blackburn)
Latta lost the Toss, and Holt kicked of uphill and against the wind in the presence of about 10000 spectators, who included nearly a thousand trippers from Liverpool. Play opened in a most earnest manner and the home team pressed down on goal at the start very heavily. Cowan put in two spanking shots, of which Williams blocked very cleverly, whilst Stewart checked two ominious rushes which followed vert effectively. Milward then found himself in possession, and, though he ran down gamely, would have done better had he centred. At it was Holmes caused the ball to be run out. Swooping along, North End were again manacing on the ball, being kicked over Kelso's head, and the attack was sustained until Kelso kicked across, when Cowan shot wide. Bell was next studer with a shot which deserved to score, but Trainer made a great save. A corner which Bell headed over. A powerful run on the North End right required the united efforts of Holt Parry and Stewart to combat but it was only a check even then, for the ball was hit over to Gordon, who was neatly prevented by Kelso from shooting. The game took a more open turn, and both Boyle and Latta had fair aims at goal. They were of no avail, and in reply Ross drove in a low shot, but found Williams sound though it was a difficult thrust. Ross soon returned shot again, and once more discovered that Williams was equal to the occasion. Hands against kelso a minute later looked threatening but the right back rushed in at the critical moment and relaxed the tension with a good kick. Latta changed the scene of interst by working down towards the corner, and screwing across to Milward who tested Trainer with a long shot. Parry next lobbed well from a free kick, but Grier headed away danger. Everton were not getting into a telling swing, Bell led up and created a chance but there was some dalliance though which Holmes had time to cleaner, and the forwards getting away, Gordon and Cowan both failed in quick successive shots, Kelso once more came to the rescue, extricating the ball from a melee, marvellously, and enabling Milward, with other assistance to screw in spendidly in a manner which almost beat Trainor, in who diverted the ball at the expense of a corner. Milward soon afterwards passed to Chadwick, but the latter made a poor shot. Williams was next in nequisition, and foiled the efforts of Rose, but Preston could not sustain any pressure, and Everton were becoming masters of the situration. The play continued to be of the fastest character, though the ground was heavy. Once Southworth had a fine opening, but off-side interposed. Everton, however, kept pegging away and as the outcome of good all-round play the ball was narrowed, and Bell rushed it into the net, Everton thus scoring the fruitial goal after 40 minutes play. Latta on restarting was fouled in the act of screwing in and after North End had tried to get clear and falled Stewart threw in Bell headed back, and Milwaild let fly and scored with a shot thast curved in the air. A hearty cheer recognise this firm lead to Everton who had another good try before the interval, but being beaten off the whistle sounded for half-time. Having done so well against the wind, the prospect were that the visitors would even improve in effectiveness in the second half,, and they hasd much the best of the play immediatelty upon turning round. It was now seen that Gordon and cowan had changed wings. Now and again there were dashing runs by North End in one of which raids Gordon was charged overboard by Parry in a legitimate way. This was followed by a fine movement between the half-backs and Latta, Bell Southworth, and Chadwick and in Bell shooting, but just when most people were preparing themselves to see Everton forge further ahead, Ross skipped away in a threatening attitude. As he was about to shoot he was tackled by Parry, Who was adjusted by the referee to have tripped, and a penalty kick was conceded North End, from which Ross scored. Thus encouraged the Prestonians evinced great vigour, and were held back with difficulty. Everton soon assereted themselves However, and Milward was charged down by Trainor in the act of shooting. The custodian then saved twice, whilst Stewart hit the bar. On another occasion Trainor scooped the ball aside and then Cowan received when seeming to be offside and running along wound up with a fine shot, giving Williams no chance. Everton protested in vain, now came the tug of war. The excitement ran high. Everton were the most aggressive, and several Free kicks were given. From one against Rees Everton scrimmaged a goal. The remaining play was in favour of Everton, and just on time latta and bell went away,, and Southworth headed a fourth goal, Preston North End thus losing by 4 golas to 2.
Preston North End v Everton
January 15, 1894. The Yorkshire Herald.
Played at Preston. Both sides had their best men out, and a grand game was witnessed. Both goalkeepers did splendid work, through Williams had most of the shots to negotiate. North End had several times hard lines, the ball striking Williams's body when clean beaten. There was, however, little to choose between the teams, and Bell Breasted the ball past Trainer and scored. Half-time: Everton 2 goals to Preston nil. In the second half Ross scored the first goal from a penalty kick, and Cowan equalised after a grand run. Everton scrimmage d a third, and the game was well fought to the close. Result –Everton 4 goals to North End 2.
EVERTON COMBINATION 6 NANTWICH 0
January 15 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
At Goodison Park before 6,000 specatators. Two homesters open by attacking vigorcusly, and in the first half scored four goals, the visitors were very dangerous. After a time a Nantwich forward had his wrist broken, and was taken to the hospital, Everton control the match almost their own way, Result Everton 6 nantwich nil. Team, Everrton, Dickinson (j) goal, Pinnell and Arridge backs,, Porter (f) Jones and Stoorier, half-backs, Williams,, Murray, Hartley, McMillan Wheeler (c), forwards.
Placed 1 st play 13 won 12, lost 1, draw 0 for 56, against 12, points 24
January 15 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
At last Everton have made a successful pugrimage to Deepdale and on Saturday defeated Preston North End-a feat they had not accompished there since the second season of the League, which is now in its sixth year. It was confiently expected that Everton would rise to the occasion. From eastablished them faviourites, but the recollection of the many failure when visiting Preston steadied the faith. The ground was muddy and heavy going, a circumstance which mininated the chance of Everton, who are generally seen at their best on a dry field. A strong wind blew down the slope, and North End had the helped these agencies in the first half, but there was no real advantage to either side, as the wind kept up its strength and so Everton were assisted in like manner in the second half. The conditions were thus even, and a most determined and speedy game ensued, brimful of exciting play, especially in the first and last 15 minutes. At the onset Preston North End attacked very strongly. They indulged in a hot fire, but Williams was as firm as a rock, and saved grandly, especially one or two low shots. The revelation that Williams was to be depended upon gave encouragment to his colleagues who infused enthusiam into their work, and for the remainder of the game gave by far the clever display excelling in each department. It was getting well on to the interval, however, before a flaw could be detected in the defence of the Prestonians, which was promptly turned to account by Bell a success which Milward soon supplemented with a shot which caused the ball to curl so much as to quite baffle Trainor. Changing ends with a clear lead of two goals was a new and welcome experience for Everton at Deepdale and they received a hearty ovation from the 700 Liverpoolians who had taken adavantage of the excursion trains. Everton took up the theme with sustained energy on resuming, and were oftener at goal but were destined to have cause for anxiety, as the two next goals were obtained by Preston and 25 minutes from the finish the team stood on an equality. Great as had been the shouts of the partmans hitherto they increase in volume now and amidst intense hubbub Everton braced themselves up magnificently for a huge effort to recover the lead. They went about their work in a masterly manner. Every man strained his utmost and several rebuffs a goal was scrimmaged on J.Ross being punished for fouling Holt. It was generally considered that this goal clinched the argument in favour of Everton, who thus strengthened their defence, Milward joining the backs, once or twice Preston broke away, but some one was always at hand when the pinch came. The Everton attacked contined to be good even with four forwards, and as a grand finale Latta and Bell took the ball down very neatly; the latter passed it over to Southworth, who headed a goal with consumniated a four goals to two victory for Everton-a win thoroughly deserve. The validity of both the points scored by Preston North End was at least questionable. The first one was from a penalty kick when an ordinary free kick would have been a more correct ruling and the second should have been vetoed for off-side, against Cowan at the moment he received the ball. ‘'All's well that ends well'' however and Everton will not begrudge the yet popular Prestonians three two fortuitous crumble of comfort. North Ends are but a shadow of their former greatness just at present. They have suffered much from the injury or illness exoperienced by several of their players especially in the enforced absence, though influenza and pneumous of N.J.Ross since the 7 th October; and as the materials at the command of the exective has not been very expensive, each department has been disorganised-North End in fact having suffered from an overdose of experiment. The defence on Saturday, however, was good, if not of the brilliancy of yore. The same can be said of the half-backs; but the forwards were ragged, and whilst Cowan and Beckton gave in high class exhibition, Gordon and J.Ross were failures, which is sad to say of the two Preston's erstwhile most effective players. Gordon was tried in the first half as outside left, and in the second stage at outside right, but found more than his match in both Boyle and Stewart. Ross might have been a sericeable centre had he been less prone to fouling Holt, an offence for which he several times received punishment. It is hard to particularies the Everton men. They were all triers,, and the spendid manner in which they stayed the whole distance testifield to the assiduity of Love, their trainer, and the care they had gavien to preparation. No complaint can be urged against any man-only praise; but ‘'good wine needs no bush'' and all that need be said, is that in the team of Saturday Everton could safetly entrust the responsiblities of the fortcoming cup ties, and especially should Kelso be retained as right full back. What say the Evertonians who saw the play at Deepdale? It is always instructive, and in this case a pleasure, to see ourselves as others see us, and thus an extract is given from a Preston comtemporary-‘'the best team won. Everton defence lasted better than North End's, and that it was which won them the match. Grier worked like a trojan, and so did the other halves. Gordon was no good among the forwards, and Ross was of little use. Cowan was the most brilliant man on the field, and cummingham and Beckton played well. The Everton wingmen were everyone of them in rattling forms, and though Southworth did not get much work in he was by no means poor. The halves were all in tip-top form and Kleso played a perfect game, while Parry seconded his efforts grandly. Williams was clever albeit rather lucky particularly in the first half-hour.
Everton And Their English Cup Tie
January 18, 1894. The Yorkshire Herald
Everton, who have been drawn to play at Stoke in the first round of the English Cup, have made an offer to the Pottery club altogether unparalleled in the history of football. So much do they appreciate the value of playing on their own ground that they offered Stoke £300 and another match if they would play the tie at Everton. The Stoke Committee have decided to refuse the offer.
Everton Football Club and The English Cup.
January 19, 1894. The Yorkshire Herald
Regarding the statement that the directors of the Everton Football Club had offered Stoke £300 and another match if they would play the tie on the Goodison-road ground, we learn that the Stoke officials approached the Everton directors, and two of their number visited Liverpool for the purpose of interviewing the Everton directors on the matter. The demands of the Stoke officials in the way of guarantee were, however, so preposterous that they were not for a moment entertained, and the arrangements were at once made to play the match at Stoke.
Notts Forest v. Everton
January 19, 1884. The Yorkshire Herald
At Nottingham yesterday, before a good crowd. Play from the outset was very fast and exciting, Alexander Stewart had the misfortune to put through his own goal, giving Everton a goal. Play raged fiercely after this, and McInnes equalised finely with a header. Forest had the best of the succeeding exchanges, taking several corners. Williams saved grandly. McInnes was badly kicked by Parry, and had to retire. Half-time score -1 goal each. McInnes was off the field most of this half, but he stayed till Pike added a fine second goal. Brodie added a third from a free kick. Then Everton scrimmaged a second from a corner. Final score – Forest 3 goals to Everton 2.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 3 EVERTON 2 (game 145)
January 19 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
The return League match between these clubs was played at Nottingham yesterday. Everton won the first game by four gaols to nil. The weather was showery in the forenocu and the ground was thus in a soft condition. Latta was given a rest otherwise Everton had the same represenation as at Preston on Saturday Geary now being Bell's position. The teams were- Everton:- Williams goal, Kelso and Parry backs Boyle Holt, and Stewart (w) half-backs Geary, Bell Southworth , Chadwick (captain) and Milward forwards. Nottingham Forest:- Allsop, goal Ritchie, and Scotts, backs Stewart (a),(late of Everton), McPherson, and McCraken half-backs, McInnes, Higgins, Brodie, Shaw and Pike forwards . Chadwick having loss the toss Holt kicked off and after Parry had cleared Milward Geary and Bell moved down the latter shooting outside at long range. The play soon went to the other end, where the ball was run out on the right followed by Pike driving wide. Southworth finished off a smart run by placing a little too wide and Stewart beat Milward, and passing up Pike again had an opportunity of shooting, but was decidedly astray. A much better attempted came from the Forest right wing a minute later, when Willimas had to see his hands. The game proceeded in favour of Notts, who had the wind in their favour. They next forced a corner, which Kelso neutralised, Parry clearing. Holt took a free kcik on Everton getting away, near in but the ball went over the goal line without being touched. Everton however, at once closed in on goal, and on Geary centring Stewart, of Notts on trying to kick the ball away put it into the net, Everton thus assuning the lead a quarter of an hour from the start. Geary had another shy, but this was of no avail, and play went to the other end, where some good forwards and back play was shown by the respective sides Parry especially putting in good defensive work. Geary next tested Allsop, and found him safe. Brodie became conspinciuos for beating in turn Stewart and Kelso, with the result that a shot was essayed, which Williams got aside with a foot. Another anxious moment was experienced by the visitors defence, but it was equal too the emergency and soon the Everton forwards were seen in combination, but on Chadwcik shooting in the ball rolled over the line. Geary followed by essaying a fsat run, but he was pulled up for off-side. A foul against Chadwick let in the Forest and on the left wing moving down and centring McInnes headed an equallising goal when the game was 25 minutes old. The Forest pressed hard on restarting playing with much determination and skill, the Everton defenders for some time having no rest. They repelled gallantly, notwithstanding that the sun, which hadnow come out, was shinning full in their faces. Everton at length got under weight but they displayed no firmness the forwards fineing too much. The smart backs of the home team were not to be beaten by this kind of play, and Holt being grassed Brodie went down the centre, and shot, Willimas catching the ball and throwing clear. Everton them took up the attack again this time with more dash, though without having a likely shot. There was striaght forward action about the Forest play and whenever, they made an aggressive move they called forth the full resources of the Everton defenders. Just before the interval McInnes had to leave the field, though cramp in a knee; but half-time found the sides on an equality as regarded the score of a goal each. On resuming McInnes reappeared but finding he was unsless promtly retired. The Forest were the atatcking party, neverthe less, and soon after McInnes second retirement the home left wing ran in,, and Pike getting the best of Boyle, screwed in, and scored obliquiently, Everton claiming in vain for off side against the scorer. The next item was in Everton forcing a corner on the left and in sustaining the pressure for awhile Milward during this play centred and Geary met the ball, but put wide. A fine chance of equalising was thus lost, and profiting by thiis escape the Forest in turn was threatening, Williams having to use his hands to pike. The home team, it must to admitted even though shorthanded, were playing the stronger game, the half-backs especially seeming invarably in the right place for intercepting any attempts of the Everton forwards to get into a busness like swing. Shaw at midfield caused Geary to kick into touch, and from the throw in Shaw helped the ball on towards goal, when Higgins shot and drew Willimas out. The custodian played the ball but before he could get back again Brodie rushed in and scored a fine goal. Higgins soon afterwards caused Willimas to again use his hands which he did with effect. McInnes had now again reappeared and got in centre, when Parry stood in the way. Holt had also met with an injury ti his right foot and played all though the second half with a bandaged. He was accordingly handicapped, and this many have had a material influence upon the tactics of Everton, which were far below the recent quality. Everton plucked up, and arising from a scrimmage a corner was then conceded. This was placed by Chadwick and was converted into a goal by Geary. In response, Williams was just in time to clear and then Everton looked like eqalising, some forward work by the visting team being combated with the utmost difficulty the cistodian diverting the final shie marveoulsy; whilst a renewed shot proved to be a posters. A foul against Everton spoiled a further probabailty of their scoring, and from the free kick the home left wing went off and got beyond Boyle and Kelso; but Parry ran across and kicked the ball out of danger following it up, and smartly preventing it going over the goal line. The remaining play was charateraised by considerable throwing in, long kicking being much indulged in, and when the whistle sounded Notts Forest had won by 3 goals to 2. Chadwick it should be also stated gave his right foot a twist early in the game which caused him much pain and inconvenience.
STOKE V EVERTON CUP TIE
January 19 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
In connection with the reports that have been circulated that Everton had offered a large sum to Stoke to come to Goodison Park to play the English Cup tie, instead of at Stok, an erroneous version of the negoiating has been given emanating from the Potteries. The real facts are that Stoke made overturns to Everton who simply offered,, half ‘'gate'' and a friendly match. This would probably have resulted in Stoke receiving £300 as the money of the gate. They asked for half as much again which was so prepostrons that Everton declined further discussion and ended the interview. The match thus to be played at Stoke.
Everton v. Newton Heath
January 22, 1894. Yorkshire Herald.
At Liverpool, before 14,000 spectators. In the first half Everton had much the best of matters, Southworth (two), Latta, and Geary each scoring, whilst Peden put on one for Newton Heath, who were in a minority by four to one at the interval. Geary scored in the second half, Everton having all the play. Result; Everton, 7 goals to Newton Heath 1
EVERTON 7 NEWTON HEATH 1
January 22 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
Lancashire senior cup competition-first round
Jack southworth missed a penalty again against Newton Heath.
These teams met at Goodison Park on Saturday to decide their tie in the Lancashire Cup competition, when about 8,000 spectators were present. This was a comparatively small attendance and it was significant to notice the deserted aspect of the reserve sents. As memebers and subscibes had to pay, evidently they either stayed away or patronised the cheaper portions of the fround. Newton Heath, by virtue of their low position in the league coupled with the fact that they were at Goodison Park afortnight ago, were not opponents to give promise of a stirring game, and the company present was as larger as it could reasonably be expected. The injuries received by Holt and Chadwick when playing against Notts Forest on Thursday necessitated their standing out Whilst Howarth and Boyle were not well enough. An opportunity was thus afforted Everton of giving other men a trial and Geary filled Chadwick's place Jones that of centre half, and Walker that of right half. The visitors had a respentative team, if not the strongest at the command of the club, the most prominent absentess bring Farman and Erentz. The sides were as follw:- Everton:- Williams, goal, Kelso, and Parry, backs, Walker Jones, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta (captain), Bell Southworth Geary, and Milward forwards. Newton Heath :- Fall goal, Mitchell, and Clements, backs Oerrins Stewart, and Davidson, half-backs Rothwell Donaldson Fitzsimmons, McNaught, and Reden forwards, Mr C.J Hughes was referee. Latta having secured choice took advantage of the wind but which was almost neutral and Everton at once pressed. Fall stopped a shot from Southworth and after others had also failed to put into the net, the visitors escaped, but were prevented going within range. At midfield Bell, and Clements, in competing for possession of the ball came into collison, and Clements received an injury to a knee accidentally, which paired him such much as to compell his withdrawal from play for a time. Everton on resumingh after some delay Davidson now having gone full back attacked strongly the most likely shot for some minutes being one by Latta who screwed finely, but topped the bar. The home team passed up very neatly, causing the visting backs some trouble but these prevented good shooting. A quarter of an hour from the start a corner was conceded on ther Everton left Milward took the kick, and put to Jones who headed in striaght for goal very cleverly and the ball glidded off an Everton's head into the net. A loud cheer welcome this initial point, obtained in such a stylish manner of heading. The home team returned from the midfield kick, but found the custodian safe in dealing with a shot by Bell, and Newton Heath went down and forced corners, one of which Fitzsimmins shot in, and Reden scored. The teams were now on an equality, and for a short while Newton Heath were threatening but Everton defence was all right, and soon the other goal was in constant jeopardy. Bell did once penetrate the net, but had the point vetoed, about which time Clements returned, but was still lame. Though now fully equipped. Newton Heath were more severly pressed than hitherto and arising from finely combined run by Geary, Bell Southworth, and Latta, who passed and Repassed the latter scored a goal that was richly deserved. The game had been in progess 25 minutes when this leading point was obtained. Maintaining the attack Everton were often near scoring again. A grand shot by Milward was luckily stopped by Clements, following by a pretty joint movement of Southworth and Geary, both shooting well but finding the defenders blocking the goal entrance. A corner was conceded, taken by Milward and Southworth drove in along the ground and scored a very meritorious goal. Newton Heath were now thoroughly beaten, and that this was so further proof was quickly given as from a throw in on the Everton right Geary was given the ball by Southworth and shot it hard into the net. The visitors claimed off-side apprently against Southworth, but to no purpose. Stewart followed by shooting outside and then Milward was prominent for some dashing centring and for beating Fall, onlt to be deprived of the point on an appeal for hands. The play from now to the interval was more open since Newton Heath got within shooting distance of goal once or twice, but could not beat Williams, who saved well on two occasions. The second half opened with Everton at once scoring, Southworth closed in on goal direct from the kick off, and Fall seeing danger imment went on to tackle Southworth, but who parted at the right instant to Geary, and who had an unchallenging opening and scored. The Everton centre followed with a shot which Fall only partially cleared, and must have been beaten had Southworth been closely backed up. The game for a long time was all in favour of Everton, who were continually returning from the half-way line to goal. The passing and centring particalarly by Milward were of high order, but the shooting was not so keen as it should have been. Southworth seeing to have many chances, not turned to account , of course the game was now won, and a plethory of goals not necessary, the play accordingly became monotous and tame. Some 20 minutes from the finish Newton Heath aroused themselves for a final effort to improve their position. The tune of the spasmodic kind, however entirly lacking the cohension of the opponents and the Everton backs and half-backs were inauriable capable of checking these flights. The hest attempts came from Reden who ran and shot very straight and veryhard, Willimas stoopiong the low aim being effect , in praise worthy manner. The greater witalily shown by Newton Heath asked as a tonic to everton who gave some life to the play. After lating sige several times Southworth was tipped in the act of shoting and was gressed. Mt Hughes awarded a penalty kick but from which Southworth shot into Falls hands. The Heathens goalkeeper gave a fine display just now, but at length again succumbled to Southworth who had been assisted by Bell. As a closing incident Latta ran cleverly and scored beaufully so the Everton qualited for the second round with a victory of 7 goals to 1.
Competition Proper –First Round
Stoke v. Everton
January 29, 1894. Yorkshire Herald
At Stoke, before 12,000 spectators. Geary appeared in the Everton team in place of Chadwick, and Rowley reappeared in the Stoke goal. Stoke played with a strong wind in the first half, and pressed almost continuously. Shot after shot was put in, and the Stoke men were only kept out by great efforts on the part of the Everton defence. Rowley was not troubled during the first half. Half-time arrived with no score. Everton pressed in the second half, but the Stoke defence was especially good. Rowley was in rare form. Three minutes from the close Scholfield scored for Stoke. Result –Stoke 1 goal to Everton nil.
STOKE CITY 1 EVERTON 0 (fac game 17)
January 29 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
This tie was played at the ground of the Stoke before short of 16,000 spectators who included a strong contingent from Liverpool, the gate realising £496 15s 4d. unfortunaletly a high wind was blowing towards the town goal, which prevented a good test of the respective teams, the names of which were as follow- Everton:- Williams, goal Howarth (captain) and Parry backs, Kelso, Holt and Stewart half-backs, Latta, Bell Southworth Geary, and Milward forwards, Stoke city:- Rowley, goal, Clare, and Eccles,, backs Christie Dowds, and Brodie half-backs, Naughton Dickson, Robertson McReddie, and Schofield forwards. Everton having been unlucky enough to lose the toss Holt started the ball which Bell clung to until robbed. The Stoke right wing moved down, but not gauged the wind correctly and sent over the goal line. Coming down again on the right a sharp aim was made at goal, which Williams saved grandly at the same time showing he was in good form. A foul against Eccles unabled Everton to gain footing but it ended in Bell being beaten in a duel for possession. For a protracted time stoke had by fat the best of game, it being quite impossible for Everton to make headway against the wind. Hands by Parry looked threatening but Dickson spoilt a chance by heading too wide. Owing to the wind, Everton had three throws in on the Stoke right but these were of novery great help and Everton continued on the defensive. The shooting as a rule was to strong and erratic, but once on Kelso failing to get at the ball Williams saved gamely. Milward than became conspicious in his attempt to change the scene from a heading pass by Laata but Clare stood in the way and kicking legthly, he placed his forwards on the attack when Kelso put in two timely kicks. The play was nearly all in the vicinity of Everton goal, on the Stoke right, and the way the ball went over the line. Frequently became mononous, but the home team might have been more effective had they paid at tention in their left wings, a corner came to nothing, but fall up to some fine heading, in which both sides joined, and which was turned to some account by Everton, as Bell wetched his way down, but could not prevent the ball going into touch when getting within range. From the throw in it looked as though Stoke must score, but Howarth cleared at the expense of a futile corner. The defence of the visitors continued to be severly tested. They stood the stain advastably, however,, they had to repelled shot after shot raid afater raid was greatly enjoyed by the spectators. Milward again led off but a foul throw in by Stewart neutralised their adavntage and then, Schofield who had been waiting for something to do, got under weight, with Bell in the pursuit and he and Kelso prevented a shot. Scholfield quickly sprinted and took aim, but Kelso stopped the ball giving a corner, which was placed behind. So far Everton had never been scoring but at length by good passing measureable Everton approached but the wind lifted the ball against Bell hands, and the opportunity passed away. Everton aroused encouaged by a further effort, and went away in grand stride. First the left wing closed in, and then the right, but both Geary and Bell was knocked off the ball when about to shoot. Quickly Stoke were at goal again Williams reached the ball and put it over the bar. In reply Milward, from Geary ran down and passed to Southworth, but Eccles was too quick to permit a shot. Stoke then came very near scoring, Kelso had tauled the left wing men gamely, but could not cleear and they centred to Naughton, who had he not misjudged his kick must have scored, as Williams had been decoyed to the other end of goal. Latta next gave a corner, and this being placed badly the interval arrived with nothing scored. With Everton on good terms with themselves at having baffled both Stoke and the wind. To show the force of the breeze on the ball being placed at midfield whilst the players retired, it was blown to the goal line. The second half opened in Stoke going off strongly on the right and pressing, forcing a corner. This was not what was expected, and in their agreeable surprise the Stoke spectators were loud in their appalause. Everton soon drove their rivals off however when hands against Southworth spoil an attack. A corner placed by Latta followed, and Rowley saved. Stewart was once more penalised for a foul throw in. though it seemed quite fair. Everton were the aggressors but they did not shape so well as apticipated they having much difficulty in keeping the ball under command which could only be done by low shooting. On one occasion Bell headed in beaufully but Rowley saved well, as he did to a returning shie by Kelso Holt sustained fine work at centre, and was repeadly helping his forwards on to goal, but it was all in vain. Howarth dispossessed Scholfield spendidly later on and this led up to a promising raid by Everton which Parry placed accurately, and Southworth tried another header, to which Rowley coolly used his right hand. Bell also shot but the custodian meted equally effective treatment. Whilst Geary was too previuos in a shot. The play became more even and visions of Everton scoring became clouded, but soon Southworth shot into the net but the point was not allowed on the ground that Milward had charged Rowley when off-side. Play that followed was in favour of Everton until three minutes of time, when weak kicking by Parry and Howarth allowed Scholfield to take a pass from Dickson and score with a short slanting shot. Thus Stoke won by a goal to nil.
EVERTON COMBINATION 3 GLASGOW NORTHERN 3
January 29 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
At Goodison Park before 3,000 spectators. The visitors add considerable by a high wind, pressed Everton hard, Neil scoring. Rain prevented correct play, but Fyfe put though a second goal, for Glasgow. In the second half Everton pressed determinly but Fyfe scored again. Everton pegged away McMillan and Murray ontained goals, the game eventually ending with a draw of 3 goals each.
Everton team, cock, goal, Lindsay and Arridge, backs, Storrier, Jones and Coyle, half-backs, Williams Murray Hartley, McMillan and Elliott forwwards