March 2, 1894. Yorkshire Herald
N.J. Ross, the famous back of the Preston North End Football Club, who has been ill all the winter, has been ordered abroad. He leaves for Madeira on Saturday, March 10.
STOKE CITY 3 EVERTON 1 (game 148)
March 3 1894 the Liverpool Mercury
Blues hit post and goal disallowed
These teams play the first of the two League meeting, on Satutday at Stoke. The weather was most favourable and the attendance numbered about 10,000. Howarth and Holt were playing for England against Ireland and Clare was suffering from an injured foot. The teams were Everton Williams goal, Lindsay and Parry, backs Kelso, Storrier and Stewart, half-backs,Latta (captain) Hartley, Southworth, Chadwick and Milward, forwards. Stoke City:- Cain goal, Clarkson and Eccles backs, Christie, Dowds, and Brodie, half-backs Naughton, Sawers, Robertson, McReddie, and Scholfield. Forwards. Everton Latta having won the toss had the advantage of the wind at the start, but ‘'hands'' let Stoke in, forcing a corner Storrier blocked the ball from a throw in. the home team, however, contined to press. First Kelso and then Stewart kicked into touch, when Dowds worked his way up, and gave Robinson an opportunity of heading into goal, in a manner which quite beat Williams. Stoke thus drew ‘'first blood'' within few minutes of the start. Chadwick next put over the goal-line with an overhead shot. When abortive effort was supplemented by some nest passing by Everton and a good save by Stoke. Fine play which ecired a cheer. Stewart failed to reach the goal, and then Scholfield raced off and got as far as Lindsay who overhauled him. In reply Southworth started a run taken by Latta who drove across to the left, when Milward had hard lines by striking the near post. Another shot almost grazzed the post. Again Parry kicked up beautifully, but Eccles cleared grandly Stoke gaining ground. They took a free kick near in, which Lindsay and Kelso jointly neutralised. Some good work seconding their efforts by Stooier; but Dowds, who was the most conspicuous man on the field, intercept. Southworth being too slow to shine against such a smart centre half. So far, however, Everton had shaped promisingly. Sawers from a throw in gave Naughton a chance, and he shot just a little to wide. The next incident was in Latta trying a long but too high aim. Stoke missed no opportunity of getting away, and encouraged as they were they made a most stubborn attempts to break down the Everton defence; but Parry in particular grappled with telling effects, and soon Everton made a successful raid, as on Latta testing Cain, who stopped the ball without clearing, Southworth scored a captially, thus equalising as the result of 20 minutes play. Whilst pressing Robertson received an accidental knock and had to retire. Immediately upon resuming Everton went off strongly and Southworth put into the net, but the referee vetoed the point on account of Milward being alleged to have played when off-side. The goal was a good one apparently, the ball being in the net. Before Milward conmenced a charging movement. The home team having been fortunate in the ruling of the official, had another slice of good luck,, as on Scholfield breaking away he centred sharply and Naughton shot keenly in a sloping direction, Williams stretched out, and pushed the ball which than hit the right-hand postt, but did not cross the line, though the referee gave it as his opinion that it had done so. Williams next parred a grand shot by McReddie, from which Everton went to the front when Kelso lifted over the bar. Useful touches by Kelso, and Storrier again put their forwards within range, but Eccles was to quick for them, and on Stoke having a turn Williams got the ball to safe land from close to the bar. From a free kick Milward made a good bid, and Chadwick banged in along the ground but Stoke came out of a hot scrimmage with flying colours and the interval arrived with them beening two goals to one. On restarting Robertson had sufficiently recovered to take up his position in the team. Stoke were early repulsed on the left by Lindsay and Hartley ran through finely, but was tripped by Eccles when in the act of shooting. A free kick was conceded, of course, but Latta was a little astray in the final touch from the scrimmage. A free kick at the other end taken by Stoke looked ominous, but the ball narrowly passed out untouched. Milward next ran down, but found Dickson in his way, and once more Everton had to defend relief being given on Schofield shooting over the bar. Latta retaliated, and led a forlorn hope very cleverly. He centred well, but Cain saved, whilst Chadwick return shot went a trifle too high. Cain then ran out, and floored Southworth leaving his goal, but Latta could not help aiming wide with only a back to beat. A nice run by Hartley and Latta a little later came to nothing, and Kelso finding himself beaten Everton were in trouble, they emerging from which on a foul throw in in being made. A combined run raised the hopes of Everton shortly following when Cain run and saved a feat he repeated from a free kick attack. Hartley was next neatly robbed. Scholfield seemed to fight shy of Lindsay, but at length he got in a good shot , striking the bar. The ball dropping in front of goal, and Naughton scored. The issue was now certain. During the subequent play Milward limped badly, whilst McReddie withdrew disabled. The game became less intersting and when the whistle blew Stoke had won by 3 goals to one.
EVERTON COMBINATION 7 CHESTER 0
March 5 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
At Goodison Park, before a good attendance of about 6,000. The home side showed much superior combination, and ran out easy winners. They led by three goals to nil at the interval and adding four other goals later, finally winning by 7 goals to 1. When at Chester on December 23, Everton won by 3 goals to nil. Everton team:- Nicholas, goal, an other and Arridge backs Walker, Jones and Coyle half-backs, Reay Murray Williams, McMillan, and Elliott. Position 1 st , played 15,, won 14 lost 1, draw 0, for 70 against 15 points 28
TWO CAPS FOR EVERTONIANS
Holt and Howarth played for england against Ireland at Belfast in front of 2,000 spectators, England drawing 2-2 on the ground of Cliftonville club.
STOKE-ON-TRENT V EVERTON.
March 5, 1894. Yorkshire Herald.
At Stoke. The weather was gloriously fine, and there was seven thousand people present. Stoke were without Clare (injured), and Howarth, Holt, and Bell nowhere absent from the Everton ranks. Stoke started against the wind, and scored in five minutes, Robertson heading through. Fifteen minutes afterwards Southworth made the scores equal, and then Robertson retired hurt. Naughton registered a second for Stoke. Half-time score –Stoke two goals to Everton one. Robertson reappeared after the interval, and Stoke had the best of matters, Naughton putting on a second point. The game was somewhat rough, and McBride retired hurt, Southworth being cautioned. Result –Stoke, 3 goals, to 1.
March 5 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
The exbition of Everton at Stoke on Saturday was positively painful for their well wishers. The home team were not particularly brillant but Everton fell below even their standard. Yet the conditions were most favourable for some play. No wind to speak of, the weather and ground was in excellent condition. Everton had some hard luck, and so had the other side for they were a man short about a third of the time. Whom to blame is not easy to determine. They can share the indictment between them but the forwards must carry a double portion. In conjuction with this comes upon the vanguard the direction cannot to permitted to escape criticusm Milward, for instance, for instance has been lame more or less since falling in the Celtic match. He asked to be excused on Friday, but was refused consent. He played and was a cripple after the game had been in progess a short while. This is not fair to Milward for he is thus damaging his reputation in playing when he is not fit. Southworth too should not have played. He was stiff and slow evidently affected by the injury he received in the match with Sheffield United and he was often readily robbed. The soldidity of the Everton forwards was according lacking. They gave some pretty passing, but it tapered into a vanishing point before a shot, as a rule could be the termination. There was nothing muchthe matter with the half back,s backs and goalkeeper. They all worked hard especially Stoorier who tried, but scarely succeed in filling Holt position as centre half, and had the forwards gone more to the assistance of the defence, as those of Stoke did Everton would not have had to return so fellen from the Potteries.
THIRD LANARK 4 EVERTON 6
March 12 1894. The Liverpool Mercury.
Having to postpone their County Palstine League match with the Bolton Wanderers, owing to the latter being engaged in the semi-final tie of the Englisg cup competition, Everton visted Third Lanark on Saturday, this being their third appearance in Glasgow this season. the weather was showery prior to the match, but cleared up at the time of starting and the attendance numbered 6,000. The teams:- Everon:- Williams, goal, Howarth (captain), and Parry backs, Kelso, Boyle, and Stewart half-backs, Latta, Hartley, Southworth Chadwick, and Geary, forwards. Third Lanark:- Wilson, goal, Bowman, and Rae, backs, Stevenson, Barbour, and Blair, half-backs, McInnes, Stewart, Boyd Henderson and Johnstone forwards. The vistors were quickly at goal, favoured by the wind,, when Southworth shot but Lanark defended well, and then moved down, onlt to find Parry in the way. Kelso helped the ball up, and Hartley forced a corner, from which Geary put harmlessly over the line. Returning almost immediately, the sphere was centred from the right, and Southworth headed a goal Whitehead was next in requistion. He saved two hand shots, but on Stewart smartly returning a centre Johnstone equalised. The Third renewed the attack, but only a goal kick ensued. Hartley, Chadwick, ans Southworth, then went away in a joint run the latter's final effort being spoilt by Bowman. Everton lost no time in getting down again, however, and on Chadwick didging in across the goalmouth Hartley had no difficulty on crossing. The players were soon to be busy at the other end. There Kelso headed smartly, but the home forwards closed in upon Whitehead, who was clever enough to stem disater at the expense of a corner. From a free kick, Parry placed accurutely, when Wilson ran forward and caught the ball throwing away. Near in Latta failed to take adavntage to a possible opening, but Everton were fast in their action, and getting a free kick within range it fell to Latta to try the final shot, the goalkeeper saving. Renewing the pressure by moments of good passing. Hartley headed over the bar. Some neat work by the half-backs trio placed Everton once more on the attack. A corner was conceded the left wings, whilst Hartley followed by shooting just outside and gave relief to the Glasgow men by charging their custodian a moment later when clearly off-side. Mcinnes caused a diversion by sprinting clear on the right and driving for goal, but found Howarth a stubborn defender, who kicked to neutral ground twice in rapid succession. The Third Lanark were not to be forced back yet and again Howarth got in a timely kick. The venue changed. Kelso beat an opponent, and placed among his forwards in front of goal. When Latta touched to Hartley, who non-pulsed wilson. A brust away on the Lanark rights culminated in Stewart conceding a barren corner. Everton all round now played a fine game, and though the forwards were much ofterner on the attack then those of the opposing team there were sufficient oppoerunites of meeting the capable vein of the defence. On Kelso being penalised for an infringement, however, a tussle in goal ensuded which proved unsurmounatable to Whitehead and his colleagues, and thus near the interval Lanark scrimmaged a asecond goal. Southworth and latta caused some anxiety, but their efforts were of no avail, and at half0time Everton led by 3 goals to 2. A score fully justifield by the run of play. On resuming Everton had the best of the game, their passing, both shore and long, being much admired. The most likely attempts at scoring was on Geary heading in, but the whistle sounded for some informailty. When the Third at Length made tracks for goal. Whitehead grappled with a sharp shot by Boyd. The home team then improved, and kept the Everton half-backs and backs busy for a time Stewart compelling the concession of a corner. The next item of interst was in Boyle going to the assistanceof Howarth and Parry, the trio accomplishing a very clever but of defence. Everton were soon to be the aggressor again, but got nothing more tangible than a corner. A most exciting scrimmage followed in front of Everton's goal which was defended marvellously and brilliantly, a most useful header by Boyle preventing a capture as he thus intercepted the most threatening of several quickly fired shots but a reverse was not to be much longer staved off, it appeared and Barbour got into the net with a grand shot which dropped under the bar. Third Lanarks gained strength as the game progessed, and severly tested the defence of the vistors which proved effective this time. Some long passing by Southworth and Latta ended in Geary heading on to the top of the net, but this was the prelade to another goal by the Lanark. Stewart whipping in a shot not anticipated from what seemed to be off-side position. Rain at this juncture fell heavily, during which Everton moved down and centred from the right to Chadwick, who made the score equal with a well judged straight aim a successful feat Southworth promptly supplemented. Though the rain came down in torents the game continued with great spirit. Everton showed commendable tactics in the van. Once the home forwards ran though the backs, but the shot though beating Whitehead, was subesitatingly voted off-side. Southworth put on a legtimate gaol a little later. Everton stayed well up to the last minute, though the ground was heavy-going in the extreme, and retired deservedly winners of a good game by 6 goals to 4
EVERTON COMBINATION 5 ARDWICK 1
March 12 1894
At Goodison Park before 3,000 specatators. The first half was evenly contested. Williams and Robertson scoring for their respectative sides, the score at half-time being 1 goal each. After changing ends, Everton made their superority apperent, and attacked freqently, Williams and McMillan quckly adding goals. Result Everton 5 goals Ardwick 1.
MARCH 12 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
There are signs that those keeping the Welfare of Everton had been entrusted fully realise that the tide in the affairs of the club was an ebbing istead of a flowing one. The situration has been reviewed by executive and players alike apparently, and from a combination of determination to attain better results on the part of the men and a commendale energy by the officials in angling for others, a change of desirable kind will be effected. The achievements of Saturday were distinctly brilliant and of an inspring kind, rasing reasonable confidence of obtaing more coveted success next Saturday in the Lancashire Cup semi-final tie with Blackburn Rovers. What Notts County could do one week should be surely within the scope of Everton another. Of the same unamimous feeling and cohension prevails then with the Everton which did against Third Lanark there need be no anxiety as to the result. This latter match Everton won by six goals to four, and, making allowance for the slippery state of the ground, was a capital game carried on with all the earnestness of a cup tie or a league match. It was a contest in which individulium was not allowed tp protrude, and Everton earned their win by the regular balance of the various departments for while there were no failure no one towred much above his composer. They were in good conidition, for notwithstanding the staleness more or less created by a long railway journay the men stayed better than the home team and were thus enabled to score two or three goals within the last 20 minutes. Patrons of Everton will be more curious to know how the changes upon the eleven of the Stoke match worked and whether they were of an improving character. Most certainly they were Geary made a speedy and tricky outside left, and seeing that he is a stranger to that position he must be complimented upon the amount of good solid work he contributed in running and centring cheifly. Chadwick Southworth, Harley, and Latta were all likewise finished in their play, and the quintet will doubtless be selected for next Saturday. That the forwards shone so brightly is due in a marked measure to the untiring assistance they received from the half-backs, and whilst Kelso and Stewart were seen at their best it must be acknowledged that Boyle kept well in touch with his colleagues. Feeding of the forwards was invariably judicuous, and his assitance in dropping back when the pinch came materially contributed to victory. What a unfortunatune it is that Boyle's health is not robust ! The backs were all right, Parry kept up grandly all through and Howarth compassed some fine clearance, but was better in the first half than the second. Whitehead, on the whole did a smart things in goal and had no chance with three of the shots which took effect whilst the fourth he suspected to be off-side, and was thus thrown off his guard. Whether he is a better man than Williams is difficult to say till he has been seen more. For activity and promptness in dealing with low shots he has the advantage over Williams but the latter with the high ones. aS Everton is experiencing somewhat the inflicting of a criss it will be intersting to note what our Glasgow counterpories thought of the players latest display. One critic says- ‘'Kelso was strong on the right, mand tackled aqnd kicked with great judgement. As a trio, the Everton half-backs, were a better lot than the Third Lanark division. The Third Halves, however, were pucky in the highest degree, but they were sorely tried by the forwards whom theyn had to combat. The forwards gave a spendid exhibition of combined play. Their tactics were clever, fascinating, and scentific. Southworth kept the line in unison, and with Chadwick and Hartley on each side of him, the attack was most deadly. Stewart was one of the best men in Everton's defence. He has height in his favour tackles well and like the rest of his clubmates can show a good development of speed. The outstanding feature of Everton's play was combination and speed. These essential qualities the players possess and it reveals itself in every department. At close quarters the speed of the Everton forwards served them in good stead, and their adroit movements and quick conception of what was really expected of them were apperant at every turn. The opionion of another observer is reflected in the following extracte:- Everton on the ball worked it with the smoothness an quickness of a gas engine. No fluster was seen at times it was postively amusing to look at, so easily did the men work. Waiting on their men, Boyle, Kelso and Stewart had the Third forwards checked. Whitehead showed himself a smart keeper, and negotiated a few shots in good style. Howarth has improved, and there are few better right backs in England. Parry Everton's left back, is a welshmen, and a good one too. Stewart, Ebverton's left half, is a player of fine athletic build and temper. His nameshake on the Third's side tripped him badly still as became a soldier, Stewart did not retalate'. The Third lanark did not impress one as being a likely recruting ground. There was so bright particualar star but one or two men that might shine with a little furbishing. They were best in the forward department of a dashing go-ahead kind, the more useful man of the remainder being Barton centre-half.
MARCH 13, Jones played for wales amateurs against England losing 5-1
EVERTON 4 BLACKBURN ROVERS 3
March 19 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
Lancashire Senior Cup Semi-Final
This tie was decided at the Manchester Athletic Grounds, Fallowfield the sceneof last year's final of the English Cup competition, in which Everton were narrowly beaten by the Wolverhampton Wanderers. The weather was delightfully fine, and there being no wind ro speak of and the turf in fairly good condition, the game was carried out under favourable aspects. The Rovers have been content with home prepoaration wheras Eberton had spent the week at Hoylake. Parry was left out, and this change necessitated a reorganisation of the team, as Kelso resumed his old position as right full back and Boyle reappeared as right half-back. The names of the players were accordinly as follows:- Everton, Jardine, goal, Kelso, and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle, Holt, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta Hartley, Southworth, Chadwick, and Geary, forwards. Blackburn Rovers:- Ogilvie goal, Murray, and Brandon, backs, Forrest, Anderson, and Marshall, half-backs, Campbell, Chippdale, Calvey, Haydock, and Sorley, forwards Mr Hughes officiated as referee. Howarth lost the toss and when Holt kicked of there were about 6,000 specatators present. The first goalkick fell to Everton, which was followed by Southworth and Hartley starting a joint run cut short by Anderson. The Rovers who had the sun at their backs, then pressed. Kelso gave a corner, from which Marshall headed over, whilst Forrest just surmounted the crossbar with a grand shot. Boyle put in a good work, but Haydock drew Jardine out of his goal, giving Sorley a spendid opening, but he aimed badly. It was some time before Everton could get away, and When Southworth was leading up to goal Murray accidentally stopped the ball. The Rovers returned to the attack, and a slow straight shot beat Jardine. The Everton goalkeeper was again in requistion but this time intercepted a warm one by Haydock close to the post at the expenses of a corner. Everton were now seen to better advantage, and Geary and Chadwick both shots the latter landing on the top net. A fine opening was created for Latta, but he made bad use of his chance, and danger threatening at the other end, but Sorley's centre went begging. Everton then made a successful raid, as on Hartley passing, Southworth put the ball cleanly into the net and equalised the score 17 minutes from the start. Another abortive centre by Sorley was followed by a good running shot by Hartley, but which Ogilvie just managed to repel. Everton now went on goal several time in quick succession, their energy severly taxing the Rovers' defence, which stood the test until the left wing put to Southworth, who parted at the right moment when Latta beat Ogilvie with a header Everton thus assuming the lead 25 minutes from the commencement. The Rovers were next on the aggressive, and once Jardine saved on the ground, from Campbell. A nice movement on the Everton left resulted in Chadwick placing narrowly outside, whilst Latta also sent behind. During pressure Holt gave a free kick from which Anderson struck the bar, Jardine giving a corner in attending a return shot by Sorley, who placed erratically. At this juncture Geary was hurt, and play was delayed for a short time in consequence. On resuming the Rovers played up strongly, and Sorley had hard lines in striking the bar from a terrific sloping shot. A tussel ensued in the goalmouth, when Hartley saved an almost certain goal, giving a corner, which led to further hard employment for the Everton backs. Relief came on the right, but Southworth kicked too strongly and caused the ball to go out. A goal, however was at hand at the other end as Jardine stopping a shot by Chippendale without clearing, Campbell rattled in and scored a feat Sorley repeated a mintes later. Everton rallied at once, and Hartley gave Ogilvie a hot shot to attend to, which he did completely. Hartley them run down and centred, the termination of which movement was in the ball being lifted high over the bar from the left. A couple of long futile shots by the Rovers brought on the interval with Everton in a minority of a goal- 3 to 2. So far the play had been very even,, but Jardine had the more shots to negotiate of a ticklist character. The first item of the secind half was in Latta taking a throw in near the goal line and in Chadwick shooting astray at long range. Southworth and Chadwick dribbled back again, when Geary shot well, Ogilvie saving in front of the near post. A spurt on the Rovers left resulted in Campbell shotting and also Sorley-both good attempts. Everton cleared from the goalkick and by smart all-round play put the Rovers in trouble. The ball was shot and repulsed, but Holt tried his luck with a long aim and penetrated the net, several players misjudging the direction of the sphere, though one did touch it lighly. The game was now three goals all,, and soon Jardine picked up and threw away spendidly in neutralising an effort by Haydock. Chadwick, in reply, made an equally good aim, with no result. Faster work now became the order. Holt broke up a raid, and some judicious play was dished up by Southworth, and Latta, but when it came to Geary to put on the finsihing touch it was badly done. Following a fair aim by Haydock, Holt and boyle elicited cheers which were not numerous by the clever manner in which they foiled the left wing, and put Everton on the attack when they beat Ogrilvie from a corner but had the point vetoed for off side against Hartley. A fine shot was then essayed by Haydock, but Jardine was safe, as he was on a renewed assult levelled from the same direction, whilst Calvey made a miserable attept a minute later on. Holt again came though with the ball in his best style, and the Rovers were in danger from the smart following up of Everton. The backs stood the pressure well, however, and so they did when Howarth lobbled the ball into goal. On another occasion in a movement every one of the Everton forwards touched the ball, and playing as one man generally speaking the Liverpool team had much the better of the argument, and they were evidently in fine staying condition. When the Rovers broke away which was often, Holt in particular was invarably in the way, but a grand shot from the left put the Everton goal in real peril, but somewhat or other the space was shield by Kelso, Howarth, and Stewart, finally clearing. The Liverpoolians with this escape, swooped down on goal, when Brandon gave Latta a ‘'back'' inside the twelve yards line, and a penalty kick was conceded. This was entrusted to Kelso, who banged into the net in a manner which gave Ogrilvie no chance, and so 15 minutes from the finish Everton obtained the lead once more. The Rovers were now falling off but Everton kept up their speed and were like scoring again. Latta struck the post, and the ball rebounded to him but his second shot went wildly over the goal. A final spurt to save the game by the Rovers was very near gaining this end, as from a corner Jardine was hard pressed, but he caught the ball, forced his way through a cluster of opponents, and threw clear, to the relief of Evertonians. The Rovers returned to the attack both Howarth and Kelso being forced to kick out, but the defence held its ground, and when the whistle was sounded Everton had won a well-fough match by 4 goals to 3.
TRANMERE ROVERS 0 EVERTON COMBINATION 6
March 19 1894. The Liverpool Mercury.
The Everton team paid a visit to the Tranmere enclosure on Saturday and as usaul drew a good gate. During the first half the game was fairly even the score standing at half-time 1 goal to everton. However, the second portion of the game the visitors display fine football and eventually won easily by 6 goals to nil.
EVERTON 6 PRESTON NORTH END 0
March 20 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
These clubs met at Goodison Park yesterday afternoon in beautiful wether the attendance reaching about 1,000 at the start. The proceeds of the match were in aid of the funds of Preston North End Club. Preston kicked off, but Everton pressed, and had a free kick, the ball passing harmlessly over the bar. The vistors left then made headway,, and an onslaught was made on the Everton goal. Boyle repelled following which Elliott and Mcmillan raced off and the North End goal was placed in jeopardy until Stewart sent over the line. Howarth them missed his kick and a goal for the Virtors seemed alamost certain, the ball fortunately for Everton just glancing outside. Nidd at this time was putting in good worker for North End, and it was in some measuredue to his efforts that the home side were kept at bay. Walker however, sent in a brilliant shot which Pinnell saved, and threw out. Everton kept up the pressure, and drew first blood by the iad of McMillan who scored with a fast shot. Midfiield play followed, and then exciting work followed round the Everton goal, Howarth saving from Drummond. At the other end Boyle shot yards over when in a favourable position, Hartley also being an offender a moment later. Another sally on the Preston goal resulted in Reay scoring a second point for Everton. Three minutes afterwards the home side forced a corner kick, and Pinnell missing Elliott dashed in and added a third goal. The vistors right were smartly checked by Arridge and Stewart and a free kick was awarded against Sanders without any tangible effect. Elliott had extremely hard lines with a rattling good shot, Pinnell being floored in saving, and Dickson sent wide of the Everton goal. Pinnell was applanded for a couple of good saves and on North End going down the field Drummond headed over from Cunningham's centre. The interval was then announced Everton leading by 3 goals to nil. Everton restarted. Nidd repelling the opening attack whilst Cunningham sent outside the other end. Free kicks followed to each side, and Reay put on another point for the homesters. An attack by the Preston forwards was rendered futile by Howarth, who tricked the opposing right in good style, Boyle finally clearing. The preston front rank were now seen to advntage with some good passing, Dickosn spoiling with a shot over the bar. Pinnell was in trouble, Walker shooting strongly only to find the North End custodian fist out well up the field. Boyle tackled Dickson, and Reay took a corner for Everton, the North End goal having a narrow escape whilst they were also lucky a moment later as a clinkling shot from the foor of Hartley struck the post and rebounded into play, Dunn effecting a clearance. Several long shots were next aimed at Jardine who however, had no difficulty in staving off disater. Drummond was unlucky when close in his shot just shaving the upright. Hartley scored a fifth point for Everton. Reay almost adding another a moment later. Play at this point was open, and of an intersting chacter, each goal being visted in turn, however, were having the best of Hostilites and a further point followed to them from the foot of Hartley. Another raid on the Everton goal was initiated by Dickson, who was checked by Boyle and Reay along with Hartley went rapidly down the field Pinnell saving from the former. The remainder of the game favoured the home side, who were left victorious by 6 goals to nil.teams Everton:- Jardine, goal, Howarth (captain), and Arridges, backs, Boyle Walker and Stewart half-backs, Reay, Hartley, Williams, McMillan, and Elliott forwards. Preston North End:- Pinnell, goal, Dunn, and Nidds, backs, Sharp, Saunders, and Stormont half-backs, Cunningham, Roy, Drummond, Dickson and Henderson forwards.
EVERTON V PRESTON NORTH END
March 20, 1894. Birmingham Daily Post
Played at Liverpool in aid of the North End Club. Preston kicked off against the wind, and the play was in favour of Everton, and McMillian, Elliott, and Reay scored. The home side led at the interval by 3 goals 0. Upon resuming Preston had hard lines, and Reay and Hartley (2) each scored for Everton, who easily by 6 goals to 0.
EVERTON V. ACCRINGTON
March 24, 1894. Birmingham Daily Post
At Liverpool. Everton played with the wind and sun in the first half, and had the best of the game; but faulty shooting, and good goalkeeping by Howarth, prevented them from scoring. After twenty-five minutes Gillespie scored for Accrington, who led at half-time by 1 goal to 0. On resuming Chadwick and Hartley scored for Everton, Geary (two) followed. Everton won by 4 goals to 1.
EVERTON 4 ACCRINGTON 1
March 24 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
County Palatine League
Everton opened their campaign in the newly-established Palatine League yesterday by playing Accrington at Goodison Park. The day being delightfully fine the game was played under the most pleasant conditions, in the presence of about 10,000 spectators. Neither club was fully represented. Shuttleworth, of Accrington was away through an injured foot, and of Everton Howarth Holt and Southworth were given a rest. The teams were – Everton:- Jardine, goal, Kelso, and Arridge, backs, Boyle, Jones, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta (captain), Hartley, Milward Chadwick, and Geary, forwards. Accrington:- Howarth, goal, Matthews, and Ditchfield, backs, Chadwick, Pendergast and Frame, half-backs, Laurie, Gray, Brown, Broadley, and Gillespie forwards. Mr Lythgoe referee.
Accrington kicked off against a slight-wind and with the sun in their eyes. Everton had the first brush in front of goal, when Latta dallied too long. Returning by means of a long kick by Stewart, another chance came to Latta, but he got too much under the ball. Accrington then got down without gaining anyhing tangible. The home team quickly beat the back the vistors, and showing much vitality, gave Howarth several opportunities of confirming his capabilities of goalkeepering. Geary after dribbling and Hartley each testing him with impressive shots. A free kick to Everton was put outside and themn a brealaway by the ‘'Reds'' was checked by Boyle, Milward, although floored took aim but in consequence made a fauly shoot. A more likely attempt was that by Stewart a minute later, but which went a little too high. Accrington assumed the aggressive on the left Kelso administered a check, but still Broadley and Gillespie went on, when Arridge ran across and prevented an accurate shot. Everton had another turn a fine shot from Chadwick being followed by an equally good one by Milward, neither of which, however, beat the defence. Accrington came away with a good, but ineffective combination from which Latta and Hartley, in passing order, pushed forward on to goal, the final shot, taken by Hartley, gliding out past the post. Though Everton had many opportunities, which were not as a rule utilised so well as they ought to have been, they were the first to suffer a reverse, as on the Accrington right wing troubling Arridge, the ex-Bootle man mulled at a critical moment. Jardine seeing the danger, run out, but the ball was promptly put to Gillespie, who had the goal at his mercy, and capturned it as the result of 25 minutes play. In close following Geary again tested Howarth the latter once more being seen to great advantage. The ‘'Reds'' made quick progess on the right a movement which culminated in League shooting narrowly over the bar. The next intersting item was in Kelso passing across to Chadwick, who gave Howarth an armful. Latta next centred beautifully; but Milward from an easy position, put high over. Everton sustained pressure, though lacking compactness, during which Geary rushed in and shot terrifically Howarth making a grand save, and at the interval Accrington still led by a goal to nil. Upon resuming the formation of the Everton forwards not having proved satisfactory, Geary was removed to the centre, Milward taking up his old position on the left. Latta and Hartley at once raced away, an ineffectional shot by Geary easying the tension on the Accrington goal. A moment later Haworth saved grandly and Matthews with a hugh kick sent down the field. The Accrington forwards took up the cue, and the Everton goal had a narrow escape of being capturned, Gray just missing. Matthews fouled Geary, and Everton were award a free kick Latta being hard pressed, and kicking over. Then Boyle made a spendid efforts, the ball just skimming the crossbar. A corner to the home side was spendidly placed, and it was a mystery how the Accrington goal escaped disater. Stewart checked an attempted raid by the visitors, and Latta had a shy, but the distance was too far, and Howarth easily saved. Chadwick then hit the upright, and Geary a moment latter made a bad misses on two occasion. The Everton shooting was inexplicably erractic. The forwards were consistently put on the attack by the half-backs and backs, and they themselves worked the ball skillfully but bad finishes nullified all the efforts. After a time, however, Chadwick received from the right wing, and steading himself took straight and effective aimthus equalising about mid-way in the second half. Hartley made a good bid immediately afterwardsm and the old order continued of Everton harrassing the visitors defence. Milward, when palpably off-side, from a pass by the right penetrated the net, the point being promptly disallowed. In reply Laurie tested Jardine, who was safe, and then Chadwick sent over the bar, but Everton were back in a moment, and after an opposing back had tried to head clear, Hartley being in good position placed Everton ahead. Accrington then forced a corner on the right, which resulted in Frame making a wild aim. Arridge put in some good back play arising from which both Latta and Boyle shot well. Kelso was also promptly in spoiling the left wing. Arridge again passed over to the right, when Boyle, Latta, and Hartley moved on and from Latta's centre Geary scored, the ball striking the under portion of the bar in the progess. The same player also from Hartley's centre add the fourth and sustaining the pressure the Everton, forwards continued to aim in shois at the Accrington citadel, which escaped further downfall, leaving the issue in Everton's favour by 4 goals to 1.
BUXTON 1 EVERTON COMBINATION 1
March 24 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
In glorious summer like weather, this combination fixture was played at Buxton yesterday, before 2500 spectators. The homesters played remarkable well at the opening , but Everton scored after a quarter of an hour. The second half saw Buxton continously bombarding the visitors goal, and the equalising point was got in twelve minutes. Buxton had hardlines. Williams saved at least a score of times,, and but for his cleverness. Buxton would have won easily. Chappell, the home custodian, was only once called upon, thoughout the half. The Result was a draw of a goal each. Everton Team:- Williams (r), goal, Chadwick, and Lindsay backs, Walker, Stoorier, and Coyle backs, Reay, Murray, Williams (w), McMillan and Elliott forwards. Placed 1 st played 16, won 14, lost 1, draw 1, for 73, against 15 29
EVERTON 3 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0 (game 149)
March 26 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
Goodison-road stands open for first team
This return matchwas played at Goodison Park on Saturday, a spendid game being witnessed by about 16,000 people, many of whom viewed the play from the newly-erected stand, Everton had the same team which a week previously had been clever enough to defeat the Blackburn Rovers, the sides being composed of the follwings:- Everton:- Jardine, goal, Kelso, and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle, Holt,, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta, Hartley, Southworth, Chadwick, and Geary, forwards. Wolverhampton Wanderers:- Hassell, goal, Baugh, and Swifts, backs, Griffiths, Malpass, and Kinsey half-backs, Wykes, Black, Griffins, Wood and Edge, forwards . Holt started the ball, Everton having to face the sun. the opening emhanges were pretty evenly divided, but the wolves were the first to become really dangerous. Jardine run out and made a miscalculation, but Howarth covered the defect by kicking clear. Baugh repulsed the Everton left wing, still Geary would not be denied until he had a shot to no purpose. Kinsey next put his forwards on the attack, but they got nothing more tangible than a corner. A pretty forward movement was the next item, but it was overdose, and a hasty and erratic shot from the left was the sequal. Again Everton returned, thanks to Holt, this time on the right, but without taking fait aim, nor did anything come of a renewed onslaught. Holt foulked Griffin, but the free kick was neutralised readily. Everton went for goal in a determined manner a little later but encountered insurmountable obstancles in the opposing backs, and could not level a shot at goal. Returning however, Latta passed across, and Geary headed for the net, but the custodians gathered the ball in his hands. No clearance was yet to be effected, though the Wolves were never given much cause for anxiety. By way of division, the Wanderers created some excitement in laying strong siege on goal, and in experiencing hard luck, especially when a shot from the right hit the bar. Jardine was once more decoyed out of the preserve, but this time was safe though a minute later Griffin had a clear shot but got too much under the ball. The pace was maintained'splendidly on the dry ground and the run of play was of an even quality, the defence for a time dropping in for about equal employment, and doing their work effectively. Neating the interval. Hartley made a good but futile bid for a point and after the Wolves had withstood the pressure arising from a corner kick the whistle sounded for half-time with nothing scored. In preventing the Wanderers from scoring whilst playing with the sun in their eyes must be considered as a smart performance of the Everton defenders esp[ecially on the part of Kelso, and the half-backs, and the home club changed ends full of confidence. They restarted none to well, however, as the Wanderers were the first to assume the aggressive. It was only briefly and Everton went down finely, but owing to indecision the shooting was delayed too long. Geary ran well on the left, and thus opened further possibilities of Everton scoring, which seemed likely every momwent at the period, but Swift robbed Southworth in the nick of time, and Goal-getting was deferred. Latta soon ran down strongly and a corner was the outcome followed by a very critical experience to the Wolves who defended soundly, during which Halsall stopped more than one shot. It was only occassionally that the Wanderers now made raids, and these were broken up by the backs and half-backs in so telling a manner that Jardine was never in demand. Everton conbined spendidly,, and baffled the half-backs opposed to them, but no goal came and vision of a draw rose up. Southworth, however, headed against the bar once, and this served as the prelude to the long-deferred goal, which came from Geary's foot, after some clever play by others. Geary and Chadwick followed up with good shots and from a return Geary scored agin thus placing Everton ahead. The Wolves were now beaten. They tried on the left to make ground, but Kelso and Boyle blocked the way; and in the remaining play, which was all in favour of Everton, Southworth, on Chadwick running and passing scored a beautiful goal at long range, and completed a victory for Everton by 3 goals to nil.
MACCLESFIELD 0 EVERTON COMBINATION 3
March 26 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
At Macclesfield. The visitors, against the wind and dazzing sun, scored before half-time. With the wind they played much better, Reay putting through his own goal-result Everton 3 goals macclesfiel;d nil.
Everton team:- Williams (r), goal, Chadwick, and Lindsay, backs, Walker,, Jones and Coyle, half-backs, Reay, Murray, Williams (w), McMillan and Elliott forwards . Position 1 st played 17, won 15, lost 1 draw 1 for 74, against 16 points 31.
March 26 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
The many thousands who visited Goodison Parking during the past few day's received practical testimony that some special-event was about to take place there- one which would more than tax the normal accomdation of the enclosure unique in the way of covered stands as it proved. Having had their ground selected for the final tie of the English Cup competeition, which annual''blue ribands'' of the Aassoication season is celebrated next Saturday-to be competed for by Bolton Wanderers and Notts County-the Everton executive, with their usual enterprise, promptly set about increasing the accomadations for the public. So as to be ready for whatever demands may be made. They are having constructed two additional stands. There are situated on the Goodison-road side of the ground and spring from the summit of the hugh conder banks. They will be free of extra charge, and will hold 12,000 people so that it is computed the popular side will provide space for 25,000, all of whom will be able to see the play. The other three sides will accomadate in the aggreagte another 25,000. If this vast number ashould assemble the ‘'gate'' of last year (£2550) will be beaten. Thousands at Fallowfield saw scarcely any of the game, but there need to be no misgivings that such will be the experience at Goodison Park, which is so laid out with stands and banks that every specatator can see the play very fully. These who are willing to pay for comfort can do so as prices range from 10s to 2s for reserved places, the latter being the charge, for the covered stands behind the goals. Those who intent taking a reserve seat, however should not delay, for, we understand,, all the 10s seat have already been secured.,, and that the less expensive ones are being taken eagerly. For the convenience of the press representative a new box will be erected adjoining the directors office, to hold 100. No telegaphh machines will be fiitted upon the ground, but Mr Lythgoe has arranged with Mr Rich for a corps of messengers to be in attendance to be despatched every quarter of an hour in cabs to the head office, where a large staff of operators will cope with the volume of reports most expeditiously. Of the game, it may be safety described as a most open one and both teams are about equally fancied. They may not be of the highest class, but they are well matched, and are bound to supply a rousing game. Everton have been consistent of late, and look like finishing the season brilliantly,, this making amends for the in-and-out form that had prevailed hitherto. On good Friday they opened their Palantine League campaign anspiciously by defeating Accrington by four golas to one; but it was an anxious experience after all for the ‘'Reds'' actually led at the end of an hour's play. Everton had not their full team, however, and besides had to face a glaring sun in the first half. Milward was tried at centre forward and cannot be complimented on his display. Many were the chances he had but he spoilt nearly all, and so it was generally voted a wise move on Latta's part when it was seen for the second half that he had put Geary centre and Milward back to his old place as Chadwick's partner. There was certainly an improvement then in the Everton attack, but it developed slowly, and the last half-hour had approached before an equalising goal was secured. Then all went well. on Saturday, Everton opposed by the Wolverhampton Wanderers in a return League match and the run of play was very similar to that of the previous day, Everton again winning by a margin of three goals- all scored in the latter satges. The play was high class and very even and fast, each side excelling in defence during the first hour. The Wolves experienced a little hard luck in the first half, and deserved to have scored. They also went well on proceeding with the second stage, but they did not stay so well as Everton, who were full of running right up to the last moments. The sun's rays were a great inconvence and that Everton could hold their own when so handcapped gave assurance of a favourable issue. There were a succession of clever bits of play shown by both sides all through, and Mr Kingscott had not often to interpose in punishing infringements of the rules. The best departments in the Everton team was perhaps the half-backs for Holt Stewart and Boyle each and all did spendid work, alike in tackling and feeding. The forwards too, responded satisfactorily. Their combination was always solid, but there was a defect in the essential master of shooting very frequently. This was enforced of course by the vitality of the backs (Baugh and Swift) and the perseverance of Kinsey Malpass and Griffiths, each of whom added somewhat to their reputation. Kinsey was difficult to beat, yet Latta and Hartley often did it. Malpass was more successful in thwarting Southworth but the latter was generally in his place to receive from the wings. Geary and Chadwick did not shine too brightley in the first half against Griffiths, but afterwards became masters of the situration and from this wing came the three goals-two by Geary and the third from spendid play by Chadwick, who enable Southworth to score a magniticent goal with a long low sloping shot. Jardine made no mistake but he was a bit shaky at the start; whilst Kelso was himself again, and proved that he is the best right back Everton posses, or ever, doubtless did posses. Howarth was slow in comparison with his collegues, but was generally there when the pinch came. The Wolves had a capital goalkeeper in halsall the successor of Rose, and to him the Wanderers are mainly indebted that the defeat was not more decisive. Their defence, however, was previously indicated of high quality, and of the attack it may be said it was slightly rather than solid fitful rather than sustained. Holt held Griffin in subjection,, and of the others Wood took most watching. To-day Everton play Bolton Wanderes at Goodison Park and it will be a kind of rehearsal of the Final tie, of the Lancashire Cup competiton on April 14.
NOTES ON SPORT
March 26, 1894. Birmingham Daily Post
The popularity of the Wolverhampton Wanderers in Liverpool was shown by the fact that their league engagement with Everton on Saturday attracted an attendance of nearly twenty thousand people, the receipts amounting to between £300, and £400. Although the Wolves were beaten so decisively, it must not be supposed that the score of three to nothing is an accurate indication of the play. While they were playing with the sun at their backs in the first half they had altogether the best of the play, and on two occasions Griffin and Edge had the Everton goal absolutely at their mercy. How they missed scoring is one of the mysteries of football. The second half was just as decidedly in Everton's favour, and as they were in the physical conditions they were able to stay the pace till the finish. The wanderers, indeed, showed unmistakable signs of distress before the whistle was blown, and the Everton forwards, taking advantage of this weakness, easily placed the result beyond doubt. Baugh and Swift were by far the best men on the field, their defence was in every way superb, and Halsall also kept goal very cleverly, having no chance with any of the three goals scored against him. Griffin tried hard, but found more than his match in Holt, who is in splendid form just now.
EVERTON V BOLTON WANDERERS
March 27, 1894. Birmingham Daily Post
These teams met at Liverpool, before about 25,000 spectators. Bolton kicked off, and scored by the aid of Wilson three minutes from the start. Play followed in favour of Everton, but the Wanderers' defence was strong and the opposing shooting faulty. Hartley, however equalised, and Southworth scored. Half-time Everton 2, Bolton 1. Upon resuming, play opened brisk, both ends being hotly pressed. Everton, however, had the best of matters, and Chadwick beat Sutcliffe. Bolton got down several times, only to meet a stubborn defence. After about thirty minutes Bentley added another for the Wanderers. Play was highly exciting up to the finish, and the visitors had hard lines in not equalising. Result Everton 3 goals, Bolton 2.
EVERTON 3 BOLTON WANDERERS 2 (game 150)
March 27 1894. The Liverpool Mercury
The first League match of the season, between these clubs was played at Goodison Park Yesterday,, in the presence of a large holiday attendance of spectators, who were again fortunate in enjoying fine weather. Another incentive to interst in the contest was the fact that the same clubs have to meet in the final tie of the Lancashire senior Cup competition on April 14. The teams were :- Everton:- Jardine,, goal, Kelso and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle, Holt, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta, Hartley, Southworth, Chadwick, and Geary, forwards. Bolton Wanderers:- Sutcliffe goal, Somerville, and Jones, backs, Willocks, Hughes, and Gardiner, half-backs Tannahill, Wiklson, Cassidy, Bentley, and Dickenson, forwards. Everton had the advantage at the outset of turning their backs to the sun, but the Wanderers went off well. jardine had to run out to prevent disater, throwing the ball to Boyle, who removed danger temporarily, as Bolton returned and Wilson scored three minutes from the start. On retsarting, the Everton left wing became prominent, Geary putting in a good shot, but it was of no avail. A combined movement of the Everton forwards, with a centre by Latta, threatening Sutcliffe's charge, but the backs came to his rescue. The Wanderers soon got within range, without getting a shot. At the other end Jones kicked out. Holt beat Bentley, and put to Latta who drove right across just out of the reach of Chadwick. About this time the crowd would numbering about 25,000. A free kick here followed to Everton, Southworth sending the ball into the net, untouched. Hartley was checked by Jones, but Geary got in a fine centre, from which Latta headed outside. Neat passing followed between Hartley and Latta, but Someville stepped into the beach and averted danger. Everton confined play almost uninterruptedly in their opponents quarter. A couple of corners well placed by Chadwick gave anxienty to Jones and Somerville but the former on one occasion used his head to good effect. A free kick was also cleared, and shortly afterwards Southworth ran in and shot hard Sutcliffe fisting out. The Everton centre forwards next sent the ball grazing over the bar. Stewart put the Everton van in possession again, more corners ensuing. The Wanderers at last got away on the left, where Kelso was charged down, and a corner conceded. Boyle was here soon to advantage and Chadwick had a harmless shy at Sutcliffe charge whilst Latta was prevented by Gardiner making an effect shot. Wilson in reply essayed a long straight aim, which found Jardine indecesive, but Howarth closed in, and sent to neutral ground, whence Everton moved back and attacked keenly, when Sutcliffe compassed another grand save. But Jardine and Sutcliffe were then successful in running out, but the Wanderers custodian was almost beaten by Somerville, who accidentally of course, headed just over the bar of his own goal. Keeping up the pressure Boyle passed to Latta, who got in a centre, Chadwick shooting erratically. Success for Everton, however, was at hand as from a free kick the ball went to Hartley who headed an equalising goal. Southworth shot wide, but immediately made amends. Close on goal Latta tipped to the ex-Rovers who gave Sutcliffe, no chance, and soon the interval arrived with the score Everton 2 goals; Bolton Wanderers 1. Upon a resumption being made a couple of free kicks were conceded, Everton but Jones came through, and sending to the right, Wilson took a running shot, that went past the post. Chadwick had a shy at the other goal, Sutcliffe stopping the ball close on the line. Stewart cleverly robbed the Wanderers right wing and led up to a fierce sige by Everton, who shot several times, only to find Sutcliffe very safe. No clearance could be effected, however, and on the ball being passed from left to right,, and returned, Chadwick eluded the vililance of the goalkeeper, and placed Everton in command by 3 goals to 1. Bolton spurted, but Tannahill found himself offside before he could shoot. After Latta had failed at easy range, play became more even. The Wanderers right wing proved active, Tannhill again being faulty. The Everton passing was very much admired, by means of which the Wanderers defence was repeatedly harassed, and had a less capable man been in goal than Sutcliffe more points must have followed quickly. Southworth took aim which was repulsed, when Hartley penetrated, but the goal was disallowed. After this Sutcliffe's charge had a succession of exceedingly narrow escapes, but the next goal was unexpectedly made at the other end in a simple manner, as on Jardine stepping out Bentley whipped in, and scored easily. This success had an encouraging effect upon the visitors, who gave Haworth Kelso, and the haklf-backs plenty of work, which was now satisfactorily performed. Wilson drove in a slanting direction the ball passing narrowly out of the far side. The remaining play was pretty even, and most exciting, and when the end came of a capital game, Everton had won by 3 goals to 2.