OCTOBER 1893 EVERTON 7 SUNDERLAND 1 (game 128)
October 2, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
The meeting of the champions and ex-champions of the League on Saturday at Goodison Park proved to be among the most popular meeting in the history of the Everton club, the excitement in the enclosure. Several memebers of the city council and others , Dr morley of Blackburn was seen present. The weather,, fortunately was fine during the afternoon, and the play being of the most spiried kind, an enjoyable exhibition of the Assoication game was detailed for the vast assembly. The teams were Everton, Williams, goal, Kelso, and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle Holt, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta, Bell, Southworth, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards. Sunderland:- Doig goal, Foreous, and Walker, backs, Wilson, Gibson, and Dunlop, half-backs, Gillespie, Harvey, Campbell, Miller, and Hannah (j), forwards, Referee mr Stacey Both eleven had a beauty welcome and prompt to four o'clock the referee gave Campbell the signal to open the play, Howarth had won the toss and so Sunderland had to turn their faces to the sun, but they were the first to become aggressive, though only to kick the ball over the goal line. The Everton left wing, moved down when Bell gave the ball to Latta who shot into goal and brought Doig into requisition who saved a foul against Sunderland, put Everton left wing in possession and the ball being centred, Latta met it timely and scored a fine goal when the game was but five minutes old. A tremendous cheer of course greeted this early success. It served however, as the peoverbially red rag to Sunderland, who went to goal most determinedly from the restart. They showed splendid combination just now, and faily put the home defenders on their mettle. A corner was conceded them, and them a free kick, from which pressure was renew and during which Hannan headed into the net, and equalised as the result of ten minutes play, Sunderland continued to give the best display for some time being the steadier when the pace was great. Still the attack was the monopely of neither side. By degree Everton got into a good line and a fine passing movement by Latta Bell, and Chadwick enabled Southworth to score a neat goal. This point was most meritoriuos, the quick accurate passing complelety haling the Sunderland backs. Buored up with this further success Everton infussed even more dash into their actions. They looked likely to again lower the visitors colours every minute and soon they did so this goal being given them by Gibson, who when hard pressed could not help heading into his own goal. In the meantime a good shot from the Everton left had been neutralised at the expense of a futile corner which Bell followed up by driving just off the far post. Boyle was the next to penetrate goal with a lob but Bell by rushing on the goalkeeper pramsorely robbed his side of the point. it was of no consequence however, for Sunderland enjoyed no respite and so Latta took the ball nicely from a short pass, and scored smartly. The visitors tried hard to stop the offensive but were not permitted to do so yet,, and on Latta rushing down he centred to Chadwick, who gave Doig no chance. In the play from now to the interval Sunderland were seen to better advantage in the preceding half-hour. Once Holt smartly intercepted but returning, Campbell gave Williams a hot shot to stop., which he did and the whistle sounded for half-time with Everton leading by 5 goals to 1. On re-appearing a great ovation was accorded the home team for the brilliance they had so far shows, and as so encouragement to keep up the dash. Howarth on resuming pulled up, the right wing, and Everton promptly moved down, when Bell headed into Doig's hands. This gave no relief to the Wearsiders, but they held out. Holt missed the ball on Sunderland diverting the venue, but made amends a minute later by heading forward. Chadwick then had three shots, one of which took effect. Everton were not yet satisfield with goals and Latta hit the end net with great force. After other narrow escapes. Sunderland improved vastly, and were enabled to keep up the attack with some persistancy. They shot well, especially Hannah and Miller, but the defence of the home backs and Williams was grand. A joint run Bell, Chadwick and Milward deserved better success than a corner, which Latta exacuted from Walker and then Miller had two good shots, both of which Williams stopped. The play was of a most interesting kind even up to the finish each up to the finsih each side making capital attempts to score; but it was not until three minutes of the end that no 7 goal was obtained. This arose from a run by Southworth supported by Milward, who received the pass near in, and banged it into the net. In the short time remaining Sunderland had a shot. This Williams negotiated, and the game ceased with Everton winning by 7 goals to 1.
DRESDEN 1 EVERTON COMBINATION 5
October 2, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
At fenton before 2,000 specatators. Pinnell scored in the first five minutes Everton scored again, and led at half-time by 2 goals to nil. Dresden played well against the wind but were yet overstratched the final result being:- Dresden 1 Everton 5 Everton team:- Jardine, goal, Lindsay, and Arridges, backs, Walker, Jones, and Storrier, half-backs Reay, Pinnell, Hartley, McMillan,and Elliott forward
OSWESTRY UNITED 0 EVERTON COMBINATION 6
October 5 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
Played on the oswestry Victoria road, Cricket ground yesterday. There was a good gate. The ball was set in motion by Hartley, and a short time play was pretty even. Everton them began to assert their superiority, and after about 20 minutes, Pinnell scored the first goal for Everton. Reay shot the second, and a couple of minutes later McLaren the third. The score at the half-time being Everton 3 goals, Oswestry United nil. In the second half, Everton had matters pretty much their own way, the homesters back away on three of four occasions, M Jones And N Jones both having shots, at the Liverpool Goalkeeper who was too quick for them. Everton succeded in scoring three more goals in the half, and finallly ran out winning by 6 goals to nil. Teams Oswestry United:- gores, goals, Powell, backs, Edward, Evans and Grainger, ha;f-backs Parry, half-backs, Benbow, M Jones, N Jones, and JA Bemlow, forwards, Everton:=- paqrry goal, Lindsay, and Arrridge backs Walker, Jones, and Coyle, half-backs Reay, Pinnell, McLaren, Murray, and Hartley forwards
BURNLEY 2 EVERTON 1 (game 129)
October 9, 1893 the Liverpool Mercury
Crabtree missed penalty for Burnley , has two Evertonians scored own goals
This match was played at turf Moor Burnley on Saturday in dull but fine weather. The ground was in somewhat heavy condition, but the wind blew from goal to goal, though not very strongly. The teams were:-
Everton :- Williams,, goal, Kelso and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle, Holt, and Stewart half-backs, Latta Bell, Southworth, Chadwick, and Milward forwards. Burnley:- Hillman goal, Crabtree, and McClintock, backs, Molyneux Espie, and Livingstone half-backs, Brady (a) Buchanan, Turnbull, Bowes and Hills foprwards.
About 10,000 were present. Mr John Lwis officiated as referee. Howarth won the toss and elected to play uphill, but with the wind at his back. McClintock was at once called upon by the right wind, and cleared, when Bell was penalised. Nothing came from the free-kick, it being taken tooeagerly, and Everton went away quickly, forcing a corner, a hot tussle ensuing. Burnley held out, and moved down strongly, Williams saving a hot shot. Everton were showing great dash. When in front the ball was put over the touch line, and on Stewart throwing in, it went into goal, the ball glancing off Hillman's hands into the net five minutes from the kick off. Some protest was made against the point counting, but the referee was decided. Milward next shot outside, and then Holted fouled Turnbull,, Kelso giving a futile corner in meeting the shot. Boyle cleared but when Southworth and Chadwick were trying to make progess the former gave hands, whicj enabled Burnley to press severly without success relief coming on Buchanan fouling Stewart. Espie then tripped Stewart, and Hillman had to be quick to stop the ball. With great rapidity Tunbull and Bowes rushed down and Shot Williams running out and kicking clear. He immediately had to use his hands, and a Penalty kick was conceded burnley, but Crabtree hit the corner of the goal fram. The home team were keen in their raids just now, and it was only ny berculean efforts that the defenders staved off a reverse. Williams and Kelso being , especially smart in their work. The strong attack by Burnley men aroused intense excitement among the spectators, who were, of course, very nosiy. Everton's defence proved equal to the test imposed, and on nits recerving a welcome respite in open play, Stewart screwed in from long range, but found Hillman safe. The left post was next hit by an Evertonian, but the whistle sounded situltaneously. This give an advantage to Burnley, who ran down, when Bachanan passed to Turnbull, who headed in. Williams again using his fists to effect. Chadwick next essayed a long aim over the bar, and this was followed by a more likely effort by Bell, his shot causing the ball to pass just outside. Kelso placed nicely from a free kick but Burnley extricated themselves. A free kick was also taken by the homesters, who caused some anxiety. Crabtree shooting just a shade too high, and then Holt put in a fine bit of play in robbing the right wing. Free kicks were the order of the day, chiefly to Burnley from one of which, off Howarth hands, they equalsed 35 minutes from the start, though Bell outtinfg into his own goal. Stewart literally snatched the chestnut out of the fire a moment or so later, and then Turnbull gave Williams a free kick for infringing the offside rule when danger treatened Everton. Returning again, in a clear passing movement, Brady took aim, when Williams was once more as sound as a bell. He had two other shots to stop of keen character, and did so. Everton surviving this further testy time, invaded Bell and Latta each trying to lower the Burnley colours, though the attempts were not precise enough. Close on half-time Williams was again in requisition, to which Milward from Southworth replied with a rattling low shot, Hillman just touching the ball, and the interval arrived with a score a goal each. Everton reopened by forcing play on the left wing, where they got a couple of throw in without getting near goal. Burnley rataliated on the right, being awarded a free kick, which Holt diverted. A tgrow in at the other end was met by Hill, though Milward would not be denied until he had a good shot. Hill also got the best of a race with Kelso, but before a shot could be attempted Bell led up to goal, when some dallinace by Southworth closed a possible opening, Latta however, centred and danger threatened Burnley Boyle lifting over the bar out of the ensuning melee. Following this Turnbull beat Holt and Stewart and let fly at long range, the straight shot landing the ball just over the crossbar. A run on the Burnley right was utilsed for a hard shot which Williams stopped, and in a momemt Latta screwed in from the corner. The play was thus fast and even, the raids being taken up with alternating regularity. Once the outlook was ominous to Everton, as Williams fell when severly pressed, but he yet gamely got rid of the ball. Some fine all-round play was next seen in which Everton came on well but met most capable defenders. Latta, however, shot in beautifully. Hillman puching and sending over the bar. Equal danger was experienced a few minutes later by Everton, a low shot by Buchanan passing out within a shave of the post in a manner which seemed to puzzle Williams, who, after Hill had placed wide, had to do further stopping. Holt and Bell,, in response, forced Crabtree to give a corner in a short while, which could not be turned to account. Howarth in trying to take the bouncing ball near in accidental gave hands, but Everton clustered and kept goal intact. Chadwick, from this danger, soon found himself in good position, and shot granily, but Hillman was equally smart in clearing. Everton sustanted pressure when Crabtree was conspicious in his clean fearless kicking. On Milward finding his shot repulsed soon afterwards, Chadwick seconded his effort but was also repulsed. The game ‘'see sawed'' but during one of Burnleys Raids Howarth was unlucky enough to put te ball into his own goal during a tussle at close quarters. This proved the last point, and a very hard spirited game ended in a win for Burnely by 2 goals to 1.
EVERTON COMBINATION 4 BUXTON 0
October 9 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
Palyed at Goodison Park before about 3,000 spectators. Up to half time nothing was score, bhut after the interval Everton had the best of the play and won by 4 goals to nil.
Placed 1 st played 4 won 4 lost 0, drew 0, for 15 against 2, points 8
DUNDEE V EVERTON
October 10, 1893. Birmingham Daily Post
Played at West Craigie, Dundee, before 6,000 spectators. Storrier took Boyle's place in the Everton team, Southworth being also absent. Everton played downhill and nonplussed Dundee by fine passing, but Latta and Stewart were penalised for rough play. Milward scored for Everton, and after a fine run, Bell shot through McKie's fingers. Dundee improved, and pressed during the second half, Longair scoring a fine goal from half-back. There was no further scoring through bad shooting. Result Everton 2, Dundee 1.
DUNDEE 1 EVERTON 2
October 10, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury.
This match was played at Dundee yesterday. The day being a general hoilday, there was a good attendance of the public, who numbered about 6,000. The following were the teams:- Everton,:- Williams goal, Kelso,, and Howarth (captain), backs Storrier,, Holt, and Stewart half-backs, Reay, Maxwell, Hartley, Chadwick and Milward, forwards. Dundee:- Mackie, goal, McDougall, and Brown backs, Matthews, Longair, and Petrie half-backs, Suttie, Craik,, Gilligan, Dundas, and Keillor forwards. Everton played down the hill at the start with the wind slighly in their favour Hartley kicking off at half-past twelve. Everton attacked on the right when the ball went over. Playing carefully Dundee thus got away, but Kelso was safe. On three occassions Williams however, was called upon, and saved well Holt, got the ball away, Milward working in a good shot. He then centred, and Hartley had an opening which he used to full effect. The visitors resumed the pressure, when Reay Hartley, and Chadwick each took aim, but were not successful. Dundee removed the danger by returning down on the left, in trying to check which Storrier gave hands. Petrie shooting finely from a long pass without putting into the net. Chadwick followed with an equally good attempt low down, when Mackie saved capitally. Dundee than because troublesome on the Left,, though they could not beat Kelso. The home team were not in the least deterred, and Gilligan would up some smart play by shooting straight into Williams. He was conspicuous in further powerful play in front of goal. Reay next found himselfin a favourabled position, but headed over the line,, and from the escape, Dundee pressed severly, during which Williams in rapid succession fisted out three times. In reply Reay shot in keenly from a pass, in a manner which gave Mackie no chance, and scored Everton's second goal, 25 minutes from the commencement. He was winded in a charge by McDougall when taking his successful shot, which caused a slight delay. Everton got down in a good style on restarting, but were soon beaten off, and in turn had to defend, when Kelso put in two timely clearances. Play again went in favour of Everton but Reay made faulty use of a nice centre from the left. Gilligan and Dundas, however, both essayed spendidly shots for Dundee in a subsequently onslaught, the defence holding out with difficulty. Gilligan next kicked over the bar from Keillor's pass, and play livened up considerably. Everton did most pressure, but they were not very menacing, and led at half-time by tweo goals to nil. On resuming Dundee made an alteration in their formation, Dundas and Gilligan changing places, and Everton were soon thrown on the defence. Williams saved from Keillor, and Everton got clear, but Chadwick's shot did not deserve to score, nor did it. Dundee rushed down immediately afterwards, and Longair beat Williams at long range. The Vistinfg team had to continue on the defence for the next few minutes, during which period Gilligan and Suttie each sent in, well directed shots without the deserved effect. Everton were not seen to great advantage in the forward line. Chadwick and Milward came in for most employment, but were often baffed by Matthews, late of Bolton Wanderers. A long pass by Chadwick, however, was neatly made and Reay was thus enabled to press hard, on goal, but Chadwick was too slow in attemping his shot. Reay had a good aim, and than Chadwick from the right wing was close enough in a shot to hit the end netting twice. Howarth arrested Dundee's progess, and Everton were thus almost contintuously on the attack, though the forwards did not display the requisite of dash for goal getting. A smart effort by Gilligan was the next incident but he was destined to put outside. A couple of fine centres by Reay opened up chances, but Hartley was easily robbed, and generally Dundee had not much trouble in beating of the Evertonian invaders, the best attempt of many being one by Chadwick, who lifted the ball narrowly over the bar. Milward followed with a likely shot, and Holt put over the crossbar. The home team spurted towards the close, when Williams fisted well. from a tussle arising out of a corner kick Dundee returned, and the result of an uninteresting game was Everton 2 goals; Dundee 1.
EVERTON 2 BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 (game 130)
October 16 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
These teams met at Goodison Park on Saturday to play off the first of their two League matches. Though the weather was threatening the attendance proved large, numbering about 20,000. As will be seen from the following names, Everton had the same team of the two previous Saturday's, whist Rovers made one change from the side which had beaten Preston North End a week back, Campbell giving way for Townley:- Everton:- Willimas, goal, Kelso, and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle, Holt, and Stewart half-backs, Latta, Bell, Southworth, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards, Blackburn Rovers:- Watts, goal; Murray, and Forrest, backs, Dewar anderton and Marshall half-backs, Chippendale, Whitehead, Harfgreaves, Hall, and Townley forwards. Referee Mr. Stacey .
There was no advantage in cosen of ends, the wing being somewhat neutral in the ultmost. Southworth kicked off, and Everton at once gave evidence that they were in an energetic form but Milward was destined to kick wide of the initial attempt. Th this Chippedale replied by spurting along the right wing, when anxienty arose through Howarth missing his kick. A clearance however, was promptly made, and just when Latta was stridding striongly towards goal the whistle was heard and checked a promising movement. A long kick by Howarth ever the goal line followed, and then the Rovers by means of good lengthy passes were somewhat dangerous until Kelso stepped into the breach and administered a removal wish one of his keen points, thus crushing the hopes of Chippendale, who had shot in very hard. Some pretty passing then stood Everton in good stead, and on Southworth putting Latta the latter ran and sent to Chadwick, who put the ball into the net. An appeal was made against the goal counting, and the referee disallowed it apperently on the grounds of obstructing the goalkeeper, though it seemed a genuine goal. If nettled, Everton were not disheartened, and Latta headed raids twice, from the second of which he centred to Milward, who beat Watts, and the home team thus amounted the lead two minutes from the start. Milward soon afterwards again found himself within shooting bounds, and screwed nicely, but justed missed his aim. So far the home team had the best of the play, but the Rovers now woke up comsiderably, a very near shot being essayed by Whitehead, and during pressure by the visitors an alteration obtruded itself between Holt and Hargreaves who were lectured by the referee. Williams next attended to a likely shot, to which Milward made response with an equally well-directed thrust. The Rovers grew more dangerous than hitherto, and both Hall and Chippendale tested the resources of Williams, who was cool and safe. Murray experiemented wirth a longaim. This toe was easily parried, as was a really fine shot by Whitehead, and the way Williams did his work secured him an ovation. Everton then became the aggressive party. They ran down freqently but for some time a shot by Chadwick was alone dangerous to Watts. Soon, However, Latta swooped along and shot in magnificently when Murray met the ball with a foot close to goal. With this rather lucky escape, the Rovers eluded the watchful Everton half-backs, and a long shot by Townley was the result, but this Williams ran out and neutralised. The play continued to be most determined, and ocillated, though Everton were the more combined, and after Hargreaves had tried a header, Chadwick was put into possession, joined by Milward and Southworth, and the latter finished off a pretty movement by scoring a capital goal. A running pass by Latta to Southworth was utilised for a fine shot by the centre man shortly afterwards, but Watts this time ran out and cleared, and the interval came with Everton still leading by two goals to nil. On restarting it was at once impressed on the spectators and actors that the Rovers had not abandoned hope, for they went off with great gusto on the right, and inj a minute or so had three accurate shots, each of which Williams knocked aside. Then Everton breatfied more freely, and in turn took up the attack, in clever style goal having narrowly shaves of being capturned several times from the scrimmage which entued. Coming up again, off sides against Everton gave a check, but the Rovers could not best off the raiders, though fortunately for the visitors, the shooting of the home forwards was just now of an interior kind. It was only at interals that Rovers broke away, and when they did they were soon driven back again. Once Hargreaves lifted over the bar, and this was followed by Latta screwing, and in sending the ball grazling along the bar. Two chances next fall to the Rovers not turned to account, and after Latta had made a further good bid for goal, a disater was at hand to Everton, as Hargreaves took a pass and scored smartly. There was yet half an hour to run, Watts had the next business like shot to stop, which was so keen as to be an indication of Everton's vitality. Bell them shot indifferently, and with these failure Everton fell of somewhat. Holt found it necessary to kick out when Townley was going gamely. The Rovers now played better than the home team, and were most on the attack. Chadwick certainly once shot well, to find Watts safe, but soon following Howarths gave a corner, from which the Rovers equalised. Everton now saw the game slipping from their gasp. They plucked up and stormed goal more or less up to the finish, but in vain, and a spendid contest resulted in a draw two goals each.
STOKE SWIFTS 2 EVERTON COMBINATION 3
October 16, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury.
At Stoke, before 3,000 persons. The first portion off the game was very stubbornly contested,, the vistors having slight advantages, and led at the interval by three goals to one. In the second stage, however, the Swifts took a lead, but although they pressed were only able to score one result Everton 3 Stoke Swifts 2.
Team:- Jardine, goal, Lindsay and Parry backs, Walker, Jones, and Storrier, half-backs, Reay, Pinnell, Hartley McMillan, and Elliott forwards.
October 16 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
Everton had populars visitors on Saturday in the Blackburn Rovers, and some 20,000 spectators evined an inclisation to watch the progess of the fray. Though Everton did not win, every one so doubt went away pleased with the afternoon's sport. It was fine exhibition of the Association game all through, and so keen that a little roughness which now and again' bubbled up can be readily excused. The match ended in a draw of two goals each, and was an instance of ‘'history repeating itselt.'' Early this season at Ewood Park, Everton for a long time held a lead of two goals, but the Rovers managed to equalised before the end came; and again on Saturday, Everton were in command by two goals for a considerabled period, and once more the Rovers drew level. Evidently the Blackburn men are great in an uphill battle. Everton were certainly unlucky on Saturday. They deserved more goals than were awarded them, and why the one scored by Chadwick early in the game was disallowed does not seen clear, unless it was for some obstruction. They were also unfortunate immediately after the equalising goal was recorded, and how their strong raid of much persistency at this juncture failed to bear fruit was little short of the miraculous. Without intending to minninute the merit of the Rovers defence at this intersting crisis, it must be urged that luck supplemented their vigialance to their own glorification and so to the mortification of Everton, who so sorely need a victory or two. Both teams came in for praise, and that each made itself popular is further proof that the football all round was of the highest order. Williams gave a good account of himself in goal, and so did his vis-à-vis Watts. If anything the Rovers backs were more sure than those of Everton. Kelso sustained his character as a fearless and effective defender, and Howarth did much that was clever but he was beaten in the second half once or twice by the right wing, and cannot be adjudged to have given one of his best dispalys. Both sets of half-backs were powerful, and it is not often that such brilliant middlemen will be seen in competeition, their tackling and feeling being alkie excellent. The Everton forwards were in an equally daring and sprightly mood. Latta was himself again-that is he went back to his form of two years ago, and some of the runs and shooting was provocative of well deserved of well deserved applause. Bell was ever in thick of the attack, and he was perhaps the most noticeable player on the field. Well as those two old Dumbarton men played together, they were never selfish, nor could they have shone so brightly without adeonate support- firstly from their collegues behind them, and secondly, from their comrades in the vanguard. Southworth was seen to much better advantage that when at Burnley and wish continued attention to condition, he will yet, no doubt be enabled to play an important part in extricating Everton out of the rut into which they have strayed. Chadwick was the unlucky Evertonian of Saturday. He tried all the skill he has such a profundity of, but was robbed more than any one. Yet Milward had much employment, and made judiciuos use of it. The Rovers too, had a smart quintet of forwards, among whom Whitehead, late of Aacrington was continually shining. The fact that Everton only made a draw, though at home is galling to their well-wishers; but everyone will admit that the team of Saturday is a well balanced and clever one, that must, with good training, soon strike a lasting winning chord. The directors received one solatium on Saturday in Everton Cimbination winning over Stoke Swifts.
Everton made a successful assault at Dundee on Monday of two goals to one; but would not greatly impress the Dundeeians of their mightness. There were extenuating circustances, however,. The journay was so long as to interfere with regular sleep, since the trip to Edinburgh was made from one to seven a.m. they certainly had good rest and sleep on the following night, but travelling has a tendency to make one feel ‘'scale.'' The ground too, at Dundee was small, muddy and sloping and,, moreover, they encounterd a referee who gave what may be described as a ‘'free transation'' of the rules. The match needs no criticism. The party was excellently controlled by the club officials, and the players especially were exemlary in their conduct.
ARDWICK V EVERTON
OCTOBER 17, 1893. The Birmingham Daily Post
A benefit match between these clubs took place on the ground of the former, at Manchester, before large attendance. In the first half Maxwell scored for the visitors and Yates for the home team. On crossing over the game continued even, but McMillian ultimately beat Douglas from a pass by Maxwell. Final; Everton 3, Ardwick 2.
EVERTON 3 NEWTON HEATH 2
October 17 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
This friendly match was played at Hawthorn Road, yesterday afternoon in fine weather, there being about 1,000 spectators present. The proceeds was in aid of the Bootle club. Newton Heath were strongly represtened, which with a couple of execeptions Everton played their full league team. It was five minutes late when Southworth kicked off on behalf of Everton, but the start was somewhat exceptional, as in a few minutes Newton Heath scored, from Hood, Everton following suit shortly afterwards from Southworth, . Then a scond goal was credited to the ‘'Heathens'' out of a scrimmage, and again the ‘'blues'' drew level, from Latta, following this Everton attacked strongly, and some good shots were unavailingly aimed at the visitors citedal. Erent kicked clear, and a free kick to Newton Heath placed the Everton goal in jeopardy. It was not long, however, and Latta ran down the right Southworth only just missing the parting shot. Donaldson had a shie at the ‘'blues'' goal from a lengthy range, but missed by yards. A fine run now occurred between Bell, Latta, Milward, and Chadwick,, the former sending in grandly, only to find Hall catch and throw away. The Mancunians were also busy, and McNaught gave Williams a warm hanndful to deal with the Everton custodian coping sucessfully with the attempt. A corner followed to the ‘'bbles'' without result, and half-time arrived with the score 2 goals each. Donaldson having restarted on behalf of the visitors, Everton initiated an aggressive movement, Latta shying twice unsuccessfully at Newton Heath goal. Hood and McNaught were prominent for the visitors, and the Everton defence was taxed. Kelso eventually emerging triumplantly out of a scrimmage and sending across to Bell and Chadwick. The latter pair raced off,, and Everton scored from the right, the point, however, beening rightly diaallowed for offside play. Southworth was not far out in the next attempt, and then it was marvellous how the ‘'Heathens'' kept their goal intact several hot shots being sent in at a short ranage. Chadwick again gave his side the lead, and play then toned down somewhat, both sides missing chances. Both teams were penalised, without result, and Paton, when a good opportunity presented shot wide. Nothing further was done and Everton won by 3 goals to 2. Teams Everton:- Williams, goal, Kelso and Arridge, backs, Boyle,, Holt, and Coyle half-backs, Bell, Chadwick, Southworth (captain). Milward Latta , forwards. Newton Heath:- Hall, goal, Mitchell, and Clements, backs, Erentz, Perrin and Davidson half-backs, McNaught, Hood, Donaldson, Paton, and Fitzsummons, forwards.
ARDWICK 2 EVERTON COMBINATION 3
October 17 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
This match took place at Ardwick yesterday, for the benefit of Douglas, and Robson, two of the home players. In the first half each side scored a gao, Maxwell and Yates doing the needful for the vistors and the home teams respectively. On resuming, McMillan and Elliott scored for Everton, whilst Morris added one for Ardick. Result Everton 3 Ardwick 2.
EVERTON 8 DARWIN 1 (game 131)
October 23 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
William saved penalty, and Southworth scored first penalty in league football for Everton
The first League match of the season between these teams was played on Saturday at Goodison Park in the presence of about 12,000 specatators. The following were the teams:- Everton:- Williams, goal, Kelso, Howarth (captain), backs Boyle, Holt, and Stewart (w), half-backs, Latta, Maxwell, Southworth, Chadwick, and Bell, forward. Darwen, Kenyon, goal, Orr, and Leach, backs, Shaw, Maxwell (a), and Fish, half-backs, Eastwistle, McKnight, Sutherland, Smith, and McKKenna, forwards. Southworth kicked off for Everton against the wind, and Darwin were the first to get away, but only to send the ball over the line yards from the goal. A foul was given against Latta, but this was of no assistance to the Vistors, who were at once thrown on the defence, when Maxwell took a pass by Bell, and shot too high. He made a full atonement however a minute later, as an Southworth running and passing to Maxwell he gave no chance to Kenyon, and scored the first goal within five minutes of the start. This early success gave some indication of what was to follow. Everton went back direct from the fresh kick off, and, taking on from Southworth Latta put in a teasing shot, but, which Kenyon scooped aside whilst a good supplementary shot by Chadwick missed by about twelve inches. A delay then occurred, through Holt being badly winded in collinson with McKnight, which caused the centre half-back's withdrawal, for a short time, Latta during his absence going to the help of Stewart and Boyle. On resuming, Southworth ran right down, and wound up by shooting so well as to cause the goalkeeper to tip over the bar. The corner proved expensive as though the place kick was neutralised there was no clearance, and Chadwick scored a pretty goal. Holt then reappearing, and again Everton, found an entry to the net, but Southworth had hos goal vetoed for off-side. Darwen were given no rest, and ever and anon Everton were closing in upon goal, shots being showed in from alol sides of good, bad and indifferents quality. The straight oncs were negotiated by Kenyon. ‘'Hands'' against Stewart gave the Darwen backs and Goalkeeper breathing time, it was only momentarily, and again the visitors had to run the gaunlet of keen, fire, but once more came out scathless. The play for the next few minutes opened a little, each end being visited in turn. Maxwell caused the custodian to tip over the bar, and the incident was followed by Southworth also shooting high, whilst Latta though almost in the goal mouth, got too much under the ball, and shot with such force skyward as to place it clean over the end stand. Darwin, having prevented further disater, had a chance or two. The first was though Howarth giving hands. This was followed by a foul, and in the melle an Evertonian was adjudged to have transgreated so grievously as to be punished with a penalty Kick . This was taken by McKnight who shot very hard, but was chagrined to see Williams catch the ball grandly, for which brilliant place of work the custodian was lodly cheered. Play then reverted favourably to the home team, and from a free kick, owing to Fish fouling Latta, the ball was placed by Boyle to Bell, who laying near in, headed into the net. Another fine effort was when Latta centred to Southworth, but who put too high. Darwin took a trip towards Williams soon afterwards, when Wade shot across the face of the goal and spoiled all the play that had furnished him the chance. Just before the interval, Bell gave the ball to Southworth, who scored neatly, and on the whistle sounding for a rest, Everton were leading by 4 goals to nil. The wind, which had by this time freshened, was in favour of Everton in the second half., which face told against Darwin making advance. Indeed, Evertonians at once went away in a nice passing movement, and in a minute Latta took a centre from the left, and timing the ball accurately diverted it into goal. It seemed that other goals were to immediately follow so firm was the attack on the part o9f Everton. Southworth however, missed the ball in front of goal, and then, from Latta shot over the bar. Three corners were taken by Everton in quick succession, byt were all neutralised by Darwen, who, after more narrow escapes got down the right, where Stewart gave a corner. This was tided over, but on Darwen beating Stewart and Howarth, the ball was sent to the left, whence Entwhiste at length scored for Darwen. Thus encouraged McKnight, and Shaw took good aim, but found Williams each time on the alert to make a smart save, Everton again assumed the aggressive, and from play arising out of a corner Maxwell was too quick for Kenyon. With the strong lead of six goals Everton did not feel the necessity of exerting themselves greatly but they were often on the attack, and Latta added the seventh goal. Shortly following, Orr was penalised with a concession of a penalty kick , which was entrusted to Southworth , who justified confidence by giving Kenyon no chance and when the end came Everton had won by 8 goals to 1.
CHESTER 1 EVERTON COMBINATION 2
OCTOBER 23, 1893. THE Liverpool Mercury
These teams met in a friendly encounter at Chester, before a numerous company of spectators who withness a close contest. Everton scored the only goal of the first half, but soon afterwards Chester equalised. In the remaining play Everton ontained a further gaol, and won by2 goals to 1.
Everton team:- Pinnel, goal, Chadwick, and Parry, backs, Walker, Jones, and Coyle half-backs, Reay, Milward, Hurley, McMillan, and Elliott forwards.
October 23 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
Everton can reasonably look back upon the past week with pride and satisfaction. On Monday last they had two teams out particapting in games of the philanthropic kind. The League team combated Newton Heath on the old and familiar area of Hathorn road, with a view of assisting the perplexed Bootle shareholders out of their financial trouble. Unfortunately they were comparatively few spectators, and the help received will be small, despite the fact that the teams gave their services gratis. Pity it is that the match was not played at Goodison Park, which is more approachable and more comfortable. The Everton Combination went to Matchester to play Ardwick for the benefit of two of the latter club's players and singularly the two Everton teams won with the identical scores of three goals to two. Which is the most creditable performances,, that of the first team on neutal ground or that of the second eleven on their opponents enclosure? An intersting feature of the Everton and Newton Heath match was the experiment made by the Everton executive in a new formation of the forwards through Bell and Milward exchanging positions. The Scotchman was a success on the outside left (his old place, it is said ), but the Englishman was ‘'at aca'' as inside right. Thus it came about that as Bell was too good to be shifted from outside left, and as Milward gave no promise of being reliable as inside right, he was requsitioned on Saturday, the vacancy thus created being filled pleasingly by Maxwell. How well the change worked is reflected pressumably, in the result of the match, as Darwen were never permitted to show anything like League form, and were beaten by the discomforting score of eight goals to one. Heavy as the gaol getting proved, it scrapely shows the full measure of the one sidedness of the play, and had the Everton shooting been uniformly accruate the goal must have been at least doubled. The impotency of Darwen was a revelation, though they were expected to be dooned to defeat. They had made a good show in at least seven of their previuos League matches, of which number they had won two (Stoke and Newton Heath), drawn one (Aston Villa) and lost the remaining four (Blackburn Rovers Sheffield United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Bolton Wanderers) bu only a single goal margin. How they did so well against these teams, judged by their play of Saturday, is a mystery, unless the explanation it furnished in the exceptionly strong play of Everton. The Darwen men are known for their rushes. They tried those at the outset, but were lacking altogether in combination, and the Everton half-backs quickly grasped the situration, checking the individual raids with refreshing nearly always on the attack, and could not refrain from ‘'heaping coals'' on the reputation of Kenyon and his colleagues in defence. These showed sterling resource. They on many occasions prevented further captures in a marvellous manner, and, considering the exhausting quality of the work improved upon them, are entitled so much praise for the plucky way in which they at least minimissed the severity of the complete rout. They got small acqistance from their half-backs, and less relief from their forwards, who were too slow, too selfish, and too ragged than to do more than occasionally break away. The vanguard it is averted have been the victims of an exedose of experiments. Everty match there has been a fresh shuffle of the backs and often more than once in a game, and it is thus readily coceived why they are at ‘'sixes and sevens''when in competition with such a half-back line as that of Boyle Holt and Stewart. Everton's easy win wounds well, but there were some incidents in the game that were not reasuring. Williams had little to do, of course, and yet he emerged from the contested more popular than ever, if that were possible. He did that in a single stroke which will be long remembered by those who had the pleasure of seeing it-in neutralising a penalty kick. It was taken by McNaught, who shot terrifically hard; but Williams caught the ball, and so great was the impact that it made the weighty custodian stagger, but he held the ball grandly. One does not know which to admire most-his nerve of the keenness of slight. He was cheered to the echo, and was re-cheered on changing ends after the interval. The play which gives rise to some misgiving in the defence. Kelso was better than Howarth, but did not come up to the standard of previuos matches. It may be they were not sufficiently extended to show their best points, but, all the same it seemed fortunate to Everton that their forwards were so fully in command of the battle. Stewart, too made one or two slips in the tackling line. Holt got badly hurt early in the game and ‘'lay low'' naturally enough, afterwards. Boyle was in rare form, and his carefu placing had much to do in the attainment of such a victory. The forwards worked well together after the first ten minutes, the two wings being better balanced than last week, whilst Southworth received and made work spendidly, but ought to have shot more accourately. Next Saturday Preston North End will be at Goodison Park, for which occasion a few 4s tickets are being issued, to be had of Mr Jackson (Mawdesiey's) or of the secretary.
CHESTER V EVERTON.
October 28, 1893. Chester Observer
When it became known that the Chester executive had arranged a friendly encounter with the crack Everton Combination team, it afforded the liveliest satisfaction to all devotes of football in the city, and the match, which was decided last Saturday at Faulkner-street, aroused more than ordinary interest. Neither team has yet met in the Combination tournament, and last week's fixture was therefore regarded, in many quarters, as a test between the two. Up to the present time the combination champions, I believe, have only had their certificate tarnished by one defeat, and the Cestrians were in hopes that they would be able to lower their adversaries' colours a second time. Recollecting no doubt the two defeats Chester inflicted upon them last season. Everton despatched a strong eleven, including the League and international left winger, Milward. Chester had their usual eleven, with the exception that Moore, of the Reserve, filled Pay's position between the uprights. Long before the advertised time for starting the approaches to the ground presented a lively appearance, and there can be no contradicting the statement that Everton is the best “drawing” organization which visits our city. The enclosure was densely thronged, and there would be fully 2,000 spectators present. It was a slice of good fortune when Wilson won the toss, as he set his opponents to face the wind and a blazing sun. The initial stages were exciting, and it was quickly to be seen that the game would be fought out to the bitter end. Chester, through the instrumentality of Heys and Lewis, were the first to become really dangerous, Chadwick conceding a corner. The free kick was beautifully placed, and several of the men endeavoured to propel the leather into the net, but failed. Elliott and McMillian, who have often done duty for the Everton League team, were always to the fore when the side were attacking, but found Nesbit a trifle too strong for them. Moore, the home custodian, had two difficult shots from Elliott to contend with, but to the delight of the spectators, he proved himself equal to the emergency. Every inch of the ground was stubbornly contested for a long time, and it was a moot question which would score first, so evenly balanced were the teams. The Chester vanguard, with a single exception, passed combined together the weak spot being Greencock, who spoiled several excellent pieces of work on the part of the confreres by dallying too much with the leather. On the other hand the Everton forwards also performed in unison, but passed too much on nearing the goal, whereas if they had shot oftener it would probably have been more beneficial. From a neat bit off passing, the Everton, men, gained a free kick close to goal. Moore only partly cleared the shot, and before he had time to recover himself the ball was through in the twinkling of an eye. The Chester men now settled down to some steady, plodding work, the initiative being taken by Bull, who made a magnificent spurt, and passing to Greenock, the latter sent in a clever shot, but to the disgust of the onlookers, it was a few inches over the bar. Heys was next prominent with one of his tricky dribbles, but he was somewhat selfish, and allowed Chadwick to rob him when a judicious parting with the ball would have gone hard with the visitors. The Everton front rank were several times preparing for a concerted run, but Porter upset their projects by the superb defence. The game proceeded merrily, and there were numerous instances of clever individual work, but the attempts to break down the barriers of defence proved futile. Everton had a turn at pressing and all their devices to increase their majority were set at nought by Moore, Wilson, and the halves, the latter especially being stumbling blocks to the champions. Towards the finish of the first half the Cestrians made matters exceedingly unpleasant for Parry and Co, by their assiduous onslaughts on their citadel, but the Everton defence was not to be outwitted, and at the interval the visitors were leading by one to none. After a well-earned rest, both sides recommenced with renewed energy, the Evertonians slightly taking the lead. The Chester backs had considerable difficulty in kicking the ball any distance on account of the strong breeze. The visitors' forwards displayed stylish passing, but found the opposing goal so well protected that they had to retraced their steps after time. The Cestrians then got into their stride again, and so persistently were the home forwards attacking that Parry and Chadwick were on tender hooks for some time. One shot from Bull in particular deserved a better fate. He raced along the wing, and sent in a shot which struck the post with terrific force and then rebounded into touch. The game was brimful of incident, and when Chester scored the equalisering point, then came the tug-of-war. The homesters' goal was prettily obtained. A free kick fell to them, Astbury being commissioned with it, and placing the sphere nicely in the goal mouth, Porter headed it into Pinnell's hands. Evidently the shot was a puzzler, for the custodian only partially threw out, and Lewis, who was in waiting, landed it between the uprights. This triumphant was received with deafening cheers, and the excitement became intense. Play ruled faster than ever, and each goal was hotly assailed. The issue hung in the balance for a long period, but eventually a free kick was the means of giving the visitors the lead again, the ball being prettily put through at one corner of the goal. Chester were by no means discouraged, and played for all they were worth, but the much-needed goal could not be obtained. Everton thus won a hard-fought game by two to one. Fouls were frequent, and both teams were penalised, but the Evertonians were the greatest delinquents in this respect. The Cestrians have nothing to be ashamed of the game as their opponents. The Everton eleven had to work desperately hard to win, and I await with pleasure the Combination fixture between the two on Christmas Saturday, for it will be a tussle worth seeing. With two exceptions, the Chester men acquitted themselves admirably. Foremost among them was Porter, who surprised himself, which is saying a good deal, as the Everton front rank doubtless will testify, and in the opinion of many he was the best man on the field. Heys, who occupied his old position as inside left, never gave a better exposition, and the committee will be wise to play Lewis and Heys together in future. The two were very tricky, and their play reminded me of the many excellent games they played last season. Turner preformed some neat work, and Bull played consistently throughout. Greencock (inside-right) was, undoubtedly, the poorest forward, but it would be scarcely just to criticise him too closely, as he was playing in a position which was entirely new to him. Carter played a sterling game at half-back, and he closely watched his powerful rival, Milward. Astbury was not up to his usual standard of excellence, but Wilson's exhibition gave every satisfaction. Nesbit started well, but he failed to maintain it to the end, and in the second half fell off woefully, and with a more reliable back, the result might have been different. Both backs had a tendency to crowd on to the goalkeeper, whereby the latter was considerably hampered in making a clearance. Moore proved himself a capable custodian and the effective manner he fisted out, the ball travelling nearly half the length of the field, cheered hearty plaudits. The Everton forward indulged in stylish short passing, but it was overdone. Milward, Elliott and McMillan were a smart trio, while the backs were the best of the remainder.
Chester Beaten Bu Not Disgraced.
Chester encountered Everton at Faulkner Street on Saturday, before a large crowd. Mr. W.H. Gough (Liverpool) had the following teams under his command: - Chester; Moore, goal; Wilson and Nesbit, backs; Carter, Porter and Astbury, half-backs; Lewis, Heys, Turner, Greencock, and Bull, forwards. Everton: - Pinnell, goal; Parry and Chadwick, backs; Coyle, Jones and Walker, half-backs; Elliott, McMillian, Hartley, Milward and Reay, forwards. The homesters played with the wind in their favour, and Hartley started the ball. Almost immediately the visitors were penalised for a foul. The ball was passed over to the right, where Milward and Reay secured, and they proceeded along the line towards the Chester goal, but Wilson relieved. Jones badly fouled Turner, but the free kick availed nothing. Bull had the best of the tussle with Coyle, but Parry checked his career. Some tricky play was indulged in by Heys, with the result that a corner was conceded, but the danger was averted. Elliott and McMillian made spirited runs along the left, but they were well looked after, and then Porter and Carter, who were always in the thick of the fight, showed to advantage in several raids on their citadel. Moore had two rasping shots to stop, one from Elliott being a beauty. The home men rushed away, but Greencock failed to take advantage of a good opening. Shortly afterwards Parry cleverly robbed Bull, and Elliott fastened upon the ball, but he shot outside. A foul was granted the homesters, but it was barren, and Moore then saved a long shot from the foot of Parry. Some nice passing was executed by the Chester front rank, and Heys shone conspicuously with brilliant dodging work, but all efforts to score were frustrated by sterling back play. The Evertonians then made headway with a superb run, but Wilson relieved at the expense of a corner, which came to nothing. Moore later on rushed out and saved from Elliott, when he was only a few yards from the post. Greencock spoiled several well-intentioned movements through failing to take the passes. Chester gained a free kick close to goal, but Lewis shot over. Another nice run by the visitors' van in which they were led by Elliott, looked dangerous for the Cestrians, but their final effort were wide. A corner fell to Everton immediately afterwards, and the ball just went over the horizontal. Chester retaliated, and Greencock experienced most disheartening luck, the ball skimming the bar. Everton with an irresistible run, paid a visit to the Chester end, and from a foul Moore fumbled the ball, and it was rushed through. Chester, on resuming, went off with a rush, Parry saving. This was followed by a magnificent spurt by Bull, who made rings round Coyle, and passing to Greencock, the latter made a galliant attempt to score, Pinnell having all his work cut out to clear the ball. A mis-kick by Nesbit appeared ominous for the Cestrians, but Wilson managed to avert danger. Heys next executed a pretty dribble, but should have parted earlier. Porter brilliantly checked a dangerous run, and then Wilson was to the fore in frustrating another siege. For a most deliberate foul on Lewis, when he was about to shoot, being only a few yards from the goal, a free kick was awarded, but after a determined bully the ball was safely got away. Pinnell was compelled to be on the alert, Lewis testing his saving powers with a splendid shot, but he emerged successfully out of the ordeal. Heys tricked several opponents in the coolest manner imaginable, and giving the ball to Lewis, the latter passed to Bull, but he neglected to take the pass. The Cestrians then had to defend their goal in the most determined manner to avert disaster. Moore only just need a shot out from the centre, but Porter was in attendance and smartly relieved. The home men worked hard to get on level terms, and towards the conclusion of the first half pressed severely, but the opposing defence clung tenaciously to their citadel and resisted the numerous attempts to defeat them. Half-time Everton one, Chester none. Resuming, midfield play was the order for a few minutes, and then Everton assumed the aggressive, Porter kicking out three successive shots. After a spell of defensive work, the homesters made matters warm for the Everton backs, but their goal possessed a charmed life. Even play ensued, and then Lewis broke away, and giving to Turner he passed over to Bull, who finished up with a deadly shot which struck the post. A moment later Chester rushed down, and Porter headed into Pinnel's hands, who only just kicked out, and Lewis being well up put the ball through amid deafening cheers. Play waxed fast and furious after this. Moore was called upon to save a stiff punt from Milward. Both sides strove with a will to gain the ascendancy, but each defence jealously guarded their goal. Heys tried a dropping shot, which Pinnell deftly threw away. Reay then executed a dashing print and beat Wilson, but the latter caught him before he could get his shot in, and cleverly robbed. Nesbit missed his kick, but Moore succeeded in catching the ball at the corner of the post, and saved a certain goal. From a free kick immediately afterwards, the Chester custodian was beaten for a second time. Everton then had the best of the game, but the home backs and halves prevented further disaster. About five minutes from the termination the Cestrians made one bold dash, and play was carried on in the Everton territory, but they were unable to draw level, and the game ended –Everton two, Chester one.
EVERTON 2 PRESTON NORTH END 3 (game 132)
October 30, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
The first meeting of these old rivals took place at Goodison Park on Saturday when notwithstanding the wet, weather prevailing just previous to the time of commencement a company of about 25,000 was present. Last year the clubs met twice in connection with the League, three times in the English cup competition, and twice in the lancashire cup competition, when two games resulted in draws three in loses to Everton, but who defeated North End in the English cup semi-fianl at the third attempt and won the League match at Goodison Park by six goals to nil. With such a stirring experience of last season it was only natural that great importances should attempt to the renewed combat between the two popular teams, and, it being a ‘'starred'' incident of the season the Everton directors missed numerous invitation to leading citzean ‘'to come and see for themselves'' what later day football was really like how skilful and spirited it was, and what a hold it had obtained upon the public of diderent age and stage. Those ghentlemen who had accepted the club's invitation included the following, the chief inagistrate enjoying a hearty welcome on his arrival, just as the players had taken up their positions for commemceing operations. The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Mr J.A.Willox, M.P. Jodge Collier, Mr Registrate Bellringer, Colonel W.Walker, J.R.. Mr, T.H.Sampon(forty coroner), Alderman, F.Smith, Alderman , WB bowing, J.P.Mr G.B Rodway, J.P.C.C Captain J.W.Nott Bower, Mr Miles Walker, (Grovenor of H.M.Prison), Prestent, Mr F.Giottine (official receiver), Mr W.Mulholland, MR Honlt (conservative candide for Everton ward), and Mr A.Cornett. Letter of regrets were received from the mayor of Birkenhead, Mr Lawrenson, Mr Registrar Cooper Mr J.G.Livingston, Judge Shand, Sir E.R. Russell, and the town clerk of Liverpool. The teams were as follows:- Everton:- Williams goal, Kelso, and Howarth (captain) backs, Boyle, Holt and Stewart,, half-backs, Latta, Maxwell, Southworth, Chadwick, and Bell, forwards. Preston North End:- Trainor goal, R Holmes, and Ross (jn), backs, Sharp, Grier, and J Holmes, half-backs, Cunningham, McCane Sanders, Beckton, and Cowan, forwards
Southworth started against the wind, and in a short time Everton forced their way to the front, when Maxwell shot out cross the goal mouth. Before North End could clear Holmes was penalised for for fouling Bell, and from the skimmish the ball was headed narrowly outside. Southworth had a chance but was not quick enough, and the backs sent clear to their left wingmen, who skipped away and centred, whence the goal line was crossed on the right. Returning, Beckton looked dangerous, but Kelso met the hard shot with his body, when Sanders whipped in and sented the ball over the net from long range. This broke up the assault and from the goalkick Bell strude away until effectually challenged by Sharp. The North End forwards soon returned to the attack, then passing being very true but the opportunities were spoilt through a rash shot by Cowan and Sanders. Coming up again Beckton and Sanders worked the ball along beautfully and danger was at hand but Kelso keenly took up the situration, and grandly dispossessed the attackers. The venue changed Southworth moved on and passed to Bell, who in turn centred, when Maxwell made a bold but futile did for a goal. It had already become patent that the Preston left wing would require much activity to keep in check and Boyle found himself beaten just now, but he made up by getting down in time to kick out, to the disgust of the Prestonians present. No means could be discovered for a short while of putting the Everton forwards on the ball, and once the visitors pressed so powerfully that Kelso Howarth Holt, and Stewart in turned kicked in as mant seconds without removing the raiders. Sanders and Kelso then raced for possession, and colliding, the Prestonian received a knock accidentally from Kelso's Knee when in the act of kicking clear, Sanders was badly hit, and a delay occurred, but he resumed almost immediately with play Everton then were seen to considerable advantage Boyle shooting in well, as did Latta the latter from near the touchline, but they were both doomed to disappointment, and a little later on Southworth was fouled when in good position by the sound of the whistle. Cunningham next became conspicuous by making a running shot, but Kelso adroitly bobbed down his head's, as to allow the ball to pass out. Sharp followed by shooting over the bar. Ross was then called upon, and doing his work cleanly, the players fitted to the other end, whence Howarth extricated the ball grandly from a difficult situration. Bell received, and led up to a successful raid. Latta first shot a little wide, and next Boyle tested Trainor, who succubed to a quick return to Southworth, Everton thus scoring the initial goal when the game had been in progress half an hour. This drawing of the first blood was vociferonsly recognised; but the joy of the Evertonians was at once diluted as from the restart North End clustered in front of Williams, and Cunningham smartly equalised. There was much cheering when the reply was made, and it proved that the visitors had a host of admers present. North End were not yet contest and Beckton sprinted off, put to Sanders who baited Williams with a long low shot and match the catch. In three of four minutes the game had accordingly put on the three phases of Everton leading, North End equaling and in turn taking command. Everton were roused to greater efforts now Bell especially showing the way, but they encountered insurmountable defence, and five minutes from the interval Beckton forced his way through,, and sent in a shot which Williams failed to reach. Half-time thus found Everton two goals to the bad. They had the wind on turning round, and had fair prospect of saving the game. tHey soon had to defend, however, on resuming, and this done satisfactority settled down to a persistent attack, the forwards responding to the goals and getting spendid assistance from the half-backs and backs. Their raid only served to show the bright back play of Holmes and Ross, the latter never hesiteting to kick out if pinned. In 20 minutes Southworth after the crossbar had been twice hit by shots from Everton, at Length scored. The play that followed was of the keenest. Fouls were common, but Everton were much more frequently on the attack, only to find all their best attempts nullified by just missing the target or in being intercepted by those who had to defend. Everton were full of fire right up to the last second, but the fates were against them, and when a whistle sounded, a hard game terminated Oreston North End had won by 3 goals to 2.
NANTWICH 1 EVERTON COMBINATION 8
October 30, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
The first combination match of the season between these clubs was played at Nantwich on Saturday but the home team were completely outplayed. Everton led at the interval by 5 goals to 1, and adding 3 more goals in the second half,, won by 5 goals to 1.
Placed 1 st played 6, won 6 lost 0, drew 0 for 26,, against 6, points 12
BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 EVERTON 1
October 31 1893. The Liverpool Mercury
Six thousand specatators withness a match between these clubs at Blackburn yesterday. The proceeds of which were for the benefit of having Campbell of the Rovers team. Everton did most of the pressing during the first half and experienced hard luck in not scoring, after changing of the ends Everton attacked strongly, but Ogilvie kept goal grandly, and it was not until a minute or so off time that Chadwick scored and won the match for Everton by a goal to nil. Everton was represented by the following:- Williams goal, Kelso, and Lindsay. Backs Walker, Jones and Stewart, half-backs, Latta (captain) Milward, Maxwell Chadwick, and Bell, forwards.:- Blackburn Rovers:- Oglivie goal, Murray, and Brandon, backs, Dewar, Anderson, and Marshall, half-backs, Campbell (h) Whitehead, Townley, hargreaves and Campbell (c), forwards attendance 5,000
BLACKBURN ROVERS V EVERTON
October 31, 1893. The Birmingham Daily Post
This match was played at Blackburn, before 5,000 spectators, for the benefit of Harry Campbell. The game was of a poor description right through. No goals were scored until nearly on time, when Chadwick shot past Ogilvie –the final result being Everton 1, Rovers 0