EVERTON 2 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3
April 3 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON AGAIN BEATEN.
OLDHAM ATHLETIC WIN MODERATE GAME.
After a moderate display at Goodison Park yesterday Everton were beaten for the ninth time this season in League football on their own ground. Oldham Athletic prevailing by 3 goals to 2.
There was but a small attendance, and though the play in the first half was not at all bad, the standard of football shown in the second half left a lot to be desired. The Oldham forwards put plenty of dash into their play, whilst the backs were very safe, and on the whole they deserved their success, but as on the occasion of the Cup-tie, they had much to thank Matthews for, the keeper saving on at least two occasions when the downfall of his goal seemed certain.
The Latics were first to score, Simpson taking a goal kick rather weakly and the ball was swing out to Donnachie, who centred for Gee to score a good goal. Bradshaw brought about the equalising point from a corner, Matthews on this occasion making a mistake in fisting the ball in the air and Bradshaw promptly headed into the net. Oldham always boded danger in their sprints towards goal, and when Gee appeared likely to go through he was tripped by Simpson just outside the penalty area, and Moffatt taking the kick banged the ball past Bromilow. At the interval the Latics held a lead of 2-1. In the second half after Matthews had saved splendidly from Bradshaw the inside left soon afterwards took a pass from the right and made the score level with a find shot. Oldham continued their long swinging passes, and from a free kick taken by Donnachie, Gee scored the third and winning goal. Everton were well served by Stevenson, but Simpson made a couple of fatal mistakes. Bromilow lacks experience, but he made one or two good saves. The Everton half-back line did not come up to the usual standard and the forwards lacked cohesion. Bradshaw was the best of the line, and Stevens, when he did get the ball, placed it to advantage. Houston did not impress in the centre. Jefferis and Beare did well at times, but their efforts were not sustained. Oldham were well represented in the rear division, while Wilson at half-back displayed tremendous energy. Donnachie figured at outside right, the position he is to occupy against Scotland, but it was not one of his best days. Teams: - Everton: - Bromilow, goal, Stevenson, and Simpson, backs, Harris, Wareing, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare Jefferis (Captain), Houston, Bradshaw, and Stevens, forwards. Bradford City: - Matthews, goal, Cook, and Cope, backs, Moffatt, Toward, and D. Wilson, half-backs, J. Donnachie, Walters Gee, Woodger, and Tummon, forwards. Referee T.P. Campbell.
EVERTON 0 MANCHESTER CITY 0
April 7 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON AVOID DEFEAT.
NO GOALS AT GOODISON.
The game at Goodison Park never rose to a really high level, and the fact that no goals were scored was not so much due to the soundness of the respective defences, but rather to the lack of penetrative skill by the forwards. But there was some excuse for bad marksmanship, for the vagaries of the high wind rendered accurate play, and more particularly effective shooting, very difficult. But for all that, there have been many worse games at Everton this season. The Manchester City players were a determined lot. They are anxious to finish the season amongst the top clubs, and so assure themselves of reward in the way of talent money. It was certainly not for want of trying that they did not succeed at Goodison Park. With the wind in their favour in the first half they did most of the attacking, and in the later stages, when battling against the breeze, they were equality determined. They certainly did not catch Everton on top form, for which Macconnachie, Harris and Browell away the eleven as a whole was but poorly balanced. The home attack was weak at centre forward, for Houston, who was again in the position, quite failed to realise expectations. His lack of inches and weight was all the more apparent when opposed to a player of Eadie's height, and although he distributed the play with good judgement, he was always overwhelmed when in close contact with the Manchester backs. He was nothing near so thrustful as Howard, the leader of the Manchester attack, who is a well set-up player, always alert for openings and never lacking in speed and dash. He gave Hodge one or two storming shots to stop, but there were occasions when he sent aimlessly wide when in a good position.
Both goals had lucky escapes. Quite early in the game Stevens struck the foot of the post, with Goodchild at the opposite side of the goal. Bradshaw next screwed one strong shot over the bar, and Goodchild saved brilliantly at full strength from a header by Houston. At the other end Hodge had some equally anxious moments. After saving one straight drive from Dorsett, Hodge diverted a centre from the same player, Wallace heading back, and luckily for the homesters the ball struck Stevenson and went just wide. Another close shave for Everton was when Jones drove the ball against the post with great force. But there were other occasions when good openings were missed through either dalliance or inaccurate shooting. Both goalkeepers preformed splendidly, and Henry for Manchester and Stevenson for Everton were capable backs. Simpson who took Macconnachie place at left full back for Everton, was far from reliable, and McGuire was never a match for Beare, whose fast and tricky play frequently called for applause, Stevens, at outside left was never more than moderate, and Jefferis and Bradshaw were not seen at their best. No fault could be found with the home halves. Dorsett and Jones were the best of the City forwards, while all the halves were sound. Teams: - Everton: - Hodge, goal, Stevenson, and Simpson, backs, Fleetwood, Wareing and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis (Captain), Houston, Bradshaw, and Stevens, forwards. Manchester City: - Goodchild, goal, Henry, and McGuire, backs, Bottomley, Eadie, and Holford half-backs, Dorsett, Taylor, Howard, Jones, and Wallace, forwards. Referee J.H. Palmer.
MANCHESTER CITY RESERVES 1 EVERTON RESERVES 0
April 7, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton Reserves were opposed to Manchester City Reserves at Hyde-road, where both sets of forwards were lacking in shooting ability. There was no score at the interval, but Cunningham, the City outside left subsequently succeeded in obtaining the only goal, which gave the home team the victory.
SUNDERLAND 3 EVERTON 1
April 10 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON EASILY BEATEN.
The League match, originally fixed for the Cu—Final day, between Sunderland and Everton was played at Roker Park yesterday before about 10,000 people. The game was fast and interesting all through, though Sunderland showed superiority. There were several accidents during the game, but this was not due to undue roughness, though the play was vigorous.
Everton started well, and Butler had to save from Harris, and the latter fell heavily a minute afterwards in trying to dispossess Richardson, and play was stopped for a couple of minutes, while not long afterwards Milton was bowled over, and had to leave the field. Holley went into Milton's place at back and when the latter came out again, after being absent ten minutes, he played outside left. Holley proved a good back, and really did two men's work, his partner Hobson being very weak. The Everton right wing, Houston and Beare, made occasional rushes, breaking the monotony of sustained pressure by the Wearsiders, but they could seldom pass Holley. Meanwhile something must be said for the Everton defence against the long bombardments, the backs, Simpson and Stevenson, and Hodge in goal, playing a fine game. When the latter was eventually beaten it was the result of a free kick, about thirty yards from goal. Cuggy took it and passed to Richardson, who breasted to Buchan, and the latter scored with a rising oblique shot out of Hodge's reach. Houston was next injured in a collision with Thomson, and then Buchan came in for the trainer's attention. Cuggy hurt his ankle, and a little later the game had to be stopped while Richardson was brought round from the effects of a collision with Simpson. Bradshaw was next laid out, and after that Fleetwood had to be carried off with a nasty cut on his eyebrow, the result of a collision with one of his colleagues. Half-time Sunderland 1, Everton 0. Fleetwood turned out again shortly after the second half commenced, and Everton had now the better of the game for some time. Stevens took a corner kick, Butler did not get the ball well away, and Thomson sending it against Bradhsaw, the latter scored a surprise goal. After this Sunderland bucked up, and the visitors had little further chance. Richardson scored a second goal, while Holley got the ball into the net from a free kick, but the referee ordered the kick to be taken again, and Hodge cleared. Just on time Holley got a third goal for the Wearsiders, who were easy winners. Teams: - Sunderland: - Butler, goal, Hodson, and Milton, backs, Guggy, Thomson, and Low, half-backs, Mordue, Buchan, Richardson, Holley, and Martin, forwards. Everton: - Hodge, goal, Stevenson, and Simpson, backs, Harris, Wareing, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Houston, Fleetwood, Bradshaw (Captain), and Stevens, forwards.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 EVERTON 0
April 14, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
HONOURS DIVIDED AT THE HAWTHORNS.
HODGE'S FINE KEEPING.
Everton were a trifle fortunate in sharing the spoils at the Hawthorns, for the Albion enjoyed the greater share of the game. The finishing of the home forwards, however, was not in keeping with the general display, and they had only themselves to blame for not catablishing a sound position early in the game. Though the quality of the play never rose to the brilliant order, it was always interesting, and one of the outstanding features was the exceptionally good exhibition of goalkeeping by Hodge, who, when his backs had been hopelessly beaten, showed good judgement in placing himself for the final effort, and moreover accomplished his work in a fashion that even appealed to the Albion supporters. The enforced change in the Everton forward line did not turn out to advantage, for the line was not kept well together, and individual, rather than combined, effort was the dominant factor in endeavouring to reduce the home goal. This method, of course, can rarely be depended upon to bring about successful results; all the same, they were dangerous when they got going, and in the second half it would not have occasional surprise had the Blues registered a goal, and thereby reversed the result of the corresponding game of last season. There was little to choose between the sides in half-back play, but the Albion pair put up a stouter resistance than did the Everton defenders, whose display at times was very feeble.
PLAY AND PLAYERS.
No goals were recorded in the game, though on occasion there were possibilities of heavy scoring, Jephcott was the centre of the Albion hopes, and being well plied with passes from his halves and forwards, he was often enough to outwit Grenyer, and having accomplished this much he led Simpson a merry dance. His flashes across the middle were generally well timed, and his confreres could do all that was asked of them, but score. Once Buck looked all over a scorer, and early in the second half shots were rained in thick and fast, but the majority were lacking in direction, while of the others. Hodge stood between them and success. On the Everton side Beare contributed much good work, and Davidson on the opposite wing occasionally put in promising centres, but Simms lacked pace and experience. Bradshaw was as earnest as ever, and Houston at times did well, but he failed with one easy opening. As indicated Jephcott was the busy bee of the home forwards, but excepting the want of finish, the whole quintet played open and attractive football. The Everton halves acquitted themselves well, as also did the Albion three, but Stevenson did not approximate his usual standard, while Simpson was frequently beaten in hopeless fashion. Though Pennington showed signs of distress, in the closing stages, he formed with Smith a reliable defence, and relieved the keeper's suspense on many occasions.
Teams : - West Bromwich Albion: - Moorwood, goal, Smith, and Pennington, backs, Waterhouse, Buck, McNeal, half-backs, Jephcott, Dowser, Taylor, Jackson, and Shearman, forwards. Everton: - Hodge, goal, Stevenson, and Simpson, backs, Harris, Wareing, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Houston, Simms, Bradshaw (Captain), and Davidson, forwards. Referee R. Eccles.
LIVERPOOL RESERVES 2 EVERTON RESERVES 1
April 17, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
The return engagement between the Reserves of Liverpool and Everton was decided at Anfield last evening, and resulted in a verdict for the Reds by two goals to one. The result was a fair reflex on the run of the play, which, however, never approached a high standard. Liverpool were certainly the more dangerous side, and Bromilow had much work to do than Scott. Bovill early on missed an opportunity of giving his side the lead from a lovely centre by Hall, while later Gault was afforded a similar chance at the other end, but he allowed Grenyer to nip and clear. The only goal scored in the first half was the result of a brilliant centre by Lester, which Bromilow fisted away, and Hall gaining possession, gave to Stewart, who netted with a terrific shot. Everton later had occasional spells of attack, but the homesters maintained the lead to the interval. On resuming some improvement was shown in the Everton front rank, Scott having to save his charge on more than one occasion. It was following clever intervention on the part of Kikby that the Blues might have levelled the score, both Fleetwood and Brannick being left with a good chance close in, as a result of a capital centre from Chedgzoy, but Speakman flung himself in the way of Brannick's shot, and the ball travelled outside. The equaliser, however, came immediately afterwards, Brannick making amends by kicking the ball out of Scott's hands into the net, after the keeper had cleverly saved from Fleetwood. Nearing the finish Welfare went through on his own, and though Simpson checked him, the ball went to Lester, who put Liverpool ahead with the best shot of the match. Everton: - Bromilow, goal, Page, and Simpson, backs, Chalmer, Kirby, and Gourlay (Captain), half-backs, Chedgzoy, Brannick, Fleetwood, Gault, and Uren, forwards .
WEDNESDAY CUP FINAL
Everton “A” 4, Liverpool Police 1.
CELTIC 2 EVERTON 2
April 21 191. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
The visit of Everton to Glasgow on Saturday to oppose Celtic attracted 12,000 spectators, and the Celtic devoted their part of the gate-money as a benefit to Alec McNair their International back. The weather was showery, but notwithstanding, the ground was in good conditions.
Celtic opened strongly, but their forwards were easily disposed of nearer goal. With the exception of the first few minutes, the visitors were generally attacking, and the placing of their halves, coupled with the speed and combination of their forwards, kept the Celtic goalkeeper busy. The effectiveness of the Everton forwards brought about a fine display of goalkeeping on the part of Mulrooney. Everton's pressure lasted for about twenty minutes, during which they always looked like scoring. From a surprise breakaway, however, by McAtee in which he beat Grenyer and Simpson, he shot with such force that Hodge failed to stop the ball before it was over the line. From this point, however, Everton were vastly superior, especially in attack, and repeatedly the forwards brushed past the opposing defence, and did everything but score. At length Beare, who had all along been fast and evasive for Johnstone and Dodds, got the better of these players in a grand run, and sent across a high bar which, Gourlay headed into the net. The succeeding play continued to favour Everton, and near the interval, Bradshaw at the close of a spirited attack, dashed past the opposing backs and scored a second goal.
The second half was of a more equal description play throughout being not only robust but interesting. Soon after resuming a surprise run by Connolly, a reserve forward in which he cleverly eluded Wareing and Stevenson, ended in his slipping the ball to Gallagher, who gave Hodge no chance with the equaliser. This proved all the scoring, though both sides strove strenuously for the leading point, but neither set of forwards could overcome the respective divisions. It was a good game but Everton should have led by a more pronounced margin at the interval. At half back Everton had a big advantage, their trio being speedier, while their placing was superior, and in this respect Harris and Grenyer were excellent. Beare and Bradshaw were the most effective forwards while Hodge had no chance with either of the shots that beat him. Stevenson was the better back, and all over the visitors were a better-balanced side. Celtic miss Quinn badly. Teams: - Celtic: - Mulrooney, goal, McGregor, and Dodds, Jarvis, Young, and Johnstone half-backs, McAtee, Gallacher, Connolly, Cassidy, and Browning, forwards. Everton: - Hodge, goal, Stevenson, and Simpson, backs, Harris, Wareing and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis (Captain), Gourlay, Bradshaw, and Davidson forwards. Referee Sergeant Major Vick (Maryhill)
EVERTON RESERVES 1 BLACKPOOL RESERVES 1
April 21 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 36)
Considering that they had only ten men for three parts of the game, Blackpool accomplished a fine performance by playing Everton to a draw of one goal each. Everton were by far the more scientific exponents but they lacked the close passing game to excess, and it was tantalising to see the ball crossed and recrossed it wing of goal until a defender nipped in and saved the situation. Stevens was the best Everton forward, while the new half-back Challnor and Kirby appeared to have a thorough knowledge of the game, Quinn scored for Blackpool on the initial half, while Everton equaliser came from the foot of Brannick, five minutes from the restart. Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Page, and Laurie, backs, Challnor, Kirby, and Graham, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Brannick, Simms, Gault, and Stevens, forwards.
EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB DIRECTORATE.
April 23 1913. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
Two candidates are announced in connection with the forthcoming election of directors of the Everton Football Club. The retiring directors are Dr. Baxter and Messrs A. R. Wades and B. Kelly. The candidates afore –mentioned are Mr. E. Green, a schoolmaster, and Mr. J. Sharp, the former Everton player. In a notice to the shareholders of the club Mr. Sharp says: - “Having been approached by a number of Shareholders of the Everton to stand for election as a director of the club, I have decided to offer myself for election. I had twelve years' experience of first class football as a playing member of the Everton League team, and should you elected me to the directorate, it will always be my best endeavour to get a team that will worthily up hold the traditions of the club.
April 24 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
LIVERPOOL THEATICAL GALA.
Time was when the Liverpool-Theatical Gala football match was attended by many and varied shows and even a parade through the city, but although of late years the event has been robbed of its garish elements, it still continue to provide a handsome sum to be divided amongst local charities. The proposal of allocating the proceeds of a really first-class game of football to be gala fund was attended with very successful results last year, the sum of £159 13s 8d. being realised, after paying all expenses. The game last night –which by the way, was started by the Mayor of Birkenhead (Alderman Thompson) –was witnessed by close on 10,000 people, and the receipts are sure to be larger than last year. Mr. W. W. Kelly (chairman) and the other gala officials have worked hard to make the venture a big success and Mr. T. Woods the hon, treasurer, has good cause to expect a big “turn over.” Since its inception 13 years ago the Theatrical Gala has been the means of raising no less a sum than £15,211 for local charities, and last year's amount constituted a record the figures being £1, 055. This year Mr. Tom Watson, the Liverpool Club's secretary, was able to bring together two most attractive teams, representing Everton and Liverpool versus an International eleven, and the spectators had the opportunity of witnessing some of the cleverest men playing football at the present time.
Happily the event was favoured with fine weather, and as already mentioned there was a most gratifying attendance. What was more, the game itself was worth going a long way too see. All the 22 players showed a real desire to please, and the result was that several of the players especially the Internationals, were seen to even greater advantage than in more serious contests. All the finer points of the game were demonstrated to the full, and the real artistry shown repeatedly called for enthusiastic applause. Without unduly exerting themselves the players were able to bring out all that is best in football, and some real thrills were provided. The right wing play of Simpson and McTavish was really brilliant. These two bright particular stars played together with the Falkirk club, and, since coming into English football, they have alas, been separated. The renewal of the old partnership yesterday once again demonstrated the greatness, their passing and footwork generally being bewilderingly clever. One of the chief features of the game was Simpson's centres. In this respect he was seen at his best, and it was from his placing in front that Elliott scored all three goals. By these two were not only players to shine, the International team as a whole giving a delightful exhibition, the forwards being well balanced, and all departments working together with real harmony. The fact that the team representing the Everton and Liverpool clubs was not beaten by a wilder margin than 3-0 was largely due to the excellent goalkeeping of Campbell. The Liverpool keeper dealt successfully with all manner of shots from difficult angles, and he demonstrated to the full his prowess as a cool and sure custodian. The game was by no means one-sided. The Liverpool and Everton players put in a lot of good work, but they were not nearly so polished as their opponents, their chief failing being lack of finishing power. The teams were: - Everton and Liverpool: - Campbell, goal, Stevenson and Pursell, backs, Harris, Wareing, and Ferguson, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis, Parkinson, Gracie, and Lacey forwards. Internationals: - Scattergood, goal, Crompton, and Pennington, backs, Brittleton, Roberts, and D. Wilson, half-backs, Simpson, McTavish, Elliott, A. Wilson, and Wall, forwards.
The promoters of the gala awarded beautiful medals to both teams, those given to the winners of course being the superior set. The gates receipts amounted to £221 10s.
Official programme OF TOUR.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Monday 28 April 1913
STRENUOUS DAYS. ARRANGEMENTS FOR GREAT WELCOME. TO VIEW MAUItETANIA."
The arrangements lor the visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen to Lancashire in July have now taken definite shape, and during the eight days that the rulers spend among their subjects they will brought into contact with all classes of people and witness work progressing in many industries. Hundreds of prominent citizens will be presented to Their Majesties, who will receive some scores of addresses welcome from the boroughs and districts through which they pass. The details the tour, which have now been decided upon, furnish many interesting features. Two day© out of the eight will devoted to visits to Manchester and Liverpool. Monday, July 14, is the date fixed for the journey from Knowsley (where the King and Queen will stay as the guests of the Earl and Countess of Derby) to the cotton city. So far there is nothing in the programme beyond a drive through the streets, visit or two of the parks, inspection of the National Reserve, and luncheon at the Town Hall. At Liverpool Their Majesties will inspect the shipping and board the giant Cunarder Mauretania." The following is the full programme: MONDAY, JULY 7. Leaving London just before noon Their Majesties are due at Warrington about three o'clock. To compensate for the disappointment caused on the occasion the last royal visit to Warrington, when the late King Edward and Queen Alexandra drove through the town in closed motor-car, Their Majesties have decided on this occasion to drive from the railway station to Crosfield's Soap Works (which they will inspect) in. an open carriage. The inspection of the soap works will last over half an hour, and Their Majesties will afterwards proceed motorcar Widnes, where civic presentations will be made, and then on to Knowsley via Huyton. At Knowsley Their Majesties will be greeted by one of Lord Derby's tenants, and the chairman of the County Council (Alderman Scott Barrett) will presented, and will in turn present the address of the County Council. In the evening a dinner party will be given Lord and Lady Derby and a special variety programme will be arranged. TUESDAY. JULY 8. The royal party will motor first to St. Helens, where there will be presentations and a glassworks will be inspected. Then on through Rainford, Ormskirk, Southport (with presentations) to Preston (more presentations). At Preston lunch will taken at the Bull Hotel. After lunch Their Majesties will spend three-quarters hour in inspecting Horrockses, mill, and the journey will then be resumed through Kirkham, Lytham, and St. Annes to Blackpool. Details of the Blackpool visit remain to be settled, but it almost certain that they will include presentations of local dignitaries. WEDNESDAY, JULY 9. *Wednesday will a very busy day, for though the official route embrayes only thirty-three miles it is over setts and through a consecutive series towns whole way. The King and Queen will take train from temporary station at Rainford for Colne, and will thence motor to Rochdale, there being presentations at Colne. Nelson, Burnley, Accrington, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, and After leaving Burnley a halt will be made Gawthorpe Hall, where the party will lunch with Lord Shuttleworth, the 'Lord Lieutenant the county. At Accrington a weaving shed will be inspected. The party will return from Rochdale to Rainford by train. THURSDAY, JULY 10. On Thursday the party will go by train from Huyton to Earlestown, thence by through Ashton-in-Makerfield, Abram, Hindley, end Higher to Wigan, where presentations will made. Leaving Wigan the route lies through Chorley (presentations) via Withnell to Towers for lunch. Afterwards the party will proceed to Bl&ckburn, where Roe Lee mill will inspected; then on to Darwen and over the hill via Turton Bolton. There being no time to visit mill Bolton, which is the centre the fine spinning industry, it has been arranged that in a large covered stand on the Market-place there shall be an exhibition typical Bolton good6—after the style the exhibition pottery the King's Hall. Stoke' on-Trent, last week—and that after the pTesentai tions of public persons the King and Queen will inspect the exhibition, the school children ! assembled the square meanwhile singing the National Anthem and other songs. give little more time in Bolton and to enable Their Majesties to motor through one two streets of the town, has been decided that the return to Rainford for Knowsley will be made by train direct from Bolton instead of from Hindley, as originally planned. FRIDAY. JULY 11. The royal party will motor by Mill-lane and West Derby-road the Seaniehs Orphanage. Here Toyal carriages will in waiting, and leaving the motor-cars the party will proceed with escort of lst Life Guards (under command of Lord Derby's brother, Captain the Hon. Algernon Stanley) to St. George's Hall. Addresses from the Corporation and the University will rtad, and a third, from the Chamber of Commerce, will handed the King. Thence via Lime-street, Ranelagh-plaee, Renshaw-street, Bold-street, Church-street, Lord street, and Castle-street, the King and Queen will drive to the Town Hall for luncheon, afterwards leaving Water-street and St. Nicholas-place for the Pier Head. Going off H.M.S. "Galatea," the King and Queen will inspect immense flotilla of mercantile shipping, and will aboard the "Mauretania," where the various naval 'raining corps will inspected, and the King will piesent the medal he gives annually as a prize for Conway Cadets. Thence, on the " Galatea," new Gladstone Dock, and afterwards Carriage Bootle, and to the Everton football ground, where the massed children will give a display. The King and Queen will take tea in the football pavilion, and the directors of the Everton Club will presented to Their Majesties. There will also be an inspection the National Reserves. From Everton the King and Queen will return to Knowsley by motor-car, the escort being dispensed with. SATURDAY, JULY 12. The royal party will proceed by train to Ashtonunder-Lyne, where presentations will made, thence to Oldham (presentations and forty-five minutes' inspection of Messrs. Piatt Brothers' ' engineering works); Middleton (presentations); Heywood (presentations); to Bury (presentations and lunch at Lord Derby's estate offices). Leaving Bury the route is through Whitefield, Radcliffe, Little Lever, Farnworth, Kearsley, Swinton, to Eccles (presentations), then via Worsley] Tyldesley, and Atherton, to Leigh (presentations),' and back by train from West Leigh to Huyton. SUNDAY, JULY 13. Their Majesties will motor Liverpool to attend the church parade of Territorials St. George's Hall. There will be Territorial parades in many churches, each corps being represented at St. George's Hall by detachments. After service the troops will march past in fours on the plateau. The King and Queen will return to Knowsley for lunch, and will rest for the remainder of the day. MONDAY, JULY 14. Official visit to Manchester. Their Majesties will arrive at London-road Station, and drive in open carriages, attended by an escort of lst Life Guards, via London-road, Ardwick Green. Stoekport-road, Dickenson-road, Birch Park, and Brighton-grove Piatt Fields, where the National Reserve will be drawn up. Thence via Oxford-road to the Town Hall for luncheon and presentation of addresses in Albert-square. After the tour will be extended Salford. via Mount-street, Peter-street, Dcansgate, Liverpoolroad, Regent-road, Cross-lane, and the Crescent Peel Park, whcTe an address will be presented and read, this distinction from the procedure in other boroughs (where no addresses will be read) being on account of Salford being a royal boTough. From Peel Park tho King and Queen will drive Exchange Station, the Royal train leaving for London
EVERTON 3 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1
April 28, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON SUPERSEDE LIVERPOOL
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY FAIL AT GOODISON
The concluding match at Goodison Park was a stern affair. Each side was anxious to win, for while Sheffield Wednesday were intent on at least finishing next to the top Everton were no less keen inasmuch as victory gave them the one solace of finishing the season in a better position in the League than their near rivals at Anfield. This they have succeeded in doing by virtue of a slightly superior goal average. They have each gained 37 points, and Everton's advantage in regard to goal average is very slight. Liverpool have scored 61 goals and had 7-1 registered against them, while Everton have obtained 48 goals and lost 54. Taking the season on the whole have certainly belied expectations, and the position they occupy in the League table –eleventh from the top –does not do the players credit. The club has been unfortunate in more ways then one, and it has certainly been sorely handicapped in regard to injury to players. In the home matches especially the premier team has been most disappointing, but happily the closing match was a bright exception to their many previous impotent displays. It was a hard, keen game; in fact, too keen in the second half, several of the Sheffield players allowing the vigour of the contest to upset their tempers. The Sheffield players were greatly delighted when, after eight minutes play, Wilson put them ahead with a shot, which clean beat Hodge from a pass by Kirkman. But their joy was short-lived, for they held the lead not more than a minute. From the centre kick the Everton forwards swept down on the Sheffield defence, and Jefferis dashed between the backs and scored. Beare added a magnificent goal, following a free-kick, and midway through the second half Jefferis added a third. The Sheffield men never impressed one as a championship side. As was the case at Anfield, the play of the Wednesday eleven never rose to a high standard. Everton represented a better and more evenly balanced side. The Everton forwards were speedy, tricky, and they worked together with a thorough understanding. On the other hand the Sheffield front line was lacking in cohesion, and they were all poor marksmen, especially McLean, who was completely off colour. The Everton defence was shaky at times, but the intermediate line was sound. Fleetwood was far from being an idea; centre-forward, but both he and Bradshaw got in a lot of useful work, and Beare and Jefferis were a most capable right wing. Teams: - Everton: - Hodge, goal, Stevenson, and Simpson, backs, Harris, Wareing, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis (Captain), Fleetwood, Bradshaw, and Davidson, forwards. Sheffield Wednesday: - Davidson, goal, Worrall, and Spoors, backs, Brittleton, Skimming, and, Campbell, half-backs, Kirkman, Glennon, McLean, Wilson, and G. Robertson, forwards.
MATTHEWS AND EVERTON.
April 29, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
Oldham denies the statement that there is a possibility of Matthews the Oldham goalkeeper being transferred to Everton this week. Mr. D. G. Ashworth stated that he has had no communication from Everton with regard to the transfer of Matthews. It is true that the noted goalkeeper has not yet re-signed, but the only point at issue is the question of the guaranteed amount of his benefit, which is due next season.
HARRISON AND THOMPSON SIGN FOR EVERTON.
April 29, 1913. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
Everton yesterday signed on George Harrison and Robert Thompson, of Leicester Fosse. Harrison is an outside left, stands 5ft 8ins, and his weight is 12st 7lbs. Thompson is a back (Right or Left), is 5ft 9 and half ins in height, and weights 12st 7lb. Both players have a good turn of speed.
LECIESTER WERE RELUCTANT.
April 30, 1913. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
Leicester Fosse, it appears were very reluctant to left Harrison and Thompson go to Everton, but financial considerations prevailed. Harrison, who had 3 season with the Fosse is 21 years of age, and came from Gresley Rovers. He is exceedingly fast, Centres well, and is also a good shot. In the past season he scored six goals (Three from penalty kicks). Thompson came to Fosse from Scotwood.
MAY AND CLOSE SEASON 1913
LIVERPOOOL 3 EVERTON 1
May 1 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
Liverpool Senior Cup Final.
Last night Liverpool defeated Everton by three goals to one at Anfield in the Final for the Liverpool Cup. As the score indicates, the Anfield team had the best of the argument, generally playing with greater dash and precision than their opponents. The 6,000 or more spectators present were provided with plenty of keen and interesting football in the first half, but minor injuries to players led to a falling off in the play in the later stages. The one prime weakness of either side was lack of finishing power. Smart play was shown in the open, but good openings were created only to be lost through dallyness and inability to shoot straight and at the right moment. Everton made an auspicious start, Brannick scoring after two minutes' play. This early reverse, however, served to put Liverpool on their metal, and their forwards proceeded to give the Everton defence many anxious moments. The Everton attack was by no means idle, and both Brannick and Bradshaw missed a glorious chance of scoring from a centre by Davidson. It was from a clever sprint by Metcalf that Welfare equalised with a shot, which struck the inside of the post and bounded into the net. Shortly before the interval Liverpool were awarded a penalty kick through Page handling in front of goal, and although Hodge saved Goddard shot the outside right rushed up and scored before the keeper could get rid of the ball. A minute or two later Liverpool again looked like scoring, only for Metcalf and Welfare to spoil a good opening between them. Liverpool maintained their lead in the second half, which was of a scrambling order. Pursell and Harris were injured, and this led to players having to change places. Welfare got in a sprinted rush and placed accurately to Metcalf, who clean beat Hodge with an oblique shot. Little need be said of the players individually. Page, who took the place of Stevenson at right full-back for Everton, created a good impression in the early stages, but he was less reliable in the second half. Grenyer was one of the best halves on view, and of the forwards Beare and Fleetwood for Everton, and Goddard and Metcalf for Liverpool were the pick, while Longsworth was the best of the full-backs. This is the eight time that Liverpool have won this trophy, as compared with Everton's 16 success in this competition. Teams: - Liverpool: - Campbell, goal, Longsworth, and Pursell, backs, Lowe, Ferguson, and McKinlay, half-backs, Goddard (Captain), Metcalf, Welfare, Gracie, and Miller forwards. Everton: - Hodge, goal, Page, and Simpson, backs, Harris, Wareing, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Brannick, Fleetwood, Bradshaw (Captain), and Davidson, forwards. Referee T.P. Campbell.
NEW PLAYERS FOR EVERTON.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Thursday 01 May 1913
George Harrison (outside-left) and Robert Thompson (full back) have been, transferred from Leicester Fosse to Everton. Harrison has been with the Leicester Fosse Club for two seasons, and Thompson became' promnent din ing the past season. Both men are about 20 years of age.
FREEMAN'S FINE RECORD.
Burnley News - Saturday 03 May 1913
Bert Freeman has been constantly before the public during the last few seasons as one of the most deadly scorers the English League, and his position the head of the Second Division, and also with the most goals of all in the three big Leagues, might have been anticipated in the New Year, so consistently had he been shaping when the, men turned round far the final journey. Born Hands worth, fie. played in an ordinary match for Aston Villa Reserves the age 16, but the present ( upholders did not persevere with him, and Woolwich Arsenal was the first club to introduce the young centre English League football. After leaving the Arsenal he went to Everton. and finished up the season of 1908-9 as the record scorer the League, his goals being returned at 38. Freeman was secured from the Goodison Park club company with Mountford, the pair costing but £800, and scored 32 goals last season, one more than in 1912-13, for the club who now return to the First League. He has played for England against Scotland, Ireland, Wales-one cap each-and one of his best performancea this season in the Second League was the scoring of four goals against Leicester Fosse. During the Cup-tie when Burnley reached the semi-final he scored seven goals (two the unfinished match at Leeds). Freeman proud position is rather remarkable in view of the fact that he scored only four goals in Burnley's first 13 League matches the present season Whilst in Burnley he has scored altogether 77 goals in the two seasons. The records of the leading scorers are follows
Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Monday 05 May 1913
The Everton club today signed on John Fulton, left-back, of Greennock Morton. Fulton, who has been one of the best backs in Scotland for two seasons, is 23 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches in height, and weighs 12 stone 10lb. Fulton had been rarely out of the Greennock team, and is a back of sound judgement and good speed. He was formerly with Abercorn.
JOHN FULTON SIGNS FOR EVERTON
May 6, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
The Everton club yesterday signed John Fulton, left back of Greennock Morton. Fulton has been one of the best backs in Scotland for two seasons, is twenty-three years of age, 5ft 10ins, on height, and weights 12st 10lbs. He has been rarely out of the Greennock team, and has a back of sound judgement and good speed. It is understood that several other League clubs, including Liverpool were desirous of coming to terms with Fulton, who should prove of value to his new club.
Derby Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 07 May 1913
Chesterfield Town on Tuesday signed T. Stevens, outside left, who February came from Clyde to Everton big fee. and his played five times with Everton first team. He is of age, well built, and extremely fast, and is equally good at centring and shooting. He no stranger Chesterfield, for he player! with the Town two years ago on his migration from Aylesbury.
TOM STEVENS SIGNED FOR CHESTERFIELD.
May 8, 1913. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
The Everton player Tom Stevens, who came to Goodison Park late last season, has been transferred to Chesterfield, her played for the latter club two years ago.
Everton Record: - 1912-13 5 League apps.
NEW PLAYER FOR MORTON.
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 12 May 1913
Greenock Morton Football Club signed James Gourlay, a clever centre forward, from Everton. Gourlay is 24 years of age, and during last year he was much sought by a number of Scottish clubs, including Morton, but Everton declined to part with him. When, however, Fulton was transferred to Everton a few days ago Morton made it part of the bargain that they should be allowed to do business with Gourlay, and the terms agreed to were the outcome of that arrangement.
HAROLD UREN TO WREXHAM.
May 16 1913. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
Harold Uren, of Everton, Signed on yesterday for the Wrexham club, for whom he previously played. It will be remembered he was transferred to Everton from Liverpool. If is understood that he will play centre forward.
Everton Recorded: - 1911-12 8 League apps, 1 goal.
1912-13 16 League apps, 2 goals
Total League apps, 24, goals 3.
EVERTON SIGN NEW GOALKEEPER, GILBERT TURNER.
May 17 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton have not yet completed their staff of players for next season, and further signatures are expected shifty. The club has completed negotiations for the transfer of Gilbert Turner, of Pontypridd, a goalkeeper who earned fame during last season by reason of his splendid keeping with the Welsh Club. Turner, who at one time played for Aston Villa, comes with a good reputation. He is 6ft 1 and half ins, in height, and scales about 13st. Turner is a native of Accrington, and is 25 years of age.
Dundee Courier - Wednesday 21 May 1913
Frank Mitchell, Motherwell's reserve goalkeeper, has been transferred to Everton. Mitchell went to Motherwell from Mary hill, and is regarded as one of the smartest of the younger school of goalkeepers.
FRANK MITCHELL SIGNS FOR EVERTON.
May 21, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON'S NEW CUSTODIAN.
Following upon the acquisition of Turner, the Pontypridd custodian, comes the news that Everton have secured the signature of Frank Mitchell, the reserves goalkeeper of Motherwell. The latest recruits have a reputation for much ability.
NUTTALL SIGNS FOR EVERTON.
May 24 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
ANOTHER EVERTON PLAYER.
Still another recruit to the Everton ranks has to be recorded. Mr. W.C. Cuff having been successful in gaining his signature of T. Nuttall, the Manchester United forward. The new man, who is a native of Bolton, is only 22 years of age, but he has done service for the Old Trafford side, whom he assisted last season in 24 Central League and 15 First League matches, and English Cup-ties. Nuttall can play in either the centre forward or inside right position.
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 27 May 1913
South Liverpool have signed on R. Balmer, the full back. Balmer, who is a Liverpool man, formerly did Everton great service for a lenthy period.
EVERTON MAKE COSTLY EXCHANGE.
Dundee Courier - Saturday 31 May 1913
£800 AND PLAYER FOR NEW OUTSIDE LEFT.
Bristol Rovers yesterday transferred Palmer, their outside left, formerly of Notts Forest, to Everton for a sum of £800, plus the transfer of Murray, the reserve centre-forward of the Everton Club.
WILLIAM PALMER NEW EVERTON FORWARD.
May 31, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON NEW FORWARD.
The Everton club have signed on another forward in William Palmer, the outside left of Bristol Rovers. He is speedy winger and clever with his feet, and his exhibition against the Blues in the cup-tie at Bristol caused the Goodison director to set their eyes upon him. He is 25 years of age, weights 11 st , and stands 5ft 9ins in height. He is a native of Rotherham also Murray the ex-Reserves forward of the Blues, who assisted Partick Thistle last season, has been transferred to the Rovers, as part of the arrangement between Everton and Bristol. Also paying the Rovers a sum of £800.
June 2 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
The balanced sheet of the Everton Football Club, which was issued on Saturday, shows that the Goodison Park organisation has had a most successful season, from a financial point of view. The balanced sheet shows a profit balance of £3,073. The Gate receipts totalled £17,697, as compared with last season receipts of £16,305. Players wages and transfer fees totalled £7,002, compared with £7,950 in the previous season. Five per cent is dividend is recommended.
GAULT SIGNED FOR STOCKPORT COUNTY.
June 9 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
Stockport County have signed on Gault, the Everton inside forward, who has on more than one occasion assisted the “Blues” League team. It is stated that a Scottish Club and a Southern League team were desirous in signing Gault, who should prove of great service.
Everton recorded:- 1912-13, 8 League apps, 1 goal.
EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB.
June 11 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
Dr. Whitford, who has been Chairman of the Everton Football Club for three years', definitely resigned from the board yesterday afternoon.
WATTIE WHITE OF FULHAM Tells the Story of His Football Career.
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 11 June 1913
Exciting and Nerve-Racking Experiences.
IN my early days as a pit boy I was very liappy. I know the life of a professional footballer is envied, but I will tell yon straight I was just as happy in the pit have been in ray football life. I won't deny that was always my ambition to play foot ball regularly, yet 1 was quite attached tc working in the pit. I think I could play with a ball as soon I got out of the cradle. Anyway. I was quite a little kiddie when I played for Hurlford, ic Ayrshire, I was left half, and we did very well for several seasons. One year we won Cup and the League. Didn't we treasure those medals? What made ine ambitious was the fact that two of pais had gone tc Bolton. I was seventeen years of age when I was "spotted." I was playing in a Cup tie foi Hurlford against Galston Victoria. Our team won 6-2, and was glad I did well, becauae representatives of Bolton Wanderers were there. The next morning I was approached and Agreed to Sign on for the Wanderers. The following season I started my with the Wanderers, and my first big match was in contest against Notts County. I was played inside right, but only being quite £ boy I was naturally very nervous-. Thai season proved very disastrous for the Wan derers. I believe they lost about twenty three consecutive matches. Nothing woulc come off. No team of footballers were evei more disheartened than were that season At last a turn came, and we beat Notts County at Nottingham. Then, strange to late, went for eight weeks without losing match, but it was too late to mend, anc we dropped into the Second Division. Here comes one of the Most Remarkable Stories Football. did badly even in the Second Division vet that season, bad as it proved, and fol lowing a previous wretched season in the First League, we got into the final of the English Cup competition. It was a wonder ' ful experience. have often thought how re markable was that we should have through. The only reason was that we playec in those Cup ties with grim determination to make amends for other failures, and ' came off. First of all went to Reading, and aftei a great struggle there drew one each. Al Bolton we won after a hard struggle three goals two. In the second round beat Southampton at Bolton by four goals tc . one: we beat Sheffield by 2-0 away, anc Derby County by 1-0 in the semi-final al Wolverhampton. Then to our intense disapi pointment—no one could appreciate Sunder land's feelings in April last more than I did —we were Beaten in the Final by Manchester City by the odd goal. Meredith scored that goal, and the encountei roved one of the most exciting in which ave ever participated, i In this season we had in goal that famous exponent of both codes of football, Dai Davies. I have seen him make some of the most brilliant saves ever accomplished on the 1 football field. , I was " capped " twice against England— in 1906-7 at Newcastle and 1907-8 Glasgow. I don't mind admitting that on those occa\ sions, especially the first, I was very nervous. I played at inside left. In each match I was up against Ben Warren and Bob Crompton. You can imagine, therefore, that I had a stiff task. The final score was 1-1 each 1 match, and I tell you I was not sorry when the final whistle sounded. I stayed with Bolton Wanderers for six years, and in the fifth season I had a benefit which brought in about £200. The benefit was arranged in a novel and, I think, unprecedented manner, because there were ' Five of Us who Took Our Benefits Together, and the quintette were allotted two matches, which were against Middlesbrough and Bir-1 mingham. The beneficiaries were Dai Davies, goal; Jack Boyd, half-back; David Stokes, outside right; Sammy Marsh, inside right; Walter White, inside left. Having been at Bolton for six years, ] felt that I wanted a change. In fact, I had a strong desire to return to Scotland, but il so happened that along with Clifford (centre . half) I was transferred to Everton for, I blieve, something like £1500. Whilst I was there I had another big experience in Cup tie fighting. Everton got into the semi-final, having beaten such clubs as Middlesbrough. Woolwich Arsenal, and Sunderland. Where we met Barnsley in the semi-final at Leeds we made a draw of it, and the replay at Old Trafford we were Well Beaten by Three Goals. However, we had the misfortune to lose Jack Taylor through a nasty injury. Barnsley were very warm lot, I can assure you. During two years with I had the greatest partner of my experience. I refer to Jack Sharp. was a splendid wing man, and it was a treat to play along with him. I have never seen a man centre the ball better than Jack Sharp was able to do. He was thorough " sport"—a good 'un and a gentleman. My next move was to Fulham, and will say that I have been very content Craven Cottage. I joined the London club as a forward, but I have not played ill the forward line very much. Now I am Back to the Position which I occupied on the football field in my bovhood days. Soon after I came to Fulham some of our half-backs were hurt. I filled the breach, and the result has been that I have been kept in the half-back line. I like it, too. Fulham have not done very great things lately, but I think we shall be in the limelight next season. The Craven Cottage boys are very keen on making amends for any little lapses it that have previously occurred. Most footballers, to be successful, want to have bit of luck. I know a biff share came way, and the way of the Fulham team generally, some little time ago. I thought the time was a Mercy That We We re Not All Killed. It was nerve-trying experience. We were travelling to Stockport. Our saloon was the last vehicle on the train, and as we were approaching station another train bumped into the rear our train. Such a bang! Didn't the cards and the money fly in all directions! We were all very frightened, but it turned out all right. None of us was injured. The end of the saloon, which was slightly turned on side, was damaged, and had to exchange accommodation. I forget what was the result of that day's match. I know I had a bad dream the next night. WATTIE WHITE.
EVERTON ‘S NEW CHAIRMAN.
June 14, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
CALDWELL TO WOOLWICH ARSENAL
MACCONACHIE CAPTAIN, HARRIS SUB CAPTAIN.
At the meeting of the Everton Football Club directors on Thursday night, Mr. W.R. Clayton was unanimously elected Chairman in place of Dr. Whitford, who had resigned, but the vacancy on the board was not filled, the election of the new directors, as is usual in such cases, deferred until the next meeting. The directors have appointed Macconnachie and Harris captain and sub captain, respectively of the first team, and Chedgzoy and Page to similar positions in the second team. Arrangement have been completed for the transfer of Caldwell, Everton goalkeeper to Woolwich Arsenal.
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 17 June 1913
Everton F.C. have signed on W. Stalker, the left full-back of Dunipace Juniors, Stirlingshire club. He stands 5ft 9 in. high, and weighs 11 St.
W. STALKER SIGNED ON FOR EVERTON.
June 17 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton have secured W. Stalker the left full back of juniors (Stirlingshire), the finalist of the Scottish Junior Cup. He is 22 years of age, 5ft 9ins in height, and weights 11 st 5lbs. He had a most successful season with his former club, has played in 38 consecutive cup-ties having only been on the losing side once.
TOM PAGE SIGNED FOR EVERTON.
June 18, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON'S LATEST RERCRUIT.
Everton have secured another young player of promise in the person of Tom Page, centre forward of the Rochdale Club. Page is brother to the right full back already associated with the Blues, and comes with good credentials. He is 21 years of age, 10st 10lbs in weight and stands 5ft 8ins. The newcomer took part in twenty-five central League engagements for Rochdale last year, and had quite a crop of goals to his name.
WILLIE DAVIDSON, LATE OF FALKIRK,
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 25 June 1913
Signs on for St Mirren.
St Mirren F.C. have just secured the signature of in. Davidson, outside-left of Everton during the past two seasons. Davidson previously was associated with Middlesbrough, and Falkirk. He is 25 years of age, and of fine physique, and in conjunction with Kyle should niako capital wing. has played regularly for Everton's first eleven. the transfer fee is stated to a heavy one.
DAVIDSON OUT; WELLER IN.
JUNE 26, 1913. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON'S DUAL DEAL.
We are officially informed that Everton have transferred W. Davidson to Paisley St. Mirren. Davidson is an outside Left, who will do well in Scottish Football.
Everton recorded: - 1911-12, 25 League apps, 4 goals. Fa Cup apps 4 Cup apps 1 goal.
1912-13, 13 League apps, Fa Cup apps, 3
total League apps, 38 League, 4 goals, Fa Cup apps 7, goals 1
The Goodison Club have also re-engaged Louis Weller, the half-back who was transferred to Chesterfield –twelve months ago. Weller is a finely built half-back, and his play for Chesterfield last season merited a re-arrangement to Everton.
EX-QUEEN'S PARKER FOR ST.MIRREN
June 26, 1913. Dundee Courier
Information has just been received from Mr. Hugh Law, who is at present in Liverpool, that William Davidson, the outside left of Everton has signed for St. Mirren. Davidson has been two seasons with Everton, and was previously with Middleborough, Airdrieonians, Falkirk, and Queen's Park. He will be remembered as one of the five forwards who played for Falkirk over three seasons ago, the line also including Simpson and McTarvis on the right wing. Davidson is 25 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches in height, and weighs 11 stone 4lbs. He played for Everton in 34 League matches, and all the Cup ties in 1911-12 and in 18 League and Cup matches in the season just passed. The transfer fee, it is understood, is a heavy one, but it is considered that the player, is well worth it. This brings St Mirren's total list of players up to 17.
BLTTH SPARTANS’ NEW TRAINER
Morpeth Herald - Friday 27 June 1913
The Blyth Spartans’ Executive have engaged Jack Blythe, who played for Watford, last season, as groundsman and trainer. Blythe has also seen service with Everton, West Ham, and Millwall since he left the old Spartans’ club sixteen years ago.