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EVERTON RESERVES 3 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN RESERVES 1
January 2, 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 20)
Everton Reserves, beat Huddersfield 3-1 yesterday at Goodison Park. Everton opened the score, Robinson heading, through a centre by Jones. A second later the Huddersfield citadel had a narrow shave, for Copeland, Robinson, and Mayson took shots from near range, but Davies acquitted himself with distinction by saving each one in masterly fashion. The homesters got further ahead after twenty-five minutes play' Mayson finding the net from a pass by Robinson. Five minutes from the interval Mayson added a third for the Blues, while Shields got through for Huddersfield, and after crossing over both sides attacked in term, but nothing further was scored. Everton: - Mutch, goal Page, and Evans, backs, Peacock, Lievesley, and Williams, half-backs, Jones, Copeland, Robinson, Mayson, and Evans, forwards.

GEO. BREWSTER GOES TO EVERTON.
Aberdeen Journal - Saturday 03 January 1920
TRANSFER FEE £1500.
George Brewster, the centre haif-back of the Aberdeen Football Club, was yesterday transferred Ever ton, and will make his debut for the Liverpool club in the League game against Sheffield Wednesday at Goodison Park to-day. The exact amount of the transfer fee has not transpired, but it is understood be region of £1500, and that prominent inside  forward of the Everton Club will be transferred to Aberdeen part of the transaction. Brewster, who is native of Woodside has been associated with the Aberdeen Club since  1912, and this season has been one the shining  lights in the Scottish football- The transfer fee easily a record for an Aberdeen player.

GEORGE BRESTER SECURED FROM ABERDEEN
January 3, 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
The weakness of the Everton team during the present season, has undoubtedly been in the middle, and rear positions, and that this has been the cause of several indifferent displays both at home and away has long been apparent. The management have been on the look-out for capable exponents, and many journeys have been made across the Border in search of players likely to strengthen the Blues' ranks. One of these visits concerned Brewster, the half-back of Aberdeen, who however, did not desire a change when first approached by the Goodison Park club. Since then the officials of Everton have persevered and following considerable negotiations have secured George Brewster's signature. The signing of Brewster, at what is said to be a record fee, is likely to have marked effect upon the future doings of the Blues. He is a veritable giant as footballers go, standing 6ft high and weighing 13 stone. Twenty-five years of age. Brewster probably one of the finest if not the best middle man playing in Scotland. He has been playing centre half with Aberdeen, but he is a most versatile exponent of the code, and can fill most positions on the field. He is not only a fine defender, but also looks after the wants of the front line, beside which he can shoot when the opportunity arise, and in this respect has scored several goals for Aberdeen. Everton have made a really great capture, and it is intended Brewster shall take the field against Sheffield Wednesday today at Goodison Park. The Blues are making several changes from the side beaten at Anfield. Clennell is unable to play, and this allows Gault to partner Donnachie on the left. Further back Fleetwood takes up his original position as centre half, while Robinson comes in once more at left-half. Sheffield Wednesday are in a desperate position, having only 13 points from 23 games, of which four have been won and 14 lost so that the Cutlers will have to make a big improvement if they are to retain their status.

EVERTON 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Game 913)
January 5 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
A TALE OF PENALTIES
LOWLY WEDNESDAY DRAW WITH EVERTON.
PARKER PENALTY MISS
With four Reserves in the side, and the shadow of five defeats in a month hanging over them, Sheffield Wednesday could not have been in any cheerful spirit when they faced Everton at Goodison on Saturday, yet they went away with an invaluable point, and while on play they should have been heavily defeated, there were spectators prepared to argue that they should have won, because they equalised with a penalty which had to be taken a second time, and the infringement which brought this about was a purely technical one. The referee, however, abided by the strict letter of the law, and thus allowed the “Blues” a second chance, which was taken. One of the main sources of interest in the match was the appearance of George Brewster, the six-feet Aberdeen pivot, who was transferred the day before, and occupied the centre half berth after travelling all night. His height and weight are a great help, and he made a most favorable impression, especially by his headwork. He can nod the ball a tremendous distance, and is always a source of danger from corner kicks, while he distributes play nicely, and when he learus the various styles of his colleagues he will be a very valuable acquisition to his new club. Fern had a quite afternoon, and had no chance with the shot that beat him. The backs showed in and out form, and both Thompson and Weller made mistakes. Once Weller clean missed his kick, and gave the Wednesday a glorious opening which was wasted. Some of Brown's touches were very clever, but Robinson was not so good as the other pair of halves. Forward Donnachie and Chedgzoy and especially the latter till he was crocked served up some delightful centres, and Chedgzoy's dribbles were delightful, but the inside men could not operate on the heavy going, and all were on the slow side. Birch and Blair were the mainstays of the Wednesday defence, and came through a heavy ordeal with every credit to themselves. Burkinshaw was the best of the halves, and McKay the most trustful of the forwards.

HOW THE GAME WENT.
Everton had much of the play in the first half, but could not score till just before the interval. At the end of fifteen minutes play Campbell handled in the penalty area, but Parker drove wide from the penalty kick . Then all against the run of the game McKay netted for the Wednesday after 35 minutes with a left foot swerving drive, which passed into the net well out of Fern's reach. A minute before half-time Reed handled in the penalty area, and a penalty kick was awarded. Chedgzoy shot straight at Birch, but as stated, the shot was ordered to be taken again, and this time he beat the keeper. With several of the home men, suffering from knocks in the second half, Wednesday had their fair share of the exchanges, but play was only of moderate quality and there was no further scoring.

Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Thompson, and Weller, backs, Robinson, Brewster, and Brown half-backs, Chedgzoy, Jefferis, Parker, Gault, and Donnachie, forwards. Sheffield Wednesday: - Birch, goal, Stapleton, and Blair, backs, Burkinshaw, Reed, and Campbell, half-backs, W.H. Harvey, Binnery, McKay, Price, and Gill, forwards. Referee J. Winter.

BURY RESERVES 0 EVERTON RESERVES 0
January 5, 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 21)

HARRY MAKEPEACE
January 8, 1920. The Daily Post and Mercury
Harry Makepeace, the former Everton international half-back and Lancashire crickter is now installed as coach to the Zwelle football club in Holland, were he is instilling into the Dutchmen the rudiments of the association game. It is rather difficult job for Harry knowns, but a few words of Dutch, which he has pick up since his arrival, he has an uphill task before him, as the club has not fared well so fat this season. Holland is divided into four sections for football, North, South, East, and West, and the Zwolle club (know as the Z.A.C) is in the Eastern section. When Makepeace arrived, the club had play twelve matches, won three, draw one and lost eight and had to win the remaining six in order to remain in the League, however, after his arrival, they defeated Arnhem by 2-0 on the latters ground.

BIRMINGHAM CITY 2 EVERTON 0 (Fa Cup Game 101)
January 12, 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
FA Cup Round One
A LONG FAREWELL.
EVERTON KNOCKED OUT BY BIRTMINGHAM
JACK PAGE INJURED, AND RETIRED EARLY IN SECOND HALF.
The heading is quite correct, of course, but it would be equally true to add, and by themselves for they should have made the issue safe in the first half. A couple of goals then, and Birmingham would have collapsed, for they are not a great side by any means. But they are great cup fighters, and when they found themselves in the second forty-five with the wind behind them and only ten men in front, Jack Page went off injured-their flung the ball about and battled like giants. Indeed the way they slopped through the mud, and harassed the defence with sweeping passes was a lesson it was too late for Everton to profit by, and but for the ineptitude of Morgan and some remarkable goalkeeping by Fern, Everton's deficit might have been half a dozen. The turf sodden to begin with, soon resembled a morass in the middle, and with a heavy ball and trouble to keep upright, the finer points of the game were an impossibility. Still, Everton had the help of a strong wind to start with, but began by “putting the wind up at their supporters, a miss by Weller allowing Burkinshaw to scrape the cross-bar. However, the visitors settled down before any damage could be done, and fast runs, followed by sweeping passes from Chedgzoy, bore fruit in the form of several strong shots, but most of Gault's efforts in this direction were just wide. However, the men were shooting and keeping the ball down, while sweeping passes kept the Brum backs busily employed, but drives to beat Tremmeling were lacking until Chedgzoy closed in, and left the custodian helpless.

EVERTON'S HARD LUCK.
However, the ball glanced along the face of the crossbar. Harrison, Jefferis, and Grenyer all tried long shots, which would have bothered Tremmelling had they been just inside the upright instead of inches the wrong way and from the corner Grenyer headed out of the keeper's reach, but with that little bit too much twist which meant a goal kick and not a goal. So it was all through till the interval, and Everton's superiority is shown by the fact that Fern saved twice only, therefore the retire plastered from head to foot with nothing tangible to show, for it was rough luck indeed. Worse was to follow after the resumption, for in eight minutes Burkinshaw hooked the ball from the line high into the goalmouth and in trying to catch it Fern struck the leather with his back of his hands and it fell over his head into the net. This was a facer, and Everton's tale of woe increased when page rushed headlong into an opponent and fell writhing with a twisted knee, which meant his retirement for the remainder of the match. Then Chedgzoy was suffering from several hacks, and through still tricking Womack as before, his passes were either short or behind, and in addition most of the effectiveness was taken out of Allan Grenyer by a kick in the chest. Then it was that Birmingham took their fortune in both hands and made the most of the other sides bad luck. Weller played better solo than with a partner, and his kicking was capital, while Fern performed miracles in goal, so that it was the end of a very imperfect day when a lighting drive from Whitehouse touched Weller, and instead of going straight to Fern, as it would have done, moved away to where he could only just reach it without being able to prevent it entering the net. The visitors were well beaten in the closing stages, and never seemed likely to score.

ABOUT THE PLAYERS.
Fern did much to retrieve his one costly mistake by his daring clearances in the last half-hour. Jack Page had kicked lustily till he contributed to his own accident, while Weller, after a period of uncertainty, made brave efforts to do the work of two men. Brown found the going too much for him, but Grenyer improved on recent displays till he was hurt so badly that it needed considerable courage to remain on the field. Fleetwood however, was the man of the line, in fact, the best half on the field, and no portion of Everton's defeat could be laid on his shoulders. In the same way Chedgzoy, till creaked, was the chief figure in the forward line, thanks to his handy turn of speed, and the feeding he received from his cool crafty partner Jefferis, who was too cute for Barton. Gault had no luck with his shooting, while the left wing was of little service, for Clennell moved gingerly throughout, as thorough not quite sore of his recently injured leg, while a severe kick on his knee in the first half took most of the dash out of Harrison. Tremmelling fumbled a number of long shots, but made quick recoveries. Hall against the easier wing to deal with. Millard was the best half and forward Burkinshaw was the pick. Morgan had half a dozen clear openings, but his shooting was poor in the extreme. Teams: - Birmingham City: - Tremelling, goal, Hall, and Womack, backs, Potton, Millard, and Barton, half-backs, Burkinshaw, Short, Fakes, Whitehouse, and Morgan, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Page and Weller, backs, Brown, Fleetwood (Captain), and Grenyer, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Jefferis, Gault, Donnachie, and Harrison, forwards.

LIVERPOOL RESERVES 1 EVERTON RESERVES 1
January 12, 192. The Liverpool Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 22)
With the two premier clubs playing away, this enabled a crowd of 15,000 to witness the Reserves do battle at Anfield. Brewster Everton's latest capture, was unable to play owing to a bad cold. Liverpool scored first in a somewhat remarkable manner, as in Thompson attempting to clear the ball struck a Liverpool player and came back into the net. This was after 25 minutes' play. Ten minutes later G.W. Jones, who had gone centre in place of Sharpe, got through for the Blues. The game after this was exciting contested, both sides doing their utmost to gain the lead. Checkland on the home side played a good game, while Donnachie's centres were splendid. No further goals accured, and the game ended even, each side securing a goal. Everton: - Mitchell, goal, Thompson, and Evans, Peacock, Leivseley, and Robinson half-backs, Jones, Robinson, Sharpe, Mayson, and Donnachie, forwards.

EVERTON SIGN DUNDEE BACK.
January 15, 1920. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
NORTH END’S NEW FORWARDS. MILLER, OF COVENTRY,
Lancashire Evening Post - Friday 16 January 1920
Negotiation, which have been in progress several days were completed for the transfer of James Miller, Coventry City’s out-side right, to Preston North End.  Miller of course, is the former Everton player whom the Goodison Park club originally secured from Grimsby Town.  he has played in eight games for the Merseysiders this season, but Chedgzoy became their first choice for the outside right position, and the football world was not surprised when last month, Miller was transferred to Coventry City at a fee of $1,500, the winger making his first appearance in the Midland side on the 13th December, at West Ham.  Miller appeared in every subsequent League match with Coventry, but he was unsettled there.  As he did not take part in their Cup-tie on Saturday he will be eligible to assist North End in the national tournament.  Miller, who stands 5ft 6 and half inches, and weighs just over 11st, is a native of Tynemouth and is exceptionally fast.  He joined Everton in the last war season on the recommadation of Alan Grenyer, the Merseyside club securing him at a low figure.  He served in the Army, but was released to enable him to return to his work as a miner.  Last year he won a footballers' race at Liverpool.  

The Everton club has signed on a new right-back in Bissett of Dundee, who will play in the Reserve team against Bury on Saturday. Hough, is left back from the Manchester District, is being given a trial in addition to Etchell's a goalkeeper from District. Several changes have been made in the League team, for the match against Sheffield Wednesday at Sheffield. Fleetwood is being tried at right back, Peacock, Brewster, and Wareing come into the half-back line, Robinson at inside right, and Parker at centre, and Donnachie at outside left. The players who took part in the Cup-tie at Birmingham and now stand down are Page, Brown, Grenyer, Jefferis, Gault, and Harrison. The League team is Fern, Fleetwood, Weller, Peacock, Brewster, Wareing, Chedgzoy, Robinson, Parker, Clennell, Donnachie. The Reserves are: - Etchells, Bissett, Hough, Brown, Lievesley, Robinson, Jones, Kirsopp, Kearsley, Rigsby, and Harrison.

MILLER TO PRESTON
January 16 1920. The ex-Everton player J. Miller the outside right who was transfer to Coventry about a month ago, Has made another change and signed for Preston North End.

JEFFERIS LEAVES BLUES FOR PRESTON.
January 17, 1920. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury.
The Preston directors are making strenuous efforts to strengthen their lowly placed team. A day or two ago they signed on the ex-Everton player miller, and yesterday, afternoon they secured the service of Jefferis, the clever inside-left of Everton, who will also turn out for the match against Middlesbrough at Deepdale today.

HARRY MAKEPEACE IN HOLLAND
January 17, 1920 Lancashire Evening Post
By John Lewis
Harry Makepeace, the former Everton half-back and Lancashire cricketer, who is now in Holland, sends me the following letter;- “I am taking the liberty of writing you to ask a question on football, as the referees in Holland are very undecided on the matter and would like the opinion of one of our football legislators. Can a goal be scored direct from a free kick for the goalkeeper handling the ball outside the penalty area? I am engaged as coach and trainer to the Zwolli Athletic Club, who are in the East competition. Holland is divided into four sections –north, south, east and west –and the leaders of each section playoff for the championship of Holland. The players are very enthusiastic, but as I have only been here a few weeks I cannot give you much idea of the quality of the football.” The answer to the question is “Yes.”

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 EVERTON 0 (Game 914)
JANUARY 19, 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON DOWN AGAIN.
FAST GAME AT SHEFFIELD.
The Everton team can scarcely congratulate themselves upon the result of their performances with the present Wooden Spoonists in the League tournament. A fortnight ago they forterited a point at home, and conceded both at Hillsbrough, on Saturday in a game not too skillful, yet earnestly, and at times heatedly, contested. Everton's former bulwark –the half-back line –did not approach the standard of efficiency that has been identified with the club for many seasons past, but this was not the only failing, as the forward line when in possession, failed to set the pace, the left wing especially accompanying little towards raising hopes of victory. In the first portion, against the wind the van did not shape at all badly, but in the second half, concerted movements gave place to individual effort, which latter can never be relied upon to win matches. The Wednesday forwards were admittedly a faster and better balanced line, and taking full advantage of the weak powers of recovery on the part of Everton's half backs went through and deservedly claimed the spoils of the game. Probably enforced changes of position accounted for much. Still it was only on rare occasions that the display of the side was of a convincing character, though it might reasonably be conceded that they were out of luck, notably when Blair saved his goal with the keeper beaten, and again when the referee might have allowed Chedgzoy to go ahead on eluding a foul charge close in with the probability of an equalising goal accruing therefrom. Still these points are all in the game, and on the general run of the play none could begrudge Wednesday their success.

HOW THE GAME WENT.

With the wind in their favour the home forwards were able to cut out the pace to their liking, and frequently overran the opposing halves, only to meet with stern resistance from the last line of defence. Parker during this period led the line well, and for a time there was a good understanding with the halves and when at the turn the Evertonians had succeeded in holding their own against the wind, their prospect of ultimate success were rosy. These, however, belied themselves, and scrappy disjointed movements and aimless passing provided the Wednesday players with an advantage, which they did not fail to drive home. Ten minutes from the finish Fleetwood was accidentally kicked above his knee, when endeavouring to arrest the progress of Binney, but the latter survived, and swinging the ball across the far upright, Welsh dashed in and recorded the only goal of the game. A minute later Fleetwood retired and took no further part in the game. It was following this that Chedgzoy contributed two great efforts, which, as indicated, fizzled out as the result of free kicks conceded by Blair, in both instances just a yard wide of the penalty area.

PERSONAL POINTS.
Much interest was aroused as to how Fleetwood would fare in the position of right back. He was some time insettling down, and was ion difficulties during the earlier stages, but as the game progressed he gained confidence and blossomed into a really serviceable defender. When his goal was not in danger there were occasions when he could not resist the temptations of moving to his old quarters evidently under the impression that he had not enough work on hand. Although he played capitally in his new role, it is questionable whether his side derived the fullest advantage of his services by transferring him from centre half back, which is undoubtedly his natural berth. Brewster played a strong game in the early portion against the Wednesday inside forwards, and by well-directed heading and ably executed ground passes did much in constructive work, but later on his powers of recovery were not ready, and the opposing centre was enabled to ply his wing with long swinging passes. Peacock in his first league game diplayed a ready appreciation of the requirements of his forwards in conjunction with whom was favouredthe strongest part of the Everton attack. Robinson was quite a useful partner to Chedgzoy, who was the star forward on the field, and Parker though not touching his old form as a marksman, contributed many fine touches of play. Of the remainder, Clennell, Donnachie, and Wareing were not in happy vein, while Weller, pitted against the Wednesday's strongest pair, did well, and Fern kept a capital goal. Walsh Wednesday's recent capture was a capable and dashing leader, flanked by able workers in Binney and McKay, the former of whom gave a splendid support to Capper whose centres were always disconcerting to the Everton defenders. The half-back line was well represented by Brittleton, Parkes and Hinchcliffe, and further behind Blair discounted an otherwise great game by fouling his opponents after defeat. Teams: - Sheffield Wednesday: - Birch, goal, McSkimming, and Blair, backs, Brittleton, Parkes, and Hinchcliffe, half-backs, Capper, Binney, Walsh, McKay, and Gill, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Fleetwood (Captain), and Weller, backs, Peacock, Brewster, and Wareing, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Robinson, Parker, Clennell, and Donnachie, forwards. Referee T. Winter.

EVERTON RESERVES 6 BURY RESERVES 0
January 19, 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 23)
The Everton Reserves against bury Reserves at Goodison Park were in the shooting form and piloted the ball onto the visitors net on six occasions. Kirsopp got the first goal soon after the start and afterwards Bury appeared in the picture. Rigsby found the net ten minutes after Kirsopp effort from a great centre by Harrison. Woods the visitors custodian cleared many fine shots from the home forwards. In the second half the Blues did as they liked, and Kirsopp who put on two more, Rigsby and Kearslake added further goals. Everton new men Etchell and Bissett displayed good form, the right back in particular. Everton: - Etchell, goal, Bissett, and Hough, backs, Brown, Lievesley, and Robinson, half-backs, Jones, Kirsopp, Kearslake, Rigsby, and Harrison, forwards.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY OVERCOME EYERTON.
Monday 19 January 1920 Yorkshire Post
Fletcher Welsh, the centre forward Raith Rovers, recently secured Sheffield Wednesday for a transfer fee. Made his first appearance for his English dub Hillsborough, and bad the satisfaction of putting the finishing touch a finely got goal whereby they won match. There was attendance of about 33.000 From the first the last the game was contested lively pace. Although the Wednesday forwards were attacking during the greater part of goalless first half, it was due to two fine bits of play by their defence that the Sheffieldere were not behind at half-time. Birch making superb save from Parker, and Blair heading the ball away almost from under the bar when the goalkeeper was beaten. McKay, Wednesday, was injured and carried off after half hour's piny, but came on again early in the second half. The Sheffielders, for whom Blair at- back, Brittleton half back, and Capper forward were prominent. Made great efforts to score, but powerful was the defence set up by Everton that was not until minutes from time that they succeeded. Then some fine play the Wednesday right wing ended Caliper sending across a splendid centre from near the line, and several other forwards dashing Welsh got head the ball, and sent just, past Fern into the net. Result Sheffield Wednesday 1 goal. Everton nil

Hugh Bolton
Tuesday January 20 1920 Dundee Evening Telegraph
Hughie Bolton, the old Everton and Morton inside-right, is now taking an active interest in the Port-Glasgow juniors. He is assisting to train the young lads, and no doubt he will be able to give them a few wrinkles.

HUGHIE BOLTON
Dundee Evening Telegraph-Tuesday 20 January 1920
Hughie Bolton, the old Everton and Morton inside right, is now taking an active interest in the Port-Glasgow Juniors. He is assisting to train the young lads, and no doubt he will be able to give them a few wrinkles.

FRIENDLY CANCELLED
January 23 1920. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury
The intended “friendly” between Everton and Bolton tomorrow week will not take place as the Wanderers ground is already booked for the Central League match between Bolton and Liverpool Reserves.

EVERTON 4 NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 (Game 915)
January 26, 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON'S GREAT VICTORY
THIRD DEFEAT IN SUCCESSION FOR NEWCASTLE.
It was a famous victory! With a reconstructed team, including an experimental pair of full backs, Everton entertained Newcastle United on Saturday and smote them hip and thigh, winning by four clear goals. It must be admitted that there was hardly such a big margin between the sides on the balance of play, but Everton took their chances, went from strength to strength, and at the finish had their celebrated rivals thoroughly whipped. There was virility about the front line, which has been lacking for some time. Several times of late it has been necessary to point out that, while combining well in advance, the Goodison Park attackers seemed strongly loth to a administer the parting shot unless the goal gaped before them. On Saturday all this was changed, and surprise efforts at long range came off. They were slipping down the table so rapidly that such a fine win will be a welcome tonic, and if they will only learn their own lesson there is no reason why they should not attain once more a position worthy of the club's past history. When all is said and done, it is goals that matter and there is nothing like a regular bombardment for testing the capabilities of an opposing defence.

ABOUT THE PLAY.
That of the United has earned itself a big reputation this season, but it did not live up to it on Saturday. McCracken is a terror to forwards, for he usually able to throw them offside with regularity, which is heartbreaking. But such tactics are easily discounted if attackers will only keep behind the ball, and the Blues were wide-awake to this fact. Then McCracken, as the game proceeded, did not lie so far forward as usual, possibly the reason was that he had a junior custodian behind him. Bradley is not a Lawrence, and he was slow to move towards two of the shots, which beat him, while three of the four were netted from very long range. To make matters more uncomfortable for the visitors, Hudspeth was far from sure in his kicking. Finlay absence through injury meant that the United half-back line was changed for the first time since the commencement of the season –a wonderful record in itself –but he had a capable deputy in Rainnie a half back of speed. Low, however, was the pick of the line, especially in attack, though Curry shaped well. Forward Phillipson was the United star attacker. Time after time he had duels with the Everton keeper, and he was the one visiting forward who could hit the ball hard and accurately.

PARKER'S FEAT.
It was the crowning part of Newcastle's misfortune to find Fern in his most brilliant form. Never has he kept with greater certainly, and one great running save. When he touched the leather over the bar with the tips of his fingers, was a masterpiece, while he beat away some stringers from Phillipson at point blank range. Fleetwood is settling down nicely as a full back, and alongside him a trial was given to a hefty Welsh lad named Evans, who has been doing well with the Reserves. He played as well as any back on the field, was generally in the right place, and kicked a good length Grenyer saw that the newcomer did not have too much to do, while Brewster was a reliable pivot, and the United left wing got no change out of Brown. Forward, Bobby Parker, though lacking a little in pace since he was wounded, infused much needed power into the shooting department, and he was cleverly supported on the left, but Chedgzoy and Kirsopp have been seen to better advantage. Everton scored twice in each half, Rigsby opening the account with a fine long shot from the right wing having been forced across as he was tackled, and Grenyer headed the second from a corner. Parker obtained the other two in the second half, with furious drives taken on the run, splendid goals each of them and models of opportunism. Teams: - Everton: - Fern, goal, Fleetwood (Captain), and Evans, backs, Brown, Brewster, and Grenyer, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Parker, Rigsby, and Harrison, forwards. Newcastle United: - Bradley, goal, McCracken, and Hudspeth, backs, Curry, Low, and Rainnie, half-backs, Hall, Phillipson, Smailes, Hibbert, and Ramsey, forwards.

ELLESMERE PORT 0 EVERTON RESERVES 2
January 26, 1920. The Liverpool Courier.
Everton Reserves fielded a team of talents at Ellesmere Port on Saturday afternoon, and they won as was only to be expected. The wind was behind the backs of the Port, and they gradually got going and were the more aggressive side, gaving Bissett, the new man on trial, and Thompson some work to do. Everton finessed and Ellesmere Port meant business with the result that on two occasions Burley struck the crossbar with Bromilow well beaten. G. W. Jones was closely watched by Scan Price, with the result that Chedgzoy's deputy never got going. The second moiety saw Everton playing with a strong wind behind them and they were vastly superior in attack, but they net a defence which caused them to guess furiously. G.W. Jones sent over some good centres and his side had eight corners within the space of five minutes. After several pressure Jones placed to Kearslake, who opened the score, and Everton's other goal followed quickly thanks to a penalty taken by Jones.

January 1920