YOUNG LOCHEE PLAYER
Dundee Evening Telegraph -Friday 1 November 1912
Is to Have Trial for Everton.
John Adamson, of the Lochee Cential F.C., is leaving Dundee to-day for Liverpool, and is to-morrow having a trial for Everton. Adamson has been, inquired after other clubs.' He the most promising of the Forfar County Cup holders He commenced his career the Harp, but after one season was prevailed upon sign for their rivals, the Central. is outside right, and his goal scoring propensities are evident from the fact that from outside right he scored 28 soals last season. only missed his place the reserve team against Wales by the (casting vote of the chairman. He is only 19 vears of age, and stands 5 ft. 9 in.
(Athletic won 3-0 last season)
November 2, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool.
“Blues” beaten at Oldham.
Luck against Them.
Story of Missed Chances.
With the absence of such stalwarts as MaConnachie, Makepeace, Harris and Jefferis, Everton were again handicapped in meeting Oldham today. The rearguard ranks however, were composed or tried men, and they were hopeful of at least improving upon the occasion of the last League meeting between the clubs at Boundary Park, when they were trounced by three clear goals. Teams: - - Oldham Athletic: - Matthews, goal, Hodgson and Moffatt, backs, C. Wilson, Hunter, and D. Wilson, half-backs Timmon, Walters, Davies, Woodger, J. and Donnachie, forwards. Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Stevenson, and Holbem, backs, Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer, half-backs, Smith, Gourlay, Browell, Bradshaw (Captain), and Beare, forwards. Referee H.H. Taylor.
The spectators were slow to put in an appearance. However nearing the time for the kick off they filled in rapidly, and when the teams lined up there would be about 3,000 present, and the turnstiles were clicking merrily.
Oldham Open Strongly.
Bradshaw, who captained the Blues, lost the toss, but there was little or no wind the opening stages were fairly brisk and in favour of Oldham. Timmon put in a couple of spirited flashes on the wing, and from the second he put the ball beautifully across the goalmouth. Davies came dashing along but to the disappointment of the crowd he missed the ball completely when it required a pass to bring about the downfall of Caldwell. The Everton defenders were again in trouble, as from a centre from Woodger, Caldwell failed to held the ball, which went6 to Donnachie, who put across to Walters, who
Scored an easy Goal.
This early success put additional spirit into the play of the home forwards, who were just now irresistible, with the result that the visiting defenders had a most trying time. Eventually Smith got away on the right but there was no passing Moffatt, who was proving a rare stumbling block to the Newcastle front rank and after a further futile attempt to get through Donnachie led the way to the other end, and gave Davies a chance to beat Caldwell again but his final touch was very much on the wrong side of the post. Then Walters tested the Everton keeper with a powerful shot, which was ably fielded. The home quetette were doing an enormous amount of good work just now and it appeared odds on the Athletic obtaining a further lead. However, the Everton right wing retaliated, and Smith looked like getting through when he was overhauled by Moffatt in the penalty area. It was a capital sprint which the ex-Hull man made, and only a second lay between him and success. There was now a much better understanding between the Everton halves and forwards, but owing to the close attentions of the home backs it was only rarely that the visitors were able to get in a parting shot with anything like a chance of success. Browell, Gourlay and Smith were mostly concerned in the Everton advances, but they were up against alert halves in Hunter and D. Wilson.
Fleetwood was also putting in some telling work in the way of breaking up the Oldham attack, but unfortunately his passes to his own forwards left a deal to be desired. At length the Everton left wing got going, and following a spurt by Beare, the running was taken up by Bradshaw, who final drive, however, sailed over the bar. Then came a promising movement in which Wareing, Smith and Browell took part, and it was thought this last named player would have met the ball to dash between the backs, who were lying well apart, but preferring to shoot from long range the chance was lost. There was now far more “mustered” in Everton's defence. On one occasion Gourlay, when well placed, shot wildly over the bar, while immediately following Browell made a poor attempt from a ground shot. A return by Everton forward Moffatt missing his kick, and Smith dashing in put plenty of sting into his shot which came near to beating Matthews, the keener diverting the ball over the line. There could be no mistaking the fact that there was a big element of luck in saving his charge. The corner kick came to nothing, but they still kept pegging away and quite
Derserved to get Equal.
On one occasion Matthews had to leave his charge to prevent Bradshaw obtaining a pass from Wareing, and having failed to get the ball Beare slogged it over the heads of defenders in the direction of goal. The ball struck the upright and went to Browell, who drove into the net, but the Everton centre was adjudged to be in a offside position.
Everton Press Strongly.
It seemed that Browell handled the ball before shooting, but the free kick gave Oldham little relief, for the Evertonians continued to enjoy a big share of the play. One movement Moffatt failed to clear, and this gave an opening to Browell, who put the ball badly wide, while on a further return the visiting centre raced clean through, and finished with a rasping shot, the excellence of which was only equalled by the skill with which Matthews first parried and then cleared at second attempt. It was a great save, and was highly appreciated by the crowd. It was only an odd occasions that the Athletic got down, and them they met with a strenuous resistance from Holbem and Stevenson. Another Everton onslaught, the result of Moffatt again failing to time the ball, led to a fierce bombardment of the home goal, but luck was all against the Blues, and strive as they would they could not get the ball into the net. Then came a change over the proceedings. Woodger obtained the ball about midfield, and racing along the centre outpaced Stevenson and Holbem, who were closing in and taking the ball along finally
Drove Into the Net.
The ball rolling between Caldwell's legs. This surprise packet knocked some of the sting out of Everton's attack, and for the next few minutes the attention of the team was directed in stemming a series of determined rushes upon the keeper's charge. A change came on, Beare, sprinting down the wing and centring, but Matthews anticipation was as clever as ever, and he defeated the effort.
Half-Time Oldham 2, Everton 0.
On the general run of play in the first half Everton did not deserve to be in arrears. True, the opened in disappointing fashion and paid the penalty by an early goal against them, but as play progressed the men showed a better appreciation of each others' requirements, and but for the masterful display of Matthews, the home keeper, they must have at least shared the honours of the first portion of the play. There was a better understanding between forwards and half-backs. When the second half opened there would be close upon 10,000 spectators present. The Evertonians made the first aggressive move on the right, and Hodgson was just in time to prevent their taking advantage of a cross pass from the right failed to bring any advance, for no headway was made, and on the Athletic resuming the attack they had a chance of forging ahead from a free kick just outside the penalty line. It was charged down, and from this followed brilliant play between Gourlay and Smith, which led to Browell finalty putting in a shot which fell on the crossbar and went behind. Final Result Oldham 2 Everton 0. Goalscorers –Walters and Woodger.
YOUNG LOCHEE PLAYER
November 1, 1912 Evening Telegraph
Is To Have Trial For Everton
John Adamson, of the Lochee Central F.C., is leaving Dundee today for Liverpool, and is tomorrow having a trial for Everton. Adamason has been inquired after by other clubs. He is the most promising of the Forfar County Cup holders. He commenced his career in the Harp, but after one season was prevailed upon to sign for their rivals, the Central. He is am outside right, and his goal scoring propensities are evident from the fact that from outside right he scored 28 goals last season. He is only missed his place in the reserve team against Wales by casting vote of the chairman. He is only 19 years of age, and stands 5ft 9in.
DUNDEE JUNIOR ON TRIAL FOR EVERTON.
Dundee Courier - Saturday 02 November 1912
In their search for capable forwards Everton have travelled as far north as Dundee, and have prevailed upon John Adamson, outside right of Lochee Central, to travel to Liverpool to-day to play trial game. A damson has earned local renown a goal-scorer, his total last season being 28. He is nineteen years of age, and stands 5 feet 9 inches.
EVERTON RES. V. OLDHAM ATH RES
November 2, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool.
At Goodison Park. Teams: - Everton: - Hodge, goal, J.C. Bardsley, and Laurie, backs, Chedgzoy, McCulloch, and Graham, half-backs Adamson, Gault, Wright, Robinson, and Uren, forwards. Oldham –Taylor, goal; Cope and Caldwell backs; Hollis, Toward, and Lashbrooke, half-backs; Franks, Pilkington, Miller, Kemp, and Gee, forwards.
The visitors were very aggressive in the opening stages, and a centre by gee dropped into the home goalmouth, and Bardsley was fortunate to remove the danger with several Oldham men closing into goal. Everton attacked, and the Oldham goal had a couple of escape first from a free kick and later a centre by Uren. Robinson then missed a
From a centre by Adamson, for he was lying unmarked when he received the ball, but to the consternation of the home crowd he lofted the ball over the bar when a simple touch would have placed the ball into the Oldham goal. After a spell of midfield play Everton again forced the pace, and a fine combined movement carried play to the visitors half, where Taylor was called upon to clear a shot by Wright. Oldham, however, were first to draw blood, for after 20 minutes play Kemp crowned a fine movement by the visitors forwards with a good goal which gave Hodge no chance. Oldham did not retain their lead very long, for a couple of minutes later.
With a fine ground drive which beat Taylor all the way from a centre by Uren an exciting scene ensued in the visitors' goalmouth and Taylor on two occasions had to run out and clear after his backs were beaten. Taylor, who by the way is a local player, made several good saves and proved himself to be a keeper of no mean order. As the interval approached Oldham forced the pace, and Franks got in a good shot, which Hodge could only stop, and Kemp rushing up again gave Oldham the lead and Lashbrooke added another goal with a long shot. Half-time Oldham 3, Everton 1.
OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 EVERTON 0
November 2, 1912. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON'S FOURTH SUCCESSIVE DEFEAT.
The Everton team with their depleted forces could scarcely, on the face of it, have been expected to check the onward progess of Oldham Athletic, but as matters turned out they had the opportunity to spring a surprise, but failed in lamentable fashion to assert a superiority at a time when matters want all their way. They had been smarting under the effect of an early reverse, and following this point they for a lengthy period simply carried all before them, and should have established themselves, securely from defeat. There were chances galore to reduce the Athletic citadel, and it was indeed remarkable how players of undoubtedly ability could have failed to profit thereby. On three occasions during the first half the left back or Oldham clean missed his kick, and one or the other had only the keeper to beat, but the result was always the same –either the custodian was made the target, the shot was badly directed, or the last dash was not forthcoming. For fully half an hour the “Blues” dominated the game, and it was just the irony of late that Oldham from a breakaway should register a second gaol. That luck entered largely into the proceedings could not be denied at the same time there was no execute for the feebleness of the finishing efforts from several quarters.
It can thus he readily imagined that the Blues defeated themselves in the first portion of play. They had been a nippy side playing the correct game under the circumstances, but what can be said in favour of the change of tactics in the second half ? They made the tactical mistake of rightly following the close game, and though matters were going none too well with them, there was no attempts to alter their style. It must have been apparent that the only means of bringing about the downfall of the home defence was to keep the backs on the move with long swinging passes, for it was the adoption of these methods that unhinged them in the earlier stages. But no, the tip-tap business was persevered with, and this was exactly to the liking of the burly Oldham defenders, who cut in repeatedly and practically cleared out the opposition. Everton's forward play obliterated any chance they had of getting on terms; indeed to flatter the ‘Latics, who were ever ready to take advantage of the situation on and render themselves the more dangerous side during the second half. So that their luck in the first portion was levelled up, and the verdict in their favour well deserved.
CONCERNING THE PLAYERS.
The Everton defence was not convincing, despite the return of Stevenson, who though his play was beyond reproach has not thoroughly recovered from his injury. Holbem did not touch his best form by a long way, and though Caldwell was twice beaten, he did not shape at all badly, though at times in difficulties with low shots. In the half-way line Waring played a cool, calculating game. His passes rarely went astray, and as a result the best work was forthcoming from Gourlay and Smith, the former of whom, however, was most erractic when it came to a final shot. Fleetwood was a successful breaker-up, but his placing to his forwards left much to be desired; indeed, he was frequently a twelfth man for Oldham. Grenyer worked hard, but with little success, for Beare held aloof from Hodson, with the result that there was rarely a promising movement from the left. Bradshaw was a hard and consistent worker, but got little support from Browell, who displayed neither enterprise in the open nor skill; in close quarters. Oldham were splendidly served in goal, in which position Matthews displayed great resource, and, as indicated, the backs were not sufficiently hustled to throw them off their guard. Hunter had quite a good time so far as Browell was concerned, and the half back line as a whole were generally capable of dealing with the Evertonians' plan of campaign. Walters and Woodger worked assiduously, and it suited the occasion that each should have scored, the former during the first five minutes and the latter ten minutes from the interval. Teams: - Oldham Athletic: - Matthews, goal, Hodgson and Moffatt, backs, C. Wilson, Hunter, and D. Wilson, half-backs Timmon, Walters, Davies, Woodger, J. and Donnachie, forwards. Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Stevenson, and Holbem, backs, Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer, half-backs, Smith, Gourlay, Browell, Bradshaw (Captain), and Beare, forwards. Referee H.H. Taylor.
EVERTON RESERVES 1 OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES 4
November 4, 1912. The Liverpool Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 12)
The Weaknessess of the Everton second string were again evidenced at Goodison park, when they were defeated by 4 goals to 1. The home forwards gave a very sorry display, and even Gault, who can usually be relied upon to give of his best with the Reserves, was completely off his game. The defence was not by any means faultless, with the exception of Chedgzoy and the amateur Bardsley. The former, in his new role as half-back, gave a first class exhibition, while Bardsley, who was making his initial appearance of the season, was a dour and determined defender. Oldham gave a smart and polished display and thoroughly deserved their success. The goal scorers for Oldham were Gee (2), Kemp, and Lushbrooke, while Gault secured Everton's solitary point. Everton: - Hodge, goal, J.C. Bardsley, and Laurie backs, Chedgzoy, McCulloch, and Graham, half-backs Adamson, Gault, Wright, Robinson, and Uren, forwards.
EVERTON DOWN AGAIN
November 4, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool.
By the Rover
It was no great surprise to find Everton beaten at Oldham, but it is disappointing to know that the Blues had the opportunity of sharing or even scoring a victory, but failed to take their chances. “Rover” writes: - As matters turned out they had the opportunity to spring a surprise but failed in lamentable fashion to asset a superiority at a time when matters were all their way. They had been smarting under the effect of an early reverse, and following this point they for a lengthily period simply carried all before them, and should have established themselves securely from defeat. There were chances galore to reduce the Athletic citadel and it was indeed remarkable how players of undoubted ability could have failed to profit thereby. On three occasions during the first half the left back for Oldham clean missed his kick and one or the other had only the keeper to beat, but the result was always the same –either the custodian was made the target, the shot was badly directed or the last dash was not forthcoming. For fully half an hour the Blues dominated the game, and it was just the irony of fate that Oldham from a breakaway should register a second goal. That luck entered largely into the proceeding could not be denied; at the same time there was no excuse for the feebleness of the finishing efforts from several quarters.
The Wrong Tactics.
It can thus be readily imagined that the Blues defeated themselves in the first portion of play. They had been a nippy side, playing the correct game under the circumstances, but what can be said in favour of the change of tactics in the second half? They made the tactical mistake of rightly following the close game, and though masters were going none to well with them, there was no attempt to alter their style. It must have been apparent that the only means of bringing about the downfall of the home defence was to keep the backs on the move with long swinging passes, for it was the adoption of these methods that unchanged them in the earlier stages. But, he, the tip-tap business was exactly to the liking of the burly Oldham defenders, who cut in repeatedly and practically cleared out of opposition. Everton's forward play obliterated any chance they had of getting on terms, indeed it served to flatter the “Lactics” who were ever ready to take advantage of the situation and render themselves the more dangerous side during the second half. So that their luck in the first portion was levelled up, and the verdict in their favour well deserved.
Concerning the Players.
The Everton defence was not convincing, despite the return of Stevenson, who though the play was beyond reproach, has not thoroughly recovered from an injury. Holbem did not touch his best form by a long way, and though Caldwell was twice beaten he did not shape at all badly though any time in difficulties with low shots. In the half-way line Wareing played a coolly calculating game. His passes rarely went astray and as a result the best work was forthcoming from Gourlay and Smith the former of whom, however, was most erratic when it came to a swift shot. Fleetwood was a successful breaker but his placing to his forwards left more to be desired, indeed he was frequently tweifh man for Oldham. Grenyer worked hard, but with little success for Beare held aloof from Hodgson with the result that their was rearly a promising movement from the left. Bradshaw was a hard and dependable worker, but got little support from Browell who displayed neither enterprise in the open nor skill in close quarter.
CHELSEA AT GOODISON
November 8, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool
By the Critic
Although Chelsea cannot be described as one of the most successful of First Division clubs, the Pensioners are always interesting visitors, and the fact that they have not visited the Park for a couple of seasons will increase the desire among enthusiasts to have a look at the Pensioners. The local followers are also desirous of seeing Everton at their best. For some time a cloud has been handing over the Park, but it may life tomorrow. Certainly the prospects of an Everton victory are bright. MaConnachie will be back in his usual place, and his presence ought to increase the confidence of his colleagues. Frank Jefferis too, I am informed, will be in his place, and the forward line will thus be considerably strengthened. The team is more like an Everton combination than for some time past, and I fancy they will win with something to spare. However, it must be remembered that Chelsea have become desperate, and they will fight every inch of the way in order to secure a point or points.
The Chelsea directors have found it necessary to make changes in their side, and as mentioned in the “Express” last evening 12 players have been chosen from which the final selection will be made. Whittingham has been given a rest and Woodward is not available. Thompson will fill the centre berth, whilst Ford will partner Douglas, Dodd is suffering from an injury, and may not be able to play if Dodd is not fit Freeman will partner Bridgman on the left. Johnson, the ex-Clayton Orient back, gets another chance, and Calderhead is introduced at centre-half. It will be seen that Chelsea have shuffled their players about in the effort to find a winning team. The sides will be: - Everton: Caldwell; Stevenson and MaConnachie; Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer; Smith, Jefferis, Browell, Bradshaw, and Beare. Chelsea: - R.G. Brebner; Bettridge, Johnson; Taylor, Calderhead and Downing; Douglas, Ford, Thomson, Freeman, (or Dodd), Bridgeman.
CHELSEA AT GOODISON.
November 9, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool.
It will be quite refreshing to see Everton at something approaching full strength once again. For the visit of Chelsea to Goodison Park, McConnachie and Jefferis are expected to be fit to resume after their long absence, but Harris and Makepeace are not available. Chelsea have made radical changes. Ford takes the place of Whittingham at inside right, and in all probability Freeman will be preferred to Odd at inside left. Thompson, the ex-Croydon Common player will lead the attack for the first time this season. Woodward will of course, be absent owing to his International engagement. Cameron and Ormiston are dropped in the defence. Bettridge being at right full back with Johnson the ex-Orient back, as his partner.
November 9, 1912. Evening Express Liverpool.
Chelsea at Goodison.
Both Keepers Kept Idle.
Blues Score the Only Goal.
Ill luck continued to dog the footsteps of the Everton club, and no sooner had MaConnachie and Jefferis recovered than Browell, the clever centre forward, was laid aside with injuries. This necessitated an eleventh hour change in the Everton team, Bradshaw taking the centre forward position and Gourlay being introduced as inside right. Chelsea had made quite a number of changes. Ford took the place of Whittingham as inside right. Thompson the Ex-Croydon Common player, led the attack for the first time this season. The rear line of defence was changed, Bettridge being the right full back, with Johnson the ex-Orient player, as his partner. The teams are - Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Stevenson and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer, half-backs, Smith, Jefferis, Bradshaw, Gourlay, and Beare, forwards. Chelsea: - R.G. Brebner, goal, Bettridge, and Johnson, backs, Taylor, Calderhead, and Downing, half-backs, Douglas, Ford, Thompson, Dodd, and Bridgeman, forwards. Referee Mr. J. F. Pearson.
Everton Score Early On.
Some 15,000 spectators were present at the present at the start. Everton opened with two spirited attacks. Receiving from Waring Smith galloped away, and from his well-placed centre Gourlay headed just wide. Then Beare got in a neat movement but his pass was intercepted by Bettridge. The game was only a few moments old when Everton assumed the lead. Smith had capped another fine sprint with an equally fine cente. The ball bounced over the head of one of the backs. Bradshaw following up and rushing the ball through. The visitors now livened up, and a neat passing movement led to Thompson skimming the bar with a fast drive. The play was of a give-and-take for the next few minutes, and then Everton looked dangerous, only for Smith to be pulled up for offside.
MaConnachie to the Rescue.
A breakaway by Dodd from a throw-in spelled danger to the home citadel, MaConnachie coming to the rescue after Stevenson had partly checked Dodd's career. The Everton halves were inclined to be unreliable and one miskick by Fleetwood almost led to disaster. So far the play on either side had not been of a high order. The Londoners had been trying hard, but they frequently lost ground through being over anxious. Bradshaw, after a clever dribble placed to Jefferis who was not allowed to shoot and then Bradshaw again got going but he finally placed over the bar. The home captain, MaConnachie, was showing his own sureness in tackling and lacking, and the visitors were finding in him.
A Tremendous Obstruction.
A stoppage followed through Douglas beening disabled for a few moments. So far Everton had the lion's share of the attack, but were showing lack of precision in front of goal. The crowd were next amused by two infringements of the rules, which escaped the notice of the referee. In the first place, play was allowed to proceed after the ball had been put over the line, and in the anxious moments or two which followed in front of the Everton goal, MaConnachie handled, but this also did bot catch the eye of Mr. Pearson. Hereabout there was a good deal of wild kicking by both sets of players and several mistakes by the Everton halves might easily have led to disaster if only the Chelsea men had been fully alive to their opportunities.
The respective keepers were having a very quiet time, and truth to tell, there was not much to enthuse about in the play of either side. Douglas was finding the injury to his leg very painful, and on the other wing Smith also received a painful injury. Chelsea were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty line. The ball was sent straight for goal, and the delight of the crowd MaConnachie kept it out with his head. The Chelsea men were certainly showing greater dash than their opponents, and as a consequence the home backs were being hard pressed. Following one spirited movement Ford with a capital shot, which grazed the crossbar. The spectators now introduced the cry of “Play Up the Blues” and the home players responded with a spirited attack, a centre by Beare leading to an
An Exciting Scrimmage .
In front of Chelsea's goal. Brebmer cleverly fielded the ball and made good his clearance, Stevenson was now having all his work cut out to keep Bridgeman and Dodd under control. On one occasion Dodd got clear away and had a good openings for shooting but instead the foolishly swung over to the right and the opportunity was lost. Beare was injured and he had to retire for a few moments. In the meantime Chelsea kept plegging away manfully without causing much trouble to the keeper. The work of the home forwards continued disappointing the attempts at passing being feeble in the extreme. Just before half-time Douglas made a grand attempt to set through, but he was cleverly outwitted by Fleetwood.
Half-Time, Everton 1, Chelsea o
First Half Comments.
There had not been much good playing in the first 45 minutes, The Everton forwards not showing their usual bright precision, and the Chelsea forwards, although showing rare dash, being weak in finishing power.
The commencement of the second half brought no immediate improvement in the desultory play, which had characterized the first, half. Everton attacked on the right, but the visitors defence prevailed, and Douglas carried play to the other end, but none of his comrades were far enough up to take advantage of the right winger's accurate centre. Great amusement caused by Johnson and Jefferis getting at loggerheads. The Chelsea men did not relax their efforts and following a spirited rush Thompson got in a dangerous header which Caldwell did well top save. Everton next made a really vigorous onslaught of the Chelsea defence, and the ball hovered dangerously around goal for several moments, but in the end the Southerners' defence prevailed. The game was increased in vigour, and the back's continued to hold
The Upper Hand.
Everton came near to increasing their lead during one exciting scrimmage. No doubt had Browell been at centre, the Chelsea keeper would have had much more work to do than he had. Bridgeman, the Chelsea outside left came in for quite an ovation for after cleverly beating Wareing and Stevenson he was only Inches wide with a hot shot. The plays was evenly distributed on the whole and Chelsea did not relax their efforts. Towards the end they shaped much better with regard to shooting and Bridgeman was only inches wide with a swift low shot. The visitors
Deserved to Equalise.
After one fine sprint by Douglas, who centred right in front. Thomson looked a certain scorer but Caldwell rushed out and fielded the ball cleverly Smith was next prominent at the other end, but his swinging centre to the left only ended in Beare placing wide. Another attack by the homesters ended in Grenyer shooting wide with a pass to one of the others would have been attended with better results. Later Bradshaw was given a good opening, but his shot was badly lacking in sting, Brebner having no difficulty in saving. Everton were next awarded a corner, but nothing tangible resulted.
In the closing stages one glorious opportunity was lost by the visitors. A swinging pass, from the right placed Brideman in a good position, but before he could shoot Caldwell rushed out and smothered his shot in the nick of time. Final Result Everton 1 Chelsea 0. Bradshaw was the scorer.
SOTHPORT CENTRAL .EVERTON.
November 9, 1912. Evening Express Liverpool.
At Southport today, before a good gate. Everton opened, and after a few exchanges Uren ran and centred right in the goalmouth, for Wright to score. Central made a strong effort immediately after but the visitors defence repulsed them. Russell beat Gault when the latter looked like going though. Then Semple got off well on the home left, and beating Simpson centred to Stringfellow. Somebody stopped the shot with their hand and Russell equalised from the penalty kick. Central showed more of the game now, and kept Everton extended Uren and Gault were again prominent, but Central had become much keener, and the Everton goal was several times in jeopardy. Later Uren and Schofield were damaged, the latter having to be carried off. Wright missed a good chance of giving Everton the lead. Jones added a second goal for Central. Half-time Southport Central 2, Everton Res 1.
EVERTON 1 CHELSEA 0
November 11, 1912. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON'S NARROW VICTORY.
WRETCHED FORWARD DISPLAY.
Everton have fallen on evil days. True, they won on Saturday, but their victory was without merit. It was fortunate for them that they were pitted against such a poor lot as Chelsea, for had they been opposed by any of the first half-dozen clubs in the First Division they would probably have received a severe thrashing, and, what is more, they would have deserved it. As it was, a lucky goal scored in the first few minutes sufficed to bring them the full quota of points. It was certainly a most disappointing to watch. Clever footwork and effective passing were entirely absent, while the attempts to acquire goals were feeble in the extreme. For the most part the half backs on either side were most unreliable in their kicking, and the general impotence of the respective front lines of attack made the full backs appear more formidable than they really were. It is difficult to explain the failure of the Everton attack, for, after all there was only one notable absence from the line. Without the stimulating influence of Browell as leader, however, the other members of the home vanguard could do nothing right. Their usual cleverness in footwork and bright precision in passing were missing, and when they did get into the danger zone they did not seem to have the inclination, let alone the ability, to shoot straight and with force. The Chelsea forwards played with greater dash, and frequently carried play to within a few yards of goal, only to lose good openings through cheer ineptitude. The result was that neither of the custodians had many difficult shots to stop.
A LUCKY GOAL.
As already mentioned, Everton's goal was a trifle lucky. A few minutes after the start, Smith finished a clever dribble by placing in front. Johnson, the left back looked like having no difficulty in clearing, but to the surprise of all he clean missed with a header, and the Chelsea keeper was not fully alive to the danger of the situation before Bradshaw came rushing up and diverted the ball into the net with his head. Prior to this, there had been two spirited attacks by Beare and Smith, but as the game advanced much keenness was displayed in midfield to be rendered void by sheer dalliance and ineptitude in front of goal. Not one of the home forwards ever looked like scoring; in fact, Brebner had not a single difficult shot to stop. Luck was certainly against the Londoners on at least two occasions. First Ford and then Dodd had only the keeper to beat from close range, but in each instance Caldwell showed sound judgement in rushing out and smothering the respective shots. As regards the Everton players individually, the least said the letter. With but one or two exceptions they were all off colour. Both Beare and Smith lacked their usual resource, and while Jefferis and Bradshaw were not in a goalscoring mood, Gourlay was particularly disappointing at inside left, being woefully heavy-footed. The intermediate line was also many below concert pitches, Fleetwood being the best of the three. Macconnachie was not seen at his best, and Stevenson made several mistakes, which might have proved costly. The further experiments made in the Chelsea team did not realise expectations, with the exception that no fault could be found with the work of Johnson, the new left full back. Bettridge was also a reliable defenders, and Taylor was the best of the halves. The inclusion of Thompson at centre did not lead to the desired improvement in the attack, and Bridgement was the only Chelsea forward to do himself credit. Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Stevenson and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer, half-backs, Smith, Jefferis, Bradshaw, Gourlay, and Beare, forwards. Chelsea: - R.G. Brebner, goal, Bettridge, and Johnson, backs, Taylor, Calderhead, and Downing, half-backs, Douglas, Ford, Thompson, Dodd, and Bridgeman, forwards. Referee Mr. J.F. Pearson.
SOUTHPORT CENTRAL 2 EVERTON RESERVES 4
November 11 1912. The Liverpool Courier.
The form of Everton Reserves, had been so unconvincing recently, and Southport had been doing so well that the latter had anticipations of beating the Blues. When they were leading at the interval there seemed a good prospect of their ambitions being realised, but afterwards Everton played a strong game, and finally won by 4-2. In the first few minutes Uren scrambled the ball through following a centre, but the Central obtained the lead from goals by Russell (penalty) and Jones. Afterwards Robinson and Gault (2) for the winners. Everton: - Bromilow, goal, Simpson, and Laurie, backs, McCulloch, Holbem, and Graham, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Robinson, Wright, Gault, and Uren, forwards.
EVERTON'S POOR SHOW.
November 11, 1912. Evening Express Liverpool.
By the Critic.
Now, let us to the Everton match. Candidly though one is pleased to see the team winning, little can be said to the credit of the side. They won by a somewhat lucky goal scored in the opening minutes of the game, but I think the majority of those present will agree with me that I say that of two poor teams, Chelsea was the better side. The Londoners were decidedly unfortunate to lose both points, but their finishing work let a lot to be desired. Clever enough in midfield at times, they seemed to go away to nothing when they reached the vicinity of the goal, and only Bridgeman seemed at all likely to lower Caldwell's colors. The halves were good, particularly Taylor and were much in advance of Everton's trio, who, as a rule, overkicked their forwards, and more often than not when attempting to place the ball contrived to give it to their opponents.
A Weak Forward Line.
The display of the home team was really bad, there being very little to interest the onlookers. The forwards were all at sixes and sevens. Bradshaw in the centre, apart from nipping in to score the only goal of the match, did little, and although Frank Jefferis started off well he too faded away, and neither Beare nor Smith were successful. It will be seen, therefore that the line was an absolute failure. It was the first time Browell had been absent from the team this season, and undoubtedly those long swinging passes to the wings were greatly missed. Gourlay and Beare did not get on at all well together; and indeed the winger was a strangely inactive, Fleetwood did a lot of good work in defence, but he was at full in the placing, and on the whole Wareing was the best half. MaConnachie and Stevenson kicked well, although the latter was often beaten by Bridgeman. Caldwell had but few shots to save. Except in the all-important matter of shooting the Chelsea side did not appear to be at all a bad one, and they ought to do better. In Bridgeman they have a very clever outside left, and Dodd, too, is a clever, but I was not struck with the centre forward methods. Brebner had an easy afternoon.
COLNE PLAY GOOD LOSING GAMES.
Wednesday 12 November 1910 Burnley Gazette
Colne payed visit to day when 3.000 spectators assemble the Goodison Park to enclosure to witness the match. The teams lined up follow; Colne: Kneesbaw; M'Kenua and Lash; Hewitt, Houlker and Plew Tracey, Griffiths. Taylor. Lewis and Riley. Everton : W, Scott; Meunier and Stevenson ; Weller, Borthwick, and Davies ; Pinkney, Gault, Ness, Carlisle, and Michaels. The homesters once made tracks for the visitors ‘goal but Leah neatly robbed Gault when in a position. The Colne men than had turn, and cleve r centre by Tracey was cleared the nick of time. Ever ton again attacked and faulty work by the Colne defence allowed Gault to twice try shot for goal, but each attempt went wide the mark. A clever passing bout between Taylor and Griffiths carried the ball the other end, where Davies just managed to dispossess Lewis when things looked ominous for the home side. In an attack on the visitors' goal Leah handled in the penalty area. Ness took the kick, but Kneeshaw brought off a brilliant save, for which was loudly applauded. Everton now had the visitors penned their own half, but the Colne backs defended splendidly, and resisted all efforts score. Pinkney getting past all the defenders, looked like doing the trick, but Kneeshaw rushed Out of goal and kicked the ball from his toes .Carlisle scored for Everton after Kneesbaw had saved from Gault. Nearing half-time the Colne men forced two corners, both proved abortive. Interval Everton Reserve, 1 , Colne. 0. on resuming Taylor ran right through from the kick-off and just beaten by Stevenson Play still hovered around the home goal, and Griffiths was fouled just outside the penalty area. Plews took the kick, and placed just wise of the post. Nicholls then threatened danger with neat ran, and a centre from which Carlisle shot wide, Colne now made desperate efforts to get on level terms, but the home defence proof against all attack. From a foul against Borthwick, Griffiths had a splendid opening, but shot weakly into Scott's hands. Taylor was then at fault with an equally good chance. Next followed severe bombardment of the visitors' goal, but Kneeshaw saved in clever fashion . Final : Everton Reserve, ; Coins, 0.
ARTHUR BERRY TO PLAY FOR EVERTON.
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 12 November 1912
AMATEUR FORWARD'S CURIOUS CAREER.
Arthur Berry, the old Oxford Blue, who the amateur international against Belgium played so well at outside right, with V. J. Woodward as his partner, has again joined the Everton Club. The amateur's football career in Liverpool has been rather curious. He first played for the Liverpool Club, and after going to Eulham for a time played for Everton. Last August he rejoined Liverpool, and now he has been retransferred to Everton, who require the help of a good outside right.
Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 12 November 1912
Arthur Berry, the old Oxford Blue, who in the Amateur Internetionel against Belgium on Saturday, has again joined the Everton club. The amateur's football career in Liverpool has been rather curious. He first played for the Liverpool club, and after going to Fulham for a time played for Everton. Last August he rejoined Liverpool, and now he has been retransfered to Everton, who require the help of a good outside right.
ARTHUR BERRY RETURNS TO EVERTON
November 12 1912. The Daily Post and Mercury.
Arthur Berry, the old Oxford Blue, who in the Amateur International against Belgium on Saturday, played so well at outside right with V.J. Woodward as his partner, has again joined the Everton club. The Amateur footballer career in Liverpool has been rather curious. He first played for Liverpool club, and after going to Fulham for a time then played for Everton. Last August he rejoined Liverpool, and now has been transferred to Everton.
November 12, 1912. Morpeth Herald
Jimmy Lightfoot, the clever little Workington lad, who last season assisted Cambois in the Wansbeck League, as given a trial by Everton Reserves on Saturday.
(Last season Everton won 1-0)
November 16, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool
“Blues” Oppose The Gunners.
Barren First Half.
Success Deserved by the Visitors.
The Everton directors, after their trying experience due to injuries to players, were enabled today to place something like a representative team in the field against Woolwich Arsenal. With the exception of their half-back line the information of the side coincided with that which opened the season with a sequence of victories. With Jefferis fit again a big improvement was looked for in rightwing play, and the reappearance of Uren, it was felt, would tend to strengthen the side. Teams: - Woolwich Arsenal: - Crawford, goal, Sands, and Shaw, backs, King, Thompson, and McKinnon half-backs, Greenaway, Common, McLaughlin, Randall, and Winship, forwards. Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Stevenson, and Macconnachie (captain), backs, Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis, Browell, Bradshaw, and Uren, forwards. Referee J. D. Fowler. Sunderland.
The Weather was on the dull side, and there were probabilities of the game being finished in a bad light. There was no wind, and Woolwich, who lost the toss, led off with a strong attack upon the Everton goal, Common was the initiator of the movements, and swinging the ball to Winship, the diminutive outside left of the Arsenal put in a clever shot, which fully tested Caldwell. A corner followed immediately afterwards, also some smart work by Winship, and another conceded by Fleetwood and well placed by Greenaway almost led to the downfall of the Everton keeper, who scooped the ball out from a centre by Common when McLaughlin was about to apply the furnishing touch. The Blues then went away on the left, and from a smart cross-shot from Bradshaw an opening was made for Beare, who, however, failed to boot the ball strongly enough, and the keeper saved at the expense of a futile corner. Returning again, the ball eventually found its way to Beare, who struck the side of the net, and a further onslaught resulted in Bradshaw heading in, only to find Crawford ready to anticipate his efforts.
End to End.
Play was just now pretty keen, and was interesting by reason of the quick end to end flashes of the respective forwards, and from on of these Bradshaw and Uren made god presses, and the ball was finally placed to Browell, who unfortunately just infringed the off-side limit. Following this Uren twice put behind, and it would seem that during these early operations the Evertonians were gradually getting the measure of their opponents. However, from a breakaway the home side became distinctly dangerous, for Common was eventually in good possession, but the best he could do was to shoot wide of the mark. Capital footwork by the Everton van, who were ably assisted by the halves led to Bradshaw testing Crawford with a fast low shot, and with the play running mostly Everton's way, the Gunners were lucky in keeping their charge intact. Jefferis twice shot in but could not get the ball past the keeper and it was left for Sands to relieve the situation with a hugh punt. The came another attack upon the Everton goal, but there was no one to take advantage of a smart cross shot. In a trice Jefferis had a possible opening, but preparing to pass to Beare the chance was gone, for Shaw was on the outside right immediately. As may be gathered the Everton forwards were shaping in something like their old form so far as their movements were concerned, still their finishing touches left something to be desired, for their shooting lack sting. However, Beare had got in one beautiful drive and the ball looked like sailing into the far corner of the net when Browell was pulled up for impeding the keeper. Then Uren put in a lovely centre, which Browell missed and on the ball going to Beare the latter put wide. Their was a stoppage owing to Bradshaw coming into collision with Sands, but the Evertonins quickly recovered, and as before the game ran favourably for his side. Still there was no getting a leading point, mainly owing to the very close attention of Sands and Shaw, though at the same time when the opportunity did come the way of the Blues their finishing touches were not of such a character as to cause Crawford much alarm.
Yet there were occasional brilliant efforts, but unfortunately they were just besides the mark, notably one from Uren, who grazed the post, and another from Bradshaw, who also missed by inches. Next came an incisive attack on the Woolwich right, and with the Everton defenders in difficulties the course was open to Randle, who drove hard in only to find Caldwell read to anticipate his shot. This was followed by another smart attack opposed to which Fleetwood, and MaConnachie put in sterling defensive work, and as the interval drew near the Evertonians made a big effort to get a point they had so assiduously worked for. However, this was not forthcoming, and the sides finished up on level terms.
Half-Time; Arsenal 0 Everton 0
First Half Comment.
As may be gathered, the Evertonians were the better side during the first half and on their chances that came their way they ought to have laid a good foundation to success. Open play was all that could be desired, but finishing efforts were a trifle feeble, and certainly a couple of open goals ought to have been converted. The wingmen at times put in several smart cross shots for the inside to improve upon, but they were not accepted. The backs and halves generally played well and under great pressure. They gave Caldwell much assistance.
The second half opened with a smart attack on the Everton citadel, and for a few minutes MaConnachie and Grenyer had quite an anxious time, combating the movements of Greenaway, who was well piled with work from Thompson and King. The Gunners continued their aggressive tactics, and following a corner kick King drove hard out of a ruck of players only to see the ball skim the upright. On the Woolwich left Winship was busy, and centred well under difficulties, and Beare supplemented the movement with a splendid flash along the wing. Jefferis, who had been none too successful, failed to improve the position, but the Blues, having survived a hot pressure, again resumed the attack and kept the home backs fully extended.
Then followed a fierce onslaught on the Everton position, and just when Randell looked like forcing his way through, Stevenson with a big effort, managed to turn the ball from the toes of the Gunners, efforts Browell and Beare were next prominent in a smart raid, but the outside man was finally sandwich by Shaw and McKinnon and the centre at a time when the goal was open was not forthcoming. Uren next were on a roving commission and centred across, but his movements were evidently not expected by his confederates, an a fairly open chance went astray. Another stern attack from the Everton right came to nothing, and it was evident that the Arsenal forwards intended to leave nothing undone in order to protect their goal. However, Browell got clear, and just as Everton anticipated the much looked-for goal, one of the home defenders pulled him up when the only opposition was Crawford. This was a great disappointment, for the Everton centre put the ball plainly into the keeper'' hands. Later on the Arsenal forwards became very aggressive, and put in several dangerous shots. During this period MaConnachie played with all his old cleverness and clean kicking, which saved his side to useful purpose. From one onslaught Thompson struck the post, when Caldwell appeared hopelessly beaten. Final result Arsenal 0, Everton 0.
EVERTON RES V. GLOSSOP RES.
November 16, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool.
Everton, with a view to strengthening their reserve team, gave a trial to no less than four recruits in today's game. Teams: - Everton: - Evans, goal, Simpson, and Williams backs, McCulloch A. Browell (captain), and Gosling, half-backs Chedgzoy, Robinson, Gault, Wright, and Lightfoot, football. Glossop: - Causer, goal, Spital and Hampton, backs, Crump, Brennan, and Dearnley, half-backs, Cooper, Bowden, Morris, Bradley, and Peplow, forwards.
Everton were first to get into their stride and a well-judged pass by Browell enabled Chedgzoy to get away and cente shot wildly over the bar. After the visitors had made a brief incursion into the home half, Gault again tried his luck with a shot, which the Glossop keeper turned over the bar for an abortive corner. Copper, the Glossop winger, executed a couple of fine dribbles and centres, which were not turned to advantage. From a centre by Chedgzoy.
For Everton after Causer had saved a header from Gault. After the Blues' custodian had easily accounted for a couple of long shots by the visitors' centre. Evans got away and was fouled near the penalty area. From the resulting free kick Evans again secured and centred to Robinson,
Who Missed the Ball.
With nobody but the keeper to beat. Of the new men Williams, the Rhyl full back, was most prominent. He is well-developed young player, and kicks, with accuracy and power Lightfoot dropped two fine centres into the Glossop goalmouth, but nothing tangible resulted, although Gault had hard lines with a great shot which Causer saved in brilliant fashion when hampered by several opponents. Nearing the interval Wright barely missed with a header, and at the other end Evans saved brilliantly from Bradley. Half-time –Everton 1, Glossop 0
WOOLWICH ARSENAL 0 EVERTON 0
November 18, 1912. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON'S IMPROVED DISPLAY.
HONOURS DIVIDED AT WOOLWICH.
By obtaining a point at Woolwich, the Everton team play be said to have accomplished a satisfactory performance; yet had they taken advantage of the chances that came their way in the first portion of the game they must have secured a lead that would have brought victory in its train. Opportunities were not isolated, and all that was required on two occasions when the Arsenal deflects the ball into the net. The Blues had the better of the first portion of play, but their failure to obtained a tangible point served the purpose of stimulating the Gunners, who, in the second half, dominated the proceedings to an equal extent, and during the closing minutes they might easily have stolen a march upon their opponents. Taking the game all through it was not of a particularly exhilarating character. Finishing efforts on both sides were crude to a remarkable degree and on the whole the two teams were probably satisfield with a division of honours.
From an Everton point of view the result, following upon recent poor displays, was fairly satisfactory. There was a greater infusion of dash in the movements of the forwards, but unfortunately the players overdid the short passing methods, and this enabled the Arsenal halves to chip in and turn the tide in favour of their side. Still there was a big improvement as the result of the arrangement of the forward line, and the reappearance of Uren served to provide the dash that has been wanting on the left wing. As indicated, moderate marksmanship was the falling point; otherwise there was but little to be desired from the front line. There was an advancement too, in half back play. Still placing to the inside men was occasionally faulty, but so far as holding up opponents was concerned there was little with which to find fault. Full back play was more in keeping with the old Everton standard, and it was well that the department was at its best during the closing stages when the Arsenal forwards went frantic for a leading point.
INCIDENTS OF PLAY.
The game may be briefly summarised. As before stated, the Evertonians had the bulk of the play in the first half. Browell and Beare failed to turn a cross drive from Uren into the net, and there were other occasions when easy chances were allowed to pass unheaded. Later the Everton centre was clean through, but allowed Shaw to dispossess him just as everyone was expecting a certain goal. This was a serious blunder, and it was fortunate for the visitors that a last ball from Thomson rebounded from the upright. The Arsenal forwards with few exceptions continued the attack to the end, and taking everything into consideration a division of the goals was a satisfactory conclusion to a most strenuous rather than a sceintic game.
Uren made a successful reappearance in spite of somewhat stinted support, from Bradshaw, who though frequently prominent was inclined to do too much on his own account. Jefferis was similarly at fault with the result that Browell had not too many opportunities. Still the latter was not at his best when things did come his way, and those sharp flashes to goal which stood out prominently in some of his previous games was conspicuous by their absence. Beare put in some good work, but like the others he was faulty at the finish, two chances in the first half being missed in surprising fashion. Grenyer played a hard untiring game, and showed more resource than in recent matches, and Wareing at the other end was successful throughout in coming with the diminutive Winship, who played a strong wing game. Fleetwood's defence was sound, while the backs Macconnachie especially gave a sample of their best form. Caldwell too, got through his work in business like fashion. His anticipation was better, and in coming out to McLaughlan, who had a clear run in, he undoubtedly saved the situation. The Arsenal had out their strongest available side, but it was none too convincing. Individually they did as well as could be expected, and when the players blend more they will probably render a better account of themselves. Crawford kept a good goal, and Shaw was a sturdy defencder. King was the star of the half-back line, and Greenaway and Winship provided openings that merited better results.
Teams: - Woolwich Arsenal: - Crawford, goal, Sands, and Shaw, backs, King, Thompson, and McKinnons half-backs, Greenaway, Common, McLaughlin, Randall, and Winship, forwards. Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Stevenson, and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis, Browell, Bradshaw, and Uren, forwards. Referee J.W. D Fowler, Sunderland.
EVERTON RESERVES 3 GLOSSOP 0
November 18, 1912. The Liverpool Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 14)
Everton, with the assistance of four recruits, triumphed over a weak Glossop team by three goals to nil. It is only fair to state that the visitors played ten men during the second half, for Law was injured and did not appear after the interval. Wright scored the only goal in the initial half, but after changing ends Gault, added two more, one being from a penalty. The game was a very poor quailty. Of the new men Williams the Rhyl full-back struck one as being a likely player, but Lightfoot and Gosling were not very much in the picture. Evans the goalkeeper from Ramsey had an easy time, but while little he had to do was accomplished in a quick and clever style . Everton: - Evans, goal, Simpson, and Williams backs, McCulloch A. Browell, and Gosling, half-backs Chedgzoy, Robinson, Gault, Wright, and Lightfoot, football. Glossop: - Causer, goal, Spital and Hampton, backs, Crump, Brennan, and Dearnley, half-backs, Cooper, Bowden, Morris, Bradley, and Peplow, forwards.
November 18, 1912. Evening Express Liverpool
By the Rover.
Everton appear to have given an improved display at Plumstead, but they did not profit by the chances, which came their way. “Rover” in the course of his comment writes: - The “Blues” had the better of the first portion of play, but their failure to obtain a tangible point served the purpose of stimulating the Gunners, who in the second half, dominated the proceedings to an equal extent, and during the closing minutes they might easily have stolen a march upon their opponents. Taking the game all through it was not of a particularly exhilarating character. Finishing efforts on both sides were crude to a remarkable degree, and on the whole the two teams were probably satisfied with a division of honours.
The Old Fault.
From an Everton point of view the result, following upon recent poor displays, was fairly satisfactory. There was a greater infusion of dash in the movements of the forwards, but unfortunately the players overdid the short passing methods, and this enabled the Arsenal halves to chip in and turn the tide in favour of their side. Still there was a big improvement as the result of the rearrangement of the forward line, and the reappearance of Uren served to provide the dash that has been wanting on the left wing. As indicated, moderate Markmanship was the failing point; otherwise there was but little to be desired from the front line. There was an advancement too, in half back play. Still placing to the inside men was occasionally faulty, but so far as holding up opponents was concerned there was little with which to find fault. Full back play was more in keeping with the old Everton standard, and it was well that this department was at its best during the closing stages when the Arsenal forwards went frantic for a leading point.
Decline of Browell.
Uren made a successful reappearance in spite of somewhat stinted support from Bradshaw who though frequently prominent was inclined to do much on his own account. Jefferis was similarly at fault with the result that Browell had not too many opportunities. Still the latter was not at his best when things did come his way, and these sharp flashes to goal which stood out prominently in some of his previous games were conspicuous by their absence. Beare put in some good work, but like the others he was faulty as the finish, two chances in the first half being missed in surprising fashion. Grenyer played a hard untiring game and showed more resource than in recent matches and Wareing at the other end was successful throughout in coping with the diminutive Winship, who played a strong wing game. Fleetwood's defence was sound, while the backs. MaConnachie especially, gave a sample of their best form. Caldwell, too, got through his work in business like fashion. His anticipation was better, and in coming out to McLaughlan, who had a clear run in, he undoubtedly saved the situation. The Arsenal had out their strongest available side but it was none too convincing. Individually they did as well as could be expected, and when the players blend more they will probably render a better account of themselves. Crawford kept a good goal, and Shaw was a sturdy defender. King was the star of the half-back line, and Greenaway and Winship, provided openings that merited better results.
EVERTON SIGN JAMES BRANNICK
November 22, 1912. The Liverpool Echo.
Everton beat Bolton Wanderers, Manchester United, and Middlesbrough in their seeking after the signature of one James Brannick, who has been scoring on an average two goals per match this season for Atherton. This team lead the way in the Lancashire Combination, and last week when they visited South Liverpool, the number of Football “Scouts” present was unusually large. Brannick was the man settled upon, and Everton yesterday won the day. Mr. D. Kirkwood, and Mr. Secretary Will Cuff, after a trying time, gaming the inside right. Brannick plays with the Everton Reserves tomorrow at Bradford. He is twenty-two years old, and stands 5ft 7 and half ins, and weights 10st 10lb. He is an intelligent fellow, and had been following his employment at a printer's in Manchester he is engaged in the bleaching department. Everton hope and believe they have a find. The ex-Evertonian half-back W. Davies has been booked by Tranmerer Rovers, and will play in one of their teams tomorrow.
BRADFORD CITY AT GOODISON
November 23, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool.
The attraction at Goodison Park is provided by Bradford City. The previous visits of the Yorkshire team to Everton have always produced evenly contested games, and although Everton should win this afternoon, they are again not likely to have a big margin. The Bradford eleven are really stronger than their League record indicates, and they can be relied upon to work hard for victory. No changes are announced in the Everton team, Harris and Makepeace still being unfit.
November 23, 1912. Evening Express Liverpool.
Memories of Everton's Ground.
Famous Crickters' Visit.
By the Old ‘Un,
“Goodison Park eh –a funny park,” said my cousin Bill. He was down from “Brum” for the day, a cheap tripper. He came to see the “Villa” bury “Everton,” but as it fell upon the day the “Villa” were laid low, he attended the funeral. Some people who attend funerals find it difficult to maintain the grave demenou; and mute solemnity appropriate to the sad occasions. Bill had no difficulty. He was genuinely downhearted. His before-the-match gaiety was badly eclipsed by his after-the-match mortification. He hadn't a laugh left in him. When a fellow's team's beaten before his eyes, life's scarcely worth living, is it? Especially when you've come a long way to see the smash-up. We may take the reverses of the team we shout for, and swear by, too sadly, and excite the sneers of the cynic, who has never had the football fever. Let him sneer, and jeer, “What a waste of enthusiasm over the kicking of a leather ball!” and suggest that we make more fuss over a lost match than we do over a lost mother-in-law. That all depends on the mother-in-law. Her loss is sometimes a gain in money and comfort. When she's a good 'un we'd gladly sacrifice the money for her life.
Putting it Down.
In spite of all that's been said about putting down drink. Bill persists in putting it down (his throat) in small quantities. He admits it's a bad master, but will persist in saying it's not a bad slave. If like Bill we could draw the line at the small quantity, as many can do, it would be alright. It's the mastery that's the trouble. Certainly Bill's gloom lifted very soon after he sampled some beer and found it all right. He became cheerful enough to forget, or throve aside the funeral, and exclaim:
“Goodison Park! It's a funny sort of park, Albert. Not many trees about it eh? I've heard it said stone walls don't a prison make. Neither do bricks states, iron bars, and sawn wood make a park. “That's where you're mistaken, Bill” said I, “you're idea of a park is, trees, green sward, flowers beds, and shady walks. A pretty idea my boy but not according to the book. It might be just as well if your idea was correct, but if you'll take the trouble to look up our Nuttall, you'll find his dictionary defines a park as a larger piece of ground enclosed for public or private recreation; an enclosure round a mansion; an artillery encampment; or, the train or Artillery belonging to an army or army division.
keeping the Memory Green.
“ I agree with you, Bill. It does seem to be absurd that the same term should be applied to things so entirely different. The Military people appear to be dropping it. The football ground christeners may. As a rule, if a colony of bricks is called a park it keeps the memory green (grimy) of some lovely park of former days, as in the instance of Toxteth Park. Whatever we may think of the change for the worse, from a beauty point of view, the reminder excites the fancy, and is a bit to the good. “The contemplation of the beautiful that was, Bill, is only second, as a refining influence, to the beautiful that is. Goodison Park was not a park before Everton. F. C. enclosed it and called it one, but, Bill, it seems but yesterday to me that it was a huge field, one of a number that stretched to Church-road Walton. A hedge divided it from another called Mere Green. That extended to the Cemetery, only Mere Lane intervening.
First Australian Team.
“On its fine turf the first Australia team that visited England played their local match Grace's, with W.G.E.F.E.M, and Alfred Grace played there too. Alfred was a rara avis in first-class cricket, simply because he was not first class (I conjecture). It was the only time I saw him play, at any rate Billy Bates and Alan Hill played for the home team. Billy was bowling at a single stump in practice before the match. Genial Fred Grace was batting. The single stump fell, knocked down by an insidious slow break. Fred exclaimed, ‘Billy, that's one of your curly ones.' “Dear me! How clear the picture is in my memory. I fancy I can hear the sound of Fred's musical voice as I think of it, although so many years have been stolen silently away since my visual camera received the impression of the event. Fred was very popular with the ‘pro's' –a great certificate of merit, an assurance that he was a comrade, a fellowman, and void of snobbery. How pros and amateurs sorrowed aghast when the newspapers announced that a damp bed had killed him in the flower of the years and the height of a successful season.
A Lover's Walk.
“A farm-house stood sentry over the other fields, hedge-bordered, away to Walton. The present Goodison-road covers a part of a stile-road, a lover's walk called Walton stiles. Instead of the jostling crowd of today stray lads and lasses limply sauntered through the wining rural pathways, it's curving recesses facilitating the bold osculatory license' young men have always been addicted to. “ I can see the corn waving gracefully, zephyr-fanned, in the bright sun, on a hot day, as plainly in my memory as I did in those happy days with my eyes, when life was young. Bill, with the ‘Uns the l've is strong to talk of the old days, the old boys, and the old scenes. On the river side of the stiles Skirving's Nursery graced the land (we stole glimpses of its flouriousural beauties through the giant hawthorn hedges from Spellow –lane (Hawthorn-e3dged on the north side) away to Walton, and down to the present country road, on the other side of which ploughed fields met the eye down to Bootle.
Gay Old Veterans.
“Bill, the semi-primitive natural beauty spot and charming landscape was certainly more pleasing to gaze on than the bricks of Goodison Park, and its baked clay and stone environment. If we old chaps don't admire the change in the ploture, we have the pull of the youngsters in the pleasant memory of the effaced loveliness. “The melancholy Count Arnheim, in the ‘Bohemian Girl, sings about memory being the only friend the grief can ever know. If old memories were a consolation to the dejected Count, what a pleasure they must be to the gay old veterans, who, like evergreens always look fairly well, who are merry, merry hearts, and seems as if they ll die young however long they live, like those enviable whom the gods love. Good health Bill!”
(“Blues” won 1-0 last season).
November 23, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool. Bradford City at Goodison,
Blues Vastly Superior
Tykes Beaten After Stern Struggle.
Referee Reprimands Spectators.
By the Cosmo.
Bradford were strongly represented in the match at Goodison Park this afternoon, and as in the past they were expected to put up a good show. There was only one change in the Yorkshire team. McDonald taking the place of Robinson at right half-back. Everton turned out as selected. The teams were: - Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Stevenson, and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis, Browell, Bradshaw, and Uren, forwards. Bradford City: - Ewart, goal, Campbell, and Boocock, backs, McDonald, Torrance, and Devine, half-backs, Bond, Fox, Walker, Spiers, and Bookman, forwards. Referee Mr. J.E. Hall
Blues Early in Evidence.
The weather was dull but fine, and fully 15,000 spectators witnessed the start. An advance by the Blues was checked by Torrance.. MaConnachie next drove well up the field and the ball was swing out to the home right. Browell returned Bear's centre, but the right winger tumbled and lost possession. Then followed some exciting work in front of the Bradford goal. Beare got possession near the half-way line and finished a brilliant run with a fine centre. Uren met the ball and fired in a strong shot, which Ewart diverted over the bar with the tips of his fingers. From the corner kick, which was well placed, Grenyer headed in, and the Yorkshire keeper was luck to save at the expense of another corner. Following a brief spell at the other end the Bradford goal had another lucky escape. The Blues were attacking in a determined fashion, and Jefferis with an overhead kick looked like scoring. Ewart having to be
To keep the ball out with his fist. Beare got in another clever run and for a few seconds the ball hovered dangerously round the Bradford goal. Uren finally placing wide. Bond than dashed to the other end, with MaConnachie close at his heels. The Everton backs failed in his attempt to prevent Bradford centreing. Fortunately for Everton Walker did not shoot straight. Bond again got in a pretty movement and this time from his centre, Fox grazed the crossbar with a stinging shot. The game was full of keenness and there was little to chosen between the teams.
Twenty minutes after the start, Everton drew first blood. Beare once again overcame the opposition, swinging an accurate centre with Jefferis met and transferred to Bradshaw, who, without the slightest hesitation, banged the ball into the net from 20 yards range. It was a capital shot; Ewart had not the slightest chance to save. Both sides were playing with rare dash, and neat passing was being shown by the home forwards. One spirited dash by Uren put Browell in possession within a yard or two of goal, but the home centre was palpably offside. The followed a rather amusing incident. Uren, after cleverly tricking Campbell, placed right in front, and Browell finding himself unable to reach the ball with his head not resist the temptation of tilting the ball into the net with his hand.
Referee Was Watching.
Fortunately for Bradford the infringement did not escape the notice of the referee. The game was full of incident, and both sets of players were exerting themselves to the full. From a forward pass Beare got clean away, and rushing in sent in a low drive, which struck the foot of the near side post. Bradshaw met the rebound, but failed to steer into the net. During the last five minutes Everton had the lion's share of the attack, and the Bradford backs has been hard put to keep them out. In the next home attack Beare placed over to Browell, who headed into goal, Stewart fielding the ball smartly. Danger threatened at the other end when a centre by Bond was thrashed across the goal. Stevenson eventually brought relief and immediately following Guthrie and Beare smartly overcome the opposition with their neat passing. Jefferis finally placing just wide. A break away by the Yorkshire inside men looked dangerous; MaConnachie was left behind, but Stevenson smartly dispossessed Walker, and drove back into midfield. The home half were giving a good account of themselves, besides breaking up to Yorkshire's attempts at passing, rendering excellent support to the forwards
Half-Time. Everton 1, Bradford City 0
First Half Comments.
The first half had been stubbornly contested, but Everton certainly deserved the lead. They were a better balanced team, the forwards had shown really good work, Bradshaw being lucky not to be further in arrears
Everton opened the second half in lively fashion. They immediately swept down on the Tykes' goal, where Ewart had to spring up to get rid of a dangerous header. Then Uren put in a capital corner kick, which Grenyer diverted goalwards. Torrance keeping the ball out with a header. Everton continued to monoplise the game, and a smart centre by Beare led to an exciting scrimmage in front of the Bradford goal, Ewart again having to save with a header. Fleetwood was next applauded for a fine individual effort, but he was wide of the target with his shot. The Bradford target continued to be bombarded, but the defence prevailed. A stoppage followed through Bradshaw being injured, but, fortunately, he was able to resume.
Grenyer's next stayed off a dangerous rush by the Tykes. The home forwards soon returned to the attack. Bradshaw having a likely shot charged down. A pass over to the right saw Beare get in a low stinging shot, which the Bradford keeper was lucky to save. The Bradford men continued to be mostly occupied in defence and the occasional breakaway's by their forwards never fructified.
Blue's Second Goal.
Then came a second goal for Everton. A fine forward pass by Wareing saw Browell pounce on the ball, just within the penalty line and with a first time shot, send into the net out of the reach of the keeper. Everton were now top dogs all the way. The Bradford men efforts being sadly disjoined. One fine attempt by Bond was smartly nipped in the bud by MaConnachie. The Everton forwards were showing some of their old-time brilliance, and Beare was in one of his best moods. Uren was giving a good account of himself on the left wing.
Spectator Forgets Himself.
There was one regrettable incident, one of the spectators so far forgetting himself as to throw a clay pipe at one of the Bradford players, who had been rather robust in his methods. The referee's attention was called to the matter and he stopped the game in order to reprimand the increased spectator. Browell was dashing for goal when he was smartly pulled up by Torrance. Beare next got in another fine centre after clever footwork, Ewart saving from Bradshaw. The Bradford forwards had been idle for the greater portion of the second half. Everton keeping up an almost persistent attack. The Bradford backs, however, proved themselves defenders.
A Bradford Surprise Goal.
Thirteen minutes from time a breakaway by visitors ended in the home flag being lowered. Bond got in a capital drive, which Caldwell saved with his fist, but meeting the rebound Spiers drove hard and true into the net. Everton returned to the attack, and Ewart had difficult shots to stop from Browell and Bradshaw. In the closing stages Bradford made a determined rally, but they were not allowed to equalise. Just before the end Ewart had to throw himself full length to save from Beare. It was a clever shot and equally fine save. Final Result Everton 2 Bradford 1, Goal scorers. Everton, Browell Bradshaw, Bradford –Spier.
EVERTON 2 BRADFORD CITY 1
November 25, 1912. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON'S RETURN TO FORM.
The Everton forwards showed a welcome return to something approaching their true form in their home match with Bradford City. The club's supporters have received many disappointing's of late, but happily there now seems every probability of the team making big headway in the League journey. The chief cause for Satisfaction on Saturday was the improvement shown by the forwards. The line worked with greater harmony, and there was earnestness shown in the matter of goal scoring that has been sadly lacking for some weeks past. During the recent lean period the failure of the forwards has been largely due to sheer lack of combination. Even on Saturday the front line never reached the level of the displays given towards the end of last season, when correct passing formed such a splendid feature of the team's success. But there was certainly an advance made in this direction, and the players individually put more life into their work than has been the case for some week's past. The long absence though injuries of Makepeace and Harris has certainly had an important bearing on the ineffectiveness of the forwards, for while Grenyer has showed steady improvement and Wareing proved very useful, these players fall far shorter of Makepeace and Harris in the attempts to provide the forwards with chances.
Everton display all-round superiorily over the Yorkshire team. The Bradford forwards showed up well in midfield, but they were not so well balanced as the home quintette, and were wholly deficient in finishing power. The visitors commenced will, and they came near to opening the score soon after the start. Devine crashing the ball against the crossbar with the home keeper beaten. As the game advanced however, Everton steadily gained the upper hand, and the visitors were mostly occupied in defence. Early on Jefferis missed one good opening, and it fell to Bradshaw to record the first goal with a really clever shot following a smart run by Beare, whose spiriting and dribbling powers were seen to great advantage. Everton did not secure their second goal until well on in the second half, but before this they had placed the Bradford defence in many tight corners by the vigour of their onslaughts. The Bradshaw keeper made several fine saves, but he was lucky to keep out one oblique shot from Beare, who on another occasion struck the front of the sidepost. Browell was not given many openings, but he did well with the few opportunities he had. He it was who scored the second goal, a forward pass from Wareing giving him his chance of taking the ball on the run and stirring it safely into the net. Bradford died gamely, and their surprise goal just before the end caused them to redouble their efforts. Caldwell had saved from Bond, when Spiers came rushing up, and gaining possession drove into the net. Then followed a determined rally by the Yorkshire forwards and in one spirited attack Bookman came near to equalising.
The special feature of the game was the real brilliance of Beare, who rose to his best form on Saturday, and there was not a finer player on the field. His cleverness in footwork and rare speed were seen to the full. Uren also gave a good account of himself, and he, and Bradshaw worked better. Together than in their previous displays. Browell was a hard worker, although not seen at his best, and Jefferis was clever, though to some extent lacking in dash. Fleetwood was prominent at centre half, and Grenyer also knowed up well. Macconnachie once or twice found Bond too quick for him, but on the whole he held the whip hand over the Bradford right wing. Stevenson was sound, and Caldwell, although not often called upon, made no mistakes in goal. Bradford have two speedy wingmen in Bond and Bookman, but the inside men slow poor combination. Spiers was one of the best of the forwards, and Torrance played a hard game at centre half, despite a painful injury he received soon after the start. No fault could be found with the Bradford backs, and Ewart was a sound custodian. Everton: - Caldwell, goal, Stevenson, and Macconnachie (Captain), backs, Wareing, Fleetwood, and Grenyer, half-backs, Beare, Jefferis, Browell, Bradshaw, and Uren, forwards. Bradford City: - Ewart, goal, Campbell, and Boocock, backs, McDonald, Torrance, and Devine, half-backs, Bond, Fox, Waller, Spiers, and Bookman, forwards. Referee Mr. J.E. Hall
BRADFORD CITY RESERVES 6 EVERTON RESERVES 2
November 25, 1912. The Liverpool Courier.
In visiting Park Avenue Everton were confronted by perhaps the best of the reserves team in the Central League, and the Blues sustained their heaviest defeat of the season, falling easy prey to Bradford City by 6 goals to 2. The home team quickly obtained a two-goal lead through Logan and Thompson, but by the interval arrived Everton had equalised, Wright heading through smartly and Gault converting a penalty kick. The second stages, however, were all in favour of the City, who scored further goals by Chester (two), Clarke, and Peart. Brannick made his debut, for Everton, but he was not given the chance of repeating his scoring feats at Atherton. Everton: - Evans, goal, Simpson, and Morley Williams (From Rhyl), backs, McCulloch, Browell, and Graham, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Brannick, Gault, Wright, and Davidson, forwards.
November 25, 1912. Evening Express, Liverpool
“Blues” Brilliant Form.
By the Critic.
Joy in the Camp.
There is joy in the Everton camp. On the face of it a 2-1 victory is not a great affair, but it was not so much the win which created a feeling of intense satisfaction as the fact that Everton paraded their very best form. They have not played such splendid football for many moons, and it was not to be wondered at that the twenty thousand spectators who assembled gave vent to their feelings of pleasure. We have seen so much moderate football at the Park this season that it was quite a change to see the “Blues” advancing with method and with the goal area always in view. Bradford City posses a strong defence, and it is no mean performance to beat them 2-1, but to tell the truth the City were decidently fortunate to escape so lightly. With the exception of a slight superiority in the opening stages, during which time Devine had hard lines with a shot which struck the crossbar, Everton were masters of the situation; and although Ewart made some clever saves there were times when it was more by good luck than good management that Everton were prevented from increasing their advantage.
Beare's Splendid Form.
The main cause for gratification was the great advantage made in forward play. I have never seen the Everton line play better than they did against the City, and if they can only keep up this standard the team is sure to advance. What do you think of Beare? The outside-right has never been seen to better advantage and it was really delightful to see the little winger dribbling along and outwitting his opponents in quite his most sparkling style. He simply did as he liked with Boocock, whilst Devine could rarely fathom the intentions of Beare. George was undoubtedly the hero of the day, and I trust he will retain the form. Tricky to a degree, he ran and centred in a great style, and frequently had the opposing defence guessing. Then Frank Jefferis was also in his most aggressive mood, his work being stamped with the hallmark of class throughout the contest. Jefferis is an artistic, and he demonstrated on Saturday that he has regained his health and strength, which I hope will not desert him. He gave Beare some splendid openings, and the outside-right made the most of them. There was method in every move initiated by Jefferis, and I do not wish too see a better right wing. So long as the Everton forward line retains their form of Saturday the “Blues” will win matches. Browell perhaps was not as prominent as we would like, but the goal he scored was a beauty, and showed that he retains the skill, which has made him so prominent a marksman.
The left wing did not start too well, but when they settled down Bradshaw and Uren formed a dangerous combination. The inside man sparkled in his footwork and his goal was a really good one as he took the ball as Jefferis sent it across and banged it into the net” first.” Uren, too gave a much improved display, and perhaps the pair on further acquaintance will do still better. On the whole the line gave promise of still better things. The half-backs were also in great trim, and on that form Grenyer and Wareing will retain their places. Fleetwood as ever was a rare spoiler, and he well held the opposing centre, whilst Wareing was ever to the fore in checking the left wing and never allowed an opportunity to slip of placing his own forwards in possession. Grenyer gave a cool and clever display. His height serves him in good stead when heading the ball, and he frequently came off best when it was a question of “heads up.” His passing to the front line too was an improvement and I should say he played his best game since he came into the league team. Stevenson and MaConnachie also kicked well, and altogether the team's exposition was of a highly satisfactory nature, and their supporters look for an early advance in the table of merit.
The Bradford Men.
On the Bradford side Ewart gave a really good display of goalkeeping many of his saves being distinctly clever. Campbell kicked vigorously, but Boocock was completely beaten by Beare. Torrace was perhaps the best of the halves, but the trio was not at all great . Bond was the most resourceful forward, and his play was characterized by much of his old skill. Early on Bookman showed ability but he tapered off as the game progressed, as also did Fox. All round Everton were much the superior team.
Burnley News -Saturday 30 November 1912
Burnley's famous marksman, who was secured from Everton at the end of the 1910-11 season, topped the list of goal scorers last year in the second division, with 32 goals. He is still the League record holders, with 38 goals scored during 1908-9. "Bert" was capped in 1909 and played against Scotland and Wales. Last season he played with England versus Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and in the Inter-League match scoring in every match with the exception of the Scottish. He was with Woolwich prior to going to Everton and is one of the best bargins ever made in football, he and Mountford being purchased from Everton for about $900. Originally regarded as an opportunist he has developed into a crafty centre forward and a splendid leader. Whilst with Burnley, he has played in 56 matches of all kinds and has scored 47 goals. Is just coming into shooting form again and likely to be more popular than ever.
EVERTON (City won 4-0 last season)
November 30 1912. Evening Express Liverpool.
Manchester City Opposed at Hyde-Road.
Blues Beaten by Snap Goal.
That Everton were up against a strong proposition at Hyde-road this afternoon was generally admitted. Still the sides was not without hope of making some atonement for their heavy defeat in the corresponding game of last season. On that occasion Holford by scoring four goals provided the turning point in the City's career as regards their retention of first class status. The weather in Manchester prior to noon was foggy, bit it cleared, and at the time of commencing play the air was clear, with a nippiness that should provide good sport. The ground on one side was frostbound, and called for a liberal sprinkling of sand in order to reduce the possibility of accidents. The Everton side was amended yesterday, and in the City's ranks Wallace again appeared as outside left in place of Dossett. The teams were; Everton: - Caldwell, goal; Stevenson and MaConnachie (captain), backs; Wareing, A. Browell, and Grenyer, half-backs; Beare, Jefferis, Browell, Gault, and Uren, forwards. Manchester City: - Goodchild, goal; Henry and Fletcher, backs; Bottomley, Eadie, and Holford, half-backs; Hoad, Wynn, Taylor, Jones and Wallace, forwards. Referee. Mr. J. H. Palmer.
There would be 15,000 spectators present when the teams stepped on the field. The City won the toss, but there was little or no wind. The Evertonians were the first to take up an aggressive attitude. Following a smart movement by Uren, Gault shot outside. Advancing again, it was apparent that the players were handicapped by the treacherous state of the ground, and but for this Wareing might probably have met with better success than to put wide when well placed. Then followed a raid leaded by Taylor, to prevent Hood from getting the position, MaConnachie put out of the field. On a further return Browell somewhat lost himself, and he kicked over his own crossbar. The corner came to nothing, and the Evertonians again took up the running. The ground greatly troubled the players in their endeavours to make headway. Wareing provided a good opening for Gault, who failed to get the head to the ball at a time when Goodchild was helpless.
The Brothers Browell.
Were most prominent in a further attack, but they did not cause the City's keeper any anxiety. A moment later Uren tested Goodchild with a very clever shot, which found its equal only in the cleverness with which Goodchild first anticipated and then cleared. Thus for Everton had been shaping splendidly, but from a breakaway they had a rude setback. Taylor had put the ball out to Hood, who lay close on to the offside, and racing, down passed to Wynne Stevenson came across, but failed to clear, and the ball was centred; Taylor, however, missed his kick, but it mattered little as Wallace was well up, and it required but a side touch for him to put
The Ball Safetly Into The Net.
This success came after play had been 13 minutes in progress, and naturally the home supporters were on good terms with their lves. After this reverse the Evertonians renewed their aggressive tactics but opposed to them were a pair of stalwart defenders in Henry and Fletcher, and the shots that were sent in at Goodchild were taken under difficulties. Wareing was the chief provider, and Jefferis was not slow to take advantage. The alertness of the home backs and halves was an outstanding feature of the City's performance, and Goodchild was not severely tested. A Change in tactics by the home forwards was now apparent. They sent the ball about in a swift uncertain fashion, and for some little time MaConnachie and Stevenson were at their wits' end as to haw to deal with the
Of the home forwards. However, they same through well, and following some smart work by Beare, T. Browell had a chance of leveling up, but failed to centre, the ball and the movement resulted in Gault putting wide of the mark. Returning to the attack again A. Browell headed just beside the mark from a pass by Beare, and on the chances that came Everton's way an equaling point should have been recorded. Uren and Gault were next prominently in the picture, but there was no exacting quarter from Henry, who time after time anticipated the movement of the Everton left to a nicety. A free kick against Wareing just outside the penalty line was the next item, but Edie's kick was charged down and Everton once again became prominent. As before they failed to make an impression when it came to close quarters, though on one occasion Gault might have taken advantage from an opening provided by Uren.
A Terrific Shot.
Then came an exciting advance by the whole of the City forwards, and on Wynne getting possession at close range he put in a terrific shot; the ball, fortunately for Everton sailing over the bar. Everton were attacking again as the interval approached, but failed to get through.
Half-Time, Manchester City 1, Everton 0
On the general run of the first half Everton scarcely deserved to be behind. On resuming Browell was early prominent, as he looked like opening out a chance when Fletcher nipped in and knocked him off the ball, outside right was again well in the picture, but at this stage there was no mistaking the earnestness of the home backs, who to
Keep Their Lead Intact.
Kept themselves extended to their fullest limit. Caldwell ran out to prevent Jones putting on a final touch, but was outwitted, and Wallace lobbed the ball into goal. MaConnachie had kept a watchful eye on the situation and with Caldwell quite helpless the Scot headed out of the goalmouth. Final result Manchester City 1, Everton 0.