November 1893


November 6, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

This first match between these clubs were played at olive Grow, Sheffield on Saturday. The weather was fine and bracy and about 7,000 spectators were present, as well be seen from subjoined names Everton were with Kelso and Southworth both being ill. The latter suffering from a injured knee, which cause him much pain when playing against Preston North End. Teams as follows:- Everton:- Williams, goal Howarth (captain), and Lindsay (debut),, backs, Boyle, Holt, and Stewart , half-backs, Latta, Milward, Maxwell (last apps), Chadwick and Bell forwards. Sheffield Wednedsay:- Allen goal, Earp, and Langley, backs, Brandon, Betts, and Jamieson half-backs,, Webster, Davies Miller, Brady and Spikesley, forwards. The home team kicked off against the wind and attacked, but did not get beyound the backs when Everton cleared on the left. Stewart kicked over the line, and after Chadwick had passed out to Latta the ball returned to Chadwick,, who put wide. Keeping up the pressure Milward beat Allen within five minutes of the start with a low keen shot. The Wednesday got well down from the restart, and Brady shot near the post When Williams saved finely as he did on a renewed raid. Davies then received a severe knock on the head in colliding, but not so seriously at to cause his retirememnt. After some delay the ball was worked across to Latta, who shot just off the near post, and this good bid for goal was followed by Chadwick forcing a corner. The visitors were strong in forwards play, and on Stewart essaying one of his charactersics throw in. Milward took the ball and tested Allen, who was safe, with a powerful shot. Wednesday got off from the goal kick, and Beating Howarth, a shot was tried on the left, Brady hitting the end net. A piece of smart passing in front of the Everton goal was then spoilt by Miller who lifted high over the bar at an easy position. The venue was changed, and danger threatened the home team from the keen passes of Everton, but two chances were just missed on the right. A free kick against Holt opened up possibilities of Wednesday equalising as Lindsay was faulty in heading near in, put Miller was again too skyward in his aim. The next attempt came from Spikesley who after getting the best of Howarth shot out across the mouth of goal, some judicoius touches by Holt and Howarth put Everton once more in evidence, when Jamieson outmanurved Milward. Holt was next foully charged down, and the visitors brought considerable pressure to bear from the free kick though it could not be turned to tangible account, whilst on the right wing returning the ball was run over the goal line twice. At this juncture Branton grassed Bell with his hip and was penalised, Allen having to use his fist to the place kick by Stewart Earp soon in requisition, and smartly robbed Bell, which Sheffield to open up play somewhat,, but it was only briefy as Everton attacked in good style. Chadwick trying two sound shots, whilst the all round forward work was so good as to be neutralised with much difficulty. When the home team got clear for a spurt, Holt stood in in the way, and so the visitors were again seen harassing the defedce, a really good aim by Chadwick skimming over the crossbar. As had been the case all along neatly Sheffield found relief on the left. They were jointly pulled up by Howarth and Boyle, but came back quickly,, only to see Davis head narrowly outsided the goal. The Wednesday were more troublesome now than hitherto, still Williams was not severly tested. Milward on the siege being raised had a low shot, and being combitted, the interval arrived with Everton leading by a goal to nil. The second half was inaugurated by Everton moving down from the Centre and in Holt putting a little wide of goal. Holt supplemented this effort by robbing Miller but Spikesley received from Betts, and Running round Boyle and Howarth narrowed for goal, where Lindsay gave a futile corner. Latta next unfortunately fell when trying to take the ball, and this prevented Everton at once replying keenly. Spikesley made a further attempt to get at Williams charges, but that fine was cleverly beaten by Howarth and a concerted run by Milward and Latta resulted in Bell being entrusted with a shot close in, but which Allen nullified by fisting. A burst on the home right then proved costly to Everton as Stewart was completed in the opinion of the referee, by Webster to concede a corner, Wilkliams ran out and kicked on the ball being placed but did not clear, and Miller promptly banged the ball into the net. This encouraged the home team went back to goal once or twice with great gasto in one of which rushes Brady penetrated the net, but was adjudged off-side-a decision which gave much displeasure to the crowd. Davis among others, shot very nearly immediately following. By way of respite Bell, in turn, forced a corner which However, was cleared as was one at the other end. Everton were destined to be in troubled waters for some time, and it was only by supreme efforts that the Wednesday were kept from taking the lead, coupled with bad shots and some ill luck by the Homesters forwards. At length along kick by Bell gave the defenders breathing time, without Everton glowing menacing, their passing just now being too erratic. Again Everton were seenly pressed, Danger increasing on Spikesley being fouled near in by Boyle. The former shot nicely, to no effect, and this was finished off by an even better shy by Davies, who tested Williams with a rasping shot. The Custodian was equal to the emergency However, and Everton once more contributed a weak attack. Not so Sheffield a moment or so later. There was a smart skirmish in close proxmity to Williams the home forwards getting at the ball much more readily than their opponents, and the incident closed by Spikesley experencing rather hard lines in just popping over the bar. The remaining play was less keen and more even, the actors evidently tiring on the long grass, a pretty game resulting in a draw-one goal each.

Sheffield Wednesday v. Everton

November 6, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Olive Ground, Sheffield, before 8,000 spectators. It was a perfect day for football, and the game was both fast and exciting. After five minutes Milward put on a goal for the visitors. Afterwards play was even, both sides putting in good work, but Everton's attack had the most sting in it, Wednesday improving towards the finish. Half-time score –Everton one goal to Wednesday none. After the restart Wednesday pressed. As series of dashing assaults on Everton's goal saw Miller equalise from a corner kick. Afterwards Betts played splendidly for Wednesday, who pressed persistently. The match ended in a draw -1 goal each.


November 6 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Having a dates, a match was arranged between Everton Combination and Small Heath of Division two at Goodison Park on Saturday, which despite counter attraction, was patronissed by about 4,000 sopectators. The viasitors were with Jenkyns Devey and Reynolds. The Vistors had the best of the opening play, but it was not for long as Hartley, from Murray beat Hollins, and then McMillan ran direct from the centre kick and also put into the net. This score of two goals within a minute had a material inflena on the play, and before the interval McMillan and Hartley again second for Everton. The scoring was confined to a goal each in the second half, Everton winning smartly by 5 goals to 1.

Everton team, Jardine goal, Chadwick, and Parry, backs Walker, Jones, and Coyle half-backs Reay, Murray, Hartley, McMillan and Elliott forwards.



November 6 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Maxwell off Everton had been transferred to Darwen, though the agreement has not yet been ratified but he has the permission of Everton, and as the points of the contract to be settled are those of wages and employment to be guaranted, it may be safely anticpated that he will don the Darwen jersey as soon as the probat on period has expired. Maxwell is one of the most civil and respected players ever associated with Everton, and general will be the wish that he may succeed in his contemplated new services, and that Darwen may benefit from his undoubted abilities as a Centre forward. He played a very honest game on Saturday, and was evidently anxious even if he was leaving, that Everton should win. Howarth filled Kelso place on the right and left was delegated to Lindsay, who thus made his debut in the League team. Sheffield Wednesday were in a position to command their best team. Davis reappearing after an absence through injury on the right wing. The game weighting one half with the other proved very even, the team which had the wind doing for the time being the greater mount of attacking and so a draw of a goal each was a fair distribution of points. If anything Everton were luckier than Wednesday, who attacked more persisently in the second half than their opponents had done in the first, and they were again unfourtunate in having a goal disallowed for offside, a ruling which if sound, perplexed the majority of people present. The Everton forwards were seen in a pleasing guise during the first half. They were dashing and generally accurtae in their passing. Milward kept well intouch with his colleagues, and with experience will doubtless prove as valuable as inside right as he used to be as outside left. The wings were about equal in strength, and as the shooting was very good, it is to the credit of the home backs that they curtailed the scoring up to the interval to a single goal. In the second half, however, the Everton vanguard made little or no headway and they seemed to be short of wind, which was probably the case, as the grass was so long to make the running very exhausting. It is true, the Wednesday forwards ‘'started the whole course'' but then had not been on the trot to anything like the extent that Everton had earlier in the game. All the backs division rendered a good account of themselves. Holt gave evidence of his old daring safe tackling, and judicious passing, Boyle and Stewart seconding his efforts very ably. Howarth had a speedy wing to face in Soikesley and Brady, and these often had the best of the tussle during the first hour, but at the most critical period the coolness and clean kicking of popular Everton Skipper were equal to his best achievements. Lindsay has every reson to be satisfied with his initial performance as a Leaguer. He sometimes lacked speed, but was steady in tackling, and whenever, he found Howarth in differculties he was nearly always in the right place to cover his captain, he more than ence shielding the goal from almost certain capture. Williams although the vigilance of the half backs and backs, had comparatively little to do, but shaped well. the only time he squccumbed was when he had run out to play the ball, which was returned quickly were he could get back to his charge. Wednesday were conspicuous for their centre half-backs play of Betts and the swiftness and precision of Spikesley on the outside left. Brady was not so successful, but another old Evertonian (Jamieson) was often shielding as left half-back. Yet another Evertonian was Earp, who joined Langley in some bright defence work.

The Everton second tean were on their mettle on Saturday in playing Small Heath, who had a fairly represntative team. Everton won by five goals to one, a performance which must enhance their prestige and so other second League Division clubs may be induced to test their skill Hartley in particular, played brilliantly as centre forward, which is opportune now that Southworth may be incapacitated for a time.


Blackburn Standard -Saturday 11 November 1893

The very large number of people who are acquainted with the name of Jack Southworth, the famous international football player, late of Blackburn Rovers and now of Everton, will regret to hear the shocking occurrence by wbich his four-year-old daughter was severely injuread. It appears that on Monday Southworth was awayin Liverpool and the child was left with her grandmother, living in Park-terrace. The little one was making a pet of a large retriever dog belonging to Mr. Hacking, a neighbour, and was patting and feeding it, when it unaccountably became enraged, kndocked the child down, and before anyone could interfere, had fastened its teeth in the child s face. Southworth't mother sprang to the rescue, in doing which she sprained her ankle, but tho dog was driven off. The child's face presented an alarming spectacle, there being three very serious- looking wounds on the cheek, just under the eye, and on the temple. A doctor was quickly summoned, and the child's wounds were sewn up, and except for the shock to the system and the disfiguring marks the little one seems to have taken no serious harm. As may be imagined, however, her parents were seriously alarmed, and as the cause of the dog's outbreak is a mystery, the animal is being kept under observation.


November 13, 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

This return League match was played at Goodison Park on Saturday, before about 15,000 spectators. Derby had won the first match by seven goals to three. Everton depeuded upon the same eleven which had failed when at Derby but were not exactly placed the same Bell and Milward exchanging positions. On the other hand Derby made four alterartions the fresh men being Staley, Roulston, Birkenbottom, and Towie-Robinson, Leiper, Cox, and keay standing out. The teams were thus as follows:- Everton:- Williams, goal, Kelso, and Howarth (captain), backs, Boyle Holt, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta, Milward, Southworth, Chadwick and Bell, forwards. Derby County:- Docherty, goal, Methven, and Steley backs, Hickenbotton, A Goodall, and Rouslton, half-backs, Allan Bloomer J Goodall, McMillan, and Towie, forwards Goodall kicked off against the wind, which was not very strong, but in quick time McMillan had a long shot at goal, the ball passing a little wide. Everton took play to the other end, compelling Hickenbottom to head a corner in foiling bell. The later placed badly, but the home forwards quickly returned when Milward, instead of passing to Southworth, who was in a better position elected to shoot at lengthy range and missed. Chadwick was much more accurate a minute later but Dockerty got down to the low shot, and made a captial cleanance. Latta next sent across to Bell who in heading returned the ball to Latta who went too high with a keen shot, Everton had so far had the best of the play by a long chalk; but Derby were soon to be seen making ground in one of their pretty short passing movements though it was in vain, as Towie went off-side. Throwing down in response, Everton might have scored had not Bell got in the way of a fine shot by Chadwick. He was palpably off-side, too, and altogether it was clumsy bit of play by the ex-dumbarton man. Everton, however, if annoyed closed up their ranks, and a nice piece of Forward play was finished off by Milward shooting and in Bell Heading over. Southworth them put to Bell, who was so threatening that A Goodall risked a corner, Stewart was fouled and from the place kick, Holt sent to Bell, when the latter was ruled to be off-side, and thus another fine chance coukl not be utilised. Bell, however, folloowed up with a good shot which missed by a few inches. Whilst a dropping shot by Chadwick landed the ball into Dockerty's hands. With all the pressure indicated by the above incidents, Everton were denied a goal, and the play took a more open turn, as Bloomer and Allan beat both Stewart and Holt though Howarth proved safe. Allen immediately afterwards got in a footing, and centred towards Towie but Boyle ran in front of the latter very smartly, and prevented what might have been a dangerous shot. A throw in by Roulston was taken up by Everton but Methven, returning and J Goodall shot strongly over the bar. Shots in quick succession were next essayed by Milward and Chadwick both of which the goalkeeper cleared. A.Goodall shortly following, conceived the idea that he might be successful with a distant shot; but this went too skyward and the game contined keen up to the interval with Everton, more or less on the attack without tangible result. Half time being announced before a goal by either side could be registered. On resuming Everton made their way along the left wing, only to see Bell put over the bar. Again the home team went for goal, Chadwick that time giving Dockerty a handful. Then Derby spurted but were sent back by Kelso which gave Milward a chance for a shot, but he went too high. A foul against Latta proved of some advantage to Derby as Bloomer got a fair shot which could not be repeated, however, before Everton had cleared, when Chadwick and Southworth each made a good bid for a goal. Derby were certainly gaining in the strength, and for once in a way kelso was non-plussed J.Goodall hit the bar with a shot which deserved to score. Williams also stopped a quick return from Bloomer, and Everton saw the necessity foreven greater dash. They defied all impediments in the open field for some time, but could not get at goal, until a pass by Chadwick was accurately taken by Latta, who drove the ball under the bar into net. A great cheer signalled the first goal of the match after an hour's play. Everton renewed the attack with energy if not discretion, but just when most people were expecting them to jump ahead the visitors changed the venue in a pretty movement, and Bloomer taking a centre by Towie equalised with a good shot. This fell as a wet blanket upon the home partisans, but worse was soon as hand as j Goodall getting away from a free kick he ran straight down and shot. Williams seemed to drop the ball and before he could reach it again Bloomer rushed in and scored spendidly. The remaining play was keen but the score remained unaltered Derby County thus winning by 2 goals to 1.

Everton v. Derby County

November 13, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Liverpool, in gloomy weather, and before 15,000 spectators. Goodall set the ball in motion for the County, and McMilliam almost scored for the visitors soon after the start. Everton followed, and then had the best of matters later, Bell and Milward all shooting dangerously, but without effect. Play of a desultory character followed this, neither team shining brilliantly, and when half-time arrived there was no score. In the second portion the homesters again had the best of the game, and the latter scored after twenty minutes play. Shortly after Bloomer equalised for the County. Result –Derby County 2 goals to Everton 1.

• Allen Maxwell of Everton and Robert Maxwell playing for Darwen


November 13 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

At Stockport Mr. J.Leigh MP. Kicked off for the County. McCombie scored from a corner for Stockport, and then Everton put on a severe pressure but the home defence was impregable. Perry notched a second point for Stockport. Everton now played rather rough but Stockport, by superior football, scored two more goals though McCombie. The game finished inj semi-darkness. Hewitt the home centre, was seriously hurt Result Stockport Couty 4 Everton nil.

Everton team, Jardine, goal, Lindsay and Parry backs, Storrier, Jones, and Coyle, half-backs, Reay, Murray, Hartley, McMillan, Elliott, forwards



November 13 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Everton have now played tweleve matches winning but four, and yet no less than eight of those games were decided at Goodison park. Only one point now separates than from the bottom club, and with a reverve at Wolverhampton next Saturday Everton may find themselves in the ignommious position of holders of the ‘'wooden sponn.'' With nadir reached, then Everton can gather comfort from another axiom, that when things are at their worst if there is a change effected it must be for the best. We will however, join in the hope that the low water mark of Everton, is that which is at present baldly displayed. It is probable that they are experiencing an unreasonable share of ill luck just now-that they are under a cloud, and the the gloom is but temporary. Luck always plays an important part in a game of football, even in these days of high training and high skill; but if Everton are to be denied a due allowance of the favour of Dame Fortune it is all the more necessary that the players should jointly determine to apply the full effect of the science they possess. In tackling Derby County on Saturday they had ‘'foemen worthy of their stell.'' Some deluded themselves into the belief that Everton would win comfortably. These had been too ready to discount the honest and well-merited victory of Derby County in the first match of seven goals to three, and that J Goodall's team had beaten Sheffield United twice by two goals to one a score by which they triumped over Everton on Saturday. For the future they will be chary to vote any League contest a certainty for Everton or any other club. It would kill interst in the game if the result could be so accurately gauged before hand. The side which played the more skillful game and therefore deserved success was unquestionably Derby County. The team was grandly led by the skipper and was well balanced, to much so that it would be difficult to say wheather the forwards, half-backs, backs or goalkeeper contributed most towards the cause of victory. Individually and collectively they seemed invarably in the right place to intercept or receive the ball, and having got possession knew, how to use their opportunities, in a word there was harmony and thorough sometimes among the Derby men, and it was this combination from ‘'stem to stern'' that made for success. If any men may fairly be mentioned among their peers it must be the backs, Methven and Staley, who had most employment, and did so well that the goalkeeper was seldom called upon. Of Everton it must be said that every man tried his utmost to effect a win. They were dashing all through, and them had the major portion of the attack; but speed. Physical force and individualism were more dominant than cohension and skill, and thus it came about that though they were ever raising hopes of capturing goals, expectations was reasiled only once, so truly did the Derby defenders take in the mode of Everton's attack. The half-backs gave a good account of themselves so did kelso; but Howarth made several mistakes which Williams was not so sure as usual. The forwards were disappointing. This seems contradictory, seeing that they were so often attacking; but they were kile oil and water, and would not assimiate. The long passing and long shooting was overdone, and too frequently the ball went to an opponent either unintentionally or though the smartness of an antagonist; whilst Bell was injudicious in hanging on the brink of off-side. A change of formation or new men is evidently imperative.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton

November 20, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald

At Wolverhampton in wintry weather and before a small gate, snow falling heavily. The Wanderers played a new man in Edge, left winger. The visitors had a strong wind in their favour, while the Wanderers had to face blinding snowstorm. The visitors scored out of a scrimmage within five minutes, and they had a number of corners, the Wanderers having the greatest difficulty in getting over the half-way line. Baugh put through his own goal. Half-time score –Everton 2 goals to Wanderers nil. After the men had retired at half-time, the referee, Mr. Kingscote, stated that he could not follow the ball owing to the blinding snowstorm, and ordered the match to be postponed.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0 EVERTON 2 (abandoned at half time)

November 20 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

With a view of fulfilling their first League match with the ‘'Wolves'' Everton visited Woverhampton on Saturday. Leaving Liverpool at a quarter to ten in equally weather as they approached the end of the journay they to their chargin discovered that the atmosphere conditions there had not improved but had became decidely worse. Snow had been falling for about an hour before their arrival and as it continued heavily for the whole afternoon, blown about in clouds by a perfect hurracane, the outlook was inserable in the extreme. Two inches of snow was lying on the ground when the time for starting came., the touchline goal line and other marks being, of course obliterated. Some attempts to clear the lines at the end where the wind would cause play to prevail most was made by a couple of men with brooms, but as a rule the officials and players had to depend upon the flags to indicate the boundary of the field of play. It was almost unanimously voted impossible to play at all, but the referee though differently, and a punctual start was made by the following teams. Edge a local man making his first appearance as a League player:- Wolverhampton Wanderers:- Rose, goal, Baught, and Swift, backs Griffiths, Owen, and Kinsley half-backs, Wykes, Griffin, Butcher, Wood and Edge forwards. Everton:- Willimas, goal, Kelso, and Lindsay, backs, Walker, Holt, and Stewart, half-backs, Latta (captain), Bell, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards. Referee Mr Kingscott (Derby) A few hundred spectators were present. The winning of the toss was an important matter, and Latta was fortunate in this respect, the Wanderers had to defend, facing a keen,, bitting wind and a blinding snowstorm. Everton at once went away on the left, but on Geary kicking back to Chadwick, and on Walker being charged down on the snow, the home team cleared before the visitors could essay a likely shot,, and the left wing of the ‘'Wolves'' became so threatening that the ball was kicked over the touchline, Everton, however, moved quickly from the throw in,, and again brought pressure on the left, but once more failed to drive into goal. Walker was next penalised, and this gave relief to the Wanderers but they could make no substantial headway against the elements. Thrown hard on the defence they conceded a couple of corners, both placed by Chadwick, from one of which Geary gave to Milward who beat Rose out of the scrimmage. Everton thus took the lead early returning in as good formation as could be expected. Everton resumed the attack, when Chadwick shot twice without effect. The Wanderers broke the monotony by snartly running down on the right, and were getting dangerous when Lindsay was penlised for holding Griffin. From the free kick Wykes was menacing, but Lindsay made amends for his prevoius error by kicking clear. Geary soon found himself in a position for shooting the ball going in Sharp and straight but Rose compassed a capital save. The ‘'Wolves'' were next nearer scoring than they had hitherto been as on Butcher running though the half-backs and turning the ball over to Wood the latter shot well, Williams preventing a warm aim taking effect. A judiciuos back pass by Walker to Kelso enabled the latter to kick up to Latta, who closed in but, went short of the mark. Walker and Chadwick followed with shots not quite accurate, and after more pressure Latta sent in a stagging shot, against which Swift turned his back,, and averted danger. Stewart shortly afterwards hit the bar from long ranges, the ball dropping down in front of the goal, but fortunately for the home team, no Everton man was lying handy. Holt took a free kick near in, but this Rose neutralised with his right hand. A return shot was also of no avail, and Everton were debarred from making as much advance as they were expected to, the wind taking the ball in erratic directions. A very clever run was interposed at this jucture by Edge and Wood, who dodged both Walker and Kelso and then passed to Butcher, who would not be denied a shot at goal of good quality, but to which Williams used his hands with judgement. This piece of bright play raised an appreciative cheer among the handful of enthusiast present but it prvented a further reverse to the Wanderers, as Latta was quickly under weight and centred when the ball bounced off Baugh into the net. Then game had been in progress half-an hour when this second goal was scored. On restarting, Owen was fouled just as he was about to shoot at goal, nothing came of the free kick, and Geary was then penalised. Griffin and wood next got as far as Kelso who checked them but Edge went on to be pulled up, for off-side. Milward a few minutes later shot,, straight but Rose saved this and other aims, and the interval period arrived with Everton still leading by 2 goals to nil. After some discussion in the retiring room, the referee abandoned further play on the ground that he could not see clearly owing to the gust of snow though the players were willing to finish the match.



November 20 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

At Goodison Park, before a poor attendance. J whitehead kept goal for Everton. Hartley kicked off against a strong wind. Everton made for their opponents goal, but were soon reulsed, and up to the interval nothing was scored. In the second half Everton scored twice. Result Everton 2 Leek nil.

Everton team, Whitehead (j), goal, Parry, and Arridge, backs, Walker, Storrier, and Coyle, half-backs, Reay, Murray, Hartley, McMilan, and Elliott, forwards.



November 20 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Everton and Wolverhampton owing to a blinding snowstorm, were not permitted to finish their game at Molineux ground on Saturday. They played for 45 minutes, during which time Everton, assisted by the wind scored two goals to nil, and thus were well on the way to victory. Of course with ends changed, the ‘'Wolves'' might have overtaken this score and won, but Everton, by an intended strengthening their defences were confident that they could have hed out and retired victorius. Both the captains were willing to play full time, but the referee would not hear of this, as he urged he could not follow the ball sufficently clear to give just decisions. It was a pity be allowed the game to be commenced at all. The snow was falling quite as heavily and the wind blowing as strongly as the time of kicking off as at the interval, and the abandonment of the game at the half-time gave disatisfaction on all sides. Certainly rendered football a farce. Correct passing and shooting were out of the question, whilst the snow, which was shoot a couple of inches deep, clogged the ball and impeded the action of the players. No play should have been attempted, and Mr Kingscott of derby , erred at the contest in asserting that football was not impossible. The match will probably be replayed this day fortnight; but the circustances will most likely be placed before the management committee of the League of which Mr Molyneux, who was present is a member. If there should be a complaint lodged by Everton, it is fortunate that the nominee of the club on the League executive was in charge, with Mr. Atkinson, of the team on Saturday, as being an eye withness of the surrounding his temtmony will carry more weight than if given a second hand. It is scarcely necessary to comment on the day. Both sides set to work hereically, opposed by such obstances. One thing was obvious that there was revived enthusium amidst the Everton forwards. They were dashing, and were more combined than the previous Saturday the snow notwithstanding Geary was full of running, and got on well with his wingmen, whist Chadwick and Latta seemed to welcome the return of their colleagues. Milward and Bell. The backs half-backs, and Williams too, all shaped well, and unless it be the substitution of Boyes for Walker, the same team should be entrusted with the responsibility of tackling Burnley at Goodison Park next Saturday. At Bolton,, on Tuesday, the formation of the County Palatine League was advanced a step. The number of clubs forming the Southern division was swelled by the rightful inclusion of Liverpool, and the League will again immeduslty in interst among the local Assoication. Liverpool and Everton now meet, and when they do the event will be even more rousing than those bouts once so popular between Everton and Bootle. The ‘'gates'' for the home and away matches are to be ‘'pooled'' to be equally divided and as the attendances are sure to be large the venture initiated by Mr. Clayton will bring a lot of ‘'grist to the mill.'' On the same day the draw was made for the first round of the Lancashire Senior Cup competeition, and the outcome locally is that Everton were fortunate in securing choice of ground against Newton Heath.

Everton v. Burnley

November 27, 1893. The Yorkshire Herald.

Played at Liverpool before 10,000 spectators. After the game had been in progress twelve minutes Geary scored for Everton, who attacked time after time. Nichol had a free kick and Brady equalised from a scrimmage in front of goal. Exciting play, principally in favour of Everton, followed, the Burnley goal being several times jeopardised. Nothing, however, resulted. Half-time score –one goal each. Turnbull scored for Burnley soon after the restart, but Chadwick equalised afterwards, amid great cheering. A couple of lucky goals for Burnley followed, but Everton won cleverly. Result:- Everton 4 goals to Burnley 3 goals.

EVERTON 4 BURNLEY 3 (game 135)

November 27 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

This return League match was play at Goodison Park on Saturday but owing to the rain, was not so well patronised as usual, the attendance numbering about 10,000. Everton, it will be remembered, were beaten by two goals to one when Burnley on october 7, and the game thus promished to be very interesting. The teams were- Everton:- Willimas, goal, Kelso, and Lindsay, backs Walker, Holt, and Stewart half-backs, Latta (captain), Bell, Geary, Chadwick, and Milward, forwards. Burnley:- Place,, goal, Nichol, and McLinock, backs, King, Crabtree and Livingstone,, half-backs, Brady, Turnbull, Espie, Bowes, and Hill forwards. Having the wind, Everton were the first to attack,, a futilade shots giving a taste of what was to follow. One by Stewart was especially accurte, but so were the defenders, who repulsed all the efforts of Everton, and in turn, despatched their forwards to try their attacking powers. These were quickly driven off and Everton went backs in solid, only to see Bell head over the bar. A burst on the Burnley right ended in Brady being compelled to kick wide, and once more Everton evoked a cheer for the brilliant way in which they renewed the attack on the right. Bell at a nice distance shot hard but McLintock met the ball and gave a corner. The home team could not be dislodged just now. A fine shots were stopped by Nicol and Chadwick tried again, this time almost grazing the post. After further near shaves, the visitors breathed more freely, as Hill and Bowes joined in a spirited run, which deserved better reward than the barren corner it exacted. This seeing advantage, to burnley proved costly, however, as in a moment or so Bell was given the ball at the midway line took it along and passed to Geary, who drew first blood with a keen long shot, which penetrated the goal just under the bar, and Everton led as the result of a quarter of an hour's play. Burnley on re-starting found themselves hard on defence the attack of Everton being both petsistents and accurate. It seemed that they must acore every moment but did not, and the Burnley left wing cleverly got the better of Walker and Kelso though they were not allowed to put in a shot. The gave reverted to its dominating phase of Everton being the aggressor the forwards combining grandly though perhaps not giving enough variety to their shooting just now, which was generally of the lengthy brand Hill and Bowes were once more the relief of Burnley and also running down twice, a free kick was conceded against Stewart. This was taken by Nicol, and from the scrimmage Williams was beaten at the second attempt by Brady, the visitors thus calling when the game was half an hour old. Everton were not quite prepared for the turn of affairs, as they had the best of the game, but they were quickly seen carrying on a determined onslaught, though in vain, the defence being too sound. Burnley gained in cihension, and a pretty movement between the left wind and Espie culminated in a dangerous low shot by the latter, but which Williams got down to coolly. Hill soon afterwards hit the bar, and at the interval the score stood a goal each. On resuming Bell and Latta made tracks for goal in a strong run, and passed over to Milward who made good use of his chance by severely testing Place. The next goal, however, was destined to be gained at the other end. Espie parted to Hill, who tried a low shot. This was stopped by Williams but Turnbull banged in a return and placed Burnley ahead. Vision of another defeat for Everton began to present themselves, but after breaking up a weak attack the home team united in some most dashing and determined work, and hung in front of goal with much persistency, when Chadwick followed up three other spendid attempts within a minute by securing a beauiful goal, the ball entering at the top far corner. Anxiety was how dethroned by confidence, and after Espie and Hill had each failed with shots, a fine run by Milward Chadwick, and Geary looked serious for Burnley, but Nicol closed to the breach with effects, Brady replied in a speedy run, but was charged by Walker just as he was steadying for a shot, a corner resutting. The players had long since been dreached to the skin through the rain, which now fell more heavily; but there was no falling off in the spirted play, which if anything became more exciting. The ball went from end to end with much regularity, and at length Bell essayed a long llow shot, which was too ticklish for place and a hugh short signified that Everton had once more taken up the lead. The play soon turned to wrath, however, as on the referee awarding Burnley a penalty kick the specatators yelled with indigeation. Hill cleverly scored from this,, and in the restart, time remaining it was a keen struggle for the winning goal. The argument was soon clinched in favour of Everton as Bell headed into the net, and when the whistle sounded Everton thoroughly deserved the ovation which reconised a brilliant victory of 4 goals to 3.



November 27, 1893 the Liverpool Mercury

The entire proceeds of the novcel football match which the Everton Fottball Club have arranged between their League team and a pick team selected from the Bolton Wanderers, Newton Heath, and Ardwich should draw a tremendous gat. The game will take place this evening, at Goodison Park at 7'0'clock, A white football will be used and the match will be played under rays of the electric light. One of the spare lift boats will be mounted for the occasion on a larger new dock side lorry belonging to messr Richards Bennett and co. the lorry will be drawn bby 8 horses and attended by Carter, it will leave the docks about three pm, and proceed by way of Tittibarn street, and dale street, to the town hall, up Castle street, Lord street, Church street, lime street and Scotland road to Everton Valley and Goodison Park, where it will arrive in time for the commance of the match.



Nivember 28 1893. The Liverpool Mercury

Everton football club and the National Lifeboat Institution

The Everton executive with their usual generosity, arranged a match, the proceeds of which were in aid of the Nation Lifebaot Institution, to take place at Goodison Park last evening when a team represtenting Manchester and District, comprising players of Bolton Wanderers Ardwick and Newton Heath were opposed. Everton constituting almost their full League strength. In the afternoon and evening a lifeboat fully manned, mounted on a trolley, was drawn through the principal streets of the city by a team of eight magnificent horses, and served as a most effective advertisement of the admirable enterprise. The kick off took place at seven o'clock before about 10,000 specatators, the game being played by the end of 18 wells lights. At the commencement Everton dashed away, but were repelled, and Yates along with Morris moved away rapidly, threatening danger to the Everton citedel. Morris shot but dallied too long, and the ball went wide. Milward and Chadwick were next seen to advantage in fine combination, nothing, however securing, although a warm attack was maintained on the Manchester goal for some minutes. Gardner was instrumental in removing the pressure, and a free kick in close prosmity to the home goal made matters look ominous. Holt cleared with his head, and Milward made headway along the left, Chadwick finally sending outside. A moment later Whitehead had to kick out, and then Bell sent a stringing shot over the bar. Play was fast and intersting, both sides working with great energy. At this period, however, the Evertonians were having slightly the best of the argument, and several raids were initiated on the Manchester goal without success. Paton on one occasion was almost lowering the home colours, his final effort topping the bar. Whitehead saved grandly twice in succession. Towards the interval Everton attacked in most determined fashion, Whitehead saving repeatedly in clever fashion when a score seemed highly probable. Nothing, however, was done, and half-time arrived with the score sheet a blank. Upon resuming the home team again took the initative, Latta screwing over the upright. Not to be deneid, the Everton forwards returned to the attack, Latta thus time guilding the ball between the uprights, only however, to have the point disallowed for off-side play. The District now had a turn at aggressive movements, and their efforts were at once successful. Donaldson sending the ball out of William's reach. The joy, however, was short-lived, for geary was badly fouled, and from the subsequent penalty kick Kelso landed the ball into the net thus equalising the score. Even play prevailed for some minutes, each goal being visited in turn, without either succuming to persistent attacks, Everton forced a corner from a shot by Bell, Robson heading away. The home side returned, and ‘'hands'' accrued in the Manchester quarters. The danger was cleared, but a movement later Milward shot in strongly, Whitehead just saving in the nick of time. Everton came away again, and Bell with a beautiful shot baffled Whitehead thus giving Everton the ascedency. Encouraged by this the ‘'blues'' were more persistent then ever, Latta putting on a third point amidst great cheering. Play was now principally in favour of the Evertonians, who won the game and eleven gold medals, presented by the Boveil Company Limited, by 3 goals to 1. The Lord mayor of Liverpool (Mr W.R. Bowring) was present during the match. The following were the teams:- Everton:- Willimas goal, Kelso, and Lindsay backs, Walker, Stewart, and Holt, half-backs Milward, Chadwick, Geary, Bell,, and Latta (captain), forwards. Manchester and District:-- Whitehead, goal, Robson and Erentz, backs, Paton, Gardner, and McNaught, half-backs, Morris, Yates, Fitzsimmons Wilcox and Donaldson forwards.


Shields Daily Gazette-Tuesday 28 November 1893

Andrew Hannah, captain of the Liverpool Football Club formerly of the Renton) has entered the den of forest-bred lions and lionesses in Wombwell's Managerie. The daring act was to decide a wager, and Messrs Wombell, upon Hannah completing his daring enterprise, handed to him the wager deposited with them, and also presented him with a gold medal, value £5. The event caused great excitement in the neighbourhood, and the show was crowded when Hannah entered the den.


November 28, 1893, The Birmingham Daily Post

At Liverpool before 10,000 spectators. Played in aid of the National Lifeboat Institution. Everton kicked off, play opening brisk and exciting. Both goals were attacked hotly, but the defence of both sides was solid, and up to the interval nothing was scored. On resuming Donaldson broke through for Manchester, goals following for Everton by Kelso, Bell and Latta, the game ending Everton 3, Manchester and District.