January 1902

Nottingham Evening Post - Wednesday 01 January 1902
The visit of the Cup-holders to Goodison Park today attracted 14.000 spectators, despite the rain. Neither team was at full strength. Play was pretty even in the first half, but Sharp scored for Everton with a fast low shot. In the second half Hotspur attacked unsuccessfully, and Bowman scored a second for Everton. The same player added a third, while Smith scored for the visitors. Result:—Everton, three: Hotspur, one.

January 2 1902. The Liverpool Mercury
The visit of the English Cup holders to Goodison Park proved a big attraction yesterday, especially so as this was their first visit to the Liverpool district; but with an early start being made, the attendance was not quite as large as would otherwise have been the case. The “Spurs” who were in the city overnight, had the following teams: - Tottenham Hotspur: - Clawley, Brentz, and Tait, backs, Hughes McNaught, and Jones, half-backs, Kirwan Cameron, Brown Copeland, and Smith, forward. Everton: - Kitchen goal, Balmer, and Eccles backs Wolstenholmes, Booth (captain), and Abbott, half-backs, Sharp, Rankin, Bowman, Settle and Bell forwards. Everton early on made play, but off Hughes checking Copeland and Smith rushed away only to be checked by Booth, who sent across to the right, an onslaught at once being made on the visitors goal. When a score seemed almost imminent, McNaught nipped in and caused an incursion to the “Blues” territory, but with out any tangible result. A smart movement by Jones ended in Cameron shooting past the posts, and later on Kitchen was called upon to save from Brown, Sharp then opening Everton's account. With a goal in hand the “Blues” attacked strongly and Clawley saved cleverly, the Tottenham left going down, with the result that Kirwan shot and Kitchen had to run out to clear. A safe movement was effected and in a trice the ball was at the other end, where Bell went wide of the post. End to end play followed, and there was little too choice between the sides, although Tottenham had somewhat hard line from a corner kick. Almost immediately afterwards Rankin sent across in fine style in front of the post, but Tait intercepted, and there was no score. Eccles checked some pretty passing, by the Tottenham forwards but returning again, a shot by Brown was stopped by Kitchen, who ran out from his goal. Severe pressure followed on the “Spurs” goal, Bowman being conspicuous in the attack, but both citadels were kept intact until the interval when Everton were leading by a goal to nil. Upon resuming Brown was early on conspicuous for the cupholders, but Balmer saved finely, and a bully in front of the Everton goal was cleared, closely afterwards by Booth. Play after this was continued in a heavy rain making matters uncomfortable for players and spectators alike, but still the play went on with unflagging interest, both trying utmost's to score. Again the Everton forwards came down and after a neat sequence, Bowman broke through and defeated Clawley for the second time, thus registering another point for the northerners, who continued to have the best of the game a shot by Bell being charged down by Errentz, when in a dangerous position. The game was now contested in a misty light, but a run down by the home right ended in Bowman scoring a third goal for the “Blues” Following, the Cup holders playing hard to reduce the lead were eventually successful, Smith planting the ball into the net, with a shot that Kitchen was utterly unable to stop. Shortly afterwards Bell just sent over the bar, and a couple of corners following to Everton, who had the best of matters at this period, the game eventually ending in their favour by 3 goals to 1. Throughout the game play was a most interesting character, and was thoroughly enjoyed by an attendance of 12,000.

January 2 1902.
Lancashire Combination (Game 17)
Everton: - Muir goalsharp,, Watson, backs, Boyle (captain), Clark, and Fairweather, half-backs, Rankin, Proudfoot,, Bowman, Bone, and Chadwick forwards.

January 3 1902. The Liverpool Courier
Lancashire Combination (Game 18)
Played at Newton Heath, yesterday, before a few hundred spectators. Against the wind, Everton set the pace. Bone scored from the start. The Heathens made a vigorous response, but Muir defended finely, one conceding a corner to avert disaster. Play was fast, both goals being frequently in jeopardy. Everton forwards display clever combination, but found Griffiths and Norton very solid. Heathens pushed warmly for a few minutes. Halt time Everton 1 goal, Newtonj Heath nil. Result Everton 2 goals, Newton Heath nil. Everton: - Muir goalsharp,, Watson, backs, Boyle (captain), Clark, and Fairweather, half-backs, Rankin, Paterson,, Bowman, Bone, and Singleton forwards.

Photograph of two Everton players playing for their present club

Athletic News - Monday 06 January 1902
By Junius
Two Promising Recruits
The visit of the Cupholders to Goodison Park on New years’s Day served to demonstrate the abilities of two forwards new to first-class football on English soil.  These were Bowman, centre forward, and Rankin, who on this occasion operated on the outside right.  Both have done service with the reserve eleven, but chief interest was manifested in the doings of the former.  He scored a couple of goals in the second half, and bids fair to become a useful man.  The latest recruit to the Everton ranks hails from East Stirlingshire, and is a well-built youth, standing 5ft 10 ½ who, across the Border, had attracted the attention of the Celtic and Rangers executives.  Whilst these clubs were hesitating over the matter the Everton directors clinched the affair by snatching the capable centre from under their nose, as it were, and in view of the exacting warfare yet to be encountered by the Goodison Park eleven it was a capital stroke of business to secure such a promising understudy to Young.  Rankin formerly assisted the White Star Wanderers, and has been a rare utility man for his present employers.  He has been tried in several positions, in each of which he has done good service and as a matter of fact, was first engaged by the club as an assistant trainer to Elliott. 
The Everton League team enjoyed the welcome break of an afternoon’s cessation from hostilities after their labours of the first half of the season, and the rest should fit them for the coming championship struggle, in which they seem fared to bear an important part.  After their defeat at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day, they made the needless journey to Manchester on the following Saturday.  They are still imbibing the ozone of the Lancashire coast, and will come down to meet their Anfield rivals, this week-end in trim condition –at least that is what the directors and the club supporters are anticipating.  Young has practically recovered from the injury received at the Molineux Ground, and will, it is understood, be the pivot of attack in this most interesting match.  Eccles was badly kicked on the leg in the Christmas Day fixture with Aston Villa, but is progressing nicely and will doubtless be on the premises when called upon.  At right half, Wolstenholme has failed to reach his last year’s form, and doers not seen to have recovered from the touch of sunstroke which afflicted to him last summer.  Still, it is not too much to say that Everton will be represented by their usual side on Saturday, but whether they will return to their abode on the coast after the match is not yet decided upon.  They are fully alive to the responsible which their proud position in the League entails upon them, and also the possibilities of further honours in the Cup-tie struggle.  In fact I am informed on excellent authority, that the Everton club have never been represented by a more deserving team, for the management have never had the slightest trouble with any of the players in any respect whatever.  This certainly redounds to the credit of all concerned. 

R. Hargreaves
Lancashire Evening Post - Saturday 11 January 1902
The one topic of the week in Accrington football circles has, of course, been the resignation of Mr. R. Hargreaves, the chairman of the Accrington Stanley Committee. The committee had a meeting on Thursday night, and decided to accept the resignation. From what can be gathered, the trouble arisen through Mr. Hargreaves writing to the Everton Football Club with the object of obtaining work for Edmundson, the Stanley goalkeeper, the letter being sent the at the latter's request. The reply the Everton club came to the Stanley secretary, and on the matter being brought before the committee they expressed the opinion that enough difficulty was experienced under ordinary circumstances in securing and retaining good players, no such step as the one in question ought to have been taken without the whole them being consulted. What made them more sore about the matter was the recent attempt -and, indeed, expressed determination on the part of one Everton representative—to secure Jack Finney, the Stanley full back. It is rumored that the terms offered Everton were £4 a week to Finney, a cheque to Stanley, and £50 to cover Bury's transfer fee. Howbeit Finney is staying at Accrington. That is one side of the matter. On the other side Mr. Hargreaves stoutly denies that he had the slightest intention of doing anything which might embarrass the club or result in the losing of any of its players. His sole idea, he says, was to do a friendly term for Edmundson when the latter was in search of shop ”-to use a colloquial term—just as he might have done for any other acquaintance who had sought his assistance. Mr. Hargreaves has been connected with the Stanley club ever since it was started and one will deny that he has worked hard in its interest, both in and out ‘of season. It should also be stated that a week or two ago declared his intention of terminating his active connection with the club at the end of this season, in order that might devote more time to his own business, announced the Football Post at the time.

January 11 1902.
Lancashire Combination (Game 19)
At Deepdale, before 2,000 spectators. The Visitors were first to threatened, but the home side retaliated and in ten minutes Savage scored for Preston. The Everton goal had some narrow escapes afterwards. Halt time Preston 1 goal; Everton nil. Gara scored for Preston after resuming, Bone scored then for Everton, and Preston defence was further tested. Everton equalised from a free kick. North end scored a third goal from a penalty kick, and Everton equalised, the game ending in a draw of 3 goals each. Everton: - Muir, goal, Watson, and Blythe, backs, Boyle (captain (captain), Clarke, and Brown, half-backs, Roche, Paterson, Proudfoot, Bone and Singleton, forwards.

January 11 1902. The Liverpool Mercury
Unfortunately for the complete success of the great match at Goodison Park, the weather broke down about an hour before the time appointed for the kick off, and though there was a satisfactory gate, the attendance would have been considerably augmented had the conditions been more enticing. Those who did attend witnessed almost one-sided game, in which one team displayed form worthy of the championship, whilst the other never got above the dull level of mediocrity. Before entering upon a more detailed criticism of the rout of the Anfield eleven, it is only fair to the latter to extend some sympathy towards them in being deprived of the services of Perkins for this trying encounter. Just at present the authorities at Anfield can only boast one reliable custodian, and though Marshall, who hails from a junior club at Garston, has done good services with the reserves team since he joined their ranks a few weeks ago, still, he was altogether unfit to face such an ordeal, and to enter First League Football from a comparatively unknown region, vis an Everton-Liverpool game, was to tax his-or any other player's for that matter-abilities to the highest degree of tension. It was another instance of the wretched luck that has dogged the steps of the Livverpool eleven this season, and there can be no doubt that the absence of the clever keeper from the accustomed post exerted a detrimental effect upon the rest of the side. The backs knew they had an untried man behind them, and one who was out of touch with their methods of defence-what wonder therefore, that, with this extra responsibility thrown upon them, they should have become over anxious for their side's welfare, with a consequent diminution in their customary efficiency. This matter should not be forgotten in considering the nonsuccess, which attended the efforts of the Liverpool players throughout the game. Placing the doings of the respective teams in juxtaposition, some odious comparisons are bound to be noticed, and whereas one can apportion nothing but praise to the victors, it is impossible to concede to the vanquished any meed of reward. Liverpool were not simply beaten; they were routed, completely over-played, and over whelmed by the superior methods of their rivals. On one side was noticed a well marked plan of campaign, evidently thoroughly understood by each Everton player; the method of attack was carried out on excellently designed principles with the half back line as the base of every movement. Lying well on to the opposing backs, Young was the pivot on which most incursions devolved, and the ball was deftly lodged with him from right and left halves and backs. Thence the whole attacking machinery was set in motion and with wide sweeping movements the Everton forward line bore down with merciless persistency on the Liverpool defence, like wolves on a fold. The Everton centre fairly surpassed himself for not only was his footwork tricky, thus enabling him to baffle Raisebeck with repeated frequency, but he placed to the wings most judiciously, and fulfilled his part in the game with consummate skill. His display was far ahead of anything seen from him since he came into the team, and must have opened the eyes of many. Indeed the Everton front rank altogether performed splendidly, their go-head methods, their dash and combination, and their deadliness near goal combining to make them a terror any set of defenders. But what of the Liverpool forwards. Is it any use continuing to play the sort of game that they appear to be despite in-finessing with the ball, pottering about as if they were in a maze, knowing not which road to take, and at the finish, when they do perchance arrive near goal, shooting as if they were afraid of damaging the goal posts? The short passing game was absolutely useless on Saturday, with the ground in such a state; but there was evidently no recognised method of a advance among the forwards; the ball was touched hither and thither in a haphazard fashion, and a great deal seemed to be left to providence. It may be that Raybould, who received a nasty injury to his knee, and Walker whose leg again gave way affected the play of the remainder, owing to their misfortunes; but apart from this; the fact remains that the Everton forwards always looked like scoring when they got possession; but the Anfield front rank never conveyed the impression that they would ever trouble Kitchen. At half back, Everton were seen at their best; for not a single weakness was noticeable in this line during the whole course of the game. The trio were most aggressive in their tactics, not only breaking up with ease the Liverpool forward movements, but being beautiful in touch with their own quintette, whom say they most assiduously and judiciously kept ever on the advance. This was a granite wall of defence to the visitors and whereas Abbott completely swamped Robertson and McGuigan. Booth attended to right and left with equal efficiency, and Wolstenholmes to the delight of the home section of the crowd, shadowed Cox most persistency, and what is more, kept going to the final blowing of the whistle. Everton fairly excelled themselves in this department, and better half-back work could not be desired. Further behind, Balmer played a capital game, and Sharp, after a most inauspicious quarter of an hour at the start steadied down and shaped remarkably well. His timing of the ball, and well-judged returns were alike worthy of praise, and he appeared to be under some hypnotic influence with Abbott, for the pair worked together with almost mechanical accuracy. Returning now to the Anfield defence, one has yet to continue the deprecatory tone, which has been adopted in speaking of the forward division. Raisebeck who was once the life of this line, was altogether off colour; his recent indisposition, no doubt, was the cause to a large extent, and it was a painful surprise to many to see him out manoenvred first Settle and then by Young with such ease. Even the fine headwork was wanting, and Anfielders will rejoice when the popular skipper is himself again, both in health and ability on the field. Fleming worked like a Trojan, but he has a bad habit of completing his otherwise dashing work by passing straight to the opponent. The full backs kicked very well, and under the depressing conditions, which prevailed, came out of the ordeal creditably. In one sense, Marshall could not be blamed for the big debit account against him, but there is this difference between the class custodian and the novice the former anticipates a shot and is in the position for receiving when the ball does come goalwards, thereby saving many a well meant effort from the invaders; the less experienced player only makes a start for the ball when it is too late to prevent it reaching the net. The absence of Perkins, therefore was a tremendous blow to the Liverpool possibilities of success and it is to be hoped this player will be ready for the Cup-tie a fortnight hence. On Saturday's form, Everton appear to posses a rare chance of securing final honours in the League journey for the team are keen on the accomplishment of this desirable object, and Sunderland have to come to Goodison Park yet.

Athletic News - Monday 13 January 1902
By Harricus
A Cup-Tie Rehearsal
If we are to draw a line through the result of Saturday’s return League encounter between the two Merseyside clubs, then Liverpool’s experience of the English Cup competition of season 1901-2 will be very short-lived- of somewhat sweet, when the cash reckonings are totted up.  For Saturday’s defeat of 4-0 from their neighbors is the soundest thrashing that has been administered to them by the Evertonians, in fact never previously has either side scored four goals in one match.  Thus, as last season, Everton have claimed three of the four points, and are justly entitled to superiority, yet were I a speculative I would not lay odds on Everton for the forthcoming Cup tie.  Unfortunately the weather conditions were not favourable for a mammoth crowd, and the Everton executive would, doubtless, debit the weather god with a matter of some 400 pounds as the taking did not amount to much over 600 pounds.  There was a sort of sleet failing throughout the game, which, though it may have made matters a little uncomfortable for the spectators, certainly had no detrimental effect on the players nor on the ground, as the flakes fell far between, and there was no wind to drive into the faces of the players.  With one exception on either side both teams turned out in full force, but, while Everton could put a man like Bert Sharp in as a stop gap, Liverpool unlike their rivals, have only one goalkeeper, and so called upon an unknown in Marshall to guard the sticks, and it cannot be said that he was a great success.
From the commencement, the Evertonians, who have been recuperating at Southport, showed a sprightliness which could only result in success, and when within a quarter of an hour they were two goals ahead there did not appear much of a possibility of Liverpool running in at the finish.  Just ten minutes had gone by when point No. 1 came.  Sharp was entitled to much of the credit of the goal,  for he rounded Dunlop very easily, and crossing over rather smartly John Bell rushed in, as he has been known to do many many times before, and whipped the ball past Marshall, who limped about as though he had been struck with consternation or something more substantial,  two minutes later the Liverpool defenders decided to give the opposing attack a little more encouragement, and when Young got possession about half-way from the centre line Glover and Dunlop opened themselves out so as to allow him more room.  They possibly wished to see how Marshall felt the force of the ball in its passage through the goal.  For a little time Raybould retired for repairs, but on his return he looked none, the worse, but somehow the Liverpool men could not get going as they would like.  Their style paled in comparison with the go-ahead tactics of the blue quintette, and though Raisebeck put in a fine shot just before the interval which I should like to have scored, it didn’t and sop half-time found the Anfielders still two goals behind.
There was not a very great deal in the teams in the first half, but when eight minutes after the restart Settle put No. 3 with a fast grounder from about 18 yards out the match was won and lost, for afterwards the Liverpool men lost heart, and in their despondency they went in even more for the gallery business than hitherto. Once Raybould started on a tour round the field, so as to give the 30.000 or so spectators an impression of his prowess in that line, what time some of his colleagues were saying nasty things. There is no doubt Liverpool attempted the wrong game for such a match, and their cup of bitterness was filled when about minutes from the close Settle registered the fourth point, after the ball had been in and out of the Liverpool goal more than once. This completed the scoring, and now Liverpool are waiting for revenge on Saturday week. Meanwhile Everton are rejoicing in the acquisition of a couple of League points, which may be very useful to them later on. That Liverpool were outplayed is indisputable, though had Perkins been in goal Everton would certainly have never scored four times. I endeavored to make some inquiries about Marshall, but no one seemed to know anything about him beyond that he is a local from the Garston district, and that he had previously played in about three Lancashire Combination matches. He is tall enough, and may develop, but it is a great strain for an untired youth to make his debut before such a gate and in such a match. At the same time he did not receive proper assistance from his backs, who seemed to allow Young to walk through them as it were and then rely on a claim for off-side to relieve them of all responsibility. The first half was fairly evenly contented, but Everton reaped the benefit of a good start, and played a dashing game, which is almost essential to victory in a Derby match. In the second moiety Liverpool could make very little headway indeed, for they played most disjointed, and we saw the effect of their great prop, Raisbeck, being worsted on the rest of the team.
Everton undoubtedly played the game to win, and from goal outwards there was not a weak spot.  Kitchen did all that was required of him, and though Balmer was the better back Bert sharp is quite good enough to drop into the team at any time, and is certainly a better man than Watson in my opinion.  The halves stopped the attempted fancy work of the visitors forwards, Abbott being in very good trim.  He seems to have reduced his weight considerably.  Wolstenholme and Booth, two Lancashire, born players, never fail to do themselves justice when I see them.  Perhaps the forwards, however, were the most successful part of the team.  Young is a much improved pivot, and by his lying well up he makes plenty of openings, I am glad to note the improvement in his play, as I was not very much impressed with him at first.  Jimmy Settle also played a great game, and is, I fancy, a strong candidate for highest honours this season.  He is wonderfully clever on the ball without being too selfish and he can shoot goals better than any man in the League, if we are to judge from the table of goals scorers, the third goal from his foot was a beauty.  Jack Sharp was also in his best humour, his work leading up to the scoring of the first goal evidently having put confidence in him.  The two Dumbarton veterans, Taylor and Bell, though not so prominent as the other three, completed a very strong forward line.  Of the Liverpool team they seemed to be out of it all round.  Lack of confidence in their goalkeeper evidently preyed on them, and then with Raisebeck often beaten, their leaders had more to do than he could manage to look after his own affairs without assisting the others.  Raisebeck on present form is not the Raisebeck as we know him, and I thrust he will be at his best on the 25th.  Walker, who is the most go-ahead forward in the team, was clean out of it; in fact, the side all through was below standard.  It was evidently one of those off days which every club experience now and again, and if they can only win the Cup-tie at Anfield, Saturday’s reverse will be clean forgotten.  Liverpool; Marshall; Glover, and Dunlop; Fleming, Raisebeck, and Goldie; Robertson, McGuigan, Raybould, Walker, and Cox.  Everton; Kitchen; Balmer, Sharp (B); Wolstenholme, Booth, and Abbott; Sharp (J), Taylor, Young, Settle, and Bell.  Referee; Mr. J. Lewis, Blackburn. 

Athletic News - Monday 13 January 1902
By Junius
The Rout of the Champions
Misfortunes never comes as single spies, but in battalions, and the Anfielders are experiencing to the full the truth of this remark this season.  The climax was just about reached when it was discovered that Perkins, the only reliable goalkeeper that the club possesses, would be unable to take part in the great match at Goodison Park.  He was taken ill on Monday last, though nothing serious was anticipated, but on Wednesday he had a relapse, and this of course, put all idea of him being fit to play out of question.  There was no option therefore, but to draft Marshall the custodian of the reserve team, into the vacancy, and whatever may be his capabilities it was trying them to the utmost to have to guard the keep in such an important match.  This youth was secured some few weeks ago from Garston and with the Anfield second strong has rendered useful service.  But it was not his fault that Everton gained such an unexpectedly decisive victory, and doubtless the absence of the regular gentleman had an effect on the play of the backs, who would not care to thrust too much to an untried keeper.  Everton were without Eccles whose leg is still giving him considerable trouble, the result of a kick on Christmas Day, and keenly as the old Wolverhampton back felt disappointed in not being able to participate in the match, he had perforce to stand down for Bert Sharp, who made his first appearance with the League eleven this season.  Of the game itself, fuller particulars will be found in another column, but a few observations from a local point of view may not be out of place.  Not even the most biased partisan of the Liverpool club can deny that his favourites were deservedly beaten, and Everton fully merited their success, for there was absolutely no comparison between the teams.  Liverpool were beaten exactly where anyone who has seen them this season continuously expected they would be overthrown, namely, in the forward line.  I would not like to say that they were the equals of Everton in any department, but in the front line the greatest inferiority was noticeable.  In fact, the bulk of the team might have been afflicted with influenza, and the forwards were as cart-horse compared with the Everton thorough-breds.  They pottered and fiddled about with the ball in mid-field until the home halves took it from them, and the latter trio had evidently got the methods of their rivals weighted up to a nicety.  As for shooting well, the least said about it the better, and I have puzzled my brains in trying to recollect one decent shot that Kitchen had to deal with.  Raisebeck is still a long way below his form, and of the backs Fleming, who worked splendidly, was the shining light. 
Unstinted praise must be awarded to the Everton players for their great triumph, but to the half-back line the chief honours are due.  They noticed the dilatory tactics of the opposition, and taking advantage of this, broke up the supposed combination into shreds and scattered it to the winds.  The Liverpool forwards never got the better of the home halves, and of a capital trio Abbott earned premier position, for he never tried and he had Robertson and McGuigan as completely under control as a mouse in a cat’s paws.  Then in the forward line, whenever the home quintet got going, and this was very frequently, they invariably meant business; there was no mistaking the object they aimed at, and whereas Liverpool were struggling, as it were, to free themselves from a mud heap, their opponents sped along like a flash, and, most important of all, did not forget to shoot.  It was championship form that Everton displayed and seldom has a team from Anfield been so tied up in these local meetings as was the case on the occasion.  Despite the absence of Perkins the injuries to Raybould and Walker, and every consideration thrown in, Everton were immeasurably the superior side in every respect.  It was indeed a great day for Everton-and Southport.
The rest of this month is a case of what my headline denotes as far as our League clubs are concerned.  Before January closes, the respective supporters of the “Blues” and “reds” should have been able to settle the question of superiority, if, indeed, that remains to be debated.  Next Saturday the Combination teams meet at Goodison Park, and it rests with the Anfield juniors to avenge the whacking sustained by their comrades in the League tourney.  This match is usually arranged for a date on which both the premier elevens are operating away from Liverpool, and with Everton at Newcastle, and Liverpool away in Ronnie Dundee, the course is clear for the Reserves.  In previous years the rivals have both been well in the running for the championship of the Lancashire Combination, but this year as I stated last week Liverpool are practically out of it.  However, one has only to mention Everton and Liverpool in opposition in any branch of sport to create interest straightaway, and there will be a big crowd on the Everton enclosure to see the tussle.
In many quarters some regret has been expressed that the fortune of the draw for the English Cup did not give the tie to the Goodison Park enclosure, instead of the Anfield ground.  The superior accommodation at the former place would have been a boon to the spectators and from a financial point of view, to the clubs also; but the Liverpool directors have determined to adhere to what the draw ordained, and Anfield-road will be the venue o the struggle.  There will probably be an increase in the price of admission to certain parts of the ground and deputations from the two clubs concerned have during the week, deciding to play the game on their own enclosure, I think the Liverpool executive have followed out the only course they could possibly have adopted. 
The chairman of the Everton club, Mr. B. Kelly, is now convalescent, after a rather severe attack of influenza.  He was, thus, unable to see his team swamp the Anfielers but would, no doubt, have the result made known to him by phone a few minutes after the match was won.
I am informed that Toman is progressing as favourably as can be expected. Considering the serious mature of his injury.  His leg is not yet freed from its covering of plaster of Paris, but will probably be so in the course of another week.
The injury top Eccles is proving more troublesome than had been anticipated.

January 13 1902. The Liverpool Courier
No more wretched weather could have prevailed for the great encounter at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. Following a dull morning rain commenced to fall before noon and continued without intermission until the time of the kick off at half past two o'clock. The teams were: -
Everton: - Kitchen, goal, Balmer and Sharp (b), backs, Wolstenholmes Booth (captain) and Abbott, half-backs, Sharp (j), Taylor, Young, Settle, and Bell, forwards. Liverpool: - Marshall, goal, Glover, and Dunlop, backs, Fleming, Raisebeck (captain), and Goldie half-backs, Robertson, McGuigan, Raybould, Walker, and Cox forwards. Referere John Lewis. When the teams faced there would be fully 20,000 spectators the stands being well filled. Raisebeck having won the toss, Young started and at once there was some interesting exchanges in Liverpool half. A free kick fell to the Evertonians, but this was not improved upon, and a pass by Raisebeck enabled Cox to plant the leather forward. Raybould fastened on to it, but unfortunately passed out too far, with the result that the advance was lost. Bell ran down nicely, but was penalised for offside. Then the Liverpool forwards raced away, and Bert Sharp missing his kick, the visitors had a great opening. All that resulted, however, was a fruitless corner. Young dashed off in great style, and parting to Bell that player forced a corner. This Marshall tipped out at the expense of another corner. Young had a rare opening, but his shot went wide. Still another corner, conceded by Glover fell to the Evertonians, but nothing came of it. Balmer from long range having a pop, but sending the ball high over the bar. Some capital work on the part of Fleming and Raiseback was applauded and the ball was taken down to the vicinity of the Everton goal, where Cox and Balmer had an interesting bit of manoeuring in which honours were about equally divided. A long shot from Raisebeck was of no use to his side. Then the Evertonians put on a decided spurt, and in a twinkling Sharp had centred to Young, who passed to Bell, the latter from short range scoring Everton's first goal amid terrific cheering after ten minutes play. Right from the restart Everton again exerted pressure and Marshall safely negotiated a nasty low shot from Young. Liverpool retaliated by a clever forward movement, but they could make no impression upon the Everton defenders, who gave no quarter. A few minutes later Everton were practically presented with the second goal. The ball was passed forward, and with the Liverpool halves looking at each other, Young dashed away, and easily beat Marshall, who had run out to meet the ball. The Liverpoolians responded gamely and after Robertson had been floored by Bert Sharp, a shot from Walker was charged down. Robertson forced a corner of Bert Sharp, and for a few moments it looked as if their efforts would be awarded with a goal. Balmer, however, stepped in, and a long shot from Dunlop sent the ball over the crossbar. Cox was fouled and from the free kick, McGuigan had hard lines in heading inches wide of the upright. At this period Liverpool were showing up better, and kept the Evertonians strictly on the defensive. There was however, a want of incisiveness in their plan of campaign as a result of which Kitchen was rarely troubled. Unfortunately Raybould received a kick, and had to be assisted to the side of the field. Immediately the game was resumed Liverpool obtained a corner, and with a little luck, the Everton goal might have been captured through Walker on one occasion was quite at fault with a pass from Cox. Glover was penalised for fouling Young just outside the penalty line and from the free kick Abbott banged the ball the wrong side of the upright. Walket took the ball down nicely, and Kitchen trusting to a kick almost gave a corner. After give and take play, McGuigan compelled Wolstenholme to concede a corner, which again proved abortive. Then with a flying shot Raisebeck sent into Kitchen's hands and immediately the whistle blew for the interval. Half-time Everton 2 goals, Liverpool nil.
By the time the game was resumed the attendance was estimated at 25,000. There was a nasty sleet falling, which was not at all comfortable for the spectators in the open. The referee for offside brought up cox when he appeared to be in a legitimate position. The game proceeded with first one side and than the other gaining the advantage. Everton, however, were clever enough to turn an opening which was well worked for to good account. The ball was landed into the goalmouth by Bert Sharp, and after passing from one defender to another, Settle fastened on it, and had no difficulty in registering Everton third goal. Again the visitors ran down without reducing the adverse balance. With the depressing weather, and Everton having such a commanding lead, a good deal of the enthusiasms had evaporated. The home team did not over exert themselves, and their halves frequently broke up Liverpool's combination. Settle scored a fourth goal just before the finish, and Everton ran out easy victors, by four goals to nil.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 20 January 1902
At Newcastle this game attracted about 16,000 people. A splendidly contested first half ended without any score. On resuming Newcastle attacked, but Everton were the first to score, Young beating Kingsley from nice pass by Sharp. The United kept pegging away, and frequently came near scoring, but had no luck. The United looked like being beaten, but in the last moment Roberts, after scrummage, equalized, and the result was draw.

Athletic News - Monday 20 January 1902
By Northumbrian
 Newcastle United played their return match with Everton at St. James a Park, Newcastle, when history repeated itself, the result, as in the previous game last September, being a draw. Under ordinary circumstances the visit of Everton always proves a great attraction to the ever-increasing army of footballers on the North-east coast, but their engagement with the Norocastrians on the present occasions was invented with exceptional interest, as it had a direct bearing on Championship of the League. The points at issue were of vital importance to the Lancastrians, and were wanted in order that, they might more eagerly challenge Sunderland for leading honours, and amongst the 18,000 spectators present there was an immense throng of Wearsiders, who, for once, were beard lustily cheering the Tynesiders on to victory. When Newcastle United returned from Stoke they went into special training quarters at Warksworth, a charming little village. Unfortunately, however, they were still robbed of the services of R. S. McColl and “Jock” Peddie, their two crack marksmen, who are still undergoing treatment for their knee injuries, the former at Manchester, and the latter Newcastle. Aitken has been one of the players located at Warksworth, but he has had to confine himself to walking exercise, owing to a severe sprain of the light leg. With three such sterling players hors combat, there were serious misgivings as to the ability of the Tynsiders to maintain their previous form against Everton, who it may be added have never overthrown the “Magpies” at Newcastle.  Aitken’s place, at centre half, was filled by Birnie, whilst Alec Gardner took Peddie’s position in centre and Colin Veitch made his fourth appearance in League football in partnership with Roberts on the left wing. Everton, who had been training at Southport, were represented by a powerful eleven, and Iooked remarkably fit. The ground was in excellent condition, and the game, anticipated, was of a fast and interesting description.
Everton kicked off against a slight westerly wind, and opening exchanges were largely in favour of the Tynesiders, for whom Roberts, Veitch, and Gardner were especially noteworthy for their speedy and clever footwork. Twice they got over the penalty line, but each time they were stubbornly met by Balmer and Eccles, who averted a score, whilst Kitchen also safely negotiated a rasping shot from Roberts, Bell and Settle rapidly changed the venue and after adroitly manceuring the position Settle volleyed the ball with deadly aim. Kingsley, however, met it with both hands and Davidson kicked it out of danger. Again the Tyneside forwards were conspicuous for a dashing attack, and when within the twelve yards line Orr spoiled a clear opening by lifting the ball over the bar. Then Stewart raced out single-handed and drove in a superb dropping shot that Kitchen had the utmost difficulty in pulling out of the corner of the posts. Subsequently the visitors’ vanguard showed up prominently, and Kinsley had to deal with a shot from Settle. The next outstanding feature was a magnificent solo run by Sharp, who dodged round Davidson and ran on to the open goal.  He, however, seemed to lose his nerve at the critical moment, and to the chagrin of himself and colleagues he aimed wretchedly wide of the posts. This was indeed a lucky escape for the Tynesiders, who for a quarter of an hour before the interval largely monopolized play and both Gardner and Orr distinguished themselves by carrying the ball into the goal mouth. Here, however, they were charged down in no uncertain style by Balmer and Booth before they could shoot.
Both teams extended themselves to the very utmost when operations were resumed, and after Kitchen had been nearly beaten by Roberts and Orr at close quarters, the visiting forwards attacked the home goal in irresistible fashion. Young just failed to bring off a score, but was more successful at his next attempt with a pass from Sharp, the ball striking the upright and rebounding into the net. A little later the visitors were within an ace of securing another goal. Sharp drove straight and hard for the net at ten yards’ range, but Kingsley fisted out to the wing. In the last twenty minutes Everton strengthened their defence by withdrawing Taylor and Settle from the forward line. Consequently play was forced with commendable vigour by the Northumbrians, who fought tenaciously to get on terms.
The visitors’ backs were repeatedly penalised for their rough tackling, and the equalizing point should certainly have accrued from their illegitimate charging. When Taylor fouled Gardner, Davidson placed a free kick to Birnie, and the shot of the latter fell into the possession of Orr, who readily scored. As the ball flew into the net, however. Mr. Strawson piped his whistle for another foul, and when a free kick was taken over again, the visitors were this time successful in clearing the ball. In the last minute Roberts broke all opposition, only to be knocked off the ball right the goal mouth. He, however, avenged this reverse, for after an exciting scrimmage he secured the ball after a shot by Veitch and scored amidst tremendous cheering. The game thus ended in a division of points.
Briefly discussing the merits of the two teams, it must be freely admitted that Newcastle United suffered extremely hard luck in not appropriating both points. They were unquestionably the better team on the day’s play. Considering the experimental formation of the forward line, the Tynesiders exhibited good form, and Orr and Stewart were particularly successful on the right wing, their dribbling being faultless, Veitch and Roberts, too, worked together with good results, and both wings were ably handled by Gardner. Birnie at last justified his selection for First football, for he tackled and placed the ball to the forwards with wonderful fire and accuracy. His partners, Caie and Carr, played with all their wouted stamina and resource. Davidson quite overshadowed Gardner in the length of his kicking and tackling, the faults of the captain on more than one occasion seriously jeopardizing his goal. Kingsley, as usual, gave a finished display of goalkeeping. Sharp, Young, and Settle were the best of the visiting forwards, and Booth was perhaps the chief barrier to the success of the Tynesiders.  He was simply everywhere at the right moment, his tackling and kicking being one of the brightest features of the match. The defence was meritoriously sustained by Wolstenholme. Blyth, Balmer, and Eccles. and Kitchen was cool and decisive in his goalkeeping. Newcastle United; Kingsley; Gardner (D), and Davidson; Caie, Birnie, and Carr; Stewart, Orr, Gardner (A), Veitch, and Roberts.  Everton; Kitchen; Balmer and Sharp (B); Wolstenholme, Booth, and Abbott; Sharp (J), Taylor, Young, Settle and Bell.  Referee; J.H. Strawson, Lincoln. 

Athletic News - Monday 20 January 1902
By Junius
Calm Before The Storm
Saturday was a comparatively quiet day as far as League football was concerned, for both our premier clubs were away from the City.  This was a welcome lull amidst the exciting times that are prevailing and the break served a useful purpose in more senses than one.  It enabled the Anfield players to enjoy an unbroken fortnight for recuperation purpose, and also afforded one the opportunity of witnessing the reserve forces of our leading rival clubs.  On the Everton side were blended the shinning lights of many a hard-fought field in the past- Boyle, Proudfoot, Muir, and Watson-with the coming race of “genis,” who are expected to lead their club to victory in the future.  In this latter category Bowman holds the most prominent post, and though his position is centre-forward, the Everton directors are playing him at inside right in Combination matches.  The Liverpool team included Scatterwiate, White, Sailor, Hunter, Parry, Wilson, and Glover, each of whom has done duty for the League eleven, so that it will be seen there was material sufficient provide an interesting struggle.
The combat between the reserves drew an attendance of close upon 15,000 spectators and after this there can surely be no denying the intense hold which the game possesses over the public in Liverpool.  The game itself was a very moderate scramble, the bulk of the work being accomplished in midfield.  There were some curious occurrences, however, and two, which have reference to penalty kicks, deserve notice.  One was awarded to each side, but it is questionable whether either should have been granted, and personally I should decidedly give a negative answer.  In Liverpool’s case, Watson fouled Hunter, and Wilson taking the kick netted the ball, but some irrepressible forward must have encroached over the limit line, for the referee insisted on the kick being retaken, and this time the Anfielders shot yards wide of the upright.  Wilson was also in at the second event and “hands” against him led to Everton receiving a penalty.  Boyle essayed to find the net, but emulated Wilson’s second attempt, and failed miserably.  This time White had rushed over the mark so “Dicky” was allowed another attempt, and succeeded in his object.   Now, this may be considered in some quarters as a further striking example of Liverpool’s luck and I certainly think it was a case of bad fortune for the “Reds” for in the two instances they were more sinned against than sinning.  Everton had previously scored through Clark, and thus won by two clear goals.
A bad example is easily followed, ‘tis said, and with regard to the Liverpool forwards there is no doubt about the axiomatic natures of this remark, I refer to the character of their attack both in the League and reserve elevens, and these two sets of forwards have in successive weeks, and on the same example of their methods.  The second string are evidently painted with the same brush as their seniors; finessing and fiddling about in midfield, tap, tap, here and there, but never getting any forrader,” as the old farmer said.  I don’t think Muir had two shots to stop in this match, and really one will begin to wonder whether the Anfield forwards have entirely forgotten this most important feature of the game.  The weakest forward on the field was White, and it was only on the right wing, where Green and a local youth named Stanton were operating that any attempt at combined effort was seen.  Everton were more dangerous near goal, nut there was nothing particularly striking about their display even.  There was some flutter caused by the announcement of Gillespie to play at left back, but Boyle filled this post, and right well did he succeed.  The Liverpool backs kicked well, and defence on both sides was vastly superior to the attack.
On Ribble’s banks both the Everton and Liverpool players have been in opposition, fighting for possession of the ozonic stimulus which is supposed to bound in those regions.  On the south shore at Southport, Everton have now been located for three weeks, but it was only on Tuesday last that Tom Watson landed his cargo on the northern banks of Lythan.  It is pretty certain that neither Walker nor Raybould will be fit for Saturday, but Perkins is on the coast with his comrades, and it is to be hoped there will be no need to requisition any other custodian for the Cup-tie.  Scatterthwaite seemed well again in the reserve match at Goodison park, though he did not run any risks, and, if fit, he is the best partner for Cox.  The Liverpool directors are making every effort to accommodate the anticipated huge crowd for this weekend, and if the weather be favourable a number of extra seats will be placed along the sides of the ground.  With the exception of the left back position, the Everton team is a certainty, and I daresay it would come as a surprise to many to hear that “Bert” Sharp who gave such a capital display against Liverpool burst one of his toes in this match.  Despite every care and attention, it was found impossible to get him fit for the game at Newcastle, and Eccles was called upon.  The old Wolverhampton player was greatly disappointed at not being able to participate in the Liverpool match, and his recovery must have been very sharp and unexpected to enable him to play in this fixture.  Abbott also stood down in the game at Newcastle and the ex-Jarrow youth, Blythe, filled the vacancy. 

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 20 January 1902
Thi's return League fixture was played at St. James's Park, Newcastle, ou Saturday. Teams: Newcastle United : Goal, Kingsley ; backs, D. Gardner and Davison ; half-backs, Caie, Birnie, and Carr: forwards, Stewart, Orr, Gardner, Veitch, and Roberts. : Everton; Goal, Kitchen: backs, Balmer and Eccles; half-backs, Wolstenholme, Booth, and Blyth; forwards, Sharp, Taylor, Young, Settle, and Bell.
The weather was fine, and a light wind blew across the field, while the turf was splendid condition. crowd of about 16,000 watched the encounter, a good number being from Sunderland. There was no scoriug during the first portion of the game. When the game reopened Everton had the slope in their favour, and they at once began to attack, but drove harmlessly by. Everton worked their way down, and when about 20 yards from goal Young slipped between the two backs, and shooting the ball passed just inside one of the posts, Kingsley being unable to reach it. Tbe visitors thus opeued the scoring ten minutes after tbe change over. As the end approached United made combined attempt, and were soon front of Kitchen. Veitch shot in, but tbe custodian returned the ball, and Roberts fired wide. But Roberts bad better luck a minute later, when, dashing in, he shot into the vet and equalised. The applause was terrific. Final result Newcastle United 1 goal 1 Everton 1 goal.

January 20 1902. The Liverpool Courier
On Saturday, Everton had a series task on hand, seeing that they were called upon to visit Newcastle search of League points. Bert Sharp had not recovered from injury to his big toe, which he sustained the previous week. Eccles, however was fit, but Abbott was an absentee, and Blythe back took his place at left half. In very favourable weather the teams faced as follows: - Everton: - Kitchen, goal, Balmer, and Eccles, backs, Wolstenholmes, Booth, and Blythe, half-backs, Sharp (j), Taylor, Young, Settle, and Bell, forwards. Newcastle United: - Kingsley goal, Gardner (d), and Davidson, backs, Caine, Birnie, and Carr, half-backs Stewart, Orr, Gardner (a), Veitch, and Roberts, forwards.
Newcastle won the toss, and elected to play with the wind. After Young had started the game in the presence of some 10 spectators, the visitors were called upon to defend their goal vigorously. The United men showed dash, and in the first few moments looked very like scoring. Several shots, however, were just too high, and the excitement ended in nothing. From a foul in Newcastle United's favour the ball was sent well in, but Balmer dashing in got the ball away. Some smart work by Blythe so hampered Stewart and Orr as they were making their way down the right wing that the former ran the ball over the touchline. From the throw in the visitors got close up, and Settle shot, but banged the ball against the side of the net. Soon after, however, Roberts was ruled offside when he was in a favourable position for a shot. A moment later, Orr shot into Kitchen's hands, and the custodian easily cleared. A beautiful bit of work between Sharp and Taylor was neutralised by Davidson, and at the other end, Balmer spoiled what promised to be a fine effort by Roberts. Again the visitors attacked, and D.Gardner, which matters appeared dangerous touched the leather to Kingsley, who cleared. Spasmodic work in midfield followed, and after a series of throws in, Blythe sent in a fine shot, which dropped into Kingsley's hands. With a long kick he placed his side on the offensive, and Stewart raced into the corner. Eccles, however, intercepted his centre, and the visitors left wing took up the running until checked by D.Gardner. Play for a time was of a trifling order, but the United at length got going, and Balmer kicked wildly behind the goal. By means of short passing Everton made progress and Stewart again centring Balmer kicked well up the field. Where Veitch, was penalised for offside. Again the visitors pressed. Sharp was prominent this time and put in a grand shot, which Davidson headed over the bar. From a corner Kingsley saved from a ruck of players, after narrowly escaping being rushed over the line. There was plenty of emergy about the Everton forwards and play continued in the home half. Roberts dribbled down the left, and planting the ball across Kitchen had to be smart to save. Wolstenholmes was applauded for pulling up Roberts and Veitch, and then a judicious pass by Young set the visiting right wing in motion. Sharp centred, but Settle aimed too high. When the interval arrived nothing had been scored.
After changing ends the teams soon got to work again, and play was as fast as it was in the first half. The visitors raced down, and Sharp forced Kingsley to handle. At the other end A.Gardner missed a chance by putting outside the post. The Evertonians now got going in line, and worked the ball down. A determined attack ended in Young netting the ball, and thereby opening the scoring for Evertion. There was no doubt the visitors were now playing better game, and by quick passing they were continually getting into close quarters. Bell was giving a capital display, and put in a splendid centre, but Taylor could not reach the ball in time, a capital opening thus being missed. The home defence was very good, and at length from a strong kick by D.Gardner, Stewart got away and forced a corner. This availed them nothing, and a spell of midfield play followed. It was not for long, however, and responding to the encouraging shouts of the spectators, the home right wing came dashing along, and Stewart was working his way through when Eccles challenged him successfully. At the last moment the Newcastle men urged on by the shouts of the crowd made a vigorous dash to the other end, and the ball went out to toe of Roberts, who sent in a lightning shot, which Kitchen had no chance of intercepting. He thus equalised the score, and directly afterwards the whistle blew, the game being left drawn. Final score Newcastle 1 goal, Everton 1.

January 20 1902. The Liverpool Courier
Lancashire Combination (Game 20)
Owing to the Everton League team playing at Newcastle, and the Anfielders resting at Lytham, the chief association attraction in Liverpool on Saturday was the meeting of the reserves teams at Goodison Park, in the first of their Combination fixtures. The teams faced as follows : - Everton: - Muir, goal, Boyle (captain), and Watson, backs, Brown, Clark, and Rankin, half-backs, Roche, Bowman, Proudfoot, Bone, and Singleton, forwards. Liverpool: - Marshall, goal, McGallum, and Glover, backs, Parr, Wilson, and Davies half-backs, Stanton, Hunter (s), Green, White, and Satterthwaite, forwards . Boyle won the toss, and Liverpool had to face the sun. Green kicked off, and the Liverpool right got down. Stanton sending over the goal line. Clever work by the Everton right wing was applauded, Davies, however, effecting a clearance, Liverpool relied on the left, but could not get the better of Boyle, and on Bowman and Proudfoot getting away Glover was equally effective. Proudfoot later passed beautifully to Singleton, who centred accurately, and Bowman shot a yard too high. It was a capital piece of work and deserved a goal. After a long spell of pressure on Marshall's charge, a good run by Hunter and Stanton enabled Liverpool to attack. A free kick against the former for fouling Rankin again enabled the Blues to press, and with a splendid shot from about twenty five yards Clarke scored the first goal for Everton, the ball going into the corner of the net out of Marshall's reach. A moment later the Reds nearly equalised, Muir saving grandly from Green. Hunter got away, but was tipped inside the inside the 12 yards line. A penalty kick was awarded to Liverpool, Wilson shooting into the net. However, one of his own side had crossed the line too soon, and on the kick being retaken, Wilson sent the ball wide. Everton were pressing, when the whistle sounded for the interval. Half time Everton 1 goal, Liverpool nil.
Bowman restarted before an increased attendance, the crowd numbering about 15,000. Everton at once pressed, and Rankin sent in a capital shot, which travelled over the bar. Green made a good effort to get through, but could not beat Boyle at the finish, and White was penalised for fouling Roche. From the free kick Glover headed out from under the bar, but the Reds for some time could not properly clear their lines Bone eventually shooting wide. Everton were awarded a penalty kick presumably for Wilson handling. Boyle took the kick, but shot outside. However, White had crossed the line before the kick was taken, and on Boyle again trying his luck he beat Marshall and put his side two goals ahead, Everton pressed towards the finish, but they could not score again, and they won by two goals to nil.

January 20 1902. The Liverpool Mercury
That the managers of the Everton club fully realise the importantance of keeping the players in tip-top conditions has been demonstrated in no uncertain fashion latterly, and to judge from results obtained, their temporary training quarters at Southport appear to suit the men admirably. They left the Lancashire watering resort on Friday, more hopeful than on any previous occasions of a visit northward, for it must be remembered that St.Jame's Park has not been a happy hunting ground for points, and, following upon the great game against Liverpool, many were to be found confident that the spell of nonsuccess was now to be broken. The opinion was fairly general among Tynesiders, for they had regard to Everton's record and the recently poor performances of the United, and defeat for them was regarded as highly probable. However, the Novceastrians had been undergoing a course of special training during the week preparatory to their cup tie contest, so that spectators had some reason to anticipate a keen struggle. This was amply justified in the earlier stages. When the Everton backs and custodian were given every opportunity of displaying merit, and right gallantly did they perform their task. Gradually the visitors settled down to attack, and so keen were the exchanges and high the tension that it was but neutral that mistakes due to over anxiety were not infrequent. Probably the most striking instance was furnished by Sharp, who, having placed himself with none to defeat but the home custodian, shot hurriedly, and lost a grand chance of opening the scoring. Generally speaking it was during the first portion of the game, a trial of strength between the respective backs, and well did they respond to the smart attacks of the forwards. That the game during this period was splendidly contested was readily admitted on all hands. The home forwards combined in a manner that fairly delighted their numerous well wishes, and they rarely lost an opportunity of taking quarter. They were the more aggressive and never relaxed their efforts, but unfortunately for them, they found the Everton defenders equally persistent in saving their lines. After the great pace during the initial half one was prepared for a slackening of speed after the resumption, but this was not the case, for the players, skipped about in a fashion indicative of the start of a game. As before the United were the main aggressors, but one visit to the home end resulted in Sharp putting the ball to Young, who defeated Gardner and popped it into the net. The lead was maintained until the closing stages, when Roberts equalised from a scrimmage close in. although the Tynesiders held more than a slight lead in the matter of pressing they had not the finish about them that characterterise the Evertonians. The movements of the Everton forwards were greatly admired, and when in possession, their passing, placing, and general resource stamped them as a quintet a long way removed from the average. Nothing but the dogged persistency of the United halves and backs could have kept them out, for there were several occasions at the bottom end, when their efforts merited a second goal. The Everton half-backs had a difficult task on hand, but all three did well, while the backs and Kitchen- the last named especially-played a great part in the afternoon's proceedings. The United have evidently recovered from their recent displays, and on Saturday's form abound make an upward move. McColl's absence has been felt, but the same spirit that prevailed on Saturday should carry them through for the defence, like that of their opponents was sound, throughout, and Kingsley in goal suffered nothing by comparison.

Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 25 January 1902
McClure the Blackburn Rovers centre half, is not a Scotsman, as some would think by his name. He originally hailed from Workington, and had a trial with Everton some years ago, but they did not ever, developed his talent, and he is now one of their men.

John Hillman
Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 25 January 1902
it is officially annouced that John Hillman, the Burnley goalkeeper has transferred his services to Manchester City, and that he will play his last game for his old club today, at Walsall. Hillman first made a name with Burnley, for whom he began to play play in 1892-3. Standing six feet high and turning the scale at 14 stone, he is a striking figure on a football field. after two seasons with the East Lancashire club he joined Everton but weas next transfered to Dundee. In the seasin 1898-9 he returned from Scotland and rejoined Burnley, who at the time were in a critical condition. He should be a rear acquisition to the team. City supporters are pleased with the news, for the securing of Hillman is regarded as a sure sign that the directors are making real efforts to build up a competent team. It is rumoured that the transfer priceis $350. hillman should be available for the City's match against Notts, next week.

January 27 1902. The Liverpool Courier
Robertson scores from rebound after Kitchen saved his Penalty kick.
After the experience on Friday of rain, hail, sleet, and snow, there was a welcome change in the weather on Saturday, and there was every prospect before hostilities commenced that the great game would be conducted under something like favourable conditions, so far, at least, as the spectators were concerned. Seeing that it was the first time that our two leading organisations had ever met in an English Cup-tie one could quite understand the extraordinary interest, which was felt in the encounter at Anfield. The spectators began to turn up before one o'clock and from that time onwards there was a continual click of the turnstiles. The five-shilling reserve seats were well filled, and some time before the kick-off, there appeared to be few vacant places. The home team were the first to appear, closely followed by the Evertonians, both being enthusiastically received. At 2-30 the teams faced as follows: - Liverpool: - Perkins, goal, Robertson and Dunlop, backs, Wilson, Raisbeck (captain), and Goldie, half-backs, Robertson, Hunter, McGuigan, Fleming, and Cox, forwards. Everton: - Kitchen, goal, Balmer and Eccles, backs, Wolstenholmes, Booth (captain), and Abbott half-backs, Sharp, Taylor, Young, Bowman, and Bell, forwards. Referee Mr.John Lewis. Booth beat Raisbeck in the spin of the coin, and Liverpool had to face the sun and wind, Cox ran down nicely, with the result that McGuigan was fouled by Eccles, when he seemed to be making good headway for goal. A couple of free kicks followed to the Reds, who simply sent their supporters wild with joy, by the brave show they were making. From a good kick by Dunlop, the Liverpool outside left was again prominent, but was ruled off side. Still keeping up its pressure in great style, Cox centred grandly, Kitchen fisting out, but a moment later the Everton goalkeeper had great difficulty in negotiating a fine attempt by Fleming. There was no doubt about the fine play of the Liverpoolians at this period. Everton were continually on the defensive. In the course of a further attack by the home team Cox was badly kicked by Wolstenholmes and the game was stopped for a few minutes, Cox having to have his leg attended by at the side of the field. During his absence Jack Sharp raced the ball down, but he could make no impression on the Liverpool defence, and again the home right was prominent. Cox was loudly applauded on resuming play, and after some interesting exchanges between the respective half backs he was again conspicuous, but ran the ball over the line. Fine placing by Raisbeck once more caused the Liverpool left to the prominent, and this time Cox centred grandly, and Fleming met the ball, but Kitchen brought off a fine though somewhat lucky save. Everton now began to wake up, and, after Wilson had brought down Bowman, the visiting left led gallantly by Bell endangered the Liverpool goal. From a pass by Bowman, Bell sent in a stinging shot, which Perkins negotiated, in splendid style. Following this, the play was kept for some minutes in the vicinity of the Everton goal, but although desperate efforts were made to capture Kitchen's charge, they were unsuccessful. Taylor was penalised for stopping the ball with his arm, and for some time neither side could claim and advantage. The pace had slackened considerably. Everton latterly began to show up better than at any other period of the game. They maintained for a few minutes this persistent pressure on the home goal. Bell forced a corner, which was rather luckily saved by Dunlop. Perkins threw away from Bell, but the ball went to Sharp, who, however, sent it rather wide. The Liverpool defence could not force back their opponents, and the next to have a try at Perkins was Bowman, who was also wide of the mark. At last Liverpool changed the venue, but rather wide kicking marred good work. Dunlop and Goldie both seemed to be at fault in this respect. Raisbeck was penalised for fouling Young, and Dunlop cleared the free kick. From Raisbeck the ball went from Fleming to Cox, who ran down grandly, finishing with a beautiful centre, Hunter threw himself at the ball, and unfortunately for his side sent it to the wrong side of the upright. Liverpool were again having the best of the argument, and some very clever touches were seen, the Evertonians being penned in their own goal. With all this severe pressure it was marvellous how Liverpool failed to score. Just before the interval, a penalty kick was given against Young while within the penalty line for pushing Raisbeck in the back. Robertson took the kick, and Kitchen saved, but Robertson following up the ball into the net, amidst terrific cheering. Before the ball could be taken to the centre of the field, the whistle blew for half-time-Liverpool 1 goal Everton nil. By the time the game was resumed every inch of space was occupied and the attendance was estimated at 30,000 people. The fine form of the Liverpool men had pleased their supporters immensely. It was quite a reversal of the experience of the Goodison park match. Everton were the first to make headway, but they were not allowed to trouble Perkins. Wilson brought upon himself the attentions of the referee. Continuing the attack, the Evertonians became more aggressive. There was more method in their attack than in the opening half, and before five minutes had passed, Booth gave an opening to Taylor, who made no mistake, banging the ball into the net, quite out of the reach of Perkins, who threw himself at it full length. This reverse roused the Liverpoolians, whose left wing did the bulk of the work. If anything the game was more exciting than ever, the players shared an exciting which. Both ends were visited in turn. Everton being the more dangerous. Bell put in some grand work, and from his centre Taylor, had another pop at Perkins, which was saved with difficulty. In a twinkling, the home side passed away to the other end, and Cox fastened on to the ball, and put in a fine centre. Hunter was in his place, and with a beautiful shot, which found its way into the net, just under the bar. Liverpool were again leading. It was indeed a brilliant effort on Hunter's part. After this the Evertonians again exerted pressure, Raisbeck and Robertson in particular being ever on the alert. The game again opened out, and there was a long kicking on both sides. The first dangerous attempts to score came from Young, who sent the ball at tremendous speed right into his hands of Perkins, who was as safe as a rock. A burst along the wing by Cox, resulted in a corner, from which, Raisbeck shot on, only to find Balmer in the way. There was more splendid play by the Liverpool halves and forwards, and following a centre by Cox, it looked as if the goal would again be capture. The referee in impeding Bell, and then a brief stoppage accured at this part of the game though Fleming hurting himself detected Raisbeck. On resuming Liverpool aided by a free kick, attacked vigorous, but this time they could not get within shooting range of Kitchen. Still, the ball was kept in the Everton half by the flighty Liverpool men, who were very smart. Everton at this period seemed quite enabled to make headway, and the game to some extent was spoiled by the frequency with which the ball was over the line. Wilson was badly fouled by Bell, and Abbott, and from the free kick, Robertson placed the ball into the net without touching, this being the third time this had happened. A moment later, Raisbeck was penalised, and Eccles placed the ball well in. Eventually it was crossed to Sharp, who was standing in a favorable position, and had no difficulty in equalising the score, amidst terrific cheering. But sides were at it now, harder than ever, each goal being vigorous assailed. Both sides resorted occasionally to kicking out when danger threatened. Another brief stoppages here occurred, owing to an injury to Taylor, and following a free kick, Raisbeck cleared in the nick of time. The ball was in midfield, when the whistle blew, and the game ended in a draw of two goals each. The directors of both sides met after the match, and agreed to have the game replayed at Goodison-park on Thursday next. Kick off at 2-45. We are informed that the gate receipts at Anfield on Saturday just exceeded £800.

January 27 1902. The Liverpool Courier
This friendly match was played at Goodison Park on Saturday, in cold weather, before a meagre attendance. The visitors started, and in the first few minutes Bone got right in front, only to shoot wildly outside. Balmer and Crosbie early distinguished themselves, the custodian saving finely from Simpson in the top corner of the goal. Attercliffe attacked, and Simpson scored. Crombie having left his goal. In quick succession, each goal, narrow escaped, the visitors backs playing very well, while Hayward was prominent at centre half. half-time Attercliffe 1 goal, Everton Nil. Full tine Everton 2 goals, Attercliffe 2.
Everton: - Crosbie goal, balmer (r) and Watson backs, Brown, Clark, and Boyle (captain), half-backs, Roche, Rankin, Proudfoot, Bone, and Chadwick (j), forwards.

January 27 1902. The Liverpool Mercury
Saturday was a notable day in the history of Liverpool football, for the Everton and Liverpool clubs met, for the first time in their existence, in the initial round of that most exciting of competitions-the English Cup tournament. Following as it did the return League match between the pair, and the Combination game twist their reserves eleven's, it formed the third of a remarkable series of contests which will remain green in the memory of the ardent enthusiasm for many a day. But the rival clubs have not yet terminated their trials for a draw at Anfield was the result of 90 minutes' stirring warfare, abounding in exciting and interesting incidents, and the two elevens will oppose each other on Thursday next at 2-45, when another attempt will be made to decide the issue. The 25,000 people who gathered round the treacherously surfaced enclosure at Anfield were rewarded by witnessing a ding-dong struggle-a hard fought rather than a brilliant encounter- for the heavy going made a high class display of football almost impossible. There were no dull moments, however, but unbound surprise was expressed at the galliant show made by the Anfield men. They who had been toyed and trifled with at Goodison Park, and made to appear a third rate sort of team were now the aggressors, and in the first half particularly gave Everton more than they had anticipated. With a little more decision, and a grim determined resolve when near goal, the Liverpool forwards might have won the game in this moiety. The advent of Fleming to inside left shook up this wing, revived it, and infused some spirit into what should be a most dangerous part of the Liverpool attack. A beautiful tap taken at full speed from one of Cox's centres, nearly beat Kitchen, when ten minutes elapsed, but the Everton customary cleverly scooped the ball out when a goal seemed certain. Then McGuigan failed at two nice openings, one when Kitchen failed to gather the ball, with the Liverpool centre bearing down with all sails set, and again-when another fine cross from the left placed him in position with only the custodian again to overcome. A dashing, weighty centre would in both cases have startled Kitchen, if not actually scored, and thus it came about that it was close on half-time before Liverpool opened their account. A minute prior to the interval, one of the Everton forwards presumably Young, was penalised for pushing Raisbeck when inside the twelve yards line, and the referee deemed it necessary to inflict the full penalty of the law. Robertson the right back, took the kick, but Kitchen nobly saved his shot, only to drop it like a hot cinder, whereupon, the Liverpool man pounced on it again, and netted. The excitement was intensified when the game was renewed, but Everton appeared to have benefited by the rest, and, as their opponents were inclined to take matters rather easily. Taylor succeeded in equalising from a free kick, with a very clever shot. Then the battle began once more, and again did the “Reds” secure the lead. It was the result of splendid football from inception to termination. Sharp was going clean away with the ball, when Dunlop took the leather from his toes in masterly style, and swinging it over to Cox, the latter raced down the touch line, with the rest of his forwards tailing along in expectation of the pass. It came accurately enough, and Sailor Hunter pouncing on it, drove it into the top corner of the net, with a shot that was simply invincible. After Hunter had recovered from the exuberant embracing of his comrades, Everton seemed beaten, but their rivals slowed down again, in the rear, and from another free kick, Eccles placed nicely, and Sharp obtaining when close in, had no difficulty in equalising a second time. This, in brief, is the story of the struggle. Liverpool were slightly the superior side, for their defence was really excellent, whilst the attack had more life in it than has been seen for many a week. Everton fell the absence of Settle in the forward line, and their movements were nothing like so incisive as was the case a fortnight ago. The value of Perkins in goal was simply demonstrated by the character of the Liverpool defence. There was no hesitation on the part of the backs, no indecision's as to weather to fall back into goal or go forth and tackle the invader; everything worked smoothly-with excellent efficiently and completes understanding. Perkins was always on the alert, and made some clever saves, whilst Robertson played a beautiful game, and Dunlop never made a mistake; in fact, the defence was above reproach. At half-back Raisbeck approached somewhat to old-time form, and what a difference being in sound health, and fit makes in the play of a man who clearly shown in his cases. A fortnight ago he was suffering from the effects of an influenza cold, and was really unfit to take the field, with a result that every one now knowns full well. At Anfield there was no weakness displayed, and he had no either side of him, comrades who dealt with the Everton wings with equal efficiency. Goldie tackled and placed most judiciously and, it Wilson he rather tempestuous in his methods, there is no getting beyond the fact that he is an indefatigable trier. Coming now to the Everton defence, one must compliments Kitchen upon his work in goal, which was extremely well done. Eccles also played a capital game, and was more reliable in his kicking than Balmer, who opened very unsteadily, but afterwards returned more to his customary form. The half-backs were in fine trim, and it would be difficult to single out one as being superior to his partner. The only quarter in which they failed to reach the high standard given in the League match a couple of weeks ago was in scarcely being so aggressive in their tactics as on that memorable occasions, when they were at the top of their form. Forward, Liverpool held an unmistaking advantage, and if they had only shot a bit ofter they might very easily have landed the tie. McGuigan cannot be considered a centre forward, and it is unfortunate that his services were not utlised on the wing, for he is a practically lost in the middle of the line. Fleming was particularly prominent, and Cox could not complain of inattention in this match for the old Wolverhampton player, attended to him most assiduously. A regrettable injury sustained in the early part of the game caused the extreme left winger to lose some of his speed, and this would doubtless account for Wolstenholmes being able to keep pace with him. On the right wing Sailor Hunter shaped in good style, and the goal he obtained was a superb effort. Robertson was not very conspicuous and lack the go-ahead qualities which at one time were so prominent a feature of all his work. The Everton front rank was disjointed in its attack, although Young was never at fault, and gave his wings every assistance. He played a very effective game, but on this occasion received only moderate support. The extreme wingmen, Sharp and Bell, were not at their best, but the latter could not tumble to Bowman altogether, and had Settle been with him there would doubtless have been a different tale to tell. It will thus be readily seem that Everton were more than a trifle fortunate in being able to claim an quality as regards scoring, although they were prompt in making the most of their opponents weakness when the latter appeared to have the issue safe. More interest than ever will be centred in the meeting on Thursday, and seeing that Liverpool have shown themselves capable of extending their rivals to the utmost, there should be a great struggle when the two meet again. Liverpool returned to Lytham on Saturday evening, but Everton will journey to Southport this afternoon. Whichever team loses now, will certainly have a handsome pecuniary consolation to soothe their wounded feelings.

Sam signs for Everton in Season 1904-05

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 27 January 1902
Played at Anfield, before probably 25,000 spectators, Liverpool lost the toss, and faced the sun and wind. They had much the best of the opening stages, and scored with as penalty just on half-time. The Second half was sensational, for Everton scored through Young in the first few minutes. Ten minutes later Liverpool again got ahead, Hunter scoring with a high fast shot. Everton got level again, Sharp scoring at close quarters, and a keen game ended in a draw of 2 goals each.

Athletic News - Monday 27 January 1902
By Junius
The first meeting of Everton and Liverpool in an English Cup-tie has ended in an indecisive conflict, and the teams will have to face another ninety minutes’ ordeal next Thursday, when at 2-45 on the Goodison Park enclosure they will make a second attempt to settle the issue. The anticipated huge crowd did not appear, and as was the case some few years ago when an overwhelming assembly was prognosticated at a League game, many stayed away, fearing there would not be sufficient room, with the result that there was ample space and to spare. Thus on Saturday a few more thousands could have been comfortably accommodated, though the gate realized the handsome sum of close, on £800. With regard to the actual play, it must be admitted that the form displayed by Liverpool was a revelation, and there was no comparison between their sprightly efforts and the languid exhibition given a fortnight ago at Goodison Park. The Lytham ozone may have had some potent influence on the men, but I think the inclusion of Fleming (forward),  Wilson, and Robertson  (back) had a decidedly more beneficial effect on the champions play, and these three vigorous players supplied the tonic which was so badly needed. Robertson played a splendid game, full of life and efficiency, and Wilson is a rare man for upsetting the nerves of an opponents.  Fleming had no superior in the forward rank, and though the line was experimental, the old Wolverhampton player did not seem out of place. A modicum of this dash and spirit on the extreme right would be heartily welcomed. In the first half Liverpool were the superior side, and a go-ahead centre forward would have been their making, but some glorious chancre were allowed to pass simply through lack of determination. Twice during the game did they obtain the lead, and twice did they allow the Everton men to equalize.  I say allow, for this reason, that the goals scored by Everton were due to a palpable slackening of effort on the part of the defence and as both came from free kicks near the centre of the field it is easy to understand my assertion. The Everton players were nothing like so nippy as was the case fourteen days ago.  Bell felt the loss of his partner, Settle, and the extreme wing men were by no means prominent.  Young played another clever game.  But Everton were fortune in being able to draw, for, taken all round, Liverpool were the better side, and in the first half their superiority was very pronounced.  Everton certainly shaped better after the interval, but they never got beyond the control of their opponents. 

Athletic News - Monday 27 January 1902
We often hear what some people think are absurd questions as to what a referee would do under certain circumstances -such if a dog came on to the field. Quite recently a dog did actually interfere with the ball in a North Essex League match, and if we remember alright there have been canine intruders on the Manchester City enclosure this season. But during the Liverpool and Everton match a black cat appeared on the touchline somewhere near the middle of the grand stand. Poor puss was in a terrible plight, and so frightened that it ran straight down the touchline, to the corner flag, and then along the goal line until entangled in the nets. Escaping hence, the feline visitor continued its wild career until past the other corner flag, then jumped the palings, and was captured. We have seen a cat at a Test Match on Lord’s Cricket Ground, but never before at a football match. The creature travelled like a hare, and probably ran 150 yards in even time. Perhaps that cat had been in training at either Southport or Lytham.

Athletic News - Monday 27 January 1902
By Tityrus
About 25,000 devoted followers of Liverpool and Everton gathered at Anfield, but those who came expecting at Anfield, but those who came expecting to see recent League form confirmed, and Everton walk into the second round, were probably disappointed.  Despite the absence of notable forwards the Anfielders played like giants refreshed, and clearly the atmosphere of Lytham had an electrifying effect upon the team.  Throughout Liverpool showed the better football-and this despite the fact that the scoring was level. 
The story of the game can be briefly told. The home eleven held the whip hand in the opening portion, and Kitchen several times saved his charge. Twice Fleming made fine shots, and it was only with difficulty that the Everton custodian turned one of these balls round the post while at the other end Bell got in a long swinging drive which Perkins repelled.  As the game progressed Everton improved but Sharp made poor use of a favorable opening. Liverpool undoubtedly showed the better forward play, but they did not shoot too well. However, just as the interval drew nigh Wolstenhome on the wing pushed Raisbeck in the back, and as this offence was committed inside the twelve yards line a penalty kick was given, and Robertson, the full back, scored although Kitchen stopped the progress of the first shot. On changing ends Everton played much better, and following a throw-in Abbott tried to get through on his own, but the ball went out to the right wing, Sharp passing with the side of his foot to Taylor the latter scored with a shot which was always going from Perkins and into the net. After Sharp had put in a fine ball, which Perkins fisted out, Dunlop took the ball from Sharp’s toes, and. dribbling along without hindrance, gave to Cox. He dashed ahead, made a grand centre, and Hunter scored between the angle formed the crossbar and the post. Half an hour from the start a foul was given against Raisbeck, and Eccles placed well. There was a loose scrimmage about 18 yards from the Liverpool goal, and Sharp, obtaining possession, dribbled in and equalised once more with a swift, screw, ground shot. There were many exciting exchanges, but this was the entire goal-crop.
The impression left on my mind was that the Evertonians could congratulate themselves upon escaping with a draw.  One would not like to go so far as to say that they had all the luck that was about, but at any rate they were fortunate to secure their second goal.  The game opened at a terrific pace, and this was maintained for quite an hour, but in the later stages the play was not nearly so clever and so exciting as before.  Indeed, after Liverpool had notched their second goal they appeared to delude themselves with the idea that they had won the tie.  In such a moving sport as football, with its kaleidoscopic changes it is futile to assume anything as definite until the end has come.  Everton got on terms with their opponents and during the last fifteen minutes the game lacked life and dragged its course slowly along.  The genuine footwork and the desperate determination of Liverpool surprised me.  This is the third time this season I have seen the “Reds” at Anfield but they have never shown such fire and such sustained effort before, and if these are Tom Watson’s reserves, the “cripples” who are resting must be a fine combination if caught in the humour.  In all departments the badge of merit must be given to the home eleven, and had they made the most of their opportunities prior to the interval they would have rejoiced in a match greater advantage than the penalty goal they had secured.  The first equalizing point for Everton was the reward of some pretty and effective play.  But the hosts of Liverpool rose in their might then and swept on in irresistible fashion.  The dark blues could not master them, and the second goal of Liverpool was the climax of the struggle.  The manceurving was simply perfect, and rarely do we see the efforts of three men so handsomely crowned.  This was far away the best goal of the afternoon, and deserved the halves of applause bestowed on the scorer.  It was a pity to see a lead gained by such legitimate work neutralized by a foul which gave Everton the chance of attacking and Sharp the opportunity to make the scores level once again.  Sharp had an unmolested dribble of some yards before he shot-and the impartial critic could not help wondering why he was allowed so much latitude.  Somebody should have tackled him- but what everybody’s business appeared as usual to be undertaken by nobody. Thus the game terminated with the score 2-2. Or exactly the same as in the League match between the rivals at Anfield in the midst of September. Taken on the whole, it was a slashing game, and if the replay next Thursday produces as severe a struggle the followers of the clubs will indeed be fortunate.
With one exception, to which have referred, when Sharp scored, the Liverpool defence was almost beyond criticism. Perkins fielded the ball beautifully, and he had some swift drives to catch, while he never allowed himself to be flurried in effectively clearing his lines. The resolution, the powerful kicking, and the judgment of the Liverpool backs stood out in bold contrast to the hesitancy, the feebleness, and the indiscretions of the Everton pair. To be frank, there was no possible comparison, for Dunlop was a master, and Robertson flung himself heart and soul into the game. Generally he timed the ball and its pace exactly, and his volleying and returning in any position left nothing to be desired. But when his foes were on him and it was a battle at close quarters, Robertson never came out second best, and only about twice was the poor fellow underneath. At half-back I thought the balance of power rested with the “Reds”. Now I should not be if Robertson was introduced to watch John Bell with a keen eye, but that task was undertaken for him by Charles Wilson, who should be surnamed The Worrier, for he shadowed the famous Scotchman every step.  Not often did Bell elude him, and frequently he was unceremoniously, but, at the same time, fairly brought to grass. Towards the close Taylor seemed exasperated with the attention Wilson was bestowing on his colleague, for Bell was tripped up, and Taylor had a momentary impulse to resent such treatment, but, for once in a way, he accused the wrong man, as Raisebeck was the offender.  The captain of Liverpool gave one of his best displays, and if he has been below form of late he was the same Raisebeck as of yore on Saturday.  Absolutely untiring, he was always on the ball when required, and very rarely was he found wanting. A naughty little trip by him was the indirect cause of Everton’s second goal, but nobody would be more sorry than Raisebeck.  Goldie is one of those sturdy half-backs who never say die, and to his persistence he couple sterling ability.  Every time I see Goldie he seems to improve, and he is not only great in checkmating his opponents but in placing the ball to his left wing.  It was a touch of inspiration to introduce George Fleming into the front rank of Liverpool.  He was originally signed as a forward for the Wolverhampton Wanderers, and he showed that he had not forgotten the way to keep a game going, to stimulate and feed a partner, and to generally supply opportunities for all his comrades.  Fleming was a force in himself, and he commenced so brilliantly that a slight falling away as the game progressed was excusable.  His partner=, Cox, was unquestionably the cleverest forward on the field, even if his speed during the first half was impaired by a kick on the left knee soon after the game began.  He tried to hop along with an elastic bandage round the limb, but at this was a hindrance rather than a help he allowed it to slip over the joint, and in the second half showed his fastest pace.  Some of his centres were things of beauty, and it was not his fault, but rather his club’s misfortune, that only one of them was turned to advantage.  At the last moment “Sailor” Hunter and McGuigan changed the places allotted them on the card.  The latter went into the centre despite his failure in that position in a League match.  I should not like to say that McGuigan was again at sea.  Of course the position is new to him, and very difficult ay anybody.  He showed much good football, and passed out to his wings at times, but he was not a deadly shot.  He did not bustle the backs when at close quarters and once or twice showed a tendency to roam, for on one occasion he was outside on the right wing.  All the same he has a conception of the part, but I thought that with his speed he would be a grand outside right.  “Sailor” Hunter is light, but he can play football and scored a clever goal, but as a pair the right were inferior to the left, for Robertson was the weakest man of the five, although at times in the first half hew showed a few of the dribbles that he used to make.
Kitchen kept a good goal, for he made a valiant effort to repell the penalty kick. A custodian who once saves this shot, and then finds the original kicker crashing right on to him before he can blink is entitled to sympathy, while he had no chance of repelling the awkward ball which Hunter sent in.  Balmer was not the man we know him to be by any means, for there was no vitally about him or his clearances.  Eccles was even more at fault, and when the Evertonians saw him dribble a ball across the line of his goalmouth with a forward like McGuigan hanging on to him, their hearts were in their boots.  It was a narrow escape, and had McGuigan been a foot nearer the ball he would probably have won the match.  As a trio the visiting half-backs were moderate.  At times Booth played well, but not at his best.  It struck me that Abbott was the most useful man on the line, for he did many clever things, and it was due to his initiative that the first goal came.  No doubt Wolstenholme endeavoured to be the Wilson of his side but he could not keep Cox in hand, although he was useful.  By far the hardest worker among the forwards, if not on his side was Taylor who was Herculean in his endeavours from start to finish.  He is a dour, determined customer, and gave Sharp plenty of opportunity but the Lancashire cricketer did not assert himself in the argument as he might have done.  Of course the absence of Settle was most severely felt, for he is the life of the Everton attack.  His substitute, Bowman, is a lusty lad from East Stirlingshire, and although he drove in several grand shots his display on the whole was not too promising, although he drove in several grand shots his display on the whole was not too promising, although it should not be forgotten that he was engaged as a centre.  On the whole, bell was not a success, and by no means the power he was in the League match a fortnight earlier, whilst towards the close he tell on his right wrist, which was doubled up, and may prove very painful.  Next to Taylor, I had most liking to make a centre of high-class, for he is clever with the ball and knows what to do with it.  Of course, the absence of Settle accounted for a great deal, but not for the feebleness of the backs.  Liverpool; Perkins; Robertson, and Dunlop; Wilson, Raisebeck, and Goldie; Robertson, S. Hunter, McGiugan, Fleming and Cox.  Everton; Kitchen; Balmer, and Eccles; Wolstenholme, Booth, and Abbott; Sharp, Taylor, Young, Bowman, and Bell.  Referee; Mr. J. Lewis, Blackburn. 

John Cameron of Tottenham played for Everton during 1895-96 to 1897-98

Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 28 January 1902
At a meeting of the. Selection Committee of the English Association, it was decided that the international trial match. North v. South, should be played at the Crystal Palace, on Monday, February 24th. The following were the teams chosen; North.—George (Aston Villa), goal; Crompton (Blackburn Rovers) and Crabtree (Aston Villa), backs ; Wilkes (Aston Villa), Bannister (Bolton Wanderers), and Needham (Sheffield United), half backs ; W. Hogg (Sunderland). Bloomer (Derby County), Beats (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Settle (Everton), and Lipshaw (Sheffield United), forwards. I South.—Robinson (Southampton), goal; C. B. Fry (Southampton) and Stokes (Reading), backs; W. Jones (Bristol City), A. Chadwick (Portsmouth), and A. Lee (Southampton), half backs; M. H. Stanbrough (Corinthians), R. E. Foster (Corinthians), G. O. Smith (Corinthians), C. F. Ryder (Corinthians), and Joe Turner (Southampton), forwards.

January 31 1902. The Liverpool Mercury
This replayed tie took place at Goodison Park yesterday afternoon before 25,000 spectators. The weather was crisp, and beautifully fine, and the ground in splendid playing order the game thus being fought out under more favorable climatic conditions than the one last Saturday at Anfield, when a draw of 2 goals each was the result. Both teams have been in training since that event, the “Blues” at Southport, and Liverpool at Lytham, and the players on entering the area looked in the pink of condition. Eccles and Settle were doubtful starters on the home side and their places were talen by B.Sharp and Bowman. Davies supplanting Fleming as inside left on behalf of Liverpool. The following were the teams: - Everton: - Kitchen, goal, Balmer and B.Sharp, backs, Wolstenholmes, Booth (captain), and Abbott half-backs, Sharp (j), Taylor, Young, Bowman, and Bell forwards. Liverpool: - Perkins, goal, Robertson, and Dunlop, backs, Watson, Raisbeck (captain), and Goldie, half-backs, Robertson, Hunter, McGuigan, Davies, and Cox, forwards. Referee John Lewis.
Punctual to time McGuigan kicked off for Liverpool, and the visitors at once took up the aggressive, Balmer tripping the Liverpool centre outside the penalty line. The subsequently free kick, taken by Raisback, came to nought, however and Wilson smartly checked an incursion by the Everton left. J.Sharp and Taylor made good headway until Dunlop got in the way, but the Evertonians resumed the attack, Taylor running the ball over the line. From the ensuing goal kick, Cox and Davies took up the running on behalf of Liverpool, and on the ball going across to Robinson, the latter sent close by the far upright, to the evident relief of the home supporters. After a while Everton slackened their efforts, and taking full advantage, the Liverpool forwards opened out the game, the “Blues” defence being severely taxed. Shots by Hunter and McGuigan were not far wide of the intended mark, and then the Evertonians had another brief spell, only to be pulled up by Dunlop, who however, made anything but an effective clearance. Goldie completing its work. Kitchen saved from Robertson and next Bell shot high over from a free kick. Young shot in hard and true for Perkins to effect a clever save, but play really favoured the “Reds” Liverpool still kept play in the opposing half until the ball went over the line, thus enabling the Everton left to make a progressive movement. Robertson goal in the way, however, and gave relief, and a further attack on the “Blues” goal followed Kitchen however, from Cox, allowing the ball to go over the line. A free kick close in to Everton was the next noticeable item, Perkins saving well at a crucial moment, whilst Dunlop kicked further ahead, the ball going to Bert Sharp, who placed wildly outside. Play alternated from end to end, but the shooting was erratic. Abbott on one occasion being woefully wide of the mark, whilst Davies, Cox, and McGuigan were also faulty. A sprint by Sharp was brought to a close by an injury to Dunlop, who had the worse of the tussle, but on resuming, Everton dashed off, and Bell shot in. The Liverpool goal, was packed, and on opening could be found, although immediately afterwards the ex-New Brighton player was left with a glorious opening, which was not turned to account. Four minutes from half-time, the “Reds” had a free kick, which was taken by Raisbeck. Balmer headed in the wrong direction, and had the misfortune to put through his own goal, thus placing Liverpool ahead at the interval. On resuming, Everton worked down, but Bell was speedily dispossession, and the ball was worked to the home left, Cox sending into Kitchen hands from long range, the Everton custodian having no difficulty in clearing. In close following the home forwards moved away together, but with Bell practically useless owing to an injured arm the “Reds” goal was not seriously troubled, Perkins allowing the leather to go over the line. Robertson took a free kick for Liverpool, and after one repulse, Hunter, after initiating the former movements, fastened on the ball and driving past Kitchen, placed Liverpool two goals ahead, the second point coming after play had been in progress eight minutes from the resumption. The Evertonians than made a desperate attempt to reduce the lead, but the final efforts were lacking, and Raisback and his rear colleagues easily staved off the impending disaster. Dunlop hereabouts put in a couple of might kicks, almost into goal, but none of his forwards were in readiness to take the opportunities afforded and the home goal, for the time at least, escaped further disaster. Cox from a corner kick, placed well in front, and some warm play took place. Abbott nipping in to clear, with the result that Taylor and Sharp moved to the other end, Dunlop kicking outside. The throw in found Cox travelling towards the Everton goal, McGugan hitting the upright. The home side could make no appreciable headway, and Liverpool easily held their own, being far the better side, with more method in their movements and always threatening danger when in the Everton half. Cox was off-side when in a favourable position, and a second free kick was awarded the “Blues” from the same cause. Despite these advantage, however, Everton could make no progress, and it seemed all over, Liverpool monopolising the bulk of the play, which was off an uninteresting character, the “Blues” being now a beaten team. Towards the close Hunter ran up and sent to McGuigan, who only had Kitchen to beat, but the ball went sailing over the bar. Dunlop kicked well at the other end, and next Cox was pulled up for off-side play. Again the home goal expericened an extremely narrow escape from a free kick, but there was no further scoring and Liverpool gained a well deserved victory by 2 goals to nil. The Gate receipts amounted to £800 making the total of the two games £1600.