Sunday Mirror - Sunday 11 July 1915
Seargeant Jack Houghton, the Everton and Irish international outside right, was married in belfast last week. he has rejoined his old regiment, the Royal Irish Rifles.
Ballymena Observer - Friday 16 July 1915
Jack Houston, the Everton and Lindfield forward, who is a native of Ballymena, was married on Thursday, the 8th inst. He rejoined his old corps a few weeks ago at Carrickfergus, and attained his former rank of Seargeant. His large circle of friends in Ballymena wish him every success and happiness in the future.
Holbem and his Benefit.
Dundee, Perth, Forfar, and Ffe's people's Journal -Saturday 17 July 1915
Furthermore, down south engaged in real live matches every week-. Every game is a true test of stamina and skill. We are continually at, top stretch, whereas the home Scot has soft Saturday now and again. That means that our wits should be sharper through the constant usage. The day Scotland dispenses with the Anglo will be a bad day for her international record.” I thought a lot of Walker's argument; in fact, I've borrowed it myself on a few oc- The season I went Sheffield, Walter Holbem, who is now with Preston, was also the Wednesday list. But Walter and I were not long Clubmates. When it came signing-on time he wanted guaranteed benefit, and the Club met him so far verbally promise him one. That didn't suit 'The full back. Black and white, duly signed, or nothing at all was his standpoint, and the upshot was that Everton's offer of about £5OO was accepted in return for Holbem's •services. Walter didn't at all badly in that ‘‘deal." His share was exactly half of the transfer foe. A few changes like that would pay, but they are scarce nowadays. DAVID M‘LEAN.
THE FUTURE OF FOOTBALL. WHAT THE AUTHORITIES PROPOSE DO, PAYMENT SCHEME. PRESENTATION TO EVERTON.
Liverpool Echo - Monday 19 July 1915
This morning the annual meeting the Football League was held, Mr. J. M'Kenna, the president, the chair. Every club was represented. The chairman, in handing the cup and medals to Everton, congratulated the club, stating that was twenty-one years since Everton had won the championship. Mr. Clayton thanked the chairman for the kind sentiment.
A. NOTED CELTIC PLAYER DEAD.
Daily Record - Friday 23 July 1915
Peter Meehan ex-Everton
News of the death in Nova Scotia of Peter Meehan, a once noted Celtic Football Club player, has reached this country. An attack of pleurisy and pneumonia, necessitating operation, brought about a fatal result. Meehan was a member of the Celtic team when Dan Doyle was playing, and the two formed the back division.
Sports Argus - Saturday 24 July 1915
Everton F.C., announce that the following players living in Liverpool have promised to assist the club during the season; Fern, Bromilow, Makepeace, Fleetwood, Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Nuttall, and H.H. Johnson.
NOTES AND NOTIONS
July 24, 1915. The Liverpool Football Echo
An enthusiastic Evertonian asks me if possible to trace Galt's footprint since his departure from Goodison. Jimmy Galt enlisted at Glasgow in May as a motor mechanic in the Motor Machine Gun Service and afterwards spent a few days in Liverpool. He was ultimately attached to the 13 th Battery at headquarters Bisley Camp, Surrey. Three weeks ago the Everton captain returned to Glasgow on short leave preparatory to going to the front, and unfortunately while at the Parlic home, contracted a bad attack of influenza. It is pleasing to add that Jimmy is out again and hopes soon to join up” his battery at Bisley or “elsewhere.” Good luck to him.”
July 27, 1915. The Evening Express, Liverpool
By the Critic
Everton continue to receive offers of supporter from their professional players and in addition to the names already announced Jeffers, Thompson, Brown, Stewart and Clennell. These bring the total up to 18 so that Everton are now well forward in their arrangements for the new competition which is to be started in September. In all departments of the game the Blues have strong forces as will be seen from the following;
Goalkeeper; Fern, Mitchell, Bromilow;
Full Backs; Thompson, Simpson, Stewart;
Half-backs; Fleetwood, Makepeace, Wareing, Grenyer, Brown.
Forwards; Chedgzoy, Nuttall, Kirsopp, Harrison, Clennell, Roberts, Jefferis, Johnson
EVERTON PLAYERS STEP FORWARD
July 29, 1915. The Evening Express
By the Critic
The appeal of the Everton directors has borne fruit and already 14 professionals have offered their services to the club as amateurs. I announced last week he names of several men who had come forward and how there are six additional names. Altogether there are three goalkeepers, one full back, four half-backs, and a six forwards, the players being Mitchell, Fern, Bromilow; Simpson, Wareing, Grenyer, Fleetwood, Makepeace, Chadgozy, Nuttall, Kirsopp, Harrison, Roberts, Johnson. It would seen therefore that Everton will have no difficulty whatever in raising a team.
FAMOUS GOALKEEPER FUNERAL
August 9, 1915. The Liverpool Echo
Bee's Sports Notes
The funeral took place in Paddington Cemetery, London on Saturday of Jimmy Trainor the famous old Preston North End and international goalkeeper. Known as the “Prince of goalkeepers” Trainer was probably the finest player who has figured between the sticks in the history of football. Born in Wrexham in 1863 in his boyhood he played as a centre forward in junior football until he displays in goal during practice led to his being tried in the position in which he was afterwards such a brilliant exponent.
Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 10 August 1915
Palmer, the ex-Everton forward, is now domicled in Barnsley, where he assists his father-in-law in the "public" business. He will throw in his lot with the Oakwell club next season.
NIGHT TRAINING FOR FOOTBALLERS.
Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 11 August 1915
Yesterday I had words with John Elliott, the Everton trainer, who is getting his small army of twenty players ready for the Lancashire League. John has been with Everton many moons, and this season be has the novelty finding night-work in connection with his training. Not that he is new to it. Oh, no! Many junior is catered for at night by our local clubs, and night-work just frequent Sunday work —outsiders may be interested in that statement. Elliott was, of course, enthusiastic ever, and declared that they would have one of the best teams in the land, and that the old 'uns —otherwise, last season's side—would keep up their championship form. " How do you think the game will go, John?" I said. "Well, I think the return to amateur games will be very interesting, and the public of Liverpool will relish the change—for a time," said Elliott, who went on to tell that the men would be at training quarters three nights a week, but that there would be need for anything but refreshing training, in view of the whole of the men being at work during the week. I imagine that men will, after a week's work and absence from the ball, be keen kiddies upon "having a game." The trouble is that all the men cannot be played—-some will have to look on.
NOTABLE ABSENTEES FROM EVERTON.
Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 24 August 1915
Everton have their solitary trial game on Saturday at Goodison Park at 3.30, and though the match is to benefit charities, the charities have not yet been selected.Tomorrow I hope to give the teams that will be pitted against each other, and again I look forward to good attendance on Saturday and a good return for charity's sake. There are but two notables absent from the Everton side that won the League, Parker and Harrison being engaged on work in outside cities. Parker is shellmaking, and, like Harrison, would like to play for Everton if it had been possible. Of course Everton has lost some of its best-known members through the call of the services. Galt and Weller being in the motor transport work and Houston having rejoined the colours. Galt, by the way, has been home again on leave through severe chill, but he is now quite well. Sure it is that Everton have the nucleus of a very strong side, and we should see plenty of good stuff at Goodison Park this season.
EVERTON TEAMS & PARKER DECISION.
Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 25 August 1915
Robert Parker, the Everton centre, is making shells at Glasgow, and is, therefore, unable play for Everton next season. In view this he has asked his club whether he can assist the famed Queen's Park club, and Everton have readily granted his request —always providing, of course, that the League officials will allow the temporary change. Harrison will probably play with local club in the neighbourhood of his present whereabouts- Burton-on-Trent. However, in his place the club have good "callers," and it is a complete change of one of my answers yesterday, readers kindly take full note that Joe Donnachie, ex-Oldham Athletic, playing with his former club, Everton, this season. This s as surprising it is welcome news. Tom Page returns to his former love after a most successful time Scottish football, so altogether the Everton practice game on Saturday must draw a good-sized crowd, which will, by kind permission of Major Benson, be treated to some excellent the band of the 8th Irish K.L.R. Teams chose referee J. J. M'Aleer, Bootle: Blues.—Fern: Thompson and Maconnachie: Fleetwood, Wareing, and Greyner; Chedgzoy, Kirsopp. Nuttall, Clennell, and Donnachie. Stripes.— Mitchell; Simpson and Weatherley; Brown, H. Johnson, and Gardner; Howarth, Tom Page, Baines, Coffey, and Roberts.
Everton have decided to make Fern captain for the season, Thompson, the full-back, being his deputy. These appointments will, give pleasure to the Everton following, for both men are worth honours.
COMMENT EVERTON TRIAL.
Liverpool Echo - Monday 30 August 1915
The Everton practice match drew a crowd 9.842 people Goodiaon Park—the gate receipts (for local charities amounted to £152 2d and they witnessed an interesting and enjoyable game. Although play was never strenuous and towards the end developed into very easy going action—it was obvious that the side would be a most serviceable one. The first half the Blues had matters much their own way, and scored no less than six goals to the Stripes one. After the interval the respective forwards changed sides, that the Blues' forwards the first half became Stripes and vice versa. It was a better test; but still the Blues forwards, who were now Stripes, dominated the attack, and, each side scored onec, the Blues won 7 goals 2. The scorers were Fleetwood, Nuttall, Clennell (4), and Howarth (2). The Stripes' forwards could make little impression against the defence of Thompson and Maconnachie, although Page was a capital trier and worked out some nice positions, only to fail with his shooting. Howarth was more successful, and, in addition to scoring twice, displayed some neat and effective footwork. Roberts made a good impression, bat he was much neglected. Mitchell did some excellent work in and the shots that beat him would probably have defeated any custodian. The whole the Blues played well. Ihe defence of Fern, Thompson, and Maconnachie was very steady, although in the first half they were never seriously tested. Fleetwood was the most serious player the field, and led off with the first goal. was forceful usual, and shooting was very deadly and vigorous. did well the centre, and supplied him with some well-timed and accurate centres. Result: —Blues. 7 goals Stripes, 2 goals. Teams: Blues. —Fern; Thompson, Maconnachie; Fleetwood, Wareing, Greyner: Chedgey, Kirsopp, Nuttall, and Donnachie. Stripes. -Mitchell: Simpson. Weatberby; Brown. Stewart, Gardner: Howarth, Tom Page, Baines, Coffey, and Roberts. Referee: Mr. J. J. M'Aleer.
EVERTON TRIAL MATCH.
August 30, 1915. The Liverpool Courier.
CLENNELL’S SMART SHOOTING.
CLENNELL SCORES FOUR
Judging by the form displayed by the Everton players in the trial match on Saturday, the Goodison Park Club is likely to take a high place in the competition, which is to begin next Saturday. With the exception of Galt, Harrison, and Parker, the players who won the League championship last season are available, and the forwards particularly are likely to make the pace a cracker. The trail consisted of a match between the first eleven and the reserves, and though the game itself was somewhat one-sided owing to the great superiority of the experienced League men there was plenty to interest the spectators who numbered about 8,000. The recognised first team attack, supported by the fine rearguard, proved altogether too smart for the opposition, and in the end the Blues prevailed over the Stripes by 7 goals to 2. In the initial half the League men (the Blues), after about a quarter of an hour’s play obtained the measure of their opponents, and Fleetwood after a really clever dribble went clean through and scored a grand goal. After this it was the Blues first and the rest nowhere. Clennell was in rampant mood, and the little man highly enjoyed his shooting which was of the most forceful and deadly character. He sent the ball in with rare string, and the crowd relished his accurate marksmanship. Nuttall put on the second goal, Kirsopp added the third, and then Clennell started his afternoon’s work, and before the interval he performed the “hat-trick” as a result of three terrific shots. Howarth added a goal for the Stripes, and at the interval the Blues led by six goals to one.
On resuming after the interval it was noticed that the League forwards had changed over to Stripes team, and the latter attack were the Blue jerseys. The scoring as a result of the change was practically stopped, but nevertheless the League forwards again showed capital form against the League defence. Clennell was again the leading figure, and the crowd expressed their delight when he banged in shot after shot. One or two of his drives hit the backs and the defenders afterwards showed a desire to get out of the way when Clennell prepared to shoot. At one time it was a centre between the ex-Blackburn Rover and the defenders. However, he only managed to get one more goal so that he had the novel experience of scoring for both sides. Howarth added one for the Blues so that he too obtained a goal for each set of colours. The result as indicated was Blues 7; Stripes 2.
The play of the men on the whole promised well. Kirsopp and Chedgzoy made a capital wing, which Nuttall in the centre was very quick. Clennell and Donnachie are likely to make a very warm pair. The outside left, as usual centred with great accuracy. Fleetwood, Grenyer, and Wareing were capital halves, and the backs and keeper were quite sound. The Stripes were rather natelased but there were some promising players on the side. Page did well, and along with Howarth made the right wing the most effective part of the attack. Coffey and Roberts put in some useful work, and Brown was the pick of the halves. The teams lined up as follows; Blues: - Fern goal, Thompson and Macconnachie, backs Flettwood (Captain), Wareing, and Grenyer, half-backs, Chedgzoy Kirsopp, Nuttall, Clennell, and Donnachie, forwards. Stripes: - Mitchell, goal Simpson, and Weatherby backs Brown, Stewart, and Gardiner, half-backs; Howarth, T.Page, Baines Coffey, and Roberts, forwards.
GALT AND DONNACHIE
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 01 September 1915
Galt, of Everton has joined a motor machine Gun section of the Army.
Oldham Athletic will not have Donnachie in their team this season. He is employed in muntion work at Liverpool, and has promised to play for Everton.
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 02 September 1915
Robert Parker, ther ex-Glasgow Rangers who is engaged in making muntions in the "Second City" will not don the Everton jersey this season, unless of course there is a sudden return to normal times.
OPENING OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON;
Liverpool Echo - Friday 03 September 1915
The kick-off set for the morrow, and, despite absence of the usual League furore and boom, there will doubtless be great rush through the turnstiles for the winter pastime. . whether be of competitive or " friendly" spirit, is bound to act as a tonic to the workers who bare the afternoon off. Everton's team has already been under the practices trial, and it would seem that the local crowd will have opportunity to exorcise their lungs freely over " Goals ! as Clennell and others are getting the bull's-eye very frequently and are not afraid to risk a shot. The crowd love goals and pretty football, and they will not be desperately anxious to suggest that players shall get rid of the ball—as in former days when couponitis was its highest command. By the way, I have heard that coupons are being issued again this season. Well, Everton will turn out team that will attract, even though Parker, Galt, and Harrison are absent. As a matter of fact, Parker with Tany " Craig is making munition goods at Weir s Works, Cathcart, two of Partick Thistle's players being shopmates. Jimmy Galt chairman of the Lorne Cinema House, Limited, and in his absence he was congratulated the annual meeting of the company on his devotion to duty, wishes being expressed for his safe return. The three names excepted, Everton have really change of note, and therefore the standard football should of high class. The kick-off is fixed for 3.30, and when these teams turn out I expect they'll get a hearty reception from a big crowd: Fern; Thompson, Macconnachie; Fleetwood, Wareing, Grenyer; Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Nuttall, Clennell, Donnachie.
W. Palmer will assisted Barnsley and G. Harrison assisted Leicester Fosse
September 4, 1915 Sports Augus
Although the war has not deft heavily with the inhabitants of Goodison Park, many changes have been wrought in Everton's team, and it will doubless be some time before the old and the new players find their form of the League champions, former players Galt, Weller, Parker, Harrison, Palmer, McFadgen, Roy, Houston have either enlisted or are engaged on Government work in other towns and although they are promised the assisted of some twenty-eight players there are many who name is limited to local amateur circles. The players “signed” are; T. Fern, F. Mitchell, W. Bromilow, goal; R. Thompson, J.S Macconnachie, R. Simple, John Page, R. Stewart, R. Weatherly, full backs; T. Fleetwood, W Wareing, A Couper, H. Makepeace, W. Brown, H. Johnson, A Gardiner, half-backs; S. Chedgzoy, F. Jefferis, WH Kirsopp. T. Nuttall, W. Wright. J. Clennell, H. Howarth, J. Roberts, J. Donnachie, J. Coffey, Tom Page, and H. Baines forwards. Seventeen of these players are engaged on Government work.
EVERTON 5 BURY 0
September 6, 1915. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON’S BIG FORM.
BURY OVERWHELMED AT GOODISON.
Lancashire section principal tournament (Game 1)
Judging by the opening game at Goodison Park on Saturday, the Merseyside workers are to be catered for this season. Despite the fact that there is no inducement beyond the pleasure of playing the men entered into this game with the greatest gusto, and the high interest maintained was greatly relished by a crowd who numbered 15,000. This is no doubt the demand for the interest in this city is great, considering all the spectators. Certainly Everton gave their supporters full value for there money on Saturday, and directors, players and all concerned, have every reason to congratulate themselves on a most exciting start. The Blues gave a most skillful exhibition, and though it must be admitted that the quality of the opposition was not of the strongest, still a victory by 5 goals to nil, demonstrates the strength of the Goodison forwards, and when they settle down the Evertonians will be most difficult to beat. Certainly Bury were not strong enough to beat the supremacy of the Blues. They was a bold bid at the outset, the defence did well, but they gradually cracked up, and Everton won, as it were “ running away.” The first half Kirsopp scored the only goal, and the Bury citadel had several narrow escapes. In the second half, however, the goals were scored Kirsopp adding an other, while Grenyer and Clennell (two) added to the total.
FERN’S PENALTY SAVE.
Fern had little to do in goal, but when he was called upon he executed his clearances by the skill of a master. He saved a penalty kick in the second half in really smart style, and Simpson and Macconnachie were equal to all demands and the half-backs were sound to a man. Forward, Chedgzoy stood out by reason of his remarkable runs and centres. He is smartly right at the top of his form Kirsopp made him an excellent partner, and though his shooting was not brilliant he keep the line together. The outstanding figure in the shooting line was Clennell, whose two goals near the finish were real gems. He put tremendous power in the ball, and is usually bang on the mark. Donnachie centred cleverly. Teams: - Everton: - Fern goal, Thompson and Macconnachie, backs, Fleetwood (Captain), Wareing and Grenyer, half-backs Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Nuttall, Clennell, and Donnachie forwards. Bury: - Pickup, goal, Thompson, and Chorlton backs Culshaw, Humphries, and Bullen, half-backs Connor, Heap, Lythgoe Ingham, and Mason, forwards.
EXCELLENT START OF NEW SEASON.
Liverpool Echo - Monday 06 September 1915
Everton had 15,200 spectators (including 1,300 soldiers) and a gate of £364 was taken. What is more important to us is the fact that all round the public have been pleased with the displays of the players. Wholehearted play will always command crowd. At the standard football was excellent, and the crowd was raised by Bury team as well Everion's a state enthusiasm by reason of the earnest football shown. had been a notion some writers, myself in the number, that the game cool down and its place would give way to an extra effort the score of tricky and capable football. Well there little sign of that at the Park, where the game started a merry bat and continued at a fast pace to the finish. Nevertheless there was evidence that some the players wanted to find time for a little jugglery for the crowd's benefit, and most noticeable in this respect were the tricks of Joseph Clennell and the latter the approach to the touchline toying with the ball. A very attractive manner, while Clennell throughout was in joyial mood, and by pretence pass or kick or shoot made himself most popular with the crowd.
Successes Near the End.
This is the sort of season that will allow a player to break Freeman's record of thirty-eight goals, and Clennell is dangerous competitor to the Burnley man, for is never afraid to drive home a ball whether he is in his left berth has drifted out to the right wing. It was late that the former " Pool- Rover" got his just reward. Twice he had the goalkeeper beaten, only to find the woodwork preventing the shot entering the goal, and seemed that he was not Tuek's way. However, near the finish of the game he scored two topping goals with fine'drives, and the crowd showed its appreciation in the usual way. Kirsopp, helped somewhat by Pickup's slovenly punching, scored two goals, and Grenyer kneed another goal, Donnachie's accurate corner-placing being the reason of Grenyer lying in the goalmouth. All round Everton showed strength, and Wareing in particular seemed to have recovered his robustness. F ern had little to do, and was well covered, Maconnachie once clearing from the goalline when Fern had deserted. Fern's special point in this his first match as captain was his stoppage penalty kick taken by Chorlton. Doubtless' the record-maker will -tell in his history that missed penalty kick. That is unjust to Fern, who made a brilliant save of stinging chest-high drive. I wonder if Fern damaged his hand stopping the ball. Chorlton had a chance to convert the rebound, but his header turned shade wide. Had Bury's forwards been better finishers they would have troubled Fern more considerably, for Heap (first' Half particularly) and were very smart, and Mason' dropped some nice centres goal. We did not see much of Ingham, who nibbled defence aggravating extent in the Everton-Queen's Park Rangers Cup tie, last season. Perhaps he can only play the Cup-tie game. Talking of forwards, Everton's fine worked smoothly; and though Nuttall was off the target from simple regions, I should hesitate about chopping the side, because the season is young, and so is Nuttall. Sure it is that Nuttall, by reproducing the form he showed at Bradford, would startle the local enthusiast. I saw Jefferis on the stand on Saturday, and it was good to hear from him that he is now well. His leg has been all too long a bother, and it is therefore a pleasure to announce that this popular player is thoroughly sound. In conclusion, as summing up, I must say that the game well worth the money, and augurs well for the future engagements. On the journey up to Walton I struck unknown quantity, who vowed, among other things, that was going to the match for the first and last time. Curiosity, he said, was the only thing that drew him to the ground, but would not go again. I guess that what he saw will make him revoke when Everton are next home! No one could grumble at the fare. Why, we have had many a dozen worse league matches in the last two seasons.
Daily Record - Monday 06 September 1915
A story is going round South Glasgow that Robert Parker, late of Rangers and Everton ay play for Queen's Park as an amateur one day soon. Perhaps "the wish is father to the thought."
FOOTBALLERS IN GERMANY.
Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 07 September 1915
SOME NEWS OF NOTED PLAYERS.
Mr. F. G. Wall, secretary of the F.A., has received an interesting letter from Mr. John Cameron, formerly secretary of Tottenham Hotspur, and one of the team that won the F.A. Cup for the club. He was engaged a football coach in Germany when war broke out, and with various other well-known players who were in the country he was interned at Ruheben Camp, his letter says:— " All lovers of football here send you greetings l am glad say that things here are better now than in the early days of our captivity, time I won't dwell upon now. The first gleam of sunshine came about the middle of March, when we were allowed part of the racecourse for recreation purposes. We quickly made two pitches and formed the Ruhleben F.C. of which Fred Pentland was voted chairman and me secretary. We had a hurricane season six weeks—two leagues and one cup competition, and with friendlies, &c., played over 300 matches in that short time. I fancy that is a record. " That short season did the camp an incalculable amount of good both morally and physically. We were absolutely sick of everything, and even of each other. No other game in the world would have accomplished what that short season did. " Just now we are having a cricket season, but it is falling flat, and, as there seems to be but little hope of an early release, we have been asked to make arrangements for another football campaign. " Pentland, who joins with me in sending this letter, and myself have been requested to ask you if you would be so good as to arrange forward a dozen footballs as quickly as possible, as they are difficult to get out here. Last season we paid as much as 18s each. Brearley (ex-Tottenham Hotspur player). Wolstenholme (ex-Blackburn and Everton), and Bloomer (famous international and Derby County player) all send their kindest regards, and we all hope that our brother professionals are alive and doing their duty for King and country."
Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 08 September 1915
Everton; Fern; Thompson, and Maconnachie; Fleetwood, Wareing, and Grenyer; Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Nuttall, Clennell, and Donnachie. Everton's match is at Old Trafford and Frank Jefferis and Tom Page are reserves to the visiting eleven. Talking of Everton brings chance of telling George Wilson's change of quarters. The old Everton left winger (inside and outside position) has left Newcastle for Raith Rovers.
MISFORTUNES EVERTON PLAYERS.
Liverpool Echo - Thursday 09 September 1915
Two Everton players have suffered misfortunes. Fern damaged his wrist last week saving a penalty kick and may not able to play at Manchester on Saturday though he is hopeful of so doing. Clennell the popular forward, recently lost his wife and now death has taken his only child. Deputies Mitchell and Jefferis may appear against Manchester United.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 11 September 1915
There every prospect of an auspicious opening of the Old Trafford season. Matches with Everton almost invariably produce attractive football, and after what the Goodison Park men did with Bury last week, there is every appearance of the United team that ran Oldham Athletic to a goal at Boundary Park having all their work cut out. Changes in the home team will Knowles for Haywood at half back, and Knighton for Holt at outside right. Knighton is a schoolmaster, who played some good games for Glossop last season. Possibly Everton will without Fern, the goalkeeper, who injured his wrist in stopping a penalty kick last week, and Clennell, who, I regret to state, recently lost his wife and only child. Mitchell and Jefferis will play if required.
Piling on the Goals.
Liverpool Echo - Monday 13 September 1915
Although Everton have not Burnley's wonderful scoring powers—the " Turf Moor club has gotten 5 a match so far - they have been scoring well end steadily " F. E. H." writes; The promising form which Everton displayed in the opening match of the season was more than borne out by their exhibition; against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. It was at once a sparkling clean, clever, and attractive exposition of code. There was earnestness and spirit of strenuousness about both teams, too, which added enjoyment to the game. It would be idle to say that the pace was fast them the ordinary League contests to which, before the war, we were accustomed, but there were compensations. For instance, there was absence of fouls or any semblance of shady tactics which was infinitely refreshing. In short, we had ninety minutes of robust ; vigorous athleticism which was wholly good to contemplate. Although below full strength, Everton Put an extremely strong team on the field, and their play at times was quite as dazzling as the brilliant sunshine that gave even gracious air. The pace, general speaking, was ambulatory, but much of the passing was wonderfully accurate, and if the forwards had opened out a little more the their work would have been wellnigh perfect. - As it was. they showed a tendency to hug the ball, and as a result most of the finishing touches were either weak or wholly meliective. The Mancunians were unable to raise a team of average strength and skill, and throughout the game they were obviously outplayed. Towards the close, however, they "bucked up" in surprising fashion, and to such good purpose that they scored a couple of goals, thereby reducing the adverse margin by half. Everton pressed consistently and the first goal came from Nuttall who beat the home keeper with a capital shot. In the second half the pace was brisker and rather more evenly balanced, though the visitors were always "top dogs" Clennell after making half a dozen attempts to get through succeeded in notching Everton's second goal; Nuttall added a third and Kirsopp followed suit with a fourth in quick succession. The visitors eased up a little after this, and as a consequence Wilson was able to get in and pierce the Everton goal twice. Bee.
EVERTON WELL-DESERVED WIN
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Monday 13 September 1915
It was not until the game had practice run its course that Manchester United were seen to any advantage in their match with Everton at Old Trafford. The League leaders were only a goal ahead at half-time, but they had added three before the United obtained a point by the aid of Wilson, who, later, scored a second, through in the last instance the movement appeared. A score of four goals to two scarcely represented the superiority of Everton, who were particilarly strong at half-back, while Clennell and Nuttall were capable forwards, and scored excellent goals. Knighton was not a striking success at outside right for the United, though, like Donnachie, of Everton, he did not get much of the ball. Lofthouse, Halligan (an expert dribbler) and Woodcock were the pick of the home forwards, through as a line, they were not weightly enough. Everton as a team, possessed an advantage in avoridupois as well as in skill.
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 EVERTON 4
September 13 1915. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON SECOND TRIUMPH.
TEN THOUSAND AT OLD TRAFFORD.
Lancashire section principal tournament (Game 2)
The Everton team gave a good account of themselves at Old Trafford on Saturday, and the enthusiasm which the men infused into their play must have silenced those critics who have loomed large in decrying the sport as likely to become decadent. To a man there was put forward every effort to make the game attractive by not only bringing out the nicer points of play, but also by imparting a dash and keenest that hitherto have been associated with strenuous League contests. With but few exceptions, and these might be accounted for by the fact that the weather was more suitable for cricket than football, there was little slacking either of effort or pace, and a repetition of the class of football that the 10,000 spectators witnessed at Trafford Park will do much to sustain interest in those centres where the hard-worked supporters of the game look forward to some relaxation on Saturday afternoons. By way of added interest there were registered half a dozen goals to enliven the proceedings, and all who follow football know that the driving home of an advantage obtained in the open always provides a relish to the game. There could be no question regarding the superiority of the Everton team, the directors of which organisation are extremely fortunate to have talent at their disposal that will compare with the best in the country, and had the full strength in defence been available on Saturday the team would in all probability have emerged with their goals-against column untarnished. They prevailed by four goals to two, one of the points recorded by their opponents having a flavour of offside about its accomplishment, but even then the margin was not by any means a full measure of the ability displayed by the Blues, who were far better value than the score would suggest.
WHERE EVERTON EXCELLED.
It was in the all-important position of half-back that the Everton team excelled. The trio all through the proceedings showed a capital conception of the requirements of their forwards, who were repeatedly piled with ground passes and in the first half especially it would not have occasioned surprise had the toll of goals been of a substantial nature. The trio, too, were resourceful in keeping the United forwards well subdued, and on the whole were far more effective in their general work than were the corresponding players in the home ranks. Under such conditions the Everton rearguard were not unduly harassed; still there were periods when they were kept fully extended, and had more accurate marksmanship been forthcoming from the United forwards there might possibly have been a different complexion placed upon the game. There was not, however, the complete understanding between the two front lines as obtained in the Everton ranks, and attempts to get a leading position were the outcome of spasmodic rather than sustained efforts. There was little in comparison between the respective last line of defence and the points scored were generally the result of well-devised movements that were carried through to a successful finish.
CONCERNING THE PLAYERS.
The Everton forwards are to be complimented upon their efforts to provide really attractive footwork. The whole five pounced upon every opportunity that came their way, and while all did well, the close observer could not fail to notice the effectiveness of the moves of the inside players. Clennell was especially trustful and scored a great goal, and on the other side of Nuttall, who kept his wings well employed, Kirsopp was ever a source of anxiety to the United half backs. Chedgzoy and Donnachie contributed many dashing sprints a long the wings and centred to advantage, and as has been indicated, it would not have occasioned surprise had a solid foundation been laid to success quite early on in the game. In the half-way line Wareing was a successful pivot, as no doubt, the three inside United forwards would be ready to testify. Grenyer too, although labouring under the effects of a severe cold, worked untiringly and successfully as also did Fleetwood, the trio in addition being rearly at fault in their placing. Thompson was the more reliable in the back division, where Macconnachie was missed, and in goal Mitchell accomplished several clever clearances. On the home side the centre half, O’Connell, was the prominent figure in the team and with Wilson, the leader of the forwards was responsible for most of the aggressive work that was levelled at the Everton defence. The full backs put up a stubborn resistance while Mew much towards keeping the score within reasonable limits. Goals: - Everton; Nuttall (2), Clennell, and Kirsopp, Manchester United Wilson (2).
Teams: - Manchester United: - Mew goal, Allman, and Hudsop, backs Broster, O’Connell, and Knownes, half-backs Lofthouse, Halligan, Wilson, Woodlock, and Knighton, forwards. Everton:- Mitchell. Goal, Thompson, and Simpson, backs, Fleetwood (Captain), Wareing, and Grenyer half-backs, Chedgzoy Kirsopp, Nuttall, Clennell, and Donnachie, forwards.
Evening Dispatch - Tuesday 07 September 1915
Famous Footballers Ask the F.A to send Balls
Mr. John Cameron, who played football as an amateur for Queen's Park and Everton, and represented Scotland against Ireland in 1896, subsequently became secretary-manager of Tottenham Hotspur, and was a member of the team that won the F.A Cup for the London cup, was engaged as a football coach in Germany when war broke out, and with other well known players who were in the country he was interned at ruhleben Camp. In a letter sent to Mr. F.J. Wall, secretary of the Football Association he says;-
"All lovers of football here send you greeting. I am glad to say that things are better now than in the early days of our captivity, a time I won't dwell upon. The first gleam of sunshine came about the middle of March, when we were allowed a part of the racecourse for recreation purposes. We quickly made two pitches, and formed the Ruhleben F.C, of which Fred Pentland was voted chairman and myself secretary. We had a hurricane season of six weeks -two leagues and one cup competition, and with friendlies, etc, we played over 300 matches in that short time. I fancy that is a record. "That short season did the camp an incalculable amount of good both morally and physically. We were absolutely sick of everything, and even of each other. No other game in the world could have accomplished what that short season did. Just now we are having a cricket season, but it is falling flat, and as there seems to be but little hope of an early release we have been asked to make arrangements for another football campaign. "Pentland and myself have been requested to ask you if you would be so good as to arrange to forward us a dozen footballers quickly as possible, as they are difficult to get out here. Last season we paid as much as 18s 6d each. Brearley (ex-Tottenham Hotspur player), Wolstenholmes (ex-Blackburn Rovers) and Bloomer (famous international and Derby county player), all send their kindest regards, and we all hope that our brother professionals are alive and doing their duty for King and Country."
The Football Association will send out some footballs, and other gifts from football enthusasiasts would be welcomed. They should be addressed to Mr. John Cameron, Barrack, 19, Englanderlager, Ruhleben, Germany.
RETURN OF DEFENDERS TO EVERTON.
Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 15 September 1915
Last week Everton surprised their supporters by winning, although they were without such stalwarts as Fern and Macconnachie. Fern's hand (damaged in staying the penalty kick that Chorlton fired in) is now well, and also returns to the side for the big match at Goodison Park next Saturday, and Blackpool have ever had matches in their rare meetings in Lancashire Cup and other matches, and now that they are on the same footing there is every promise of Blackpool giving a good, hard game. They were ever renowned, you know, for their skill in upsetting supposed certainties, better example being needed than their case with Sheffield United, United buying up English Cup-tie ground right, and then being beaten at Bramall-lane! _ Blackpool now have the assistance of many of the Blackburn Rovers team, and if Crompton plays at Goodison Park, Saturday, he'll get a very warm welcome from the crowd, and will have a busy time with forwards.Clennell, you may recall, learnt most his football at Blackpool. Team:— Fern; Thompson and Maconnachie; Fleetwood, Wareing, and Grenyer; Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Nuttall, Clennell, and Donnachie. The kick-off is at 3.30. The band of the 8th Liverpool Irish will play selections, and a collection w'ill be made for footballs and football outfits for the troops France.
Liverpool Echo - Monday 20 September 1915
Just as the page goes to press find news of Everton's last season captain. James Gait. He played for Fulham—a surprising piece of news, about which there had been no inkling.
EVERTON 4 BLACKPOOL 2
September 20, 1915. The Liverpool Courier.
EVERTON’S THIRD VICTORY.
A HARD-FOUGHT CONTEST.
Lancashire section principal tournament. (Game 3)
Nothing better in the way of hard, earnest, bustling football could have been wished for that that which was forthcoming in the game at Goodison Park, on Saturday, when the Blackburn reinforced Blackpool team gave the Evertonians a rare battle before permitting them to register their third success of the season. The crowd reached the handsome figure of 16,500-a figure, which included a goodly number of men in uniform, and they were kept at a high pitch of enthusiasm throughout. From the moment of the kick-off, the energy of the players never waned, and every man of the twenty-two participating is to be commended, on the whole-heartedness and vigour he infused into his work. The lover of goals had ample wherewith to satiate his appetite, for the ball found the net on no fewer than six occasions, and moreover, every point was well worked for, and of such a character as to give the respective goalkeepers no chance. The Blackpool players, who included the evergreen Rover, Bob Crompton, Latheron, and Chapman, soon gave a taste of their quality, and they were the first to score when the game had been in progress fourteen minutes. Lively as matters had been prior to this success on the part of the visitors, they became much more spirited, and the Blackpool defence was subjected to a heavy attack, in which the generalship of Crompton in the protection of his goal was always evident. The home onslaughts soon met with their due reward, and it fell to Chedgzoy, with a brilliant drive from an awkward angle, to put the scores on equality. (Appleton scored for Blackpool). Kirsopp soon succeeded in placing his side ahead, and then followed a period of hot attacking by the visitors. In this Latheron was always a prominent force, and shortly before the interval he had the satisfaction of crowning his forceful work with the equalising goal, the teams crossing over on level terms.
In the first portion had been of a breezy and rapid description, it was eclipsed by the lighting movements which characterised the second half. The Everton forwards were at the best, and their swift, accurate ground passing caused any amount of anxiety to the visiting defnders. So zealous in fact were the players in their efforts, that at one period the referee had to administer a little admonition. The turning point of the game, so far as actual scoring went, came with the third goal, a single handed effort by Chedgzoy, which was of such a brilliant order as to merit description. Receiving some twenty yards out, and towards the touch line, he altogether baffled his opponents by doubling back, and when tackled he doubled again. Then without the slightest hesitation he banged the ball towards the ball towards goal at lighting speed, and it passed clearly into the net without giving the custodian a chance. Blackpool showed up well, and fought with unrelaxing determination, but Kirsopp settled the issue with a smart drive, and the home team won with two goals to spare. While the victors thoroughly deserved their success, they had to fight every inch of the ground for it, and better football will not be seen at Goodison Park this season. Every man acquitted himself admirably yet it is not too invidious to single out the work of Chedgzoy as the outstanding feature of the home side’s display. Mitchell gave a good account of himself in goal, and had no chance with the shots that beat him, whilst the backs kicked clearly and well. The halves were always untiring, and the Blackpool forwards were ever ready to ply them with work. Crompton and Latheron were the most conspicuous performers on the visitor’s side, and a word of praise must be omitted to F.J. Mitchell for his vigilance and skill in the Blackpool goal. Everton now share top position of the Lancashire Section with Manchester City, their records including actual “goalage” being absolutely identical. With such form as that so far displayed and particularly that of Saturday, the Goodison Park team will take some shaking off whilst with such sparkling football available, there need be no fear for the success of the game. Teams: - Everton: - Mitchell, goal, Thompson, and Simpson, backs Fleetwood (Captain), Wareing, and Brown, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Kirsoppp, Nuttall, Clennell, and Donnachie, forwards. Blackpool: - Mitchell, goal, Crompton, and Jones, backs, Bainbridge, Wilson, and Booth, half-backs, Charles Green, Chapman, Latheron, and Appleton, forwards.
A Handsome Return.
Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 21 September 1915
It is a long time since the Boxers-Everton Cup-tie team of 1906 met at Goodison Park, and the delay in gathering the result of the capital match has been almost as long as the result of the Liverpool-Manchester United Commission's sitting. However, in the former case all's well that ends well, and we must all heartily congratulate Jack Sharp upon the success the match, which aroused much interest and enthusiasm, and led to the old school showing their paces before a host of friends. Mr. Sharp advises that he has handed to the Lady Mayoress a cheque for £231 15s, the net proceeds, including the donation of £10 from Lord Derby, of the match played between the Boxers and the Cup-winning side. The money is to be de voted to the local funds for comforts for wounded soldiers and sailors. Without domineering, Jack Sharp dominated this charity game, and a tribute to his popularity that everything passed off so well, and excellent result was obtained for a worthy cause. We must think out another idea later on and ask Mr. Sharp to carry it through.
Chaired Mr. Kirkwood.
To the general world Mr. Kirkwood is an unknown quantity. Say " Danny," and the football world immediately stands attention. Well, " Danny," the one-time Everton player and director, has been working in newish lands latterly—Preese, Market Drayton way Time came when his managers decided that he should make good in another camp, and he was about to bo moved, when the campers Tommies —rose up as one man and pleaded that Danny " might be allowed to stay with them. The soldier campers succeeded in their desire, and " Danny" was chaired by the Tommies. In the theatrical phrase, they ' eat ' "Danny," and no one is more popular with the men. We all join in wishing him all the best. He was ever sure- -good wishes from his army of friends in Liverpool. Talking of Everton officers brings to notice the promotion gained Dr. Baxter's son Frederick, who has attained a full lieutenancy in the South Lancashire Regiment. The doctor's sons are widely-known in the city, and their love of sports and indulgence in the same make them much liked. Frederick Baxter is a comedian of some class, and with the Old Xaverians he was the life of the cricket team.
Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 22 September 1915
Everton have stiff opposition. Southport Central have ever managed to stretch a point when meeting our clubs, and they have given us some stern matches. Now that the Shrimps have got their old players with them, they are well balanced and capable. All eyes will on tho Everton result, because it is recognised that Southport will be steep question for Fern and his men to answer. Fern is booked for return to the goal. He told me on Saturday that he imagined a week's rest would put his injured wrist right. Maconnachie comes to the team again, and Grenyer's name, it will noted, in the half-back selections. Everton (v. Southport, Central), Southport, on Saturday : Fern; Thompson and Maconnachie ; Fleetwood, Wareing, and Grenyer; Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Nuttall, Clennell, and Donnachie. Reserves: Stewart, Brown, and Jefferis. Against Everton, Southport Central will rely on the same team that was defeated at Oldham last week. Team: Drabble; Dorwood and Holbem: Holdsvorth. Fay, and Abrams; Rigby, Caufield, Lightfoot, Damier, and Sample.
Liverpool Echo - Thursday 23 September 1915
By the way, the name of Grenyner appeared in the Everton team sheet this week. Grenyner has been up North, but has now returned, and will, like Fern, be a certain starter for Everton on Saturday at Southport.
News of William Scott, the ex-Tranmere, Leeds and Everton goalkeeper, has met with a motor accident. All will join in wishing "Billy" a speedy recovery.
Saturday 25 September 1915 Stirling Observer
ALEX Thomson, Lands Valuation office, Stirling, centre forward of East Stirlingshire, and formerly of Falkirk, and Everton Reserves teams, has enlisted in the 3-7 th A & S.H. (Stirlingshire Territorial's). As the battalion is presently stationed at Alloa, he will be able to play for the ‘Shire meantime.
SOUTHPORT CENTRAL 2 EVERTON 1
September 27 1915. The Liverpool Courier.
SETBACK FOR EVERTON.
Lancashire section principal tournament (Game 4)
The Everton team were fully cognisant of the fact that they had stern opponents in Southport Central, who have got together a side powerful in defence, if not quite up to standard in the forward department. The Blues were beaten by the odd goal in three, and though they dominated the play during the greater portion, they could not exact the necessary quarter to entitle them even to a diversion of the spoils. Their failure was due to lack of enterprise on the part of the forwards, who though never short of effort, failed to control the ball as is their wont and the haphazard methods they adopted were never likely to materialise against the powerful half-back line that was arrayed against them. It may truly be stated that the only Everton forward that approximated his usual standard was Clennell, who, however, was unfortunately out of luck. Of the rest there was rarely any indication that they would be able to keep the hitherto successful record of the club unbroken. It has not been the custom of the Everton forwards to afford opponents latitude to such an extent as to allow practically free kicks to defenders when they-reached the danger zone, but this was often the case on Saturday, and to lack of enterprise must be attributed their first defeat of the season. As indicated, the Central have got together a powerful set of defenders, in front of whom even a moderate performer must at least turn some of their fine work to account, and when a line has been secured approximating the efficiency of those behind them, then the Southport combination will be able to hold their own against the best clubs in the series.
The scoring was opened by garner after 13 minutes play, and Clennell levelled up matters ten minutes later, while Lightfoot put his side ahead again just prior to the interval, these points being the only goals recorded during the game. The home players were fully out to win, and stopped at nothing during the second portion to hold their lead, despite the absence of Garner, who had twisted his ankle in the first half. They were mainly on the defence during the second portion, but enthusiasm carried them through, much to the delight of the 6,000 spectators –a record attendance for the ground. Of the Everton players Fern kept a good goal, and could not be held responsible for the points recorded against him, and Macconnachie played with all his old resource and finish. At half-back Wareing got through a tremendous amount of really brilliant work, his placing and general display comparing well with anything seen during the course of the game. Fleetwood and Grenyer too, were hard grafters, but their efforts met with little support from the forwards, who rarely extended themselves in order to exact quarter from the home defenders. On the other side Holbem played a strong defensive game and harassed the Everton right to some purpose, and at one period there looked like being an ugly passage with Fleetwood, but fortunately the extreme was avoided, Fay as the pivot of the Central team played a great game, as also did Houldsworth, and the half-back line as a whole was the soundest portion of the team. The home left was the more resourceful wing, and it was unfortunate that Garner, who had been one of the shinning lights in the first half, was not able to assist his side in the second portion. Semple, too, played a useful game, and, though the line did nothing of a brilliant nature, they were nevertheless plied with such persistency as to keep the Everton defenders fully occupied. On the whole it was an interesting game, contested at a brisk pace, and the Central were entitled to the honours that came their way. Teams: - Southport Central: - Drabble, goal, Darword, and Holbem, backs, Houldsworth, Fay, and Abrams, half-backs, Rigby, Caulfield, Lightfoot, Gardner, and Semple, forwards. Everton: - Fern, goal, Thompson, and Macconnachie, backs, Fleetwood (Captain), Wareing, and Grenyer, half-backs, Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Nuttall, Clennell, and Roberts, forwards.
Liverpool Echo - Monday 27 September 1915
Donnachie has decided to return to Oldham. It is said Maconnachie going to sea, and will not often be available. There was a double on Saturday in connection with our local clubs: Everton lost their first game—Southport was recognised severe opposition.
Southport must have been in lively mood to beat Everton. For some time Garner was missing from the victorious side, and, therefore, the Central's victory was all the more creditable. "F. E. H.," who was present, comments as follows: Everton's visit to Southport on Saturday was quite an event, and the residents of that salubrious resort turned out in their thousands—at least the number six—to witness what proved to be an exceedingly interesting game. It was not, perhaps, exposition of the higher form of class foot ball, but it proved a thoroughly good substitute. There was scarcely dull moment in the whole ninety minutes. Which embraced many exhilarating and exciting episodes, and gave us oocasional glimpses of really neat and artistic footwork. Keenness and vigour were the keynotes of the oontest, which was fought throughout with unremitting zeal, and it was the dour stubbornness of the Snr.mpers that gained for them the day. Without making any pretension to the niceties of the game, they defeated the Evertonians by sheer dash and vira, and, let it frankly admitted, they thoroughly deserved their victory. The visitors were obviously nonplussed the ground, which does not quite present that billiard-table-like smoothness to which they are accustomed, but this cannot in any way be urged in extenuation of their defeat. The Southport team, short, proved themselves worthy of anybody's steel, and they are be congratulated upon achieving a highly meritorious victory. The Everton forwards were rather disappointing, inasmuch as they failed to adaptthemselves to circumstances, though at the same time they found themselves pitted against an exceptionally virile and watchful trio of halves The right wing pair, though busy enough, frequently wasted their efforts, and Clennell was the most prominent of the quintet. Roberts, when got a chance, thoroughly justified his inclusion in the team. Curiously enough, the Everton half backs rather overshadowed by those of Southport. The backs also displayed occasionally a disposition to underrate the thrustfulnes* of the attack, and Fern was frequently calHd upon to deal with ticklish shots. BEE.
Note-James Galt played for Fulham against Arsenal, winning 4-0.
MACONNACHIE DENIES STORY SET ABOUT.
Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 28 September 1915
Yesterday I gave note of a story that had been published in a Manchester paper regarding the movements of John Maconnachie, the Everton full back, 'who, it was stated, going- to sea shortly, and would be lost to the Everton Football Club. Maconnachie tells he is doing nothing of the kind, and that it must be someone's imagination which led to the news being spread regarding his supposed journey to America. Donnachie, as I said yesterday, is going to return to Oldham Athletic for his games, and it strange that he should at his first resumption for the Boundary Park team be called upon to play against, Everton!
Liverpool Echo - Wednesday 29 September 1915
Everton have settled their side for the big encounter with Oldham Athletic, due on Saturday next, Goodison Park, starting at 3.30. There is an important change in the forward rank, .Jefferis making a welcome reappearance after an all-too-long absence. Jefferie takes the place of Nuttall at centre-forward, and this will, I imagine, an entirely new position for him—l do not remember him leading the forward line before, even though my memory carries back to his Southampton days. Wherever Jefferis plays he may certain that he will introduce into the game a spice, trickery that will be delightful watch. He has some very odd ways of beating his opponents, and now that the feet of men are not swept from under them, we can expect Jefferis to "indulge" pretty freely the art of weaving. Last season he was out of the team for a long spell through an injured knee. An operation was performed, and now he's quite fit and well. Roberts, who appears at outside left, the ex-Crewe man who made an excellent debut at Aston. The band of the 8th Irish expected, and altogether the outlook for the next home match is one full of promise.
Here, by the way, is the story of Gait's turn to Fulham F.C. An old Everton forward and present Fulham half-back was chiefly responsible for Gait's decision to help Phil Kelso's team. Gait is at military encamp- in Surrey, and has charge of a motor machine-gun section. He appeared at Selhurst to see the game, and found Fulham in a dilemma through the non-appearance of G. F. Cannon, J. Bellamy, and Private Bullock. According to an official explanation it was only an urgent appeal from Scot to Scot that caused Galt to step into the breach. Don't see us stuck. Jamie,'.' besought Walter White, and the Everton captain could not resist the temptation. Everton (home 3-30); Fern; Thompson and Macconanchie; Fleetwood, Wareing and Grenyner; Chedgzoy, Kirsopp, Jefferis, Clennell, and Roberts.
Note-New club is being formed in Belfast, and Walter Scott and Lacey are to make an appearance for them.
OLDHAM'S SURPRISE TEAM V. EVERTON.
Liverpool Echo - Thursday 30 September 1915
"Bee " has important news of the team that is to appear against Everton on Saturday. Donnachie will not play against his old-new ' club. He was formerly with Everton, then went to Oldham, and has since played in the Lancashire League with Everton, with which club he discontined this week. However, there is " local " draw which recompenses for his absence. Ted Taylor, one time of Balmoral, and one time wanted by Everton, is to keep goal for Oldham place of Matthews. Lester will be at back, and will therefore face his former Welsh college companion, Roberts. It may be that a place will be found for Knight, the famed ex-Glossop winger. At the moment the team reads:—Taylor: Goodwin and Lester; Moffatt, Roberts and Pilkington; Walter,. Wolstenholme, Cashmore, Gee, and Burkinshaw.