MIDDLESBROUGH 4 EVERTON 2 (Game 1228)
September 5 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
EVERTON BATTLES IN VAIN.
TRIUMPH FOR CAMSELL IN GAME AT MIDDLESBROUGH.
CAMSELL SCORES FOUR
Camsell was prominent in Everton's undoing at Middlesbrough. He it was who scored all four of Middlesbrough's goals and all four of them were real good ones. Against Tottenham on Wednesday Camsell was disappointing, but on Saturday he rose to his best form, his penetrative skill being a thing to marvel at. The Middlesbrough leader has not great talent for making openings for himself, but when once these are created for him, if he is in the right mood, he rarely fails. He obtained his first goal in the first few minutes. Receiving a forward pass from McKay he cleverly eluded the attentions of Cresswell, and delayed his shot until Taylor had come out to cover his goal. Then he swerved out of the reach of the goalkeeper and steered the ball into the net. The second came after ten minutes play. Pease accepted a lob pass from McKay and while Cresswell was appealing for offside, Pease centred squarely for Camsell to dash between the backs and head the ball into the net. Critchley's goal for Everton after fifty minutes' play, was distinctly lucky. He centred from near the line, and the ball struck Ashman in the face and was diverted through the goal. Seven minutes later Dean, receiving a perfect pass from Forshaw slipped between the backs and headed into the net. After this Dean, Weldon, and Forshaw several times came near to equalising, but just before the interval Camsell made no mistake from an accurate centre by Williams, breasting the ball down before crashing it into the net. It was all against the run of the play that Middlesbrough obtained a fourth goal midway in the second half, but it was a brilliant effort. The artful Carr tricking Cresswell slipped the ball to Camsell who had taken his position to the left of the goal, and he drove with terrific force over the head of Taylor. Up to this last reverse Everton had been hammering away at the Middlesbrough goal by spirited open play, but luck was against them. Mathieson made at least three saves which would have beaten many goalkeepers, Dean several times being unlucky. On Saturday's display, witnessed by 35,000 people, there were few teams that could have withstood Middlesbrough's shock tactics. Teams: - Middlesbrough: - Mathieson, goal, Twine, and Smith, backs, Miller, Ferguson, and Ashman, half-backs, Pease, McKay, Camsell, Carr and Williams, forwards. Everton: - Taylor, goal, Cresswell, and O'Donnell, backs, Kelly, Hart, and Virr, half-backs, Critchley, Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, and Troup forwards.
EVERTON RESERVES 4 BIRMINGHAM CITY RESERVES 2
September 2nd 1927. The Daily Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 2)
Everton gave a fine display particularly in the last half-hour in a Central league match against Birmingham City Reserves at Goodison Park. There was not a great deal between the sides in the first half, when each team had a player off the field for a period. Both returned, but Bain with a torn muscle, was again compelled to retire long before the close of play. Everton found the net within ten minutes of the start. Wilkinson scoring a clever goal. Yarwood equalised and shortly after the interval gave Birmingham the lead. After Easton had levelled the scores, the Blues found their best form. Raitt did valiant work in defence along with Dickie, who fell back after the retirement. All the half backs did well, Griffiths being outstanding. Easton was a great worker easily the best forward on view, and after White had given Everton the lead he again, he again scored a capital goal. Lewis and Kendrick who came into the side in place of Critchley, were splendid raiders. Everton: - Hardy goal, Raitt and Bain, backs, Brown, Griffiths, and Dickie, half-backs, Kendrick, Easton, White, Wilkinson, and Lewis, forwards.
BOLTON WANDERERS 1 EVERTON 1 (Game 1229)
September 6 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
EVERTON HOLD THE “TROTTERS.”
BUSHFUL FORWARDS PREVENT VISITORS WINNING.
BOLTON'S CHEAP GOAL.
Everton ought to have won the game with Bolton Wanderers at Burnden Park, where the “Trotters” are about to celebrate their jubilee. They should have been three goals up in the first half, but too much of the shooting was left to Dean, and the inside men were particularly backs wards in trying their luck. Singularly ought, Everton had to fight harder in the second half although Bolton had then Greenhalgh off with a twisted knee. Dean's goal, after 25 minute's play, was choose for after deceiving Greenhalgh he chashed the ball again, pivoted and pounced it through. The veteran Pym had no earthly chance. On the other hand Bolton's goal, ten minutes from the restart, was a cheap one and Taylor realised he should have at least tipped the ball over. The ball came in from a corner on the left, and Taylor would most certainly have stopped it, if John Smith had not unsighted him as Rollo Jack, deputising for his more talented brother, David scored. As it was, Taylor tipped the ball under the wrong side by a few inches. Everton did not miss Cresswell so much because David Raitt came along with a sound game, although he had a little habit of kicking back and using the goalkeeper after the Scotch backs style. Cresswell had consulted a specialist about a thigh injury, and may not be fit for some-time, while the news of Irvine's injury does not suggest an early resumption. Virr and Hart both played well, but there were times when the splendid spadework was wasted by indifferent placing. Kelly had an “off” day and was disappointing, for he seldom seemed able to do right. Both Everton wings have been seen better advantage and there was a wholesome respect for James Seddon, the Bolton skipper in succession to Joe Smith. The stalwart, lanky Seddon certainly roughed it within the bounds of legitimacy, and Dean, who was feared, was never left. Dean appeared to have been fouled in the penalty area, but the referee though otherwise, and as a claim against Raitt for alleged handling in the area was likewise ignored matters were balanced. The game was rather marred by offside incidents, and a difference of opinion between Smith and O'Donnell, in which the referee had to intervene, as to where the ball should be placed for a kick-off, was not inspiring, each play kicking the ball from one to the other. A Bolton director declared that Everton should have won, which is praise indeed. Teams: - Bolton Wanderers: - Pym, goal, Greenhalgh and Finney, backs, Nuttall, Seddon (captain), and Thornborough, half-backs, Butler, R. Jack, Smith, Gibson, and Picken, forwards. Everton: - Taylor, goal, Raitt and O'Donnell, backs, Kelly, Hart (captain), and Virr, half-backs, Critchley, Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, and Troup, forwards.
BLACKPOOL RESERVES 4 EVERTON RESERVES 0
September 6 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 3)
Blackpool Reserves beat Everton Reserves in the Central League match by 4 goals to none at Blackpool last night. The game was well, contested, and some capital football was played by both sides, but while Everton were prominent in construction in midfield, the attack lacked the necessary punch, and many excellent positions were wasted by wide shooting. The feature of the Everton display was the defence, but four times that were unable to withstand the tricky passing at the Blackpool forwards; Cowan (2), Spry and Fishwich scored for Blackpool, Easton early in the game sent in a magnificent shot, which the Blackpool goalkeeper just managed to turn aside with his foot, and in the later stages, when the Everton forwards had pulled themselves together, they made one or two vigorous attacks, but lacked steadiness in their final onslaught on the goal, and again their shooting was off the mark.
EVERTON 5 BIRMINGHAM CITY 2 (Game 1230)
September 12 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
EVERTON'S HEROIC RALLY SETTLES THE BRUMS.
SECOND HALF BURST PRODUCES FOUR GOALS; THREE SCORED IN A HECTIC SEVEN MINUTES.
Everton made a heroic rally at Goodison Park after putting their supporters on tenterhooks. The real Everton emerged in the second half, when they got four of their five goals. In a hectic seven minutes three of them were put through –biff-bang by Troup and Dean –and a header by Troup, the first goal said to have been headed by him. Dean and Troup could each claim a couple of goals and Forshaw one so Everton forwards had quite a good afternoon. Birmingham however, set off like the match winners, shooting from almost every position as soon as they got on the field while Everton were dealing in the fancy goods-granted pretty to watch, but unremunerative. Birmingham deterioration came after the injury to the great hearted player and skipper Frank Womack –with a record of 470 League games, and one nearly equalled by his partner, Joe Smith, with 450 games –and when Everton, also in the second half began to take the shortest route for goal. The backs gave a little anxiety at the outset, for Raitt and O'Donnell were not pairing up too well, and Cresswell, still unfit, was missed with his positional play. Raitt deputing had a way of using Taylor in putting the ball back, once with a header. Bradford the Birmingham international was a good leader, and apart from his own goal in the first half he helped Briggs to get his goal, Troup sandwiched his first goal, between the two. Man for man, Everton had the better half back line, with Hart outstanding, Kelly speedy with ball control, and Virr having to go all the out to cope with the Harris and Bond wing.
Dean played like an international, with thrust and incisiveness, although in the first half, work was cut to waste, for he was not in position to get the passes which too often dropped behind him. Opinions may be diverse on Forshaw as an inside man, but he undoubtedly does invaluable work without fireworks. The result of his moves are what should be looked for Critchley gave him the return, more than is the wont of Irvine, who is still off injured, Weldon's display was tiptop. The veteran Dan Tremelling making his 316 th League appearance, could not be blamed for the register against him, although he might have made a greater bid with the fifth goal. Teams : - Everton: - Taylor, goal, Raitt and O'Donnell, backs, Kelly Hart (captain), and Virr half-backs, Critchley Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, and Troup, forwards. Birmingham City: - Tremelling, goal, Smith and Weomack (captain), backs, Liddell, Dale, and Leslie, half-backs, Bond, Harris, Bradford, Briggs, and Johnson, forwards .
STOKE CITY RESERVES 6 EVERTON RESERVES 1
September 12 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 4)
The meeting of Stoke City and Everton at Stoke on Saturday could best be described as a match of many goals and many injuries, for no fewer than three players were hurt, two having to leave the field and seven goals were scored. Stoke City claimed six of these, and on the whole the home team were good value for their win. At half-time Stoke led by the odd goal in three. Bussey and Shirley netting for them, and Easton replying for Everton. In the second half goals were added for the City by Bussey (2), Johnson, and Cull. Hardy, the Everton keeper had to leave the field injured in the second half and Shirley the City inside half was also obliged to retire through injury, while Johnson, the Stoke centre-forward, had to receive attention. Everton played under a big handicap in the second half. Everton: - Hardy, goal, Bain and R. Curr backs Brown, Griffiths, and Rooney half-backs, Millington, Easton, White, Dominy, and Lewis, forwards.
EVERTON 2 BOLTON WANDERERS 2 (Game 1231)
September 15 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
GOALKEEPER AND BALL BUNDLED INTO THE NET.
THRILLS FOR THE THOUSANDS AT GOODISON PARK.
EVERTON CONCEDE THE TROTTERS A POINT; PYM GIVEN A WARM RECEPTION.
Goalmouth incidents in the match between Everton and Bolton Wanderers thrilled 30,000 people at Goodison Park last night. One of Everton's two goals came from a hectic mix-up Forshaw and Dean charging Pym through the posts. Afterwards Pym declared that he was never over the line with the ball. The game ended in a division of the spoils a just reflex of the play the scoring being 2-2.
TAYLOR'S ERROR OF JUDGMENT.
The game was good in patches, with Everton often in the ascendancy in the second half. Neither side could score until 30 minutes from the start owing to poor finishing generally and the ineptitude of the Bolton wing half-backs. Pym might then have cleared when Dean tricked Haworth and scored but the goalkeeper in diving fell on the ball and winded himself. Butler equalised with a well-worked goal, Cope putting to the centre, and John Smith slipping the ball out to the wing. Taylor 23 minutes from the restart shaped badly at Picken's goal-scoring shot. Picken had received from the lanky Seddon, and the winger apparently centred; the ball reach Taylor at the height of the post, and with no one near him, he pulled the ball into the net. He meant, evidently to catch the greasy ball, and not to punch it away, but there was a comfortable chance of clearing. Forshaw was given the credit of scoring the equaliser again, although Dean was well in at it, and the Trotters disputed the goal. A description of the mix-up already referred to follows: - Following a corner on the right, taken by Critchley, three shots were charged down. Then Forshaw back-heeled the ball, pushed it between Haworth's legs to Pym, who captured it, but before he could clear Forshaw and Dean charged him through. Forshaw put through once, but was offside and Dean over-ran the ball with the Bolton defence beaten. Teams: - Everton: - Taylor, goal, Cresswell (captain) and O'Donnell, backs, Kelly, Hart and Virr, half-backs, Critchley, Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, and Troup, forwards. Bolton Wanderers: - Pym; goal, Haworth and Finney, backs, Cope, Seddon (captain), and Thornborough, Butler, Wright, Smith, Gibson, and Picken, forwards.
NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 EVERTON 2 (Game 1232)
September 19 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
EVERTON MAKE THE CHAMPIONS GIVE UP A POINT.
O'DONNELL PENALTY KICK SAVED.
Everton deserved to take a point on their visit to the Newcastle United ground, and with a little luck they might have won. It was following a blunder by Taylor, the Everton goalkeeper that Newcastle obtained their first goal. Taylor had fielded a cross shot smartly, when he completely failed with his clearance kick, Urwin running up and placing for McDonald to head into the empty goal. When Everton were awarded a penalty kick for a foul on Dean, Wilson was lucky to keep out O'Donnell's placed lick with a right-hand thrust. As it was, the opinion was expressed that the referee should have ordered the penalty kick to be re-taken, because Wilson came out of his goal quite a yard. This slice of luck for Newcastle was counter-balanced by the fact that twice at least they banged the ball against the Everton crossbar in the later stage. A crowd of nearly 50,000 for the first time this season, saw Newcastle United unable to boast of any superiority over the visiting team. Cresswell, the Everton captain, won the toss, and to the surprise of everyone he placed his side against the wind and the sun in the first half. This was a district disadvantage, because by the time the interval had arrived the wind had abated. Everton were superior in attack in the first half, and the United backs had much more work to do than those of Everton.
BLUES' DASHING FORWARDS.
The Everton forwards played with greater dash and Dean was a forceful leader both in distributing the attack and in his deadly precision in front of goal. The Newcastle forwards were not as effective as usual. Right from the start Spencer failed to hold Dean, Troup had put across the ball to Weldon, whose shot was knocked down by Wilson. Dean dashing in and scoring. Then Newcastle had a lucky escape from the penalty kick already referred to. It was after 35 minutes' play that McDonald scored for Newcastle, after Taylor had failed with a clearance kick. Dean's second goal, seven minutes from the restart was an excellent one. He headed the ball through on the run from a centre by Critchley. Twenty minutes later McKay equalised for Newcastle, following severe pressure on the Everton goal. Except for the one blunder Taylor was sound in goal for Everton, making many brilliant saves. Cresswell was seen at his best in his anticipation and accuracy in clearance, while O'Donnell never failed with his tackling. All three of the Everton half-backs worked hard, and were effective until the later stages when they kicked rather wildly. At this stage Everton were repeatedly placed in tight corners through free kicks given against them, but more than once the referee was thought to be wrong in his decision. Dean was the outstanding forward on the field. He was a much more capable leader than Gallacher. Seymour was the best of the Newcastle forwards, Gallacher for once, being subdued. Teams: - Newcastle United: - Wilson, goal, Maitland, and Hudspeth, backs, McKenzie, Spencer, and Harris, half-backs, Urwin, McKay, Gallacher, McDonald, and Seymour, forwards. Everton: - Taylor, goal, Cresswell (captain), and O'Donnell, backs, Kelly, Hart, and Virr half-backs, Critchley, Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, and Troup, forwards.
EVERTON RESERVES 4 WEST BROMWICH ALBION RESERVES 1
September 19 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 5)
It was far from being an inspiring game at Goodison Park, but there could be no disputing the superiority of the Blues. This was particularly noticeable in the intermediate division. Easton gave Everton an early lead, but within a few minutes the scores were levelled by Edwards. Millington, however, who was also responsible for the centre which led to the opening goal, again crossed accurately, and Houghton had an easy task in heading past Pearson. In the second half goals were registered by Easton and White, who were the most conspicuous forwards on the home side. Everton: - Davies goal, Raitt and Rooney, backs, Brown, Griffiths, and Dickie, half-backs, Irvine, Easton, White, Houghton and Lewis, forwards.
“DIXIE” DEAN'S FOUR GOALS AT NEWCASTLE.
September 22 nd 1927. The Daily Courier.
Football League 9 Irish League 1
Dean the Everton centre, scored after eight minutes, them Dean put on three more between the nineteen and twenty-nine minutes.
TEAM WEAKENED FOR GAME AT GOODISON PARK.
September 24 th 1927 th The Daily Courier.
Huddersfield are sure to give Everton a good run for their money at Goodison park today, but despite the fact that the Blues have accord in only two of the last ten matches between the clubs they should prove successful in the latest clash. Dean is bound to play a prominent part in spoiling the Town's unbeaten record for their last five visits to Goodison Park, not to speak of what will be done towards that object by his skill colleagues in a very dashing forward line. Huddersfield have been unfortunate in having to make three changes in their team, two of the most prominent of their players having to stand down owing to injuries. These are Brown, the talented inside right, and Wadsworth, halve left back. The Everton side will be unchanged for the match, which will start at 3.15. Teams: - Everton: - Taylor, Cresswell, O'Donnell, Kelly, Hart, Virr, Critchley, Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, Troup. Huddersfield Town: - Turner, Goodall, Barkas, Steele, Wilson, Meads, Jackson, Kelly, Deat, Stephenson, Smith.
EVERTON 2 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 2 (Game 1233)
September 26 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
FLUCTUATING BATTLE AT GOODISON PARK.
EVERTON AND HUDDERSFIELD MISS CHANCES
DRAW A GOOD REFLEX OF A MOST EXCITING GAME.
One of the finest and most exciting games seen in Liverpool this season resulted in Everton and Huddersfield drawing, four goals being divided. It was a tale of missed chances all through, but the result a right one. Dean again delighted the Goodison Park patrons by scoring his side's two goals, while Smith and Jackson netted for the ex-champions.
The match was an up and down battle, and Dean was about the best forward on the field. Dent, the opposing centre forward, was not in the same street. Dean, unfortunately, did not get the support he should have had, or the result might have been different. Dean's second goal was a wonder. He cut the figure of a contortions as he back headed the ball, and few centre-forwards indeed would have scored in position. Neither of the Everton wings touched top form. Critchley did not seem happy throughout in meeting the Huddersfield defenders, and was not always faultless in trapping the ball. It must not of course be overlooked that everyone was handicapped by the treacherous ground and slippery. Forshaw did some neat and clever work.
Troup was variable, although some of his work was admirable while Weldon, who was inclined to over-elaborate was several times well off the “bull's eye.” Still on the first half Everton might have taken a lead. The forwards were well served by a workmanlike half-back line, with Hunter Hart the outstanding constructive artist and Kelly, who has speed, and Virr in heavier roles. Cresswell came back to his expert form, and if O'Donnell might, at times, have done with more steadinesses, he did all that was required of him. He must, however, take some responsibility for Willie Smith's goal. Smith and his fellow international, Alec Jackson, were, in fact, scintillating wingers in a line which would have been an even greater force had Brown been available. Jackson missed an open goal near the end, but, with Kelly in attendance, scored the second equaliser from Smith's corner kick. Clem Stephenson was the artist, and Huddersfield's Kelly proved as capable at inside-right as he is at inside-left, while both goalkeepers were sound in awkward episodes. Teams: - Everton: - Taylor, goal, Cresswell (captain), and O'Donnell, backs, Kelly, Hart, and Virr, half-backs, Critchley, Forshaw, Dean, Weldon, and Troup, forwards. Huddersfield Town: - Turner, goal, Goodall, and Barkas, backs, Steele, Wilson, and Meads, half-backs, Jackson, Kelly, Dent, Stephenson, WH. Smith, forwards.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN RESERVES 1 EVERTON RESERVES 3
September 26 th 1927. The Daily Courier.
CENTRAL LEAGUE (Game 6)
Everton Reserves fully merited their victory at Huddersfiled Town Reserves, at Huddersfield. The visiting half-backs subdued the home attack in the first ten minutes, and after this it was a case of the Everton attack verus the home defence. Houghton opened the score for Everton White added a second. Duff reduced the leeway in the second half, Houghton put Everton further ahead. Everton gave the finest exhibition of play seen in the Central league at Huddersfield this season. Their half-backs and forwards played beautifully. Everton: - Davies goal, Raitt and Rooney, backs, Brown, Griffiths, and Dickie, half-backs, Millington, Easton, White, Houghton, and Lewis, forwards.