September 1, 1897
Key note: “The season of 1897-98 was opened at Goodison Park, with what under ordinary circumstances, would have proved one of the most attractive friendly games possible, namely a contest between the two Liverpool League teams. A pitiless downpour of rain for nearly two hours prior to the match entirely spoiled all possibility of a big gate, and under the circumstances an attendance of about 3,000 at the start which afterwards increased to about 5,000, must be considered highly satisfactory. Both sides were strongly represented though Liverpool without Harry Bradshaw and John McCartney must be considered below their usual strength.” (Liverpool Mercury: September 2, 1897)
Match: Friendly, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 18:00.
Everton – Liverpool 1-1 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. J. Lewis.
Everton (2-3-5): Rab Macfarlane, Peter Meehan, David Storrier, Dickie Boyle, Johnny Holt, Billy Stewart, Jack Taylor, John Drivers, Laurie Bell, Edgar Chadwick, Jack Bell.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer, Archie Goldie, Billy Dunlop, John Holmes, Joe McQue, Thomas Cleghorn, Robert Marshall, William Walker, Daniel Cunliffe, Frank Becton, Joe Lumsden.
The goals: 1-0 Meehan, 1-1 own goal (Meehan, 70 min).
Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):
Dickie Boyle, Everton F.C.