Liverpool Reserves with an easy win

September 9, 1899
Having opened the season with a heavy reverse at Deepdale last week, Park Road made their bow before their own supporters at Audley Hall to-day, with Liverpool Reserves as opponents. There was a capital attendance despite the unfavourable weather. Park Road lost the toss, and had to play uphill, but were the first to press, being aided by a couple of free kicks Harry Storer cleared, however, and Liverpool forced a couple of corners.

Play was once more transferred, two lovely centres going alargeing. Loose play on the home left let Liverpool in, and David Wilson scored with a long oblique shot, which Hill tipped, but could not save. Park Road retaliated hotly, Howarth forcing a corner, and Heywood shooting just over the bar. There was a lot more sting about the Roadsters¨attack, and twice Storer cleared with the whole of the home forwards clustered round him. Liverpool were the weightier team, but there was little combination about their play.

Half-time: Liverpool Reserves 1, Park Road 0.

On the resumption Park Road went down with a rare dash, and pretty passing gave Heywood a grand opening, but he shot on the wrong side of the post from close range. A minute later the Liverpool goal was packed and the full back, Heywood, had hard line with a shot which skimmed the bar. Play was then transferred, and pretty combination ended in Wilson passing neatly to Abe Foxall, who easily converted into a goal.

After a long attack by the visitors, Park Road broke away, and Whittaker was fouled by the opposing right back. A penalty was awarded, but Jackson shot outside. A free-kick for Liverpool close in was put through, without a second player touching the leather. Foxall played a clever game on the Liverpool left, and the centre was always dangerous when in possession. Park Road lost many opportunities through indecision in front. Liverpool got through again, but were given offside. Foxall, however, put on a third point from a corner.

Result: Liverpool Reserves 3, Park Road 0.
(Lancashire Evening Post: September 9, 1899)

Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):


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