Everton Reserves v Liverpool Reserves 3-0 (League match: October 28, 1899)


October 28, 1899
Match: Lancashire Combination, at Goodison Park.
Everton Reserves – Liverpool Reserves 3-0 (2-0).
Attendance: 15,000.
Everton (2-3-5): George Kitchen; Bert Sharp, Jack Crelley; Murphy, Dan Gordon, Walter Abbott; William Roche, John Proudfoot, Wilfred Oldham, Robert Gray, Alf Schofield.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins; Archie Goldie, Matt McQueen; William Goldie, Fred Geary, John Birchall; David Wilson, Walter Scott, John T. Hunter, Peter Kyle, Abe Foxall.
The goals: 1-0 Oldham, 2-0 Proudfoot, 3-0 Gordon.

Liverpool lost the toss, and started against the strong breeze.

Even play followed for some time, but eventually Everton forged ahead, and Perkins saved finely from Roche, likewise fisting out from a corner kick.

After some play in the Liverpool quarters, Oldham dodged around, and with a low fast shot, Perkins was took by surprise.

Everton monotony the play and Liverpool broke away and Kitchen saved cleverly from a Kyle, whilst from the return Geary struck the side of the net.

More midfield play then occurred but at last Proudfoot wriggled past the backs and beat Perkins all the way with a splendid shot.

At the interval led by 2 goal to nil. and on teams changing ends Everton put a other with a shot from Gordon.

At length Kyle tested Kitchen and them Scott missed scoring by inches and eventually Everton winning by 3 goals to nil.
(Liverpool Mercury, 30-10-1899)

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