April 26, 1901
Liverpool Reserves v Everton Reserves
The reserve teams of the above clubs met at Anfield yesterday evening to decide who should hold the handsome trophy presented by the local association for the coming year. There was a fair attendance, and, both sides being strongly represented, an interesting encountered ensued. In the first half play was evenly contested, Midfield being the scene of operations chiefly. Neither custodian was seriously troubled, for in front of goal the respective forwards showed a sad lack of accuracy, and weak shooting nullified many capital movements.
The interval arrived without any score, but on resuming more energy was thrown into the play. There were a number of accidents, mostly of a minor nature and due to fair state of the ground. Glover, Blythe, Satterthwaite, and Gray being amongst the sufferers. Three minutes after half time Halliday failed to judge a lofty ball and Otty was left five yards from Kitchen with the sphere at his feet. To the dismay of his side, he dallied until Kitchen was able to divert the ball and Everton once more breathed freely.
Halfway through the second period, “Sailor” Hunter essayed a long drive, and Kitchen fumbling the ball passed into the net. This proved the winning point, though a couple of clever efforts by Boyle and McDonald only just failed to bring an equalizer. Liverpool thus won the trophy by 1 goal to nil. Councillor Rutherford, who complimented the players upon the excellent spirit in which they had conducted the game, afterwards presented the cup to Howell, the captain of the winning team.
Liverpool: J. Forrester, John Glover, Gray John Morris, Charlie Wilson, John T. Hunter, Rab Howell, Tom Soulsby, John “Sailor” Hunter, Andy McGuigan, Charles Satterthwaite, William Otty.
Everton: George Kitchen, Fred Halliday, John Watson, Joe Blythe, Dickie Boyle, Walter Abbott, William Roche, Alex McDonald, Worthington, Robert Gray, George O’Brien.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: April 26, 1901)