Liverpool v Everton 0-2 (League match: October 5, 1912)


October 5, 1912
Key note:
“Games between Liverpool and Everton are always interesting, as no matter how the sides have fared in other engagements, followers of the clubs can always rely upon the players giving of their best when these meetings come round. There would be about 45,000 spectators present, and though the conditions were somewhat summer-like, the big crowd were provided with a capital afternoon’s sport. The remarkable sequence of successes by the Goodison Park brigade on the old home of the club was continued, and it would appear that the Blues are desired to enjoy a charmed existence when at Anfield. There was little indeed between the sides so far as general footwork was concerned, and though the exhibition did not come up to the standard of several that have gone before, there was a compensating infusion of dash and persistent go-aheadness that kept the respective supporters of the clubs extended to the full limit of enthusiasm. Everton citadel at times was intense, and was by no means confined to the crowd, for the players caught the infection, and the Anfielders were obviously the more unnerved. They were as good, if not better, as their opponents in every detail with the exception of finishing touches, and even allowing for occasional lapse under exceptional circumstances, they ought to have narrowed down the margin of victory. Still, there could be no mistaking the fact that the more polished artists when it came to the crucial test were on the other side, and the close follower of the game could not arrive at any other conclusion than that the Evertonians fully deserved their triumph.” (Liverpool Courier: October 7, 1912)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Everton 0-2 (0-1).
Attendance: 46,000.
Referee: Mr. H.H. Taylor (Altrincham); linesmen: Messrs. W.J. Heath and J.R. Broughton.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth (C), Robert Pursell, Harry Lowe, Bob Ferguson, Donald Mackinlay, Arthur Goddard, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Parkinson, Tom Miller, William Lacey.
Everton (2-3-5): James Caldwell, William Stevenson, Walter Holbem, Val Harris (C), Tom Fleetwood, Harry Makepeace, George Beare, Ernie Gault, Tommy Browell, Frank Bradshaw, William Davidson.
The goals: 0-1 Browell (33 min.), 0-2 Gault (65 min.).

Match report:
* Evening Express: “Everton victors”;
* Athletic News: “A bolt from the Blues”;
* Liverpool Courier: “Battle of the colours”;

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