May 18, 1918
Match, benefit for the Footballers’ War Fund, at Goodison Park.
Everton – Liverpool 0-3 (0-1).
Everton (2-3-5): Frank Mitchell, Joe Smith (West Bromwich Albion), Billy Robinson, Tom Fleetwood, Billy Wareing, Alan Grenyer, Harold Wadsworth (Tranmere Rovers), Frank Jefferis, Ernie Gault, Joe Clennell, Joe Donanchie.
Substitution: E. Cotter (Everton) for Clennell in the second half.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Billy Connell, Ephraim Longworth, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Robert Waine, Thomas Green, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, George Schofield.
The goals: 0-1 Schofield (3 min.), 0-2 Bennett, 0-3 own goal (Smith).
On Saturday Liverpool and Everton engaged in a game that had many points of interest, the chief, from a monetary point of view, being the object, namely, the Footballers’ War Fund. A crowd of about 7,000 spectators saw a sparkling game, and considering the state of the ground the footwork was quite good, and the ball control was of nice standard.
Liverpool won, although losing the toss and facing a strong sunshine, and goal were scored by Schofield and Bennett, Smith putting a third through his own goal. Wadsworth was Everton’s best forward, the line suffering through Clennell breaking down, Cotter taking his place near half-time. Grenyer at forward did one good thing – he shot hard and true, and Connell saved cleverly.
Liverpool played in all-round good fashion, and were without weakness, unless it were at centre and outside right. The Anfield left flank was once again the stringer, and the backs were rock-like.
(Liverpool Echo, 18-05-1918)