Everton Reserves v Liverpool Reserves 0-6 (League match: September 21, 1918)


September 21, 1918
Match: Lancashire Combination, at Goodison Park.
Everton Reserves – Liverpool Reserves 0-6 (0-4).
Everton Reserves (2-3-5): Lawson, Riley, Winders, Campbell, Nelson, McDonald, S.S. Ledger, Gray, Parle, Christie, Bell.
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Hewitt, Jimmy Stansfield, H. Jeffs, Alex Robertson, Hughes, F. Lewis, Ben Cross, Dick Birchall, Gregg, Reg Phillips.
The goals: 0-1 Green, 0-2 Green, 0-3 Green, 0-4 Cross, 0-5 Green, 0-6 ???.

Liverpool were very fortunate having the services of Kenneth Campbell in goal, but Everton had made many changes. The first move came through Rodger and Gray, who carried the ball to the Liverpool goal but Hewitt transferred to his left wing.

Hereabouts Liverpool, though nice passing kept Everton penned in their own goal, R. Lawson, the home keeper saved three smart shots in succession. Ledger again raced away on the Everton right. A good opening was incepted through offside.

Up to now Liverpool were the more dangerous side and showed good combination and Birchall looked all but through but his final effort went wide. Quarter time Liverpool were attacking and neither side had scored.

The Everton forwards ably assisted by their halves made several advances but Campbell was rarely troubled. The first real attempt the Blues made was a good shot by Parle which skimmed the crossbar.

After several midfield exchanges Green latched on the ball, and dribbling close in, scored the first goal for Liverpool. Lawson making a great effort to save. Bell and Christie advanced on the home left but Campbell was always there at the initial stage.

Green again scored for Liverpool and a few minutes later the same player added a third. Just on half-time Cross scored a fourth for Liverpool.

Half-time; Everton Res 0, Liverpool Res 4.

The second half opened aimlessly to the first with Everton on the aggressive but Liverpool were not long before they broke away on the right and Winders fouled Lewis in the dreaded area, Birchall failing from the penalty.

The Reds were certainly the better team, and only on rare occasions did Everton give any trouble to Campbell. One or two good chances did come their way but were allowed to slip by. Lawson kept a good goal for Everton. Green added number five. Three-quarter time-Everton Res 0, Liverpool Res 5.
(Liverpool Echo, 21-09-1918)

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