January 1, 1919
Key note: “A few days ago Liverpool’s secretary, Mr. George Patterson, was telling me how hard pressed was the club to find a suitable team to play in the Lancashire Subsidiary Competition. Team difficulties were numerous, and backs were, like the sing, ‘Absent.’ However, the game yesterday revealed a surprise packet, and Everton got their first defeat of the season from their neighbours. Wretched weather prevailed, and the slippery ground upset the calculations of the players, who had difficulty in maintaining a foothold. Nevertheless, a good hard game was witnessed by quite a good attendance. Liverpool scored the only goal of the first half through Metcalf, who, after twenty minutes’ player, scored following a brilliant run. Two minutes after the change of ends Jefferis equalised as the result of a brilliant run and centre by Donnachie; but after 53 minutes Lewis scored the winning goal from a penalty-kick. (Liverpool Echo: January 2, 1919)
Match: Lancashire Subsidiary Competition, at Goodison Park.
Everton – Liverpool 1-2 (0-1).
Everton (2-3-5): Frank Mitchell, Smith, Robinson, Tom Fleetwood, Billy Wareing, Williams, Billy Kirsopp, Frank Jefferis, Gault, Joe Clennell, Joe Donnachie.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William Scott, John Page, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Harold Wadsworth, Arthur Metcalf, John Miller, Harry Lewis, Reg Phillips.
The goals: 0-1 Metcalf (20 min.), 1-1 Jefferis (47 min.), Lewis (penalty, 53 min.).