February 16, 1938
Key note: “Liverpool kicked off facing the sun and the Park goal, and the crowd, which had been somewhat quiet, were soon roused to a pitch of excitement when Liverpool took a goal lead in five seconds. From the kick-off Shafto slipped the ball over to Fagan, who in turn pushed it back to Bush. The Everton defence seemed to be all set for any contingency but Bush’s wide pass to the right flank created an opening which at one time did not seem possible, for T.G. Jones actually dispossessed Shafto, but did not clear the ball any distance. Balmer nipped in, beat Jones, and with a tame shot landed the ball in the Everton net.” (Liverpool Echo: February 16, 1938)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 15:15.
Everton – Liverpool 1-3 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. H. Dedman; linesmen: Messrs. J. King and J. Duxbury.
Everton (2-3-5): Harry Morton, Billy Cook, Jack Jones, Cliff Britton, Tommy Jones, Joe Mercer, Albert Geldard, Jimmy Cunliffe, Tommy Lawton, Alex Stevenson, Torry Gillick,
Liverpool (2-3-5): Arthur Riley, Tommy Cooper, Bernard Ramsden, Phil Taylor, Fred Rogers, Tom Bush, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, John Shafto, Willie Fagan, Herman Van Den Berg.
The goals: 0-1 Balmer (5 secs. / 1 min.), 1-1 Lawton (8 min.), 1-2 Shafto (81 min.), 1-3 Shaft (87 min.).
Liverpool Echo: February 16, 1938.
Liverpool Echo: February 17, 1938.
Albert Geldard, Everton F.C.