Saturday, February 4 – 1939
Reserves, Central League, at Goodison Park.
Everton Reserves – Liverpool Reserves 1-1 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. E. Adams.
Everton Reserves (2-3-5): Percy Lovett; George Saunders, Jack Jones; Cliff Britton, Charlie Gee (C), George Milligan; Arthur Barber, Jimmy Cunliffe, Robert Bell, Norman Sharp, Doug Trentham.
Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Arthur Riley; Ray Lambert, Keith Peters; John Browning, Fred Rogers, Cliff Lloyd; Ronnie Jones, Bill Jones, Eric Paterson, George Paterson, Bill Kinghorn.
The goals: 0-1 E. Paterson (16 min.), 1-1 Barber (44 min.).
A 1-1 draw was a fair result to a typical ‘’Derby’’ game between Everton Reserves and Liverpool Reserves at Goodison Park although two splendid efforts by Bell late on in the game, had registered instead of striking the woodwork a different story would have been told.
Lovett played well in the Everton goal while Saunders and Jones were safe full backs. The home side were unfortunate in losing Saunders, who was taken off in the second half with a badly cut head following a collision.
Britton, Gee and Milligan all played steadily and backed up the attack in expert style. Among his forwards, Barber, Bell, and Sharp were outstanding.
Riley kept a good goal for Liverpool and made some splendid saves. He was covered well by the backs Lambert and Peters. Browning who played a real captain’s part was the best of the halves.
The forwards were well led by Paterson (E), who along with Paterson (G.), was a constant source of trouble to the Everton defence having many interesting duels with Gee.
Both goals were scored in the first half Patterson (e), netted for Liverpool, and Barber equalising a minute before the interval.
(Liverpool Daily Post, 06-02-1939)