Everton make history against Liverpool


Thursday, September 10 – 1942
Everton make history on Saturday. They will have two Chinese footballers playing for them in their “Derby games with Liverpool. In the senior match will be English international, Frank Soo, of Stoke City, and in the Junior “Derby” they include Jason Scott-Lee, a youngster from Rhyl.

I do not think that two Chinese players have ever played for one club on the same day. Curiously enough both will be at inside-left. Scott-Lee is only 17, and after having had a few games with Manchester United juniors, last season he applied to Everton for trials. He has proved an outstanding success, and no doubt Secretary Mr. Theo Kelly will ensure that Scott-Lee is not allowed to leave Merseyside, as was Soo,, who went from Liverpool schoolboys circles to Prescot and then on to Stoke.

Everton’s chief doubt regarding the Football League Match at Anfield is at full back. It is possible that Billy Cook, the Irish international, will be back in time to make his season’s debut, while Norman Greenhalgh may be fit to play. Should anything upset their plans, Jackson and Jack Jones, will continue to hold the fort.

As forecast, Tommy Jones returns, to centre-half, releasing Harry Jones for the leadership, and Stan Bentham is at right half for Mercer. Alex Stevenson is going home to Ireland for a spot of leave, and so will not be playing but Soo will be there for inside-left and Wally Boyes expects to be available to partner George Mutch on the right-wing. Anderson will revert to outside-left.
(Evening Express, 10-09-1942)

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