February 1, 1945
Secretary Mr. Theo Kelly, of Everton, cannot make any definite announcement about his team for Saturday’s “Derby” with Liverpool now all set for Goodison Park, but will be able to do so within hours. In the junior fields the main attraction is the Mahon Cup-tie at Anfield between Liverpool Reserves and Everton Reserves, when the Reds should carry on their wartime supremacy over the Blues.
Everton Reserves: J.A. Jones; Painter, K. Griffths; (former team mate of Les Shannon, Liverpool); Mellings, Rees, Doyle (will captain Liverpool F.A. Youths’ team); F. Jones, Ashley, Booth, Taylor (also in Liverpool F.A. team), Makin (or Lee).
Everton Colts (v. Deeside Rangers at West Kirby); Gardiner; T. Jones, Rankin; Dolby, Cookson, Tansey; Richardson, Gatherer, Quayle, George Hannah, Peters.
(Evening Express, 01-02-1945)