Alun Evan’s four goal burst

January 13, 1970
In a game highlighted by Alun Evans, who scored all four Liverpool goals, South Liverpool’s exhibition game against a Liverpool XI last night got off to a sensational start when the home side took the lead in the first minute from a free-kick from Dave Watson.

This early encouragement brought the best out of South but subsequently the Reds took authority and revealed some skilful midfield play before Alun Evans cracked in a brace three minutes before the interval.

The Liverpool inside right was twice foiled of his hat-trick with superb saves by Jones within 10 minutes of the restart but at 65 minutes Alec Lindsay surged upfield and pinpointed a pass to Evans who shrugged off a challenge by Gerry Keegan and slammed the ball out of reach of Jones.

He then went on to complete the scoring with a gem of a goal at 80 minutes.

The official switch-on of the new floodlight was performed by Miss South Liverpool in the unavoidable absence of Liverpool’s Ron Yeats.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: January 14, 1970)


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