Everton v Southport (26/12/1882)

The Liverpool Courier.

The above match was played at Southport on Saturday in rough weather, which did not allow of very good passing play. Everton was again very poorly represented, having only four recognised first team men, the bulk of the remainder of the team being made up of players who have been inactive during the season. After a pleasant game, in which Everton had the best of play, the match resulted in a draw, each side scoring two goals, Parry and W. Evans being credited with a goal each for Everton. Briggs drew “first blood” for Southport, this being the result of a splendid screw kick from the left wing. The other goal was attributable to indifferent play on the part of the Everton custodian, who it should be stated had never been placed in that position before. Everton team; Flood, goal, T. Marriott and T. Evans; Parry, and Cartwright, half-backs; Richards, Gibson, W. Williams, W. Evans, D. H. Williams, and Asbury forwards.