Match Report – 28/12/1920

EVERTON RESERVES 3 SOUTHPORT 1

December 28 1920. The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury

CENTRAL LEAGUE

On Christmas Day Everton won at Southport by 5 goals to nil, and in the return game at Goodison Park, yesterday, were again victorious this time by 3 goals to 1. Both sides made changes especially the visitors, who had a reorganised team. During the first half Southport played good football and scored the only goal though Rigby. Everton put on a lot of pressure, but Halsall kept out all shots, one in particular a great effort by Blair. The second half play was chiefly confined to the Southport half, and Blair equalised after four minutes. Livesley scored the second from a scrimmage, during which Garner was badly hurt and carried off. Blair added the third and Thompson missed from a penalty. Great credit was due to the fine defence of Halsall, Sinclair, and Littleton, otherwise the score would have been much heavier.