1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 2 Portsmouth 4-0 Everton

19480826 Daily Telegraph Match Report Everton
19480826 Daily Telegraph Match Report Everton
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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Wed Aug 25, 1948
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 2
Kick Off 3.00pm
Venue Fratton Park
Home Team Portsmouth
Away Team Everton
Attendance 31433
Referee G Clark (London)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Portsmouth 4-0 Everton
Home Scorers Froggatt 37, 44, Barlow 56, 83
Away Scorers None
Home Line Up Butler Rookes Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Barlow Reid Phillips Froggatt
Away Line Up Sagar Saunders Drysdale Lindley Jones Farrell McIlhatton Powell Dodds Fielding Eglington
Match Summary Sagar is Everton’s saviour as Pompey muff chance after chance. Everton, with Liddell hobbling, finally crack after Froggatt’s rocket, which would have beaten any goalkeeper. He then nods home Scoular’s cross. An offside denies him a hat-trick, but Barlow’s drives seal the points.