The Grounds of Everton
Stories of the Era
Everton constructed a small stand and a dressing room at Priory Road but the first game played there was a huge disappointment to the Club. It was played between a Liverpool representative team and Walsall and yielded gate receipts of just 14 shillings (70p). Things got better and the Club's first ever success came on Priory Road when Everton defeated Earlestown in the final of the Liverpool Cup in 1884.
However, Everton's cup win had repercussions for the Club. Mr. Cruitt became fed up of the noise and unruly supporters on his land and told the Club to find another ground.
Everton then moved to Anfield, where they won their first ever championship.