By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Moyes will be glad to get back to match action following a summer of speculation surrounding Wayne Rooney and he will have been cheered by this narrow win.
It was another striker who got the goal, with Kevin Campbell bundling home on 11 minutes after Oliver Kovacevic could only parry Steve Watson's header.
The Toffees created other chances, with Campbell and Marcus Bent going close in the first half, while in the second half Australian trialist Eddy Bonsar had a good effort from a free kick.
Paul Dickov was on target as Blackburn enjoyed an 8-0 pre-season win over German minnows SG Schorndorf.
Jon Stead, Matt Jansen, Paul Gallagher and Lucas Neill were also on target.
Of more interest was the fact that an unnamed trialist found the net on two occasions after being introduced as a second half substitute and Rovers fans are sure to be keen to find out who the mystery man is.
Jason Euell and Jonatan Johansson both bagged two goals in Charlton's 8-0 win over Welling.
Graham Stuart, Lloyd Sam, Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Stacy Long completed the scoring on a comfortable night for Alan Curbishley's men.
Talal El Karkouri, Bryan Hughes and Stephan Andersen all made their debuts for The Addicks.
Midfielder Matthew Oakley marked his comeback from a lengthy injury with a goal as he netted in Southampton's 2-0 victory over Blauweiss Linz.
Oakley played the opening 45 minutes of the fixture while Jo Tessem notched the other Saints goal with a late header.