April 22, 1914
Chingford, Wednesday afternoon.
The threatened rain came on about 11 o’clock, but it only proved to be a shower, during which the players sprinted round in front of the hotel. The whole of the men were out with the exception of Harry Lowe and Kenneth Campbell, the latter of whom devoted his attention to ball punching in the gymnasium, and had a merry time, just to keep his hand in.
The sprinters were in rare fettle, and they travelled along in a manner which suggested that they are as fit as racehorses. Jimmy Nicholl and William Lacey put in several bursts, and the others ran up and down the field in a go-as-you-please fashion.
The trainer’s order was to take it easy.
Later on an adjournment was made to the links. Some of the men, notably Ephraim Longworth, Jack Sheldon, and Thomas Fairfoull, can drive well, but, generally speaking, they are not a combination of expert golfers.
Harry Lowe’s knee
I have just seen Harry Lowe on his return from the City after his visit to the specialist. He appears much brighter.
Mr. Tom Watsom informs me that he report of the surgeon is to the effect that the knee is quite all right, which fact has greatly cheered the Liverpool captain.
Apart from the knee trouble he seemed to be cut of sorts earlier on, but it is felt that he will now go on improving and he will be able to help his side on Saturday.
After lunch golf was the favourite recreation.
We had a little more rain and I may say that it is welcome, for the ground is very hard and no doubt the Palace playing pitch will be all the better for a little moisture.
(Evening Express: April 22, 1914)