Liverpool F.C.: The first trial match


August 19, 1915
The first trial match of the Liverpool Football Club will be played on Saturday, when Reds and Stripes will meet at Anfield. The gross “gate” will go to the Triple Flag Fund.

Reds. – Kenneth Campbell; Ephraim Longworth and Sam Speakman; James Scott, Walter Wadsworth, and Donald Mackinlay; Ernest Pinkney, Arthur Metcalf, Fred Pagnam, Charles Hafekost, and James Dawson.

Stripes. – Sutcliffe; Tommy Lucas and James Middlehurst; Ted Winn, William Molyneux, and Norman Bradley; Arthur Goddard, Dai Williams, Wilfred Watson, James Henderson, and Price.

The teams bring to light the signing of some of the outside players. It will be good to see Arthur Goddard, for many years with Liverpool and last season at Cardiff, at his former post in the Anfield ranks. Pinkney, of course is the ex-Gillingham and Everton forward, who made a startling debut when chosen as Sharp’s deputy.

Dai Williams has made his name as a scoring forward with a Bootle team, and later with Notts County and (last year) Belfast Celtic. With the Irish club he scored six goals in a match, and at the season’s end he topped the League’s goalscorers.

Henderson was with Glossop last season, and did the hat-trick three times with them, and, prior to that he was with Derby County. He played well in a private practice match at Anfield yesterday. Price is one of the best players South Liverpool have had. McGhie (Blackburn) and Wilson and Molyneux (Norwich) are also assisting the club.
(Liverpool Echo: August 19, 1915)

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