Arthur Goddard and William Banks on the right

September 22, 1915
Burnley have a capital side again this season; in fact, they are virtually unchanged from last season’s side. So we may be assured that Tommy Boyle, Freeman, and Co. will give us good fare next Saturday at Anfield.

Memories of their famous “Cup finals,” as one may call them without error, will not be readily forgotten. Burnley won THE FINAL tie by a goal to nil, but on the following Wednesday a charity match at Anfield went to Liverpool’s account by a goal to nil, and if I am not mistaken Bob Ferguson was the scorer. It was probably the best charity match ever played in our city, for the players of Burnley were keen on proving their Palace result no fluke, whereas Liverpool were all out to prove otherwise.

In the home team on Saturday we shall revive old memories, Arthur Goddard having been chosen as outside right. A well-preserved, gentlemanly player, with a graceful style, Goddard is able to keep time with present day football without straining himself, and, in truth, I think his play will be all the better suited by the friendly ame, because he has not to worry about trips and backs, as in former years. With him will be William Banks, the stocky little fellow who came on aspace last season. It will be the first run Banks has had this season. He came down to Liverpool this week for special work, and so was enabled to rejoin his old club.

At Saturday’s game there is to be a collection for footballs for soldiers at the front, and it is hoped a big sum will be realised for the worthy object. The number of appeals is simply tremendous. Tommies ask for a football every time – the only variation comes when musical instruments are called for. The Liverpool directors have already set their fund going by a subscription of £10 10s. That the gifts are relished can be proved any day.

Liverpool (v. Burnley), at Anfield, on Saturday, kick-off 3.30: – Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth and Sam Speakman, Thomas Fairfoull, William Molyneux, and Donald Mackinlay, Arthur Goddard, William Banks, Fred Pagnam, James Henderson, and James Dawson.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: September 22, 1915)

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