William Lacey and John Bovill in Ireland


November 16, 1915
Will William Lacey ever return to Liverpool’s shores? A fortnight ago the famed Irishman came over to Liverpool and assisted Liverpool against Manchester United. He went back to Dublin within a few hours of the match, and thereby it would seem that he has decided to stay in Irish football circles.

Lacey played at inside right on Saturday for the newly-formed club, the Belfast United, and deponent said that he played his usual good game. There was a Liverton air about the match, inasmuch as Walter Scott, ex-Everton, kept goal for United, who, be it known, played James Lindsay, the small and clever ex-Burnley footballer.

On the losing side one found the names of Bob Clifford and John Houston, both ex-Everton players. Houston was at inside  right, and inside left was none other than John Bovill, the trickster who used to delight Liverpool’s audiences in recent years.
(Liverpool Echo: November 16, 1915)