Oldham Athletic v Liverpool 1-2 (League match: November 20, 1915)


November 20, 1915
Key note: “On Saturday, in James Dawson’s absence through injury, Arthur Metcalf turned his attention to outside left. During his three years stay with the Anfield club Metcalf has always done us well and shown himself a willing worker. Whether it is a belief in luck is hard to say, but sure it is that whenever Metcalf goes to Oldham he is on the victorious side – aye, and which ever wing he is chosen for he runs up against David Wilson! Of course his game could not be judged by Saturday’s exhibition, nor could any of the other Liverpool players, because the Boundary Park enclosure was like a sheet of ice. Still, it was the same for both sides, and I congratulate Liverpool upon adding to that useful win against Southport Central. The Anfielders would appear to be once again on the up grade, as witness their smart and creditable performance at Oldham on Saturday. There was, perhaps, very little to choose between the opposing sides either in point of attack or defence, but Liverpool seeing that they were operating away from home and on an extremely difficult and treacherous playing patch, well deserved their two points.” (Liverpool Echo: November 22, 1915)

Match: Lancashire Section, principal tournament, at Boundary Park.
Oldham Athletic – Liverpool 1-2 (0-0).
Attendance: 1,000.
Referee: Mr. L.N. Fletcher; linesmen: Messrs.: J. Westwell and F.L. Shepherd.
Oldham Athletic (2-3-5): Howard Matthews, Harry Grundy, Bill Goodwin, David Wilson, Arthur Dixon, Lashbrooke, Knight, Joe Walters, Arthur Cashmore, Arthur Wolstenholme, Joe Donnachie.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, James Middlehurst, Norman Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Ted Winn, Ernest Pinkney, Wilfred Watson, Fred Pagnam, William Banks, Arthur Metcalf.
The goals: 0-1 Banks (46 min.), 1-1 Cashmore, 1-2 Banks (90 min.).

Match reports:
* Liverpool Echo: “Arthur Metcalf a willing worker”;

William Banks, Liverpool.

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