Saturday, January 29 – 1916
Leeds City are among the first of the local clubs to feel the effect of the new recruiting movement, for two of their forwards, John Edmondson and Simpson Bainbridge, have been called to the colours this week.
As John Hampson cannot play at centre-half, and Fred Croot is still unable to leave his munition employment, it is rather a difficult matter to get together a fully representative side. Tommy Lamph will play centre-half – is he not better at right-half?
Tommy Bennett at centreforward, Ernie Goodwin at outside left, and W. Malcolm at inside right. The last-named is a Scottish junior player, who is now in camp at Ripon, and whose play in a recent inter-military match evidently received the commendation of a few gentlemen from Elland Road, who were playing the part of on-lookers.
With this changed side, it is hardly to be expected that the City will escape defeat at Bramall Lane, especially when it is recorded that the Football Association Cup-holders have already been victorious at Elland Road.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 29-01-1916)