Liverpool defeated at Oldham


April 10, 1916
For once in a way the sun shone brilliantly at Boundary Park, and visitors to that wind swept enclosure were able to witness a game in comparative comfort. The meeting between Liverpool and Oldham Athletic provided some capital football in the first half and though interest tapered off considerably in the closing stages the encounter, on the whole, proved bright and agreeable.

The home side were perhaps lucky to lead by a couple of goals at the interval, for the shots that told were fortuitous. Still, they had enjoyed the bulk of the pressure, and were much more determined in their final assault than were their opponents.

With the wind in their favour. Oldham led off at merry pace, and in the first ten minutes after Joe Walters had twice tested the ever-watchful Ted Taylor, Arthur Wolstenholme put the finishing touch to a smart concerted movement.

Liverpool were principally prominent on the right, where Ernest Pinkney was a conspicuous figure, but the finishing tactics of the Anfielders lacked judgment, and so it came about that before the interval Oldham put on a second goal, Arthur Cashmore literally kicking the leather through Taylor’s hands as he was attempting to gather it.

In the second period the visitors were seen to better advantage, and Wilfred Watson reduced the lead with a strong shot. After this the game slowly petered out like damps-squib. Watson did well in the centre, but Pinkney, as we have said, was the outstanding members of the Liverpool vanguard.

On the other side Walters too the eye more than anyone else.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: April 10, 1916)

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