Annual trial game at Anfield

August 25, 1916
The rainfall will have made the Anfield ground suitable for football, and there is promise of another enjoyable trial game in our city.

The sides chosen were discussed yesterday, and there is need for anything further than a repeat of the elevens which Mr. Halliday will control.

As this game will be Liverpool’s only trial game, the large following of the Reds should make a good attendance tomorrow at 3.30, and, consequently, a useful sum will be handed to the charities.

Liverpool have something up their sleeve that should eventuate, and it is plan the club, while giving “reign” to promising juniors, are also alive to “outer” players.

It is good to see the older members and the younger fellows fighting for their places, and will be worth watching.

I am told that Waine has improved muchly in speed and control – as for determination, well, there is no chance of increasing that in the little fellow. As against the St. Helens boy, put the case of Arthur Goddard, a junior of whom much is expected! Arthur wears marvellously well, and he is a lucky forward who plays against him, for cleaner play than Goddard’s cannot be found.

It was only a few days ago that I struck a comradeship with a Stockport J.P., Mr. Perry (now resident on the Cheshire side), who marvelled at his old school fellow’s long football life and continued form. Mr. Perry will be but one of a number of us who will enjoy Goddard’s play again.

Reds. – Ted Taylor, Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas, John Bamber, Arthur Goddard, Donald Mackinlay, Ernest Pinkney, Arthur Metcalf, Fred Pagnam, James Henderson, Tommy Cunliffe.
Stripes. – Kenneth Campbell, Collins and A.N. Other, Norman Bradley, Walter Wadsworth, Owen Williams, Robert Waine, Curtis, Taylor, McNicol, and Dagnall.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: August 25, 1916)

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