Tommy Bennett sleeps in his football boots


May 21, 1918
The holiday spirit prevailed everywhere yesterday, and not least at Goodison, where a mixed side of Liverpool and Everton players were exceedingly glad that it was not necessary to be strenuous to make a show against Johnny Best’s team of boxers.

Real sportsmanship was displayed and Mr. William Clayton and Best will have the satisfaction of handling over nearly £70 to the Milton Shilling Fund as the result. Several of the men Best expected to put in the field were not available but Tancy Lee, feather weight champion, travelled specially from Scotland and returned the same afternoon while Charles Hardcastle came from Barnsley and Sergt Jim Harris, Butcher Moore, and Nibby Penny from Barrow.

Tommy Bennett who must sleep in football boots for his is always ready to play, scored some more goals and the others gave exhibition of dexterity which had the Boxes wondering how it was done.
(Source: Evening Express: May 21, 1918)

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