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The remarkable come-back of William Scott


December 6, 1918
Liverpool, at home, have Oldham Athletic, and I hope the latter will play Dave Wilson in the half-backs – his best berth, albeit he has shown in international and other games that he can become a sixth forward. Anfield’s tussle tomorrow will be interesting, of only because it will provide us with a further view of William Scott in goal, and Reg Phillips at outside left.

I have already spoken of Phillips, but of William Scott one can only say that he is realising his old-time form, and that his “come back” is one of the most remarkable things football’s history has shown.

Scott’s fielding of a ball is worthy emulation, and his manner of one-hand thumping out is also a pointer to those who are learning goalkeeping.

Teams: –
Liverpool: – William Scott; Sam Speakman, Billy Jenkinson; John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay; Harold Wadsworth, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Green, Harry Lewis, Reg Phillips.

Oldham Athletic: – Matthews; Grundy, Stewart; Harris, Pilkington, Hopkinson; Aldeed, Buckley, Wilson, Gee, Walker.
(Liverpool Echo: December 6, 1918)

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