Preview: Bury v Blackpool


January 31, 1919
If it were safe to work out football on mathematical lines Blackpool ought to repeat their victory over Bury, for they won last week with a sadly weakened and disorganised eleven which, on this occasion, will be completely repaired.

Both Booth and Berry will be back in their places, which will enable Connor to return to inside right, while it is possible for Charles to make his first re-appearance with the side, as he has signified to the club that he has been discharged from the army and may be able to get to Bury in time.

In that case Appleton will be available for another berth in the line, and one to which he’s more accustomed than that on the wing.

Bury will have one or two changes. Not the least interesting of these will be the inclusion of Lieutenant Baker, who has been introduced to the club by Lieutenant R. Heap and has done well in army football. He will be at outside right with Lythgoe as his partner, whilst Wright will resume his old place as centre-forward.

The teams will therefore be: –
Blackpool: Steventon; Joe Bainbridge, Jones; Keenan, Wilson, Booth; Appleton, Charles, Connor, Hunter, O’Doherty, and Berry (selected from).

Bury: Sutcliffe; Thomson, Stansfield; Mitton, Heap, Peake; Baker, Lythgoe, Wright, Parr, and Daniell.
(Lancashire Evening Post: January 31, 1919)

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