August 18, 1919
Key note: “Fully 9,000 spectators welcomed the return of football at Anfield last evening, when a trial match was played. Both sides were fairly evenly matches. The Reds throughout showed a distinct superiority both in attack and defence, and after about twenty minutes’ play Pagnam beat Scott with a low show which entered the right-hand corner of the net. Mackinlay added another eight minutes later, following some smart work by Pagnam. The Stripes improved greatly in the second half, but failed to score, thanks chiefly to Campbell and Longworth. Lacey was undoubtedly the star artist, the way in which he fed his colleagues being quite the feature of the game. Campbell and Scott brought off a number of fine saves. Pursell had the misfortune to injure his arm thirty minutes after start, and took no further part in the game, his place being taken by Penman.” (Liverpool Echo: August 19, 1919)
Match: Pre-season trial, at Anfield.
Liverpool Reds – Liverpool Stripes 2-0 (2-0).
Liverpool Reds (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Robert Pursell, William Lacey, Harry Lowe, Donald Mackinlay, Jack Sheldon, Harry Chambers, Fred Pagnam, Tom Miller, Albert Pearson.
Liverpool Stripes (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Sam Speakman, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Frank Checkland, Harold Wadsworth, Dick Forshaw, John Miller, Harry Lewis, Arnold Dagnall.
The goals: 1-0 Pagnam (20 min.), 2-0 Mackinlay (28 min.).
* Substitution: Jim Penman replaced Pursell after 30 minutes. Pursell fell and broke his arm.