August 23, 1919
Key note: “Probably one of the best trials that ever were witnessed locally was served up for the declaration of the Liverpool F.C. enthusiast. The form was quite good, and the spirit of the men was deeply earnest and determined. Goals came fairly freely near the end of a fast game, but in truth the Stripes’ side did not merit a deficit quite so emphatic, for they had played well through, and as challengers were strong in their persistency and effort. Harry Chambers, Fred Pagnam (2), Harry Lewis and Billy Matthews were the scorers, and the final (4-1) favoured the Reds. Ephraim Longworth and Billy Jenkinson were reliable. Billy Matthews, in the second half, was specially prominent, and William Lacey throughout was a star half-back. The goalkeeping was of good standard, Elisha Scott and Kenneth Campbell saving many hot shots.” (Source: Liverpool Echo: August 25, 1919)
Match: Pre-season trial, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool Reds – Liverpool Stripes 4-1 (1-0).
Liverpool Reds (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Billy Jenkinson, William Lacey, Harry Lowe, Donald Mackinlay, Jack Sheldon, Harry Chambers, Fred Pagnam, Harry Lewis, Albert Pearson.
Liverpool Stripes (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Jimmy Stansfield, Jim Penman, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, Harold Wadsworth, William Banks, Billy Matthews, Dick Forshaw, Arnold Dagnall.
The goals: 1-0 Chambers, 2-0 Pagnam, 3-0 Pagnam, 4-0 Lewis, 4-1 Matthews.