Liverpool face some stormy petrels

August 29, 1919
Liverpool at Bradford City’s ground face some stormy wingers. Bond is known to all as a fiery forward who can win a game off his own bat. Kemp is believed to be slowish, but Kemp can maneuver and can shoot hard. He saves his legs by using his head, and McIlvenny at half-back is a star of the Mackinlay order in that he can dribble past good halfbacks and has strength to deliver a real hot shot at the finish. McIlvenny may through serious accidents, have lost some of his cunning and his nerve, and also Ewart and Fox, who have been truly “in the war.”

Liverpool’s team should be weighty and well welded. In defence they are sound, at half-back they are big and specially capable in leading to an attack, and the forward line is the one section that one cannot be definite about. There are experienced men, small men, capable young folk, and a bounding centre. It should fare well.

Liverpool: Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Billy Jenkinson, William Lacey, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Jack Sheldon, Harry Chambers, Fred Pagnam, Harry Lewis, Albert Pearson.
Bradford City: Jock Ewart, Fred Potts, Irvine Boocock, Joe Hargreaves, Charlie Storer, Jimmy McIlvenny, Dickie Bond, Oscar Fox, Jimmy Marshall, Gilbert Kemp, George Handley.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: August 29, 1919)

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