September 18, 1939
There was a decided military air about the Liverpool F.C. party which made the journey to Chester for the game with the Third Division club at Sealand Road on Saturday, eight of the players being in khaki. Mr. William Harvey Webb was the director in charge of the party, which also included Mr. George Kay, manager, and Mr. George Patterson, secretary.
We were joined at Chester by Messrs. William John Harrop, Stanley Ronald Williams, George Alfred Richards and John Charles Rouse, who had motored over for the game. Mr. John Asbury, who lives in Prestatyn was also present.
Although Liverpool triumphed by five clear goals, they did not provide all the artistry in a game which, at times, was contested in a real “needle” atmosphere.
Liverpool took time to settled down, but once they warmed up their work bore the stamp of class. Chester made the mistake of keeping the ball too close in their attacks, and thus played into the hands of the Liverpool defence, although it must be admitted that they would certainly have scored but for the brilliance of Dirk Kemp.
(Evening Express: September 18, 1939)