September 28, 1939
Liverpool’s reserve side to play at South Liverpool on Saturday includes several players who were not on the books when the war broke out. Ratcliffe, the former New Brighton and Oldham player, figures at full back, partnered by Fleming, of Prescot. In the forward line is Leadbetter, formerly of South Liverpool, and J. Roscoe, who used to play centre forward for New Brighton.
Syd Lund, Bill Ratcliffe, Fleming, Bob Paisley, Ray Lambert, Eddie Spicer, George Leadbetter, Harry Eastham, Jack Roscoe, Len Carney, Bill Kinghorn.
(Liverpool Echo: September 28, 1939)