December 22, 1939
Prominent players belonging to Liverpool F.C. and other clubs, who are on war service “somewhere in Leicestershire,” took part in a rare soccer duel at Asfordby Hill, on Saturday, between Holwell Works and an Army XI.
The Works’ side, which included Shafto, centre forward, Pinnington, inside left, Peters, left-back, all of the Liverpool club, won by 4-1, the scorers being Shafto (3) and Pinnington, for Holwell, and G. Patterson replied.
In the Army XI were included George Paterson, centre forward, and Eric Paterson, inside left, both of Liverpool, and the goalkeeper was from Wrexham
Those outstanding among the local players (Holwell) were C. Creed, inside right, who some years ago had trials with Grantham, H. Parker, goalkeeper, and J. Wainman, left half.
Naturally, Mr. Alec Townsend, the Holwell secretary-manager, has every reason to feel proud of his latest captures.
Tomorrow, the Works are due to entertain Wellington Vics, of Leicester, in the fourth round of the Coalville Cup and the Liverpool-players will be on duty.
(Grantham Journal: December 22, 12-1939)