Test of youth


May 23, 1941
The match at Sealand-road Stadium, where Chester, “giant-killers” of the moment, face Liverpool, will be a real test of youth. Chester will include half-a-dozen players who have not turned twenty – the youngest is outside left R. Lancelay who is only just 16 – and Liverpool will have about seven of their wartime discoveries in action.

Both clubs will have their sprinkling of experienced players to bring the necessary balance, and so the Chester fans look like having a football treat.

The sides are locked together on the League chart, Chester having an average of 1.16 and Liverpool 1.15. Chester are trying hard to reach a century of goals this season. They have scored 94 so far.

Curiously enough, for the second week in succession, Chesters forwards will be facing a goalkeeper who is a club-mate. Last week Jack Breeze “kept” goal for Tranmere, and now Hobson will be in goal for Liverpool.

Chester: Bill Shortt, Turnbull, Dave McNeil, Doug Cole, Derec Williams, Harold Howarth, Roberts, Tommy Astbury, Dick Yates, Bill Pendergast, R. Lancelay.

Liverpool (from): Alf Hobson, Kenneth Seddon, Ray Lambert, Harry Kaye, Bert Turner, Eddie Spicer, Dennis Cooke, Billy Liddell, Stan Palk, Cyril Done, George Collister, Alf Hanson, Jack Swain.
(Evening Express: May 23, 1941)

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