December 29, 1941
A 4-0 win against Bury put Liverpool away to a flying start in their War Cup quest. If they can get players like Berry Nieuwenhuys, Bill Whittaker, Eddie Spicer and company for other matches in this series, they will make their way surely to the knock-out stages. Bury were desperately unlucky to lose so heavily, however, and with anything like normal luck they would have scored three times themselves.
So far as they are concerned Anfield spells Hoodoo. Liverpool have beaten them on half-a-dozen occasions since the war began, and have never lost at Gigg Lane. On this occasion Nivvy’s live centre forward play, plus Whittaker and Ray Lambert’s grand defence meant a great deal.
Jimmy McIntosh, too, had a grand day. The palm for sheer artistry and ability went to Eddie Quigley. 19-years-old Bury half-back, who looks like Ernest Blenkinsop, and who plays with consummate skill and ease for which “Blenky” was famed.
(Liverpool Echo: December 29, 1941)