May 6, 1942
Liverpool will field a strong side for their return Lancashire Cup-tie with Chester at Anfield on Saturday, and for once there are not a lot of ifs and buts about the team.
The home side start off with a two goal lead, for they won the first game some weeks ago at Chester 3-1, so there ought to be little difficulty about their further progress in the competition, though Chester should not be underrated, for they play good football and have some excellent performances to their credit this season.
Billy Liddell, Jack Balmer and Fred Haycock, who were in the representative match at Wolverhampton last week, return to the side. Mr. George Kay, who went to see his lads to their stud at Molyneux, tells me that they all played well, while Balmer and Fagan scored one each for their respective sides.
Berry Nieuwenhuys is also available for Saturday’s match, and the former ‘A’ teamer, Fred Finney, get another chance at centre half, where he did very well in his recent debut against Blackburn Rovers. The team reads: –
Alf Hobson, Roy Guttridge, Ray Lambert, Harry Kaye, Fred Finnet, Fred Haycock, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, Cyril Done, Stan Palk (or Michael Hulligan), and Billy Liddell.
(Liverpool Echo: May 6, 1942)