Monday, May 11 – 1942
Liverpool had not much difficulty completing their half of the contract, thanks to a hat-trick by Cyril Done and Chester’s failure to finish off good approach work by first-time shooting. The Cestrians were better than the score indicates. With a couple of good marksmen they might have given Liverpool some anxious moments.
They promised much, but fulfilled little, and the side on this showing lacks just that little extra experience and balance which makes all the difference. Derec Williams was nothing like as good as he was last time I saw him. Maybe it was one of his off days. I liked Harry Iddon. He’s small, but a rare worker.
Jim Harley, home on leave from the Navy, was a welcome addition to the Reds’ defence which was seldom seriously troubled. I reckoned Harry Kaye the best player on the field. There’s nothing stylish or classy about him, but he gets there every time. Fred Finney did well again at centre half, and altogether Liverpool were solid and workmanlike.
(Liverpool Echo, 11-05-1942)