Monday, August 31 – 1942
Liverpool survived quite a few shocks at The Racecourse against Wrexham before winning 4-3. They were a goal down in a minute through Billy Graham, of Norwich City, and even after Berry Nieuwenhuys had levelled matters the Welshmen forged ahead again through Newcastle’s Arthur Frost. By the interval, however, Billy Liddell had once again brought equality and in the second half Liverpool took command.
George Mills, of Chelsea, in his first game with the Reds, neatly tricked his way through, drew the goalkeeper and scored, and Liddell scored from a penalty. But – Liddell also missed a penalty. Two goals to the good looked okay for Liverpool, but a fighting Wrexham were not done with, and Frank White, of Preston, got a goal. It was only concentrated defence, in which Alf Hobson was grand, that prevented Wrexham gaining a point.
Lesson of the win is that both Eric Keen and George Mills are going to prove big Anfield acquisitions, while Jack Pilling, from South Liverpool, had a fine game. It was a satisfying show from the Liverpool angle, although chances were missed, and Wrexham with their galaxy of “guest” talent, can look forward to a good season.
International Gordon Bremner, Frank White, Alan Hughes (Chesterfield), Arthur Turner (Birmingham) were excellent. Obviously Wrexham will make the best of them travel this term.
(Evening Express, 31-08-1942)