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FOOTBALL. MIDDLESEX V. YORKSHIRE. An exceptional amount of interest attached to the meeting of these powerful teams in the second round of the county champion- ship, and about 7.000 spectators were present at the Richmond Athletic Ground to witness the contest. Middlesex put their best avaiiable fifteen into the field, the side inciuding several famous players, while there wns only one change in the Northern team, Richardson taking the place of Redman among the forwards. M'Gregor slarted the game for Middlesex, and the firct scrummage was formed in the centre. Settling down to their work in splendid style, the Yorkshire forwards carried the scrummage, and by their quick and vigorous tackling prevented Wotlierspoon and Orr getting the ball away. and thus effectually cramping their opponents' back play. After being momentarily on the defence, Yorkshire carried the game right on to the home goal line, but a visitor, being guilty of off side, Middlesex gained relief by a free kick and by subsequently touch- ing down after a drop at goal by England. The game was resumed in the centre, but Yorkshire steadily pressed their opponents back, and from a penalty kick Jowett, with a long shot, placed a rather lucky goal. On xesuming the game theTisitors maintained the pressure, and Rigg, getting the ball and slipping rapidly round the scrimmage, scored a try near the corner. Up to this point the Middlesex for- wards had been rushed off their legs, but they now began to hold the scrimmage a little better, and the game was taken to the centre. M'Gregor, Campbell, and Gould putin some good work, and the last-named was all but away, being collared just in time. Dyson stopped a rush, and Gould put in a smart dribble and reached Eagland, Yorkshire touching down. Just before half- time the Yorkshire forwards made a most determined attack and were right on the Middlesex goal line when the whistle was blown. The teams changed ends with Yorkshire leading by a goal and two tries, seven points, to nothing. A little later, Jowett taking a pr.ss from Rigg, ran strongly and was nearly in, Middlesex cleared their iines and then came asuperb piece of play, by far the best on the part of the home bacKs, Wother- spoon and Orr got the ball away from the pack, and in turn, Gould, M'Gregor, and Stoddart took up the running and reversed the order, when near the touch line at. the centre Stoddart re-passed to M'Gregor, and Gould flashing up and taking his pass beautifully closed a brilliant piece of work by scoring under the posts. Stoddart placed a goal, and with Yorkshire's lead reduced to two points, the game seemed quite an open affair. Middlesex wore fully holding their own when Field, f illing to catch the ball, let in the Yorkshire forwards, and, before the home men could recover themselves, Toothill gained a try, which Lockwood convened into a goal. Soon afterwards a free kick to Middlesex gained no advantage, and, then, with a smart tun, Lockwood reached his oppo- nents' quarters, und, out of some loose play, Bradshaw scored. This placed tl;e result beyond all doubt, and Yorkshire had all the best of the remaining play. which was heightened by a capital run by Gould. Thus, in the end, Yorkshire won by the handsome margin of fourteen points to five. The teams were as follows :-Yorkshire: -W. H. England (Huddersfield), back; F. Firth (Halifax), W. H. Keepings (Halifax). R. E. Lockwood (Heck- mondwike), and J. Drson (Huddersfield), three- quarter backs; H. Duckett (Bradford) and A. Rig-g (Halifax), half backs; J. roothill (Bradford), T. Broadley (Bradford), D. Jowett (Heckmondwike), C. Richardson (Leeds Parish Church), H. Bradshaw, (Bramley), M. Fletcher (Leeds), H. Speed (Castle- ford), and W. E. Bromet (Richmond and Tadcas- ter), forwards. Middlesex.âE. Field (Middlesex Wanderers,) back; A. E. Scoddait (Biackheath), A J. Gould (Richmond), G. M'Gregor (London Scottish), and G. T. Campbell (London Scottish), three-quarter hacks W. Wotlierspoon (London Scottish) and J. C. Orr (Middlesex Wanderers) half-backs R. G. M'Millan (London Scottish). F. W. Goodhue (London Scottish), J. Hammond (Blackiieath), E. Prescott (Old Merchant Taylor"). E. W. Bishop (Rosslyn Park), Binhara Carter (Blackiieath). W. P. Wells (Kensington), and H. P. Surtee6 (Harle- quins), forwards. E. T. Gurdon (Richmond) and J. A. Miller (Yorkshire) were touch judges, and W. H. Humphreys (Denham) referee. THE WHITE ROSE IN FULL BLOSSOM. REMARKS BY WELSH ATHLETE." Two goals, three tries, and four,11inors to one goal and one minor speaks pretty clearly as to the state of the game. Really, the day's play is just about represented by the above score. Of course, the all-important point to Wales isâhow did the quartette attnek their work ? and this may at once be answered by saying that practically it was a failure on each sideâon that of Yorkshire mainly because their forwards did all the work and re- quired little from their backs except saving, and on that of Middlesex because their forwards were too weak to give their backs an opportunity of seeing what they really could do. The one try the home team did score, however, was really due to the four three-quarter system, or rather to the able manuer in which Arthur Gould expounded it. He started the one run that ended in a score and finished up by taking up Campbell's final pass and scoring Middlesex's first and only try. Looking at the match itself it, was not by any means a typical one, that is. from a Welsh point of view. It was a forward game,pure and simple, and solely to their strength in this department do Yorkshire owe their win. Their eight were immensely superior to the Middlesex eight. They scrimmaged better, were a trifle cleverer in tho open, completely outstayed the southerners, and tackled with a vigour that the Londoners could never approach. Bradshaw, Jowett, and Bromet were the pick of the eight, whilst on the Middlesex side M'Millan and Wells were the only pair that did not appear to be completely out-classed. At half-time there was little to choose between Duckett and Rigg. who. from start to finish, outplayed their opponents. J. C. Orr may be dismissed in a few words. He was slow and uncertain, whilst Wotherspoon's only good point was his defence at attack he was little or no use. Out of the eight backs. Gould and Lockwood were head and shoulders above their opponents. Gould was tho only man on the Middlesex side worth his salt, and times out of number made openings which his oonfreres could not take advantage of. Neither Campbell nor M Gregor was above the ordinary, and repeatedly missed their passes in the most glaring manner. Stoddart, showed a burst of speed occasionally, but was not by any means a brilliant success. Lockwood was the mainstay of the York- shire backs, and did some wonderful work. Keepings was a good average man, nothing more; whilst Dyson nor Firth was not by any means smart. Between the full backs there was little to choose, both doing good, sound work. If one may judge from to-day's form neither Wotherspoon, Campbell, nor M'Gregor are likely to give Wales much trouble on Saturday next, only M'Millan, the forward, being much out of the common.

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