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WELSH AMATEUR CUP. CARNARVON v. ABERYSTWYTH. A DRAWN GAME. (BY "SALAMBO ") On Saturday afternoon, the Carnarvon United team ma-de a long journey of about 70 miles to Towyn, Merioneth, where they met Aberystwyth in the semi-final for the Welsh Amateur Cup. About 30 supporters accompanied the home team upon the jour- ney, which, although rather long, afforded the North Walians a grand opportunity of seeing some of the finest scenery in Britain. Towyn was reached a little before one, and although the weather was dull, rain kept ofT remarkably well, and there was fortunately no wind to affect the game. Aberystwyth brought with them a crowd of between five and Fix hundred supporters. Carnarvon were the first to take the field, a.nd they were given a hearty good cheer on making their appearance. It was evident that Carnarvon were the favourites. Aberystwyth shortly followed, and they were well received. Aber won the toss, and decided to defend the goal nearest the town. It soon became evident that not only were the spectators excited, but that the players were rather keen as well. The game opened tamely. Aberyst- wyth were having the best of it, but when they came in front of goal. they were glar- ingly ineffective. On the other hand, per- sonal comments were made by the spectatorR as to Carnarvon's combination. They showed rare tact, and whenever they were set going, the Aber backs had a stiff task before them to clear. Carnarvon, however, were far from their usual form. I hive seen Carnar- von play on more than one occasion, but I must say that Saturday's game was not in the same category as those games. Their combination was much inferior, but weak as it was it outclassed Aber.s. Aber's tactics were kick and rush, but their backsâMan- sell Jenkins and Oswald Green-were always safe, and had powerful kicks. This can also be "said of the Carnarvon backs, who on more than one occasion saved their team from defeat. G. H. Jones, the Carnarvon custodian, also played a brilliant game, and he 11:18 a good share of the honours of the day. As to the penalty awarded against- Albert Griffith, there is considerable doubt as to whether it should have been given at all. In my opinion it was no more of a pena-ltv than when Walter Jones was glar- ingly fouled within the penalty area in the first, half. and the referee ignored Carnar- von's appeal for a penalty kick. The Car- narvon pivot was m great form, as usual, and was a dangerous customer for the Aber backs to deal with. The wingers, especially R. H. Roberts, who showed1 careful judg- ment in his shots, made some startling rush- es, and their punts were always towards goal. Carnarvon's weak spot was the half- back line. Here Johnny Griffith fed his fo^ards well, but Herbert and Jones were off form. Aberystwyth possessed a good half-back line, and James, in the forward line, distinguished himself on more than one occasion with his punts. The Aber custod- ian was not at all safe with hie clearances, and had there not been such a good pair of backs in front of him, there id every pro- t bability that. the score would have been J different. The teams turned out as follows:âAber- \si wyth: 11. L. Roberts; Mansell Jenkins and Oswald Green; T. Rees, R. W. Ed- wards, and W. D. Thomaf T. J. Jones, H. V. Jamas, C. Patterson, W. Wright, and J. Jones. Carnarvon: G. H. Jones; Evan Hughes mid Albert Griffith; John Griffith, Herbert, and E. R. Jones; R. H, Roberts, Tom Ro- bert- Walter Jones. II, Roberts, and Johnny Jones. The referee was Mr Evan Davies, of Llan- idloes. At the outset, Tom Roberts received the ball and passed to R. H. Roberts. He dashed down, and centred. Walter Jones re- c-er\"d and advanced, forcing the Aber cus- todian to clear. Patterson soon got posses- sion. and at once made a dash down, and passed tp J:v;nes, who became dangerous. Albert Griffith was pressed, and only cleared by kicking to touch. From goal-kick, Car- narvon pressed on the right wing, but Tom Roberts's ensuing kick went over the bar. Aber pressed alternately, and gave the Car- narvon backs a warm time of it. Walter Jones broke down and passed to R. H. Ro- berts, who ra.n on nicely and bea.t W. D. Thomas. On nearing corner flag, he passed to Tom Roberts, but hi8 ensuing shot just skimmed the crossbar. Aber got possession, and rushed to the other end. They attacked with vigour, a.nd gave Evan Hughes and z;1 Albert Griffith a warm time of it. H. V, James tested Jones, but be was safe, his clearances being received with cheers. After an end-to-end game, Carnarvon conceded a corner, but this was futile â E. R. Jones clearing. Percy Edwards, however, returned warmly. Jones listing out at the expense of all abortive corner. Aber kept up a des- perate attack for about four minutes within Carnarvon's goal area. James sent a sting- ing shot, which caught the crossbar, and a general melee ensued. Wright sent a beauty into the hands of the custodian, who re- turned smartly. Eventually Albert Griffith sent the ball well down the field, and Walter Jones got possession. He crossed over to the left. and Johnny Jones sent a brilliant shot to the right wing. R. H. Roberts ran on to the corner flag, and centred admirably. Green, however, cleared. But Johnny Grif- fith returned to Walter Jones, who went down on his own. He passed Edwards un- concernedlv, and also Oswald Green, but Oswald was not satisfied, and as Walter Jones was taking his final shot, Oswald fouled him within, it appeared, the penalty area, but the referee ignored Carnarvon's appeal for a penalty kick, and pointed to a free-kick outside the penalty area. This was taken, and went over the bar. Carnarvon a o-a in showed good form, and this gave them a. good opportunity of shooting. Tom Ro- berts again shot over the bar. From goal- kick, Carnarvon again pressed, and Walter Jones combined with Tom Roberts. Tom Dassed to R. II, Roberts, and he ce-ntred. Walter crossed to Johnny Jones, who, with II, Roberts, got within shooting range. Johnny sent a stinger right across the bar, which went to R. H, Roberts, who returned it beautiful centre. Walter Jones rushed on. and headed the ball, but unfortunately it went against the upright, and Oswald Green saved the situation. Aber went goalwards, and T. Rees passed to Patterson, but Evan Hughes robbed him, and returned to Walter Jones. Walter shot at goal, but this went a little wide. Aber resumed their attack, but this was not for long, as Walter Jones ran on lu's own goalwards. He passed to R. H. Roberts. He returned a beauty from the corner, which went against the crossbar, and a skirmish ensued. Oswald Green came to the timely rescue, and cleared. Aber rushed up. and James again tested Jones, who was not to be caught napping. Evan Hughes saved another attack by Aber, and when half-time was called the game stood: Aber 0, Carnarvon 0. After breathing time, Carnarvon pressed, and secured their first corner of the match ofT W. D. Thomas. This was futile. Car- narvon secured possession, and from a pretty piece of combination on the left wing, Walter Jones sent a terrific shot right across the goalmouth. R. H. Roberts ran on, and attempted to touch into the net, but he was a moment too late, otherwise it would have been a splendid goal. Aber showed signs of weakening, whilst Carnarvon still pressed. After a nice piece of combination between Walter Jones and H. Roberts, T. Rees robbed the latter, ad gave to T. J. Jones, who flew along the line. He passed to James, who went on his own. and passed Albert Griffith Albert saw the danger, and rushed on, thinking of touching the ball to corner, James fell across his leg, and a penalty kick was awarded. Man sell Jenkins took the penalty, and made no mistake. Aberystwyth 1, Carnarvon 0. This occurred ten minutes after restarting, and produced a great cheering from the crowd. But this was an incentive to Car- narvon rather than a discouragement, for they played strenuously to equalise. Man- sell Jenkins was hard pressed, and' had to kick to touch. From the throw in, Bert James's run down was frustrated by Albert Griffith, who returned to midfield. Walter Jones did not mince matters, but simply dashed through the defence, and his ensuing kick was saved smartly by Roberts. R. H. Roberts ran on, and centred splendidly. Mansell Jenkins outran Walter, but he only partially cleared. Johnny Jones smartly re- turned, and Roberts had to fist out in order to clear. Aber broke away, but. they were kept at good distance from the Carnarvon goal. Evan Hughes and Albert Griffith were impregnable. Johnny Jones dashed down on the left, and centred. Walter received, and passed to Tom Roberts. They moved on goalwards, but were robbed by Jenkins, who shot down the field. Bert James ran down with speed, and sent a splendid shot right along the goalmouth, but there was none of the Aber forwards there to receive, with the result that the ball went to touch. From goal-kick. Carnarvon made a combined attack on the Aber goal. and in less than a. minute they were in the Aber goal mouth. WTalter Jones, the Aber custodian, and O. Green were on the ground, and the slightest touch would have nlaced the ball in the net. Seeing this, R. H. Roberts rushed ún. and touched the ball into the net, scoring the Z, canalising goal twenty minutes from the re- start. Aberystwyth 1, Carnarvon 1. The game was now considerably enlivened, but the Aber team were now kicking a.t ran- dom. On the other hand, Carnarvon at- tacked desperately. Walter Jones sent a terrific shot at the custodian who only just managed to save. Another fruitless attack on the Aber goal terminated in the Aber for- wards running down. and forcing a corner. This wa,s cleared bv Albert Griffith. and a minute or two a.fterwa.ds time was called. when the game stood at: Carnarvon 1, Aberystwyth 1. We understand that the game will be re- played next Saturday on the Portmadoc Ground, to commence at 4 o'clock. The receipts at the gate amounted to about £ 25.

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