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Football. Except in one instance all Saturday's ties in the third round of the English Cup competition had a decisive result. The greatest surprise of the round was the substantial victory of Manchester United, who actually defeated the cupholders, Aston Villa (who had been training in Rhyl for the event), by 5 goals to 1. Everton beat Bradford City 1-0, Liverpool defeated Brentford 2-0, and Newcastle United gained a 5-0 victory over Blackpool. The other results were Southampton 6, Middlesbrough 1 Woolwich Arsenal 5, Sun- derland 0, Sheffield Wednesday 4, Notts Forest 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1, Birmingham 1. The Combination campaign furnished five matches for last. Saturday, two of them having an important bearing on the championship. Both the leading clubs, Chsster and Whitchurch, were pluying away from home, but while Chester obtained a lucky victory over Rhyl by two clear goals, Whitchurch went down before the Druids by four goals to nil. As a result Chester now possess a great chance of heading the table, having two games in hand over their rivalss, in addition to possessing a much better goal average. Wigan Town were rather unlucky to be beaten 2-1 at home by Crewe Alexandra, the Railway getting the leading goal close on time. Port Sunlight made a good fight at Chirk and ran the Welshmen to a draw, each side getting one goal. In the remaining game Broughton United just managed to beat Glossop by the odd goal of three. THE COMBINATION. -(ioals- Pld. Won. Lost. Drn. For. At. Pts. Whitchurch 20 ..13 4 3 ..('>(> .24 .29 Chester 18 ..12 8 o ..53 ..13 .27 Nantwich 22 ..13 y 0 ..i'2 ..44 .26 Druids. 22 ..11 S ;:) Al 3;) 25 Crewe. 22 ..10 9 3 41 ..34 ..23 Tranmere Rovers ..19 <) R 4 .,29 ..25 ..22 Oswestry 19 ..10 8 1 ..45 ..26 .21 Glossop 19 s S.. 3 30 ..31 ..19 Port Sunlight 19 7 8 4 ..35 ..32 ..IS Birkenhead 10 7 3 ..23 ..25 ..17 Chirk 19 5 s 6 ..33 ..42 ..16 Broughton 17 7 8 2 ..29 ..13 ..16 Bangor 19 .n 3 ..21 ..53 ..13 !lhyI .17 -1 ..11 2 ..36 ..47 ..10 *Wig'in Town 20 â¢> ..](> 2 ..25 ..75 4 ""MidJlewicli, who retired from this league in favour of Wigin Town, had two points deducted for playing an ineligible man. 0 After an absence from their own ground for many weeks, Prestatyn entertained Llandudno Reserves in a North Wales Coast League, match on Saturday. The homesters had the beat of matters, and won by 2 goals to 1. Llandudno would undoubtedly have fared worse but for the alertness of their custodian. r..j,- In the same competition Rhyl Church Guild journeyed to Ruthin and suffered a defeat of 2-0, while at Denbigh the Vies drew, the result being 1-1. D W Jones scored for the Vies. '),- ..k The semi-final contest for the Welsh Cup between Wellington and Oswestry resulted in a win for the former by the only goal of the match. -)t- To-morrow (Saturday) the Belle Yue Athletic Grounds, Rhyl, will be the scene of the semi-final for the Welsh Amateur Cup between Portmadoc and Rhos Rangers. The Combination match between Rhyl and Chester last Saturday was a well contested affair, but the result was a very disappointing one for the seasiders. The home club (Rhyl) was repre- sented as follows-Coal T M Jones: backs, Jack Jones and Ogilvie halves, J Whitelock, Roberts, Vernon Jones forwards, R Hughes, G Glass, II Lapping, X Williams, and T Roberts. The Chester team consisted of: Goal, Coventry backs, J Hughbs and Cooper; halves, Jones, W Evans and Galley; forwards. W Matthews, S Jones, H Jones, W j'ick;->n, and J Lipsham. From the outset play was of an exciting charac- ter. A brilliant attack by Chester was repulsed by the Rhyl tucks, and a bombardment of the Chester goil next ensued but success attended neither team up to quarter-tints, although both Strove very hard to score. Play became largely a matter of individual contest betwaen the forward li;.1e, relieve! by brilliant rushog. TacksoTi sent in a beauty, which, unfortunately, was too high. Matthews soon afterwards give a capital display, but was robbed outside shooting distance. The Chester left pressed heavily, but could not defeat the sturdy defence of Ogilvie and Jack Jones even when they passed the half-back line. Another strong attack on the Rhyl goal having failed, T M Jones effecting a marvellous save, Rhyl assumed the aggressive. Lapping acquitted himself very creditably, but the rest of the quintette were somewhat erratic, with the result that a fine chance of taking the lead was lost. At half-time neither side had scored. In the second half Rhyl initiated the attack, and Lapping skimmed the bar with a hot shot, while almost immediately after T Williams forced Coventry to fist out. Eventually the ball was got to the other end, with the result that Lipsham scored from a well judged pass by Jackson. Subse- quently both goals were attacked in quick succes- sion, both pairs of backs, as well as the goal- keepers, coming out of the ordeal very creditably. Towards the end, however, Chester had the best of matters, and finished up with a 2.0 victory, thanks to a further goal by. Galley. ;<- The teams were very evenly matched, and had the Rhyl forwards done their duty as a line, Chester would have found room for congratulation in even a draw. Chester s play was marked by some fine combined work, but there was rather too much individuality on the Rhyl side. Much of Chester's success was due. to the fine tackling powers of their half-hack line. Whitelock was, however, as good as either of those three, aud his supervision of Lipshan1 was very effective. N.W.C. LEAGUE TABLE, Division 2. Results up to and including last Saturday. T âGoalsâ Pld. â vV°n' Drn. For. Agst. Pts Denbigh 9 â¢â¢ 3 *.19 ..14 ..11 Rhyl Church Guild 7 f" â¢â¢ 4 ..14 8 S Rhvl Victoria 6 0 â¢â¢ 2 ..15 .11 8 Prestatyn 5 ⢠⢠⢠1 14 10 7 Abergele United 8 â¢â¢ t â¢â¢ 2 ..14 ..21 6 Llandudno Res S â¢â¢ â¢* â¢â¢ 0 ..1;; .20 4 Ruthin â¢â¢ "⢠â¢â¢ â¢â¢If â¢â¢ Note. -Co,lwyn Bay having withdrawn from the League, their record has been deducted.

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