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Welsh Amateur Cup. RHYL VICTORIA v. MOLD TOWN. 'ANOTHER MISERABLE DRAW. AN EXCITING FINISH. It is many years since we have had a visit from a football team which has been thoroughly representative of the ancient town of Mold. On Saturday, however, Mold Town was represented by the best eleven it can boast of. Among them were some notable individualsâPeters, the 120 yards sprinter, and Macfarlane of Man- chester City fame. The game was a typ- ical cup-tie and there was plenty of excite- ment and vigorous play. On the whole Victoria had the most openings and were certainly a goal the better team. The shooting was erratic. I am favourably im- pressed with the play of Harrison, and if his form of Saturday is a criterion I have no hesitation in saying that he is on the right way to make one the best forwards ever turned out of Rhyl. So much so good, but I cannot refrain from saying that he ought to have won the game for his team on Sat- urday, but he didn't, and what cannot be cured will have to be endured. The Vic- toria were represented as follows :âGoal, R. Ellis backs, J Williams, T W Ellis, E. Mostyn, J W Ellis (capt), W J Evans forwards, R. Hughes, E E Hughes, D W Jones, T Harrison, J Hughes. I THE GAME. The visitors won the toss and played with the wind and sun in their favour. Rhyl Vies were the first to attack and the two Robins" met, Robin Redhead robbing our Robin of the ball and clearing. Fouls became frequent at this early stage of the game in which the visitors were the prin- cipal offenders. The Mold forwards assisted by the wind got down and the inside left got through, but the whistle had previous- ly gone for offside. The wind had a deter- iorating effect upon the play. Harrison was instrumental in changing the venue, and a foul close in give the locals a further advantage which they failed to utilise. A run on the Mold right carried play into the Rhyl territory where both J Williams and R Hughes miskicked giving the visit- ors' a glorious opportunity which they failed to turn to account, sending the ball high over. J. W. Ellis checked a likely run on the visiting left and judiciously feeding Harrison, that player sped along in fine style, beating all opposition, and essayed a shot which the visiting custodian was lucky. The Vies. forwards were play- ing a nice game, but I noticed that Hughes in the centre, as of old, would not part with the ball until robbed by an opponent. Harrison was again in evidence, but this he was robbed. At the end a dropping shot from the centre gained a corner, and eventually the leather travelled over. With the aid of the wind Mold pressed, but the Rhyl backs, though their kicking was not so powerful, defended well. The right wing was now given a chance, and a brilliant run by R Hughes a corner. The same player sent behind from a pass by D. W. Jones. Keeping up the pressure a beautiful cross shot by Hairison but the custodian effected a good save. Then Mold scored a splendid goal. It came about in a most unexpected manner, the extreme left who had been idle the best part of the game, received a neat pass, and J Williams hesitating was beaten, with the result that the winger had nobody to beat but the goalkeeper. Shortly after the Rhylites were awarded a penalty from which R Hughes equalised. A pretty run by Harri- son put D. W Jones in possession when in a grand position but he was adjudged offside. The visitors re-arranged their front rank and for a time this seemed to upset the Vic:)' defence, with the result that the same player scored again, but this time off the right with a shot which gave Ellis nochance. Ellis a moment later safely negotiated an obligue shot by Macfarlane. Half-time arrived with no further scoring. CHANCES MISSED. It was expected that the Rhylites would make things warm for their opponents dur- ing this half. They had certainly more of the play but Rhyl goal had several narrow escapes. From the kick-off Mold went off on the left, and a terrific shot by Macfar- lane struck the corner of the net. Peters also gave us a glimpse of his speed, and was often a source of trouble to the Rhyl backs. The Vies. were, however, not idle. The forwards were always busy but unlucky Some good shots came from the foot of D W. Jones. J. W. Ellis was always to the fore whether in attacking or defending, Harrison was bothered not a little by the crowd I like to see a player of his calibre play his own game. He could do it and let me advice in future to play his own game. He made several smart things and was altogether too good for the defence opposed to him, and, but for his failure to score when he had such a glorious oppor- tunity his play was of a very high standard. To return to the game, Rhyl pressed for a considerable time, shot after shot were tried without result, and several corners were obtained but the leather could not be got in until a superb effort of D W Jones headed the ball in front for Harrison to put it into the net. Now play was mostly in the Mold half and times out of number the ball travelled dangerously near, wherever the Rhylites aimed at there was a head, body or foot to stay its course. It was unfortunate they did not win, especially in the last few minutes.* I hope they will play as pluckily at Mold on Saturday. THE PLAYERS. Ellis played a safe game in goal and was helpless with the shots that scored. Ellis was the best of the two backs. I thought Williams too slow. Ellis was the pick of halves, W Mostyn a good second. The same fault applies to R Hughes as J Williams. R Hughes and Harrison were the most conspicuous of the forwards. D W Jones was not up to form, though in the second half he improved. Harrison's partner has football in him. Tellis Hughes has the ability but unless he can nd himself of selfishness he will not make a name in the football world.

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