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THE WELSH LEAGUE. WESTMINSTER RaTERS V. RHOSTYDLEN VICTORIA.â Played at Gwersylit on Saturday. Rhostyllen, who were late, only mustered ten men. Both teams played in white shirts, and it was puzzling in the extreme to follow the play. Almost immediately the ball was in motion it was sent through the Rhos- tyllen uprights by Arthur Griffiths. Then Rhostyllen got away, and a corner was conceded them, but it came to nothing. The Rovers again pressed, and A. Griffiths again scored for them. A third was shot by W. Pouultney-i brother of the captain of the Rovers-and this was followed by a wrangle, the Rhostyllen men protesting that the ball had gone out of play before it was sent between the uprights, The referee (Ilr Wilkes of Ruabon) upheld his de- cision, and four of the Rhostyllen men walked off the field. Two of them, however, returned, and the game was resumed, Rhostyllen playing eight men. T. Davies increased the Rover,' score to four, and at half-time the result was :âWestminster Rovers four, Rhostyllen Victoria nil. In the second half the Rovers continued to hold the upper hand, and the final result wasâWestminster Rovers, seven goals; Rhostylien Victoria, one. Teams :âWestminster Rovers:-Goal C. Jones backs, Randies and Bithell; half-backs, Fisher, Wilding, and W. Griffiths; right wing, W. Poultney, and A. Griffiths; left wing, A. Roberts and T. Davies centre, J. Poultney. Rhos- tyllen Victoria :-Goal, Tompkins; backs, Pevah and Platt; half-backs, P. Roberts, R. Jones, and Mous- low right win, A. Parry left wing, Hewett and A. Edwards centre, C. Edwards. RHOS v. DP.UIDS.âPlayed at Rhos on Saturday. Owing to the beautiful weather, and the local rivalry that exists between these near neighbours, there was a large attendance of spectators. The Druids began the game, and were the first to show up. but the home team, who were playing with the sun at their backs, soon made it warm tor their opponents, and in the first few minutes obtained a corner and a foul close in, which were got away. Vaughan and Butler relieved with a grand run, and Abel Hughes had great difficulty in stopping their progress. From an attack by Salisbury and Reeves, E. Thomas saved jn-ck under the bar. Matthews made a clever run, giving Vaughan a good chance when near goal, which he put behind. For a few minutes Hughes and Parry were kept fully employed, and it was not until the former had made a huge kick that their fortress could be considered safe. Rhos now attacked vigorously, and after a fruitless corner, Haycocks &nd Hughes made a fine run, and the former putting the ball across the goal, Salisbury headed the first goal for Rhos. From the centre kick the Druids were at it again, Bntler sending in a shot which Edwards cleverly fisted out. Mid-field play was the order of the day for a time, until Jimmy Vaughan secured the ball, and after a dodgy run, getting the best of his more stalwart opponent Abel Hughes, had hard lines in just missing the mark. Alf Lloyd, getting possession from the goal kick, made a good effort to capture the Druid's goal, and was only foiled in the last moment by E. Thomas. Despite the heat the game was keenly contested up to the in- terval, but the score remained unchanged. Resuming Butler, Matthews, and Vaughan were soon busy, but found it very difficult to penetrate the home defence, who had been playing a good game all through. The home team made a vigorous attack on the visitors' goal, and after some exciting exchanges, Salisbury scored the second goal for the home team with a pretty shot. With the score of two goals against them the visitors pulled themselves to- gether, and were on the point of scoring when the ball was fouled. Hayward siopped a dangerous run by Lloyd. T. Davies and Jones executed a clever run, but the latter was beaten by Hughes. A good attempt was made by the visitors' left wing to score, and juat as Davies was on the point of shooting he was deliberately fouled. The referee awarded a penalty kick, which was sent wide of the mark by Jones. The home team after this let off made matters warm for the visitors, and Lloyd was only prevented from adding to the score on the goal line. A few minutes later Rhos were robbed of a good goal owing to one of their players fouling the ball. As time was fast approaching, the Drnids made a final effort to score, and their forwards coming away in grand style, Butler placed a goal to their credit. The result of a hard fought game wasâRhos, two goals Druids, one. The following were the teams:-Rhos: Goal, W. Edwards backs, A. Hughes and Parry half-backs, E. Humphreys, W. Morris, and W. Price; right wing, Salisbury and W. Reeves left wing, Haycocks and R. Hughes centre, A. Lloyd. Druids Goal, E. Thomas; backs, C. Thomas and Hayward half-backs, G. Owen, W. Lloyd, and W. Evans: right wing, J. Vaughan and Butler left wing, T. Davies and E. Jones centre, Matthews. Referee, Mr J. Taylor.

ITHE SHROPSHIRE LEAGUE.

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