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North Wales Junior League.

Prestatyn v. Abergele.


Prestatyn v. Abergele. "MoitE POINTS FOR THE BLUES." A year ago the Prestatyn team included several Abergele players. Whilst the Aber- gele Royal "Welsh was made up of six Pres- tatynites and five Galeites. Since then things have altered, and each town now boasts a team of its own. On Boxing Day the red and blacks visited Prestatyn and defeated the blues in the final for the Prestatyn (Aiston) Challenge Cup, so that special interest was taken in the above league game. Both sides were strongly represented and a well con- tested game and a good gate was anticipated. Punctually to time, in a drizzling rain and before a small crowd, the blues faced thdr opponents as follows :—goal. W. Glass; backs J. T. Williams and Jack Jones; halfs T. Brooks, Bell Jones, and D. G.Jones; forwards J. Parry, S. Jones, R. Hughes, G. Glass, aud L. Watts. Mr J. E. Jones, of Holywell, had charge of the players. Aborgele won the toss. The game opened very even, but gradually the homesters bore down, Abergele defending well. Watts and Glass got away on the left but over run the ball. Parry now tried his luck with a long shot which struck the upright and bounced into the net. Prestatyn continued to have the best of matters, and were unlucky not to further increase their score. During a hot attack on the visitors goal, the ball was handled, the referee at once awarding a penalty and Robin Hughes beat Jones. At half-time the score read :— Prestatyn .2 goals, Abergele. 0. The second half opened rather tamely, but later both sides bucked up and attacked in turn. Prestatyn got through and Glass scored, but was ruled offside. The homesters were unlucky not to scoro on several occa- sions, and it was not untill a few minutes from time that Glass scored with a fast low shot. Final result: Prestatyn S, Abergele nil. That Prestatyn were the best side there is no doubt, and Abergele mast consider them- selves lucky that only three goals were scored against them. As a result of Saturday's win, Prestatyn now go third in the league table. Prest ttyn's chance of league; honours is certainly growing brighter. Noxt Saturday the return game with Aber- gele will be played, and if they repeat Satur- day's win, the local team's chances will be second to none. That the selection committee and the club in general have been criticised fof leaving out E. Holbrook. It is hardly likely that Holbrook himself will grumble, for changes 4n must be made now and then. He certainly deserved a rest after his Llandudno display, but it is expected ho will soon be in the team &gaiu, as when in form he is better than some of Saturday's team. That four of the Abergele team have in the past done duty for the blues, namely. E. Mostyn, Moss Jones, Alf Davies, and T. C. Williams. That Mr John Evans has received a letter of thanks from the league secretary, for his services in the Llandudno match. l That the secretary should see that only players and officials are allow in the dressing room. That Mr A. Greenwood, the general chair- man of the club, was an interested spectator of Saturday's game. That the Prestatyn Thursdays beat the Rhyl Celts, on Thursday, by 8 goals to 2. There is material here for first class players, but the drawback is they cannot get off on I Saturdays. Jim Roberts (back), J." Beunett andW. Davies (forwards), H. Roberts (goal), and liorton (half) are very likely players.

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