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To the Editor of the" Prestatyn…

To the Editor of the " J'reatatyti…





MOTOR RAILWAY.—April. ^ a…

North Wales Junior League.

Prestatyn v Ruthin.


Prestatyn v Ruthin. On Saturday Ruthin paid their first visit to Prestatyn, when they met the home club in a North Wales League match. Both teams put their full teams on the field, and seeing that Prestatyn are striving for championship honours, and Ruthin are trying to avoid the honour (?) of the wooden spoon, an exciting game was expected. The following team represented Prestatyn Goal, W. Glass backs, J. T. Williams and Jack Jones halves, Tom Brooks, Boll Jones, and D. G. Jones forwards, R. Hughes. E. Holbrook, J. Pairy, G. Glass, and L. Watts. Ruthin won the toss, and Parry kicked off for the homesters before a very poor gate. The game opened rather tamely, but later on both teams livened up and hot attacks were made on each goal, but the defenders on both sides proved superior to the attack. Once from a lovely centre by Holbrook, Simon saved in grand style at close quarters! Prestatyn now attacked, and, eventually, Glass found the net with a capital shot. After this success the homesters attacked, but found Simon in his best form, whilst Thomas was always a stumbling block, breaking up the combination time after time. Half-time: Prestatyn 1 goal, Ruthin nil. Prestatyn started in great style, Ruthin being soon on the defensive, and after 16 minutes play, Glass added a second point from a corner kick, R. Hughes dropping the ball right into goal. Ruthin now played up in surprising fashion, and made several fine rushes on the «uaf, but when near Glass shot widely, and several fine openings were lost. The game continued in Prestatyn's favour, the home forwards being far ahead of the visitors' quintette in their combining movements, but were very weak in front of goal. No further scoring took place, and an even and highly interesting game ended in a win for Prestatyn by 2 goals to nil. Ruthin played a nice gentlemanly game throughout, and but for their forwards' wildness in front of goal might have made things very lively for the home team. Simon in goal and Jack Thomas at back were in excellent form. The Prestatyn defence was sound, Glass having very little to do, whilst the halves were also very good. In the forwards, R. Hughes played.well, but the whole line seem to forget that it is combination that is wanted not individual efforts. A more gentlemanly and good naturedgame has not been played at Prestatyn for some time, and both teams are to be congratulated on their conduct. M:' Jones of H -lywell gave entire satis- faction to both teams. A firm hand over the players often saves a lot of ill feeling amongst the players. SCRAPS OVERHEARD. That Simon, Ruthin's giant custodian, is not a stranger to Prestatyn. That he assisted the Rhyl Athletic a few seasons ago. That age does not seem to count with some players. Jack Thomas, the Ruthin back, assisted Rhyl many years ago. That visiting teams have still to score their first goal at Prestatyn in a league match this season, Prestatyn having scored 8 goals to nil in their three home matches. That a great race is taking place between Prestatyn and Rhyl Vies. for league honours. That next Saturday's matches may put one or the other of these great rivals ahead. That Denbigh will make their second appearance on the Prestatyn ground next Saturday, when they will oppose the home team in the return league match. That on their previous visit they gave the homesters a rare fight, Prestatyn j nst. scraping home by an odd goal in five.