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THE WAR.

4 FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE.

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4 FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. Collen Villa v. Oswestry.-This match was played at Oswestry, yesterday week, in grand football weather. The Oswestry team was a much heavier one than the Villa, who have an average age of only 15. Villa won the toss and kicked against a strong wind. Oswestry kicked off and Ellis played the ball to the Villa's backs, but was robbed of it by Edwards, after which the Villa did some neat passing and got to the Oswestry goal but failed to score. Then Perry opened the scoring for Oswestry, and soon after Ellis added another The Villa showed up better from this and Hughes scored. Oswestry however pressed heavily and scored two more goals before the interval. After this a little change was made in the Villa's team. A Hughes went to play left full back, D. R. Edwards left half, and Robertson centre, v The change proved i?ood, for it prevented Oswestry scoring any more. Half-time :—Oswestry, four goals Villa, one. The Villa on restarting played to -their opponents' goal, and Jackson scored with a lovely shot. Shortly afterward* Jackson added another. Oswestry tried to obtain another goal but A. Hughes and A. N. Edwards, the full backs, who played a fine game, proved unpassable. From this onward there was no further scoring. Final:—Oswestry, four goals; Villa, three.. Druids v. Chirk.-This friendly match between these old rivals for the "local championship" attracted a large crowd at Wynnstay Park, on Saturday after- noon, in beautiful weather. The homesters won the toss and Chirk set the leather in motion against a brilliant sun. In the first minute the Druids became dangerous and Butler experienced hard lines. Immediately afterwards R. Jones passed to Vaughan who nullified a grand opening by shooting heedlessly. Chirk now retaliated but Sam Jones cleared. After exciting play in Chirk quarters Meredith transferred play and at the end of 15 minutes' operations Sam Roberts got away and centered beautifully. The home backs were beaten and Ephraim Williams converted the charge with a fine goal, and at the interval Chirk led by one goal to none. In the second moiety the opening exchanges were even. Butler at last baffled Morgan, who fell in goal, and the ball rolled slowly into the net. Both elevens being of an equal froting, each laboured hard to gain the lead, but despite dashing play, neither registered, Wynne shooting over the bar. A well-contested, game eventually terminated in a draw of one goal each. Chirk undoubtedly excelled in headwork and short passing. ENGLISH CUP DRAW. The draw for Divisions 3 and 4 of the English Cup eompetition was made at the Meliheux Hotel, Wolverhampton, on Tuesday night. The draw resulted as follows :-Division 3; Glossop v. Stockport, Staleybridge v. South Liverpool, Crewe v. Wigan, Port Vale v. Nantwich. Division 4: Oswestry or Newtown v. Small Heath, Walsall v. Kidderminster, Dudley v. Wrexham, Wellington v. Druids. To be played on October 28th; kick-off 3 o'clock. THE WELSH JUNIOR CUP. The draw for the first round of the Cup competition was made at Wrexham, on Wednesday night, and resulted as follows :-Division 1: Llandudno Swifts Reserve v. Bangor Reserve; Carnarvon Reserve, Rhyl Reserve, Colwyn Bay, Llanrwst, Flint Reserve, Holyhead Swifts, and Rhyl Church Guild byes. Division 2: Llangollen United v. Vron St. Albans, Summerhill Albion v. Broughton United, Adwy United v. Wrexham Reserve; Rossett, Wrexham Victoria, Wrexham Old Boys and Dolgelley byes. Division 3 Ellesmere Rangers v. Oswestry Reserve; Druids Reserve, Ruabon Albion, Whitchurch, Derwen Rangers,Whittington,St. Martins, and Llanfyllin byes. Division 4: Newtown Reserve, Welshpool Reserve, Singleton and Coles, Shrewsbury, Barrack Rovers, Snailbeach, Wellington St. George's, Royal Welsh Warehouse, and Pontesbury byes. The first-named clubs have choice of ground; kick off at 2 45 p.m. DENBIGHSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. St. Martins v. Wrexham, Reserve -Played at St. Martins when the visitors won easily by 5 goals to one, Mr. Henry Adams being referee.

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