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FOOTBALL INTELLIGENCE. Many will learn with regret that the Bolton Wan- derers have had to withdraw their engagement with the Berwyn Rangers on Boxing Day, owing to some of their ties coming off on that date. Corwen played Ruthin Grammar School, on Saturday, at Corwen, and beat the school by two goals to one. The visitors obtained their goal in the first half, by a combined rush, while Corwen scored in the other part of the game, R. Roberts kicking the first and J. Roberts the second. A match, Choristers v. Excelsiors (two local clubs), was played on the ground of the former, at Peny- maes, on Saturday, and resulted in favour of the Choristers by two goals and two disputed to none. Some good play was shown on both sides, the back play of J. Richards for the Excelsiors, however, being the most conspicuous. Three ties in the second round for the Wales and Border Counties Association Challenge Cup were decided on Saturday. Oswestry v. Trefonen, played at Woodhill, resulted in a win for Oswestry by four goals to nil; Wrexham beat Rhostyllen Victoria, at Wrexham, by two goals to none; and the Druids had a victory over Gwersyllt Foresters, in Gwersyllt Park, of seven goals to one. At the last match one of the Gwersyllt players unfortunately met with an accident-slipping, he fell on his left arm and fractured it. He was carried off the field to the nearest doctor's, and the injured limb was set. In the return match, Berwyn Rangers v. Coed- poeth, played at Llangollen on Saturday, the Rangers won by five goals to none. The home team's left wing did excellent work before change of ends, when the three goals scored were obtained by Bob Roberts, but afterwards it was not so fortunate, the honour of scoring the other two being claimed by E. Evans. Coedpoeth made a good stand considering that they played some of their second team, and that their proper goal keeper (S. L. Jones) had to perform the duty of an half-back; but when Jones took his position between the posts the latter end of the game he evoked considerable admiration by the manner in which he repulsed the attacks of the Rangers, and most likely had he gone to his own post at the start the result would have been different. The Rangers have played with better judgment than they did on this occasion. The first ties for the Northern Welsh Association Challenge Cup, of which the Bangor club is the holder, were played at Carnarvon on Saturday, the Carnarvon Colts meeting Beaumaris, and the Car- narvon Heroes met Bangor. Some surprise was excited at an arrangement which permitted of two ties being played in the same town on the same day -an arrangement which naturally divided the interest and so spoilad the gate-money. Interest on Saturday centered chiefly in the tie between Bangor and the Heroes. It was generally anticipated that the latter, which is a new club, would come out very much second best. These anticipations were, how- ever, not realised, and the Heroes made a capital stand, and have no reason whatever to be ashamed of or disheartened by their defeat, the game ending in favour of Bangor by five goals to three. In the other tie the Carnarvon Colts were victorious by three goals to two. Major Platt has accepted the presi- dency of the association. BERWYN RANGERS FIXTURES. Dec. 1st, v. Hare & Hounds, at Wrexham. Dec. 8th, v. Ellesmere, at Ellesmere. Dec. 22nd, v. Black Park, at Llangollen. Dec. 25th, v. Corwen, at Corwen. Jan. 12th, v. Rhostyllen, at Rhostyllen. Jan. 19th, v. flare & Hounds, at Llangollen. Jan. 26th, v. Chirk, at Chirk. Feb. 2nd, v. Black Park, at Black Park. Feb. 9th, v. Druids, at Ruabon. Feb. 23rd, v. Chirk, at Llangollen.

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