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FOOTBALL. (By En Avant.) NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. BANGOR V. LLANDUDNO SWIFTS. This match was played at Llandudno last Satnr day, in dirty weather, but in the presence of a fairly good gate. Mr A. W, Menzies, Carnarvon, was the referee, and the players lined up as follows:— LT.ANDUDNO. R. Hersee. W. Hughes, F. Jones. J. Roberts. Tom Knight. Ned Hughes, Webbe, H. Williams. H.Bevan, Allman, Davies O W. Lewis, H. Williams, C. Jones, R Owen, ft Jones, W. Davies, T. Buckland, J. Arridge J, Dunniclifle, S Boberts, W Arridge, I BANGOR. At 3.5 p.m., Bevan kicked off for the Shifts, and Dunricliffe had the first bite of the Bangor men, and clumsily punted up to midfiel l, whence Ned Hughes again sent up. This tine, Dunni- cliffe had a clear course, and running strongly in, be drove at the ball with a mighty punt, which should have sent it to the other end of the field. To the huge delight of the home crowd however, he clean missed the ball, which went rolling to- wards the goal line. Sam Roberts, seeing Webbe and Williams dashing after it, sprang in and tried to clear, but the leather slipped off his foot and went behind, Llandndno thus gaining a corncr iu less than half a minute from the kick off. Sam drove the corner kick out, but jKuight returned, and Sam bad bis work to do over again, and from his second attempt. Charlie Jones headed forward in a beautiful lit -er, only to see Fred Jones calmly punting it back. W. Davies sent Fred's punt back to Ned IT gtid Ned promptly tried a shy at goal, but land 'he ball behind. Wil- liam sent the goal Ik to Richie, who was standing on the half-li* but Fred Jones got pos- session an A sent into touch, and from a subsequent throw for Llandudno, Walter got the ball, and at once showed that his feet had lost none of their cunning or their power, for in a second the ball was describing a huge parabola ip the air, its descent being in the direction of thejaome goal. Will Hughes dashed eut to meet the dropping ball, but off his foot it darted sideways and fUshed into touch. A lovely sequence of patfes by Bevan, Webbe, bnd Williams, was the outcome of the throw, but Dunnicliffe met them in full career, and drove the leather far up the field again. It dropped like a lump of lead at Walter's foot, ard he banged it across the field to Richie, who, tackled by Ned Hughes and Fred, was dispos- sessed of the ball, but got it a moment later off Knight, and transferre i it to Owen, who sent over the bar. Bangor came again after the goal kick, and were swarming in the home goal when Hughy handled, and from the free kick the ball came to Charlie, who passed nicely to Hughy who in- ttantly returned, but the ball w&s in turn missed as it flew along the ground across the field by Charlie, Allman, and Dick Owen. and then Ned Hughes dashed i8 and sent into touch far up the field, and Sam did the same thing with the throw cut. From the second throw, the home forwards went up in a line, Bevan finally sending far for- ward and sprinting after the ball. Sam sprang at the flying ball and missed it, then Dunnicliffe had a go at it. He missed it too, b'lt instantly re- I covering himself, he went at it again, and this time he got in a good ore which Ricbie shot well forward, Knight returning strongly, Dunnicliffe I doing ditto but sending into touch again. From the throw, Dick Owen shot behind at long range. Williams returned the goal kick, and the ball came to Walter who elicited the cheers of the crowd by the manner in which, with really tricky and useful little side kicks he befooled Roberts and Will Hughes, but Will was on« too many for him at the finish and got the ball away. In » moment, how- ever, Walter had the ball again, and, adopting other tactics, he swept in a superb centre which sent all the Bangor forwards rushing headlong for goal. Here however, Fred stood like a tower, and with the utmost coolness sent the ball far up the fiAld again, and in a moment, the home forwards were busy at the other end, where Sam Roberts stuck to the ball like a leach and after a desperate struggle cleared the invaders out. They were soon back again, and Buckland missing his kick, Bevan had an opening in front of goal of which he took instant advartage and shaved the upright with a spanking shot. A strong return by Sam put Bangor on the attack, but they did not stay long, and Williams getting hold shot far forward when Webbe darted off and finished up with a flying shot at goal which Dunnicliffe diverted behind. The corner was beautifully placed but strongly cleared by Dick Owen, and Walter ana Hughy with pretty passing raced away till Knight ran in and punted iRtO touch. Buckland :returned the throw finely, and afterwards put in some desperate work, in which he was abjy assisted by Owen and Hugby, which resulted in the ball coming to Ricbie, who went in a good ceptre, Hughy forcing a corner off Ned Hughes, which 'was sent into touch. Bevan got the ball from the throw out, and darted off up the middle, bat was stormily met by Buckland. The light-weight never flinched the shock, and though stopped for the moment, resumed posses- sioif of the ball in a second, and running forward, followed doggedly by Tommy, he crossed the ball to Davies who was standing well offside. Sam Roberts turned round to start after the ball, but finding it in possession of Davies, who was between him and the goal, he turned round again to claim offside. The referee did not blow his whistle (properly so), and Davies ran straight into goal after the ball, but the moment he touched it, the whistle rang clearly out and pulled him up. The crowd howled with vexation, but the free kick was instantly taken, and in a moment Hughy was penalised for a breach of the rules. The free kick came to Dunnicliffe, who lunged viciously forward, but sent the ball agairst Williams, off whom it darted behind. Ned Hughes darted in to meet the goal kick and headed it back, but Charlie got hold of the ball from Owen, and he and Buckland essayed to make ground, but were soundly beaten by young Allman, who fought sturdily for the ball and got it. At this moment Buckland was peualised for a foul of so-Le kind, and Fred Jones put the free kick into the net without, however, touching anyone with the ball. Hughy got away from the goal kick, and passed to Walter, but Will Hughes sent far up the field, and in a jiffey the Swifts were swarming round the Bangor goal, whence Buekland cleared off the goal line. The bail came to Webbe who banged in a splendid centre, which Ned Hughes pounced upon, and trying a bit of individual play he got right through, and arrived close in with an open goal before him. Just as he was preparing to shoot though, Sam coolly'walked right in front of him, and his tremendously hard shot rebounded off Sam far up the field, Iwhence Fred Jones shot over the bar. After a throw to either side, a magnificent centre by Hughy brought the Bangor lads headlong into the home goal again, but before any of them could arrive, the ball had reached Dick Hersee in goal. Dick cleared in a somewhat clumsy fashion, but it served for the moment. The ball, 'however, came to Buckland in the middle of the home half; and, running up at I full speed, he sent in a magnificent shot, which r se from his foot like a rocket and was just sail- ing under the bar when Dick Hersee made a I supreme effort, and just catching the ball on the tips of his fingers he diverted it out of goal over the bar. It was a really fine save, and Dick well II deserved the cheers which the crowd showered on him, but it was awfully hard lines for Buckland, for it was a shot of a thousand, and one which most goal keepers would have found it impossible to stop. The corner came to nothing, but the j Bangor forwards made a desperate effort, and ere long were again in front of the home goal, and Hughy beaded, "at close rp.nge, I a splendid oentre froof Ritchie, right into Hersee's clearance, away went Webbe and j Williams, but a splendid .effort by Sam pulled 1 J them up in the nick of time, but, sticking to the ball Hke grim death, Williams finally beat him, and was on the point of shooting in when William rushed out and kicked clear. A moment later Williams shot behind. Sending the goal kick heavily over the halfway mark, William had the mortification of seaing Fred Jones pouncing on the ball and serving up to Webbe and Wil- liams, who at once raced away in com- pany, forcing a corner off Sam Roberts. I. This was cleared, and Knight was penalised for pushing Hughy, and the free kick was passed by J. Arridge to Walter, who, though he* made a gallant attempt to get at the ball, failed, and it went into touch. Will Hughes returned the throw strongly, and was followei by Buckland, after which Fred came into action, and from his giant punt Davies got away, but was beaten in the run up by J. Arridge. Davies fouling Arridge, Bangor got a free kick, but Hughy shot behind. Splendid work bv Walter and Hughy enabled the latter to send the ball to Ritchie, who, met by Fred, touched the bill neatly passed the big 'un, and, following swiftly after it, he got in a clinker, which Will Hughes cleared in a brilliant fashion. Bangor were now pressing, but were finally.sent empty away, and Webl e and Willinms got to the other end, where Webbe rattled the net with a 8mack on the side. From a throw out given by Williams Bangor went away in a line, and Charlie Jones was pushed by Fred, and Bangor had an other free kick in front of tbo uome goal. Buck- land touched the free kick sideways to Davies, but he made a mull of it, and seat across to the other Davies. He, too, made a hash of the job and dropped the ball among the Bangor forwards again while they were still in front of the home goal, and with a hop, skip, and a jump, the Bangor Davies danced in agfcin and crashed the ball strongly goalwards. Like a rocket the ball flew in, and glancing of fNed Hughes's head, it was the next second resting safely in the net, Hersee having not the ghost of a chance of saving. This event was received in dead silence, but the score was affected in this way :— BANGOR, 1 GOAL; LLANDUDNO, 0. This happened after 3 b minutes' play, and the Swifts became for the most patt charged with conviction that the game was already lost, for the rest of the first half was as lifeless as they are made, and when HALF TIME a was called, the score still remained:— BANGOB, 1 GOAL; LLANDUDNO, 0. Ne4! Hughes stopped the opening rush of the Bangor men in the second half, and put his front line on the way to the other end, but this early visit from his toes brought Sam out of his shell, and he got in a mighty punt which transferred the war to the other end of the field. Will Hughes thought he could not do better than follow Sam's example, and, as the result of this, Sam had his work to do over again. He aid this all right, but Allman handled, and Buckland sending the free kick well up, Richie beaded beautifully into the home goal, whence Fred cleared easily, Bevan sending well forward to Davies, who was miles off side. The referee again did not whistle till Davies touched the ball, but when he did so there was a howl of derision from the crowd and cries of" Well played, Referee." Will-am came out of his goal to take the free kick, but the referee very properly stopped the game till the howling ceased. When the music ceased William sent the ball to Dick Owen and Richie, but Fred Jones calmly stopped their rush and sent the ball to the other end of the field. Dunnicliffe again clean missed the ball, and Williams darting in got in a beauty, which Sam could only head behind. John Roberts put the corner behind. Williams stopped the goal kick, and gave to Bevan, who, after a bit of dodging, got a clear field and let fly, sending behind. This small measure of success cheered the Swifts up wonder- fully, and they began to press their opponents back in a dangerous fashion. Ki>ight returned the goal kick finely, and the home quintette made a united rush, which Davies spoiled by pushing Bucklflad, The referee at once gtve a fr-e kick, and again the crowd howled aud shouted Play up, referee," but the game proceeded, and Richie shooting far up field, Will Hughes shot into touch, and from the throw out Owen shot behind. Dick captured the goal pack and shot hard injagain, but Will Hughes cleared, and in a moment Bevan was going full speed for the other end. Dunniclitte stopped the run up, and then some rattling good work by Buckland, Dick Owen, and Richie best Fred Jones, who was compelled to kick into touch to put an end to the raid. The throw was put behind. Hugby stopped the goalkick, and in the subsequent rush the Bangor Davies was penalised for pushing, the crowd this time cheering ironically. The free kick was panted out by Buck- land, and in a moment Walter was racing away at top speed for the other end, followed by the whole of the Bangor forwards. Several hot shots were sent in before they were again cleared out, but the defence stood the racket all aright, and then the Swifts went away in a line for the other end, and little Allman got in a dangerous daisy-cutter, which scraped the post as it went behind. Poun- cing on the goalkick Allman put in a wonderful overhead shot which dropped right Lt the Bangor goalmouth, but Sam again dashed at it—and missed it. William, however, was on the alert and, darting out of his den, he got rid of the ball, which he sent across the field to his left. One of the Bangor men seemed to me to handle it as it flew across, and the home Roberts claimed hands, aud, running to the ball, picked it up. He, however, was too previous, for the referee had not seen the first case of hands, but could not fail to see this, and, consequently, gave Bangor a free kick. Again the crowd howled, but the free kick came to nothing, as Will Hughes cleared easily, and, run- ning up with the ball, be was penalised in midfield for fouling Hughy. Will Hughes headed the free kick back, and the home forwards made a united rush on the Bangor goal from whence magnificent work by Buckland fdrove them out. They came again in a moment, and Webbe got in a splendid centre which Dunnicliffe sent into touch on the other side of the ground. Ked Hughes got hold of this, and dropped in a magnificent shot, which William caught in the goalmouth and then dropped. The home forwards were on the move towards him like a flash, but stooping down, William patted the ball a short distauce away from the goal, and then, springing lightly forward, he got his foot to it and punted far up the field. It was a desperate near thing, and hard lines for Ned. but the way William cleared his goal was splendid. In a moment Walter had banged a splendid centre in at the other end of the field, but Fred Jones kept off Richie, and Will attended to Dick Owen, what time the ball rolled gently over the goal line. The I goal kick came to Buckland, who at once returned with all his force, and Ned Hughes missing the I ball, Diok Owen pounced on it%and shot behind. Hughy getting the goal kick, he touched across to Owen who repassed to Buckldhd. who handled. The cl"'wd howled with delight. Hughy returned the free kick, and Fred Jones missing his kick, Charlie darted on the ball and raced away with it, but repeated charges by Will Hughes kept him in check, till at last Fred got a chance of clearing. Llandudno now put on a spell of pressure, but Buckland finally raised the siege by desperate I efforts, but Jonn Roberts dashed to the ball and I sending nicely to Allman, the little one got in a real beauty, which William only got rid of as it was going in at the far corner af the goal. Dunni- cliffe in trying to improve on William's clearance, giving a corner. This was splendidly placed, but by tremendous efforts, J. Arridge managed to clear it away, sending across to Walter, who, running towards the home goal, had passed the I "hall, but, without turning, and while still on the I run, got in a curious back kick which sent the ball in the direction he was going and to Will Hughes, who punted away. Charlie then got the ball, and with a neat forward kick gave Dick Owen posses- sion. Off went Dick, but like a bull Will Hughes went at him. Will fell, and tumbled Dick over. The referee threw the ball up, and as a f result of the followirg melee Webbe raced 8W8Y, finally parting to Allman who centred per- fectly, Sam Roberts clearing, and the ball beiag afterwaards sent behind. J. Arridge afterwards 1 tie»led a long shot by WHl Hagkos, —————————————— — and after a short visit to the other end by Walteo and Hughy, Webbe gave Sam something to dl with a well judged long shot. In came the bale again from Knight, and William fisted out. Thn ball dropped not a yard out of goal, and Be>a hurled himself at it accompanied by W:1 liams. William and Williams met the bal- at the same instant and the ball remained dead, and neither of them knew where it was. William was the first to find out, and with a touch of his foot he sent it out of danger. A very near thing. Will Hughes banged the ball in again and the home forwards made another rush, and the ball was handled, close in front of the Banger goal. Fred Jones took charge of the freekick, and shooting hard along the ground, sent the ball flying through a forest of legs and into the net. The crowd burst out into a loud and prolonged cheer, but the Bangor men claimed that the ball had not touched anyone in its passage into the net. The referee, however, decided that a score had been made, and consequantly the score read:- BANGOR, l GOAL; LLANDUDNO, 1 GOAL. This happened 20 minutes after the restart, and livened the Swifts up to 6ome tune, and for the next ten minutes the Bangor defence had a warm time of it. At last, however, a splendid passing ran was initiated by. Walter, and away went the visiting front rank in line. They were checked by Roberts handling. Davies placed the free &ick in well, and Ned Hughes kicked the ball backwards. Before it could; get behind, Hughy dashed in and swept it across the goal mouth, Hersee clear- ing well. Buckland returned magnificently, and Knight headed back. In it came again like a bullet, and Fred Jones headed out, and then attempted to work away the ball away with his feet.. He was, however, furiously assailed by Richie, and after some struggling, they both let fly together, and the little fellow being a shade the quicker, the ball shot off Fred's foot, diagonally into goal, giving Hersee, who han placed himself in a position to ruett a possible shot from Richie, no chance of saving. BANGOR, ? GOALS; LLANDUDNO, 1 GOAL. This was something of a staggerer to the Swifts but to their credit be it said, they lost no jot of heart or hope, and the play became faster than ever, and for about five minutes, each end was visited m rapid succession. At last however, the home forwards got off with a big return by Will Hughes which Davies failed to stop, clean missing his kick, and Bevan sent in a scorcher which Ar- ridge put behind. The corner was only partially cleared, and another hot shot was sent in. This William got iid of in first rate style, and Owen and Charlie Jones tried to get -) the field. Fred Jones was too much for them, a;, i was making off with ball when Owen nipped in a,- t,n, and slapped the ball against the side of the net, fter a couple of throws, Ned Hughes got the ball id did a run up on his own account. He had to fight every inch of the ground, but he kept going, and at last passed to Davies, who, as usual was lying well up. Sam went for Davies but missed him and the ball, and the little Flint man went straight for goal! and arrived theTe to find nobody but William at home. The Bangor defence seemed paralysed for a moment, and so did Davies, and there was a perceptible pause in the play. Davies was the first to recover his senses, and then with a diagonal shot, he landed the ball along the ground into the far corner of the net, beating William easily. EANGOA, 2 GOALS LLANDUDNO, 2 GOALS. The cheers which greeted this achievement were simply frantic, and the home team now played for all they were worth in order to get in a winning goal. The Bangor defence, too, became somewhat feeble, and the halfs and backs were somewhat un- certain in their kicks. a result most of the play was in the Bangor half, and there can be no doubt that the Swifts had a lot of bad luck in failing to get ahead. At one time it seemed they could not tail to do so, for shots rained in on the Bangor defence from all quarters, and the way they were cleared was of a very dicky nature. Suddenly, however, Walter IIgain started off for the other end, and this was the signal for as warm an attack on the Swifts' goal as they had just been making on that of the Bangorians. Over and over again thQ ball seemed to be on the point of getting past Hersee. Once'Buckland sent in a thunderbolt of a shot, which looked as if no two men could stop its progress. In fact it passed everybody, and was just sneaking into the goal at the comer, low down, when Hersee threw himsel f on his knees and threw clear. In a moment it was back again, sail- ing in at the same corner, but this time under the bar. This time Hersee was at the other end of the goal where he had just fisted out a good one, but at the very last moment Fred Jones got his head under the ball and hurled it out of goal into the midst of the swarm of players in front of him. A wild kick sent it spinning behind, and thus the siege was raised. In a mement the Swifts were at the other end, and a repetition of the previous at- tack was begun, but ere any mischief had been done the whistle sounded for time, leaving the score unchanged, and the FINAL RESULT was BANGOB,, 2 GOALS LLANDUDNO, 2 GOALS.

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