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FOOTBALL. EXGLAXD v. WALES. At the Rectory Field, Black heath, on Saturday, the thirteenth meeting under Rugby rules between representative teams of England and Wales took place in dull and threatening weather. The home team included eight old Irteri whiil-3 Wales, who had to make no alteration, lll- cluded thirteen who had previously repre- sen.ted the Principality. Within twenty min- utes of the start the crowd probably num- bered nearly 10,000, and Sltill grew as time went on. Foulr years had elapsed ninca "Waùes appeared at Blackhoabh, as id t^e.:i England won very easily. A slight wind blew down the ground, and England, win- ding the. toss, took 'advantage of it. Boucher kicked off for Wales. The Englishmen wevj quicke,r than their opponents on the loose. After Cattell had resumed after a temporary disa-Mement, Muititt scored ten minut'W from the start. Mitchell made a good at- tempt at. goal, but failed. Following the drop out England again attacked, but Bowen retrieved, and the English, forwards blunder- ing, the Welshmen would have had a. great chance had not Houghton cleverly got in his kick. Still the Englishmen kept the game chiefly in the Welsh hallf, and Badger being hurt, the visitors" chances were fur- ther prejudiced. Gradually the Welshmen were driven back, and Houghton putting in a- fine kick play was forced on to the Welsh line, Cattell gaining a second try, but again the place kick was a failure. The injury to Badger was, of course, very bad luck for the visitors, Boucher having to be brought out of the pack. Cattell dashed ever and sewed a tittird try, but Taylor was no more success- ful than Mitchell had been Mitchell scored a fourth try, Vailenitine converting. The Wellsih forwaads being completely routed, Fookoa got in and (Soared. This heavy scoring by the Englishmen robbed the game of all interest. Half-time score England, 1 goal, 4 trys W ales, nil. The Welshmen's play was very disappointing, and the home- sters relaxing their exertions for some time there was no further sicore. Murfit at length got over, and in the last minute Valentine also scored, Mitch-ell converting. England thus ran out easy winner by 2 tro-als 5 trys to nil. NORTH WALES COAST ASSOCIATION. At a council meeting at Coflwyn Bar on Wednesday, Bangor Reserve and Llanrwst, were ordered to replay the junior semi- finaA at Llandudno, on Jamuary 18th; and Bangor v. Rhyl the senior final at Llan- dudno, on February 8th. THE WELSH JUNIOR CUP (THIRD ROUND) QUEENSFERRY v. BAN- GOR RESERVE. At Queens-ferry, on Saturday. Queens- ferry at onee_ pressed, and Bennion .scored, Bangor equalising shortly afterwards. Half- time score One goal each. Queensferry had asL the play the next half, and added three goals. Final score Queensferry, four goals Bangor Reserve, one. THE NORTH WALES SENIOR CUP BANGOR v. THE 'NOPS. On Saturday, at the Oval, Carnarvon, the Bangor Club met the Carnarvon Ironopolis in the first round for the North Wales Senior Cup. It will be remembered that when these teams played on the Bangor ground, the game resulted in a draw. Hence the play on Saturday. It had been evident for some time past that an unusual amount of interest was taken in the probable result both at the cathedral city as well as at Car- r.arvon. This was well proved on Saturday, for a contingent of about 700 journeyed from Bangor to support their men, while the Carnarvonites on the field were twice that number. The visitors first put in an appearance, and were hailed with three ringing cheers for the "Heroes" .and the "(jha-iiipions: Three or four minutes later Captain A. W. Menzies walked to the ground, andi received an enthusiastic reception. Rumour was current on Friday and Sat- urday that the home team could not muster their "first eleven," owing to three of them being absent. One of the three, Hugh Wil- liams, a. brilliant player, liad had liis shoul- der dislocated at Rhyl the previous week. Acting-captain D. O. Williams was unable to take th.e field, as was also WiTliaan Jones. Consequently, the 'Sop" had to play three "reserves." What effect; this had OIl the Iganue can only be 'suniilised'. Johnnie Hughes, a well-knci.vn Rugby player, did service at goal for the home team. Between all the odds were against the 'Nops. Bangor won the toss, and punctually at half-past two the leather was put rolling. The game at once became fast and exciting, and was well kept in the home quarters for a time, .several attempts at scoring from "corners" proving futile, owing to the ex- cellent defence of the 'Nops goalkeeper, who saved admirably. The playing of Buckland and Charlie Jones for Bangor* and the attack of the forwards in general was such that it elicited the hearty applause of the spectatois. The names of Bob Lloyd Jones, John Owen, Johnnie Hughes, W. Morris, and Menzles anust be mentioned as forming the back bone of tno home team. Tommy Edwards and the forwards lacked in spirit and energy. When the half-time whistle sounded, neither teams had scored. After the usual interval, the ball was again off. For the first fifteen minutes the play was fast and furious. It was evident that the visitors had the best of the play, and their daring shots put the Carnarvoadtes on their mettle. However, at last the leather I was once again in the home quartern, and by the adiroit play of Buckland, Charlie Jones, although closely chased by Bob Lloyd, succeeded in drawing the first blood. Whether this couM have been accomplished had Johnnie Hughes kept to his post as goalkeeper is a matter that seems to be doubted by many. But be that as it may, the ball was in dangerous proximity to the posts, and evidently the goalkeeper thought that he could reach it before the fatal slhot was given. In that, however, he was mis- taken. Whether right or wrong in leaving his place, Johnnie Hughes played an excel- lent game throughout, and it is not toL) much to add that lie eaved the'Nops from am i-trnominous defeat. For a time after the scoring the Carnarvon men seemed fagged, and it appeared as if Bangor would not have much trouble in adding another goal to their record. Cheered by their support- ers, however, they rallied up, and kept the ball well injiand, and in the visiting team's quarters. Five or six aims at goal got wide of the mark, while all the comers they were awarded were tieaniy saved. The play for the last fifteen minutes was in favour of Carnarvon, but the leather, whether wil- fully or accidentally, AN-as shot off-side for the most part by the members of the visiting team. When the whistle sounded, the game resulted in favour of Bangor by one goal to nil. Why such personal feeling and animus should be imported! to a game of the kind surpasses the comprehension of all lovers of sport. During the game some difficulty arose with regard to a mistake which had been made by the Bangor linesman, which towards the end looked very much like a free fight. Even when proceeding from- the field some members of the visiting team were subjected by the mob to molestations of various kinds, while some of them were actually; aissaultedl .The- XUps no doubt condemns such actions as much as anyone, and it is to be regretted that the team could not visit the town and be honourably treated after fair and honourable play. It is toO be hoped that such -odious behaviour wui never be witnessed in Carnarvon again. NOTES ON THE GAME. Well, we were beaten on ba.urd^, but. thank goodness, we were far ± o disgraced. Our valiant boys, though plajing n

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