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FOOTBALL. N-ORTH WALES JUNIOR CUP (FINAIL TIE). The final tie for the North Wales Coast As- sociation Junior Challenge Cup was played at Holywell in very fine weather on Saturday afternoon, the "finalists" being Buckley Victoria and Llandudno Swifts Reserve. The Buckley men quite QutplayedJ their op- ponents, andi ran out winners by five goals to none. The cup was afterwards handed to the captain of the winning club by Mr Gor- don Jones (captain of the Holywell Club). The referee was LAfr J. LI. Williams, and Messrs J. H. Hague and J. H. Hope were the linesmen. THE WELSH CUP FINAL. There seems to be some doubt about the final for this cup being played this. year. The teams left iiu are Wrexham and iNew- town. The Teferee appointed' by the Welsh Council is Mr R. T. Gough, of Oswestry, where the final is fibred] to be played. The Wrexham Club object to tMr Gough, who at one time kept goal ifor Oswestry, and was for years one of their warmest supporters. This year in the semi-final Wrexham de- feated Oswestry, who lodged a protest, alleg- ing among otlher things, that the referee had allowed a goal, which he ought not to have done. Wrexham, therefore, maintain that as the Welsh Council have ordered the final to be played at Oswestry the least they can do is to appoint a thorougthly capable referee who has never had any connection with any of the Welsh 'clubs. In consequen-ce, of Wrexham protesting against the appointment of Mr R. T. Gough, of Oswestry, to referee in the Welsh Cup final tie between Wrexham and Newtown, Mr Gough has declined to officiate. Either Mr tM Ilwrath, Shrewsbury, or Mr Hum- phrey Jones, late of Bangor, will replace him. 'LLANDUDNO SWIFTS v. JtHYL. This guarantee -match was played at Victoria Park, Rkyl, in summerlike weather and1 before a fair gate. Beran and Williams were missing from the Swifts, substitutes 'be- ing found in Turner and Stanley Crockatt; Rhyl had whipped up a strong team to op- pose the local champions. As was an- ticipated the Swifts did not in any part of the game exert themselves, hence the score against them. Morgan Owen kicked off for Rhyl, who at once attacked the Swifts' goal, Hill saving by fisting out. Returning to the attack a minute later the homesters nearly scored, the ball going a few inohes the wrong e r, side of the post. Allmani took the ball up from the free kick only to be easily robbed by the opposing hialf-backs who passed well to the centre. Morgan Owen missing a fine chance, Webb made an attempt in the scoring line, his centre going a trifle wide. The Rhyl left was applauded! for a skilful bit of passing, which ended in W. Hughes getting his kick and' preventing a score. Considering tbe amount of time the Rhyl forwards occupied in skirmishing round the Llandudno goal, it was distinctly disappoint- ing to their supporters that they failed in finding the net. A dashing breakaway by Turner was the next bit of interesting play which was closed by a faulty pass, and a moment later Fred Jones headied out. At length, Brown scored a very soft goal for Rhyl. 'During the inext few minutes play was of a give and take description, and each side pressed in turn. Crockatt and Allman exchanged places, which worked very well; but Rhyl came again and scored their second goal, the ball keeping low and travelling right across the goal mouth, giving Hill no dhance. From the kick-off Webb and All- man dribbled) down cleverly, Webb sending in a splendid1 oentre, the ball striking the top of the net. The Rhyl half-backs were in fine trim, and' gave their forwards plenty of opportunities, which were not taken ad- vantage of. 'Ned Hughes' gave Davies an opening and running well down passed' to Crockatt who sent well in. The Rihyl right back conceding a corner which came to no- thing. For some minutea after the Swifts kept up the attack on! the Rhyl goal Glass saving his charge on m' re' than one occasion. During the last few minutes of the first half the Swifts/ goal had! several narrow escapes, Hill showing good form in dealing with some nasty slhots. The interval was called with Rhyl leading, by two goals to none. The home team restarted) with great determina- tion and were soon in the 'Swifts' quarters Willie Hughes kicking out to save. Several passing runs were initiated by Turner and Davies, but the combination was not reliable, the passes being too long delayed or made at the wrong moment. This combined' with the splendidly sure tackling of the Rhyl de- fence kept the Swifts from scoring. Allman received a nastly kick om the hand, which necessitated his reftirement for a short time. Aided by the wind the Rhyl forwards kept peppering at the Swifts' goal, which, at length, fell, Hill misjudging the ball. After this the Swifts' repeatedly gained1 ground by some good passing, andi on one occasion Turner nearly lowered' the Rhyl colours with a fine attempt. The Rhyl right wing broke away with a rush, which W. Hughes stop- ped, and tramsfeirredJ fplay to the other end, Turner making a feeble attempt to score. For a long time the home team maintained a heavy pressure, 'Brown, the Rhyl centre- half, getting through a prodigious amount of work; (Morgan Owen attempted to get through on his own; but was well tackled by Willie Hughes, who sent on to Webb, that player missing. Davies almost scored, Glass bringing off a clever save. Johnny Roberts came under notice for some good defensive woiik; randi beating several op- ponents had' a shy at :the 'Rhyl goal, but his shot was much too high. The .Swifts' now displayed1 a trifle more energy, but there was nothing of an united character about their movements. The Rhyl centre-half struck the bar with a stinging shot, the ball re- bounding irutol play, W. Hughes finally clear- ing. Webb secured on the halfway line and passing judiciously to Allman, that play sent in, Davies meeting the ball and scoring the Swifts' only point. The Rihyl forwards showed some pretty passing, which resulted in F. Jones giving a corner, nothing; result- ing. Morgan Owen was next conspicuous by dliibbling through several opponents and talking aim scored- Rhyl's fourth goal. Time was called, the score reading, Rhyl four, Swifts one. NOTES. The game could not by any means be called a good! one, owing in a great measure to the "friendly"' tactics adopted by the whole of the Swifts. It generally happens that when some extraordinary performance had led to the highest anticipations and hopes they ignoTniniouaiy fail to realise ex- pectations. (Where all played so indifferent- ly, individual criticism is shelved for this occasion. (Rhyl were best re-presented by the goal- keeper, centre-'half, the leifrb wing and centre- forward.









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