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j FOOTBALL. i NORTH WALES SENIOR AMATEUR CUP COMPETITION. I FINAL TIE. THIRD ICE-PLAY. HOLYHEAD v. LLANDUDNO AMATEURS. BRILLIANT WIN BY HOLYHEAD. (By EN AVANT.) For the third time, last Saturday, at Ban- gor, Holyhead and, the Llandudno Amateurs met in the final tie of the North Wales Senior Amateur Cup Competitiion. The weather was wretched, a driving rain falling throughout the match. In spite of this, however, so great was the interest in the ga-rue that all records in the matter of attendance on the Bangor ground were broken, the "gate" realising over B46, and this notwithstanding the fact that scores got into the field, and scores more on to the grand stand with payment. Had all paid the takings would have been considerably over £50. The Holyhead team was unchanged, but Charley Roberts' injury in the previous match prevented his inclusion in the Llandudno team on Saturday, and Johnny Williams took his position, Welsh playing centre forward, and Davlid Griffith playing outside right. I may as well say at once that each of the three men named were .failures in the positions assigned to them, and that consequently the whole team was disorganised. Besides, the quarrelling of the previous Wednesday's match seemed to have left its marks on all the Amateurs, none of whom on Saturday played with the splendid dash and promptitude of previous occasions. Holyhead lost the toss, and a forward piss by Welsh sent the ball well into Holyhead terri- tory. But Griffith could not catch it, and it went behind. Jacob Williams headed the goal kick 'back, and a. spell of mid-field play was suddenly ended by a brilliant run by Hodg- kiss and Welsh on the touch line, Hodgkiss being rougia'iy handled by Conlan, who finally forced the dangerous little fellow to shoot wide. W. T. Jones, the Holyhead skipper, sent a throw well up field, and Bogue got pos- session, but Welsh dashed' at him, robbed him, and shot straight into goal, Collier clearing coolly. Soon after, Holyhead had a free kick in mid-field, but Parry shot behind. Holy- head now exerted a fearful pressure on the Amateurs' goal, and the defence was extremely groggy, but managed somehow to keep their goal intact until a foul against Holyhead relieved the terrific pressure. The Anglesey men were soon back, and H. Taylor dropped in a splendid shot, whic'h Johnny Williams kicked, almost off the goal-line, into touch; and from the throw Rowlands flashed the ball past the upright- Lunt sent the goal-kick to mid-field. The Holyhead captain da gibed up to meet it, but missed the ball, and in an instant ^elsh had pounced on it. He was in front of Oollier, and on the point of shooting, when Ellis rushed across and at the critical moment kicked into touch. A dangerous attack on t2ie Holyhead goal developed from an immediately •ensuing throw, ,but despera/te though wiild in kicking by Parry and Conlan kept the Ama- teurs' at bay, and finally cleared them out, and, Pearson missing his kick, H. Roberts ran right through and pve to Rowlands. Lunt crashed rougthly into the Holyhead centre, bmt failed tio stop !him. Johnny Williams, however, came to the rescue, and sent the ball far up thie field. Welsh dashed onward, but was tripped by Bogue, and Johnny Willhams, \n aKS<TT?-Yi- at'> the mark by inches. TI W,llha™s beaded the goal kick back, and Biookes Evans tested Collier with a beau- y, but Collier was guite safe. A long return ,7 Johnny Williams dropped in front of Col- lier, ,but Oriffith headed behind. Then H. Roberts dashed away oil his own, beatring Fsarson in the easiest fashion, and finishing' up with a long shot, which went wide. A nice bit of mrd-field play Iby Jacob elicited dbeers, and he passed to Brookes Evans, who iheiad«d wide. Again !H. Roberts mastered Pearson and dashed on. but was fouled by 'Lunt. Taylor crashed the free kick straight tÏntp goal, whence Jimmy Williams kicked clear. Tricky play by Welsh made a. nice opening for the Amateurs, but Ellis stopped the rush beautifully, and in a moment Bogue shot swiftly past the Holyhead goal. A mo- ment later Bogue got in a glorious overhead shot, which by sheer good, luck crashed against Williams, and was sent into touch, and Bogue, capturing the throw, gave to Taylor, who s!bot behind. The timidity of the Llandudno forwards had by now become a subject for the jeers of the crowd,for they bunked the Holyhead backs most palpably, and thus lost many fine chances made for them by the untiring Jacob Williams and George Davies. Another furious assault bv Holyhead was ended by Bogue shooting wide. Brookes Evans, after nice finessing, gavejHoag- kiss a beautiful pass, and the little terrier flashed off, beating all opponents, a.id finish- ing up with a perfect .middle, which Ellis kicked away before it reached Collier. In a trice Holyhead broke through the Amateurs' defence, and Taylor sent in a beautiful daisy cutter, which Jimmy Jones kicked away off the goal line. Hodgki&s and Brookes Evans once more got away, and were attaining a dangerous position when Conlan foukd Hodg. kiss, W. T. Jones clearing the free kick from the goal mouth. Then the Anglesey men put. trice Holyhead broke through the Amateurs' goal, Edwards, Taylor, and Bogue all shoot- ing wide. Still raging swiftly in front of |Jimmy Williams, ik>gue passed 'O Brown. Jhrmv fibeautifully into goal. L; YA SKJ bill at O R'. lin' men from both sides hashed' at O.B., but quite unflurried he took deliberate aim and safely netted the ball amid a hurri- cane of cheers five minutes before half-time. Holyhead, 1; Llandudno, 0. The score was unchanged at the interval, though during the preceding five minute- both goals were very furiously attacked. In the second half the Anglesey team played with increased das5* and wnfidence, every movement tending towards their opponents' goal. They indulged in no fancy play. and never waited for the haJJ to come tc theui They went for it, thinking nothing of running half the length of the field to meet it. The Amateurs seemed ti,red, Pearson especially cutting a poor figure, while as before tlheir forwards, many of them made a speciality of funking, and of waiting'for the ball. In con- sequence the pressurfc on the defence was terri- fic, and Johnny Williams several times kicked back to Jimmy Williams, and once sent in so tamely that Jimmy had barely leached the ball before O.B. crashed on -top of him, but fortunately for the Amateurs O.B. sent wide. Suddenly Welslh, Brookes Evans, and Hodg- kiss put in one of the most beautiful little passing runs conceivable, and in an instant the inherent weakness of the apparently powerful Holyhead defence was exposed, for they mould do nothing to stop those neat little touches from one to the other of the trio, and a goal seemed imminent when Welsh was given offside, not a yard from Collier. It was a beautiful little run, and ought to have showed the Amateurs the proper method of playing against Holyhead. But fhey did not see the point, and consequently Holyhead again as- sumed the upper ihand," and ,tb,e pressure on the Amateurs' goal was terrific and incessant. Suddenly Johnny Williams went to his own position at centre forward1, Welsh playing •back. The effect was astounding. The do- minance of the Holyhead team was at once shattered, and their defence knocked all to pieces. The fury of the Amateurs' attack was simply (terrific, and all hands were called to the pump of the Holyhead defence. The ball came into goal at all anglies, and with terrific force but it seldom reached Collier a.s most of the Holyhead players crowded in front of him. Johnny Williams led his front. rank wita

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