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WELSH AMATEUR CUP. (FOURT HROUND). LLANFYLLIN v. HOLYHEAD. THE DISTANT VISITORS MAKE A CREDITABLE DRAW. (BY "SIR EON.") When the result of the above draw was inti- mated to the Holyhead management, the remark was at once made: "Where is this Llarufyllin ?" And I do hear that many found their geograph- ical knowledge much at fault. However, after a lengthy perusal of maps and "Encydopaedlia Britanicas," the place was even- tually located in, the neighbourhood of Oswestry. To compJelte: the fixture meant an expenditure of £14, with the discouraging prospects of receiv- ing no returns from the poor gates at Llanfyllin. Yet, in a creditable manner, with sportsmanlike faith in the ability of their pets, the Holyhead supporters, with their monetary assistance, said "Go," and go. they did < Leaving Hollyhead at 8.5 p.m. on Friday night to the Tinging cheers of an. enthusiastic crowd, they reached: Llanfyllin at 11.55 a.m. on Satur- day. It was. at once noticed that keen interest was taken in this. important engagement, and the whole population of the small town seemed. to express their appreciation of the plucky efforts of the Holyheadiains in undertaking such a long journey under adverse circumstances1. After par- taking of a well-provided dinner and a much- earned' rest, the blue and whit,e, stripes were seen running through a snow-clad park towards the 'field of play. They were immediately followed Llanfyllin's giant '.entrc haIr. by the red and white stripes of the homesters, and prompt to time, amidst the shouts of "Down with the Blues; 'up with the Reds," Mr Charlie Parry. Oswestry, sounded the whistle, and the teams faced each other in the following order Llanfyllin: E. Holland, go.al; G. H. Ham- mond and D. T. Lloyd, backs; R. Lloyd, J. C. Lloyd and E. R. Jones, halves D. Butters, R. Griffiths, Sidney Williams, R. Thomas, D. T. Griffiths, forward's. Holyhead': W. Collier, goal; T. Conlan, and W. II. Parry, backs W. Taylor, W. T. Jones and R. Ellis, halves; H. Roberts, J. Rowland.s, O. B. Edwards.. W. Brown and H. Brown., for- wards. Llanfyllin, winning the toss, took advantage of the wind' and glaring sun, and before a sparse attendance Edwards set the ball in motion. The Reds at once dashed, forward, and' early on made a spirited attack on .the Blues' goal, Collier hav- ing to soil his igloves from a shot by Thomas. (4S 01-1 tre beaivy gr(aun!d th?,-? visiting fornvax could not get going, and by the rushing tactics adopted by the- Redsi, tiey meant to settle the issue in the first 45 minutes;, if possible'. Theret was no lack of instructions from their supporters, who were convincing them of the compulsory win. Right well did they obey the commands, for several well combined rushes were only frustrated by Conlan and Parry at the last moment. A corner to the Reds looked dan- gerousi, but being badly placed Ellis received and sent out to Roberts., who raced away and centred, only to find' Rowlands and Edwards robbed by Hammond. Getting down again, the Reds sent in a few hot ones to Collier, who was always safe. A capital long 'shot from the homesters' left struck tthe crossbar, and rebound- ed into' play. Sidney Williams rushed up to convert, when Parry ruslhed across and m,amaged to save what appeared a certain goal. Fouls Parry does great things for Holyhead. were very frequent, and the Reds were always the culprits. Nothing .seemed! tOo escape the no- tice of Referee Parry, who struck me as being complete master of the situation. A foul throw by the Reds gave. the Blues; a run up, and from a pass by Brown., Rowlands got through, and with only Holland to beat, he shot tamely in, giving the custodian no difficulty in clearing. Hard lines for the BI-aes. Shortly afterwards, H. Brown was badly fouled when within a few yards from the dreaded area, but the free kick did not profit the Blues, as R. Lloyd gave to Butters, who, running down, was met by Ellis, who placed into touch. Another foul throw by R. LÎoyd gave the visitor,s' left wing a capital opening, but H. Brown's centre went a-begging. The Reds were again swarming round Conlan ancl Parry, and were having matters ail their own way' but score they could not. Con- lan, from a miskick, conceded a corner, and just as D. T. Griffiths was about to take the kick the whistle sounded half time with no score. The homesters' chances of victory were now much decreased1, as upon resuming they had to face a strong breeze and sun, and so they at once adopted! defensive tactics. H. Brown., who had played a good game for his side, immedi- ately sent in a ground shot, but Holland was safe. Mid-field play was indulged in for a time, during which there were many fouls against the homesters. The visitors' half back line were doing good work, and Ellis kept the Reds well in hand1. Conlan and Parry, although near the half line, were giving a grand exhibition), which the home supporters- did not fail to quietly ap- preciate. A good run by Roberts and a capital shot gave the home defence an anxious time, but it always prevailed. The Blues were now attacking strongly, and a capital -shot from Ellis almost opened the account, Holland just manag- ing to clear. A corner to the Blues was well placed by Roberts, and Edwards shot a few yards wide. As time was drawing on the crowd were making frantic appeals to their favourites for an opening goal, but the attentions of Ellis, Conlan; and Parry made it impossible for them to comply, and after a further short period of hard struggling for supremacy, the whistle sounded, and the visitors smiled with the score remaining'—Llanfyllin, nil; Holyhead. nil. NOTES. The Holyhe,ad management are deserving .of every credit for the manner in which, they have conducted their business this season. Unlike other clubs, they cannot boast of having 78 registered players;, yet, with but one-fourth that number they have, 'never shirked a League match or scratched a cup tie. Their latest achievement is a praiseworthy one, inasmuch that it was previously known that they would receive no share of the gate at Llanfyllin. The replay would' probably be no. IOBIS to Lianfylltln, as their share of a possible record' gate at Holy- head would cover the expenses. In considera- -Cio-n of such, T,Ianfyllin i?n,t,end to t.(j journey IT.?oly,hie?ad?. They will, no doubt, meet with a warm receptlion; for their sportsmanlike efforts. Such true sporting conduct is always appreci- ated at Holyhead, whilst the unsportsmanlike tactics of certain clubs are rightly dleispised. As to the match at Llanfyllin, it was a true cup tie. One team with one object in view-to win, the other with. two views of the situation,—a win. or draw. The result was favourably viewed from the visitors'' standpoint. Llanfyllin may not be well known in. football circles; around here, but th^ possess a right down good team, rather weak in defence', but excellent in. attack, and had not the visitors' backs been in. the top of their form they would now be in the semi- final round. Holland in goal was brilliant and from his perfect judgement of a deceiving shot, by Ellis it was evident he was of first class or- cler. The backs, were both shaky at times, and had the visrting forwards been in possession of a grain of their usual dash I i.magine the cus- todian would have had' a lively time. Ham- mond's remarks to the visiting linesman were degrading and rightly received' the referee's con- demnation. The halves were a fair lot, nothing brilliant, ,and I would: advise R. Lloyd to peruse the law 5 Association rules. It may pro-fit his side. What a giant centre half, and how he did kick, some of the visitors feel them yet. The left half was the pick, and played a good game. The forwards; were very smart and quite ,),utela,ssed the visitors' front line,. '('he ',eft many a. g->o,(] '?l.t w a s w,i?ng was the best. and ?i sent in from that quarter. Syd Williams, I fancy, did not please his supporters as they seemed to, expect great things from "Syd." How- ever, he put in some pretty work and kept his wiia,g,,s n,icely, going. 13titt,ers, oTi? i.-iigb?, was 1 ? -i-te., his very sl*ppery--pardon the joke, A.,n,o, shots were well greased. I must admit that I was disappointed with the visitors. I have seen them perform better in friendly fixtures at the Oval. With two or three exceptions, I fancy the long journey did not j agree with them. H. Brown and Roberts were the only forwards that did themselves justice. H. Brown was often badly fouled when in a dangerous position. Roberts made .some fine runs, but his centres always went a-begging. Edwards, Rowlands and W. Brown were busy enough, but did not seem to .get thoroughly going. They may be .in better form at the re- play. The halves worked hard, and Ellis was the best. Taylor, on one oecasiion, fairly beat four of his opponents. Jones was always where needed. The backs were really deserving of every praise, and they rightly got it from friend and foe. I shall never forget how Conlan and Parry worked. They were, in short, "invin- cible." Collier saved many a good shot, and was always din his customary cool attitude. The game was ruled a.s near perfection as could be. Would fha:t we had a few Charlie Parry's around North Wales. The present referee grievance and' scarcity question would soon, be settled. When the replay does take place I can assure the. Holyheadians of a perfectly ruled game. Having travelled with the Holyhead team, let me, in conclusion, express my -appreciation of the obedient and gentlemanly manner in which they all conducted themselves throughout the whole journey.