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FOOTBALL NOTES. rBy OBSERVER], To-day (Saturday) the last of the season's Inter- nationals will be decided at Glasgow between England and Scotland. Scotland should win and secure the championship, with poor little Wales as wooden spoonists. Rhyl fared badly in their Easter Combination games, losing full points in both encounters. On Good Friday, Chester by the odd goal—the score reading 2-1—overcame Rhyl at toe Grange Eoad ground. It was a well fought game, and opened in sensational manner by Chester netting the ball in the first few minutes. This reverse stirred up the locals, but erratic shooting and want of understanding in front of goal pre- vented them scoring. Chester led at the interval by 1-0. During the latter portion of the game a repetition of the play in the first half transpired, each side scoring once. Rhyl were at a disadvantage in losing Jenkins' services, whilst McWalters and Hughes on the left failed to show up, and Harry Jones in goal was uncertain. Ogilvie at left full played his first game at home, but was not at his best. Chester had their strongest team out. They came and played with a determination to win and annex the coveted two points'—and obtained them. Wrexham fulfilled a postponed return fixture on Saturday with a full Cup team. Jenkins was included in the home ranks. He was the only change in the locals from the previous day's team. A fast and exciting game ensued, in which honours were easy at half time. The teams crossed over goal-less and even play ensued until seven minutes from time, when the visitors successfully negoc;ated a corner and scored. This they followed up a few minutes later with another goal, that completely beat the home custodian. Nothing further resulted, and Wrexbam were the winners of a spirited game by 2-0. Their victory was especially gratifying to them, as it practically assures them of the Combination champion- ship. It was a disappointment to local supporters to find their pets beaten in both games. However, there are I three games remaining, Oswestry, Bangor, and Nantwich respectively, to be played at home during April, and opportunity is thus afforded to make amends for these defeats. To-day Rhyl visit Birkenhead in a Combination fixture. A mid-week fixture with Witton Albion away will conclude their engagements in this tournament. At Bangor next Wednesday Rhyl meet Carnarvon in the final for the North Wales Coast Cup. They must not hold the "Carries" too cheaply, but make up their minds to win, and do it. Broughton United bent Druids in the Soames Charity Cup, and will now meet Rhyl in a semi-final of this com- petition on Wrexham Racecourse. Carnarvon are due here to-day (Saturday) in the last home League fixture. In view of Rhyl again meeting them on Wednesday it will prove an interesting game. Bangor away, to be fixed, will conclude the League engagements. Ihe L.ister M >nday F othall Competition was a huge success. Arrangements were complete, and gave every satisfaction, whilst there was no lack of willing helpers. Of the 32 entrants West Kirby was the only club that failed to turn up. The various ties were run off to time, and capital sport was witnessed. Crewe Athletic won the St Asaph Challenge Cup and first medals, with Llan, dudno Wolves runners up and second medallists. Rhyl Church Guild were the winners of the minor competition, annexing the "Rhyl" Challenge Cup and first medals, and beating Liverpool Orrell, the second medallists, by 1-0 after extra time. An innovation this year was the side-shows," where a brisk business was done. These features we hope to see augmented in fature years. On Monday at the Racecourse ground. Wellington beat Wrexham 1-0 in the Welsh Cup Final. It was a bitter pill for the Wrexhamites to swallow-to be beaten at home, especially as they had regarded a victory for themselves a foregone conclusion. They will have to console themselves with their share of the gate taken £ 217, which justified the selection of the Racecourse for the final.






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