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Conway v. Festiniog-Continued. hole, and then cleared. The next item of note was a pretty header by Joe Hughes from a corner kick, which, went whizzing over the cross- bar. The spectators split themselves with laughter, when the Quarrymen continually handled the balil-,and that deliberately, when a dangerous move was on. The first goal of the match came as a result of a combined movement by the three inside men, the honour falling to. J. R. who tipped the ball in the net out of the reach of Smith. The Blues continued to press, but the smart keeping of Smith saved his side from drastic punishment. The second goal came as a result of Penny's absent-mindedness, he having allowed Sam Parry a clear run. Penny found his mistake, but could not keep up to. Sam, with the result that an accurate centre was placed, and Davies rushed the ball into the net. An individual run by Toe Hughes appeared a certainty, and with no one but the goalkeeper to beat, Davies, who was standing offside, took the ball of Hughes's toe and placed it in the net. But the point was disallowed. Coffee time arrived, with Conway leading by two goals to nil. SMART GOlALKEEPINiG. The second half of the game was more in the nature of a comical match than a cup-tie game, and the only grand display was that by amitn m goal, who showed that he was a hard nut to crack. Shot upon -shot he saved effectively, and he came out of difficult corners with flying col- ours. His scant stature, however, tells against him, and if he could but add but a few inches to his stature, there is no doubt but that he would be one of the finest goalees in North Wailes football. He is as agile as a cat, and with ground shots he is a masterpiece. The Blues did all the pressing during the second half, and three more goals were added to their half-time lead by Bob Owen, Joe Hughes, and Tom Craven. Poor Sam had to rest centent with having a clean bill, owing, as I have pre- viously stated, to the watchfulness of Penny. The whole of the second half was of a ding-dong character, and the spectators ,a,rrneared to. hear- tily enjoy it. The game ended with the home- sters leading by five goals to nil. COMMENTS. The shining light of the Quarrymen was UiIl- doubtedly Smith, who got out of some difficul- ties in a marvellous fashion, and his keeping was so much admired, that all the spectators had crowded around his goal. Shots were rained 011 him from every direction, and on one occasion he had run. out of his citadel and partially cleared. J. R." had the goal at his mercy, but the little man managed—how, I cannot tell—to divert the shot which was making for the net. The only other player of note in the team was R. Ellis, the left back, who is a sound kicker. If anything the right wing was a little superior to, the others, but their idea of goal was meagre. With practice, however, I have no. doubt that the team will make a mark for iself in a season or two. Of the home eleven, J. R." was undoubtedly the best of the forward line. Why this player is left out of the original team, I cannot imagine. He has plenty of dash, and is tricky. The Blues could not grapple with the rough and tumble game of their opponents, with the result that they were greatly handicapped. I learnt that many of them retired after the match with mementoes on their legs of the dashing Quarrymen. Tom Jones was sadly missed, he having been laid up for some days. ]818 01

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