LEAGUE-DIVISION I. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pst. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pst. Blackburn Rovers. 14 10 31- 33 16 21 Notts County 17. 8.. 54.. 34 25 20 Bradford City 14.. 9.. 4.. I.. 27 IS 19 Sheffield United 15 7 3.. 5.. 27 17 19 Llverpool. 14.. 9.. 4.8 21 19 Newcastle United. 16.. 9.. 6125 20 19 Manchester United.. is8 4326 22 19 Aston Villa. 148 4. 28 17 18 Notts Forest IS.. 8.. 5224 22 18 Everton 168 7E24 23 17 SunderJand.14.. 6.. 5. 327 20. 15 Sheffield Wednesday 144 5524 29 13 Preston North End.. 155 8220 211 12 Bristol City 15.. 4.. 7.. 4.. 18 25 12 Middlesbrough 145 9023 26 10 Tottenham Hotspur. 144 8216 29 10 Chelsea 15 4 9 2 16 30 10 B"ry• •; 15 ■ 3 • • 9 • • 3 • • • • 29 • 9 Woolwich Arsenal 15 3 9 3 15 40 9 Bolton Wanderers.. 11,53 11117 28.. 7 LEAGUE-DIVISION II. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Glossop 14 10.. i 3.. 29 13 21 Leicester Fosse 14 10 4026 15 20 Derby County 148 3336 16 19 Fulham J5 7 •• 4 •• 4 22 12 18 Manchester City 14 7 3- 4 29 20 18 West Bromwicfi A.. 159 6028 21.. 18 Hull City. x67 5423 21 18 Blackpool 16.. 6.. 4.6ig 18 18 Barnsley 147 5234 18 16 Burnley 146 6.. A.. 19 19 14 Wolverhampton W.. 166 8225 33 14 Bradford 146 7119 20 13 Stockport County. 154 6514 16 13 Clapton Orient 155 8217 25 12 Oldham Athletic 12 4 53 12..14.. II Gainsborough T. 154 8316 11 11 Birmingham 14 3.. 7420 27 10 Leeds City 144 821.6 30 10 Lincoln City. 13.. :a.. 7.. 4. 13 29.. 8 Grimsby Town 141 1129 28.. 4 THE COMBINATION. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Crewe Alexandra iy ii oo52 II 22 Wrexham 149 3236 26 20 Whitchurch 9.. 7.. 02;15 10 16 Chester 13 7 5 1 37 25 15 Bangor 12 7 4 1 38 32 15 Tranmere Rovers. 74 I.. 2.. 26. Jl2 10 Oswestry 9.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 16 15 10 Nantwich 8 3 3 2 14 16 8 Chirk 12 3 7 2 27 39 8 Rhyl- 10 2 5 3 20 31 7 Middlewich 9.. 3.. 6o14 21 6 Saltney 6.. 2.. 38 12 5 Connah's Quay 82 5.. I. 14 21 5 Denbigh 10 2 7 1 21 33 5 Druids n 2 8 1 20 34 5 Birkenhead 90 *■ 819 44 I WELSH COAST SENIOR LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Llanrwst 65 1015 3 10 Carnarvon United. 6.. 4.. I.. I.. 20 6 9 Bangor University.. 63 1221 10.. 8 Bangor Reserves 5 4.. 1 0 15 8 8 Colwyn Bay 52 2113 17.. 5 *Llandudno Ama. 6.. 3.. 30113 8.. 4 Conway 6.. I.. 327 16 4 Holyhead 4. I.. 216 9 3 Pwllheli 2 1 1 o 5 3 3 Llanberis 6 o.. 5.. 1 6.. 33.. 1 Festiniog 4.. o.. 4.. o.. 6.. 15.. o "Two points deducted for playing ineligible man. WELSH COAST JUNIOR LEAGUE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Llangefni United 3.. 2. o. i 6. 3.. 5 Holyhead Reserves.. 2.. 2.. 0014 4.. 4 Menai Bridge 41 1214 11 4 Glasinfryn Swifts 3.. 1 T,7 6.. 3 Carnarvon Reserves. 110 0. 1144 I Llechid Swifts 3.. o.. 2115 18 I Llandudno Reserves. 2o 2o2 6 o NORTH WALES WEDNESDAY LEAGUE. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Llanfairfechan 4.. 3.. 1 0.. 18.. 5.. 6 Bangor Wednesdays 2.. 2.. 0.. 0.. IS.. 0 4 Ll'dudno Corinthians 32 ico16 7.. 4 Llandudno Celts. 2.. t.. 104 8.. 2 Conway 3 1 2 o 3 17 2 Deganwy 4 •• 1 •• 3 o 5 22 2 Colwyn Bay ao 2o1 3.. 0
RESULTS AT A GLANCE. LEAGUE-DIVISION I. NottsForest. 6 *ManchesterUnited. 2 *Sheffield Wednesday. 4 Chelsea 1 "Notts County 3 Liverpool I *Bradford City 2 Blackburn Rovers. o *Everton 2 Sunderland x ^Newcastle United a Middlesbrough o "Tottenham Hotspur. 2Sheffield United I Woolwich Arsenal. 2 "'Bury. I .BristoICity. 2 Bolton Wanderers o "Preston North End 1 Aston Villa o LEAGUE-DIVISION II. *t01dham Athletic 4 Lincoln City 2 *West Bromwich Albion. 3 Clapton Orient o *Barnsley 3 Leicester Fosse 1 *Burnley 3 Grimsby Town 1 Blackpool 2 Birmingham I *Glossop 2 Hull City I Bradford 3 Wolverhampton W o *Fulham 1 Manchester City I *Stockport County 1 L'erby County I *Leeds City 0 Gainsborough Trinity o t Play abandoned before time. THE COMBINATION, *Oswestry 5 Rhyl 3 j *Wrexham 3 Middlewich a Nantwich 3 *Chirk. :I ♦Whitchurch 2 Chester a *C:eweAlexandra. Denbigh. 0 Bangor 1 Druids 0 Tranmere 8 Birkenhead 2 COAST SENIOR LEAGUE. Carnarvon United a *Holyhead t COAST JUNIOR LEAGUE. *Llangefni. 2 Glasinfryn. t Menai Bridge 6 Llechid Swifts « WELSH AMATEUR CUP-FIRST ROUND- *Llandudno Amateurs. 1 Llanrwst t *Conway. I ColwynBay.0 Portmadoc 2 *Barmouth o Towyn Rovers 1 Pwllheli o denotes home club.
To-day (Thursday)- WELSH AMATEUR CUP (Replayed Tie)- Llanrwst v. Llandudno Amateurs, at Llanrwst NEXT SATURDAY'S FIXTURES. LEAGUE (DIVISION 1.)- Aston Villa v. Notts County Blackburn Rovers v. Sheffield Wednesday Bolton Wanderers v. Bury Chelsea v. Bristol City Liverpool v. Newcastle United Middlesborough v. Everton Notts Forest v. Bradford City Sheffield United v. Preston North End Sunderland v. Manchester United Woolwich Arsenal v. Tottenham Hotspur LEAGUE (DIVISION 11.)- Blackpool Y. West Bromwich Albion Bradford v. Stockport County Clapton Orient v. Oldham Athletic Derby County v. Glossop Gainsborough Trinity v. Wolverhampton Wanderers Grimsby Town v. Leeds City Hull City v. Birmingham Leicester Fosse v. Fulham Manchester City v. Burnley THE COMBINATION. Nantwich v. Wrexham Druids v. Whitchurch Denbigh v. Bangor Birkenhead v. Chester Rhyl v. Chirk Connah's Quay v. Crewe Alexandra Middlewich v. Oswestry COAST SENIOR LEAGUE- Conway v. Llanberis Bangor Reserves v. Colwyn Bay Blaenau Festiniog v. Bangor University Carnarvon United v. Pwllheli Llandudno Amateurs v. Holyhead COAST JUNIOR LEAGUE- Menai Bridge v. Carnarvon Reserves
COMBINATION. BANGOR v. DRUIDS. A GAME OF MUDLARKS (By" GWILYM.") Rain, hail, and a veritable quagmire greeted the above teams when they met, in a Combina- tion tourney, at Bangor on Saturday. There was only a very small sprinkling of home sup- porters who braved the elements at the com- mencement of hostilities, but at a later stage the sky cleared, and the spectators appeared in fairly good numlbers, and several times during the afternoon there was scuttling for shelter wheu a heavy showier of b&il. descended. Included in the ranks of the East Denbighshire men were two Bangor College men, Matthews, of the 'Varsity and Walter Evans, of the Normals, forming the right wing. Mr A. C. Slater had charge of the teams, who had decided to play forty mi-i-ates each way, instead of the usual forty-five. The teams lined up as follows:- Bangor IV, Jones, goal; Hwfa Williams and Jack Jones, backs; Arridge, Aifi Thomas, and Jim Jones, halves; Dick Humphreys, Dargie, Richie Jones, Hughie Dalies, and Oliver. Druids: Tudor, goal; G. Jones and J. Edwards, backs, C. Jones, T. Davies, and R. Groves, halves; Walter Evans, Matthews, Tom- kinson, E. Williams, and Joe Williams, for- wards. An onslaught by the home left wing was the first incident of note in the game, but the move- ment was nullified by Jones and Edwards, who repelled the attackers. It could be seen from the commencement, that football was out of the question owing to the heavy state of the ground, and the crowd vas considerably amused to see the players indulging in MUDLARKING. Mistakes were galore throughout the game, but they were excusable to-day. The ball travelled at a terrific rate off the ground, and Jack Jones, misjudging it, deliberately punched it back, much to the amusement of the crowd, as weil as the referee. The 'Varsity man was showing up well, and he adroitly got past the half-backs and parted to Evans, but this man was care- fully watched. A narrow shave came as a result of a fine centre by Humphreys. It was met by Hughie Davies, who cleverly directed it with his head into Tudor's hands. A free kick near their ob- ject. was awarded the City men, but Dargie's shot crashed against one of the Anltedeluvians, and rebounded into play, Humphreys finishing up with a weak attempt. The. play was of a give and take character up to this point, both ends being visited in turn. Matthews was most prominent in his dashes for goal, and his smart footwork, at times completely doing Jimmy and Alfi, for which he was applauded by the spectators. The home backs were very erratic, and learning of their play at Chirk, the previous week, they were greeted with snouts of No re- petition of last week.' Jim Jones was respon- sibLe for fouling the Bangor College men in suc- cession, but the resulting free kicks were of little advantage. By now, the players had become used to the mud, and they fairly revelled in sliding along. They were covered with mua, a.rd presented PITIABLE SPECTACLES, especially Dargie and Matthews, who appeared unable to hold their feet. A bad miss by Dargie brought forth loud" Oh's from his supporters. The venue was changed, and Will Jones brought off a fine save from the Normal College man, punching the ball to Alfi Thomas, who sent it forward, and a race was made by Dargie and Tudor for the sphere. They both got to it at the same time,, and there was a struggle, but Dargie adroitly tipped it to Hughie Davies, who had come up by this, and with lightning speed he fired the ball into A KEEPERLESS GOAL, thus registering the first point of the match. From now up to the blow of the whistle for coffee, the game was very evently contested. A curious thing happened. The ball was bobbing up in midfield, and six of the twenty-two players who tried to reach it, slipped, and found themselves lying in inches of mud, much to the amusement of the crowd. In the last minute, Oliver was responsible for a smart movement. Following the ball, which was travelling at a fast pace, he hooked it when everyone thought it had gone out of play, and put in the most accurate centre of the .match, which went a-beg- ging. Half-time arrived with the homesters leading by one goal to nil. SECOND HALF. The second half of the game was entirely de. void of the football you could expect from a Combination eleven, but this must be put down to the state of the ground, and the large hail- stones, which, I am sure, caused no little an- noyarce to the players' and the referee's bare heads. Fault was found with the Bangor for- wards, who had opportunities in front of goal, but 1 should like to see those critics attempt to stand still in the vicinity of the goal, let alone run about and shoot accurately. Jack Jones provided SOME FUN when he attempted to bajk-heel the ball, when hard pressed, and it refused to move out of the mud. Hughie Davies had a solo run, and be parted to Humphreys, who tested Tudor. The latter savedi, and threw the ball away, but he wa's subjected to ANOTHER VOLLEY, and the spectators shouted "Goal" when he saved a hot shot from Dargie but the referee took no notice of the appeal of the home sup- porters. The Druids were by no means a beaten team, and each attack of the forwards provided Will Jones with a rare handful to cope with. Matthews was the most persistent of the quin- tette, and he struggled valiantly to equalise. In a melee in the penalty area, the ball struck Alfi Thomas, and the players all appealed for a PENALTY KICK; but their appeal was in vain, and away went the homesters, headed by Dargie, who attempted to get through on his own on several occasions, but he was repulsed each time by the visiting defence. There was a loud shout of Play up, Bangor," when it was noticed that their play slackened considerably just before time, and some very dangerous rushes by the visitors caused any amount of anxiety amongst the home supporters. Will Jones was SEVERELY TESTED, and on one occasion, he ran out about twenty yards, and luckily took the ball away from Matthews' toe. In a heavy downpour of hail, time was called with Bangor having added an- other two, points to their League score, the final being Bangor, i Druids, o. NOTES. Comments are unnecessary, and it would be moat unfair to attempt to criticise the players. It was a game of mudlarking, and the men, in- cluding the referee, presented a pitiable spec- tacle as they arrived in the dressing room. The spectators were highly amused at the acrobatic feats of some of the players. Some of them had brought out spotlessly clean, garments, and what a change at the end of eighty minutes. What will the washerwoman have to say, I wonder?
WELSH AMATEUR CUP. LLANDUDNO v. LLANRWST. A LUCKY DRAW FOR THE 'CHERS. (BY VIGILANT. The weather on Saturday was on its worst be. haviour. It was just the kind that would spoil any game. And what was more noticeable was the terrible co-idition of the ground. The Coun- cil Field ground, owing to its absorbent sandy nature, was, for a wonder, in a deplorable con- dition about the goals, more particularly the seo-eud goal. I understand the reason for that is that some gravel, or such like material, hks been placed on the surface, thus producing a clayey effect Whatever the cause, the fact re-
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mained that there were miniature lakes close to the sea-end goal, and this was a terrible draw- back to the players. And the so-called grand" stand was shunned 011 this occasion, because no one, unless he was cast-iron proof, would think of sitting upon the nioble elevation upon a day such. as Saturday. By the way, cannot the entea-prising committee see their way to find some means of covering the stand? A little real enterprise goes a long way, and much of the public would be grateful for such a boon. And I think a little consideration should be shown the scribes who have to record the performances which should be seen, on all weathers, from the grand stand. THE 'CHERS' WANT OF ADAPT- ABILITY To all those who braved the elements, and they were considerable, I offer my congratula- tions, lor coming out to see what they did not get—a win by the Amateurs. I am sorry I can- not congratulate the 'Chers upon their perform- ance. It was ever so. When you expect least of them, you get the mpsit, and when you expect the most, you get the least. It is this way with them. They fancy that the carpet-weaving movements will suit all occasions and all weathers. They haven't got the tact to play a game a la the weather, or the condition of the grouinid. They must indulge in that sickening finniking short passing movements, instead of letting the leather fly in all directions, take long pets, and force with a devil-may-care the ball goalwards. No, Llandudno cannot do this. They must "mess" with the ball. They want to waltz it through, and the consequence of this was that the ball went irritatingly often riglift to the foot of an opponent. The 'Chers have the ability, but not the adaptability, and I sup- pose if one preached with a double-barrelled megaphone from the top of the Grand Theatre how to do., and when to do, they would just do as they liked then. Possibly, the 'Chers th'nk because they are they," that they can take liberties with opponents; but the good old Roosters were having no such liberties extended on. their part. THE ROOSTERS PLAY A CUP-TIE GAME Now, on tihe other hand, here is a team which comes from the Vallie of Conway, with the re- membrances that they have never in the whole of their football history been able to beat Llan- dudno on the Council ground. It is admirable on their part that such a performance is the crowning part of their ambition. And they nearly accomplished it on Saturday, and that by better merit and style, too. Was it not on this very ground that the Roosters won the Coast Junior Cup last spring, when the Homers were properly thrashed? Of course it was. And did not the Roosters remember this, and take heart? Of course they did And did not the game ones nearly do what they came for? Of course they did Did it not look like a win. for Llanrwst about ten minutes from time? Of course it did Who brougt about that state of things ? Cheerful and nimble Denis Jones. Who turned what appeared a certain victory for the Roos- ters into a draw? Bob Davies, of course. What did the, spectators hunger for after the 11evelhng process? k win, of course! Who saved such a contingency being brought about? The veteran Trevor and the plump Archie Carter. The rise and fall in the temperature of the enthusiastic spectators was as Quixotic as the weather of the past few days. Now we had a struggle for a bit of welcome sunshine, and the spirits of the spectators went up, and when these were at their highest, there was a slump right to the bottom, which is only comparable with the depression of the dreariest days of dull and montonous No- vember. A SCRAMBLING EXHIBITION. Mr John (Caesar) Jenkins, one of the good- old-has-beens in the football world, and one of Llanrwst's famous and veteran cricketers, was linesman for his side. I think I am correct in saying that the Roos- ters. brought prettv well all the cream of their talent to Llandudno. They had the one and only Gillett in goal, with Trevor and Carter as the stonewall-like backs. Then, Humphrey Ro- berts, Robert D. Richards, and Francis Wil- liams were the clever middle-line trio. And in this I should say they not well iron rove. Chis- holm, the utility man of the team, and Howell Roberts, a promising and budding junior, were the right wing. The tall Cleeve, with his pecu- liar methods, was the central figure of the front rank, and Arthur Richards and Denis Jones weio the capital left wing. As to Llandudno, the full strength practically was there. Stallard, in goal; J. H. Jones and W. Wynne, backs; Jack Brown, T. Johnson, and Harold Pearson, halves; W. A. Williams, Brookes-Evans, Johnnie Williams, Bob Davies, and Jimmy Williams, forwards. The teams were fortunate in having the ser- vices of Mr R. D. Richards, Chairman of the North Wales Coast Leaguey as referee, and it would indeed be well, and only fit and proper, that the genial1 Bangorian should officiate in the re-play, which will certainly need a strong man to nip in the bud any signs of bad temper such as was the case in a limited circle on Saturday. WELL WATERED FOOTBALL! The Amateurs' captain, for reasons best known to himself, elected to play, having won the toss against wind and rain, and I think therein, lies the loss of a win to the 'Chers. I will not argue the point now, for it is useless, more than to say I should have thought that every advan- tage should have been seized by the homesters. But, then, did the 'Chers take the Roosters cheaply, I wonder? No club should ever do that with any rival, for surprises are brought about which are least expected. It was a mat- ter of impossibility to take notes of this game. In fact, there was little in it to take notes of. The play was scrappy, and at times wild. Tihe Roosters showed game movements.. They were forecful, if lacking in method. They were put- ting in all they knew, and they knew a thing or two. The Roosters, with a climatic advantages and much persistency, gained a corner, but the Llandudno defence cleared. Spirited attacks were, however, made on Stallard's charge, but be came out of the ordeal unscathed. The 'Chers made one or two nice bursts up the field, and Gillett had to mind his P's and Q's, especially when Bob Davies slammed in a crashing shot which struck the bottom of the post and curled out of nlay. Applause greeted this praiseworthy attempt, which was taken as an index of what was likely to follow. One fine shot of Denis Jones from the left whizzed along the crossbar to the opposite side. A very narrow squeak for Llandudno. From another corner the Roosters failed to score. Trevor was given some trouble, out of which he sailed splendidly. Good on yer, bold veteran. Llan- dadno gained a corner, and danger hovered round Gillett; but no harm was ultimately done to his charge. Down comes, a merciless sihower of rain, accompanied by fitful gusts of wind, and the non-iootball enthusiast might well question the sanity of those who stood on a field under such condition, to see a bit of leather kicked about." The rain only increased the quagmiry condition of the ground around the goals, and players slipped, tricky movements were frus- trated, and accurate play was out of the ques- tion. Swish Swash went players through the miniature lakes for the ball, and now and again the sphere would drop dead in one of these, and the forest of legs after it made the scene a ludicrous one PLAYERS IN BUNCHES. I have often wondered when will players re- cognise the fact that to play in bunches is not football at all. Here we had, when the ball was out on the Craigydon side of the ground, about a dozen players close to the throw in, and as they could not all have the bit of leather to their own cheek, the ball was lifted out of the ruck to. another player, who did for a time what He liked on his own." Now, if each player kept his place, a la the Notts Forest idea--my word how it paid against Manchester United on Saturday—there would be far differ- ent results to what we are having. There is no science in getting in bunches and forming tangles. Let a player with a certain position stick to it as much as he can. Try it on, boys! Try it on!! The game's worth the candle, I can assure you. Well, Llandudno kept Llan- I rwst from scoring in the first half, and right glad were the boys for the coffee awaiting them. ilalf-time: Llandudno, o; Llanrwst, 6. THE ROOSTERS SCORE FIRST. As is usual on the Council Ground, we were going to see the 'Cherg play with wind and' rain behind them. I beg pardon, the rain had ceased a little hereabouts. At any rate, the 'Chers were playing towards their favourite end. But as the Roosters have no favourite end on this patch and don't care a Thrushes Thranion where they perch, Llandudno soon saw that the game birds were not going to give anything away. It was neck or nothing. At least if not a win, please a draw. Shades of Gwydyr, if Llanrwst had not so many impecunious crows that croak and sneak on the football field without paying, what a draw the Cormorants should be in the re-play. But, there you are. I do not thin* I will take my dear readers through all the dis- appointment, and the finnicking methods of Llandudno, and the buck-up style of the Roos- ters, save to say that the unexpected happened about ten minutes from time. The Roosters got up by perseverance, and from a bustle in front of Stallard, the villain Denis put the ball past him. Ma Conscience! Good Evens! The Rooster has tapped t(he Cormorants' claret. Ph"W! can one believe his eyes ? What did speotators think? I mea"1 the Llandudno ones, for the Roosters had only acarpelt-bag following. Were- there not visions of a cup-tie defeat on the 'Chers' ground—the second in a couple or so of weeks. And a record for the Poultry. To peg out the line of victory on the Council Ground. TOo beat the 'Chers on their own heap was a feat the Roosters had never before performed. What a glorious incentive to further accentuate the fact with more goals. But no, alas only now did the long and stiff-necked Cormorant find out the seriousness of matters, and he played now as he should have done during the previous seventy minutes. Time was getting short. The Roosters' hands were still tingling with the Yvanmth of the hand-shaking over the goal. And play the 'Chers did. What ho! how she bumps. See, it is here, there, and every- where in the penalty area. Now a lungeus kick sends it for a temporary career up the field. Now it returns into the quagmire. Quick feet suiround it, slip, and excitement runs high. Cries of score" rent the air, and the cry seemed 10 egg on the 'Chers. The Roosters under pressure were cool, but terribly anxious. Zig-zag movements, in front of Gillett made him anxious. THE EQUALISER: JOY AND PLEASURE. All of a sudden, in a twinkling, the ball is in the midst of many feet close in—a couple of yards or so. Where is the foot to place it past Gillett? Where, oh, where is it? Up goes a foot to try and shoot. That foot misses. There is buzzing excitement all around. The ball looks tantalisiingly greased and still. Like a bolt from the blue, after the miss of his col- leagues, Bob Davies, panther-like, flies to the ball, and flashes it past Gillett. Chorus of ap- proval, and someone looking for Kelly. James, the trainer's visage, long with melancholy, now suddenly changed, and he led on the cry for the winning goal. But wlas! James, that goal never came, and in consequence of that mine tear friend," another ninety minutes' performance will have to take place at Gwyd'yr- park. Lose there, did you say, James? Did not the 'Chers beat the Roosters there this year? Can't repeat it, did you say? Well, of course, one never knows but one thing is certain, the 'Chers can go there and try. Finalli: Llandudno, i Llanrwst, 1.
CONWAY v. COLWYN BAY. TERRIBLE. CLIMATIC CONDITIONS. (BY VEDETTE.") This match was absolutely and utterly spoilt by reason of its taking place in a gale of wind and rain. At the start there were not half a dozen spectators on the lines, some scores of en, thusiasts huddling against the walls and hedges in proximity to the field of play. It was, in- deed. a matter for surprise that so many had the courage to wend their way from the town to the bleak and exposed Morfa ground. We might well have been spared a miserable exhibition of football for the referee should have had no hesi- tation whatever in declaring the ground unfit for play, the goalmouths being transformed into miniature lakes. It was quite impossible to say whether the ball was over the line or mot whiein, it dropped with a splash into the water. Surely the Conway club might have provided saw-dust, and removed the water before the match was due to commence. But I have long ceased to marvel at the way football is con- ducted in North Wales, and so I was not vastly surprise to see a match in a cup tourney-for a national trophy be it noted,—proceed under conditions which can only be described as im- possible. In spite of the heavy rain that had fallen for many hours in the morning, the turt was in excellent condition. The visitors won the toss, and played towaids the xiver, with the gale at their backs. Team& Conway. Llew Parry, goal; Tom Jones and "Now" Ellis, backs; Will Evans, Bob Owen, and Sam Hughes, half-backs; Tom, Craven, Joe Hughes, D. O. Davies, J. R. Jones, and Sam Parry, forwards. Colwyn Bay: C. Hallwood, goal; T. Webb and R. C. Morris, backs; Ned Griffiths, H. P. Evans, and Dick Rowlands (captain), half- backs Jack Owen, J. P. Hughes, W. Southern, S. Hughes, and H. Pritchard, forwards. Referee Mr R. Her see, Llandudno. Linesmen Mr Tom Edward's, Conway, and Mr R. J. Davies, Colwyn Bay. The visitors attacked, but their movements were disjointed, and the forwards seemed quite unable to combine. It will be noticed that their team differed in five instances from that which lost to Llandudno in the Coast Senior Cup the previous week. R. C. Morris, Ned Griffiths, Jack Owen, J. P. Hughes, and H. Pritchard ap- peared t0' the exclusion of D. Roberts, W. R. Roberts, W. E. Roberts, T. Wellings, and H. C. Waterhouse. These changes were not all made with the object of strengthening the team, as W. R. Roberts, who performed so well at Llan- dudno, was not qualified to take part in this competition, and one or two. others were unable to turn out. Conway had the same side as triumphed over Blaenau Festiniog in the Coast Senior Cup on the previous Saturday, save that 'Tom Jones entered the team, and L. H. Roberts dropped out. A CLEVER GOAL. The Bay remained in the homesters' half for some time, but their shots were badly directed, and the Conway backs were playing a strong game. The wind dropped considerably, and after Conway had made two unsuccessful at- tacks, the ball was worked down, and Craven centred for Jones to beat Hallwood. The play leading up to this goal was very attractive, the visiting defence being quite nonplussed. Upon resuming, Owen and Parry changed positions on the right wing, but the forwards still failed to arrive at an understanding. The ball was well: taken down on the Bay left, but the whistle had gone for a breach of the rules by a visiting forward ere it was driven into, the net. Conway wtere aggressive, and from a corner, a home player headed out of the goalmouth instead of sending the ball under the bar. Once Hall- wood saved a point blank shot from close quar- ters, and half-time arrived with Conway lead- ing. THE HOMESTERS' FAULTY SHOOTING. It was thought that Conway would press con- tinually now that they had the wind in their favour. And so it proved. But their shooting was of the weakest description, and this, added (Continued on page 5.)
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