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I LEAGUE DIVISION I.

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------COAST SENIOR LEAGUE.

---..--... CARNARVON v. LLANBERIS.

.--.. PWLLHELI v. BLAENAU…

.--..-...:. FRIENDLY MATCH.

........--. SECOND LEAGUE…

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COAST JUNIOR LEAGUE.

I WELSH AMATEUR CUP.I

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WELSH AMATEUR CUP. Final Tie. BANGOR v. JOHNSTOWN. JOHNSTOWN WIN THE CUP. (BY VIGILANT.") The final for this Cup, this season, took place on the Sealand-road ground, Chester. The final- ists were Bangor, who, with their supporters, had to journey sixty miles, and Johnstown, who had to journey about a doen miles, to the scene of the struggle. The doings of the Welsh As- sociation are in many cases hard to fathom, and it was freely commented upon that the small gate that witnessed the match was accounted for by the Associalion's decision to charge Is. and 6d. prices, which are not usually paid in Chester, only on occasions when matches of far greater moment than Saturday's are being played. Whatever the reason, the gate was a miserably small one, and it is amusing to note in a football sheet printed on the Coast that the match was witnessed by a large crowd," and that the event was a great struggle." Such expressions and mis-statements make the reader, who is not present, to have a false im- pression of the match. Neither was there a great crowd "or a great struggle." It was chilling to look round the well-equipped ground of Chester, and see the mere handful of people assembled, and the match was, for the greater portion, a very poor thing. And when it was considered that Bangor ran an excursion, and many came from the district of Johnstown, it was hard to distinguish where the neutrals were amongst the crowd. THE RIVAL TEAMS. Whilst it may truly be said that both teams engaged had had to work hard to secure the position of finalists, the task of Johnstown had been materially aided by two teams scratching to them on a couple of occasions. Nevertheless, as will be seen by the following record, their deeds are splendid, and to overcome Bangor in the last struggle is a performance which is not only meritorious but deserving of the highest praise. The following teams have been defeated: —Esclusham White Stars, 3-2 Chirk, 4-0 Acrefair, 2-2, replay, 3-1 Ruabon, 4-1 Sum- merhill, 4-2. In the second and fourth rounds Bala Town and Ellesmere scratched to Johns- town. Truly a good record. The Homers, of Bangor, have also gone through a hard mill to attain the honour of finalists, having played all their rounds, beating Holyhead and Llandudno, the latter after a re- play, and Aberystwyth. Little was known of the calibre of Johnstown in the County of Carnarvonshire, save their emerging now and again successfully from an en- counter. Amongst the following of Bangor were Mr. L. M. Anderson, in charge of the team Messrs. Watson (sen.) Willman, and a number of officials. All these had a confidence of vic- tory in their team which was but natural, and which looked as beingjsupported by facts when Bangor led by a goal, secured in the first five minutes, and by which they led until sixty minutes of the game had expired. The following were the teams :— Bangor Ted Owen Hwfa Williams and D. J. Thomas; Arthur Owen, Aaron Jones, and D. T. Davies Dick Humphreys, A. Dargie, Richie Jones, Hughie Davies, and Edgar Lloyd Jones. Johnstown: Harry Thompson George Pem- berton and Adam Jones E. Humphreys, J. G. Potts, and Bert Hughes R. Pritchard, R. Dav- ies, T. Morris, J. Evans, and Victor Jones. DARGIE'S SPLENDID GOAL. The opening exchanges were very poor, and totally unworthy of a cup-tie. In fact, they may be described as a miserable scramble. When Bangor got going a bit, they got into the vicinity of Harry Thompson, and Dargie, with a very fast high drive, completely beat the Johns- town custodian. Loud cheers greeted the event, and by some this early success was deemed a good augury for ultimate victory. But, after this, the game resolved itself into a poor thing, very little real football being seen. I agree with Mr. Millar, a Chester referee, who was my com- panion on the stand, that a worse game had not been seen on the Chester enclosure. The Johns- town men, who appeared in dark peagreen jerseys and white pants, were, of the two, more nippy but up to half-time the game was a very ordin- ary thing, and at half-time the score was Bangor, 1 Johnstown, 0. THE COLLIERS EQUALISE. The distinguishing feature of the second half was a decided improvement in the play of Johns- town, and a falling off in that of Bangor. The former remembered that there was a goal against them to wipe off, and played accord- ingly. Their movements were more neat than Bangor's, and Potts was a treat as centre-half- Even Bangor supporters could not but help ad- miring him for his splendid display. Nor weai the other members of the Greens idle. They one and all played a persistent and pleasing game. And their efforts were rewarded after seventeen minutes play, E. Humphreys equal- ising after a fusilade not far from Ted Owen. LITTLE EVANS WINS THE GAME. By smart movements and playing well upon Hwfa and D. J., the Johnstown forwards gained great advantage, and within a few minutes after equalising, the winning point was gained by them. Hwfa was endeavouring to beat little Evans, when the latter most marvellously hooked the ball from his toes, and sent the sphere in sideways into the net. Ted Owen fell in his efforts to save but it was too late; and the cheers from the Johnstown supporters and the dismay upon the contenances of the Bangorians were impressive. It is said that someone here- abouts sang out, Has anyone here seen Andy?" And so the game went on until the end, with the Johnstowns masters of the situation, playing the best-game, until the closing stages, when Bangor made one or two desperate efforts to equalise, but all to no good. The remarkable attempt made by Edgar Lloyd Jones to score is worth recording. Receiving the ball on the left, Edgar raced away and sent in a terrific crasher at long range, which hit the furthest post and rebounded back almost to the spot from where Edgar had fired. It was a narrow squeak for Johnstown, who retired victors of the Welsh Amateur Cup for the season 1909-10. Final: Johnstown, 2; Bangor, 1. PRESENTATION OF THE CUP. As Bangor team rushed off to its dressing room, the supporters of Johnstown, wild with joy, hastened to the stand, where the cup was gleaming in the hands of the John Davies, the Chairman of the Association. Before formally

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