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WELSH SENIOR CUP. (REPLAYED TIE). CARNARVON UNITED V. LLANDUDNO AMATEURS. ANOTHER DRAW: PLAYING PARTLY BY MOONLIGHT. (BY VIGILANT.") The handful of faithful spectators which accompanied the Llandudno Amateurs to the replayed tie at Carnarvon, on Thursday, were more than rewarded by witnessing one of the very finest games ever seen on the Oval. The enjoyment never flagged, and there was a frequency of thrills which fascinated.. The ground, "Ugh!" was simply terrible, and here let me say how I wonder that the Carnarvon Committee do not give a little work to a few of the unemployed in improving and draining such a sodden ground. A veritable sea of mud was around the goal nearest the entrance, and the dis- comfort of standing ankle deep in such "mu- huck" is anything but agreeable A SPARKLING GAME. It is strange to think that some of the best displays I have seen have been enacted on wet and muddy grounds. Such was the match on Thursday. The whole of the 120 minutes display was watched with intense eagerness and natural anxiety, even into the last few minutes, when the moon shed its heams on the scene, and street lamps gradually grew brighter as night came on. There wa-3 a strong touch of romance about the scene. In the darkness, figures like goblins were seen Hying about, now here, now there, and at times in front of the goalies of the respective sides. Now watches were consulted. Never did the few unexpired minutes seem so long. The excitement was intense. Each side had a goal, and the desperate struggle was for the goal which would win the match. But alas, it never came, and, like the election, it was a case of "as you were," and we shall have to see a third meeting, and "wait and see" who meets Bangor in the next round. ENJOYMENT AND THRILLS. I was just wishing Colwyn Bay team could have seen the match. They would have been thrilled with the at-times electric display. The Vicar of Carnarvon, who loves the game, was a more than interested spec- tator, and acknowledged that the pecking of the Canaries by the Cormorants, was the severest they had had for a long while. AN IDEAL REFEREE. Mr R. D. Richards, chairman of the North Wales Coast League, was again the referee, and the manner in which the game was en- joyed, was due to the good influence of Mr Richards. He is fair to a degree, brooks no incipient roughness developing into the harm of the game, and what is more, the players have something more than respectful regard arising out of fear for him. They have an affection for him, and his word of law is administered in such a manner that stern duty appears more like brotherly advice. Long* may he referee I < THE GAME. Llandudno won the toss, and played down the slope, and after Walter Jones had opened out the game, Stallard was at once called upon to show his mettle. This he did in fine style. The Canaries were trying the t la West Brom bang, but it was not success- ful. Llandudno got going by judicious work, and were more methodical than the Canaries, who played more of the bustling and cup-tie game. After a spell of pressure on the backs, a cross pass was sent in by Johnnie Williams, and Jack Brown .netted amidst comparative silence. M.TER JONES EQUALISES. Playing up the slope, the yellow-ones pressed, and Walter Jones equalised amidst great jubilation. The game continued to be of a ding-dong character, and both goalkeepers were kept busy, and displayed their very best style. Better custodianship, (save on one little occasion by the clever young Stallard, when he was, through trying to evade two opponents, one after the other, nearly beaten), one would not wish to see. It was a small defect in an afternoon's display by Stallard, which was simply bordering on the miraculous. Bravo! Stallard, keep your "pecker up," lad. My readers will believe me when I say that the game was an excel- lent one, full of incidents of a delightful nature, under such adverse weather condi- tions. No more goals were scored, and full time arrived with a draw, of one goal each. THIRTY MINUTES MORE VALUE. Although for ninety minutes the boys had played a hard, fast, and exciting game, to give them another half-hour's work seemed cruel. But the rule had to be enforced, al- though "the shades of the night were falling fast," and the moon had raised her lamps above. But what a revival. Every nerve seemed fresh on both sides. The struggle was fiercer than ever, as each side tried for "Excelsior." What deft touches. What narrow squeaks. What fine saves by Jones for the Canaries. Eleverish excitement pre- vailed as a bombshell-like shot from the foot of Cleeve, hissed through the air and sailed for the net. What! in the net? Dear me, no Jones had sprung, panther-like, and diverted the ball out of danger. What shouts of joy and applause. It was truly a great game, and it was only the increasing darkness which made the referee's whistle welcome the cessation of hostilities, and the two clever sides "live to fight another day." Final:— Carnarvon i Llandudno 1.

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