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DUNCAN CUP FINAL. CORINTHIANS V. BANGOR, FINALI TIE! AT LLANDUDNO. There was a very good! crowd on the Council Field on Wednesday, when the Corinthians and BanglOr met in the final for the Duncan Cup. Bangor, who won the cup last year2 were the favourites be- fore the game started, but a few stunch supporters were confident that the home- sters would pull through. Mr Referee Slater, punctual to time, lined up the men, the following being the teams — Corinthians.—Soden (goal), W. Wynne and F. WL Jones (backs), A. J. Davis, W. Lunt, and Hargreaves (half-backs), E. Francis, D. Brookes, Barker, Llew Davies and J. Parry (forwards). Bangor.—T. Owen (goal), A. Stanley and R. Thomas (backs), B. Parkinson, G. O. Roberts and Ri. Jones (half-backs), T. Griffiths, RI. Ei. Jones, D. Walford, J. Jones and A. Williams (forwards). 'The Corinthians started against a stiff but fairly steady breeze,, and were, the first, to show prominence, Barker leading an attack on the Bangor goal which he subseiqently nullified by shooting over the -cross-bar with an absolutely open goal. Bangor then began to get going on the left., but Wynne checked their progress, and they were kept, in their own quarters until a foul against Del Brookes gave them a foothold in the home, territory, A. J. Davis ,c,oming to the rescue with some good tackling. Fred Jones nearly brought about the downfall of the Corinthians' goal through fouling J. Jones near the corner flag1, but offside against Bangor brought relief. A minute or two later J. Parry got a nasty kick below the knee and limped badly for the remainder of the game. Indeed it was not until the last twenty minutes of the game that he seem- ed to have thoroughly recovered. Soden was the first custodian to be tested, J. Jones sending in a curler from the right. wing which was cleverly caught and cleared. At the other end Barker tested Owen with a hot shot from close quarters, and a quick change of scene saw Soden again called upon to clear a fast ground shot from the left. Play was most interesting at this stage with the home forwards playing a neat passing game which eventually led to the ball coming out to Francis, who after rounding the Bangor defence, scored with a shot which gave Owen little chance of saving. This goal came after about ten minutes' play, and gave the homesters the confidence their efforts lacked previously.. After the re-start the visitors attacked for a few minutes, but Wynne and Fred Jones were safe, the experience of the latter making up for his loss of pace. The halves were also, playing a good game, especially Lunt in the centre, and a hot attack on the visitors' goal culminated in a corner, which was beautifully placed by Brookes, and Owen was called upon to fist out from the midst of a ruck of players. A free kick brought relief, but, not for many moment, the attack being resumed by Brookes and Francis, who appeared to have, a thorough understanding with each other, and being well fed by A. J. Davis kept pegging away at the Bangor goal. One of these movement resulted in a second goal to the Corinthians. Davis got the better of the Bangor left wing, took the ball down the field, transferred it at the right moment to Del Brookes, who neatly tricked the backs and placed the ball in the net well out of the reach of the custodian. Bangor played up better after his le- verse, and Soclen was twice called upon to save his charge, but the attack died away, and then Llew Davies began to show a little of his real form. Parry was not much better than a, passenger, but Barker gave considerable aid in some, movements which looked promising! from the Corin- thians' point of view. As half-time approached the homesters made some good attempts to increase their lead, Llew Davies testing Owen with a hot drive which was well saved, and Barker just missing the uprights with a fast, screw shot. At, the interval the score was j Corinthians 2 Bangor 0 The ffame was resumed after coffee had been dispensed, and the Corinthians start- ing with great dash, Del Brookes was put into possession of the ball and scored the third goal within a minute. After some quiet play Llew Davies scored the fourth after some good work, in which the whole, front lirie took part. Bangor was a, beaten team after this, but pluckily stuck to their work, and were rewarded with a, goal from a, penalty kick, to which the Corinthians replied by adding another to their total from the foot of Llew Davies, and the cessation of hostilities was sounded short- ly after, with the, Corinthians deservedly winners by five goals to one. COMMENTS. The winners were a well-balanced team, without being brilliant. Soden in goal was very safe, although on two occasions he kicked when the safest policy would perhaps have been to catch the ball. Fred Jones and Wynne were not very severely tested. Of the two Wynne naturally was the more dashing player. The old Swift, however, was not often at, fault, and his placing of the ball was almost as good as ever. Two or three, more goals might easily have been secured from his placing of free kicks, but the, opportunities were lost. W. Lunt was the best of the halves, but seemed to tire before the end of the game. A. J. Davis and Hargreaves were, generally capable, of holding their own with a bit in hand. Occasionally there was a lack of understanding between the trio, but they generally managed to retrieve the blunders. Of the forwards the right, wing was the more effective until the second half was well advanced, when Davies and Parry took up the running most effectively^ the bttter showing glimpses of his old form, and putting in many a, capital run and centre. The visitors were best served by their backs and goalkeeper, the, great weakness of the team being the half-back line. Had they been better backed up the forwards no doubt have given a better account of themselves. < After the match the cup and medals was presented to1 the, winiters by Mr Ker- ridge, Llandudno Junction.

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