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FOOTBALL NOTES. '¡ (By Veteran). WELSH COAST LEAGUE. ¡ LLÂNDUDNO AMATEURS) v. HOLY- HEAD. The Amateurs resumed their league programme on Saturday, entertaining Holyhead on the Council Field. Un- fortunately they had to -take the field short of two of the regular team, i.e., J. E. and Jimmy Williams, This neces- sitated a re-arrangement of the whole line, David Griffith being placed at, outside rigat and W. A. Williams taking, the in- side berth. Brookes-Elvans was moved to the centre-forward position, and the left wing composed of Davies and W. Owen. The back division was as on the previous two Saturdays. Unfortunate- ly the chosen referee did not, put, in an appearance, and Mr J. H. Vincent was called upon to do. duty. The visitors were strongly represented, and with the advantage of the wind in the first half were able to, take, the lead after but very few minutes' play. This early reverse, acted like a tonic on the home team, who literally swept the visitors into, their goal, and maintained a severe pres- sure for some time-, during which Pear- son was :conspicuous with a fine centre that certainly ought to; have been con- verted. Other chances were also allow- ed to go begging. At length, however, after Collieir had several times dis- tinguished himself by clever saves, the eqUajliser came. It was rather a, peculiar goal. A race for the ball in the goal mouith between one of the Holyhead backs and Brookes Evans, ending in the former getting in his kick, but with Brookes so near that the ball cannoned against him and into the net. Brookes was put out of action for a. few minutes, but was able to resume before the in- terval. The .Holyhead linesman called) it a "lucky" goal, but I do not agree with him. From the position of the ball, the goalkeeper and Brookes Evans, it would have been a remarkably lucky thing had he. kicked it, clear. -Yr The last quarter of an hour saw the visitors again in the .ascendant. After the ball had been changed, for a, lighter one "Jack Henry" grumbled at the change and .got rather rash, with the re- sult that on one-andi a fatal-oc,casion he quite misjudged its bounding abilities, and the Holyhead centre had no. difficulty in scoring. The score at half-time stood Holyhead 2 Llandudno 1 The second half revealed the weakness of the Amateurs' attack. It was not very often that the visitors were dangerous during the whole of the forty-five minutes, but on those few occasions they looked more like getting goals than did the Amateurs, notwithstanding; the pres- sure brought, to. bear on Collier. Settle being ineffective, -and Davies not very much better, Pearson changed places with the former and worked as hard as any two men on the field. Jack Henry deserted his position at back and annexed a roving commission. There was plenty of dash about -the- forwards, but very iiwle method, except on the part of Williams, and David Griffith. With time fleetning and no equaliser forthcoming the crowd began to clamour for a goal', and occasionally .to deride the referee, who was sadly at fault on one ocrasiion when refusing the Amateurs a corner kick. When the equaliser did come it was Harold that did the trick from a well-placed corner by J. H. Jones. This was .all the scoring, the game end- ing Llandudno 2 Holyhead 2 Considering their chance and the balance of play the Amateurs should have won with a couple of goals in handi. The defence was quite up to the mark, the hallves especially playing a fine game. Pearson was quite at his. besit, and his opponents know what that means. John- son's display was greatly in advance of the previous week, while Brown was as usual, a glutton for work, and difficult to pass. Stallard in goal made some saves.. Very unfortunately for the Amateurs Wynne strained the muscles of his leg before the close and had to be car- ried off the field. Previous to that he had shewn fine defensive, qualities, and dominated the situation even when J. H. Jones had gone amongst the forwards. It is to be. hoped he will be fit before Saturday. David Griffiths fully justified his selections, his play in the first, half was at times brilliant, and his centreing accurate and tc/meily. Settle Owen was not a success. Of the inside men Brookes Evans was at his besi; until he was "knocked out" when siooring the Amateurs' first goal. He was not him- self subsequently, for the impact with the ball was of the nature known as "Terrific.' The whole line was, however, out of gear, and the service of J. Eí. Williams as a pivot greatly missed. OTHER RESULTS. Conway s., LI anberis 1. Bangor Reserve 13, Colwyn 2. Bangor University 4, Blaenau Fe-s- tiniiog 2. LHandudno 2, Holyhead 2. NORTH WALES COAST JUNIOR, CUP. Llletdhic1 Swifts 5, Bangor Druids 1. Carnarvon 5, Pwllheli 0. PROPOSED NORTH v. SOUTH MATCHES. A deputation from the North Wales Coast, Football Association recently met a deputation from South Wales with a view to discussing the proposed inter-pro- vincial ma,ches. The deputation (which comprised Messrs R. J. Hughes, J. W. Post,, J. LI. Williams, and S. Wilmann) have reported to their Association that after the ildea. had -been discussed in its various phases the! South Waleis repre- sentatives were convinced of the benefits, not particularly financial, but to- the game in Wales generally, which would result from its being -carried into effect, more especially the benefit from the en- couragement of young players within the jurisdiction of the two associations. As an experiÏment, i. was proposed that two matches be played, one in the North and the other in the South, all the ex- penses to come out of the two gates, and any surplus to be shared between the asso- ciations or, any deficit to be made good equably by tha two associations. As an alternative it, -va,s proposed that each association should be responsible for the expenses of the match and should take the receipts. Any players, amateur or pro- fessional, who- are bona-ficle members of any club affiliated with the Association it was proposed to consider qualified to take pa,rt in the matches. The matter is to be discussed by the South W,ales Associa- tion and brought up at the next meeting of the Coast, Association. With regard to the proposed change in the name of the North Wales Coast Asso- ciation, as it will involve an extension of area, ife has to be considered by a "com- mission" appointed hy the Welsh Asso- ciation, ancl delegates to represent the Coast Association have been appointed. » WELSH AMATEUR CUP. LLANDUDNO AMATEURS v. LLANRWiST. (Replayed Tjle). For, this match which takes' place on the Council Field this afternoon the Amateurs will rely with an exception on the same players that met the 'Roosters twice. The exception s Jack Lunt at full back in place of W. Wynne, who was injured last Saturday. The team there- for.e will be as follows — Goal: Stailard; full backs, J. Lunt and J. H Jones; hajif-backs, J. Brown, T. Johnson, and H. Pearson; forwards, W. A. Williamsi, Brookes Evans, J. E. Williams, Ri. Davies, and J. Williams.

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