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FOOTBALL. CORWEN v. BALA PRESS. One newspaper remarked last week that Bala and Corwen were old rivals. So it proved on Saturday, when Bala Press were conveyed in n special train to contsst Corwen in the third round for the Welsh Amateur Cup. Grp, t interest was t,ken in this raatch bv Plllover8 ■ f the leather in both towns, gnd About 70 or more supporters from Bala followed the Press to Corwen. Wo had our doubts who would ■win, HS there were rumours float that Corwen were like y to present a strong tewrn ou the field. The we therw-is all that could be desired, with the ex- ception that a very strong wind prevailed. The vis- itors won the toss, Hud as usual decided to plav with the wind in their favour. As soon as the kick-off was given it was noticed that the rumour of the homester's splendid condition and strength was no iuie boast. They started "8; 1. and were several times, though fighting against a terrible wind, in close proximity to the homester's goal; but Parry, JJoberts and Davies were there to see that they did not come too close. A little midfield play was then indulged in, followed by a rush by Bala towards their opponents' goal; Tom Hughes, the visitor's outside right, sent a terrific shot towards goal, but the home custodian felt quite happy there and cleared with his fists. Corwen followed the ball and pressed "rather heavily, but were repulsed several times, lewis, Williams, and Davies, of the visitor's, proving themselves equal to the occasion. MallY opportunit- ies of scoring were given on both sides, but they proved futile. The ball, after some play in front of the visitor's goal, was sent by their defence towards the Corwen goal, when Tom Hughes, with a cliuk- jIJg" shot, scored the first goal for Bala. This was received with loud, continued cheeis. Corwen then played with a dash, and showed some plucky spirit. It was not long, however, before Dick Evans, the visitor's gallant captain, got the leather, and with one of his famous shots, notched the second goal for bis side. Shortly after the whistle sounded for half time, when Bala were leading by 2 goals to nil. On resuming play, Corweu's spirit, in spite of the goals against them, did not droop, and they plaved a plucky game. Baht were now in high spirits- The two goals scored bad given them hope. and another thing—they were now placing against the wind, which is their safeguard. We cannot say that Cor- wen played so well during this half as the first, but they managed to score their first goal amidst much enthnsi-'sm. When this peal was cQred Bala were seen t" fight as for their very livest, prevent another, Edwords. Leiry and Lfoy plaving os well as coulct bedt.sir-'d, i.eary scoring the third for Bala within a few mnwtes of time bjn,, up. When the whistle sounded the Baigit.-S cheered and cheered, and the Press were escorted to the town amidst the greatest enthusiasm. We admit that both teams were in fine. for and we have never before s-en such good play by UprwnD. They Luve showed spirit Hui en. ergy well worth seeing nnd this match, we feel sure, was the best ever plaved on Tvnddol Park. We must also admit. otl mO't: capable to judge "have admitted, that belter t,dJm won. Every possible fairness w.ts -riv n t> both teams by the referee, Mr Arthcr of Wrexlntn. On the arrival of the train at Bala on Saturday it vas met at the station by a vast crowd, and the team was escort,et through the street, the crowd singing, "Hurrah lor the Bala Press." They deserved it.




---LLjN[)()ERFEI Tyr.