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MACHYNLLETH.

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DEATH OF DR. EDWARD JONES,…

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FOOTBALL. MACHYNLLETH V TOWYN.-The game on Satur. day on the Macbynlleth arena turned out tolbe a much fairer game than were expected it wa sone of, if not the best football game ever played on the home ground. The play of the homesters was splendid. The Towyn battalion stepped on the scene of action about half-past two and looked as if they had fully made up their minds to give the Dovey company a trouncing. Their hopes, if such they were, were rudely shattered. The home department of the leather kicking brigade followed their stout oppo- nents to the field, robed in blue, and not looking over cheerful nor over confident as to the issue of struggle. Mr Cule, the home secretary, of the London ani Provincial Bank, took the reigns of government and in strict obedience to his commands the warriors faced each other. The home front string were soon dangerous, several runs on the right wing being very difficult to stop. Bob Hum- phreys, the home centre-forward, was playing a beautiful game, feeding his wings and striding along for the opponents' goal. Billy Vaughan, on the outside left, was much too tricky and speedy for his more bulky opponents, and he beat them time after time. The Towyn men were hemmed in from the first; try as they would they could not break through the sturdy half-back division of the homesters. Once or twice only did they come into the home preserves. But the danger was not for long, the home outside right, Johnny Edwards (who was carefully and most unselfishly fed by his wing partner, Hughes), being very dangerous on several occasions, narrowly missing the posts. Dick Humphreys at half was playing a superb game, and it was as much due to him as anybody that the front rank had sneh splendid openings. A beauty came in about fifteen minutes from the start, Bob Humphreys putting on the finishing touch. From the re-start, corner followed corner, and Towvn were quite unable to cope with the agile movements of their opponents. Vaughan again took one of the corners, placed it magnificently, Hughes, the inside right, heading it through. Towyn started to play a bit rough, and some choice expressions" of speech were indulged in now and then, which were promptly suppressed by the referee. The interval came as a great relief to both sides. Soon after the second half started Billy Vaughan, who had been playing a magnificent game, had a nasty kick from one of the Towyn backs. A halt was made. Dr A O Davies, who, fortunately, was on the field came to the rescue, and it was seen that the poor little chap had a nasty cut on his leg, and was bleeding freely. The doctor bandaged it up, and the wounded man was carried off the field bv the local ambulance corps. I do not think any blame is to be attached to the Towyn back, who greatly regretted the accident. The game re-started with the homesters playing ten men. Towyn made a strong sweep, and a flying shot from the Towvn left was deftly and neatly stopped by Morgan. Then the home quintet scampered to the other end and Humphreys, Edwards, and Tommy Williams who was playing on the left single-handed, missed nice opportunities of scoring. Then the Towyn men woke'up and notched a goal from a scrimmage. An opening came for the homesters on the right- Humphreys passed to Johnny Edwards, he took deliberate aim from an oblique angle and the ball scudded into the net, grazing the inside of the inner post. It was a manificient shot, m-.d fully deserved the great outburst of cheering thaj followed. The game ended in favour of Machyn- lleth by three goals to one.