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WELSH JUNIOR CUP. NEWTOWN UNITED v. SHREWSBURY BARRACK ROVERS. Played at Newtown on Saturday. The teams were as follows :— ROVERS. Goal, Grieves; backs, Griffiths and Croxford; half-backs, Mailing, Logan and Forrester; forwards, Jones, Pritchard, Horley, Stevenson and Yates. UNITED. Goal, Davies backs, J Edwards and Townsend half-backs, E Evans, S Morgan and W Haines; for- wards, E Humphreys, J Jones, C Humphreys, Smout. and Bevan. The visitors won the toss and selected to play with the wind and sun in their favour. The soldiers kept play for a few minutes in the United part of the ground, after which Grieves was fully occupied for some time. The visitors had a corner, and from one of these Logan scored. Immediately from the restart the United forced a corner but this was got away, and a final shoi by Smout was put behind. MorganstoppedHorleyinmidneldand returned the ball well into goal, a fruitless cornet ensuing. The military had another spell of press- ing, and secured a second goal. After this the United had hard lines in not scoring, W Haines and J Jones being very near. The homesters secured another corner, but this was got out of a scrimmage, but play still ruled in the visitors' quarters, owing to a foul being given against them. The soldiers however presented a very stubborn defence to the onslaughts of the enemy, and kept out the invaders for a time.. The repeated attacks however had a reward and just before the call of half-time Haines scored a good goal for the United. Restarting the United had much the best of matters and after a lot of pressing equalised. Give and take play followed chiefly in the Rovera'*territory, and the United had many very good tries at goal, but Croxford played a very good defensive game. About ten minutes from time the Rovers got up the field and looked as if they were going to take the lead, but they were driven back and a foul for the United right under the bar of their opponents' goal seemed certain to be converted but the ball was placed in goal without being played by a second player. Two further corners fell to the United but these also were got away. Still press- ing Bevan for the homesters got two goals and made the game secure for his side, the United eventually winning by 4 goals to 2.

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