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THE WELSH AMATEUR CUP. [THIRD ROUND."] LLANIDLOES v. NEWTOWN NORTH END. Great interest centred in this match, which took place at Llanidloes on Saturday. There was a large attendance, the gate receipts amounting to nearly £ 8. Both teams were confident; and it ia interest- ing to note that whilst the North Enders took matters easily during the holidays, the Llanidloes men had defeated Llandinam 6-1 on Christmas Day, and Bedford 8-0 on Boxing Day. The teams lined up, under the charge of Mr H. Smith, Welsh- 1 pool, as under :— NvRTH END. Goal, Eagles; bauke, S. Morgan and Pritehard halves, Hamer, C. Jones and R. Evans; forwards, W. Nook, H. Humphreys, Pilot, P. Little and Phillips. LLANIDLOES. Goal, Eyans backs, C. Smith and Morgan halves, D. Jones, E. V. Davies, and T. Jones,; for- wards, W. H. Hughes, E. Jones, Hewitt, J. Jones, and J. Hampton. Newtown won the toss and played down the slope. The home custodian was first called upon and saved from Phillips. The ball travelled quickly from end to end without either goalkeeper handling, mainly swing to the good play of the backs, Nock forced a corner, but before the ball was got away a penalty was awarded Newtown for hands against Hughes. Nock took the kick, the ball striking the upright and rebounding into play, eventually going behind. Morgan placed nicely in the North Eadgoal mouth, and one of the home forwards put over- the bar with a tbeatitiful shot. Smith stopped Phillips, and E. Jones and Hughes got up by pretty passiug, but, bciug ham- pered, the latter sent behind. Newtowll were awarded another penalty for E. Jones handling, Nock was again entrusted with the hick and although J. Jones touched the ball with his fingers it roiled into the net, and North End were one up 20 minutes from the start, The homesters played well after this. Jones got away and a corner accrued, J. Hampton placing on the net. Newtown right got down but were neaily pulled up by Morgan, who wal playiDg (1 deier genae at back. Davies worked a nice opening but J. Jonos misted a splendid chance of equalising. Another corner fell to Newtown but Evans saved. Through a mistake by the home backs, Pilot again scored for Newtown and the interval arrived with North End leading by 2 goals to 0. On resuming matters lo -k-d black f jv the homesters, but playing down the slope they had tf e advantage E. Davies shot in and Hewitt rushed ball and goalkeeper into the net and Llani loes scored their first goal. Hampton ran along the left and shot behind. J. Jones afterwards shot across goal, and Hughes had a splendid chance but slipped just as he was about to shoot. Llan- idloes were forcing the game, but Morgan, C. Jones and II. Evans were splendid in defence. The ball 'continued hovering about North End goal, and J. Jones equalised the score, the ball going through the custodian's legs. Exciting play followed; Newtown got up and forced two corners in succes- sion, which were cleared. Hughes got away, but Eagles ran out and removed danger. Two corners fell to Llanidloes, but nothing resulted. North End light were prominent, but were beaten by Morgan. There was no holding the homesters at this juncture, and E. Jones gave them the lead with the best shot of the day, amidst, tremendous excitement. Newtown were not quite done with, and Little and Phillips were dangerous. Hampton got away, but was ruled off-side. Play was in home quarters, Clem Jones shooting in. Morgan clearing. The visitors tried hard to save the game, bat nothing further was scored, and a hard feught game ended with the score Llanidloes 3, North End 2.


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