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I Football. | First League Table. RESULTS UP TO SATURDAY, .JANUARY 10. ,lioaIS, Pltl Won Lost Drn For Agst Pts West Bromwich A. 21 14 5 2 41 25 30 j Sheffield Wednesday 22 13 8 1 39 25 27 Sheffield United 21 12 .7.2. 35 23 25 Derby County 21 12 7 2 37 27 26 i Notts County 21 10 5 6 26 25 26 j Bury 20 11 7 2 35 23 24 Sunderland 20. 9. 5. 6. 30 21 24 Liverpool 20 10 8 2 47 33 22 i Stoke 21 9 8 4 30 23 22 Nottingham Forest 22. 8 8 6 27 30 S2 Wolverhampton W. 22 9 9 4 HO 33 22 Everton 22 8 10 i 35 33 20 I Aston Villa 20 9 9 3 33 30 19 | Middlesborough 20 7 10 3 22 31 17 Newcastle United. 18 7 9 2 22 30 16 Blackburn Rovers. 22 7 13 i 28 13 16 I Grimsby 21 4 11 6 28 41 14 Bolton Wanderers. 22 0 19 3 18 60 3 RESULTS OP SATURDAY'S GAMES. Sheffield United 2 Blackbnrn Rovers 1 Notts County 2 Derby County 1 ^Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2 WolverhamptonWan 1 Stoke 0 Bolton Wanderers 0 West Bromwich Albion.1 A stoii V, illa 3 Nottingham Forest 1 I Grimsby 2 Bury 1 Middlesbrough 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1 Abandoned Played on the ground of the first named club. (O) Combination Table. RESULTS UP TO SATUEDAY, JANUARY 10. Goals-, Pld Won Lost Drn For Agst Pts Wrexham 16 13 1 2 08 9 28 Witton Albion 18 10 .2.6. 37 23 26 Oswestry 17 10 5 2 42 24 22 Nantwich 16 9 5 2 34 30 20 Birkenhead 14 9 4 1 32 20 19 Burslem Port Vale 16 .8.53. 45 29 19 Chester 16 5 5 6 32 26 16 Middlewich 17 5 6 6 24 41 16 White Star 13 6 6 1 19 21 13 Rhyl 14 5 8 1 31 35 11 *Bangor 15 4 7 4 32 46 10 Newton-le-Willows.. 15 1 9 2 32 54 10 Winsford 16 .4. 10 .232 43 ],) Chirk 14 .3. 13 .1. 21 37 .7 Tranmere Rovers 19 2 i4 3 15 49 7 Two points deducted for playing ineligible man. Middlewich 3 Rhyl 2 Nantwich 3 Bangor Birkenhead 2 White Star Wanderers 1 Traumere Rovers 0 Chester. 0 Burslem Port Vale R 3 Chirk .1 Wrexham 3 Oswestry United 0 Played on the ground of the first named club. I COMBINATION MATCHES TO BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY NuXT. Burslem. v. Winsford Wititon v. Chirk Newton v. White Star Played on the ground of the first-named club. (o) North Wales Coast League. OFFICIAL RESULTS UP TO AND INCLUDING LAST SATURDAY'S RESULTS. ^-Gi>als->, Pld Won Lost Drn For Agst Pts Portmad c 9 7 1 1 31 7 15 Colwyn Bay 11 6 3 2 35 26 14 Bangor 9 6 2 1 30 17 13 Llanrwst 8 6. 2 0 18 10 12 !• Llanberis 9 5 3 I 22 26 11 LI'dudno Amateurs 9 3 5 I 26 28 7 Carnarvon 8 2 5 1 17 15 5 Rhyl Athletic 7 2 4 1 15 23 5 Penmaenmawr 9 2 7 0 21 32 4 Conway 11 2 9 0 15 47 4 RESULTS OF LAST SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Conway (h) 2 Penmaenmawr 1 Portmadoc 1 Carnarvon (h) 0 OFFICIAL LIST OF MA ) CHES FOR JANUARY. JANUARY 17 TH. Bangor v. Rhyl. Carnarvon v. Ilorti-nadoc. Llanberis v. Llanrwst. Penmenrnawr v. Colwyn Bay. JANUARY 24TH. Portmadoc v. Penmaenmawr. Llandudno v. Carnarvon. Rhyl Athletic v. Couway. JANUARY 31ST. Bangor v. Llanrwst. Conway v. Pertmad' C. Penmaenmawr v. Llandudno. 1 Carnarvon v. Colwyn Bay. (O) North Wales Coast Junior Cu (THIRD ROUND.) Colwyn Bay (h) 2 Llandudno Amateurs. to) Welsh Amateur Cup. THIRD ROUND.—REPLAYED TIE. Bangor 3 Llanrwst .0 4
Colwyn Bay v. Llandudno Amateurs. THE "BAY" VICTORIOUS. (North Wales Coast Junior Cup.—Third Round). This match, in. which great interest was taken, was played at Llandudno. The weather was almost the worst possible, rain, with the excep- tion of a few minutes' cessation, falling) during the whole of the 90 minutes. Notwithstanding the state of the elements, a goodly number of spectators1 journeyed from Colwyn Bay to cheer their representatives. Llandudno were minus the services of several regular players, as also were the Bayites—T. McCann and E. Reckless not being eligible, J. Owen having returned to college, and E. Parry standing down through illness. Their places were taken by J. Williams, F. Owen, G. Quinton, and J. Hickley. The teams lined up as follows:- Llandudno Amateurs: Goal, W. Wynne; backs, G. Davies and J. Lunt; halves, T. Wil- liams, Marsh, and- I-I. Pearson; forwards, R. Lunt, T. Cartwright, J. E. Williams (captain), s. Williams, and T. Flood. Colwyn Bay: Goal, C. Croydon; backs, J. Williams and E. Allen; halves, E. Griffiths, A. Downes, and O. E. Williams; forwards, R. Jones, J. Owen, G. Quinton, W. Jones, and J. Hickley. Referee, Sergeant Hunt, Conway. R. Jones, for the Bay, won the spin of the coin, and elected to play against the wind. J. E. Williams kicked off for the Amateurs, but the Bayites at once pressed, J. Hickley having hard lines with a shot which hit the crossbar. Downes caught the rebound, but his, attempt went behind. Then Llandudno attacked, J. Williams clearing. N. Griffiths next had to put out to save. A foul throw against Llandudno proved futile. By this time, though the game had not long been in progress, the players were soaked by the heavy rain to the skin. Llan- dudno had another turn, but bad shooting spoiled their efforts. Then a visit was made to the other end, the backs being equal to the oc- casion. Two fouls followed, one against Wil- liams, Llandudno, and the other against G. Quinton, of Colwyn Bay. From the latter of the two, Croydon was called; upon to save, which he did in masterly fashion. He was, however, beaten a few minutes, later by R. Lunt, who scored first blood for the Amateurs, amidst great enthusiasm: amongst the home team's: supporters. This reverse stirred up the Bayites into more vigorous action, but they could not penetrate the home defence. In end- to-end play, both teams made; strenuous efforts to score, but without success, though O. E. Williams, for the Bay, had exceedingly hard lines. A foul throw against Llandudno resulted in J. Owen putting out. Then a. foul for Llan- dudno saw them in a dangerous proximity to Croydon, Allen coming to the rescue. "Hands" was given against the "Bayites," but the ball was headed out by R. Jones. A foul against Lunt let in the vis: tOTS, who pressed strongly until the ball was put out of play. After the Amateurs had been sent to the rightabout by E. Alien, the "Bayites" went away in fine style, though the result was disappointing, a fine centre By J. Owen went abegging. A foul against N. Griffiths gave the homesters a chance., but Marsh shot badly, and O. E. Williams getting the ball had hard lines with a long shot. Following this Croydon was tested, but was not found asleep. The Amateurs continued the attack, repeatedly having hard lines, the ball finally going over the line. Then Colwyn Bay returned to Wynne, and a bombardment ended in a corner being granted them, which A. Downes placed safely in the net. The jubilation amongst the partisans of the "Bay" was something to be remembered. No more scoring took place up to the interval, the score being level. Llandudno Amateurs, I; Colwyn Bay, I. Second Half. After the teams had been refreshed, with hot coffee, G. Quinton restarted the game, and the "Bayites" took the lead, though their efforts were soon nullified By a pass by O. E. Williams being missed by Hickley. Good football was now out of question, as the ground in parts was under water, the other portions being in an ex- tremely bad condition. R. Jones here showed, for the first time in the game, his true form, though, unfortunately, he ran the ball over. Some nice passing by the "Bay" ended in J. Hickley having hard lines. O. E. Williams then made a good shot, which ought certainly to have taken effect. The Amateurs broke away, but E. Allen returned the ball to his forwards. Two "hands" and a foul against the home eleven placed them in a dangerous position, but their defence proved sound. The Amateurs again at- tacked, E. Allen checking them. Three corners to the Amateurs proved fruitless, and though the last of the three ought to have been netted, erratic shooting spoiled the chance. A foul against the "Bay" ended in Croydon saving magnificently, a corner being conceded. .ûs was put behind. The "Bay" took up the run- ning, and J. Hickley tested Wynne. with a stinger, which he safely negotiated. Downes next showed his quality by running through all opposition, though with only the custodian, to beat he let the ball roll harmlessly over the line. The reason for this was hat the whistle had been blown accidentally Croydon's sphere of operations was again the centre of play, but his strong defensive powers enabled him to avert danger. Marsh quickly returned the leather. The next feature of interest was a nice run by R. Jones, the ball eventually going over the line. Getting well up, the, "Bayites" now kept the home defence well on the alert, the ball being banged in from all directions, though accurate shooting was almost impossible. From a good pass, J. Owen shot the ball against Lunt, the home bark, and it rolled into the net, this giving Colwyn Bay the lead. End-to-end play followed, but the Llandudno players were dispi- rited, and some of their attempts, which ought to have been placed safely between the sticks, came to nothing. At this stage of the game, the referee had to warn the spectators as to their conduct. Uninteresting play took place up to the finish, Colwyn Bay running out the winners by two goals to one.
-0- Carnarvon v. Portmadoc. Portmadoc journeyed to Carnarvon on Satur- day to play their return fixture with that town. They realised that they had a formidable task in tackling the "Canaries" on their own particu- lar muddy Oval; but, still, they were determined to die hard. Both teams were fully represented, the suspens-on of Li expiring just in time to en- able him to assist Carnarvon. As usual the latter were late, and it was cilose on three o'clock when T. Roberts kicked off, in a drizzling ran. towards the town goal. J. R. Jones checked the combined movement of the home forwards, and putting: Owen Jones in possession the visitors attacked, though Lloyd Jones' shot went wide. The ground was in a terrible state, and the play- ers found great difficulty in manoeuvring on the greasy turf. Por-tmadoc did most of the pressing, but could not steady themselves suffi- ciently when near goal to be dangerous. Car- narvon made a short attack, but they were too well watched to do any harm. Parry had a good ground shot into goal, but Davies saved well. The "Canaries" were inclined to indulge in rough tactics, and an infringement of the rules within the sacred area brought about the dreaded penalty, though, to the delight of. the home supporters, R. D. Roberts shot wide. T. Roberts was here cautioned by the referee for being over anxious to exhibit his pugilistic abili- ties. From the ensuing free kick the visitors kept up the attack, but could make no. impres- sion. Trevor's fists came in contact with Moseley's chest instead of the leather, and the youngster was prostrated for a time, but, re- suming, had the satisfaction of drawing first blood for Portmadoc by placing the ball well out of reach of Trevor, about twelve minutes before the interval, at which period the visitors led by the only goal scored. The game was quickly recommenced, 1'ori- madoc again initiating an attack, wfhich ended in R. LI. Jones being pulled up for an infringe- ment of tne offside rule. The play was for a time rcontinued in midfield. Li and Tom Roberts essayed a run down, but were smartly checked by M. Roberts. Li, however, got down on the extreme left, his final shot being cleared. The Carnarvon forwards could not penetrate the sound defence of the visitors, and T. Roberts's finessing was of no avail against J. R. Jones, who repeatedly nullified his efforts, invariably robbing him at the same time of the ball. It was, (however, a most flagrant breach of the laws of the game (wnich the referee passed un- noticed) when Roberts deliberately struck Jones. Oldfield punted the ball right into the goal- mouth, but Davies, evading the attentions of some of the home forwards, fisted out grandly, the Portmen once more being seen at the other end. Owen Jones shot feebly, and Trevor cleared. R. Lloyd Jones, after a neat pass by his partner, went off at top speed, and centred well, but the backs cleared. R. D. Roberts was next seen to advantage on the right, but shot wide of the net. Carnarvon, with their characteristic rushes, tried to force the game, but the defence prevailed, and Arthur Hughes, after checking. Li, punted well up. The light cl, now failing, it was difficult to follow the game. There was no further scoring, and the whistle blew, with the Portmen leading by the only goal of the match. Mr W. A. Thomas, Llanfair, was the referee. It was a great blow to the "Canaries" to be "smitten" on their own ground, though the most biassed of their supporters would not grudge the victory of the visitors, who were undoubtedly the superior lot in all departments of the game. The Port lads, although on the light side, adapt- ed themselves to the muddy state of the ground well, and it was a treat to see the combination of the forwards in contrast to the irregular play of the home forwards. Trevor kept a good goal, and had no chance with the shot that beat -in. The backs also kicked well. The half-backs, on the whole, gave a good exhibition, but -ey often failed to cope with the tricky visiting, for- wards. The Carnarvon forwards gave a very poor display, paying too much attent.on perhaps to their opponents! than to the ball. Li did not have many opportunities of shining, being con- stantly checked by W. Roberts and Arthur Hughes. Tom Roberts's dilly-dallying with the ball was useless, and it would be well for him if he abandoned such methods, and played the game. Of the forwards, Parry and Morris played best. For the Portmen, Davies only handled the ball three times, though he saved a couple of difficult shots in splendid style. The two backs, Arthur IJughes and Roland Jones, played a grand game, probably the best they have played, so far, this season. The halves tackled well, J. R. Tones being very conspicuous for his clever work. The forwards combined effectively, Moseley and Owen Jones being very prominent. It is to be regretted, in the best inter. ests of the game, that the referee did not keep a sterner hand on the players.
(o)- COMBINATION. White Star Wanderers v. Birkenhead. At Marsh-lane. In the opening stages Birken- head had the best of the play. Cunningham scor- ing for them after ten minutes. Barnes shortly afterwards equalised. After this, play was fast and exciting, but there was no further score at the interval. During the second half Atkin scored the winning goal for Birkenhead. White Star pressed at the finish. Result Birkenhead, 2 White Star, I. Tranmere Rovers v. Chester. At Tranmere. The Rovers in the first 15 minutes had the best of the game, Jones doing good work. The Chester defence was good. Chester now pressed, but were held at bay. For the remaining portion of the first half the Rovers were attacking. Half-time No score. The Rovers were the better side in the second half. Result Tranmere Rovers, o; Chester, o. --0- Druids v. Chirk. (Welsh Amateur Cnp.—Third Round.) Played at Ruabon. Lloyd scored twice for the Druids prior to the interval, and on resuming the Druids monopolised matters, additional goals being egistered by Mathias (two), Edwards, and Butler, Chirk were completely outplayed. Result Druids 6 Chirk, o.
Football Chips. What People Say. That Llandudno Amateurs must now admit that Collwyn Bay are their masters. That on Saturday the latter spoilt the Amateurs' prospects of further cup-hunting. That neither team was up to its full strength. That Llandudno should have won, with the ad- vantage of playing on their own ground. 0 That they are not improving as one, would wish. That the "Bayites" deserved their victory. That they have been going "great guns" lately. That the "Roosters' success at Colwyn Bay seems to have infused new life into the "Bayites" That Reckless and McCann must have longed to participate in the contest, also Hotchkiss and one or two other of the-Amateurs. That on Saturday the plucky little Conway team won its first 'home match. That it was high time they delighted their spectators with a couple of points. That it is strange that Penmaenmawr should be the victims. That the only four points to Conway's credit have been gained at the expense of the Quarry- men. That the victory should inspire Conway with more determination. That Portmadoc defeated Carnarvon at the Oval on Saturday by a goal to nil. That the performance was a highly meritorious one. That it is questionable if another team can "whack" the "Canaries" this season on their own ground. That the Portmen have not lost a game since the opening match of the season at Rhyl. That on that occasion they had very hard lines. That Portmadoc by their victory over Carnar- von, resume the position long held by them- but temporarily secured by colwyn Bay—of up- to-date champions.
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