HOLYHEAD v. LLANDUDNO. Decisive. Win for Holyhsad. (By "Cybi.") These teams mot on Saturday at the Holy- head Oval in a North Wales Coast League fixture. The visitors eurrived lato with the re- sult that the game did not commence until 3.45 p.m. Although there appeared to be a rtecord attendance of spectators, yet, if the game had star tod at 3 p.m., the advertised time, undoubtedly the number would have been considerably larger. By the time the game was concluded both the players and spectators woro in semi-darkness. The homesters had to do without the services of Ellis, who, tempted by the Bangor Committee, had described hie own team in ordor to assist the Bangor Combina- tion. Space took his place, and played a grand gamo. Dodson also appeared instead of Taylor, who will continue to be a spectator for another fortnight. The climatic conditions were most favourable, but the visitors were entirely outclasse-d and sucoumbed to superior play. Mr Beech, of Rhyl, lined the teams as fol- lows Holyhead: Collier, goal. Space and W. H. Pa.rry, full backs; W. Brown, W. T. Jones, and C. Dodson, half backs; H. Roberts, J. Rowlands, O. B. Edwards, F. Bogue, and H. Brown, forwards. Llandudno: J. Williams, goal; W. Roberts and Lunt, full backs; Jaoob Williams, G. Davies, and Hall, half backs; Alderson, H. D. Roberts, J. E. Williams, Lunt. and W. Owen, forwards. The homesters winning the toss, selected to play down the hill. After the openiaig ex- changes the visitors attacked with great dash, but tiho pressure was soon relieved by Space. The home forwards attacked, Bogue sending in the latter skimmed the crossbar. A foul against son getting the ball. dashed with great epeod up the right, btit collapsed "cfare Parr-f. W. Brown securing the sphere, sent in a long shot into Jim Williams' arms, a scrimmage ensued, Bogue heading against the upright. The at- tack culminated in Roberts being fouled with- in the penalty area. A PENALTY KICK. 0. B. Edwards took the kick, and made no mistake in scoring the first point. The home- sters continued to press, and Jim Villiams had a very anxiious time of it. At last, Alderson secured the ball, and dashed nlojf the line, and oentring accurately to J. E Williams, the latter sent in a stinger which Collier fisted out. H. Roberts ran down 'he right, and foroed a corner which bore no fruitful result. Several corners were conceded by the visitors in t succession. Bogue at last headed the leather into the net. A fine run by the visitors forwards again collapsed in front of the homo baclc, Space pasing the leather to Bogue, the latter syimmed the crossbar. A foul against W. Brown in the home area resulted in J. E. W. Brown in the homo area resulted in J. E. Willian-is sending the leather against the oross- bar. A PLETHORA OF GOALS. The homesters at this period pressed hard, and from a centre by H. Roberts the leather was headed between the uprights by J. Row- lands. In a few seconds, H. Brown soouring along the left, centred to Bogue, who utterly Qweated Jim Williams with n lightnng cross! shot. Again in leas than a minute, H. Brown ccntrerl to J. Rowlands, who neutly netted the fifth point for the homesters were now all over the visitors, their goal. being absolutely bombarded. Edwards, Biown* Rowlands, and Bogue only missing by inches. At last, W. Owen emergod from the ruck, and dashed up the left and centreing to J. E. Williams a scrimmage ensued, Collier fisting out, someone then committed a breach of the rules, and the visitors were awarded a penalty kick, J. E. Williams was entrusted with the move, and he sent the sphere out of Collier's reach, scoring the only point for the "Tudinoitcs." At half time the scoro was Holyhead 5, Llandudno 1. Play having boon resumed, the homes tore attacked, H. Brown sending the leather be- hind. An attack by. the visitors resulted in W. Owen shooting over the crossbar. The venue them changed, Bogue sending in a crusher. Jim Williams fisted out when 0. B. Edwards dashed up and netted the leather. H. Brown was at this period responsible for some fine moves. A da,sh by the visitors' right resulted in II. D. Roberts testing Collier, who easily cleared. H. Brown securing the leather, controo to Bogue, who mias.ed bv inohesr H. Brown again got hold of the ball, and sent in a long accurate shot which utterly defeated the visi- tors' custodian. The homesters now. as throughout the game, proved their superiority. A centre from II. Brown to Bogue resulted in the latter scoring the 8th goal for Holyhead, amidst wild enthusiasm. O. B. Edwards fol- lowing the leather, shot from nearly opposite tho goal post and nearly soored. From this period to the end the game was played i.n semi darkness, the homesters appeared to be attacking strongly. The gamo resulted as fol_ lows — Holy haad 8, Llandudno 1.
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ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. rttST AND PRESENT—A COMPARISON BY WALTER ARNOTT. It is 34 years since I first witnessed an As- sociation football match, and that was the first International between England and Scotland, and inside the great span of years since that historical event took place, it was my privilege and pleasure for 20 years to take an active playing part in our glorious winter pastime, and since I ceased playing my interest in the game has never ceased. In the International of 1872 (to which I have just referred), there is only one man who played in that game that is still taking an active part—in a legislative way now, of course—in football. I refer to Mr. J. C. Clegg, one of the vice-presidents of the Foot- ball Association. His name is as much res- pected in Scotland as it is revered in Eng- land, and deservedly so, I think. What a time and energy ho has spent on behalf, and in the interests, of our game For years back a laudable ambition has been planted in my heart to meet him and spend a few hours lis- tening while he relates the early past his- tory of football. How interesting it would TWENTY YEARS AGO. The subject I have chosen for this article is an almost inexhaustible one, and one that would require more space than I have at my command to do ample justice to. In making a comparison between the past and the pre- sent, for obvious reasons I do not intend to touch on the play of the seventies, except to make a reference to two great players of that decade. I refer to J. B. Weir and W. McKinnon of the Queen's Park. The former was the finest wing forward I ever saw play- ing football, while the latter, as a centre- forward, has never been surpassed. It was quite a common feat of Weir's to dribble the ball the whole length of the field, knock down four or five opponents, one after the other, who tried to charge him off the ball, and then to score a goal. Truly, he was tho football marvel of the century. The begin- ning of the eighties saw football making great and very perceptible progress both in England and Scotland. From that time on- wards each succeeding year brought many new clubs into existence, and new Associa- tions sprang up. Enthusiasm for the game increased by leaps and bounds all over the Kingdom. A crowd of 5,000 in these days vas considered a big one. Now we thinfc nothing about it when we read of several matches on a Saturday having an attendance of 40,000 or 50,000. What strides the game made in that respect! STANDARD OF PLAY DETERIORATING. So the question naturally arises here. Has the play become so much better than it was, say 10 or 20 years ago, to cause this enor- mous interest that is now being taken in it? I unhesitatingly say it has not. Speaking generally, I am convinced that the standard of play has gradually been getting lower dur- ing the last few years, and that it is still on the downward grade. I will go back to the start of the eighties and I will just take two teams, Queen's Park and Aston Villa. The game the forwards in these teams played was what I would call a happy medium between individual rushing play and combination. "F'-erv movement that these forwards made was studied, their quick perception of the proper thing, and the promptitude with which they acted all went to show the brain power that was brought into action in their play. Their individual runs sent a thrill of excitement through the spectator, while their cohesive play was delightful to watch. Their resource, too, was wonderful, as they could, and did, alter their play to suit the occasion —an ability that I am afraid a great many of our forwards of to day sadly lack. Another salient feature, and a very com- mendable one, was that they played for all they were worth, whether winning or losing, for the whole 90 minutes. THE REDOUBTABLE PRESTON NORTH END. I come now a little further on in the eighties, to the period when Preston North End was the pioneer of a new method. To a certain extent this club revolutionised for- ward play by adopting what was popularly called" the parlour game." It was a great team, and their play was not only delightful to watch, but wonderfully effective, but I Am inclined to think that the success they at- tained gave more joy to the Preston sup- porters, and brought more glory and honour to the North End players, than any good it did to football generally. When the team was at the height of its fame, North End could beat most of the clubs that opposed them, and a good many were trounced rather severely. The result of all this was that most of these defeated clubs, and other clubs throughout the country, made up their minds that their players must discard the style of individual play they had always been accus- tomed to, and adopt "the parlour game." The policy was, so .ar, a correct one, but clubs who made the attempt did not realise that the North End team was a team of a lifetime. Clubs only tried to imitate them, but never a club has ever touched the high standard of the Prestonians, and there is less likelihood now than ever of any team being able to do so. 80 determined were some of the clubs to get their players to adopt the North End style, that I have known of players' services being dispensed with be- cause they couldn't discard their own semi- selSsh style. I have played for North End, and I have played many a time against them, and their play I considered the acme of per- fection yet I think it would be better for clubs to give up the idea of trying to follow in their wake, and to assiduously practice the style more natural to most players, that of the happy medium. WEAKER DEFENCES AND SOME CRITICISM. Half-back play is also at a much lower standard. We have still a few brilliant club halves, but International class men are scarce nowadays, and I have not seen any new star playing in Scotland, nor have I heard of any across the border. Then as to back play, why, I wouldn't compare the old with the new. When I think of tho days gone past, and bring to memory the names of the galaxy of brilliant defenders Scotland pos- sessed, and think of a few who have defended England's goal, I am afraid the odds are very much against the present day back. There are two bad features in the play of most of the backs nowadays—too much de- liberate kicking into touch, and the increas- ing tendency to purposely put a forward off- side. This latter evil is such a growing one that it won't be stopped until the offside rule is altered so that a player is in play if there •are two opponents between him and the goal when the ball is last played, instead of three, as at present constituted. Regarding goalkeepers, I am afraid I cannot compare very favourably those of the present day with the heroes of aavs gone by. Everything is in favour of the present day goalkeeper being more brilliant than the older generation. Most grounds they play on are as true and level as need be. They are now protected by the laws from the heavy charging that the older lot had to face, and practically the only handicap they have is the chance of their goal record being worse than it otherwise would have been through the medium of the penalty kick Law THE GOOD OLD DAYS. As I have said, it is impossible to minutely compare the past and present in the space at my disposal, but in conclusion I would merely put my arguments in favour of the older generation as concisely as possible. Their football, in addition to being prettier, was more effective; it may have looked less strenuous, but in reality it was quite as fast, the occasional appearance of slackness being due to the difference in method. Then again, the game was undoubtedly purer. In place of the mean trip or hack we had the legitimate use of weight fairly applied, and temper was, consequently, less frequently shown. Thif I will say, that in the late nineties I /as 01 opinion that half-back play touched a point bordering on the superla- tive, but with this e ception I am strongly in favour of the past, as against the present.
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LEAGUE -FIRST DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, October 20t.h:— Goals P. W. L. D'n. For Ag't. FES. Woolwich A 9 7 I 1 .20 9 .15 Evcrton 10 6 2 2 24 11 .14 Sheffield W 9 6 1 2 .18 12 .14 Newcastle U. 9 6 2 1 .23 12 .13 Aston JVillaf- 10 6 3 I 22 15 .13 Bolton W'ders 8 5 I 2 16 9 .12 Manchester U. 9 3 2 4 .12 12 .10 Derby County 9 3 3 3 12 11 9 Sheffield United. 8 4 3 I 13 14 9 Sunderland 8 3 3 2 14 13 3 Bury 10 2 4 4 .17 19 8 Birmingham 9 3 4 2 .13 17 8 Bristol C' ty 9 2 4 3 13 15 7 Notts County 9 1 3 5 6 8. 7 Preston N. E. 8 3 4 I 11 14 7 Manchester C. 9 2 4 3 .15 27 7 Liverpool. 9 2 5 2 12 14 6 Stoke 10 I 6 3 8 17 5 Blaokburn R 8 1 5 2 9 18 4 Mi'ddlesborouigh.. 8 0 6 2 8 19 2
I LAST SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Everton 4, Sheffield United 2. Liverpool 3, Bury 1. Derby County 3, Preston North End 0. Woolwich Arsenal 1, Notts County 0. Sheffield Wednesday 3, Bristol City 0. Blackburn Rovers 3, Stoke 1. Birmingham 4, Bolton Wanderors 2. Newcastlo United 3, Middlesborough 0. Manchester City 4, Aston Villa 2. Sunderland 4, Manchester United 1.
LEAGUE—SECOND DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, October 20th: — uoals P. W. L. D'n. Foi Ag't. Pts. West Brom. A 9 6 2 1 22 7 13 WestBrom.A. 9 6 2 1 22 7 13 Leicester Fosse. 9 6 2 1 14 6 13 Hull City 8 5 1 2 16 5 12 Cholsea 8 5 2 1 21 9 11 Notts Forest. 9 5 3 1 18 11 11 Burn ley 9 5 4 0 15 .7 10 W'hampton W. 9 4 3 2 13 11 10 Leeds City 9 3 2 4 12 16 10 Stockport County. 8 3 2 3 12 9 9 Grimsby Town 9 4 4 1 15 14 9 Bradford City 9 3 3 3 11 13 9 Ga nsboro' T. 9 3 4 2 12 14 8 Clapton Orient. 8 3 3 2 9 14 8 Lincoln City. 9 3 4 2 12 18 8 Burslem P. V 9 3 5 1 15 23 7 Gloesop 8 3 5 0 13 28 6 Barton United 9 2 5 2 9 20 6 Chesterfield 9 2 6 1 10 16 5 Blackpool 9 1 5 3 8 14 5 Barn-sley 8 2 6 0 10 11 4
LAST SATURDAY'S MATCHES. I Leicester Fosse 3, Gainsborough Trinity 1. Wolverhampton W. 4, Lincoln Oity O. Notts Forest 4, Clapton Orient 0. Leeds City 2, Burslem Port Vale 0. Grimsby Town 1, Barnslev 0. Burton United 2, (1hblooa 1. West Brom. A. 1, Stockport County 1. Bradford City 1, Hull City 0. Burnley 1, Chesterfield 0. Blackpool 4, Glossop 1.
THE COMBINATION. Results up to Saturday, October 20th: — Goals. P. W. L. D. Fn.Ag .t, P. Chester 6 6 0 0 28 3 12 Nantwieh 5 4 1 0 12 9 b Wigan Town 6 3 1 2 7 6 8 Whitchuroh 4 3 1 0 12 5 6 Osweetry 6 2 2 2 9 8 6 Birkenhead 6 3 3 0 11 13 0 Crewe 7 2 3 2 16 21 5 Wrexham 5 2 2 1 8 8 5 Druids 5 2 2 1 7 9 5 Tranmene Rovers 6 2 3 1 6 9 5 Bangor 7 1 3 3 8 14 5 Rhyl 6 1 3 2 7 12 4 Wrexham Vies. 6 1 4 1-3 7 3 Chirk 7 1 5 1 5 15 3
LAST SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Chester 4, Chirk 1.
WREXHAM RESERVE v. BANGOR. Played at Wrexham Racecourse, on Saturday. Wrexham preesod persistently, and two corners resulted from a miraculous escape of Bangor's goal. Gordon had hard lines with a ground shot. T. Jones was tripped when making for goal, and the succeeding penaltv kick enabled Freeman to score. Half-time: Wrexham Re- serve 1 goal, Bangor nil. Final: Wrexham Rce. 2 goals, Bangor nil.
WREXHAM VICTORIA v. RHYL. Playod at Wrexham, on Saturday. The Vies. grossed from the kick-off, but a foul against roen gave the visitors a chance, but nothing productive resulted, and shortly afterwards Wil- liams sent in a warm shot, which was cleverly saved by Blackburn. Better combination was shown by the home- sters, and Green and Valentine wore a sourco of trouble to Rhyl's defence. From a break- away the visitors forced a corner, which, how- ever, proved abortive. Half-time: Wrexham Vies. 1 *roal, Rhyl nil. Final: Wrexham Vies. 2 goals, Rhyl nil.
NORTH WALES COAST LEA UE. First Division. ("North Wales Chronicle" Challenge CuP). Results up to Saturday, October 20th Goals P. W. L. Dn. E'or Ag'i. Ptm. Colwyn Bay 3 2 0 1 9 4 6 Holyhead 2 2 0 0 11 1 4 Llandudno A. 2 1 1 0 2 8 2 Blaenau F'tiniog 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 Conway 10 0 1 2 2 1 Bangor Res 3 0 2 1 3 10 1 Carnarvon U. 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 Portmadoo .0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Second Division. Results up to Saturday, October 20th:- Goals KM Church P' W- L' D,»-f«'Ag't.Pb. Guild. 10 0 1 1 1 1 Ruthin 10 0 1 1 1 1 [ Khyl Victoria 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 Llandudno Res. 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 ooooooo Khuddlan Gonser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NORTH WALES COAST AMATEUR CUP. First Round-Replayed Tie. COLWYN BAY v. CONWAY. A RECORD GATE SEES CONWAY SUCCESSFUL. THE BAY'S WEAKNESS IN CENTRE. (By "Spectator"). Never has local football been responsible for such a large "gate" as that which gathered on the Rhos Fields, Uolwyn Bay, on Saturday. The receipts amounted to well over E9, and the cofiers of the home club will thus be materially replenished. Tho olub is at the present time in a financial position such as it has never been in before. The "Blues" brought down an unusual number of strong-lunged supporters, who used their shouting powers to their utmost. This was tho third successive meeting of the club. The first game in the League tonrna- ment at Oonwa.y had resulted in a draw of two goals each, whilst the cup match a.t Conway had brought about the score of one goal each. That such intense excitement was evinced in the third meeli;nig was therefore not to be wondered at. The day was an ideal one, and the turf in good condition, the rain which had fallen during the week having just softened it to a playing state. Tho referee, Mr Beech, of Rhyl, lined the teams as follows :— Colwyn Bay: W. E. Hughes; E. Williams and O. E. Williams; R. Campbell, T. McCann (capt.) and R. Rowlands; Moss Jones, W. Jones S. C. Matthews, W. T. Jones and J. Ll. Owen. Conway: Lievv. Parry; O. Ellis and Tom Jones; W. Saunders, Hwfa Williams and Shorn Jones; J. R. Jonee, L. II. Roberts, L!ew. Pritch- ard, Bob Owen, a.nd W. Stone. THE GAME. Conway won the tees, and elected to kick up hill. Matthews set the ball rolling on behalf of the "Reds." The Conway forwards re- ceived, and straightaway make for Hughes. Campbell rushed across to clear, but missed his kick, with the result that before Hughes had time to turn round the versatile J. R. Jones, had scored THE FIRST GOAL. Never wero the "Reds" so much taken down. But they were not downhearted, and from the centre attacked, Hwfa checking a. dangerous movement by fouling W. T. Jones. From tho ensuing free-kick Moss Jones was offside, and a g'ood opening was lost. Conway were next conspicuous on the left, Pritchard nullifying tho opening through fouling. Tho game was con- spicuous for the number of fouls, for which the referee had to award free-kicks. In fact, this was a marked and unsatisfactory- feature of the game. From a good attack, Matthews put over for the Bay. Conway were again conspicuous on the left, and Pritcliard, with a pretty pass, placed Stone in such a position that he had no trouble in SCORING A SECOND for Conway. (< Only fifteen minutes had elapsed, and the 'Blues" were two up. The Bay were next conspicuous, and the hopes of their supporters wore raised when McCann experienced the worst of luck with a shot which only just topped the bar. A foul by Bob Owon resulted in a corner falling to the lot of the Bay. This was well placed by J. LI. Owen, but W. Saundors cleared, and set his right wing in motion. The baJI was, however, put behind. Conway continued to hold the upper hand, and soored another goal off one of Stone's centres, but this was ruled offside. Matthews did not feed his men with any ac- curacy, so tlhat tho home forwards were very disjointed. Moss Jones was nicely served by W. Jones, and put in a scorcher, which Llow. Parry saved in a really skilful fashion. From a free kick, for !1 foul against Llew. Pritchard, W. T. Jones sent behind. The game was now more of an even nature, but the Bay's inability to score when openings presented themselves was a sore point with the spectators. Half- time arrived with the seore:- Conway, 2; Colwyn Bay, 0. With the slope in their favour it was tjgpught that Conway would materially alter the outlook in the second half. They started in a most businosslike manner, J. R. Jones just putting' over. But they were not to have matters all their own way during this half. The home lot rallied and soon showed that they were quite equal to beating the opposition yet. Right up to tho goal the ball was worked by the wings, wi but when it was centred Matthews was found wanting, and could do nothing. J. R. Jones, for Conway, also missed an open goaJ. Carried to the other end McCann put out to J. LI. Owen, who ran well up, and centred neatly, but Matthews, with only the goalkeeper to beat, was at a loss, and shot right into tho custodian's hands. The Bay were certainly the superior team during this half, and attacked continuously, but tho Conway defence was at its best, though Tom Jones was somewhat conspicuous for his methods. He repeatedly kicked out of play, and this roused ci kit, of dissatisfaction from tho specta- tors. McCann now re-arranged his men, he himself taking the centre-forward position, Matthews going' infiidc left, and W. T. Jones centre-half. Thenceforward there was much more method about the home eleven's operations. Eventu- ally, Moss Jones received, and put in a long shot, which may well be termed the shot of the ally, Moss Jones received, and put in a long shot, which may well be termed the shot of the match. Llew. Parry attempted to save, but the ball was travelling at such a rate that it was impossible to clear. The Bay then brightened up considerably, and the Conway defence was given a very busy time. No more scoring, however, took place, and the whistle blew with the score:— Conway, 2; Cohvyn Bay, 1.
NORTH WALES COAST JUNIOR CUP. First Round. BANGOR CELTS v. LLANDEGAI. THE VILLAGERS SWAMPED. (By "Recordor"). "Local talent" held sway on the ground of the Bangor Town Club on Saturday, when the Bangor Celts and Llandegai met in the first round of the North Wales Junior Cup. The "gate" was only a moderate one, tho grand- stand being monopolised by one well-known faithful follower of football. Both teams were of a representative oharacter, and turned out as fidllows: Bangor Celts: Gillett, goal; Alf Thomas and Sam Williams, full-backs; Will Jones, W. Parry, and W. Roberts, half-backs; Eardley, M. Jones, Arthur OwGm., D. Davies, and T. J. Evans, for- wards. LLandeg'ai: Browne, goal; Ben Thomas and Bob Roberts, full-backs; Arnold Jones, W. Hurren, and J. M. Williams. half-backo; J. Tayior, R. Williams, Roger Roberts, E. M. Richards, and J. E. Owen, forwards. Referee: Mr Hughes, Llanrwst. The initial stages saw the Celts pressing, and Evans, the outside left, after running half tho length of the field whipped the ball- across to Eardley, who all but defeated Browne. This incident had the effect of rousmg the players, and, headed by Richards, tho Llandegai for- wards gialloped down the field, and Taylor sent in a lOh.p. shot. The custodian managed to grasp the ball, but in the twinkling of an eye he was in the midst of a struggling mass of players, and the ball was literally forced through the goal. Encouraged by this point Llandega" pressed awhile, but play quickly veered to the other end, where BTOWIIO managed to save a stinger from Bardley. Directly afterwards Evans was given a chance, and taking deliber- ate aim he scored a. splendid goal. THE CELTS EXERT A PRESSURE. 1 In a couple of minutes Arthur Owen gave the Celts the lead, a.nd Davies afterwards notched a palpably olfside goal. Taking advantage of a miskiok by Alf Thomas, Roger Roberts darted down the field, and neatly transferred to R. Williams, who made a hash of a glorious chance. The game now became more evenly contested, and Llandegai foroed a couplo of corners in suooession, but they proved abortive. After Eardley had almost shattered the cross-bar, Va- vies registered the Celts' third goal. For about five minutes the Llandogai goal was n jeopardy, but suddenly the villagers broke away, and from almost half ground Ilurron nearly captured the Celts' goal, but Giilctt brought off an exceedingly clover save. Up to the interval the Llandegai goal was assayed with rare determination, and eventually Davies scored, but from an offside position. Half-time: Bangor Celts, 3; Llandegai, 1. After tho resumption of hostilities, Davies sprinted down tho field, aind tested Browne with a beauty. MORE GOALS FOR THE CELTS. Llandogai were now uttorly routed, and their defenders had their work cut out to save their goal. But they could not check the desperate onslaughts of the Celts' forward rank, and Owen headed the fourth goal after Browno had brought off a series of decent saves. This was followed by a solo run by Eardley, who dropped the ball on the top of the cross-bar. Then Alf Thomas converted a penalty kick, this bringing the score up to 6—1. The monotony was some- what relieved by an attack on the Celts' goal, and J. E. Owen struck the cross-bar from long range. Until the final whistle sounded the Celts held the upper hand, and scored another goal, the final result being:— Celts, 7; Llandegai, 1.
FRIENDLY MATCHES. PORTMADOC v. PWLLHELI. These teams met in a friendly encounter at Portmadoc on Saturday. The players were;— Portmadoc: Goal, Sam. Roberts; full-backs, Wm. Roberts and E. Evans; half-backs, Elltyd Griffith, Evan Morris, and Bob Jones; forwards, R. D. Roberts, Gwalia Jones, Owen Jones, Evan. Davies, and J. Hart. Pwllheli: Goal, Bob Williams; fullbacks, Griffith Roberts and Owen Jones; half-backs, W. Lee, Bob Ellis, and —. Heaton.; forwards, Evan Roberts, E. R. Roberts, Thompson, Joseph Jones, and John Jones. Anyone acquainted with the names of Port- madoc players Last year will find many of them absent from tho above list. I was interested in the game more than usual, because of the desire to note how tho (new-comers would acquit themselves. I must say that the play of some of them bodes well for the sucoess of the Port- madoc club. The visitors had also some good material, but they lacked cohesion, and would have played better had they been better placed. They premised well at the start, but somehow the homesters managed to keep the ball in the Pwllheli quarters. Some lively play took place on the right, and J. Hart and Evan Davies ox- hibited good qualities. Between them they got the ball into the net, Davies giving tho finishing touch. The visitors woro weak in their back defence, and R. D. Roborts was now in evidence. He sent shot after shot for goal, and 0. Jones did the samo, but the leather was returned, the visitors' full-backs being sup- ported well by Thompson. Hot moments followed, E. Davies and R. D. Roberts, supported by J. Hart, pressing hard on tho Pwllheli defence, tiho sphere refusing to pass between the poles several times. A penalty was given Portmadoc, but soon the ball was midfield, and the visitors initiated a combined attack on the Madoc goal. But W. Roberts cleared well, and the result was a corner for Portmadoc. R. D. Roberts aimed aocurately for goal, but the custodian returned the ball to the left. Thompson, Bob Ellis, G. Roberts, and another of the visitors developed fine points as players before the whistlo went. On resuming play, the visitors pressed the Madocites well, but their attack was thrown back, and the next moment R. D. Roberts was down the field in possession of the leather. well supported by Evan Davies, who, getting a pass from Roberts, ran up the Madoc score. Then, before the visitors had timo to realise matters, R. D. Roberts put up the score to 3. There was some show of combination between the visi- tors for a few minutes, a.nd Bob Ellis sent beau- tiful shots for goal. At this juncture the visitors ought to have gained a point or two, as the Madocites played rather loosely, and were short of one man.. From a good pass from the centre R. D. Roberts broke through tho visitors' defence, and sent the score up to 4. For a few minutes hostili- ties wore oarried on in tho Madoc quarters, but Gwalia Jones and Elltyd Griffith worked through the attack, sent tho ball to W. Ro- berts. and- the letter a'lr.cd for goal. The keeper failed to fist tho leather ovor the heads of the Madoc forwards, and Evan Davies passed it into the net. The visitors played doggedly, and half a minute before closo of game Joseph Jones smartly opened the scoring for Pwllheli. The score was:—Portmadoc, 5; Pwllheli, 1. Mr Robt. Roberts was the referee.
FRIARS SCHOOL v. FRIARS OLD BOYS. These teams met on the school ground at Bangor on Saturdav. The teams were lined out by Referee Mr Williams as follows:— Friars School: II. E. Edwards, goal; Mr R. D. Richards and R. Watson, backs; H. Lloyd Williams, Fritz Davies, and Ivor Williams (capt.), halves; J. T. Davies, H. Land, Mr Allen., T. J. Griffiths, and Mr Turner, forwards. Old Boys: L. Owen, goal; S. Gwilym Jones ajid J. Jones, backs; H. J. Evans. Idwal W. Jones, and D. 0. Hughes, halves; R. B. Evans, R. Williams, G. A. Jones (capt.), E. Lloyd Jones, and T. Wood in gs, forwards. The Old Boys kicked off, but were prevented from making any progress by the School halves. Tho game opened rather tamely, but Friars soon became aggressive, and after ten minutes' 8lay J. T. Davies scored. From the centre the Id Boys, although playing ten men, tried hard to force matters, and only the excellent work of "the opposing defence kept them out. After fifteen minutes' play Mr Turner scored a second R'oal for the homesters, and directly afterwards J. T. Davies augmented the home score with a fino shot. At this stage the Old Boys' team was com- pleted. L. Owen went into goal, whilst Wil- liams was drafted into the front rank. The homesters were now playing a great game, and several well-directed shots were aimed at the Old Boys' goal, but without result. A few minutes before half-time Hughes handled the ball insido the dreaded area, and the referee promptly awarded the School a penalty. Fritz Davies was entrusted with the kick. a.nd as he was taking it the goalkeeper advanced out of goal, and the ball wont over the bar. The kick was ordered to be re-taken, as the cus- todian had infringed the rulo bv stepping out, and this time F. Davies made no mistake. Half- time arrived with Friars School leading by tour goals to nil. Re-startinig, tho Old Boys opened out strong', and Edwards WflS called upon to save. Play now was rather slow. The home forwards gave a fine, show of combination, and with the assist- ance of the halves put the Old Boys' defence on the alert, but the fine gaalkeeping of Owen saved his side several times. At the other end, from a corner kick, well placed, R. Williams headed through, thus eooring the first goal for the Old Boys This ro\orseemed to liven up the homesters, and from the centre they made trasks towards the Old Boys' territory, and a fine shot from tho corner flag bv J. T. Davies sailed nnd«--r the bar, completely beat Owen. Frow now to the end Friars mono- polised the nlay, and T. J. Griffiths scored a Iovolv goal from a well-timed pass bv Mr Turner, and before the end Mr Allen rushed a 50V0n t.h goal. Final result: Friars School, 7; Friars Old Boys, 1.
LLANDUDNO w. LLANRWST. At Llandudno on Saturday, a friendly match was played between Llanrwst and the home team, before a good number of spectators. Tho teams were as follows: — Llanrwst: W. E. Price, goal; W. Owen and W. Trevor, backs; W. Richards, D. Thomas, 9,nd R. Jones, half backs; Archie ,Carter, K. Elins, H. Roberts, Gen. Jones, and E. Griffiths forwards. Llandudno: Hobton (goal), Sam!. William and H. Pearson, backs; W S. Owen, R. Parry, and J. Marsh, half backs; J. Williams, Brookes Evans, J. Brown, J. Parry, and Parr, forwards. The game opened in favour of Llanrwst, who kipfc pressing for 6(;mo time, but subse- quently play Became quite uninteresting dur- ing ths first half, the homeltVoœ only getting one or two openings which they missed. Half timo arrived with a blank sheet. The play of the Roosters was vigorous during the opening stages of the second half, but the home defence proved too much for them. Al- though most of the game appeared to be in the hands of the visitors they failed to peme- trate the excellent home defence. The Llan- dudno inside lef had a fine chance to score, but the visitors' custodian saved bis charge. The right ba«ok and centre half of the home- sters were the mainstay of their team and for the visitors the left back and centre half played a good game. The match ended in a draw, neither side sooring.
DENBIGH TOWN v. BANGOR RANGERS. (By "Linesman"). The above match was played on Saturday at Denbigh before a good gate. The ri<htors had a splendid reception. Winning the toss the visitors decided to defend the bottom goal. The homesters at once attacked, and the visitors were hard pressed in the first minute, H. J. Davies saving some scorchors, a terrific drive from the home pivot gaining him a round of applause. W. H. Jones at last relieved, send- ing the ball to Ivor Thomas, who in turn trans- ferred to J. Williams. Williams made a grand run, dodging half the field and finished with a lightning shot, which beat the goalkeeper all the way, but unluckily for the Rangers it struck the insido of tho post, and rolled along the goal line, being finally cleared by the backs. The visiting forwards now warmed to their work, their fine combination delighting the crowd. J. Williams was very prominent with his runs and centres, and from one of these the ball came to Joe Griffiths, who scored with a good shot, but the referee disallowed what seemed to bo a good goal. Play was now trans- ferred to the other end, but W: H. Jones was in grand form, and easily held the home for- wards in check. They, however, came again, and during a melee in goal Harry Roberts deliberately handled. The roo feree at once indicated a penalty- kick. The home pivot took the kick, but H. J. Davies saved finely, tho crowd cheer- ing him to the echo. The visitors now took the ball to the other end, T. A. Griffith and Jce Griffith nearly scoring. At last one of the homesters handled in the dreaded area, the re- foree at ofice pointing for a penalty. H. Roberta took the kick, but shot wildly over the bar. Luckily for the Ramgers the referee or- dered it to be re-taken, as one of the home players had encroached. This time H. Roberts made no mistake, sending the ball to the far corner of the net. Half-time was soon called with the Rangers leading by one goal to nil. The homesters improved after the interval, and bombarded tie visitors' goal for fully 15 minutes. The visiting halves and backs had all their work to keep them out. In Aaron Jones they found greatest stumbling block; he was hero, there, and everywhere. THE SCORE EQUALISED. At last they scored, the centre forward find- ing the net with a splendid shot, amidst thunder- ing applause. After this success they redou- bled their efforts. The spectators at this stage became very excited, and yelled for their pets to win, but the visiting custodian, with the help of his backs, kept them at Bay. The home- sters wore at last driven back, and a combined run by Ivor Thomas and Joe Griffith nearly brought the downfall of tho Denbigh goal. The ball now travelled from goal to goal, and was at last captured by W. Jones, the Rangers' left half, who passed nicely to E. Owen, the latter ran down on the left, and sent in a lovely centre from the touch-line. The home full- backs fumbled with the ball, and allowed Joe Griffiths to score the winning goal for his side. This reverse seemed to have affected the home- sters, who afterwards played in a half-hearted fashion, whilst the rangers tried hard to increase their score, but all to no purpose. Final: Bangor Rangers, 2 goals; Denbigh Town, 1,
MENAI BRIDCE v. BANGOR RED STARS. The Bangor Rod Sbars on Saturday visited Menai Bridge. The homesters starred the game by playing down the slope, and were soon round the visitors' goal, and within five min- utes from the sta,rt the oentre-forward scored a good goal. From the centre the Red Stars did most of the pressing, but somehow or other they oould not penetrate the home defence. At the other end, Williams, in goal, distinguished himself by saving a beauty from the outside left, the custodian tipping the ball over the bar in first-class style. The visitors were at last re- warded, and from a rush in the home goal Alf. Griffiths equalised with a fast ground shot, whilst directly afterwards tho homo goal had another narrow escape. At the interval the soore was one goal each. Re-starting, the game became rather vigor- ous, and Jones, the Stars' centre-half, had to retire for a few minutes owing to his leg being injured. Aided by the slope of the ground, th3 visitors made matters hot for the homesters, and ten minutes from tho interval the Stars scored, through Hughie Owen. From the centre tho game again became rather rough. Although playing aga-inst a much heavier team tho Stars were superior all round. H. Owen found an opening, and with a fast low shot tho ball found a resting place in the corner of the net. Tho homesters now livened up a b't, and Williams again brought off a clever save. Before the finish the visitors were awarded a froe-kick near the homo goal. This was taken by Rudd, who passed to H. Owen, tho latter outwitted the backs, and-boat the home goal- keeper. Matthew Owen at this juncture left tho fioLd with run injured knee, a.nd did not return. The final whistle went with the fol- lowing result:— Bangor Red Stars, 4 [foals; Menai Bridge, 1 goal.
BANGOR Y.M.C.A. v. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. This match was played on the Normal College ground on Saturday. A largo crowd assembled to witness the fray, and throughout the game the keenest exoitement was sustained. Both teams woro at full strength, and a. fast game was witnessed. The Varsity lost the toss, and kicked up hill during the first half. For a time it was diffi- cult to judge which was the bettor side. The Varsity frequently ran up in fine style, but were driven back by the sound defence of their opponents. After midfield play, the Varsity once more entered tho territory of their oppo- nents, and with a stinging shot, which the Y.M. goalkeeper partially saved, Thomas opened the score. Soon afterwards the Y.M. forwards had a fine run down the field, and Roger Lewis sent in a shot which Meikel failed to grasp, and lus put the sides on an equal footing. When tho whistle sounded at half-time the scoro read 1—1. On resuming the Varsity had rather an easy time, but do what they would they failed to score, and it is only fair to say that the Y.M. custodian saved shots which otherwise would have been goals. However, after a time, W. H. Jones, the Varsity outside BC,nt. n a lovely shot, which gave the custodian no chance whatever. This put Varsity one goal ahead, and, though they several times had "hard lines," they failed to increase their lead, so that the final score was: Varsity, 2; Y.M.C.A., 1. The game was a most interesting one. Both teams worked hard, and must be omplimented upon their display.
PWLLHELI THURSDAYS v. PWLLHELI COUNTY SCHOOL. Played at Rwllheli yesterday week. The first stages of the game showed the County School team to considerable advantage, and their left wing, after a splendid run, opened the score. Midfield play ensued until Meyrick Jones passed to Jack Morris, who netted the ball, thus equalising matters. The Thursdays had now milch 0.£ their own sweet will, and added another point. The County School found it as much as they could do to keep themselves from d.isasœr. But Charlie 1Iorris saw a woakness in the attack, of which he took advantage, and suooeeded in scoring. The Thursdays renewed their attack upon, their opponents' citadcl, and were rewarded by a point. They were not long in the possession of their "majority." Shortly before the game terminated the School's right wing put the sphere into the net, thns equalising the score- 3 against 3.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. (By "Criticus.") The second meeting of Friars School and the "Old Bojs" took place on Saturday, and the game was most enjoyable from start to finish. Friars as a team played remarkably fine foot- ball, and the understanding between the for- wards and the "intermediate line was almost perfect. On the other hand, tho "Old Boys" were mediocre, and they indulged in very little oombined play. Friars easily won by seven goals to one. To criticise the Friars School team would be a very hard task, as all the members of it played a neat and clean game, and the forwards (although some of them are diminutive) are very fast, tnd their combination was a treat to witness. • • The "Old Boys' goalkeeper (L. Owen, who is a present scholar at Friars) played a fine game., and only for his di<3play a higher score would have been the result. The backs were a fine pair, and played a clean game. Of the halves Idwal Jones, at centre, was the only one able to do justice to his side. Tho forwards played a queer game. Long kicking was too often their fault. Woodings was by far the pick of a moderate line. • • • • The Y.M.C.A. have at last had to accept a defeat at the hands of the University Co:I'ge toa.m, and although the score was only two ro")a to one, on the play the 'Varsity should have run up double figures, as they were a much superior team throughout. The 'Varsity had some goals disallowed, for what reason nobody on tho ground knew, and no wonder their supporters felt disgusted with the result. < it The 'Varsity have a fine team, in fact a better one than last season. Meikle in goal did well, D. S. Owen and W. J. Jones (old Friars boy ) played a good game at back, and of the halves Robinson was the pick of a good line. The forwards played well, and oombined splendidly, and their outside left, who is a "fresher," played a. magnificent game, ccntr ng with rare judgment. < < For the Y.M.O.A., Qoodwin illl goa-1 was not reliable, being obviously nervous. The backs. Evans and Hartley, defended in grand style, and J. Owen was the most prominent player of the halves. The forwards did not playas they usually do, and I should advise them that jumping on an opponent when the ball is taken from them is most unsportsmanlike, and sooner the better they give it up. F. Zollor and Roger Lewis were the best of a decent line u Conway merited their win on Saturday in their encounter with Colwyn Bay. When op- portunities caniQ their way they took full ad- vantage of them, nevertheless I should have likod to havo seen less of the kicking out gamo by the back*—especially Tom Jones, and also less wanting of time, over placing and taking a goal kick It is not football. Poopl pay to see 90 minutes' play, and do not expect to see time waited in this manner. • • » • Llew. Parry in goal was magnificent, and the shot that him would have beaten any cus- todian. The backs were safe, and played weil, wlth the exception of the point I have men- tioned. Of the halves, Hwfa was the pick, and without doubt he saved his side. The oukdG wing of tho opposition, owing to their speed, were too muoh for Saunders and Shem Jones, who. nevertheless, gave a. tolerable account of themselves. To the forwards nothing but praise is due. They worked with a will for the whole of the ninety minutes. < < < The Bayites gave a good account of them- selves, and in the second half they were tho superior eleven. There can be no mistaking the faot that if a good oentre-forward had been on for the whole of the game the Bay would have won. Hug'hes was somewhat prono to be too self- important. When ho ia beaten once, and called upon again, ho should do his best to clear. Ü. E. Williams was the better of the two back6, whilst Rowlands was tho pick of the halves. In fact Rowlands was one of the best players on the field. He, however, should not forget that the ball is always the object to "go" tor—not the man. This is his first season with the Bay, but his position is assured. As to the forwards, they never did themselves justioe. The wings made good openings, and worked hard, but Matthews at centre was in anything but the form he displayed at Conway on the previous Saturday. Moss and Will Jones played a dashing game on the right, whilst J. LI. Owen gave the pluckiest exhibition I have seen by him. W. T. Jones does not seem to have recovered properly from the in- jury W his knee. Nevertheless he was in fairly good form. w w w The Menai Bridge team had again to accept defeat from 1\ Bangor team, their conquerors this time being the Red Stars, who managed to do the trick with the handsome score of 4 goal to 1. The Stars have yet to taste defeat. The homesters have a good all round team, but are rather slow in making for the goal of thoir opponents. In goal they have a capable custodian, whilot the baoks play hard and neatly. The halves on Saturday were not quite good enough to hold the swift rushes of the visitors. The forward line was weakened by the absence of two of their usual players, and under tho circumstances they d'id fairly well, the pick being the centre-forward and outside- left. » t 11. R. Williams in goal for the Red Stars was much concerned in the victory, for he saved some good shots in first-class etyle. The backs, J. W. Rudd and Gn B. Harris, seem to be improving in every game, and both defended well on Saturday. The middle line also played finely, as usual. The mainstay of the team is the forward line, and Matthew Owen showed a vast improvement in his displays. A. Grif- fith proves to be a great acquisition to the line, and by scoring throe goals again on Saturday Hughie Owen did his share towards the victory. I < < Tho Combination match, Bangor v. Wrexham, whioh was fixed to bo played at Bangor to- morrow (Saturday) ha3 been postponed, to en- able the Juniors to play their Junior Cup-tie (1st round) against Carnarvon United at Ban- gor. The other ties in the Junior Cup interesting bo Bangor will be the visit of the Bangor Rangors to Holyhead, and Y.M.C.A. match at Beaumaris. The first great match between the 'Varsity and Normals will take place on Saturday at Ffriddoedd, and on tho same date Friars School will entertain Rydal Mount School (Colwyn Bay). The Rhyl Combination team have had another defeat, and for the second time this season they have gone down at Wrexham. It cannot be said that the supporters of the club antici- pated a victory at this match Possibly some expected that Rhyl would have sustained a more severe defeat. However, it is the third time that Wrexham Victoria have had the better of Rhyl this season, and tho result gives the Wrexhamites two paints, of which they ware much in need. Rhyl, on the other hand, oould ill-afford to lose, as they are very near the bottom of tho Combination table, and have but four poiints to their credit out of the six matches they have played—one win and two draws. « < » It is to be hoped that the Rhyl players will practice a little more than they have been doing. It is useless to try and win matches by simply going on the field once a week, and the committee should insist upon more combina- tion and more attention to practices. It;8 an old fault with Rhyl-they trust too much to luck, and jt is really time they altered their tactics. • k In the miit-eh onSaturday the Wrexhcm players fairly made 6ngs round the Rhylites, and they played well together. The passing was good, and as usual their defence was all that oould be desired. Contrasted with tho Rhyl defence the difference was at onoe apparent. It has been said that Wrexham have two of the best fsll-backs in the Combination. Whether that is so or not is a matter of opinion, but there is little doubt Rhyl has not the defence they had twelve months ago, and unless matters shape differently the homo team will be candidates for the wooden spoons. This would be a great pity, as the club has tried the experiment of running tho t jam on purely amateur lines, and they deserve to be well supported. to to One of the best matches witnessed at Rhyl this season was that on Saturday on the ground of the Rhyl Victoria, when that team met Greenfield in the first-round of the Flintshire Charity Cup. It was a capital game, and judging by the display it is questionable whether either could not have met and defeated the Rhyl Town Club team. In fact, there was a far better display of football than has yet been seen at Belle Vue this year. The Vies, played splendidly together. » « » Greenfield opened the score with a shot from Petrio, and the front rank made matters very lively for tho Rhyl defence. Greenfield played a good combination game, and tho brothers Pcbje and R. E. Jones were a force in them- selves. It was not long after the start that D. V7. Jones found the net for Rhyl, but the play from this stage-to the interval was too exciting to produce good results. The ball was repeatedly shoto^r the bar yards too high, and it would be well for the Vies, to practice shooting a little more » # After the interval both sides played with de- termination, Hughes, for Rhyl, being particu- larly smart on th3 ball, and his side had the lest of the plav D. W. Jones was again re- sponsible for a goal, a,nd it was put through in a very peculiar m nner. H was running down tho field, when he fell, but quickly recovering his feet he made a second dash for g'0al. One of the visiting backs rushed to clear, but missed his kick, and Jones smartly found tho net. # » » Greenfield at once pulled themselves together, and play was fast for a quarter of an hour, Rhyl being placed on the defensive for a time. At last they broke away, but not before R. E. Jones had equalised for Greenfield. After that three comers fell in rapid succession to Rhyl, but neither were converted, and the game ended in a draw of two goals each. • • • « The Holyhead Swifts on Saturday gave Llan- dudno a crushing defeat, and although the latter played a good and plucky game they were entirely outclassed. I was pleased to note the change in the temperament of the orowd, who cheered every good movement on the part of the visitors as well as their own men. < < < 0. B Edwards, the skipper, J. Row- lands, and F. Bogue were a tremendous trio, and well nigh invincible. H. Brown and his brother, Will, were also in excellent fettle, while H. Roberts showed improved form. W. T. Jones, as usual, played a great game, and Dodson worked with a will. Parry is un- doubtedly one of the best backs ever seen at Holyhead. Space also merited the committee's confidence, and it is doubtful whether Ellis (who has decided to play for the Bangor Combination) would have dono bettor. Collier was in fine form, and all attempts at his charge except the penalty seemed quite useless. — 7 if As to the visitors, the forward line is an excellent one, Alderson and J. E. Williams being the pick on the day's play. Jacob Wil- liams also proved an useful player, but ths remainder of the back line were decidedly weak. • « # » That eaght goals were scored against- Jim Williams Is no oriterton to judge his pie. At least five of these goals were such as oould not possibly have been cleared, while the remain- der were most difficult shots. Considering that his goal was practically bombarded throughout the game he came oft well, and managed to effect some very difficult clearances. 0 The first visit of the Bangor Rangers to Denbigh was a surprise to the home supporters, for the visitors proved themselves to be the superior side, and won a pleasant game by two goals to one. The visitors had a splendid re- ception on arriving and leaving the enclosure, and much praise is duo to the gentleman acted as referee, for he gave entire satisfaction to all concerned. « The winners, to a man, playod their very best. H. J. Davies, in goal, performed won- ders, and some of his eaves were of the highcsl order. W. H. Jones, the left back, was, with- out a doubt, tho best back on the field, his cleai kicking and tackling being much admired. Th. intermediate line did their work well, W. Jonea being tho pick of a good trio. Aaron Jones would no doubt have done better had he made a more discriminate selection of footgear. 1'he forwards combined well, and all gave a good account of themselves. Williams, the outside- right, gave one of his best displays. ? < < For Denbigh, the custodian saved several good shota, and could not be blamed for the defeat. The strongest part of the team arc the full- backs. Both played a hard and consistent game. The halves were not up to the visiting halves. The front rank are an even lot, and played weU in midfield, but when nc.aring their opponents' goal they seem to fall away alto- gether. « « One might go to a g'ood many matches with- out witnessing so exhilarating a contest as that seen on ihe ground of the Bangor Club on Sat urday, where the Bangor Colts qualified for the second round of the North Wales Junior Cup the expense of Llandeg a.i. The game opened at a terrifio pace, and the ball was slammed mto goal at every possible opportunity, but gradually tho pace told a tale, and the players became more rational. To Llandegai fell the honour of scoring the first goil, just after the commencement of the game, and it was a rather curious point. A well judged centre by Taylor and the Celts' goalkeeper was in the midst of a struggling throng. After about a minute's wild rioting on the goal line, the referee pointed to the centro of the ground, thereby proclaiming the faot that a goal had been soored. • • « • Then Evans, the Celts' outside left, treated the spectators to a stylish run up, and he finished with a. shot that beat Browne all ends up. The Celts were now going it strong, and before the game was much older Owen regis- tered their second point. At this stage Roger Roberts broke away, and presented a fine op- portunity to R. Williams, who, however, mur- dered it. • • » The only incidents of note which occurred be- fore the interval was an attempt by Hurren at capburing the Celts' goal, and a smart point scored by Davies for the Celts. The second half was painfully one sided, and the Celts ran out winners by tne substantial score of 7—1. w < « < The Celts really won by their doggeaness and superiority in the scoond half, when the vil lagers were simply played to a standstill. One thing is certain, that if tho Celts can only re- peat Saturday's play they will advance very far in the competition; at any rate, they can safely hold their own with any junior team in this locality. One striking and at the same timo commendable feature of their play is that the forwards make for goal whenever the slight- est opportunity presents itself, but now and then on Saturday one or two of the players at- tempted too much in the dribbling line. < < In goal Gillart did well, and both full backs played with rare dash. The halves were like- wise in good form, but Wil l'arry was rat-hei inclined to ramble. The forwards deserve every praise. A player who caught my eye was Evans, the outside left, wlo, whilst playing with st,) J.e. does not fool about with the ball, and, mo. over, he has a goad idea of the location of the goal. His partner, Davies, d;d some smart things, and as pivot Arthur Owon got in soma telling work The right wing, Eardley and Moi Jones, was a strong one, the former getting through a vast amount of hard work, and materially aiding his side to victory. The outstanding player in the Llandegai team, which, if defeated, was certainly not dial graced, was Taylor, and Bob Roberts following close behind him. It was the half back linfl which was the weakest portion of the team, the three apparenly having but an elementary knowledge of the game. Though the score mighl give a different rmprossion, Browne did well in g,'oal, and Bou Thomas played finely. J. E. Owen got in several fine centres, but the insido men and the pivot have yet a lot to learn, mora especially in the art of passing the ball. Llanrwst have at last opened their season, when they encountered Llandudno, at that popular resort, on Saturday. Although the Roosters were but poorly represented, they gave a very good aooount of themselves, tiha game resulting in a draw, neither fide scaring. To-morrow (Saturday) the Reds will bo en- gaged in a cup tie encounter with Blaenau Fes- tiniog. Although it 13 understood, that the committee intend placing a strong cloven on tha field, it would be well to impress upon the players not to take it too easy. It must be re- mombered that the second contingent of quarrvmen are reall> the old Black Star team, and they beat the first eleven in an encounter this season by 3 goals to 2. < < < < A rumour is current in Llanrwst that Robert David, the popular full beck, is likely to return lioiTic for s'me months from London. If thib is true, the Roosters will be a formidable team, and no doubt will make a bold bid for the Junior Cup. The evergreen Trevor is st;il in g'ood form, and of the half-back line Di Thomas is the only old stager who has appeared in thai position up to the present, amd right well does he deserve his place. » • • » Cl\isholm, thcvice-chairrntn, I am sorry to learn, has injured his foot, and up to the pr. sent I am afraid he will rot be in condition to turn out on Saturday. The committee are doing their utmost to run the team on a thorough sobrtwanliku b-isli and it is sincerely hoped that the inhabitants of Llanrwst will give them every support.
BANGOR FRIARS SCHOOL FOOTBALL 0 CLUB. FIXTURES FOR 1906. October 27.Ryd11l Mount Home. October 31.—*Beaumaris County School. Away. November 3.—*Epworth College (Rhyl). Home. November 7.—*Carnarvon County School Home. November IO.-Noriiial College Home. November 14.—University College Away. November 17.Hydal Mount Away. November 21.CarnarvonGouJlty School Away. November 24.—Y.M.C.A.. Home. November 28.—*Beaumaris CountySchool Homo. December 1.—*Epworth College (Rhyl). Away. Deoember 5.—University College Home. December 12.—Y.M.C.A.(Wednesday XI.) Home. Deoember 15.Bangor Red Stars Home. In matches marked the boys only take part.
BANGOR FOOTBALL. FIXTURES. 1906. „ October 27th.—Whitchurch Home. November 3rd-Nantwich Away. November 17th.—Chirk Avay. November 24th, -Rhyl lIome. December Sth.-Trinmere Rovera Away. December 15th.-Cliester Away. 1907. January 5th.-Wigan Town Away. January 19th.-Druids Away. January 36th —Chester Home. February 9th.—Chirk Home. February 16th.—Rhyl Away. Februray 23rd.—Wrexham Home. March 2nd.-Crewe Alexandra Away. March 23rd. -Whit church Away. March 29th (Good Friday)-—Birkenhead" Home. March 30tb,-Nantwich .n. Home. April 1st (Easter Monday).—Tranmere Rovers M — Home. April Gt,h.—Oswestry Home. April 33th —Wrexham Victoria Away.
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