FOOTBALL. FIRST DIVISION LEAGUE. Results up to Saturday, September 21st: — uoais. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Manchester United 5 4 1 0 13 5 8 Bury 6 4 2 0 12 12 8 Sheffield Wednesday ..4 3 0 1 8 2 7 Everton 5 2 1 2 15 10 6 Blackburn Rovers 4 3 1 0 5 2 6 Middlesbrough 5 3 2 0 7 5 6 Aston Villa 5 3 2 0 7 6 6 Notts Forest 4 2 1 1 11 6 5 Bristol City 4 2 1 1 8 5 5 Sunderland 5 2 2 1 11 10 5 Liverpool 5 2 2 1 7 7 5 Manchester City 4 1 1 2 9 7 4 Notts County 5 1 2 2 7 8 4 Sheffield United 4 1 1 2 7 6 4 Newcastle United 4 1 1 2 4 5 4 Woolwich Arsenal 5 1 3 1 5 11 3 Birmingham 5 1 4 0 4 8 2 Preston North End 5 0 3 2 5 11 2 CheQsea — 3 0 3 0 2 11 0 Bolton Wanderers 3 0 3 0 3 12 0 SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Everton 6; Bur.Jlllt1. Liverpool 4; Bolton Wanderers 0. Aston Villa 3; Birmingham 2. Blackburn Rovers 2; Middlesbrough 0. Bristol City 1; Newcastle United 1. Manchester United 2; Sheffield United 1. Notts Forest 6; Chelsea 0. Sheffield Wednesday 2; Notts County 0. Sunderland 4; Preston North End 1. Woolwich Arsenal 2; Manchester City 1. MONDAY'S MATCHES. Sheffield Wednesday 5 Bristol 3. Chelsea 2; Newcastle 0. -4 SECOND DIVISION LEAGUE. Results up to Saturday, September 21st: — Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Fte. Hull City 6 4 1 0 8 3 8 Leeds City 6 3 1 1 13 9 7 West Bromwich A. 4 3 1 0 11 3 6 Leicester Fosse 4 2 0 2 6 2 6 Stockport County .5 1 1 3 7 5 fl !ttjineborol Trinity 4 2 1 1 6 5 Ó Clapton Orient 6 2 3 1 8 15 5 Bradford City ..3 2 1 0 10 3 4 Derby County _3 2 1 0 8 3 4 Fulham 4 2 2 0 7 3 4 Sldham Athletic .— 3 2 1 0 5 3 4 rolverhampton W. __5 1 2 2 4 4 4 Burnley 5 2 3 0 7 12 4 Grimsby Town 5 2 3 0 4 9 4 Lincoln City 5 2 3 0 4 13 4 Blackpool & 1 2 1 8 6 3 Barnsley 4 1 2 1 6 8 3 Stoke 5 1 3 1 5 11 3 Gloesop 4 0 2 2 3 5 2 Chesterfield 3 0 2 1 3 11 1 SATURDAY'S MATCHES. West Bromwich A. 3; Clapton Orient 0. Stoke 2; 'Leeds City 1. Barnsley 2; Lincoln City 0. Leicester Fosse 3; Gainsborough Trinity Ok Hull City 3; Burnley 1. Gloesop 1; Stockport County 1. Grimsby Town 1; Fulham 0. Wolverhampton Wanderers 2; Blackpool 0. Bradford City 1; Oldham Athletic 0.
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THE ENGLISH CUP. iRHYL UNLUCKY IN THE PRELIMINARY ROUND. The Rhyl first eleven, on Saturday, had tlheir firet proper match of the season, and showed their supporters what they could do. They had as opponents Tranmere Rovers, who were a efcurdy lot of players, and won the game by two goals to nil. The result certainly did not re- present the play, as Rhyl went off with a fine dash, and during the firet half, and the latter part of the match had matters all their own ,way. The ability of the viei tors' goalkeeper was taxed to the uttermost. Shot after ehot came idangerously near, and several times the leather juat cleared the bar, while at other times he Baved by running out with the ball. In the opening stages the play of Riley, Harrieon, and Jack Jones was much admired, and the visitors realising the strength on Rhyl's right did all they could to transfer the play to the left. Here. E. E. Davies was at fault several times, repeatedly keeping the ball until he could pass to his brother, who was centre-half, rather than transfer to the centre-forward. It is only right to say that when T. A. Davies did get the ball he tried his level beet, but there should be a better understanding between the forwards as a jrhode. In the first balf the match was well contested, and while Rhyl had the best of the play, the Rovers were keener on the ball. They parted most readily when they saw the chance, and ut for the work of Jack Jones their score would have boen larger, « Half-time arrived with a clean sheet. As soon as the interval was over, Rhyl again resumed the aggressive, and worked hard, cor- ner after corner falling to them. However, after a clever run down by the visitors, there was a scrimmage in front of Rhyl's goal, and in the rush that followed a low, easy running ehot found the net. This was put in by Frank- lin, one of the visitors' forwards. Rhyl tried to draw level, but in the excitement which fol- lowed, Butler found the net a second time. It wag after upwards of 70 minutes' play that a. Soal was scored, and from then to the end of le game all the play was at the Rovers' end, but Rhyl failed to score. In front of goal S'hip- ton was weak, whereas Ri'ev, Harrison, and ■Lappin played a splendid game. The teams were as follow:— Rhyl: Goal, Blackburn; backs, J. Jones and E. H. Williams; half-backs, T. W. Ellis, T. A. Daviee, and W. Williams; forwards, R[ley T. Harrison, H. Lappin, P. S. Siiipton, and E. E. Daviea. Tranmere Rovers: Goal, Jones; backs, Prince ?nd Lea; half-backs, Milner, Meur, and Hilton; orwarde Butler, Jones, Fish wick. Franklin, "no Buck.
THE COMBINATION. SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Connah's Quay 3; Druids 2. Crewe Alexandra 3; Wrexham 0.
BANGOR v. WHITCHURCH. LAST SEASe N'S LEADERS RASH BANGOR. (By Reoorder.) The Bangor Committee were somewhat fortu- loate in having Whitchurch, last season's Com- bination leaders, to inaugurate their Combina- tkxn lipt of fixtures last Saturday, and a large onow-d turned up to witne% what prcnmieed to lie an exciting game. Unfortunately, however, the home committee taperianced great trouble in finding a team. J. Arridge was selected, but at the last minute he jailed to put in an appearance, and six new tøen had perforce to be introduced into the Iteaon, one of them being selected on the field. The weather was delightfully fine, too warm, if anything, for football. In charge of Mr Taylor, Birkenhead, the teams turned out as follows:- Bangor: D. James Williams, goal- Hwfa iWiBiams tund Bob Roberts, full backs; W. Jones, Atf. Thomas, and H- Roberts, half- o*oke; Pughe, Rrad&haw, H. Jones, H. Davies, and Oliver, forwardb. Whitdhunoh: Jones, goal; Lindop and McQuiniss, full backs; Foster Callows, and MitobeU, half-backs; Smith, Lockett, Mason- JonM and Evans, forwards. IU homesters started the game -with ten per4 and Whitchurch. soon took advantage of 4his fact, pressing vigorously at the outset. Early on Alf. Thomas distinguished himself 'With smart defensive work. The Bangor team )ras completed at this stage by the appearance M Harry Roberto, wftio signafiised his arrival .by kicking the ball in the wrong direction. The mmtOfe quickly showed that they were adepts tftie und1 continually threatened danger. (Mifcohe&l tried a pot shot from about half the jprornid, Bob Roberts being exceptionally smart lh heading out. A minute 'ater, Jones, the jrwitin# outside left, apparently sprung from nowhere and almost did tihe trick writh his head- There was no disputing the superiority of the visitors, who fairbr penned Bangor in wieir own half. Smith, with a -swift grounder, Arougfc* out all that was best in the" Bangor Ctwtochan. Ju&t now the homesters recovered their position, and a fine dhance of opening the owre was presented to Bradshaw, who, however, Pont in weakly. At the other end, Lockett, who taw remarkably persistent, looked like getting through, but he oould not shake off the atten- tions of Bob Roberts. Try 81S they would, tihe THE HOMESTERS PENNED. tkome forwards oould not got away; direotly %hey got the ball over the half-back line, the .Whitchurch full backs would rusii up and dam It back in the neighbourhood of the Bangor coaJ with the greaitest possible ease. By inches only did Lockett fail to capture the "Bangor Jpoal. At length, Bradshaw, the Bangor for- ward, tricked Cadlows. and had a fne chance of fretting the home forwards to TBOV?, but enouur- jfcgied by the cheers of the crowd, he tried the game dbdge with Foster, who promptly dispos- sessed him. Hwfa William^ was war kins? liko nigger, and but for his efforts, Whitchurch gost have scored numerous coals. Smith Juopped the ball across to the left wing and W struck the crossbar, bounding out to Jones, Who wae too quick for the home cuetodian, and icored. A fernr minutes afterwards, H. Ro- ftM pk<*d tJ* B-Ww goal in jeopaxdy. by handling just outside the penalty area-. The hopes o? the Bangor players ran high when Oliver eprinited down the wing, but at the cri- tical moment he woefully missed his kick. The hemE) forwards indulged in several spasmodio attacks on the Whitchurch goal, and during one of these, Jones, the custodian, received an injury, but he recovered after the inevitable "man with the bag" ihad bestowed his atten- tiong upon hint, the manipulation of the towel rather tickling the crowd. Now the visitors moved down the field in businesslike fashion, and literally walked ovar the home halves, Lockett putting oi No. 2. Half-time: Whitchurch 2, Bangor nil. i. In the first mtnitte of the f-econd half, the visitors swooped down the field, and the sudden- ness of the affair qui,te nonplussed' the home de- fenders, but Lockett spoilt tihe movement by missing his kick. To all a.onearances it was going to be a repetition of the first hatlf- shooting practice at the Bangor goal, when Oliver changed the venue and wound up with a grand shot- This item appeaired to enliven the home lot, who infused more lash into their play, but without result—Lindop and McGuiniss were like a stone wall. Hereabouts, Evar.s, one of the visitinig forwards, distinguished him- self, and one of hie final shotk-, though it lack- ed accuracy, was terrifio in speed. It was any- thing but an interesting game from a home spectator's point of view, as their nets were making a sorry dhow. Towards the finish Whitohurch scored again, the final result be- ing: — Whitchurch 3, Bangor 0.
NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. FIRST DIVISION- I" North Wales Chronicle 11 Challenge CUD.) Besultfi un to Saturday. Sentember 21st: — Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Beaumaris 1 1 0 0 6 1 2 Colwyn Bay 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 Bangor Reserves I 1 0 0 6 2 2 Rhyl ,Reserve 2 1 1 0 6 4 2 Lluuwst 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 Carnarvon United 1 0 1 0 2 5 0 Oonway 1 0 1 0 1 t) 0 Denbigh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 !Holyhead 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Llandudno 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Blaenau Festiniog 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LLANRWST v. RHYL RESERVES. DECISIVE VICTORY FOR THE VISITORS ROOSTERS' LACK OF STAYING POWERS (By Spectator ) The opening of serious football in LlanrwsA ooimmenoed in ideal weather on Satupd'ay after- noon, when Rhyl Reserves made their debut at Gwvdr Park to try League honours wÍltih the Roosters- By the time Mr R. Hersee, Llan- daid-no, called the players together, there was a fairly good crowd of spectators, amongst whom were four officials of the North Wales Coa&fc League, including the popular Frank Beech, who is spending a rihort holiday at Llanrwst. The teams were called together as follows-. Llanrwst: Goal, Finchett; backs, J. R. Jones and W. Trevor Jones; half-backs, Jim Jones, Dei Thomas, and Q. Chieholm; for- wards, Norman Jones, A. Carter, Humphrey Roberts, W. A. Williams, and Ned Griffiths. Rhyl Reserves: Goal, R- J. Jones; backs, Albert Roberts and Bob Hughes; half-backs, Robin Hughes, Jack Hughes, Buckley; for- wards. Geo Gregory, Dd. Hughes, Myddleton, T. Cotton and Ned Roberts. OhfehoLm was lucky to win the toes for the homesters, and decided to defend the golf liÍuke goal with the sun to their backs. A hearty cheer went up as the ball was put in motion, but immediately the Rhyl forwards made head- way, and a feeble attempt was made by Myddle- ton. The first few minutes of the game were exceedingly fast, both ends being visited in rapid succession, and the defenders of both teams had considerable difficulty in keeping their treasured ground intact. J. R. Jones was in the thick of the fight, and certainly on hip day's play, a better fulll back could net be washed for. The fastness of the game did not suit either side, and the men settled down to play a steady gaime- The home centre-forward made a fine individual run down the field, closely folowed by hie companions, but unlucki- ly in passing cut to his alight wing, he kicked too hard, and the ball was out of play. The tibrow-in,, however, gave the Roosters an ad- vantage, but Ned Griffiths missed a beautiful centre. The home eleven were at this period having the best of the play, and the visiting defence was severely tested. Exoellemt efforts were made to draw first blocd. As a result of a scrimmage in tront of the goal-mouth, Albert Roberts handled, while the ever-.vatchful eye of Hersee was on him- The play was stopned and a penalty was awarded tne Roosters. This was entrusted to W. A. W illiams, but he un- fortunately shot to the foot of the custodian, who h&d' no difficulty in turning lie ball from its course. The spe&tto--o were gireativ disappointed at this, but they appreciated thrt efforts of the forward line, who again bombarded the Rhyl goal- An appeil for a free kick <• gainst the goalkeepetr for carrying th3 ball was not notice of. Myddleton now took possession of the sphere, and with his partners close to bit- heels, he had a clean run up the field, a«d whilst on the point of touching the ball to D. Hughes, the veteran Trevor was on the scene, and intercepted it when it Icoke,4 vc-ry much like a certain goal Ned Griffiths and W. A. Williams were carefully watched by the visi- tors according to the captain's instructions, and thiey were not allowed any space in which to make headw ly. Several times, however, the nimbLe Griffith^ got round his opponents, and put in aogne beautiful centres which were never met by this "pals." Humphrey Roberta will make a fine leader of the front line, but he must practice to pass out to his wings more effectively. From a free kick, Gregory and Myddleton got going on the Tight, and whilst the latter w.is in a dangerous iwsition Trevor codlily robbed' him, and gave to W. A. Williams who, after dribbling the half-backs, gave to Norman Jones, but the latter did not come up quick enough, witfh the result that the sphere was out of play. Davy Hughes was conspicu- ous for a number of individual runs up the field. but only once diid he try a pot shot it goal, and this was saved by Finchett. Llanrwst continued to press the visiting defence, and fchev had an anxioud time in the goal-mouth from a huge kick by J. R. Jones, which was returned to the home night wring, but Norman instead of centring immediately attempted to get past his opponent, with the result that he was floored, and an excellent opportunity missed- In a minot or two afterwards, the home left wing, backed vp"by Will. Treror, made a spurt, W. A. WiiiUiame and Griffit-li-, combining beautifully. From a very difficult, position, the nimble Ned, w'ho is now famous for his beautiful centres, sont :n ¡om 'he oeru er flag, the ball dropping on the toe of Nor man Jones;, who had run up to meet it on 'he goal line- He had no difficulty in putting it out of the keeper's roach. This ssfjee"'» was the signal of an outburst of cheering, nd was H", tainly a deserved' lead. Stirred i y -his succrs; the Roosters <•• n-pletcly nqiipluss ;<! 11)3 visiting defence, and kept up a continual fusilado cn the goa.l. Another point might t- vsily have been added, but for the fact that Norman anneaxed too eager to score another, wh?n the shot was diecideoly one for Arohie who was not 15 yardr, away from goal. The result was that Norman, with hio left foot placed the Hall outside .he pests- A splendid long kick by Dei Thomas into the visitors' goal appeared to be through to everybody. Jones, the custodian, com- pletely missed a punch at the sphere, and his right back ran up, and landed the ball out of the net. An appeal was made that the ball was through, but this was disallowed. A SURPRISE GOAL. A complete surprise now awaited the home players and spectators, for what might be termed an insignificant run by the Rhyl for- wards, resulted in their equalising. Davy Hughes, at about 30 yards' range, shot at Fin- chett, who allowed the ball to coolly slip through his hands and roll into the net. This, un- doubtedly, was quite unexpected to the otiher sidle and shows that the custodians should always be on the alert. Stirred by their success, the Rhyl quintette continually made headway, and but for the coolness of J. R. Jones and Trevor, con- siderable damage might have been done. From a free-kick-agamst "J.R. Finchett made a very smart save, the ball travelling along the ground at a very fast pace for the corner of the net. He nearly made a mess of things by running out after the bali. Trevor cleared well, and whilst Archie got going and looked dangerous Aibert Roberte smartly lifted the ball from off his foot. The game proved very interesting on, point, both ends being visited in turn. The Llanrwst forwards were too fond of playing near each other with the result that they were continually muddled. They can very easily take an example from their opponents, who never moved from their positions. Although quiet, Ned Griffiths was doing some useful work, and had there been any dash in his partners, there would have been a different tale to tell at haif-time. Each centre he put in was beauti- fully placed, but the other forwards were either too late or too soon to meet it. Just before haL-tnne two corner ks were awarded Rhyi, but both proved fruitless. Mr Hersee then stopped the game for a much needed interval, when the score stood at one goal each. The second half of the game was not near so intereki.ng, for the home eleven phowed evident signs of being out of training. The Rhyl men, however, were none the worse for the nrst three quarters of an hour. From the kiok however, the home forwards made a dash, a»d the visiting custodian had to leave hia charge to clear. They again returned, and Will bacn sent a stinger along the ground, but Jones bach sent a stinger along the ground, but Jones was on the alert. The visitors warmed up, and ~*avy Hughes, on his own initiative, dribbled three of the homesters, and when only about 15 yards away from his mark, he shot loosely, the sphere striking the crossbar and going over. There was some uncertainty as to whether rinchett tipped the ball over the bar, but after consulting both linesmen the referee awarded a goal kick. Chisholm at this point was unlucky. He was in his own territory evidently assisting backs when" a fast shot from the foot of bottom glanced off his side, and into the net, completely out of the reach of Finchett. The staying powers of the Rhyl men were now notice- able, and they pressed for some length of time, Davy Hughes adding another point to the favour of the visitors. A change was now made in the home front line, Dei Thomas going forward and Carter coming back to his place. This was a. decided improvement, for the hard work- ingi Pei kept a reSular fusilade on the goal,' and from a melee the bail was placed in the net amidst cheers, but the referee declared it to be offside. Stung by disappointment, the Roosters loot heart, and the end of the game was very tamely fought. Just on time Myddleton added another goal for Rhyl, making the final score: Rhyl, 4; Llanrwst, 1. Mr Hersee deserves a word of praise for the excellent way ho kept the playere in hand, and hardiy any of h;s decisions were disputed! The game throughout was fought in a most gen- tleman, y manner,
BEAUMARIS v. CONWAY. AN ASTONISHING WIN. (By "Onlooker.") Beaumaris opened what ought to be, judging from their initial performance, a successful seiaeon on Saturday, meeting Conway in a North Wales Coast League encounter. Beaumaris lined up as follows: 0 R. Jones, goal; G- Williams and W. Edwards, backs; H! Rowlands, O. Owen, and J. R. Jones, half- backs; R. Humphreys, E. Bellwood, W. 0. Humphreys, Wm Morgan Jones, and Sam. Poole, forwards. The Conway team, wthioh unfortunately was to a certain extent composed of .substitutes (which may account for the lack of combina- tion in the forward rank) was as follows: H Hughes, goal; T. Jones a.nd Owen Ellis, backs; Shorn Jones, W. B. Jones, and Geo. Breesu, half-backs; Tom Craven J. O. Williams, Ather- ton, W. A. Thomas, and Sam. Parry, forwards. Beaumaris von tho toes, and :inmediately ut- tacked. Bellwood tried a shot which went wide. Directly afterwards followed a fine centre from Sam. Poole, but Humphreys failed to convert. Conway* then broke away, but were toon brought to book and i lay was resumed in front of viai. tore' goal. The homesters' left wing making a fine run, Morgan Jon.Cp tested the Conway ous- toci'ian twice, but without result- Conway again assumed the offensive, and J. O. Williams forced a corner, some exciting play fol'owing, but Beaumaris displaying excellent combination, broke away, and Morgan Jones opened the score. The visiting forwards showed signs je becoming aggressive, but W. Edwards was too good. For some time Conway had a Blight ad- vantage, but failed to pierce the excellent de- fence of their opponent^, G. Williams playing a brilfliant game for the home ;eam. Beau- miarriig again got away, and after a fine run oin the part of W. O. Humphreys and Morgan Jones, the, latter la-nded the leather in tho net After some smart mid-field play the Conwayates tested O. R. Jones, but he had plenty of tima to clear- Desultory play ensued. The visitors were awarded a free kick, but Edwards safely manoeuvred Uhe sphere out of danger- The attack was, however, ^oon resumed, and J. 0. Williams made one of the few decent attempts at scoring on the part of the Jonwavites but faded to beat 0. R. Jones. CONWAY SHOOT BADLY. A foul near the home goal gave the visitors another chance, which, however, ;} ey failed to turn to account, owing to wretched shooting. A few minutes later their inside id had hard Juck, for after a good run on his own he struck the bir. Tihe vi-ito-rs continued to press, hot G. Williams kept them at bay in magnificent style. Humphreys at la«t got awav and easily scored, Hughes misjudging the direction of the ball. The homesters appearing by no means satisfied with a clear three goals returned witlh vigour to the attack, experiencing hard luck on two occasions Early in tho second h-a-If the visitors, being awarded a free kick, attacked, but Jones cleared nicely. Some exciting play followed in the home goalmouth, but a foul against Coivway re- lieved the pressure. W. A. Thomas, however, returned and forced a corner. The home de- fence had a rather busy time, and had it not been for the weak thootiag of h8 visitors the final score mast have worm a different com- plexion. R. Humphreys broke away, and aftr a run the length of the field, missed by e width of the post. J. 0. Williams returned the compliment by paying a visit to the home goa', but without altering the score, 0. R. Jones ruai- ninig' out and clearing. Play was resumed in the Conway area, and a pemal'tiv was awarded against tho visitors, which Hugh Hughes clear- ed amidst great excitement.. Following this he made a couple of clinking saves, in one case literally taking the ball from the toe of a home forward. From a nice centre by Poole, Mor- gan Jones put in a beautiful shot, but a goal was disallowed-. Beaumaris continued to press, and forced a corner, which nroved futile. At last Conway made another attempt, and W. A. Thomas, a,fte,r working like a Trojan, finally managed to score. The" Reds" were not long in retaliating. foo after a fine run, W. 0. Hum- phreys passed to Bel'hvood, who toured. A few minutes later Humphreys, after soarne smart dribbling, again netted beautifully- Some orisp play in mid-field followed, and Conway made an attack which failed, aind the sphere was again returned into the vieiitors' territory. Hum- phreys (scoring anothe'r. Bellwood had hard lines with a rot just on time. Final more: Beaumaris, 6; Conway, 1.
FRIENDLY MATCHES. LLANDUDNO AMATEURS v. COLWYN BAY. INTERESTING GAME ENDS IN A DRAW. (By "LinelSman.") On Saturday the Coitwyn Bay eleven visited Llandudno to play their return ''friendly" with the Amateurs. Fine weather favoured the match; if an-ything it was far too hot for foot- ball. Notwithstanding the beat, the game vas in etrikhiig contrast to that one ulayed on the same ground last Saturday against Con-way. It was full of interecst from start to finish, and there was plenty of "life" in the play of both teams. The cause of this may be attributed "o the fact that tihe Amateurs were anxious to wipe off their defeat of the previous Saturday, which they sustained at Colwyn Bay. It m^t be admitted that the Bayiites were hardly a match for the Amateurs in weight and strength, but what they Jacked in that direction they amply made uip for by their quickness and the fine combination of their forward line- Mr J. H. Vincent, who had' charge of the game, lined the players up in the following order: — Llandudno Amateurs: Hall, goal; J. H. Jones and Harold Pearson, backs; Jacob Wil- liams, George Davies, and W, Settle Owen, thalf-baok; Bob Parry, B- Roberts^ H. Cheet- hiaim, Brookes Evans, and W. Stone, forwards. Couwyn Bay: 'Hallwood, goal; Campbell, 0. E. Williams, backs; W. Parry W. T. Jones, R. Rowilamdb, half-backs; Mops Jones, J. T. Owen, T. McCann, S. Hughes.. J. Ll. Owen, forwards. The Baydtee started, but the homesters gain- ed possession early, and bringing the ball up forood a corner off the visitors, from which, however, they gained no advantage. The Bay- itep replied with an attack, the hometers being obliged to kiok out. W. Settle Owen now got up on left, but failed to "db the trick." The Bay left wing attacked, but the ball wa8 placed behind at the Hast moment. The homesters then returned to the attack in fine style, but the finial effort went wide of the mark, and the Bay again got up and forced a corner. The kick was nicely placed, and for a moment the issue hung in suspense, but Jacob Williams managed to clear. The visitors, howc-er, weic- not to be got rd<t of so easily, a.nd again the homesters we-'e forced to assume the defensive, J. H. Jones conceding a corner. The ball. however, met the foot of J. H. Jones, and tnaveiled outwards Walter Parry, howeva\ was tboo e, waiting for his chanc' and potted for goal; but his dhot, erred, and onoo more the home goal was out of danger. FIRST BLOOD FOR THE VISITORS. Again, the plucky little "Reds" re- turned to iho attack, and some exciting play ensued in front of the home goal. WalWr Patry, gaining possession, passed smartly to J. T Owen, the visiting inside left, who, with a low iSwift shot, beat Hall, the home oustod- ian, and drew first blood for the visitors. This reverse naturally stirred the homesters to greater eflorta and a really fine concerted at- tack upon the visitors' goal followed, the home forwards giving a very pretty display of com- bination. The ball was now continually in the neigh- bourhood of tihe Bay'¡s goal, aaid W. Settle Owen having gained poæemion, passed the leather on to B. Roberts, as he himself was not in a posi- tion to shoot. Roberts steadied himself for r. shot, and' amidst the cheer, of the home sup- porters sornt, the ball into the net. From lhe centre the visitors soon transferred play to -he other goal. The visiting inside right potted, but Hall tipped the ball over the bar at the expense of a corner. The corner kiok was nicely placed by Moss Jones, and J. T. Owen, the Bay inside left met it with his head and netted tihe leather before Ha!ll had a chance of fisting out. The Amaiteurs now commenced a vigorous attack on the visitors' citadel, and for some time the ball was kept in the Bay half of the field. The visiting defence were being hard p.ressedL when Walter Parry handled the ball within the drea.ded area, and the liomeMers wees awarded a PENALTY KICK. J. H. Jones took the kick, and made no mis- take in netting the leather. It is doubtful whether Hallwood even saw the ball after it had left the home back's foot. During the remain- der of the first half play was mostly confined to mid-field, and the whistle sounded for the in- terval with the soores:- Llandudno Amateurs, 2; Colwyn Bay, 2. The second half commenced with a brilliant run up by Brookes-Evans, but his final effort was a poor one. The visitors replied with an attack on the home goal, but were brought up by a foul. From the free kick the homesters got down, but Parry checked the move by kick- ing out. Again the homesters attacked, and again the visitors kicked out, and then the Bay- ites got down to the home goal, but J. H. Jones after some difficulty managed to clear. The homesters now again took up the offensive, and Jacob Williams forced a corner off Parry, which however proved futile. The visitors responded, and swooped down on the home goal in fine style, J. Ll. Owen sending in a nicely-judged shot. The range, however, was too long, and Hall was able to olear without much difficulty. The next feature of the game was a fine sprint by Moss Jones, but Hall cleared his shot in a very businesslike manner. The visitors returned to the attack, however, and S. Hughes, the visiting inside left, potted from long range. Hall rose to clear, but the leather just cleared his hands. Having thus gained a lead, the visitors did their utmost to keep it. But the homesters were now on their mettle, and played a great game. The visiting defence were hard pressed, and adopted the kicking out tactics, which have made them unpopular under the name of "Bangor style." Once indeed the Bayites did attack the home goal, and Hall was forced to leave his citadel, and rush out to snatch the ball from the very toes of the visiting forwards. The Amateurs, however, were doing most of the pressing at this stage of the game. THE HOMESTERS EQUALISE. The home eleven seemed determined to equalise, and strove might and main with that object in view, and Hallwood had a pretty hot five minutes of it. The equalising goal was scored by Bob Parry, the home outside left. His shot went straight for the centre of the goal. Hallwood jumped to fist it out, but the leather glanced off his fist, and bounded into the net amidst cheers. But the visitors were not finished yet, and again they returned to the attack with renewed energy, in a last attempt to gain a lead. In this way they failed, however, through lack of time, for while the Bayites were pressing -he referea soundel for time up, and a most interesting game, fill of incident from start to finish, ended in a draw. Final result: Llandudno Amateurs, a J Colwyn Bay, 3.
HOLYHEAD v. CARNARVON. SWIFTS START WELL. (By "Cybi"). These teams met at the Holyhead Oval on Saturday in a friendly encounter. Carnarvon placed in the field their strongest combination, while Holyhead had to do without the services of F. Bogue and W. Brown, who were replaced by R. Jones, of the Bangor University, and little Johnny Jones. Mr E. Lloyd Williams, of Bangor, acted as referee, and lined the teams at 3.45 as follcws Holyhead: Goal, Collier; full-backs, Conlan (captain) and Parry; half-backs, Taylor, W. T. Jones, and R. Ellis; forwards, H. Roberts, R. Jones, J. Rowlands, H. Brown, and Johnny Jones Carnarvon: Goal, G. H. Williams; full-gacks, Herbert and R. E. Roberts; half-backs, J. Grif- fith, W. Hughes, and J. Williams; forwards, R. H. Roberts, T. Roberts, Walter Jones, II. Ro- berts, and J. Jones. Cararvon having choice of position, placed the homesters to face the sun. The leather having been set moving, H. Roberts immediately fiessed, and severely tested Williams. R. Jones gaining possession, passed to Johnny Jones, who was pulled up for b?ing offside when in an ad- mirable position to realise. R. H. Roberts was rcxt in evidence with a fine run along the right, but collapsed before W. T. Jones, who passed on the leather to H. Roberts, who in turn swung th, bll to H. Brown. The latter sent in a beauty, vv'iich gave Williams no chance. A fine iun by Johnny Jones resulted in a foul against Herbert. R. Ellis, entrusted with the free kick, sent in ?n accurate shot, Williams fisting out, and Rcwlarids rushing from the ruck met the de- livery, ad phd it safely in the net. After a hot shot, from il Brown the Carnarvon left wing iifrligaled a fine move. Collier saving a scorcher from J. Jones H. Roberts, fed by R. Jones. sent in q shot from the extreme right, which nearly beat Williams. ROWLANDS SCORES A FINE GOAL. A couple of fouls against the visitors proved of no material benelk to Holyhead, but Rowlands at last made a fine solo run, which culminated in a line goal, being the third for the homesters after 15 minutes' play. The Swifts were again soon warming in front of the visitors' goal, and Williams experienced an anxious time. At last tho sphere was removed from the danger zone, the advance of the visitor.9 resulting in a foul against Holyhead just outside the penalty area. The free-kick thati ensued proved futile, owing to the intervention of Ellis' back, but T. Ro- berts managed to make a pot at goal, which Collier easily cleared. Walter Jones rushing along the centre had hard lines, the ball crash- ing against the upright. H. Roberts, from al- most midfield, sent in an accurate shot. Wil- liams saved by tilting the leather over the cross- bar, the subsequent corner proving fruitless. Walter Jones, who was always dangerous, made a magnificent solo run, and sent in a shot from close quarters, which Collier failed to reach. The visitors, evidently imbued with new life, made a great effort to increase their points, Collier having a most anxious time. At last the pressure was relieved by Parry. The right wing, however, advanced again, Collier having to clear a hot shot from T. Roberts. The homesters now made a sprint, Johnny Jones sending in a beauty. Williams fisted out, but the inevitable Jack Rowlands again jumped forward, and netted the leather. At half-time Holyhead lead by 4 goals to 1. e Play having resumed, H. Roberts (Carnarvon) opened in a sensational manner by almost im- mediately scoring the second point for his side. Rowlands appeared to resent the abruptness of the move, and dashed down the centre, nearly defeating Williams with a shot from close quar- ters. Johnny Jones pounced upon the ball, and swung it over to H. Roberts, but the suddenness of the move took the latter by surprise, and the sphere rolled out of play. Rowlands again se- cured, and nearly realised. The visitors' for- wards suddenly woke up, and advanced in line with beautiful combination, II. Roberts (Carnar- von) again finding the net. After Holyhead had visited their opponents' territory, J. Jones (Car- narvon) dashed up the left, and sent in a clinker, Collier clearing. "W. T." receiving the ball passed to H. Roberts, who tested Williams, J. Jones (Holyhead) gaining possession sent in a lightening shot over. The homesters continued to press heavily. After some brilliant play by J. Jones, H. Roberts found an opening and scored. There appeared to be a doubt in the visitors' mind as to whether the ball had passed the goal line or not, and the custodian walked up to the referee and protested, but the point was allowed. The homesters continued to press un- til the end. the result being as follows:— Holyhead, 5; Carnarvon, 3.
THE NORTH WALES WEDNESDAY LEAGUE. MEETING AT LLANDUDNO JUNCTION. At tho North-Western Junction Hotel, on Thursday evening, the first meeting of the sea- ten was held by the Executive Committee of the Noth Wales Wednesday League, Mr Lloyd, of Plas Mawr, Conway, presiding. There were also present: Messrs H. E. Thomas, Abergele; A. J. Davies, Llandudno Corinthians; W. Barker,, Colwyn Bay; J. T. Jones, Llandudno Celts; and R. J. Hughes, Llindudno. The minutes of the last meeting were read and passed. The secretary, Mr H. E. Thomas, said that he had written to eleven clubs asking them to en- ter the league, but he had only received an arfewer from Llandudno Y.M.C.A., and that was a refusal. The only entries were: Bangor, Pen- Diaenmaw, Llandudno Celts, and the Llandudno Corinthians. It was decided to allow Colwyn Bay and the other teams one week in which to send in their entries and pay their subscriptions, and to ad- vise the secretaries of the clubs of the next meeting to be held at the Junction Hotel on Thursday next, when the fixtures will be ar- ranged.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. (By "Criticus"). BANGOR AND DISTRICT. If, as the saying goes, "a bad beginning makes a good ending" there is certainly some hope for the Bangor Combination team, for they "kicked off" last Saturday in a miserable manner. That Whitchurch were doughty oppo- nents I grant, but that does not explain away aimless kicking, disconcerted movements, and a happy-go-lucky style of football which might win points in say a Coast League match, but which against a Combination is not of the slightest use. Directly the Bangor team stepped on the field (late, of course) it was seen that something had gone wrong, and they commenced operations a man short. Of last year's team there were pre- sent only D. James Williams, who shortly leaves for America, Bob Roberts, the skipper, Hughie Davies, and Oliver, the rest being new Combina- tion players. Of course, the referee would not wait until the missing Bangor player turned up, and naturally the Whitchurch team tried to make hay whilst the sun shone. • They simply swooped down upon the Bangor foal, and for about ten minutes Bob Roberts and Iwfa Williams were doing nothing else but checking rushes and slamming the ball as hard as they could down the field. Then, Harry Ro- berts turned up for Bangor. It appears that he was picked up on the field, and he deserves all praise for turning out, especially as he has not touched a ball for some years. At any rate, he did his best, even if his best was rather poor. The game does not call for much comment. Whitchurch, who, by the way, defeated the Rest of the Combination early this season, had matters their own way practically from start to finish,, and but for the stolid defence presented by Hwfa Williams and Bob Roberts, particularly the former, the score would have been something like 6-0. w The Bangor forwards were a failure. Oliver did give us one or two of his oharactertistic runs, but, like the rest of the line, he was below par. Bradshaw and H. Jones, the two "foreigners," might with advantage infuse a little more dash into their play. J. Arridge and D. T. Davies were noticeable absentees from the half-back line, and it is rumoured that the former will not turn out again for his native team. In that case the line will probably consist of W. Jones, Alf. Thomas, and D. T. Davies—no doubt the young- est half-back line in the Combination. The two former made a good show on Saturday. « The best department of the Bangor team was the full-back line, both players showing resolute form. The custodian, D. J. Williams, made two mistakes—costly mistakes, for they resulted in two goals.
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COLWYN BAY SPARKS. The Bayites continue on the "unbeat-en" track. In their third match they made a draw at Llamd'udUO'. » Stanley Hugh, the "baby" 'of the team, performed the hat trick, and, in fact, aU througilwut he played like a ma-ster. Thiait one c,f Llandudno's goals ca.me as "tfho resiut of a penalty aw a rdjed ag ainst Campbell for handling. ° « « • « Later an, Hallwood,_ in attemtping to throw aw civ placed the baH in his own net- v .» • m Thuja the third good was scored for Llan. dudao- » » That Camipbell dtid not relish the rap across the akfe of the head which he received from Hallwood, his colleague. » # Hallwood has a heavy hand, and, as CampbeM namiarked, "it hurts." • • It • W. T. Jones found himself in a new position. due to the absence of Weillingp, • « » But he fuMy sustained his reputation, although appearing in the centre half position. ■#•••■ On one or two occasions his height played1 him false. ..C II "Moss" talks of not turning out at Llanrwst -on Saturday. < That there are eports to be leld in 'lha vicinity of Carnarvon, and "Mossian" wisnes to run there. < « His oodleagn-ea have made continued repreceo, t-ationa to him. II 41 That the betting is 100 to 1 that he will let this opportunity of adding to his prize liist eilip by. » It is mentioned' that. Will Tai (Jones) will be eligible to play on Satua-day. It < II That everyone will be pleased to see ilow turning out. II II That Will Jones (Brickfield terrace) sailed from America yesterday- That there is tihe possibility that Campbell's services will be lost to tihe club. # # # ft That he intends moving to Mancheeter, where hitS family new resides. # It is rumoured that he !has signed for the Manchester Welsh. On Saturday the Ba,yites Reserves should have journeyed to "Donibiglb, but a wire was received on Friday eventing oancoi'ling the fixture, The Juniors were disappointed. The Bayitee journey to Llanrw.it cn Saturday for a League match. •* # They are lelying on the same teaar.; who beat Rhyl, with the exception of tihe 'litreduction ot W. Jones at light back, vice Cim[,L-eil. # That it is anticipated "Will" will now take un his residence at Colwyn Bay. The "Reds" contemplate adding another vic- tory to their list. The playero ;his season are vory enthusiastic. That they will take p.a.rt in three cup compe- titions, the Coaet Junior, Coast Amateur, and Welsh Amateur Cups. That "Moss' did not like having to sit at the head of Ithe table ait Ltandadaio, That he was of opinion that he missed the best of everything. « That it was at Llanrwst last season, Hall- wood made 'his debut when he played a "spanking" game, That he intends to give the Vaileyites" an. other exhibition cif sound play on Saturday.
LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY WRINKLES. A good game was witnessed at Llandudno oik Saturday, both teams playing well. » The "Reds" had the best combination. » » • Hallwood played well "between the sticks.^ w < < < WaitcrParry figured in the ranks of the visitors. He looks well in a red jersey, but better in a blue one. » Mpss Jones sprinted well, and centred accurate- ly, only several of his centres went begging on Saturday. J. T. Owen scored two goa's for the "Reds. He is a valuable forward to the Bayites. t The Amateurs were in good form and played well. though they felt the absence of Johnnie Williams. • • Cheeiham was steady at centre, and Brooke# Evans was in good form, and played a gooa game. # # The Amateurs had an advantage over the Bayites in point of weight. # » J. H. Jones makes an ideal v0iaek. • Hall was safe in the home citadel, and stopped some hot shots. ■ • • • Stone was in sprinting form on Saturday, and sent in aomo fine centres- TJie game had nothing of the typical "friend- ly" about it. # Next Saturday the Amateurs play a. Leagu* fixture with Conway, at Gonway, and the match is likely to prove an interesting one, as both clubs will put on strong teams. » The proposed wailing-in of the Conway pitcli has not been accomplished. It would be worth while incurring expense in doing this as ground is admirable. The North Wales Wednesday League held its first meeting of the season at the Junction last week. Only four entries have been received- Th« fixtures are being arranged to-night (Thursday). It It The Llandudno Celts and Corinthians mean business this year. They havo entered the Wednesday League, and the ranks of both are confeiderably strengthened. Conway have come a cropper over their lmt League fixture with Beaumaris, They hardly deserved a 6-1 defeat. # # They played a good game, but the Beaumari# team were far too strong for them. The Llandudno Celts are in for the Duncan Cup and the League. » Joe Taylor is taking up the training of th-o team when he has fully recovered from tho effects of his recent illness. < Many new players have signed on for this season. The team are arranging a benefit match to George Mackenzie, to be played on October 8th. They are going to try and get the permission of North Wales Coast Leaguo for the match to be played. If the match comes off the opposing team will be the Corinthians. ,JhVC^T ar6,,to P^y the Post Office Wed days from Lozells, Birmingham, pn October 0th.
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Judging by Saturday's display, what the Ban- j gor players must practice chiefly is placing the > ball. Nine times out of ten the ball went to the wrong place on Saturday, and really the passing was shocking. « HOLYHEAD. Last season the Carnarvon team was the only one in the League to draw twice against Holy- head. On Saturday, in a friendly encounter, they losti by 5 goals to 3. The best man on the field was undoubtedly little Johnny Jones, the Swifts' new outside left. There is not much of the little man, but what there is, is "greased lightening." The way he defeated Herbert while in a tight place, and delivered a lightening shot, before the big man knew where he was, evoked loud applause from the spectators. If Johnny can sustain his form the Holyhead com- mittee, on whose mind he made an excellent im- pression, cannot possibly pass him over. As outside left, he appears to be in his proper ele- ment, and if he is consistent in his play, he should prove a dangerous customer to his oppo- nents. » R. Jones, of the County School, was tried for the first time. He appeared somewhat nervous, and out of practice, but he was responsible for some brilliant moves, and appeared perfectly un- selfish. In my opinion, Jones, in a week or two, will prove himself one of the best men in the team, as he proved the mainstay of the Bangor University team a. couple of years ago. I was pleased to observe that Johnny Row- lands was "himself" again. His reckless disre- gard of any probable injury to himself results in some marvellous rushes through all obstacles, which often proves, as it did on Saturday, most remunerative. » » » H. Roberts was responsible for some brilliant shots, many of which would have beaten a less competent custodian than Williams. H. Brown played his usual game, and was as tricky as ever. « The half-backs were very safe, and repeatedly broke up their opponents' combinations, while the burly backs were always on the "qui vive." Collier evidently had regained his form, and was far safer than on the previous Saturday. it » In R. H. Roberts and T. Roberts Carnarvon had a fine right wing, the outside man being exceptionally dangerous. Walter Jones, as cen. tre-forward, was very quick, and often caused Collier anxiety. Williams, in goal, did ex- cellent service, and but for his excellent defence, Holyhead would have considerably enhanced their score. The left wing was also good, while the backs were very safe. In my opinion, Car- narvon will not be very far from the top position at the end of the season.