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CONWAY v. BANGOR RESERVES. ADMIRABLE FIGHT BY A SCRATCH "BLUE" ELEVEN. CITY TEAM WIN BY THE ODD GOAL. (By "Onlooker.") The attraction at Conway on Saturday was the visit of the famous Bangor Reserves, not the ragged lot who represented the team last year, but the team who in past seasons carried all be- fore them. Several faces familiar to the habitues of the Morfa were included in their ranks in the persons of Hwfa Williams, Llew. Pritchard, Joe Williams, and H. J. Davies. With such a strong opposition against them, no wonder that tho "Conoviums" saw visious of disaster looming in the distance. The "locals" have this season made a bad start, their two previous matches ending in de- feat. Bangor, on the other hand, had trounced Carnarvon in no uncertain way. sawrou JIli When the teams turned out it was difficult to recognise the homesters. Skipper Lewis Hugh was an absentee through injury, whilst Llcw. Parry, Bob Owen, and Thompson were all called upon by the Railway Company to work I "specials." Of the regular forward line only two appeared-Atherton and J. R. A few minutes after the advertised time Re- feree Brown Jones, of Rhyl, lined the players up in the following order:— Conway :—H. Hughes, goal; Tom Jones and "Now" Ellis, backs; Shem. Jones, W. J. Jones, and Hugh Parry, halves; J. R. Jones, T. Craven, Atherton, Thomas, and Sam. Parry, fci wards. Bangor:-Ted Owen, goal; J. Owen and Hwfa Williams, backs; W. Parry, H. J. Davies, and T. A. Griffiths, halves; H. Owen, Llew. Pritch- ard, Dick Jones, H. Davies, and Joe Williams, forwards. THE GAME. Bangor won the toss, an i elected to kick to- w vrds the river end. Atherton commenced operations. Bangor pressed from the centre, but Ellis cleared with a huge pant. The visitors would not be denied, and were soon in Conway's territory. Hughie Owen received on the right, and essayed a shot at goal. Hughes caught the ball, butf fumbled it into the net, much to the ohagrin of the homo supporters. This early suc- cess put the city lads in good spirits, and they played up with such determination that Hughes was quickly tested again. He made a weak clearance, and had it not been for the prompti- tude of Tom Jones, a second goal would have accrued. Tom placed nicely to his forwards, and Atherton commenced a movement which unfortu- nately did not materialise, Sam Parry failing to shoot in due time. Conway were now having a fair share of the game, and forced a corner off Hwfa. J. R. was entrusted with the kick, but he put the leather out of play. Conway kept up the pressure, and Sam Parry tried a shot, ■which Hwfa only cleared with difficulty. A visit was then paid to the other end, the Ban- gor combination, so admirably controlled and conceived by Dick Jones, carrying them well up to the goal. Joo Williams received, but placed over the bar. Immediately afterwards they gained a corner. H. Owen placed the kick accu- rately, and Dick Jones had no difficulty in SCORING A SECOND. goal with his head. Hereabouts the wind, which had all along been troublesome, increased in strength, and as it blew right acrces the ground, it wwlo centring difficult, if the ball was "lifted." Conway had up to now been playing ten men. but at this stage Thomas, a new arrival in the district, took up the position of inside left, Hugh Parry falling into the ha'f-back line. With eleven men 011 the field Conway put more heart into their plav, and their efforts were soon rewarded with a goal. Shorn received the sphere, and placed nicely right across the ground to Sam Parry. The latter cleverly weaved his way through the opposition, and put in a beauti- ful shot V, ''hIch Ted Owen only partially saved, the ball finally rolling safely to the rear of tho net. This suceefr, stimulated the homesters, and for a while they were "all over" their opponents, but could not add to their score. These ex- ertiona somewhat tired them, and 9A length the Bangor defence cleared their lines. The Ban- gor forwards wero placed in pot-jaeseion, and made a. combined dash for Hughes, but a stumbling block faced them in Tom Jones, who sent them to the rightabout. Both teams were now struggling strenuously to add to their soore, but try as they would, they could not achieve their object, the defence on both sides being superior to the attack. Undoubtedly the prettiest play was that of the Bangorians, whoso combined work was a feature of the gajne. But here, as in other teams, this was carried to ex- cess, and Tom and "Now" were almost in- variably equal to checking the movements. No further scoring was recorded up to the interval when the figures were read:—Bangor, 2; Con- way 1. From the re-start play was of a ding-dong char- acter. From end to end the ball was taken, and during one of these visits Thomas EQUALISED WITH A SCORCHER. Both teams now put on extra. pressure, and the ga.me was fought out with the keenest zest. Conway were the first to become dangerous, and Ted Owen cleared from Atherton. Hughie Owen changed tho venue with a run down tho wing, winding up with a centre which was allowed to go right across the goal. This was followed by a. corner, which Joo Williams ad- mirably placed, but the danger was cleared. At this stage "J. K." was very -well fed, but all to no purpose, Hwia. proving his master on every occasion. Craven put in a. centro, which Hugh Parry received, and the latter sent in a shot which Ted Owen cleared miraculously. Bangor made strenuous efforts to gain the lead. and their efforts were soon crowned with success. H. Owen led up to the point. Ho caaiie down the wing and put in a centro which Dick Jones had no difficulty in converting. On the Conway side Atherton was frequent- ly conspicuous for good work, and at this point ho attracted attention with tricky runs in whioh ho beat all opposition. He had only the goalkeeper to beat, and everything pointed to the success of his move, but, fortunately for Bangor, Ted Owen anticipated his intentions and rushed out. Ho tumlbled Atherton, so that tho latter lost the ball, and J. Owen cleared. The Conway man's effort deserved better luck. Soon afterwards, however, the meritorious efforts of the "Blues" were rewarded, Sam Parry once more beating Ted Owen, thus equalising matters once more. There was no denying that the worrying tactics of the Conway forwards were a soarce of great trouble to the Bangor defence, a.nd on yet an- other oocasion so hotly did they aseailTed Owen that several of them were on him when he was clearing, and he was injured. The game had to be stopped for a short time to allow him to recover. On re-sitaj-ting Bangor got well away, and after another characteristic piece of ootmbined work Dick Jones again placed them ahead. From this point to the close the Conoviums were less industrious, and time at length arrived with the visitors the winners. Final scores: Bangor, 4; Conwa.y, 3.








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