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.
RHYL v. CARNARVON. THE VISITORS DEFEATED. The Rhyl club on Saturday had but one match to occuipv their .lII-oilUoil, and they put o<n a very good oo:ni:>:n<niuu against Caa-iinirvan in the North Wales Uouar, League. It waa 1a.te when Uaar anon piayexs put in an appea.ranoe. Thje homo teaan won tho toes, electing to pl-iy with the surij ajid favoured by a ldglht breeze. The teams were as follows: — Rhyl: GoaJ, R- J. Janes; backs, R. Hughes and A. Roberto; half-baoka. Buoidey, J. W. Ellia, and T. Cotton; forwajrda, J. Bennett. T- Harrison, W. J. Hughes, D. Hugihes, and Robin Hughes. Usumiairvons Goal, G. H. Jones, Edrwardfl and McJierbetrt; half-baci- Tlbomaa, W. Hughes, J. Griffiths; iov Johai James T. Robeurta, W. Jones, J- li- liaxns. an*? R. H. Hughes- Reaeree was Mr T. Ll. Jones. From the start it seemed that Rhyl intended to be the victors, and they soon taxed the visi- toIr3' defence, but G- H. Jones easily cleared, and play was transferred to mid-field. Then on the Rhyl riigtat Buckley made a veu-y neat run, and with a fielld ho shot for but the leather sailkxl mionraiiy ovor iJhe cro^js-biu'. From tih« kick ouit tiue Rhyl fconvairc^U took up tho prtB^uira, Hughes gieiiting: possession, niado a dnah for goaJ, but found McHorbert too muoh on the alert, and the ball was -clevoiCty cleaned. During the next ten naimitea there was pilcruty of fancy pLa.y on the part of tho Rihyilites, wihlo appeared as if they wiere bent 011 a match with their Leach, instead Off witlh tlhieoir feet- The ball was repeatedly akyed, and thm paeeecj from head to head, wlhtilio too Carnarvon! playeira played quite the opposite gamio, keeping tho ball aa low down as tboy could. A fouj against Rhyl gave the visi- tors a etna no 3 ctf doanrng, and play was trans- ferred to tlhie Ihome quarter, although Rhyl cusitoddain fouind Uitttjle to do, the homo backs ■diefonidlinig in good style. Passing to tlie right, the forwards gave Bennett another dhance, and ho cleverly wourtked1 the bail down, beat rag • he via tore' backs time after timo, and finished by forcing a cometrt, wlhidli was not, lhowovor, con- veirted- The ball was shot right across tho mouth of tho goal, and W. Jones ca.ried play to miidfieid. Fallowing this a neat pasu to the $1t gave Oajruarvon an opnoirtunity, and forwards wore woll placed when tho homo backs a,g«in cilwa.red. Witlh a irun down tho centre the visitotrp' dierfonoe waa tested again, but it was too sound to bo pemotratoi, and the attack fin- ished wihion D- Roberts sent t* very poor shot over the cross-bar. At this stage Rhyl seemed to play better. They kept up the pressure GO well that the visitors' 1 Linesman found it neces- sary in a wry excited •marjraea- to urge his ak)o to "buck up" and to go to s.'eo- buck- tev "ettinig jKxssession peeked neatlv to Bennett, but tlho ball was sont behind. 'Rhyl at this stage had very hard liiniee, and the decision of tho referee as to the offside was very mudh questioned by the spectators. However, Car- narvon were forced' to concede a fruitless cor- nietr. Beth A- Roixirts and Bennett r.ut in fcmo fine a^giresaive work for Rhyi. Several penal- ties followed againist Rihyl for fouling, and 'or some time the Carnarvon forwards played a dasharig game.^ At one point it certainly scorn- ed as itf tiiiioy iruten(Led to broak through, and i/t was on,ly tfj3 fine defence oif Rhyl that prevent- 00 di-.Leat- In tha work, Ellis was well to tho firoolt. John Jonas, on the outside right, was tlhtJ meat dangerous of the visitors, and on two occasions he tested the (home keener ctevereiy. So determined was tthe attax-k bv Carnarvon vt this sta.ge that a jscore seemed inevitable', a.nd during a Ð;-voe,r tussle a very easv goal was at length socired by the visrltons. line PJiyi cus- todian called uipon tho backs to eond tho ixull back to him, amd 000 of this collieague^ kicked it riight C'ii to the foot of one of tthe visitors in the moutth of goal, the leather quietly lIOUing into the net. 0 None wieire miore surprised at the result than tho Carnarvon men, and tlheir supporters voted it "a goad," but to their credit be it tfiiev ihad worked exceedingly liard for it and Rhyl should lhave profited their tactics. From this point to hailf-itime the game was even, and tiha visitors kicked out repeatedly. On changing ends, with a goal' to the good, Caernarvon showed tlhat they were determined to maintain tlho lead, and thoy had the best of the of the play for some timo They played a dashing garnet, ^wihilo Rihyl certainly teemed to Icso Ihieart. With the sun in their backs, tine Carnarvon left wing gave the home defence plenty to do, and during a spell of bright (ýtj,ll- shino tho keepor was at a great ^advantage, but, happily, he was weJl supported by the backs. Two corners quickly fe<H to Carnarvon, but neither was converted- R. Edwards shewed up to groat advantage in these attacks, and he was well supported by J. Jones, tiiie two working weLl together. The wondea- is that Carnarvon did not soore- On one <cession their forwards had1 tho Rhyl goal absolutely at their maroy. The home custodian out to clear but tilio opposing- forwards secured poeeeseiou,, and a shot waa directed a,t an open not in front, but tlhe ball went wide. This was the v:sitorp' last chance,, for Eliis rallied his force,?, and a determined attack on the Carnarvon goal fol- lowed. In fact, the visitors expeadeneed at this stage the warmest quarter of an hour of he game- Eventually!, Robrin Ilughes, tfteu" a bit of clever play, found tlhe net. Theneeforwaa-d thra Rhyiitos played in a styls lihat fairly eciliipeed tthe visitors. In two minutes D. Hugihe3 had1 scored the leading goal, and themeo to tlhe finisih it was Rhyl's game. Oriy t-wioo diid Carnarvon get to the cither end of tlho fieM, and tfcen the home deifen-co easily warded off danger. on time Robin Hughes added an- other to Rhyl's score, the game ending in a win for Rhyl by 3 goals to 1.
DENBIGH TOWN v. LLANRWST. "ROOSTERS" BEATEN BY A GOAL. A WELL-FOUGHT GAME. (By "Qilcdfryn."). The above teamc. met in a League fixture, on Saturday, at the Graig-road field, in fine weather, a.nd before a fair "gate. The ptart was de- layed for about fifty .minutes owing to late arrival of the "Roc&lers." Loud Cheers greeted tho teams when they lined Tip for the fray. Tihere was one change in the Denbigh eleven—T. A. Davies taking the place of D. W. Jones, who had not sufficiently recovered from the injury he received at Holyhead, the preyioss Satur- day. Fuichett, tho clever custodian, was a notablo absentee from the visiting team. The Llanrwfct captain was lucky over the spin- ning of the coin, and placed his men with a alight breeze at their backs. From tho contre the home forwards made head- way for the Llanrwst goal, but after some ex- citing piay the ball was safely cdeared. A pretty move by the visiting left wing ended in the home custodian saving a warm shot from Chisholm. The "Roosters" continued to press, and a foul against Denbigh did not improve their position, Sam Griffiths again being cailed upon to clear which he did in fine style. A good run by the Denbigh forwards was marred when Tommy Davies was ruled offside, and play was again removed to the homesters' quarters. Haynes and R. T. Williams failed to check the nipp t f-orward? and things looke4 b-ad Llgiirwr onbigh, but Luth vans cleared in magni- ficent fashion. Denbigh, then, moved up the field in excellent stylo. The "Roosters' halves were unable to cope with the combined move- ments of the forwards, and shot after shot was directed towards the Llanrwst citadel, but the custodian brought off many splendid saves, especially a. fine shot by Dick Morris Evans, when he appeared to have been hopelessly beaten. Trevor, at this period, was playing a capital game at back, and the veteran was loud- Jy cheered by the onlookers for some smart clearances. A run on the Llanrwst left was neatly checked by the vigilant Gwilym Williams, who placed his wing men in possession, and the spectators were treated to a splendid run, and oentre by R. Morris Evans. T. A. Davies met the ball, and with no one to beat but the cus- todian, shot too high, thus missing an easy open- in.g. The "Roosters" now moved down the field in fine order, but good work by Edgar put a timely check to their movements. Effective play by Tonuny Davies and Randall ended in the latter grazing the croesbar with a rasping shot. The combination of the home forwards at this period was very good, but splendid oppor- tunities of scoring were loet by them through erratio shooting. Luth Evans essayed a goal with a beauty, but the Llanrwst warden WélIJ equal to the occasion, and again saved cleverly. For come time afterwards midfield play was the order; then the "Roosters" put on pressure, and some good work was done by Jones on the extreme right. One of his centres was well met by Arcthie Carter, who all but scored, the leather banging against the crossbar and rebounding into play. This was indeed hard lineB for the visitors, who repeatedly hovered around the home gKial in a dangerous manner. However, sound, defensLvo work by Haynes, R. T. Williams, and Sam Griffiths prevented ali their efforts to score. The attack was then taken up by Denbigh, who forced several corners, but the skilful defensive taotics of the Llanrwst backs were too good for the home forwards. Nevertheless, Denbigh cer- tainly would have scored on two or three occa- sions had the forwards been in anything like shooting form, especially the inside trio, who Beemed to try and run the ball through rather than kick it in. The Llanrwst forwards, on the otiher hand, whenever an opportunity presented itself, shot for all they wero worth. Play con- tinued very fast and exciting, both teams put- ting in all they knew in trying to soore. The centres of Dick Morris Evans were always well met, but the majority of them were sent over the crossbar by the home pivot. Half-time scores: Denbigh, nil; Llanrwst, nil. I The play in the first half had evidently pleiased the spectators, who greeted the teams with gusto when play was resumed. Denbigh were the first to attack, but the visiting backs sent the leather well the field. Socme smart ta4,-kling by the ,UEalves again carrie,-i play to the Uanrwrt hom quarters, where sonno exciting passages were wit- nessed. After some midfield play, Dick Morris Evans gained possession of tho ball, and leav- in.g the opposing half and full back hopelessly in the rear, centred strongly. The leather was met by Randall, who sent in a high dropping shot. The custodian partly cleared, but Tommy Davies, who was lying near, dashed up and scored, tho custodian having no earthly chance of saving. Loud cheering marked this success. Llanrwst rallied in spirited fashion, and for about ten minutes they were "all over" the home- sters. Eventually, however, the "Bow-wows" again settled down to their game, and gave the visiting defenders a very hot time. Edgar fouled Carter just outside the penalty area, and from the free kick, which ensued, tho "Roosters" near- ly scored, the ball missing the bar by about an inch. Both teams tried hard to put on a point, but the bcanectem held the upper hand. When Mr Jones, of Holywell, gave the signal for the cessation of hostilities tho score was:— Denbigh, one goal; Llanrwet, nil.
HOLYHEAD v. BLAENAU FESTINIOG. THE CHAMPIONS BEATEN. (By "Peripatetic"). Tho Blaonau Festiniog football ground, where the North Wales Coast League champions met the local team last Saturday, may be described as an elongated saucer in form. The lowlevel centre of xho field had not a blade of grass upon it, whilst the slopes showed an abundance of vegetation. The visitors arrived with the one o'clock train, and during their stay at Blaenau they experienced the proverbial Festiniog rain. The raln fell incessantly, making play difficult. Yet a fair number of spectators lined the ropes. The fame of the champions had preceded them, and the homesters were not sanguine in their anticipations of the result of the contest. To make matters still more ominous for them, they had to start play with two of their selected men absent. A substitute for one of them was put on. Later the absentees arrived, and took their allotted positions. The referee was Mr Albert Hughes, who lined the teams as follows:— Holyhead.-Goal, W. Collier; backs, T. Conlan and Dick Ellis; halves, W. Taylor, W. T. Jones, and H. Williams; forwards, H. Brown, J. Jones, J. Rowlands, W. Brown, and II. Roberts. Blaenau Festiniog. -Goal, Ellis Hughes; backs, James Lloyd and McNaughton; halves, Bradley, T. Kinnear, and Morris; forwards, Jack Jones. W. Williams, Meirion Jones, W. R. Owen, ana T. S. Roberts. The preliminary play indicated tho strength of both sides. The homesters, by means of com- bination on the left., essayed to force through the defence, and renewed the attempt in most commendable style twice. But Conlan and Ellis' defence was impenetrable, and the attackers were foiled in their attempts. The home halves succeeded in passing the sphere into a favourable position, and a shot was aimed for goal. It, however, passed outside the post. The visitors got well in touoh with the ball, showed splendid manoeuvring, and made for their opponents' stronghold. The homesters grouped themselves to hurl back the onslaught, and by the means of dexterous footing cleared their territory from danger. T. S. Roberts, at a very sharp angle, passed to Jack Jones. The ball passed the mouth of the goal almost, parallel, and had Jack Jones been smarter a point would have accrued. Ho, however, failed to touch the leather. Then W. Brown and H. Roberts, running along the left line, tried to outflank the opposing halves and full-backs, but in this they failed. The sphere was sent to the Blaenau forwards. Twice Collier had to clear. At this juncture Kinnear arrived, and took his position. After a throw-up the homesters got well into their opponents' territory, and a line opening was offered them, but most irritatingly the forwards missed the chance. BLAENAU BOMBARD. A series of bombardments followed by Blaen. au, and Conlan and Ellis had their work cut out to prevent disaster. Erratic shooting prevented the attackers from getting the ball into the net. A corner for Blaenau was badly placed. When the ball was about mid-field the homesters made a frontal attack, sending in straight shots. In endeavouring to clear one shot Collier slipped, and all but allowed Jack Jones to get through. Collier was no sooner on his feet than he was again called on to show his prowess in defence. Fot^ a minute or two the Cybiites were seen working up the field in good style, but they could not get within striking range of the Blaen. au citadel. They were tackled by Bradley and Kinnear, who placed the leather in poseession of their forwards. Conlan, however, spoiled their dribbling. Some magnificent play was now wit. nessed. Taylor, W. T. Jones, H. Williams and the forwards on the visitors' side doing grand work, whilst on the opposite side Meirion Jones, T. S. Roberts, Kinnear, McNaughton, Morris, and W. Williams were conspicuous for their fine play. Kinnear, right in centre, availed himself of a clear opening, and regis- tered a fine goal. This appeared ominous for the champions. More was soon to follow. The homesters appeared to gain strength after this first taste of blood, and made a vigorous on- slaught from all quarters on tho Holyhead gool NO. 2 GOAL FOR BLAENAU. T. S. Roberts received a pass from centre, took the sphere with him along the left, and when at a point favourable for his purpose he gave the ball nicely to Meirion Jones, who had watched for the pass, and another point was scored by the homesters. Half-time:— Blaenau, 2; Holyhead, 0. The visitors frequently pressed during the se- cond half, and were most unfortunate in their shots for goal. The mistakes made by their opponents during the first half were to some ex- tent repeated by them. The wasteful dribbling of some of the players lost them time and op- portunities for making points. Yet the Cybi- ites were able to keep Ellis Hughes warm. The homesters had occasional runs, but Ellis and Conlan spoiled them. A series of mishaps 00- ourred on the return of the ball to Blaenau ter- ritory, culminating in a foul, by which Holyhead were enabled to open their score. Hostilities in the same area were renewed, and the centre- forward lodged a beauty in goal. So the teams were now equal. The Cybiites kept endanger- ing the home citadel for a few minutes. At last the attacked was hurled back, and it became necessary for all available help to rush to defend the opposite stronghold. HOLYHEAD PRESS. These pros. and cons. were renewed, mostly in favour of Holyhead. Indeed, just before the game wa3 up the visitors pressed hard their op- ponents. The last time the pressure was re- lieved, offered the last chance to the home team to put on another point. The sprightly T. S. Roberts once mora displayed his excellent tactics. He evaded the Holyhead forwards, passed the sphere correctly to Meirion Jones, who in- stantly netted it. This practically finished the game, the result being:— Blaenau Festiniog, 3; Holyhead, 2.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. LLANRWST AND DISTRICT. Undoubtedly tho bettor team won in the Denbigh-L]an.-w~t League match on Saturday, and 3-0 would be a better idea of the run of the game. Tb.ff. Llanrws1- custodian gave a fine exhi- bition, and certainly presented his side from sus- taining a heavy defeat. « Of the backs, Trevor was the best on the field, and his partner also played well. R. T. Wil- liams and C. Haynes were not in their best form, but nevertheless played tohrable football. The heme halves were superior to their opposing trio. Luth Evans was the best of the six, but Gwilym Williams and Jim Edgar gave a capital display. The Llanrwst centre-half gave a good exhibition of the art of stopping ugly rushes. Both sets of forwards combined well, especially the home lot, but the shooting of the visitors was by far better than that of Denbigh. Of the home forwards Dick Morris Evans and Mackereth were the most prominent. The remaining three also played a dashing game. The Llanrwst forwards gave a very good account of themselves, Carter and Chisholme being perhaps the most prominent.
LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY WRINKLES. An exciting game was witnessed at Llandudno on Saturday. • Beaumaris have made a brilliant advent into the North Wales football arena. They thoroughly deserved their win. » # W. 0. Humphreys, the Beaumaris centre for- ward, was in lino form. 0 0 The visitors had an admirable custodian, who is fully on the alert, and keeps cool, and collected throughout the game. • » » « The visiting defence were strong and tackled well. w The Beaumaris forwards were smart on the ball, and had the advantage in lleotnesa over their opponents. Bellwood and R. Humphreys form a oapaide right wing, and it was owing to their work tlhat one of the goals was netted for Beaumariei. • • • • Hugh Rowlands's shots several times foaled to reach the mark. « « William Morgan Jones worked hard for his eleven, and he deserved the honour of scoring one goal. He was well partnered by Sam Poole. • • • Holyhead will have a hard nut to crack in the Beaus team. # # The Amateurs fought well for the game. » » » • Habeon, between the etickfe, brought off some fine keyea. » Pearson played a great game, and was cer- tainly the mainstay of the home team. His tackling was a trecut. » » It Johnnie Williams wae on his mettle, and treated the spectators to two or three of his typical sprinte. A Beaumaris partisan declared he was the beet man in the home team, • » • • About a dozen left Llandudno on Saturday to see the match Everton v. Liverpool. ft It The Conway team lost another couple of points to Bangor on Saturday. » # II » Conway will have to buck up if they mean to attain a respectable poisiition in the League. » • They have their first cup tie with Colwyn Bay on Saturday. • • • • T-hey are going to put in a strong team, and it is rumoured that Joe Williams and Hwfa may play for them. II < Bangor were lucky to win. » • « Ted Owen, in goal, still kept up his reputar tion as a olever "warden of the breaah." # Had it not been for Hwfa, on Saturday, I fancy that a different tale would now be re- lated. As safe as a rock, Hwfa him- self to his own supporters and those of the op- posing team. j He was ably as&isted by J. Owen. • # The halves were a busy trio, but skied the ball fa.r too much. » It should always be remembered by halves that the best way to feed their forwards is along the "carpet," so that the attacking line oan gain command sooner. Joe Williams and H. Davies, on the left, were not up to theix usual form, but then, aft I said before} Tom Jones was ait has best, and thai is a consideration which must not be over- looked. Dick Jones was the hero of the match. His every move spelt experience. No wonder his wing men could make progress. He never mis- placed the ball, and no matter how hard pressed always got out of difficulties. » • It would be interesting to know wihat was the matter with the bad! when Pritchard made three consecutive unsuccessful endeavours to shoot? A good opening was thereby lost. Buit others made mistakes, and the manner in which Prit- chard fed his partner atoned for his. » II » » Hughie Owen, on the right outside, was in fine fettle, and his runs and oentres were the ohief factors in Bangor's viotory.
RHYL JOTTINGS. The game against Carniaa-von- was an eye- oqaenor for all concerned- Up to ten minutes at time Rihyl certainly seemed as ilf tlhey haa "gone under." » • » • Why was it that the Rhyl team. corn nosed as it was of men of such experience, played such a "scraggy gamei" (aa one of the spectators put it) ? The Carnarvon players were a very sturdy Jot. and played a good combination match- » « » There was far too mucth gallery work on the part of Rihyl, and they all out lost the match in consequence. Is it pai-t of the co,n-iimittee's ine3tructiQns to the Wlyl b-o t-u play f<)otball with heir boade? tat, I thouglht style A-,ais a tlnng of the past. It is football, surely not "thoad ball." Let them remember that in tho game it is a case of 'feet I wsm ileadfi you lose." II » In times gore by Bangor playens were noted for "kidding out" when they were leadimn- and tlliiis haa become kntotv.-n in Rihyl as "Bangor play," and it was with fsfcouite of "Bangor play" tlhat the Carnarvon men at one juncture, were lbu,t I faiuett to fhe th' of the a;r aai?l, I:n? ?dnd Nvi?ctri the Rhyl nien irtdul'goa in iti?e sairo
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CONWAY CHATTER. Hard lines, lads; you deserved a better fato on Saturday than to be beaten. < « < Your. was a splendid achievement, consider- ing the circumstances. < < < Bangor hardly anticipated meeting so deter- mined an opposition, and no doubt left the "Morfa" with greater rettpect for the "Bdueo" than they had on entering. • a • • Had the four absent players turned out a different complexion would have been put on the game. < It waa unfortunate that Hughes was so weak in goal. He is hardly equal to the calls mad* upon him by a League team, and Llew's re- appearance will be eagerly awaited. it • Bravo Tom I You were a host in yourself, and fairly "bottled up" Joe Williams ana Hughie Davies. • • • • "Now" also gave everv assistance, but waa not so well baoked up by the half in front of him. ♦ ft "Shem" played a hard game. His trrierw like tactics obviously worried the visitors' at- tacking force. < < W. J. Jones, the Llanfairfechan Jad, made a good substitute for Bob Owen, and worked in- dustriously. w Young Hughie Parry was not in his right position j he would have done better with forwards. • • J. R. Jones was not in form, but it takes a greater man than most teams in North Walen can produce to shine when opposed by the „ doubtable Hwfa. < w < Craven was tireless, but faulty passing marred hia general play. • • • • Atherton was the pick of the forwards. Hip waa always on the alert, and rarely, if ever, jnissedi a. chance to "improve the shining hour. < < < The emergency man Thomas, gave a toed account of himself. displayed a rare lura of speed, and the goal he scored afforded proof of his shooting powers. 0 a 0 Tlie surprise of the day was Sam Parry, who scor#A two splendid goalii KEDN up y,ur forin Sam, and your predeoea3am wi 4A be muob 1 n riiiw,ed, good though some of theim were. « II « As a side the "Blues" were not so attractive in their evolutions as the Bangorians, but what was lacking in skill and combination, they made up in bustle and determination. 0 a Get yourselves ready for the "Gulls" on Satur- da.y, boys. They are a strong team, and should provide good fare for you. Last year Conway "oedd y goreu," as the doggerel lines had it. You will all be sorry to hear, although he has left your ranks, that Walter Parry has beeA ordered to give up football. • » » II To euch an enthusiast as Walter this mea.DJ more, possibly, than any of us can conceivo. But orders are orders, and are best obeyed.
PWLLHELI PEBBLES, Football is all the go a.t Pwilheii. » Mr Hoaton is an excellent boa. secretary of the Town Club. < < < He is working diligently to secure fixtures for the club, and is succeeding. # « Jack Morris is more than ever a football en« thusiast. -n < Jimmy Jones is in pink condition. < II Captain Bob Ellis is discussing football matters every day. < < < A member of the Town Club believes in stock- ing football shirts, which is taken as an indica- tion that there is likely to be a great demand. » » » 0 It is hoped that- Bob Pughe will buck up and soon be in trim. • • • • Members of the committee might take the pre« caution of barring all other engagements on com- mittee nights. < < Thompson is in fine form this season, ready to go anywhere. « There is not a poor player in the Town Club, owmg to the hon. sec. insisting upon all the men undergoing weekly training. Pwllheli Town Club arc to play Llandudno next Saturday. The Pwllheli team will consist of:-Gral, Bob Williams; backs, W. Thomas and Bob Pughe; halves, Jim Ellis, Jimmy Jones, and Bob ISlis; forwards, Thompson, Wm. Griffith, Griffith Jones, Johnny Jones, and W. C. Morris. II ft Mr Fred E. Young will act as referee.
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FIRST DIVISION LPAGUE. ro. 7 r\ I! Besults up IC Oiuuruay, uciouer gm .— Goal* P. W. L. D. F. A Pts. Manchester United 1 6 1 0 21 6 12 Sheffield Wednesday 7 5 1 1 16 8 11 Bury S> 5 3 1 15 15 11 Everton 7 3 2 2 19 14 8 Middlesbrough 7 4 3 0 11 7 8 Blackburn R«jvers 6 4 2 0 9 6 8 Newcastle United 7 3 2 2. 87 8 Notts County 8 3 3 2 12 11 8 Sheffield United 6 2 1 3 12 9 7 Liverpool 7 3 3 1 14 13 7 Bristol City 7 3 3 1 14 14 7 Sunderland 3 3 1 13 12 7 Manchester City 6 2 2 2 13 10 6 Aston Villa 7 3 4 0 7 13 6 Notts Forest. 6 2 3 1 11 13 5 Preston North End 7 1 4 2 8 12 4 Birmingham 7 2 5 0 9 13 4 Woolwich Arsenal 7 1 4 2 5 14 4 Bolton Wanderers 5 1 3 1 6 13 3 Chelsea 6 1 0 517 2 SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Liverpool, 4; liverton, 2. Middlesbrough, 4; Birmingham, 1. Blackburn Rovers, 2; Chelsea, Q Bolton Wanderers, 1; Sheffield United, 1. Bristol City, 2; Manchester Oitv-, 1. Manchester United, 4; Notts Jforest, 0 Newcastle United, 1; Noits County, 0. Sheffield Wednesday, 1; Preston North End, 0. Sunderland, 3; Aston Villa, 0. Woolwich Arsenal, 0; Bury, 0.
SECOND DIVISION LEAG E. Besults up to Saturday, October 5th:- Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Bull City 7 b 2 0 10 a 10 Stockport County 7 3 1 3 127 9 Leeds Ci 7 4 2 1 14 14 9 Pradford tlitv* 5 4 1 0 IS 3 8 West Bromwif;h A. 0 4 2 0 124 8 Leiceeter Foose 0 3 1 2 105 8 Derby County 8 3 1 1 11 8 7 Barnsley 6 3 2 1 14 9 7 Gainaboro' Trinity 6 3 2 1 811 7 Burnley 7 3 3 1 12 15 7 Oldham Athletic 5 3 2 0 04 6 Fulham 0 3 3 0 129 < Wolverhampton W. „ 7 2 3 2 65 6 Grimsby Town 7 3 4 0 9 11 6 atiuke 7 2 4 1 10 13 5 Clapton Orient 7 2 4 1 8 18 a Lincoln City 7 2 5 0 6 18 4 Blackpool 6 1 4 1 10 11 3 Chesterfield « 1 4 1 5 19 S Glossop 0 0 4 2 412 2 SATURDAY'S MATCHES. West Bvomwich, 1; Wolverhampton W ,0. Stoke, 6; Gainsborough T., 0. Leicester Fosse, 3; Ulossop, 1. Fulham, 5; Chesterfield, 0. Barujley, 2; Grimsby Town, 1. Bradford City, 5; Leeds City, 0. Derby County, 1 Oldham Athletic, 0. Burnley, 3; Lincoln City, 1. Stockport County, 3; Blackpool, 1.
THE COMBINATION. Besults un to- Saturday O..lnh. r.th • — -.y-. Goals. P. W. L. D. P A. Pto Crewe Alexandra fits. 0 4 1 0 12 8 8 Tranmere Bovers T; 3 3 0 0 13 3 fl Whitchumh 3 3 0 0 10 3 a Chester 3 2 0 1 10 8 6 Connah's Quay 5 2 2 1 7 13 5 Oswestry ,2 1 0 1 fl 3 3 Wrexham 5 1 3 j 14 14 3 Birkenhead 4 1 3 0 67 2 Rhyl 2 1 1 0 3 5 2 Xantwich 3 J a 0 5 9 2 Sfuids 3 0 2 1 7 11 1 Welshpool 3 0 2 1 4 11 1 Ohirk 1 0 1 0 0 a 0 Bfcngor „ 2 0 2 0 04 0 SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Birkenhead, 4; Wrexham, 1. Crewe Alexandra, 7; Oonnah'a Quay, O.
CREWE ALEXANDRA v. CONNAHIS QUAY. On Satur(lay Connab's Qua o their first ec&rcel ua-d 1 Crewe, y 1000 spectators being prcnt. Smith scored for Crewe 111 the first minute, Lloyd's attempt to save being very pcor. Crewe had all the play, and Lloyd ?luckily saved with half a dozera men on him. he visitors wIth ten men were hard pressed, and with difficulty k. t t-h score from mcreas- ing- Some beautifu y by the Crewe left pla ended in Walley scoring a second goaJ, after twenty minutes' play. Half-time: Crewe Alexandra 5, Connah's Quay, nil. Final Score: Crewe Alexandra, 7; Connab's Quay, nil.
NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. FIRST DIVISION- (II North Wales Chronicle" ChaJlensre CUD,) FIRST DIVISION. Results up to Saturdav, October 5th — Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pto Beaumaris 3 3 0 0 10 3 6 Bangor 2 2 0 0 9 5 4 Bh vl Reservo 4 2 2 0 9 7 4 Holyhead 2 1 1 0 8 3 2 Oolwyn Hay 2 1 1 0 33 2 Llandudno Amateurs 2 1 1 0 8 5 2 Denbigh 2 1 1 0 1 6 2 Llanrwst 3 1 2 0 3 5 2 Carnarvon United 3 1 2 0 11 8 2 Blaenau Festiniog 2 1 1 0 3 10 2 CJonway 3 0 3 0 7 14 0
LLANDUDNO AMATEURS V. BEAUMARIS. MORE POINTS FOR THE LEADERS. AN UNBEATEN RECORD. (By "Linesman"). An air of excitement pervaded the Llandudno ground on Saturday, when Beaumaris were the N t visitors, under the au.?pices of the i or h Wales Coast League, of which they are the leaders. Never were a couple of League points more keenly contested for than those captured by Beauniaris on Saturday. The game was full of exciting incidents from the moment the leather was set rolling till the whistle blew for time up. The Beaumaris eleven are what might be termed a young team, and only made their advent in .the League this season, but already they have proved that they are a formidable lot, and they Ilayed better fcotlall ttiiii the Amateurs. Al- owance has to be made for the fact that the F Amateurs were playing two reserves, T. John- son and Hall. George Davies replaced J. H. Jones at right back. Mr Frank Beech, RhyJ. acted as referee, the teams turning out in the following order:— Llandudno Amateurs: Goal, E. Hobson; backs, George Davies and H. Pearson; half-backs, Tom Johnson, Jacob Williams, and Hall; forwards, Jack Williams, Alderson, J. E. Williams (capt.), Brookes-Evans, and Will Stone. Beaumaris: Goal, O. R. Jones; backs, George Williams and Wm. Edv;ards; half-backs, Hugh Rowlands, O. Davies, and E. Pritchard; for- wards, R. Humphreys, E. Bellwood, W. O. Humphreys, Wm. Morgan Jones, and Sam Poole. There they go' Beaumaris have centred, and are taking the leather down in fine stylo. Well robbed! Jacob Williams has successfully tackled the forwards, and now sends the ball travelling in the other direction. In a moment the Ama- teurs are racing down, but the Beaumaris de- fence is ready, and clear. Now the leather flashes towards the home goal, but the ball has been sent a little too far from the forwards' toe, and Pearson, watching his opportunity, clears. Alderson has received the pass, and off he goes down the field. He is not selfish, he tips the leather on to the centre, and Johnnie Williams gains possession. "Now then, Johnny, shoot," yell the excited spectators, but Johnnie does no such thing, for one of his opponents suddenly ohecks his career by fouling him. The homo supporters are in a, majority, and a cheer greets the referee's decision. Johnny takes the free- kick, a hush, and then a roar of delight from the Beaumaris partisans and glum silence amongst tho home supporters as he places the ball behind. The goal kick sends tne leather towards the home goal, and the Beaumaris for- wards ara speeding after it. Goorgie Davies is there, however, and tho leather once more comes down field. Brcokes is on the spot; and a cheer of appreciation greets his effort as ho heads it over the bar. Now the "Beaus are pressing, but arc given offside. Down the homesters swoop again. Johnny has the ball; he passes it to Stone, on the left. Now Stone sht>ots, but he puts behind. Up towards the home goal the leather travels once more, and again Jacob is handy, and breaks the combina- tion of the Beaumaris forwards. The visitors are again pressing, and once more the home do- fence clear. Well done, Stone, now you have it. well dribbled. Oh, behind again, and another chance missed. The Amateurs are now pressing, but another groan of disappointment, signifies that Will Stone has again missed the billet. Down come Beaumaris once more, and thev gallantly attempt to score, but George Davies grasses the centre-forward. W. O. Humphreys. The free-kick is nicely placed. A sharp scuffle in front of the home goal, and then a cheer as Pearson clears, and puts his forwards in pos- session with a long punt. Th9 Amateurs rush, amidst tho encouraging shouts of their supporters, and then they are checked by the visiting defence fouling a home forward. Alderson receives a pass from the free-kick, and sprinting down, centres nicely. For a moment it looks as if his fine effort will go begging, but no, Johnny is there, and a mo- ment later the visiting custodian is tested with one of his typical scorohers. A momentary hush falls upon the field, and then a wild cheer as Jones brings off a fine save. The Beaus now advance, but Hall handles, and the free-kick is placed right in front of the home goal. For a moment the issue of the exciting play which follows hangs in doubt, but the visiting for- wards overrun the ball. A moment later they are down again. A shot from Humphreys is fisted out by Hobson, and the leather is soon travelling in the other direction. AN OFFSIDE GOAL. Johnny Williams gaining possession runs down, neatly "diddles" several of his opponents, and amidst a temfio burst of cheering slams the leather into the corner of the net. But see, Referee Beech is pointing to the goalmouth, and the enthusiasm suddenly dies down as the crowd realises tnao their favourite has only scored an offside goal. Beaumaris now attack, but the final effort goes wide. There goes the whistle for half-time, and so far both teams have kept their sheets clean, and their respective citadels have not fallen. The second half opens with a forward move- ment by the Amateurs, but the visitors with the wind now at their backs quickly repel the attack, and the Beaus gaining possession are swooping down on the home citadel in a manner which proved they meant business. THE OPENING GOAL. William Morgan Jones, the visiting inside left, haa now gained possession. Will he dribble it up? No, he tries a long, high shot. The leather bounces a little from the goal, and just behind the home backs. Hobson jumps, and lets the ball slip over his bands and into the net, and before the spectators properly realise what has happened he is viciously punting the leather into the centre. The visitors are encouraged by this success, and down they come again to try conclusions with the home defence, and Hob- son is forced to hit over. The corner kiok is nicely placed, but the home backs manage to clear. THE AMATEURS EQUALISE. Johnnv Williams has tho leather at his toes, be sprints down in a fine individual attempt to score. He cleverly tricks the Beaumaris for- wards, who try to check his career; dodges the halves and backs, and then, with a fine shot, completely beata tho Beaumaris custodian, land- ing the ball in the corner of the net. Pluck, perseverance, and a bit of luck has done the trick, and matters are once more on an equal footing. The homesters are encouraged by this temporary success, but there is a determined look on the faces of the visitors. The Amateurs are now in possession, and an exciting sc a e ensues in front of the 'Beau- rlmm max's goal- J. TVillianis is neatly cheated by Humphreys, who sends out to his right wing. Down the visiting forwards swoop, stretching across the field in a red line, and threatening dis- aster to the homesters. Pearson is there, and kicks out. It is only a respite, however, the visitors are soon pressing again. A moment later a deafening cheer from the Beaumaris partisans signifies that Bellwood, their inside right, has beaten Hobson with a scorcher, and once again the visitors have the lead. Soon aftor centre, the visitors are again swarming round the home goal, and the defence are hard essed. Now Pe&rson has conceded a corner. Vh.3 kick is placed right in the goalmouth, but the homesters clear. Again the visitors are pressing, but their final effort does them but soant justice. With a vision of points fading away every moment, the homesters now attack wildly. Sci- ence and combination are thrown to the winds, and Jones is called upon to save some hot shots, and still the visitors maintain their lead. There goes the whistle for time. Bravo I the Beaus, you have well earned your couple of points, but one oan hardly help but sympathise with the Amateurs in their misfortune. Final score -Be-aumaris, 2; Llandudno Ama- teurs, L
practice- What is sauce for the visitors should be sauce for tne home sricle. < I Ihopo that Rhytl's supporters will rcmemibe* that season tickeis are OP. sale, and that Secra* tary Jones is looking for the time whon thd girajnd stand will bei too small to (hold the crowd* x/e has a sdiiieme in view for enlarging tlia stand wtheni it gotfl full. Pay up, boys, there id now only one oluib in Rhyl, and it d-esorvoS support. Next Saturday Rihyl thais a tough match onv They are ujjwn to meet Orewe Atexandnu, rmd. judging from past experience, there f-lnould bo a good game. Ibnuny Roberts, an old RhyLito# is to play for the visitors-