THE COMBINATION. Aftsulfs ua to Saturdav, November 2nd;- -n- -Goal& P. W. L. D. F. A. Pta Whitchurch 5 5 0 0 19 4 10 Tranmere Rovers 5 5 0 0 19 6 10 Cbnnah's Quay 9 4 3 2 18 19 10 Crewe Alexandra 8 5 3 0 16 15 10 CJhes)er ft 4 1 1 24 11 9 Oswestry United 4 2 0 2 10 6 6 Druids 5 2 2 1 15 12 5 Bangor 6 2 3 1 13 17 5 Wrexham 9 2 6 1 21 27 5 Chirk 4 2 2 0 10 10 4 Nantwieh .5 1 3 1 11 16 3 Rhyl 5 1 4 0 9 17 2 UirkenheRd 6 1 5 0 7 17 2 Welshpool a 0 4 1 8 23 1 The Welshpool v. Chirk match was stopped before time, and is not included in the above table.
NORTH. WA'LES COAST LEAGUE (Division I). ("North Wales Chronicle'' Challenge Cup). Rhyl v. Oonway—Mr Tom Jones.
HOCKEY. COLWYN SA V v. TREFNANT. (By ",Spootator"). Thes:) teams met on the Prince's-drive grouncL Cclwyn Bay, on Saturday. Both were strongly, represented, and it wa3 a noticeable fact tha there was but little choice beLween the two side, The Bayites during t he maj jr portion of thai Crfct hilf were continually dangerous, but weali- m.vtt when, in froat of goal lost them several good openings. Lp to the interval neither side bad cocred. On re-starting the homesters became aggressive. and SCOT 3d what afterwards proved to be thd only goal of the match, Wills doing the tioedfulo. Attacks w:'re made by both spts of forwards, bud all to no purpose, the defence en each side being equal t.o hi lding the opposition in check. At, the call of time the scores rea; Colwyn Bay 1. Trefnant 0. For the homesters, Rush, in gcal, was never seriously tested. Bankes and Wood, at back, were .especially smart- the latter being the piothf The halves consisting of A. Law, Frank Connah, and A. Evans Hughes, can claim to hold theiri own with any North Wales trio. Horton wast tho pick ct the forwards, but oould not give oe his best owing to the bumpy nature of the ground. %'Vills aii,1 Wills and A. N. Other gave him every assislw anee. Most creditable was the performance ol the youthful exponent, Leigh Matthews, who. bids fair to become a most useful member of the team. Bert Dicken, on his first appearance in the hockey field, gave a good account ofin14 self. For the visitors, R. Hughes (capt.), in thebac division, was a thorn in the side of the opposi- tion. Parry Jones, cont.re-lialf, was the pick of the intermediate line, and gave no latitude td anyone. In the forward line, Connah and Grey Were prominent, but they could not surmouM the home defence.
FOOTBALL. GOLF LAWN TENNIS, I -,A CYCLING. MOTORING. :<.
FIRST DIVISION LPAGUE. Eesults up to Saturday, November 2nd:- n.r. P. W. L. D. F A Pts. Manchester United 11 10 1 0 38 12 20 Sheffield Wednesday ..11 7 3 1 23 16 15 Everton 11 6 5 2 25 17 14 bWy 13 5 4 4. 18 20 14 Manchester City 10 5 a 3 22 16 13 Sheffield United 10 4 3 3 20 19 11 Itfverpool 11 5 5 1 19 17 11 Bristol City .11 4 4 3 21 22 11 Aston Villa. 11 5 5 1 17 20 11 Woolwich Arsenal 11 4 4 3 13 16 11 SundeFiund 11 4 5 2 20 18 10 Middlesbrough 11 4 5 2 13 12 10 Preston North End 11 4 5 2 16 16 10 Newcastle United 11 4 5 2 12 16 10 Notts County 12 3 6 3 IS 17 9 Bolton Wanderers 9 4 4 1 13 17 9 Notts Forest 10 3 5 2 15 18 8 Blackburn Rivers 10 4 6 0 13 17 8 Birmingham 11 2 7 2 14 20 6 Olieitiea 10 3 7 1 9 25 5
SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Everton 1, Notts Forest 0. Bristol City 2, Liverpool 0. Manchester United 4, Birmingham 3. Bolton Wanderers 3. Blackburn Rovers 1. Manchester City 2, Bury 2. Aston Villa 3, Notts County 0. Preston North End 2, Newcastle United 0. Sheffield Wednesday 3, Middlesbrough 2. Sunderland 3, Chelsea 0. Woolwich Arsenal 5. Sheffield United 1.
SECOND DIVISION LEAGUE. He-suits up to Saturday, November 2nd: — Goals. P. W. L. D. F A. Pta. Hull City 12 8 3 1 21 10 17 Bradford City 9 6 1 2 28 6 14 Oldham Athletic 9 7 2 0 17 6 14 Fulham 11 7 4 0 21 13 14 West Bromwich A 10 6 3 1 18 8 13 Leicester Foiise 10 4 1 5 15 9 13 Leeda City 11 6 4 J 20 25 13 Burnley 11 5 4 2 J31 20 12 11 5 5 1 19 16 11 Stockport County 11 3 3 5 14 12 11 be,-by County 9 4 3 2 21 14 10 Wolverhampton W. 12 3 6 4 10 12 10 Barnsley 9 4 4 1 19 14 9 Grimsby Town 11 3 5 3 13 19 9 Gainsborough Trinity 11 4 6 1 16 25 9 Clapt/.jn Urient 10 3 6 1 9 24 7 Blackpool 10 1 5 4 17 20 6 'Lincoln city 11 3 8 0 12 29 6 Glossop .„ 10 1 6 3 9 21 5 Caueeterlield 10 1 6 3 8 25 5
SATURDAY'S MATCHES. West Bromwich Albion 1, Leicester Fosse 1. Stoke 3, Blackpool 1. Liocoln City 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Bull City 0, Stockport County 0. Derby County 5, Gainsborough Trinity 2. Burnley 5, Grimsby Town 1. Bradford City 2, Glossop 1. Fulham 2, Leeds City 0. Oldham Athletic 2, Chesterfield 1.
SATURDAY'S MATCHES- Bangor 4, Rhyl 3. Connah's Quay 4, Crewe Alexandra 0, Chirk 1, Welshpool 0 (abandoned}.^ Tranmere Jiovers 4, Wrexham 2.
BANGOR v. RHYL, AN EXCITING FINISH, A stiff encounter was witnessed on the Bapgor football field between the Bangor and Rhyl' Combina- tion teams on Saturday. The teams lined, up as follows:- Bangor: Goal, Harding; backs, R. Roberts and W. Evans; half-backs. Joe Evans, Alf Thomas, and D. T. Davies; forwards, Hugh Owen, Bradshaw, Dick Jones H. Davies and Oliver. Bhyl: Goal. J. Blackburn; backs, J. Jones end T. W. Ellis; half-backs, W: Williams, S. J. Parry, and Buckley; forwards, R. Hughes D. Hughes, Lappin, T. Harrison, and J. Hughes. The game commenced with a rush by the home forwards on the opposing goal, and Hughie Davies tried a shot, but was unsuccessful. The leather was then transferred to the Rhyl left wing. and J. Hughes looked dangerous for a moment, but Robert Roberts saved the situation by kicking out. After a smart run up Hughie DaVies gave Oliver a line chance, but Jack Jones robbed him, and placed the leather at the disposal of Williams who sent in a rattling shot, compelling Harding to concede a corner, which reeuiteil in Hughes netting the ball for Rhyl. The triumph was but short-lived, for no sooner had the sphere been centred t-han the home forwards advanced in an unbroken line and Bradshaw beat Blackburn. Davies and Bradshaw werc back again in the visitors' territory immediately, and forced 'a corner, which Alfy made a fine attempt to convert, the ball. how- ever just going over the bar. Rhyl retaliated, 'and Harrison sent in a stinger, but Harding was successful in dealing with it,. From a free-kick the visitors had the hardest cf luck, the leather passing the post just on the wrong side. Then followed a pretty though fruitless movement on the part of the home forwards. Jack Jones terminated the' attempt, and enabled his forwards to make an attack. Harrison however, was fuled offside. RHYL LIVEN MATTERS. Continuing to press, Rhyl made things lively for the. home defence but everyone seemed in top form, especially the skipper who shone gloriousy, repelling attack after attack, and finally getting the ball away to Oliver, who made an heroic effort; but, alas. with- out effect. Alfy then gave a display of pretty foot- work, but came to grief, being fouled. After a solo fun. by Harrison, the leather was returned, ajid Hughie Owen swung in a centre from which Dick Jones sent in a clinking shot, but Blackburn saved gloriously. „ Rhyl seemed unable to get to business, for although they displayed excellent combination in mid-field, they failed in front of goal. After a desultory attack on the home goal Alfy Thomas tried a long shot. The goalkeeper cleared. Bradshaw returned the ball, but Blackburn again saved. Oliver, however, sent in again and Hnghie Owen crowned the movement by 8Coring. The Rhylites were once again in the enemies', territorv, but an excellent run by R. Hughes ended In the ball crossing the line. The visitors continued to press, but were unable to break through the ex: cellent defence maintained by the homesters. 8, J.; Parrv tried a long shot. which went wide. The .^homesters again assumed the Aggressive, and forced W porneir, which, however, was not converted. The visiting; right wing were then conspicuous in a pretty but unsuccessful movement. Just before the- whistle went for half-time Oliver tried a shot which narrowly escaped scoring. Half-time score: Bangor. 2; Rhyl. 1. On the resumption of play the homesters were soon in front of Blackburn's charge, and Dick Jones looked Hke scoring, but the custodian rushed out and cleared. Bradshaw was there, however and, driving the ball Into the net, scored a splendid' goal. Oliver had another try, but Blackburn got rid of the leather. From this point of the game Rhyl seemed to wake op thoroughly, and the concluding stages of the play were of a most exciting character, the homesters striving to heap up the store, while the visitors were equally determined to decrease the lead. After some feiart work on the Rhyl right, Bangor returned and forced two successive corners. Rhyl returned the com- pliment forced a corner, and had hard lines. Bangor again retaliated, and forced a corner, but without affecting the score. Dick and Bradshaw forced the pace but failed to get through the defence, and plav Wverted to the home goal, but the defence proved invulnerable. VIGOROUS I'LAY ON BOTH SIDES. The visiting forwards came down with an irresisti- ble rush, and Roberts was compelled to kick out to save. Bradshaw and Dick Jones rushed back, and Surmounting all obstacles Dick scored, amidst greal excitement. Things looked serious for Rhyl, but they were by mo means a beaten team. They returned witn vigour to the attack, and Lappin drove in a grand shot, which struck the bar. Blackburn was soon after- wards tested by a shot from Hughie Davies but cleared, and Roberts, meeting the ball, placed a. long shot just under the bar the custodian. however, handled the sphere most skilfully, and brought off a splendid save. Dick tried to return the leather, but put just over the bar. The home territory was again visited, and T. Har- risonha.d hard lines, heading the ball over. R. Hughes sent in a centre, which looked dangerous, but the centre forward was offside. Continuing to pres- sure, R. Hughes tested Harding with -a stinger, which was unsuccessful, but a second or two later Lappin completely beat the custodian with a splendid shot. From the centre the homesters advanced, but Brad- shaw was neatly robbed by the custodian, and a movement on the part of the Rhyl left was stopped by Joe, but Harrison obtained possession, and tested Harding, who cleared only t,) be beaten directly after- wards by a shot from Buckley. Rhyl continued to press up to the conclusion of the game, and it was with feelings of relief that the home supporters heard the whistle sound. Final score: Bangor, 4; Rhyl. 3.
CONNAH'S QUAY v. CREWE ALEXANDRA. This Combination match was played at Connah's Quay before a good gate. Crewe won the toss and Jones started. Play was fast and open, each end in turn being visited. The home side played hard and Lumberg and Jones each had a shy at Churchall, the Crewe custodian saving finely. A beautiful passing movement by the Quay right wing was cleared by Henshall. Half-time neither side had scored. During the second moiety play was in favur of the homesters who came on victorious. The final score was; Connah's Quay 4, Crewe Alexandra 0.
NORTH WALES uAST LEAGUE. FIRST DIVISION- fl, North Wales Chronicle 11 Challenge CUD,) Results up to Saturday, November 2nd. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pta Beaumaris 5 4 0 1 20 7 9 Holyhead 4 3 1 0 13 9 6 Carnarvon United 5 2 2117 10 5 Rhyl Reserves 5 2 2 1 10 8 5 Bangor Reserves 3 2 1 0 10 8 4 Llanrwst 4 2 2 0 7 8 Blaenau Festiniog 4 2 2 0 10 20 4 Denbigh 4 1 2 1 5 11 3 Colwyn Bay 3 1 2 0 58 2 Llandudno Amateurs 3 1 2 0 5 9 2 Conway 4 0 4 9 17 0
SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Blaenau Festiniog 5,Conway 2. Holyhead 5 Colwyn Bay 2. Carnarvon &. Beaumaris 2. Rhyl 1, Denbigh 1.
CARNARVON v. BEAUMARIS. DING DONG GAME AT CARNARVON. THE OHAMPIONii STILL UNBEATEN. ("By RECORDER.') Judging by the attendance at the match on Satur- day football enthusiasm in Carnarvon is growing. Beaumaris, with their undefeated record were the visitors, and atf* the home lot have been making a good show up to the present, especially on their own ground, a keen tussle was anticipated. The champions ■•»e.e muius the pervices (f Georgie Williams, whose place at right full was occupied by Griffith Davies, of rl Portmadoc, who is at present employed at Beaumaris. The home lot had their best team on The respective teams, controlled by Mr C. J. Thomas. of Bangor, were as follows;- Carnarvon: G. H. Jones J. Trevor Williams and R. Edwards; J. Griffith, M. Herbert and W. R. Tho- mas; Johnny Jones, H. Roberts, W. Jones, Thomas Roberts and R. H. Roberts. Beaumaris: O. R. Jones G. Davies and W. Edwards; H. Rowlands. Owen Owen and Edmund Pritchard; W. M. Jones, S Poole, W. Humphrey s, Richard Humphreys and E. Bellwood. Winning the toss, Carnarvon elected to play down the slope, and they immediately advanced along the right wing. For a while the ball was kept in the vicinity of the Beaumaris goal, W. Edwards kicking out. The goal kick enabled W. 0. Humphreys to sprint, up the field on his own, and he diddled quite a number of opponents, but not R. Edwards, who for a while changed the venue. The Beaumaris forwards were not to be denied however, and the left wing became aggressive, Sam Poole dropping in a nice shot. The next minute Hugh Rowlands landed the ball right into the goal mouth, and Sam Poole dashing up just missed scoring with his head. The Carnarvon players were beginning to realise that if they wanted to win they muxt not take things easily, and their captain, J. Griffiths tried his best to stem the rushes made by the visiting forwards. Hands against H. Rowlands endangered the Beaumaris goal. The next item of interest was an individual sprint by Sam Poole, who had made good headway when Jim Trevor brought him down in a jnanner that compelled the referee to award a free kick. From this Morgan Jones and Humphreys MORGAN JONES FI.NDS THE NET advanced in fine style, an .I from about twenty five yards range, the former, to the surprise of the defender's, let fly. It wa« a tremendous shot, and as it was careering into the net, the goalkeeper just managed to tip it. This gave the Beaumaris con- tingent something to crow over, and they did not forget to do so. From the restart Carnarvon dashed away, and artful Tom Roberts sent in a deceiving shot. but- the Beaumaris custodian was on the qui vive. The game was full of excitement, and Car- narvon straining every nerve to equalise, but Hugh Rowlands and the rest of the visiting halves were continually frustrating them. The home full backs were making the mistake of skying the ball. Matters looked critical for the homesters, after some useful work by Dick Humphreys, when W. R. Thomas intercepted a pass and put Hugh Roberts in possession Down the field raced this player and he forced a corner, and shortly afterwards a penalty kick was awarded against G. Davies, Jim Trevor converting. With the scores level the game was invested with even more interest and both goal? were continually in jeopardy: In a few minutes Morgan Jones scored number 2 for Beaumaris and Bellwood tried to put on a third, but his shot lacked sting. The homesters now attacked vigorously, and Johnny Jones dropped in a beautiful shot from a corner, Tom Roberts equalising the scores with his head, the crowd being almost delirious with delight. Humphreys hood- winked several of the hom!'1!ters, only to be checked at the critical moment by Jim Trevor. The Beaumaris custodian was playing a grand game. Half-time: Carnarvon 2; Beaumaris 2. For the first ten minutes of the second half, Carnarvon pressed vigorously, but their shooting left a good deal to be desired, though the visiting custodian made three magnificent saves. R.H. Roberts worked the ball to the corner post from which he whipped it across and it struck the cross- bar. GOAL KEEPER IN THE NET. Fifteen minutes from time, the Carnarvon forwards made a determined rush and slammed the ball into the Beaumak-is goal, the custodian being charged into the nt with two opponents on the top of him. Then Tom Roberts received the ball and with the open goal gaping before him shot in, b.ut the custodian recovered himself and picked the ball right on the line and made a truly magnificent save. Carnarvon clamoured for a goal but the referee rightly declined to listen to this appeal. After this dose of excitement, the Beaumaris forwards combined well and Poole found himself with only the custodian before him, but he kicked the ball slowly into that hands. During the last five minutes Carnarvon iried to elude the vigilance of. the visiting defenders, but the custodian proved too big a handful for them. though Tom Roberts almost did the trick about a minute from time, the ball striking the base of the upright. Final score: Carnarvon 2; Beaumaris 2.
VICTORY FOR THE QUAStRYMEN,. (By" Linesman.") Conway visited Blaenau Festiniog in their League tourney on Saturday afternoon. The match was. played in ideal weather, before a fairly good crowd of spectators. Timed to kick off at 2.30 Mr J. H. Vincent, who acted as referee, did not cail the teams together until 2.45, the Trawsfynydd soldiers for the Quarrymen being late. The following were the t,ea.ms:- BI. Festiniog: Goal Ellis Hughes; backs, v McNaughton and Jim Lloyd; half-backs, Bert Brad- ley Kinneir, and W. Jones; forwards R. Roberts and W. Williams, Hutt Jack Jones, and W. Rowland Owen. Conway: Goal, Joe Hughes; backs, Tom Jones and Owen Ellis; half-backs, Shem Jones Tom Pritchard, and Sam Hughes; forwards, Tom Craven and Hugh Parry, Tom Atherton, Sam Parry and Wilson. Oonway won the toss. Hutt putting the ball in motion for the homesters. Atherton smartly took possession, but met a stumbling block in Kinneir, who returned the play into mid-field. Sam Parry and Wilson made headway for the visitors, and a miskick by McNaughton gave the visitors the benefit of a corner, which was very well placed, but Kinneir cle&red safely. The quarrymen lead by the veteran soldier, took up the running, and a smart piece of combination was effected, resulting in a melee in front of the Conway citadel but Tom Jones was equal to the occasion, Play for the, next few minutes ruled from end to end. and neither team had the best of matters. There was considerable dash on both sides. A corner kick was awarded the Fes- tiniog men, and Kinneir very nearly brought about Joe Hughes' downfall, Ellis nipping in just, in time to save the ball rolling over the line. The visitors' quintette gave a nice exhibition of wing-to-wing play but again Kinneir proved a hard nut to crack. Atherton, however, managed to slip around him. and a rush was made for the goal. The home custodian hesitated as to what to do when the ball was only a few yards awav. with the result that Craven arrived first, and had a pot shot, which luckily struck the goalkeeper and thus saved a cer- tain goal. From the free kick which followed. Con- way again made tracks, and the ball was kept in front of the home citadel for quite three minutes, only to be sent clear by Kinneir. Jack Jones, the favourite of the Festinog eleven, had changed from his usual )ATHERTON PASSES KINNEIR. place at outside right to inside left, and many times during the first portion of the game he was quite at a loss at shooting, his attempts going in all direc- tions but the right one. The homesters pressed for some little time. and what appeared a certain fai by Hutt was saved by Sam Hughes, who coolly took the ball from Hutt's toe when he was on the point of shooting. A moment later Jack Jones was sce-i uoing some pretty work, and after completely beating the opposing backs, his last attempt was very weak. Hughes having no difficulty in diverting his ehot. Atherton was playing A FINE FORWARD GAME, and proved a. continual source of trouble to the home defenders. He outdid McNaughton and 'Lloyd, and when at about 30 yards range put in a fine shot which was cleverly stopped by Ellis Hughes, but very poorly cleared, and Wilson nipped in and sent the ball along the goal line. The custodian made an attempt at kicking the sphere, but missed it entirely. and Wilson finished the bout by shooting wildly. Kinneir kept his forwards going well. He gave Jack Jones another opportunity of opening the ac- count. but the quarrymen's captain again refused it, amidst loud cries from the supporters. A moment later however, he had another try, and this proved an excellent attempt. Hughes had great difficulty in diverting its course around the outside of the post. From the goal kick the quarrymen again dashed for- ward. W. R. Owen centred beautifully, and W. Wil- liams nipped in and found the net with a ground shot, amidst thunderous applause. Immediately the ball was centred, the visitors made headway. and a rush in front of goal appeared to nonplus the home defence. A high shot from Atherton into the; goal mouth was taken advantage of by Craven, who rushed in. and made no mistake in placing the ball in the net with his head. A free kick close to Conway goal was the next interesting item of the game, but Hutt was given offside. a rush down tl e field by the quarrymen the referee gave a penalty against Conway, which seemed to occasion surprise amongst the players, who thought evidently that the decision would have been the reverse. The kick having been awarded. Kin- neir placed to safely in the net, thus giving the homesters the lead. The visitors still kept plodding on. An attack by the home quintette was checked by Tom Jones foul- ing the inside left, and for this the referee gave him a warning. At half-time the homesters were leading by two goals to one. During the second half of the game the Conwayites appeared to lose heart, and the game was practically in the hands of the quarrymen. Hutt had a long shot at goal and scored a third point for the quarrymen amidst loud applause. Again in a few minutes Hutt was prominent, for he added a fourth from a beauti- ful pass by W. R. Owen. Later on, Atherton added a second goal for Conway, and the latter made fine attacks on the Festiniog goal, only to be repulsed each time. Close on time the quarrymen pressed, and a goal was scored by W. Williams. Thus* the. game ended in a win for Festiniog by 5 goals to 2.
HOLYHEAD v. COLWYN BAY, THE BAYITIES BEATEN. (By "Cybi.") These teams met on Saturday at the Holyhead Oval in fine weather. Holyhead appeared without Collier and Conlan the latter having been injured the pre- vious Saturday. Referee Beecl1 lined the teams promptly to time, as follows :— Holyhead: H. Williams; Ellis and Parry; Taylor W. T. Jones and D. R. Evans; W; Brown, R. Jones', H. Roberts. J. Rowlands and H. Brown. Col. Bay: C. Hallwood; G. Williams and 0. E. Williams; Ned Griffith, T. Wellings and Richard Rowlands; Moss Jones R. Rowlands, T. McCann, S. Hughesanrl J. Llewelyn Owen, Colwyii Bay having won the toss decided to play down hill. After the opening- exchanges Griffiths raced along the right, but his effort was' rendered futile through the interference of Parry," who punted to Rowlands: The home left wind advanced, H. Brown centreing and Rowlands shot a- trifle wide. McCann was next in evidence, tricking Roberts ajid passing to- Moss Jonès. who sent the sphere behind, A fine dash along the left by W: Brown looked dangerous, but R. Jones failed to avail himself of an accurate centre, Rowlands heading the lofty kick bv McCann in the direction of H. Brown resulted in the latter sending in a teaser to Hallwood. From the throw out, W. Brown shot the ball against the (-roks, bar, the same player returning the goal kick into the custodian's arms. The visitors light wing inaugurated a. fine move, resulting in McCann severely testing Williams. Another fine dash by the Bayites resulted in a melee during which Llcw Owen, wtili a header scored the first point for the visitors. The homesters ivw pressed Rowlands having hard lines. H. Roberts forcing a corner. H. Brown nearly scored from the centre, forcing another corner, which proved bprreii. Thei Bayites' left wing gaining pos- session advanced, Hughes testing., Williams with a. long shot. Williams kicked out and McCann receiving sent back a scorcher, but the home custodian kept his charge intact. The homesters advanced, R. Jones sending in a beauty, Hallwood cleared, but Hugh Roberts from the right sent in a cross shot which utterly deceived Hallwood and he made no attempt to stop its course and appeared surprised to see it resting in the n^t. R. Jones advancing from the centre, tested Hallwood, a melee ensued, W. Brown scoring the-second goal for Holyhead- The homesters now pressed severely, b:oth R. Jones and H. Brown experiencing hard lines. At last, R. Jones. from a centre by W Brown scored the third point for his side. HALLWOOD HURT. Hallwood, in attempting to clear, strained himself, and the game had to be stopped but in a short time he took up' hjs position again. Holyhead con- tinued to press,, H. Brown scoring a beauty from the extreme left. Hallwood appeared to coliajjge and had to be removed over the ropes, where he was attended to by Dr. Clay. The visitors adopted the four forwards' play, G. Williams appearing between the goal posts. At half-time Holyhead led by four goals to one. Play having been resumed, it was observed that Jack Rowlands had taken up his old position' as centre forward. After some midfield play. McCann made a solo run, but finished up by placing the leather behind. From the goal kick, Holyhead ad- vanced, Rowlands sending in a beauty. "W. T." re- ceiving' the return, passed to his brother who shot very tamely, but sent in the return crashing against the cross bar. This was followed by a clinker from W. T. and a melee ensued. H. Brown centred from the left. Rowlands received and headed the leather safely into the net. The homesters continued to attack, W. Brown pending in a couple of beauties, which were obstructed by O. E. Williams. Hallwood at, this period of the game returned and took a position as outside right. The Bayites left wing dashed up: the field, Robert Rowlands sending in a capital shot, Hallwood following with a shot that missed by inches only. Taylor spoiled another move and passed to H. Roberts, who dashed down the right wing, finishing up with a shot which scraped the upright. The visitors retaliated Hallwood securing a goal from the right. The game terminated as follows Holyhead 5, Colwyn Bay 2.
RHYL v. DENBIGH. A DRAWN GAME. Rhyl spectators were treated on Saturday to an exhibition of football, t-he like of which they have not seen for some time on the Grange Road ground. The visitors were from Denbigh—at least it was a Denbigh club although there were several Rhylites playing for them. A more exciting match has not been witnessed on the ground this year, and both sides played excellently. The teams lined up as follows:- Rhyl Goal, R. J. Jones; backs. R. Hughes and Pryce Jones; half-backs D. Gallagher, J. W. Elh, J. Hughes; forwards, J. Bovd G. Glass, Tellis Hughes, Ed. Hughes and W. Williams. Denbigh Goal, S-Gnrnth; backs, L. E. Rees and R. T. Williams; half-backs, L. Evans T. A. Davies, and D. J. Williams forwards H. Randalls, C. Haynes, D. W. Jones, R. McKereath and R. M. Evans. Denbigh arrived late, and as a consequence it was nea.rly dark when the match was over. From the kick-off, and with the wind in their favour, the right wing of the homesters raced to the visitors' goal and there they stopped for some time. It soon be- came a case of shooting for goal, but the fine defence of Griffiths, and the play of the visiting biveks was an eye-opener for Rhyl. They could not penetrate the defence, and during the first half no less than eight corners were secured. Denbigh acted on the defensive throughout, and time after time the goal- keeper saved by falling on the ball. The left wing of the home side was by far the most aggressive and for upwards of half-an-hour the pace was. very fast. When the Denbigh men managed to break away and Morris took charge there was no stopping him. He raced down the fieldil beating all comers, but at the other end he found in Hughes and Jones two very god backs. At times Gallagher gave the oppos- ing side plenty to do, and with Ellis put in some neat work. Half-time arrived with a clean sheet, and the men thoroughly tired out. It had been an exciting time. especially for the backs of the visiting team. Crossing over with but little wind, the Denbigh forwards made straight for the other end, and for a time it looked as if they meant business, but they were not able to keep up the pressure, although they soon forced two corners. Then the Rhyl for- wards broke away and passing well to the left- wing they pressed for all they were worth, but it was from the, right wing that the only goal scored came. Ellis had received a neat pass from Gallagher, but finding that he was pressed returned the ball to the right, and when a shot was sent in the Denbigh goal- A CURIOUS GOAL. keeper following his custom, rushed out to meet it. He saved, but no sooner had the ball left his hands than it struck one of the backs on his own side, bounced off, and was put through by T. Hughes. It was a very easy thing, and the goalkeeper was-in no way to blame. He had saved many worse shots, but the easy one"went through. Although Rhyl were getting the best of the play, this did not dishearten the others, and they played a really fine game, but were kept penned around their goal. They could" not break away, although Davies and Jones made matters very unpleasant for Rhyl when they did get an opening. It was in the course of one of the many attempts to break down Denbigh's fine defence that Rhyl were let in. A foul was given against them and from this clearance Davies and Jones took the ball to the home end. Hughes unfortunately fouled Jones within the line, and the referee rightly gave a penalty. It was taken by Jones, who scored for Denbigh, thereby drawing level within a few minutes of time. The match resulted in a draw, notwithstanding that Rhyl on the play should have had half a dozen goals. Their form in front of goal was not good enough and they lacked the dash which is required to break down sucn a defence as Denbigh put on.
WELSH COAST AMATEUR CUP. LLANDUDNO AMATEURS v. LLANRWST. THE "ROOSTERS" VANQUISHED. (By "Linesman.") Bravo! Amateurs, 'ou have won a well fought battle, and will live to fight the second round for the Coast Amateur Cup. Well, "Roosters." you came down with a reputation for strength, but 1 fear that the Amateurs no longer stand in awe of your prowess. You have been beaten on your merits, and even you must admit that the home team were the superior eleven. It was generally expected that you would be defeated, but a 5-1 defeat surpassed even the wildest dream of the home supporters. The visitors were simply outclassed and the home team played a better game altogether. The Llan- dudno Executive tried an experiment.. Johnny Williams was placed on the right wing at outside right, to partner Alderson. Pearson was tried at half-back; Tommy Johnson took his place as left full; whilst Hall supplanted Hobson between the sticks. The experiment^ futlfilled all expectations. Johnny was capital at outside right, and it was evi- dent from start to finish, that Pearson was in his right position at left half back whilst Johnson is ] the right weight for a full back. ] The "Roosters," I understand, turned out with no less than six reserves, though how that should have happened on such an important occasion, is rather i mysterious. i The teanis turned out M follows:— ) Llandudno Amateurs: Hall; J. H.Jones and T. Johnson; Jacob Williams, G. Davies and H. Pearson; J. E. Williams (captain). Alderson, Cheetham, Brookes t Evans and W. Stone. 'Llanrwst: R. Jones; W. Owen and W. T. Jones; G. Jones, J. Finchetfc and J. R. Williams; A. Rich- c ards, C. V. Elias, Chisholm. H. Roberts and Edward Griffith. Referee: Mr J. B. Roberts, Bangor. The visitors won the toss, but there was little ad- vantage U) be obtained from choice of ends, as there was only a slight, breeze in evidence. The homesters made a weak start, and the "Roosters" had soon gained a firm foot.ing in their territory. But. J. H. Jonea proved equal to the occasion, and clearing. placed Johnny Williams in possession. Johnny at once made tracks for goal, succeeded in tricking the wary old veteran. Will Trevor and had extremely hard lines with his final shot. The visitors got down from the. goal kick, but Pearson cleared, and Johnny again treaed the spectators to a fine sprint. finishing, up with an accurate centre, which went begging. A pretty piece of headwork was the next feature of the match, the leather at length rolling, into touch off Jacob Williams' head. The home forwards got away, but they hlmgled matters by indulging in too much dribbling, thus enabling Trevor to clear. The visitors then became aggressive, and the 1 homesters were forced to Iiiclc out. Then Stone get- f ting away on the left;" centred to Cheeihain, 'who, 1 after neatly tricking the' opposing right, back, tried a punt before tackling Will Trevor, the shot only missing its mark by inches. Elias, the visiting inside right then got away, but sent the ball too far in 5 trying to pass to the left wing. FIRST BLOOD FOR THE "ROOSTERS." Again the visiting forwards got going, and were rapidly working in towards the home goal,. when J. Willfeims fouled in order to check the rush. This purpose was effected, but the foul undoubtedly cost. < the Amateurs a. goal, for to give the veteran back I Trevor, a free kick from a, few yards' outside the penalty area, is a certain goal. He knew. exactly where to place the leather, and did so- at the tDe I of Richards, the visiting outside right, who inade no' 1 mistake in steering the leather to a safe billet in the net, thus giving the visitors a goal lead in the t first ..fifteen minutes, of the game. This reverse put. the Amateurs ort their mettle, and a determined in- vasion. of, Llanrwst territory followed. Once or twice ( the visitors did get away, but'their their efforts were weak. The third, Johnny Williams placed nicelv; Alderson headed but failed to judge accurately, and ( the leather dropped" at Brookcg-Evans' foot and he, with a shot that gave the -visiting C'ustodian no 1 chance, equalising for the' Amateurs. With the scores equal, both teams strove hai-d to g in the lead. 1 The second goal was something similar to the first. Alderson tried to find the net missed, and Brookes- Evans coming up at the right" moment, put on the Amateurs' second goal. But they were far from ( satisfied with the lead, and the visiting defence had 1 a pretty warm time of it. A neat little piece of com- 1 bination between Johnny Williams aaid Cheetham, 1 ended in Johnny making his first mistake of the ? match by putting behind. Once again Johnny went off on his. own. and succeeded in tricking Trever, only 1 to come to grief in an encounter with his colleague, 1 Owen. But Johnny was not to be discouraged, and otgoing- again from a. pass from Cheetham. This 1 time he showed that he had profited by experience, 1 and instead of dribbling he; passed smartly in to Brookes-Evans, Who again defeated the custodian, thus giving the Amateurs their third goal and per- i forming f THE HAT TRICK. The Llanrwst forwards got going again from the ntte, but Richards instead of giving to his inside right, swung- the ball over to the left wing, and < "J. II" with his eye on the main chance, intervened. Mid effectually cleared. The remainder of the first half was of the ding dong fashion, and the interval irrived,witli the score standing:- Llandudno Amateurs 3, Llanrwst 1'. s When the teams lined up for the. second half, it was seen thai thq ''Roosters'' had effected a change, rinchett was' prarce<l in his old position between the ] sticks, he having proved a decided failure out, whilst 6 R. Jones replaced him at centre half. The home for- wards rushed down in avery determined manner, Brookes-Evans had extremely hard lines "witlh his anal effort. The visitors replied with a spirited at- < tack on the home citadel, and Hall was once called < upon to fist out ahot shot. J. H. Jones at length put-, r his forwards in motion, but nothing more substantial than a. little fast play and a fruitless corner resulted. At this juncture, Johnny Williams exchanged positions with Cheetham. Johnny evidently lwanted to score, and he succeeded—scoring the last two goals for the homesters. Getting possession, he went off on his own, and then with as pretty a piece of trickery as one could wish to see, he broke through the visiting defence, and found the net with one of his 'scorchers. Again, Johnny got awa;y, and looked liked repeat.,inghis. performance, but Trever re- meinbering old scores, brough him down. The re doubtable Johnny again got going, and dribbled the leather all over the field, playing havoc with the- opposing defence; who wree forced to concede a corner t.o save their citadel. The kick was nicely 1 taken, and Johnny Williams added the fifth point to the Amateurs' score1. •. ] The "R'oosters'? made one more effort, and Rich- ards getting away, sent in a nice pass to glias, who had hard lines in not sooring. The Amateurs re- sporided with an attack upon the visiting citadel and Finchet,t ,was .sorely tested but fistcll out, safely Richard' again h.ad an opportunity to score, but shot over the cross bar, and time arrived without any. ] further score. Final result: Llandudno Amateurs 5 Llanrwst 1.
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FRIENDLY MATCHES. LLANDUDNO COUNTY SCHOOL v. LLANRWoT COUNTY SCHOOL. Notwithstanding the fact that both these County Schools have been established for a considerable period. they met for the first time on the football field at Llandudno on Saturday, when the following represented the teams:- Llandudno Goal, R. Brown backs, E. 0. Roberts, T. Pierce; half-backs, G. Kerridge, R. Davies. C. Arnold; forwards, B. Jones, W. Brown A. Kerridge, H. Roberts, and C. Davies. Llanrwst: Goal, W. Lloyd; backs. J. Jones, Q. Owen; half-backs, B, Evans, H. 1'. Jones, W. Owen-; forwards, E. Owen J. Davie's. A. R. Williams, D. H. Jones, W. A. Roberts. For the first fifteen minutes the game was very evenly contested, both custodians being visited in turn. C. Davies. the home outside left centred accu- rately to B. Jones. who opened the score. From the centre the visitors made a determined invasioh of the home half, but were smartly checked by g. Davies 'who put his wing In possession. Two fruit- less corners were the outcome of the rush. H. P. Jones, the visiting centre-half, brought disaster on his side by handling the leather just outside ttoe penalty area, and E. O. Roberts scored the second goal for the homesters. This second reverse stirred up the visitors, but the home halves kept them well in cheek. At this juncture B. Jones put in several good centres. The home forwards showed splendid combination and W. Brown succeeded in scoring the third goal from short range. The visitors responded by working their way down the field and forcing a corner, which the home backs cleared. They were not to be denied, however, and gave the home backs a rather anxious time. The interval arrived with the score standing: Llan- dudno County School, 3; 'Llanrwst County School. 0. When play was resumed, neither side seemed to gain any advantage, the game being of the give-and- take order. At length the home forwards got down, and a scramble ensued in the visitors' goal moutli, which resulted in A. Rei-i-idge notching the fourth point with a shot which gave Lloyd no chance. O. Davies treatedthè spectators to another fine sprint, and sent m a beautiful centre, which W. Brown con- verted with his head. This was by far the best- goal of the match. The visiting forwards now livened up, and D. H. Jones sent in a shot which seemed to beat the home custodian, but he managed to save at the expense of a corner, which was headed over by J. Davies. The home halves, who were in fine form, broke up the visitors' attack time after time. At length A. R. Williams got going and after clever work easily placed the globe in the net. The game slowed down after this, and time arrived with the score standing at five for the local team and one for the Roosters.
RUTHIN v. CORWEN. The Ruthin Town team Journeyed to Corwen on Saturday, and played a friendly game with the home team before a fair crowd, and under the refereeship of Mr J. E. Edwards. From the very start, Ruthin made headway, 'and soon afterwards, Edgar Jones scored for the visitors, Jack Thomas, not long after- wards, notching the second goal froin a penalty. After this Corwen pressed, and just before time drew level, amidst intense excitement. Ruthin, however, would not be denied, Die Thomas (captain) scoring the winning goal. Result: Ruthin 3. Corwen 2.
LLANGEFNI v. AMLWCH. Following upon their defeat of Llanfair by six goals to one, the Llangefni team were again successful at Amlwch, on Saturday. Although opposed t-o a re- latively strong team, they were, by reason of their superior combination, repeatedly successful in break- ing through the home defence. At half-time the score stood, Llangefni 4. Amlwch 1. On resuming, the Cefni team kept up the successful tactics of the preceding half, and in spite of a stub- born resistance on the part of Amlwch, succeeded in scoring three more goals to Amlweh's. one. The final score was: Llangefni 7. Amlwch 2.
LLANFAIR ROVERS v. BANGOR RED STARS. The Stars, with a weakened team, and minus one player, journeyed to Llanfair to play the Rovers. A capital game ended in a victory for the homesters by two goals to nil.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. CARNARVON. There was not a dull moment in the game vii Sat- urday between the United and Beaumaris, who came down with an unbeaten record. The locals have also a good record, so a keen struggle was anticipated, and the game turned out to be one of the finest witnessed in Carnarvon for many years. • From the very start Beaumaris forced matters and Morgan Jones slammed the ball past the custodian in a manner which must have astonished him. It was a really fine goal, but the home spectators never raised It cheer. Very soon afterwards Carnarvon equalised through a penalty. Then Morgan Jones put Beaumaris ahead but Tom Roberts again equalised matters with his head. » The interval saw the scores level. Playing to- wards their favourite end, Carnarvon exerted a rigorous pressure in the second half, giving an op- portunity to the Beaumaris custodian of showing his 'eal worth. On ono occasion he managed to save lis charge after being unceremoniously bundled into rhe net.. The Beaumaris forwards were by no means idle, but some good chances were thrown away. In the home team no player stood out conspicuous, mt all of them worked hard, especially the skipper, r. Griffith. The custodian had not a ghost of a jhance with one of the two shots which beat him. tVhilst an excellent tackier, Joe Trevor Williams is •ather fond of skying the ball, the chief fault which i full back should avoid. The halves were a strong ine. A good deal of work devolved upon R. H. loberts, the outside right, who centres accurately. ind on the other side, J. Jones played as usual— inely. » » The inside men were very tricky, the Teteran, Tom loing smart things with his cranium. The PIvot., iValter Jones, liept his men well in hand, and fed hem judiciously. It was my first opportuity of seeing the Beaumaris. «am at work and what impressed me more than mything else was their tremendous earnestness. They (trained every nerve to win from start to finish, and t is quite clear that they are sportsmen of the' best ype. They were without Georgie Davies, who was sub- stituted by Griffith Davies, formerly of Portmadoc, md who has been playing for some English teams. He played a splendid game, and should be per- manently included in the team. » In 0. R. Jones the Beaumaris team have a custodian of the 'first water. ,He saved almost im. possible shots, in a cool manner, and played a. clever fame throughout- Both full backs were in fipe form Edwards making a feature of tackling. The halves played a worrying sort, of game and kept the forwards nrell fed. The forward line was the most effective lepartmenfc of the team, with Morgan Jones as the aest member of it. If the. line was anywhere near he Carnarvon goal it alwaysspelt dangev. W. O. Humphreys played his usual vigorous game and combined well with Morgan Jones. » S. Poole spared no effort to score ahd was always m the spot. The right wing though carefully watched, managed to initiate dangerous movements, and always potted. for goal instead of Iribblirig. Mr C. J. Thomas, the referee, deserves a iford of praise for the manner in which he'officiated. FESTINIOG if » Festiniog, 5; Conway 2. This sounds well for" the juarrymen, but it does not rejyesent the form on xith sides. Admittedly Festiniog were slightly the. setter team, but two of the goals awarded were at east doubtful. The first was a penalty kick given iy Referee Vincent to the quarrvmen for a'breach >t the rul«js committed- by one of the Festiniog for-' wards. As stated in the report of the game Roberts, ¡he outside right, deliberately handled the ball, and afterwards took, hold of his opponent's shirt and pulled lim clean off the ball. The referee would not admit lis mistake, and Conway therefore had to suffer. i Mr Vincent did not appear to be able to keep the lien within bounds, for several were seen carrying ¡he ball a yard or two and no whistle vvaa blowii. rhis was actually done by members of both elevens, md there was no artfulness about it. It was done leliberately at the conclusion of the game, and when lefeat was staring the Conwayites in the face, an )ffside goal was awarded the quarrymen. This' was', idmitted by the majority of the Festiniog supporters i 10 It I wish to be perfectly impartial, but I am bound to. lay. that the refereeing was not quite satisfactory. » » Taking Festiniog on the whole, they are a well- balanced lot. Their weak spots are between the •' sticks, right back, and outside right. Jim Lloyd was Ú rare form, as was also the half-backs, led by the venerable Kinneir. Will Glanadda, to whom I referred ast week, was now in his proper position at left-half, ind you could not wish. for a better. He is an ;xcell"ent tackier, and feeds his front rank with judg- nent. » » There was only one weakness in the front line md that I have mentioned previously. Captain Jack jlayed well at inside left on Saturday with W. R.. )wen, and both did exceedingly well. Jack, during ,he first half of the game, had left his shooting boots Lt Iiome, but afterwards he put in some stingers. Butt.. the Trawsfynydd player, is a capital centre- forward, and his only drawback is that he is not fast. W. Williams and R. Roberts on the right made L fairly good pair, but Roberts needs to acquire a certain steadiness It « • The Oonway custodian played a fairly good. game :aking him through and through, and he was well backed up by Tom Jones and Ellis. The half-back line was greatly disorganised, and were all over the field. Shem JOnee was the pick of the tjiree, wid he proved a great thorn in the side of Jack Jones and Hutt. The pick of the front' rank was Atherton, whose rushes were most dangerous. The wingers also proved II. capable lot, and when in slose proximity caused considerable anxiety to the home defence. »
HOLYHEAD. Holyhead oncc more played several, reserve men' but managed to trounce Oolwyn Bay well after all. Robert Jones, brother of the celebrated "W. T. was given a trial, and made an excellent impression- He played for "all he was worth." and, in company with the other forwards, each scored a point. D. R. Evans did not appear happy in the half-back line. Ellis and Parry and the half-back line worked like Trojans, while the front rank repeatedly earned the applause of the spectat.ors. It was most unfortunate that Hallwood was acci- dentally injured, but. judging' by the *tr"rdinary energy he developed on his return to the field, the could not have been severe. Colwyn Bay played a hard game, but were out- matched all along the line. When here last season the Bayites showed good feeling towards the home- sters by carrying the skipper, and the "Chronicle" Cup through the town. In order to show their appreciation of this, the Swifts on Saturday en- tertained the visitors after the game to an excellent tea.
COLWYN BAY SPARKS. Hard boys! h was no disgrace to be bsaten at Holyhead by five goals to two, especi- ally whilst playing under difficulties. It requires an exceptionally smart team to win at the har- bour, town, with a full team in the field. You all played a sterling game, and in no one position could you be said to be weak. It: was unfortunate that yol,1 were without W. Jones (Abergele) and W. T. Jones, and still further to have to find a substitute for J. T. Owen. • • • • But fate willed that even this should not be the extent of your drawbacks, for after about 25 minutes' play you had the misfortune to lose the services of Hallwood, the custodian. *»* He had given undoubtedly one of his best exhibitions this season, up to the stage at whIch he was injured. It » It was not until about a. quarter of an hour from the calj of time that he returned, and what an ovation be received. He did not, however, feel physically fit enough to resume in goal, so played amongst the forwards. Here, in a new sphere, success awaited him, and he added the second goal, after experiencing hard luck with a hard drive. » George Williams, the emergency man. gave a fair display at back, but it was when he took the position of goalkeeper .that he showed best. He deputised most, successfully for Hallwood. O. E. Williams was in his best mood, and gave a good account of himself. The halves were a. worrying trio, and with the exception that "Neddy" allowed H. Brown a little too much rope at times, the three were at their best. < « « Capt. McCann, who, by the way, is, a big favourite with Holyhead spectators, operated both as pivot, and later in the halves, with hia usual success. » Bob Rowlands and Moss Jones, on the right, were constantly "on the trail," but failed to score through wishing to get close in before shooting. Their work in the open was spotless, but the fault mentioned nullified this. » » » ■ • Stanley Hughes and J. LI. Owen, on the oppo- side wing were in fine fettle, and a good mutual understanding is the secret of their success. # • In addition to the goal scored by the latter, they both deserved to score with good shots in the second half. » The Bayites were heartily cheered by the spec- tators on taking the fieldi The reception was hearty and good feeling existed on both sides. » ♦ • Ask any of the team where they have received the best treatment, and they will instantly re- ply, "HolyhWd." a » « An instance of the sociableness of the harbour- ites was the admirable tea which they provided for the "Reds" at the George Hotel. » < Conductor Moss Jones introduced what pro- mises to be the war-cry of the "Reds." It bears the title of "Mul Mannix." • It It behoves the "All Blacks" to look to it that their prestige of possessing the weirdest war ory ever presented to a football crowd is not snatched from them. Never did "Sir Fon" hear such a n"enchanting tune."
LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY WRINKLES. It 'is time the Conway Executive took some drastic measures to restore thetarnil!hed honour of', then; team. Unless something is done, a wooden spoon will be the symbol of honour (save the mark!) gained by the team. # The secret of failure is, methinks, a. lack of enter- prise, To commence with, why not wall the pitch in? There are plently of enthusiasts in Oonway who are ready to support such an expense, but people can- not be expected toO pay when they can see for nothing. » » Again, when the weather is bitterly, cold, and a, drizzling rain is being blown into one's face by the wind, which' is invariably in high moods on the Morfa, the ardour of even the most enthusiastic is somewhat damped and how can anyone expect the spectatorsto;stand in the rain and watch their favourite team beinghopelèssty beaten? .It, Most of those, who patronise, the matches would willingly pay an extra threepence for the shelter of a grand stand, especially when such weather is ex- perienced as that which prevailed on the occasion of that memorable cup tie with Llandudno Amateurs last season. The Amateurs were successful on Saturday in sending Llanrwst home again with a decided defeat in the nrst round for the Coast Amateur Cup. ? » It was an exciting tussle, and not so one-sided as the score would suggest, for the "Roosters" "made a gallant stand. t They were-not the ''Roosters" of last year, for .the team has been remodelled this season, and it must be ownd, has improved considerably since they lost- theéupt.o the Rhyl Vies, at Colwyn Bay » » They have a smart forward line, but they did not seem to understand each other' on Saturday. This is to be attributed to the fact that they turned out with no "less than six reserves in their ranks. Finchett did not prove; 3., success, at centre half, and the spell of hard play did not improve his work, be- tween the sticks. » » The' old vetrean Will Trevor, was as lively as ever and his shots 'have lost iione of' their sting and force'' • • • • The halves did not work together as well as they might have done" # » • Perhaps with a. little more "roosting" in Gwydr Park, they may be in a fit condition to cope with th. Amateurs with better hope of success. » The Amateurs were in good "cup-tie" form on Saturday, Cheetham made a good pivot, and Johnnie was a gr at success on the wing. •» » » 4 Pearson played his usual clean game, and J. H. Jones excelled himself, as" a home defender. » » » • The forwards and halves were also in good form- and Brookes EYal1 liatr trick deserved commeIidation. tt it'. Taking them on the whole, the Amateurs played a better game than, the "Roosters," and deserved their win. They will most probably, be opposed toCûlwyn Bay in the second round, and will find the iavites a formidable lot. It < Surely it was a strange co-incidence that two lllan- rwst teams came to do battle at Llandudno on Satur- day and still more strange, that both returned defeated bY the. same seare. 5—1. it it Whilst the Llanrwst team were being defeated on the Council field, the Llanrwst County School eleven were getting decidedly the worst of their first en- counter with the Llandudno County School <, R. Brown played a great game between the sticks and brought off some brilliant saves. !t The b^cks cleared well and were very sound al- though E, 0. Roberts did not play up to his usual form; The halves played well, and did not starve their forwards., < < » The forwards attacked vigorously, and did not lose many, ch;mce@.. A. Kerridge played hard throughout tnega.me and contributed his usual goal to the home score.' ft C. Davies. on: the outside left, is a forward who displays great, promise. It was really due to his fine centres that three of the home team's goals were scored. » < For the Llanrwst County School J. Jones played well at right back, but his partner was not so sturdy. Their play was not by far as scientific as that of the local school, and was more of the kick-and-rush order. » » # Their best forward was undoubtedly A. Jt. Williams tehir captain, who scored hel orphan goal » Llandudno Executive can be excused for the Jack of agranl stand but when they expect the spectators to approach the field through the mud; which was in evidence at the gate on Saturday, it is time to draw the line. » A cartload or two of ashes would solve the diffi- culty, and it would add greatly to the comfort of the spectators to enable them to enter the field dry shod.
——— ..n If L. JOTTINGS. The Rhyl boys were outclassed when Morris got on the run, and for triekiness he was "all there." Denbigh backs were a treat, but the forwards want more combination practice. Randalls missed his old partner. and was not quit& up to form. # "Sooner" was quite at home and gave his old Rbyl friends the go-bye time after time. » T. A. Davies was a treat at times, and so was Ellis, and the Hugties family.
DENBIGH JOTTINGS. Denbigh played their third away match on Sat day at Rbyl, where they divided the points. 'tt 1'IP A meritorious performance indeed. El-avo IDeli- bigh. The display given by Denbigh was clever. Rhyl were also very smart in their playf ■* The Denbigh defence was magnificent: but what price the forwards y « < Tom Albert is in the team again and gave capital display. So did Gwilym and Luth. r Bob, Tom and Llew Rees worlfed like Trojans. if Mackereth, Haynes and Randall, were a bit off thett usual form. It Sam Griffiths played the best game of his life, and saved shot after shot in masterly style. Sam. the smart custodian, can hold his own la grand style. # # « It isrumoured. that E. Iff Davies has signified hirf intention of playing for Denbigh. Hope it is true.
WEDNESDAY FOOTBAt-L LEAGUE. DEARTH OF REFEREES. A mee;,jng cf the committee of the North Wales Wednesday Football League was held atl the North Western Junction Hotel to-dajl week evening, Mr H. Lloyd presiding1, the other members present being Messrs A. J. Davies (Llandudno Corinthaajie), T. Eliis (Col- wyn Bay), R. Jones (Penmaenmawr), J. H, Vm-cent (Uandudno), and H. "Phoinas (secre. tary). The Secretary called attention to the dearth ot referees for Wednesday matohee, and stated that he had the greatest difficulty in securing) the services of gentlemen qualified to act. The Secretary suggested that a match ba arranged between the North alee Wednesday League and' the Manchester and District We4s< needay League at Eaister. He understood t&ati the latter team were willing to come for a small fee, and he thought it would be an ex- cellfont way of increasing the funds of the League. Mr J. H. Vincent said le did not think i. would pay. Mr Eta said the,re was a large nuni-bor 08 Manjofoaeteir visitors on the coast at Easter. It was decided that the secretary make iw quiries as to suitable ground on the coast, and report to the next meeting-
NOVEMBER FIXTUREo. The following fixtures were arranged — November 6tin, at Llandudno, Celts v. Coring thiarns; referee, Mr J. P. Jones, Bangor. 8 v. Novem/ber 13th, at Bangor, Bangor v. Colwyd Bay; referee, Mr J. H. Vincent. November 20th, at Llandudno, Corinthians vU Penmaeumawr; referee, Mr F. Beech. At Ootlwyn Bay, Colwyn Bay v. Celts; H* feree, Mr A. C. Slater. December 4th, at Conway, Penmaenmawir f-, Celts; referee, Mr H. Llovd.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 9th, 1907. ENGLISH LEAGUE (Division I), Bury v. Preston North End. Blackburn Rovers v. Birmingham. Aston Villa v. Manchester City. Chelsea v. Woolwich Arsenal. Liverpool v. Notts County. Notts Forest v. Sunderland. Newcastle United v. Bolton Wanderers. Maneheeter United v. Evert-on. Sheffield United v. Sheffield Wednesday. Middlesbrough v. Bristol City. Blackpool v., West Bromwich AlbiOll, Oldha.m Athletic v. Burnley. i Clapton Orient v. Cheaterileld. Gamsborough v. Lincoln City,, Glopsop v. Hull City. Grimsby Town v. Stoke. Leeds City v. Bamsley. Leicester Fosse v. Bradford CiLy. Stockport County v. Derby' Cotfntv. t Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Fulham. THE COMBINATION. Druids v. Bangor. Oswestry United v, Birkenheaí1. Chester v. Rhyl. Whitchurch v. Connall's Quay. Chirk v. Nantwieh. OreweAlexandra v. Welshpool.
NORTH WALES JUNIOlt CUP (2nd Round). Bangor v. Holyhead Swifts-Mr R. Hersee. Tregarth v. Beaùmaris-Mr J. H. Vincent. The remaining cluba have byes in this round,
NORTH WALES WEDNESDAY LEAGUE Wednesday, November 13th, 1907. Bangor v. Colwyn Bay—Mr J. P. Jones.
Coiwyn Bay are again at home on Saturday next to St. Asaph. The following are selected "for the Bav:» Rush BanJces and Wood 'Law. Connah and Hugnegjy L. Matthews, Horton, Wills. W. Bailey and Wells, Bully off 3 O'clock.
Y GOLF. CONWAY v. COLWYN BAY. Played at Conway on Saturday. Scores CONWAY. T. Hughes — „ 1 G. Field 1 G. Moult-on R. Thomas — •• 9 A. C. Meyer — f 0. Rowland w — v. i 1 OOLWYN BAY. P. N. G. Holmes 0 t). Peacock — „ Q H- F. Ashby 1 O. H. Harding „ 0 W. Jones 1 Dr. Williams 0 • a
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