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FOOTBALL. FIRST DIVISION LFAGUE. Results ud to Saturday, December 14th yo Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Manchester United 17 14 2 1 51 22 29 Sheffield Wednesday 17 11 4 2 38 24 24 Newcastle United 17 9 5 3 35 22 21 Bury 18 8 5 5 31 27 21 Everton i(i 8 6 2 35 28 18 Manchester City 15 6 3 6 31 25 18 Bristol City 17 7 6 4 3S 32 18 Liverpoot. 16 7 7 2 33 25 16 Notts County 18 6 8 4 19 26 10 Woolwich Arsenal 17 6 7 4 23 27 16 Aston Villa 17 6 7 4 30 35 16 Aston Villa 17 6 7 4 30 35 16 Preston North End 17 6 8 3 25 29 15 Boltun Wandereris 15 7 7 1 24 29 15 Blacliburc Rovers 17 7 9 1 23 31 15 Chelsea 17 6 9 2 23 36 14 Sheffield United 15 5 7 3 27 29 13 Notts Forrest 16 5 8 3 26 31 13 Middlesbrough 17 5 9 3 16 26 13 Sunderland 17 5 10 2 28 32 12 Birmingham 16 3 10 3 17 33 9
SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Newcastle United 5, Liverpool 1. Everton 2, Sunderland 1. Aston Villa 6, Middlesbrough 0. Bristol City 2, Blackburn Rovers 2. Bury 3, Sheffield United 2. Notts County 1, Manchester United 1. Chelsea 4, Preston North End 2. Sheffield Wednesday 5, Bolton Wanderers 2. Woolwich Arser.al 1, Birmingham 1. Manchester City 4, Nottingham Forest 2.
SECOND DIVISION LEAGUE. Rp,;u'its up to Saturday, Dee-ember 14th — Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Oldham Athletic. 15 11 3 1 30 13 2:3 Derby Cuunty 15 10 3 2 37 15 22 Fulham 17 11 6 0 39 20 22 Hull Citv 18 10 6 2 28 22 22 Bradford City 15 9 3 3 35 11 21 West Bromwich A 17 9 5 3 24 14 21 Burnley 17 8 5 4 32 25 20 Leicester Fosse. 16 7 4 5 28 27 19 Stoke 18 8 9 1 28 24 17 Stockport County 16 5 4 7 19 18 17 Leeds City 16 7 6 3 32 37 17 Barnsley 14 6 5 3 27 18 15 Wolverhampton W 17 4 7 6 13 19 14 Clapton Orient 16 6 8 2 19:3:1 14 Grimsbv Town 17 4 9 4 18 30 12 Gainsboro' Trinity 17 5 10 2 23 42 12 Blackpool 16 2 9 5 23 33 9 B! Glossop 14 3 8 3 22 33 9 Chesterfield 15 2 8 5 18 42 9 Lincoln City 16 3 12 1 18 44 7
SATURDAY'S MATCHES- I Stoke 2, Lilleoln City 1. Bradford City 2, Hull City 0. Derby County 2, West Bromwich Albion 0. Glossop 7. Chesterfield 3. Clapton Orient 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Oldham Athletic 4, (Jainsborough Trinity 1. Leeds City 4. Grimsby Tuwn 1. Burnley 4, Stockport County 0. Leicester Fosse 3, Barnsley 1. Fulham 3, Blackpool 0.
THE COMBINATION. Results uu to Saturday, December 14tlT: — Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Tranmre Rovers 10 10 0 0 39 11 20 Whitchurch 9 8 1 0 40 8 16 Crewe Alexandra 12 8 4 0 34 21 16 Cheater 10 7 2 1 38 15 15 Connah's Quay 12 6 4 2 25 32 14 Oswestry United. 8 5 0 3 26 10 13 Druids 9 4 4 1 24 21 9 Wroxham 14 3 9 2 29 41 8 Nantwich 9 3 5 1 17 23 7 Ban.-or 11 3 7 1 18 38 7 Chirk 8 3 5 0 15 17 6 Rhyl 8 2 6 0 13 27 4 Birkenhead. 9 1 8 0 10 31 2 We:shpool 9 0 8 1 13 45 1
SATURDAY'S MATCHES. I Oswestry United 4. Birkenhead 1. Nantwich 2, Chirk 1. Crewe Alexandra 5, Welshpool 3. Tranmere Rovers 4, Druids 1. Rhvl 4, Bangor 0. Whitchurch 5, Wrexham 0.
RHYL v. BANGOR. CITY TEAM WELL BEATEN. A very good match was witnessed on Saturday Lt Rhyl between the old rivals, Rhyl and Ban- gor. The ground was in a very heavy and wet oondition, owing to the rain, and play was diffi- cult. There wa/a fair attendance. Rhyl kicked oa against the wind, which had dropped considerably from the gale which had prevailed in the early morning. The teanis were as follow Bangor: Goal, H. R. Williams; backs, W. Evans and J. Arridge; halves, D. T. Da vies, A. Thomas and W. Parry; forwards, Pughe, Brad- shaw, Hotchkiss, Lloyd Jones and Oliver. Rhyl: Goal, T. Roberts; backs, J. Jones and D. Hughes; halves, Hughes, Ellis and Williams; forwards, Lappin, IJugiios, Harrison, Parry and R. Hughes. Mr Jones was linesman for Rhyl and Mr Ro- berts discharged that duty for Bangor. The opening stages were uncommonly tame, but Rhyl, after ten minutes' play, moved finely towards the visitors' goal, and they pressed for a time, with the result that Evans adopted the old Bangor tactics of kicking out, the ball find- ing its way into the Botanical Gardens on several occasions. This caused some agitation among the spectators, and theso tactics were dropped for a time. Rhyl were the first to securo a oorner, but Williams cleverly listed out, and Hotchkiss getting possession raced down the field, to be robbed by Ellis, who passed to Lappin, who in turn centred well to Ellis. Some smart play followed, in which Thomas and Hotchkiss showed capital form. The attack was kept up well, and Williams, after fisting out, found the hall returned bv Ellis. In tho scrimmage which took place in front of goal the visiting backs and the cua.'odian seemed to get into a bunch inside the uprights, leaving a very easy and open goal for R. Hughes, who made the first mark for Rhyl. This infused life into the Ba,ngor team. They made a fine run down the centre, and it seemed As if they were about to draw level, but Jack Jones cleared neatly. End to end play fol- lowed, and' Rhyl had to concede a corner, but nothing tangible accrued from it. Soon after this HotchkiH had to retire for a time in co.nse- quence of, a kick on his ankle. Rhyl played well. In his anxiety to save from Lappin Wil- liams again fisted out right on to the foot of R. Hughes who on e more found the not. Thence to the finish of the first half Rhyl had best best of the game, although the Bangor forwards ac- complished fine work, while their defence worked hard. The Rhyl goalkeeper was not taxed much, and on several occasions easily cleared some very long shots from the Bangor forwards. On changing ends Hotchkiss again took his place, and put in plenty of good work. Thomas again showed up well, but the Bangor team were outplayed on several oocasions. Lappin repeatedly robbed the forwards of the ball, which by clever combination was worked across the field to R. Hughes, but on one or two occa- lions Pughe and Bradshaw checked this move- » ent effecticelv. The third goal for Rhyl same from D. Hughes, and was well placed. In the last ten minutes Bangor endeavoured to find the net, and it appeared as though Hotchkiss would break through, but he was not able to manage it. Parry, one of the best players on the field on the day's form, put in the fourth for Rhyl just on time, and an exciti.ng match finished in a victory for Rhyl by 4 goals to 0.
NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. FIRST DIVISION. C" North Wales Chronicle 11 Challenge CUD.) Results up to Saturday, December 14th:- Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pta. Beaumaris 9 g 2 1 27 14 Holyhead 6 5 1 0 24 7 10 Bangor Reserve 6 3 1 2 21 15 8 Bhyl Reserve. 8 3 3 2 21 17 8 Carnarvon United 8 3 3 1 23 20 7 LUnrwst 7 3 3 1 13 17 7 Colwyn Bay .5 3 2 0 10 11 6 t)enbigh 7 2 4 1 10 16 5 ijianauano Amateurs 5 2 3 0 6 10 4 Plaenau Festiniog 6 2 4 0 14 29 4 °°nway 7 1 6 0 18 31 2
-SATURt')AY'S MATCHES. I Uenbigh •>, Beaumaris 1. Holyhead 5, Carnarvon United 0. Oonway 7, Blaenau Festiniog 3. Bangor Reserve 6, Llanrwst 2.
BANGOR RESERVE v. LLANRWST. ROOSTERS START WELL AND FINISH BADLY. (By "Recorder.") In dull weather and on a sodden ground, this match was played at Bangor on Saturday. Tlbe hot-r.(,,Ft.ers again had a heterogenous team on, whilst L.a.rirwfjt, who arrived fifteen minutes late, were very representative. The teams, who were in charge cl Mr Beech of Rhyl, were ai follows:— Banger Ted Oven; IJoyd, Henderson; T. A. Griffith, Jones, W. Jones, Joe Thomas, H. J. Da vies, R. Jones; H. Da vies, and Hughie Owen. ° Llanrwst: Gillett, W. Trevor Jones, W. Owen; G-Tenvillo Jones, Di Thomas, and Francis Wil- Uams; Kenneth Elias, Norman Jones, Gheethaon, «twa*d Jonee, Arthur Richards. The game commenced in a very startling man- ner. Hardly had the ball been set in motion before Grenvilie Jones darted do wn the wing and sent in a long drive, in attempting to step which Henderson diverted the ball into the net. This proved a bit of a surprise for the homesters, who desperately pressed, and both T. A. Grif- fith and Dick Jones nearly found the net. The latter screwed the ball in from an almost im- .pousible position, but Gillett, on his knees, effected a very creditable save. The visitors burst away agxùn, and quite unexpectedly Kenneth Elias registered the second goal. More surpriso. A minute or two later Dick Jones found himeelf in front of Gillett, whom he endeavoured to deceive with a. high phot, but Gilktt was all there, and he was all there too a moment aiterwards when one of the Bangor forwards sent in a tcrnfic grounder. Then HondeTson tried his luck with a ground dinve, in clearing which Trevor nearly sent through his own goal, GiHett catching the ball at the critical moment. The homesters did all the pressing, but they could do anything but score, and Trevor continually frustrated Dick Jones. Eindeavouring to do too much on his own, Hen- derson was robbed of the ball by Kenneth Elias, who with only the custodian in front of him scraped the top of the cross-bar. USELESS FANCY PLAY. CJoosidering the state of the turf, the Bangor fowwwdg play was rather too fanciful, but they were ab-out the Llanrwst goal like bees. Half-time: Llanrwst, two; Bangor Reserve, Tho opening Btages of the second half sb-w Bangor pressing with great vigour, but when the forwards got near the Llanrwst goal they landed the bail anywhere. Three yards froin the goal mouth Joe Thomas sent the ball flying noax the corner post. At length Hughie Davies and Dick Jones worked the ball down tho field, and Dick Jones scored with a ground ahot, though Gillett made a gallant attempt to save. A CURIOUS EQUALISER. The homesters were now having all their own way, and they equalised in a very curious man- ner. For some reason or other the whole of the Llanrwst team (probably imaging tlieT4o was a foul) stopped playing, a.nd in an instant T. A. Griffith cannoned the bail into the net. In a minute or so Joe Thomas put Bangor ahead, the three goals being scored within five minutes. Tho Bangoir forwards ha.d now found Itbeix utride, and Hughie Davies sent in a beauty, Gillett making a concession of a. corner. An ugly incident occurred at this stage. Either acci- dentally or intentionally H. Owen (Bangor) kicked Grenvilie Jonee, who ran up to him in a fight- ing attitude, and appeared imminent. He looked like striking the Bangor player when the other players interfered. Soon afterwards H. J. Davies added the fourth goal for Bangor. In the last fifteen minutes, during which tho light was very had, Llanrwst were a beaten team. After Dick Jcnes had worked the ball down the field on his own, Hughie Davies put on the fifth. In the last five minutes, the Llanrwst goal was simply peppered, and followmg neat work by Hughie Owen, H. Davies put in the sixth, and what proved the last goal for Bangor. FinaJ: Bangor Reserve, 6; Llanrwst, 2.
BLAENAU FESTINIOG v. CONWAY. THE "QUARRYMEN" OUTCLASSED. (By "Linesman"). On Saturday an exciting struggle was witnessed at Conway, when Blaenau Festiniog were the visitors, in a North Wales Coast League fixture. A wonderful revival of form was apparent in the play of the Ccinwayites. The teams turned out as follow:— Blaena.u Festiniog: E. Hughes; J. Lloyd and M'Naughton; J. T. Hughes, T. Hughes and Wm. Jones; Robert Roberts, Wm. Williams, Meirion Jones, W. R. Owen and John Jones (captain). Conway: Joe Hughes; Tom Jones (captain) and O. Ellis; Shem Jones, W. J. Jones and Sam. Hughes; T. Craven, Hugh Parry, T. Atherton, Smith, and Sam Parry. Referee: Mr W. Llewelyn Jones, Llanrwst. Notwithstanding the bitterly cold weather, there was a good number of spectators when Tommy Atherton set the sphere going against a cross wind, Conway having lost the toss. The homesters at once pressed, and after breaking through Festiniog's half-back line forced a corner on the right. The shot was well placed, and Sam Parry had hard lines, his effort only missing by a few inches. The homesters still oontinued to press, but Smith relieved by kicking over tho bar. The quarry men then put their forwards in possession, and.play was carried into the home territory, but Tom Jones cleared with an overhead kick. A foul against the visitors presented Conway with a favourable opening. The 12ather was dropped right in the visitors' goalmouth, and W. J. Jones, the Conway centre- half, steered the leather into a safe billet in the corner of the net, thus opening the score for Conway. The visitors failed to get down from' the centre, and the homesters again took up the attack. Tom Craven was next in prominence, but he nullified a one sprint by over-running the ball. W. J. Jones received the goal kick, and speedily made tracks for the visiting citadel, only to finish up. by sending high over the cross- bar. Shortly afterwards Sam. Parry, on the left, sent in a good centre, which was only saved at the expense of a corner, which, however, the homesters failed to improve upon. Once again Sam Parry was in possession, and racing along the touch-line, finished up with a neat centre. A scrimmage followed, and Atherton, getting away, breasted the ball into the net, thus putting Conway two points up. A period of midfield play followed, and then the homesters broke away, and a corner, forced by Atherton off Hughes, was neatly converted by Smith. About five minutes later Sam Hughes sent in a well-judged shot. McNaugh- ton attempted to head over the bar, but bad the mortification of seeing the ball enter his own goal. With the score at four nothing in favour of tho homesters, the quarrymen roused them- selves, and the forwards now advanced with a better combination than they had yet displayed. Tom Jones brought down an opponent within tho dreaded area, and the Festiniog men wto granted a penalty, which Meirion Jones con- verted. A PENALTY FOR CONWAY. The homesters responded gallantly, and the play was now fast and exciting fn front of the visiting citadel, and Atherton scored from a penalty. An interval of midfield exchanges, interesting but not exciting, followed, a.nd then the visitors again beat the home defence, and W. R. Owen was responsible for their second point. Atherton was responsible for Conway's sixth goal. Ho broke through the visiting de- knoo "on his own,"ant& neatly-pa^ the feather into the net. Half-time score: Conway, 6; Featiniog, 2. Re-starting, the visitors at once assumed the offensive, and the forwards were swarming round the home goal, and Meirion Jones put on the finishing touch, thus scoring Festiniog's third and last goal. The homesters still attacked, and continued to force a number of corners, which, however, proved fruitless. The energy of the Festiniog men seemed to have fizzled out, and the home forwards were considerably handi- capped by the bad light. Conway's seventh goal came from the foot of Sam. Parry, who sent it in from the left wing. No further score was effected by either side,and the whistle for time was welcomed by both the spectators and players alike. Final aoore: Conway, 7; Festiniog, 3.
DENBIGH v. BEAUMARIS. LEAGUE LEADERS DEFEATED. (By "Caleffryn.' ) What proved to be (the best game seen on the Graigroad enclosure this season took place on Saturday, wfiien the Denbigh eleven enter- tained Beaumaris, the League leaders- Greadi interest was evinced in the event, and a good muster of puppotrters attended1- Had it not been for the inclemency of tihe weather (rain oeaeelesaLy fell during the morning) there wousld no doubt have been a record attendance- A rousing oheea- greeted the combatants when tfcey airrived on the ground, which was in f fairly good condition, tlhanka to the efforts of G roundsman Millward- Beaumaris were minus the pervioes of two of their regular players, and LLew. Rees was a notable absenitee from the home ranks. The teams lined up undter the supervision of Mr Tom Jones, of Hoilywell. Denbigh won the toep, and defended the bot- tom goal- From tihe centre the ball was car- ried down to ihcane quarters, where some pretty play was displayed by the visiting quintet. Their combination nonplussed the home defen- ders, but Tom Albert Davies relieved the preepure with a huge punt. The leather was sent to the Denbigh right, w-here some good passes were seen. Dick Morris EvanB left the "Beau's" half and full back hopelessly in the rear. and centred strongly- E- E. Davies met the ball, and nearly opened the scoring, the visiting custodian bringing off a smart save at the expense of a ocsraer, which proved barren. Pilay was now transferred to tho other end of the field, where Morgan Jones and Humphreys were seen to distinct advantage. The home half-backs, however, stuck to their work with grim determination, and frustrated all their efforts. Jones evenitiualily gained possession of tihe leather, and after a dlashing- run up the field gave to E. E. Davies, wno, after neatly dribbling past two opponents, shot hard and Straight for goal, but Jones brought off a grand save. The home forwards kept up the pressure, and at one point RandlcB and Ber- wyn Davies moved together in fine style, but the final shot of tihe former was yards too high. Then came tihe visitors' turn to take up the attack, whicih they did with great skill, Tom Albert, Luth Evans, and Gwilvm Wil- liams put in some excellent defensive work. Sam- Griffiths was called upon to save many hot shots but he dealt with them in his best pORsihle style- The "Bow-wows" again got going-, and the vifeiting defenders had a very trying time for a few minutes- The ball even- tually roiLled into tfiie net, but the referee did not allow the ponilfc. This was indeed hard luck for the (homesters, as the player who handled the oohll in his anxiety to score might easily have done so had1 he kept a "oool head." The visitors soon had the ball hovering in front of the home goalmouth, where Sam saved a beau- titM abot from HuimjpihreyB hi an equally note- worthy manner. Tom Albert, wtbo was a tower of strenctlh in tihe Denbigh defence, was loudly aprplauKrod for his splendid defensive tactics. The home trio off half-baoka were putting in aJU. they knew, and checked many ugly rushes. E. E. Davies and Soomer Jones (neatly eluded the visiting- centre-half, amp the latter had a dhot at goal, which just passed the wrong aide of the post Keeping- up the pressure the home- sters efforts were at last rewarded- After Jones had saved many shots from the "Bow- wows" forwards, the ball came out to Randies who promptly penifc it to the rigging with a magnificent efcot- Loud cheers greeted this suc- ceS^- The "Beaus" played witu great determi- nation after this reverse, but clever as they were, the home defence was a trifle c-'everer a-nd managed to keep them at bay. Denbigh h-idl a smart run up on the right, but the lea- ther wap safely removed, tho visitors keeping up a hot atttack until the interval arrived when inead: Denfoig,h Beaumaris 0. The home supporters were very jubilant over the homesters' performance in the first 45, but net a minute of ifcbe second moiety had elapsed oro their jirfjuatians received a "damper," for coming up the field in fine style the "Beau's" before the lhom.eet.ers quito knew vvttiere they were- Thereafter, the visitors ral- lied and the game became even faster than in the fust half. Tommy Davies checked a pretty ooraibrned move on the left, and gave to Berwyn, who got gome; well. Beating the haJf back and! the reaa- division he ffoct ,-he .eather with great precision, but Jones I off a capital save. Play ruled in midfield for a snort time afterwards, but the home left again got going. Berwyn at this period was p.aying a great game, and, again beating the e.enoe he ocntred strongly. Jones was there sooner than the goalie expected, and scored the second goal for his side, amidst tremendous ap- pdause- During the next ten minutes the visi tors were playing for all they were worth but Tom Albert andf tihe "Captain" defended val iantly. At length down came Berwyn again This time his oenitre was met by E. E. Daviea who registered the "Bow-wows' » third and Inst £ oal amidst a hurricane of re. The Bean's" did all in their power to lessen the &ap, bid tihe homesters held them safelv and when Referee Jonea called "time" a grand game ended with the following result:-I)enbigh 3 goals; Beaumaris, 1.
NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. SECOND DIVtSldN- Results up to Saturday, December 7th • P- W. D. L. F. A. P. Denbigh Ch. G. 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 Denbigh Res 2 1 1 0 6 4 2 Ruthin 10 1 0 1 5 0 Corwen Res 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rhuddlan Con. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NORTH WALES WEDNESDAY LEAGUE. Results up to Wednesday, December 11th:— Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. P'ts Bangor Wed 3 3 0 0 7 l 6 Llandudno Celts 5 2. 2 1 10 6 5 Llandudno Coc 4 2 1 1 12 9 5 Colwyn Bay 4 1 3 0 5 10 2 Penmainmawr 4 1 3 0 6 14 2 WEDNESDAY'S MATCHES. Bangor Wednesdays 1. Llandudno Celts 0- Llanducho Corinthians 4, Colwyn Bay 2-
WELSH AMATEUR CUP. (2nd Round.) LLANDUDNO v. COLWYN BAY. THE AMATEURS AVENGE A DEFEAT. It is only a. foa-tnight ago since there teams met in the Coast Amateur Cup tourney at Col- wyn Bay. On that occasion the homesters pre- vailed to the extent of three goals to one. Naturally the Amateurs were anxious to avenge this defeat, and were delighted when it was announced that they would again meet, this time at Llandudno, in the Welsh Amateur Cup com- petition. Every effort was made to strengthen the teams, and with this end in view. Jack Lunt made his first appearanoe this season, while C bee thorn was given preference over Stone for the outside left position, ao ftliat the Stripes found themselves with a very strong eleven m the fi,-Id. Owing to tha five miles radius rule Colwyn Bay, on the other hand, had to do without the services of Moss and Will Jones. Moreover, they had lost the assistance of Ned Griffiths, their Stirling right half, in consequence of an accident received while at his work on Wednes- day. Tommy McCann therefore feU back to the second line, thus de.priving the forwards of their best shot. About 15 minutes after the advertised time the teams lined up as follows:— Llandudno :-R. Lunt, goal;. J. H. Jones and Jack Lunt, full backs; Jacob Williams, G. Da- vies, a.nd H. Pearson, halves; W. A. Williams, Alden-son, J. Williams, Brookes-Evans, and Cheetham, forwards. Colwyn Bay:—C. Hall wood, goal; H. Hughes and 0. E. Williams, full backs; T. McCann (capt.), T. Wellings, and J. Williams, halves; J. T. Owen. W. T. Jones, E. Reckless, Stanley Hughes, and J. Ll. Owen, forwards. Refereo: Mr E. Browne Jones, Rhyl. There was a large attendance of spectators, the newly erect-ed grand stand being filled to its utmost capacity. J. Williams won. tho toss, and choaguto play against the wind in the first half. Half a gale was blowing across the ground at the time, and accurate play waa impossible. Reckless set the leather in motion, and tracks were made,to- warda Lunt, but John Horny cleared, In doing l' ao the leather went out of play. A series of throwB-in followed, and from one of these W. A. Williams delighted the crowd with a. smart run down on the right. Unfortunately he ran the ball over the line. The Amateurs continued to held the advantage, and foe, pome time tho Colwyn Bay goal was in jeopardy. Considering the wind the home forward line passed with a fair amount of skill, but they nullified their openings by erratic shooting. Colwyn Ba.y even- tual!y opened out on the right, and forced a throw in. From this McCann attempted a long pot, which, however, went wide. From the goal- kick Johnny Williams received, and set his left wing in motion. The latter carried the ball well down; but tcund a stumbling block in McCann He, in turn, kicked well forward, and Stanley Hughes receiving cleverly tricked G. Davies, but in passing to his partner placed tho ball out of play. Up to this stage the most noticeable feature of the half was the number of throws-in taken. The Amateurs again attacked, and Hall- wood was ctlled upon to clear from Johnny Wil- liams. A moTient later Brookes-Evans put be- hind from A goou position. The Bay in turn icok up the running, and forced a corner. This was well placed by J Ll. Owen, but nothing resulted. From the goalkick the homesters be- came aggrtssive, and the visiting defence was sorely tried. The most effective work was per- formed on tha right, wher-i Aldorson and Wil- liams were playing a sterling game. Once more failure attended the efforts of Ithe Amateurs. Thence until the interval the game was fairly evenly contested, both goals being visited in turn, but every effort to score proved futile. Half-time: Colwyn Bay 0, Llandudno 0. In the second half the homesters were pretty Oinfident of success, for they now had the as- sistance of the wind. Straightaway from the centre they came on in a line, but when favour- ably placed Johnny Williams shot woefully week. For quarter of an hour they penned the "Reds" in their own territory, but found the defence on their best behaviour. Several clever clearances by Hallwood were deservedly applauded. From a goalkick W. T. Jones tried to break away, but Pearson successfully intervened, and made a good return. THE FIRST GOAL. This, 0. E. Williams cLeared, and placed well forward to Reckless, who. in company with Hughes and Owen, broke away. The latter, in passing John Henry, kicked too far forward and Bob Lunt cleared. Straightaway from the clear- ance the homootors attacked, and J. Williams shot. In attempting to clear Hallwood fell, and Brookes-Evans with an empty goal before him had no difficulty in opening the score. Loud and prolonged cheering marked this incident, and stimulated by their success the homesters per- severed in their efforts, and kept in close proxi- mity to Hallwood. On one occasion G. Davies tried a long pot, Hallwood rushed out and lite- rally lifted the leather from the foot of Cheeth- am. Although surrounded by players he refused to give up possession, and relief was brought about when the whistle was blown for a. foul. Darkness was now setting in, and the flight of the ball waB followed with some difficulty. Several effcirts were mode by the visitors to break through, but without effect. The result of the match was placed beyond question about 15 minute.* from the call of time. W. A. Williams central and Brookes-Evans, with a beautiful header,' placed past Hallwood. This was a splen. did goal, but i* is qtesti-inablo whether Evans was en-side when he received the leather. How- c-er, thence to the end there was only one team in it, and they were the home lot. 0. E. Williams incurred the displeasure of the crowd by refusing to take a goalkick owing to remarks which wore being passed by spectators situated at the rear of the goal, a.nd the referee hod to admon- ish the offenders before the game proceedd. No- thing furthr of note oocurrel up to the call of time, when the final score was :—Llandudno 2, Colwyn Bay 0.
FRIENDLY MATCHES. BETHESDA COUNTY SCHOOL v. BEAUMARIS COUNTY SCHOOL The Bethesda County School football team brought this term's matches to a close at Beaumaris on Satur- day. The visitors were at full strength, and proved themselves superior in all points to the Beaumaris eleven. The latter were without their centre-forward, and consequently the home front line was ragged, whilst the defence wandered about the field striving to fill in the gaps. The Bethesda forwards, who keep to their places well, and who have cultivated the short passing game, were attacking throughout the first half. Vavasor Jones at the centre worked through time after time, and scored three goals during the game. Rowland Jones at inside right played with coolness, and was very effective. Peter Williams at inside left scored a clever goaJ, lifting the ball safely into one corner of the net. Hughie Evaijs scored the fourth goal from a pretty pass. The. Bethesda defence was goal-proof. Glynne Owen wti- good in his new position. For Beaumaris, Austin, the right full bapifT worked hard from beginning to end, and more goals might have been scored had it not been for his exertion. Score Bethesda, 5 Beaumaris, 0. REVIEW OF THE TERM. Brock, the Bethesda captain, is to be congratulated on the success of his team this term. The team has experienced but one defeat; it haa drawn twice; and has beaten the County Schools at Carnarvon, Beaumaris, and Llanrwst, in addition to claiming a victory over the University College Reserves bv 5 goals to 1. The following is the record B.C.S. v. Friars School (lost), 0—5; Llangefni C.S. (draw), 3—2; Llangefni 0.9. (draw), 3—3; Carnarvon C.S. (won), 3—1; ^Llanrwst O.S. (Won), 4—1; U.C.N.W. Reserves (won), S—1; Mr Vivien's XI. (won), 5—2; Beaumaris C.S. (won), 5-0.
COLWYN BAY JUNIORS v. GWYDR ROVERS. The return m,atch between these teams took place at Colwyn Bay on Saturday. The Juniors wore 'placed to face a stiff, breeze. During the first few minutes play was very fast, and the Juniors scored. From tho centre the Rovers took up the running, and were awarded a penalty, from which they equalised. 'the Rovers kept up the pressure, but could not in- crease therr score. The Jonk>rs again -became prominent on the right, and scored. The Royera tried hard #to equalise, but half-time arrived with the score: Juniors, 2; Rovers, 1. On the redstart the Juniors were aggressive, and a good attempt went wide. Keeping up the Dreesure the Junkxtj were awarded a series of fruitless corners. End to end play followed, a.nd during one incursion tho Rovers equalised. Both sides tried hard to gain the lead, and dtoring a vigoroue aitaok by the Rogers the final whistle sounded- with the score: Colwyn Bay, 2; Gwydr Rovers, 2.
II mLDEMON DRIVERS IfllL1 ARE OUT AND OUT THE BEST. I TO DEAJLEKS, OR 36, QUEEN VI i STREET iONDON.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. (By "Criticua-") BANGOR AND DISTRICT. LDaaiTWSt staa-tbed well, but finished baeffly at Bangor on Saturday- In tha first ten minures. of the game they elan umed the ball into the net twice, mucin, to the surprise of the Bangor defenders, who apparently had Rot realised that tho game had started. Gradually, however, the homesters found their feet, and fairly waltzed round tihe Roos- teas, but having regard to the muddy state of the turf tihe waltzing waa a bit overdone with the result that pome time elapsed before goals came. Another very gtreat obstacle in the way j of the home forwards w-as Gillet.t, the Llanrwst goalkeeper, who has a remarkable peinohamt for dropping on his knees. He must have stopped at least a dozen "sure things." • Soeing that long shotp produced no results, the homesters adopted tbhe tactics of working the baJJ. right up to tihe custodian, who at last had to own defeat, but not imtil the second half had well advanced. » » Having tasted blood, the home forwards fairly roasted the Roosters, wtlncfso defence fell to pieces, with the result tihiafc Bangor finished up winners by six goals to two- < Thefo waa nothing very exciting about the game except tho goalkeeping of Gillett, who formerly played for Bethesda, and but for hia wetrtk Bangor would hfave pootred at least a dozen goals- Excellent though his work was, it is doubtful whether suoh frequent knee- drooping was necessary- < On ithe Bangor sidle Ted Owen, the custodian, had a holiday; the full baeks were safe, lJoyo making- a /satisfactory debuit; tihe halves were moderate. T. A. Griffith being the best of the trio, whilst the forwards plaved much better in the second half than they did in the first, when they took their opponents too cheaply. Diok Jones kept his forwards together, and combined well witih H. Davies. H. J. Davies C'ed a bustling- port of game and H. Owen a lhand in most of the goals eoored by his side- Joe Thomas, who completed the line, was a suoooes-
DENBIGH. The Beaumaris eleven aro olever- One can easily realise how they are at the had' of League table. Their combination in the game against Denbigh on Saturday was excellent, but the final movemente of their attack lacked the effectiveness of tilieir opponents- "Doge" thoroughly deserved their victory, which was no fluke, but ilie.result of real good p-fay. Several of the visiting team admitted to the writer that they had been defeated by a better team- On Saturday Denbigh certainly were better, amd provided' they always nlny as they did agairpt tilie "Beau's" no team in the League can "drop" them at Graig-react. < Sam Griffith displayed his usual cleverness in goal, and stopped many "teasers." Of the bocks, R. T. Williams played well. but was not always reliable. Tom Albert Daviqa was easily the best back on the field. Tommy Da- viea and Gwilym Williams were in fine for but tbepiok was Luth Evant», who tackled amd fed m an excellent manner. The forwards were all pdaying well- Dick Morria Eyans and E. E- Davies were Ithe best wing in tihe first half, but Berwyn and' RandlEs were the most prominent in the second moiety, the runs and centres of the former being features of the Jones played a dashing game through- out. For the visitors Jonep kept goal in a. most creditable manner, amd couild not be blamed for She goals thftt passed him. He had much more to do than has "vis-a-vis." The backs played good football, but PritdhArd was not steady at times. The halv-ep workecP with a will throughout, and kept their forwards going nioeily. Humphreys played a bustling game in the centre, wihilst the displlay of Morgan Jomes was a treat to witness- Morgan is indeed a akilful player, and hip partner also showed up prominently. Bellwood on the extreme right made same good runs.
LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY, WRINKLES. The Amateurs were successful on Saturday in defeating Colwyn Bay in a cup-tie. < Next Saturday's match ought to attract a good gate. ° » » Th-3 visitors are Holyhead. 1 Don't forget that series of cup finals at Ban- gor, Amateurs I » < • ,asiiOonwayitis have secured two points in the Leagw, and they thoroughly deserved them. The Festiniog mea were outclassed. » » McNaughten did the homesters a good turn on Saturday by heading the ball into hia own goal. The revival of form in the homesters is ex- tremely welcome. » a The best man on the field was W. J. Jones, Llanfairfechan, who is a tower of strength to the Conway half-back line. # » Last Saturday's match brought out some of the members of the committee. « • « • The chairman waa quite an enthusiastic spee- tetor. • • • • It was somo time since he had seen the team play, as he has lately been following the fortunes of the schoolboys. » » The Conway team will journey by motor char-a- banc to Llanrwst oh Saturday, where they hope to capture a couple of points from the Roosters. Conway have secured the transfer of H. Mulli- gan from the Llandudno Amateurs. # # They are giving him a trial at Llanrwst on Saturday. • It • • He played for Tranmere Rovers last season, and ought to prove an acquisition to Conway. it # He is to partner Tom Craven on the right wing. # Holyhead have displayed good sportsmanship in Ii giving the ,conway (team £3 to play their League fixture at Holyheasd on Christmas Day. The Conwayites can send a good team. < < < < The "Blues" hope to play the postponed fix- tore with Carnarvon, at Carnarvon, on Boxing Day.
BANGOR CHIT-CHAT. Llanrwst looked very happy during the fulst of their game witih Bangor on Saturday. « Before the game finished, however, Way looted a bit rack. » Taking it through and through there was vetrv Urttfo in tihe game to enthuse over- J • » • Gillett, the Llanrwst custodian, was the hero bof thser piece* • # • Tho Llanmwt forward who lost. his iemjxar and went up to Hughie Owen evidently with; -the object of striking him, aobed very unwisely, and dhould' have been ordiered off. » It was. fortunate for him, that the incident- oq- euiared in Che 'ipiresemoe of the best crowd of sportsmen in North Wales. < If he had done such a thing, say in Carnar- von or Holyhead, wedQ —- ■» It ia rather strange fthat e. of the best pfayiers itt Bangor should be playing with the Reserve team. » It appears thalli they have an eye on the North Wate Coast League cfoampfcttiship medals. It's a foreforn hope, I'm afraid,
FOOTBALL FIXTURE I FOR SATURDAY AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.. SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 21st. ENGLISH LEAGUE (Division I<). Sunderland v. Newcastle United. Sheffield United v. Aston Villa. Notts Forest v. Preston North End. Middlesbrough v. Liverpool. Manchester United v. Manchester 0it,T. Everton v. Woolwich Arsenal. Chelsea v. Bury. l Bolton WantJenera T. Brirtol Blackburn Rovers v. Notts County. Birmingham v. Sheffield Wednesday. ENGLISH LEAGUE (Division IL), Blackpool v. Barnsley, Glossop v. Burnley. Gainsborough Trinity v. Clapton Orient. Bradford üity Y. Derby County. Stoke v. Fulham. Hull City v. Grimsby Town. Stockport County v. Oldham Athletic. West Bromwich Albion v. Lincoln City. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Leeds Ciity, Leicester Fosse v. Chesterfield. THE COMBINATION. Druids v. Chester. Rhyl v. Connah's Quay. Chirk v. Welshpool. Crewe Alexandra v. Tranmere Rovers. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE lDiv. L) ("North Wales Chronicle" Challenge Cup). v. Conway.—Mr F. J. H. Beech Llandudno v. Holyhead.—Mr E. Brown Jones. Carnarvon v. Bangor Reserve.—Mr A. C. Slater. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Division II). (Russell's Challenge Cup). Rhuddlan Con. v. Ruthin.—Mr J. E. Jones. CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25flu ENGLISH LEAGUE (Division I). Aston Villa v. Notts Forrest. Birmingham v. Manchester City. Preston North End v. Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland v. Bristol City. Liverpool v. Chelsea. Manchester Unitd v. Bury. Woolwich Arsenal v. Newcastle United. Sheffield United v. Middlesbrough. Notta County v. Everton. ENGLISH LEAGUE (Division II). Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Gainsborough Trinity. West Bromwidl Albion v. Chesterlield. Stockport County v. Leeds City. Hull City v. Lincoln City. Leicester Fosse v. Oldham Athletio, Bradford City v.Ba.rnsIey. Derby County v. Grimsby Town. Gloasop v. Clapton Orient. Burnley v. Blackpool. I THE COMBINATION. Connah's Quay v. Birkenhead. Chester v. Druids. Tranmere Rovers v. Chirk. Nantwich v. Whitchurch. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Division I). ("North Wales Chronicle" Challenge Cup). Holyhead v. Conway.—Mr E: Lloyd-Williams. Bangor Reserve v. Beaumaris.—Mr F. J. H, Beech. BOXING DAY (December 26th). ENGLISH LEAGUE (Division II). Notts Forest v. Aston Villa. Birmingham v. Notts County. Preston North End v. Blackburn Itovera., Manchester City v. Bolton Wanderers. Everton v. Bristol City. Chelsea v. Middlesbrough. Newcastle United v. Sheffield United. Sheffield Wednesday v. Sunderland. ENGLLSH LEAGUE (Division II). Bradford City v. Fulham. Gainsborough Trinity v. Grimsbr Towu. Barnsley v. West Bromwich Albion. Derby County v. Chesterfield. Oldham Athletic v. Blackpool. Stoke v. Burnley. Lincoln City v. Hull City. Leicester Fosse v. Clapton Orient. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Stockport County, THE COMBINATION. Chester v. Tranmere Rovers. Oswestry United v. Chirk. Whitchurch v. Nantwich. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Division I), f"North Wales Chronicle" Challenge Cup). Holyhead v.LIanrwst.—Mr F. J. H. Beech. Rhyl v. Colwyn Bay.—Mr W. LI. Jones. Carnarvon v. Conway. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Division II). (Russell's Challenge Cup). Rhuddla.n Con. v. Corwen Reserve.—Mr H. Thomas. FRIENIMjIES. Bangor Town v. Prescot.
HOCKEY. HOCKEY TEST MATCH AT LLANDlilANO. EAST v. WEST. THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM CHOSEN* A hockey test match waa played on the cricket ground at Llandudno on Saturday afternoon between teams representing the East and West portions of North Wales. The object of tho match was to enable the committee to select the team 1;0 represent North Wales in the match to be played with South Wales at Llandudno on January 25th, 1908. It was a singu- lar coincidence that the captains of the opposing teams should be brothers, being the sons of Mr Charles Oonnah, the father of Welsh hockey, and who was present on he fied. The. association is exceed- ingly fortunate m having for its chairman such an able and energetic official as Mr H. V. Doughty-Davies (Colwyn Bay), who was also chairman of the Selection Committee and umpire for the West team. THE TEAMS. The teams wcre constituted a.<; follows: — East Team.-Goal, Llew. B. Evans (St. Asaph); backs, R. Banka (St. Asaph), J. W. P. Reece (Ruthin); halves, G. A. S. Mowatt I WreJlham), T. J. Whitehouse (Wrex- ham), G. Parry Jones (Trefnant); forwards, H. A. Gray (St. Asaph), H. Connah (St. Asaph) (captain), R. P. whittington (Ruthin), D. R. Rhys Evans (Wrex- ham), W. Harvev Jones (St. Asaph); umpire, Laurie Jones, Llandudno linesman E. P. Morris, Llandudno. West Team.—Goal, M. H. Davies (Bangor University); backs, G. W. Fosbery (Bangor), Cllas. Jones (Llan- dudno); halves, A. Evans Hughes (Colwyn Bay), F. Cbnnah (Qjlwyn Bay) (captain), P. G. Elias (Bangor University); forwards, E. Bone Llandudno), A. I,aw (Oolwyn Bay); W. E. Jones (Llandudno); W. Bailey (Colwyn Bay); E. Barlow (Bangor); umpire, H. V. Doughty Davies, Colwyn Bay linesman, Frank Cooper, Llandudno. The Selection Committee were: Messrs H. V. Doughty-Davies, Chas. Connah, Laurie Jones, and II. Walthall. THE PLAY. Play opened with a. determined attack by the West team, but the Easterners held the fort well. Sticks were given against the East when W. E. Jones got a centre, but the East kept up a brave de.fent;e for a time until W. E. Jones scored for the West. From the bully-off the West broke away again, and nearly scored, the Eastern custodian only saving at the expense t a corner. The Easterners having gained possession, transferred the play to the West territory, where they ultiniately secured a corner, lhe. Westerners retaliated with an attack on the opposing goal, but Parry Jones -relieved the pressure, and sent the ball down again, when Whittington succeeded in equalising matters. After somo mid-field play, the Westerners tried a shot, which went behind. A second attempt nearly came off. Bone afterwards got a fine centre. The ball still hung near the Eafct goal. when W. E. Jones came up and shot from a difficult angle right across the goal mouth. From the bully-off, the East found temporary relief, and eventually broke away, and for a short time kept the ball well within the Western boundary. P. 6. Elias relieved the preure for a while, and the Westerners took up a position near the East goal, when the referee's whistle stopped the play owing to Gray being slightly injured. He, however, soon re- covered, and from the bully-off the Easterners took the ball to the opposition quarter. BRILLIANT PLAY BY BONE. After a very pretty breakaway by Bone, which availed nothing, play was again confined to midfield until Bone again got going, and the ball was slwng across the centre, when W. E. Jones;, with a beautiful shot, scored number two for his side. From the bully-oil, the Easterners took the ball down the field, when Charlie Jones was penalised for sticks. The ball was afterwards taken up from near the centre line by Bone, who ran it almost to the corner, and, after evading three of his opponents centred across to W. E. Jones, who scored with a very fine shot, From the bully-off, the ball went to the right wing when Elias ran it up and passed to Bone, who made no mistake in adding another goal to the credit of the Westerners. The Easterners afterwards severely pressed, but Evans-Hughes saved the situation, and the Westerners were again pressing when Whittingtan broke away and took the ball to the W-est territory. Charlie Jones having relieved his side, the whistle blew far half-time, with the score standing:- West, 4 goals; East, 1 goal. BAILEY SCORES. After but a couple of minutes' interval, the teams again faced each other, when the ball was taken into Western territory. After another splendid run, in which Whittington and Connah were conspicuous, Omnah scored for the East. Play was afterwards kept in the Western quarters for a, short time, but eventually, owing to sticks being ranted, the pressure was relieved, and the ball passed to W. E. Jones, who ran it all the way down, and scored. From the bully-off, the ball was again taken to the East goal by the Western forwards, when Bailey put through number six for the West. Some mid-field plaYWäB afterwards witnessed, and the game was temporarily stopped owing to an injury to Bailey, and he had to retire. W. E. JONES AUGMENTS THE SCORE. Upon resuming, the ball was slung aaross to W. E. Jones, who again increased the score of his side. The Westerners were again about to break away when Whitehouse checked their movements. W. E. Jones afterwards got possession, and passed to Bone. For Q while the ball remained motionless in a posi- tion within the circle, wben the Eastern custodian and Bone rushed for it, but Bone was the first, and sua. ceeded in scoring. After the bully-off, Rhys Evans was responsible for It. very pretty run, and almost succeeded in !!Coring, but Da.vieø saved in sphmdid style. The light now fisgan to faiT, and for a while the ball was confined to nria-ftsld, until the Easterners broke away, but they were pcnaJised owing to Harvey Jones. being off-side. They, however, soon got possession again, when Charllo Jones was penalised for sticks. From the flee hit, the Westerners took the ball tQ. their opponents' quarters by a run, in which W. E. Jones and Bone distinguished ^themselves. Bone, however, shot wide of Che mark, after which time waa calted/hawft^Uie score:— I S'goalg; East, 2 cöeIIt.
I THE SELECTED TEAM. At the couuiusion or the game, the Selection Col mitteo met at liisborough House to select the teaf to represent North Wales in the match against Soul Walea, wuen the following were chosen :— Goal, M. II. Davies (i>uugor University); backi G. W. Fosbery (iiangor) and Charles Jones (Llai dudno); hall-backs, T. G. Whitehouse (Wrexham Frank Connah (Colwyn Bay), and G. Parry Jonf (Tretnant); forwards, E. Bone (Llandudno), Harol Ciunnah (St. Asaph), W. E. Jones (Llandudno), D. B Rh> s Evans (V\ rexhaui), and E. Barlow (Bangor). Heserves: Llew. B. Evans (St. Asaph), J. W. ll Reece (ltuthin), it. Banks (St. Asaph), P. G. Elii (Bangor University), G. A. S. Mowatt (Wrexhanil H. A. Gray (St. Asaph), W. Harvey-Jones (St- Asaph) and another.
ANNUAL DINNER. The annual dinner was held at the North Westell Hotel in the evening, when Mr Walthall preside! over a good attendance. A splendid menu was pro vided by the manageress and her excellent staff. The Chairman having proposed the loval toast, if Frank Barlow gave that of The Prince" and Prince* of Wales" and "The Royal Family," both of which wot mu8icaJly honoured. Mr Doughty Davies next submitted the toast of "Sil Alfred Jones, the President of the Association," whoa he characterised as one of the leading lights of coin mcree. Mr Doughty Davies also proposed the toast of Chairman," which was responded to by Mr WalthaUl THE FUTURE OF THE NORTH WALES HOCKEY. Mr E. S. Barlow submitted the toast of The Chairf man of the Association, Mr Doughty Davies, anff also that of the Vice-Chairman, Mr Oonnah. He sail Mr Davies had done a great deal for the Association and, with others, wu« responsible for the improveineil that had taken place in North Wales hockey thil year. He thought there was still a good future ft* hockey in North Wales. Instead of ten clubs, thei should hajrg twenty next year (bear,hear). He unded stood that several more clubs proposed to join tht association next year (applause). Mr Doughty Davies, in responding, said that it vaf a great pleasure to him to think that hockey ii North Wales was at present on a better status thai ever (hear, hear). There were signs of a great revival in the game, and he hoped that they wouW soon have 50 clubs in the association. Before lonj they would be a.ble to boast of as many teams ai South Wales, and then North Wales wouid reclaim i position as being the home of hockey (applause). MR BONE COMPLIMENTED. Mr Harold Connah proposed the health of the cap tail of the West team, to which Mr F. Connah responded and gave the toast of the captain of the East, wh« also suitably responded. Mr Archie Lowe gave the health of the visitors which was responded to by Mr T. H. Fitzsimons in < humorous speech. Mr Mobley gave tlie toast of the treasurer and secrC* tary, and complimented Mr E. Bone on his brilliaif play that afternoon. An enjoyable musical programme followed.
The Bethesda County School Girls have had ft successful hockey season. Miss Gracie Pritchard, whi has captained the school for two seasons, has, witQ her team beaten the County Schools at Llangefni, Car* narvon, and Llanberis, whilst the ma.tch between ili4 School and the University College First XI. was abaiW doned at half-time, owing to the weather, with nd score on either side. The following is the record: B.C.S. v. Llangefni (won), 4—1; Carnarvon (won) 3—2; Carnarvon (lost), 1—0; St. Mary's (lost), 0—JJ Llanberis (won), 5—3.
MOCHDRE MEN BOUND OVEB A LIGHT SLAP AND A SMALL KICK. At tho Ckj&wyn Bay Petty Session^ liield Saturday, \V m. Pritciharci!, of Chapel-streeL Modhciro, ohaqjed Joint Thomas with wig (him on Dootsruiber 9th. There was also a aroee-auananonp for a. libo ofTeaice at tluo 6 timo and place- Mr rr. H. Morgan (Mesma T. H. Morgan an4 Co-) appeared far Thomas- W m. Pnfcctfaeurd said he was coming- fratB Moohdire to Coiwyn Bay on Saturday, the 9th ocf November, ajt about &.30 in the ovomrtA Wiiem near Tajn-y-Bryn, Croeeau, he ooinld ibeai sotmeoaie oallin.g- him and ihia father "all £ hfl mohiMunes pcxssibtte." He turned round. asked John Thomas what he ihad done to' hint! The latter replied "Would you lifoe tokmow fibd octde ?" and dbaou etruck him on the ohek. Oota< pftainamit them said that two could play at thai game, and hit <Aeforj*iLiriifc in sett-defence. 3 he iiUid not dome 00 he (tihe speaker) believed djefewiant would have muncLedxxt mm. He said it was by the old smithy that lie met defeaidfeuit- He root Serg Itecs by tha BfriokfieM, amd tihe latter had 8e»n| tihie blood running- down his cheek from the wound caused by tiho deffeixlant- He did notj hit defendairut in the face, and break a tootJh j! it waa in the oheflt that his blow was struck- He eaw mio one an itohe road at the time. Mr Morgan said that while Che defendant was going ihomo on the night in question, afl ho got to tihe bottom of the hill near the wood, aamiectrse jumped out,stlluck him in the kiobod hun, and fchietn ram awuy. Thomas lowed aa frur as the orcpg roatte and just befori ircacuiing- there he saw from the light of th4 lamps that it was Prrtoh<a«rd who was ruwningv John Thomas said1 that wthen Pritoharj jumped out and struck him in the mouttfc hrieiakiing a, tooth, (he (witness) ask-ed him wibq he was, and whait was the matter. "In reply, said Thomas, "I got a kick in the abdomen-* In rap&y to a magistrate, witness said he <h4 not see defendant umbfl. he passed by a hang further along- the .road. Wihen the man ra.^ away witness followed him. Ho went aa far ai the aroos iroadis, but dad not see Pxitohaia again. He met Wm. Jones coming slsoniily afterwardb-' Prnitchard admitted kicking Thomas, but moi in the abekxmen as staAed, but in the ohost. Ha <iid ncifc do this until Tfcomap had attempted M kiokhim. Tlifa Chairman: How did you know it was dhis man who kicked you ? Thomas: Whein I saw him pass the lamp. The Oh aiirmaaii: How did you know it wad tih e same m an ? Thomas: Boca use he told Huig-h Jones what he ihad done to mo- Reiplyinig to a magdstrate, witness said bill did not loeo sight of Pritahaj-d between the gatd and tfoo jiamp.
"A LIGHT SLAP AND A SMALL KICK1* Ilujgii Jones, a. cairter, wiho had to bd smtbpeemtid to appear, paid that Pritohard had met [ham at the top off Station-road, and toid him that he had ihad a bit of a row with Jdhm Thomas. Ptritafoajrd added that he had giveflj him "a ligiht slap and1 aamall kick" (Laugih* ter)- Mr Morigan reanarked tlhat witness waa telling a (Efferent tale to that told him (tha advocate) pry. Wm Jones, blacksmith, gave evidence t4 meeting Thomas at Nant Smithy. Thomas;. was at that trme bleeding from the mouth. told him that Piritahard had hit him- Sorgt. Jomes Rees aaid he met Pritchard nea* he Brickfield, when !he made a certain com- plaint to witness. There was a slight ecratdai on Pritchard's cheek, wihicih was Mee.ding. The magistrates retired, and on retmrnina said they rewind the oase a. difficult one, bocausa of the" circumstances attending lit- TfoejS t-'<v.7.Tht that justice would bo done if both rnwffl v' \<mnd over in the Bum of JB5 each to oi bohavioiBr for six mowtihs.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE IN FLINT DISTRICT. REMARKABLE STATEMENTS AT HOLYWELL. At the monthly meeting of the Holywell Committer of the Flintshire Education Committee last weelC, a, discussion arose as to the causa of the very low average of school attendance among the children id the Flint district, and the attendance officer remarked that BagiDt and Flint were admitted to be the two. very worst places in that respect in the county. Mr J. P. Joneo: Is it a fact that many of the, children's parents pawn their clothes, and the chil- dren are in the house absolutely "naked? The Officer: Yea. Dr Williams (Flint): Is it not a fact that tM pawnbrokers of Flint make more business with j who come from a. distance than the Flint people The Officer: Not now. Mr J. P. Jones: It is nothing to go to houses Flint and find the children naked; they run ana hide behind the doors when anyone is about. 1' have no hesitation in saying Flint is the lowest di* trict in Flintshire, and next comea Bagillt. Dr Williams said if the children at Flint went t0 seitool they were sent; hack, and then they went flying pigeons. He had seen it himself that morning. Mr Lloyd Price. J.P., doubted whether Flint as bad as it WQ6 painted. If they compared FliD;6 with other similar towns he didn't 'think it stood at badly. The attendance officer said the Bagillt parents tooJr" their children out to pick cockles and coal-really to watch the policemen.
CHILDREN AS QAMB-BEATERS. The attendance officer of the Holywell district re- ported that two boys of school ago were employed for a. day game-beating by a. local gamekeeper, being paid 2B each. Mr J. P. Jones, J.P. I supopse this only happens one or two days a. year, and the boys enjoy it, X am sure. The officer said it was only one day, but tha practice was a very troublesome one. Dr Williams, J.P. The practice is a perfectly illegal one. It means paying them a little less than a man would be paid. Mr Lloyd Price, J.P. You object to the chil- dren having a. day's holiday? If it was a tea. party, at some chapel, you would allow them to go. Dr Williams: I hope you ace nOG going to argu« tha.t tea parties are on a. par with children beating pheasants. Mr J. P. Joncs: It is an opportunity for them to hare a real day's sport once a. year. If they at* playing about nothing is said but if they ha.ve real 8pOrl and earn II. FlJJi1liQ,g, a rnmpn9 is made. The Chairman: It ,j¡¡¡ an illegal act. Mr Llovd Price: Yon can drive a coach and tovF through any Act of Parliament, and you had bettec wink at this. After some further discussion, Dr Williams marked: "Bother the I9.w i That is the Holywell dwfc trine." Mr Llovd Price: By so doing our children attend school. A little common-sense, even in school attefjv dance, would bo very good. Tho attendance officer was terra aotyyW in case?- be-camo L.