I- (Continuation from 4th Pago.) FOOTBALL. NORTH WALES AMATEUR CUP. BEAUMARiS v. HOLYHEAD SWIFTS. VICTORY OF "THE TEAM OF TALENTS." (By "Critio"). Beaumaris 4 goals. IT l„l 1 Ci 1,. rauijiiuiiu c guuis. When these two teams last met, in a League encounter at Beaumaris, on the 17th ult., the homesters gained the verdict by securing four of the five goals scored, and considerable interest was taken in the match under notice, for it was expected to be a fine struggle. It was unfortu- nate that the weather conditions proved unfavour- able, though up to noon or so they were pleasant enough. The game was largely played through a drizzling rain, which did not, however, ("lamp the ardour of the players or their support- ers. A large number had journeyed from the seaport town to the scene of action, and when the teams lined out there was a large number of spectators. The home team were the first to make their appearance, and were greeted with thundering cheers as they stepped on the field, closely followed by their rivals, who were re- ceived with an encouraging cheer. Prior to the commencement of the game the band of the "Clio" Training-ship beguiled the waiting min- utes with several selections, which were well rendered and duly appreciated. Before proceed- ing to describe the game I should like to ac- knowledge the courtesy of Mr Briercliffe (chair- man of the Beaumaris committee), who very kindly provided the Press representatives present with chairs aud a table to facilitate them in their work. Mr R Hersee (Llandudno) was in charge of the £ ame, and the players lined out as under:— Beaumaris: Fielding Richards; W. G. Williams and S. Davies; W. J. Jones, W. O. Humphreys (capt.) and Emyr Hughes; Dick Humphreys, Dai Davies, H. Thomas, Smedley and Poole. Holyhead: Collier; Conlan and Parry; Roland Williams, W. T. Jones and Dick Ellis; Salisbury Owen, J. Rowlands (capt.), 0. B. Edwards, R. C. Jones and J. Jones. The rival captains tossed for choice of ends amid intense excitement, and Rowlands having won ho elected to play down the slope with a strong cross wind in his favour. Following the opening exchanges, Rowlands and "O.B." wended their way goalwards, but Williams relieved, and Dick Ellis returning, "O.B." secured, and passed on to "11.C. that player transferring to J. Jones, who appeared well placed, but was de- •j'ared offside. The homesters now made a tnove Gollierwards, but "W.T." headed clear, the ball eventually going into touch, from which Thomas secured, and gave to Poole, who was sue-cessfully tackled by Conlan. A run down by the visiting right was effectually checked by Wit iiams, but "\V.T." secured, and sent in a capital shot whicjj was well saved by Richards. The homesters tried to break away on the right, but Dick Ellis barred their progress, and placing beautifully to Rowlands, the latter slipped when in the act of shooting, Davies being thus en- abled to clear. Dai Davies attempted to get through, but Roland Williams robbed him clever- ly, and enabled his forwards to continue their attack. Some nice play between Rowlands and Salisbury resulted in the latter giving to "O.B. who caused Richards to fist out a good shot, and the ball reaching "W.T." he shot behind. The visitors were persistent in their efforts to score, but Williams was playing a grand game, and time after time averted disaster to his side. Some pretty play between Smedley and Poole was the moans of changing the venue, and Con- lan was hard pressed, but he managed to kick clear, only to see the ball returned on the right, Ernyr Hughes giving Dick Humphreys possession, but his final effort went wide. Salisbury seemed likely to prove dangerous at the other end, but having successfully eluded the attentions of Emyr he was robbed by Davies, who sent well up, the ball being returned by Parry, and "W.T. securing, he placed nicely for Salisbury, who how- ever was offside. The visitors renewed their at- tack, and were firmly established near the homo goal, when "W.T." was accidentally kicked by the home captain, the game being stopped for a fw minutes. The popular centre-half pluckily resumed, though it was seen he was in distress, end thereafter did not shine as conspicuously as he generally does. A good deal of midfield play followed, though on one occasion the homesters were very near scoring, a run by Thomas ending by his giving to Humphreys, who again shot wide when in a good position. The visiting for- wards again attacked, and Rowlands had hard lines with a good shot, whilst a moment later "W.T." shaved the upright with a splendid at- tempt. Responding to the cries of their sup- porters, the homesters made play on the left, and a pretty bout of passing between Smedley and Poole resulted in Conlan granting a corner off the latter, which proved abortive, after which Humphreys and Davies, on the home right, made tracks for Collier, but Davies shot feebly be- hind. Fifteen minutes had now elapsed, and tho visitors having had rather more of the play than their opponents, but the homesters were the Erst to score, for after Emyr had given to Poolo, that player eluded Roland, and sent across a nice contre, which Dick Humphreys pounced upon and planted the ball well out of Collier's reach. Beaumaris, 1; Holyhead, 0. Thundering cheers greeted this feat, and, as though to acknowledge the acclamations, the homesters redoubled tbeir efforts, causing the visiting defence many anxious moments, but they withstood the attack well. The visitors were by no means disheartened, and some pretty play by Salisbury and Rowlands resulted in the former testing Richards, who fisted out, Davies com- pleting the partial clearance. The homesters again got going on the right, but Parry relieved, and the ball going to W. J. Jones, he tried a long shot, which went wide. A nice bit of play bit the part of Dick Ellis was the means of putting "R.C." in possession, and having out- witied W. Humphreys, he parted to J. Jones, that plijyer sending in a iovely centre, which was placed out of danger by W. J. Jones. Emyr successfully coped with the efforts made a moment later by Rowlands and Salisbury. Poole was making headway, when he was tackled by Conlan, the homesters being awarded a free-kick, which Parry cleared, and "O.B." securing went off on his own, being able to force a corner off W. Humphreys, which was safely disposed of. Thomas went through at the other end, but has pass was intercepted and cleared by Parry, which enabled the visitors-to renew their attack on tho home goal, "O.B." being eventually robbed by Williams, and the homesters rapidly advanced to the other end, D. Humphreys again shooting behind. A nice centro by J. Jones was returned by Williams, whilst he thwarted (the efforts of "R.C." and "O.B." Within the next instant Thomas endeavoured to get away, but "W.T." intervened, and gave to "R.C. who was going strongly when he was fouled by W. Humphreys, the resulting free-kick coming to nothing. Parry had to clear from Dai Da- vies, which he successfully did. Coming- again on the left, Poole sent in a nice centre, which Thomas secured just outside the penalty area, and being unmarked, he studied himself and shot hard and true, the ball entering the far cornor. and though Collier threw himself at the ball he was not able to reach it. Beaumaris, 2; Holyhead. 0. The home supporters went wild with delight, and the cheers were simply deafening, the home- sters, spurred on by their second success, making » determined raid on the visiting goal. Parry and Conlan being hard pressed, but tho ball v.,as ulti- mately cleared, and the visiting quintet dashed down, the movement culminating in "R.C. firing uichards a very warm handful, he having to grant a fruitless corner. The visitors were not to be denied, but a good chance was lost through Rowlands having slipped when nicelv placed. W. J Jcnes was allowing the visiting left but vory little latitude, and often placed his forwards in possession, while Roland Williams' fine tackling and judgment was freely commented oil- Richards dealt very ably with a splendid effort by "W.T. and W. Humphreys securing gave to W. Thomas, who in turn passed to Smedley, that player testillg Collier, who cleared, but the homesters were not to be denied, and they returned on the left, Poole finishing up with another splendid centro, which went to D. Humphreys, that player sending in a shot which appeared to be going out of play, but which in reality struck the far post and into the net, much to Collier's astonishment a.nd chagrin. Boaumaris, 3; Holyhead, 0. This naturally put the homesters on exceeding- ly sood terms with themselves, but the visitors dashed away from the restart, R lehardr, having to rush out to clear from "R.C. and immedi- ately afterwards Rowlands headed in. but Rich- ards saved again.after which the home team again attacked, but Parry came to the rescue of his side, he and Rowland Williams being conspicu- ous for their defensive play. A sustained attack by Lhe visitors followed, and a melee took place near goal, during which "O.B." securcd the ball, and Richards threw himself into the midst of the rude of players, and though he succeeded in g-ottdng tho ball away ho was injured, but was ablo to resume. From now to the interval the visitors had most of the play, though Collier was called upon to defend his charge once or twice. Five seconds prior to half-time the efforts of the visitors were rewarded, "R.C." doing the trick wito a really magnificent shot, thus reducing the w&d gained by the homesters, score •—■ Beaumaris, 3; Holyhead, 1. Resuming hostilities the homesters made play on the left, but Roland Williams kept them well in check, but they came again on the left, and Parry missing his kick let in Dick Humphreys, who sent across, for Poole to place the ball be- hind. They were back again in a moment, and Collier had to exert himself in order to repel a good attempt by Thomas. The visitors, well fed by their halves, then had a turn, and "O.B." boating W. Humphreys, sent forward for Salis- bury, but he was not up in time, the ball going over, though the latter -made a good attempt to get at it. b Rowlands and "O.B." were making strenuous efforts to break through, but the home defenoe was very safe, and from a free-kick given against the visitors Williams, from the half-way line, sent in a really great shot, which Collier saved with difliculty. Poole caused him to handle again a little later, a mclce occurring within close proximity to his charge, but Parry eventually got the ball well away. Very pretty play between Dick Ellis and J. Jones looked promising, but W. J. Jones nipped tho move- ment in the bud, Williams performing a similar feat at the instance of Rowlands and Salisbury, ho having crossed over to relieve Davies, who had been well beaten. W. J. Jones had a pop at Collier, but that worthy cleared with case, and from a nice run by Poolo Thomas headed over. A short visit having been made to the other end Poole received, and dashed down the wing, be- ing met by Conlan, but ere he reached him Poole had tapped the ball forward, and rounded the full-back, but was tripped near the corner flag, and just outside tho ctreaded area, Roland Wiiiiams clearing the ensuing kick, and "R.C." receiving made for goal, but was robbed by W. Humphreys. Returning to the attack, Salisbury ran round Emyr, outwitted Davies, and sent in a capital shot, which struck the side of the post and went behind. The home forwards were-next seen racing down, but Conlan managed to clear. The visitors were making desperate efforts to reduce the lead, and after a persistent raid on the hotne goal "O.B." secured, and scored the second gcal for the visitors. Beaumaris, 3; Holyhead, 2. The excitement at this stage was simply great, and the game waxed fast and furious. The visi- tors exhibited a glimpse of their true form after this success, the homesters being kept strictly on the defensive, and but for an occasional break- away play was confined to their quarters for the last twenty minutes of the game. In attempting to clear Williams gave a corner, which Salisbury placed beautifully, but W. J. Jones headed away, only to see Salisbury with the ball, and that player flashed across a perfect centre, but Wil- liams once again proved the. saviour of his side. The time-honoured custom of putting Parry in the forward rank was now observed, but try as they would they could not pierce the stubborn defence opposed to them, though several chances were thrown away owing to the lack of under- standing between the forwards, Salisbury being given but little to do. Suddenly, thè venue again changed, and Thomas dashed away at top spoed, beat "W.T. and sent in. Conlan missed the ball, but Collier saved the situation at tbo expense of an abortive corner. From now to the end the visitors tried desperately to draw lei el, but their efforts were futile, and close on time the homesters again broke through, and Dick Humphreys sent across. Conlan went for- ward, but was too slow and ore he could clear, the former had whipped the ball dead into goal, Collier being thus beaten for the fourth time. Immediately after the whistle sounded "halt," with tho score:- Beaumaris, 4; Holyhead, 2. It was a stubbornly contested game, and con- sidering the state of the ground was a very fast one. A truer reflex of the play would have been a draw, for although the winners had more method in their attack the visitors had rather moie ot the play on the whole, and especially was tins the case in the last 20 minutes, though the home forwards were dangerous near goal. The victors undoubtedly owe their vie-" tory to the extremely fine defensive play of their right full-Dack, but had tho losers shot oftoner the result would probably have bec-n different They seemed to prefer trying to run the bail through, and were nothing like so successful as the forward line which played so fine a game against Conway the previous Saturday. Hence their having to acknowledge defeat.
NORTH WALES JUNIOR CUP. COLWYN BAY v. DENBIGH. A SMART TEAM WELL BEATEN. Colwyn Bay 4 Denbigh 1 The Colwyn Bay Club were singularly un- fortunate over their engagements on Saturday. They had to turn out two teams in the cup tourneys, and it was obvious that they stood a very poor chance of surviving both bouts. In the second round of the Junior Cup competition they were opposed by Denbigh, one of the smartest junior iii North Wales, whilst in the struggle for the North Wales Amateur Cup they had to faoe the irrepres.siblo Greenfield lads. More hopeful of achieving nnal glory in the Junior Cup contest, the first eleven were pitted against Denbigh at Colwyn Bay, whilst for the senior cup competition the reserves were sent to Greenfield—a forlorn hope. For the home match the teams were at full strength, the visitors being accompanied by a tolerably large number of supporters. The game was announced to commence at 2 30, and the players were out well before that time, but Mr Tom Jones, of Holywell, the appointed referee, was nowhere to be found. For half-an- hour players and spectators waited in vain, and at length, at the suggestion of the Denbigh men, it was decided to proceed, Mr Hugh Heap, of Bay, a member of the Association's Council, being agreed upon as Mr Jones' sub- stitute. The ground, particularly in the neigh- bourhood of the nets, was in a treacherous con- dition. The teams were: Cc" lwvn Bay: Haliwood Tonkin and E. 0. Williaiiis; Ned Griffiths, Well- ings, R. Rowlands; Moss Jones, \v. Jones McCann, Walter Parry, and J. LI. Owen Den- bigh: S. Griffiths; How. Ree-s and J. S. Wil- liams; R. Hughes, T. A. Davies. and T. Davics; J. Tuckfield, E. E. Davies, J. E. Edwards, W. E. Hughes, and lkrwyn Davies. c Denbigh opened the game with their faces towards tho bottom goal, and at once attacked in a most promising fashion on the left. W. E. Hughes, an old Colwyn Bay man, who partnered Berwyn Davies, centred neatly, but Tonkin man- aged to clear in the nick of time. Again the visitors swept through in irresistible, fashion, their forwards displaying considerable skill in the short-passing g.,inid. Edwards was given a capital chance, but he held on too long, and KG." dispossessed him with a pretty little trick which was heartily applauded. The home halves at length got their front line on the move, but, compared with the work of the opposing five their exhibition was crude and altogether lacking in energy. Llew. Rces promptly sent them on the right about. Berwyn flashed along the line with the ball at his toes, and centred beautifully, but Edwards was again late. After a short sharp attack on Haliwood, in the course of which he cleared a rasping drive from Hughes with real skill, Tonkin cleared his lines with a huge punt, which was met by Wrill Jones. Closely attended by Moss, Will tore through a bunch of opponents, and gave up to the outsider, who in turn centred faultlessly, W. Parry completing an exceedingly creditable bit of work by heading past Griffiths. Obviously encouraged by this, Colwyn Bay resumod in a most spirited fashion. Rees and Williams were repeatedly in trouble, and though Llew. was rare- ly beaten both men were fortunate in having Griffiths at their back. The keeper played a great game hereabouts, and if he had done nothing other than foil MoCann on one occasion he would have won the best opinion of the crowd. The home skipper came into possession of the ball within ten yards of the net, and he drove with terrific force, but Griffiths thumped the leather away in a brilliant, manner, the spectators liberally marking their appreciation. Soon afterwards he dealt in an equally skilful fashion with a very warm shot from WellIngs, while a capital effort from Parry was also well negotiated. In the meantime Moss Jencs and Will Jones had been engineering practically all the initiative operations. The Abergele men were undoubtedly the best wing on the ground from this point till the close of the game. Owen, on the home left, was very weak and erratic; nevertheless he should certainly have been given the ball more often. A brisk attack by the visiting right saw "E.O." and Tonkin in diffi- culties. Ë. E. Davies whipped in between them, and equalised with a neat shot which, however, was badly timed by Haliwood. who should have saved it. Charlie is rather prone to fling him- self on the ground prematurely and, as in this case, the ball slips by when he is powerless to do anything. At half-time the score was: Colwyn Bay, 1; Denbigh, 1. Colwyn Bay began the second moiety with a severe attack per Dick Rowlands and his front men, but McCann missed a glorious opportunity —again thanks to the ubiquitous Griffiths. The visitors rallied courageously, but Tuckfield sent over the line at the crucial moment. Davies was also at fault in the same way a minute later, while Haliwood was called upon to clear, on his knees, a fine effort from Edwards. Ned Grif- fiths eventually brought relief, and, as has been the case on several occasions of late, he made a fruitful opening. Whipping across to the. far wing, ho got, Owen on the canter. The latter outpaced his opposing half and middled with nice precision. Moss met it, and with a swift oblique shot attempted to score, but Rees inter- vened and weakly cleared. McCann rushed up from somewhere, and netted with ease. With the score once more against them Denbigh set to work with commendable industry. T. A. Davies was needlessly vigorous, however, and on two oocasions he was guilty of tactics which roused bowls of protest from the spectators. T. Davies served the left forward wing in a very effective manner, and twice in succession, from his passess, Berwyn sent in perfect centres, both of which should have been majorised if Edwards had roamed about less. This was the weak spot in the visiting team and time and again they lost goals in consequence of their ineptitude in front of the net. No more chances came their way however; for thence till the close Colwyn Bay monopolised the play. A prolonged siege ended in a beautiful goal from Parry, and ten minutes later this was followed by un equnlly fine shot from McCann's boot both from scrimmages in front of Griffiths. When tho last goal was scored it was so dark that one could scarcely see across the ground. Final: Colwyn Bay, 4; Denbigh, 1.
INTER-COLLEOIATE MATCH AT BANGOR. UPsIVERSSTY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES v. LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY. HONOURS EASY. (By "Specifitor"), U.C.N.W 2 goals. Liverpool University 2 goals. On Saturday, in dull and gusty weather, a large crowd witnessed a friendly encounter be- tween the University College of North Wales (Bangor) and Liverpool University, on the Ban- gor Town Ground. The usual excitement pre- vailed. and there was present a large contingent of lady students, who nlways take a keen interest in these matches. Referee E. Lloyd Williams lined the teams up as follows: U.C.N.W. Arnold; D. S. Owen and H. M. Robinson; Bannister, Don Rowlands and Wright; T. E. Jones, Mathews, C. E. Thomas, C. Da- vies and Arthur Williams. Liverpool University: C. Denson; W. S. Walker and G. Ilow/ard; F. S. Millikon, A. Seddon and G. Grant; n. S. Nield, H. Pierce, II. Seddon, R. Lee and J. R. Barker. W inning the toss, Bangor decided to play to- wards the church goal, and the Liverpool pivot sot the ball rolling. The attack was easily re- pulsed, and the run by Bangor was spoilt by an infringement on the part of the home players. Wright, the Bangor left half, now sprang into prominence with some determined play, which he repeated very often before the close of the game. Having dribbled past two or throe of the visi- tors, he transferred to the forward line, but. the ball was sent to touch. The Liverpool left w i.g now proved very aggressive, and Barker drove in, Arnold being on the alert fisted out. The wind now seemed to prove very aggravating to the players, with the result that some erratic was witnessed. T. E. Jones, the Ban- gor outside left, however, got moving, but fin- ished by kicking over. Don Rowlands did rot judge his kick very well, and allowed me pool front line to raid the home c)fa.d: but Robinson c!->ired, and Claude Davies n ade tracks for the other end, but he was r.wiled up for offside. Barker seemed to require s< me watching, for his sud.den darts caused the de- fence some anxiety. However, he generally fin- ished his runs with a wide kick. C. E. Thomas got going, and the Liverpool backs robbil run of the baJJ, and sent the homesters to the "right about." Liverpool rushed along,and showed some fine combination, but Robinson nipped in and cleared. The Liverpool pivot, however, managed to get the sphere at his toes, and was within shooting range when D. S. Owen met him, And sent the leather on to Arthur Williams, who speedily .pelted along the line, and delivered a grounder, which Denson gathered up, but made a feeble clearance. Howard,, however, the best man on the field, by the way, sent the ball out of danger. From the throw-in Lee deftly <li iMned past "D.S. but Robinson ran across and kicked to touch. Don Rowlands, receiving- the ball front the throw-in, kicked feebly, and II. Seddon se- cured, and sprinted along, but finished with a skyer above the bar. SCRAPPY PLAY. Liverpool pressed hard, and the play of the Bangorians was very "scrappy." The next in- cident of note was a corner against the homesters, which however turned out to be fruitless. The i)a it was got out of danger, and Wright passed on to his wing. An attempt at combination by the Liverpudlians was neatly stopped by Wright, who again gave his wing men an opportunity, but they were whistled up for offside. D. S. Owen now showed flashes of fine play, giving some of his characteristic punts, and Mathews darted along with T. E. Jones, but this movement had no tangible result. "D.S." got his foot behind the ball, and drove it far out of danger, and Arthur YV illiams secured and delivered goalwards, but Seddon obstructed the ball's career, and cleared. A corner was awarded Liverpool, and Nield taking the kick centred, when Seddon re ceived, and sent the sphere flying a vouple of inches over the bar. From a free-kick g ren against T. E. Jones the sphere wont beyond Barker, and a race between him and D. S. Owen was witnessed, "D.S." coming out top man. Arthur Williams received, and out-dis- n out-d* tariccd four or five defenders, and delivered a love! shot, which Denson held, but le.t the ball drop. He, however, managed to clear. How- ard puuted well, and the ball was nearing Arnold's charge at a fast rate, when tie ran out and threw it into touch. The Liverpool left wing again got going, and showed line form, and Lee drove a little too high. C. E. Thomas was going along at a good rate, when an infringe- ment on the part of Bangor stopped his career, and from the free-kick Lee, received, and passed to Barker, who flashed the ball into the net, scoring the first goal of the match. Bangor from the centre-kick pressed, and having gone on well Arthur Williams kicked wide. A faulty clearance by D. S. Owen gave Liverpool an op- portunity, but they lost. it. and Arthur Williams raced along, the ball eventually going out of play. From the throw-in M:aLhews passcd across the goalmouth, and Claude Davies found tho corner of the net with just a small tip. The next incident of note was a run by C. E. Thomas, who finished with a tremendous kick, which landed a couple of inches over the bar. Half- time was soon called with the score:— I Liverpool, 1; Bangor, 1. C. E. Thomas opened the second portion of the game in a very aggressive manner, passing to Arthur Williams, but Grant spoilt their plans. Again finding the ball at his feet "Towsor" drib- bled past the halves, and passed to T. E. Jones, who ran along to the corner Hag, and Claude re- ceived, and scored the second goal for his side, giving Denson no chance. With their pete lead- ing the enthusiasm of the academic portion of the spectators (the majority of whom were on the grand stand) knew no bounds, and the "College yeU" was duly rendered, and frantic waving of arms and sticks followed. Liverpool pressed hard, and A. Seddon banged a swift shot on the wrong side of the bar, Robinson cleared an attack by the visitors, but they pegged on, and Arnold was called on very often, and he made some very brilliant saves. Don a.nd Bannister now shone, and tho home forwards ran along, n, but were pulled up for an infringement. In tho melee which followed Liverpool made their I te- sence felt., and the sphere was sent along t,-),A,a,ds the Bangor goal when Arnold ran out and ;Vfd cleat D. S. Owen and Robinson made some fine clearances, for which they were heartilv cheered. Arnold was at this period called upon to make a series of saves, which e d,d v,-cll. Nield receiving from a throw-in, and passing ^Wright, kicked along the edge of the line for a iong distance aud out-distanced his pursuers. but Robinson stuck to him and returned the globe. Arthur illiams raised the hopes of his sicie by a run, and passed to Towser, who directed a ter- rific shot against the crossbar, the ball eventually going out of play. THE EQUALISER. The goal kick being given, Liverpool again proved aggressive, and Bannister made some enectivo clearances. The visitors were all ever the homesters now, and kept them in their own quarters, but through this all Arnold kept his strong-hold intact. Claude Davies mado in in- dividual run, when two of the defenders met hun and robbeu him, and sent tho ball down, bur Ar- nold could not be beaten. Arthur Williams kd his line along and passed to Davies, who de- livered across goalmouth, but nobody met the sphere, and it went over. Mathews "eceived and crashed the sphere along the ground, but it missed the billet by a hair's breadth. The travelled at a. fast rate from goal i) gn i: the combination of the Liverpudlians being a treat to watch. The home supporters up to one minute from time up were naturally on very good terms with themselves, and .they evidently had decided that their pets would finish victorious, but their hopes were within the last sixtv seconds blasted for, going along at a terrible rate, Barker and Lee worked their way into the centre, and Bar- ker directed a smasher into goal. Arnold jumped to meet it,, and stopped the speed of the ball, but instead of bounding out it screwed past him into the not. this making: the score equal. Time was immediately called, the result being: Bangor University, 2 goals; Liverpool University, 2. °
FLINTSHIRE LEAGUE. MOLD v. BURNTWOOD. Mold 2 Burnt wood q j Owing to the heavy rain on Saturday last very few supporters were present to witness the match between the above teams at Mold. Mold, who were strongly represented, notched a point in each half of the game. Burntwood were in good form, and proved dangerous on several occasions, but failed to gain the advantage over their op- ponents. Final score; Mold 2, Buratwood 0.
SCHOOL MATCHES. RHYL COUNTY SCHOOL v. DENSIGH COUNTY SCHOOL. Rhyl County School 2 Denbigh County School 0 Teams representing the Rhyl and Denbigh County Schools met on Saturday on the former's ground. Both teams this season have main- tained a good record, and so a hard struggle was anticipated. Owing to the late arrival of the visitors tho start v.as delayed till 3.15. The home captain won the toss, jjnd elected to kick with the wind. The visitors advanced towards the home citadel, and their inside right sent in a hot shot, which was well dealt with by the homo custodian. The ball was now taken towards the visitors' goal, and Bertie Jones scored with a very fine shot.. This success stimulated the home- sters, and their forwards moved down in good order, but the movement was checked by the visiting full-backs, who put their forwards in jjossossion. It was soon evident that the home defence, with the exception of the goalkeeper, was very shaky, and the clever Denbigh forwards were very troublesome. The Rhyl goalkeeper brought off some fine saves, and then the home forwards, who were playing very well, troubled the Denbigh defenders, and sent in some fine shots. The Denbigh goalkeeper was on the alert, and saved repeatedly. The great feature of the game was the fine display of the goalkeep- ers, who seemed practically invincible. The in- terval arrived with the score standing at 1-0 in Rhyl's favour. rc On resumption of play the visitors got away nicely on the left, but. offside spoiled the move- merit.. From the free-kick the homesters moved towards the other end, and it looked as if they must score, but the Denbigh custodian was "all there, and turned away some fine shots. The game was full of incident, and the pace did not slacken in the least. The Rhyl goal was sub- jectcd to a fierce bombardment, and but for the brilliant form of J. C. Davies, in goal, Denbigh must have scored. Denbigh again troubled the home defenders, but the Rhyl custodian was not destined to be beaten, and was quite at home with high or low shota, and so the game pro- gressed. Towards the end a Denbigh defender handled in the penalty area, and Rhyl were awarded a penalty. Bertie Jones taking the kick made no mistake, and socked with a fine shot. Denbigh were not daunted, but made another fierce attack, and the whistle blew with the visitors attacking, the final score being Rhyl 2, Denbigh 0. Both teams now adjourned to the school, and enjoyed a nice tea. which was ar- ranged for them by Miss Jones and Miss Thomas.
FRIENDLY MATCHES. LLANDUDNO AMATEURS v. BANGOR DRUIDS. HOMESTERS WIN A POOR GAME, (lJy "Liuesman.") Llandudno 4 goals. Bangor Druids 3 goals. On Saturday, Llandudno Amateurs enter- tained Bangor Druids in a friendly fixture, and after the important games which the Amateurs have recently been engaged in this friendly proved a welcome relaxation. The Amateurs were without. the services of their redoubtable centre half, George Davies, and a new player was present in Will Edwards, who partnered J. H. Jones at full back.' The visitors had an exceptionally strong team. Mr J. II. Vinoent, of Lhndudno, had charge of the game. T 'i-c first !half opened in a sensational manner, the visitors getting away straight from the cen- tre, and scaring a goal. After this early re- verse, the homesters assumed the attack, a.nd were in the vicinity of the Bangor goal, when one of their forwards was fouled within the penalty area. Taking the resulting kick, Brookes Evans ptacod the teams on level terms. After a few exchanges, Llandudno once more got going, this time per their flying little left winger, Jimmy Williams. lie finished with a fine fchot at g-oial; the visiting custodian fumbled, and ,oat into the net. The game continued in a lively fashion, but notwithstanding the gtfenu- oius efforts of the visitors, the homesters main- I tained their one goal iq-ad up to the interval. Half-time: Llandudno 2, Bangor Druids 1. llhe game had been fairly well contested dur- ing the first moiety, but neither of the teams proved themselves capable exponents. When the five visiting forwards got the ball, they only met with sliguit opposition, and scored two more g'oais in the second half. Tho Llandudno for- wards were out for goals, and they Yicre not disappointed, for it wu very long belore mat- tors were levelled again, W. D. Williams scor- ing with a. fine shot. The latter player was also the initiator of the last goal, which put the homes tens cne ahead, lie passed the leather to Che.thalll, who took it down the wing, and cen- tred to Xhiggie Breeze, who rushed in and crashed the leather into the rigging. Bangor strove galiantly to make a draw of the game, but the homesters now ihelil the upper hand, and kept it to the finish- Final score: Llandudno 4, Bangor 3.
UASDUDfiO Y.M.C.A. v. COLWYN MAY I CELTS, YOUNG MEN WIN A HARD GAME. Y.M.C.A 5 Colwyn Bay 4 I The above teams nict on the Llandudno Y.M.C.A. ground Oil Saturday in a friendly iix- ture, when, after a severe struggle, the home- sters succeeded in del eating their visitors by the odd goal in five. The game was an exciting one in many re- spects, but.h teams being fairly evenly balanced. I ig I The Y.M.C.A. won the toss, and elected to play with the wind. Backed up by such a strong advantage, they fairly mastered the "Bayites" in the first moiety,$nd at half timo they were leading by throe goals to nil. Resuming play, the visitors began to get a bit of their own back, and four times during the second half they found the n«t, as against two. for the homesters. Both teams played well, and there is excellent material in their ranks, but I think the home team were entitled to the one goal advantage. The Y.M.C.A. were trying a now player at left half-back in Norman Woodley, and he proved a veritable "find." surprising all the spectators by the fine game he played. With a little practice, Woodley should make a. classy half-back. Final result. Y.M.C.A., 5; Cohvyn Bay Celts, 4.
LLtCHiD RESERVES v. BSTHESDA COUNTY SCHOOL. Lleeliid Reserves 3 g<oals. Bethauda County School 2 goals. Tho above maloii was played at Llanoee-hici on Saturday in wet weather- The homesters, who were the stronger team, soon pressed, Bob Morris scoring for them. The school now play- ed fine football, their combination per- fect, and ultimately Johniiy Wiiiiams scored. The School were having- the best oi it. and were awarded a penalty, but Rowland Jones' ehot missed fire. Soou after they soared again t.'iTough Johnny Williams, though Evans soon equalised for the homesters. In the second half, the homesters pressed con- tinually, but the fine work of Dan. Thomas in goal and D. J. Roberts at back kept them at bay. Three minutes from time Griffith Hugh, with a cban drive from twenty ya.r-b range, gave the homesters the victory. A draw would have better represented the play. Final: Lleehid Reserve 3 goals,, Bcthesda County School 2 goals.
GLASSNFRYN v. BANGOR RAILWAY INSTITUTE. Clasinfryn 5 goals j Bangor Railway Institute 1 goal. j Placed at Glasiafryn on Saturday. The homesters soon after the start scored through 1). P. Hughes, and before the interval they add another goal. In the second half the homesters had matters a little their own way, &nd scored three times, while the visitors only managed to soore once. Final result: Glasin- fryn 5, Bangor Railway Institute 1
LLANSER:S v. LLECHID SWIFTS. Played at Llanbcris on Saturday, and resulted in a draw of one goal each.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS. BANGOR JOTTINGS The elements notwithstanding, the Bangor- Liverpool 'Varsity match at Bangor on Satur- day was worth witnessing, the dash and per- severance of certain players being splendid. It The play of the U.C.N.W. team was. on the whole, inclined to be a bit scrappy. For combination the laurels should be awarded the visitors, whose last g'oal was the result of splendid workmanship. They should have scored oftener. » The play of Thomas, the home pivot, was full of dash, and his rushes were splendid. The shot which struck the crossbar deserved better luck. It Arthur Williams and Claude Davies on the left played well and showed much swiftness and tact. « It It T. E. Jones and Matthews' play proved at times very dangerous, the former's centres being accurate. » Of the halves, Wright was the pick. He worried and worried the opposing' forwards, and in nine cases out of tell came out top. Well played, Wright! < » Bannister shone at intervals, whilst Don was not up to his usual form. D. S. Owen has been known to play a oet- ter game than he did on Saturday. The usually clean clearances of iris were at times conspicuous by their absence » » Robinson was not up to his usual form, yet he kicked well. » Arnold, you played well. Although running out of goal is not always recommended, your clearances by throws and fisters were very ex- cellent. H. Seddon's rushes were very dangerous, and he is a. player that needs watching and that very oaretullv too. » Lee and Barker were up to scratch, Barker's goal being a crusher. » » Nield and Pierce combined well. but Milhken and Grant were not extra sate, but they wore responsible for the breaking up of many dan- gerous rushes. » Walker's punts and worrying tactics showed him to be a strong player. « # « Howard, the best man on the field. lie played like a Trojan. » » » Denson was responsible for some splendid saves, and for the two shots that boat him lie is not to be blamed. # Mr E. Lloyd Williams performed his duties as usual to the entire satisfaction of all.
I COLWYN BAY CLIPPINGS, 'I Coiwyn Bay were by no moans three goals superior .to Denbigh on Saturday. They were entitled to a victory, but not by the margin of four—one. I say they were entitled because, though they did not display the pretty touches which charac- terised the work of their opponents, they availed themselves of their scoring opportunities rnovo readily, and it is the scoring that counts after ait. t < The Denbigh boys played delightful football at times. During the first fifteen minutes of the game, and again at ono period in the second half, they outwitted their opponents completely. they outwitted their opponents completely. Hughes and Berwyn performed beautifully, though the old Colwyn Bay man marred his work at times by playing too much to the gallery. In- dividually Berwyn was, with the sole exception of Tom MoCann, the best forward on the ground. Gifted with a speedy pair of legs, he made full use of them, and he passed freely and judicious- ly, his centres were clean, and, what was of equal importance, he displayed splendid courage. » « Edwards, at centre, was slow, lacking in re- source and prone to wander out of his position. When he should have been in front of the net h,) a cither out on oue of the wing or well back amongst the halves. E. E. Davies did well occasionally, but his wing man was uncertain. The halvos played quite satisfactorily in the opening stages, but subsequently their work de- teriorated materially. Davies, at centre, was fre- quently unnecessarily rough, and if he subse- quently experienced an uncomfortable time he had no one to blaino for it but himself. # » Llew. Rees was far and away the better of the backs, but both he and his colleague should be grateful for the readiness with which Griffiths remedied their mistakes. » Colwyn Bay played dashing football through- out,, but much of their success was due to the ad- mirable work of their right wing. The Abcr- gele men were obviously in groat form. They understood one another perfectly, and from be- ginning to end playod free and delightful foot- ball. McCann and Parry did the scoring, but, with the exception of tho goal which accrued from Owen's centre, to the right wing must be given the credit for leading up to the goals. As already indicated .MoCann was again easily the first amongst the forwards. He played a cool, determined, purposeful game. Parry was certainly in better form than he has been for some weeks, but Owen has not given so unsatis- factory an exhibition this season. That the wing man should be so thoroughly "starved," how- ever, was unreasonable. » Well ings was not in his happiest mood in the hait back division. Sometimes he dallied with the ball in the rJ.IQE;lo tantalising mannr, and very frequently lost possession on that account. Nevertheless he tackled at all times in a really clover manner. The veteran, Ned, and Row- lands were sound and useful. Tonkin gave the best display of the season at home, and E. O. Williams was rarely beaten. Haliwood might, with a little betier judgment in timing the shot have saved the only goal scored against him, but I he made ample amends for it before the close of the game. Spectators arid players waited practically half- 3n-hùur kr (!. refcrÐe, who never came. When players are late they are promptly fined by the Association. What is the penalty if a referee ii ui) Two or three time? of late North Wales referees have delayed the progress of games by their belated ap; km ranee on the grounds. It is time something were done to put a. check to the practice. v « w Next Saturday Colwyn Bay will meet Llan- dudno on the Rhos venue in the second round for the Welsh Amateur Cup. It is hoped that Lord Kinnaird, the popular president of the En- glish Football Association, will set the ball in motion at 2.30 p.m. The natural outcome of the vis;t of the reserves to Greenfield was a severe drubbing. < < To criticise the lads would be invidious, for they were playing against an eleven obviously far and away their superiors. • tI Particular mention, however, should be made of Booth, who, during the time lie played b- tween the sticks, gave an exceedingly clev. dis- play. Had he held the position throughout the game, it is doubtful whether Greenfield would have run up so large a score. # » Clutton and J. T. Owen were also conspicuous, whilí) the others fought courageously against heavy odds.
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LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY CHATTER. Llandudno had an easy task on Saturday, but the Biiicorians ran them closer than they bai- Kained for. ° < A 4—3 win is no walk-over. » The prame was a poor one in every respect, for it lacked the spirit of keenness, which is the chief attraction of football, » Breeze, D. W. Williams, Brookos-Evans and Jimmy Williams each scored a goal. # Next Saturday the Amateurs have a tough job on. for they iourney to Colwvu Bay to meet their old rivals in the Welsh Amateur Cup com- petition. « They will have to improve on last Saturday's form, if they mean to effect a draw, let alone win. The "Bayites" are hardly likely to lot them have a walk-over. Llandudno Y.M.C.A. entertained Colwyn Bay Celts on Saturday, and defeated them by five troals to four. Conway journeyed to Llanrwst on Saturday, and surprised even their own supporters by de- feating the "Roosters" by three goals to one. ° I hoar that, all the "Blues" played an excellent, game, and (hat. they thoroughly deserved to win. Also that Llanrwst put up a. game fight, but class will always tell in the long run. Bravo Conway' you are now in the third round for the Amateur Cup, and who knows but-what you may figure in the final. J A win away from home is a decided turn for the better in the "Blues" after the Hoiyliead disaster. I
LLANRWST CACKLE. 1 At the termination of the game on Saturday, the problem which puzzled most of the specta- -v I tor was: If Ilolyhead beat Conway by 11 goals i Mae, and Conway beat Llanrwst by 3 goals to I, by how many goals could Holyhead beat Llllnv:t Y It was given up. • T'hc Roosters never showed to. worse advan- tage than they did on SaAurdat". They could hardly do anything right, and tz for their shoot- ing boots, well— thev want repairing badly. < Probably the inclusion of the quarrymen affected the combination. At ,ny rate, it was palpable that their display was sadly devoid of this element- < w < In my opinion, some of the veterans are he- coming a little stale and earless, a-Tid the infu- sion of new blood would benefit the club. I have no doubt but that the Junior Cup team oould "wipe the ground" with the team which represented tJh-3 town on Saturday. L » As for Conway, they deserved their victory, for they were by far the best combination. \Vhat surpriSoc me is their dreadful collapse at Holyhead. Wonder if "funk" had anything to do with i1. The Holyhead crowd's bark, how- ever. is worse than its bite. It I do not lik^ to advise a committee of ex- perts, but. I think the Llanrwst selection com- mittee should consider the advisability of recon- structing the learn, and give Dick Jones a well-earned rest.
PWLLHELI PEBBLES. It is a good thing there are other pebbles on the heach or the 14 to 0 defeat on Saturday- would look bid- It » It was a bit rough on the Carnarvon specta- tors for Pwllheli to send a third string, but the fault to my mind seems to rest with the rules which allows the first eleven to play in the early round of the Junior Cup. < < Of course, it is easy for the Carnarvon com- mittee to say that if tli-, position had ben re- versed they would have put their first, team into the field, but if they had to practically throw up a reasonable chance of the junior trophy for a remoter dhanec for the Amateur Oup, it is doubtful what they would have done. t What the result of the match would have been had the premier Penquins been present no one can tell, but It will add interest to the League match at Carnarvon on the 5th Deoember. < Of the game itself little need be said, the visitors were deplorably weak, and W. C. Jones wm the only one to show any decent form. The goalkeeper, although so many shot* passed lum, managed to stop many others. The fact was the two ba.ks gave him no heip. Now Jones misjudred and ked, and though the left, half and left full must *oi be judged too hardly the defence was too poor for words. Giyoen a better half line I believe the five for- wards would have shaped quite decently, as it was, they had no chance. « « The Canaries put their full team out, and Johnny Jones scored, I b?u<?ve, his first, goals of the season. « The Canaries' goalkeeper A-as given a holi- day, and tried to keep his feathns dry under an oi 1-51 vial- He was very nearly caught, napping once, but kept his charge intact. • • • Criticism of the Carnarvon players is out of the question, 'I!h,y had no one* to stop them. and consequently wore able to sidiic witSi a great and glorious light. t • » The match, however, was a regular fiasco, but if it procures an amendment in the rulal it way do aoife good. • tf • Personally. I believe, if a player who had ever played or at any rate within three years, for t'ha Coast Senior Oup were debarred from play- ing in the Junior Cup, it would nOG only pre- vent such a comical oontest a Saturday's, but would be a real incentive to encourage young players « Next Saturday the Penquins meet Barmouth in the Welsh Amateur Cup, and as this oompe- tition necessitates players residing within a oer- tain area the club will have to make somft chan.ges from the usual League team. How- ever, quite a good eleven iF available, and tfhej should g!t through the round.
NEXT SATURDAYS FIXTURES. LEAGUE—FIRST DIIIISION. Liverpool v. Mandhe-ter City. Chelsea v. Woolwich Arsenal. Sunderland v. Notts County. Nottingham Forest v. Newcastle United. Aston Villa v. Bristol City. Li Sheffield Lonted v. Preston North End. Bury v. Middlesbrough. Blackburn Rovers v. Leicester Fosse- Bradford Ciity v. Everton. Mancuiester United v. SbeSieid Wednesday. LEAUl'E—SECOND DIVISION. Barnsley v. Fulham. Blackpool v. West Bromwioh Albion. Cnesterfield Town v. Stockport County. Clapton Orient v. Bradford. Derby County v. Birmingham. Gk>ssjp v. Bolton Wanderers. Hull City v. Gainsborough Trinity. Leedb City v. Burnley. Oldham Athletic v. Wolverhampton W. Tottenham Hotspur v. Grimsby Town. THE COMBINATION. Oswestry v. RhVl. Tranmere Rovers v. Saltney- YV eIshpool v. Bangor. Whitchurch v. Birkenhead. Chester v. Middlewioh. Druids v. Cennsh's Quay. Crewe Alexandra v. Wrexham. KOHTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Div. Li- Llanrwat v. Biaenau Fastiniog. WELSH AMATEUR CUP (1st Round). Beaumaris v. Carnarvon. Denbigh v. Rhyl Reserves. Colwyn Bay v. Uandadno. Burntwood v. Buckley Rangers. Ast.on Hall v- Cannah's Quay Victoria. Coe;ipoAh v. Brynteg. SummerhiH v. Bnmbo Institute. R-hos v. Johnstown. Druids v. Cefn. Barmouth v. Pwllheli. Bala v. Portniadoc. LIa-i-ifyllin v. Oswestry. Newtown N.E. v Llanidloes. Llandrindod Wells v. Builth Wells.
A CURIOUS PENALTY KiCK POINT. _A our;cuius incident occurred in the sooond hall of tiie Aston "Villa v. Newcastle League iuatoll on Saturday in relation to an appeal for a pen- alty. Newcastle were putting in a hot attaclc prior to the second goal being scored by Rccvea wnen Logan handled. The piayer was standing outside the penalty aTüa. and the bail was quite as obviously inside, but after prolonged cogita- tion Mr Poliitt gave a free kick on the penalty line.
GOLF. COLWYN BAY v. RHOS-Oft-SEA. Tho return mixed foursome -natch was played at Colwyn Bay last Saturday in very stormy weather, and resulted in Go easy win for the home team by five matches to nil. Scores:— COLWYN BAY. Mrs V. illiams and p. N. G. Ilolmee (4 and 2) I 1 Miss Gamble and D. M. Peacock (4 and 3j 1 Miss Sc-wells and H. F. Ashley (5 and 4) 1 L Miss Morris and Win, Jones l3 and 1) 1 Mr" Robertson and Dr. V Williams (7 and 6) 1 Total 5 RHOSON-SEA. lvlrs P. Shaw and (apt. Charlton 0 Miss Shaw and Mr Bitbell 0 Mr# Bithell and Mr* Jones 0 Miss Sihaw and J. Edgar 6 Miss Rotherani and L. Horton 0 Total 0 (Continued on another P&S"O.)
The spectators laughed heartily as the Car- narvon forwards waltzed round the opponents, and the inonotonv would be relieved at frequent intervals by a goal. • 9—0 was the score at half-time (it might have been 15—0 had Carnarvon showed anything Like their true form), and in the second half the home lot found the net on six more occasions- < J. Jones, the outside left, was the only player in the Pwllheli team v,;io played anything like football. The most charitable view to take of football. The most charitable view to take of the others is that they were never intended to North Wales Amateur Cup-ties. • Carnarvon had a strong team on, in factthey were determined to give Pwllheli a warm time C of it. The custodian, G. II. Jones, handled the bail about three times during the game. If Carnar- von can keep that teain intact hey ought to make a good sihow in the next round of the competition.