FOOTBALL. =- I GOLF i HOCKEY; ANGLING, W 1 HUNTING.
FOOTBALL. RESULTS AT A GLANCE. LEAGUE-FIRST DIVISION. Manchester City 3, Liverpool 1. Bradford City 1, Everton 1. Sheffield United 2, Preston North End 1. Aston Villa 1, Bristol City 1. Bury 2: Middlesborough 1. Blackburn Rovers 3, Leicester Fosse 0. Manchester United 3. Sheffield Wed. 1. Woolwich Arsenal 2, Chelsea 1. Notts County 1, Sunderland 0. Newcastle United 4, Notts Forest 0. LEAGUE—SEC H'iD DIVISION. Birmingham 2, Derby County 1. Hull City 5, Gainsborough T. 1. Leeds City 1, Burnley 1. Oldham Athletic 2, Wolverhampton W. 1. Tottenham Hotspur 2, Grimsby Town 0. Fulham 2, Barnsley 1. West Bromwich A. 2, Blackpool 0. Stockport County 2, Chesterfield Town 1. Bolton Wanderers 2, Glossop 0. Clapton Orient 2, Bradford 0. THE COMBINATION. Saltney 3, Tvanmere Rovers 1< Oswestry 6, Rhyl 0. Whitchurch 3, Birkenhead 0. Cr fe Alexandra 2, Wrexham 2. Connah's Quay 4, Druids 2. Nantwich 4, Cbirk 0. Chaster 3, Middlewich 2. Welshpool 5, Bangor 0. WELSH AMATEUR CUP (1st Round). Carnarvon 3, Beaumaris 0. Llanfyllin 0, Oswestry 0. Rhos 3, Johnstown 1. Llandudno 3, Colwyn Bay 2. Denbigh 3, Rhyl Reserves 0. LEAGUE-FIRST DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, November 28th:— Goala. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Everton 15 10 2 3 42 20 23 Newcastle United 15 9 3 3 24 13 21 Manchester United 14 9 3 2 32 24 20 Sheffield Wednesday 14 7 2 5 24 17 19 Aston Villa 14 6 2 6 21 14 18 Sunderland 15 8 7 0 29 21 16 Blackburn Rovers 14 5 3 6 22 19 16 Woolwich Arsenal 15 6 6 3 21 20 15 Liverpool 16 7 8 1 25 26 15 Bristol City 15 4 5 6 17 23 14 Chelsea 16 5 7 4 23 30 14 Notts Forest 15 6 8 1 24 24 13 Manchester City 14 5 6 3 23 26 13 Notts County 13 5 6 2 15 15 12 Leicester Fosse. 14 3 5 6 19 27 12 Sheffield United 15 4 7 4 18 26 12 Middlesborough 14 3 6 5 19 25 11 Bury 15 4 8 3 22 34 11 Preaton North End 15 4 9 2 16 19 10 Bradford City 14 1 8 5 8 21 7 LEAGUE-SECOND DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, November 28th:- Gottit- P. W. L. D. F. A. P. West Bromwich A. 16 9 2 5 23 11 23 Birmingham 15 9 4 2 23 18 20 Fulham 14 7 2 5 28 16 19 Bolton Wanderers 16 8 5 3 19 12 19 Tottenham Hotspur. 14 7 3 4 23 18 18 Leeds City 15 7 4 4 19 14 18 Stockport County 14 8 4 2 16 20 18 Hull City 15 7 5 3 23 15 17 Glossop 14 6 3 5 20 14 17 Derby County 16 5 4 7 20 16 17 Oldham Athletic 12 6 5 1 22 12 13 Chesterfield 15 5 7 3 14 22 13 Wolverhampton W. 16 3 7 6 19 22 12 Clapton Orient 14 3 6 5 11 15 11 Burnley 15 5 9 1 22 29 11 Blackpool 14 3 6 5 13 22 11 Grimsby Town 14 4 8 2 15 24 10 Gainsborough T. 14 2 7 5 15 35 9 Barnsley 15 2 9 4 13 23 8 Bradford P. A 14 3 9 2 11 21 8 THE COMBINATION. Results up to Saturday, November 28th:— Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Chester 10 8 0 2 33 9 18 Crewe Alexandra 12 4 6 2 42 29 14 Welshpool 11 6 3 2 32 23 14 Whiteliurch 11 6 3 2 30 23 14 Chirk 11 5 3 3 25 13 13 Druids 10 6 3 1 25 20 13 Connah's Quay. 12 6 5 1 21 '29 13 Saltney 10 4 3 3 27 16 11 Oswestry 11 5 5 1 28 17 11 Wrexham 12 4 5 3 18 23 11 Nantwich 9 3 3 3 16 15 9 Tranmere Rovers 8 3 3 2 26 15 8 Bangor 10 1 5 4 8 35 6 Middlewich 9 1 6 2 14 27 4 Rhyl 10 1 8 1 8 43 3 Birkenhead 8 1 7 0 9 25 2 OSWESTRY UNITED Y. RHYL. BALF A DOZEN CLEAR GOALS TO THE GOOD. Oswestry United 6 Rhyl 0 This return fixture took place at Oswestry on Saturday in gloomy weather. The homesters in- troduced a couple of Liverpool men in the per- sons of Macfie and Keeley on the left wing. The teams were as follows:— Oswestry United F. Williams, goal; E. Evans and J. Williams, backs; J. Hampson, T. Ro- berts, and R. Groves, half-backs; J. H. Jones, H. Yarnall, Heath, W. Macfie, and J. Kooley, forwards. Rhyl: Thorley, goal; W. E. Buckley and T. W. Ellis, backs; R Morris, E. H. Williams, and J. W. Ellis, half-backs; T. Roberts, Barten, Dale, T. H. Cotton, and T. Harrison, forwards. Referee: Mr Weston, Shrewsbury. Riti winning the toss, the United commenced in the direction of the Weston goal against a heavy wind, with only ten men owing to the late arrival of Heath. The Oswestrians first at- tacked through Jones and YarnaJJ. Buckley temporarily relieved, and Dale essayed a run, to be quickly pulled up by Williams. Keeley soon became prominent in eluding his opponents, and subsequently a penalty was given the Salopians, from which Kecley opened their account. Shortly from the centre kick the home side forced a couple of fruitless corners, experiencing the hardest of luck in not augmenting their score. The visitors' right made little headway for their side, which led to a spell of uninter- esting kicking in the open. Jones getting well away, sent in a bwift hot at Thorley, who saved smartly. The United renewing their attack, an excellent pass by Yarnall ,-houid have been con- verted. The visitors' halves relieved the pres- sure, and Cotton got the ball to local territory. A long shot by Roberts was followed by a couple of corners for the United, irom the latter of which Keeley notched their second point. The visitors for a time indulged in some harmless runs with the ball, while the homesters seemed to take matters easy until close on the interval, when the score stood two to none in favour of the homesters. Dale having restarted the game for Rhyl, the United lost no time before they againcd penned in their opponents. The exchanges at times became a little exciting, and this ultimately ac- counted for a second penalty being given the Salopians. The kick was again entrusted to Keelev, who at once placed the ball in the net for the third time. A temporary ohangie in the venue followed the re starting of the ball, and the visitors obtained a corner, from which Ro- berts well placed the ball, but the homesters ex- perienced bat little difficulty in clearing their lines. For the next few minutes the home side bombarded the Welsh fortress, in the course of which Thorley saved a seri-e of shots. Follow- ing an abortive corner, a third penalty was given against the seasiders, which enabled Keeley to notch the fourth successive goal for the Oswes- trians. The Welshmen were now outplayed, and were mostly forced to act on the defensive. A comer for the locals led to Hampson being de- servedly oheered for his brillianety in heading the ball clean put the defenders into the net for the fifth time. The oentre kick having been taken by Dale the homesters quickly penetrated tho visitors' defence, with the result that Heath secured for them the even half-dozen goals after a lively tussle, in the course of which Thorley was temporarily disabled. This being the final goal, the homesters thus substantially reversed the tables on the narrow victory gained by the ma" at Rhyl,
NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. FIRST DIVISION. Besults up to Saturday, November 28th:— tiotlS. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Bangor Reserve — S 4 1 0 17 8 8 Carnarvon United 6 3 1 2 21 19 8 Beaumaris 4 3 0 1 14 5 7 Pwllheii Town 4 3 0 1 11 6 7 Denbigh TOT I 4 2 0 2 9 0 6 Holyliead Swifts 6 2 3 1 25 14 5 Culwyn Bay United 6 0 3 2 10 13 2 Llanrwst Town 3 0 1 2 a 6 2 Llandudno Amateurs 3 1 2 0 3 13 2 Oonway 4 0 3 1 2 21 1 DIaenall Festiniog 4 0 4 0 8 18 0
WELSH AMATEUR CUP. (1st Round.) COLWYN BAY v. LLANDUDNO. LORD KINNAIRD ADVISES THE PLAYERS AND KICKS OFF. Llandudno i I Colwvn Bay 2 I Great interest was evinced in this match, and this was to a certain extent due to the fact that Lord Kinnaird had kindly consented to kick off in the second haJf. Unfortunately, the weat,her was wretched. Despite tho rain, however, there was a good gate. The teams lined up under Mr J. E. Jones, Holywell, as follows :— Colwyn Bay: C. Hallwood; H. Tonkin and O. E. Williams; E. Griffiths, '1'. Wellings, and R- Rowlands; J. T. Owen, T. McCann (capt.), E. Parry, W. Parry, and J. Ll. Owen. Llandudno: R. Lunt; J. H. Jones and J. Lunt; Jacob Williams, G. Davies, and II. Pear- son (capt.), W. D. Williams, J. Brown, J. E. Williams, Brookes Evans, and Jimmy Williams. Olianges were made in both teams. The homesters were without the Abergeleitcs, Moss and Will Jones, who were ineligible under the five miles' radius clause, while Llamdudno were minus G. Breese, who had been suspended, his place being' filled by J. Brown. Llandudno won the toss, and elected to kick down hill. From the outset it was soon that accurate football would be impossible, offing to Ðhe treacherous nature of the ground. The "Ams." pressed during the opening stages, and were well encouraged by their supporters, who were present in strong force. A corner was forced, and placed behind. Immediately after- wards, w:hen almost on the goal line Johnny Williams shot "miles over." Play was carried to the other end, and the Baiv forced a corner, which was cleared. W. D. Williams receiving1, made a. pretty run, ending up with a capital centre, which was not taken advantage of. The Bay, who were hereabouts superior, wore given an opening, G. Davies being penalised for foul- ing. The point was not forthcoming, however. Another foul saw E. Parry well priced, but he put just wide. The home left were now con- spicuous, but J. LJ. Owen mis-xxl an opening through carrying the ball over the line. Fol- lowing almost upon this the same player hit the side of the rigging. Play continued most unin- teresting for some time, but eventually things livened up by a run on the home left, which resulted in the first goal. Owen, ably fed by Parry, was given an opening', and taking full advantage of the offer, got well up, and put in a centre, from which, although wide, McCann was able to beat Lunt. The keeper should cer- tainly have saved, but the ball rolled out of his hands into the net- Colwyn Bay were in irre- sistible form at this point. Another foul against Llandudno brought about the second downfall of the Llandudno gcal. McCann received in a favourable position, and crashed in a shot which Lunt never saw. Then having established their lead, the homesters slackened up, and it cost them a goal. It was a soft thing it is true, and the home backs were altogether to blame for it. Williams? and Tonkin went for the ball to- gether, with the result that they collided, and completely missed the leather. Brookes Evans taking full advantage of the mistake, swooped in, and had no difficulty in beating Hallwood. Nothing further occurred up to the interval, which came as a welcome relief to the players. Half-time: Colwyn Bay 2, Llandudno 1. ADDRESS BY LORD KINNAIRD. Lord Kinnaird arrived just on half-time, and whilst crossing the field to the pavilion, was given a hearty reception. He was introduced by Mr T. I, Purdy, chairman of the Colwyn Bay Club, to the captains of the opposing" teams, T. McCann and Harold Pearson and also to the large crowd of spectators who had gathered outside the dressing room. As they all knew, he said, Lord Kinnaird was president of the English Association, and if anyone knew how the game should be played it was he. They had heard of the "fighting parson" (laughter). Well, in Lord Kinnaird they had a sporting' Christian, whose endeavours were to rai.-e the toile and strength of the players, making them gentlemen and sportsmen (applause). Lord Kinnaird, who was heartily applauded, said he could assure the gathering that it was always a pleasure to him when he could get a spare hour or sq in the midst of a busy life to look on at some game. He had had a little to do with the game of football for a gtod many years, and liad been on the Association Council for over 45 years. It was a great pleasure to them at the Council to see how the game was increasing in popularity year by year. It was their endeavour to make tihe game a credit to sport, and they wanted the co-operation of all to do their level b'st to have the game played as a.11 games should be played (cheers). He could remember the tune when there were no umpires and referees, only a few, with the exception of the pla*, e.rj, knowing anything about the game. The captain acted as umpire, and would always give the benefit of the doubt to his opponents. That was the spirit of true sport (applaud)- During the present season they had seen some very interesting international competitions all over the world. He thought tfne result would be the same as had been forth- coming from the first visit of tho Australian Cricket Team-a revival in the game. Their children had taught them something, but they would resume supremacy (hear, hoar). lie hoped that the game would bring the children of the empire closer together, and that could bo effected if the game was played in a sportsman- like way. The spectators had a good deal to do to ensure that the game was kept to its proper standard, and he hoped that in Wales their reputation of liking good play and want- ing1 tihe best team to win, would always be kepc up (hear, hear). What thely wanted was not only to give an opportunity to those in their own sphere, but also make it possible in connection with schools, Y.M.C.A.'s, and other similar institutions. To do that they wanted ground, and in Colwyn Bay he hoped they would be successful in finding suitable land (loud applause). Rain was falling heavily when Lord Kinnaird set tihe ball in motion to op-3n tne second moiety for Llandudno. The tale of this half is briefly told- The on.ly p.lay possible was of the kick and rush order, in which Llandudno showed superiority. Llandudno pressed, and O. E. Wil- liams, in attempting to clear, miskicked into goal. Hallwood made an effort to get to the ball, but slipped, and to the mortification of the home supporters the leather rested in the net. •This spurred the homesters to renewed efforts and after a combined attack E. Parry scored! but tihe referee ruled him offside. Llandudno's methods were proving the more successful. Jimmy Williams was given an opening on the left, and he finished up an individual effort by scoring the third goal, which Hallwood would have sa ved no doubt but for the greasy nature of the ball- The rain fell still more heavily, and tho Colwyn Bay linesman consulted the re- feree with a view to abandoning the game, but the Llandudno representative would not agree, and operations were continued. Having gained the lead the"Ams." fully intended to keep it, and when pressed they did not hesitate about kicking, on to the railway track. Thence to the end of the game kicking out was the most noticeable feature. Tame arrived with the score: Llandudno 3, Colwyn Bay 2.
DENBIGH v. RHYL RESERVES. Denbigh 3 I Rhyl Reserves 0 I it was a peculiarly constituted team that Knyl sent to Denbigh on Saturday to meet a very smart lot of players in the First Round of the Welsh Amateur Cup. It is said thai Rfliyl had I been disappointed in several of their players, but whether this was so or not, it was clear from the start that they lacked training. Owing to the conditions attached to the cup the Denoigth committee were not able to put on their best team, but if the display given on Saturday was that of their second team, one loo Ice with con- fidence for the appearance of their first string in other matches. Denbigh turned ou.t a smart set of players: they were a sturdy lot of young fellows, and looked well in their new jerseys. On the other hand the Rhyl Reserves were as mixed in their colours. Their goalkeeper was a veritable giant, he could easily reach the cross-bar, while the Denbigh goalkeeper was the smallest player on the field. 1 here was a fair attendance of spectators, and the committee are to be congratulated on their work. It was one of the most orderly crowds I have seen at a match in the Vale of Clwyd- a welcome change to what it used to be at Denbigh- Rhyl kicked off with the slope and wind against them, but it did not appear as if it made any difference to them,as they did worse in the second half with both wind and hill in their favour. Denbigh at once took up the pressure, and from a run down on the right Tuckfield beat Williams, but the speed he was going prevented him s'teadying himself, and he just missed the goal by a few incties. Keeping up the pressure the Denbigh forwards played a good game, but a good defence was put on by RhNi. J. Davies took the ball across the field, and passing to Tuckfield the latter was in £ » good position for shooting when he was fouled just outside the penalty area. Nothing resulted from this, but finding that they were sorely pressed, Rhyl played a cne-back g'ame, and so repeatedly put Denbigh offside. Alter this Hughes, for Rhyl, played a capital game, but he was poorly supported, and failed to get through the home defence, Davies, the Denbigh back, clearing well \\itJ1 one of his long shot..?, which were a feature of the g'ame. Following up the ball, T. G. Williams obtained possession, and passed cleverly to W. E. Hughes, who sent in a fine shot. The Rhyl custodian caught it just below tihe bar, and neatly turned it over. It was useless trying tall shots against him, he turned everyone over the bar. DENBIGH PRESS. Denbigh kept the visitors penned in their goal, and when they did break away Ned Evan Da- vies pulled them up, and passing1 to Tuckfield, he raced down on the riglht with the ball, and was again fouled a few inches from the penalty line. A regular scrimmage followed, but T. Davies getting possession passed to Ned Davies, who scored. The home side deserved the point, as they had worked well for n. A lively game followed, but Referee Jones, of Holywell, kept the players well in hand, and they cooled down. Rhyl appeared to fall to pieces, and the only two layers who did any real work were Pryce Jones and D. Hughes. T. Cotton, in goal, saved his side repeatedly. As regards the Den- bigh goalkeeper íS. Griffiths) he had very little to do before the interval, but lie did that little well, although iho narrowly escaped giving Rhyl a corner. The visitors claimed that he touched the ball just as it crossed the I;nc, but the referoe gave him the benefit of 'he doubt. Denbig'h crossed over with a lead of one goal, and had a freshening breeze against them, as well as the hill, but they played a capital game. Evan Cartwright, who was tiie novice of the team, surprised the spectators. They had not a weak spot in the team. The second half was splendidly placed by Denbigh, and the visitors appeared to muddle the ball repeatedly. The only real chance that Rhyl had was after ten minutes' play. Hugihes had taken the ball well down the field to Gregory, but that player with a clear goal in front shot six yards on the wrong- side. When the second half was well advanced. Ned Davies again found the net, and quickly followed with another fine shot,, which Cotton turned ove.r the bar. It was evident that the tall shots were useless, and The Denbigh forwards changed their tactics, with the result that the visitors' custodian found it necessary to fall on the ball three times in succession in order to save. Towards the close Rhyl put on a spurt, and Sam Griffiths had plen&y to do, but he cleared each time, although he followed the dangerous practice of running out far too often. The third goal was scored by Tuckfield, who did splendid work. He ob- tained possession in the Rhyl territory, and racing down on the rig'ht beat all opponents. He crossed the top, and put the ball in the net amid a hearty cheer. It was the best shot of the day. Denbigh won by threo goals to nil, but on the play of the day they were at least half a dozen goals the better team.
BEAUMARIS v. CARNARVON. PLAYED IN A DELUGE. (By "Recorder."). Carnarvon 3 Beaumaris Q A continuous torrential downpour in the full- est meaning of the word utterly marred what promised to be a sparkling cup-tie, at Beaumaris, on Saturday. The Beaumaris field is quite un- sheltered even by trees, and the plight of the unfortunate handful of spectator who turned out to witness the game can be imagined. It was indeed rather unfortunate that the game was ever started, as the players were soaked before they reached the ground. The teams were:- Beaumaris: Fielding Richards; W. G. Wil- liams and George Williams; W. J. Jones, W. Humphreys, and Emyr Hughes; HenderJ R. Humphreys, Smedley, Evans, and Poole. Carnarvon: G. II. Jones; Evan Hughes and A. Griffiths; J. Griffiths, Mirk Herbert, and Jack Williams; R. H. Roberts, Tom Roberts, Walter Jones, Hugh Roberts, and J. Jones. Referee: Mr John Roberts, Bangor. The game could not be properly reported, for almost directly a note-book was produced, it was saturated with rain. It was clear from the start that Carnarvon intended winning, for they played desperately. After a few minutes' pla 'v, the right wing advanced, and to Tom Roberts was entrusted the deciding shot. He sent in rather feebly, and Richards certainly should have clear- ed, but he fumbled with the ball, and R. H. Roberta dashed up and safely slammed the bali into the net. The home forwards then carried the war into Carnarvon's camp, a slow shot being sent in by Emyr Hughes, and Wm. Humphreys tested "G. IT." with a stinger from long range. The scene of operations was quickly changed^to the Beaumaris end, where H. Roberts presented Richards with a handful. The custodian tried to tilt the ball over the bar, but instead of doing so lie sent it out to H. Roberts, who promptly scored No._ 2, several of his colleagues dashing up to put in the finishing touch. Walter Jones in his usual style forced a passage betwe-en the Beaumaris backs, and wound up with a neat shot. Carnarvon never relaxed their efforts de- spite their two goal lead, whilst Beaumaris never seemed to get going in their usual style. In the course of time, Humphreys, the outside right, sprinted down the wing, but he was neatly robbed by A. Griffiths. Beaumaris then endea- voured to score with long drives, which went either wide of the billet or which "G. II." cap- tured. The wind considerably bothered the Carnarvon forwards, and W. G. Williams was also a thorn in their sides, his favourite victim being Walter Jones. Smedley and J. Griffith got at loggerheads, but nothing occurred for the referee to interfere. MISSED WITH AN OPEN GOAL. Following telling work by the Carnarvon left wing, Tom Roberts, "the veteran of the line," was presented with a glorious chance, but with the goal gaping at him, he sent in a lady-like shot. Beaumaris changed their custodian, W. G. Williams guarding the breach, though the wis- dom of this change was not quite apparent, but .V. G." made a timely save soon after he was installed. In a methodical manner the Carnar- von forwards took up the attack again, and Tom Roberta crashed the ball against the cross-bar, and out it came to Hugh Roberts, who prompt- ly booted it back, "W. G." being clever to get it away. Half-time: Carnarvon, 2; Beaumaris, nil. Early in the second half, Walter Jones made a dashing intrusion into the Beaumaris quar- ters, and from a pass by R. H. Roberts, J. Jones scored the third goal for Carnarvon. The rain was now descending in sheets, and at the request of both teams the referee wisely stopped the game, with the score reading:— Carnarvon, 3; Beaumaris, nil. After the game, the Beaumaria Committee. authorised the Referee to award the tie to Car- narvon, they having no desire to proceed further in that competition.
BARMOUTH v. PWLLHELI. PWLLHELI WIN A HARD GAME. (By "Ricardo"). Pwllheli j I Barmouth 1 Just as the Barmouth and Pwllheli cluba opened this game at Barmouth last Saturday rain fell and very high wind prevailed, it being a miserable day for open-air games. The teamSf were as follows:— Barmouth: T. Griffith; Llew. Davies and Charlie Whitehead; Evan Griffith, John Griffith and G. Roberts; John Hughes, G. Price, Ed- ward Price, Ellis Griffith and H. Williams. Pwllheli: R. Williams; W. Thomas and R., Hughes; Rees Davies, Bob Ellis and 0 G. Jones; Thompson, W. Griffith, White, J. Jones and R. Griffith. Mr Townsend, Newtown, was the referee. The Penquins won the toss, and had the as- sistance of the wind. The homesters started well, and attacked immediately. Thomas and R. Hughas received the ball, and sent it to Bob Ellis, who forced a fruitless corner. Rees Da- vies dodged the Prices, but shot in from a awkward angle. The Penguins' right wing parsed to Bob Ellis, who made one of his splen- did da.shes, and scored. The moment the ball was in play again Bob Ellis was again in evi- dence, and nearly got through. The Prices, with their colleagues, tried hard to get through, and LIow. Davies and Harold fought finely for an opening. Rhos and Hughes got almost too much to do near the goal, but they hurled the attack back, and this gave Thompson and hist partners an opportunity to tP-St thir bootinoi powers. They goot a free-kick, and the ball nearly got in. The home forwards, a lively lot, got well up the field, and made a fine onslauehtJ on the visitors' goal. Rhos passed to Bob Ellis, who dashed down the field, but was given offside. ELLIS CONVERTS A PENALTY. The visiting halves passed the leather to their forwards, one of whom was fouled within thei penalty area. Bob Ellis added another point. The Ba.rmouth forwards, in combination, ad- vanced well up to Pwllheli goal, where Ellis, Griffith, H. Williams, and E. Price shot well, but the wind spoilt their aim. The Penquinsi evaded the homesters for a time. and from a. free-kick the fall was kicked into the custodian's hands. The home forwards, well supported by the backs, dashed up field, and tried to dodge) the wind and defence, but all wp *s fruitless. Thero was not much choice between the teams justj now. The rain and the wind greatly interfered, with the play. Half-time: Pwllheli 2, Barmouth 0. The supporters of the home team hoped that the change of ends would change the score also. The opening play in the second half favoured the Penquins, who for a time pressed with in- dications of succfss. The Barmouth advance, was good, but the Pwllheli defence was better. Ll. Davies, J. Hughes, the Price Brothers, and others did some excellent work. But Rhos, O. Jones, Thompson, W. Griffith and White stuck to their posts manfully, and by thorough good) work they saved the situation. The goalkeeper also did well. The Barmouthians again repeated their attack in a most commendable manner. Rhos and Gwalia, aided by Rees Davies, Thomp- son, White, W. Griffith, and the ubiquitous Bob, however, changed the venue of operations, but only for a few minutes. The home forwards followed a lengthy clearance by their full-backs, and when the ball grounded the Pwllheli backs) miskieked rather badly, and matters nearly went against the Penouins. A throw-out promised a point, but R. Williams and the visiting backsi saved smartly. By persistent attacks the home- sters made an opening. A shot hit the cross-bar, and tho custodian failed to handle it. It re- bounded, and Edward Price netted it nicely. Rain and wind interfered materially with thci game. The home team pressed their opponents from every quarter, but they could not overcome the defence. Llew. Davies, Charles Whitehead, G. Roberts, and the forwards deserved better hick for the way thpv played, and Rhos, Gwalia, Thomnson, White, Rees Davies, J. Jones and R. Griffith deserve hiffh praise for checking tho on- slaught made on their goal. The game closed:- Pwllheli 2, Barmouth 1.
FLINTSHIRE LEAGUE. CAERGWRLE v. MOLD. Mold visited Caergwrle on Saturday to try con- clusions with Caergwrle Castle. Mold were fair- ly well represented, but they were, however, de- feated by 2 goals to 1. Caergwrle played an ex- cellent game, and their full backs were in fine form. The match did not afford much interest, and there were only a few spectators.
FRIENDLY MATCHES. CONWAY v. BANGOR DRUIDS. A POOR GAME ENDS IN A DRAW. Conway 1 Bangor Druids 1 I Conway entertained Bangor Druids in a friend- ly fixture on the Morfa, on Saturday, and after a poor game, could do no more than draw with • their visitors. Conway wero not at full strength, E. Saunders, J. R. Jones, and other members of the first team being absent from the ranks. Conway won the toBS, and elected to play with the wind, and there was a fairly large gate when the teams lined up as follows :— Conway: Ll-Gw. Parry; Tom Jones and O. Ellis; Arthur Owen, Bob Owen, and Tommy Thompson; H. Rowlands, W. Evans, Wilson, Sam Parry, and Will Stone. Bangor Druids: Bob. A. Griffith; T. Ireland and Bob Roberts; D. Jones, Fred Cooil, and R. W. Thomas; H. Jones, B. Roberts, W. Da- vies, D. Davies, and E. Davies. Referee: Mr R. Jones, Conway. The visitors started against the wind, and at once made tracks for goal, but Tom Jones re- lieved. The Bangor forwards were very smart on the ball, but the "Blues" experienced hard lines on several occasions during the opening stages. Tom Ireland played a good game for the visitors, and gave relief time and again, when the home forwards threatened danger. A considerable portion of the first half had expired before a goal fell to the lot of the home- sters, the point being scored by Arthur Owen, with a fine shot from long range. This livened up the visitors, and the home defence were often called upon to clear. Bangor failed to equalise before tho interval, and the half-time score was —Conway, 1; Bangor, nil.. Resuming play, the Druids set to work to try and equalise; but after the first attack on the home goal, the "Blues" were doing most of the attacking, with the exception of a few spas- modic efforts on the part of the Bangorians.* It was from one of these sudden attacks that the visitors got their equalising goal. The home defenders were playing slack, and were well up the field when the visiting left wing received the leather, and had a clear run for goal, Llew Parry running out, but E. Davies put the ball over his head into the net. Conway assumed the offensive once more, and soon the "Blues" were swarming round the visitors' goal. Once, the ball was just entering the corner of the net> when tho visiting custodian flung himself across the goal, and turned the globe round the up- right. Conway missed a glorious chance of winning the game just before time, when they were awarded a penalty. Arthur Owen, who was en- trusted with the kick, however, shot wide. Time Time arrived with the score standing.-Conway, 1; Bangor Druids, 1.
PRESTATYN THURSDAYS v. ST. ASAPH HOLIDAY F.C. Prestatyn played their first home match of the season on Thursday last, their opponents being the St. Asaph Half-Holiday F.C. Earfier in the season the homesters visited the Cathedral City, and managed to draw-a very creditable performance in view of the fact that Prestatyn were minus several members of their regular eleven. Although somewhat strengthened by the in- clusion of old favourites, the homesters were now far from being at full strength, Watts, Bennett, and Sowerby being notable absentees. Owing to the visitors' late arrival, the game was curtailed by 30 minutes. Winning the toss the home captain elected to play with the wind in his favour. Although having, if anything, the best of a scrappy game the homesters were only once able to penetrate the visitors' defence, an advantage they wera i able to hold to the end. After change of ends Prestatyn showed superiority in midfield, but their attempts to add to their score were, to say the least, most crude. The visitors' attacks were few and far between, but they were more j > 11< than once within an ace of equalising. Jones brought off one great save, while four of the visitors were paying him much attention. Though the visiting quintette showed to more advantage than the home five, as a team they were much inferior, for had the Blues' inside men only taken advantage of a third of the ex- cellent centres at their command, Prestatyn would have won with a little to spare. I Honourable mention must also be made of the admirable way the referee, Mr J. P. Linnell, discharged his duties. Next Thursday Mold will be the visitors.
MOLD CHURCH YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY v. HALKYN ROVERS. The Mold Society's first match was held at Mold on Saturday, and the following were the home team :—W. Marston; S. Cooner and Hac- kinson; W. Edwards, G. Edwards, and E. Mac- farlano; H. Lockley, F. Kirk, J. Davies, Alf. Jones, and W. E. Evans. Referee: Mr J. B. Marston (junr.). Mold won the toss, and elected to play down hill. They acquitted themselves satisfactorily, and at half-time were leading by one goal to nil. Halkyn pressed hard during the second half, but were unable to score. Final: Mold 4, Halkyn 0.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. BANGOR JOTTINGS. The Bangor Combination had an enjoyable trip to Welshpool, on Saturday, and dropped two points. « it • • Owing to the distance to Welshpool, the team had to travel to Chester on Friday night, and resume the journey on Saturday morning. » it By the kindness of the head steward, they were shown over Powys Castle prior to the match. • According to all accounts, Alfy Thomas was the only player in the Bangor team who made anything like a show. « ■» The "gate" amounted to about J65. The record gate for Welshpool is L9. The rain on Saturday was so heavy that the Inter-collegiate match on the town ground had to be abandoned. < The 'Varsity deserved to win, but the Nor- mals again were very- unfortunate in having the penalty against them. » • It would have been a grand game if the weather had been more favourable. » » For the 'Varsity C. E. Thomas played with plenty of dash, but he was not quite up to usual form. < Arthur Williams and Claude Davies make a splendid pair on the left. < < It Congrats, Arthur, on the penalty. It was a crusher! » » Mathews and T. E. Jones played well, and Mathews' shots deserved better fate. "T.E.'a" parses and centres were verv accurate. Don Rowlands is a strong acquisition to the half-back line, and Bannister's pots at goal should have materialised. They were terrors it It Wright! Here is the man to worry an oppon- ent, and he tackles splendidly. D.S. Of course, everybody knows, how he plays. He only repeated his previous perform- ances; resolute, strong, and safe. What more can I say? < < Brock Well played, lad You played like a Trojan. • • With such a stubborn defence Arnold's task was light. What he had to do he did well. 0 Bert Davies, the Normal's pivot, proved dan- gerous in the vicinity of goal. It » # Raine and Hamer showed neat combination, and their shots for goal ought to have met with better fate. < < Evans and Blacklock also played finely. » it ■ Cross! He was here, there and everywhere, and was responsible for the breaking up of many dangerous rushes. » -» it » Fergusson and Heber fed their forwards with precision. Charley Rowlands effected good clearances, but was not particularly safe. Dick Williams is a strong player, and he always plays a clean game. • • Evan Davies was not very hard pressed, but he managed what he had to do very well. it » Mr E. Lloyd Williams pleased all concerned.
BEAUMARIS BULLETS. Both the Carnarvon and Beaumaris players, together with the unfortunate spectators (in- cluding the two reporters who vainly attempted to tak' notes), deserve medals in respect of Saturday's football match. I almost called it "water polo match." It It Throughout the afternoon the rain descended as if it meant business, and one of the peculi- arities of the Beaumaris field is that you can't shelter anywhere. it » Mr Briercliffe, the urbane official of the Beau- maris Club, looked genuinely sorry for every- body. It » It Directly the game opened. I arrived at the conclusion that it was a case of "do or die" with Carnarvon. » it And throughout the piece they played a win- ning game. m Beaumaris appeared to play half-heartedly, with a sort of since we-a i-e here-w e-ii ad-better- kick-the-ball air. Carnarvon were. certainly three goals the bet- ter team, but it must be pointed out that Beau- maris wero not at full strength. E. Lloyd Williams (Llanris) was also an absentee from the Carnarvon team, the rules of the competition excluding him, and that was why Tom Roberta was drafted into the eleven. » it It i, said that Carnarvon had a protest up their sleeves before the game started, their con- tention being that several Beaumaris players were ineligible, because they lived beyond the five mile limit. » < There is no need for the protest, however, fa Beaumaris ha.ve awarded the match to Carnarvon with every blessing. » Beaumaris have their eagle eye upon the North Wales Coast Cup.
COLWYN BAY CLIPPINGS. The Bay wished good-bye to any aspirations they may have had with respect to the Welsh Amateur Cup on Saturday. TPney received tiheir quietus, thougih undeservedly, at the hands or feet of Llandudno. The weather and the ground were unpropitious. The game was uninteresting to watch but there was a large attendance, many being obviously attracted H'v Lord Kinnaird, the president of the English Football Association, who, despite the weather and a slight cold, kicked off at half-time. » < Of the goals scored against him, Hallwood could only be blamed for, the last. The first two came about as the result of mistakes by the backs. < The defence was good and bad in turns, but there was an obvious lack of understanding be- tween Williams and Tonkin. » » The halves were a hard working trio. < < The forwards played well, lvlcc-ann aghin carry- ing off chief honours- E. Parry was as usual pretty and effective, whilst the others combined to make a good line. On the day's play they should certainly have won. < WThen Llandudno gained their lead they did not scruple about kicking out. Under the cir- :r JJ „ cumstances, perhaps they could not be much blamed. Lunt, in gooJ, was good, but he made one mistake, whioh cost his side the first goal scored against them. The backs were cool, and kicked well, whilst the halves rendered equally good service. J. H. Jones, although vigorous in his methods, played the best football on the whole. w Of the forwards the recruits showed to best advantage. D. W. Williams was perhaps tho best, and (be was closely followed by Jimmy j Williams. Johnny Williams was good in the open, but weak in front of goal. Brown missed many openings. Brookes Evans, in a quiet way, got through a lot of good work.
LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY CHATTER. Llandudno Amateurs had a gala day at Colwyn Bay on Saturday, where they ended the "Bayites' career in the Amateur Cup, or rather, whatever hopes they had of a career, for it was only the first round. • • • For once in a way they managed to overcome the bad luck which they usually experience on the Rhos fields, and defeated the "Bayites" by three goab to two. I Bravo, Amateurs It was a gallant feat, and you do well to follow the example of jour neighbours, Conway. « « By all accounts, the game must have been an exciting one, with Colwyn Bay leading, two— nil, soon after the start. » < Oyer at Conway, a forlorn crowd, drenched with ram, was watching an equally forlorn game between the "Blues" and Bangor Druids » A 1-1 draw was a fitting result of a poor game. w The homesters were in poor form. 0 Bangor Druids' supporters were greatly in- censed that it should been a Bangor man who scored against his own town. • The Druids had an extremely clever and re- sourceful centre-half in young "Fred Cooil, and with a little more experience, he will make an excellent player. # » It is doubtful whether the Russel Cup will be oiiered for competition again this year, owing to lack of entries for the competition. < < < Any teams wishing to enter for the trophy should send in to the hon. secretary, Mr Rowley Roberts, Llandudno Y.M.C.A. < 1 Two good matches in the district next Satur- clay-Beaumaris at Conway, and Bangor at Llan- dudno. On Saturday a newly-formed Deganwy team, styled Deganwy Rovers" visited Penmaenma.wr, where they defeated Penmaenmawr Celts by the only goal of the match.
PWLLHELI PEBBLES. I believe the late Mr Gladstone said some pretty things about Barmouth, but he didn't strike it on a day like last Saturday, and he pro bably did not watch a cup-tie with rain drons finding their way down the back of his neck. » » • It was bad enough to damp the* ardour of the most cnthusiasf and the Barmouth supporters did not turn ou in large numbers, which gave the Pwllheli treasurer food for thought. < B Still we won, I cannot say much about it. A penalty goal was the difference in the scores, and passes us on to the next round. I believe the Penquins knew how to play foot- ball much better than the Barmouth Bullfinches -or whatever feathered tribe represented them- but they had forgotten, or wore so busy trying to dodge the rain drops they had no time to think about it, so the game resulted in a kick and follow up order. Of course, the weather conditions quite preven- ted any really good play, and this told more against the more skilful players, as accurate passing was out of the question. Still I am dis- appointed at the narrow margin of the win. it it At home Menai Bridge had been induced to come for a game, but o 'nly got half a one. And a poor half, too. The rain came down in tor- rents, and one or two of the Pwllheli players not being able to swim, took shelter in the ark. This is a disused tram-car, but no matter. During this deflection Menai Bridge scored a goal, and after this every one seemed to think they had got wet enough, and the game was abandoned. *h** Whicn was a pity for one T. II. Jones had como all the way from Bangor to play for Pwll- heli, and as the Penquins' left wing is weak, I hopes were entertained that we had secured a, good man. But how can one criticise any one's play in such a game, and so judgment must be suspended until we see him under different cir- cumstances. » < Where are Griff Jones (of Bottwnog) and Saun- ders lately? The great question now is, who will win at Carnarvon on Saturday? Whoever does, it will be a great game, and mav I be there to see it. Add football-Friendly
NEXT SATURDAY-S FIXTURES. LEAGUE—FIRST DIVISION. Woolwich Arsenal v. Blackburn Rovers. Notts County v. Chelsea. Newcastle United v. Sunderland. Bristol City v. Notting-hani Forest. Preston North End v. Aston Villa. Middlesborough v. Sheffield United. Manchester City v. Bury. Sheffield Wednesday v. Liverpool. Leicester Fosse v. Bradford City. Everton v. Manchester United. LEAGUE—SECOND DIVISION. Birmingham v. Blackpool. Bolton Wanderers v. Oldham Athletic. Bradford v. Leeds City. Burnley v. Barnsley. Fulham v. Tottenham Hotspur. Grimsby Town v. Hull City. Stockport County v. Glossop. Wolverhampton W. v. Clapton Orient. TIIE COMBINATION. Bangor v. Nantwich. Rhyl v. Crewe Alexandra. Saltney v. Chirk. Birkenhead v. Connah's Quay. Chester v. Welshpool. Middlewich v. Druids. Wrexham v. Whitchurch. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Div. I.). Conway v. Beaumaris. Carnarvon v. Pwllheli. Llandudno v. Bangor Reserve. Llanrwst v. Blaenau Festiniog. NORTH WALES JUNIOR CUP. (Second Round—Replayed.) Colwyn Bay v. Denbigh.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS' F.A. The hon. sec. (Mr T. Thomas, Llanrwst) re- ports that the results of the games already played in the Shield Competition are as follows:— Willesden (Queen's Park) 0, East Ham 5. Bentford 0, West London 1. Derby 4, Newark 1. Northampton 0, Luton 1. Barry 7, Aberdare 1. Leeds 1, Rotherham 6. Preston 6, Darwen 2. Warrington 2, Bootle 4. Durham City 0, Washington 2. Doorness V. 3, Crook 1. Lambton 3, Shildon 7. Darlington 6, Hartlepools 0. Sunderland 1, East Durham 1. Several matches are down for Saturday next. Result sheet No. 2 (up to and including No- vember 28tli) Liverpool 0, Manchester 0; Manchester 2, Liverpool 3 (replay); Tottenham 1, West Ham 1: West Ham 4, Tottenham 0 (replay); BIrkenhead 10, Wrexham 0; Accrington 1, Blackburn 2; Ox- ford 3, Reading 5; Nottingham 5, Wellingboro 1; E. Durham 0, Sunderland 2 (replay); Wat- ford 0, South London 1; Whitehaven 2, East Northumberland 2; Gillingham 5, Chatham 4; Wolverhampton 5, Wednesbury 2; Dudley 4, Aston 6; Wathou Dearne 2, Hull 3; S. North- j -I umberland 1, W. Stanieyl; Deerness VaJley L Middlesboro 0; Cardiff 3, Barry 2; Sheffield 4, Chesterfield 0; Walsall 4, N. Staffs 0; W. Stanley 3, S. Northumberland 0 (replay); Preston 3, Bol- ton 3; Eccles 0, Bootle 2; Grimsby 1, York 4; Newcastle 1, Carlisle 2; Heales 0, West Lon- don 13. Home team first in each case.
NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. At a meeting held at Carnarvon last Friday, Mr Percy Weekes (Holyhead) presiding, the transfer of Gillet from Bangor to Llanrwst, and Howel Williams from Colwyn Bay to Festiniog, was confirmed.
GOLF. DUNCAN "THE COMING CHAMPION." Under the heading "The Coming Champion," ¡.: Mr S. H Fry contributes in following to the current issue of "The Throne and Country:"— How long will it be ere Duncan is open > champion? I have heard that question asked more than once since the big match. The play of the Scotsman was the itiost brilliant of the four (the writer refers to the recent foursome), and he played shots with a daring and an accuracy which none of the others could rivaJ. Duncan, I am certain, will be open champion some day, and that day is not fa.r off. We have heard a great deal of Robson, of Bromborough, yet even though Robson beat Duncan the other day at Conway, I know that the best pro- fessionals would back Duncan willingly in a thirty-six holes match with the English pro- fessional. Duncan himself attributes recent bad form to efforts in copying Harry Vardon's style. He has abandoned his copying, and we saw the excellent results in the big match last week-end.
PRESTATYN GOLF CLUB. The first competition for the handsome cup pre- sented to the club by the late Mr Wm. Bulcock, of Gwespyr, has just been concluded. The winner is Mr F. Jewell, who was victorious over Mr G. Harding Roberts by 3 up and 2 to play. In the semi-final Mr Jewell beat Mr T. B. Grif- fith, and Mr Roberts beat Mr D. P. Morgan. (Continuation on 7th Page.) ——^■—————1———j—pw———
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