FOOTBALL; 1 M——————BE GOLF HOCKEY, ANGLING 4 ) HUNTING.
FOOTBALL. RESULTS AT A GLANCE. LEAGUE—FIRST DIVISION. fverbon 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0. ury 2, Liverpool 1. Bradford City 4, Woolwich Arsenal 1. Nottingham Forest 1, Preston North End 1. Sheffield United 4, Manchester City 0. ?? Manchester United 4, Leicester Fosse 2. Notts County 2, Blackburn Rovers 0. Newcastle United 2, Chelsea 1. Bristol City 2, Sunderland 0. Middlesbrouglh 3, Aston Villa 0. £ EAGUE—SECOND DIVISION. Barnsley 3, Bradford 1. Blackpool 3, Gainsborough Trinity 0. Chesterfield Town 4, Birmingham 2. Clapton Orient 2, Oldham Athletic 0. Derby County 2, Grimsby Town 1. Hull City 2, Fuiham 0. Leeds City 5, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Stockport County 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Tottenham Hotspur 4, Burnley 2. t. West Bromwich Albion 3, Glossop 1. THE COMBINATION. Crewe Alexandra 3, Chester 3. Saifcraey 3, Wrexham 1. Tranmore Rovers 4, Middlewich 1. „ Ccmaah's Quay 3, Birkenhead 0. WELSH SENIOR CUP: SECOND ROUND. Rhyl 2, Bangor 1. Nantwich 2, WWtdhiurch 0. CSiirk 0, Wellington St. George's 0. -Royal Welsh Warehouse 3, Towyn Rovers 2. Llanidloes 4, Builth Wella 0. Aberdare 1, Mardy 1. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE tdiv. I.). Bangor 1, Conway 0. Carnarvon United 4, Llanrwst 1. Denbigh 2, Llandudno Amateurs 0. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Div. II.). Ruthin 3, Denbigh Church Guild 0.
LEAGUE-FIRST DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, December 12th:- Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Bwrton- 17 12 2 3 46 22 27 Newcastle United 17 10 4 3 27 23 23 t Manchester United 16 10 4 2 38 29 22 Sheffield Wednesday 16 7 4 5 26 21 19 Bonderland 17 9 8 0 38 24 18 Aston Villa 16 6 4 6 23 20 18 Blackburn Rovers 16 6 4 6 23 21 18 Bristol City 17 6 5 6 21 24 18 .1 Lrvofpool 18 8 9 1 29 30 17 Notts County 15 7 6 2 20 15 16 Sheffield United 17 6 7 4 24 27 16 Manchester City 16 6 7 3 29 31 15 Woolwiob Arsenal 17 6 8 3 22 25 15 v Notts Forest 17 6 9 2 26 27 14 Chelsea 18 5 9 4 24 35 14 Preston North End 17 5 9 3 20 22 13 Middlesbrough 16 4 7 5 23 27 13 Bury 17 4 9 3 23 41 13 • Leicester Fosse 16 3 7 6 22 35 12 Bradford City 16 3 8 5 16 23 11
LEAGUE-SECOND DIVISION. Results up to Saturrday, December 12th: Goala. I P. W. L. D. F. A. P. West Bromwicb A. 17 10 2 5 26 12 25 Tottenham Hotspur. 16 9 3 4 30 12 22 Stockport County 16 10 4 2 21 22 22 Bolton Wanderers 18 9 6 3 22 13 21 Birmingham 17 9 5 3 27 24 21 Leeds City 16 8 4 4 24 16 19 Fu"m 16 7 4 5 30 21 19 Derby County 17 6 4 7 22 17 19 Hull City 17 8 5 4 25 15 20 • Glossop 16 6 5 5 23 21 17 Chesterfield 16 6 7 3 18 24 15 Wolverhampton W. 18 4 8 6 26 28 14 Blackpool 16 4 6 6 18 24 14 Oldham Athletic 14 6 7 1 22 1', 13 Clapton Orient 16 4 7 5 14 20 13 Burnley 17 6 10 1 27 35 13 Grimsby Town 16 4 9 3 16 26 11 Barnsley 17 3.10 4 18 27 10 Gainsboro' Trinity 15 2 8 5 15 38 9 Bradford P. A 15 3 10 2 12 24 8
THE COMBINATION. Results up to Saturday, December 12th:— Goals. --I P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Chester 11 9 0 2 28 38 20 Whitchurch 12 7 3 2 33 24 16 Connah's Quay. 13 7 5 1 24 31 16 Crewe Alexandra 13 6 5 2 43 32 14 Welshpool 11 6 3 2 24 16 14 Chirk 12 5 4 3 25 14 13 Druids 11 6 4 1 25 22 13 Oswestry 11 5. 4 2 29 17 12 Wrexham 13 4 6 3 20 26 11 Nantwich 13 4 6 3 15 18 11 Saltney 10 3 3 4 25 16 10 Tranmere Rovers 7 3 2 2 25 12 8 Bangor 11 2 5 4 11 35 8 Middlewich 9 2 6 1 14 27 5 Rhyl 11 2 8 1 11 44 5 Birkenhead 9 1 8 0 10 28 2
NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. FIRST DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, December 12th:- (toils. P. W. L. D. P. A- P. Carnarvon United 8 5 1 2 32 12 12 Bangor Reserve 7 5 2 0 18 9 10 Beaumaris 5 4 0 1 18 6 9 Denbigh Town 5 3 0 2 11 6 8 Pwllheli Town 5 3 1 1 11 13 -7 Holyhead Swifts 6 2 3 T 25 14 5 Llanrwst Town 5 1 2 2 5 11 4 Llandudno Amateurs 5 2 3 0 4 15 4 Colwyn Bay United 5 0 3 2 10 13 2 Conway 6 0 5 1 3 26 1 Blaer.au Festiniog 5 0 5 0 9 20 0
BANGOR RESERVES v. CONWAY. i. CITIZENS SECURE TWO POINTS. (By "Spectator.") Bangor Reserves 1 I Conwav 0 I Just before the League fixture between Ban- gor Reserves and Conway started on Saturday, at Bangor, a heavy shower of rain made the ground very greasy and added to the general discomfort. Referee Hersee, of Llandudno, lined up the team as follows:— Bangor Reserves: Ted Owen; Hwfa Williams and D. J. Thomas; Aaron Jones, H. J. Davies, and William Jones; Hughie Owen, Hugh Hum- phreys, Dick Jones, Edgar Jones, and W. H. Jones. Conway: Llew. Parry; Tom Jones and 0. Ellis; Arthur Owen, Bob Owen, and T. Thorns pson; Harry Rowlands, T. Atherton, Wi!! Evans, Sam Parry, and Will Stone. Bangor, winjjing the toss, decided to defend -pi the High-street goal. The visitors soon showed that they meant business, but Hwfa Williams, however, nipped in and cleared, giving to his right wing, but the rush was stopped through an infringement. Receiving from the free-kick Atherton kicked to touch. From the throw-in W. H. Jones received, and running along de- livered a splendid shot which Llew saved at the expense of a fruitless corner. Bangor, however, were again on the agrres&ive, but Tom Jones relieved the pressure by punting to his forwards. Will Stone gaining possession was immediately in the home quarter, and Hwfa had to keep back the pressure by sending tlie [ sphere to the comer flag. The resultant kick was, however, cleared by D. J. Thomas. A rush by the Conwayites left wing was checked by Aaron, who sent to Dick Jones, but he was fouled. Hwfa took the kick and sent wide over the goal line. "W.H." was again in possession, and finished a good sprint with a terrible drive, which Llew kept out, and by chance foiled Hughie Owen as he was sending the sphere into • the net. The sphere was returned by Hughie John, who passed on to Edgar, he in turn tipping to Dick Jones, who kicked wide. Aaron Jones received from the goal kick, and passed to Hughie Owen, but Thompson nipped in and sent to touch. Dick Jones, however, started a run again and passed to Hughie Owen, who re- turned, but the leather went out of play. D. J. Thomas successfully tackled a dangerous rush by Atherton and Rowlands, and passed to Hughie Owen, who sent for goal, but Now Ellis sent to touch. Sam Parry with Stone was going at a fast rate, and when the former was just de- livering his kick D. John Thomas kicked the sphere off his toes to touch. The ball was again in the "Blues' quarters, and pressure was being jelieved when W. Jones made a splendid try for goal, but the leather was a little too high. TAME PLAY. Hughie Owen received after some tame play, and kicked right across' goal mouth, but his efforts unfortunately went abegging as the other forwards had not followed up. H. John Davies was responsible for some strong play now, and he passed to W. H. Jones, who gave to Edgar, and he shot right into goal, Llew fisting out, but H. Owen forced a corner off him. The free- kick being given the ball bobbed about, and W. Jones found it at his toes when he drove and missed the goal by a few inches. W. H. Jones again had the ball at his toes, but he delayed before kicking, and the Conwayites cleared. Dick Jones, however, came into possession, and passed to Hughie Owen, but the latter was pulled up for offside. At this stage of the game H. J. Davies was sent off the field by the referee for an offence which was not apparent to the spectators. Soon afterwards half-time arrived with no score. The second moiety found Bangor playing the one back game, Hwfa playing centre-half instead of H. J. Davies, and from the kick off W. H. Jones made a run, but was checked. Aaron caught the ball and kicked goalwards. The ball was, however, cleared by Llew. Dick Jones was again on the aggressive, and had very hard lines in not scoring with a rasping shot which hit the bottom of the upright, and was sent to corner. Pressure again being relieved Will Stone started a run and shot for goal, and this Ted Owen safely manipulated. Edgar Jones got the sphere and shot at Parry's charge, but in the act he was fouled, and Hwfa took the kiok, but sent over. Arthur Owen was responsible for the checking of many dangerous runs by W. H. Jones, who at last eluded him and passed across the goal mouth. Edgar Jones sent in another good shot, but Llew was all there, Ban- gor seemed to do all the pressing from now to the finish, barring an occasional run by the "Blues." Hughie Owen sent across a hot shot which Llew again managed, and Humphreys tested him with another, but nothing would beat him. Atherton now roused the hopes of his side by kicking to- wards Ted's citadel, but that worthy coolly picked the sphere up and sent to touch. A heavy mist now enveloped the ground, and the different players were hardly discernible. Hughie Owen had several hard lines in not scoring with rasp- ing shots. He beat Llew once, and the ball was just going into the net when Tom Jones kicked out. A foul occurred against Conway just on the penalty line, and Hwfa taking the kick sent in, but Llew showed himself on the alert. Keep- ing up the pressure Bangor forced a fruitless corner, and the game was only to proceed for another five minutes when Hughie Owen sent a splendid shot which was too hot for Llew, and Hwfa headed in, scoring for Bangor. With Bangor pressing steadily, the whistle sounded for time. Bangor Reserves, 1; Conway, 0.
LLANRWST v. CARNARVON. "ROOSTERS" QUITE OUTCLASSED. (By "Dolydd"). Carnarvon 4 Llanrwst 1 The Carnarvon men visited Llanrwst on Satur- day, and gave a fine exhibition. The weather was tolerable, but the ground was rather slippy, particularly in the vicinity of both goals. M. Edwards, of Menai Bridge, who acted as referee, marshalled the teams promptly to time as follows: Llanrwst: Gillett; J. R. Jones and Salisbury Roberts; Chain, Chisholm and Henry Roberta; Norman Jones, Howel Roberts, Sowerby, A. Richards and Stephen Hughes. Carnarvon: G. H. Jones; Evan Hughes and Albert Griffith; J. Griffith, M. Herbert amd J. Williams; R. H. Roberts, E. Lloyd Hughes, Walter Jones, H. Roberta and J. Jones. The visitors won the toss, and faced the Castle at the outset. Sowerby having set the leather moving, it was taken up by Walter Jones, who sent it across to Jack Jones, who, however, failed to beat J. R. The visitors again gained pos- session, and a fine oblique shot was sent in by Lloyd Hughes, which was well fielded by Gil- lett, who was dancing in mud up to his boot tops. In a, few seconds the home keeper was again called upon to clear a fine attempt by Jack Jones. Carnarvon pressed persistently, Gillett clearing several dangerous shots, and at length they were awarded a corner, Walter Jones real- ising out of a melee which followed the flag- kick within ten minutes of the start. Up to this period the homesters had been playing with ten men. The missing player, however, now ap- peared, and for the first time the "Stripes" man- aged to cross the centre line, only to be hurled back at once by the burly Carnarvon backs. Walter secured, and dashed up to within shooting range, but the leather was directed against the upright. Richards secured the rebound, made good progress, and centred to Sowerby, who failed to reach the ball. The Castle men re- taliated, Walter missing by inches. Norman Jones was next in evidence with a pretty ruil along the right wing, and a centre from the corner to his pivot, who in turn passed to Stephen, who forced a oorner off Evan Hughes. The youngster, however, placed behind. Walter Jones, who was well fed by his wing men, again made a fine run. Gillett ran out to meet him, but failed. Walter, when within a yard of the open goal, shot, but Salisbury somehow got in the way, and deflected the oourse of the ball—a narrow escape. From the ensuing corner Ro- berts centred' into the goalmouth, and Gillett fisted out to Richards, but the Carnarvon boys soon returned. Jack Jones sent in a strong grounder, Gillett saving by throwing himself full length into the mud. Chain then got away, and passed to Richards, who penetrated his oppo- nents' defence, Chisholm finishing the move by placing behind. The reds, advancing in fine style, hemmed the homesters to their quarters, Gillett saving magnificently from H. Roberts. Walter Jones followed with an "off-side" goal. after somo pretty work by Lloyd Hughes. Gil- lett saved another splendid shot from the corner off R. H. Roberts, who a few seconds after sent in a fine header, but Gillett again cleared. Arthur Richards, at length, got away, and accomplished a clever solo run, but, unhappily, when within a few feet of goal, shot wretchedly wide. Car- narvon again attacked, and a hot shot by Lloyd Hughes was cleared by Gillett full length on the ground. At this point the home keeper pre- sented an extraordinary appearance—covered with clinging clay from head to foot. A melee followed, and Gillett fisted at the ball for all he was worth. Norman at last got away, and after an exhibition of brilliant dribbling got into position, and sent an accurate centre to Rich- ards, who beat Jones "all ends up." The visi- tors again returned to the attack, and bom- barded Gillett, who brought off what appeared to be impossible clearances. He repeatedly threw himself into the oozing mud in order to keep his charge intact. At half-time the teams were on level terms, having scored one goal each. The game having restarted, Carnarvon pressed, and forced a oouple of corners in succession, Gillett bringing off clever clearances. Stephen then got away, but a eouple of yards from the goal was frustrated by the ever-ready Evan. Richards was next in evidence, but Griffith cleared by kicking out of touch. Norman Jones also made a fine run, and nearly realised with a beauty. The visitors, combining beautifully, then got into position, Lloyd Hughes sooring from a melee. The pressure oontinued until Lloyd Hughes again scored, after Gillett had success- fully negotiated several stinging shots. The homesters then attacked, but on each occasion they were sent to the rightabout by the visiting backs. Carnarvon again pressed severely, and forced five corners in succession. Gillett saved four of the centres in masterly fashion, but ulti- mately succumbed to the fifth, which was sent in by H. Roberts. The game ended in a win for Carnarvon by four goals to one.
BEAUMARIS v. COLWYN BAY. This fixture was to have been played at Beau- maris on Saturday. The kick-off was fixed at 2.30 p.m., but there was no sign of the visitors at that time. About three o'clock a wire was received intimating that the Colwyn Bay team, who had started the journey in a motor-car, had broken down at Penmaenmawr. Mr Briercliffe announced the contents of the wire to the specta- tors, who naturally were very disappointed. Beaumaris intend claiming the match. The following were selected to play for Beaumaris: Richards; W. G. Williams and Davies; George Williams, Levi Jones and W. 0. Humphreys;. Die Davies, Dick Humphreys, Hugh Thomas, Smedley and S. Poole.
The Jersey Beach Hotel, Aberavon, Glamor- ganshire, was destroyed by fire on Monday morn- ing. The inmates escaped by jumping through the windows, but a visitor and a nurse were badly injured.
SECOND DIVISION. I SECOND DIVISION. I Results up to Saturday, Deoember 12th — I Goals I P. W. L. D. F. A. P. Ruthin Town 2 2 0 0 4 0 4 Denbigh Church Guild 3 1 1 1 7 5 5 Colwyn Bay Reserves 3 0 2 1 2 8 1 ¡ Denbigh Reserve 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
THE WELSH CUP. (Second Round.) RHYL v. BANGOR. A TYPICAL CUP-TIE. Rhyl 2 Bangor 1 Where was a disappointing attendance at Rhyl on Saturday when the two old rivaJ teams met in the Second Round of t-he Welsh Senior Cup. As a rule Bangor and R141 always draw a good gate, but Saturday was the exception to the rule. The weather was fine, and there was scarcely any wind blowing". Although Referee Slater gave the teams a few minutes' graoa, Rhyl lined up with two men. short, but the late ones put in an appearance soon after the start. The teams were as fallows Rhyl. Goal, Thornley; backs, A. Roberts and Ellis; half-backs, Morris, E. ILI. Williams, and R. S. Roberta; forwards, Hampeon, Harzinon, DaJe, Gallagher, and T. Roberts. Bangor: Goal, W. Jones; backs, W. Evans and J. Jones; half-backs, Arridge, A. Tfcomaa, and D. T. Davies; forwards, Joe Thomas, T. A. Griffiths, J. Williams, H. Davies, and Oliver. Rhyl kicked off, and made tracks for the visi- tors' goal, but Jack Jones was found at home, and be promptly transferred the play over the half-way Ene, when E. H. Williams cleared, and the next minute a foul waa awarded against Bangor. From this tihe half-backs of the visi- tors put in some nice work, A. Thomas in par- ticular playing remarkably well, as he did throughout 4he game. Jack Jones again helped with some nice passing, and it seemed as if the visitors meant to break through, but their for- w&rd line was by, no means as good as it might be. the centre being far behind the play of the right wing Harriscn saved the situation, and centring to Dade there waa a pretty run down, but) while Rhyl's centre-forward seemed to beat his opponents in dribbling, he did not make the most of his chances of shooting", Jack Jones cleared, and Gallagher getting possession passed to Harrison, who tested the Bangor ouetodian with a well-placed shot. Jonea rushed out to save, and cleared by throwing the ball out. After this there was some good play between the home centre and the right wing, T. Roberts putting in capital work, and they tested the visitors' defence repeatedly, but Jones saved well, although at times he seemed to take some big risks, and on one occasion missed his shot, with the result that Evans had to rush between the posts to defend. In the attacks on the visi- tors' goal. Rhyl were after tihis repeatedly pull- ed up for off-side, Jack Jones at times being found more in the half-back rank than in the rear line; it seemed as if he studied putting the !Ut') men offside. It was not long, however, before Morris was able to get possession, and by a brilliant dash on his wing worked the ball into a fine position for shooting. RHYL SCORE FROM A PENALTY. The Bangor gtoaLkeeper mulled the ball, and during the scrimmage which followed one of the Rhyl players was foulod in the penalty area. Morris was called upon to do the needful, and he landed a beauty in goal. Both sides played up after tihis, but the referee's whistle was on the blow repeatedly, foils on both sides being most frequent. Both ends were visited in turn, Oliver and J. Thomas putting in good work for the visitors, while Harrison, Morris, Hampson, and Dale, helped materially by Roberts and Gallagher made matters warm "t)r their oppo- nents. When Bangor c'id break throug'h Ellis was found at home, and his clearing shots called forth applause on several occasions. Jack Jones for his side was remarkably cool, and played a good consistent game. He fed his centre well, and whenever the visitors did anything at all it was from their ocnlre-half's work. Morris again managed to get possession, and made one of his fine runs for goal. He was well within shooting distance when lie was fouled by Evans, and from the resulting penalty Morris made a good attempt, but Jones nicely caught the ball and cleared. No more goals were scored during the first half, and towards the interval the game tamed down considerably, E. H. Williams being the only one who made any attempt for the goal, and his shot sailed high over the cross- bar. The teams crossed over with Rhyl leading" by one. In the second half Rhyl had the best of the game until the last ten minutes, when Bangor played for all they wera worth, and gave the homesters a decidedly warm time. Had they kept up pressure at the beginning of the second half like they did at the end the game might have ended differently. It was about ten min- utes after the restart that the first corner of the day was forced, Harrison, Gallagher, and Dale being responsible, but T. Roberts missed the gwl by many feet, and he seems to have lost his old knack of taking corners. But a scrim- mage followed, and the ball was headed out several times. Harrison returned it, and when it was cleared, T. Roberts headed in Rhvl's se- cond. Bangor pulled themselves together after this, and Dale was called upon to play for all he was worth. In fact, with Gallagher he had to act on the defensive for a time, while the backs of Rhyl had plenty to do. Bangor forced a corner, but Gallagher cleared, and passing- to Hampson, tihat player made a ncce run down, to be spoiled by Jack Jones, who passed the ball on to A. Thomas. Right down the centre he went, but E. H. Williams cleared, and then there was some pretty work on Bangor's right. From a fine oentre Griffiths secured the visitors' only goal. Thornley made a good attempt to save, but falling to the ground the ball went into the net. After this Rhyl were put on the defensive, an-i to the end there was a very fast game. Rhyl left the field with 2 goals to their opponents' one. On the day's play Rhyl were certainly the bet- ter team, and the committee can scarcely im- prove on their selection, excepting that Dale in the centre does not seem to be altogether suited bo that position. In their back rank the home- sters have a very good pair, while Gallagher, Morris, Hampson, and Hairison are shaping re- markably well. Thornley is proving a capital custodian. In the Bangor team, undoubtedly the finest player is the centre-half, who worked with judg- ment and coolness. Jack Jones played a good, steady ga.me, but W. Evans at times was de- cidedly off colour Oliver made some fine runs, while Griffiths put in fair work. The other player calling for mention was Arridge. Both teams should studp more open work: they crowded around each other too much, and at times there were a dozen men around the ball. It follows thai there was plenty of kiok- ing out, as this seems to be a feature of every match where Rhyl and Bangor meet. The re- feree was very keen on his whistle, in fact some of the spectators thought he was too smart, but he erred on the right side, and kept the players well in hand. Judging by the number of fouls he gave he had all his work to keep the teams in order.
FESTINIOG DISTRICT LEAGUE. MANOD VILLA v. MOELWYN UNITED. Manod 4 Moelwyn 4 At the Recreation Ground, Festiniog, last Saturday the Villa were well represented aft, and gave the Moelwyn custodian a busy time. In the second half also the Villa showed superior form, H Collings being in excellent trim. Now and then the Moelwyns made a few pretty runs. The game ended in a draw of four goals each. The Villa side includes several players, who should be included in the ranks of the town team, viz., Bob Morris, Jack Evans, and John Ellis. Both goalkeepers played admirably. The Villa journey to Tr&wsfynydd next Saturday.
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FRIENDLY MATCHES. HOLYHEAD SWIFTS v. OSWESTRY. I., THE HOMESTERS WIN A GOOD GAME. 1 (By "Critio.") I Holyhead Swifts 4 I Oswestry i Among footballers locally this match was the subject of much discussion during the past week, and fears were expressed that the Swifts would receive a severe drubbing at the hands (or rather feet) of the renowned Oswestrians, if they brought down their first team. Numerous were the enquiries as to whether they would do so, and great was the general rejoicing when a telegram arrived the day previous (Friday) intimating that as they had an open date, the best team would make the journey to this extremity of Sir Fon. Fortunately,, the day turned out to be an ideal one, and a large crowd wended their way to the Oval, the "gate" realising over £ 9. The ser- vices of the genial secretary of the Coast League (Mr E. Lloyd Williams) had been re- quisitioned, and he lined out the teams in the following order:- Oswestry: T. Hampson; E. Evans, J. Wil- liams I J. Hampson; T. Roberts, R. Groves (cap- tain); J. H. Jones, H. G. Yarnall, F. Heath, R. Jones, and W. Weaver. Holyhead Swifts: Collier; Parry, Roland Wil- liams; J. Rowlands (captain), W. T. Joneci, Dick Ellis; Salisbury Owen, R. C. Jones, H. O. Jones, J. Jones, and H. Brown. Johnny Rowlands won the toss, and allowed the visitors the benefit of playing down the slope (a very sportsmanlike action, Johnnie, though I fancy you had something up your sleeve!). The game opened in a sensational manner, for in less than a minute the visiting quintet appeared in front of Collier—too close for his oomfort-and the ball being passed out to R. Jones, he outwitted Dick Ellis and Roland, parting with it at the physiological moment to Weaver, the latter giving Collier no chance with a fast rising shot. It was beautifully done, and fairly staggered the home team and spectators alike, who had visions of a phenomenal score being recorded against them. It was not long, however, ere the locals recovered themselves, and the forwards endeavoured to get away on the left, but thus early it was seen that in Williams the visitors had a brilliant full back. Salisbury, having received from Johnnie Rowlands, tried to force his way through, but he was effectively checked by Groves, who set his forwards in motion, only to see them returned by W. T. Jones, Salisbury eventually sending behind. The game proceeded at a furious pace, each side attacking in turn, and Collier was severely tested on several occa- sions, but he proved equal to the calls made upon him, whilst his vis-a-vis also came in for a share of the work. The chief source of danger from the homesters' point of view was the visit- ing outside left, who was being continually fed by his confreres, some of his centres being ad- mirably placed, and the home defence was hard put to in the effort to prevent the visitors add- ing to their score. Following a throw in, R. C. Jones received the ball, and after manoeuvring for position, he sent in a rasping ground shot which, although Evans touched the ball, found its way into the net, amid loud cheers from the excited spectators. Upon resuming the visitors at once attacked, and Heath tried a long shot, but Parry cleared, only to see the ball returned with terrific force by J. Hampson, who struck the cross-bar, Roland eventually sending well up the field, and at the same time giving the home left wing an opportunity of showing their paces, but the chance was lost through Brown's selfish- ness, he being easily dispossessed by J. Hampson. Ably aided by their halves, the visitors again swept down the field, and Weaver finshed up by sending across, Parry intercepting the ball in clever fashion and clearing well. A nice run by R.C. and H.O. threatened danger to the visitors, but Evans relieved, and W. T. Jones receiving tried a long one, which Williams met and cleared with a huge kick. A break away by Heath boded ill for the homesters, and cleverly outwitting W. T. Jones, he sent the ball forward, but Collier ran out and saved his lines. Brown again tried his luck, and again he was thwarted by J. Hampson, and Parry missing his kick, things looked black, but Roland rushed up and saved the situation. A good run by H. 0. Jones resulted in his giving to Johnny Jones, who let fly for all he was worth, but the ball struck Hampson's knee, and Williams com- pleted the clearance. A spell of midfield play followed, after which the homesters redoubled their efforts, which were eventually rewarded, as, following some exceedingly pretty play be- tween S.O. and R.C., and the latter being left with the ball, shot in hard from outside the penalty area, Hampson having the mortification of seeing it passing into the net, to the delight of the crowd. Holyhead, 2 goals; Oswestry, 1 goal. For some little time after the re-start, the visitors pressed, the home defence being sub- jected to a trying time, but they managed to avert disaster, Collier, in particular, performing valiantly, and gaining the plaudits of the speota- tors for his masterly display of custodianship. The game was brimful of incidents, and to do it justice, it would require considerably more space than would be allowed the poor chronicler! For instance, there were the brilliant defensive work of Williams the duels between Salisbury and Groves, on the one hand, and Johnny Rowlands and Yarnall and J. H. Jones on the other, to mention but a few. It must suffice to say, re- garding this half, that up to the interval, the visitors had rather more of the play, their modus operandi being long, swinging passes to the outside men, who invariably succeeded in planting the ball near the home goal, and had the defence been shaky, their colours would have been lowered on more than one occasion. Half-time: Holyhead, 2; Oswestry, 1. After the usual breather, the players re-entered the fray in dead earnest, and with the advantage of playing down the slope it was thought that the homesters would have at least a good chance of maintaining their lead. Within four minutes they had increased it, and this time Johnny Jones was the executant, he having received from R.C., and making no mistake he safely netted to the accompaniment of well-deserved cheers. The visitors attacked on the resump- tion, and Collier was thoroughly tested with a hot shot from T. Roberts, but he proved equal to the occasion, and after the Swifts had made a futile attempt to increase their lead, the visitors, by means of some very nice play, changed the venue, and Yarnall securing the ball close in, attempted to defeat Collier with a terrifio drive, but that worthy calmly gathered the ball, and kicked clear, the feat eliciting loud applause. At the other end, Hampson had to save a good shot from Dick Ellis, which he dealt with ably just as H. O. Jones dashed into him. A beautiful bit of work by Salisbury ended by his giving to R.C., the latter in turn parting with the ball to H. O. Jones, who brought Hampson to his knees with a rasping shot, and in the next moment Collier had to exert himself to clear his charge from a splendid attempt on the part of J. H. Jones, And so the game waxed fast and furious, the pace not having abated much, and it had been carried on at a hot pace throughout. It was hard to realise, especially during the latter stages that the game was but a "friendly" one, so strenuously did each side strive for the mastery The visitors were evidently surprised at the strength of the opposition, and strained every nerve to reduce the lead, but the defence pre- vailed, while before the close the Swifts placed yet another goal to their credit, this point coming as a result of a sustained attack on the visiting goal, Hampson having to acknowledge defeat at the feet of R. C. Jones, who thus performed the "hat trick" (though not for the first time this season). The light was now beginning to fail, and with about ten minutes to go, the game was played almost in semi-darkness, during which time the Swifts enjoyed the greater share of the play, albeit they failed to add to their score, a very fast, spirited and interesting game result- ing in a well-deserved win for them by four goals to one.
FESTINIOG TOWN v. OSWESTRY CAMBRIAN WORKS RESERVE. Festiniog 8 Oswestry 2 The above teams met in a friendly encounter at Newborougih Park, Blaenau Festiniog, on Saturday, before a good crowd. W. Roberts set the ball rolling-, and forced the home team on the defensive for some time. James Lloyd and Tom Hughes had a severe gruelling, but they gave a fine exhibition of full back play, and E. Hughes was never in diffi- culties. The homesters at last found their foot- ing, and ware not long in opening their account), yet several ahanoes were massed previous to Mekian Jones landing the leather in the net. q The visitors fell to pieces after this, and the ball was kept hovering round their goal continually. A fine attempt really worth mentioning" came from the foot of Jack Jones on the home out- side right, the ball striking the crossbar, rebound- ing into play, Meirion Jones missing the de- sired effect by a few inches. Meirion Jones soon afterwards, however, acored the second goaJ for his side with a headier, Kiraneax following with another point with a well-judged shot from mid- field-a capital shot indeed. Extreme weakness bty the Oswestry front line and intermediate lines caused the backs to be continually in trouble, but they played up manfully against tremendous odds. From a corner kick, Joe Kin- near startled the spectators again with a terrifio sthot, which left no chance for the visiting cus- todian to aave. The home captain (Vtill. Jones) was in rare form, and completely upset the calculations of the visiting riglrt wing pair, and as a result they were quite ineffective. Jack Jones on the extreme home right wing was always dangerous, his "rounding" of the left half and full back being very dever, and ho also dropped in quite a large number of capital]y- judgted centres. However, before half-time was called, J. Lincoln, for the visitoi-s, scored the first goal, through a nioely-plaeed centre from W. Jones, while Kinnear for the homesters failed to lodge a penalty kick. Interval: Fe6tiniog 4, Oswestay Cambrian Works 1. The latter half of the game opened very tame- Jr, bull Feetiniog again held the upper band. Jack Jones was most conspicuous, and played throughout a capital game, and from hia splen- did judgment Meirioc Jones, eaortyy in the se- cond half, managed to enhance the homesters' points. From a throw-in on the right in the vicinity of the home goal, Milliner" scored the se- cond goal for the visitors. Quickly following this reverse, Kinnear, from mid-field, netted the sixth gQaJ for his side—a poor attempt being made at saving by the visiting custodian. From this to the end, the Oswestry attacks were only spasmodic, the home forwards on the other hand pouring in repeated shots at the visitors' goal, and before time was called they added two addi- tional goals to their credit by Jack Jones and Owen Roberts respectively. The game ended in a win for Feetiniog by 8 goals to 2.
PWLLHELI v. BANGOR UNIVERSITY. (By "Ricardo.") Pwllheli 6 I IV axmty 1 j The Bangor Varsity on Saturday played the Penquins at PwUiheli. The Penquina, though defeated at Carnarvon, were not disheartened. When they took the field at the Recreation Ground they were able to include in their num- ber Moseley, Johrmjie Williams, Arthur Hughes, and Now Jones, and the work of these players proved disastrously to the visiting team. The toanis were composed as follows: — Pwilheili: Bob Williams; James Ellis, Arthur Hughes; Thompson, Bob Ellis, Bob Jones; Wm. Griffith, Moseley, Now Jones, Johnnie Williams, Ben Evans. Bangtnr: W. Arnold; W. J. Jones, Brock; T. Wright, Don Rowlands, T. Bannister; T. E. Jones, T. Kromer, C. E. Thomas, C. Davies, Arthur Williams. Soon after Mr D. John Jones, the referee, had signified tihe start, the home players showed their strength, especially in their defence. The visitors were also strong in defence. Some beau- tiful play was witnessed on both sides. The Penquins, on the right, advanced well up to close quarters, and then Ben. Evans passed nicely to Moseley, who opened tihe score. The visiting forwards, after checking a furious ad- vance by their opponents, got down the field, and looked as if they would get through. A fine save by the custodian relieved the pressure. No sooner had the danger been removed from the Pwllheli goal tihan the Penquins dashed up the field, and secured a corner. James and Bob Ellis, with the trio, Johnnie Williams, Now Jones, and Moseley, got the leather, and in spite of Brock, W. J. Jones, and the half- backs's. fine defence, Moseley notched another point. When the ball got into play the home- sters pressed dangerously, but the 'Varsity men bucked u.p, and the forwards succeeded in secur- ing a oorner. Lively operations in goalmouth ensued. TbB attack was well sustained, and the visitors should have gained a point. But the defenders succeeded in passing" the leather to the trio,—Now, Johnnie, and Moseley, and their fine combined play elicited loud oheers from the spectators. Bangor's stronghold was bombarded. A fine defence, however, prevailed. A moment- ary relief was effected, but the home forwards were not to be denied. Ben. Evans dashed up, and could have. scored, but he was ruled offside. At half-time the score stood at: Pwllheli 2, Ban- gor 0. After resuming operations the home team started an attack, and Moseley, from the touch line, nearly got in. Bangor appeared to be weak in long range kicks, but some of their passes were beauties, and their combination at times was very effective. The Penquins, however, were in very fine form, and got a oorner. Brilliant play followed. The BangOr men withstood the strength of their opponents' attack. Moseley's dodges caused roars of la-ughter and loud cheers. There was a brief respite in the hostilities in Bangor quarters, and activities were commenced near the home citadel. K,rorpor, rhoma.s, Davies, Bannister, and Wright, backed well by W. J. Jones and Brook, pressed, but the Penquins's ramparts could not be scaled, and in a minute or two the visitors had to rush with, all their might to save their own castle. The two Ban- gor backs did some excellent work, but the for- wards lacked dash and strength. The Penquins made a rush for goal, and added another point. Resuming" play the Bangorians got very well up, and the forwards, aided by the backs, did some useful work. Yet, no points were added. Bangor then secured a fruitless corner. Arnold had plenty to do just now, but was beaten by Moseley. Then the visitors, in fine combination, got up the field, and were deservedly rewarded with a goal. A penalty was well negotiated by Bob Ellis, and the final score stood at: Pwll- heli 6, Bangor 1.
ST. TRILLO (RHOS-ON-SEA) v. DEGANWY ROVERS. T'"Iol n. '11- n rvnos ;>c. xrnio z i Deganwy 0 I The above match was played on the Conway Morfa on Saturday, in fine weather. Rhos, who were not fully represented, won the toss, and elected to play with the wind in their faovur. Rhoa began well, and played as if they meant to win. After some severe pressure, R. Hughes sent in a shot which one of the home backs headed through hia own goal. At half time Rhos were leading by one goal' to nil. The second moiety was more in- teresting, each goal being visited in turn. The ga.me was, however, delayed for ten minutes, the wind having carried the ball into the river. Towards the close Rhos again scored through the aid of W. Phillips, Rhoa thus won by two clear gools. The Rhoa team were as follows: A. Kent; H. R. Parry and R. Thomas; W. Jones, R. Hughes, and A. Williams; W. Phillips, A N. Other, A. Jones, A. Warburton, and G. Hughes.
GLASINFRYN v. TREGARTH. Glasinfryn 5 j Tresrarth 3 I The above teams met last Saturday on the ground of the farmer, the Stripes being badly represented. From the start the game proved to be a fast one. The home.ters pressed hard, and soon gained the lead, and in a. short time added No. 2. The Greens now pressed, and were awarded a penalty, but Williams shot wide. Till the interval the game proceeded very even, both ends baing visited in turn. Interval: Glas- infryn 2, Tiregartih nil. Resuming, the Stripes played for all they were worth, and W.D. added the third. The visitors now managed to get through, and scored their first goal, Hughes making a fine effort to save. Again the homesters got going and soon scored the fourth goal. The Greens now had a nice run up, but M. Pritchard cleared well, and once more the homesters were in the visitors' quar- terns, and D. P. Hughes added the fifth. Close upon time the Greens were awarded another penalty, and T. Jones was entrusted with the kick and aoored. Mr W. J. Jones (Iianlleohid) acted as re- feree,
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BANGOR JOTTINGS. The game on the Bangor Town Ground on Saturday was distinctly tame. » « Great things were expected of the homesters, but somehow they were slow at the critical mo- ment. < Perhaps the greasy ground accounted for it. it it 'It The erratic shooting of both the teams mused the game to be uninteresting. » » # Dick Jones, the home pivot, kept his ool- leagues well together, and tested Llew. with some stiff shots. < w W. H. Jones and Edgar Jones on the left, were not in their usual mood. W. H. did not get into his stride, and allowed the "Bluea" too many opportunities. it Humphreys and Hughie Owen sent in splendid shote from the right, and gQa.ls should have ac- crued. « < The half-back line worked very hard all through. » it < Hwfa cleared, and punted well, and D. J. Thomas played strongly, and kept the whole visiting front line well in hand when he was the only back during the last half. it it it Ted Owen was not severely pressed, but he managed all he had to do safely. » » • The "Boys in Navy Blue" (or light blue is it?) made a gallant show at times. » it it Their front line made some sudden dashes, but were not very dangerous. < w Of the halves, Arthur Owen again took tihe biscuit, for he worried "W.H." and Edgar con- tinualt-. Bob and Thompson also allowed no rope to the homesters. 0* Tom Jones and Now Ellis were exceptionally strong, and kept the home front line well in hand. < it Llew. Parry, the Conway goaJee, was "marvel- lous." He safely manoeuvred some hot shots on Saturday, and deserved the rounds of ap- plause given him for his saves.
BEAUMARIS BULLETS. The Beaumaris Committee are nothing if not enterprising. < Their latest capture is Taylor, the Holyhead half-back. o w w < Local footballers will be glad to bear that in all probability both the Newcastle and Liver- pool First League teams will visit Beaumaris and give an exhibition game during the season. • » • • Mr MacKenzie, of Psmnon, one of the mov- ing spirits of the Beaumaris team, is doing his level best to bring them down.
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DENBIGH DOINGS. Llandudno visited Denbigh on Saturday in search of League points, but were disappointed. < < The game was the finest witnessed at Denbigh this season. No quarter was given by either eleven from beginning to end. < « < < The homesters played a. marvellous game, tak- ing into consideration the absence of their two "stars" (J. E. Edwards and Tuckfield), both of whom were injured at Colwyn Bay. < < < S. Griffiths is playing a better game every time he appears between the sticks. a J. S. Williams is becoming a fearless tackler- oool, collected, and safe. Llew. Reee played the game of his life. He was the back bone of the last line of defence. Hia terrific punting was greatly appreciated by the crowd, and his judg- ment waa perfect. w w < t T. A. Daviefl and R. HugbM gave of their beet. D. G. Williams worried Jimmy Williams, and played a capital game. • • • • The forwards combined very well. G. E. Lewis played a sound game, in the first half, -*1 but was too well watched by Pearson in th* second half. • • » E. E. Davies was brilliantly tricky, but tim» after time experienced the worst of luck. < « < < T. Davies and D. B. Davies were in great form. The latter was in one of his merryj moods, and R. H. Jones will agree that he has a. rare turn of speed. W. E. Hughes played a good game at centre. < < < The visitors were a splendid lot of played Dash, judgment, combination, and vigour went their chief characteristics. R. H. Jones, Luntp and S. Williams were very safe. < < The halves were rather weak, but the forward line performed uncommonly well, chief honours going to Johnny Williams and Brookes-Evaufl* D. Williams is a coming player. Continued on next page.)
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