MOCHDRE SWIFTS v. COLWYN BAY CHURCH GUILD. An interesting game was played on the Moch- dre ground on Saturday between these teams. In the first minute the Guild scored but this was the only goal placed to their credit during ninety minutes. The Swifts, on the othe. hand, found the net on no less than six occasions. Despite the heavy score in their favour, the homo left wing pair, E. Jones and T. Williams, could do nothing, being completely mastered by J. Jones, the visiting right half. For Mochdre, J. Williams and R. Roberts were the most conspicuous, and the Colwyn Bay Club Selection Committee would do well to keep an eye on the latter.
COLWYN BAY RESERVES v. COLWYN AMATEURS. These teams met in a friendly encounter on the Rhos Fields, Colwyn Bay, on Saturday. Both teams were strongly represented, and an in- teresting and closely contested game resulted. There was no score until the last minute, when the Amateurs were awarded a penalty, from which they netted. This.was the only goal scored, the Amateurs thus winning a hard fought bout by one goal to nil.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. BANGOR JOTTINGS. The Bangor Committee on Saturday did what probably no other club on the Coast could do —turn out three teams, two of which were successful. < The Combination team went point hunting at Oswestry (and failed to find any); the Reserve team went pot hunting, trying conclusions with Barmouth in the semi-final of the North Wales Coast Junior Cup, and the third string damped! the aspirations of the Festiniog team for the championship of the Coast League if they ever entertained any. The Combination team provided the best game witnessed in Oswestry for many years, the home- sters winning it in ten minutes. » Walter Jones, Carnarvon, played a grand game for Bangor, as also did Will Evans, who un- fortunately gave away a penalty through hand- ling. | » At Carnarvon the Reserves made short work of Barmouth. After a long absence R. T.. Evans made his re-appearance, and played a grand game. The Combination team could do with his services. • It was a, scrambling sort of game we had at Bangor, whore Blaenau Festiniog had to admit defeat, but not without making a good show. It's strenuous football these quarrymen play —cup-tie football, which rather nonplussed the homesters with their delicate methods. H. Owen, who was debarred from taking part in the cup match at Carnarvon was really re- sponsible for Bangor's first goal, and Mcirion Jones whizzed the ball into the net for Festiniog. In the second half, Bangor scored again after about a dozen tries. The Bangor team contained several novices in- cluding Fred. Savage and Tharne, and a trial was given to G. Roberts from Brymbo, who), however, was not a succcss. » # • D. J. Thomas and Brock made a sturdy pair of backs, the tackling of the former and that accurate placing of the latter stamping them as useful players. • • • T. E. Jones, brother of W. H. Jones, the Re- serve outside right. proved a dashing player. E. Lloyd Jones relied far too much on individual work. » Festiniog were best represented bv their left full, Jim Lloyd, and the extreme wingers, both of whom were very ileet, of foot. » ■Too Hughes, the custodian, did not do at all badly, and W. Jones, who is a native of Hirael, was the pick of the half-back line. < The team as a whole should endeavour tri master the finer points of the game, instead of reiving solely upon their kick and rush tactics. b *♦» After one of the Bangor "pet" forwards iiad scored a' momentous'gbal in a recent match. a delighted youngster on tho Grand Stand informed all and pundry that he, the scorer, "goes to our chapei."
CARNARVON CHTRPS. I If excitement and enthusiasm are the characteristics of cup-ties, the match at J County Town last Saturday between f Barmouth was truly a cup-tie. f » i The Carnarvon section of the spectators, | by Brother Kelly, vigorously backed up I Citizens. s | The Barmouth players were exceedingly str<^jt f and fast,, but nevertheless tbe Citizens 6imp" | played havoc with them. t I Tbe Seasiders sent the ball forward sm&rtfr | but they were deoidodlt unluckly before gtval- | | The Citizens played it very nicely indeed, I only fault being a bit too much dribbling. | | Dick Jones, the Bangor pivot, was in g I fettle. I » I Of the rest of the front line the briljiant f were Bob Evans and W. E. Jones, who pirt t [ telling work. They might have been fed A Smith on the left was very fleetfooted, Ivor Thomas was in good form. He is to credited with three of the goals, but the best J*? Ik scored was the first, which was "worked" v6*' smartly. ¿ Of the halves, their work was well done, aJI it would be invidious to individualise, for three worked and tackled energetically » D. S. Owen and Hwfa were up to coiUJ^t pitch, punting- splendidly, and they always tho knack of appearing oil the scene just time. < » « With such a stalwart defence Ted's work the nets was not heavy, but notwithstanding bi* recent severe iiineae he did some smart tiling For Barmouth, Dick Evans, the pivot, sho his old pla.y, but he retained the ball too 10111' He had some rare pots at goal. # During the first half the left wing was out the picture, but the right wing ran like h In the second half the left wingers were in b<j' ter form, but the r-'ight wing was continual J held up for infringements. The halves were indifferent, misjudging I kicks several times. The full backs were splendid punters, a;J< worried their opponents continually. Griffiths in goal was not very safe, thoiJt. there is not the least doubt but that he f have stopped the first goal had not; one of defenders deflected the course of tie ball, i regards the other goals he only saw the when it was in the net. I
HOLYHEAD CHIPS. [ (By "Critic.") jj Disappointing though the result might ha*gl been, and was, the general consensus of opi was thjit the better team won on Saturday. < The Beaumaris Committee have got toge t a very fine team, albeit they have gone ratbB" far afield for players. » Collier played a splendid game, and is in w to be blamed for the deJeat. « » » Oswald and Roland played soundly, the jl.1 ment of the former and the strong kicking the latter being features of a fine fame. The halves did not appear to be quite able: hold their own, both Rowlands and Ellis be- of off colour. W. T. put in a vast amount strenuous work as usaJ. Of the forwards, R- C. was the pick. consistenciy is something to be admired. • ft The others worked hard, but lacked cohesi43?^ Brown dallying too long with the ball, O. B. was too well watched, and should distributed the play better. «. Salisbury also was a marked man. and 1*5 but few opportunities of shining,, and Joh: Wallace worked like a Trojan. With regard to 11 the winners, Richards very safe. W. G. was magnificent, though he 1a,eJi Oswald's judgment » 0, Sam Davies also^ played a very fine game, kicking being verv sure. "Bhe halves were superior, as a body, tc home trio, Levi and W- J. Jones epecl, e shining. Tayler also did well though incli1* to be rather vigorous at the .1J1- The forwards were a very level lot, the riY wing being, perhaps, the most prominent
LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY WHISPER^* i b' Holyhead have ended their careor in (l.. Welsh Amateur Cup Competition, and Ll,tOl dudno enter the fourth round to be at tWIne Carnarvon. • » » The rcpJay at Llandudno last Thursuay ,f# a good game. j). ;■ The Amateurs had the Ilarbourmcn well hand, and thoroughly deserved to win. A Jimmy Williams on the left, and W. D-$> liams on the right, scored both goals bet>*e them. 0 Off The inside men, Jack Brown and Frailly t- borts, also behaved well, and Brookes made a capiud "pivot," and deserved to with bis final eliot of the game. !> W\ D. Williams scored from a corner without the ball touching any other player, the point was, of course, disallowed. cSP It was a beautiful shot, and a player who score in this way merits success. The home half backs were a success, and ) p- Edwards has proved a "find." With a more practice he should develop into a fine back. (p What price Pearson at left fu!-l back? I present form he should disnlace Lunt. .¡¡. a J. H. Jones was in fine fettle, and dcfcl well, and Bob Lunt guarded the breach fully- J, The Hoi.head men did not show up to usual standard. (Continued on next page.)
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RESULTS AT A GLANCE. LEAGUE-FIRST DIVISION. Liverpool 3, Mandlester United 1. Manchester City 4. Everton 0. Aston Villa 0, Chelsea 0. Bristol City 1, Notts County 0. Bury 2, Bradford City 1. Middlesborough 6, Leicester Fosse 2. Newcastle United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Nottingham Forest 4, Sunderland 0. Preston North End 0, Woolwich Arsenal 0. Sheffield United 0, Blackburn Rovers 0. LEAGUE-SECOND DIVISION. Barnsley 1, Derby County 0. Bradford 0, West Bromwich Albion 0. Burnley 1, Birmingham 1. Clapton Orient 1, Chesterfield Town 1. Fulham 4, Gainsborough Trinity 0. Grimsby Town 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Leeds City 1, Blackpool 1. Oldham Athletic 2, GIcssop 1. Tottenham Hotspur 0, Hull City 0. Wolverhampton W.2, StQckp-Drt County 0. THE COMBINATION. Whitchurch 0, Connah's Quary 0. Druids 3, Nantwich 2. Oswestry 4, Bangor 1. Saltney 2, Rhyl 1. Welshpool 4, Middlewich 1. Wrexham 2, Chirk 0. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Div. I.). Beaumaris 1, Holyhead 0. Bangor Reserve 2, Blaenau Festiniog 1. Conway 4, Llanrwst 0. Llandudno 2, Pwllheli 0. NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE (Div. II.). Ruthin 4, Denbigh Church Guild 3. NORTH WALES COAST JUNIOR CUP. Denbigh 2, Colwyn Bay 2 (third round re- played). Bangor 5, Barmouth 0 (semi-final).
LEAGUEPFIRST DIVISION, Results up to Saturday, January 30th:— Quale.. P. W. L. D. F. A P. Newcastle United 25 17 5 3 44 25 37 Everton 25 14 5 6 57 34 34 Sheffield Wednesday. 25 13 7 5 48 33 31 Manchester United 24 14 8 2 49 45 30 Liverpool 26 12 10 4 43 39 28 Sunderland 24 13 11 0 50 37 26 Bristol City 24 9 7 8 28 32 26 Manchester City 24 11 10 3 47 43 25 Aston Villa 24 8 8 8 35 34 24 Blackburn Rovers 24 7 7 10 28 30 24 Middlesborough 24 8 9 7 42 36 23 Preston North End 24 8 9 7 29 26 23 Notts County 23 9 10 4 25 26 22 Sheffield United 24 8 10 6 30 34 22 Chelsea 25 8 11 6 35 41 22 Woolwich Arsenal. 25 8 11 6 30 33 22 Notts Forest 25 8 14 3 35 43 19 Bury. 24 8 13 3 36 56 19 Leicester Fosse. 24 3 12 9 28 54 15 Bradford City 23 4 13 6 22 35 14
LEAGUE-SECOND DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, January 30th:— Goals. P. W. L. D. F A P. West Bromwich A. 25 13 3 9 38 15 35 Tottenham Hotspur. 24 13 5 6 40 15 32 Bolton Wanderers 26 14 9 3 34 19 31 Derby County 25 11 6 8 35 24 30 Birmingham 26 11 8 7 41 37 29 Fuiham 24 11 7 6 43 29 28 Hull City 24 11 8 5 37 24 27 Wolverhampton W. 26 9 10 7 41 35 25 Oldham Athletic 22 11 9 2 39 27 24 Burnley 24 9 11 4 37 40 22 Leeds City 24 9 11 4 30 40 22 Chesterfield 24 8 10 6 24 35 22 Stockport County 24 10 12 2 27 42 22 Glossop 22 8 9 5 31 32 21 Grimsby Town 23 9 11 3 24 37 21 Clapton Orient 23 6 10 7 22 30 19 Blackpool 24 6 11 7 30 40 19 Barnsley 25 6 13 6 26 39 18 Gainsboro' Trinity 23 6 11. 6 28 53 18 Bradford P. A 24 7 14 3 26 40 17
THE COMBINATION. Results up to Saturday, January 30th :— Goals. P W. L D F A P Chester 17 12 0 5 52 17 29 ?. Welshpool. 19 10 6 3 40 29 23 Connah's Quav 21 9 7 5 38 41 -23 Saltney 18 8 4 6 44 29 22 Whitchurch 18 8 5 5 42 35 21 O,westrv 16 9 5 2 46 23 20 Crewe Alexandra 17 7 6 4 56 40 18 Tranmere Rovers 14 7 4 3 43 23 17 Druids 16 8 7 1 35 34 17 Wrexham 22 6 12 4 34 49 16 Chirk 16 6 7 3 29 25 -15 Nantwich 16 5 7 4 23 33 14 Middlewich 17 4 9 4 33 53 12 Bangor 15 4 7 4 18 41 12 Rhyl 17 3 10 4 21 59 10 Birkenhead 17 3 13 1 19 47 7
—————————'———— -I NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. FIRST DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, January 30th:— Horn. P. W. L. D. F. A. P Beaumarls. 10 9 0 1 32 8 19 Carnarvon United 12 8 2 2 41 19 18 Bangor Reserve 11 7 4 0 28 15 14 Holyhead Swifts 11 5 4 2 47 21 12 Conway 12 4 6 2 19 33 10 Pwllheli Town 11 4 5 2 18 29 10 Denbigh Town 8 3 3 2 11 13 8 Llandudno Amateurs 9 4 5' 0 8 21 8 Llanrwst Town 12 3 7 2 11 40 8 Colwyn Bay United 10 1 4 5 22 21 7 Blaenau Festinlog 10 1 9 0 14 30 2
QUARRYMEN PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT. (By "Recorder"). Bangor Reserve. S Blaenau Festiniog 1 The Bangor Executive had to find three teams last Saturday, and naturally the poorest was selected to meet Festiniog in a Coast League fix- ture, at Bangor. The weather was dull, and a very meagre gate was present. The teams were:— Bangor:—0. R. Jones; D. J. Thomas and Brock; T. A. Griffith, Savage, and Tharme; T. E. Jones, C. E. Thomas, Edgar Lloyd Jones, H. Owen, and G. Roberts (Brymbo). Festiniog:—Joe Hughes; Thomas Hughes and Jim Lloyd; Moss Roberts, M. E. Morris, and W. Jones; J. Jones, W. Williams, W. Jones, W. R. Owen, and Ned Griffiths. Referee: Mr Morgan, Portdinorwie. ;>Y The game opened very feebly, Bangor exerting a conmruous pressure, the first player to spring into prominence being T. E. Jones, the 'Varsity man, who, after some individual work, sent in a grand shot. Thomas Hughes, the visiting right I full. put in some telling defensive work. Fol- lowing some operations by the visiting left wing, D. J Thomas gave away a corner, and from it Meirion Jones scored with a terrific shot, which gave "0. R." not the slightest chance. This point encouragt^l the visitors, who nearly scored almost, directly afterwards. At the other end, T. A. Griffith tried his" luck (almost with suc- cess), from a free kick, and then Hughie Owen sent in. The custodian, however, saved, and sent out to Roberta, who drove in again. For the second tim» the "Blaenau custodian saved, but II Roberts ran up and beat him. The Bangor for- wards relied a bit too much on individualism, especially in the neighbourhood of the goal mouth. The visitors were more than holding their own, the right wing being a thorn in the I side of the home defence. H. Owen scored, but the referee ruled him offside. D. J. Thomas re- peatedly broke up the increments of the visiting forwards. Play was of a poor description, both sides taking- it easy, and the game was continu- I alnr stopped owing to infringements of the off. sid- rale. Half time:—Bangor 1, Frstiniog 1. In th^ second I-alf, the Banpor forwards were changed about, H. Owen going outride r¡'rht. This alteration produced good results, but the forwards could not get the ball past the visiting- custodian. For about a minute the ba'l was *kep"t bobb ng about the Festiniog goal, five or six of the home players making desperate efforts to ecoro, while the visiting defence kept the ball out with equal zest, and they prevailed in the er -r end. Directly danger threatened the Quarry- men's goal, the visitors packed it so it was im- possible for the homesters to score with long drives. Receiving a neat pass from Towser II Owen worked the ball down the field, finishing up with a nne shot, Joe Hughes putting his fivers on the ball in the nick of time. TII PENALTY WHICH FAILED. A penalty was awarded against one of the visitors for a back charge, and II. Owen, who took the kick, banged the ball against the post, and Roberts, the newest Bahgor recruit, ran up, and performed the almost impossible feat of put. ting behind. At the other end, the Blaenau cen- tre nearly got through. Towards the end the Bangor forwards pressed with great vigour, but they had to contend with a determined set of ■defenders; From a pass, T. E. Jones headed through, and gave Bangor the lead, after a gallant attempt to save by Joe Hughes. In the concluding stages. Bangor had the bulk of the play, but try as they would they could not increase their lead, the final score being:- Bangor Reserve 2, Blaenau Festiniog 1.
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3EAUS STILL SOARING. j (By" Critic.") I Beaumaris 1 I Holyhead 0 J The game oetween the two teams from Sir Fon hau long been looked forward to at Holy- head, and consequently a large crowd gathered togetner on Saturday last to witness wnat pro- mised to be a titanic struggle, and such, indeed, proved to be the case. This was the third meeting of the teams this season, the Swifts having had to acknowledge defeat- at Beaumaris in uic i-fiague uourney, anti abO na the second round of tne Coast Amateur Cup. They had, ever since, been thirsting for revenge, and the great day had, at last, arrived, and with it came a bitter disappointment. But 1 am anticipating. The visitors were represented by their full team, winch included 'iayior, who, early in the season, captained the Swifts, the latter being strengthened by the inclusion of Oswald Green, ot ^iiAjrystwytn tame. The latter was accorcied a warm ovation upon stepping on to the green sward. The following were the teams:— Holyhead: Collier; Oswald Green, Roland Wil- liams J. Rowlands (captain), W. T. Jones, R. Ellis; W. S. Owen, R. C. Jones, 0. B. Edwards, J. Jones, H. Brown. Beaumaris: ilielden; Richards, W. G. Wil- liams; barn Davies, Taylor, Levi Jones, W. J. Jones, R. hlumphreys, lJai Davies, W. 0. Hum- phreys (captain), Sam Poole, A. Smedley. neieree, ivir hi. Lloyd Yvilnams, Bangor; lines- men, Messrs Berkey, Hoiynead and Ilarry Jtvans, Beaumaris. Humphreys Deat Rowlands in naming the coin, and elected to play down the slope, the homesters being iavoureo by a fairly stili breeze. flay opened amid great excitement, and the visitors at once moved down m a line, but Roland W ll- liams relieved, and alter some neat piay by R. Eiiis, the Swifts advanced, but SaiisDUry sent wide The pace was exceedingly fast, each end being visited in turn, and during an attack on tne visiting goal Y\ liuama was early on seen to great advantage. O.B., receiving from W.T., tried to breaK through, but Levi tackled him and gave to bmediey, who ran well down, but he was beaten by Green, who returned the ball with a long kick, which enaoied tne homesters to make piay on the left, but a good opportunity was lost through Brown's dilatonness. A spell of midtield play followed, after which a very pretty movement was seen on the part of the nome quintet, in which all were concerned, but O.ii.'s hnal effort went abegging, prior to which Green had delighted the crowd with a timely clearance. The visitors then went away, but Poole, when well placed, sent feebly behind.. A IC free-kick against Taylor availed the Swifts nothing, and then followed a raid on Collier, but Rowlands came to the rescue just in time, after Roland had been beaten, and then Green again cleared his lines cleverly, his placing being much admired. From a pass by W.T. Salisbury re- ceived, and, giving to his partner, R.C. from cLose on the touch line tested Richards with a splendid shot, but the custodian brought off a capital save, and the home quintet then put in a sustained attack but Williams and Sam Da- vies kept them at bay. From a well-judged centre by Brown, Salisbury forced a corner off Davies, which he placed beautifully, Richards again clearing well, at the expense of another corner, which Johnny Jones headed behind. A sudden breakaway by the Reds boded ill for the Switts, but Green and Roland put up a stubborn defence, and sent the invaders away unsatis- fied. R.C. had hard luck with a great shot which cannoned with great force against the up- right, and went out of play. The venue changed, and the visiting right put in some good work, Collier having to run out to clear from Dai Da- vies, corner resulting which came to naught. For .:0 time play ruled in midfield, where the respective halves did well, but the Blues got going again, only to see Johnny Jones send over the bar. From a free-kick against Taylor close in, R. Ellis tested Richards, who ably responded. Salisbury was going nicely when he ran the ball into touch after he had the defence beaten. The Reds then had a turn, but Green cleared finely by means off an overhead kick, Roland! doing ditto a moment later. Then, Collier had to save a long shot from W. Humphreys, Rich- ards being similarly employed shortly afterwards, the latter being a fine shot from "R. C." The home left then made play on their wing, but Taylor brought Brown down rather too summar- ily, the resulting free kick being easily disposed of by Williams, who was in magnificent form. At the other end, Dick Humphreys mulled a fine opening by shooting yards over the cross- bar. From close to the half-way line, Roland sent in a really fine drop shot, which Richards caught on the line, the referee ignoring the claims made for a goal. The home team were enjoying a greater share of the game at this period, but the Reds' defence was firm as a- rock. Ellis tested Richards with a hot armful, but he was not to be caught napping, and cleared finely, "R. C." just missing in the next minute. So the game proceeded up to the interval, which arrived with a clean sheet. Holyhead, nil; Beaumaris, nil. The interval came as a relief to the players, but after the "cup that cheers" (coffee to wit), they resumed the struggle with great zest and determination, the homesters pressing at the out- set, though having to contend against a stiffish breeze, "R. C." testing Richards in the first minute, only to find the ball cleared safely. A run down on the visiting left was smartly checked by Roland. Pretty play between "0. B." and "R. C." culminated in the latter again calling forth Richards' exertions, but he dealt with the shot in a masterly manner, throw- ing himself at the ball as it appeared to be en- tering the far corner of the goal. Next, Smed- ley and W. Humphreys tried shots, Collier sav- ing from the last-named, whilst on the ground. An attack by the Reds resulted in a corner being forced off "W. T. but Collier saved the en- suing kick, fisting well out, only to see it re- bound 'off Green's back goal wards, but Collier again proved equal to the occasion, and got the ball away safely, at the same time his head com- ing into collision with "W.*T.'s" headpiece, both being for a moment stunned. A dropping shot from "R. C." was cleared by W. G. Williams and then the Reds made a prolonged raid on the home goal, which was of no avail, a corner only being the outcome, and it proved futile. The Blues then dashed off in a body, "0. B." at the last nearly breakinT through, but Sam Davies saved the situation and put his forwards on the offensive once more, their shooting being rather weak however. A really fine attempt was made by Salisbury to lower the colours of the visi- tors but Richards effected a brilliant clearance. Not to be denied, the Reds returned to the at- tack, but Green eventually relieved the pres- sure, and "0. B. with J'. Jones, made away on the left by nice combination, a corner be-no- forced off W. G. Williams, the resulting kick being disposed of, and then the Reds ran up on the left, but Roland stopped their onward move- ment very cleverly. They came again, however, and from a bully near the goalmouth, the ball reached Dai Davies, who flashed it past Collier. Futile claims were made, that an infringement of the off-side rule had occurred. Beaumam 1, Holyhead 0. Encouraged by this success, the Reds again advanced, but Collier saved splendidly from Smedley, and a moment later from Poole. At the other end, J. Jones just missed with a capi- tal shot. The Blues were having rather more of the game at this gaining two or three fruitless corners, but they were unable to pene- trate the opposing defence. -After "0. B." had missed, the Reds went off, Levi Jones trying his luck with a long one, which sailed over the bar at terrific speed. The visitors continued to at- tack, but Green and Roland were defending with grim determination, the latter playing a very fine game, whilst the former was coolness per- sonified, his neat way of dispossessing an oppo- nent causing huge delight to the excited crowd. Though both'sides strove hard to score, the end arrived with the Reds deserving winners of a very finely contested game by one goal to nil. The score is a correct refl-x of a hard struggle, every inch of ground being contested, thousrh there was a weakness in the p!ay of the home quintet,—they did not follow up quick enough. The visitors are to be congratulated upon their performance, for the teams who visit the Oval and return with a full "bag" are very few indeed. 'Tis bv no means a "happy hunt- ing ground" for visiting teams, hennB the merit of the feat. Had the Blues exhibited the form they displayed again-t Carnarvon and Bangor (in the cup fight) the issue would probably have shown a balance on the other side, but they did not,hence ,their defeat. There was not' that understanding between the halves and the for- wards and between the front rank.-without this they cannot hope to achieve success.
"PENQUINS" DEFEATED. Uandudno Amateurs 2 I Pwllheli 0 I On Saturday, Llandudno Amateurs concluded a week of good football by defeating Pwllheli, who visited them in a League fixture. There was a good gate present at the Council Field when the teams lined up aA follows:- Llandudno: Bob Lunt; J. H. Jones and H. Pearson Will Edwards, George Davies, and W. Settle Owen; W. D. Williams, Jack Brown, Brookes-Evans, Frank Roberts, and Claude Da- vies. Pvvllheli: Sam.Roberts; Wm. Thomas and Jas. Ellis; Wm. Griffith, Bob Ellis, find W. Thomp- son R. D. Roberts, Mo&aley Jones, O. Jones, J. Williams, Ben. Evans. It will be seen from the above that Llandudno were relying on the team which defeated Holy- head, with the exception of Claude Davies, who displaced Jimmy Williams at outside left. Llandudno won the toss, and Pearson decided to play with the wind in the first half. Play was fairly even in the opening stages, the homesters perhaps claiming a slight. advantage. The Llan- dudno forward line worked well together, and Sam. Roberts was given some hot shots to hold. The Pwllheli backs played well, but at length Frank Roberts, after some neat preliminary work on the left, worked an opening, and passed in to centre. Jjck Brown rushing in, crashed the ball centre. JJck Brown rushing in, crashed the ball J into the net, and gave the homesters the lead. Following this, some exchanges took place in midfield, and then the homesters came again, and were awarded a penalty for an infringement on the part of the visitors within the are. J. H. Jones took the kick, and drove in a swift shot, but Sam. Roberta fisted out. Jack Brown, how- ever, lying in wait, rushed in, and once more planted the leather in a safe billet. This gave the homesters a clear lead of two "goals, which they maintained to the interval. Half-time: Llandudno 2, Pwllheli 0. The Amateurs had had the best of the game during the first half, and deserved to lead at the interval, but the pace had begun to tell on them, and the strain of the cup-tie with Holyhead also told a tale. With the visitors kicking with the wind, there seemed every prospect of their draw- ing at least, if not beating the homesters. This, however, was not the case, and the tate of the second half is briefly told. Pwllheli had all the game, and fairly kept things humming round the home goal. J. II. Jones and Pearson were tested to the utmost, and played a st-renuous game throughout the second moiety. But the visitors got no further, for whenever they got in the vicinity of Lunt their shooting was worse than that of any schoolboy team. They simply could not get in a good shot, and the defensive tactics adopted by the Amateurs prevailed. The second half slipped away with no goals having been scored, and the game ended in a victory for the home team by two goals to nil. Bravo, Ama- teurs Final result: Llandudno Amateurs 2, Pwllheli 0.
THE "ROOSTERS" GO UNDER. I (By "Linesman.") Conway 4 Llanrwst 0 Conway were at home on Saturday to Llan- rwst in the return League fixture. Although the "Roosters" never put up a good fight against the Blues" on the Morfa, thero was a fairly good gate present when the game was started A cross wind spoilt accurate play on both sides, and the game was a poor one in every respect. The teams turned out as followis:- Conway: Bob Owen; Tom Jones and T. Thompson; T. Johnson, Arthur Owen, and Tom Craven Tommy Atherton, Sam Parry, D. Breese, Will Stone, and A. N. Other. Llanrwst :■ Finchett; W. Owen and W. Trevor Jones; Walter Lovell, R. D. Richards, and Salis- bury Roberts; David Jones, C. Carter, W. A. Jones, Arthur Richards, and Stephen Hughes. Referee: Mr Slater, Llandudno. Llanrwst won the toss, and decided to play, towards the mountain goal in the first halt. From the commencement, the "Blues" held the upper hand, and it was only due to the brilliant form of Finchett between the posts that tho "Roosters" could boast a clean sheet at the in- terval. The homesters kept them penned in their own quarters continually. The men in blue were, however, most unfortunate in front of goal, and they could do anything but score. Time and again they were well placed, but their shots were always over the bar or outside the post, or were saved by Finchett. The redoubtable old warrior, Will Trevor, was everywhere in evidence, but it was apparent to all that he is not now the fleet- footed back he used to be, and once beaten he has to trust to his partner. Breese had one ex- ceptionally good try for goal, but F'incheitij saved brilliantly. Bob Owen, the home skipper, also had hard lines with a couple of fouls near goal, which he placed just over the crossbar. The Llajirwst custodian was also given a warm hand- ful by the home right back, Tom Jones, who came down among the forwards to have a "pop" for goal, but Finchett seemed to be unbeatable, and out came the leather again. Llanrwst had one break away which looked dangerous, but Car- ter finished up by hitting the post with a fine shot. The interval arrived with no score. Half-time: Conway 0, Llanrwst 0. Resuming play, Conway were kicking into their favourite goal, and maintained the traditions of the ground by scoring four goals in the second half. Thompson took Tom Jones' place at back, Tom coming up into the half-back line. Shortly after resuming the "Blues" were pressing, but offside spoilt many of their movements. Breese at length got through, and with only Finchett to beat sent the ball high over the crossbar. A CROP OF GOALS. The homesters were persistent, however, and it was not long before; Sam. Parry got through and gave the homesters their first goal. Return- ing again to the "Roosters" quarters, Sam re- peated his performance and scored his second goal. Some midfield exchanges followed, and then the ball was once more in the vicinity of the Llanrwst goal, and Stone planted it in the net with a well judged shot. This practically sett-led the issue, but the "Blues" evidently had an eye on the goal a.verage, and Tommy Atherton added a fourth about ten minutes from time. Fin- chett had dropped off woefully in the second moiety, and in fact the "Roosters" were com- pletely outclassed. A few minuets from time Will Trevor put in a nioe shot from a free kick, but Llew caught it safely. The homesters were pressing when tho whistle sounded for time. Final result: Conway 4, Llanrwst 0.
SECOND DIVISION. Results up to Saturday, January 30th:- Coals JP. W. L. D. F. A. P Ruthin Town 5 5 0 0 13 5 10 Denbigh Church Guild 4 1=2 1 10 9 3 Colwyn Bay Reserve. 4 0 3 1 3 10 1 Denbigli Reserve 1 0 10 1 3 0
WELSH AMATEUR CUP. THE REPLAY AT LLANDUDNO THE "SEALARKS" VANQUISHED. (By "Linesman"). I Llandudno 2 Holyhead 0 hese teams met again at Llandudno to-day week to replay tho. tie. Although the Welsh Association only sent the teams notice on Wednesday evening the "'Harbouri.nen" were able to make the journey with a fairly strong team, and the Amateurs also had a full eleven, in the field. Notwithstanding the fact that the game was played on a week-day there was a good "gate" present when the teams lined up. Holyhead won the toss, and decided to kick towards the sea goal. The teams turned out as follows:— L'andudno: Bob Lunt; J. IT. Jones and Harold Pearson; Will Edwards, Georgia Davies and Will Owen; W. D. Williams, Jack Brown, Brookes-Evans, Frank Roberts, and Jimmy Wil-. Iiams. Holyhead: Collier; Owen Morgan and Row- land Williams; J. Rowlands, W. T. Jones and Dick Ellis; Salisbury Owen, R. C; Jones, 0. B. Edwards, J. Wallace Jones and Hughie Brown. Referee: Mr E. Lloyd Williams, Bangor. Brookes-Evans set the ball in motion, and the homesters at once made tracks for goal, but Owen Morgan relieved with a nice clearance. The "Sealarks" then assumed the offensive, but faulty combination amongst the forwards enabled Georgie Davies, the home centre-half, to step in and remove the leather to a less dangerous quar- ter. This led to a likely movement by the home forwards, and Brookes-Evans, who found himself on the right, centred neatly, but the whistle sounded for offside. Again the Amateurs got in motion, and this time little Jimmy Williams, on the left, raced round Oven Morgan, and put in a shot which everyone thought was in the net, but which passed outside. In the early stages of the game J. H. Jones, the homo right full, was continually kicking into touch. Once Jnck Brown got through, and put in a fine grounder, but Collier saved with his foot at the expense of a corner, which was afterwards cleared. Throughout the first half the play was even, and there was nothing to choose between the two teams. Salisbury Owen put in a capital shot from the extreme right, which Bob Lunt just caught by the. post, and a minute later R. C. Jones gave Lunt 9. warm handful. A f;,ee kick awarded the Amateurs for a foul looked dangerous, but J. H. Jones, taking the kick, placed it high over the bar. Again the home- sters camo, and little Davy Williams turned in a nice shot, but Collier saved in fine style. The game had not been cxactly rough u,) to the pre- sent. but there were omo nasty bite of work. First. Jack Brown was laid out, but was able to resume, and a little- later Hughie Brown to leave the field for a short period as a rerdt of an injury. The "Sealarks" took up the running, and Salisbury Owen raced down the wing and forced a corner off Pearson. This was, however, cleared by J. II. Jones. The bnlli was soon at the other goal again, and here Owen Morgan conceded a corner, as a result of which W. D. Williams tested Collier with a fine ground shot, but the custodian brought off a grand save. The Amateurs again attacked- and Jimmy \V Il/iama hit fho post with a well-judged shot from the left, after he had rounded Morgan. HOLYHEAD DESERVE A GOAL. Back again to the Llandadno goal, and this time the "home defenders were decidedly lucky to keep the leather out, for the visiting for- wards worked well, and doeerved a goal. Following this the homesters pressed, but could not get through. The visiting forwards got possession once more, and I must say that th-eir footwork was a treat to watch, and their combination di-iring this movement was worthy of their reputation. The work, however, was nullified by a free kick being awarded against R. C. Jones. The Amateurs forced a corner, but it proved fruitless. Shortfy after Collier caught a fine shot from W. D. Williams. The interval arrived wil-h neither team having scored. Half-time: Llandudno 0, Holyhead 0. The game in the first half had been fast, and the pace had begun to tell on the players. The Harbotixmen had enjoyed quite as much of the game as the home team, and the second moiety promised to prove an exciting tussle. Restarting, play was opened by Holyhead, but J. H. Jones relieved- The Amateurs at once glot to work, and. througnout the second half, they had the visitors well in hand. The visiting defence were continually in difficulties, and it was only the fine performance of Collier — I between the posts averted disaster. Howevei, it was evident that this state of affairs could not I go on much longer. Try as the Holyhead for- wards would, they could net get going, and although O. B. Edwards worked hard and fed his wings well, it was all in vain; there waa something palpably wrong with tihe forward .me, and to find that "something" is what the Holy- head executive have to do. 0. J3. Edwards at length got a chanoe, and receiving the ball from the right, raced between the two home backs in grand style- There is no doubt that if "0. B." had got through he would have found the net, but one of the defenders seeing the danger de- liberately tripped him from befnnd, and the cen- tre came to earth. W. T. Jones took the free kick, but Lunt saved finely. LLANDUDNO OPEN. The play swayed back to the Holyhead goal once more, and the home outside left, Jimmy Williams, raoed down the wing, and sent in a beautiful centre. Brookes Evans received, and directed it to the ocrner of the net, but Col- lier flung himself on the turf, and sent the lea- ther out again, but little Dei Williams rushing up crashed it into the net amid cheers. This put niore life into the game, and we saw holy- head in their true form. But it was only a "flash in the pan," and before long the Ama- teurs were again down at the Harbour goal. Jimmy Williams agairi got awav on the wing, and sent in a lovely shot; Collier fisted up into the air, and Dei Williams cooly waiting by, scored hie second goal by heading the leather into the net. After this the game was fairly settled. The Holyhead spectators were fondly hoping for a repetition of their performance against Green- field, but it was not forthcoming, and it was evident that the paJm of victory rested with the Amateurs. Just as the whistle sounded for fame Collier caught a grand low shot from .Brookes Evans just on the goal line. Llandudno were decidedly the better team, but Holyhead were not the Holyhead they have been, and there is something Jacking in the team, defence and forwards, which will have to be set- right if thoy mean to wan. Final result: Llandudno Amateurs 2, Holyhead 0.
NORTH WALES COAST JUNIOR CUP. (Semi Final.) CITIZENS QUALIFY FOR THE FINAL. (By "Spectator"). I Bangor Reserve j Barmouth Nil I At the Oval, Carnarvon, on Saturday, a large crowd assembled to witness the semi-final: be- tween Bangor Reserve and Barmouth. Bar- mouth, who arrived on the ground late, brought with them a strong contingent of supporters sporting blue cards. Referee H. R. Ed: wards, Menai Bridge, lined up the teams in the following order:— Bangor Reserve: Ted Owen; D. S. Owen and Hwfa Williams;, F. Dargie, H. J. Davies, and Jones; Bob Evans, W. E. Jones, Richard Jones, Ivor Thomas, and. Harry Smith. Barmouth: Tommy Griffiths; David Evans and Llew. Davies; J. Griffiths, Haydn Lloyd, and Whitehead; Ned Price, Rickette, Dick Evans, 11. Davies, and J. H. Lloyd. Bangor opened play by kicking towards the town goal, and as soon as the ball was in motion they made their presence felt, when W. E. Jones, receiving from the kick off, passed the ball across to Ivor Thomas, and Dick Jones was going goal- wa-rds when Lkw. Davies managed to rob him of the ball, but Harry Smith had a neat pot at the top corner of the goal, and Griffiths success- fuHy managed to fist clear. The Barmouth for- wards were soon in the vicinity of the Bangor goal, and H. Davies forced a fruitless corner off D. S. Owen. Dick Jones secured from the goal kick, and dribbled through, eventually passing to Ivor Thomas, who was robbed by Griffiths, the same player sending to touch. D. S. Owen mis- judged his kick, and he let in Lloyd, who, how- ever, feebly kicked over the goal line. From the goai kick-the leather was returned by the Bar- mouth half-back line, and Hwfa was obliged to send to touch. Barmouth indulged in similar tactics, a.nd this tended to mar the game which had so far been a very stirring one. Taking up the running once more, Lloyd drove in well, and Ted Owen was compelled in clearing to send to the corner. The free kick being taken, Dick Evans reoeived and dribbled through, ending by sending the sphere sailing high over the bar. W. E. Jones received from the goal kick, but his rush was repulsed by Llew. Davies, who punted clear in a splendid fashion. Hwfa Williams re- turned, showed himsolf quite capable of doing similar work, and the subsequent shots were con- fined to those two players, and Hwfa finished up play by passing to Bob Evans, who, up to now, had been absolutely starved, and he sent in. well into goal, and D. Evans cleared, but Bob was on the ball, and he banged in, but the leather and his hand managed to come into contact, and the rush was stopped for this handling.; H. J. Davies heeded the ball back from the free kick, but the Bangor defence caused an infringe- ment, the free kic-k being sent over the bar. From the goal kick Barmouth again kept up a pressure, and Ted Owen cleared gamely. Dick Jones showed qo<xi form, and shot well, but on the wrong side of the post. Smith again was seen pelting along at a good rate, but finished up by sending wide. W, F. Jones and Bob Evans obtained the ball, and following some clever dribbling they were in the vicinity of the Bar- mouth fort, where Bob Evans shot across into the goal mouth, and Smith headed just past the port. Bob Evans was again making tracks for the Barmouth goal, and forced a corner. In clearing David Evans nearly scored against his side, and the second corner was cleared by IJovv. Davies, who played a good g-ame. Dick Evans i-pceu-ed, and in- the rush Dargie was fouled. Hwfa took the kick, shot well into the custodian's h:wd, and he punted to N'd Price, who neatly diddled Hwfa, but D. S. Owen intervened and relieved the pressure. Another foul was given against Barmouth, and Hwfa took the kick, nnd sent to W. E. Jones, who passed the leather along to Bob Evans, who shot splendidly across goal, and Ivor Thomas received, and working the ball round the defence shot in. Griffiths ,wa6 on the alert., but Lloyd tried to stop the course of the sphere, and deflected it into the net to Grif- firhs's surprise. Barmouth started play, and Dick Evans passed to the left, but Dargie intervened, and passed to Bob Evans, and he was robbed by David Eva ns. The ball was kept going at a I terrific rate, and after some midfield play Bob Evans placed himself in a good position, but was held,up for offside. D. S., in trying to clear an onslaught by the Barmouth left wing, let in LJovd, who missed an open goal. H. J. Davies received the leather, and fed Smith, who dribbled through, but the sphere sailed over the bar out of danger. ANOTHER GOAL FOR BANGOR. Bangor again on the run proved dangerous," and David Evans was obliged to check them by sanding to corner. Bob Evans delivered a per- fect shot, and Hughie John simply nodded and found the net for Bangor. Lloyd received: the centre k:ck, but ended by kicking wide. Dick Jones played neatly, and exhibited tricky foot- work, but Haydn Lloyd robbed him and passed to Ricketts, who experienced hard lines. Half-time was scon called with the score read- ing :—Bangor 2, Barmouth 0. During the first half Barmouth had forced the pace, and their full backs cleared well, while the half-backs tackled judiciously. Of the forwards Dick Evans was the shining" light, and the right wing was much swif|^r than t.he left wing'. The Bansror right wing .was not regularly fed, and the left wing appeared weak, but Dick Jones was smart on the attack. The defence played well, and cleared dangerous rushes. For the-second half Llew. Dav.'es an.d Ned Price changed positions, the former going to the inside right position, whilst Price played right back. Barmouth opened play, and the inside left was going along when he encountered W. E. Jones, who deftly robbed him of the leather, and dribbled through, and shot past the post. This was proof that Banc-or were determined to keen their opponents at bay, and from the goal kick Llew. Davies and Dick Evans galloped alone, when Hwfa intervened and sent the ball to Dick .Tones, who forced a corner. From a well placed kick. Hwfa received and shot a couple of inches over the bar. W. E. Jones secured the ball from the goal kick, and made an individual run, but unfortunately he slipped when he had practically only the custodian to beat, and David Evans cleared well. Rough play was now introduced, the. chief culprits being Barmouth, who were oftenev held up than the Bangor nlavers, and Dick Jono", from the free kicks, almost sc-.red. Fermouth forced a covner off W. Jones, but Ivor Thomas relieved the pressure, and delivered to Dick Jones, who passed along to Bob Evans, but the latter failed to turn his foot, and shot over the goal line. F. Largie was now very prominent, and continually broke up the onslaughts of Lloyd and Davies on the left. Bob Evans delivered well a fcot before goal, when W. E. Jones, receiving a return pass from Ivcr Thomas, scored the third goal for Bangor. B-^ne-or at this stage could do almost what they liked with the Barmouth de- fence, pi though the Barmouth forwards, headed by Dick Evans, appeared very dangerous. Llew. Davies and Ricketts opened play on the right, and travelling at a fast rate sent acro-ss goal to Dick Evans, who passed to Lloyd, but; just as he was going to shoot D. S. robbed him, and sent on to Bob Evans. who centred, and W. E. Jones helped it on to Ivor Thomas, who, to his chag- rin, sent it over the bar. The Barmouth for- wards made another dangerous move, but fa.iled to get beyond Dargie, who passed to II. J. Da- vies, and W. ion, received his share of the pass, but. Ricketts smartly hoohd the srlobe off his foot and centred to Dick Evans, and Hwfa nipped in and sent them helter-skelter down the field,' after the ball. Neat play by the citizens' pivot was re- warded with a goal, Ivor Thomas tipping into the net. The Barmouth forwards again raided the Bangor fort, but Ted Owen proved quite equal to the,.occasion, and cleared. The ro city front line was again In the vicinity of b(' Barmouth goal,, arid..from a fr>C0 lefek awarded Bangor, W. E. Jones worked the .sphere Into the net, amidst great cheering. At this stage the I game had to be stopped owing to the unruly conduct of some of the spectators, but play was soon resumed, and end-to-end play followed, the rough element being very prominent. Final: —Bangor Reserve 5, Barmouth 0.
SECOND ROUND RE-PLAYED. COLWYN BAY AND DENBIGH TO FIGHT A FIFTH TIME. i Denbigh 2 Colwyn Bay 2 For the fourth time these teams met on Sat- iirday, the "Kennels," Denbigh, being the venue on this occasion. There was a very large crowd to witness what our local correspondent describes xt orleP10 sternest struggles in the history of North Wales football. Great interest was demon- strated in the fixture, and the enthusiasm was boundless. The Bay, who travelled by motor char-a-banc, brought several warm supporters with them. Mr Tom Jones, Holywell, controlled the game, and the teams were:— I ^pi^igh: Sammy Griffiths; Llew. Rees and Jack S. Williams; Luther Evans. Tom A. Davies, and Tommy Davies; George E. Lewis, E. E. Da- vies, J. K. Edwards, H. Randies, and Berwyn Davies. Colwyn Bay Charlie Hall wood; Tonkin and T. McCann; Ned Griffiths, Tommy Wellings, and Dick Rowlands; Moss Jones, Will (Tai) Jones, Ned Roberts, Stanley Hughes, and J. Ll. Owen. Denbigh won the toss, and played up the slope. From the kick off Stanley and Owen commenced an attack, LIew Rees with a huge punt clearing. Lewis, on the right for Denbigh, was then in a position to test HaJlwood with a stinging shot, which was well cleared and immediately followed by a long shot from the home captain. The Bay attacked again, a.nd Owen dropped a nice centre, which the visiting pivot met. Instead of shooting, however, he ran in, and Griffiths, with sound judgment, rushed out, took the ball off his foot, and kicked into touch. From the throw in some midfield play took place. Eventually Ber- wyn Davies got away and tested Hallwood's cus- todianship with a terrific oblique drive, which the goalee saved smartly. The Bayites again visited the Denbigh end, and Stanley Hughes struck the left goal post with a smart shot. The visitors were persistent, and swung the ball from wing to wing. Finally, when in close proxi- mity to the Denbigh goal. Roberts, who-had his back towards Griffiths' charge, turned round sharply and shot into the net well out of the reach of the goalkeeper, who sprang across only too late to meet it. 'Denbigh made strenuous enforts to equalise, and Edwards was palpably fouled in the. penalty area, but the referee appar- ently did not observe it. Then end to end play was the order for a brief spell. A t length Ber- wyn Davies booted the ball well in front of goal. McCann miskicked, and George Lewis was swerv- ing round ml when Dick Rowlands rushed to his captain's rescue, and saved. The visitors did a deal of pressing at this stage, and Stanley Hughes scored a second. Colwyn Bay were now two clear goals ahead, and the faces of tho home supporters wore hopeless expressions. Will "Tai" next tried his luck, and Stanley struck the wood- work with a piping pot. The home backs got the ball out of a scrimmage in their goal mouth, and T. A. Davies gave up to E. E. Davies, who got through a let of work, and passed to George Lewis. The latter ran up and returned to his partner, who put Edwards in possession, the home centre planting the ball out of Hallwood's reach, although McCann tried hard to get to the ball ere it crossed the line. Pl-iy was now very fast,and Berwyn Davies forced two corners, which were badly placed. Half-time arrived with the score :Colwyn Bay 2, Denbigh 1. The Bay wero the first to attack on restarting, and Stanley sent behind after Griffiths had saved. The visitors forced two corners, but J. L. Owen made only a feeble attempt to get the ball near the goal mouth with the second, and gave Den- bigh a chance which they quickly made use of to clear. Edwards made progress, and was fouled by Will Jones in the vicinity of the penalty area. The free kick was taken by T. A. Davies, who placed the ball to a nicety for E. E. Davies to run in and equalise with a ground shot, which Hallwood had no chance to save. After this the game was very hotly contested, the ball travelling from end to end at a good pace. E. E. Davies was conspicuous at this point for much hard work for Denbigh; he was one of the best forwards on the field. He and Berwyn indulged in some fine passing movement, and the ball hovered in the Bay goalmouth for a consider- able period, during which McCann de- fended brilliantly. Amongst other things he got away a grand centre from Berwyn, when all seemed lost. Subsequently Colwyn Bay, per J. L. Owen and Stanley Hughes, got to the Den- bigh end, where the former tested Griffiths. The latter stumbled, but recovered, and got the ball away at the expense of a corner, which was placed by J. L. Owen. During the ensuing rush Stanley was winded, but recovered, and from the throw in in midfield J. E. Edwards got away and tested Hallwood, whom he found quite safe. During the last fifteen minutes Denbigh monopo- lised the play, and should have scored on more than one occasion, but were over eager, and their efforts came to nought. From a free kick Col- wyn Bay got into the home half, but the Den- bigh backs easily coped with the attack, and full time arrived with the score:—Denbigh 2, Col- wyn Bay 2. After some discussion as to whether extra time should be played, it was decided to go on. Re- commencing, J. L. Owen sent behind, and Moss on the other wing did ditto. Griffiths saved twice from Roberts and Wellings, and the Bav, who were playing desperately for the goal which would not come, forced three corners in quick suc- cession, and L. Evans managed to kick the ball as it was steered for god from the foot of Stan- lev, with Griffiths beaten. Towards the close of the first half of the extra time, combined play be- tween E. E. Davies and George Lewis enabled the former to centre- but there was no one to m';d the ball. Denbigh were hotly pressing when half-time was called. Ends were quickly changed, and during the last ten minutes Denbigh penned the Thy in, but Hallwood saved several shots with rare skill. A corner off Nod Griffiths was nicely placed by Berwyn, but Randies missed an open" goal. Halbvcod next saved off E. E. Davies, whoso effort was a really grand one, and J. E. Edwards graced the uo-ight. No 8()re accraec., however, a.nd the necessary replay will take place at R'hvl next Saturday. Readers will recollect perhaps that when Den- bigh met their opponents at Colwyn Bay in the first instance, the seasiders led at the close by four goals to one. On the second occasion Den- bigh led by two goals to one, while the two fol- lowing bouts ended with equal scores of two goals each. goals each.
FOOTBALL AT FESTINIOG. RACY RECORDS OF MATCHES. ORIGINAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL. The correspondent who a few weeks ago sent us such original and entertaining re.port.s of football matches at Blaenau Festiniog has again recorded the doings of some of the local teams. We allow the correspondent to tell the story in his own unconventional way. Here are the re- ports in their pristine purity.
DORFIL UNITED v. TOWN RESERVES. Dorfil 9 Reserves r 2 The above teams met on the Newborough Park. Dorfil showed best form, and better team all through; well balanced and typical combina- tion. They out-classed the Reserves from begin- ning to end. The game was very onesided, as the score reads. WIU Ellis had no trouble to score five goals for his side, neither J. G. Jones his two stingers. Also, Cledwyn gave a high remark of himself. Tin's team are the runners up to Madoc Villa on the Festiniog District League, and if they'll venture no doubt they'll be masters of the town team. to Madoc Villa on the Festiniog District League, and if they'll venture no doubt they'll be masters of the town team. We hope that the committee will find their way clear to give either Villa or Dorfil a Saturday .afternoon to play their best possibly team. Then they shall boast that they have the best players of the town. We ascertain at present thev havn't, as we got "shining footballers" on the mentioned League. As tho wind was strong, Reserve-s won the toss, and played with wind in favour, and at interval matters werc on even teens-two, two. At the restart Dorfil added another seven goals to their credit, and poor Reserves couldn't get. up a bit. Sorry to say the game ended nine goals to two.
NlAfJCD VILLA v. VILLA RESERVES. Manod Villa 6 Reserves 2 Last Saturday. 2.30 prompt, Mr Hugh Parry, I the referee, lined, up the teams. Reserves win- ning the toss elected to play wilh the strong wind. The following represented the teamR:- Villa: Goal. i, Humphreys; backs, J. Ellis and George Ellis; halves, L!ew. Owen, IIug-h Pierce (sen.), and Bob Morris; forwards, Jack Roberts, J. Evans (capt.), Harold Collins, Dick I Williams and Will Roberts. Reserves: Goal. T. J. Williams; backs, Griffith Ellis and Tom Williams; halves, Johnnie Wil- liams, Gwilym Humphreys, and Caradog Hum- phreys; forwards, Jos. Thomas, David J. Jones, ) J. Humphreys, Gitta Jones, and Ambrose Stowder. First team were all there, though we could manage to get two other reserves in for the second eleven, only they were late to attend position. II. Collins set the ball rolling, and before he had managed to pass ,his opponent forces, tho ball at once was under the control of the Re- serves, and through the great help of the wind it was potted at Villa's goal. Continue the pressure, the Reserves couldn't break to the net, as Villa's custodian was in rare form. He was tested occasionally, but proved failure. From the foot of Villa's stern back, George Ellis, the ball was up in the field. J. Evans, on the right, made a pace of it, and, passing to outside, Jack Ro- berts sent in a n-eat centre, and Collins tested his oppon-cnt goalkeeper, wlhic-h let. him no chance of saving. From the centre, after hard tackling, the Reserves found themselves in good position. On the left fine-attempts were recognised. Bob 1 Morris, on the left-half, gave his usual results, and 111 tip top form he work with might and I main all throug'h his time, and gv<Q. his oppo- J nents' right forward no chance of passing, and before long we saw them taking charge of the middle line. Before the interval was called Bill Roberts and Dick Williams numbered the goals up to four nil. We, now, thought the first team should make a huge scoring, as they have the advantage of the wind. By consulting the referee, the two goalkeepers didn't change end, and Moy Hum- phreys wishing to have more of a practice than anything else. He had much more to do this half, and proved safe and sufficient against his numerous attacks. Bill Roberts and Dick Wil- liams, on the left, makes a record each game, and seemed to understand their work, and well together. When gaining position they always put for goal, and this should be a lesson to the three other forwards; a little lack in this Villa has. Before long the Reserves maintained a few runs, and were up the field, and scored two easy goals. This drew more life in, and with hot tackles Villa's first teams proved masters, and scored two goals—one being a brilliant from Dick Williams. A great mistake on the Villa side is to see Llew Owen in the middle line in- stead of J. Evans, though Llew has perform a great^ effect in feeding and tackling. He is a, lion in the front line, and always making himself prominent. Jack Evans plays better on the middte line, and we suggest them to change to their old position. It is better for the team and themselves. The best team was the winners, though there are a couple Reserves that shall make the Villa combination up better ere on, °U^ ^or them, and it will pay you. We shall be pleased to see a few of the Reserves in the first team next game. Though the goal average is very one-sided, the game at the time was not so. Certain, if the two goalkeepers would have changed, the goal records would have changed. Bill Roberts' headers were a clinkers. Dick Williams' dashings are what we admire. Col- lins passes are pleasant. Jack Evans' fast grounders were capital. J. Roberts' centres were a treat. H. Pierceson, in the middle, improved immensely, and has a "clears" to what we like. Llew Owen also did his work worthy of notice, but of the three champions, Bob beats, he is a favourite 'half by all. The best players in the Reserves' rank was Johnnie Williams; he was at it from beginning to end. Also, Stowder im- proved much to the end. Caradog tackled well on the left half, and gave hard task to pass him.
ALBIONS CONQUER THE SEASIDERS. (By "Doljdd.") Llaunvst Albiong 4 1 Colwyn Bay .I. 3 j The above match took place at the Gowcr I Bridge Field Von Saturday, Mr Grenvillo Jones acting as referee. The teams were lined as follows: Albions: D. J. Morris; W. T: Jones, and Walter Jones; Bertie Evans, E. H. Jones-, and H. P. Jones; W- Jones, 1. Davies, Ivy Gerrard, Howel Jones, and Howel James. Colwyn Bay: Hersee; Alf. Willis and R. iTIiomas; R. H. Hughes, Pennington, and A. Jones; Ben. Jones, Tucker, W. Phillips, Ellis Jones, and W. Jones. The Trillos commenced operations with an attack on the home citadel, which was eariity repulsed, the home outside right sending the leather to the visitors territory, James sending in a beauty from the extreme corner. Gerrard catching the rebound, sent behind. Further pressure by the homesters realised two corners, which, however, proved barren. Another pretty advance by the youngsters culminated in Howel James finding the net. A movement by the home left wing resulted in a corner. James centred accurately on to W. T. Jones, the ball sliding past Hersee into the net. Another at- tack by the homesters resulted in a lively scrim- mage, Gerrard scoring with case. The venue then changed, and the Trillos pressed severely until at last W. Jones found the net. Colwyn Bay now pressed, Tucker adding the second point, and Ellis Jones followed with another goal. Before the end, however, Idwal Davies netted the winning point for the homesters amid applause.
CONWAY CELTS BEAT DEGANWY. Conway Celts 2 Deganwy J Played at Conway on Saturday. The homesters won the toss, and. decided to play with the wind. The Celts had decidedly the better of the play iii the first half, and T. R. Jones opened their ac- count with a fine shot.' Deganwy had only onø or two openings, but the home defence played well, and were not giving anything away. Half-time: Celts 1, Deganwy 0. Resuming the visitors had a bit more of-the -game, but could not make up the lee way. Both teams scored in the second half, and the game ended in a victory for the homesters by two goals to one.
1 l»>.l I I COLWYN BAY CLIPPINGS. f [Contrary to general anticipation, the llayiW* f made yet another draw in their re-played at Denbigh on Saturday. This was the. fourt* I time for the match to be repiay«d. The gaJJ'* t was hard fought, with the Bay baving sligbw | the better of the exchanges. On sever*} f occasions it was only by the merest fraction* | margin that shots failed to materialise. J time was played without a satisfactory endiflf I The teams will meet for the fifth time over I same game on Saturday at Rhyl. I 1Ir AH the Bay players gave satisfaction, every 111" j. being on his best behaviour, and it is not | prising to find that the committee have I them all for the next game. | « 41 F Hallwood in goal was in his best, mood. | made a. number of smart saves, especially one s the close of the match which appeared to ha1' I him well beaten. | # • I The backs were equal to all calls made upC § them, their clearances being both forceful aJJW I well judged. I I An untiring intermkliate line were "Nedd^r | Wellings and Rowlands; they gave the opposite, | forwards no rest, and on the whole held them f in check. Particular mention should be of Griffiths, who like a leech stuck to ? Davies throughout, and thus completely brc#* | of Griffiths, who like a leech stuck to Ben ? Davies throughout, and thus completely brc#* | up the home combination. 1 # • | The forwards worked harmoniouly, their play on several occasions being effective. shooting also showed an improvement, although one or two openings were missed through dauT j ing. Credit must be given to the Colwyn youtw | Roberts, both for his play as pivot, aud also f t the goal with which he opened the scoring. Ð Stanley Hughes was again the most and useful forward on the field. m » » » "Rag" was highly delighted with the resU^ a -d proudly held his head erect on the journey. it it « The trip was made by motor, the party beirf f in charge of popular Chauffeur Fry. j: