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FOOTBALL. FORECAST COMPETITION. The conditions are as follows :—Every week the sum of One Pound is offered to the person who sends to the Editor the actual forecast of the results of the matches given for competition the preceding week, and in the event of no one giving the actual scores the sum of Ten Shillings will be given to the person who predicts nearest the actual scores. Each competitor mnst cut out the coupon, and fill in the scores, and forward in a sealed envelope to the Editor, COUXTY TIMES Office, Welshpool," by whom it must be received not later than first po on Saturday morning in each week, the envelope to be endorsed Competition." Four points will be allowed for an actual result, three points for a result one goal out, two points for two goals out, and one point for three goals out. In the case of a draw the same conditions will apply. No point is allowed if the wrong team is given to win. One or more forecasts may be sent in by the same person but in each case the correct coupon must he used. The Editor's award is in all cases final. The following are the matches for competition on November 26th coupons must reach the head office, not later than first post on that date, other- wise they will be disqualified. Competitors may, to save postage, hand in their coupons personally at the head office, Welshpool or at the branch offices, Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth, and 3, Church Street, Towyn; also at Mr J. Griffith&'s, 37. Broad Street, Newtown. In the three latter cases, however, they must be handed in before noon wn the day previous. RESULTS OF SATURDAY'S COMPETITION. Oswestry 1 Druids 2 Oswestry 1 Druids 2 Welshpool 3 Walsall Reserve 5 St. George's 1 Iron-Bridge 0 Wem v Newport did not come off owing to the former being engaged in a Cup-tie.. The consolation prize has been won by the fol- lowing, with nine points:- John Edwards, Canal Road, Newtown, and James Lewis, 33, Lledan Crescent, Welshpool. cei ASSOCIATION COUPON. (TO BE DETACHED). £11 NOVEMBER THE 19TH, 1898. 5° I CLUB G I CLUB G 1 I Portmadoc I I Towyn I 2 Newtown I I Walsall Reserve I- i_ 3 Newport Wem 4 I Oswestry I Iron-Bridge I Name Addrese.
FOOTBALL NOTES. [By "VETERAN."] I have seen Oswestry United play many good, aye, brilliant games, but I never saw them play a harder one, or with worse luck, than that of Saturday against the Druids. Both teams were up to full strength so there was nothing to grumble at in this respect. Very soon after the published jj time the game began, and a rare fast game J it was too. The teams could not possibly have been more evenly matched, and early in the game the knowing ones said There would be no more than a goal between them." At first the Druids showed up prominently, and Lloyd and the goalkeeper were called upon, but both were ready. At the other end Gooderich and Tabor had tries, but Thomas was playing a brilliant game-how brilliant it was no one knows better than Gooderich. After the latter's brilliant work at Wrexham Thomas evidently thought be was the man to watch, and watch him he did most assiduously all through the game. He frequently got the better of the little one, but the latter gave him all his work to do. After the game had progressed a few minutes the United found their legs and worried the Druids' defence considerably. At one time Wellings, Tabor, and Benbow, came near scoring, the effort of Benbow being a very fine one and well deserved a goal. Just at this time the whole of the United were playing a most brilliant game, and from a free-kick near goal Barrett sent the ball through, but no one touched it. Immediately after this Wellings put in some fine play, and finished it with an equally fine centre, but C Thomas returned well. Up went the Druids and Davies was loudly cheered for a grand save. Backwards and forwards went the ball, Watkins had a shie at goal, and at the other end R Jones swung a beauty across, but Davies turned it out, though with difficulty. The Druids renewed the attack in a body, and when they were dangerously near goal Davies rushed out and somehow missed his kick and got mixed up with the players. Before he could return somehow the ball was rushed in and the Druids scored a decidedly lucky croal. This roused the homesters, and from now to the end of the. first half they did most of the pressinp. There Was one warm scrim- mage in the Druids' goal, and S. Jones saved twice in quick succession from Benbow and Tabor. Oswestry forced a corner and then the whistle blew. During this half the home team made a great mistake in not feeding the right wing more. Wellings was playing a brilliant game, and Thomas was paying particular attention to the left wing pair, and yet the left wing pair were fed at the expense of the right. I venture to say that if Wellings and Tabor had been at all well fed the Druids would not have crossed over with the advantage flJf a goal. Soon after the kick-off Watkins made a fine run and fine centre, but the other forwards missed an easy chance. This was followed by a rare shot from Wellings. Still keeping up the pressure Oswestry nearly scored through Wellings, who landed the ball on the net unpleasantly (for the Druids) near the cross bar. Even and fast play followed, and then the Oswes- try goalkeeper repeated his previous mistake of rushing out. In this case, if he bad immediately returned to his fort he might have saved, but while he was away the ball was again rushed through. Rushing out tf) kick is all very well at times, but I think a goalkeeper should always uee his hands when possible, even if he has to throw the ball over the line. This second reverse was enough to take the heart out of any team, but the United never got faint hearted. The ground was now covered with a heavy fog, and the referee in the opinion of many should have stopped the game before this secoad goal came. The light got worse and it was most difficult to follow the ball. Heavy raia fell and soaked players, ground, and the ball, but the light got much better. Fast p ay continued and at last good play on the right ended in Benbow securing the ball in front of goal and .scoring •us for his side. This was a beautiful goal, well got and well played for. Exciting play continued to the end, and the Draids' goal had a few narrow escapes bat it did not fall. In the opinion of Oswestry people the better team lost. My own opinioil its that the result should have been a draw, slightly in favour of the home team. The Oswek3try atippor-tax may well be proud of their little team. Tkfy played a splendid game, but had nothing in the shape of luck thrown in. Davies in goal did some good work and xaved brilliantly at times. Lloyd was the pick af the backs and worked grandly. Watkin, too, did well. The halves were all workers and good ones. No ene did better than Barratt, but he occasionally en- dangered his goal by his suspicious play. Wellings was the best forward on the field and improves with every match. Tabor and Gooderich were also very fine. Sam Jones kept goal in a style worthy of his great reputation, and he was supported by a strong pair of backs, Thomas being especially good. The halves fed and tackled well, Richards in particular. The forwards were better balanced than those of the home lot and their passing was more correct and effective. Amid all the excite- ment the spectators behaved well. Of coarse there Tras the usual cry, Play up U-NI-ted," &0.) but no incitement to go for them and so on. It was a pleasure to me to notice so many Town Councillors and other gentry on the ground, and this no doubt had a good effect in more ways than one. A strong team represented Walsall at Welsbpool on Saturday but again the homesters had men absent. This time three good men in Tom Jones, Salt, and Jarman were away. When the game commenced Welshpool were repres, nt-ed by 10 men only. If the full complement had been on the field there is little doubt that the home team would have scored in the first few minutes, and as a rule the first goal means a lot. Two new men, Price and Davies, played right half and inside right respectively, but their form was much below that (t the absent ones. When the visitors got into their stride they were extremely dangerolls, and though Heath, Hamer, and Walter Davies strove manfully to avert disaster, goals came. After White had saved some Tjood shots he was beaten at close range by Lunn, and a few minutes later another goal followed. Pool got into Walsall quarters and once or twice looked dangerous. Miller was fouled inside the 12 yards' limit and Heath banged the ball from the penalty into the net. Welsh pool now played up well and t rare tusale for supremacy took place. The game was made equal bv a long dropping shot from the foot of Walter Davies landing just under the bar. W^aisall were soon ahead again, as after White had saved from a corner the ball was rushed through. From now to the end the visitors had the better of the play and showed fine combination and Pearce put on No. 4. After half-time darkness set in and it was difficult for spectators, reporters, and officials to fellow the game and when rain, shortly after resumption, fell in torrents several spectators and one of the officials rushed off for shelter. The poor official was hauled back to his great disgust and the game continued in spite of mud and rain. In 15 minutes Walsall scored No. 5, and after even play Walter Davies with another of his long range shots scored the third for Pool. This was the state of the game when the whistle blew. The winners were all round a good team and their combination was so good that, if the weather had been more favoui-able, spectators would have had a treat. Pratt, outside left, was the best forward on the field; his runs and centres were splendid. The whole lot were so good that they are bound to occupy a good position in the League before the season is over. Welshpool played as well as could be expected under the cir- cumstances. White, time after time, saved in a clever manner, but it is the easy ones that appear to beat him. Heath and Hamer defended well, but the combination of the visitors bothered them con- siderably. Walter Davies played his usual game and his goals were good ones. Hutchins worked hard. G. H. Mytton got in some good centres, while Austin filled Jarman's place with credit, though he is not the Austin of old. Jones worked hard but not with much success. Miller was the best of the forwards but he tries to do too much "on his own." In the second half he put in some good runs and was a source of trouble to Walsall defenders, and he nearly got through on two occasions. If Pool had put their best XI on the field they would have had a fair look in. In any case eleven men should start the game as it is verv discouraging to players and spectators when this is not so. Welshpool Reserve did not expect to win at Shrewsbury against the Town Reserve (or Single- ton and Coles XI), but the result of nine to none in favour of the homesters staggered the Welshpool people. Here again the selected team did not turn up and substitutes had to be rushed in at the last, minute. The ground was in a heavy condition. The visitors won the toss and kicked towards the town, but this was of no advantage, for the homesters at, once attacked and gained a corner in the first minute. Hamer soon after fisted out a grand shot in rare style. For about twenty minutes the game was fairly even though Welshpool only succeeded in getting away twice. Young T. H. Watkins got in a grand shct which deserved a goal. The first goal to Shrewsbury came from good play on the right, and Rogers from a nice pass by Thomas dropped the ball in the net. In about ten minute, the second came, and third and fourth followed on their heels. The fourth goal was a beauty from near the half way line. From the kick off after half time the visitors played np pluckily, but the homesters seemed to have a goal getting fit on them, and before the end came five more goals were scored. There is no need to discriminate between the teams, Shrewsbury were head and shoulders above their opponents. At times their passing bordered on the scientific, and their combination was always strong. The entire constitution of the team was al most perfect for a Junior one. Rogers, evidently the favourite, played finely and gave his inside partner plenty of chances. Weatberby was very fast and tricky while Harris though hurt played a steady game. R. Davies was the pick of the halves, and was well supported by W. Davies who tackled well. The only players of the visiting team who in any way approached the standard of the home team was T. H. Watkins, and Knox gave him plenty of support, though the latter lacked judgment. Watkins was repeatedly cheered for tricky runs, and should have been better supported by the halves. The other forwards could make no headway at all against the home halves. Ashley and Hughes were strong at backs, but more than met the:r match. I want all local lovers of the game and of that sterling player-Charlie Parry- to remember next Thursday when Everton pay their promised visit. The game of itself will bo worth seeing, and spectators will have the pleasure of killing two birds with one stone, seeing a good game and help- ing a worthy footballer. The game between Oswestry Reserve and Pant was in every sense of the term a Friendly one. After scoring 5 to 0 the halves of the Reserves actually played for Pant against their own team. To-day Pant meet Llanymynech in the Village Cup Tie, and a stiff fight will be witnessed. It will be Greek meeting Greek, and if the football will not be of a very scientific character there will be olenty of it. Newtown Reserves will find an enthusiastic lot awaiting them to-day at Llanfyllin, as football has once more, I am glad to say, Caught on here, and the homesters will make a bold bid for victory. About the best Junior match last Saturday was the one at Pontesbury, between Oswestry St. Oswald's and Pontesbury Half Holiday. The visitors gained the victory by 3 to 2 and thoroughly well they deserved it, for it was won by the better team and by good football. Whittington gained a good but somewhat un- expected victory at Ellesmere over the United of that place. During the first half the home team held their own and the teams crossed over with a goal each. In the second half Whittington forced the game and eventually won on their merits by 4 ta 1. Another surprise in the Shropshire Junior Cup tie was the defeat of the Barrack Rovers by Whit- church Alexandra. The latter proved a most capable team and won by 3 to 0. Their work was so good that they will be heard of later on. The Towyn-on-Sea says :—Football on the Car- digan Coast is looking up. I hae high authority for stating that' the prospects of the teams at Towyn, Dolgelley and Portmadoc as regards an exhibition of the popular game were never brighter. The team at MacllynlIeth is also being pushed to the front, :lUd if the prevailing enthusiasm will last for a season or two there can be no doubt that the club will assert a forward position amongst the clnbs in this district. Let the committee as well as the supporters not expect too mueh this season. Last Saturday tha Machynlleth men were with- out a team to oppose them, bnt I understand that they had a* excellent practice, from which much good is expected. Next SaturJay they will enter- tain the Towyn men, and it is hoped that the best game seen at Machynlleth this season will be played. A MachynIIethCof respondent writes :—A friendly game was played on Saturday in Dr Davies's field, between the wn XI and the Reserve XI. The game was of a scrambling character, calling for little comment. About the middle of the game a very nasty heavy drizzle soaked the players through, and as the grass was long and slippery good pkiy was oat tff the question. The first XI was superior at all points, and having scored seven or eight g.—^ hr. first half, a change was made in the secv." half to make the game more interesting. The forward rank of the ftrsfc XI was transferred to the Reserve side, and a better contest was the result. The first XI has a lot fo learn yet, the halves and backs will insist most foolishly in punting the ball in mid-air continually, instead of keeping it down near the ground, and disoreetly and with judgment feed the forward rank. Until they get out of this childish and nonsensical style of play they will never risa to a level of decent football, and any deecint visiting eleven will play "old boots" with them. More than once Bvaria- a sturdy full back if he kept to his post—ran down the field almost to the opposite goal, and being pumped was easily robbed and ,the ball punted back to his goal, when be should have been there to defend it. Again I would repeat to the halves and backs-more especially to the halves, who are weak—play the game, keep the ball down as near the ground as possible, don't hesitate, feed your forwards nicely by short passes, well-timed aad well-judged, and the forwards should do the rest. Keep the ball from getting to opposing backs, fer they will only pnnt it back to you, and make the game a lot of tomfoolery" inspead of decent football. Towyn is due here to-day (Saturday), and as Towyn has a reputation a stiff encounter is expected. Will Machynlleth please take my hints, and act upon them, or else if they don't as sure as my name is what it is they are in for a good licking. The Intermediate. eleven measure their strength with the Aberystwyth Intermediate XI at Aberyst- wyth. THE LEAGUE.—FIRST DIVISION. Goals. P W L D F A PTS Aston Villa 11 8 1 2 30 11 18 Everton » 13 6 3 4 20 15 16 Sheffield United 14 3 2 9 19 19 15 Blackburn Rovers 12 6 4 2 24 18 14 Sunderland 11 6 3 2 18 13 14 Notts County 11 4 1 6 17 14 14 Burnley 12 5 3 4 1817 14 Sheffield Wednesday 14 5 5 3 16 19 13 Liverpool 11 5 5 1 14 14 11 NottsForest. 12 3 4 5 14 15 11 Bury 11 4 4 3 14 17 11 Derby County 12 2 3 7 20 26 11 West Bromwich A 12 4 6 2 16 16 10 Wolverhampton W. 12 4 6 2 14 17 10 Stoke 12 3 5 4 17 21 10 Bolton Wanderers 11 3 5 3 13 16 9 Preston North End 14 2 7 5 17 25 9 Newcastle United 12 1 7 4 12 20 6 THE COMBINATION. Goals. P W L D F A PTS Everton Reserve 9 7 0 2 41 4 16 Liverpool Reserve 6 6 0 0 31 5 12 Druids 7 6 1 0 20 3 12 Wrexham 9 5 2 2 19 16 12 Tranmere Rovers 8 4 2 2 15 13 10 Llandudno Swifts 9 4 5 0 19 14 8 Chester. 9 4 4 0 9 20 8 *White Star Wand. 10 2 4 4 13 27 8 Buxton 6 3 3 0 15 18 6 South Liverpool 7 3 4 0 12 19 6 Garston Copper W'ks 9 2 6 1 13 22 5 Chirk 8 2 5 1 7 15 5 Bangor, 6 2 3 1 10 27 5 Oswestry United 7 2 5 0 14 15 4 Rhyl 8 1 7 0 9 30 2 *White Star Wanderers have had two points deducted for playing an ineligible man. SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Goals. P W L D F A PTS. Iron-Bridge 3 3 0 0 18 0 6 Walsall Reserve 4 3 1 0 10 4 6 St. George's 4 2 1 1 13 7 5 Wrockwardine Wood 4 2 1 1 811 5 Newtown 2 2 0 0 11 1 4 Wem 5 2 3 0 6 14 4 Welshpool United 6 1 5 0 6 23 2 Newport 4 0 4 0 1 13 0
FRIENDLY MATCHES. R.W.W. ST. GEORGE'S V. REST OF THE WARE- HousE.-Piaved on the Recreation Ground on Saturday. The Warehousemen were the first to score, the St. George's equalising soon after. About ten minutes from the interval St George's scored again, and at half-time were leading by two goals to one. It was decided not to continue the game owing to the rain. LLANFYLLIN V. OSWESTRY CRUSADERS.—Played on Bodfach Park, Llanfyllin, on Saturday, in miserable weather rain falling all through the game. Owens scored for the home team about 15 minutes from the start, and a few minutes after- wards Hammonds equalised. From a well placed corner by Tommy Lloyd one of the visitors handled the ball within the 12 yards line, and a penalty kick was given, Ridge doing the needful, and ends were changed with the home team leading by two to one. Tommy Lloyd scored the third goal for Llanfyllin, and Roberts replied with another for the visitors. Final, Llanfyllin 3; Crusaders 2. NEWTOWN v. ABERYSTWYTH.—Never was a foot- ball match played under more miserable and un- pleasant circumstances than the above friendly fix- ture on the Cannings on Saturday, rain pouring in torrents during most of the time and sometimes the match was being played in semi-darkness. In these circumstances all that will be looked for is a few general notes on the game. The home team was captained by E. Rees as C. Parry did not put in an appearance for some unaccountable reason nor did .LL- --l.L- 1_ 1!- __1 1 one uommitcee Know nis wnereaoouts. some strong feeling is expressed in the town at the captain's action in thus forsaking his team even in a friendly match. The referee was Mr O. D. S. Taylor, and he should have exercised his authority and stopped the game before half-time as it was very unwise to keep the men on the field in such a torrent of rain as the game did not benefit either team from a practice point of view, and the players on one side of the field could hardly see the ball on the other. Moreover the referee caused great annoyance to the home supporters by his adverse decisions, some of which were manifestly unfair. The visitors were all round the better team and they deserved their victory-the first in their history on the Cunnings—of one goal to none, and their few supporters can well be pardoned the exultant attitude they assumed. The only goal of the match was the outcome of a clever run by Bennett, and Barson headed the centre in the net. The latter player appeared to be off-side, but owing to the semi-darkness neither referee nor pressmen could not be sure. For the homesters Edwards was him- self. and had a less able custodian been between the sticks the Seasiders would have scored on several occasions. Bird gave Rees a lot of help at back, especially in the second half. Once in particular he hooked the ball off Bennett's toe. The home halves did not seem to be at all in earnest, and the forwards were every one off it, Little being worse than ever. Some excuse can be made owing to the inclement weather, whereas the Seamen were better able to cope with the elements and they played a much better game than the home men. They were a well-balanced team, the two extreme forward men being by far the pick. The halves and backs played a dogged and worrying game, while the goalkeeper was not often tested. One shot of Rees struck the corner of the goalpost and rebounded into play. Notwithstanding the weather there was a good attendance, but the game, owing chiefly to the weather, was undoubtedly one of the most miserable ever played on the Cunnings. ABERYSTWYTH RESERVE V. COLLEGE RESERVE.— Played on the Town ground on Saturday. The following were the teams :—Town Goal, C White; backs, 0 Stephens and Joel Rowlands; half-backn, W Jones, J E Hughes and D M Evans; forwards, C White, J Morgans, J T Rees, T Evans and 4 Lewis. Linesman, Mr T. Meredith. College: Goal, Barratt; backs, E D Evans and H J Evans; half-backs, W 0 Edwards, D P Williams and D J Evans; forwards, Owen Thompson, Mann, T J Rees and J A Thomas. Linesman, Mr Bennett. Referee, Mr J Thomas. The game was began in a heavy downpour of rain, and the Town Reserve played a man short. In the course of a few minutes, however, young Rees took the field and with this additional unit in their favour they began to press. The College men were heavier and considerably smarter in their appearance and were apparently in the best condition. The few shots which the Town Reservists managed to put in were easily cleared by Barratt, and the Collegians workiug their way down pressed on the defence of their opponents. The attack lasted but for a few minutes no points falling tojthe lot of the Collegians. The Town team now made an effort to score, and coming up in good style put the Collegeldefence on its mettle. The half-back line of the students however played a safe game carefully feeding their forwards. A pass from D. P. Williams to Mann gare a dash upon the town goal, and Thomas sending the ball across the mouth of goal, Owen driving it behind the net. A quick rush to the other end of the field let in the town forwards and a grand effort was made to score. The kicking and tackling of the College backs proved too much for them, and although they managed to reach close to the goal mouth Evans and Edwards pressed them so closely as to make it impossible to get in a decent shot. In this respect the Colligians likewise suffered with the Town defence, annd rarely was it a forwards' game the two half lines backed np by the full- backs having the most of the game. The downpour of rain now became of thunder- storm strength and the game was pursued under most unpleasant conditions. Thomas, the outside right; for the College team, made his way down the field, and swinging the ball across the front of the Town goal the defence was sorely tested, and for the moment it seemed that it must fall. Joel Rowlands is a host in himself at the momeDi of danger, and he pulled his side out of danger. Half-time arrived without any goals having been scored. The Town men pulled up well in the second half, and the forwards sent in some capital shots. The College forwards likewise had their moments of good fortune, and for five or tern minutes at a time held the Town team in their own goal, thougk throughout all failed to score, and the game finally ended in a goalless draw. SHROPSHIRE JUNIOR CUP. SICOKD ROUN». OSWESTRY ST. OSWALDS V PONTESBURY HALF- HOLIDAT.-After a good game at Pontesbury en Saturday, St Oswald's proved victors by 3 to 2. ELLESMERE UNITED V WHITTINGTON.—At Wles- mere before a small attsndance. The visitors won by 4 goals to 1. WHITCHURCH ALEXANDRA T. SHREWSBURY BAR- RACK Rovzm.-At Shrewsbury, the visitors being victoriofts by 3 goals to 0.
THE WELSH JUNIOR CUP. FIRST ROUND. SINGLETON & COLE'S (SHREWSBURY) v. WELSHPOOL RESERVE. With a weakened team Welshpool Reserve went to Shrewsbury on Satmday to meet the Reserve of Shrewsbury Town team in the initial round of the Welsh Junior Cup. In the junior football world Singleton & Cole's hold an exceptionally good record and the result was regarded as a foregone conclusion. Mr Bert Gough had charge of the teams on the Copthorne euclosure as follows:— WELSHPOOL RESERVE. 1 Goal, R Hamer; backs, S Hughes and Ashley; half-backs, E Rowlands, Claffey, and G Price for. wards, T H Watkin, J Knox, P Pierce, Baines, and Griffiths. Linesman. Mr George Bevan. SINGLETON & COLE'S. Goal, Ealing; backs, Ballinger aud J Tomlins half-backs, E Powell, R Davies, and W Davies; for- wards, G Thomas, Leake, H Harris, Weatherby, and Rogers. Linesman, Mr H Ealing. The spin of the coin proved of no advantage to the visitors, who played towards the town. No sooner had the ball been started than Shrewsbury began a steady attack, a corner off Ashley being forced in the first minute. Rogers landed the ball right in goal and Hamer fisted away when a goal seemed certain. Hughes kicked away, R. Davies returning, and Rogers had an open chance but weakly shot wide. The goal-kick landed the ball well at the half-way line, and Claffey, who had it all to himself, was easily robbed, and Thomas and Leake were once more causing Hughes some trouble. Ashley came to his partner's aid and with a terrific kick dropped the ball over to Watkin and Knox who swept away towards the other end. Tomlins was beaten by Knox who finished up with a fine pass to Watkin, the latter forcing Ealing to concede a corner. For a little time play was con- fined to mid-field until one of the visiting halves was penalised for pushing. Shrewsbury got down, and as the result of a well-timed pass by Thomas, Hamer cleverly saved a rasping shot from Leake just as Rogers rolled him over, for which the home forward was penalised.. Harris at this stage was hurt and the game was for a time suspended. Harris, who had to be carried from the ground, returned after a short reel, but ultimately gave np. Ashley was hard pressed on the right and gave a corner which was cleared, and Kncx getting past the opposition half-backs centred, but Pierce missed his kick and the Welshpool goal was subject to another onslaught. Shots rained in from all quarters, but Hamer was equal to emergencies. Thomas tested the custodians repeatedly and Hamer was commended for some very fine saves. The Welshmen cleared, and Pierce getting under way passed to Knox, who being closely pressed transferred to Watkin and again that sturdy little player secured a corner off Ealing. Nothing came of this momentary advantage and stiff work followed in the visitors' quarters, the homesters maintaining the pressure with considerable vigour. Ashley cleared a rush by Rogers and his partner, but the ball only went out to Weatherby, who with a swift low shot drew first blood for the homesters. This success made the Salopians play up and the for. wards were banging in again at Hamer tnci with a high dropping shot, which Hamer only just tipped, Rogers had notched the second point. The game was now practically secured, but the Salopians were not satisfied and put on a tremendous pressure. The ball came at a fast pace from Thomas and was apparently going wide when Hughes jumped up and tipped it, and corner resulting. Thomas dropped the ball into the goal mouth, Hamer fisted away, but the ball bounded off Hughes into the net. Scarcely had the cheers died away when they were once more renewed Weatherby having run right through the defence straight from the kick-off and with an easy shot landed the fourth goal. Interval: Shrewsbury four, Welshpool none. The resumption saw Welsbpool for a time play with more vigour, Hughes who bad gone half-back making a visible impression and Watkin tested Ealing with a fine shot. Two corners followed in succession for Shrewsbury, but Hamer cleared, and Griffiths and Baines went away well on the left, the former, however, spoiling an excellent chance by pushing Ballinger. Watkin put in a fine shot from an excellent pass by Rowlands, Ealing having to handle. The homesters now aroused themselves, and forced the game considerably, Thomas soon scoring the fifth. Play was very one-sided towards the close, and Shrewsbury added four more goals to their score, which at the finish stood, Singleton's nine, Welsh pool none. THE COMBINATION. LLANDUDNO SWIFrS V WREXHAM.-At Llandudno on Saturday, Wrexbam winning by 2 goals to 1. GARSTON COPPERWORKS V CHIRK.—At Garston, before a moderate gate. The visitors were defeated by 2 goals to 0. OSWESTRY UNITED v. DRUIDS. The return match between these teams in this competition took place on Saturday at Oswestry. When they met at Wynnstay Park some time ago, the Ancients were victorious, Since then they have beaten Walsall in the English Cap Com- peetition (Qualifying Round), and this performance naturally assured a big gate on Saturday. Mild weather prevailed until the last half when the rain came down in torrents, making the ball and ground slippery, and interfering with the play which had been of a good order. The Druids had their full team. In the United team, Benbow took his place at centre-half and Wilson Davies was again centre- forward. Under the charge of Mr Higginson, Chester, the teams turned out as appended:— OSWESTRY. Goal, George Davies; backs, A. Lloyd and B. Watkins; halves, Roberts, Benbow and Barrett; forwards, Wellings, Tabor, Wilson Davies (centre), M. Watkins and Gooderich. DRUins. Goal, Sam Jones; backs, C. Thomas and Hughes; halves, Geo. Richards, J. Price and T. Davies for. wards, J. Vaughan, W. Butler, J. Davies (centre), Walter Davies and Ralph Jones. The ball having been set rolling, Gooderich made a run along the line, but Thomas relieved, and fol- lowing a pretty bit of work on the visitors' left a raid was made on the Oswestry goal, danger being averted howevar. Hands" followed in front of goal, and after some nice passing between Walter Davies and Ralph Jones, J. Davies sent outside. M. Watkins, Wilson Davies and Tabor brought play down to the other end, bnt Hughes relieved and the ball went outside at the Oswestry goal. Tabor, who received from Barrett, sent in a shot, which was negotiated by C. Thomas but Roberts returned, and subsequently Barrett had a shie, which was only partly cleared, all the forwards swarming around the goal. Wellings obtained and was in a good position but was timely robbed by Charlie" and the ball was sent outside. Ralph Jones and his partner got away, the former shooting across and B. Watkins relieved. Through a misunderstanding Barrett and Tabor let in the visiting forwards, but Geo. Davies was on the alert and fisted OUt in style. After a free kick to Oswe-stry Ralph Jones sent out- side and a little later J. Davies sent in a shot at close quarters which passed the backs, but Davieig was on the que vive and successfully dealt with it. Gooderich and M. Watkins essayed a run, but Geo. Richards paid close attention to them and the ball was forced over the line. Following this Benbow gave to Tabor who raced away with Wellings, the pace being very fast. The latter centred and Charlie Thomas shot out. The home team were now pressing, and after a foul to the Druids, Wilson Davies got away with Wellings and the goal appeared to lie in jeopardy for "Charlie" placed the ball into touch, which caused the spectators to hoot. From the throw-in, Benbow sent forward and Wellings tried to screw in from the goal line, but was not successful, being hampered by one of t.ie Druids' men. Play again was in front of the Druids' goal, and Jones had to clear front a terrific shot by Benbow, and Hughes kept out Wilson Davies and Wellings. A free-kick to Oswestry near the Druids' goal was placed into the net with- out touching a second player. Although pressing, Osweatry conla not break though the excellent defence. Jones had to clear from Barrett and M. Watkins in turn. Several shots were sent in from clibse quarters, but none found their billet. The ball was at last driven down the field, and Davies made a smart olearanoe after a pretty run by the Diuids' forwards. Hereabouts Lloyd was con- spicioas for bringing the ball away through several men and driving it down the field. The United vanguard went away in style and Gooderich just seat outside. J Vaughan showed up by a tricky ran which seemed as if it would end in disaster, but Roberts (who played a good steady game) relieved. The first corner of the match fall to the Druids, but Barrett cleared from a ruck of players, and Gooderich went down the wing with Charlie Thopnas at his side im fine style, the spectators ckeerinc. He was however robbed by Charlie who tipped the ball into touch, and the crowd showed their disapproval by hooting. Gooderich again got possession and centred but Tabor and Davies were robbed by J. Price and the Drui(is' i forwards again showed some pretty combination. Lloyd and B. Watkins, however, kept the ball away by strong kicking. The Druids pressed and B. Watkins had to deal with a hard shot from Butler and J. Vaughan sent outside. A free was awarded the Druids and the kick was sent over to the left, Barrett jumped up to head when one of the Druids' men dropped down behind him. There- I feree promptly spoke to the Druids man about this. Watkins having just shot outside at the other end, Ralph Jones, W. Davies, and J. Davies brought the ball well up by very pretty short passing, but Lloyd relieved and at the other end Weliings was racing away, when Hughes had to place the ball into touch as the only safe course. J. Vaughan and Butler were let on therightand Davies partly cleared the first shot by running out, but Butler secured and popped it into the net about ten minutes from half-time. Following this the play became very exciting. Oswestry went down with a rush and fairly bombarded the Druids goal. Shots were rained in from every angle but the defence could not be penetrated. After exciting work and an anxious time the Druids at last cleared their lines. B. Watkins was conspicuous for stopping a run by Vaughan and Butler, and shortly afterwards a free- Kick and a corner of no advantage fell to the Druids. Some nice centres by J. Vaughan having been dealt with by the Oswestry defence, the United got away in a body and secured a corner, which Wellings would probably have converted, but the whistle sounded for half-time, with the score 1-0 in favour of the Druids. On changing ends, rain began to fall and the game continued in semi-darkness. Oswestry pressed after a run by Gooderich and Jones had to clear from M. Watkins. Uninteresting play followed the ball being put, into touch- repeatedly. Subsequently Oswestry got away and Jones was again called upon to save from Barrett and Wellings, Roberts and Gooderich. Fate seemed to be against the homesters, for trv aa they would they could not get through. Semi-darkness prevailed and there were shouts of Stop the game," but play was continued in a heavy down- pour. Ralph Jones and W. Davies got away, and Davies had to handle and shoot out. Ultimately the ball was sent over the goal line by J. Davies who tried to pass it to the left. Oswestry obtained a corner, and Wellings shot over the bar. Then Mark Watkins and Gooderich got away, but down the field "Charlie" intercepted and sent away. Subsequently the Druids pressed. A nice run ended m their scoring the second goal, when Davies was out of his place. The Druids goal was then visited after a smart run, which ended in the homesters getting a corner, from which Benbow scored with a terrific shot. This was the signal for loud cheering, which was continued for some time. The rain somewhat cleared off by now and the sky had become lighter. Oswestry tried hard to equalise, but Thomas and Hnghes successfully dealt with the attacks. Play ruled somewhat even up to the end, each goal being visited, but no further scoring took place. An exciting and well fought game ended Druids 2 goals, Oswestry 1. SHROPSHIRE & DISTRICT LEAGUE. WELSHPOOL v.- WALSALL RESERVE. Much interest was evinced in the encounter between these teams in the above competition, which took place at Welshpool on Saturday. Gloomy weather prevailed, and only a moderate number of spectators put in an appearance. The homesters were not fully represented and commenced the game with ten men, but when they had their full complement the players and officials were as follows :— WELSHPOOL. Goal, C H White backs, R Heath and II Hamer half-backs, Pryce, Hutchins, and Waiter Davies; forwards, G H Mytton, Davies, J Miller, J Jones, and T Austin. Linesman, Mr G M Parry. WALSALL. Goal, Thorpe; backs, Wedge and Hickin bottoill half-backs, Lyons, Yates, and Millington forwards, Timmons, Lunn, Pearce, Griffin, and Pratt. Lines- man, Mr Ford. Referee, Mr A Townsend, Newtown. Welsbpool winning the toss elected to defend the canal goal, Pearce putting the ball in motion for the visitors. The home custodian was soon called upon, and Pratt put the ball behilJd. The play was confined to mid-field for a time, when Mytton appeared to have a good chance, but he feebly put behind. Jones tested Thorpe with a good shot, and the latter saved from Miller, Jones ultimately pntting behind. The homesters were only playing four forwards, or they would ir all probability have scored in the first few minutes, but after ten minutes' play Austin was put on in place of Jarman, who failed to put in an appearance. Griffin and Pratt were dangerous with some nice passing movements, and Heath and Hamer being in difficulties a good shot was s(,iit in, but White saved. The game was tame for a time, but the visitors again assumed the aggressive. Hamer kicked out and White saved a couple of shots in quick succes- sion. Miller and Jones tried to get to the other end, but they found a stumbling block in Wedge, who transferred play to the other end. Hamer pulled up the visitors' right wing, and Walter Davies was conspicuous with some good defensive tactics. Hutchins was penalised, and from the ensuing free kick Pearce tested the home custodian with a hot 'un, but White saved amidst cheers, and directly after he again saved from a well placed corner by Pratt. Hamer relieved, and Miller and Austin put in a good run, but Wedge came to the rescue. Heath, Hatner, and White kept the visiting forwards at bay for a time, but the latter was beaten by a good shot from Timmons after he had once saved, thus scoring the first goal for the visitors. Walsall continued to have the best of the play, White, Heath, and Hamer being kept busy defending, but at last the home custodian was beaten for the second time by Lunn. Mid-field play was the order for a time, Austin and Miller for the homesters and Pratt for the visitors being noticeable foi good runs. The home left wing was making tracks for their opponents' goal when Miller was foaled inside the twelve yards' line, and the referee granted a penalty kick. It seemed rather hard lines for the visitors, as the affair took place a considerable distance from the goal, but Mr TownseBd was quite justified in his decision. Heath was entrusted with the kick, Thorpe comiug out on the six yards' line to meet him, but the former banged the ball into the net amidst cheers. Encouraged by this success Welshpool played up with renewed energy. Miller missed an easy chance, and Hamer was beaten at the other end, but Heath headed out, and Griffin eventually put behind. Miller made a nice run and passed to Mytton, and the latter centred right in the goal mouth, Austin missing a capital chance with the goai at his mercy. Walsall again got in close proximity to the home goal, but were pulled up for an infringement of the off-side rule. Heath trans- ferred play to the other end, where Austin was conspicuous, and Walter Davies obtaining possession sent in a long dropping shot, which Thorpe mis- judged, and the United equalised amidst intense excitement. The visitors' left wing forced Heath to concede a corner, which proved fruitless. Walsall again brought pressure to bear on the home goal, and from a well placed corner by Pratt the home custodian fisted out, but he slipped ir. attempt- ing to save the return, and Walsall again got in front. Griffin and Pratt made a capital run on the visitors' left and forced a corner, a performance which they repeated directly after. Heath relieved for a 'time, but Pratt and Griffin were always dangerous and caused the home defenders many anxious moments. Pratt went up the wing in rare style, but being hampered by Heath the ball was pllt the wrong side of the uprights. Timmons and Lunn put in some nice combination, Hutchins just saving a fine centre from the former. At the other end Austin centred nicely, the leather being put behind. The visitorliagain brought severe pressure to bear on the home goal, but they could not penetrate the defence opposed to them. The next feature was a splendid run by the United forwards, Jones just putting the ball over the bar. Again returning to the attack, it took the combined efforts of White and Co. to keep the Walsall forwards at bay, Pratt and Timmoms on their respective wiags centreing in lare style, and from a nice pass by the latter Lunn scored Na. 4 for the visitors. Nothing further was scored before the interval, and when the customary breathing time arrived the score sheet read:-Walsall, 4 goals; Welslipool, 2. On resuming hostilities darkness set in and rain came dowu in torrents, which made it very uncomfortable for players and spectators, and utterly impossible to write notes. It was thought that the leferee would stop the game, but it was allowed to proceed. Welsbpool pressed for a time and Mytton put in a couple of good centres, but, they were net improved upon, and Walsa!l became the aggressors. White kept out many well-directed shots, being ably assisted by Heath, Hamer, and Walter Davies, and Miller and Austin were occasionally conspicuous with some good runs, but being badly supported they came to nothing. Walsall were the first to sccfre in this half, and tweifty minutes from time Walter Davies, with a grand shot at thirty yards range, completely beat Thorpe and scored the third goal for the homesters. Walsall pressed to the end, but Miller enlivened" the monotony of the proceedings occasionally with some fine single- handed runs. Once he out-witted the halves and gave Austin possession, teat the latter was pulled up for off-side when in a very favourable poeitioa. Miller tried hard to decrease the lead against his side. Again he got possession in mid-field and made a splendid run, with three players in hot pursuit, bat "Jack" out-witted them all, and the custodian only just ran out in the nick of time and kicked oat. Nothing further was scored by either team, and when the whistle sounded the score stood;-Walsall, 5 goals; Welshpool, 3.
MARKETS. FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. Messrs W. L. Browne & Co., report from Shrews- bury, on Saturday, November the 12th as follows Although wheat has been in small supply during the past week, the trade for it has been quiet at barely former prices. Barley has been freely offered, and a good steady business has resulted. Oats, peas, and beans have experienced no change. Flour has moved slowly at unchanged quotations. Offals, through continued scarcity, have ruled firm. BNKISWSBIJKY CORN MARKET, SATURDAY.—Quo- Lations :-whea.t 12 6i so 13^01 per225lf>8; malting barley 16s Od to 20s 6d; grinding barley 14s Od to 15s Od per 2801b8 oats ljs 6(1 to 12s 6d peas, 12s Od to 12s 6d pei 2251bs beans, 13s 6d to 14s Od per 2401ba. WELSRPOOLGENERAL,Monday.—Wholesale prices, Butter h ad to Is Id per I b eggs 8 to 9 for Is fowls 3s Od to 3s 6d per couple chickens, 3s Od to 4s 6d; ducks, 4s 6d to 5s Od per couple; geese, 5s Od to 6s Od each turkeys, 4s Od to 6s Od each rabbits, Is 3d to Is 6d per couple. WELSHPOOL CORN, MO.N DAY. -Prices :-Wheit, 12s Od to 133 Od per 2401bs barley, 15s Od to 18s Od per 280 lbs oats, lis 6d to 12s Od per 2251bs. NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY. -Eggs 10 to 11 for Is butter lid to Is per lb fowls 3s Od to 3s 6d chickens 3s Od to 4a 6d ducks 4s Od to 5s Od per couple geese 4s Od to 5s Od each rabbits Is 6d per couple; apples 6s per cwt. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. — Wheat, good trade, Id to lid over Friday.—1 Californiau, 6s 10id to 6s Hid Duluth, 68 3d to 6s 4d Kansas,6s Id to 6s 3d. Beans-Saidi. 28s 6d to 28s 9d. Peas— 5s lOd to 5s 10d. Oats, slow, unchanged—new white, 2s 3d to 2s 6d. Maize, quiet, mixed offerings small, River Plate plentiful — mixed, 3s lid to 3s lljd. Flour, unchanged. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.—Numbers Beasts, 2,113; and sheep and lambs, 6,801. Quotations :— Best beasts, 5d to 5jjd second, 5d to 5Jd; third, 41d to 4id; best Scotch sheep, 7Jd to Od; other sorts, 5d to 7d; lamb, 6d to 7d per lb. The supply of stock was larger than last week, showing an increase of 39 beasts, and 1,535 sheep and lambs. Slow demand for all classes at about late rates. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE,TUBS DAY.—Fair Supply, very slow trade. Prices ruled as follows:- Ilerefords, 6Jd to[6^d shorthorns, 5^d to 6d ewes and rams, 4|d to 6jd wethers, 7Jd to 8d; lambs, 7 £ d per lb; bacon pigs, 7s 3d to 7s 6d: porkets, 9s 3d to 10s Od sows, 6s Od to 6s 6d per score. SALKORD CATTLE,TUESDAY.—At market :-Cattle, 2,964, with good trade sheep, 7,895, trade for ewes slow; calves, 95, with demand fairly good pigs, 83. Quotations as follows Cattle, 4d to 6d sheep, 5d to 8d calves, 5d to 7d per lb; pigs, 7s Od to 7s 6d per score. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TuFSDAY.-Prices Good to prime hay, 65s to 82s 6d inferioi to fair, 45s to 60s; good to prime clover, 70s to 100s; new ditto, Os to 0s inferior to fair ditto, 40s Od to 68s mixture and sainfoin, 50s Od to 85s Od new ditto, OOs to 00s straw, 30s to 38s per load. CORK BUTTER, Thurs(lay.-Primest, 82s prime, 77s; firsts, 82s; seconds 77s kegs,—s; third?, 74s kegs -s fourths 60s fifths —s; choicest 92s; choice 81s; superfine 92s fine mild 81s; kegs -s. mild -a; choicest boxes 88s; choice boxes, 83s. In market 154, which were classified as follows:- Primest 2, prime 1, firsts 75, seconds 30, th irds 0, fourths 1, fifths 0, choicest 6, choice 1, super. fine 18, fine mild 7, mild 0, choicest boxes 3, choice 1, unbranded 0, kegs 2. Fresh butter frem 90s to 76s factory seconds, 74s to 71s. ELLKSMERE,TUESDAY.—Wheat 12HOd t(, 13sOd per 225 lbs; barley, 17s Od to 19s Od per 280 lbs; oats lls Od to 12s Od per 200 lbs; butter, Os lid to IsOd per lb eges, 8 to 9 for Is; fowls, 3s Od to 4s 6d ducks, 4s Od to 5s Od rabbits, Is lOd to 0s Od per couple apples, about 6a Od per 90 lbs beef, 5d to 6d mutton, 8d; lamb, 8d veal, 7d per lb; bacon pigs, 8s Od porkets, about 10s Od p.r score. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY. The following were the quotatiors:- White wheat (old) 4s 4d to 4s 6d; white wheat (new), 4s 2d to 4s 4d per 75lbs red wheat (old), 4s 2d to 4s 4d; red, wheat (new), 4s Od to 4s 2d per 7blbs; old eats, 13s Od to 14s Od new oats, lis Od to 12s Od per 2001b8; malting barley, 18s Od to 21s Od; grinding barley, OOs Od to OOs Od per 280 lbs. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 4s 2d u 4s 3d per 75 lhe; barley 4s Od to 4s 6d per 701bs; oats, 2s 6d to 3s 6d per 50 lbs eggs, 7 to 8 for ls; butter, Is Id to le 2d per 16 oz; fowls, 3s 6d to 4s Od per couple; ducks, 38 6d to 4s 6d per couple; potatoes, 6d to 7d per score; beef, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, Od to 9d; veal, 7d to 8d pork, 5d to 7d per lb rabbits. Is 6d to 2s 3d per couple apples, 2d to 3d per quarter. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY.— Butter, Is Id to Is 2d per lb; eggs, 7 to 8 for Is; beef, 6d to 8d per lb mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 9d to lOd veal, 7d to 9d pork, 6d to 8d; fowls, 4s Od to 4s 6d per couple ducks, 4s 6d to 5s 6d per couple; geese, 6s Od to 7s Od each rabbits, 2s 2d to 2s 4d per couple; potatoes, lOd per score; carrots, Id per bundle; walnats, 6d to 7d per 100. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLB FAIR.—At the above fair the show of stock on offer was well up to the average and looked in good condition all round, a fair clearance was effected. Beef sold at better rates, mutton and veal about the same, but pigs were not so good a trade. Messrs Whitfield and Son sold 160 cattle and calves, and 728 sheep and pigs; Messrs Hall, Wateridge and Owen in conjunction with Messrs Lulham and Doody sold 42 cattle and calves, and 30 sheep and pigo and Messrs Whit- field and Batho had their usual sales. Prices ruled as follows —Beef, 5d to 61d per lb mutton, 6d to 7d per lb. lamb, 6d to 7d per lb veal, 6d to 7d per lb.; pork pigs, 8s Od to 8s 6d per score bacon pigs, 6s 8d to 7s 6d per score.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. I UNITED PACK WILL MEET Saturday, Nov. 19th Lydbury North Wednesday, Nov. 23rd Kerry Saturday, Nov. 26th Chapel Lawn At 10-45 o'clock. S. V. TBOMAS. SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS MEET ON Saturday, Nov. 19th Bettisfield Monday, Nov. 21st Brynkinalt Tuesday, Nov. 22nd Gobowen Thursday, Nov. 24th Alderaey At 10-45. Saturday, Nev. 26th Broughall At 10-30. THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HOUNDS WILL MEET FOXHOUNDS Monday, Nov. 21st DyKfe At 10.30. HARRIERS Tuesday, Nor. 22nd Glanfeohan Friday, Nov. 25th .Talywern At 10-30. THE TANAT SIDE "H.A-IIRIIERS WILL MEET Saturday, Nov. 19th Maesbury Tuesday, Nov. 22nd Llansaintffraid Eriday, Nov. 25th Arddleen Saturday, Nov. 26th Nesscliff THIN NORTH MONTGOMERY HARRIHRS WILL MEET Saturday, Nov. 19th Meifod Wedutwlav, Nov. 231-4 Cornoriom At 11.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES. Played on the ground of the first-named club. NOVEMBER. I 19 Llanfyllin v Newtown Reserves (Welsh Jmmor Cup) 19 c Lirerpool White Star v Oswestry 19 s L Ifewtown v Iron-Bridge 19 s £ \V#m v Wrockwardine "Wood 24 s L.Newtown v Walsall Beserve 26 s L Wrockwardine Wood v Newport DECEMBER. 3 s Walsall Reserve T Welshpool 10 c Oswestry T Bangor 10 S L Newport v Newtown 10 < L Wrockwardine Wood T Iron-Bridge 10 s L St George's T Wem 17 s L Newtown v St George's 17 s L Wem v Iron-Bridge f7 a I. Wrockwardine Wwod v Walaall ISeiarve 17 s L Ellesmere v Welskpool 84 8 L Iron-Bridge v Newport 24 ■ i Walsall Reserve T St George's 24 c Somth Liverpool v Oswestry 24 s L Niwtown v Welshpool 26 C Oswestry v Chirk 26 S L Newtown v Wem 26 s L Iron-Bridge v Walsall Reserve 26 S L St George's v Wrockwardine Wood 27 s L Iron-Bridge v St George's 31 c Bamgor T Oswestry 31 s L Wrockwardine Wood v Newtown 31 8 L Newport v St George's
CHESS. All communications for this department should be addressed to the Chess Editor, who will be glad to hear from Secretaries of Chess Clubs as to tournaments, matches, &a. All letters to reach thisoffice by Wednesday morning. Local intelligence will be given the preference to other news. Problem No. 141. Key move-B to R4. Cor- rectly solved by T. E. Powell, F. Carter, S. Jones, M E. Harrison, F. G. Harvey, G. Holland, J. Davies, C. J. Poole, and W. A. Doody. PROBLEM No. 143.golutions invited. From Brighton Society. BLA'-K -10 Pieces. WHITE—11 Pieces. White to play and mate in two moves. Position: White-K at QR8, Q at KR2, Rs at QB7 and K8, Bs at QB8 and KB8, Kts at QR2 and QB2, Ps at QKt3, KB2 and KB4. Black-K at Q4, Ra at Q8 and KB4, Ba at QR4 and KR8, Kts at Qsq and KB2, Ps at QR5, QR6 and QKt3. On Friday in last week a most interesting match was played between the Oswestry and Ellesmere Chess Clubs in the latter's new Clubroom. It was originally arranged that there should be ten a side, but it was found at the last moment that no more than eight a side could take part in the match, and neither side was up to its full strength. On the Oswestry side we missed Dr O'Conor, Mr Beard, and Mr F. S. Higgs, the energetic hon. sec., whose place was taken for the occasion by Mr C. E. W. Noake. The Ellesmere team lacked the assistance of Mr T. Jones, Mr A. H. Bristowe, Mr H. Skellorn and Mr A. T. Bassett. The result was a decided victory for the visitors by six games to two. Not- withstanding the disparity in the scores there were some excellently fought games. As usual Mr W. C. Morris, whose game with Mr Blackburne we give below, played an excellent game. Mr Hood after a number of vicissitudes defeated Mr Noake, while Mr Hollings signalled his first appearance on the Ellesmere team by a well-deserved victory over Mr W. K. Minshall. Score OSWESTRY. ELLESMERE. W C Morris 1 T Frost 0 C E W Noake 0 J Hood 1 W K Minshall 0 H G Hollings 1 T W Thomas 1 A Evans 0 R H Gaequoine 1 R H W Hodges 0 P Jones 1 J Gearing 0 E W Evans 1 R Walker 0 P Parry 1 F de L White 0 6 2 KING BISHOP'S GAMBIT. WHITE. BLACK. WHITE. BLACK. Blackburne. Morris. Blackburne. Morris. 1 P-K4 P-K4 27 R-QR3 Kt-K3 2 P-KB4 P x B 28 R-B6 B-Kt2 3 B-B4 Q-R5 ch 29 R-B3 Kt x P 4 K-Bl P-KKt4 30 R-B2 P-R3 5 Kt-QB3 Kt-K2 31 B-Kt4 Kt-B7 6 Kt-B3 Q-R4 32 Rr-Kt3 B x P 7 P-KR4 P-Q3 (1) 33 R x Kt B x R 8 Kt x P QxQch 34 R—Q2 BxPch 9 Kt x Q P—KR3 35 K—B2 P—Q4 10 KtxPr R-R2 36 B-B5 R-K5 11 P-Q4 P-Q4 37 K-B3 B-K4 12 P x P R x Kt 38 B-K3 B-Kt2 13 P-Q6 P x P 39 P-R5 P-QKt4 14 B x R ch K x B 40 P-Kt5 P x P 15 B x P Kt-Q4 41 B x P R-K3. 16 B-Q2 Kt-QB3 42 R—B2 P-R4 17 P-B3 B-KB4 43 P-Kt3 B x P 18 Kt-B2 R-Ksq 44 R checks K-R2 19 P-KKt4 B-B7 45 R-B7 B checks 20 R-QBsq B-Kt3 46 K-B2 B x P 21 R-R3 Kt-Qsq 47 K-Kt3 K-Kt3 22 P-B4 (2) Kt-B3 48 B-B4 B-K4 23 QR-B3 Kt-K5 49 R-B5 B— Bch 24 K-R ch K-Ktsq 50 K x B B-K7 25 Kt x Kt B x Kt 51 R x P B-B5 26 R-B4 B—Kt8 52 R checks R-B2 (3) (1). P-R3 was the correct move. (2). Mr Blackburne condemned this move. His game went from bad to woriie after move 10. (3). After which Black brought his King over to the pawns and White resigned. Mr Morris played an excellent game throughout. The Chess Editor will be pleased to answer correspondents in this column if their questions are received at the COUNTY TIMES Office not later than Wednesday.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES. The following subscriptions have been re- ceived this week towards the Farm Stock and Equipment Fund. The Right Hon. Lord Mostyn X25 Mr J. R. Davies, High Sheriff of Anglesey, JE25 Hon G. T. Kenyon X 10 10s; Mr G. R. Cox, Minvgarth, L5; Mr E. O. V. Lloyd, Rhagatt, 95 and Mr Thomas Pritchard, Llwydiarth Esgob, X5. The directors of the Taff Vale Railway Compauy have ended the dispute with their workmen by con- ceding the demand for a sixty hours' guaranteed week. Lord Kitchener has consented to visit Cardiff on December 2nd, in order to receive the Freedom of the Borough, which will be conferred upon him at a public luncheon. The Mayor has decided to invite Uie Peers, Lords Lieutenant, High Sheriffs, and Members of Parliament of Wales and Mon- mouthshire, as well as the Chairmen and Clerks of the County Councils, the Mayors and Town Clerks of the boroughs, and representatives of other public bodies.
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