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FOOTBALL NOTES. [By VRTZBAN."] I must apologise to the supporters of the New- town and Aberystwyth clubs for omitting reference to their friendly contest on the Cunnings. The omission was quite unavoidable, as my able lientenant, who does duty for me at Newtown when I am not there, waa unable to be present at the match owing to illness in his family. This being the case I know my friends will make due allow- ance for the omission. Ftom what I have been able to gather the match was a very well con- tested one, fu!) of life and go, and seemed more like a spirited Cup Tie than a friendly game. The winners, Aberystwyth, well deserved their hard earned victory as all round, and all through the game they showed brighter and more attractive play. The victory of the seasiders in this game, their first victory I think on the Cunnings, wit! give them confidence in their Cup tie with Builth on December 10th. Last Saturday the two bead teams in the Shrop ehire League met on the Cunnings. The home team re-arranged their front rank, but there was not much improvement in the combination though there seemed plenty of life amongst the forwards. Tre visitors, Iron-Bridge, who were minus the services of Bethel and Dyas kicked down the hill during the first half. Newtown did most of the press- ing, and had several tries at goal, but all the shots were eent in at long range, and Leese met every shot eooHy and cleverly. There was some very clever play by W. E. Pryce-Jones and Watkin out in the open, and on the other wing Parry and Bevan were almost as smart, but there was none of that short and lively passing near goal which spelts danger." All through the game this was the threat fai)ing of Newtown forwards, and it was hard !oek on the defence, to fiod that all their sptendid work came to nothing owing to the weak- ness of the front rank. Occasionally the Iron- Bridge forwards got away and once Edwards had all his work cut out in stopping a fine "hot from the outside left, Foster. During this part of the game Chat-tie Parry, Rees, Moore and Teddy Davies played finely. Tucker too did well, but I have seen him play better, and his play on this occasion had a suspicious flavour of roughness which I waa sorry to see. W. E. Pryce-Jones set a flood example of clever and unsetnsh passing and he and Watkin combined at times very well. Whenever there was anything like a chance of scoring the home forwards did not dash up and take advantage of it. l!i. the second half anI'! play- ing down the hi)! it waa generally thought that Newtown would win easily. At Srst their play warranted this assumption, but as time wore on their forward play became more and more erratic and only on one occasion did their play really lead up to anything like a chance. This was after some clever play by Pryce-Jones on the right. The goal- keeper stopped two good long shots, but in clearing the second he left his charge and Watkin had a dear goal to kick at but his shot went sailing over the bar. Following this Foster executed the run of the day. He passed the backs and had only the goalkeeper to. beat, but he lost his head at the final moment and instead of going on a few yards further sent in a !ong shot which went out. Hard but not exciting play continued up to the end but no score came, and, indeed, as one spectator said, neither side seemed able to score if they had a whole day given for the job. Just at the finish Pryce-Jones placed the ball beautifully from a corner kick but Leese threw out his long arms and pushed it away. On the whole play it can not be denied that the home team were the stronger team but the visitors played ber.ter football. The Iron- Bndge goalkeoper was the hero of the side. He had nve times as much work to do as Edwards and he did it well. The ibacks were sound and sareayid gave Leese plenty of room while the halves with old Meredith as their leader worked desperately hard. It was no wonder that Meredith rt quested fve minutes rest." Of the forwards the fxtreme men were fast and tricky, and it was lucky for Newtown that Charlie Parry was in great forn;. Hees too was not far behind. The halves I have noticed and the forwards partly so. Their great fault was bad shooting, and shooting too at !t long range. This against such a goalkeeper as Leese was utterly usetess. Mr Joe Williams, as referee, was most fair and impartial. The Newtown Reserve went to LlaBfyI'in full of confidence in their ability to defeat the home team. Their cocndence waa strengthened when it was found that three of the bast of the home players were too unwell to play. The Reserves had the Wind behind them forthenrsthalf.and undoubtedly showed up stronger than the home players, who were for sometime kept on the defensive. Very pretty and effective passing was shown by the Newtown men, but 80 etYective was the defensive play of the homesters that it took quite half-an- hour to register the nrst goal for the visitora. This ronsed the homesters, and from this time their play improved, and indeed from now to the end Jack was as good as hia master." The nrat goa! which fell to LIanfyHin was a beauty. Lee made a grand I run down the right wing, and Goodwin missing his centre, Watkins pounced on the bait and scored. The Newtown boys now got on their mett)e, and from the kick-off went down in a body, with a good old White Star rush, and scored their second goa). This waa the score at half-time. Urged on by their supporters the homesters in the second half played a most determined game and certainty were the better men. They put in a lot of pressure and forced any amount of corners, but Goodwin and his backs defended so well that a. draw seemed certain. Owen, however, in the last minute steered the ball into the net and won a. grand game for tus "ide. The victory will do a lot of g@)od to LIanfyHin football, and the team wit) give a good account of j themselves in the next round. If they are fortunate to he drawn at home their opponents will nnd stern j stuff in front of them. Pluck, determination, and ) condition won this match, and it will go a long way towards another victory. Owestry journeyed to Liverpool with a weakened team, and the play of those present was much below the usual standard. At no time did the visitors really settle down, and the consequence wae that they were soundly thrashed by no leas than 7 to 0. Indeed on the ether side there was little combination. It was simply kicking anywhere by both sides, though the homesters managed to send the ball "somewhere" at times. In the nrst half the United had their share of t,he play, but the opposing defence was exce))ent, and the Oswes- trian forwards were kept at a respectable distance from go't.1. One shot from deserved to score. In the second ha!f the visitors were quite outplayed. The slippery state of the ground did not suit their style of play, and that is the best excuse that can be made for their defeat. The Aberystwyth Reserve team managed to coax Snai) beach to the sea-side, and what is better succeeded in gaining a good victory over them. The committee of the Reserve were not able to place their best men on the neld, and had to depend on what was practically a third team, but the little-nns" played up in fine style. The Miners were a strong'sturdy lot, and seemed Hke carrying all before them. In the nrst five minutes they rushed up to goal and scored. This was enona'h to daunt many a junior team, but these little fellows were not made of the atuC which in on a slight reverse. The youngsters pulled themselves together, and ere the half-time whistle was sounded by Mr Townsend had a lead of three to two. In the second half they more than held their own and put on another goal, while the Snailbeacb men failed to score. There was no nuke about the victory of the youngsters, It was as complete a.a it was well deserved. The home defence was excellent. Joel Rowlands never played a better game &t back. Stephens, too, cleared admirabty. The half-back line was really nrst rate. W. Jones was particu- larly cool and played a beautifully steady game. The pick of the forwards waa Jack Morgans at centre, and his ttashing runs up to goal were splendid and about the great feature of the game. He is a very fast player and will be heard of later on. His partners were a very useful and steady lot. Ted Evans put in some good work. Lewis, Jenkius and 0. Green were weli up but lacked the dash of Morgans. Jenkius was a trine slow, and Lewis spoilt some chances by getting offside. The Snailbeach men depended too much on their strength, fouling frequently, and free kicks were of frequent occurrence. With a full team the Reserve ought to go further in the competition, as their play is just of the style to get goals and pull off victory. The R.W.W. Swifts and Newtown Intermediate School had a. stiff encounter on Saturday. Very nice combination was shown on both sides. The result was a win for the home team by 3 gml1 tn 2. Mr Tetley, the headmaster of the schools, every satisfaction as referee. With the encourage- ment given to oar Intermediate Schools football 19 likely to improve In Montgomeryshire. I have seen some of the teams p!ay and have been quite favour- ably impressed with the good form shown. Pant went to Llanymynecb on Saturday to con- tend against the homesters in the Village Cup tie. From the nash colours worn by the players and the enthusiasm shown by the large crowd of spectators one would have imagined on stepping on to the ueld at Llanymynech that a very big Cup tie was in progress. All the colours of the rainbow were represented and the dodging and Sitting here and there of the wearers thereof formed quite a pictur- esque scene and occasionaHy took one's attention from some good play. It cannot be said that eithet team lacked support aa the patrons of both turned np in goodly numbers. The close association of the villages and consequent rivalry had something to do with this but it must at the aama time be stated that a)), including players, seemed on the friendliest terms with each other. It was Llanymynech'a initial attempt this season and the score of two to none in favour of their opponents is not a serious aSair and was not much taken to heart. The chief fault of the homesters waa their bad shooting in front of goal. In the open the teams were equal in merit but Pant were deadly shots at goal. No doubt their proximity to the rine range accounts for this, and Bowyer, who kept goal in rare style, was in no way responsible for the goals. For 20 minutes Llanymynech held their own but a nice combined effort on the part of the visitors brought about the downfall of the home citadel. The second half was a repitition of the nrst, Pant scoring their second goal at about the same time from the restart. Pant deserved their victory and are to be congratulated on it, though Llanymynech with very little practice would blossom out into a really good junior team, as now and again genuine Sashes of good cooibina. tion would be seen. Pant should be heard of again in this combination. What struck one as remark- able was the almost complete absence of fouling. Perhaps the presence of Mr Bert Gough, Oswestry, the referee, who kept the players beautifully in band, bad something to do with this. Another curious fact in connection with the game was that there were players belonging to Llanymynech in the Pant team and Mce t;erM. If the teams were to amalgamate, as they should do, the team would not disgrace itself in any Junior Cup tie. When Greek meets Greek and when LIanfair meet Welshpool then there is a iight with no non- sense about it. Last year LIanfair proved that on their own ground they were equal to Welshpool 1st team. In order to test the team agair,, Mr T. J. Bratton took a scratch team, consisting principally of the Town ptayers to LIanfair on Saturday. The result did not justify LIanfair's expectation as they had to succumb to the tune of 4 to 0. The game afforded an excellent practice for Welshpool, but the play of LIanfair seems to have deteriorated— probably from want of practice, and there was too much roughness about the play. Welshpool were decidedly the better team. Young T. H. Watkin again played a good game, and Snished up several tine runs with shots that gave White much trouble. D. Richards at back, defended grandly, and he was the best back on the neld. Hamer for Welshpool had not many opportunities to show his ability. Hutchins again showed capital play at right half and there is no doubt he is deve!oping into a good player. G. Howetis played & dashing game though he lacked the judgment of Hutchins. GriSiths shone in the forward rank and put in some good shots, while Bentiey, a new ma.n, played steadily. Oswestry Reserve piled on the goal: against Der- wen Rangers in the nrst round of the Welsh Junior Cup. AH through the game the Reserves held the upper hand, but in the second half they had all the fun to themselves for the others were not in it, and Were at )ast defeated by 11 to 0. Football is making such progress in Wales that we are now having We!sh clubs leaving their owa pastures and gaining laurels against English teams. This was the case with Dolgelley last Saturday who journeyed as far as Shrewsbury to tackle the Barrack Rovers. The Rovers are an old club, and have a nrst rate recruiting ground for getting young players to fill up any gaps. The Soldiers thought they had a very easy thing on, but instead they had about the toughest lot to tackle in the competition. The truth is the Wefsbmen played better football and with as much more life aud determination that the soldiers collapsed entirely, and were beaten by 4 to 0. Well done Dolgelley You have proved that the Coast League or what- ever you call it has done food. EDesmere Rangers proved much too good for LIangoIIen Wanderers in the same competition, and deff:tted them by six to none after a very one-sided gan.t. Another run away game was that between Whittington and Ruyton for the Village Cup. Though playing at home the Ruyton men bad not a ghost of a chance against Whittington, who played a much more scientiuc game and won with great ease by eight to none. We)!, the great match at Newtown between the home team aod Everton first eleven is over, and a splendid exhibition of high-class football wo had, especially in the nrst quarter of an hour. During this time the Everton passing was exceedingly clever and about as perfect as we are ever likely to get it. It was tantalisingly perfect as far as the Newtown players were concerned and they could not cope with it at all. The Everton men passed and re-passed backwards, across, and forwards at their own sweet will. and the homesters were utterly helpless. During thia time three goals were scored, but it must not be forgotten that the homesters were only playing ten men. After the third goal W. R. Jonea arrived aod soon .nade hia presence felt. No more goals were scored this half and the play was fairly even—indeed Watkins and Gooderichcameuparscoring. In the second half the home team played with great coniidpnce and spirit and about half way through W. Parry scored one of the beat goals of the day after good combined p!ay by the tot. This roused the visitot8,.and ere long the forward j got UD, and the centre scored 'a very tiDe goal. Soon aft,r a second. penalty was given, and :.ts before no mIstake was made. Newtown came on again and twice nearly scored. They certainly had deserved two goals more, and if the forwards had kept coo) they would have done it. The play of the home team in the Sfcond half was capita). It was full of go. One of the Everton directors said to me that if the homesters had played with the same confidence in the nrst ha)f the Everton men woa)d have had their work cat out." Ic. is not fair to single oat any of theNo-vtown men for special mention. All played a good game and with spirit against superior players. W R. Jones and Parry saved wet) time after time, and the little man made himse)f a arreat favourite from the time he stepped on the netd. The halves and forwards worked bar I, and now and again showed good combination. Edwards saved we)) on many occasions. The Everton men deserve the thanks of all tovers of the game for their magnificent exhibition. With the exception of the outside right the team was exceptionally good. Of course it is understood that the men did not over- exert themselves, but when in the secund half they found Newtown playing so wet) they woke up, but even then they had plenty to do. There was a good company present and Charlie Parry wilt receive a fair sum, but if the weather had been better no doubt he would have received another tenner at least The Everton Directors have br-haved nob)y iu the matter. They paiu the expenses of the team and sent the best men. The players vied with the Directors and actually took tickets for the match to assist a. worthy old colleague.
FRIENDLY MATCHES. NEWTOWN INTERMEDIATE OCHOOL V. E.W.W. JcNiORS—A contested match was played between these teams on Saturday and ended in & win for the J unjors by three goals t.o two. LLANfAtR V. MB T. J. BRATTON'S XI. — A friendly match between Llanfair and Mr T. J. Bratton's XI, the latter team consisting principally of the town team piayers, was p)ayed at Llanfair on Saturday before a fair attendance. The Srst half was decidedly in favour of the visitora who scored two goats. Ou resuming Haafai!- piayed up pluckity and White was tested on several occaeiona, T. H. Watkin being especially prominent for aome very nne runs. Llanfair defence at times was aore)y strained, and the visitors notched two more points. Close upon time a penalty was awarded the homesters, but White saved a straight. kick in nne style. A very interesting game ended Welsh- pool 4, Lla.nfa.ir none. Mr T. J. Bratton was referee. U.C.W. T. PORTMADOC.—These teams met in a friendly encounter on the College ground on Satur- day, before a poor attendance. Mr Hustoaomciated aa referee, and had charge of the following:— U.C.W.: Goal, Barrett; backs, L R Roose and Pring half-backs, Johnson, Nash, ana Wordsworth; forwards, M S Jones. WiHiama, H H Wiiliams, Madden, and Thompson. Portmadoc: Goat, A. Jones; backs, N Hughes and Jones; hatf-backs, G Davies, J Williams, and R Edwards forwards, R Edward: E Jones, D WiUiams, T Owen, and D. Roberta. The Collegians won the toss and elected to play down the incline. The game opened very tamely, neither side showing anything tike good play. The Cottege right wing were the first to be prominent, Jonea sending in a good shot, which was successfully dealt with by the visitors' custodian. Portmadoc at length got away, but Rooae was safe and transferred to the other end. The College pressed and forced two corners in quick succession. Both were accurately placed by Words- worth, hut the visitors' custodian saved finely. The CoHcge stilt presHed, but Hughes and Jones defended well. Thompson sent in a splendid shot which was returned by Jones. Portmadoc were still kept on the defensive, a clinking shot from H. H. WiHiams striking the cross-bar. A free-kick nicely placed by Roone was nearty seat through by M. H. Jones. Another corner fe)t to the Collegians, which was so nicety placed by Wordsworth that M. H. Jones had Ilmie dinicutty in opening the score. The homesters now played up much better, and Portmadoc kept clme in their own goal. A second goat was not long cumi)!g. Madden scoring a somewhat simple goat. The visiLors now livened up considerabty, aud getting wet) up troub)ed the home defence for a time. After some mid-fipld ptay Portmadoc again got into tllP home territory and Roberts scored a clever goa). Half-time arrived with the score 2 to 1 in favour of the College. On resuming Portmadou pressed and the home defence was kept busy, Roose being prominent with some huge kicking, and on one occasion he landed the ballnearlyontheroad.severa) minutes being wasted before tha ball could be returned. No further scoring took place, and the game ended :—* College, 2 goals Portmadoc, 1. ABERYSTWYTH AND MACHYNLLETH CoCNTY SCHOOLS.—This contest had been looked forward to with a dea) of interest by the boys of both schools, and as the expense of going by rait is an important item to a school boy's pocket, it is a great pity the County School Governors do not meet the boys by giving them railway fares. Under the general- ship of Referee Fuller the lads faced one another in the following order. Machynlleth County School: Goal, E. W. Rees backs. T.W. Phillips and Johnny Thomas; halves, Oswald Jones, D A. Morgan and Milton Rees; forwards, Richard J Humphreys, Edgar Octavius Roberts, Richard Hughes (centre), Evan Arthur Humphreys and Jones. Aberystwyth County School: Goal, A backs, Jonathan Davies and J. Leonard Evans (captain), halves, S. Payno, D. Jenkins, and J. D. Eilis forwards, R. G. Owen, S. 0. Owen (centre), David J. Jones, and R. Williams. Refereee Mr Pearson Fuller, M.A. Linesmen Mr Evan Jones, B.A., and Mr Whitlock Williams. The Dovey juven- iles journeyed to the University Town, the Athens of Wales, by the 1.25 p.m.train. The ground was in tip-top coudition, and the spectators were not quite equal in numbers to the population of London —slightly under the five millions. (Captain) Hughos on winning the toss decided to turn hia face home, and attack the St Padaru goal, against the wind. For a considerable time the Aberystwyth halves and forwards literally bombarded the goal of their opponents, whose backs save Johnny Thomas, seemed at this early stage of the game far too cautious to kick a strange ball too hard. At last Hugbea came into possession and with the ball at his toes and his back to his foes, he dribbled past player after player and ran right to the mouth of the other goal, but the run had deprived his shot of its usual sting, and he missed a wel) dt-served goal. Leonard Evans with a splendid kick sent the ball back to its former haunts, but not for long. Teddy Joces and Evau Humphreys soon put their front line in hot pursuit, and finished by landing the ball among the dense throng which did net service behind the goal. Richard Hughes was closely watched and guarded with motherly affec- tion and care by Leonard Evans, whose superb defence was one of the main features of the game. Half-time saw the game stand at one to nil, but soon after the resumption of duties a capital piece of combination enabled the Mariners" to equalise. Two all was soon up, and in grim earnest did both parties strive to gain the vantage. Violent on- slaughts were made by the brothers Owen on their former citadel, but garrison" life was now beginning to tell in favour of Glyndwr's men who finally won a splendidly contested game by four goals to two. In their goalkeeper the Machyn- lleth boys possess for a school team the height of perfection. The Aberystwytb goalkeeper deserves much credit for bis thwarting of many a menacing shot but one could not always credit him with the design which marked bis opponent's play. Leonard Evans and Davies played a very good game all through and time and again did they relieve their goal of high pressure. Phillips and Thomas were inferior to them in getting the ball away,butmadeupforitin their deadly tackling. The Aberystwyth halves were distinctly the better trio. Jenkins worked like a little Trojan. Pain could not help that be had to watch the speedy Hum- phreys. Morgan played with great dash and stood his side in good stead. Now that Oswald and Milton have superseded less keen brethren they must copy him in this respect. Though the Ystwyth forwards were a goed set, yet thev were lIot equal to the opposing front line. Teddy Jones's pedi-pulv.tlOn of the ball at times was s'mply marvellous, the way he made that ball stick to his toes and obey strict orders was Some- thing to look at. He and Evan Humphreys want watching. Richard Humphreys oc the other wing is a most tricky and sp&edy player. Little Edgar Roberts cannot help that he is young and therefore small, but he can help to increase the score as he proved on this occasion. The game throughout was a most pleasant one, freedom from foula and handa being most noticeable. The silence of the huge audience at times was depressing and the lads now and then seemed to miss the familiar voice that cheers. After the match the boys were enter- tained to tea by Mr Samuel, the headmaster. TowYN V. MACHTNLLETn.—Played at. Machyn- IIeth on Saturday afternoon in ideal weather and before a nice sprinkling of spectators, who proved to be a very noisy and clattering lot before the curtain fel). There was not a little excitement in the town, aa the Towynitea are wet! known aa tough fighters and very dinicutt to upset; and ao it proved, for a right aturdy game was played from beginning to end. The nehi, which was in splendid condition, and the use of which is kindly given by the genial Dr Davies, is, I regret to say, eome distance from the town. Were it a bit nearer the "gathering of the nations "would be, I have no doubt, much tarter. A better bit of turf cannot be desired, aud aa it cannot very well bo trans- ferred and carried bodily nearer the city an effort must be made to pet another enclosure as soon and aa near aa possible. The admission fee to the arena was 2d, modest enough in all conscience for the game was we)! worth 6d, whi)e some of the remarks of the excited spectators were worth much more. with a good pinch of salt put in. I was rather )ate in arriving OB the scene of action and a.s I had three out of the eight boundary Sags in my hand I came in for "ome sharp comment from the referee. The men were marshalled in tIwlfolIowing- order:—Towyn: Goal, W Jones; backs, R W Jones and L W Pugh half-backs, E H Daniel, Ted Hushes, and A E Mason forwards, E L Jones, D Lewis, W E & Uavies, G Davies, and Joe Edwarda. MMchynHeth: Goat. G Ffouike Roberts; backs, Owen Morris and George Evana; batf-backs, R Humphreys, D Doyd Roberts, and W Evans for- wards, G Weaver, J Edwards, Robert Humphreys, T Doyd Roberts, and J 0 Ho!t. Referee, Dr Davies Hnesmen, Mr J W Davios (Towyn) and Mr Russel). When I landed on the turf the game had started, and Towyn was pressing. I had a peep round before taking in my mental calculation and saw at once that the Towyn Brigade was a much heavier one than Towyn was robed in scarlet and yellow shirts, one gentleman of Towyn sporting green knicks reminding one of Barnnm and Bailey's, but he was a smart player in addition to his smart togs. The game was ragged, there being very little system on either side from what I could see, and speaking quite fair!y there was a tendency to roughness on the part of the Towyn string which was very evident now and then, and as for ta)king, or rather "jabbering*' going on during the game amongst the seasiders —we)) to put it moderately, it took the cake out- of any o)d cockte-woman in Angiesey, and that's sav- ing a. tot. It's a wonder the Referee did not put the muzzling order oo. 'lowyn was passing continuaHy, corner after corner being given to them. The outside left was well fed by Davies, and be was a dangerous customer too, some of his runs being very smart. Holt r,he Dovey side left was well watched by Daniel Danie)a. Kicking in the early part of the game was very shaky tndeed, missing several times and once ho let the ball pass by,ndletthe "men of blue" in. A warm time fotiowed. The ball was in the hands of the right wing where excellent work was beiug done. The outcome of it was a goa) for MachynUeth, I fai)ed to see who acored it. Not long after this Daniel had a run down and centred, pop went the ball through, but the Referee ruled- oS-side. The defeuee of Towyn was sound, heading by one or two p)ayers being noticeabte and serviceable. The men in b)ue once tney got the front string on the hop, were dangerous and should have scored oftener than they did. The captain miased one or two chances' He played with the ba)I and hesitated, when the right wing nyers were waiting for it, and before he coutd pass to right or left the seaside dragoons were on top of him. The defence of Morris and Evans saved many aa ugly onslaught ot the Marines." About this time young Edwards made a dashing attempt to get through three Marines, and having placed them nicety in a sitting position on the !eft nearly acored. Soon after from a scrimmage in front of the Towyn citadel a goat, soft as putty, was put in by Johnnie Edwards who wag we!! fed by his bard-working pa) tner, Weaver. Things generally ]ooked against the Mariners, and they woke up with a sadden start, and like war-horses down they sped, clearing everythiug before them, the centre Davies feeding his wings beautifully the little ubiquitous outside left was alt there, bang went the ball through with a nice sweep. Having tasted blood, thay soon added another. Half-time arrived two goats each. The second ha.)f started lively, the aeasidera being fairly on the hop, and the ta)king was now a per. feet Babel of choice classical epitbeta. Here are one or two with translation Sbootia Lowsin" (Shoot Lewis), Dangro di Will (Confound thee Wi!)iam), Bow)a fe Ned (Upset his equilibrium Edward), etc. Of good play there was tittle on either side, louse kicking being the order of the day with little or no system. The football we like to see and have been need to in daya gone by ia clean passing aiong the ground with no hesitation, and thu chief object being to get the ba.!l forward. Machyntieth got their third goal from a terrific shot of Humphreys the captain, a high shot niceiy judged. This placed the men in blue one ahead, but not for !oog, for the seasiders put in all they knew and equalised, and not content with that they scored their fourth goa!. From now on the best part of the game was to be seen, every man strain- iner every inch of muscte to its utmost tension. The Machyntleth custodian who beara the formidable came of Ffonike, although not quite so bc)ky as our friend of SheSie!d, stopped several stingers and acquitted himself be- tween the sticks right gallantly. Up and down the poor leather was hunted, and after much hard work the fourth goat was notched amidst great cheering. From now to the end Macbynlleth was continually pressing and should have scored twice. On the day's play the score—four each—just about re- presents the strength of the teams. If anything Machynlleth was the better team, aud if their combination in the front rank and their shooting had been better Towyn would not have been in it. The Machyntleth goalkeeper was smarter than bib friend the other aide of the globe. Towards the end the game was getting rougher—players ex- hibiting their agility in "somersaults" much too frequently to be nice. A noisy game, pleasantly played on the whole, and one which should do 'X)th teams a tot of good. The weak part of Machynlletb was the inside left, who is not osed to the p)ace. One of, if not the boat mar. on the neld. was WiUie Kvans, the left half-back, who worked hard all through. I should mention in winding up that the ptay of the Machynlietb captain during the se ond half was superb, that last goa! of his being a rea! beauty. The backs are to be blamed greatly for coming so far up the field during the first half, and enabling their opponents to score. Will the captain please convey these gentle bints to hia backs, bot.b of whom are rattHng men. A Towyn supporter writes as follows :—Towyn last Saturday fulfilled their fixture with Machyn- Deth in splendid weather. Towyn were fully re- presented, again having the old veteran Bill Jonea between the posts. He however did Dot play up to the excellence of last reason; in fact he made a very poor show. Some of the goals which passed him should certainly have been stopped. I was not pleased with the manner Dr Davies performed the duties of referee. That the old International ha.s not followed the game was evident, as some rnies have come in force which he seems to know but very little about. He should also use mote stringent measures to put down rough play. The Machyn- lleth Committee would do well to have their ground the proper length, as it was 30 yards lees than the minimum length and nearly 15 yards less in breadth. It should also be properly marked and lined. The smallneaa .of the playing ground, I have no doubt, was the reason the Towyn players faiied to show to advantage, and were unable to give an exhibition of the game to the home team. The Towyn men on several occasions put in some magnificent shots, the majority of which went over the posts. Taking the players, although I don't think one was better than the other, Gladstone was undoubtedly watched, he having two half-backs to contend wit,h. I should advise Bob Jones to plav the hall a little more instead of the man, as he on several occasions kept the Towya goal in danger by keeping the ball in the corne*' and making for the man. David Lewis should shoot when in shooting range and not pass too often when in front of goal. Joe Edwards has now had a regular partner in George Davles, and together I have no doubt they will make an excellent pair of left wingers. Now, there wiH be plenty of "combination, dash and determination on that wing. Poor Joe bad a hard time of it last year. His partner was changed at nearly every match, and what a disadvantage that is I need not say. E. L. Jones always plays wel), Mason, Hughes and Daniel, are first class half- backs, Lewis Pughe can always be depended upon for a good game. Next Saturday Portmadoc wilt be visited. I hope the team will be favoured with fine weather, and that a good number of spectators will journey with them. NEWTOWN AND DISTRICT v. EVERTON. CHARLIK PARRY'S BENEFIT. The big match d.t Newtown on Thursday for the benefit of Charlie Parry, the popular captain of the Reds," between a team representative of the district and Everton Leagne team was unfortu- nately marred by the wretched state of the weather. Notwithstanding this, the crowd lining the ropes was of respectable dimensions and as enthusiastic aa ever. The ground was in a sodden condition, quite unfit for football, and before the end of the match the red jerseys of the homesters and the vivid blue ones of the visitors no longer preserved their colour. The visitors, who were the nrst to appear, made two alterations in their team, Elliot taking the place of Prondfoot and Lewis the place of Kirwan. Otherwise the team was as advertised. Benbow owing to a sprained ancle was unable to p)ay for Newtown, and W. R. Jones did not arrive until t)tree goats had been scored against his side. The players were :— KYKRTUN. Muir goal; Batmer and Mo)yncux backs; Wol- stenhotme. Boy)e, and Tay)or bait-backs; Lewis, Bel), Oidham, Gee, and Eiiiot forwards. NtCWTOWN AND DISTRICT. Edwards goat; C Pairy and W R Jones (Aber. ystwyth) H Tucker, H E Moore, and E Davies half-backs W E Pryce-Jonea, M Watkin (Oswestry), E Rees, W Parry, and Goodprich (Oa- westry) forwards. Referee, Mr CDS Tayior. Newtown won the toss and p)ayed up the slope with ten men. No soonei was the ba)) set going than Everton had a pop at Edwards before the homesters touched the ball. From the kick-off Pryce-Jones and Watkin went away on the right, the tatter's nna) pass beiug sent out by Pryce- Jones. Everton retaliated in strong style, their passing and re-passing exciting the admiration of the crowd. C Parry momen!a[i!y cleared, but Odharn and Belt swept former patting the finishing touch to a, grand centre by Belt, by banging the ba!I past Edwards into the net. Watkin went away from the centre kick, but Gooderich found the bank too mnch for him and failed to steady himself at the critica) moment. The Evertonians came down in irresistab)e style, and C Parry nne)y cleared a hot shot from EHiot. The ba)l went across equare]y to Watkin. and shooting at the right moment that ptayer forced Muir to handle. Then Everton got away in rare sty)e. their forwards showing capita) footbal), and E. Ree% letting in EUiot, Gee scored again from a pass by the former player with a beautifu) shot. Everton took things !n very coo! manner, but aH the white they maintained a steady pressure, Edwards saving shot after shot in grand style. A fou! against Everton relieved the tension for a minute but the first division men came again, and one of the homesters handling the bati within the 12 yards line, a penalty was awarded, which Odham easily converted into a goal. W. R. Jones now appeared, and E. Rees went forward. The homesters p)ayed up better after this, Watkin and Gooderich being conspicuous for some dashing runs. More of the game fcH to the share of New- town a.nd though they Hied hard to reduce the lead, the forwards found Muir impreernab)e, and the score at the interval was :—Everton 5; Newtown, 0. On the restart Newtown ran away quickly, Gooderich forcing Muir to kick away in the first minute. Lewis was in open goat but the whistle blew for off side. Another onstaught by the Everton men, and Edwards kicked and fisted away successively. W. R. Jones ultimately got ho)d of the bati and handed it weU down the field, where W. Parry was waiting and running past Balm er, Parry transferred to Gooderich who weakly shot on toMolyneux's toea. Edwards threw away from 0!dham, and Tucker shot over to Pryct-Jones, who being too closely pressed surrendered to E. Rees. Transferring to Parry that player from 20 yards off swung in a lovely shot at goa). Muir jumped at it, and just tipped the ball as it dropped into the net amidst enthusiastic cheers. Straight from the kick on the Reds went for goa), Gooderich tricking all opponents, and Watkin finished up with a lovely shot only a few inches over the bar. Everton were not satisfied with this and went np the slope in a dashing sty!e, Edwarde, Parry, and W. R. Jones each clearing determined attacks in an equally determined fashion. One of the best bits of on the part of the homesters was seen when W. R. Jones headed back a rush and Watkin racing down enabled W. Parry to bang in at Muir who saved on the !ine. Rees caught up the return and Molyneux onty just kicked out in time and Watkin with an open goal landed the bal! over the bar. Newtown were now at the!r best and excitement ran high as Pryce-Jones put in a lovely shot. Watkin was not quite far up enough to reach it, but a corner was conceded, and was put behind. Everton now put on real pressure and were almost continually in the homesters' goat. Gee centred splendidly, and Edwards saved a hot shot from Oidham under the bar, clearing another a second later from Lewis. Oidham met the bail and scored No. 4 with rather an easy shot. Newtown worked down once or twice, but Everton were dashing up in wonderful style, at)d In a scrimmage in the goat mouth Tucker handted the ball, Oidham again landing the ball into the net from the penalty. This was close ou time and in semi darkness. A second save was made by Edwards in the nick of time, and when the referee's whistle blew Everton were pressing, but the score stood :—Everton, 5 goats; Newtown, 1.
THE COMBINATION. WREXHAM v. CHESTER. The return match was played on Wrexha.m Race- course on Saturday, when the homesters wou by one goal to nil. CHIRK v. EVERTON. Pfayed at Chuk. The visitors, who have not yet been defeated in this competition, won by two goats to one. WHITE STAR WANDERERS v. OSWESTRY. At Marsh Lane, Bootle, on Saturday, the return match between these teams attracted a fair g&te. The visitors played two reserves, necessitating a. change in the front and back ranks which con- siderably weakened the team. Nice weather pre- vailed. The teams Hned up as fo)!ows, under the charge of Mr Rigtey :— WSlTK STAR WANDERERS. Goal, Fisher; backs, Lambert and McLeHand; haif-backa, J. Kendrick, J. Lupton, and R. May forwards, J. Peate,D.Ervine, Sherwood (centre), Donohne, and McEwen. OSWESTRY. Go&I, George Daviea; backs, B. Watkins and R. Heath; half-backs, H. Roberts, J. Barrett, and Walter Daviea; forwards, Wellings, Tabor, Wilson Davies (centre), A. Hoyd, and H. Goedericb. Sherwood started for the Star and Hoyd gave to Gooderich, who essayed a. run, but Lambert sent outside. Following some even ptay Peate and Ervine got away, and the latter forced Davies to give a, corner, which Gooderich cleared, and Oswestry had a fine run to the other end, but McLeHand robbed Wellings before he could get in his shot. From a foul the homesters visited the other end and obtained a corner, which Barrett headed into touch, and from the throw-in the ba!! was forced over the line. Tabor secured and gave to Wilson Davies, who brought well up, but in passing over to Wellings, Daviea sent too far and the bati went into touch. A run by Peate and Ervine was stopped in time by Watkins, who was playing a strong game, but the home right again came. down and Donohue sent outside. The homesters maintained the pressure, bat Davies and his partners by fine p)ay prevented a score for some time. A free-kick, however, fell to the visitors, which was taken byLuptou. Tte ball just touched Davies and went into the net, thus scoring the first point. Gooderich had a. shie at goal with a. fine shot, but Fisher was on the alert and sent out. The game up to now was very tame and of a ding- dong character, neither side showing up much, Oswestry not appearing to settle down at all. McEwen got away and centred but Heath relieved, McEwen shortly afterwards shooting into Davies' hands. A couple of runs by Oswestry were cut short by the home halves and by McLelIand, the latter playing a fine game. A fou! fell to Oswestry which Watkins nicely planted in front of goal, but Oswestry coufd not break through the defence and ptay went to the other end where Davies mude a. good save from Peate. Oswestry again tried to get through a.nd a, corner feU to them, but tbia was got away. Half-time, Star one goat, Oswestry nil. In the second halt Hoyd &nd Heath exchanged p)aces. The homesters went away together a.nd after a scrimmage in front of goal obtained their second point, and shortly afterwards added another. Os- westry tried hard to get through and Gooderich, W. Davies and WeDings sent outside. A penalty felt to the homesters which Davies smartly stopped, but soon after another penalty was awarded against Osweetry and this wa.s turned to account. White Star now played a nne game and had matters we!I in hand, Oswestry only going down a, few times. Before the o)ose three more goats were added, and the game ended in favour of White Star by 7 goals to nil.
THE VILLAGE CUP. FIRST RoCND. LLANYMYNECH Y. PANT. This match in the above competition was played on the ground of the former on Saturday, before a good number of spectators. During the nrat half the visitors held the upper hand, and found Bowyer. the home custodian, plenty to do to keep his goal intact, and so well did he perform between the sticks that he was only beaten once, but as LIanymy- nech failed to penetrate the visitors' defence Pant led at the interval by one goal to none. The second half was a repetition of the first. The homesters seemed to play fairly well in the open, but lacked the dash of their opponents. After twenty minutes' play in this half Pant scored their socond goal, and although both teams strove hard to the end nothing further was added by either aide, and when the whistle sounded the ecore stood:—Pant, 2 goals; Llanymynech, 0. Mr Bert Gough, of Oswestry, wielded the whistle in a very impartial manner. WHITTINGTON v. RUYTON. Played at Ruyton on Saturday, when Whittington scored eight goals and their opponents nil.
THE WELSH JUNIOR rUP. FiRSTRoMXD OsWEaTRY RKSEKVE V. DERWKN RANGERS.—At Oswestry on Saturday, the homesters winning easity by 11 goals to ni) ELLEMMERK RANGKRS V. Lt.ANGOM.KN WAN- DERERS.—At EHeamere. The Rangers scored t!1ree goats in each ha!f. but the visitors failed to notch a, point. WniTCHCRCH ALKXANDRA V. RHOS EAGLE WAN- DERRRS.—At Whitchnrch before a good gate. Tht. visitors were defeated by three coats to nil. DOLGELLEY T. SHREWSBURY BARRACK ROVERS. P)ayed at Shrewsbury on Saturday before a smaHgate. D?)ge!)eypiayed a grand game and comp)ete)y out-classed their opponents. In the first half the visitors forced the play, the Barracks men being kept on the defensive, and at the interva) Do!geHey were teadinj; by two goats to none. On changing enda the home team made strenuous efforts to make up the Joat ground, but notwithstanding their p)ucky p)av they were nnab)e to notch a point. Dotgeiiey had hard Hnes in front of goal and were only- aMe to register two addi- tiona) goals, and a wen-contested game resu!ted as 4 goats. Barrack Rovers ni). Teams:—DotgeHey: Gon1. R Evans; backs, G E WiHiams and John WiHiams: hatf hacks, R L Roberts, H Parry, and Oarke; forwards, R WiL Hams, R Pritchard, E A WiHiams, it Richards and W T Jones. Barrack Rovers: Goal, Gainer; backs, Pxghand Corbett; hatf-backf, Growcott, Asttey, and Newns; forwards, Jones, Kayes.Yates, Wheian and Davies. LLANFYLLIN v. NEWTOWN RESERVE. Pfayed at Bodfach Park, L)t.nfy!)in, on Saturday before a fair sprinkling of spectators. The home- sters were rather unfortunate in not being ab)e to put their fut) strength on the ne)d, Messrs W. Arthur Pnghe, J. P. Evans, and James Lee being on the sick list. The visitors won the tos-s and took advantage of the wind. Owen kicked-on' for the L]anfy!)inites, who at once made tracks for the Newtown goaL Goodman returned, and the visitors took up the running and put in good shots which were ctearpd wel) by the home custodian. P)ay for some time tu)ed in favour of the visitors who were pfaying a puperb passing eame, and they succeeded after play in scoring their first goal. After this the homesters improved and made several good attempts at scoring. Lee made a pood run down the right wing and centred wet] across the goa) mouth. The goa) keeper stepped out, hut missed the baH and Walking promptly found the net, amidnt cheers from the spectators. Straight from the kick-off the visitors wi) h a fine run scored their second goat, thus again taking the )ead. Shorty before half-time, Latham pot the baU in again for the visitors, but was ru)ed oS-side, thus leaving the score at hatf-time two to one in favour of Newtown. Parry restarted the baU for the visitors, who pressed for some time, but were met by a grand defence, Ned Jones ctearing sp)endid)y and on several occasions breaking up the combina- tion of the right-wing. In response to P!a.y up L!anfy))in," the homesters now began pressing and had very hard tines in not scoring en several occasions. From a sciimmage in the goa! mouth one of the Newtown backs kicked the bait into his own net, thus equa!isinc the scores. On the bat! being again started the homesters immediately made a rush for the Newtown goal and fairty perned the visitors in. Several corners were givan in succession, and they were generaDy weH-p)aeed by Ned Janes. Owens eent in a nne screw shot which waa weil saved by the Newtown custodian. SLortty afterwards Ridge, who was playing a dashing game, skimmed the bar with a fine shot. Excitement was now intense, and the DanfyDinites were playing for a1 they were worth, and within about a. minute from time Owens scored the winning goal for the home team, thus a good game ending in a we!]-deserved victory for LIanfytlin, the score being 3 to 2. For the home team Joe Jones played a good game in goal, and Davies and Griniths made a good defence at back improving as the game pro- ceeded. The halves played a determined game, Ridge at centre half heading the ball we)). Bryan did some uaefu) work on the right, white on the left Ned Jones ptayed a splendid game. The forwards took some warmifg np and showed much better combination in the second hatf. Watkins made several good runs and centred in grand styie. Doyd, Owens, J. Junes, and C. Lee worked hard during the second half. On the Newtown side Bird and Hamer p!ayed strongly at back, being par- ticularly c)ean in their kicking. The hatves, with the exception of Morris, who did some useful work at centre, wore a Httte wild. The forwards showed good combination but were iacking in Snisb, and appeared entirely done up towards the end of the game. Teams:— LLANFYLLIN. Goal, Joe Jones hacks, J Davies (capt) and T Griniths; halves, R A Bryan, T Ridge, and Ned Jones; forwards, E Watkins, T Doyd, C Owens, C Lse and J Jones. NEWTOWN. Goa), Goodwin backs, Bird and Hamer; halves, R Evans, Morris and R Evana: forwards, Latham, Jones, E Parry, R WiHiams and K Jackson. Referee, Mr J Roach, Oswestry Hnesmen, Messrs W Roberts, LIaofyitin, and Horton, Newtown. ABERYSTWYTH RESERVE v. SNAILBEACH. A smalt crowd assembted to witness this mtch which was ptayed at Aberystwyth on Saturday. The teams were as follows :— ABERYSTWYTH. Goal. T Evans; b&cka. Joe[ Rowtands and 0 Stephens; half-backs, D M Evans. J E Hughes.and W Jones forwards, 0 Green, J D Lewis, J Morgan, Ted Evans, and J Jenkins. SNAtLBEACH. Gja!, J Crow5her; backs, T Lewis and J A Row- son ha)f-baoks, R Rowson, R Waters, and J Davies forwards, W Gornal, J Oakley, H Trent- ham, T Rowson, G Wiliiams. Referee, Mr A Townseud, Newtown; Huesmen, Messrs P Rowson and T H Edwards. The visitors were the heavier team and their weight to!d a ta!8 when their forwards hurled themselves upon the home defence. Within 6ve minutes SuaHbeach scored, the )eft back of the homesters making a maddte of it and the visitors getting in a centre Trentham sent the bal) in'to the net. The kicking of the visiting team was more vigorous thau that of their opponents and their smartness on the bat! revealed an experience dating anterior to that of the home team. A pretty centre by Ted Evans raised the hopea of the home supporters and a corner was forced. The bat! was dropped near the uptight and Crowther had to fist out. The ball was dribbted out of the mass of players, and Joel Row!a.nde coming up had a grand opportunity of bringing his team up to scratch, but as fate woutd have it hp to drove the ba!! nying over the goat into the roadway. The fine back kicking of Rowlands, however pulled the homesters to the front, and they he!d the Snait- beach men wet! in. The visitors frequently fouled, and one of these led to another corner for Aberyst- wyth. The baH dropped into the mouth of the goa!, and it was only the heavy weight of the visitors backs that kept the haU out. They managed however to clear by driviner the bail behind their own goaL More luck foDowed this second item, and J. D. Lewisequalised forthe town. the homesters ptayed a. more determined game than ever and following a free-kick granted a foui charge, Lewis potted a second goal after a splendid shot from W. Jones. Gorna!) and Oa.k!oy sprinted forward and worked their way to the corner nag, but the home defence held them well in hand and clearing their goat line play at once feU back to the other end of the ground. The same pJayeis were however again in evidence, and Oakly beating Stephens gave Gorna.))-the pass, and a grand shot was sent in just skimming the crossbar. E. Rowson, the S'ililbeac[¡ right ha)f, by a wild kick behind the relieved the home- &tera from a very severe pressure npon them, and it was only by rpal hard sterHng work that Hughes and Joel Rowlands kept their opponents at bay. A corner fet! to the lot of the visitors and in defend- ing their goa! the homesters infringed tho !aws of the game. A ponatty kick was given and Snaii- beach scored. The way this goal was scored looked a bit fishy. As a penalty kick is goneroHy under- stood the goalkeeper has to face one p]ayer onlv, but the ba)! bad no sooner )eft the pfayer'a foot than two of the Snaitbeaoh rushed forward, a mova which puzzled the home custodian who whilst watching the men let the baH aHp past. Just before half-time the home forwards puHed up and J. Morgan scored the third goa). Hatf- time arrived with the score three to two in favour of Aberystwyth. The game warmed up considerably in the second half and within the first few minutes Jack Morgan got away with the goat at his mercy. Re was closely foi)owed by a Snail- beach fu!! back who fouled him near the goat mouth. The shot was cleared by Crowther and then Aberystwyth was awarded a penalty kick for the foul. Rowlands took the kick and the Referee took CtLre to see that everything on this occasion was up and above board. There was nothing de- ceptive practised on the goatketper, but Joe! Row- lands failed to bcore. The p)ay was a!t in favour of the home team and they played a reaHy good game. The visitors hardly liked the !ook of things and made up as they were of big fellows, they used their force without any qualms of conscience. The referee warned one of the worst oXendera. Crowther in voal did some really splendid work for his side, al,d he clearf'd several very hard shots which Jack Morgan put in. Jenkins on the left wing ought to have scored on one or two occasion! and this was perhaps the weakest spot in the home eleven. The home defence was excellent, and the one dimcutt shot which Kvana was called upon to clear was fistHi out in ¡.1(,Ie, Corner kicks frequently fell to ttx* fortunes ,f the homesters, and during these trying times Stiaiiboacb packed their goal with their players, presenting a formidable front to the oppnsiug forwards. The home team scored a fourth goal before the c)ose, which was due chiefly to thM excellent play of young Evans, who brought tht- ball we!) up and the other forwards dashinn up the ball was simply carried into the goal. Fina) :— A).erystwyt!i, 4 goals; Snailbeach,2. DRAW FOR THM SECOND ROUND. The draw for the !<c:JDd round was made on Wednesday iiii,,ht as fo))ows:—Division 1: Rhyl R"erve v. Dandudno Reserve, 13,ttigor Reserve v. Dint Ath'etic. Division 2: Staastv Vitta v. Rrldig Albion, Wrexham Reserve v. Adwy United. Division 3: Druida* Reserve v. Etiosmere Rangers, Whit. church Athletic v. Osweatry Reserve. Division 4 Sit.nteton and Cole's v. DotgeHey, Llanfytlin v. Aberygtwyth Reserve. The arst.-named club in each case has choice of ground, and the ties have to be played on or before December 10.
SHROPSHIRE & DISTRICT LEAGUE. NEWTOWN v. IRON-BRIHGE. This match took ptaee on Saturday on the Cunnings in fair weather, before a gJod gate, and turned out to be one of the toughest that has been played on the Cunnings for some time. Thefollow- ing were the teams NEWTOWN. Goal, Alf. Edwards; backs, E. Rees and C. Parry; halve.?, H. Tucker, H. E. Moore, and E. Daviea; forwards, W E Pryce-Jones, M Watkin, A Swetten- ham (centre), R. Bevan, and W. Parry. Linetman. MrCIaSey. IRON-BBIDGE. Goat, Leese backd, Beardshaw and Owen half. bat'ks, Meredith, Williams and Thompson; for- wards, Davies, Goode, Arkinstall (centre), Aston and Bailey. Linesman, Mr Aston. Referee, Mr J. WiHiams, Oawestry. Immediately from the kick-off the home for- wards got near Loose's charge, but Bevan shot wide from the mark, when in a good position for scoring. The Bridge retaliated and Edwards was twice called upon to clear, which he did very cooly. W. Parry on the home left initiated a raid on the visitors' goa', and Leese was very aeverety teeted. Play became very fast and E. Davies very (tleverly stopped an ugly rush on the right, by a very clean overhead kick. Atter a spell of pressing by the homesters, Watkin sent in a dangerous coking shot justgrazingthebar. C.Parry at the otherend, being hard pressed gave a corner in clearing, but Tucker saved, after which the home left wing got up, Bevan centring, Pryce.Jones uicety passed to Watkiu. who shot juat over the bar. Moore after some ciever work in mid-netd sent a long shot which Leese easily cleared. The homesters kept the play well in the enemy's territory, and Bevan sent in a dangerous shot which, however, Leese cleared gracefully. He was however tronbied by another drop shot from C. Parry in midnefd, and after bobbing in the mouth of goal for about a minute, the custodian gave a corner. This ad- vantage suffered the same fate as its predecessors, as did another, Bevan shooting high. Rees and Pt(.try kept the bal! well np with their forwards though the visitors' defence waaseverety taxed, bat Leese was in very 6ne form. At the other end Rees cooty headed the bail to Edwards but the )atter nearly slipped it through. He recovered however and kicked out. Rees a.?ain came to the rescue and stopped an almost certain goat at the !expenseofafruitlesacorner. This siege did not last long as the home quintette were soon troubling Leese again and shots were rapidly peppered on to him. Tucker and Rees were troubied but proved equal to the occasion, and Pryce-Jones cleverly passed Owen and centred, but Leese conid not be beaten, although a terrific shot from W. Parry neariy upset him. Two or three corners fell to both teams and half-time WM caiied with the score sheet btank. It was thought that with playing down the inctine the homesters wou!d make it hot for the Bridge, and this they certainly did but could not beat Leese who undoubtedfy saved them the game. The visitors however forced a fruitless corner, and Bevan grazed the post with a low shoe, one from Watkin just going over. Goode got within shooting range but mar'e a poor try, and he and his forwards had to beat a baacy retreat. The home team now underwent a change Swettenham went inside right W. Parry centre, and Watkin outside left, but the re-arrangement proved usetess. After Pryce-Jones was given off-aide, Beardsbaw gave a corner, W. Parry placed this right in the goal mouth and Watkin being on the outskirts of the scrimmage shot over. Another corner was so nicely placed by Pryce.Jones, that Leese under the bar was the first man to touch the ball and it rebounded over the line, and the next corner was also got away. Try as they would the home men could not find the net although several excellent attempts were made. When the homesters got shots past the backs Leese seemed always in the right place and cleared grandfy on several occasions. Edwards did not touch the ball more than three times in the ttecond hatf, but never- theless the match resulted in a goai-teaa draw.
SHROPSHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIA- TION. JUNIOR CUP TIES. A meeting of the Council was held at Shrewsbury on Wednesday week, and the draws in the iirst division rosuited as follows :-Snailbeach v. St. Martins; St. Giles and Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, v. Whittington Oswestry St. Oswald's v. Wbitchurch Alexandra,; Oswestry United Reaerve v. Singleton and Coies. The matches will take place on Dec. 17.
THE LEAGUE.—FiRST DivisioN. Goals. f W L D F A PTB' Aston Villa. 12 9 1 2 3312 20 Everton 14 7 3 4 2216 18 Shemeld United 15 4 2 9 21 20 17 Notts County 12 5 1 6 2216 16 Bumlpy.13 5 3 5 1918 15 Blackburn Rovers 13 6 5 2 25 21 14 Sunderland 12 6 4 2 20 18 14 Stoke. 14 -5 5 4 2122 14 Bury .12 5 4 3 1717 13 Shemeld Wednesday 14 5 6 3 16 20 13 WestBromwichA. 13 4 6 3 1717 11 Notts Forest. 13 3 5 5 1416 11 Liverpool. 12 5 6 1 1417 11 DerbyCounty. 13 2 4 7 2128 11 Preston North End ..16 3 8 5 1927 11 Wolverhampton W. 13 4 7 2 15 19 10 Bolton Wanderers 12 3 6 3 14 20 9 Newcastle United 13 2 7 4 16 21 8 THE COMBINATION. Goals. f W L D F APTS Everton Reserve. 10 8 0 2 43 5 18 Liverpool Reserve 7 7 0 0 38 5 14 Wrexham.10 6 2 2 2016 14 Druids. 7 6 1 0 20 2 12 TranmereRovers 8 4 2 2 1513 10 LIandudno Swifts 10 4 6 0 19 21 8 Chester. 10 4 6 0 921 8 SouthLiverpool. 8 4 4 0 1619 8 White Star Wand. 12 3 4 4 2027 8 Buxton. 7 3 4 0 1522 6 Garston Copper W'ka 9 2 6 1 10 22 5 Chirk. 9 2 6 1 8-17 5 Bangor 6 2 3 1 1027 5 Oswestry United. 8 2 5 0 1422 4 Rhyl 8 1 7 0 930 2 *White Star Wanderers have had two points deducted for playing'an ineligible man. SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Goals. P W L D FAPTS. Iron-Bridge. 4 3 0 1 18 0 7 WaJsallReserve. 4 3 1 0 104 6 Wem 6 3 3 0 914 6 Newtown 3 2 0 1 11 1 5 St.George's. 4 2 1 1 137 5 Wrockwardine Wood 5 2 2 1 8 14 5 Welshpool United 6 1 5 0 623 2 Newport 4 0 4 0 113 0 FOOTBALL FIXTURES. Played on the ground of the nrst-named club. NOVEMBER. 26 8 L Newtown v Walsall Reserve 26 R L Wrockwardine Wood v Newport DECEMBER. 3 s L Walsall Reserve v Welshpool 10 c Oswestry v Bangor 10 s L Newport v Newtown 10 s L Wrockwardine Wood v Iron-Bridge 10 s L St George's v Wem 17 s L Newtown v St George's 17 s L Wem v Iron-Bridge 17 s L Wrockwardine Wood v Walsall Reserve 17 8 L Ellesmere v Welshpool 24 s L Iron-Bridge v Newport 24 s L WaIsaH Reserve v St George's 24 c South Liverpool v Oswestry 24 s L Newtown 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 a L Iron-Bridge v St George's 31 c Bangor v Oswestry 31 s L Wrockwardine Wood v Newtown 31 s L Newport v St George's