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FOOTBALL NOTES. [BY "VETERAN."] The play of Aberystwyth on Saturday against Chirk was pretty convincing proof of the strength of this season's team. All round the play is very strong, and not only strong but very good. This makes one more sorry than ever that the team should have met with such hard lines at Newport and Builth. If they had received their desserts they would now be a formidable foe for any of the Welsh teams in the Cnp ties. Their play reminds one most forcibly of that of Oswestry this season, and if these teams meet in a friendly encounter this season the same will be worth seeing. Saturday was -ibotit as miseiable for football as could well be imagined, and as a natural result the gate was not sufficient to pay half the guarantee to Chirk. Chirk were represented by a good team—very nearly the Cup team-but they were hopelessly played out in the second half. During the first portion of the game there was fine play shown on both sides. I did not know which most to admire-the correct and tricky passing of the Chirk forwards, or the grand and sturdy defence of the homesters. The Chirk forwards showed r.liat their old trickiness in passing has not departed and old Billy Ovven it, this respect is as good as ever. In speed and steadiness, however, the old war horse is out of it. He could do wonders with the ball in dJdging and passing but he seldom got dangerous with it as of yore. The game at first was very even, first one side and then the other showing up prominently but in the first half the attacks were seldom downright dan- gerous, and the defence on either side excelled the attack. I was particularly struck with the genuine work of the home halves during this period. better trio it would be difficult to find in any Welsh team this season. J II Edwards and W Jones were especially strong and tricky. G Green was not quite up to the usual mark, but [ was told that he was scarcely fit to play owing to lameness or indisposition. Be this as it may he did good work though, as I said before, he did not shine like the other two fine players. Chil k had rather the better of the game at this time, but ne ver but once got really dangerous owing to the slowness of the front, rank, and the safe play of the home halves, backs and goal keeper. The passing or the home forwards was by no means good, and this was the chief reason why they were easily robbed by the Chirk defenders. During the second half the homesters put much more life and skill into their play, and as in consequence after the first ten minutes or so they monopolised the play. The for- wards, admirably led on by A Green, were continually sending in good shots at the Chirk goal. They were capitally fed by the halves, and had as i result of this so much of the play that the Chirk forwards seemed at a stand still. Rarely have the Chirk men shown to less advantage than at this period. They could not force the play and when by chance, they did break away Edwards and G Evans easily sent them back again. Three goals were scored by the homesters in this half and fine goals thev Wêre, All three were scored by A. Green, and all were alike in character. They were sent in like lightning jusr, under the bar from about 15 yards' distance. Not only did onlv did A Green score these, but nearly every shot he sent in was a true one. Finer sheeting I venture to say has .ever been seen on the ground since the day of the great Morris. The last goal onused tauch iniuse- ment. Green received the ball from very correct paasincr in his favourite spot with the two backs and goa.keeper in front of him, and as he let fly the custodial: dropped his hands and shouted off-side." Why he did so is best known to himself. There was no reason as all £ «r it and in fche laughter which followed none joined more heartily than Meredith. Just before the close of the game two players- one on each side was sent off—I was down near the opposite goal at the time and so can not explain the reason for it. There was a scuffle round goal, and one of the little hoir.e forwards was hit or pushed over. Whether he retaliated or not I could not tell but as the ftid player was over seventeen years of avo and very slight of figure ke could not have done much. I was informed bv one of the leading Committee men that this little fellow has never played anything like a rough game and so it seemed rather hard for him to be sent off. I quite agree with referees stopping rousrh play, bnt a little more firmness at first would have quite prevented it altogether. Considering the day and the ground the homesters showe;i good form. The forwards hava a few tricks to acquire in the art of passing, but there is .0 doubt of their speed and shooting powers. In these two respects they were far in front of the opposition. All five played up grandly in the second half and even in passing they were quite up to the average. The halves I have partly noticed but I can again congratulate them on their sterling play, while the two young backs played with all the coolness and steadiness of veterans with the addition of the determination and «a'Sh of youngsters. Roose was not troubled much above twice but his huge punts and smacks kept the ball well away from goal. Why the Welsh Selection Committee did not choose him at least as reserve goalkeeper puzzles me and many more. For a hard fought game he has no superior. Tho more work he has to do the better he does it, and he is "ever happy unless he has plenty to do. The Chfrk forwards played their usual prettv passing game, lut sadly lacked life, while the halves hid uot compare favourably with the home lot. The backs were very fine indeed, especially Meredith who played a champion game. Morris in goal was fairly good, but I can not help thinking he would be a better m'n if he talked less. I may be mistaken, and I hope I a.n. but I can not help thinking that the homt spectators are not quite so impartial as those of a few years ago. Then they were models in this respect, and visiting teams were always ioad in their praise. When I again visit the ground I trust the old-fashioned impar- tiality will be clearly shown, and every bit of stood play by visitors will be as loudly cheered as that of the home men. The Oswestry Reserve XI have shown such con- sistent form this seasou that their supporters felt every confidence in their pets whacking the Wrexham Reserve team in the semi-final for the Welsh Junior Cup. It was a hard nut for them to crack, but the youngsters rose to the occasion like veritable heroes and did it, and now there is no doubt they will be strong favourites for the Welsh and Shropshire Cup?. Wrexham, who played with the wind in their favour in the first half, had the best of the opening exchanges, and the Oswestry defence had some work to do, but the p!ay was not, of a very high quality. The Oswestry men, who usually play a bright and good game, seemed upset by the hard, lumpy state of the ground. Nearly an the Wrexham play was on the left wing, Wil- liams showing up well; Foulkes had trouble in clearing. The United at last got the upper hand and after a nice combined run Morris scored for them, and in a few minutes from a free kick Davies added a second, much to the delight of their supporters of whom there was a goodly number present. The play which had not been of a. very mild character now became very vigorous, and Humphreys and"Burgin !tad plenty to do. Hum- phreys indeed did grand work at back, wnile Griffiths was equally good at half, and Kenyon worked here like a horse, breaking up run after run for the Wrexham forwards. Jones, who was a sub- stitute for Barrett, also did good work, especially in the second half. Play was of a ding-dong charac- ter all through. Just before half time Wrexham scored. Iu the second half play was resumed in a heavy tall of snow which Wrexham had to face, Billington and Jeffries showed up well and made good returns, while T. Moss was conspicuous for stopping the Oswestry left wins'. Mack, however. got away and from the corner flag sent in a drop- ing shot, which the Wrexham goalkeeper misjudged and into the net it went. Wrexham, ever there, were not done with and played up determinedly, some of them adopted shady tactics, and the Os- westry men retaliating near their own gOlil-a peijalty followed, and the ball was placed in the net. Play improved, and after a determined run Wrexham equalised, but after consulting the lines- men the Referee declared off-side." Wrexham soon after equalised, and then came the tug-of-war. The play was most determined on both sides, but at last Davies received a nice pass from Matthews -who received a centre from Mack-and banged the ball into the net amid loud Oswestrian cheers. The losers played a very determined game, the two backs and inside left playing a brilliant game. There is no disguising the fact that the United men were a little 'off colonr. If they had played up to their best form the margin in their favour would have been greater. No doubt they are quite satisfied and they fully deserved their victor- i'he winners are a grand lot of juniors, and there are some rare fellows in the team to fill up gaps in the senior one. They receive every encouragement from their committee and supporters. Many of. the latter—Mr Keuyon for instance— making great sacrifices for the Fake of the good old game. While the Juniors were doiug so well the Seniors were fighting hard for a couple of points in the Combination match at Buxton. On the play they well deserved the points, but they had to be con- tent with one, and they came near losing even this. To-day Chirk and Oswestry fight out the cup tie and a splendid contest should be witnessed. If the ground is dry the homesters should win, but at the r,ime of writing there does not seem much chance of this. Let the weather be what it will Chirk will have to fight hard for the whole of the 90 minutes and judging from past work they will find the last half hour a very trying time-very trying indeed. If Oswestry win this tie I feel pretty certain that they will account for Wrexham in the semi-final. Newtown went to Wellington to play the fourth round in the Wednesbury Charity Cup competition and were defeated by 3 to 0. The ground was wholly unsuitable for such heavy men as C. Parry, Rees, &c., and the visitors suffered in consequence. The homesters did not play a brilliant game and only one goal was a truly good one. The penalty aud the one which Edwards allowed to slip through his hands being flukes. The visitors on the whole were off colour and played a straggling game. Edwards in goal seemed nervous in the first half and how he managed to let the ball slip through his hands is a mystery. In the second half he fully recovered himself and effected several saves in a masterly and accomplished style. The backs suffered greatly from the slippery turf, especially Parry who could scarcely keep on his legs, and the whole display of the men was below par. Even the halves were below form though they did better than any other part of the team. Teddy Davies had a tremendous amount of work to do, as in addition to Parry not having his day out. Moonie was continually fed by Taylor and as Teddy had the job of stopping him a fair idea of his task can be imagined. Moore and Tucker did fairly well throughout, though the former was too prone to mix up with the forwards, wao too were below form. At times the vanguard gave a brilliant exhibition, passing aud repassing in splendid fashion, but this was ouly "a flash in the pan," and on the whole their attacks were ragged and ineffective aad evinced a lack of under- standing each other's play. Now that the Welsh Cup tie is approaching I trust the men will meet often and- get to understand each other's play. This can only be done by continual and good practice. Though the Newtown men have the hardest nut to crack they will about do it with the aforesaid practice. Cup ties are their forte and there is nothing particularly killing in the play of the Druids. Newtown protested on the grounds that the goal posts were under the standard and it now also transpires that Churm, the right back for Wellington, has played for Horsehay Albion in the same competition. On these two grounds Newtown should win the protest, and there is a chance of the game being replayed at Newtown, if Wellington are not thrown out altogether. In the Shropshire Mayors' Charity Cup tie Shrewsbury have done what I believe I am right in saying they have never done before, viz., defeated St George's on the ground of the latter. The Shrewsbury men were in one of their best moods and those who have seen this know we!l that there is no stopping them then. No matter what team they have to meet they come out first. The Druids' Football Club Committee are to be congratulated on the important capture they effected on Tuesday last wh- n they seenred the services of Mr James Pugh, the dashing centre- forward of the recent Rock Ferry football club. Pugh is well-known in football oircies and possesses exceptional aoilities tittiug him for the important position of centre-forward. As soon as the pre- liminary arrangements as tit qualifying have been completed, lie will take his place among the Druids' forwards. For general information it should be stated that the Rock Ferry team, which last season played in the Combination and this year has competed in trie Lancashire League, was finally woand up last Saturday. A TowYIl .car-respondent writes as follows :— For Ithe second time this season, the succession of victories of the Towyn Hovers Football team has been broken, this time by the Aberystwyth College team. When the Collegians were at Towyn on a previous occasion the result of au excellent match was a- dravr- of three goals. Towyn afterwards journeyed to Aberystwyth and won a well-played game with a margin of one goal. The College team of 1^lav was an exceptionally strong one. 8\ ol played for all they were worth, and the result must be satisfactory to them. The giouud was far from being in a fit state. Owing to the frost of the previous days it was very hard and and dangerous, and in consequence good and aceurn.te play was totally out of the question. Moreover sleet continued to fall during the greater part of the match, being followed by heavy showers of ram. Fortunately no accident occurred. During the of the match one point only was scored, and that in favour of the CoHege. Unfortunately for the Towyn tenia it was due to a mistake made by Wm Roberts, a substitute, who when hard pressed near the goal and endeevourincr to avert dansrer sent the ball right in front of his own goal mouth, where the visitors had no difficulty in scoring". It is somewhat remarkable that this was the only chance which the Towyn goalkeeper had to save. I dou't blame him for missing it for he did his utmost, and as a rule shots of this descrip- tion always find the net. But surely it is galling to the home team to think that whilst they repulsed all the efforts of their opponents to get to the goal I mouth with the exception of one instance, and that instance proved to be their downfall, they on the other hand tried the College custodians on many occasion*, bur. had to retire from the field a beaten team. There is no doubt that the better team was the beaten team. On the football field this is quite possible and often occurs. The back division of the two teams deserve praise. Lewis Pughe and Bob Jones are what a spectator termed "rteourceful players." It is a most appropriate term. Failing tociear by sending the ball forward, they sent it .out of play rather than let their opponents have a chance for goal. For to "resourceful playing" they will be hooted at Dolgellev, and will very often have to abandon it. For the same kind of play the Port- madoc spectators will cry our, Bangor Suyle." Whether it is to be commended or not it gives very acceptable relief at times. The Towyn team were short of two of their regular players—W. Jones or Rumsey Williams in goal and Joe Ed wards. As I have before stated, only one shot was sent as far as the goalkeeper and that beat him. In the first rank was Mason, and nis place iu the half-back line was taken by W. Roberts, The tpam was no doubt a little weakened by this arrangement, although both players played well it. their respective positions. The reason of Towyn's failure to score must be found in the forward rank or in the grand defence of their opponents. Tho most prominent reason in iliv opinion was the superb play of Pring, the left full back Time after time he totally spoilt K L. Jones and David Lewis when in shooting range, almost miraculously taking the ball from their feet. Cool and safe, he often beat Gladstone Davies, whether he indulged in combined play or whether he undertook individual runs on his own account. His partner (Grundy) also played a strong game, which accounted for the good play by Mason and George Davies. Another reason was the state of the field. Owing to (he slippery conditions several good shots went outside the mark, whereas under other circumstances they might have been converted into goals. I also noticed several most creditable saves by the goalkeeper. It will thus be soell that the visitors had to do the greater part of the defensive work, more especially in the second half, and their I defence was remarkably good. Amongst the visitors I singled out the two backs and the left half-back as the best players. In the home team I was favourably impressed with the work of the two backs and Gladstone Davies and David Lewis. George Davies gave a very good account of himself, and had he not slipped twice when near goal I believe he would have scored. Daniel played a fine game, as also did Ted Hughes. W. Roberts was not up to the other players. Mr Walker was the referee. THE LEAGUE.—FIRST DIVISION. Goals. P W L D F A PTS Aston Villa 2U 15 4 50 22 33 Liverpool 25 13 7 5 34 22 31 Everton 24 12 7 5 35 27 29 Burnley 24 11 7 G 38 37 28 Blackburn Rovers 25 11 9 5 50 41 27 Notts County 23 8 4 11 36 32 27 West Bromwich A 25 10 10 5 37 35 25 Sheffield United 26 7 8 11 35 42 25 Derby County 24 7 7 10 49 43 24 Bury 24 9 9 6 33 86 24 NottsForest. 25 6 9 10 31 34 22 Sunderland. 23 9 10 4 28 34 22 Wolverhampton W. 24 8 11 5 35 39 21 Preston North End. 25 7 11 7 32 38 21 Stoke 24 8 11 5 34 42 21 Newcastle United 21 6 11 7 37 39 19 Sheffield Wednesday 23 6 11 6 21 4-1 18 Bolton Wanderers 22 5 12 5 25 33 15 THE COMBINATION. Goals. P W L D F A PTS Everton Reserve 19 17 0 2 86 13 36 Liverpool Reserve 19 17 1 1 74 14 35 Wrexham 21 12 7 2 42 33 26 Druids. 17 10 7 0 34 19 20 Chester 18 9 7 2 31 33 20 Tranmere Rovers,, 16 8 6 2 25 24 18 Bangor 14 7 5 2 35 41 16 South Liverpool 16 7 8 1 25 30 15 Chirk 17 6 9 2 23 31 14 White Star Wand. 18 5 8 5 38 38 13 Oswestry United 16 5 9 2 30 39 12 Buxton 15 5 9 1 26 48 11 Llandudno Swifts 17 4 12 1 24 48 9 Garston Copper W'ks 18 3 14 1 18 54 7 Rhyl 17 2 15 0 1863 4 *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 10 8 0 2 35 3 18 St. George's 11 7 3 1 2719 15 Walsall Reserve 10 6 3 1 33 10 13 Newtown 9 5 2 2 29 9 12 Wem 10 4 5 1 12 20 9 Wrockwardine Wood 9 2 6 1 14 36 5 Newport 9 1 7 1 5 24 3 Welshpool United 10 1 8 1 9 43 3 DENBIGHSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Goals. P W L D I' A PTS Chirk Reserve 13 10 1 2 53 18 22 Wrexham Reserve. 14 8 4 2 59 31 18 Adwy United 12 8 3 1 46 21 17 Oswestry Reserve. 9 5 1 3 31 17 13 Druids Reserve 10 4 2 4 31 17 12 Llangollen Wand. 10 4 5 1 30 32 9 Cerney Swifts 11 4 6 1 20 37 9 Weston Rhyn 11 4 7 0 14 34 8 Stansty Villa ..9 3 5 1 21 35 7 Brymbo United 8 1 6 1 17 25 3 St. Martin's 11 1 10 0 7 62 2
FRIENDLY MATCHES. DOLFOR v KERRY.—The return match between these local rivals was played on a field kindly lent by Miss Davies, The Inn. The home team, winning the toss, kicked off down the slope, making tracks for the Kerry goal, but were repulsed iu fine style by S. Bowen. Nothing daunted the home quin- tette made things warm for the visitors the first goal being registered after ten minutes' play. Dolfor still pressing added two more before the interval. Crossing over it was expected that Kerry would give the home defence something to do, but by the brilliant play of all, the Dolforites com- pletely outclassed the visitors, Morgan, the home centre, getting possession of the ball, shootiug at long range, scored the fourth goal with a very soft shot. After the ball was again set in motion L. Jones centred to Savage, who making no mistake registered the fifth. After midfield play the home forwards again bombarded the visitors' goal, the ball being rushed through a few minutes before call of time, ending in a victory for the home team by 6 to 0. Kerry must be complimented on their plucky fight placing only two of their first team ou the field. Mr R. Evans, Dolfor Villa, Newtown, kindly acted as referee. TOWYN v. ABERYSTWYTH COLL EGF,Plaved at Towyn on Saturday under unfavourable conditions. The ground was hard and slippery and sleet fell heavily. The teams were as follows :—Towyn Goal, Lewis Jones; backs, Lewis Pughe and R Jones; half-backs, E H Daniel, T Hughes, and W Roberts forwards, G Davies, A E Mason, Glad- stone Davies, David Lewis, and. B L Jones. Aber- ystwyth College: Goal, Barrett; backs, Grundy and Pring; half-backs, Johnstone, Nash, and Wordsworth; forwards, W H Jones, Thomson, Halliwell, D P Williams, and E A Lewis. Aberys- twyth won the toss and the ball was set in motion by Gladstone Davies. Towyn at once made head- way and before the visitors had a chance at the ball David Lewis had sent a daisy. shot for goal which missed only by so many inches. Daniel got the goal-kick and passed to E. L. Jones, and once more the goal seemed in danger owing to nice and combined play between Gladstone Davies and Lewis. However, Pring and Barrett managed to keep the goal intact. Williams and Lewis were next conspicuous for the visitors. Daniel having been pressed they ran up, when R. Jones checked their progress by effecting a very smart clearance. The bal-1 coming' to the possession of Gladstone Davies he passed to E. L. Jones, who ran at lightn- ing speed for goal, when the referee sounded his whistle for off-side. This in my opinion, was a palpable mistake on his part, and I claim to be in a better position to judge. In all probability it would have meant a certain goal for Towyn. The home halves subsequently failed to bold the visiting centro forward and left wing, who had initiated a very pretty run. However, they failed to pass Pughe, who cleared. Soon afterwards they were down again, and Pughe had this time to concede a corner, of which nothing tangible came. The homesters then pressed, and Grundy had to send out of play. The thow-in proved of no avail to the homesters. Later on Gladstone Davies took upon himself to make an attempt for goal. Having successfully passed several players, he left the ball behind him and ran forward expecting Mason to do the needful. This was indeed very smart work, but unfortunately the goal was not properly gauged and it harmlessly went outside. Soon after this George Davies tried the custodian and he safely cleared. Then after a little fine play between Pring and Wordsworth as against E. L. Jones and David Lewis a pass was returned to E. H. Daniel, who sent a clever shot for goal. Barrett fisted it out in a very able manner. After this fusilade the visitors had a turn at pressing. Hailiwell had occasion to attempt for goal. The shot was about a yard wide of the goal lint nevertheless the home custodian (who was new to his work) made a dash for it and twisted round the goal poat. Lie was greatly cheered for this, some being under the impression that, lie had male a marvellous save. This was not the case as he dia not touch the ball. Even play was then the order and half-time arrived with a cieau sheet. The second half was more in favour of the homesters, wito kept up a determined attack on the visitors' goal. This does not mean that the visitors did not attack the other goal. Until tne first goal was registered they had a fair share of the attacking but after that the homesters pressed and through every meaii3 possible strove to equalise, and they oeserved not only to equalise but also to win. Fortune was, however, against them and they tailed even to get on equal terms. This was due to the grand defence of the visitors. A good game e: ded in a victory for the Collegians by one goal to nil. Ani:KYSTwI'TH v. CHIRK. —Piayed at Aberystwyth on Saturday, in wretched weather, and in con- sequence before a poor gate. The following were the teams Aberystwyth Goal, Roose backs, D Edwards and G Evans; half-bayks, G Green, J H Edwards, and W Jones; forwards, J Morgan, J Evans, A. Green, Barson, and Bennett. Chirk: Goal, J Morris; backs,, Meredith and C viori-is; naif-backs, G Williams, R and W Morris; forwards, 8 Roberts, W Wynne, W Owen, E James, aud A Lockley. Referee, Mr Lloyd. Aberystwyth kicked off against the wind, and by good play on the left ai once got down. Tjie visitors by smart passing got away, only to find D Edwards return the bail to G Green, who in turn passed it on to his brother, wno put in a hot one st over. Danger soon threatened from the home left, but Meredith coolly saved and Chirk got up. The two Edwards's checked them and Bennett got up well and W. Jones snot over. Chirk, led on by old Billy Owen, put in some excellent passing and gave Roose and his backs something to do. They saved without much difficulty, and in a twinkling G Green sent in a beautiful long shot which the goalkeeper saved with difficulty. The visitors next were dangerous, but the left outside got off-side. J. a. Edwards quite tricked Billy Owen and gave to Bennett, who cleverly transferred the ball to A. Green, and the latter shot over. The Chirk left got up quickly and D Edwards saved by taking the ball off the tbT) of James. The Chirk forwards next dodged round D Edwards, but J H Edwards rushed back and returned the ball. The same player saved again when Chirk advanced, but W. Owen Hgatu came on with some tricky play and this time W Jones saved grandly. Not to be denied the Chirk forwards by lovely passing worked the ball close up to goal but sent it out. Another advance was met hv W Jones aud a corner was forced. G Green and W Owen were next conspicuous by ciever back passing, and James and Lockley on Chirk left worked the ball dangerously near goal but the determined D Edwards robbed them. Morgan and Evans got away nicely, and J H sent the centre flying over. A fonl was given against Chirk near the 12 yards' line but the ball was sent behind. Bennett showed some lively play but dallying a little too long, lost. From a free kick W Jones shot out. The next item was greeted with loud laughter. J II Edwards fairly out-manoeuvred W Owen and made the veteran look rather silly. Even pla,y fol- lowed for some time. James and Lockley caused Roose a little inconvenience but he fisted the ball half way down where it was pounced on by G Green who gave it to Morgan and the latter shot very near the mark. Some more lovely passing was shown by W Owen and the Chirk forwards and the veteran sent in a real warm one which took Roose all his time to save. From the return Ben- nett raced away and hit the post with a good shot. W Jones saved well in a scrimmage near goal and Barson tried a shot at goal. At half time there was no score. From the kick-off Chirk got down by afoul but worked-the ball out. Bennett and Barson with the aid of W Jones put in some really fine play on the left and a final good shot was well saved. W Jones met the retnru and a free kick for handling was given against Chirk near goal. Nothing came of it. Chirk now pressed a bit but with no good effect. Two or three times did they get near goal but not once were really dangerous. At last Aberystwyth got away and a magnificent run on the right ended in A. Green receiving the ball in front of goal. Like lightning he drove the ball into the net amid ringing cheers. From the centre-kick the home forwards got away with a nice passing run and Green nearly did the trick again. So close was it that loud shouts of "goal" were raised. The homesters repeated the per- formance in a second and banged away at goal. Chirk seemed done up and had all their work to defend. W. Jones fed A. Green well and the latter forced a corner. Barson and Bennett passed nicely and sent in a stinging shot. J. Morris saved but A Green met the return and banged in another hot one just out of the goalkeeper's reach. Right from the centre-kick G Green passed the ball on, but a bit too far. However the homesters pressed hard and Morris was kept alive. Once he saved almost miraculously. Again A Green had a chance but held on a bit too long and lost. Chirk rushed up but D Edwards saved. Chirk got dangerous from a free kick given for a foul by J H. Little Barson rushed away, and Meredith falling, had the goal nearly at his mercy, when the other back pushed or hit him. The crowd rushed on the ground and it was difficult to tell what was going on. In a short time the game was resumed minus one player on each side, who were ordered off. From now to the end there was little interest ill the game and Chirk seemed helpless. They got up near goal once but Roose easily took the ball and sent it well down the field. It found its way to A Green and he sent it swiftly into the net while Morris was shouting off-side." There was not the slightest taint of off-side about it and the goal, of course, was allowed. No further scoring took place and the game ended in a victory for the homesters by 3 goals to nil. U.C.W. RESERVE V. MACHYNLLETH.— Played on Saturday on the College ground in weather that was not at all nice. To begin with, Old Father Frost had been at his antics during the week, and as if the efforts of Mr Frost had not been sufficient to cool the ardour of the football enthusiasts, Mrs Snow must pay a visit in all her glory, being clothed with feathery snow to such an extent that, the hardy old couple were hardly distinguishable. The ground was like flint stone, so that accurate passing and crossing were out of the question. The Dovey brigade travelled down with the Chirk pugilists by the 1.25 train in charge of Mr Cnlo, the Club Secretary, whose industry, perseverance, and courtesv are deserving of the highest praise. Not only is he reliable but most indefatigably conscien- tious in the discharge of his multifarious duties, and he is simply beloved and adored by the Town cleven,-a very happy state of things. Machynlleth won the toss and decided to play down the slope with the wind slightly in their favour. They very soon were pressing, and notwithstanding the slippery nature of the carpet, soon made it evident to the "dignified Philosophers of Athens" that they were all there. The captain scored but was ruled off-side. Soon after Tommy Williams, outside left, scored a beautiful goal for Machynlleth. It should be stated here that only half-an-hoar was player) each way, and very wisely so too. Soon after the re-start Hoghes and Edwards managed to put the leather into the rigging but were again ruled off- side. I really think that the classical referee was a bit over-cautious with the off-side rule. The feathery flakes of snow on his window eyes—I mean his spectacles—might have had something to do with it. The game ended in favour of Machynlleth by one goal to nil. A special word of praise is due to the 'Varsity Custodian who did really sterling work, stopping stinger after stinger, a really fine goal- keeper, worthy of Trainer and Mills-Roberts at their best. Before winding up my little account I should like to point out to you with vour very kind permission the one feature which has distinguished the Machynlleth eleven since the season com- meuced, and that is, the spirit of fairness and gentlemanly behaviour. A better tempered and a more gentlemanly lot dons not the football shirt in Wales than the Dovey boys. To such an extent is this feature true, that it is the subject of general comment, and several very highly complimentary letters have been received by the genial Secretary, Mr Cula, to that effect. Not that the men are equal to resenting an insult, far from it, for they are a very strong, wiry, aknd sturdy set of man, with a lot of beef and bovril in them, but the fact is thif, they are good-tempered like every good and thoroughbred dog and horse, and as such they pass over any and every little annoyance caused by the silly hot-temper of an opponent. I hope the men of Towyn will remember this when they come over here next Saturday. Machynlleth desire to give visitors a nice reception, and begrudge them not a victory, but fair play, and gentlemanly play if you please. No roughnest), like that at Aberystwyth on Saturday between Aberystwyth and Chirk where the feeling exhibited was of the worst description and unworthy of the lowest team. I do not think Aberystwyth was to blame as much as Chirk. The College and Machynlleth match not a few yards off was a pattern for them. The Machynlleth backs had their hands full during the second half, and when Willie Evans missed that kick of his (for he is so sure always) and the outside right was sailing for goal things looked bad to the Dovey men, but Weaver was there working like a negro, and the shot for goal cannoned off his corpus. A fruitless corner was the result. A nice ani pleasant game piayed in arctic surroundings ended in a will for Machynlleth by one goal to nil. The team that played against Towyu at Machynlleth on Saturday is as follows: Goal, W Williams; backs, Owen Morris, George Evans halves, Richard Humphreys George. Weaver and VV illie Evuns forwards, Johnnie Edwards, J 0 Holt, Robert llumphrevs (captain), Tommy W illiams and Richard Hughes. Referee) Mr T H Edwards, Aberystwyth. At the match to- day it is to be hoped that certain well-known I We citizens and tradesmen of the town will not shield themselves iu the railway carriages during the match. If they do they will expose themselves in the COUNTY TIMES ttid following week. Pay up gentlemen—like men-and enjoy your fun The Machynlleth gate money should be much more than it is. WELSH JUNIOR CUP. SKMI-FINAL. OSWESTRY RESEtiVEv WREXIIAM RESERVE This interesting semi-final toik place on the Wynnstay enclosure, Ruabou, on Saturday. Vile weather and a strong wind prevailed and interfered with good play. Tho following were the teams :— WREXHAM. Goal, Evans; backs, Billington and Jeffrey; half-backs, T Morris, Farry, and W Jones; forwards, E Moss, Edwards, W Jones, Mitchell, and Williams. VSWESTITY RESERVE. Goal, Foulkes; backs, Humphreys and Bvirgin half-backs, Griffiths, Kenyon, and W Jones for- wards, Morris, Davies, Matthews (centre), Itoberts, Macuamara. Referee, Mr A Towusend, Newtown linesmen, Messrs W II Cotton and J P Owen, Chirk. Oswestry lest the toss and played against the stroii-witid. The game commenced in earnest, and a lino run on the part of Oswestry was checked for handling the ball. Two corner kicks at the expense of Wrexham were excellently placed, but proved fruitless. Wrexham inside left now obtained and raced up the field, but his shot failed through faulty marksmanship. Wrexham had the I. advantage of the wind and play for some consider- able time centred ronnd the Oswestry citadel, but Fonlkef- made several marvellous clearances. Three or four exhibitions of foul play caused the Wrexham representatives to be checked, and eventually Oswestry gained possession, and by fine combination approached the Wrexham quarters, but they failed to score. Macnamara was now in evidence, and displaying tine dash in conjunction with W. Morris an irresistable goal was gained. At 3-35 the game was stopped for a few minutes aud one of the players was cautioned. Macnamara on resuming raced away, but shot wide. W. Jones (centre- forward) returned the compliment, but shot wide. The Wrexham custodian was now called upon to repel several brilliant shots and saved a fast grounder in miraculous style. At 3-40 there was some indifferent play, but Billingtou sent in a long range shot but nothing accrued. Kenyon checked a fine rush of the Wrexham forwards, but Moss and Parry returned the ball and a corner was forced, but proved of no avail. Repeated rashes occurred and D Davies scored again for Oswestry, and at 3-50 Edwards obtained a splendid goal for Wrex- ham. Wrexham now endeavoured to equalise, but from hands in mid-field they made a poor show. A few minutes later the capture of Oswestry position appeared imminent, but a Wrexham player headed out unconsciously in front of the Oswestry goal, and at the interval Oswestry led by 2 goals to 1. On the resumption of play at 4-3 both teams played with great vigour, but a h^avy downfall of snow sadly affected them. Wrexham got away splendidly, but the off-side rule was broken and they were pulled up when about to shoot. Excitement pre- vailed and after nine minutes' pla.y Oswestry added a third goal in brilliant style. From a foul in the Oswestry quarters near the twelve yards' line, a penalty kick resulted and Wrexham easily scored their second goal, thanks to Tom Moss. Oswestry now pressed, but a splendid rush was checked in midfiold, and play returned to their quarters when Wrexham forced a corner, which, however, proved of no material advantage. Kenyon now put in some sterling work and displayed great tact, reliev- ing on several occasions. Both quarters were visited during the next ten minutes, and at 4-30 Wrexham forwards raced away, and from the right wing the leather was shot in goal, but a Wrexham representative pushed in. A goal was claimed and disputed by both teams. The Referee consulted both linesmen and decided to disallow it, being of opinion that the player was off-side. R. Roberts with his forwards broke away, but his shot went over the bar. Foulkes waa next called npon to repel a smart handful and he negotiated splendidly. At 4-.35, from a corner, Wrexham shot in, and Foulkes was baffled, and the game then stood at 3 goals each. Each side endeavoured to obtain the upper hand. Williams (Wrexham outside right) was kicked, and ifter a few minutes' stoppage the game was resumed. Oswestry shot in from mid- field, but the leather grazed the bar. At 4-40 Macnamara centred, and Matthews received and gave to Davies, who notched the winning goal for Oswestry. Great excitement now prevailed, and Oswestry gained a futile corner. Wrexham cus- todian saved two or three dangerous shots, and on time being called Oswestry entered the final by 4 goals to 3.
THE COMBINATION. BANGOR V LLANDDUNO SWIFTS.At Bangor, the game ending a goal-less draw. CHKSTF.R v LIVERPOOL RESERVE.—At Chester, a grand game ending in a draw, neither side scoring. SOUTH LIVKRPOOL v TRANMERE ROVERS.—In the first half South Liverpool scored two goals to one scored by Tranmere. In the last half snow fell heavily and the game was abandoned, the score then standing at two goals each. DBVIDS V. GARSTON COPPERWORKS.—The Druids were well represented on Saturday last when they visited Garston and played the Copperworks eleven in four inches of snow. The homesters won the toss and played with the wind at their backs. The opening exchanges were of an even character, but both teams attacked vigorously and several danger- ous shots were sent in by the visitors but they were repe!!od. Mathieaon was in excellent form but his shooting was without result. A corner in favour of the nomesters was of no avail. The "Ancients" defended bravely and endeavoured to score, but failed. Eventually the Copperworks were rewarded and scored a brilliant goal. Sam Jones, the visiting custodian, upheld his high reputation and nego- tiated several dangerous shots. A good game terminated in favour of Garston by one goal to nil. OSWESTRY UNITED v BUXTON. At Buxton, on Saturday, on a ground hard as flint. The Oswestry right wing at once got up, and Gomersal oont hack. Davies saved a hot shot. A foul was given against Buxton, and the ball was kicked out. Tabor beat Gomersal, and Oswestry missed a good opportunity. Goodrich stopped 0. Finney, and even mid-field play followed, Grainger and Wellings playing splendidly. Oswestry pressed and Pickering saved. Pickering was hemmed in when Horsfall cleared, but Oswestry came again, and Pickford sent out. Daniels passed to Parry and C. Finney headed away. In 25 minutes Gomersal centred, aad Howard beating Lloyd sent a shot pnst Davies, which he had no chance of stopping. Storey hit the crossbar. Davies twice saved magnftice:it!y. Roberts got away and Good- win pulled him up. Half-time Buxton 1, Oswes- try 0. In the latter half Oswestry drew level, aud the game ended in a draw of one goal each.
DENBIGHSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. ST. MARTISS V. BRYMBO UNITED.—Played on Saturday last, wnen e>t Alar tins won their first match in this League by five goals to one. LLANGOLLEN v STANSTY VILLA. On Saturday last Stansty Villa opposed the Wanderers of Llangollen on the ground of the latter in the Denbighshire and District League. The visitors had tho advantage of the wind in the first moiety and quickly put on two goals. The Wanderers under difficulties recovered and phived vigorously ami scored their first goal when the interval arrived. On resuming the homesters udded another goal, but failed to add further to the score and a good game resulted in a draw of two goals each.
WEDNESBURY CHARITY CUP. NEWTOWN V. WELLINGTON. Newtown journeyed to WeUiuxton on Saturday last in the fourth round of this competition. The ground was slippery, with a thin coating of snow, and Snow also fell during the progress of the match. The attendance of spectators was small, owillg chiefly to a cup tie at St. George's, two miles away, between the Saints and Shrewsbury. The teams were as follows:- WELLINGTON. Goal, Foolkes; backs, Churm and Duckers; half- backs, J Jones, Kenny and Trevitt; forwards, Moonie, Worthington, Taylor, M Evans, and Adams. NBWTOWN. Goal, A Edwards; backs, E Rees and C Parry; half-backs, Tucker, Moore, and E Davies; forwards, W E Pryce-Jones (carpt), E Morgan, ASwettenham, R Morris, and W Parry. Linestaan, Mr II Hibbott. Referee, Mr Aston, Walsall. Wellington won the toes and selected to play down the incline with wind and storm at their backs. Swettenham set the ball rolling for New- town and mid-field play followed for Newtown, after which Itees was called upon and cleverly stopped a rush on the home left. Wellington now began to press but Adams was given off-side, and Taylor shot just over the bnr, After about fifteen minutes' play the visitors seemed to get together and gave Duckers and Churm some anxious moments, when Swet.tenham gave the bnll to W. i Parry, the latter however being given off-side. A shot from Taylor at the ether goal was headed by Moonie against the post, but off-side again relieved the visitors. Newtown kept the play well up near to Foulkes' charge, but the forwards were not resourceful enough to secure an opening and the opportunity was lost. C Parry and E Davies at the other end were too good for Moonie and his partner, and play was transferred, W Parry being tripped when near Foulkes. Each goal was now visited in turn, the defences being both very strong, At the bottom yoal however Newtown were unlucky to have a penalty awarded against th-iii. Rees rushed to meet Taylor wno shot the ball and the visiting back stopped and lifted up his hands, and the ball strnck his hand the refereo alleged the hands to be intentional and awarded a penalty from which Worthington scored. This disheartened the visitors who now played rather carelessly, and the homesters were infused with confidence, as hitherto the visitors seemed to have the better of matters. A corner was forced by the home for- wards but Pryce-Jones got this away, but Edwards was again called to clear which he did very well. At this stage some amusement was caused by Fouikes leaving his charge and entering a tavern close by. Pryce-Jones initiated a dangerous raid, but this was averted and Adams at the other end was again given off-side. Edwards again cleared a very good attempt by Taylor, and the corner was got away, Morris being tripped by Trevitt. Swetten- ham and Parry were put in possession, but again a lack of resource resulted in the chance being: mulled. From a runaway Adams sent a, long shot to Edwards and the ball slipped out of his hands into the net although he had plenty of time to stop it. Again t,he visitors' right wing after reeeiving the ball from Tucker made a commendaole attempt to reduce the lead but they were driven back and a fruitless corner resulted. Morgan sent in one good shot which missed by a few inches only. Give-and-take play followed, and at the top end Duckers suffered some anxious moments, a shot from Moore going just an inch or two outside the post. At the other end, however, the homesters were more fortunate, and from a centre by Adams Worthington scored a third goal with a splendid shot, and this was the score at half-time. Resuming, the Wellington men swarmed around Edwards but danger was averted and from the corner nicely placed by W. Parry Moore headed into Foulkes's hands, and a few minutes later Pryce-Jones sent in a shot across the bar which, however, just went over. The homesters now became more determined and by some slack play on the part of C. Parry, owing no doubt to his inability to keep his feet on the slippery turf, they came very near scoring. Edwards saved a splendid shot from Taylor, and as Adams was steaming up Edwards coolly tipped the ball behind the post; for which smart bit of work he was deservedly cheered though on the whole the Wellington spectators appeared a crude and unsportsmanlike lot, judging from some of the low epithets heard. The corner availed the homesters nothing, but Newtown lost I several chances by poor shooting. Another fruit- less corner fell to Wellington, and at the bottom goal Foulkes ran out to meet a rush and sent up the field, but Davies returned the ball which just skimmed the bar. From a case of hands against the homesters the ball was placed in the net with. out being touched by a second player. Again the visitors had a look in and Morris with a clear open- ing and being too anxious to place the ball out of Foulkes' reach, put it outside the post. Several corners fell to the homesters, but these were not improved upon, and several shots were peppered on to the homesters' goal, one by Morris again going just wide. Give and take play followed for several minutes. Swettenham, however, attacked Foulkes, who gave him a dangerous kick which necessitated his leaving the field. No further scoring was done, and the homesters were victors by three to none. We understand that a protest has been laid on the ground that one of the goal posts was 6 inches too short. FOOTBALL FIXTURES. Played on the ground of the first-named club. FEBRUARY. 11 Wem v Newtown 11 Walsall Reserve v Wrockwardine Wood 25 Newport v Wrockwardine Wood MARCH. 4 Welshpool United v Iron-Bridge 11 Newport v Wem 25 Iron-Bridge v Newtown 25 Wrockwardine Wood v Welshpool United 25 Walsall Reserve v Wem
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. UNITED PACK WILL MEET Monday, Feb. 13th Blue Bell (for Perthybu) Wednesday, Feb. 15th Ticklerton Court Saturday, Feb. 18th Clun At 11. S. V. THOJIAS. SIR W. WILLIAMS-WYNN'S HOUNDS WILL MEET Saturday, Feb. 11th .Preea Heath At 10-45. Monday, Feb. Hub. Hanmer Tuesday, Feb. 14th Rednal Thursday, Feb. 16th Shocklach Saturday, Feb. 18th Iscoed At 11. THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HOUNDS WILL MEET FOXHOUNDS Monday, Feb. 13th .Forge Thurscl Feb. 16th Derwenlas At 10.30. HARRIERS Tuesday, Feb. 14th .Dolgelynen Friday, Feb. 17th Pantperthog At 10-30. THE TANAT SIDE HARRIERS WILL MEET Tuesday, Feb. 7th Llandrinio Friday, Feb. 10th Ensden Tuesday, Feb. 14th Llanymvnech At 11. THE NORTH MONTGOMERY HARRIERS WILL MEET Saturday, Feb. 11th. Meifod Wednesday, Feb. 15th Llanfyilin Racecourse Saturday, Feb. 18th Bryngwyn Station Wednesday, Feb. 22n(i Bethel At 11. THE GLANYRAFON HARRIERS Will meet (weather permitting) on Monday, Feb. 13th Kerry
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MARKETS. FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. Messrs W. L. Browne & Co., report from (Shrews- bury, on Saturday, February the 4, II a follows:— The weather of the past week has, on the whole, been seasonable, although fourteen degrees of trust was registered on Thursday uight. WheaL has bad a slow sale, and prices have been in buyers' favour. Best barley lias met with no enquiry. Lut for secondary qualities there has been a better demand. Oats, peas and beans have remained unchanged. Flour has been quiet. Offals have bi tn firm with an upward tendency in values. FBNIIFT.VT-IDJ'UY CORIN MARKET, CUIXKDAK Quo- i,a iotis:i,iieat lie 6J "o 12s Oil per 22c. malting barley 16s Od to 18s 6e:; grinding barley 14s Od to 15s Od per 280lbs ont .-i lis Od to i2a 0o peas, 123 Od to 12s 6d per Joins beans, 15- O, to 14s Od per 2401bs. WELSHPOOL CORN, MONDAY. Prices:—Wheat, 12s Od to 12", 6el per 240!br.: barley, 15s Od to 17s Od per 280 lbs oats, 12s Od to 13: Od per ^25ibs. WKLsHPOOLGEXKKAL,Monday.— Wholesale prices, Butter Is Od to Is 2d per Jb; eggs 12 to 14 lot- is; fowls 3s 6d to 0s Od par couple; chickens, 4s Od to 5s Od; ducks, Os Od to Os Od; raboits, Is 8d per coupie apples, Id to lid per lb. WELSHPOOL SMITHFIELD.— Stock was not plentiful in the Smithtield on Monday, doubtless ov, ing to the wretcheu weather. Good beef inaoe about 6u a ib. and there was little demand for sheep and pigs. N EWTOWN GENKKAL, TUESDAY. Eggs 15 to 14 for Is butter Is to Is 2d per lb; fowls is 6d to 0s Od; chickens 4s Od to 4s 6u ducks os 6d to 0s Od; rabbits Is 8d per couple. LIVEBPOOL COKN, TUESDAY.— Wheut, quiet trade, about Id under Friday.—1 Californian, 6s 3d to 6s 8d; 1 Duluth, 6s Id. Beans, unchanged— Saidt, 28s 6d to 2Q", 2d 2 Kansas, 5s 9d to 5s lid. Peas, 5" lOd. Oats, unchanged—white, 2s 5d to 2s 7d. Maize, fair quantity offering, but slow business. Id under Friday-oict nnxeu 38 9u to 3s 9|d new, 3s 83d to 3s 8jd. Fioui, 6d under Friday. LIVKRPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY. Numbers:— Beasts, 931; and sheep and lambs, 4,044. Quota- tions Best beast s, 5d to 6;id, second, 4d u> 5;}d; 4 third, 4d to 4gd best Scotch sheep, 8a other sorts, 5d to 6d per lb. The supply of stock was smaller than last week, showing a decrease of 755 beasts, and of 178 sheep and lambs. Siow de- mand for all classes at about late rates. BIRMINGHAM CATTLK, TUESDAY.—Supply moder- ate, trade fair. Prices ruled as follows :—Beef, iierefords, 6(1 to 6d; shorthorns, 6id to 6d; 4 mutton, wethers, 8d to 8^d ewes and rums, 5d to 6;^d per lb. Bacon pigs, 7s Od to 7s 6d; porkets, 9" 3d to 6s 6d sows, 6s 3d to 6s 6d per score. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY.—Prices Good to prime hay, 65s to 75s Oo inferior to fair, 45s to 60s; good to prime clover, 70s to 90s new ditto, Os to Os; inferior to fair ditto, 50s Od to 68s mixture and sainfoin, 50s Od to 80s Od new ditto, 00s to 00s straw, 26s to 33s per ioad. SALFORP CATTLE,TUESDAY.—At market:—Cattle, 2,463 sheep, 7,968 calves, 152; pigs, 84. Quotations as follows :—Cattle, 4d to 6,tci; sheep, 2 4 5d to 8id; calve?, 5Jd to 8d per lb; pigs, 7s 6d 4 to 8s Od per score. ..COUK BUTTER, Thursday.—Primest, —s oriine, —s; firsts, 106s; secoiids 102s; kegs, -s; thirds, 92s kegs —s fourths 64s fifths —s choicest -8; choice —s; superfine —s fine mild 102s kegb s, mild -a; choicest boxes —s choice boxes, -a. In market 16, which were classified as follows :— Primest 0, prime 0, firsts 1, seconds 6, thirds 3. fourths 0, fifths 0, choicest 0, choice 0, super- fine 0, fine mild 3, mild 0, choicest boxes 0, choice 0, unbranded J, kegs 1. Fresh better, 103s to 95s. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY. Tne fOllOWiDgv%erettieqiiotatiors:- Whit( wheat (old) Os Od to Os Od; white wheat (new), 3s 9d to 4s Id per 751bs red wheat (old), Os Od to Os Od red, wheat (new), 3s 10J to 4s Od per 751bs old oats, 16s Od to 18s Od new oats, 10s Od to 12s Od per 2001bs; malting barley, 16a Od to 20s Od; grinding ba,rley, 13s Od to 14s Od per 280 lbs. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY.— Quotations:—Butter, Is 2d to Is 3d per lb; eggs, 10 to 12 for le beef,6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 9d; veai, 7d to 9d pork, 6d to 8d; fowls, 4s Od to 4s 6d per couple ducks, 4s 6d to 5s Od per couple; geese, 7d to 8d per lb rabbits, 2s 2d to 2 2 2s 4d per couple potatoes, lOd per score carrots, 3s Od to 3s 6d per cwt. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.—There was a better supply of stock, and an improved trade in besf at the Suiithfield on Wednesday. Messrs Whitfield aud Son sold.221 cattle and calves, and 456 sheep and pigs; Messrs Hall, Wateridge and Owen in conjunction with Messrs Lulhain and Doody sold 52 cattle and calves, and 116 sheep and pigs; and Messrs Whitfield and Batho had their usual sales. Prices ruled as follows :—Beef, 5d to 6d per lb mutton, 7!d to 8d per lb. veal, 2 7d to 8d per lb.; pork pigs, 8s Od to 8s 6d per score; bacon pigs, 7s 6d to 8s Od per score. ELLKSMERE.TUKSDAY.—Wheat 12s0a U 1286d per 225 lbs; barley, 16s Od to 18s Od per 280 lbs; oats lis Od to 12s Od per 200 lbs; butter, Is Id to Is 3d per lb eggs, 10 to 12 for Is; fowls, 3s 6d to 5s 6d; ducks, 680d to 7s ad; rabbits, 2s Od to 2s 3d per couple beef, 6d to 6Jd mntton, 8d to 8jd veal, 4 8d per lb; bacon pigs, 7s 6d to 8s Od sows about 6s porkots, 8s Od to 9s Od per score. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. 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