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FOOTBALL NOTES. fEy VETERAN.] IT! In local football last Saturday there was a lull and only few matches were played, and these were not of an exciting or interesting character. At Oswestry, the Reserves of the Druids and Oswestry met once again to finish their fight for the Welsh Junior Cup. It will be remembered that the first game at, half time was in favour of Oswestry by 2 goals to none. In the second half the Druids did not turn out. The matter was referred to the Welsh Association, and the Drnids were ordered to go to Oswestrv and plav the second portion of the game. The Drnids received very little advantage as the homesturs p'aving the way they would have done in the last match, had the sun at their backs. The wind hampered both teams. It. was pretty evident from the start that the Druids meant serious busi- ness and intended to wipe those two goals off, for they at once attacked strongly and twice Foulkes repelled them. Oswestry then had a turn but ere long Foulkes was again busy, and the home halves had plenty to dn, but they were able to do it. The homesters pulled themselves together, and W Morris put more life into them by as pretty a bit of work as need be seen. He finished up a Ion? run by shooting It, beautiful goal. After this the Druids were put on the defensive, and Cooper popped the leather in biit off-side was given against him. Plav now became very fast, and the plucky Druids were at last rewarded with a good goal from a long phot by M Jon^-s. From the kick-off the visitors soon got in front of Oswestry goal and secured a penaltv, wlnVH was converted into a goal. The homesters did not relish this serious position of affairs, and now put in all they knew. They played up splendidlv and in a scrimmage settled matters by scoring No 4. and thus won by 4 to 2. The best work of Oswestry was done by the halves who worked nobly all through. Both teams fought hard and were fairly well matched. To fill up time a friend I v game between the teams took place, which Oswestry won by 3 to none. Aberystwyth were engaged in a friendly with the College team and for the first half of the game had some very useful practice. The Collegians werp, first to press and some smart play took plftce on the right wing. A further attack was repelled by the Town and a corner was forced from which Whelp,n scored. Nothing daunted, the Collegians attacked strongly and forced a corner, which was well placed. Just at this time the Town defence was well tested but it proved safe against the rushes of the College. The Town players did not, relish this work and floon took up the attack, and after James had nearly scored Marshall scored the second after play by the whole of the Town forwards. This was the state of the game at half- time, and in the second half the Town proved their snp")'ioriiv and scored two more 'reals. Charlie Part" rliii not rake part in the game the play of the home r»-am showed, their all round strength. To-dav thev will have a harder nut to crack at Bnilth, brf with Charlie Parry on the field I have little don hi. ns u> the result; but Knighton must rot be liispised r-r held !oo cheaply at, any part of ♦be fame. The team that has p'ayed such hard ganw" against Biiiitli must be a pretty strong one, and will to be in good condition for lastitig all through. The draw for the Welsh Cup is distinctly favour, able to Aberystwyth, and on the Oswestry ground tb.ey ought to do for Carnarvon, who however mav turn out a "dark-tin." Trie other semi-final will be a nice tit-bit and will be well worrh seeing. Welshpool journeyed to Bridgnorth on Saturday with only ten men, which included several reserves. The first lialf was stubbornly contested but, neither te-itii In the second portion the homesters forced the, game and scared twice. The visitors failed to riofch a point and the game ended in a win for Bridgnorth by two goals to nil. I was much surprised to find that the team I had booked as one of the fitalists for the Welsh Junior Cup, viz., Singleton and Coles, received their quietus ;it L George's or. Saturday. The United, after a good game, defeated the visitors by 3 to 1: and must now be considered as strong favourites for the trophy. The Welt-i; Clubs are not going to have it all their own way for the Shropshire Charity Cap. Iron-Bridge played a strong and good game against the Druids at Ruabon and succeeded in making a draw. The Druids were certainly unlucky, as in the second half they did nearly all the pressing. It remains to be seen how they will fare on tho peculiar ground at Iron-Bridge, which is a regular ¡;¡1ui\J¡tf!b<use to moss visiting teams. Something seems to be wrong with Wrexham lately. After being defeated by Chirk they have fallen before Birkenhead, and now Chirk have a decided lead in the Combination table. The Shrewsbury players still keep moving on, and on Saturday, by their defeat of Hereford, crept stiff farther up the Birmingham League ladder. The grea. surprise of the English Cup ties on Saturday was the heavy defeat of Everton at SOI¡Î,k,[q¡tOJ1, but a study of the names of the Southampton players shows that there is talent enough in the team to even win the Cup outright. Indeed, a friend of mine now living at Southampton plumps for them as winners of the trophy. I can not. go so fer as this, but with a little luck in the draws tlcy wiii not be far off. THE LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Sheffield United 23 14 1 8 46 18 36 Aston Villa 24 15 5 4 55 24 34 Wolverhampton W 22 11 4 7 33 23 29 Sunderland 22 12 8 2 33 23 26 Bury 22 11 7 4 35 29 26 Notts Forest 22 9 6 7 36 29 25 Stoke 23 9 9 5 26 30 23 Everton 23 9 9 5 29 34 23 Derhv County 21 8 7 6 27 25 22 Ytancliestei- 1 22 7 9 6 34 29 20 Newcastle United.. 20 7 8 5 35 26 19 West Bromwieh A. 22 7 1:) 5 23 33 19 Notts County 22 0 10 6 82 44 18 Burnley 22 7 11 4 23 37 13 Preston North End 22 6 12 4 21 31 16 Liverpool 23 5 13 5 28 37 15 Blackburn Rover3. 19 7 11 1 28 41 15 Glossop 20 3 13 4 20 51 10 DENBIGHSHIRE & DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS "Wrexham Reserve. 9 6 1 2 21 13 14 Oswestry Reserve.. 8 5 1 2 36 11 12 Adwy United S 5 1 2 17 10 10 Chirk Reserve 7 3 1 3 22 7 9 Druids Reserve 10 3 5 2 23 24 8 Huaholl Aliens. 8 2 4 2 17 26 6 St Martins 7 2 4 1 10 25 5 Ellc-smere Rangers 7 1 5 1 9 24 3. Vron St Albans. 7 1 5 1 8 26 3 THE COMBINATION. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Chirk 15 10 2 3 35 14 23 Wrexham 13 9 2 2 47 22 20 Druids 14 7 4 3 27 20 17 Bangor 10 4 5 1 16 21 9 Newtown 10 4 5 1 24 30 9 Aberystwyth 9 3 4 2 17 22 8 Birkenhead g 3 4 1 15 17 7 Oswestry united. 10 2 6 2 19 23 6 Rhyl 8 1 4 3 13 23 5 Llandudno Swifts.. 11 l 3 2 17 38 4 SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Iron-Bridge Ô 5 0 1 14 5 11 Singleton A Cole's. 3 5 2 1 32 12 11 Bridgnorth 9 4 3 2 24 23 10 Newport S 3 4 1 14 16 7 Wem D 4 3 10 23 7 St. b 2 2 2 12 16 6 Stafford 0.0 6 3 0 22 12 6 Welshpool Uuiied.. S 1 < 0 9 30 2

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