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SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. WHITCHURCH v. NEWTOWN. On Saturday last Newtown journeyed to Whitw church to play their second match in the above com- petition. The weather a as beautifully fine, and there was a large attendance of spectators, in fact the gate was a record one, the visit of last year's champions having been looked forward to with great interest. The visitors won the toss, and elected to play uphill, with the sun in their faces. Captain Ethelstone, president of the W nitohurch Club, set the ball in motion for the homesters, and the leather was quickly transferred from end to end, the Newtown defenoft being somewha-L. taxed owing to the uuevenness of the ground. Nothing, however, resulted lor the first twenty minutes, and then the Whitchurch right winlC drew fiist blood, amidst great excitement, 1 a few minutes from the re-start tbe visitors equalized, and before half-time was Md each side had added another goal, the reams crossing over witn two goals each. The s"coud half was well contested, the de- fence on both sides showing to an vantage, half an hour having elapsed before Newbowu added their third goal. The visitors now began to assert their superiority, several coruers falling to them in quiek succession. A free kick for a foul was awarded to them in front of the bome citadel, and from this they scored number four. The ball was again set in motion, and only a few minutes remained for play, when from a capital ran down thx inft wing, aud an equally good centre, Newtown again boored, and thus wen a hard-fought victory by fire goals to two. The We shmen again seem to be making a bid for the top of the League table, having wen their first two matches with a goal average of fifteen against two. On Saturday raxt they meet Wellington èt. George's an the Cup." when a 4001 g -me oMf be expected. Mr MulLwraith, of Shrewsbury, witL officiate as referee. The other matches in the above competition played: on Saturday last resulted as follows :— Al Shrewsbury: Shrewsbury L,wn 4 Wellington 1 At Newpoit: Hereford 4 Newport. 2 At I ronbridge Ironbridge 4. Oswestry 3. MONTGOMERY —A k-enly contested game was played between Montgomery JUtlicr" and Montgomery Station at Ca-rhoweii, on Saturday on field' kindly lent by Mr H. Jones, of Sottoa. The better combin- ation was shewn by the Statio.. men, but the youngsters, playing determined g me, quite held their own, and a draw of two go--In "a resulted. Harris, Stephen DaVtes, and Jones, ia the Station front rank, played a « and eff ectivejpasrin/; game, and one at least brilliant save b) Tanner in the railway men's goal averted kis sidi" defeat. Walter Jones, for the juniors, was a tower of strength, and Tom Weaver, ably assisted by H. gvwu and C. Jones were the pick of the forwards.