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Verbura-h Charitv CUD— Semi-Final.

Llandudno Amateurs v. Colwyn…

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Llandudno Amateurs v. Colwyn Bay. North Wales Coast Senior Cup-Semi-Final Tie VICTORY OF THE AMATEURS. (BY "VIGILANT.") The number of entrants for competition, in the Senior Cup this year wa's only four, viz., Bangor, Portmadoc, Llandudno, -and Colwyn. Bay, so that t'he finst round became semi-finals. Bangor and Portmadoc met on the 16th March, at Pwll- heli,, and th-e contest resulted in a victory of one goal for the oityites. Llandudno and CoIwyn Bay met at the Gwydyr Park, Llanrwst, on Sat- urday, to conclude t'he second semi-final. It was thought that by having fhe -tie! played at Llaninwsit, the "gate" wo»M be 'a good one but, notwithstanding the Isp-lon,di.d climatic ccinditions tbat prevailed and the considerable number of laidlherents to the respective sides that accom- panied them1, ,the. total present .on tlbe occasion Was distiinlctiy disappointing. However, what was lacking in ntLm;beTs, was mtade up with in enthusiasm. Generally speaking, it was evidtenlc .that the Bayites. had a large number of sympathisers among tihe local crowd, 'and they did .not fail to give vent to their feelings whenever occasion arose. Sergt. Hunt did not appear as referee, and' his place 'was filled by Mr Beech, of Rhyl. T'he kick-off was timed far 3.30 p.,m., -and shortly aft.e,r thajt time the following players took up ith.eir positionis:- Llandudno Amateurs: Goal, Hefby Hotch- kiss; backs, Charlie Roberts and Jack Lunt; halves, W. Hughes, Georgrie Davies, and Jacob Willi'amis; forwards, David Griffiths, Aldienson, Johnnie Williamis, 'Bob Welch, and W. Owen. Colwyn Bay: Goal, Christian; backs, E. O. Williams and J. Owen; halves, Ned Griffith's, Downes, and Quinton; forwards, Tommy MoCann, Skelsey, Wellings, Reckless, aradi W. Jones (3). Thte ground was iin perfect condition, and there was smlall adtvaintage in the 'swccesgfu'l spiin of the coin. Llandudno, who looked neat dnl amber and black, vertically-strtped jerseys, won the itoss, and elected to defend the river end goal. The wtiites, ¡pe.r Wellings, kicked off, anid for a moment the opening exlchange^s were wildl and d'isiinteresting, the fir-st move of -any mote being a long shot from M'Cann, which went wide of the rnitark. The following exchanges were of an opem character, until 'a flying pass from the Baylies' left was received by McOann, and he sentt a flier, which skimmed1 the bar. The Bay- ites were "hailing the 'best of .matters, and kepit fbe yellows in their own quarters. The Tatter did nlot seem to be able ito get inito a .stride, and their displ-aiy wias dtisacupointing. A burst away was, however, made at lengthy and1 J. Owen m;i,s-si"ng his kick let in Johtanie Williams, who made a splendid run on he left, and centred the sphieTe. Alderson met, and stent in from this, a swift shot, which struck the side of the m:et. An onslaught ait the other end, from tihe goal kick, found Charlie Rebels i'n fine form, foT he made a -VandretUTn. The lb,all was continually out of play,ait period, until W. Jonies maicle a fine try with a bar skiimmier. The Bayites pressed) so bard tWat Charlie Roberts kicked out to re- lieve. Antother fine1 run by Johnnie Williams caused Christian to be on ftihe qui vive, and; a short spell of pressure camel to naught. Re- turning well to the other end, Hotchkiss was tested, and (he ran'with the ball, putting it on 'the floor as he rain in a clever manner, and got it away well from goal, whelTh he feil, but fortu- nately for his .side danger Was :alverted. Several fouls against Llandudno checked theiir progress. A capital run by Alder son was nipped by E. O. Williams. A short time afterwards J. Williams sent in a fine low shot. The feature of the game at this juncture was the fln-e back play of C. Roberts, and he 'had a good partner i.n J. Lunlt. A foul against Nedi Griffiths caused the yell'o'ws to 'badame dangerous, .anid ,they forced a corner, irom whidh Jaciob planted1 the ball on. the net. Bfob Welch, with a good chance, missed the opportuniky. The whites 'now paid a visit to 'Hotchkiss, whb savie,d a fine .sihot. A short spell of danger close in to the small custodian was relieved by Wellings sending over the bar. Skill keeping up thte pressure, the Bayites banged the 'ball across the goal from left to Tight, and rigftit to left, and each moment it appeared the ball would find the met, but W. Hughes, in s.plendid fashion, chipped in timely, and1, saved finely what 'appeared to toe an :inevitable goal, and thus t'he Bayites had the belst of matters until Llandumo burst away, and a long fast shot was sent to 'Christian, who could not clear, and he fell, andl whilst down the ball was netted, :amidst much cheering, by one of the players, but to ithi,,3 cionisternatian of the Llandudno par- tisans the point was disallowed for an alleged impediment of 'the goialfc.ee,per. Half-time ar- rived shortly -aiter this, wfaetn the scare was — Llandudno, o; Colwyn Bay, o. Whatever faults were lacking in the Llandudno .b man in'h,e in.itial hialif, the man,,ner they,went off of the setan,d: was a:ni eye- -iii the. be?ginni,n, opener, for wiitha dash and determination they at once put the Bayites on t'he defensive. After a temporary visit to Hotchkiss, the yellows, wenfe down with a regular swing, and appeared to have changed form with the Bayites. There was quite a reversal of t'he order oif things, and Johnnie Williams sent in a teaser to Christian, wlhicih was .sentt out, only ito be returned express speed from the foot of Aliders,o,n. A breakaway by the Bayites was, the mleans of their obtaining a corner, but the ball was placed ora the net. Down again came, the yellows, defying all op- position., and by smart tadtics and 'sparkling de- termination Bob Welch selnjt in a splendid oblique shot from the leffit at terrific force, and scored. Christian tried to prevelrut its lodgment, bujt was not 'S\mallte.niO'Ulg'h. The success was the finest seen for a long while, and the crowd cheered it to the echo. Matters now became lively, and (notwithstanding the exhortations of "Play up, the Bay," the whites were beinigt out- manoeuvred. W. Jones madle a dirty charg'e ait C. Roberts, which might have resulted in trou- ble. David Griffiths, when put in a giood posi- tion, shot miserably wildle.. Keeping up the pressure, the Llandudnoites were very danger- ous in front of goal, aind it is well for the Bay- ites (that several fine (attempts .to scotfe cannoned off several players. Meanwhile, the Bayites made a run down, and forced a corner, and this wasspliendidly placed, and with a smart bit of heaidwork 'the ball was, placed bley-ofn,d Hotch- kiss, :thus equalising matters. A roaring shout greeltled this event, and the game became faster than ever, with -this ipairticular that Llandudno were the best team, and played up gallantly and determinedly. This deternrinaucn was at length rewarded by Bob Welch again scoring, thus placing the Amateurs ahead. VooÍJÐerouisand wild cheering greeted this success, and d.ing dong was the game alfteriwards for a time. Hard did the Bayites try ito draw level, but the Amateurs checked the attempts with .skill and tact, and time afterwards soon arrived with the scone Llandiudno., 2; Coiwyn Bay, 1. Notes on the Game. That the beslt team in the go minutes' display won should be. 'a:n 'undispmted fact. In the first half, Colwyn Bay -were miles' ahead of 'Llan- dudno for persistency and cohesion, and they ■had the hardiest of luck on several occasions, mixed w-Mi a quantity of wild shloútring and erratic tactics. Ün the, othier ihamd the deifemCe of the Amateurs withstood the pressure gamely, and s'urv iv ed, fthe first part without their goal being! pierced1. The Bayites. bad, been goinlg the pace., aind it was bound to tell. The: Amateurs in the second half were another combination apparently in their display to that of the first. Failing in the first moiety to -,t into a 'sir,idle :at all anid showing much vacillation, want of persistency and determina- tioin, they rejuvemalted :t o, a .surprising extent in the second, aind were smart and dlecidleldly effec- titve. Such a reversal of the' order of things made: one think that the Biayiteisl were, practi- cally a spent iforce in the second half, whilst the Amaliteurs haid,dilown better tactics o)f reserv- ing force and beeominlg capital stayers. While the Bayites showed apparent fag, .thedr oppon- ite ga: -i(deAn"tly at the it?er,mina- e,nts were, quil -n-e le,v tion. of hostilities'. As to khie players, Christian run goal was, not up to his vis-a-vis, tho,ughi he did some good things. E. O. Williams and J. Owen are a pair of sturdy defenders. Ned Griffiths, Downes, and Quinton were a capable trio, the1 two for- mer being the best. Quint on is' evidently an; utility man, and has dione good .service, to. the club. Tommy MeCanin was, niot near so effec- tive as usual, being handsomely watched; in, the second half that he could ihacrdly move. Skeisey is, along with Wellings, perhaps the "dl'ass" of the. forwards, the former being a; ne:at and! swift player, and Wellings engine-like in his methods. Reckless and Jonesi were very mediocre. Of the Amateurs, Hotchkiss1 was a treat ini goal, though he niearly mulled one shot on the toe-line. Charlie Roberts, was the pick of the backs, 'his fine display being as firm. as a rock. Jack Luint wa's. good, but did not clear with the crispness of Charlie. W. Hughes, as. an old Swift, was a touglh half, and made a fine. per- formance when he saved' the' goal at a critical1 moment. Georgiei Davies: was the treat he always is as centre-half, and Jacob Williams played a neat and. plucky -game. D,a,vid Griffiths is not so good -as usual, but is pos'siiibly out of form. Alderson is a neat, fast, anidi p-retty player, whilst Johnnie Williams, 'to .my mind, is an ideal centre-forward. Bob Welch, in the seCoind half played a grand game, and his first goal was a masterpiece whilst W. Owen was a splendid! bard-working outside left.

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