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I FOOTBALL NOTES. [Ih T'J\F. "j Thf»rf» wax a srood programme of matches in II)e Woues'er league on SMuninv last, and as a result Hereford City no to the top of the league table on goal average. All the leading clubs won, the only team at the bottom half of the table to secure a victory being Colwall, who achieved a meritorious victory of 3-1 over their neighbours and old rivals, Ledbury Town. Hereford City proved too strong for West Mal vern by 4 -0, Evesham Wanderers were at home to St. Clement's and beat them 2—0, Stourport Swifts could only just get home against Young Liberals by the odd goal in three, and Norton Barracks, also at home, beat Stoke United by the odd goal in five. Ledbury Town had a good side out for their match at Colwall, while the homesters, on paper, had a poor team, but as is often the case in these local derbies there was quite an upset in form. Only a few weeks before Ledbury had defeated Colwall by 9 goals to nil, and it did seem as if, on form, the Town should win, even though the match was away from home, and that the Colwall ground is not a good one by any means. However, Colwall won by 3-1, and although the disparity in goals is rather marked, yet the actual play favoured the losers, if anything. Mr F Tudge, Worcester, was the referee, and the teams were :— Colwall-Spillsbury; Lewis, Woodward Taylor, Wharton, Hitcbings; Cotterell, Taylor, Richards, Rogers and Barnett. Ledbury—Vicarage; Smith, Partridge; W Powell, R Powell, Griffiths Pudge, Edden, H Taylor, J Taylor, Watts. Partridge won the toss and had the advantage of the wind. Colwall were first to attack, but they were beaten back, and then the Ledbury forwards went straight up to the Colwall goal, which bad a narrow escape, and a goal seemed certain, but the ball went over the bar with Spillsbury beaten. Colwall broke away, a long kick forward on the left sending Barnett racing for the ball, and he sent across a fine centre which Taylor met and netted. This goal roused Ledbury, and there was some good work on the left wing, but Lewis kicked well and repeatedly drove them back. Neither goalkeeper had a great deal to do, though Vicarage made one fine save when he appeared beaten, and Spillsbury tipped a fine ball over the bar that Partridge drove in. Then from a throw-in, Ledbury equalised, W Powell centreing to H Taylor, who scored with a neat touch. At the interval the score was one all. Although the visitors had a good deal the best of the play in the second-half, yet they failed to score, chiefly through the vigilance of Spillsbury and their own lack of direction. On the other hand, in their fleeting break- aways Colwall netted twice, and as goals count, they deservedly won. The first point was a peculiar one. Wharton, who had gone inside left (Barnett going centre half), sent in a good ground shot which Vicarage went full length to but missed. It hit the base of the post, and travelling straight across goal, hit the other post and went in. The third goal came from a centre by Rogers to Richards, who was unmarked, and Joe dropped his foot on the ball and beat his old clubmate with one of his best drives, quite reminiscent of his former days. Of the Ledbury forwards, Harry Taylor seemed to be the only one to have any knowledge of the whereabouts of goal, and Spillsbury saved two glorious headers from him early in he.second half. Although the Ledbury left wing was well spotted, it did not prevent Watts getting in many fine centres. Joe Taylor rarely got in a shot, but opened out the game well with good passes, and his brother strove manfully but with no luck. Little was seen of the Led- bury right wing, Edden being slow, whilst he shot badly, and Pudge rarely had a' chance. Of the halves, Griffiths was easily the best and should be kept in that position in Goodwin's absence. He both intervened well and was a good purveyor for the men in front. Although the brothers Powell did not play at all badly, yet. they were not so prominent as usual. The backs kicked well, but gave the opposing front rank too much rope, and Vicarage had little chance of saving the goals which beat him. • Colwall have to thank Spillsbury, whose form in goal made victory possible. Lewis was the better of the backs, and no player on the side did better or more whole-hearted work than the dimmutive Taylor at right half. Joe Richards showed glimpses of his old form at centre-forward, and when he saw victory was possible worked with good effect. Wharton and Barnett, whether play- ing forward or centre-half, put in fine work, as did Rogers and the right wing. This was the first time this season that Colwall played a purely local eleven. They had a job to get a team together, and I hope Saturday's lesson will not be lost on the committee. What the recruits lacked in science they made up in whole-hearted enthusiasm, and they were triers all the time. < < The Hereford Junior League match between Ledbury Brotherhood and Burley Gate, in which short time was played, has been ordered by tLe League Committee to be replayed at Ledbury. # On Saturday, by defeating Leominster, Garnfitone Rovers qualified to join Here- ford City, Ledbury Town and Colwall, in the competition proper for the Herefordshire Challenge Cup.

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