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I FOOTBALL NOTES. I [By THE TYKE."] ) There was a fairly good programme of matches in the Worcester League on Satur- day,when Hereford City further strengthened their position by visiting Evesham and beating the Wanderers by a goal to nil. Ledbury Town were at home to Evesham United and were defeated by 4-1, their heaviest home defeat this season. Ledbury were practically at full strength, as Partridge returned to the team, but Hoult was too unwell to turn out. Mr E Rowlands was referee and Ledbury were represented by Vicarage Smith, Partridge W Powell, R Powell, Griffiths; Watts, Goodwin, H Taylor, J Taylor, C Taylor. Evesham United were strongly represented, but were without Roberts, who is now playing for Stourbridge in the Birmingham League. Partridge won the toss, and elected to play down-hill. Cotton, the Evesham goalkeeper, was first in action and kicked away a shot by J Taylor. Then Evesham broke away, and Vicarage saved smartly by placing a hot shot over the bar. Evesham were the first to score, as from a corner Vicarage mis- judged the ball, and Heritage, who was un- marked, simply nodded the ball into the I net. Following this there was some spirited play by the home forwards and halves, but the Evesham goal bore a charmed existence. Goodwin worked clean through and it seemed impossible for him not to score, but his shot cannoned off the goal-keeper. Another time Goodwin hit the post with a hot drive, and really it seemed as if Ledbury were not to score. Then, as usually happens, the United broke away, and Cole drove in a screw shot which Vicarage had no chance with. Before the interval the visitors scored again from enother breakaway, Tallis getting in a ground shot which Vicarage went down to, but as he pushed the ball away it glanced off the post into the the net to his evident surprise. At half-time the United were leading by 3-0. Soon after the resumption of the second half, the United left half drove in a long shot which bounced awkwardly for Vicarage, 4ut he got his hands to it only for Layton to dash up and hook into the net. Cotton was prominent for a clever save soon after, but he was at last beaten after a pretty movement, in which the ball went via Griffiths, J Taylor to C Taylor, who crossed to Watts, and the outside right touched the ball inside to Goodwin, whose shot hit the inside of the far post and went into the net. Later Good win and Watts made a run on the right but Goodwin allowed the ball to go out. There was no more scoring, and the final whistle went with the score 4-1 in Evesham United's favour. Candidly, the Ledbury forwards gave their worst exhibition this season, and that after starting fairly well. Generally, how- ever, the team did not seem to be so cohesive as usual, and after they had failed to score after that 15 minutes sustained attack in the first half nothing seemed to go right for them. Vicarage was not in his best form, or the United would not have scored four times. Changes will have to to be made in the team, and some means devised whereby another centre-forward can be tried. This position was terribly weak on Saturday, and a Bennett or a Hoult would have made a world of difference. The respective right backs were the outstanding figures on the field. Evesham were the better balanced side, their halves especially being a fine trio. # On Saturday last, on the Edgar-street ground, the Ledbury Brotherhood met the R.A.M.C. in the final of the Hereford Junior Cup. The cup has never been taken away from Hereford but once, when Colwall. with the help of half-a-dozen Ledbury players, managed to secure it. The Brotherhood were hoping to bring it to Ledbury and were extremely unfortunate in not doing so. Both teams had their strongest side out, and the Brotherhood were represented by:—F Shinn E Harris, S Elleetmore J Smith, G Hankins, E Chadd; William, W Smith, Wilf Smith, J Walker and R Evans. Before a record gate, the R.A.M.C. kicked off towards the Cattle Market end. The Brotherhood soon showed themselves superior and pressed nearly the whole of the first half. Wilf Smith drove in a splendid shot which bit through the netting. The referee gave a goal and placed the ball In the centre. One of the linesmen, Dan O'Neil, protested, and after a consultation of about ten minutes they agreed that the ball went through the outside part of the net, and the goal was disallowed. After a few minutes Jim Smith scored from 30 yards' range. In the closing few minutes' play before half-time, R.A.M.C. broke away and scored, thus the interval came with the scores 1—1. 0 On the resumption the play assumed an end-to-eod character. This seemed to suit the li.,A..M C. for they soon scored. The scores were again equalised by Wilf Smith. The R.A.M.C.'s third goal came with terriffic force into the net and Harris tried to head away but the ball glanced off his head into the net. They soon after scored their fourth goal, bringing the game to a close with the R.A.M.C. winning by 4- 2.

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