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CURRENT SPORT. Scotland Beats England at "Soccer." The 32nd meeting of England and Scotland under Association rules took place on the Bramall-lane ground at Sheffield. The usual playing area at Bramall-lane was partially dis- carded, and a portion of the cricket ground was taken in in order to afford more accommodation for spectators. The result of the match was a win for Scotland by two goals to one. The game proved a very stubborn contest. There were in- tervals of brilliancy, but, taken as a whole, it was more an exhibition of dogged pertinacity than of skilful football. The English team, who had the advantage of winning the toss and playing with a strong wind and the sun behind them in the first half, gave the impression of being the sharper of the two sides, especially in the for- ward line, where the combination was excellent. It was seen on changing ends that the vind had been a more powerful factor than had I een imagined, and for quite twenty minutes Scotland swarmed around their opponents' goal. it was during this period that the issue of the game was decided. Early in the match England attacked, and from a free kick Crompton put the ball into the net, but it had touched no one, and so, of course, no goal was scored. England's solitary point was obtained just afterwards. The ball was twice cleverly centred, and at the second op- portunity Woodward smartly put the ball through, Doig having no chance of saving the point. Later a splendid shot by Cox beat Doig but hit the post, the Scottish goal having a very narrow escape. Scotland pressed after this, and but for brilliant defence by Baddeley must have scored on two occasions. England were leading by a goal to nothing at half-time. Scotlarl pressed so severely on changing ends that in the first eight minutes as many shots were sent in, some of which Baddeley saved in splendid style. The attack had its reward at last. Speedie shot a beautiful goal, which Baddeley had not the slightest chance of stopping. Two minutes later Walker gave Scotland the lead. Both goals, it should be said, were got from corners, and Smith centred finely in each case. Occasionally England were dangerous after this, but Scotland were the better side and deserved their victory. Corinthians beat Queen's Park, Glasgow. The meeting of the leading amateur sides of England and Scotland always attracts a good deal of interest, and there was a large number of spectators present at Queen's Club, West Ken- sington, to watch the game, which resulted in an easy victory for the Corinthians by five goals to none. The Queen's Park team are not nearly so good at the present time as they were a few seasons ago, and they were entirely outplayed by their opponents, who had got together a strong combination. The conditions were not favour- able to good football; rain fell during the greater part of the game, and the ball became heavy and slippery. However, a good pace was maintained throughout, and the passing, in the circum- stances, was very accurate. Both teams were stronger in defence than in attack, the Corinthian backs, O. T. Norris and W. U. Timmis, both playing especially well. In the forward lint there was no comparison between the sides, both in combination and in individual play the Corin- thians were much the superior, and, if it had not been for erratic shooting, the score might have been even larger. The best feature of the Queen's Park play was, perhaps, the goalkeeping of W. Eadie. He had a great deal to do, and he was seldom at fault, some of his saves being quite brilliant. Up to the interval the game was closely contested but soon after change of end! the Corinthians had so clearly got the upper hand that the closing stages of the game were devoid of excitement. The League Championship. Sunderland played a fine game on Saturday, and though without three of their usual side, whi were playing in the England and Scotland match at Sheffield, they defeated Notts County. This victory may have a great deal to do with their winning the championship, for they are only two points behind the leaders, Sheffield Wednesday, and they have played two games less. West Bromwich Albion suffered a further defeat at" the hands of Stoke, and it seems as if they had quite lost the fine form they showed earlier in the season. Tke three clubs at the bottom of the list were all engaged, two of them, the Boltoi? Wanderers and the Blackburn Rovers, meeting each other. The former, who have been playing exceptionally well lately, could, however, only score two goals against their opponents' four. The third club, Grimsby Town, went further ahead of them by defeating Liverpool. The re- sults were —Sunderland beat Notts County, at Sunderland, by two goals to one; Aston Villa beat Wolverhampton Wanderers, at Birming- ham, by three goals to one Grimsby Town beat Liverpool, at Grimsby, by three goals to one; Notts Forest beat Newcastle United, at Notting- ham, by three goals to two; Blackburn Rovers beat Bolton Wanderers, at Blackburn, by four goals to two Stoke beat West Bromwich Albion, at Stoke, by three goals to none; Bury beat Middlesbrough, at Bury, by three goals to one; Everton and Sheffield Wednesday drew, at Liver- pool, each side having scored one goal. The Southern League. Southampton gained a further advantage over Reading in the Southern League Championship, for, while they defeated Luton, their nearest rivals could only draw with Tottenham Hotspur on their own ground. Millwall showed a wel- come improvement, and won a decisive victory over the Queen's Park Rangers. The results of the matches were Swindon Town and West Ham United drew, at Swindon, one goal all; Millwall beat Queen's Park Rangers, at Millwall, by six goals to none Southampton beat Luton, at Luton, by three goals to one; New Brompton beat Portsmouth, at New Brompton, by one goal to none. Kettering' and Bristol Rovers drew at Kettering, two goals all; Reading and Totten- ham Hotspur drew, at Reading, neither side having scored. The Amateur Cup. In the replayed final tie for the Amateur Cup, at Darlington, Stockton beat Oxford City by one goal to none. The game was very close and < x- citing, and there was little to choose between the sides. The only goal was scored oy Morgan early in the second half. Afterwards Oxford City made a fine fight to equalise, but the Mock- ton defence prevailed to the end. Other Association Games. At Tufnell-park the Casuals beat East Sheen by four goals to three. Derby County beat. Wal- sall, at Walsall, in the semi-final round of the Bass Charity Cup by two goals to none. Under the 44 Rugger" Code. The Rugby Union County Championship tournament came to a close on Saturday, when the respective winners of the North and South Divisions-Durham and Kent-met at West Hartlepool for the deciding engagement. Durham held the championship last year, and they succeeded in retaining it, but only after an extremely stubborn contest. Nearly 10,000 persons witnessed the play. Kent, who won the toss, had a little the best of matters in the first half. Dillon, Llewellyn, and Skrimshire played well behind a good, hard-working pack of for- wards, but Taylor's kicking on the other side repeatedly checked their efforts. At the expira- tion of half-time neither side had scored. Late in the second half Taylor, receiving a pass from Knaggs, lowered the Kent goal with a well- directeu drop-kick, and this won Durham the match. Kent fought splendidly to get on terms, and they should have scored after a fine run by Skrimshire if he had been better supported. In the last minute McEverdy got in after a smart passing bout. The goal kick would have given Kent the victory had it succeeded, but Spicer's kick was unproductive. Durham thus won the championship for the second season in succes- sion. The final score was-Durham, one dropped goal (four points) Kent, one try (three points). In the final of the Midland Counties Challenge Cup Leicester beat Rugby, at Coventry, by three goals and one try to nothing Among other results at the "Rugger" game were -Devonport Albion beat Torquay, London Devomajis beat Beckenham, Swansea beat New- port, Cheltenham beat Burton, Aberavon beat Mountain Ash, Cardiff beat Plymouth, London Welsh beat Catford Bridge, Gloucester beat Northampton, Exeter beat Bristol, W. G. East's fifteen beat the United Hospitals. Court Tennis. Mr. Joshua Crane defeated Mr. Sands for the court tennis championship at Boston, U.S., on Saturday, the scores being 6-1, 5-6, 6-5, 13-11. Mr. Eustace Miles has telegraphed from England that he will be unable to play Mr. Crane before May 27. This date, however, does not suit the American player. International Gymnastics. At the Athletic Institute, Birmingham, on Saturday, the fifth annual international gymnastic contest was decided. The result was a win for Scotland with 214f points, England being second with 211-1-, Wales third with 174%, and Ireland fourth with 170J. Scotland owed their victory to the fact that they won the last event, rope- climbing, in which they gained 18t points from their rivals. "Couching" for Henley. The stewards of Henley Regatta at their meet- ing on Saturday declined to adopt Mr. R. C. Lehmann's proposition that the resolution recently passed prohibiting the services of pro- fessional coaches being used by competitors in the rowing races for four weeks prior to the regatta should be extended to scullers. The voting was, however, very close, seven being in favour of the extension and six against. Scullers competing at Henley will thus, as heretofore, be allowed to avail themselves of the services of professional coaches. The following foreign entries have been received for this year's regatta Argonaut R.C., Toronto, Canada, for the Grand Challenge Cup. C. S. Titus, Atalanta R.C., New York; J. B. Juvenal, Vesper Club, Philadelphia; Ferdinand De Morville, New Orleans; and L. F. Scholes, Don R.C., Toronto, Canada, for the Diamonds. Yachting at San Remo. The yacht races at San Remo were sailed in fine, sunny weather, while there was a strong breeze. The race for the San Remo Cup was won by Magdalen, Leda captured the King of Italy's Cup, and Melisanda took the Silver Cup. Monday's footbal. In a fairly good game, at Tottenham, on Mon- day, Tottenham Hotspur beat Queen's Park, Glasgow, by one goal to none. Bury beat Shef- field Wednesday in a first division league match, at Bury, by four goals to none. At Millwall, Millwall beat Portsmouth, in the Southern Lea.gue, by two goals to one. In the South- Eastern League, Brentford beat West Ham United, at Brentford, by five goals to on&. Under Rugby Union rules, a match between Dulwich College and L'Ecole Albert le Grand, Paris, played on Monday at Dulwich, resulted in a win for the college by four goals and three tries to nothing.

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