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N O r i4, FOOTBALL NOTES. It was not expected that Chester would win on e to moot Saturday, when they journey to Cobridge to meet Burslem Port Vale Reserve in a Combination fixture. But to return beaten by the margin of six goals to one would be a surprise to many of the Chester supporters. It cannot be said, how- ever, the Cestrians were disgraced in this en- counter, seeing that the Vale team included no fewer than seven players who have appeared in Second League matches this season. Great in- terest was taken in the match and there was a large muster of spectators. The teams faced each other as follows:—Chester: Moore, goal; Morris and Wakefield, full backs; Barker, Farrall and Dawson, half-backs; and Davies, Gibbs, Griffiths, Spencer and Prescott, forwards. Burslem Port Vale Reserve: Chadwick, goal; Watkins and Davies, full backs; Croxton, Cook and Lander, half-backs; and Eardley, Tunstall, T. Simpson, Jones and Steadman, forwards. The Vale had the benefit of the wind in the first portion of the game and soon pressed, but the opening exchanges were of a scrambling nature. Chester then worked their way to the front, and after Watkins had headed away a shot by Barker, Spencer rattled in a hot one which Chadwick saved. The Vale promptly retaliated, and Croxton put the ball across. Moore came out of his goal a yard or two,and partially saved, but Jones ran up and headed through the first goal at the end of about twenty minuws' play. Shortly after the kick-off Cook sent in a line shot which caught the crossbar, and another good shot was kept out by the Chester custodian. The homesters continued to have the best of matters, and Simpson soon soored a second goal, after receiving a neat pass from Eardley, who had temporarily gone into the centre. It was not long before another goal was put in for the Vale, and a fourth goal was scored after some smart passing on the part of the home forwards. Shortly before half-time Chester forced a corner and Dawson shot outside. However, the visiting -1 forwards returned to the attack and scored their first and what proved to be their only goal. On the resumption of play the Vale were the first to assert themselves, but they were unable to penetrate the opposing defence. The Chester left wing got possession and ran well down, and Prescott sent across a dangerous centre, com- pelling Davies, of the home team, to head back to Chadwick, who cleared. Eardley was next conspicuous with a fine sprint. He forced a corner, but nothing tangible resulted. Chester made several good attempts to score, and the opposing custodian had to save some stinging shots. The Vale, however, were not to be denied, as it was not long after the interval that they scored two more goals, Simpson putting in the last. Chester were kept busily at work on the defensive, their goal being frequently in jeopardy. Towards the close Chester rallied and Chadwick had to save smartly from- Farrall and Prescott. There was no further sooring, how- ever, and Burslem retired winners by the respect- able margin of six goals to one. Teams representing St. Paul's and St. Oswald's met on the former's ground on Saturday. Almost at the start St. Oswald's went awav at a fast pace, and Garner scored a neat goal after about fifteen minutes' play. This aroused the home- sters, and they continually attacked the visitors' goal, but it was stubbornly defended by Paddock and Kelly. At last F. Jones rushed up and scored the equalising goal. Half-time arrived with the score one goal each. On resuming, St. Paul's instituted a vigorous onslaught on St. Oswald's goal, but met with no success. N. Gilliam fed his forwards judiciously and played a splendid game at half-back. Ultimately the homesters' left wing dashed down with the leather and the left outside gave a. neat pass to Owen, who had no difficulty in placing the homesters one goal ahead. The visitors now retaliated, and Butter- worth with a huge kick placed the teams on level terms. No further scoring took place, and the score stood St. Paul's 2, St. Oswald's 2. Chester St. John's should have met Ellesmere Port Reserve on Saturday in the first round of the Chester Junior Cup, but owing to the latter team having scratched, the Saints were allowed to enter the second round without playing a match. Shotton succumbed on Saturday in their first struggle in the Welsh Junior Cup Competition. They paid Adwy a visit, and came home defeated by three goals to one. Shotton, however, have lodged a protest, alleging that Adwy played ineligible men. The Helsby first eleven scored an easy victory on Saturday at the expense of Tarporley, whom they met on the latter's ground in the first round of the Cheshire Amateur Cup, winning after a one-sided but pleasantly-contested game by seven goals to one. The visitors' forward; Played a particularly smart game. Vernon, the nome goal- keeper, however, in spite of the big score against him, played a capital game. The goals for Helsby were scored by R. Jones (3), and R. Evans, T. Tweedale, J. Bibby and E. Hughes (one each). Helsby second eleven, who had to journey to Wrexham to tackle St. Giles's in the first round of the Chester and District Junior Cup, were less successful than tfheir seniors, being beaten after B.,tough struggle by 5 goals to 3. The Helsby men, who were leading by three to two up to about a quarter of an hour off time, were, however, very unfortunate in having Sutton, their goalkeeper, hurt, and although he pluckily stuck to his poet, it was undoubtedly through his injuries that the home team were enabled to draw level and eventually win, as he was unable to do himself justice. The Helsby ground was occupied by the local juniors, who beat Ellesmere Port Juniors after a well-contested game, in which both teams at times displayed exceptional smartness, by Wthroo goals to none, scored by L. Jeffs (2) and J. Worra ( )• Sealand goad met Chester United in the first round of the Junior Cup, on the ground of the latter, before about three hundred spectators, on Saturday. The game was very exciting, and about five minutes from the start Coppack scored a beautiful goal. Shortly afterwards the United equalised, and before the interval scored two more goals in quick succession. At half-time Chester United were leading by three goals to two, Coppack having put in the second goal for Sealand Road close in. Directly after the restart Ruffeil equalised with a splendid shot for the Sealanders, and not long afterwards a beautiful run by Sconce ended in that player finding the net for the fourth time. About ten minutes after this the same player rushed the ball into the net, and shortly afterwards Ruffeil tricked several of his opponents and put the sixth goal through. A good game ended in favour of the Sealanders by six goals to three. Frodsham Parish Church premier eleven were I at home again on Saturday afternoon, the visitors J being Latchford. The homesters won the toss and Latchford set the ball in motion with the sun < and wind at their backs. The Parish pressed immediately, but found the visiting backs safe, j and Latchford returned and forced a corner which j proved abortive. Some midfield play was indulged ;? in, the sides being very evenly matched. Bot-h sets of backs played a stern game, but at half- time no goals had been scored. Resuming, Frodsham pressed for a considerable period, but could not beat the defence. Then the visitors asserted themselves, and with a smart rush went right to Turner's charge and scored the first goal. After this reverse the Parish men got into their swing, and after a fine passing movement among the forward quintette, Clays placed a beautiful goal right out of the keeper's way. The home- sters still assumed aggressive tactics, and as the result of another beautiful movement Robinson (a. speedy outside right who has lately signed on for the Parish) sent a swift shot from near the touch line right into the net, thus giving his side the lead. Soon afterwards Latchford, with another of their characteristic rushes, went clean through their opponents and landed the ball into the net. The sides were now again level, and both teams put any amount of energy into their play to secure the winning point. The home contingent almost scored in the last minute, but the scores were 2-2 after a well-fought and even game. Chester Old St. Mary's met Tarvin on the Roodee on Saturday in the first round of the Chester and District Junior Cup Competition. Tarvin, who were a strong eleven, kicked off, and St. Mary's at once attacked, but off-side spoilt them. St. Mary's still continued to press and forced a corner, which was well placed by J. Davies, and W. Jones headed into the net, thus scoring the first goal for St. Mary's. Tarvin im- mediately ran down from the kick-off and the outside right man scored with a good shot. After a time E. Formstone scored a second goal for St. Mary's, who were playing a good game. Just before half-time Tarvin scored again from a scrimmage, and thus they crossed over on level terms. On the re-start Tarvin pressed but could not get through the defence of Snelson, Roberts and Davies. Tarvin sent in many shots, which Davies, the St. Mary's custodian, saved in good style. St. Mary's now began to play up, and the Tarvin goal was visited by them, but Molyneux shot over. Pickering headed just over from a oorner. The game was now evenly contested, and neither side could score. Towards the close St. Mary's pressed and several shots were tried at the Tarvin goal, but none took any effect. Time eventually arrived with the score two goals each. Extra time was played, and neither side scored during the first portion. In the second portion St. Mary's scored, through J. Davies. and thus won a good game by three goals to two. Sealand Road Reserve had as their opponents All Saints' Reserve on the former's ground. Sealand won the toss and put the visitors to face the sun. After about 25 minutes' play of an even character Sealand seemed to be getting the best of matters, and after a neat run up F. Lee sent in a shot which the visiting custodian just cleared, and D. Hands gaining possession, gave Sealand the lead. On resumption of play after the interval, Sealand again got away and Delaney scored with a grand shot. This seemed to arouse the Saints, and after a smart run down they forced a corner which proved fruitful, Ashton doing the trick with a low shot. Sealand were soon in the visitors* quarters, and Edwards scored with a splendid shot which just grazed the cross- bar. The Saints tried hard to add to their score, but were unable to do so. Davies, for the visitors, played a capital game, breaking up some very neat combination by the homesters. Before the whistle blew for cessation of hostilities H. Lloyd added a couple of goals and H. Ainsworth one goal, thus the game ended in an easy win for Sealand by 6 to 1. A meeting of the executive committee of the Chester and District Football Association wes held at the Oddfellows' Hall, Chester, on Monday even- ing, Mr. E. T. Hallmark presiding.—It was re- ported that Newton Rangers had played E. Row- lands, a registered professional for Haydock Foot- ball Club, in one of their matches, and the secre- tary was ordered to send the particulars of the case to the English Football Association to be dealt with.—With reference to the inter-association match with Wirral on November 2nd, it was de- cided to select the team on Monday, and all clubs are invited to nominate two players for selection. The draw for the second round of the Junior Club competition will also be taken on Monday.—The Secretary reported that at a meeting of the Referees' Association, to be held on Monday night at 8.15, it had been arranged that Mr. R. Atherton would read a paper, and it was resolved that all referees, players and officials and others interested be invited to attend. At a meeting of the executive of the Chester and District Football League, held at Chester on Mon- day night, Mr. G. S. N. Hull presiding, Newton Rangers were reported for playing E. Rowlands, a registered professional who had not been re- instated, in their League match with the Royal Welch Fusiliers.—The Secretary of the Rangers attended and pleaded ignorance of the fact.—It was ordered that in accordance with the rule two points be deducted from the Rangers' score, but no fine be inflicted. Rowlands is also to be re- ported to the English Football Association. CHESTER & DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION II. RBSTJLTS UP TO DATJ. pld.Won.L'st.Drn For.Airt.Pts. St. John's 6. 6. 0.0.35. 3.12 Hoole Rovers 5. 5. 0. 0.19. 3.10 Seeland Road 6. 5. 1. 0.28.11.10 Wrexham St. Giles. 5. 4. 1. 0.36. 7. 8 Saltney Reserve 6. 3. 2. 1.14.12. 7 Holeby Reserve 5. 2. 2. 1. 8.10. 5 Whitby. 6. 2. 3. 1 .12.24. 5 E. Port Church 5. 1. 2. 2. 7. 9. 4 R. Port Iteserve 5.. 1. 4. 0.. 8.15. 2 Chester United 6 1. 5.. 0.17.30. 2 Chester All Saints' 5. 0. 4. 1. 6.17. 1 Cnrist Church Inptitnbs. 6. 0. 6. 0. 5.54. 0

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