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n_ I THE WELSH CHALLENGE CUP. I FIRST TIES. j RUOSTYLLEX V. CROWN (WREXHAM). I These clubs met on Saturday oil the ground of th3 I former at Rhostyllen. The home team won the toss, and the Crown kicked off shortly after three o'clock, with the hill against them, and playing -.ve! I up, in less than five minutes from the st.trt. G. Elli-s with a lung ahot from the left scored a goal for This seemed to rouse the home team and they played mo-tt determinedly. but the state of the game re:nained un- altered up to half time. On the change of ends, with I the wind and a. goal in their favor, it was thought tho I Crown would have an easy victory. Bit such was not the case, however, as working well together the home team-mainly through the efforts of t .e two Owens'. W. Moulden, and R. Roberts, who played a grand game throughout—succeeded in scoring—G. Phoenix doing the needful. After this the visitors fell off a lot, and but for the splendid defence of Wilding and Clutton must have suffered defeat, lid is is, the game ended in a draw, and will be decided to. I day (Saturday), on the Recreation Ground, Wrexham, when a good game may La expected. The following were the teams :-Cnnvn-Goal, 0. Kowe bac?. Wilding and C. Clutt.m h?lf-b?cks, J. D?vid3, E. Carty. and T. Hobson l'iht wing, J. Fishar and Humphreys: left wing, C. E!Hs and J. Ji)ne.4 ;I centre, A. Hayes umpire, Mr George 'i'agg. Rhostyllen—Goal, A. Ptigii backs, W. Montden I and E. Owen half-backs, T. Clutton, T. Badwick, and R. Roberts left wing, G. Phumit and T. Hughes right wingo, R. Hill and J. Ph,.enix centre, i. Owen umpire, Mr W. Cotton. Referee, Mr J. Grant. DRUIDS v. COEDPOETH. These clubs played their tie on Saturday, at Coed- poeth. The game for the first half-time was a closely contested one, the Druids scoring one goal which was not allowed on the plea of "off-side," and one goal. On changing ends, however, the Druids had it all their own way, scoring eight goals, thus winning by nine goals to nil. On leaving the ground the players, it is said, where treated to a shower of brickbats, mud, and stones, one being severely injured, receiving a gash in the head with a stone. OSWESTRY v. CHIRK. On Saturday afternoon the Oswestry and Chirk teams also met at Oswestry. The weather was very favorable, and there was a numerous company of I spectators. Both teams were in excellent form, a capital game being witnessed. After an exciting con- test the game terminated in a draw, each side scoring two goals. The teams were:- CI[IRK.-C.OLtl. Bf)l:ti, backi. C. Conde an I T. Jo,o. half-hacks, H, Owe a, P. Griffiths, and A. Jones centre, J. Conde right wing, W. Owen and G. Owen left wing, T. Williams and G. Griffiths; umpire, Mr Thomas. OSWESTRY -Goal, Gough; backs, J. Williams and A. Roberts half-backs, Foulkes, M. Evans, and Smith; right wing. J. E. Davies and J. Evans left wing, Farmer and Roach centre, Shaw umpire, W. H. Gough. Mr Pugh of Pool Quay, was referee.

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