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CURRENT SPORT. I -ddo- -SATURDAY'S "SOCCER," LEAGUE I. 11 Newcastle United v. Sheffield' Wednesday: At Newcastle, the United defeated the. Wednes- day by four goals to none.—Derby County v. Everton Everton had the best of play at Derby, and won by one goad to none.—Manchester City v. Small Heath: Manchester City, at home, won by four goals to none.—Aston. Villa v. Notts Forest: At Birmingham, the Villa won by three goals to one.—Liverpool v. Bury The Liverpool team, on their own ground, won by three, goals to none.-Sheffield United v. Sunderland: The Sunderland team gained a victory at Sheffield by two goals to one.—Middlesbrough v. Blackburn Rovers: The Blackburn Rovers, at Middles- brough, won by two goals to none. SECOND LEAGUE MATCHES. Grimsby Town v. Woolwich Arsenal: The result of this match, at Grimsby, was a draw, ■each, side scoring twice.—Preston North End v. Barnsley: At Deepdale, the result was a. draw, one goal all.—Gainsborough Trinity v. Man- Chester United: At Gainsborough, the United earned a victory by one goal to none.—Bolton Wanderers v. Stockport County: The Wanderers were beaten, at home by one goal to none.- Burton United v. Bristol City: Bristol City went to Burton, and gained a victory by three goals /to two.—Burslem Port Vale. v. Chesterfield Playing at home, the Port Vale won by three goals to none.—Burnley v. Lincoln City: On their own ground, Burnley won by three goals to one.-Leice-s-ter Fosse v. -pradford City The Fosse were beaten at Leicester by two goals to -one. THE SOUTHERN LEAGUE. Tottenham Hotspur v. Kettering The Hotspur gained an easy victory at Tottenham by five goals to one.—Luton v. New Brompton: Playing at home, Luton won by one goal to none.—Fulham v. Brentford: The game was drawn at Fulham, neither side, scorinol.-Portsmouth v. Queen's Park Rangers: Played at Portsmouth, and drawn, nothing 'being scored.—Northampton v. Millwall: The visitors were beaten at Northamp- ton by two goals to none.—Swindon v. Welling- borough At Swindon, the home team won by one goal to none.—Bristol Rovers v. Reading: Nothing was scored at Bristol, the game being drawn. s 8 MIDLAND LEAGUE. Sheffield United Reserves, three goals; Lincoln City Reserves, one,— Gresley Rovers, three foals Doncaster Rovers, one.—Whitwick White /ross, none; Thornhill, none.—.Sheffield Wed- nesday Reserves, two goals; Newark, one.- Barnsley Reserves, one goal; Gainsborough Trinity Reserves, none.—Denaby United, two goals; Worksop, two.—Rotherham, seven goals; I Hinckley, none. ^SCOTTISH CUP FINAL. Glasgow Rangers v. Celtic: At Hampden- park, Glasgow, the Celtic won by three goals to two. SCOTTISH INTER-CITY LEAGUE. Dundee v. Third Lanark: Played at Dundee, hird Lanark beating the home team by one foal to none.—Heart of Midlothian v. Queen's 'ark: At Edinburgh, the home team won by ione goal to none. SURREY SENIOR CUP.—RE-PLAYED FINAL. Townley Park v. Guards' Depot: This re- played tie at Guildford resulted in a win for Townley Park-by four goals to three, after two lots of extra time had been played. [WESTERN LEAGUE. West Ham United v. Southampton: Neither aide scored at Canning Town, and the result was a draw. .cLUB MATCHES. Clapton v. Stoke: The League team won at Upton by two goals to one.—Plymouth Argyle v. Notts County: The visitors gained a victory at Plymouth by one goal to none. NORTHERN RUGBY UNION CUP.—SEMI-FINAL TES. Halifax v. Hunslet: At Wakefield, the Halifax team proved successful by 7 points to 2.—War- rington v. Bradford: This tie, at Broughton, ended in a draw of 3 points each. NORTHERN UNION LEAGUE.—DIVISION I. Hull, 7 poiuts; Hull Kingston Rovers, 2.— Leeds, 10 points; Batley, 2.-Salford, 28 points; Leigh, 6.—Wigan, 25 points; Keighley, 3. NORTHERN UNION LEAGUE.—DIVISION II. Pontefract, 10 points; Castleford, 10.—Bir- kenhead, 6 points; Millom, 3.—Dewsbury, 6 points; Bramley, g.-Holbeek, 11 points; Brig- house Rangers, none.—Barrow, 20 points; South Shields, none.NVakefield Trinity, 2 points; Lancaster, none.—Rochdale Hornets, 5 points; St. Helens, none. DURHAM CUP.—FINAL TIE. West Hartlepool v. Sunderland: In this final tie at South Shields, the West Hartlepool team .won by two penalty goals and a try to a try. "RUGGER" CLUB MATCHES. Exeter v. Bristol: On their own ground, •Exeter won by two goals and three tries to no- thing.—Gloucester v. Northampton: At North- ampton, the Gloucester team won by two goals and two tries to nothing.—Devonport Albion v. Swansea: The game, at Devonport, ended in a draw, nothing being scored.-Cardiff v. Llanelly: On their own ground, Cardiff won by a dropped goal and a try to nothing.—Tor- quay Athletic V. Plymouth: At Torquay, the game ended in a pointless draw.—Penartli v. Pontypridd: At Penarth, the home side won by a goal and three tries to nothing. ENGLISH FOOTBALLERS ABROAD. The Corinthians' Football Club, in a match in Paris, have defeated a French team by five goals to one. FIVE MILES' RUNNING RECORD. The great attraction at the South London Harriers' Sports on Saturday was A. Shrubb's attempt to beat Sid Thomas's five miles' ama- teur running record, made twelve years ago. He failed by 16 2-5see., but the track was heavy, owing to the rains. Shrubb's time for the full distance was 25min. lOsec. FIFTY MILE WALK. The fifty miles open amateur walking race for the Cambridge Cup was decided at Marple on Saturday. J. Butler was amongst the com- petitors, but he retired at Macclesfield, when leading. The contest resulted in favour of B. Beastie, who completed the distance in 7 hours 47 minutes 55 seconds. SWIMMING DATES. At a meeting of the Amateur Swimming Association, held in London, on Saturday night, the following dates were agreed upon for the English Championships: July 14, 220 yards, at Burslem July 16, Long Distance Championship, in the Thames July 23, 200 yards breast stroke, at Reading; July 29, South v. North, at Bristol; July 30, North v. South, at Scarborough; August 6, half mile, at Swindon; August 29, 100 yards ladies, at Leeds September 1, quarter mile salt water, at Lowestoft; September 14, plunging, at Swindon; September 15, Club water-polo-, in London September 21, 150 yards back-stroke, at Manchester; September 27, 500 yards, at Hornsey; October 3, 100 yards, at Middlesbrough. The first races for the King's Cup are provisionally fixed for July 9, and the Sinai for July 11. The Scottish Association have declined to take part in international matches with England this season. CRICKET COMMENCED. Club cricket was in full swing in Lancashire on Saturday, the two principal League tourna- ments of the County Palatine being started. There was a full Lancashire League programme, and the notabilities of the day were Barnes, the ex-Lancashire bowler, who assisted Church to defeat R.a.wtenstall, and F. G. Bull, the once famous Essex amateur slow bowler, who took Eart in his first League game, assisting East ancashire against Burnley. MINISTERS FAIL AT GOLF. The Prime Minister and' the Colonial Sec- retary were among the players for the House of Commons against the Ranelagh Club, at Ranelagh, on Saturday. The legislators sus- tained what was probably their heaviest defeat in the history of the event. They failed to win a match, and Ranelagh proved successful by 9t point to nil. The scoring was on the principle of one point for the match and half a point for the bye Mr. Balfour was off his driving, and was defeated by Mr. H. Fisher Smith by 5 holes up and 4 to play. Mr. Lyttelton, who had shown excellent form in a practice round in the morn- ing, was weak on the greens in the afternoon. He was defeated by Mr. Woodbine Parish by 4 and 3. Mr. S. H. Petre played a very good game, going round the full pedal course in about 70 strokes; and beating Mr. H. W. Forster, M.P., by 5 and 4. Only singles were played. -—— WEST BROMWICH Go DOWN. In the Association Football League Champion- ship, on Monday, Everton beat West Bromwich Albion, at Everton, by 4 goals to 0. By this defeat West Bromwich Albion lost their last chance of avoiding relegation to the Second Division next season. Fulham and Portsmouth drew, in the Southern League, at Fulham, each side having scored two goals. Two matches were played in the Western League on Monday, with the follow- ing results:\—Tottenham Hotspur beat West Ham United, at Canning-town,, by one goal to none Bristol Rovers beat Southampton, at Bristol, by four goals to none. The match in the London League between Queen's Park Rangers and Brentford, at Kensal-rise, ended in a win for Queen's Park Rangers by two goals to one. Swansea beat Plymouth, at Plymouth, under Rugby rules, on Monday, by one goal and fcur tries to one goal and one try. WRESTLING. A wrestling match, the best two out of three falls, in the Lancashire eatch-as-catch-can style for the Light Weight Championship of the World between Yukio Tani, of Japan, and J. Mellor, of Stalybridge, was decided, at the Tivoli, in London, on Monday afternoon. The conditions were that the men should weigh in at 9st. 41b. two hours before wrestling, and should be on the, mat at 3 o'clock. If no conclusive result was arrived at before 5 o'clock the contest was to be declared a draw. The match had aroused considerable interest, for Tani, who has never been beaten in the Japanese style of wrestling, had not taken part before Monday in a match under catch-as-catch-can rules; while Mellor had beaten all comers at his weight in this method. The match was won by Tani by two falls to one. Mellor gained the first fall after 60 minutes' wrestling, but Tani won the second in 19min. 33sec. and the third in 18min. 11-isce. 4 WOOLWICH WIN AT BRADFORD. The postponed match in the Second. Division of the Association League, between Woolwich Arsenal and Bradford City, was decided at Brad- ford on Tuesday, when the Arsenal, by securing a victory by three goals to, none made practically certain of a place in the First Division of the League next season.



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