Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

19 erthygl ar y dudalen hon




FOOTBALL. "W rexham had an easy task to gain two points in the Combination on Saturday. Their opponents were Denton, with whom they played a drawn game at Denton earlier on in the season. On Saturday Denton were poorly represented, and scarcely had a look-in. Wrexham scored five goals in each half, and won by ten goals to nil-the largest score the team has run up this season. Under the circumstances, it would be idle to criticise the players, but we might refer to the fact that on one or two occasions the home team got completely disorganised. This was owing to the desire to score. The backs and half-backs got amongst the forwards, and the home players appeared to be striving with one another as to who should kick the ball. Prichard played a good game on the right wing, and centred in first-class style. Amongst the visitors the goalkeeper kept his charge in a cool manner, and but for his defence the score would have been much heavier. Whitehead showed a fine turn of speed, and made some sharp sprints in the second halt along the right. On Monday, Wrexham again played Chirk on the Racecourse -this tin.e it w"" the return fixture in the Coml,in:L t1011. I Wrexham were fully represented, but Chirk were without W. P. Jones and Egan, the latter playing at Newton Heath in J. Doughty's benefit. Taylor, of the Druids, took Jones' place, and Albert Jones partnered G. Owen on the left. Play was fairly even at the start, but after Chirk had scored. Wrexham had the test of it, but were umible to equalise up to the interval. On crossing over, Chirk had a little more of the play than their opponents, and it was E:eeii that they must win unless rexham improved considerably. They did not do this, but on the contrary, after S. Jones had made a bad mistake rnd given Chirk a second goal, they fell ill considerably LLd Chirk put on a third point. Then the home team roused themselves, and had very hard lines in not scoring cn several occasions. Chirk added another goal, and finally ran out easy winners by four goais to nil. Chirk were undoubtedly the better team, and fully deserved their victory. Hiles played a good game in goal, and both backs kicked well. The hail-backs wire very strong, and all three played a lirst-ciass game. The forwards combined well. W. and G. Owen played their usual cool and effective game. Butler was dangerous in the centre, and James showed up better than usual. Albert Jones is not the player he was, but he put in some pretty touches. Coming to the home team, S. Jones made one bad mistake, but could not be blamed for the other goals. The backs were fair, and the half-backs strong. The forwards did not pull together at all. Prichard and Turner did badly on the right, and Lewis and Lea were not in their customary form. Wilding worked hard, but not effectively. The fight for the Junior Cup was brought to a close at Rhvl on Saturday, when Llandudno Swifts beat Wrexham Gymnasium by three goals to one. The match took place in the Summer Gardens, and the playing ground was small. The ball was con- sequently out of play nearly as much as it was in. The Gyms pressed severely in the first half, but on crossing over each side had scored once. The second portion of the game was fairly even, the Swifts having a little more of the play than their opponents. The Swifts added two points to their score, while the Gyms, try as they would, could not break through the strong defence of the Llandudno team. For the winners, the goalkeeper and backs played finely. Knight, the centre half, went forward in the second half, and did P. lot towards winning the game for his side. Roberts and the backs lost the Gymnasium the match. The half-backs played a hard game, and the forwards passed nicely, but shot badly. Shelby was the best of the lot. Garner rambled all over the field, ttiid Harrison played the man too much. Hughes and Higginson did not work well together. The supporters of the Llandudno team had got out "{ullomI" cards for the benefit of the Gymnasium team, which were produced when the game was over. A general meeting of the Football Combination was held at Manchester on Friday evening. There was a long discussion I1.S to the new scheme proposed by the Football League. There was a unanimous expression of opinion that it would be desirous to carry on the Combination next season in the same manner as heretofore, and this decision was ultimately adopted. Wrexham was not represented, but Mr T. E. Thomas, Chirk, was present. We understand that a movement is on foot to re-organise the Welsh League. On Easter Tuesday, Preston North End play a District team at Llangollen.

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