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12 THE GUARDIAN Monday September 21 1964 SPORTS REPORT Rugby League Athletics Association Football Everton show their potential Liverpool's weakness on defence By BRIAN CROWTHER: Liverpool 0, Everton 4 Not since the season 1914-15 when they won 5-0 had Everton been so manifestly superior to Liverpool in a derby match as they were at Anfield on Saturday. Everton put four goals past Lawrence without reply and, more marvellous than that, they silenced the Kop. After a great first half it seemed right to say that every so often the British game is redeemed by such a match as this, but a second half of merely ordinary play tempered valuation. However, this was still something of an occasion. The Kop, the best unpaid act in show business, was gay predictably with emblems of purple hearts. An attempt was made to plant one of these on the centre spot before the start, but Everton were spared that indignity because the pitch was too hard. The visitors for their part spared Liverpool nothing. But though Everton led 3-0 after the first half Liverpool did not seem completely without hope until Morrissey scored the fourth 19 minutes after the interval. Troubled times Liverpool's defence is going through troubled times, a fact that accounted for probably threequarters of Everton" s superiority. The names are the same Byrne, Moran, and Yeats but where is the strength and superconfidence of last season ? Yeats, that figure type cast for Carver Doone, whose presence in the side always seemed so reassuring in fact provided Everton with the opportunity by which they opened their account a minute ' after the. start. There Is one consolation for Liverpool they may be getting their bad phase over with before the European Cup competition gels seriously under way. Everton, without Parker, Young, Vernon, and Brown, and with no Kay to call upon, performed remarkably well, and what the first team would be now if all were available is anybody's guess. Stevens was superb at left half and attracted so much attention to himself that a spectator came on the field towards the end of the second Wagstaffe's early freedom does the trick By JAMES HOLLAND : Manchester City 2, Derby County 0 Manchester City were in This new-found security was capricious mood against Derby reflected in the confident play of rnnntv whom ihnv hunt iun at Bacuzzi and Kennedy. Bacuzzi K Side m Satuldav efficiently suppressed Cleeveley, moss bine on saturoay. and though Kennedy found Hughes They were a goal ahead after a lively handful he generally aa seconds, and in the fifteenth managed to cope with him. Oakes minute they were two up a fair and Shawcross, the wing halves, reward for much enterprising play, also benefited and showed a But in the second half, when their pleasing readiness to go forward supporters were preparing them- with the ball. l&JS'tJn Lrri'hahii? In view of Derby's splendid start forwards fell into wayward habits, to lhe season , had exected Kreat ?nini&at early pr0mlse WaS nCVr tmngs of them, but my expeetaUras fulnuea. were never realised. They did not The decline in City's forward have the run of the ball, however, play was probably attributable to for Kennedy, on the line, headed some extent to the fact that away a Header from Thomas, and Barrowcliffe, who had had a very a little later Bacuzzi, also on the unhappy time against WagstalTe soa Une, was struck on the legs by before the interval, afterwards got a drive from Buxton about which a firmer grip on his tormentor and the City defence, and Ogley in City seldom sparkled again. During particular, knew very little. Ogley. his period of ascendancy Wagstaffe however, had previously distin- flitted down the left wing like some Ruished himself by turning over the will o' the wisp, and his high Buns crossbar a tremendous snot from centres paved the way tor notn City's goals. Defence off balance In the first instance his centre caught the Derby defence off t.l.TA m;Pn.;n Uit- chnl Vim Tali rebounded oYa defend m sthai-i h" ithn"t anv riciav. drove it into the net and so scored his first goal for City. And later when wagstaffe floated over another tantalising Cross Kevan thamushavc f?envpirt mat must nave oeen apprLLldlta uy a utrntuii :n i. ituinc, nuu watenmg we game. mereauer City prospered no more, but the disappointment of their followers was probably tempered by the sound display of Gratrix at centre half. Gratrix, signed from Blackpool the previous day for what in this era of. inflationary transfer fees could be regarded as a give-away price, did many good things wilh a minimum of fuss and brought to the City defence a stability that has been lacking for quite a while. Motor Racing Jim Clark just misses a hat-trick Jim Clark just failed to complete a hat-trick in the 110-mile International Gold Cup motor race at Oulton Park. Cheshire, on Saturday when Jack Brabham beat him by barely a car's length. Clark had won the trophy in each of the last two years. Brabham's average speed for the race was 95.5 m.p.h. Jackie Stewart (Cooper Austin) won the first race of the day, the 50-mile formula three event, at an average speed of 90.91 m.p.h., which was better than the previous fastest lap speed. Christopher Irwin (Merlin Ford) was second and Roger Mac (Brabham Ford), third. Stewart's fastest lap of lrnin. 47.Gsec, 92.3S m.p.h., was a record. Results : GOLD CUT RACE (48 Laps. 110 Miles). l J. Brabham iBrabhaml. 6?mln. 23sec.. S&M m.p.h.: 3. J Clark (Lotus): 3. J. Stawart (Lotus): 4. M. Spence (Lotus): 5. P. Hawkins (Lola): 6 D. Prophet (Repco Brabham). Fastest lap: Clark. lmln. 46scc.. 96.5 m.p.h. FORMULA THREE (19 1W. 50 Miles). 1. J. Stewart (Cooper Aiat'm 34m!n 37.4ec. 90.91 m.p.h.; 3. C. irMn (Merlin Ford): 3. R, Mac (Brat-ham Ford): 4. J. Love (Cooper MorrLs): J Fonnlni (LotuM: 6. J. Cardwell (Brabhacnl Fastest lap: Stewart, lmlp 47.Gsc.. 91.33 Ireoonl). Today's fixtures Association FOURTH DIVISION. Hartlepools United t. Torquay United 15.351, Southron v. Aldershot T3UI. CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE. Hyde United v. Altrlncham Rugby League LANCASHIRE (Tf (Second Round). Warrington T. Oldham (5.431. half and swung a punch at him.-Harvey played promisingly well, but perhaps not quite so well as Young, in form, might do at inside right. This and the return of Parker to right back are the only changes Everton could reasonably make at the moment. Pickering had the beating of Yeats on the ground and usually in the air. The moving of Temple to inside left is also making the best use of resources because Morrissey is a competent outside left and Temple a great striker. This was never better illustrated than in the opening minute when Temple put the ball out to Morrissey, whose centre was met by Yeats. The centre half miskicked the ball a few yards to Temple's feet, and Temple's shot gave Lawrence no chance. Wallace injured Liverpool haa almost as much of the play as did Everton in the first half even though Wallace t received a leg injury in the fourth minute and thereafter was never fully mobile. Thev were unlucky at least twice, first when Hunt's shot was cleared from the goal line by Brown and then when Rankin just got fingertips to St John's header. There is not much wrong with Liverpool's attack that the return of Arrowsmith could not cure. Pickering put Everton further ahead in the thirty-fourth minute when he collected Stevens's pass in the centre, beat Yeats and another defender cleverly, and kicked a goal at half speed from about 20 yards. The ball's course may have been deflected-by a defender because Lawrence appeared not to have expected the shot. Three minutes before the interval Harvey, with fine anticipation, lobbed the ball over Lawrence and into the net, making it 3-0. If Gabriel had not headed out Thompson's shot early in the second half the game might have taken a different course. As it happened Morrissey added to Everton's lead with a good self-made goal a dash inside and a shot on the run. And that was the end of Liverpool. LIVERPOOL. LawTence: Byrne, Mono: Milne. Yeats. Stevenson: Callnffhan Hunt. SI John. Wallace. Thompson. EVERTON. Rankin: Harris. Brown: Gabriel. Labone. Stevens: Scolt, Harvey. Pickering. Tcmjilc. Morrissey. Ueleree: J, Finney iHercfordl. Buxton, and a similar save irom a header trom tsuxton in tne secona half was further evidence of this voung man's capabilities. Derby moved the ball auieklv and accurately with Thomas and Durban showing plenty of dash, but there is little guile or subtlety about the attack, and I am afraid County will prove to be just another run-of-lhe-mill side. Manchester city. oeiey: Baaim, Kennedy: Shawcross. Gratrtx. Oakes: Stobart. v-Z'r. ForrtK,n; Webster. Young, parry: Buehea inomaft. auxion uuroan. uieevejey. Referee: A. W. Luty (Leeds). Association FIRST DIVISION. Aiton Vliia 3. ShcineW WedD&day 0: Burnley 3. Wat Ham United 2; Olds 3, Uxds UiUted 0: Leicester City 2. Arsenal 3: LtverpooJ 0. Everton ; Nottingham Fores: 2 Fulham 3: Sheffield United 3. Blrmlufiuni City l: Stoke CUy 1, Manchester United 2. Sunderland i. BJck-burn Rovers O: Tottenham Hotspur I, Wcsl Bromwlch AJbton 0: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Blackpool 2. SECOND DIVISION. Bury 1, Nprwlch Qty 0: CrdJtI City 1 Newcastle United 1: Charlton Athletic 1. Swansea Town 0: Coventry City 0. Northampton Town 1; Crystal Palace 2, Plymouth Antyle 1; HuddfeTtfleltt Town 0. Southampton 3. Ipswich Town 1. Bolton Wanderers -i. teyiaa Orient 2. Rothertum Untttd 1 . Manchester City 2. Derby County 0; Portsmouth 5 Swindon Town 0: Preaton North End 4. Middlesbrough 3 THIRD DIVISION. Bournemouth and BoAoombe Athletic 4. Luton Town t: Brentlord 2 C3llH)tham 0: Bristol Risers 3. Colchester United 3- Exvicr City 0, Carlisle Unlttd 0; Grimsby Town 3. Barndey 2: Hu'l City 3. Bristol City 2: Oldhwii Athletic 0. Port Vale li Peterborough United 3, Mans-ileld Town 5: Walsall 4. Reading 1; Witiord 2. Shrewsbury Town X FOURTH I VISION. Aldershcit 2. Halifax Town 0; Barrow 2. Rochdale 2: Bradford 2. Newport County 3: Brtchton and Hov Albion 3 Bradford City 3; Chesterfield 2, Stockport County 0: Lincoln City 2. Chester 2: CKlord United 0. MlllwaJl 2; Wrexham 4 Darlington 2 SCOTTIS! I LEAfi IE ( Division 11 . Alrdrieonlans 0. Morton 3; Celtic 1, Dundee United i: Dundee 4. Ramcm l: Dunfertnlin Athletic 7. Clyde 2; Hibertan 4. Aberdeen 2; Partlck Thistle 4. Falkirk l: St Johnston 0. KUmarnctk 1: St Mlrren i. Motherwell Third Lanark Hearts 5. SCOTTISH LEAGl'E t Division 11). Arbroath 2. Alloa Athletic t: Ayr UnEU-d 3. Dumbarton K Brechin City 2 Berwick Rangers 3; East Fife 2. Queen or the South 3: East Stirling Clydebank 1. QiKei's Park 2: Hamilton Academicals 1. Cowdenbeath l: Stenhouscmuir 2. Forfar Athletic 3: Stirtlnt Albion 3. Albion -Rogers 0: Stranraer 3. Raith Rover? 3. FA CUP ( Second QualUjinc Round . Altnocham 4, St Helens l; Eltesniere Port Town 4. New Brlghtoa 1- Frlcxley Colliery 2 Worksop 1, Horwlch RMI 1. Lancaster City l; Hyde United I, Nelson 3: Macclesfield 4. Northwich Victoria l: Morecambe 6. Fleetwood U Rossendale 0. Staiybrtds Celtic 3: Runcorn 0, Boroush United 2 Stceierrdale United 2. South Liverpool 2. Wttiffrd United t. Wit ton AlMon 1 CHESHIRE COUNTY LEAGUE. ChesJer 1. Rhyi 3: Mossier I. Wrexham 1: Oswestry Town 3. Congleton Town 5 Stafford Rangers 5 Tranmere Rovers 3: Wican Athletic 4. Bartjror City 3 LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE, Bury GSOB 0 Old Boltontans 6: Mlddleton Amateurs 2. Old Mancunians 1: Oldham H-Jlnielan 2. AshtOn GSOB 2: Ofd Hay-ward Lans 4. Boston Wrresdaie 0: Rochdale St Clements 2. Old Lei if Wans 0; Tottinjtton St Amies 2 CastEeton Casuals 0; Whalley Ranee 3. Thoraleljh Coilezr OB i: Black-bum Technical 2, BrwithtoB Amateurs 7; FuSwnod 0. Preston OSOB 2: Old Blacfc-bumtans 2. Southport Anuteurt 2; Old Farn worth tans. 2. Alnsdale HP 1: Old Rtvinjc-tonlatu o. Old StadEac i: Chadderton GSOB 2. Old Bedlans 9: MEC 0. Bumage GSOB 1: Old Sxirordlaix, 0. Manchester YMCA 1: Old TechJionlan 3, OJd Choritonlarur 4: Ttntwtstle 2. Old Mostooian 5: Wythen 3. RadcillTe Amateurs 3. Sr. John, Liverpool's centre forward, and Rankin, Everton's goalkeeper, meet in mid-air. The other players are Harris (No. 2) and Hunt (on the right) Association Football Leeds United lose game of many fouls By ALBERT BAKHAM : Chelsea 2, Leeds United 0 The prospect of the match between Chelsea, unbeaten and leading the First Division, and Leeds United, promoted this season and on Saturday their nearest challengers, was so appetising that there was a crowd of 38,000 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won 2-0, and Leeds played for an hour with ten men and for some minutes with nine. Not for a long long time have I see such a distasteful display from two teams at the head of the highest division in the land. Entertainment seems but a waste product of football if two points are of such importance that they have to be garnered by distasteful methods. Here too, unfortunately, was fodder for the critics of present-day refereeing, especially after the Football League's request for firmness. This match needed a far stronger hand than Mr Clemenls used on Saturday. Some of his extrava gantly histrionic gestures could well have been replaced by one linger rr nl no In the rtrnss nir.rnnm. Fmv. indeed, of the crowd would have been surprised had Collins been sent oil the field early. He had concluded a tussle with Harris and with the ball far away by kicking at the Chelsea half back. His name was taken. Stronger action subsequently would therefore have been difficult to justify. It is inexcusable to attempt to leaven the claim that one's opponents began the roughness by retaliating, but retaliation and retribution followed, foul by foul. Carried off Leeds lost Giles for the remainder of the match when he was bowled over by McCreadie. received a knee injury, and was carried from the field on a stretcher. Late in the game Grecnhoff twice sank to the ground and once stayed off the field for five minutes for treatment. When Giles was removed. 60 minutes of tedium remained. Such indiscipline in tackling led to anxiously hurried passing and j consequent inaccuracy. There was no wish for subtlety on this day. Yet Leeds began with a flourish and might well have been a goal ahead after six minutes when Giles and Bremner created an opening for Hunter who shot and hit the crossbar before Bonetti recovered the rebounding ball. Five minutes after Giles had left the field Chelsea scored their first goal. Knox centred from his wing, Graham headed the ball back and, as Bremner attempted to clear, Venables swept the ball away from him and into the net. Venables, indeed, was one Chelsea player who allied thought to pace throughout the game and was the cause of Sprake's being kept so busy. The other was McCreadie, sweeping from left back to outside left whenever there was the merest chance. Sprake, 19, is a most competent Weekend sporting Association LANCASHIRE COMBINATION. Chorley 0 Marine 0; Clltheroe 3 Aocrlngton o: Droyls-den 2, Leyland 1; Grea.t Harwood 5. Srouih-port li Netherfleld 4, Bacup Boroujsti 0. WELSH LEAGUE. Bangor City 1. Nantlle Vale 0: Caernarvon Town 3. Colwya Bay 1 Holyhead Town 7. Dolgellau 2: Holywell Town 3. Wrexham 2- Llandudno 2, Pwllheli 3. Cnokson Cup (Second Itannd): Sethesda Athletic 0 Prestatyn 5: Rhyl 3. Pen-maemnawr 0 Rugby Union LACSIIIRE. CHESHIRE, A DISTRICT. Ashion under Lyne 14. Old Crossleyans IS; BlrVtviirwad Pa:k 9. Sale l": Bowdoo 3, He.Mon Moor 45: Bury 5, Orrell 56, Calder Vale 2f. Old Saifordians 0: Colne and Nelson X North Rlbblesdiile 12; Davenpcin 20. Old Caldeians 11; Furness S. Predion Grasshoppers 5. Halifax Vandals 6. Old Aldwinians 0; Kersal 13, Mctrovlclc 12: Leigh 3. Vtcker S C. 6: Lynini 10. Old Hulmcians 14: Manchester YMCA 14, De La Salle OB 19: Newcastle under Lyme 6. Ashton on Mersey 31: Newton le Willows 11. West Parte 3: Old Bedians 27. Sedglcy Park 0: old Blrkonlan 11, Llverport 14; OEd Rochdallans 9. Thornton C!eve!eys 3: Old Saltans 11, Ormskirk tl: Prestwlch 9. Oldham 17: St-Marv's OB IS. Old Inslomaos S: Setton 24, Eccles 9, Southport t2, Rochdale 14; Warrington a. Kelghllans 3: Waterloo 3. Broughton Park 3; Widnes 17. Chester 3: Wiean 9 Kendal 8: W.lmstow 17. Manchester 6 YORKSHIRE DISTRICT. Batldon 19. Hull lonians 3: Barnsley t:. Leeds Chtrons 3: Rmclev 3S. Burnage 0: Bradford Viklnjs 5. Ha'ifJi Duke 24: Castlelord 6, West Leeds MSOB 6: Don Valley Knottmsley i3; Gco'e OB 3. Scarborough U Gnmsov Hull and ER Nomads 19: Halifax 20. Brad-lord :4: Headlnsley Wanderers 2(5. IXinraster 11- tluddersfield S. Queen's University .2; Hull and East Ridln? S. Sew Briuhton 5: Malton and Norton :l, Hull O'A Grammarian 10: Marisi OB It Old Hymer:na Hornets- 31 : Morley S, Weit Hartlepool .l: Od Hvmerlans 5. Old Rwindhegtans 3' O'd Leodiensians 14. SunderHind S- Old Rlsh worihiaiss 11. Braniley OR 10. Old RodLlStans 30. Huddersfleld A M: Old Thornenslans .5. Chesterfield 15. o:d Wathotilan 9. Heath OB 0: Otley S. FySde 30- Pockllajrton 6. Moortown 11; Pontefrart S. Old HJlmlans 2C Retford 11, Ashbourne IS: Roundlisv :$ Sheffield 0 Sandal IS. Cleefcheaton o Sv-un-thnrpe 3. Hessle 30; Skipton 6, Sflby OB 19-Upper Wharf edale 22, Oit BrodleUrw 3 WaMelrt 36 nkley 3- Wes Pa:k OB 51 Leeds Naigo 3; Yarnbury 5. Harrogate Georgians It York 9. Bradford Salem S; Yorkshire CW 30. Burtey 0 SOUTH-EAST. Alnwick 22. Old Bedans 0: BiUtimham 0, Rockdlff )T; Gateshead Fell 19. Dar!Lnst'3n 6: Gosfcrth 3. EdinburRh Wanderers 5 TlartlefKWl AthTetic 24. Tyne-mottth Rovers 3: Hartlepool Rovers 23. Stewarts Coilece FP 13. Hartlepool Rovers A 5, Houghton 6: MtddtesbrouKh 5. Durham rity 0 North Durham G. Tvncdale IT; Northern 6. Vale of Lune 3: North Shields 0. Hawtek YMCA 75- Old Novo, 5 Carlisle 4fi- Prrcv Park :0. Sdlnburth Rcyal HSFP 27; Redcar 3. York Rl 2S Stockton 23. Darlinfton GSOB 3; Ses-hlll 14 Ockermouth 3: West Hartlepool GSOB 12. Hartlepool OB 0: Wrstoe 22. Blaydon J: Wtnlaton Vulcans 3. Ashtnitou Redheads S. Swan Hunters 0 Cl'MlfEKLAXn AND WESTMOR1AND- NetherhaM 25. Aspatrla fi: Penrith 6. Morpeth 39: Slltoth 20. Keswick Oi WJstoa is. Workington 1- goalkeeper. It was a pity that lhe second Chelsea goal, 14 minutes from the end, followed one of his rare errors. An earlier mistake led Collins into presenting a pass to Hollins whose shot, although Sprako pushed the savagely driven ball into the air, bounced behind him into goal. The departure of Giles was the end of any real hopes Leeds had, though Chelsea were so impoverished of thought that Leeds were able to keep alive a chance that should have been snuffed out long before. Leeds can thank the wanderings of Johanneson, one of the few players who took no part in the roughness, for that. His fine footwork outwitted Watson more often than not but had little support except for the tirelessness of Collins. Even Charlton, throwing away his shin guards, plodded upfield to aid his depleted attack, for Chelsea had run out of ideas if not steam. But my conception of sport is that one wins with humility and one loses with grace. There was none at Stamford Bridge on Saturdav. CHELSEA. Bonett): Watson. McCreadie, Holtlns, Hlnton. Harris; Murray Graliam ""tues. ventre.?. Knox. LKEOS UNITED. Sprake; Retncy. Reir Greenhoff, Charlton, Hunter: Giles. Bremner Storrle. Collins. Jonanneson. Referee: W. Clements (West Bromwlch) Ireland's amateur team Ireland have chosen six new caps for the amateur international match against England at Romford on Saturday. They are J. Patterson and S. Patterson, the two backs, who are not related, and all the forwards with the exception of Cairns, who leads the line. The team is : J Kennedy (Distillery; J. Patterson ICrusaders) S Patlerion (Distillers) W McCtilloch IGtemoran). T. Turklntoo (Distillery), cant., S Magee (Glcnaton) R Warburton (Glentoranl, W. Johnston (Glenavon), D Cairns (Llnftetdl. T Rrannljum (Glentoranl. R. Whiteside (LlnOeld). Cycling Gordon's appeal not heard P. Gordon's appeal against being dropped from the British Olympic cycling team was " not heard " at a meeting of the appeals committee of the British Cycling Federation in London on Saturday. The committee decided, said ta BCF official, that " the making or varying of an Olympic selection as decided by the racing committee, is not a competent basis for appeal. If the racing committee should subsequently make forma! charges against Mr Gordon then this mav be the subject of an appeal " results Itugby Unlcn L"-"ON AND HOME COUNTIES Blackheath 16 Guy's HospttaJ 3; Harlequins SO. Uioeily 8: London Irish 20. US ports-mouth fl; London Scottish 12. Heading. 3. Old AHeynlans 8, Oxford 11; OM Cran-lehihans 9, St Thomas'i Ho&Tltal 14. Saracens 5. Bridmid 13: St Mary-, Hospital 3, Birmlnjrham 14; Wasps 24. Stieatnam It CUMBERLAND AND WESTAIOHMND Trial. Blues 32, Whites 14. at Cockennouin KEPRESENTAT1VE MATCH. W e 1 s b WcMern Counties XV e. Fllitan NV 12 ai Linnetly. NORTH WALES, Col wy n Bn 0 Rlyl A LSaududno 22, WateiEoo XV lb, Ruthin 0. Holylwad Tontanuau 6. DolteiHu tl. Wrexham H. Macctttafield 22 Rugby League NORTHERN lU'IiHY LKAUL'E. Blackpool Boryajjh 6 Hull 17- Bradford Northern 1. Bmit 5 Castlelord 22 DoncaAir 3 De.-st)un 7 Barrow 0. Halifax 16. IattkT-rotio Ittvers T; Hull Kingston R01 eri 22. HiiddersOeld 7; Kelrhley S, Hunslt Leeds 31 Bramley 14: Lelj?h :3. Wo-kiojiKu Town 16 Liverpool City 5. Wlean 34 Rochdale Home's u. St Helens 1": Sallord 7. Warrlnitton 21; Waktfleld Trinity 3' . York 15: Whitehaven 8. Swim on 10 WtdDe 2. Oldham 3L Cricket L.WCASHIRE IiEACSUE. Rawtenstall 141. Bumtey 143 for 3; Ramsbottom 109 for 5. Church Iftj; AcerlnirtOQ IfS for 4, Bacup IS for 7 dec-: Enfield 109, TodmonJcn US. East Lancaihire 72. Colne 149 for 4 Kc . Lov,erhiuse si. Hasllnsden 127; Nelvn 121. Rishlctl 122 for 7. KNUSH1KK AND CHESHIRE LT Gl T. cheetham 35. Swlnton 70: Demon 3 Marpte 42 for a: Denton St Lavkrmcv HO for 7. Lf.nsraSjrht l&S1 GIcssop S3. P-ejtirh ".33 lor 3 dee. Nordsn 47. BntlU.cton SO for I: Stand 151 tor 4 dec, Duklntteld 103. S:albrldpe 176 for 9. Uitiworlh 172 M X C It i: S T E R AND DISTRICT ASSOCIATION. Ashton on Mersey 135 for S dec.. Prescot 46: Bolton US for 6 dec . Lytham 93; Brouehton 123 Chead(e Hulm 130 for 4 Bury 55, Worsley 5fi for 7. Cheadle 125 for fi. Chorlton 121: ciertham Htll 60. Bramhall 153 for 5 dec; Dld-bury 153 for 9, Ttmperley 15S: Heaton Mersey 81 Macclesfield 92: Monton 13S for 3 dec. nixto-i HQ; Northwich 108 for 6. Lelch 150: Urmnon 122 for 3 dec.. Whallev Ranee 117. Weatse 102. S W. Manchester 104 for T WOLTON LEAGUE. Eajtley SI tar 0. Rears' e. 79: Farnwrth :os. AsUev R-ldce 56: Heaton 130. Little Lever 115 for . Horu-ICh Rati 12t. Eserton 95 for Tonte 111. WesThouehton 93: Watkden 191 Bradihav. 194 for 5 Hockey TOI'R MATCHES. AJdffley Fdtte 3 ShamrockJi 4: Bourdon 1. Dublin YMCA 2 7:T1I ANNIVERRY MATCHES nrook-larids 4. Select XI 6: Brooklandj 2nd 5 Cheshire President's XI 5: BrooLlinos 3d 4. B. Howard's Xt 5; BrcwkUada 4'h C. 4th team Captains XI 3. Cl.t'B IATCHES. Ieeds Corinthian 4 Brigs l: Stone 1. Leek 0: Warrtnjion 1. Northern 3. Lacrosse WOSIE.VS INTERNATIONAL MATCH Wales 6, United States 10, a; Card:.? Arcu Park. Association Football Sunderland more like themselves By a Special Correspondent Sunderland, looking like a patient taking the first faltering steps after a long dispiriting illness, managed to beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 at Roker Park on Saturday. They still, of course, lack their old sureness of touch one goal is hardlv a rich reward against a Blackburn defence weakened for most of the match by an injury to its centre half but they showed for the first time this season glimpses of their former cheeky Geordie confidence. Crossan, Herd, and Mulhall indulged again in those deft, insolent touches designed to parody every visiting back as a clumsy clown fit only for the cheerful contempt of the Sunderland crowd. Blackburn's backs, however, are a cut above the average, and although thev were certainly beaten at the first tackle they usually managed to recover in time to avert anv serious danger to their goal. On the few occasions thev did fail. Else's agility and a general reluctance to shoot until the whites of the eyes of the spectators at the furthermost extremity of the stand could be clearlv seen, combined to prevent Sunderland from scoring. Spectacular goal When they did score thev did so spectacularly. Crossan took the Blackburn defence on a useless trek to the right before presenting Sharkey, looking positively lonely out on the left, with a perfect square pass. Sharkey is normallv as shy about shooting as the res't of his colleagues, but on this occasion he produced a drive which, even allowing for the strong following wind, was as fierce as anything the North-east has seen since the days of J. Milburn. AH poor Else could do was to follow it wilh his head as it passed him. Before this goal Blackburn had looked a dangerous side. Usually at least two Sunderland defenders were needed to cope with Douglas's elegant ball play, so that the rest of Blackburn's forwards were allowed almost complete freedom. Unfortunately they tended to indulge in the luxury of the extra pass usually a harmless square ball out to one or other of the wings and Sunderland were able to recover. Sunderland's defence looked for the first time this season reasonably competent. Hurley and Harvev still lack the precision they used to bring to the timing of their tackles, but behind them Irwin and Ashurst were energetic and enthusiastic enough to put Blackburn out of their stride. Even allowing for the unfortunate injury to England, for whom Newton deputised splendidly at centre half. Sunderland were stilt the better side and should have had more goals to prove it. ;rxoEKU?a. Mcijiuewan: Trwin. AhunC: Harvey. Rurtpy McNnb- MHchln-Herd Sharkey, Crrsaan. Muihall hucktiius hovers. Else: Nrmoti. Jovv,.; c!atcn, Enslard. MrGrath: fcitusod MrEvny. Byroni, Douglas. Horrlion. Referee: V James (Yorlrl Wolverhampton lose to Blackpool By a Special Correspondent After their week of notoriety Wolverhampton Wanderers attempted to get back to the bread-and-butter business of winning matches. But they failed for the seventh time this season Blackpool beat them 2-1. Blackpool, a workmanlike side, ptjycd throughout as though they nud a distinct distaste for making Wolves' troubles any worse than they are. Indeed, it was only some fine goalkeeping by Waiters which made their victory safe. Waiters was brilliant. He saved shots from Broadbent. Flowers and Knowles which seemed certain to beat him, and everything that he did was polished and economical. Wolverhampton were tiresome as before. They began badly. Their optimistic defence, which does not seem to believe in marking wing forwards, was penetrated twice in ten minutes. First Oates swept a fine pass to Lea, ran up for the return and sent it square to the onrushing Charnley. who side-footed a perfect goal. That was after seven minutes. Three minutes later. Horne, a former Wolverhampton player, chipped a ball on to Oates's head for the inside man to head the second. The Wolverhampton directors massed in their box as if to indicate that they squarely accepted responsibility for the ueek's major event looked distinctly uncomfortable. They brightened when their swift young outside right. Thompson, sprinted down his wing before crossing to Crawford, who back-heeled the ball into the net. But in the end it was to no purpose. WOLVERHAMPTON WASTKREBS. Davie.: Thomson. Harris Flowers. Showvil. Woodruff: Thcrapscn ,D . Knowles. Craw-Cord. Broadbent. Wharton. BLACKPOOL. Walters: Armflelfl, Ttsomp-cd IT I: Rowe James. Green; Lea, Blti. Cornier. Oates. Hern. Rereree; R. ncaer tSoston). Dewsbury's persistence rewarded By HAROLD MATHER Not until eight minutes from the end was a point scored in the Northern Rugby League match at Crown Flatt. Then Lowe kicked a penalty goal and, as in the last minute he also kicked the goal for a try scored by WLlsher, Dewsbury defeated Barrow 7-0. Once in a while, when the day's programme includes neither a match which is of, particular importance to the struggle for the championship nor one between strong sides which, at least on paper, seems likely to produce outstandingly good football, the opportunity is afforded of going to see two of the less successful teams do battle with each other. Such an occasion was on Saturday and, having decided to visit Crown Flatt, I was by no means disappointed, for though the standard of play was not especially high it never was low and so especially as the game was won and lost in the last few minutes interest was maintained to the very end. That Dewsbury deserved their victory even Barrow probably would not deny. Indeed, considering that, apart from Hirst and Newall, Dews-bury's team consisted of players signed from the local Shawxross Boys' Club during the last two years and therefore was young in both age and experience, it played surprisingly well. As was only to be expected in such circumstances, Dewsbury were somewhat lacking in skill and shrewdness, but they lacked nothing in determination, cither on defence or attack. Good backing up Certainlv npu'shnrv'c vnnthr,,l exuberance was, it seemed, respon- aiLut: ,ur meir unnincmng piav. They backed up well, always tried to vary their tactics, and in the end triumphed because of their db iiiuuti us, ii noi more than, hwnncn nt nnn rtfiftr.,,?.,..!.. 00V1DUS snnprmrlH' nt nnw nnn point. Even so, Hirst is worthy of yi-uu rur ms enons Doth on defence and in joining attacks ; Newsome for his running and elusiveness at and around the scrums: and Walker, Lowe, and Robinson for their determination in the loose. Barrow, much the more experienced, had as much of the game territorially until the last 20 minutes. Then, faced by a strong wind as well as by Dewsburv's persistent attacks, they finally wilted. Earlier Matthews and Black had frtr.ifrl harrf fmm t.nnT. j Wil i.m.m uau UdtA, and Challmor had worked strenu- miaiy m irying to put at least some of his skill and experience to good use. Unfortunately for Barrow Burgess did not look fully fit, and at least one chance he normally would have profited from was lost. ann fnriv.ir7 fin fif se nr, ' of Coglan, Sanderson, and Tomlin- auii mere was not enough skill or cohesion. It was not that Barrow played badly ; they simply did not play well enough against vouth which on this occasion exnended its energy on the football field with considerable credit. Lowe kicked his penalty goal after Black had been penalised at a scrum, and his other goal came from a try scored when Challinor lost the ball near his own line and Wilsher kicked it ahead and won the touchdown near the posts. '"m uni'ivs. mrst: Hutchinson, wnsher. Owrorne, Marsh: Newsome. Newall: Walter, , , ymva. uuiKra. uuaiunor, Woolterldee. Murray: Matthews Black: Hot WOncI PeHllaiH ITAnn.4 C I n. lltmrrmr n.nuv. ... tlnson. Cojtlan. Hockey Brooklands celebrate in style By a Special Correspondent Quality rather than quantity was the essence of the weekend's hockey programme which contained few matches but a large measure of entertainment and a number of interesting features. The outstanding event was the seventy-fifth anniversary celebration of Brooklands who marked the occasion in lavish style with an afternoon's series of matches for four of their sides, a dinner in a marquee, and a gay pavilion dance, lhe final impressive touches to a most enjoyable occasion came from the glorious sunshine, the excellent surroundings and organisation, the ivel and exciting play, and the large gathering of guests and spectators from all parts of the country who by their 'presence added much to a day of tribute which was formally voiced in some good after-dinner speeches bv four of the North's leading administrators The four games were played in the perfect conditions' that always seem to exist at Brooklands. They produced 32 goals and yet not one victory for Brooklands. The three minor matches in the earlv afternoon set the pattern of good play with a draw. 5-5, between the club's second team and the Cheshire President's XI, a deserved victory 54 by B. J. Howard's side of elder statesmen over the third team, and a clear-cut win. 3-0. by the side of fourth team captains over Brooklands fourth eleven. Outstanding game The main game later, transcended all that had gone before. A Select XI beat the club's first team 6-i after Brooklands had established a iead of four clear goals in the first 25 minutes' play. The guest side, representatives of the many wide connections of Brooklands, and containing many nationally known players, was clearly inspired, once it had settled down, by the apparently ever-lasting artistry of Conroy, and the ageless masterv of Reynolds (Armv). the fire of Scott (RAF), and the dash and enterprise of Cook (Navy). Tin da 11 (Lancashire), Roff (Cheshire). Anderson (Spencer), and Broadley (Southgate) also contributed much to a splendid recovery by the guest team, for which the scorers were Broadley and Cook in the last two minutes of the first half and Scott (2), Broadley. and Cook in the second. Taylor. C. R. Applewhaite. and Brewer played well for Brooklands who. as a side, ran out of steam after a deceptively encouraging opening spell during which their goals were scored by Land (2), H. Applewhaite. and Taylor. One other colourful clash on Saturday was at Bowdon where Dublin YMCA. paying their first visit to Cheshire, won a hard and fast game and. in having the greater strength overall, were worthy of a wider margin of victory than 2-1, the final score. Olympic selectors fall into step Scots plead case for Fairbrother By JOHN RODDA The British Amateur Athletics Board completed its face saving backward somersault over the sprint relay furore by announcing that a relay team would be entered for the Olympic Games before the start of the meeting at Birmingham on Saturday night. But the realisation that the Board had at last fallen into step with everyone else, was too much for those who had won a place, and in their excitement the leading British team was disqualified. Even this demonstrated the sudden remarkable perception of the selectors for it was the change between D. H. Jones on the third leg, who had been left behind, and Davies that was faulty." The following additions and nominations were made to the Olympic team : 100 metres and 200 Metres: P. F. Radford ; 100 Metres : A. F. Meakin ; 4 x 100 Metres Relay : Radford, Meakin, R. Jones. J. M. Morbey. Thus with L. Davies and M. Campbell already nominated Britain has the maximum from which to make a selection in the sprint relay. The Board found justification for yet again changing its mind and not relying upon the performance of the sprint relay teams in the running of Radford (9.7sec. for 100 yards and 21.1sec. for 220 yards), and A. F. Meakin (21.7sec. for 220 yards) They felt that running of this calibre in the bitter conditions of Saturday evening justified inclu sion in the Olympic team But they had to go back until last season, in Budapest, to find the necessary qualifying time by Radford earns his place By a Special Correspondent Two superb victories on his home track in Birmingham on Saturday ensured P. F. Radford (Birchfield), a bronze medallist at the last Olympic Games, of a place in Britain's team in Tokio next month. He won the 100 yards in 9.7sec, and a time o 21.1sec. gave him his best valid performance in the 220 yards since 1960, the year he set a world record, since broken, of 20.5sec. His furlong victory at his club's floodlit meeting was achieved with a following wind speed of 2 metres per second, the maximum force of the help runners are allowed. Radford, who gained the qualifying standard for the Olympic 200 metres with a time of 20.9sec. (plus 2.9 metres per second) in July was named for this. event in Tokio and was told that he would also run in the 100 metres and the 4 x 100 metres relay. Strain overcome His performance on Saturday was of particular merit in view of the strain he was under. He ran with a determination which brought out his finer qualities. He was away quickly and built up to a speed which left him comfortably clear of his rivals in both his races. Radford was delighted with his performance and his selection for Tokio, but was less happy about the way he and the other sprinters were kept in doubt until the last moment, "All the anger, frustration and bitterness of the past months were poured out in my running. I shall have to get angry more often if this is the effect it has on my displays," he said. A Harris (Mitcham), whose burst of good performances has come too late to gain the selectors' favour, won some consolation by beating C. Carter, A. G. Dean and J. P. Boulter, the men named for the Olympic 800 metres, into second, third. and fourth places respectively, in the 880 yards. Harris, who held the initiative throughout, won in lmin. 50.7sec a shade outside the ground record held by B. S. Hewson. A British discus record of 157ft. 8in. was not good enough to Lawn Tennis Rosewall worn down by haver at Wembley By David Gray er, the most successful amaieur since the war, is now, at th.j age of 26 and after less than two years in the company of the players who make their money from lawn tennis openly, almost certainly the strongest of the professionals. He demonstrated his power and the extent of his improvement at Empire Pool on Saturday night when he beat Rosewall, who thrust Gonzales from the leadership of the professionals half a dozen years ago and who has remained in the lead ever since, by 7-5, 4-6, 5-7, 8-6, 8-6 in the final of the London Professional Indoor Championships. He had beaten Rosewall in two important professional competitions in the United States during the summer, but this victory at Wembley must have been immensely satisfying for him. Laver's victory was a case of the survival of the stronger plaver. For two and three quarter hours Rosewall defended himself and the title that he had held for four years with all his normal graceful" precision of shot and discipline of concentration. The old Uu-er, the amateur who alternated between devastating brilliance and spectacular wastefulness, might have gained the ascendancy for a time, but he would never have stayed with him and maintained such an unrelenting attack for so long. The question that everyone asked on Saturday was: how long can Laver keep it up ? Attacking from the start with shots that looked both startling and casual at the same time, he won the first set, but then slowly Rosewall, moving nimbly and purposefully, began to take his share of the rallies. Laver was hitting fiercely Meakin to justify his inclusion In the 100 metres. The only regrets must be the slight Achilles tendon injury that has affected the form of D. H. Jones. All that has happened last week over the question of sending a sprint relay team, the Board might appear as a flexible administration able to deal at the last moment with changes In form and fortune. But It is possible to interpret this switching of plans and changing of mind in another way. It can be argued that the selection committee that governs British athletics is too large and that a smaller more closely knit body such as the one recently suggested by A. J. Sage, the British team manager, would be more appropriate to modern conditions within the sport. Graham satisfies . Graham's running completely satisfied the selectors and Lindsay, after all, did not have to undergo a fitness test. Yesterday morning at Ewell, G. Miller jumped 10 times from 6ft 3in. to Oft. 6in. in the space of 15 minutes to show that his groin injury has now passed and that he is fit. Miller suddenly found this test more of a strain than he expected for on Saturday in Glasgow C. A. Fairbrother cleared 6ft. 9Jin. to beat the Olympic qualifying standard for the first time this season. According to Mr J. C. G. Crump, the Board's secretary, the Scots had ah open line to London all day yesterday pleading a case for Fairbrother's inclusion. But the Board has now reached its limit and a very high one it is for places in the Olympic team. Only some disaster a sudden one to another member of the team necessitating his withdrawal, would allow Fairbrother to move in. enforce the claim of Mrs R. Payne (Lozells) to accompany her husband to Tokio. H. Payne will be Britain's representative in the hammer at the Games. He had a best throw of 200ft. 8in. at tho Birchfield meeting. Miss D. Arden (Birchfield) set a ground record of 10.7sec in winning the 100 yards, but was rorced into second place by 17-year-old Miss M. Tranter (Bilston) In the 220 yards. Both girls were timed at 24.2 sec Miss D. Hyman, striving to regain her best form In time for Tokio, returned 24.5sec in the 220 yards, an Improvement of half a second upon her time over the same distance last week. MEN 100 lards. 1, P. F. Hadlord liUifort), B.Teec-: 3, L. Davies, (Roth HI. cuest, O.&ec.; 3. R, Jones (Radfordl, 9mc 220 Yards. J, RajUord. J1.1M0.1 1, H. I. BrlghtKell lIUdford)..21.4kec.; 3. A. HeeJun (Jones, 21.73c. 410 lards. 1. A. P. Metcalfe IKadloril. .4sec.: a, J. h. cooper ntadiord), 4S,7im.: 3 T. Graham IJoDe&), 4S9scc 860 lards. 1. A. Harris (Radtofdlj' lmlu. 30 7sec: 3, C. Carter CJooa). lmln. SO.toec: 3. A Dean iNortli SUflordihlrc am Stone), cum, ltoln, Sl,2sec Mile. x. A. R Creen IP-adford), 4mln, 9 3sec , 2, SI. Kerriott isparkhlll HI. ruest, 4mla. :0.6m.; 3, N. Duman (Jones), tmln. 12sea Thrre Allies. 1. A Simpson (Kotherham H). guest. I3nun. 31.sec.; 3, O. D. Ibbouon lLonprood Hi. gue&t. 13mln. 32&ec.: a, M. B. s. Tulloh (Portsmouth ACI, riesu 13mio. 37sec. 120 Yards IlardlM. 1, J. M. Parker (Radford), M.3sec.: 3, R. BlrreA (Jones), 14.63CC: 3, R. Morrod (Jone&l. 14.8aec 4 X JIB Yards Itelaj-. 1. Hie Rest (R. Frith, B. Keller. A. Meakin, Brlthtwelll. al.Gscc.: Great Britain I Radford. R. Jonea, D. Jones. Davies), did not finish. 4 x 220 Yards Relar. 1, Team A (Metcalfe. B. McGulre. Davlei, Brlfhtvell). lmtn. 27.7iec.: 2, Team B (G. Plows. Cooper, D. stiane, KeUeyl. lmln. 27.7sec Hammer llnvltatloul. 1, H. A. Payna IBIrcWleld Hi. 200ft. Bin.; 3, J. Dutton Birchfield HI, 177ft. sin.: 3. P. Aston (Birmingham University), 173ft. 71n. WOMEN 1(H) Yards. I. D. Arden (Radford), 10.7sec.: 2. J- Grleveson (Radfordl. 10 bee.; 3 M. Tranter IRadford). 10.Sfc. 220 Yards. l, Tranter. 34.2sec.: 3, Arden. 24.ZSC&: 3. D. Hyman (Jones). 34Asee. 440 Yards. 1. J. Grlevtson (Radford). 55.(ticc.: 2, J. M. Tafff (Jontft). fi7Sec.: 3 G. Dourass IRadford). SSAsee XB0 rards. 1. A. Webh IBllstOD Town AC) suest. 2m)n. 10 2scc.: 3. P. Low (Radfordl. 2min. ltsec.: 3. S. Nell (Jones). 2mln, 11.9wc IHscus (Invitation!. 1. R. Payne (LOTtils Hi. 157ft. s'jln. (tnc national record): 3. B. F. Bevan (Birchfield HI, 1301t, Bin (only two competed). it is seldom that one sees such a combination of weight and spin but somehow Rosewall was getting to the ball, producing winning shots from desperately tight corners and even gaining some profit from his returns of Laver's service. He won the second and third sets, but in the fourth there were signs that he was growing tired. Laver still thundered on. moving less. but producing outright winners to counter the points that Rosewall gained by rallying, and eventually the fourteenth game proved fatal for Rosewall. Ho lost its first two points with weak shots, and then two net-cords, the second a stone-dead ball, gave Laver the break. At the start of the final set, he summoned up all his strength for one last and desperate attack. When he broke through for 4-3, it seemed that this had succeeded, but, when he served for the match in the tenth game, Laver found it easy to frustrate him. Soon afterwards, wilh the help of another net-cord, Laver made his way to match-point and victory. Nestle finals , Results of finals in the Nestle national junior tournament at Queen's Club, London, on Saturday were : hoys fnder-2t. G nattrlck IBrtdrend) beat J, Ctifton (Rdlsourch). o-l, 12-0. Cnder-ls. o. Nlehotls ISnJleld) bet I. Smuh tNew Marten 1. 6-3 I' S creed iBaihl oeat K. Clllett IWa'.tAseyl SelitwK K WeatnerEey (MlUfield) beat K. Ajrstxj (Elthatn Coljese). 6-3. l-d. 8-3. Clitics l'ndfT-21. Mtss W, Shaw (Glascowl beat MLu A. Klror (Southampton), '.0-1. 6-3 l'uder-18. Mta P Muaaiow DawUsbl best .Ml. H, Held (Brahexl, 6-3. 6-1. l'udrr-15. alia J Lrvry (Southampton) beat M!a V. Burton IIUmpMead), 6-t. 3-, 6-4. Sehooh. .tlaj J. B-jfkhora (Mary rtobw r) beat MLss B Orchard ICfuren Amkta. Resdlntl. !-. 5-0. 6-4. ", Mnsie nor Keuter Trophjl. Uss horn beat Miss Munxiow. 6-3. 6-1.

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