Owing to the poor play of the
forwards, England failed to beat Wales, at Fulham, yesterday, the match
ending in a draw of one goal all.
During the first half, when a
strong wind blew at their backs, the Englishmen generally gave a
disappointing display. Such an advantage did winning the toss appear to
carry with it that England's prospect of escaping defeat looked rather
bad when they crossed over a goal behind ; but as it happened they
improved wonderfully. They were wanting in dash and certainty when
everything favoured them, they rose to the occasion splendidly on
realizing their danger, but they could do no more than avert defeat.
Except when breaking away three times Wales practically had to defend
all the second half ; yet they were only once beaten. The inability of
the English forwards to play effectively made the Welsh half-backs and
backs very good. Particularly in the first half, when the necessity to
dribble close and keep the ball low was most apparent, the Englishmen
constantly kicked high, attempting to rush through...
W. Meredith often ran down the
right wing, Pennington rarely stopping him, and a shot by the outside
right led up to the Welshmen's goal. Hardy touched the ball, which went
across to Evans, from whose centre Jones scored...
England's goal was in a sense
lucky, and in no way due to first-rate football. For once Wall shot hard
and straight, Davies kicking it out to Stewart, who returned it with
great force out of Roose's reach...
There were well over 20,000
spectators, the receipts amounting to £700.
- The Times - Tuesday 19th
IN OTHER NEWS...
It was on 18 March
1907 that William Slack, an ex-army officer with a previous assault
offence, murdered his ex-lover, Lucy Wilson with a hatchet as she walked
along a Chesterfield street with their baby in a pram, and then casually
walked off with the pram and child. Four months later, he became the
last person ever to be hanged at Derby prison.