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Football Rugby. I LLWYNYPIA 20pis., MERTHYR 0. I Scorers: -Tom Griffiths (3), Tom Lloyd, Jack Roberts, and T. Edmunds, tries; Tom Thomas kicked the goal. The game at Llwynypia on Saturday last aim be described as nothing but a Complete walk-over for the home team, who, had they played anything up to their standard, ought to have scored double the amount of points. The quar. tet played splendidly. The forwards were unsurpassable in many phases of the game. Ted Mithan. Idwal Thomas, and Harrison played cleverly. P.C. Cum- mings, the Welsh amateur champion boxer, is rapidly becoming a. footballer of no mean order. The Merthyr team had capital forwards in George Evans and P.O. Lett. TREOROHY 6pts.. TREHERBERT 5. Scorers '-For Treorchy, Jones and Hughes; for Treherbert, Hall (try) and Jones (goal). The League match between tliese,teamg at Treherbert created a large amount of interest, and in pleasing contrast to the sparse attendance at the four meetings under the auspices of the Welsh Cup, it was exceedingly gratifying to find the < record crowd of the season present. Tre- herbert opened the game sensationally, but they failed to penetrate the keen defence of the visitors until near the interval, when Charlie Hall was granted a try, for which the Treorchy supporters showed their disapproval. W. Lion Jones converted with a beautiful kick. Tre- orchy improved after this, and Morgan Jones, picking up in the loose, spOred a try under the posts. The kick of Daly James was touched in the flight by one of the home players, and no goal resulted. After the interval, Treorchy were un- deniably the superior side, and Hughes scored after a scramble, thus giving the visitors a well-deserved victory by the narrowest of margins. Association. I MID-RHONDDA 2gls.. CARDIFF CITY 21 Keenor and Hopkins scored for Cardiff, and Love and Smith for Mid-Rhondda. On a heavy ground that prevented either side giving a display of football in its finer phases, Mid-Rhondda and Cardiff City Reserves shared points in a Welsh Leagce contest on Thursday, the 19th inst. But the game turned out to be an Interesting one throughout, and play was far better in character than could reason- ably have been expected. Mid-Rhondda set to work with rare dash, and had it not been for the fine exhibition of goal- keeping given by Kneeshaw they must have gained an early lead. An occa- sional breakaway by Cardiff tested the home defence, and Main and Bain were sound. A long shot put in by Hopkins was well stopped by Ward, but Keenor gave Cardiff the lead with a well sent drive. The Rhonddaites were undeservedly in arrear on the run of play. The second halt was far more even than the first had been, and the players Showed remarkable staying powers. Smith equal- ised from a melee, and later amidst great enthusiasm Love put Mid-Rhondda ahead. A nice bit of work by Olarke was im- proved upon by Hopkins, who gave Car- diff a second goal, and there was no fur- ther scoring. Taken all through, both sets of players deserve compliment upon their pluck. MUSHROOMS IN FORM. i MID-RHONDDA 6gls., CAERPHILLY 0. Though played on a sodden ground, the Southern League game between iiNU& Rhondda and Caerphilly, on the former's ground on Saturday last. was productive of some smart football, and seldom have the Mushrooms been seen to better ad- vantage. Their quintet played extremely well, and Ldve, at inside-left, was quite the outstanding player in a good line. He and Collier contributed goals in the first quarter of the game, and before the interval further scores came through Evans and Bain, the latter netting from a penalty. On the change of ends, the pace slackened somewhat, and when Car- michael put Mid-Rhondda still further ahead with a nice shot from a corner the homesters seemed content to take mat- ters easy. Smith, however, experienced hard lines, and eventually Love rushed in and completed the half-dozen, after Bate- man had stopped one from Evans. Car- michael again distinguished himself at right half, where he is deputising McCullum, and. though the home backs had little to do, they did that little well. On the Caerphilly side the honours were divided by Bateman in goal, who effected numerous excellent saves, and Davies, who played a smart game at outside-right. Mid-Rhondda were full value for their half-dozen goals, and it is noteworthy that their goal average is now just on the right side. TON-PENTRE 6gls., ABERDARE 0. I Scorers —Gregory, Curtis, Hemmings (3), and Chetwood. Ton's spirited play made the game well worth witnessing, and they were full value for their substantial win. For a time the fine defence of Tinsley and Phillips kept the Reds out, but after Gregory had opened the score Ton's rushes were fine to witness, and time after time they broke through the 'Darians' defence, Curtis adding the second goal before the interval in fine style. Resuming, the 'Darians' defence fell off woefully, and soon Phillips was again beaten by Hemmings twice in quick suc- cession. Chetwood next scored, Hern- mings adding the sixth. LLANBRADACH ROVERS llgls., MID- RHONDDA RESERVES 0. Mid-Rhondda Reserves were trounced to the tune of 11 goals a^ Llanbradach on Saturday last. This Second Division Welsh League match was sensational owing to prolific scoring by the homesters. The visitors were completely nonplcssed by the speed and combination of their opponents. Tudor was in particularly fine form, and scored on five occasions. Dunsford, too, played prettily through- out. In the second half the visitors could make no show, and their plight became pitiless, the homesters scoring almost at five minutes intervals throughout this moiety. Scorers for Llanbradach, Tudor (5), Dunsford (2), Dai Morgan (2). Griff. Wil- liams, and Tom Davies.

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