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FOOTBALL NOTES. [BY THE DRUID.] What a day Saturday was for football The players on most grounds were like half-drowned rats, while many a spectator is, no doubt, on the sick list this week suffering from rheumatic or some other H atic" resulting from an hour's ex posure to the frowning elements and sloppy grounds on Saturday. The chief match on Saturday was, of course, the Newport v. Cardiff encounter in the Cardiff Arms Park. Unfortunately both teams were minus several regular players. Cardiff entered the arena without R. B. Sweet-Escott (who, rumour says. has definitely decided not to play again on account of ill-health should this prove true, Cardiff will certainly lose one of the best halves that ever danced behind a scrum), and Sid Nicholls while Monk Gould, Charlie Thomas, and George Thcmas, and T. Graham were not able to don the paint for Newport. Contrary to expectation, the Cardiff pack was quite equal to that of the "Black and Ambers in the tight scrums but they were not so agile and clever in the loose. The Cardiff backs had a strong pull, and did excellent defensive work. Swansea journeyed to Manchester to meet the Swinton" Lions." Skipper Bowen and his men were rather confident that honours would lie on their side, but it was not to be. Swansea's pack was simply" not in it" in the loose the Swinton men rushing and dribbling in fine style. But on Monday the All Whites had the satis- faction of defeating OJdham by 3 tries to nil. In this match the Welsh forwards wakened up, and played in fine style while the backs never dis- played better form. The meeting of Neaih and LIanelly at Stradey Park was productive of a fine game, the Tin- platers" winning by 1 try to nil. Neath have certainly experienced very hard lines this season. They have met Aberavon, Cardiff, Swansea. Pen- arth and Llanelly. and have lost every match, and several of them by very small scores. Penarth met Penygraig on the new ground of the Sea-siders." The turf was very sodden, and not at all suited to the tactics of the home men, who largely rely upon their backs. Both teams played in real earnest, and Penarth won by the luckiest of all points-a field goal. Penygraig had the advantage in the forwards, but were not so clever as the home backs. Con- sidering the greasy state of the ball, some good passing was witnessed, and several fine runs were made. Coslett, Morgan, Rowles, Hutchings, and Shepherd played well for Penarth, while the whole of the visiting backs tackled with great de- termination. Matthews, Brown, Edgington, and Millward were the pick of the Penarth pack, while Evans, Davies, and Phillips shone for Penygraig. Penarth A team journeyed to Sudbrook, and played a drawn game—one try each. Charles Kirby and Tom Brown showed good form for Penarth. To-morrow and Saturday the Scarlet-runners visit Penarth, and a grand game may be expected. My fancies lie with the" Sea-siders," who should win comfortably if the ground is dry but should the turf be in as bad a state as it was on Satur- day last, the result will be a very close affair. 1 Maritime did splendidly against Skewen, and so far have won every match. My firm opinion is that teams much stronger than Skewen would find the Colliers a hard nut to crack. They are essentially a "forward" team, and have a pack quite equal to some of the so-called premiers. Their backs need a little more combination and experience to render the team one of the best in the Principality. Skewen, although beaten by 2 goals and 5 tries to nil, never lost heart and played pluckily until hostilities ceased. Bridgend journeyed to Port Talbot determined to do or die." This determination caused them to play with cemmendable dash and to return with an untarnished certificate was certainly a very creditable performance. It goes without saying that the game was hotly contested, each side storming the forts in turn. But, owing to fine defensive playing, no major point was scored. Bridgend were placed at a great disadvantage by having their skipper Emery injured early in the game and although he was not rendered hors de combat, he was not able to infuse the usual amount of dash into his play. The Bridgend backs need a little more combination, and the halves should not neglect to feed their three-quarters. During the last four years athletics have ad- vanced by leaps and bounds in the Ogmore Valley, and the match on Saturday last with Tondu was certainly a very good display of football. The Valley men are a strong lot, dribble and rush well, and at times wheel to great advantage. It was the Tondu backs who won the match. They are faster, End show better combination than the Ogmore men still they are a long way from perfect in their passing, and suffer considerably in compari- son to such teams as Cardiff, Penarth, &c. The best man for the Ogmore was Davies, who was ever to the fore, and whose dash was an example to the whole team. For Tondu Jones, Rees, Sullivan, Thomas, and H. Williams were,the shining lights. A. H. Williams, who is now playing for Tondu, played several matches with the Penarth team last season, and although not considered a first team man, he was looked upon as the first reserve. He is a good forward when in form, has plenty of weight and dash, and can tackle. He is also good at half, and at one time played in that position for Monmouth. Had he stayed in Penarth, no doubt he would this season have been included in the list I of regular players. Just a word of advice to football teams ill genera', and to Tondu and Ogmore in particular. More play and less ja.w I am informed by one n-ho was present that the chatter, chatter, on Saturday was disgusting. In future please restrain your verbosity. On Thursday, last week, Pontypridd gained a substantial victory over the Merthyr team by 3 !,OLI.ls (1 dropped) and 2 tries to nil. On Saturday the same team romped round Caer- philly to the time of 1 goal and 5 tries to nil. The jame was fought under very great difficulty, as he ground was a veritable swamp. Tiley played i champion game, and was a rare example to the sther backs. Christmas Jones displayed improved 'orm, and. in fact, the whole team played with far nore energy than has characterised their play of ilte. Barry and Cadoxton District allowed the Taff Vale Wanderers to run up a score of 4 tries to 1. 3otne. Secretary Nelrnes, this is bad form. Unless ;he District team go into strict training and turn .ip for the matches, I am afraid their "result" list it the end of the season will be one-well, not to 3e very proud of. There is some good material in :he team, and, with careful handling, I don't see vhy the combination should not be a successful )ne. SEASON 1891-92. Results up to, and including, Saturday, October 17 th, 1891, of the inter-club matches between first-class Welsh teams :— 1 » o s • !? H £ NAME OF CLUB1 O O "N V-H W A -<3 S « 9 9, O I f Cardiff 3 2 0 1 5 83 (Newport 3 2 0 1 5 83 f Llanelly 3 2 1 0 4 66 Swansea 3 2 1 0 4 56 V Penarth 3 2 1 0 4 66 'ims 10 10 K Penygraig2 0 2 0 5 Nci'-h 4 0 4 0
BARRY AXD CADOXTON DISTRICT v. TAFF VALE WANDERERS. These teams met each other on the Witchill Athletic Grounds, Cadoxton-Barry. under the most adverse circumstances. The field was in fearfully bad condition, and rain fell heavily almost all the time during the match. The Barryites played at a great disadvantage, inasmuch as they had five of the seconds playing as substitutes for first men, and another who was playing for the first time this season. Nevertheless, the contest was of an exciting character, and the game was well-con- tested throughout.. At the conclusion the scores were Taff Vale Wanderers, 4 tries 4 minors Barry and Cadoxton District, 1 try 4 minors. LL ANTWIT-IM A J OR v. COWBRIDGE. The Llantwit team played their first match with their old rivals, the Cowbrklge team, on the ground of the former on Saturday last, but in consequence of the high wind and slippery ball the game was principally confined to the forwards. The Llantwit men scored 1 converted goal and 3 minors in the first half, and 2 minors in the second half to 1 minor scored by the Cowbridge team. The play was sometimes very rough, and we trust in the future that the players will have the manliness to submit at once to the decisions of the referee. TOXDU v. OGMORE VALE. The Tondu ground was visited by a large crowd on Saturday evening last to witness the first match of the season between these teams. Rees rolled the leather for Tondu down the hill, Gregory finding touch inside the half-way. At the 25 flag Stafford lost a good opening by neglecting to pass, and the several succeeding scrums showed Ogmore to be heavier. After some stubborn plav a scrum was formed opposite the Ogmore goal- post, but the Ogmore forwards relieved, and a "free "aided them considerably. From a scrum near the 2b flag Ogmore swept the ball out, and Stafford lifted the ball over the bar amidst cheers. Alter half-time W. 1. Jones stole a pass intended for Brice and skirted the touch line, and Gregory failing to turn him in he scored easily behind the posts. W. M. Rees put a straight goal. Ogmore forwards again showed their superiority, but they were not well backed. Time after time did they send the ball out, but owing to the in- accurate and slow passing more ground was lost than gained. Sullivan and Stafford went off, and Gregory was called upon to kick into touch, near he 25 flag. Here a long series of line outs" occurred, but ultimately Osborne and M'Cale went down dangerously near the home line. Some risky passing between Hopkin, Rees, and Thomas got it out, but soon the Ogmore forwards returned, this time Stafford using a flying kick to thwart them. However, Tondu again got up, and after scoring a minor, Ogmore again were witnessed to shine forward, but failed to score. Final reading: Tondu, 2 goals (1 dropped) and 2 minors Ogmore, nil. Teams :—Tondu Back, Edgar Lloyd three- quarter backs, W. T. Jones, Murphy. Stafford, and H. Thomas; half-backs, H. Sullivan and J. IIopkin forwards, T. Rees (captain), J. H. Wil- liarns, T. Carey, T. Howell, D. Grogan. W. Thomas, R. Williams, and W. M. Rees; umpire, Mr. E. Hopkins. Ojtmore Vain Back, R. Gregory three-quarter backs, Culliford (captain), T. BricC), M'Cale, and T. Partridge half-backs. T.J. Job and H. Davies forwards. D. Davies, R. Ham, H. Tre- harne, J. Gallagan, J. Ashman. W. Ham, T. Thomas. and H. Osborne umpire, Mr. J. Chilton refereej Mr. A. J. Davies, Cardiff Harlequins Football Club. BRIDGEXD v. ABERAVON "A." While the first were engaged at Aberavon the second strings were disporting themselves at the Five Bells Field. The visitors journeyed with a strong lot, and the home team, considering their youth, are to be decidedly complimented. R. Gregory, the newly-appointed captain, marched the men out in style, and a tight game was wit- nessed by a goodly number of spectators. The result was a converted goal and 3 minors scored by Aberavon to 1 minor scored by Bridgend. ] BRIDGEXD v. POXTYCLOWX. The team to represent Bridgend on Saturday next in their match with Pontyclown will be selected from the following:—Back, E. Emery (captain) three-quarter backs, W. B. Gregory, E. S. Fell. T. Emery, B. Brice, and A. Price half- backs, Jim Richards and H. James forwards, D. R. Llewellyn, H. James, C. James, D. Mahoney, W. Llewellyn, W. Vivian, E. Davies, T. Francis, J. Luke, S. Daniells, and W. Jenkins. It will be seen that Luke is about to return to play for Bridgend, and his presence in the front will no doubt be heartily welcomed. MERTHYR v. PONTYPRIDD. This match took place on Thursday last week under very unfavourable circumstances on the Taff Vale Ground, Pontypridd. Owing to the inclemency of the weather the number of spectators was small. The field was in a most slimy condition. Merthyr having won the toss elected to play) with the wind. Pontypridd pressed the visitors hard, but the only point scored before half-time was a try got by W. John and converted by Tiley. After half-time the homesters had it all their own way, B. Lewis dropping a beautiful goal. Tiley scoring a try which was, however, not allowed, and just before call of time Raymond Watkins and Ack. Llewellyn each scored a try, the latter of which was converted. ResultPontypridd, 3 goals (1 dropped) 2 tries 1 minor Merthyr, 1 minor. POXTYPRIDD v. CAERPHILLY. This match was played on the Taff Vale ground before a large number of spectators. After a very one-sided game the score stood as follows Pont- ypridd. 1 goals 3 tries 2 minors. Caerphilly 1 minor. The tries were secured by Gus Rowlands (1), Tiley (2), and Williams (2). Gus Rowlands made a splendid dribble in the first half, before scoring, and in the second half made a magnificent rUu j01? mid-territory, and was unlucky in being down when within tin ace of scoring, William Williams played a sound game. and Tiley's play throughout was beyond all praise. He kicked and ran excellently. POXTYPRIDD "A" v. CRUSADERS. This friendly match took place on the Taff Vale Grounds on Saturday on a slimy field. After a well contested game the match ended in a victory for the homesters by 1 goal 2 tries and 1 minor to 2 minors. For Pontypridd Reuben Richards, Harry and Hughes scored tries, while Billy Howells was responsible for some brilliant driboles for the visitors. PEXYGRAIG v. PONTYCLOWN. Last Saturday, on the field near Brynsaddler a pleasant game resulted in the victory of the Pontclown team by 1 goal 2 ries and 10 minors to nil. MARITIME Y. SKEWEN. The Maritimers met the Skewenites on Satur- day at Pontypridd, and hostilities were waged under tho most adverse circumstances. The visitors kicked off, and almost immediately their territory was invaded by the home team, who put in score aftor score. Vickers made two brilliant runs and nicked a corresponding number of tries, and subsequently capped this achievement by again crossing the line. Higgos also played a rattling game and scored two tried, while Sullivan and Harry Williams obtained a try each. In the second half the visitors did their level best to storm the home citadcl, and exhibited plucky form, and but for the admirable vigilance of the home backs would have scored. Final score :—Maritime, 2 goals 5 tries 3 minors Skewen. 1 minor. BRIDGEND v. ABERAVON. This match was played at Aberavon on Satur- day. Aberavon kicked off against the wind, and kept the ball in the vistors' quarters for some time, Bridgend next relieved, aed. Aberavon con- ceded a minor. The homesters now rushed the ball to mid-territory. Emery now punted, gain- ing considerably. Several scrums ensued, neither team gaining anything. Aberavon were awarded a ?ree kick, but it resulted in nothing, The visitors' goal line was now hotly assailed? After breathing time Bridgend kicked off and made a good dribble. Bridgend conceded a minor. Aberavon got a free, which resulted in another minor being registered for Aberavon. Aberavon now dribbled up the goal line, when the ball was well returned. The same team again rushed and kept the ball in the visitors' quarters for several minutes. Bridgend now endeavoured to rush, when Hendra relieved. Final result :—Aberavon. 3 minors Bridgend. 1 minor. BARRY AXD CADOXTON DISTRICT v. CARDIFF RANGERS. This match will be played at the Witchill Grounds on Saturday, at 3.30 p.m. sharp. The following will represent Barry :—Back, R. Lewie three-quarters, G. H. Washbourne. G. Richards E: LI. Morgan, and S. O. Else half-backs, C. Lane and T. Morgan forwards, W. Prothero, H. Ekers W. Ekers, Rees Davies, H. Waters. R. Blake, S.' Hosgood, and J. Mildon reserves, E. J. Roberts! A. Jones, and E. Wadrup. Results of Saturdays matches, played on the ground of the first-named clubs :— I SCORE. I. TEAMS. WINNER. UEMAKKS. FOlt. AGAINST || U. T. G. T7 | Cardiff v. Newport Drawn Both teams poorly represented I Penarth v. Penygraig Penarth 1 j Matthews kicked a iield goal J Swinton v. Swansea Swinton Ill Bancroft dropped for Swansea |l Oldham v. Swansea (Monday) ;Swansea 3 j Swansea paek played splendidly II 'Quins v. Pentre I'Quins 2 2 | ICasy win for 'Quins | Llauelly y. Neath Llanelly 1 I Neath "nave lost every match this season J Aberavon v. Bridgend (Drawn j — Bridgend showed improved form j Brecon v. Cardiir l,A" Cardiff 3 2 —. — Norman Biggs played for Cardiff j| Pontypridd v. Caerphilly Pontypridd 1 5 — Tiley played a most magnificent game || Maritime v. Ske wen Maritime 2 5 Maritime not. been defeated this season Kymin v. 'Quins A" Kymin 1 Alexander played very well Sud brook v. Penarth "A" Drawn 1 1 C. Kirby showed rare form Barry District v. T.V. Wanderers Wanderers j 4 1 Barry very poorly represented
PENCOED NOTES. [BY ROVER.] ST. CRISPIN'S DAY. The 25th of October is the saturnalia of the shoemakers, of whom St. Crispin is the titular saint. Crispin and Crispianus, two brothers, were jJ0™ Rome. W hen they had attained to man- hood they travelled to Soissons in France about the year 303 in order to propagate Christianity- Being desirous of maintaining themselves by their own industry, they earned their subsistence by bjioem:u-:ing, until it was discovered that they had embraced the Christian faith, and were endeavour- ing to make proselytes of the inhabitants, when the governor of the town immediately ordered them to be beheaded. This was in the year 308, and from this time the shoemakers chose St. Crispin for their patron saint. Years ago it was customary for the shoemakers of this neighbour- hood, and their name was thsn legion, to meet at Pencoed on St. Crispin's Day to choose a king for the ensuing year from among themselves, and they celebrated the event by a regular blowing out." I should not be sorry to see this custom revived. and should it be revived our good friend William John is ready to accept the sceptre. VERY UNGALLANT. Truly, tlm age of chivalry is over. Time there was when the cuward who would seek to blame the gentler sex in order to screen himself would be kicked, and hounded from one end of the country to the other, but alas we are living ia degenerating times, and cowards escape scot free On a recent Sunday a small chapel, or, to be particular, a Sunday Schoolroom, near Pcncoed, was visited by a choir from a neighbouring village. The conductor asked his choir to stand up to give a rendering of some tune. A fair start was made, but the conductor blundered, and his blundering led the choir woe- fully astray. Now, had the episode ended there, it would not have been worth chronicling, but, gentle reader, here comes the rub. The would-be con- ductor flew into a mighty rage, and in outrageous terms blackguarded and bullied the fair members of his choir. Even had they blundered, one woLLIa think that charity would have covered a multitude of their sins. but no such thing in the case. It is one consolation to know that the celebrated co»' ductor had to do the lion's part of the remainder of the singing himself, and it is said that passers- by mistcok the singing for the blowing of noses, sO nasal it was. ° HE TRIED AGAIN. Bra.vo tie King cried out, All honour to those who try The spider up there defied despair— He conquered; and why shouldn't I ?" I believe the above were the words which occurred on Sunday night week to a friend of mine wbo visits Pencoed weekly with the laudable object of seeing the fair lady of his heart. He arrived the usual time at the trysting place to receive bis y fair one on her way home from chapel. He waited long and patiently, but the fair one turned not up, and my hero, therefore, went on towards the chapel. He gave two young brats a halfpenny each for going into tl e singing- school to see i* his fair one was there. They performed thei1^ mission faithfully, but, alas had to return with the unwelcomed report that she was nO there, but that she had been 3een at a certain flirting with another. My friends then rued those halfpence and wept bitterly and to me 110 scene is more heartrending that that of a stalwar young man crying like a child. However, if i*1? fiiend wept, like Bruce, he despaired not, bu^ forthwith resolved to come again the following night, in the hope that he. would then catch the object of his love. The next night he came mounted on a spirited steed, accompanied by 1.\Vo dogs, and I am glad to add that night he con- quered. The erring young lady confessed her sin-? and, what is better still, she repented, and, by of doing penance, she volunteered to wash the legf of her young man's steed for," said she, h»d it not been for my unfaithfulness last night would not been necessary for your animal to his legs to-night." THE SITUATION AT COITY. Cawciss v Coity are bidding fair for famp, and they are on the road to attain it. War has been declared between them and the School Board, and the parents of ninety of the children declare that those ninety shall not darken the door of Board School till the late master will have re-installed. Mr. Peters has opened another school, and already all the necessary apparac13? has been provided. The committee have fulfil^ all the required conditions, and in a short time Lords in London will certify the school as an efb' cient one. In this part of the country the case 13 unique, and it is watched with interest by a number of people outside the parish. In struggles my sympathy runs with the losing I cannot, therefore, help pitying the Board in the1* present plight, but it cannot be denied thot thef have stultified themselves. It is not, howeve £ too late for them to redeem their reputation the parishioners. Instead of retiring months hence, let them do so now and seek re' election.
LLANT'WIT-MA JOE NOTTS' This month in our neighbourhood seems to be given to harvest thanksgivings and anniversatlet: The Independent friends held their annual ings last week, and the Baptist friends this wee*' while for the remainder of the month nearly every night will be given over to harvest festivals by different places of worship in the district. ™ amount of the collections of Bethesda is in striking contrast with the offertories at our Parish Church- While £ 6 were collected at Bethesda during services last week. The offertories at the Paris^ Church for the year ending last Easter did n<^ amount to twelve pounds, and this with a a the church s wealth and influence is the extent 0 her charity for one year.
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