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DOMESTIC INFELICITY AT ABERDARE.

SUNDAY OPENING OF MUSEUMS.

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THE AVORLD'S CHAMPION j CYCLIST.…

ABERDARE COUNCIL ELECTION.

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FOOTBALL NOTES AND NEiVS.

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ASSOCIATION. Aiierdare Town Team were fixtured to play Swan- sea Villa at home on Saturday; but as Swansea wished them to play the match on their ground they consented, upon Swansea guaranteeing railway expenses. Both team" were well represented, but there was but a sparse attendance of spectators. The socy game is, evidently, not much appreciated at Swan- sea. Daring the first half Swansea scored two goals and Alierdare one. On change of sides Atterdare scored twice, and ought to have been declared the winners by three goals to two. The referee (a Swansea man of courss) would not, however, allow the last two goals, much to the dis- gust of the Aberdarians. Many teams would have walked off the field a.t such partial treatment, but the Aberdarians are too good suortsmen to do that. So they decided to play to the end. The two goals that were not allowed were scored in a perfectly fair way, and the referee ought to have allowed them. Sydney rc:>red one, sending in a nice shot into the net. The Swansea custodian scooped the ball out, although it had touched the net. The other goal was scored by A. Jones (captain), who sent in a clinking shot, but the referee said that it was offside Good old referee! The South Wa'es Daily News,referring to the match states that the teams were most etenlv matched." As a matter of fact the Swansea men did not get beyond half-way more than two or three times during the second half. The geography of the football reporter of one of the Swansea evening papers is a bit mixed. In a highly- coloured report of the match he refers to the Aber- dare players as the Rhonddaites." We should like to know since when was Aberdare a part of the Rhondda A gentleman at Alierdare is desirous of seeing a match between Aberdare and Trelnuris. If such a match can be arranged he will give medals to the winning team. We understand that the members of the Aberdare Football Club have accepted the offer of a gentleman in the town to provide medals for competition between the club and that of Treharris. The secre- tary has written to the secretary of the Treharris club, with a view of arranging a match. The-Aber- darians are anxious to meet the Treharrisites. There is no reason why the best of feeling should not pre- vail between the two clulw. The Aberdarians do not bear the least ill-feeling towards Treharris. AmtniJABB v. SWANSEA VILLA.—Played at the Vetch Field, Swansea, on Saturday in damptweather. The Aberdare team fielded as follows:—Goal, Davies; backs, F. Deacon and T. Griffiths; lu.lf-backs, W. Sydney, H. Jones, and Gomer Watkins; forwards, A. Jones (captain), D. Rees, J. thorns, J. K Thomas, and E. L. Davies. Aberdare kicked off, and at once commenced to press. Afterwards the Villa attacked with vigour, till a foul against the homesters enabled the visitors to reach home territory. The Aberdare forwards were several times within an ace of scoring, but Bird saved well. A rapid advance by Swansea made Alierdare concede a corner, from which Reid rushed a goal. Aberdare after this kept lip a warm bombardment on the Swansea. goal, but failed to score. At last, after some pretty passing, D. Rees scored a very neat goal. Resuming, the visitors again kept up a bombardment, but Croeker headed out, and a couple of long shots enabled Swansea to assume an aggressive attitude. Jonas scored the 2nd goal for Swansea. Half-time score Swansea, 2 goals Alierdare, 1 goal. Father Kelly re-started, and Aberdare, bynieans of splendid passing, put the homo goal in danger. J. E. Thomas made a capital shot, the ball going a few inches wide of the goal. For a time a hot siege was kept on the Swansea goal and the visitors exjieriericed very 'hard lines. West and Jonas cleared enectively, but the visitors at once returned to the attack. Then the homesters rallied and came down at a rapid pace and made their opponents concede a corner, but the kick gave no advantage. Aberdare subsequently became dansrerous, and Kelly stopped what looked a certain goal just in the nick of time. J. Thomas, Rees, and J. E. Thomas, by a combined dribble, made an on slaught on the Swansea g ul, but Bird saved with judgment at the critical tune. Thereafter Jonas, Edwards, Crocker, and Kelly worked well together, and Kelly nearly scored. Latterly Sydney got pos sessiou and sent in a warm ilhot. The ball hounded into the net, but the Swansea custodian threw the ball out, and the referee refused to allow the point. The Aberdare players aud their supporters on the field were thoroughly disgusted. On a later occasion one of the Alierdare forwards got away and shot a cilpilitl goal. But the referee said that it wa^ offside As the Aberdarians did not want to create a row they went on with the game. A hot iioinbardment was lieing kept up on the Swansea goal when the whistle sounded. According to the referee the result was Swansea two g">als, Aberdare one goal. In the opinion of impartial observers the result was Aber- dare three goals, Swansea two goals. NELSON Y. PoNrvrooL,—Played at Nelson on Saturday. Pontypool were strongly represented, but Nelson phtyed four of the sceonds." T. Hope captained the home team, and, contrary to the usual custom, kicked off with the wind in his favour. This hit of policy, we believe, won them the match. D. Thomas scored for Nelson. Score Ne!eqn, one goal; ypntypo# nil.

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