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FOOTBALL NOTES. Swansea Avenge the Devonport Defeat. Eleven-point Win at St. Helen's Newport's Heavy Score ag-ainst Cardiff. There were only two games of real interest in South Wales last Saturday, and one of these ended in a manner that caused great surprise in io:,tball circles throughout the Principality. I refer to the overwhelming victory of Newport over Cardiff on the ground of the Usksideis. After the drawn game be- tween the two clubs a few weeks' back. it was expected that with Gwyn Xieholls in the team Cardiif would give Newport a close game. The reverse happened, as after the laffsiders had drawn first blood in the shape of a converted goaL Newport set to work, and simply overran their opponent. the final score being Newport 4 goals (1 dropped) 3 tries to one goal. On' flu form Cardiff are not likely to beat Swansea next Saturday, and -^wport look like making the All Whites go all the way to avoid a defeat at St. Helen's v"1 ^t'1' Swansea made amends for the breaking of their record at Devonport. bv turning the tables on the Albions. and the latter returned home with an adverse balance ot eleven points against them. Llanellv went to Llangennech and won by a dropped goal and two tries to not long.' and Neath ran Leaner to a draw on the ground of the last named club. Aberavon enteixained Penv- graig. and the former had little difficulty 'in beating the Rhonddaites by one converted goal. 1 dropped goal and two tries to noth- mg. a performance that does infinite credit io the Red and Blacks The Devonshire Albion team attracted a large attendance of spectators at St. Hel- en's. the reputation of the craelc Devonshire club having preceded them. It was a. dry afternoon. with a stifhsh breeze blowing from the West, and Swansea having lost the to-s had to play against it. The open- ing stages were all in favour of the home- sters. and twice Dick Jones went through the defence in tine style. Albion had to act strictly on the defensive, and moie than once it looked as if the Whites were going across, but each time something happened to the final pass. whilst Jowett was twice fouled by Rollings when he might have scored. A scrum near the posts was then formed, and Jago. being a. trifle too previous in his efforts to stop Owen getting the ball awav. the referee ordered a penalty, and Bancroft had no difficulty in sending the leather between ttlie uprights amidst tre- mendous cheers. After drawing first blood, eveiybody an- ticipated seeing Swansea pile it on. The unexpected. a.s it often does, happened, and the reverse stimulat-ed the Albions. who utilised the wind to the best advantage. For the next twenty minutes the All Whites had a very warm time of it, and the spec) tators had many anxious moments. The Albion forwards beat their opponents four times out of live in gaining possession of the ball in the scrums and Jago and Horrell were kept busily employed in feeding their third line. But the only dangerous attacker was Matters, who ran with great dash in his characteristic fashion. He took a tre- mendous amount of stopping, and if he had more speed he would be one of the best threequarters in England. More than once he got through and was overhauled from be- hind. the Swansea threequarters being much too fast for him. Individualism, however, did not pay in the long run. and the wings got very few passes from the centres, with the result that when the interval arrived the visitors, who had had much the better of the struggle were three points in arrears. With the advantage of the wind in the second half, there was never any doubt as to the ultimate result, and Swansea soon as- serted their superiority. All the play was confined to the visitors quarters, and fol- lowing some clever interpassing between Owen and Jones the former got to the line. and when a try seemed certain he lost the hall. A scrum was formed outside, and Owen threw to his partner, who in turn fed Jowett. The sprinter only had to catch the ball and fall over, but he missed it. Away went a glorious chance, but fortunately Owen recovered, and. throwing out wide to Rees. the centre had no one to beat and scored. Personally 1 did not think the try a fair one. as Jowett had knocked on before Owen got it. The referee, however, allowed the I' points, and Bancroft kicked a goal. Had the Swansea threequarters been m their usual form after this they might have scored three or four times. George Davies could not hold his passes, and Rees was hampered every time he tried to feed Jowett. For a long time there was nothing much to choose between the sides, and then Joseph, taking the ball from a line out. dashed away in rare style. Yivyan let him go. thinking he was going to pass, but the sturdy International forward' put on full pressure, and going across at a great pace. scored what was un- doubtedly one of the finest, tiies of the season, which Bancroft failed to convert. The game was now all over bar the shout- ing. and the spectators were anxious for more scoring. Had the handling been cleaner, the chances are the Whites would have beaten the defence again, as the forwards got the ball out oftener than in the tiist half. George Davies and Dick Jones kept dropping the ball when it was sent out to them in the most irritating manner, and the combination was not up to its usual standard. In the last five minutes the Albions recovered, and ivyan gave us a glimpse of his proper form. He made a couple of good runs. and things underwent a change. The defence, however, was always a bit better than the attack, and the whistle went leaving Swansea winners of a stiff struggle by eleven points to nothing. As a spectacle the game was disappointing. There were very few brilliant bouts of pass- ing. and both teams seemed afraid of one another. The Swansea spectators were pleased with the result, but not wrtn t 1 form of the locals. They played a. sera kind of a game, and the forwa s. a starting in fine style, fell away.. lowed the Albions" to heel out repeatedly, and I have never seen the front rank do so badly in any previous game this season. Probably they were a bit the ion- night's 'rest hadapparently done them more harm than good. '!•' beat. Newport they will have to play 50 per cent, better, as tlie Newport forwards as as good a.s. if not better than the Devonians. Turning to the indhidual players, one can- not congratulate Bancroit on his display. He took a lot of liberties and instead of kicking tried to run and feed l'rew. with disastrous results. In an easy game this may be all very well, but in a close contest it is not the proper game to phy. and Billy would do well to confine himself to the orthodox full iack game when the opposition is first class. Dan Rees was the pick of the threequarters, and worked hard from start to finish. blatters never went very far when he was about, and he made a couple of fine runs that aroused the enthusiasm of the onlookers. George Davies had an off day. and seemed to lack confidence in taking his passes, lrew did one or two clever tilings, but the leit- winger and Jowett had few opportunities, the ball seldom going out to them as it usua y 1 does. At half. Owen and Jones were handicapped in having to play for the greater part of the time behind beaten forwards. ,tlie ball did come out their side they did all ngl't Owen especially being a* sharp a« a needle. Dick Jones started brilliantly and then fell awav through having a severe blow on one of his legs. Of the forwards.Joseph stood out prominently, and in addition to scoring a tr, was within an a.ce of dropping a goal from half-way. the ball just falling about a foot from the uprights. D. Thomas and D. Davies were the pick of the others, who were not seen at their best, as already stated. The Albions played up to their reputation. and are undoubtedly the best team in Eng- land at the present time. They play a typical Welsh game and take a lot of beating in all departments. Spiers is a clinking forward. I and made several runs that would have done

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