-——————————————— FOOTBALL. SWANSEA V. ABERA YON. i SIXTEEN POINTS WIN FOR THE WHITES. TWO PLAYERS ORDERED OFF. When Swansea visited Aberavon on De- oember 2nd, a very pleasant game played. In fact, it was regarded as one of the best fought contests ever determined between tha two sides. The result ° match ended in a victory for the All by a converted goal and two tries to <> try. It was generally commented u^on there was very little to choose between t respective packs, but that Swansea far superior in the rear division. For the return match at St. Helen's on Satu*<-iay> the Swansea fifteen underwent impor changes from their originally -elected 61 Owing to a chill Phil Hopkins was a™v.. to take his accustomed place at outside a The vacancy was tilled by Trew l1I^= brought in from centre three-quarter to part- ner Owen, who found himself well enough to turn out. Fuller, of whom 60 much has been said, was called upon to take Trew's place for the first time in the Swansea team. This recruit created a favourable impression by his fine kicking in the Swansea II. diff Reserves match on February 2 there are some who think he is not an ideal centre. However, he was wisely given the chance, and hopes were entertained that he would prove one of the many "new b required in the Swansea XV. Serine has put in no training of late, and thought > stand down, thus letting in ^eo- ral' the first reserve. These changes were ca culated to affect Swansea's urRe under existing circumstances the s c was adopted. There was Whites dence placed in the ability or the .« p„H ,h, match off. rh. weight in this respect A^^ favoured a clcse game, mucn uc b of their fo^ari, who £ putation for many years p-si ct,s 0f termined scrummaging- fu- an interesting gair^ were enhanc^ by the beautiful conditions which Pre7 jrurht.lv' Saturday morning, the ^Sftn^S.' whii 3 the turf was 111 Teanis „ SWANSEA.—Back, J; VT quarter, F. Gordon w Trew Arnold and J Evans; iJf!f J"8- ST Da^ VIetS, I vor Morn, G. Ifa.ywa.rd, Harry Hnnt and D J. Thomas. ABERABON .-Back. F. Jenkins; three- quarters, T. Thomas, A. James, T. Williams and D. Williams: half-backs, J. Jones and W. Harris- forwards. VV. Jones, Matthews, A.' Daviee, A. Bevan, Patey Soffivan, E. Leyshon, W. Keimelick and E. Pugh. Referee—Mr. H. J. I ay lor, Cardiff. Referee—Mr. H. J I ay lor, Cardiff. VISITORS DIFFICULTY IN REGARD TO BACKS. Considerable difficulty (telephoned our Aberavon importer) was-experienced in Aber- ivon in the morning in securing backs to plav. Harry Toft was unable to get away; Billa Thorncou d not play on account of illness, and the Rev. Austin Da vies was de- barred through clerical duties from turning 01; In repiy to a wire, D. Williams, Mor riston, promised to "ilst the Red and Blacks, and at mid-day it was probable Lewis Thomas (brother of Williie Thomas Newport) would figure in the third line and Arthur James go full back. At the advertised time for the ki ff, 3.50, there were not more than 4,000 spec- tators present, and those gathered leisurely basked themselves in the brilliant sunshine. The stand was far from being full. Sir .ohn Llewelyn was present, as usual, when he is at home. The weather was far more suit- able for cricket than football, and many were tee reoaests neard among local flannel enthusiasts for the summer pastime utensils to be brought out. Thera w.,s very ie wind, but the side having the si; at its back in the first half received a great ad- vantage. Aberavon fielded quarter of -n hoar late followed by the Swansea players. The selected Aberavon fifteen underwent many. changes. The visitors kicked off with the sun in their eyes, the ball eve, ally being returned to touch at the centre. Aberavon got away but Trew pulled them up cleveify with a smart return punt. Swansea's pack got the ball out to the backs, and after handling it again got loose, through a short kick by Gordon. Dai Thomas foHowed up speedily and scored A TRY WITHTN FIVE MINUTES-OF THE START, which Bancroft easily goaled. Swansea's custodian responded smartly to the re-start- ing kick, the ball being sent 10 Aberavon s left wing who fumbled, and the ball rolled into touch at the visitor's twenty-five. After some loose play and scrummaging, the visi- tor's halves were penalised for offside work. The ball was placed for Bancroft who made a creditable effort to goal, but the ball went wide and Aberavon touched down. A round of passing by ths Swansea backs failed at Fuller, at left centre, who knocked on when the course seemed clear. The AID Whites, however, maintained the ad van- tage, and Trew, getting awav prettily. p;-t liis third line in motion. Fuller, unfortn- I nately impeded Arnold by being a little too forward to pass, but Gordon gathered and made a dashing run along the touch- line. He was checked just in time, and Aberavon worked back to the centre. An- other round of passing by tha All Whites' third line saw Joe Evans make much pro- gress with a strong run. When almost through he attempted a cross-punt, which was a feeble effort and Aberavon dribbled out of danger. The visitors held the. upper hand for a few moments, but Trew subse- quently easily repealed them with a nicely judged punt to half-way. Trew was again to the fore with a dean breakaway, but his pass to Joe Eyans went astray. A foul against Aberavon saw Bancroft put in a lofty Vick, which the Swansea forwards got 1 I., and upset the visitor's custodian before he I could clear. From one of the succeeding scrummages the ball got out to the Mi Whites' third line. Gordon fielded excel- lently and was almost through. A moment later Owen got the ball out on the right I wing. Arnold made off cleanly, and at the precise moment transferred to i Evans who dived over in the corner with SWANSEA'S SECOND TRY after fifteen minutes' plqn, Bancroft's at- tempt to majorise was feeble. On the fe- start, Aberavon wer? penned in their quar- ters, principally through clever kickin" L, Trew. The game so far had proved a °very open -~e, the ball being given air on every possible occasion. Once Joe Evans made a tine cra-s run, but his pass towards the left wing was poor and little or no ground was gained by the effort. At Aberavon's twenty-five a sternly contested scrummage was fought out between the two packs, one of the best seen for a Icng time. It even- tually broke up, but the ball was swayed into touch. The vistors' outside half at- tempted some blind side work and handed to his inside partner, but this was missed -and plav continued to be waged on Aber- avon's twenty-five !ine. At last the visitors' right wing made some ground and put in a kick which Bancroft gathered. He was tackled offside and with a long kick be found touch within ten yards of Avon's 'ine Trew endeavoured bard to dash through but was upset in the nick of time. The next noticeable incident was some pretty run- ning- and passing between Gordon, "PulL r and Arnold, the final pass going astray wher all seemed plain sailing. In consequence of an injury to cne of the visitors, Arthur Jlames, whose knee appeared wrenched play was suspended for a time and he had to retire From the next scrummage the All Whites had a walk in. The ball was cleanly s-ent cftit and Gcrdon had no op- positio" when crossing. He RANT ROUND BEHIND THE POSTS twentv-five: minutes' from the start with Swansea's third try, r.nd taking a kiek at goal himself was successful!. Swansea at this stage were leading by thirteen points to nil. Arthur James returned, to the field I immediately afterwards. Soon after resum- ing "Mumbles" Davies, who had figured well in loose breaking away work, was heavily tackled and fell awkwardly, necessitating his retirement. A good rush by the All Whites' front rank was well taken advant- age of by the three quarter line. Fulier ac- tually got over but was ruled back for a forward pass Aberavon pack conlrolled the next scrummage, and wheeling effectively dribbled the ball! three-parts tile length of the field before being cheeked. Degrees by degrees they worked to within ten yards' of Swansea's line. Their backs attempted passing, which lost them ground, and Swansea became free of dan- ger. A free to the homesters for a scrim- mage infringement further improved matters the centre being reached. Swansea forward; were now displaying much better form and had the best of matters. They got to Swan- sea's twenty-five and the All Whites being penalised Aberavon had a shot for goal which just failed. Trew received and run- ning well got out of danger before passing to Joe Evans. The ex-Pontardawe man put in a good kick under difficulties, which sent the ball into the open. Bancroft gathered, and with a finely judged punt, which F. Jenkins failed to field, the ball almost dropped on the corner flag. Mumbles" Davies had just returned to the field of play when half-time was called with Swan- sea leading by 13 points to nil. Half-time Score: Swansea-2 goals 1 tTY. Aberavon—Nil. Joseph put in a long kick to restart the second half, and Thomas Williams, knocking on, a scrum was ordered in the Aberavon twenty-five. The visiting forwards livened up a bit and gradually drove the All Whites back to the centre. The ball came out on the Aberavon side and Willie Harris, get- ting away on his own, looked dangerous Gordon was available and robbed him of the leather. In doing so he was hustled and he sent on to Bancroft and the 1, custodian, being cornered, put in a ilow ft "kl1 ^ad D. Williams property fielded he was bound to have scored. He fumbled and thus a glorious try was lost. Bancroft eventually had to touch down in defence. After the drop-out Fuller saved nicely when danger threatened, and Abe-r- avon were now playing a better game Hunt 7 °fffde' gQt P^aiised, but the D* w!ria'ln§ hr was an utter tailure- D. Wiluains. the Aberavon right wing was K'7° <«.»" and gain&d tb„„t twen" n" totrto S hD°!rel-T him „ 10 tfUSe amusement of the +DnmberinS about 5,000. The abled the h 0rLthe Swansea Kide and en- and Joe F 1 hree"quarters to §et S°™K steod of St aWay sPlendidly. In elS- he f 1ESlde k) Arnold, how- 11 Olish!Y huli(, on and was tackled m pOGSesolcn. It was a good moverrer, of & K, l'romme"t in »'■'« lin^-cnt tn o-o* V a^ over-i"an the ball and iailed 11 ProI'er y going. Both the Aberavon halves were deliberately offside and were properly penalised. Bancroft did not at-, empt ior goal, but preferred kicking high m1 that the forwards could get underneath. is was succesful and the visiting twenty- Jve was reached. Here Jones, one of the Aoeravon talves was penalised and Ban- croft kicked to little effect. At this stage j the Swansea playens did not appear to take the game seriously, being evidently amused at the offside work of the visiting halves, who were twice penalised. The game, in consequence lost much its attractiveness and play degenerated. Trew relieved the montony by getting away and FuLler took an awkward pass neatly, going a few yards. He passed :A)o soon to his skipper on the right wing Gordon had no alternative but to put in a cross-punt which Fuller followed up well to tackle but was a triJie too late as the ball was kicked well, up the field. ilumMes" Davies' Knee failed him here- abouts, and he had to retire from participa- tion in the game. This weakened the All White forwards, who had an unphill task, and Aberavon got close on the Swansea twenty-five. Gordon touched down a second later. Bancroft's drop out resulted in the bail dapping between three Aberavon plaj- ers, who failed to make for it. As a con- sequence the All Whites gained a huge slice of ground, the ball rolling into touch near Aberavon's twenty-five. A knock-on by Gordon spoilt what looked a promising pass- ing bout, and the visitors got to haif-way. Fuller did a clever bit of work hereabouts by doubling prettily. Just at this period, Harris was CALLED UP BY THE REFEREE for adopting an unnecessary attitude to- wards the crowd who loudly protested against his offside tactics. Arnold later madft a beautiful run and opening before passing to Gordon, twenty yards from the visitors' iine. The Swansea skipper t"1 bnrd to burst clear but was too closely sur- rounded to make much headway. Aberavon kicked up the field, but Bancroft very coolly put in a splendid kick h touch close to the Aberavon line. The ball was worked up the field, where Hunt rolled over, but was recalled for being offside. A second later Joe Evans was next seen skirting the touch line, and had apparently crossed, but sur- prise was in store as Harry Hunt and Fred Jenkins of Aberavon wer? spoken to by the referee and both received marching orders and had to leave the fielld. The reason .given for this course was unnecessary roughness. This is the second time for Hunt to be or- dered off this season, the other occasion be- ing at Glo'ster. After this sensation, the Swansea backs got possession, AND ARNOLD WENT OVER underneath the posts. Owen took the kick, but failed, although the position was an easy one. Swansea now led by 16 points to nil. The All Whites maintained the aggressive and kept the Red and Blacks penned on their line. Both Trew and Dick Owen en- deavoured to get over but without avail, and the whistle blew with the score stand- ing FINAL SCORE SWANSEA.-2 goals, 2 tries. ABERAVON.—Nil.
ABERDARE V. LLANELLY. GOOD GAME ON T IE STRADEY ENCLOSURE. These teams met on Saturday afternoon for the first time this season at Stradey. The field had become very heavy and slip- pery after the recent heavy rains, but was in a better condition than anticipated. The Aberdare men have been doing very well this season, and their supporters were somewhat confident, probably having in mind the re- err" indifferent display of the Scarlets ill the away matches. The LI a nelly men, how- ever, arc a very different lot when playing on their own ground, and fully anticipated a win. The committee had again decided to try Mason on the wing, so that in the event of his shaping well, he might be put into the third line should the necessity arise. The teams were as foll, vs: — LLANELLY.— Back Tom Padd-ison; tiLrco-quarters, Llew laonlas, Griff Rowe, D. M. Davies and Albert Mason; halves, D. Lloyd and D. J. Rees; forwards, J. Auck- land (captain), Tom Da-ies, Harry Cole, W. Roberts, G. Stagg, Da Long, John John, and J. Richards. ABERDARE.- Back, Lockman; three- quarters, Williams, Scylo, Nicholas, Floops halves, Rees Rees and Bevan; forwards, D. Jones, T. C. Ayeh, Hamm, Bartlett, Red- dick, T. Jones, Lloyd, and Another. Referee—Mr. W. M. J> -eb. Owing to the late arrival of the visitors, the kick-off was half-an-hour late. D. M. Jones, the Welsh international, set the ball in mot-ion for Aberdare, and the Llanelly t
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NEATH V. NANTYMOEL. ONE-SIDED CONTEST AT CASTELL NEDD. VISITORS' LINE CROSSED NINE TIMES. Neath were at home to Nantvmoel this afternoon, the visitors filling a vacant date on the fixture card. The weather was quite springy." and although it seemed iong odds 011 Neath winning, there was every indication of a pleasant game. The se- lected teams were: — NEATII.-Ba,ck, Dick Davies; three- quarters, H. Jones, Idris Jones, C. Hendra and A. G. Parker half-backs, J. Thomas and T. Jones forwards, F. David, W. Jones, D. H. Davies, E. Arnold, D. Davies, T. Reason, H. Hopkins, and Lloyd. NAATTYMOEL.— Back, Williams three- quarters., J. John, Davies, Myers and J. Y/illiams; halves, G. Thomas and J. Thomas forwards, J. Chillett, T. Chilcott, Watkins, Jones, Tilley, Lewis, Beck and J. Davies. Keferee.—Mr. W. Nicholas (Swansea) The weather was glorious, and there was a good attendance. Neath won the toss and made the visitors play with the sun in their faces. In the first few minutes the game was very scra.mbling, and then Howel Jones dashed to the line, and it was soon evident that Neath was far too strong for their op- ponents. Bill Jones, receiving, crossed the line at the corner flag, and -iowel Jones made nn excellent attempt to oonvert, but just faded. WTithin a few minutes Tom Jones made an opening and enabled Howel Jones to score behind the posts. Howel Jones himself converted. Despite this Nantvmoel stuck to their task in a splendid manner. Torn Jones made a mark, and Wil- liams, failing trJ get in his kick, almost Jet the visitors in. John then kicked dead. A fine bout of passing between Tom Jones, Parker and Howel Jones, almost ended in anoLher score for Neath, but at length Idris Jones, receiving, beat ah opposition and scored a beautiful try behind the posts. His brother, Howel, just failed to improve. Im- mediately afterwards Rowel Jones got over in the corner, and this time Idris just failed to convert.. i\ antym- were now completely outplayed, and rarely got over the half-way line. Howel Jones twice failed to drop a goal. The spectators were at times much amused at the tactics of the visitors, one of them making a mark on one occasion I when no ball was near him. Idris Jones was the next scorer for Neath, and Howel just failed to add to the points, though the position was an easy one. Half-time Score: Neath—1 goal, 4 tries. Nantymoel-Nil. Neath restarted the second half, and at once got into the visitors' quarters, Parker narrowly missing a try through putting his foot into touch. A dribble by the home forwards forced Nantymoel to concede a minor. Nantymoel, with the wind in their favour, invaded the home territory, and Jj-.• looked like a scorer, but Jack Davies was at home and hauled him down within a couple of yards of the line. A huge drib- ble by the Neath forwards enabled Hendra to obtain and score behind the posts. The ki:!k for. goal failed. A miss-kick by Idris Jones enabled Nantymoel to come closer to Neath's line, and Parker just managed to kick the ball dead. Idris Jones was next .seen racing down the field and, beating aJl opposition, scored behind the posts. He failed to convert. A fine passing movement between Howel Jones and Hendra. enabled the latter to score an unconverted try. He again crossed the line later, Veal converting this time. FINAL SCORE: NEATH.—2 goal, 7 tries. NANTYMOEL.-Nil.
ABERAVON RESERVES V. SWAN- SEA II. Considerable interest was attached to the visit of the All Whites' second string to Aberavon on Saturday to play the Reserves. It is five years since the Swansea Second visited Aberavon before. The teanis met previously at Swansea this season, and the Red and Blacks gave the Seconds a sfien- did game, but were eventually defeated by 20 points to nil. For to-day's game the Reserves had got together a strong fif- teen, and a keen game was anticipated. The morning opened beautifully fine. The teams were as follows On the Aberavon eide Meyr ck tooii tne place of Jones at fullback. In beautiful v,pea,t,her. Swansea -pened. and i V(.r Kees put iu a reply to midfieli A r -sli by AV.ivon ciifrried play to l5wa.Jf-,<t. s 25 from tho visiting forwards WQi. II" ny j,, „ cf-rned play right '.o the Aoeravon 25. In eopt open work Griff. Thorn,rut in good wort, for Aberavon, m, mi; to tbt> V-en- t(>- the field H J. go: m 5011110 good work for Swansea, a.ud p 1 My goc, on 'bo (Swansea side of the centre line. Ike Thomas prettily got away to near "he I lie, but W. J. Davies saveed by ktoti iq over his Hne Aberavon attacked,, and Ii¡'J Ihomus scored wide nut Donovan failed at goal Aberavon pressed, again, and i n Ik. no van got away, but loet the ball. Good work by Gibbon and Ike Thomas sent plav io bwa1 sea's 25. Firancis, the Swansea left ci34 re- plied w.t.h a good run to over half way. Kift was next conspicuous for Swansea with a. good dodgy run, aiid Donovan forced a minor for Aberavon. On the restart Swansea went away finely by a movement between the halves, and Francis carried play to Abera,volIl's 25. Gibbons replied with a kick to touch at midfield. Very smart play followed, Donovan and Hopkins carrying operations well into Swansea's ground, a.nd Ivor Thomas nearly ÐOOroo. From a po nt of dan- ger, Francis, Swansea's left wing, slaved the situation, after a splendid burst, and hed he been better supported, there would have been a soore. In a loose rush, Swansea raced down the field, and looked as if they would soore, but Donovan saved oleveily ,and fur- ther good work by Ivor Thomas brought play to the centre. Half-time Score Aberavon Reserves.—1 try. Swansea II.—Nil. Ike Thomas restarted) for Aberavon and pla,y settled in the Swansea territory. From be" the All Whites rushed back and W. J. Davies aind Pike with a pretty movement car- ried play to the Aberavon line. A spiesad d tackle by W. Davies prevented a try. Loose rushes by Abaravon relievtxl to the centre, and Donovan putting in some good work, enabled Aberavon to keep up well, and a. kick by Ike Thomas found touch on the Swansea line. A penalty to the All Whites resulted, and Swansea's forwards rushed to the Abetravon line, but Donovan eaaale to the
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ENGLAND V. SCOTLAND. BATTLE OF THE GIANTS VT IN YE FI- LEITH. WEARERS OF THE ROSE WIN WELL. The Rugby International Championship programme of 1906 was brought to a con- clusion at Edinburgh, where England and Scotland met for the thirty-third time. Un- fortunately the match held forth little pros- pect of t-he great struggle, which in former years dominated e\T,?ry engagement between the predominant partners? The form ex- hibited by England against Wales and lre- land was extremely indifferent, and at both Richmond and Leicester heavy defeats were sustained. On the other hand, Scotland scored a great victory over Ireland, and it was only after a desperate struggle that Wales managed to overthrow the represen- tatives of the Thistle at Cardiff. The moot unlooked for defeat of Wales at Belfast on Saturday last left the final adjustment of th-3 international championship on to-day s result. England's position in the wooden spoon is inevitable, but should a success be scored to-day the Saxons could claim the com.pany of the Caledonians in their lowly position. On the other hand, the Scots had only to win to share in the divided cham- pionship title with the Shamrock and the Leek. Owing to the failure of the Scottish Union to cover the pitch, there was doubt during the week about the match going on, but a change came over the weather on Thursday, and took the iron completely out of the ground. The last three matches have been won by Scotland, the most recent Eng- lish victory being in the year 1902 at Edin- burgh. The teams were — SCOTLAND.—Back, J. G Scoular (Cam- bridge University) thre^-quarters, K- • Macleod (Cambridge University), J- U Forbes (Watsonians), M. W. Walter (London Scottish), and A. L. Purves (London Scot- tish) haivee, E. D. Simpson (Edinburgh University) and P. Munfo (Oxford Univer- sity) fo''wards, L. West (FetWan-Loret- tish) haivee, E. D. Simpson (Edinburgh University) and P. Munto (Oxford Univer- sity) fo-rwards, L. West (FetWan-Loret- tonians- (captain), D. R. B. Sivright (Edin- burgh University), W. P. Scott (West of Scotland), W. E. Kyle (Hawick), H. G. Mon- teith (Cambridge University), J. C. ial- lum (WTateonians), A. G. Cairns (Watecn- ians), and W. L. Rusoeil (Glasgow Academi- cals). ENGLAND.—Back, E. J. Jackett (Corn- wall) fhree-quarterr; T. Simpson (North- umberLt-nd), J. G. Birkett (Durhaiji), H. E. Shewring (Somerset) and J. E. Raphael (Sur- rey) hal v<s. A. D. Stoop (Harlequins) and J. Peters (Devon) forwards, V. H. \Cart- wright (Midland Counties). T. S. Kelly and W. Mills (Devon), E. E. L. Hammond (Middlesex), A. E. Kewney (Northumber- land), R. Dibble (Somerset), J. Green (York- shire), and C. H. Shaw (Midland Counties). The weather in Edinburgh hns been wild and boisterous all the forenoon, rair. falling at times. A.5 the day advanced the sun shone out and made things more pleasant. The ground, after the snow and rain, lei l t heavy, which is expected to help EngEan:' high wind is but, the air its warm and the crowd is very large. Mr. Allen (Ireland) is referee. England turned out first, and had a verv cordial reception. Th?v looked biggeT, but not CD wiry as the Scotcli. Against the wiiid Sootlano started through West, and a bad tackle by Imrie led the Scottish for- wards d<)1vn right away in stirring style. bore down on the English line, tha attack tt-ing quite sensational, a score seem- in cr ;u"i!iroat in t.he very first moment of the game. Enland, however, cleared ma.nfuUy. Ait,er a series of Rcrummage^ play was taken to the Scotch quarters. Kicking high, the Saxons took every advantage of the wind. The Englishmen were playing pretty loose, and not by any means having the worst of r the exchanges. Scotland were cute enough to keep the game on the stand side, and 11 J t is policy they avoided a large measure which was blowing in thair teeth. T m made a. very bad miss-kick, sending the ball nearly over his head. The Scotch were now under England's posts, but the game took a remarkable turn. Birkett com- ing away at a tr emendous pace, carried the. oall into opposition territory before being held up. The magnificent effort put heart into England, and there was sensation when Raphael made a.n INIMITABLE BURST AND SCORED ou*" The kick was long, aud faiied. P'ay was being spoiled by the wind, .tew Pass runs took place, but at length Forbes, the So.stisli three-quarter, got a fair chanC'e and went oif in telling style. He düdged several and pj>5 £ <.>d to McLeod, made further headway. The game by wiis manoeuvre wss t.a!:e.n io the verge ot England's line, and immediately Purvis in SAW AN OPENING AND SNATCHED IT. -^?<3 ki-^k was a long one and McCullum i"led. As half-time drew nigh the Eng- lishnien made tremendous efioriv^ to increase their Gcare, for they well recognised that it wa.s necessary to cross over with ecmething in hand with such a wind to face, but Scotland kept the game close under the lee of the big stand, where the struggle was fought until the interval. Half-time Score: c. Scotland.—1 try. England.—1 try. E' SENSATIONAL ENGLISH SCORE. -It was generally tliought that England, haVIng barely held their own in the first half held no "chance in the second, with the gale and sun against them. The play, how- ever took a remarkable turn. England re- Su-mea well, and Simpson got possession near the Scotch twenty-five. lIe darted right across the field, swerved past McLeod and RUSHED OVER, FAR OUT. The kick failed. Afterwards Scotland were the agressors. h FINAL SCORE GLAND.-—9 poinits. SCOTLAND.—5 points.
BRITON FERRY V. TENBY. ho.mesti-:rs easily accounted FOR THE "PEMRROKES." These teams met for the first time this --on in glorious weather at Briton Ferry. Much disappointment was fek- at Britcn rry when, in last December, Tenby failed to keep its fixture with the homesters. Both teams have done fairly well this & w>n, and An lJlt*?restinS eneoun'ter was anticipated. As the homesters brought out a strong team, tney looked forward with confidence t.-) a (satisfactory result. T-earrs BRTON'f,'ER.RY.B,-tck J. T. R. Evans three-quarters, M. Merriman, H. Rogers, 3 'I: Saunders and Syd Bailey halves, I- Wilson and J. Phillips; forwards. G. F. Llewelyn (capt.), R.ee.s Phillips, G. Phillips. B- Phillips, P.C. Foley, E. Evans, B. Wil- liams and G. John.
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CARDIFF V. NEWPORT. CONCLUSIVE VICTORY FOR THE i BLUE AND BLACKS. USKSIDERS LOSE BY TWENTY POINTS TO FIVE POINTS. The most interesting match in Wales to- day was that between Cardiff and Newport, at Cardiff Arms Park. It was the last match of the season between these two clubs. There were 20,000 spectators. Both sides I suffered from absenteeism. The game started 15 minutes late. Neill started for Cardiff against a brilliant sun and strong wind. Play for the first few minutes was in Newport s 25. Then Harvey cleverly intercepted a pass, which brought t.he visi- tors just over the halfway line. Alby Da- vies once had an opportunity of getting away, but missed the pass badly, with the result that the Cardiff ba.cks were enabled to remove play to t.he centre. Soon afteT this Willie Thomas was prominent in a fine defensive movement. With play inside Car- diff's 25, Winfieid cleverly kicked and got well down the field. Still keeping up the pressure, Newport were at it ha.mmer and 's e, tongs. Gibbs came away once with a cork- screw run for Cardiff, but was pulled up by Fred Adams. After a lot of loose piay Gibbs got possession from a kick of Willie Thomas, and eluding all his opponents scored a try for Cardiff, which was not con- verted. Another fne try ca-me a moment later, J. L. Williams, after a fine round of passing, running round and scoring. Win- field converted. Newport forwards strove hard to score. Every time t.he ball was given to their centres, they failed to hold, with the result that at the interval Cardiff were leading by eight points to nil. Half-time Score Cardiff—1 goal, 1 try. Newport—Nil. Cardiff" were superior throughout the se- cond half. Bush dropped a neat goal within three minutes, and then J. L. Williams scored; Winfield converting. Sid Adams scored for Newport, and Besots oonverted. Towards the close Newport were penalised for off-side play and Winfield found the cross FINAL SCORE CARDIFF.—3 converted goals, 1 dropped goal, 1 penalty goal, 1 try (20 points). NTEvVPORT.—1 converted goal (5 pts.).
SCHOOLBOYS' MATCH AT ABER- AVON. 'BRAVON YOUNGSTERS DEFEAT THEIR OPPONENTS. Aberavon Town Schools League boys met Neath bovs on Saturday on the Taibach en- closure. Both sides were well represented | and considerable interest wss taken locally in the match in view of the trial match at eath next Saturday. Te;am..s:- ABERAVON.—Back, II Galliver .Cen- tral); three quarters, J. Coombs XV-unty), E. Cox (cape), (County), W. Kirkham (Eas- terr.), and G. Gioves (Central) luil-ba^k;. T. Wrilliams (Cwmavon), and A. Oberg (Cen- tral) forwards. J. H. Jones (Cwma-von), H. Rees, D. Beynon (Central), J. Wick, J. Howe (Eastern), S. Richards, L. Gower, a-ead 1. J. Th^rpas (County). Jones kicked off for Aberavon. and Neath replied well to midfield. Aberavon imme- diately pressed, and Combes receiving the ball dashed over with a fine try, which Cox converted with a grand kick. By good for- ward rushes Nc-ti 1 worked back, and had hard lines in not scoring., but Oberg reliev- ed and, dribbling along the field, enabled J fj. Jones, Cwmavon. to score a try, which Cox faih-d to convert Neath now forced their way jnto Aberavon territory by a good rash by Roberts, but Combes tackled him well five yards from the line. Neath rressed for several nrnutes, but Cox worked back to the centre. Stephens dribbled down nicely, but Cox secured, sent back. :ind CombeS followed up well and dribbled to the Neath line, wh sre Cox scored. The same player failed to convert Half-time Score: Aberavon Boy-l goal 2 tries. Noath Boys ii. Neath re-startod. and Cox with a. fine kick found touch in Neath 25. Aberavon had the best of the opening stages, Cox kicking splendidly. Roberts made a mark for Neath in front of the posts, but failed to raise the ball, which wa-s sent ba-cK to touch. Along the Neath line careered the boys in an excellent'bout of passing. Aoer- avon forwards worked well, but Stephens dribbled away to the home line and had a good opportunity had he not overrun the. ball. Cox icieked out of danger. Neath. made desperate efforts to score, continuing to attack, but Groves made one of the best, runs of the match, up the whole length of the field, being tackled by Clements, the Neath full-back, right on the line, and onJyj a minor resulted. Tilne was called with:- FINAL SCORE: ABERAVON SCHOOLBOYS^-1 goal, 2 tries. EATH SCHOOLBOYS—Nil.
SWANSEA SCHOOLS' LEAGUE. REGRETTABLE INCIDENT ON THE RECREATION GROUND. Three matches were played oii Swansea Recreation Ground on Saturday mormiig, in fine, but windy weather. TERRACE-ROAD v. ST. THOMAS. Refenee: Mr. Mendus (Higher Grade). Final Score: TEHRACE-hOAD-l goal 1 try (8 pts.) ST. THOMAS—1 trv io pts.) Both teams were evenly matched, but Terraee-road secured victory in the last minute, through bad play by Ivor Williams. The scorers for Terrace-ro" 1 were W. Harris ajid A. Drummond, the latfcer's try being majorised by Trevor Evans. For St. Thomas Coates got over alter a good run. The best players on the winning side were Gwyn and Davies. Allen was conspicuous for the losers. DYFATTY v. xiIGHER GRADE. I Referee: Mr. W. Mitchell (Waunwen). Final Score: HIGHER GRADE—1 trv (5 pts.) DYFATTY—Nil This was regarded as t.he "international" I of the season, as Dyfatty possessed an un- broken record, while the Higher Grade bo-s had sustained one defeat. The winners were a much bigger set than Dyfatty, but the latter were nippy and tireless. Bayn- ham made aji excellent run for the Higher Grade, and so registered the only score. He was prominent throughout. In the first half Beynon. one of Dyfatty's halves, received a severe kick in the mouth, from which blood Howed profusely, and retired, but resumed in the second half. During the progress of the match the referee was subjected to obnoxious expressions from a spectator. The official refused to proceed with. the' game for some time until quietness was ab- solutely restored. This had the effect of much feeling being introduced into the play. l
( ST. JOSEPH'S v. NATIONAL.. I Reieree: Mr. F. Allen. Final Score: ST. JOSEPH'S—1 dropped goal 1 try (7 uts.) NATIONAL—Nil. National were outclassed, the best being WTooles and Jenkins. Ford dropped the ET"«!, and Shea scored a try for the winners. HAFOD v. INDUSTRIAL. This match was mutually "scratched." DANYGRAIG v. PAROCHTAL. In coniesiueiice cf Danygraig not putting i in an appfarnnce Parochial were awarded the two leafjue points. "FELIX." IS
I AXYGRAIG V. PONTAEDULAIS, -1.,Cre was a hostile demonstration against the r2fere.e the home crowd regarding him as ki \;ir.g presented the visitors with a pen- aity under the posts, after having rist pre- viously ordered Willie Jones, a Pontardulais forward off the field. Danygraig were strongest in the forwards their three-qnnr- ters not coming up to expectation. Ball scoTed for the visitors,* Arnold failing at goal, but kicking the penalty. Luff scored for the homesters. Mabbett faiEing to goal. I FINAL SC jRE I DANYGRAIG—1 converted goal 1 penaitv goal. PONTARDULAIS—1 try.
HOCKEY. ENGLAND V. IRELAND. FINAL SCORE: ENGLAND—2 goats. IRELAND—1 goal.
■ i- -—a SWANSEA POLICE ESTIMATES. NEARLY jB14,000 REQUIRED. At Friday's meeting of the Swansea Watch Committee the estimates submitted showed that the total cost for the ensuing year would be nearly E14,000, an increase of B595, which was deemed satisfactory in view of the eight additional constables em- ployed.
THOUSAND NATIVES KILLED. SLAUGHTER IN AN EAST AFRICAN "LITTLE WAR." The Pi ess Association says A letter re- ceived by Sir Claude Dc Crespigny from his son. Capt.'V. de Crespigny. who is with the Nandi (British East Africa) expedition, as a volunteer, states that over 1,000 na- tives have been kittled :n the operations to drive them into the reserve. The writer had a narrow escape, wak;ng to fmd a Nandi ten yards off. Both were surprised but the revolver wfcs quicker than the spear and the native fell.
COMMOTION IN A LLANELLY THOROUGHFARE. LIBELLOUS PLACARDS ON A TRADES- MAN'S PREMISES. Tli ere was some commotion in the main thoroughfare of Llanelly on Saturday morn- ing on account of the placarding of the windows of a shop window with state- ments in which the name of a well-known member of the Urban Council, a solicitor, was freely used. The references were undoubtedly (libellous. of people on their way to work stopped to read the statements, and later in the morning such a nuisance was caused by the crowd who oootr" d the pavement that the police were obligerl to intervene and compel the removat, of the slips which was done about half-past ten. The premises, in the occu ation of Mr. Richaelieu, jeweller, aTe situated in a busy spot, just opposite the arcade. They con- tain a large stock of jewellery but have been closed since the end 0I January when a I fire took place.
SWANSEA POLICE FORCE BUDGET COMING YEAR'S ESTIMATES NEARLY j. £ 14,000. The police estimates for the ensuing year, 1906-07, were presented at a special Swan- sea Watch C-ommittee meeting on Friday, at which Dr. Rawlings presided. Receipts were set down at £ 6,585 IDs. 4d., and expenditure at £ 15,8S7 12s. 5d., leaving £ 7,012 2s. Id. to be borne by the Corpora- tion rate.s. The expenditure 'tor 1905-96 was £ 15,583 lls. Id., the increase of £ 508 Is. 4d. being accounted for by the addition of eight constables to the police force. The fire brigade estimates showed expected receipts to be £10) 2s. Od., and expenditure was put down at £ 807 12s. 6d., leaving £ 707 10s. 6d. as the cost, to be borne by the Corporation. For the year 1905-06 the cost of the fire brfgade was JB716 16s'. 10d., and foT 1904-05 £ 587 2s. lOd. Referring tj an item of E31 odd for policing at Swansea Empire, Dr. Latimer observed that this was 'very well con- trolled. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Devonald said the cost of the fire brigade had jumped from practically £ 400 to over j3800. How was that? Capt. Colquhoun replied that the stock oi appliances had run very low, and it was necessary that this should be attended to. The estimates were adopted, the com- mittee considering them satisfactory.
WELSH COLLEGES APPEAL. DEPUTATION WA .T ("POX WELSH PARTY. SWANSEA'S CLAIMS FOR INCREASED gran1. A representative meeting of the Welsh Parliamentary Party was held at the House of Commons on Friday, Sir Alfred Thomas in the cliair, to receive a statement of the case in favour of increased Treasury grants from a deputation of the Welsh University colleges. Messrs. Brynmor Jones and S. T. Evans were tiie only local M.P.'s present. Lord Kenyon introduced the deputation, and Principal Reichel, in urging Uie case, said Wrales contributed 17 times as much to uni- versity colleges in proportion to its popula- tion as England, and that rural Waies had contributed 2 times as much as industrial 4 Wales. A letter was read from Lord ivendel, con- sidering that moie generous Government support should be forthcoming, and Principal Roberts reminded the Welsh members that the colleges were now only receiving the same original grant of PA.,000 a year, alter many years of successful work. Principal Griffiths declared that taey ap- peared to be a-t the parting of the ways in nigher education, and that it depended Largely on the assistance and influence ot the Welsh members whether the Welsh colleges should take the high rank that was their due. The next to follow were the Mayor of Swansea, Ald. R. Martin and Mr. M. Tut- ton, who represented Swansea Technical Ccilege. The Mayor of Swansea and Mr. Alderman Martin having spoken in favour of a grant ior the Technical College of that town, Sir Alfred Thomas assured the deputation that the Welsli members wouid give the subject their most sympathetic considera- tÍon, and it was unanimously revived that the Welsh members wait upon the Chancellor j of the Exchequer for the purpose of laying before him the legitimate claims cf the University Colleges of Wales for increased assistance from public funds. .<
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PONTARDAWE MEDICAL OFFICER I COUNCIL REl-USE TO REAPPOINT DR. GRIFFITHS. I' SEQUEL TO A SWANSEA POLICE COURT CASE. Fontardawo District Counci. on Thurs- day (Mr. John Griffith presiding) decided by ten votes to six (four members being neuiral) not to reappoint Dr. G. Griffiths as medical officer of hetith for the Pentar- dawe Western District. The appomtmeiit had been deferred for a month pending explanation from Dr. Griffiths with reference to the carcase of a cow alleged to have been unfit for human food. For exposing meat from this carcase Mr. John Owen, butcher, Swansea, was on Monday week lined £2-0, including cosies, at j Swansea. Police Court. "Is there a letter from Dr. GriffUns.' asked Mr. L. W. Francis. The Clerk said that there was, and the Chairman suggested that perhaps it would be well to have the letter read. It was as follows: "Bryncelyn, Pontardawe, March 14th. Sir,—In reply to your letter oi the 19:n ultimo. If it was reported to the Council meeting that it was alleged that 1 had pass- ed a. carcase of a cow at Pontardawe as ht for human food, allow me to say there is no foundation for that statement. The cow referred to is, I presume, one which was bought for a nominal sum of 25s. by Mr. Owen, butcher, Swansea. Before he bought the cow I am informed he was made a war- of what had happened to it, viz., that 't hai been horned by another cow, and that the veterinary surgeon had advised that the animal should oe killed. Although I saw the cow after it was kilSeu, 1 am 11: formed that the carcase appeared healthy en the day it was killed; but I was not ash- ed to pass it for human food, nor did 1 do so. If the carcase was exposed for sale as lit for human food subsequently, I cannot1 say what condition it then was in, nor, as 1 respectfully submit, am I responsible. I think I am entitled to ask the Council bY whom it was alleged that I had so passed a carcase?—I am, sir, yours obediently, G. Griffiths." Mr. Fran sis reminded hi- colleagues of the duties of medical officers a^aid down by the Public Health Act. It provides that a medical officer "shall inform himself as tar as practicable respecting ail influences affect- ing or threatening to affect injuriously the public healih within the district.' and that "in any case in which it may appear to him to be necessary or advisable he shall himself inspect and examine any ammal, carcase, meat, or any other article to which the provisions of the Act apply, whether the article is exposed for sale, or deposited tor the purpose of sale, or of preparation tor sale and intended for the food of man. If he finds that such animal or article is un- sound or unwholesome, or unfit for the iood of man, he shall give such instructions as may be necessary for causing tne same to be dealt with by a justice according to the provisions of the statute applicable to the case." Mr. Francis detailed the story of the sale of the carcase which has already anpeartd in the reports of the polioe courl proceedings. Dr. Evans, an assistant of Dr. Griffiths, had endeavoured to dispose of the carcase to local butchers without success. Dr. Evans then wrote the following letter to 1: Owen — "Bryncelyn, Pontardawe, February 6th- Dear Sir,—Mr. Phillips, the butcher here, has suggested your name to m as a likeiy person to make a deal with. 1 have a cow (now killed) horned by another last Friday —ruptured, and was in calf. Mr. Stewart, veterinary surgeon, from Swansea, saw her on Saturday night, and he suggested killing her. She is small, bruised badly in the Sank. She weighs 343 lbs., perfectly healthy, and Mr. Stewart says that the meat is none the worse so I shall be glad if you can come to see the carcase. It is hanging in Mr. Phillips's slaughterhouse (at present). Trusting you can come up in the morning. —Yours truly, Griffith Griffiths (p.p. W. O. In response to that letter Mr. Owen ram." up en the following day, bought the carcase from Dr. Evans, and pmd tor it, Dr. Evans at the same time giving him the following certificate: "This beast was killed in my presence, and was apparently found in perfect health liver and iungs showed no sign of disease.—W. Owen Evans, surgeon." Mr. Hodgson (interrupting): Are we ac- cusing Dr. Griffiths? Is Dr. Griffiths on his trial here? If so, I think he ought to be present. Mr. Francis No, I don't take it in that light at all. Chairman Have you the original of that last certificate, so called? Mr. Francis: i have the originals of let- ter ar.d certificate. Mr. Parry Why should Dr. Griffiths ask who gave the information when everybody knows about it? Mr. Francis There's no reason why that question should be asked. We are h^;e to do cur duty to the public, and if we lack in that we axe not fit to sit here. This is an important matter, and we must do it. 110 matter how unpleasant it may be. (Hear, hear.) Continuing, Mr. rrancis said the meat was taken to Swansea in the usual manner and exposed for sale. Dr. Jenkins (Clyaach; How many days after? Mr. Francis: Seven days. The meat was condemned, and the butcher fined £2C). Mr. Hodgson (to "Mr. Francisj May I ask are you giving this as a reason why Dr. Griffiths should not he reappointed? Mr. Francis I am giving these facts to the Council; it is for them to consider. Proceeding, he said that Mr. Stewart, the veterinary surgeon, had written to a Cardiff I newspaper flatly contradicting a statement made in the police court, and tha.t it was three davs before it was killed that he saw the animal. The Chairman moved, and Mr. T. Mor- gan seconded, that Dr. Griffiths be reap- pointed. Mr. H. Thomas I move that he be not reappointed. He should be asked to resign alter the explanation of Mr. Irancis. Mr. T. Morgan: I think Dr. Griffith6 i ought to have an opportunity of replying. vive members voted for Dr. Griffiths re- election; ten (including the chairman) against. Dr. John Jones, Clydach 1 m neutral. Mr. P. S. Hodgson: Hear, hear. A record of the was then taken. The voting was:— i j_(,r Joim Jenkins, i. Rees, D. Thomas, j J. G. Harries, T. Parry, John Jordan. Against D. Jones, F. L. Francis, D. W. Davies (Trebanos), D. M. Davies, J. James, H. Thomas, W. Hargreaves, D. Jones, D. E. parry, and J. Griffiths (chairman). Neu- jrjs—D*r- John Jones, D. W. Davies, R. S. Hodgson. Rev. J. Roes. Mr. J ohn James urged that, having re- gard to the seriousness of the charge, Dr. Griffiths should have the opportunity of ap- pearing before the Council. Rev. Joim Rees I second that. Chairman: Dr. Griffiths knew the matter was to be discussed. Mr. Francis The matter has already been discussed, and cannot be reopened. A member said that Dr. Griffiths was out- side, and other members agreed that he should be called in others that it wouldn't be risrht because some members had left. In "reply to k Henry Thomas, who said h" had been threatened with an action, the Clerk said members had a perfect right to criticise an officer, provided the criticism was bona iide and without malioe. \1,. Francis: Of course we have; it is OUT duty. "What would it benefit to call in the doc- tor?" asked Mr. Parry. He said they had all the facts before them. Mr. J. Jones said the doctor denied that be was responsible for the negligence at all. I The Chairman was surprised they hadn't thought of interviewing the doctor before I they took the vote. ( Dr. Jenkins, Clydiacli, suggested that as the meat had been kept eight days it mignt I have deteriorated. It was perishable. j A member What about the price? j Dr. Jenkins The price has nothing to do j with it. Mr. James: Why should local butchers refuse it?
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Dr. Jenkins: Nothing at all to do with. Lt. If not prosecuiion, this is persecution. r. John James said their action was taken not for personal reasons, but for con- sideration of the public safety. If there was danger to the public, as was implied, he thought it a very serious implication, and should be thrashed -(Tlif clearly and coolly without the introduction of any sentiment. Mr. Francis I have not the least amnios- lil-, towards the doctor or anyone else. Chairman: I'm sorry this discussion didn't take place before the voting. Siiali we get Dr. Griffiths in or not? lir. Francis: The matter has been dealt with.. Chairman Every member knew we had to vote, and the vote has been taken. Mr. Hodgson: Is the Council going to alter what they have done? If not, it's no good to have Dr. Griffiths in. Cuairnian: I understand Dr. Griffiths de- sires to come in and give an explanation. Mr. Francis: Too matter has been dealt with. Mr. Pa.rry: I ask, can ":e alter our de- cision or not? (Cries of "No, no.") Mr. D. ivi. Davies said ue \.cc:11 preier t: AJT. Grithths c.. m. Aiuer mere desultory discussion, Mr, Jones (MawrJ moved that Dr. Thomas, medical officer lor the Eastern Division, be asked to take up Dr. Griffiths' duties tem- porarily. A li be will. Mr. Thomas: And failing Dr. Thomas, that we cab in another cf the Pontardawe doc tor e. A member: If you can get them. The resolution wa6 camea.
i — IN BED OR IN GAOL? DEFENDANTS ABSENCE FROM NEATH COURT. At Neath on Friday, Mr. Jeffreys applied for an adjournment in the case of Kate Lewis, against Benjamin William Levis, tor- meiiv of Briton f erry, now oi Cadoxton, whoin she aocused of persistent cruelty and neglect. There was a cros; .-amnions, husband alleging that she was an habitual drunkard- Mr. Jeffreys said the man was id m bed. Tyj-r Powell said Lewis went down to "aot on Friday in default of paying a fine Lir drunkenness. Nir- JpftTcvst That is not correct. Eventn.d'v the ca.ses were adjourned fof a fortnight.
DKIFTI^ THE "GREIN vrmvrU IN I/i. JARQUE'S PERIL IN SWANSEA BAY* MAN LOST IN A CHANNEL ST03.M. Abont seven o'clock on Thursday night, the Mil rabies lifeboat crew launched their boat in response to signals of distress from a large sailing vessel beyond the lieae. It was blowing stiffly from the south-west, and it was observed that the craft was the barque Aurica, which left Swanfcec & week ago, and has been beating about channel practically tbe whole of the time, losing a mar: over- board, the latter falling from the topsails. Her position was a dangerous one, as she was trailing towards the perilous Green Grounds, and the wind was not moderaimg in the slightest-. Tne men put their work into their oars with a will, and when half an hour off the barque the wind suddenly shifted to ihe north, and placed her out of danger. The lifeboat, made for the Aurica, and stood by her for a while, and then learning thai she could be of no further service, re- turned to the Mub] by 11.1.5, having been out a little over fmr hours.
WEST WALES PECEIVL G ORDERS. Receiving orders in bankruptcy have been gazetted in the eases of :—John Love ring Bennett, 5, Church-?dace, Neath, insuriunce agent; Thomas JeSreys, 1, Croft-road, Neath, collier, lateiv licensed victualler; Wm. Daniel Jones, 13. Church-street. Se'veci Sisters, coal mine": John Wm. Powell. 6 Prior-street, Port ia-ibot, photographer; Arthur Swayne Do-wle. lately of Cross House Inn, Laugharne, now in service at Gralestoa Hall, Haverfordwest, lately Iwssed vic- tualler; and Richard Eypcn Lewis, 84, St.; Helen's-mao. Swansea, clothier's assistant.
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acks were soon prominent for some smart passing. The ball came out on tha Llan- eily side from almost every scrum, but the backs could --Ot gee fairly set going. 'iao forwards got over the line, but were called back. A moment later Rees, Row ? and Thomas came away with a fine burst, arid the 1 ciSL-nanied scored. No goal resulted The Scarlets then rushed over the line, but only a minor was conceded. Lianelly tinued 10 have the better of the play, Pad- dison doing some useful work. An 'i-vjury to Cole, one of the Llanelly forwards, uect<s isitat-ed has retirement. The ball afterwards got into the loose, and after a dribble LI 1, ^homas made a strong run slong the touch- line, and gained much ground. Dai Jones Was now provided with a third jersey he having had two torn off. Excnange kickmg gave Aberdare an advantage for a periorf c ,4ey in the home 25. The Scarlets came away with a wild ru.-in, and Lockman just managed to save. Another sure ti^ an,d the pres exciting a Ion kick ii-Lto touch. Some exciting play follow<d. Ll. Thom.a.s \Vat) a moiner.t later, roni an op.eJ1Ïng Rlade by Rees aii(I Rowe, abh to SCore but fa-iled at güal. Half-time Score: -LianelJy—2 tries. Aberdare—Nils. up "the I«ack,° bur\h^art LWly r'f method about their effort" trs/xv* th thXsss; ino- tkp f .,t kicking.otwithstand- o f a Uiey were a man short, the Scarle-t forwardis 4ecptinued to hold up won- ^o*ve rin e,r ^?amst their heavy opponents, Rowe now distmgu^hcd himself bv a smart 7°f5 camo away s-nartly from a p. a,n e kick was followed up by j from n" ,inof? ;Jnt ^cr Dan Long scored I, dribble, and Mason converted, ai a °r° f close Fldoks scored for Aberdare, a,nd the try was converted. TT FINAL SLOEE A —1 8oal. 2 tries. ABERDARE.-l goal.
rescue, and the dangerous attack was beaten off, play being carried to mxlfield. Swansea now opened up well, and a pretty pacing bout, by Francis and Grey followed. Shortly after Fred R-ez-s dropped a goal for Swansea. On the kick-out Swansea aga n attacked, and Meynck saved his side by kicing the ball out of danger At this stage Jim Davies liad to retire through an injury. Swansea again at- tacked and Pike got over, but only a minor resulted. Play settled well outside the Aber- avon 25, and Francis got away here, and after a splend.d run he ta'ansferre^l to C-.rey, who get over with a goc-i try for Swan^e-a. The kick at groal failed. On the dix>p-out Swansea again pressed, and Q-rey sooted near the posts. E. Morgsun converted, and soon afterwards time was called. FINAL SCORE SWANSEA II.—-1 converted goal, 1 dropped goal, 1 try. ABEIlAVON RESERVES—1 try.
Tenny kicked oil and the Ferryites failed to return. Tenby followed up the ball well into the home twenty-five, and their quar- tette dribled over the line, and Briton Ferry conceded a minor. Rushes by the home for- wards soon turned the tables, and Bob Thomas crossed, but was held up. A fine opening was made by J. Phillips, who paise-ed to Rogers, who in turn passed to Bailey, which resulted in a try. The attempt for coal by Rees Phillips tailed. On th" restart Briton Feny again pressed, Saunders doing an exceptionally good bit of dodging through the visitors paek. He was, however, brought low by the backs. Bailey won had the ball and crossed over. The attempt for goal by J. Phillips failed. A few minutes later J. Phillips got over with another try, whioh was not converted. Plav was nov.' taken to mid-field, and Foley received an injury and had to retire. Half-time was shortly after- wards called. Half time score: briton Fcrrv-3 tries. Tenby—Nil.' In the second half Briton Ferrv did most of the attacking, and Davies and Wilson, scored a try each. FINAL SCORE- BRITON FERRY—5 tries. TENBY—Nil.