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FOOTBALL NOTIS, SWANSEA STILL UNDEFEATED. EASY ICTOPfTSOJEB, NEWPORT AT USK8IDE. MAGNIFICENT' BY "UOVEE" (BY "GWALIA "t After their recent displays L ,y,™ that Swansea would have to go 2l v were won n to preserve thei^ w* cord when they met New-port Prior to the match uhe critics nf fh"r^av: were ot The opinion that our cord wouid be smudged and indc^ ^h. opinion. Although Swansea had mat-ch up to Saturday, it wa« felt t.hat .v.^ had had luck on th^ir side on a few < £ ^7 Hons and ihis led one to believe thai would have to be at their beet to r> conquerors of the Newportonians on £ rf,7- day. In one or two ma-tchte6 this season fault has been found with the forward end as is well known I have been amongst the critics who have had cause to grrumble Newport had been the graveyard of s¿ many record—and not a tew of them be. longed to Swansea—in the past that this also wae one reason for being pessimistic of Swan- sea's ability to win I remember on one occasion Swansea going to Newport witli a clean sheet and we had a much better team tbac than now. Such men as Dan Bees, Jowett, R. Jones, and Ge. Davies. were at that time at their best and defeat was not dreamed of. but defeat came, and by a aropped goal, Charlie Lewie doing the trick. I he ground on that occasion was in a treacherous condition and it had to b* covered with sand prior to the kick-ofl. Swansea, however, could do nothing right. rime after time they were within an ace of scoring and once Willie Arnold was inches from the line when the whistle went leaving Swansea defeated by a dropped goal and with a broken reoord. That was. the-only, defeat sustained that season too and it was. of course, particularly galling. Of course we have not been defeated this season, but when the half-time fcore was made known in Swansea people began to rub their eyes and ask what was the matter. Swansea were thirteen points to the good when the interval sounded and I believe I am right in saying that they have never before. not in any match played. had such a fine lead at half-time. People who did not have the fortune to go up to the match were quite overjoyed at this and did not wait for the final, but began to talk of what Cardiff would have to put up with when they en- tertained Swansea next month. This sudden rise seemed to carry their breath fairly away. It was thought that the second half would prove to be a regular "slaughter," but this Newport managed to avoid for Swansea did not score in this moiety, whereas Newport put up three points to their credit, although itmay be said to be a lucky score. The All whites seemed to be contented with their lead in the first half and of course too jnnch could no* be expected of them as tney had had a hard fight of it in the first halt, but not against the team. They had to contend with a heavy ground, which Proved to be very tiring. People may ask ow Swanspa managed to get such a lead at the interval. Well. it was mainly due serine, who as the Roving Commissioner bis favourite position—was simply irresiet- atue. The fine play of the forwards, too, is to be hig-hly commended, for they adapted themselves to. the position at the very out- set and obeying the orders of Captain Trew, w, could see that back play was rather out 01 the question, they fairly beat their op- ponents. What the score would have been had the conditions been ideal for football goodness only knows and I am of the opin- ion that Newport can thank their lucky stars that the ground was in such a bad condition for it materially helped them to keep the score down. The match did not paoa off without any incidents either, for rough play was p/edominant. But it must be said that it I, all on the part of the homesters, who commenced their- dirty ac- tions soon after Swansea had got a rather good lead. Fancy a man going round a scrum and kicking the heels of the opposing forwards! Why it i". scandalous and is drag- ging Welsh football down to the very depths of bad sportsmanship. The player at fault was T. K- Vile, and for his trouble he has been suspended for a month by the Wel-h Rugby Union. But that is not all. The critic of the Newport "Argnp" has levelled a most serious charge against the Swanae* players and it is my duty. as a Swansea writer, to take him to ta-: f although it is much against my grain. B < when such un- founded charges as -he maises are made I think it is high time, to draw the line some- where. He accuses the Swansea players of being a fool dirty lot and I think he ought to be made to apologise for uttering such a thing. I am really surpritjed at him and more so when his status is considered. An the fault on Saturday wai on his own side and not on the side of the All Whites only he won't admit it. It is also stated that the Newport Club have written to the Swan- sea Club stating that in future two fixtures will be sufficient. Well. when people cannot take a licking in c. fair way isn't it time that they should retire and give fair sports a chance? I think so. We'll, after having aired a complaint. I am going to give a little individual criti- cism The h?TO of the day was Fred Serine on the Swansea side. In his inimitable position he was simply groat and if ever he proved himself worthy of a place in the next Welsh team he did on Saturday. To say that he was magnificent is to use but a mild expression. I cannot find words to express my admiration for his truly great performance. It is also gratifying to me to find him playing such a consistent game inasmuch £ -e I have alwa^rj admired him in this position. I notice thi> 2>e played for Glamorgan against the Souvo of Ireland in the same position, at SwaIka on Thursday- Cardiff people may try and run Gibbs as rover He is a good man I will readily admit, but that he is the- equal of Serine I will never believe. It will be truly a great test when the. pair meet in the Swansea' and Cardiff match next month. Serine will yet play for Wales in this new posmon aoo he will do well. It was he who hand in the Swansea score on Drp snapping up ev«ry opportunity sented it^f. i £ game a° £ ke did making for tifcly when he was to be the second as usual., the Trew of old. wJwaealwavs handy when wanted. WiUie irnSi and Phil Hopkins were in rare form and it was not the fault of the latter that Newport get their try, as be was fairlv knocked off the line after he had made a mark. The time is not far off when he will bo seen acting or the wing for Wales, for he is about the best wing we have in tbp little principality to-day. He also played for Glamorgan on Thursday at Swansea. A star artiste was J*.ck Bancroft. Rif display, too. was of the verv best a.nd he deserves a place in th« next Welsh team for on Satur- day's form he has nc equal in Wales. The Glamorgan Committee also recognised him for the first time on Thursday. Owen a.nd Toft looked like a pair of mndlarkers at half-time, but they enjoyed themselves. I air, not troing to single out one, forward from another for they all done rewJly well and have not played such a fine game this »<>ason. If they only keep up that form there is no fear of the record, going just yet. < Towards the end the six of them—for "Mu M- bins" Davies was injured—had the meastire of th* Newnort men. Anbrey Smith hke .Tack Bancroft, also figured in the Countv cide for tfie first time of his career, *ut mav it be the forerunner of many and W*4«h caps for the both of them is my sin- eerT wish Thev are bound to get them sc^er or later on their present- form.

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