TRIAL MATCH AT BLACKHEATH North v. South. The thirty-eighth match between fifteens representing the North and South of England took place on the Rectory Field, Blackheath, in rather dull and threatening weather, but the attendance was certainly a jisappointmeiit, as at the start there were bareJy five thousand spectators present. Of the previous thirty-seven matches, the South had won 21 to the xVorth's thirteen, with three drawn games. Both sides were well repre- sented, despite the fact that the respective fifteena had come in for a great deal of criti- cism, but the Southerners lamented the absence of that brilliant forward, J. Daniell, who injured himself in a mid-week Soccer match. His place was given to Gibson, of Cambridge, whilst at the last moment the l\Qrth underwent alteration, D. Bird (Cheshire) giving way to J. Summerscale, of Durham. Although heavy rain had fallen in the district, the ground was in wonderfully good order. The North won the toss, and at twenty-five to three Cartwright kicked off for the South towards the pavilion end. and against a slight wind, a poor return being made. The first scrum took place in the North 25. By degrees, however, the latter forced their way back to mid-field, and a run by Brettargh enabled the Northeners to get down to home terri- tory. A penalty was given to euch side, and from one Mattel's took a long kick and found touch close to the South corner flag. A grand rush by the latter's forwards took play back to mid-field. There packs galore were formed, and a keen struggle ensued between the forwards, but at last Oughtred made an opening, and, passing to Spooner, he trans- terred to Simpson, who scored for the North twelve minutes from the start, Walker failing with the place kick. On resuming the Nor- theners put in some good work. Hardwicke, Bradley, Wood, and Doncaster doing well in the open. Thanks to a grand run by Raphael and Forrest, the South were enabled to attack hotly, play being dangerously near the North goal line. They looked certala to score, but smart passing amongst the visiting third line took play back to the centre, and then a long kick by Simpson caused the South to touch down in self-defence. Play for a long time afterwards was confined to the North 25, and the Southerners ought certainly to have scored, but somehow or other they lacked the finesse of clinching the attack with a score. A great rush by the North ended in the game being hotly contested in the centre, and Gamlin, passing blindly, the ball waa inter- cepted by Spooner, who ran finely, and passed to Simpson, who scored again. Walker this time negotiating. By this time the South were certainly having the worst of matters, as their forwards were seldom able to get Possession of the ball o ss to feed their backs, and they made innume- rable blunders in passing. Half-time score. G. T. M. North 110 South 0 0 0 On crossing over. a very poor return by iaphael oaused the game to be contested in lome territory. A fine forwards rush headed ay Heppell, Dobson. and Fox, took play back to neutral ground, where Matters, obtaining possession, raced grandly down, but. on being stopped by Walker, passed forward to Miles. p.'ho otherwise would have scored, as he had a clear run in. From the ensuing scrum, well within the Northern quarter line. Oughtred, getting the ball, heeled out from the pack, [punted cleverly over the headsi of all the for- wards, and found touch by the centre flag. The South, however, made determined efforts, Raphael, Matters, and Forrest making several clever runs, but the defence of the visiting brigade was superb, Brettargh, Spooner, and Walker tackling in grand fashion. Eventually the game, which was of rather a. scrambling nature, was hotly contested in midfleld, but a long kick by Miles was well responded to by Gamlin, who did some effec- tive tackling, but the three-quarters mulled badly. Then, after attacking hotly, North again scored through the agency of Hulme, who whipped round a scrum and scored a try, Walker failing with the place kick. Then. towards the close, Forrest scored a clever try for the South, Gamlin kicking a grand goal. Up to the end the Northerners were the better team. Just before the close the South ooored again, Gamlin coaling. Final score: G. T. M. North 12 0 South 2 0 0 COMMENTS ON THE MATCH. (By Mr. HARRY BOWEN.) On the day's play the North should have a fig say for honours. Their forwards pushed better than the South, and the handling of the backs was well timed and clean. At back. Walker outplayed Gamlin, the Devonshire man being very erratic and largely responsible for the first try, and entirely re- tponsible for the second scored before half- time. His chance should be a rocky one. Simpson, of Northumberand, scored twice, the first being a cean run in. outwitting Gam- tin, the second being from a pass by Spooner lear the linefi after the latter had snipped in Irom a wild pass by Gamlin in hisown 25. Spooner and Simpson were very good. and Brettargh and Murrell very safe, but not bril- liant. Oughtred played a splendid game, being by far the beat half on e ground. Hulme com- bined nicely with him. Of the Northern forwards, Bradley and Sum- mersgill, the latter taking Bird's place, were good, while the brothers Wood were very pro- minent. The superiority of the North was due to superior half back play, and quickness in for- wards. For the South Stoop and Dillon were terribly slow, the long man making several mistakes as well. The Southern ofrwards were onl ygood at intervals. On the whole they did badly. Heppell, Fraser, and Cart- wright were prominent. The Southern three- quarters did badly. Heppell, Fraser, and Cart- wright were prominent. The Southern three- quarters were handicapped by their poor halves. Raphael was good at times. Matters had practically little to do. On the few occa- sions he had the ball he seemed to think more of combination, and didn't eet himself go. Forrest had to cut out his own chances, and Mies was the best, and should run hard for honours. PONTYPRIDD V. PENARTH. The return match between these teams was played at the People's Park, Pontypridd, in fine football weather. When they played at Penarth, the homesters won by one goal and one try to nil. Contrary to their custom for the past few weeks, Pontypridd were fairly well represented. Their half- backs were, however, absent, and substi- tutes had to be found. The teams lined out M follows:- Pontypridd: Back, J. D. Phillips; three- quarter backs, D. Warlow, Arthur Lewis, T. Lewis, and Massey; half-backs, J. Warlow ,land J.. Wild; forwards, J. W. James (captain), C. Whiles, W. C. Bees, J. Caple, S. Kellajid, T. Yaughan, S. Lewis, and Ball. Penarth: Back, H. Ferrier; three-quarter backs. C. Heywood (car tain), J. Dyke, H. Shattock, and J. Mevaon; half-backs. R. Gibbs a.nd J. Gibbs: forwards, W. Mathews, C. Pavel, the Rev. E. Davies, E. Sydenham, L. Thomas, E. Hamilton, T. Bartlett, and H. Walters. Pcntypridd started the game. and the ball was smaitly returned by the Benarth cus- todian. Penarth had the advantage in weight, and at the commencement of the game their forwards wheeled the scrums .finelv. When play was in mid-field Ponty- pridd went away with a rush, and Kelland kicking over the Penarth line scored. The try was Dot improved upon. From a scrum iMasBey secured from one of the halves, and ■passed to Warlow, who transferred to Lewis. The latter put in a splendid run, and scored s, brilliant try. The attempt at goal failed. Shortly afterwards Whiles got away on the Mind side of the scrum, and. running well, passed to Kelland, who scored another good try. Massey again failed at goal. The home lalf-backs played exceedingly well, and con- ttar.tiv kept their three-quarters in motion. Jhirinar the latter part of the first half Ponty- iridd kept the Seasiders in their quarters, t one period, when play was being waged near the visitors' goal-line, one of the Penarth three-quarters kicked up the field, I Phillips. the home custodian, fielded and put in a beautiful drop for goal, the ball hitting the cross-bar and re-bounding into :,nla.v. Half-time acore. G. T. M. Pontypridd 0 3 0 Penarth 0 0 0 l Upon resuming, a few good kicks were ex- changed. and Penarth tooli play to their oppo- nents' goal-line. A scrum took place here, Ind from a subsequent forward rush J. W. Fames kicked up the field and crossed over. The kick for goal went astray. Following this J. series of scrums took place in the Penarth territory, and Penarth soon afterwards made tracks for the Pontypridd goal-line. The rush waa stopped in midfield. Kelland, receiving a. pass from Arthur Lewis. made a brilliant ran, And was collared by Newton when within a yard of the line. Kelland, however, succeeded in scorine. Massey failed to convert. Shortly afterwards Fred Lewis scored another try. Final score. G. T. M. Pontypridd j 2 4 0 Penarth 0 0 0 COMMENTS. As the score indicates, Penarth were well beaten. It was a fast game throughout, and Penarth played plnckily right n" to ttie end, and more than once experienced nard lines in not scoring. The home forwards held the scrums, W. E. Rees and Whiles being particu- larly conspicuous. Hamilton, Davies and Thomas were the best of the Penarth for- wards, and Newton and Dyke were the pick of their quartette. The feature of the game, however, was the improved form shown by the home Quartette, who n laved a better game than they have ever previously done. JfERTHYR TRADESMEN V. MERTHYR ALEXS. At Merthyr. The above match was played in aid of Jack Watkins, who met with a eerious accident whilst playing football a few wesks ago. The Tradesmen were captained bv Shenkin Davies. Mr. D. Jenkins, Merthyr, officiated as referee. The Tradesmen kicked off, and. playing up finely, took play to their opponents' line, but were driven back by Barry. From a scrum in the visitors^ quar- ters Smith scored a try. Hughes failed to convert. On restart.ing, tke Tradesmen were (penalised, and Chris. Williams kicked a fine goal. The second half was of an interesting nature. W. H. Jones scored a fine try for the tradesmen, and Shenkin Davies converted. Beddoe and Smith scored tries in succession, and the latter's try was converted. Final score:—Merthyr Alexs, two goals and two tries; Tradesmen, one goal. PENARTH THISTLES v. GRANGETQWN PARTRH CHURCH. Played on the Cliff Field at. Penarth. This waa the visitors' second match. In the fit-at Salf Eliiot ecored for the homesters, and Fones kicked a penalty goal. In the second ta.lf the visitors played np well, and had hard ines in not scoring. Final score. G. T. M. I Penarth Thistle# *110 firawfe.™ a t # }
STOP PR ESS Latest Telegrams. "EXPHESS" OFFICE, 8.0. p.m. LATE POOIBALL. Pontlottyn Reserves. 2 goals; Rhymney, 1 goal. Merthyr Vale Seconds, 2 goals; Builth Wells Rovers, 1 goal. Brecon, 1 goal; Brecon Depot. 1. Riverside, 3 goals; Cyrnrics, nil. Barry, 1 try; Empire United, nil. Whitchurch, 2 tries; Mr. Tom John's Team, nil. Swansea. Seconds, two tries; Ammanford, one try. Mardy Village Boys, 4 goals; Porth Rovers, 0 Whitchurch Crescents, 1 goal 3 tries; Llan- daff Yard, nil. NEWPORT JUSIOR RESULTS. St. Joseph's 2; Caerleon, 1. Crindau, 1; Field's Park, 0. Newport Intermediate II., 3; First Company Boys' Brigade, 0. Lysaght's Excelsiors, 2; Clifford Villa, 1. Newport Pentonville, 2; Newport Railway Juniors, 1. Orb Villa, 0; Newport Garrison, 0. David Stars, 4; Marion Rovers, 1. Lianarth Villa, 2 goals; Railway Secons, nil. HOCKEY! Llandovery v. Llandilo.-Final Bcore: -Llan- dovery one goal; Llandilo, nil. Cardiff v. Oystermouth.—At Llandaff Fields. Final score:-Cardiff, 7 goals; Oystermouth, nil. BILLIARDS. Score at 4.30 p.m.: Harverson, 17,013; Daw- son, 16,783. „ ===============5 1 The PINK EDITION of the Evening Express," on Sale at 6.15 p.m., contains all the news of the day up to that time, inolud- ing Closing Prices on London and Cardiff Stock Exchanges, Special Market Reports, Local Charterings, and Arrivals.
MOUNTAIN ASH V GRANGETOWN Ex-Newportonian Scores Six Tries. The Mount," according to previous arrangements, should have visited Pontypridd, but, owing to an unfortunate misunderstand- ing with the Pontypridd secretary, the match was declared off. The Mountain Ash secretary with his customary smartness speedily made arrangements with that rising organisation— Grangetown—to fill the vacancy. The visitors came with a strong team, and were expected to give the homesters a good game. Tea,ms:- Mountain Ash: Back T. Walton; three- quarter-backs. Carpenter, J. Muxworthy. Sage, asd H. J. Handford; half-backs Wyndham Jones (captain) and George Edwards; for- wards, Osborne, D. Fryer, H. Jones A. Price, T. Linton, G Mears, D. Davies, and T. Hors- man. Grangetown: Back, W. Martin; three- Quarter-backs, Boon, Thomas, Williams, and Davies; half-backs, Burgess and Dixon; for- wards, C. Spackman, Jenning, Wastcote. 8. Spackman, T. M'Leau, J. Hartree, G. Whit- combe, and Bevan. Referee, Mr. Ben Tiley. There was half an hour's delay in starting, owin- to the late arrival of the visiting team. Mountain Ash, winning the toss, elected to play with the wind. Grangetown kicked off, and the play waa at once carried to the visi- tors' quarter. Picking up from the feet of the Grangetown forwards, Walton just failed to land a goal. A moment later from a good round of passing. Carpenter crossed with a, good try, which the same player converted. Grr.ngetown, re-starting, made efforts to invade tie home quarter, and Jack Muxworthy, breaking away cleverly from mid-field, gave up to Sage to score, but that player knocked on, and a. good chance was lost. The same player made another mistake a. little later by holding on too long. From a scrimmage on the visitors' line the ball was sent out to Carpenter, who had no difficulty in scoring an unconverted try. The kick-out w.as fol- lowed by the homesters again taking up the aggressive. A loose dribble by the visiting forwards enabled Carpenter to field, and he again scored a comer try, which Walton tried hard to convert. The gamie had not been again in progress two minutes before Carpen- ter again received possession^ and, easily beat- ing his men, scored knottier good try, which Walton ifailed to convert. Grangetown after this played up pluokily, end Davies, one of their three-quarters, made a good attempt to reach the home territory. A long kick gained the homesters their fourth minor. From the kick-out Handford! fielded smartly, and sent out to Wyndham Jones, who had come round. and clever inter-passing between these two ended in Handford scoring the fifth try, which was not converted. The wind was too strong to allow Grangetown to gain any ground by kicking, and they bad perforce to try and keep the ball close, which for a. time they succeeded in doing. Wheeling the next scrimmage, the visitors gained some ground. but their efforts were spoiled through George Edwards picking up and starting his quart'j. This finished in Carpenter adding yet f unconverted try. A brief delay was cm;aid I through a, slight injury to Edwards, the home I half. Immediately afterwards from a penalty i Walton kicked a lovely goal. I Half-time score. G. T. M. I Mountain Ash, 2 5 0 Grangetown 0 0 0 The game had re-started but a couple of minutes when, after a grand bout of passing, the ex-Newportonian (Carpenter) crossed with his sixth try. This Walton found too difficult to majorise. The Cardiff team were now playing with more determination, and reached the home quarter from a forward rush. Spackman, the old Cardiff forward, scored a try, which the same player converted. The Cardiff Leaguers had now the serviceable advantage of the wind, and this gave them renewed vigour. From a loose kick by one of the visiting quartette Wyndham Jones ob- tained possession, and, eluding all opposition, scored a splendid try. This Walton again failed to goal. Reckless passing among the homesters almost resulted in Grangetown adding to their score, Walton just pulling them up in time. The Mount again had a turn. and Jack Muxworthy this time crossed. Walton converting. From now to the end Grangetown played up strongly, but allowed Muxworthy to score another try. Final score:— G. T. M. Mountain Ash *4 7 0 Grangetown 10 0 One penalty. COMMENTS. The game was too much a. procession of scoring to admit of much comment. The home team started off with a. bang, and the great advantage gained by the wind they used to good purpose, as the score in the first half fully indicated. The home octave, ably led by Osborne, one and all played a grand game. Wyndham Jones and his partner, Edwards, had a day out. They fed their quartette continually, and enabled Carpenter to make what runs very near a record in scoring tries. Walton did not ha.ve much to do, but what he had he did well. Grangetown played pluckily all through the game, but they were not quite sufficient class to stop the home lot scoring. They are a good team, and Cardiff are for- tunate in having such a likely team in their district to select from. Spackman did well for them. PENYGRAIG V CARDIFF ROM ILLY Played on the Belle Vue Grounds, Peny- graig. before a small number of spectators. The home side were a very scratchy lot, having to take the field without H. Jones, Shugar, Rees, Jones, and Merchant. Romilly started against the wind, and Simmonds returned to touch at half-way. From a scrum on the half-way line Simmonds put in a good kick, landing play in the visitors' 25. The visitors defended well, but the homesters were playing much below form. Nothing eventful occurred for some time, but ulti- mately, securing for some time, but ulti- home men scored a lovely try from half-way, which Simmonds converted. Shortly after the resumption of play Arthur Williams made a great run, but his pass to Simmonds went aetray, and soon after a minor was secured from a free. A fine round of passing, initiated by Williams, and participated in by the four three-quarters, resulted in Lewis scoring a splendid unconverted try. For persistent off- side play the visiting kalves were continually penalised, and ultimately Simmonds kicked a fine penalty goal. Penygraig resumed, and a. lot of desultory kicking took place. A fine dribble by Dick Thoma-s placed his side on the aggressive, and from a cross kick A. Williams scored an unconverted try. The visitors seemed to have exerted themselves in the first part of the game, and were now sorely on the defensive. Shortly afterwards the younger Simmonds dropped a fine goal. Final score:— G. T. M. Penygraig .) 2 0 Cardiff Romilly 0 0 0 One dropped and one penalty. COMMENTS. The game was equal to the games generally seen against Cardiff District teams. The homesters held the upner hand throughout, nothing but the high wind preventing them putting on a record score. The home three- quarters played well under the circumstances, but were badly served by their half-backs. who were beaten by the Romilly halves by their off-side tactics. The home full-back played in Rancroftian style. The visitors forwards played well, the captain especially. Of the home forwards R. Thomas, Mort, Lewis, and Mead played well for the home- sters, the former being the beat forward on the field. The game improved in the latter stages. Harry Jones, the international for, ward, still remains a spectator, and his re- appearance will be greatly welcomed in the home ranks. His absence will be decidedly a loss to the Welsh team. OYNON STABS V. PONTYPRIDD RESERVES. This match should have been played at Aber- aman, but a wire waa received stating that the Pontypridd Reserves had missed the 2.30 T&ff train. This is alleged to be the fifth time a Pontypridd team ha«, failed .to fulfil
NEWPORT V. DEVONPORT ALBION. This importamt game was played at New- port. The Albions had a big reputation. Throughout the season they had only been beaten once, viz., by Leicester, at Leicester, very early in the season. Four of their num- ber had been selected to play for the South v. the North in the first trial game at Black- heath, and the visitors, therefore, had to provide substitutes. The team stayed in Bristol overnight, and completed the journey to Newport this morning. Beside the four Devonport men in the South team, there were three other absentees, viz., G. Williams, on the sick list; Willcocka, under suspension; and Mills, injured. The afternoon was beauti- fully fine, and an attendance of something like 8,000 spectators was present. Teams: — Newport: Back, D. J. Boots; three-quarter backs, T. W. Pearson, C. C. Pritchard, E. W. Gould, and C. E. Lewis; half-backs, G. Ll. Lloyd and J. Hillinan; forwards. G- Boots, J. Ilodges, E. Thomas, S. Adams, J. H. Dunn H. G. Thomas, G. Spillane, and J. E. C. Part- ridge. Devonport Albions:—Back, Irvin; three-Quartere, J. Hosking, E. J. Vivyan (cap- tain), J. Fergueson. and J. Rollings; half- backs, S. Horrell and R. Jago; forwards, W Spiers, F. W. O. Coles, W. Gilbert. Southard. T. Vanstone, D. Cooma, Harvey, and Woodley. Referee, Mr. J. Games, Absrcarn. From Boots' kick'off Spiers returned > to Pearson, who found touch near the Devonport 25, where a. lot of scrimmaging took place. Wlhen the ball was sent out Newport carried the advantage forward, and forced play right away to the visitors' goal-line. Horrell was away nicely from the scrum, and a series of passes were sent along the Newport three- quarter line. Gould's transfer to Lewis, how- ever, was intercepted, and a good advantage was lost. Still, Newport kept up all the pres- sure, and LI. Lloyd made a couple of pretty openings, but there was a lack of scoring power before the keen tackling which the Devonians showed. Pritchard got a couple of good! openings but was hauled down each time before he could score. Then the visitors' pack made a big effort. Lloyd was upset before he could get in a kick to advantage, and a neat round of short passing carried play to the centre. Devonport was penalised; for unfair- ness in placing the ball in the serum, but no great advantage came of the kick. Play still settled down at the centre, but Vivyan got a pass from his halves, and, getting in a fine sprint and punt, sent the ball up to Boots, the home full-back, and, following up smartly, had Boots down, but the Newportian had very cleverly got in his kick before being tackled. A lot of exchange kicking followed. From near the neighbourhood of their own Newport showed a grand round of passing, which ended in a. fine try by Pearson. It was a splendid spectacle. Hillman got the ball ouit amtartly to his partner (Lloyd), who set the threequarter ine in motion witli great precision. Pritchard took his pass well and ran round the outskirts of the opposing pack before he gave up to Pearson, who was stand- ing out deep on the left wing. Pearson took the transfer, with his accustomed) skill, at full pace, and it was then a. race between him and Irvin, the Devonport full-baok, to see which would reach the line first. Pearson won, and planted the ball down. No goal resulted. Vivyan dropped out and sent the ball over the half line with a. keen kick and! follow-up. During the keen scrimmaging which ensued Dunn, one of the home forwards (a son of the. mayor) had to retire with a bad injury to his nose. Play was again carried to the visitors' 25, where Booits made a great effort to get in, but was hauled down by Spiers. A minute later Pearson finely fielded and starting to make another excellent opening. He shot out a pass to Pritchard, his centre, who darted through and almost completed the work, boi a few yard's from the line he made assurance aoubly sure by transferring to Gould, who raced round and planted his try behind the posts. Lloyd had no difficulty in placing a. goal. Devonport was clearly R. beaten team. Newport for- wards used their feet to great advantage. and mshed play again to the visitors' 25, where Lloyd was almost through on his own. Howell and Vivyan between them got the ball out, and sent play to mid-field, where a very hot forward game was waged. Coles made a splendid dribble away from the Albions' 25, and, followed up by Gilbert, the ball was taken right away to the Newport. quarters. Thence the visitors' halves got possession, and Vivyan punted for the New- port goal, but the ball rolled into touch close to the goal-line just as half-time was whistled. Half-time score. G. T. M. Newport 110 Devonport Albion 0 0 0 After the interval Spiers re-started for Devonporfit, and from the first scrimmage at mid-eld the visitors were penalised for "legs up." Hodges led a fine forward rush, and on the hall being kicked back it was very smartly taken by Pritchard, who ran through the greater part of the visitors' team on his own. A dribble took the ball further on, but it waa sent back by a flying kick (from Irvin, the full-back. Pearson fielded it well, and. steadying himself, took a drop at goal, which sent the ball a yard or two wide of the uprights. Irvin touched down. After the drop-out Howell made a fine rush on his own into the Newport half, and found touch. A minute or two later his side was penalised for the unfair way in which he placed the ball in the scrum. Lewis found touch in the Devonport 25. and when the ball was under weigh again Hillman and Lloyd made a grand opening along the blind side of the scrum. If Lewis had taken the take nthe pass which' Lloyd gave at the end o fthis movement a try was certain, but the ball went high, and in his effort to get it down the Newport right wing knocked on. Still all the play was in the Albions' half, until Gilbert broke away with great etrength And relieved to mid-field, where a. lot of loose II forward work was seen. At length Lloyd got the ball out a couple of times, and a very hot attack by the three-quarters was set up, and in the end Gould, hiough held close to the line, rolled over ajv £ grounded his try amidst much appause. roots, the home cus- todian, just faied in the goal. After the drop- out Irvin got in a couple cf big kicks to touch. The ball came loose, and Vivyan. dribbling along with the assistance of Hoskin, went right into the Newport 25. Vivyan picked up and dashed for the line, but was held a yard off. though a try seemed certain. In the melee Lewis, the home right wing, had a bad crack on the head, and had w be temporarily aesist-ed off the ground. Play for a consider- able time was kept in the Newport 23, and Viv- yan had a shot at goal vhich went wide, and Boots kicked dead. Stil the visitors played hard for a score. They kept up the attack for five minutes, and were then driven back, but Irvin made again a couple of splendid retiring gicks. Just on the call of time Spiers got over in the corner, but no score resulted. Final score: G. T. M. I Newport 12 0 Devonport Albion 0 10 COMMENTS. It was a, fine, thoroughly well-played, game, and there can be no doubt about the honesty of the win. Newport beat the visitors at every point, with the possible exception of full-back, where Irvin played a thoroughly sound, useful game. At no point were the Devomport men more -wor&ted than in front, though all through the second half the Usksiders had to play a. man short in the pack owing to the serious injury to Dunn. Newport used their feet to excellent advantage, and gave the halves splendid scope for opening up the game. Lloyd and Hillman have seldom played a more useful game. Both were nearly the top of their form, and the score scarcely does credit to the excellent way in which Lloyd in particular opened up the play for his threequarters. Butt though there was all the Scoring on one side Devonport made in the closing stages a very bold bid for a score. Vivyan, who had shown some excel- lent sprinting and kicking ability all through, made a, series of desperate attempts to got through or t odtrop a goal. He was the only shining light of the Albions outsides. With the forwards beaten it could not be expected that the halves would shine, but Iago and Horrell might, at least, have played a. game which would have avoided them being pena- lised. On the Newport side the whole lot of the threequarters did wonderfully well. There was no weakness, no hesitating, as there had been on some oooasions, and in addition D. J. Boots did wonderfully well at full-back. The game was a, real treat to see. CARDIFF AND DISTRICT RUGBY UNION. THIRD DIVISION. ST. JAMES'S V. CARDIFF VILLA. REGRETTABLE SCENE AT 'l'T. FINISH. These two clubs met at the Sophia. Gardens to decide who should receive the two points on the league table. The ground was in a. good condition, and a large and enthusiastic crowd assembled. Both sides turned out representative teams, the only noticeable absentee being Fred Cottrell on the St. James's side. Both clubs were keen on winning, with the result that a gruelling game took place. The play throughout was confined to the forwards. There was little to be witnessed in the back play of either team, and few attempts were made at passing. The Villa team throughout lacked in consistent play, and wild kicking was quite a feature of their play. Barry got over with a fine try for St. James's, which waa followed by a-nother, tire eoorer being Phil Jones. The Villa from a forward rush got over with their only point. They did not take their defeat in good grace, and at the end there was a disgraceful scene, fights galore taking place. I Final score:— G. T. M. I St. Jame's 0 2 0 Cardiff Villa 0 1 0 The District Union will probably at their next meeting deal strongly with the offenders so as to stop a repetition of such a disgrace- ful scene. LISVANE AND LLANISHEN UNITED V. BRYNSADLER. Played at Lisvane Both sides were strongly represented, and a good game was witnessed, resulting iu a win for Brynsadler. L Final score. G. T. M. Brynsadler —— *12 0 IAreaaft mA A P J BRIDGEND V. ABERAVON. Played at Bridgend before a good gate. Aber- avon were well represented, but it was expected that Bridgend would make a better .stand against the visitor sthan on October 25, when Aberavon defeated them by 28 points to nil. Bridgend had to provide a few substitutes. Teams: — Bridgend: Back, Saunders; three-quarter backs, D. Nekrews, W. Oliver, V, Pennell, and Reea Davies; half-backs, Saunders and Sut- ton; forwards, Hayman (captain), R. L. Davies, D. Davies, Evan Rees, Lewis, 1'. Leam, E. James, and D. Bennett. Aberavon: Back. Tom Thomas; three-quar- ter backs, Lewis Thomas, Lieutenant. David, E. Fowler, and Will James; half-backs. Ogley Harris and Ward Hopkins; forwards, 4. Brice (captain), Buller Rees, Tom Upton, Tim Madden, H. Francis, Dai Owens, W. KeneBok, and W. Moles. Aberavon opened play, and at once took up the attack. Bridgend scon brought relief to the visitors' 25. From there the visitors emerged by smart three-quarter movements. A forward rush resulted in Williams scoring for the visitors. No goal resulted. The visi- tors continued attacking, and a kick by Fowler from mid-fiold found touch near the home goal-line. Exchanges of kicks gave Aberavon a minor. The game up to now was decidedly in favour of Aberavon The Aber- avon right wing secured in the corner, and after some smart passing his left colleague crossed. The kick for goal failed. Occa- sionally Bridgend broke away, and after one of such variations Tom Hickman took a free for Bridgend at mid-field, and wa-s unfortunate in missing the bar. From the home 25 Harris dropped a fine goal. Bridgend. for once, placed the visitors' goal in a dangerous posi- tion. and Hockincrs nearlv scoreri. m- Half-time score. G. T. M. Aberavon *12 0 Bridgend1 0 0 0 "Dropped. Hickman re-started, and the visitors were at once placed on the defensive. The home defence proved too weak. and Lewis romped round the homesters and planted a fine try between the posts, gley Harris converting. A free was shortly after awarded the visitors, when Ogley Harris kicked a penalty goal. Try as they would, the homesters could not maintain any aggressive position. Tim Madden secured a mark on the home 25, but tht wind took Brice's kick wide. The position of the homesters now appeared hopeless. When Bridgend carried the ball on to the visitors' goal-line it was only to be taken away with a rush to their own quarters, and a serum formed under their goal-posts. Levi Madden, by a smart run, made a bold bid for goal, but was grounded by Bennett. The homesters again forced the visitors to their line, but a smart run and kick by Will James brought relief. Final soore: G. T. M. Aberavon *3 2 0 Bridgend 0 0 0 .One dropped and one penalty. COMMENTS. W. M. Edwards and Will James were miss- ing from the visiting three-quarters, as was also Vickery from the forwards. The game waa wholly in favour of the visitors in the forward line. Aberavor. were too strong in the loose and open. Invariably the Avon forwards threw out to their backs, and their backs knew what to do, and did it well. With the visitors there was evidence of training and combination, but these were an unknown quantity with Bridgend. The game was fast and open. CARDIFF AND DISTRICT RUGBY LEAGUE. Loudouns v. Mackintosh. This match caused grea.t interest at the Roath Park. Each side fielded short. Bailey •substituting Rumble low, who was injured last Saturday, on the, Mackintosh side, whilst Holman superseded Simmonds at full back, the latter replacing Tom Grant in the quar- tette on the Loudoun side. The teams were: Loudouns: Back, Ilolman; three-quarter backs, W. Lovell, G. Hurlord, Simmonds, and H. Williams; half backs, D. Thomas and A. Miles; forwards. W. D. Cullimore, T. D. Lloyd, W. B. Jukes, W. Frisk, W. Willing, L. George, R. Gill, and H. Stickler. Mackintosh: Back, J. Mathias; three- quarter backs, E. Jones, T. Brady, C. Jones, and J. Delay; half backs, A. Tresize (captain) and D. David; forwards, J. Davis, Bailey, B. John, D. Edwards, F. Preasft, T. Jones, E. Pullen, and M. Jones. The Roath forwards made the pace warm at the opening, charging down the kick off and dribbling to within a few. yards of the Loudoun goal line. Scrimmaging here, the ball went clean across the home line, and the left wing narrowly missed getting over. By short dribbling, the Loudouns removed the danger, but the Macks were up again, and a dangerous scramble resulted in Priest scoring, after a gallant effort by Holman to save. No goal resulted. Immediately after the Loudouns had to concede a minor. The Docks men were awarded a free, but the drop at goal proved a dead failure, the ball hardly rising from the ground. Tresize. fail- ing to pass, was promptly floored, and a. good chance of attacking went begging. From the opening the game had been scrappy in the extreme. Mackintosh were smartly attacking now. and several times Jones had to take matters into his own handsr to clear. Tresize threw away to Jonee, but before the latter could get into his stride he was nailed. CJhariie Jones had a beautiful opportunity a minute later, but tried .to work his way over instead of parting with the ball. For off-side play the Mackfi were awarded a. free, and Ernie Jones dropped a beautiful goal. Half-time acore. G. T. M. Mackintosh *111 Loudouns 0 0 0 'Penalty. Shortly after the interval a temporary acci-1 dent to one of the Loudouns' forwards delayed! play. Roath soon got to work again, and Hoeman had plenty to do. There was not play. Roath soon got to work again, and Hoeman had plenty to do. There was not much in the play, dribbling being the chief feature. After scrimmaging in the centre, David skipped along on his own. The Lou-! douns pressed, and, Jones failing to take his pass, Cullimore picked up and tlirew right; over. The pass was not taken quick enough by the wing, and he was hustled into touch. Another certain try for the Loudouns was missed. The Macks being hard pressed, C. Jones had to touch down. Pressing strongly, the Loudouns made determined efforts to get over, and an anxious minute was given the home supporters. "Boober" kicked high in attempting to clear, and Loudoun attacked again, and in the maul Tresize was hurt. Some time later Mathias missed, and two of the Loudoun forwards, following up well, were within an ace of scoring, the ball rolling out of bounds before it could be reached. A smart dribble by the Loudouns resulted in R. Gill getting over with an unconverted try. Ten minutes later Priest notched another un- converted try for the Macks. The game was concluded in semi-darkness, and in the last minute of the game Jones ran over, the place- kick again failing. Final score. G. T. M. Mackintosh *1 3 0 j Loudouns 0 0 0 ) •Penalty. NEATH V. TREDEGAR. j For the, first time theae teams met to-day, the venue being the Gnoll Grounds. Neath. The visitors came with a good reputation, and with confidence that they would at least give the homeBters a good game. A start was effected shortly after threo o'clock, the teams 0 lining out as follows:— Neath: Back, Saunders; three-quarter backs, H. Handford (captain), J. Stephens, F. E. Taylor, and D. T. Benson; half backs, J. Berchall and Spooner; forwards, W. Jones,! H. Jones, J. LtSnnard. W. Bevan. D. J. Prosser, Evan Arnold, D. K. Llewellyn, and Fred David. Tredegar: Back, J. Hares; three-quarter backs. "Ponty" Thomab" W. Thomas, W. J. i Curtis, and W. T. Davies; half backs, D. J. i Williams and W. Evans; forwards, Mat Price,; J. Dunn, J. Jones, T. Burr, D. Lippiatt, D. Lawrence, A. Monks, and A. Davies. Referee: Mr. W. M. Rees. Both teams were well represented. Watkins | alone being missing from the visitors, while Neath were without Dan Davis in the for- wards and Bate man at half. The vacancies were filled by Fred David and Spooner, another Swansea man. The opening stages were pretty even, but alter about teii minutes Neath, by pretty passing, scored a try, Frank Taylor doing the trick neatly. No goal resulted, although Howel Jones made a fair attempt. Neath continued to have the best of the play, and a couple of minors in their favour fol- lowed in rapid succession. Tredegar, thanks to good forward play, then rushed pla yinto the Neath quarters, where J. D. Williams made a determined but futile attempt to score. Ply following was of a give and take order, both sides in turn being dangerous at times, but nothing further was scored. Half-time soore. G. T. M. I Neath 0 1 a Tredegar 0 0". The second half was dull and uninteresting, being scrappy in the extreme. The home for- wards weakened, and tho visiting tacks got plenty of chance, but they could do no good. On one occasion Tredegar had a fine oppor- tunity for a penalty goal, but the attempt resulted in a miserable failure. Presently. however, "Ponty" Thomas dropped a goal, and Tredegar won by a point. Final score: G. T. M. Tredegar -1 0 0 Neath 0 10 COMMENTS; The game was one of the most miserable expositions of the Rugby code ever witnes&ed on the ground. Play was scrappy throughout, relieved here and there by a little passing on the home side. The teams were falriy evenly matched, the visitors playing a defen Five game. The match did not call for any further comment beyondi the remark that play was disappointing. OLD MONKTONIANS V. COWBRIDGE. At Bishop's Field. Ovendon kicked off for the Monks, but the ball was quickly returned into touch. From a scrum a fine bit of pass- ing waa witnessed, the ball travelling all along the line, and but for one of them fail- ing to accept a. pass, they would have scoied. Cowbridge were now having the better of the game, and kept their opponents at bay for a long time. Just before half-time Charlie Thomas got over with a try. On resuming, the game livened up a bit more than in the first moiety. The homesters had all their work cut out to defend. Cowbridge had hard lines in not scoring, Charlie Thomas being tackled on the line. Play became very ragged, and there waa little or no incident worth mentioning. Final score:— G. T. M. Cowbridge 0 10 Old Monktonians — 0 0 0 I LLWYNYPIA BANGERS V. ST. THOMAS'. CLYDACH VALE. The return match between these teams was played on the Salem Field, Llwynypia, and resulted in a. win for the former. Up to half-time there was. no score, but in the second half the -defence of the visitors. was nierced. I Final score, G. T. M. ^wj^py^a^Rangem 0 jD^ ] LLANELLY V, PLYMOUTH. 1 Stpand Jones Plays at Full Back The weather was pleasant for this, the first, match of the Plymouth tour, played at Llanelly. It was, too. the first visit of the Devonshire team to Stradey, and they were cordially leoe-ived by a. large crowd. Both teams were well represented, the home fifteen including Strand Jones and Gabe. The sides wero thus made up: — Llaneliy: Back, Strand Jones; three-quarter backs, Ga.be. Arnold, jUby Davies, andPascoe; lialf-ba-cks, Ben Davies and White; forwards, Dan Walters (captain). W. J. Thoma-s, Watts, Bob Thomas, Staoey, Tom Davies, Phillips, and Watkins. Plymouth: Back. Scwann: three-quarter backs, Condy, Nicholson, Back, and Deane; half-baoks, Peters and Duffln; forwards. Ash- ton, Wharton. Evans, Booth, Williams. Avery. Robinson, and Ramsay. Referee, Mr. T. D. Schofield. Brideend. Final score: G. T. M. Llanelly *2 2 0 Plymouth 0 0 0 *One dropped goal. Llanelly lost the toss, and Ben Daviea kicked off. The return was mulled by the back, a scrum being formed under the Plymouth posts. scrum being formed under the Plymouth posts. Gabe then received. and all but scored. Play continued in the Plymouth 25, the visitors offering a atubboru defence. A splendid dribble by the Llanelly forwards took the ball over, but it wont over the dead- ball line. Immediately after the kick out Gabe got away magnificently, and passed to Arnold, who lost the ball when he had a try at his mercy. A minute later Watts charged down a kick by the. Plymouth custodian, and had hard lineg for a try, the ball going into touch in goal. A third minor followed for the scarlets. After the kick out play settled at half-way, where several stubborn scrim- mages were fought. 'ihe scarlets, however, worked their way down, and. after a ecrum in the 25, Ben Davies received and dropped a beautiful goal. Succeding play was very exciting. Strand Jonej being conspicuous for excellent defensive work. A brilliant move- ment was now seen among the Llanelly backs. Gabe made a wonderful run. and passed to Davies, who scored a grand try behind the posts. Strand Jones failed to convert. Play bad not long been resumed before Staoey set the home forwards moving, and. after pretty passing, Thomas went over with an unconverted try. The scarlets con- tinued to press, Arnold being held up right on the Plymouth line. Half-time score: G. T. M. Llanelly »12 0 Plymouth 0 0 0 I' •Dropped. Plymouth opened the second half, and Stacey replied. The visiting forwards scrim- maged well here. but the scarlet forwards I retali:«tei with a nice dribble to the centre. A grand run. by Gabe was loudly cheered. He kicked up to the Plymouth custodian, who replied effectively. The same r 'yer got away again, but he was splendidly tackled before he could pasa to Arnold, who was in oloee attendance. After this the Plymouth forwards dribbled over the Llanelly line, and Pascoe kicked out of bounds in the nick of time. On resuming, the scarlet forwards brought off a beautiful dribble into the Ply- mouth half. Play did not remain here long, the visiting forwards going off with a fine dribble, which was not stopped until within a few yards of the Llanelly line. Strand Jones then made a splendid run, and finished up with a very useful kick, which was returned by Schwann. Pascce was loudly cheered for a, splendid ri-'i along the touch-line. The Plymouth custodian pushed him into touch when he had no one else to pass. From the.j next scrum Gabe received, and brought off the run of the match. He covered half the field with grand strides, and canned a mag- nificent effort by planting the ball behind the posts. A more brilliant try was never scored anywhere. Ben Davies added the two points with a nice kick. Beautiful passing among the Llanelly backs saw Alby Davies get over, but the referee disallowed what appeared to the spectators to be a brilliant try. Time was soon afterwards called. Final score: G. T. M. Llanelly *2 2 0 Plymouth 0 0 0 una aroppea. REMARKS. This was one of the most exciting games of the season. Both teams played first-class football, and a fine pace was kept up to the very end. The out- standing feature of the game wa3 the won- derful play of Gabe. He was easily head and shoulders above any. other man on the field, and his try was worth going many miles to see. He received valuable support from Ben Davies, who signalised his return to the team by dropping a beautiful goal and making innumerable openings for the. third line. The visitors played a bustling game all through, and they had hard lines in not scoring in the second half. Their forwards are a fine big lot, trho appeared to be trained to a hair. Their backs were better in defence than attack, Dane being a very capable centre. The play of the scarlets was most gratifying, and they were seen at the very top of their form. The decisions of Mr. Schofield were not all that could be desired, and, viewed from the press-box, some of them were diffi- cult to understand. GLAMORGAN LEAGUE. Maest,g v. i reherbert. The second encounter of the season between these teams took place at Maesteg this after- noon in beautiful weather and before a fair attendance. In the ftftt game the visitors were victorious by the narrow margin of a drop goal. and Maesteg to-day with a full team were rather confident in making matters even. The teams were as follow;— Maesteg: Bacis., o. Thomas: three-quarter-1 backs, D. Davies, G. Harris, W. M. Williams, and F. Brown; half-backs, Ned Jones and W. Hopkins; ioiw^rds, J. Luke. S. Hopkins. W. Taylor, D. Taylor, D. James, W. Thomas, T. Kingdom, and D. J. Lewis. Treheroert: Back. D. J. Jones; three-quarter- backs. D. Davies, Walters, Hanbury. and E. Thomas; half-backs, J. Lewis and A. N. Other; for^varOs, Jenkins, Argust, D. Jont*. J Walters, W. Morgan, J. Hawkins, T. Jones, and J. D. Jones. Late kicked off for the visitors twenty minutes late. Lewis failed with the return, j and play settled down just inside the Maesteg 25. Browning, failing to pick up from the j loose, let the visitors further into the homo J teeritorv. A mark for Treherbert was taken by Ned Thomas, but. the ball went wide, and Maesteg conceded a minor. Following the drop-out scrimmaging took place, inside the home 25, where the Treherbert backs brought oif some passing. Dai Harris for Maesteg saved well, and, getti^- possession, passed to Browning, who sent to touch. The next scrum was beautifully wheeled, and the ball was given to the three-quarters, but a knock-on at the critical moment spoiled a goo;I chance. Splendid passing by the home three-quart&rs, initiated by Harris, gained considerable ground, but loose play following lost the advantage. Keen tackling by Sam Hopkins I stopped further progress. Williams, the Maes- teg right wing, was next prominent with a smart pick-up and run, but was injured in a tackle. On resuming play was taken inside the Maesteg half. Treherbert improved their position to near the home line, where T. Jones went over with a try, which was not con- verted. Play on the resumption was taken to the home 25, where Maesteg were awarded a free for off-side play. Kingdom came off with a dribble, which Argent turned into touch with a flying kick. Luke and Williams from the next scrimmage, after a couple of I inter-passes, sent on to Jones, who finished up a good run near the centre line. I Half-time score. G. T. M. I Treherbert 0 10 Maesteg 0 0 0 I Play was suspended for a while, two of the j Tayers being laid out. On resuming, several free kicks were given both sides for infringe- ments. From a scrimmage in the Maeateg 25 Harris made a good opening, and ractd half the length of the field before being tackled. The same player a minute later again made a fine opening, and gave to Davies, who, failing to see his way clear, re-passed to Harris, and the latter was grassed on the line. D. Jones started the second half. and Maes- teg at once took up the attack bv Taylor trying to drop for goal. The ball fell a little short, and only a minor resulted. Play from the drop out settled at half-way, from where Harris improved matters with a fine run to near the visitors' line. A splendid bout of passing by the home backs saw Williams fail- ing on the line, experiencing the hardest of lines in not getting a score. Davies, the Maes- teg left wing, had a clear field a few minutes later, but Harris's pass went astray. Again Maesteg pressed, and from loose play were soon on their opponents' line. and W. Taylor went over. thereby equalising matters amidst cheers. The kick at troal failed. Maesteg now played wit hrenewed vigour, taking up the attack again. Then the Tra^rbert for- wards. with a strong burst, took play right up to the Maesteg goal line. from where Will Hopkins got clean away from a scrum. Kingdom taking up the attack with a splen- did dribble, went for the home line, but lost the ball, and the visitors' full back touched down in the nick of time. Williams, on the wing, had the hardest of luck in not scoring, being held up on the line. Davies. on the other wing, also lost a goo chance in a simi- lar manner a moment later. Maesteg were not to be denied, however, and, from passing amongst the three-quarters, Dai Davies got over. Browne easilv converted. Luke was next prominent with a splendid dribble but was called back, the ball having touched the referee. Th home three-quarters were now playing splendidly, and Dai Davies, from clever passing, crossed in the extreme corner. I Final score: G. T. M. I Maosteg 12 0 Treherbert 0 1 0 BRIDGEND STARS v. (PONTYPRIDD HOT- SPURS. Played at Bridgend. Pontypridd brought a poor combination to meet the Bridgend 6tars to-day. After a game in which Bridgend had the upper hand, the homesters won by one goal two tries in one try. Griffiths and Palmer scored for the Stars, and Tom Jones for the Hotspurs.
ENGLISH RUGBY UNION. Meeting in London. A meeting of the English Rugby Union took place at the Point House Olub, Blaek- heathi, this morning. Mr. Mark Newsome, president, was in the chair.—As it was the first case of the kind. the committee granted special permission to Gloucestershire and Devon to replay their match, upon the appeal of Somerset that Moore had not a proper birth qualification for Gloucester- shire. — The President brought the re- instatement question before the com- mittee. — It was decided that unless the professional committee. bring a. recom- mendia-tion for reinstatement, this committee would take no action.—The committee agreed to give a donation of £ 50 to the Loyalist Fund of South Africa. The English XV. v. the Rest of England will a played in os^Mj|(refc L
Football Results. RUGBY. Blackwood v. Newbridge.—Newbridge faitea to turn up. I Merthyr, nil; Cefn, nil. Penooed, 2 tries; Llantwit, nil. Cambrian Boys, 1 try; Tylorstown, 1 try. Mountain Ash, 4 goals (1 penalty) 7 tries (39 points); Grangetown, 1 goal (5 poins). St. Alban's Reserves, 1 try; Cardiff Nomads, nil. Penarth Thistles, 2 tries; Splott Conserva- tives, nil. Llandilo, 2 goals 2 tries; Carmarthen, nil. Bargoed Lillies, 2 tries; Deri Harriers, 1 try. Troedyrhiw Excelsiors, 2 goals 1 try; Tirphil Stars, nil. Machen. 1 goal 2 tries; Ebbw Va-Ie, 1 try. Bryncethin, 2 goals 1 try; Pontyclun, nil. Cathays United, 2 dropped goals 1 try; Long- cross, nil Cwmbran, 1 goal 1 try; Brynmawr, nil. Taibaoh v. Ogmorc.—No match. Ogmorer: failed to turn up. Pontardnlais, 2 tries; Pontardawe, nil. Penylan, 1 goal 1 try; Gabalva, 1 goal 1 try. Merthyr Alexandras, 2 goals 2 tries; Mer- thyr Tradesmen, 1 goal. Brynsadler, 1 dropped goal 2 tries; Lisvane and Llanishen, 1 goal 1 try. Caerphilly, 1 penalty goal; Roath, 1 try. Graig Stare, 3 tries; Rhydfelan, nil. Ystrad Stars, 2 goals 1 try; Ton, nil. Treorky, 1 goal 1 try; Pill Harriers, 1 goal. Pontypool, 2 goals (1 penalty); Blaina, nil. Penygraig, 3 goals 2 tries; Romilly, nil. Crumlin, 1 try; Bargoed, nil. Cheltenham, 1 goal 2 tries (11 points); Chep- stow, nil. Cilfynydd, 3 tries; Troedyrhiw, nil. Rhydyfelin, 1 try; Caerphilly United, 1. Bedwas v. Croesyceilog.—Abandoned. Nantyfylllon v. Tondu.—Postponed. Canton Wells United, 2 goals, 3 tries; St. Andrew's Crescents, 1 goal. Pentre United, 1 try; Merlin Stars, nil. London Welsh, 2 goals, 1 try; Upper Clapton, nil. Tirphil. 1 dropped goal, 1 try; Llanhilleth, 0. Monmouth, 21 points; Usk. 5 points. Cwmbran, 1 goal 2 tries; Brynmawr, 1 try. Llansamet, 8 points; -Neatil, 1 try. GENERAL MATCHES. Rugby, 1 (dropped) goal, 1 try; Coventry, 1 try. Dublin University, 7 points; Cambridge University, 3 points. Oxford University, 1 try; Edinburgh Wan- derers, Itry. Nuneaton, 1 (penalty) goal, 1 try; Old Edwardians, 0. Northampton, 8 points; Bedford, 0. Bath, 12 points; Clifton, 0. Castlef^/d, 24 points; Liverpool, 3 points. Birkenhead Park, 1 try; Broughton Park, 0. Moseley, 2 goals, 4 tries; Burton. 1 try. Manchester, 2 goals, 2 tries; Safe, 1 try. COUNTY MATCH. CHESHIRE V. CUMBERLAND. Played at Birkenhead. The weather proved favourable, and there was a good attendance when Farmer started the ball for Cheshire. The opening play was in favour of Cheshire, for whom We ate was the first to force the game. Soon afterwards tries were scored for Cheshire by Price and Weate, no goals result- ing. Even play ensued, and nothing further was scored up to half-time. Interval: — Cheshire, 2 tries; Cumberland, nil. Result: — Cheshire, 14 points; Cumberland, 4 points. GLASGOW V. CANADA. Played at Partick before 2.000 spectators. Canada had a good reception. After 35 minutes' play Glasgow scored through France, Milne improving. At half-time Glasgow led by five points. Canada played much better in the second half, and Powers scored a try for them, but Glasgow scored another try and a penalty goal, and ultimately won by 11 points to 3 points. NORTHERN UNION MATCHES. Ma.nningham, 0; Dewsbury, 0. Bradford, 10 points; Warringtoo, 0. Leeds, 6 points; Millom, 3 points. Holbeck, 8 points; Keighley, 0. Swinton, 17 points; Huddersueld-, 0. Ba.rrow, 3 points; Bochdale Hornets, 2 points. Bramley, 8 points; Castleford, 0. Wigan, 6 points; Sl. Helens, 5 points. Wakefi-eld Trinity, 10 points; Lancaster, 3 Oldham, 11 points; Halifax, 0. points. South Shields, 11 points; Normanton, 10 points. Widnes, 5 points; Brighouee, 2 point*. Hull Kingston Rovers, 0; Batley, 0.' Hull, 4 points; Leigh, 0. Moreoambe, 3 points; Stockport, 2 points.
ASSOCIATION. Druids, 4 goals; Small Heath, 1 goal. Plymouth, 2 goals; Old Crocks, 1 goal. Treharris, 3 goals; Nelson, 1 goal. Treharris, 3 goals; Abergavenny, 3 goals. Lutons, 2 goals; Catherine Villa, 0. Victoria United, 0; Y.M.C.A. Juniors, 0. St. Catherines, 1 goal; Canton Wesleyans, 0. Spillers United, 3 goals; Marlborough Cres- cents, nil. Park Crescents, 4 goals; Albany Old Boys, 0. Ruthin Villa, 7 goals; Gordon United, 0. Portarth Parish Church Juniors, 2 goals; Penarth Blue Cross, 2. Penarth Parish Church, 4 goals; Cardiff West End. 0. Splott Old Boys, 1 goal; University House, 0. Roath Harlequins, 0; Camerons, 0. Moorland, 5 goals; Eastman's, 2. Wyndham Villai, (Barry Dock), 7 goals; Richard Albions. 1 goal. Barry County School Past, 3 goals; Present, 2 goals. St. Vincent's, 3 goals; Roath Crescents, 2. Hawthorn, 5 goals; Milton Villa, 4 goals. Ebbw Vale, 5 goals; Barry, 2 goals. Cardiff Albions, 6 goals, Newport West Park, 0 Newport Raglans, 6 goals, Oaklands, 0. Hafod, 3 goals; Ynysybwl, nil. Ynysybwl Reserves, 7 goals; Mardy Juniors, nil. New Tredegar, 4 goals; Gilfach, nil. Gilfach, 1 goal; Gelligaer, nil. Pontlottyn Seconds, 2 goals; Rhymney, 1. Swansea Higher Grade, 5; St. Thomas, 0. Penygraig, 1; National. 0. Intermediate, 3; Waunwen, 2. Manseltown, 2; Arnold College, 0. Brynmawr, 1; Hafod, 0. iiast Side, 4; Priortown, 0.
ST. DAVID'S V. CANTON. The above teams met on the Jubilee Park. The former, who were only this season pro- moted. as meritorious champions, to the Senior League, are not doing so well among their new "friends." They occupy one of the lowest rungs of the League ladder, and altogether were looked upon by Canton as easy prey for a couple of coveted League points. Canton just now are at their full strength, the Brothers Harding, who have strength, the Brothers Harding, who have been tried for Cardiff, being back in their ranks. The Saints kicked off. and the ball was splendidly returned to touch in the visitors' quarters. From the line out Canton got away, but a forward pass spoiled a very- favourable chance of scoring. St. David's then worked their way to the Canton 25. and, getting the better of a ecrrmmage, Murray got away, and when within a few yards of the home goal was pushed into touch. A long kick by H. Harding placed the Saints on the defensive, and a. ssriea of scrimmages ensued in the visitors' 25. Even- tually Canton started a good round of passing, but T. Williams failed to take his pass, and O'Neil, gelting possession, relieved with a. kick to touch near the centre flag. The next scrimmage was broken up by Canton, and a good forward rush by the home forwardls brought play to within a, few yarda of the Saints' goal, where Thomas smartly picked up and got over the line. H. Harding took the place kick, but made a poor shot at goal, aind failed to improve the advantage gained. The visitors next brought play to the Canton cieadel. and while the battle wae being waged near the home goal Joe HanEng got the ball under his feet a.nd dribbled away in fine style Having travelled about a dozen yards, he elippied, and, falling on a piece of glass, cut his leg rather severely and had to retire. The loss of J. Harding was soon felt, as, with a man short in the uack, the Sainta got the advantage forward, and placed Canton in danger. A hard tussle near the home goal resulted in Keating getting over. Collins made a good attempt a-t goal, the ball falling short by a few yards. Shortly after half-time was called. Half-time score. G. T. M. Canton 0 10 St. David 0 10 Cajiton started the second half with a splendid dash, and the Saints were soon in danger. From a scrimmage in the visitors' 25 Williams started some pretty passing, and Wale succeeded in breaking through. Hard- j ing again failed to convert. The weakness in the forward line through the absence of J. Harding soon b6gan to tell. St. David's were attacking hoti" and, while battling close to the home goal, it was their misfor- tune to have one of their half-backs injured, E. Hampton sustaining a nasty kick on the nose. ana had to be taken off the field. Final score. G. T. M. I Canton 0 2 0 St. David's 0 1 0 PONTYPOOL V. BLAINA. These teams met for the second time this season at Pontypool. Play was of a. very even character in the first- half, both teams playing for all they were worth. Blaina reld an advan- tage forward, and came near scoring on two or three occasions. Just before half-time Blaina were penalised for off-side play, and Lewis landed a goal for the home team. In the second half Ponty Jones soored in a convenient position for goal. convenient position for goal. Final score. G. T. M. I Pontypool *2 0 0 Blaina 0 0 0 One penalty. COMMENTS. iPontypool were fortunate in winning by so many points, as Blaina did quite as much pressing as they did. The visitors possessed a smart lot of forwards, and in the first half made things exceedingly warm for their oppo- nents. Ponty Jones played a brilliant game for the winners. YSTRAD V. PEVI^E. Bayed at Ystrad. Referee. Mr. W. Thomas (Welsh Football Union). Rees Jenkins started for the homesters. In the first half Ystrad soored three tried, through Edgar Davies (2) and J. Jenkins, and Dai Evans converted two. Xn the seoond half nothing waa scored. Final 2 social
ASSOCIATION. SOUTH WALES AND MON- MOUTHSHIRE CUP. Ebbw Vale v. Barry. TTO BARRY PLAYERS BADLY HURT. The re-played tie between Ebbw Vale and Barry in the second round of the South Wales Cup took place on the Ebbw Yale ground under favourable circumstances. A veek ago the result of the game at Barry was a dHlW of three goals each. The form displayed by the ulians on that occasion was a complete revelation to their supporters. The once for- midable Monmouthshire team has been some- what disorganised of late, and for the 'nret time for years were not included in the first division of the league. Their sudden return to form has given new hope in Soccer circles. They looked upon to-day's encounter with confidence. Teams;— Ebbw Vale: Goal, Withers; backs. Bainton and Goldsmith; half-backs, Brown. Edwards, and Briscoe; forwards, Lloyd, Whitcomb, Wright, Thompson, ana Langley. Barry: Goal, Sutton; backs, Green a-nd Cashmore; half-backs, Stephens, Tattersall, and Dickson; forwards, Sheldon, Itadcliffe, Green, "Thompson, and Stilman. Referee, Mr. Oolley, Eogerstone. The Barry team was at full strength, but the Valians were short of two of their usual players. Ebbw Vale started with a strong breeze in their favour. A beautiful movement was initiated by the Valians, in which Lloyd got away on the right. He centred, and Wright I coming up with speed scored the first goal. The ball striking the cross-bar. gave Sutton no chance to soore. The Valian3 were now playing a particularly strong game, the keenest defence of Barry alone keeping down the score. The wind was. naturally, an im- portant factor, but so strong was the hurri- cane that it militated against the strong play of the Valians. Barry kept their ground, and got a corner, but the temporarr attack failed. The Valians, thanks to Brown, were seen again in their old position of attack. and Goldsmith nearly did the trick. As the remit of a strong attack in front of the goal Wright was enabled to score his second goal. The game now developed into a series of attacks by Ebbw Vale, Wright scoring two fine goals in rapid succession, making this brilliant player's fourth goal. Wright again got off, and passing to Lloyd, the latter scored goal N o. 5. Half-time score. Goals. Ebbw Vale 5 Barry 0 With such a big lead secured by the Valians in the first half, it was only natural to find that interest in the encounter was not quite so keen. The Valians resorted to the tactics of playing one back. Barry counter-moved and also played one back, with the result that off-side play was the rule. Barry wehe then followed by a string of misfortunes. J. Green and Tattersall having to retire through severe injuries to the face. They were attended by Dr McCarthy. Ebbw Vale relaxed their ener- gies, and Stillman taking the chance, scored two goals. Cashmore and Whitcombe were sent off for rough play. Final score. Goals. Ebbw Vale 5 Barry 2 REMARKS. The score is a fair indication of the game. The 'Valians played a winning game from the start. Wright was in great form, Bain- ton, BTiscoe. Brown, and Goldsmith being the next best. Barry played a scrambling game, and lacked combination. The Greens, Stillman, and Suton were the best. TREHARRIS V NELSON The above teams met in a friendly at Nelson. Price started play for the visitors, and within a few minutes Edmunds kicked through his cwn goal. From the re-start the homesters crot away well. only to be repulsed by Evans. Walls receiving passed to Jenkins, who sent in a nice shot, which struck the post. A free for the visitors brought relief, and from a scramble in front of goal they scored. The interval soon arrived, with the Gcore:- Half-time score. Goals. Treharris 2 Nelson 0 Wall re-started play, and with fine play Jenkins scored. The homesters were now having by far the better of the play, having hard lines on several occasions. A foul for the visitors brought relief, and from a nice bit of combination Price again scored. From now until the end the homesters pressed; but failed to eaualise. Final soore. Goals. Treharris 3 Nelson 1 Nelson 1 PORTH V. CARDIFF CORINTHIANS. At Porth, before a. poor crowd. Young kicked off. and the visitors, with pretty play, scored in the first few minutes. The home- stgrs pressed vigorously, having hard lines in not scoring. Williams, on the left wing, sent in some good shots and centres, Young heading over. For a foul, Porth were awarded a penalty, Young hitting the upright with a terrific shot, and in a scramble Edwards nut behind. Half-time 6core: Goal. Cardiff 1 Porth 0 Cardiff re-started, and the homesters pressed, the visitors' goalkeeper being lucky ia saving. From good play by Parry, who forced a corner. Young scored. Young was again prominent with some good play, and scored with a lovely shot. The homesters still pressed, and Grant, with a single-handed effort, beat all the defence and scored with a clinking shot, Watkins soon following with a fourth. The visitors were now a well- beaten team. Watkins passed to Young, who sent in a daisy cutter, and the full-back sent through his own goal. Final ecore: Goals. Final score: Goals. Porth 5 Corinthians — 1 COMMENTS. In the first half the visitors had by far the best of the game, and deserved their lead, but in the second half they were outclassed, good play by the backs and goalkeeper keep- ing the score down. For Porth Young was the beat of the forwards. His headwork and shooting were a treat, Williams following close. Grant and Evans, at half-back, were in good form, Grant being the best. Parry, at back, played in his old style, while Sum- merhill, who was on trial, did well, although the ground waa against him. The visitors merhill, who was on trial, did well, although the ground was against him. The visitors were best represented by the backs and goal- keeper. ABERAMAN V R0GERST0NE Aberamanites in Great Form This league match was played at Abe ram an, in the presence of a good crowd, in favour- able football weather. Teams;- Rogers tone: Goal. Conners; backs, Howe and S. Povey: half-backs, T. Phillips, E. Jones, and Charlie Evans; forwards, Jones, P. Colley, Fyfe. G. Jones, and E. Dowler. Aberaman: Goal, Eggington; backs. Bolton and Jones; half-backs, Britton, Rooke, and W. J. Jones; forwards, Hulin, T. D. Jones, Grinnell, Steve Jones, ard Charles Davies. Referee: Mr. J. Finn, Cardiff. Rogerstone started operations, and imme- diately wended their way to the home goal, where Bolton initiated a movement which changed the venue. In quick manner George Jones and Dowler made a burst, which took play back into the home territory. Aber man broke away finely, and, after some nice combination, Steve Jones, with a nice shot, baffled Connors. Fast play followed, both goals being visited, and Connors was re- peatedly called upon to defend his citadel. At last a vigorous onslaught was made upon the Rogerstone preserve, and. COnnors repelling a shot. the ball bounded against C. Evans and rebounded into the net. Fyfe and Doller on the left wing made a nice opening, and raced to the Aberaman end, where Eggington par- tially cleared, but in his second attempt to repel a shot from Colley he slipped. This reverse seemed to arouee the ire of the home- sters, who were not long before making a raid o nthe "Roggy" goal. Steve Jones ended a hot attack by registering the third goal. A shot from Hulin collided against the post, and shortly afterwards Grinnell slung across to D. Jones, who easily jpund the net. On the verge of half-time Grinnell sent the ball over the bar. I Half-time soore. Goals. I Aberaman — 4 Rogerstone l On the resumption play immediately settled in the visitors' territory, and a. centre to Jack Hulin "'as well made use of by him by placing the ball into the net. The pressure was maintained, and from a rush Grinnell credited the homesters with the sixth goal, Hulin. a minute later, narrowly missed scor- ing with an oblique shot. Connors became hard pressed, and got well out of an intricate position. A good bout of combined play amongst the home front rank made it exceed- ingly warm for Conners. Lowe and Porey, each of whom, cleared time after time sup- erbly, but it was clear that the persistent pressure of the homesters would remit in further scoring, and at last from a bully, Grinnell gave Connors no chance. Lowe next cleared, but a corner was obtained and a score seemed imminent, the ball going over. Colly and Jones, with a capital run. relieved, but Hugh Jones sent back and Aberaman bom- barded the "Rogey" goal. Jack Hulin sending through, after which Grinnell found the net twice. Final score. Goals. Aberaman io Rogerstone l REMARKS. j From the comtmencement Rogerstone did not have a look in. In every department the home- sters held the upper hand. and moved with machine-like precision whether in attack or defence. The visitors played a plucky game against great odds, and. although beaten on ten occasions. Omnors played well, and mode some nice clearances on several awkward occa- sions. s WELSH AMATEUR CUP. THIRD ROUND. Rhyl met Prestatyn on the former's ground, and an exciting and well-contested game was witnessed. In the first half R. Hughes soored for Rhyl soon after starting, and at half- time the Bcore was—Rhyl, three to one, White adding two for Rhyl, and Linnell one for the visitors. In the second half the game was more even than the first, and Linnell scored. Final score. Goals. Rhyl 3 Prestatyn 2 CARDIFF BANKS V. WHITCHURCH. At Llandaff Fields. The homesters were short of several of their usual players in this match. In the first half the homesters put on two goals. The visitors had hard lines iu not scoring. In the seoond1 half Whit- church played a splendid game, and only let their opponents once, while they scored three coalB themselves. Cardiff Banks 3 j
ENGLISH LEAGUE MATCHES FIRST DIVISION. LIVERPOOL V. NOTTS FOREST. Played at Anfield, before 14,000 people, in fine but dull weather. Liverpool had the advantage of the early stagee, and ecored twice through Goddard and Cox. A perfect chance was missed by Norris. Half-Lime score:—Liverpool, two goals; Forest, nil. Eesult:—Liverpool,, two goals: Notts Forest, one goal. NEWCASTLE UNITED V. BLACKBURN ROVERS. Played at Newcastle in fine weather and before 10,000 spectators. Both teams attacked in turn, but without reeult. Morgan nearly scored for Blackburn, but Monks- made a mees of a fine opening. The Ravers played a foul game, but Cae missed a penalty. After 35 minutes Cue scored for Newcastle from a free-kick. M Clure was repeatedly cautioned. Interval:—Newcastle, one goal to nil. Result: -United. one goal; Rovers, nil. MIDDLEsBOROUGH V. SUNDERLAND. Played at Middlesbo) ough before 15,003 spec- tators. The game was opened in a very exciting fashion. Gemmell beating Macfariane with only six minutes gone. Middlesboroug'u retaliated in grim fashion, but the Wearsiderg defended grandly. Hewitt made a superb sprint, finishing up with a fine but fruitless effort. The football was very exhilarating, with the visitors slightly superior, their backs doing eplendid work. Half-time score: -Sand,erland. one goal; Middiesborough, nil. Besult.—Sunderland, one goal; Middles- borough, nil. BOLTON WANDERERS V. STOKE. Played at Bolton before 9,000 spectators in pleasant weather. Stoke commenced ten pleasant weather. Stoke commenced ten minutes before the advertised time. Roose soon had to defend the Potters' goal, but Stoke scored the first two goals within ten minutes. Whitehouse being successful each time through Brown's erratic defence. Then the Wanderers scored twice within the next ten minutes through Knowlei; and Bell, ftokea retired hurt by Clarke. The interval arrived with the score two goals each. Result:- Stoke, three goals; Wanderers, two goals. SHEFFIELD UNITED V. ASTON VILLA. WiLh fine weather conditions, this match was watched at Bramall-lane by between 16.000 and 18,000 spectators. The United had to take the field without four of last week's team. Boyle and Needham being notable absentees. After three minutes Common scored, but not long after M'Luckie equalised. The Villa obtained the lead through Temple- ton. Interval: -Villa, two goals; United, one Result:—Aston Villa, four goals; United, two goals. NOTTS COUNTY V. EVERTON. Played at Nottingham before 8,000 people. Notts were without Captain Bull, injured. whilst Everton played the same team as beat the Albion. Humphreys scored after eight minutes, Ross directly after almost doing the same feat. Kitchen saved well from Hum- phreys. Gee and Rankin were off for their respective sides. The first hsIf was splendidly contested, with good feeling. Half-time score :-Notts County, one goal; Everton. nil. Result:—Notts County, two goals; Everton, nil. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V. BURY. Played at Wolverhampton in fine weather and before 4,000 spectators. Pheasant was still unable to play for the Wanderers. Smith was trippc 1 within the penalty line, but he netted the ball. A penalty was, how- ever, given, and Jones shot wide. A little later Fellows made amends, as he scored after fine play by Annis and Wooldridge. Monteith saved a second penalty kick and Sagar scored. Interval: -Wa-Tiderers, two goals to one. R-eault: -Wanderers, three goals; Bury, two goals. WEST BROMWICH V. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY. Played at the Hawthorns before 12,000 spec- tators. The Albion were able to play Dorsett, Buck being the only absentee. The game opened in favour of the Albion, but Chapman scored for the visiting side ten minutes from the start. Simmons made some good attempts to score after this, but could not manage to beat Stubbs. Interval:—Wednesday, one goal to nil. Result:—Wednesday, three goals; Albion, two goals. GRIMSBY TOWN V. DERBY COUNTY. This match was played at Grimsby before a large crowd. After the interval a capital game was witnessed. Appleyard beat 1 ryer within five minutes, but Derby had the best of the piry for some time after, and only the brilliance of Whittaker prevented the scoring. M'Latchie inc-asc-d Grimsby's lead. but Derby frequently pressed, their passing tactics being very fine. The conclt^ing stages of the game were well contested on both sides, Grimsby having shown considerable improvement all round. Result:—Grimsby, four goals; Derby County, cne goal. SEOOND DIVISION. Doncaster, 1; Leicester Fosse, 0. Small Heath. 3; Lincoln City, 1. Glossop, 1; Barnsley, 0. Burnley, 1; Blackpool, 1. Burslem Port Vale, 1; Manchester United, 1. Preston, 6; Stockport County, 1. Manchester City, 4; Woolwich Arsenal, 1. Burton United, 1; Chesterfield, 0. Gainsborough, 2; Bristol City, 1. SOUTHERN LEAGUE. Tottenham, 4; Queen's Park Rangers, 0. Bristol Rovers, 1: Northampton, 1. Southampton, 4; Brentford, 0. Portsmouth, 2; Luton, 0. Wellingborough, 2; Watford, 1. LANCASHIRE LEAGUE. Da.rwen. 4; St. F ns Recreation, a Wisan United, 1; narrow, 1. MIDLAND LEAGUE. Donea,st,er Reserves, 2: Leicester Fosse, 1. Barnsley, 1; Sheffield Wednesday Reserves, 0. Hinckley, 2; Lincoln, 1. Ilkeston, 0: Whitwick, 0. NORTHERN LEAGUE. South Bank, 2; Darlington. 0. Darlington St. Augustine's. 1: Scarboro', 0. Stockton, 1; Bishop Auckland, 0. SCOTTISH LEAGUE. Third Lanark, 2: St. Mirren, 1. Hibernians, 2; Partick Thistle, 0. Kilmarnock, 0; Glasgow Rangers, 0. Celtic, 1; Greenock Morton, 1. Queen's Park, 0; Dundee, 0.
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MATCHES OFF. TREHERBERT STARS Y. GRAIGWEN. Owing to the inability of the latter to raise a team. the match was abandoned. BARGOED V. TREDEGAR TOWN HARRIERS. This match was declared off. Tredegar fail- ing to raise a team. ASSOCIATION. PORT TALBOT V. CAERPHILLY. His tie in the second round of the South Wales Cup, which should have been played at Caerphilly to-day. was declared off. Port Talbot intimating that they were unable to raise a team. Naturally, much disappoint- ment was caused. OGMORE VALE V. LLANTRISANT. The Liaufcris&ixt team having disbanded. ,|Ui 4m0% J
Cardiff Schools League ROATH PARK Y. LAN SDOWNE-EOAJD. These teams met at tne Jubilee Park before a. laryo number of bpectators. LansuowBe kicKeci off agaiust a strong wiud and soon opened up an attack. j.nou»as, I't;;C¿iY1Ug, .ut away on his own, but siiot wide. Alter some exchange kidaug, iioatn Park got away and looked like scoring, but iiaugh pealed tnem I up just in time. Pant stiii kept up tiie attacK, and tne Lan&aov,ne goai, .1'1,' 11<< recti-, ed a warm time. Again uud iigam the Lansdowne !or\vard6 tried to force matters, but without result. Alderman and Hurst, the U-aiodowiie halves. Kept their forwards up grandly, and gave them plenty of ctiaucet. but they lailea to take them. The ParK boys worked their way up the field, but failed to score on several occasions. Half-time arrived, leaving Park in their opponent*' Quarters. Half-time score. Goata. Lan3do\*ne 0 Roath Park 0 Lansdowne opened the second half In grand style, Thomas being in evidence with some smart dribbling on the wing. But this did not last long. aW Moore, rcceivaig the ball, j sped along the wing for Park and shot, Trance rnissjng an easy shot. After this Lansdov. 11c tried h-.ird to equalise matters, but without result. Again the Park forwards got to work, and sl regai-then, receiving, scored t e the second goal. Lansdowne now were hope- less' beaten, and lacked combination, their forwards being out of the game altogether. I' Just before the call of time, Tiiomas kicked into the Roath Park goalkeeper's hands and chargcd him. with the result Lhat the ball fell throv.gh. leaving Roath Park victorious by twO goals to one. Final score. Goals. Roath Park 2 Lansdowne 1 MOORLAND-ROAD V. GRANGETOWN. The lirst ruetUng between tuese teams caused great interest. Play at tne opening was even, eacn side UO.Lg an aiuount of at!i"iiing. buoii, iiowever, the Jloorjand forvvarus got clear away, and ihomas notched tile first point. Towarus ti,e interval, Gid- uiugs beat Pritchard wjth tilt equaliser. iionoure were eieaj at nail-time. Grange soon got to work on tne resumption, ana "iJutter'' W'liliams s delensive auiuues were tested at their highest. ihewei»jn receiving burst through well and put Grange auead. Moor- land played strenuously to avoid defeat, and their efforts were at last rewarded. Thomas getting dear ani again putting each side on level terms. Grange were evidently flag- ging now. and their aeience was weaker than at the tsiari. Williams placed in well and Lynch being alert bounded off and beat the defence with the third, ten mmutes before time. Final score. Goals. Moorland-road 3 Grangetown 2 ALBA.N i'-Ji 0A1> V. GLADSTONE-ROAD. lJÜtj eu at rar. IUJ nome team agilin suuil of oi tleir usual players, A. V C.I.HÜUg, onnui, Jenkins, ana W. V eiiums ueiiiHie 6ui<et-iutes. 'xhe opecta- tors gieatxy lavourea tie ciiuuces 01 Uwe visi- tors. Uiaxieslone iacjueu uil, oui ianed to get away, inomas roouing tneai ol tie laail. ile came away Oil tile wing anti passed to Hunt w no juoi iaiitod to score. Tile nomesters were UuW oomummg <011, i-uo luuiuiy tnrougu. Lppingtoii s lil.ie iiicKing, faiiea to scure. F. ljiomas H0W uriDuieu aiOng the touca-line in grand Biyle and cenirea splendidly, and iane rushing up, scored. Aloany sU:i kept up tne attacii, ana J. iiunt ariooling aiong tne ielt wing put in a nne snot VdJ.,CU A. Jenkins stopped, i. Jones now set his for- wards going, v. no came uown the heia at a good rate, out iJirufcili saved at the sacrifice of a cornei, but nothing came of it. S. tMorgan at last managed to equalise, by a fine nigh kick from near the touch-line which uropped nicely into the goai, A. Venning being too short to reacn it. For the rest of this haif paly was very even, neither side beine able to score. ilau-tiine score. Goals. Albany-road 1 Gladstone-road 1 The opening stages were greatly in favour of the homesters, and they experienced very hard lines in not scoring, nearly all their forwards having a try to score A strong wind had now sprung up. winch was in the homesters favour. GiOVt-r, standing far back, just failed to score, the wind carying the ball just over the bar. The homesters were hav- ing all the better of the game now, and lost plenty of fine chances. At iast after a lot of short kicks close in goal, A. Earle scored. For the first t.mp this half the visitors passed the half-way line, through Ferrier dribbling finely. Smith put in a long shot, which A. Jenkins saved splendidly. Time was called directly afterwards to the relief of the visi- tors' supporters. F!nal score. Goals. Albany-road 2 G'adstone-rop.d 1 HIGHER GRADE V. WOOD-STREET. Played on the Higher Grade Field. The homesters opened up this game with more vigour than usual, and made several attacks on the Wood-street goal in succession, and at last th?v managed to get a goal to their credit through Barret (Wood-street) headin* it into the goal. The visitors struggled hard to equalise, but Langridge and Bussle defended well. The homesters broke away soon after- wards, and Wright, dribbling along the wing, scored. In the second half 'he bomesteni had a strong wind with them, but failed to do so well as in the fi-rt b:»lf, not being able to score. If anything. the visitors had the better of the play. When the whistle blew neither side had added to the score, and thus the game ended in a v in for the homesters. This is the second thev have won this season. I Final score: Goals. Higher Grade 2 Wood-street 0 SEVERN-ROAD T. STACEY ROAD. Played on the Roath Park. Severn-road occupy the third position on the league ladder. A great deal of interest was taken in this match. The visitors scored a goal in the first half, and there was some dispute as to it being a proper one. In the second half the homesters had several chances of scoring. Final score. Goal. Pevem-road 1 I Pinal flcore. Goal: å Position of Teams The state of the ladder up to December H is rather interesting, no lees than four teams fighting for the second rung. Splott's posi- tion at the head of the poll is insecure, for, having played the full number of matches, they can only boa-et of a three-point lead. with two matches lost and one drawn. Their number of goals soared (twenty) is also this year's liighest record, Lansdowne coming next (in point of goals scored) with fifteen, but their performance is somewhat marred by the fact of having the same number registered against them. Moorland-road will, in all probability, win second position, if not the first. Gladstone are fighting tooth and nail to win higher honours, and it must be remem- bered that there is this point in their favour, that of only having one more draw or point against them than the present leaders. Ba-ving commented upon the leaders, a word about unfortunate Wood-street would not be out of place. Last year their position on the second League ladder was exactly the opposite to what, they now occupy on this yepr's table. The abolition of the second League has made its mark upon them, and from which they cannot escape, try as hard as Mr. Brovn can. The death-knell ha.s already been sounded for Court-road, who withdrew some time back. Atraended is the position of the school. School. P. V-. L. D. F. A. Its. Bplott-road IP 7 2 1 20 7 15 Moorland-road 8 6 1 2 13 7 12 Radn )r-roa4 S 4 1 3 13 6 11 Sewn-road 8 4 2 3 12 8 11 Stacev-Toad B 4 1 3 12 9 11 Roath P».rk 9 2 o 4 7 7 a Gladstone 7 3 2 2 5 7 8 Albany-road 9 1 2 6 10 14 8 Grangetown. 8 4 1 ]0 8 T Lansdowne E 242 1515 6 Higher Grade 9 1 fc £ £ 13 4 Wocri-street 9 0 8 1 3 £ 4 I
ABERTILLERY V. LLWYNYPIA. Pia-v Played at Abertillery in fine weather. This was a return match.. The visitors were three- quarters of an hour late arriving, owing to missing file connection at Crumlin. They were short of five of their regular players, but the home team were at full strength. Teams: Llw-nrpia: Ba?k, D. Hughes: three-quarter backs. W. E. Moore, R. Parry, W. Thomas, and Trevor Parry; half-backs. Hellier and Pincham; forwards, R. Hellings, J. Helhngs, A. Chant, P. C. Canter, D. Evans, J. Nowlan. R, Roberts, and R. Williams. Abertillery: Back, J. Flock; three-quarter backs, Francis, R. L. Evans, Hodges, and B. J. Vaughan; halfbacks, G. Evans and J. James; forwards, G. Winmill, O. Winmill, A. Parfitt. L. Blackmore. J. Biackmore, J. Bloomfield, A. Jonee. and W. Daviet,. Chant kicked off. and the Llwyny- pia forwards rushed jplay to tJa. home line, but fine runs oy Francie and Blackmore carried the game to the visitors' Quarters, where Vaughan, with a grand dash, nearly got over. Abertillery continued to press, but were driven back by a fine kick by Hellings. Moore intercepted, but was splen- didly tackled by Francis, who a minute later dropped a magnificent goal 'Om a mark. Abertillery, 1 goal (from a mark;; LlwynypUk nil. MACHEN V. EBBW VALE. At Machen. The home forwarde proved superior to the 'Valians at the outset. After a loose rush Everson, the home skipper, got over in the corner. The kick failed. Later Machen bad hard lines in not notching other tries only minors resulting. Eventually, by a 6c-rie* cf long kicks, the 'Valians pressed. Bowden cleared with a good kick. Scrambling play prevailed up to half-time, when the aoftrft 1"P:C1 Half-time score. G. T. M. Macben 0 10 Half-time score. G. T. M. Macben 0 10 Ebbw Vale 0 0 0 CAERPHILLY V. ROATH. At Caerphilly. Following the kick off Roatk pressed, and from some loose play Elliott received, and, making a fine run past his opponents. A few yards from the line he threw t-o Lamey. who scored a fine try. The drop out saw the homesters, with one ma,n short, making a hot attack, but the erratie passing of the three-quarters lost more than one try. A free was awarded to Ben James in a favourable position, but the kick by Red- dick failed. Half-time score:-Roath, one try; Caerphilly, nil. Tke resumption saw a. struggle waged between the visitors' line and their 25, and in defensive work Rees Davies played with distinction. The attack was con- tinued vigorously by Caerphilly, who betrayed an anxiety to maintain their ground record. Though the play was chiefly of a scrambling character. Liles. Reddick, and Blacker did some grand work for the homesters. For an infringement on the line the visitors were penalised, and Reddick. taking the kick, placed a lovely goal. Final score: —Caer- philly, one penalty goal; Roath, one try. TREORET JUNIORS V. DIN AS STABS. Played at Treorky. and ended in a draw. neither side sooring. For the homesters D. W. Jones and D..Tames were prominent, the latter giving a fine display at fnll-Ka^.k FOJJ [Jbe vjsitoi* Dudley mat tAc L
BARRY DISTRICT V. CADOXTON ROVERS. The second mate between these teams in connection with the Cardiff and District League took place at the Jubilee Field, Barry. The previous encounter resulted in a win for the District by four goals to nil. Considerable interest was, therefore, centred in the game. Play started very fast. A. German soon scoring for the District with a. long shot from a difficult angle. The District continued to press, and E. Melvin scored the second goal. Once or twice the Rovers approached the District goal. but without | success. A corner kick was awarded the District and the ball being placed in front of goal, J. Mason netted. The defence of the District was severely tested, but they came out of the ordeal successfully. Just before the call of half-time B. Melvin scored another goal. Half-time score. Goals. Barry Dist-rict .—— 4 Cadoxton Rovers 0 The second half opened more evenly. After a splendid effort, A. Mason scored a further goal for the District, who were now having matters all their own way, and still another goal was added to their score before the call of time bv "Chip" German. Final score Goals. Bairy District 6 Cadoxton Rovers — 0 REMARKS. The Rovers were completely outclassed at all points of the game. They lacked both in dash and judgment, these features being promi1 nt in the play of the District. LLANBRADACH V. HEREFORD ST. MARTINS. Played at Llanbradach. Both sides were strongly represented. The homesters won the toss, and kicked off towards the town end. A stiff breeze was blowing, and the homestpra pla.yed a swift, short, passing game. which came off splendidly. Berbage was soon pro- minent. with a good dribble, and, passing to Reed, the latter transferred to Williams, who scored Llanbradach's first goal. The visitors, stung by this reverse, put any amount of life into the game, but to no purpose, as Williams again robbed them of the ball. and, with sound judgment, passed to Berbage, who put Llanbradach two up. In the early stages of the second half Llanbradach were kept busily defending their own goal for some time, but Turner and Watkins managed to keep Here- ford out. With a good burst the Llanbradach forwards came away, and Berbage scored the third -oal. Final score. Goals. Llanbradach 3 Hereford St. Martin's 2 CANTON CELTICS T. ROATH PARK WES-1 LEYANS. Played at Jubilee Park, Leckwith Common. Reeult :-oa-nton, 1 goal (scored by Brookes); Roath, 0.