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Among the Juniors. By" MUDDIED OAF." Association. THE ABERDARE AND DISTRICT JUNIOR ASSOCIATION LEAGUE. Gadlys Rovers v. Aberaman Stars. Played at the Park on Saturday last be- fore a large crowd. Referee, Jack Jones. Immediately after the kick-off, Gadlys be- came the aggressors, and through in- dividual play penned the Stars in their own territory. Then some good give and take play was witnessed, Wellman and Charlie Williams defending their lines admirably. A retaliatory kick by Well- man enabled Evan Davies to pass to Dai Sam Evans, who initiated a round of passing which was, however, frustrated through the brilliant play of Jack Thomas, the Gadys left full back. W. Thomas next obtained, and with some rare dash put in some flying shots, which were finely met by Charlie Williams of the Stars, who sent to Edwin Snow. Be- fore the latter could get away, Dai Howells robbed him of the ball, and passing out to W. Watkin Williams, the latter transferrad- to Tom Pendry, who ran up and defeated Wrentmore with a sly shot. Snow next broke way. and giving to Evan Davies, the latter crossed to Dai Lewis, who gained some appreci- able ground for his side. Some fine foot- work was next indulged in by Ernie Rosser, Billy Brown, and Jimmy Bowen, but were ultimately checked by Thomas. Both goals were visited in rapid suc- cession, and a break away by Evan Davies and D. S. Evans ended in the Stars for- wards indulging in a little bit of fine passing, which resulted in Billy Brown equalising matters for his side. Gadlys next rushed play into the Stars' quar- ter, and obtained- a, few corners, but nothing tangible resulted. Tom Pendry (late of the Crescents) was conspicuous by some good tackling, and although within shooting distance, he however missed his mark. W. Thmoas outshone his col- leagues on the Gadlys side, but was in- clined to be too wild. Plenty of vigour was infused by each side, but Gadlys brought about some fine bursts which should have ended in scoring. Half-time Score: Gadlys Rovers 1 goal. Aberaman Stars 1 goal. The second half opened at a very fast pace, the Stars attacked with some fine combination, but Gadlys retaliated and the Stars managed to avert a score. So the game was a repetition of the first half, with the exception that the Stars bucked up a bit in this half. However, Tom Pendrey scored another goal for Gad- lys, and Billy Brown replied with another goal for the Stars. Afterwards the char- acter of the play was distinctly even. There was some hot attacking by both sides until some fumbling by the Stars' defenders enabled the Gadlys men to break up the defence and score the win- ning goal. Final Score: Gadlys Rovers 3 goals. Aberaman Stars 2 goals. The game, notwithstanding the slip- pery condition of the ground, proved one of the fastest and best contested on the ground. Although there was an absence of first-class combination among both sides, especially the Stars, who are, by the way, noted for their passing, there was some really brilliant individual work. Gadlys fully justified their victory. They played the bast game I have seen them at since the formation of the club. The Stars created a poor impression, and all but a few of the halves and forwards mis- kicked terribly. Tom Pendry played in a brilliant manner for the Gadlys men, and Will Thomas was next in order of merit. At back Jack Thomas upset the calcula- tions of the Stars' forwards, and Hobbs was also sound. Leonard Ford, Tom Howells, and W. Williams were also ahead. For the Stars, Billy Brown, J. Bowen, Evan Davies, and Dai Lewis were pretty decent. Their backs were rather off colour. I was disappointed with the Stars' display. They generally play good and scientific football. The Crescents played the League team at the Park, when a lukewarm game ended in the Crescents' favour by a goal to nil, Pritchard, the left outside, being the scorer. Cwmbach Excelsiors v. Cwmbach Lily- whites.—This return league fixture was played on the ground of the former club on Saturday. In a previous meeting a drawn game was the result. At the out- set the Excelsiors monopolised matters despite the sterling resistance offered by the Lilywhites, and drew first blood through Will Jones. The Excelsiors brought about some admirable dribbling, and greatly taxed their opponents' for- wards. Howe-ver, a burst by George Davies, that shining outside right of the Lilywhites, enabled his side to attack forcibly, and they now had the Excelsiors fairly in hand, and if there was a sur- prising feature in the play at all it was the failure of the Lilywhites to utilise effectively their numerous chances of scoring. The Excelsiors succeeded in adding a second goal before the interval. Ha,lf-time Score: Cwmbach Excelsiors 2 goals, I Cwmbach Lilywhites Nil. -11- -1 1 After the interval the tussle between the forwards was a very pretty one, the backs performing with splendid dash and cleverness, and there was little to choose between them for fully ten minutes. With plenty of determination both sides attacked, their respective full backs being equal in readiness. Ultimately George Davies, after some individual play, scored a goal for the Lilywhites, and Will Rees Jones added another. After this the game was rather disappointing, both sides playing with the evident desire to kill time, and nothing was further registered. Final Score: Cwmbach Excelsiors 2 goals. Cwmbach Lilywhites 2 goals. Aberaman Excelsiors v. Great Western Rovers.—Referee, Mr. Abraham Jones, Cwmbach. Played at Michael's Field on Saturday. The Excelsiors were minus George Davies at back, Cummings acting as substitute. The Excelsiors started operations against the wind. Shears set his forwards in motion, and made tracks for the visitors' goal. However, they were repulsed by Whittle and Jackson, and after some give and take play the "Loco boys" became dangerous, but could not beat Rees, the home custodian. From the renewed efforts by the Rovers, their forwards broke away, and W. Cunick, re- ceiving a pass in close proximity to the home goal, scored for the Loco boys. The ensuing play was of a desultory nature, and nothing further was added up to the interval. Half-Time Score: Great Western Rovers 1 goal. Aberaman Excelsiors Nil. 'I' 'I' Jack Jones restarted for the Loco boys, who immediately pressed, giving the Ex- cels' defenders a warm time. The home backs responded with some good kicking. The Excels' forwards got possession, and with some pretty combination broke away on to their opponents' defence, where Daniels, the visiting goalkeeper, was given a warm five minutes. Dai Tom Williams, the Excels' skipper, de- livered a stinging shot, and in trying to clear, Jimmy Davies "handled," which act gave the homesters a penalty. The Excels were very prominent by their fine dash, and were the aggressors for fully 10 minutes. Samuels secured a second goal for them. The Rovers' backs played a sterling defensive game, but their for- wards were completely penned in their own territory. Final Score: Aberaman Excelsiors 2 goals. Great Western Rovers 1 goal. For the Rovers, Daniels was safe in goal. Jackson and Whittle were a better pair of backs than their opponents, and their kicking was excellent. Vater was the best of the halves. Trevor Jones and Cunick were the pick of the forwards. Of the Excelsiors, Tommy Rees was re- liable between the sticks. The backs were moderate, Williams being the better man. The halves were in fine fettle—all but Millsom, who was a little off colour. Reg- gie Shears was the best of the forwards. Aberaman Thursdays and Pontypool Th-tirsdays.A-fter a brief respite, the Aberamanites entered upon their season's work with renewed activity by making a journey to Pontypool on Thursday last. This was their first visit to the Uskside enclosure, and some trepidation was felt as to the result, in spite of a powerful team having been chosen. The home- sters won the toss, and Aberaman there- fore had to take the field against the wind, In the opening stages, play was confined chiefly to the for wains'- neither side being able to penetrate thw-defence of the other. After about twenty minutes play, how- ever, D. Hughes, the Aberaman right- half, went away with a brilliant run, and from a beautifully placed centre George Williams scored. The visiting forwards again came away with a rush, and D. E. Davies, the left wing, scored, but the point was disallowed by the referee for being off-side. The Pontypool men then got away, and pressed for some time, and from a shot by their right wing, they equalised. After the resumption, play became of a very rough character, the Pontypool men in their anxiety to win, having resorted to tactics which were not wholly consist- ent with the rules of football. Several stoppages occurred, J. Harris, J. H. Jones, and J. Emanuel in particular receiving nasty injuries, which had a marked ef- fect upon their hitherto prominent dis- play. Pontypool scored another goal, which seemed to make the spectators feel delighted, and although Aberaman made a gallant attempt to retaliate, they had to retire in the end defeated, but by no means disgraced. < Next Thursdqj they encounter the Aberdare Mid-weekers at the Ynys, when a battle royal is expected to take place. INTER-LEAGUE MATCH. An inter-league match will be played at the Ynyscynon Ground, Cwmbach, pro- bably next Saturday. The opposing par- ties will be the Whites and Stripes. The following players have been selected to play for their respective sides: —Whites: Goal, W. Daniels (G.W. Rovers); backs, A. Jackson (G.W. Rovers), and M. J. Davies (Cwmbach Lilywhites); halves, C. Brain (Crescents), Joe Lewis (Crescents), and Joe Harris (Crescents), captain; for- wards, W. R. Jones and George Davies (Cwmbach Lilywhites), W. Thomas (Gad- lys), J. Eynon (Crescents), and D. Wil- liams (Crescents).—Reserves: W. Jones, T. Phillips, B. Whittle, Davies, and D. Howells. Stripes: Goal, Wrentmore (Stars); backs, Allen (Cefnpennar) and C. Williams (Stars); halves, E. Davies (Stars) captain, D. Bowen (Godreaman) and E. Snow (Stars); forwards, Finn (E!xcelsiors), T. Evans, Flooks, and W. Evans (Cefnpennar) and Probert (Godre- aman). Reserves: Shears, Samuels, D. T. Williams, and Rus Wellman. Re- feree, Mr. A. C. Williams. Aberdare Pupil Teachers v. Aberdare County School.—Played at the Park on Saturday. The teachers were prevented from scoring in the first half through the admirable clearances effected by Mr. J. Edwards, the School's goalkeeper. On the resumption, the teachers were again at- tacking, chiefly through the good retali- atory kicking of Mason, the full back, and Dan David, the centre half. Trevor Williams, the School's centre forward, brought about a few good rushes, but con- tinually found David, his opponent, a stumbling block. Tom Davies, of Cwm- bach, worked in a zealous manner for the County boys. The School played very be- comingly for some space of time until the Teachers' halves changed the venue and fairly bombarded the School's goal, Mr. Edwards again proving the saviour of his side. Ultimately a break-away by the Teachers culminated in the forwards causing a melee in front of the School's goal, where D. Bowen Jones scored the winning goal for the Teachers. Final Score: Aberdare Teachers 1 goal. Aberdare County School Nil. A match was played at the Park on Saturday between the Trecynon Windsors and Aberdare Juniors (two new teams). After a warm game the Trecynonites ran out winners by 3 goals to nil. SCHOOLBOYS' LEAGUE. The final trial match between the two selected teams from the League, the Possi- bles and Probables, was played at the Athletic Grounds last Friday afternoon, when an interesting game culminated in a win for the Possibles by three goals to nil. Mathias and Evan Hughes (both from the National Schools) were the scorers. From this match players will be chosen to represent Aberdare against Barry on Saturday next. SATURDAY'S MATCHES. Robertstown v. Town School. This match was stubbornly contested, both sides playing with plenty of enthusiasm. The respective forwards were, taking the game all through, about evenly matched. Jenkins scored for the Town boys and Samuel for Robertstown. Final Score: Town School I goal. Robertstown 1 goal. Industrial v. Capcoch.—In this match the Industrials proved themselves too good for their opponents. The scorers were Gale and Owen. Final Score: Industrial 2 goals, Capcoch Nil. Higher Grade v. Park.—Played at the Public Park. The game was exciting from start to finish, as both teams run very close in the league points. The Gradians, however, won the match. The scorers were Owen (2) and Clayton. It cannot be said. however, that the Park boys played an indifferent game. The de- fensive tactics of each side were well carried out, their kicking under difficul- ties being well timed and effective. The tackling displayed by both the Park and Gradians was too keen to allow of com- bination. To sum up, the teams are yet the leaders of the league. I should like to see either club pitted against the Na- tional lads; then for a battle royal! Final Score: Higher Grade 3 goals. .Park Nil. Ynyslwyd and Blaengwawr shared their points in a stiff encounter, the Ynyslwyd lads are evidently improving in every match they play. Cwmbach v. St. Pagans.—At the outset of this match the Saints were the ag- gressors, but the Cwmbach defence was not to be penetrated. From some fine kicking by the Cwmbach backs, their forwards were placed on the attack and subsequently drew first blood through T. Mills. The Saints retaliated somewhat hotly, but their forwards lacked in stay- ing power. Give and take play ensued up till the interval. On the resumption, Cwmbach fairly monopolised the proceed- ings, and ultimately scored two further goals through Ward and Daniels. Final Score: Cwmbach 3 goals. St. Fagans Nil. Cwmaman v. Cwmdare.—In this match Cwmaman had a slight advantage over Cwmdare in the initial half,and shortly scored through D. Phillips. The game, however, was more even during the second half, and a burst by the Cwmdare forwards, aided by the good feeding of T. J. Evans, the principal back, ended in their equalising matters. Final Score: Cwmaman 1 goal. Cwmdare 1 goal. oj¡- National v. Abernant.—The National- ists were pitted against a team of rephtø in Abernant, who played a very good game, but found the Nationalists too good at back and especially at forward. Evan Hughes, the miniature shooting machine, scored the winning goal for the National lads. Final Score: National 1 goal. Abernant Nil. Rugby. Trecynon R.F.C. played their trial match on Saturday last before a, decent gathering. The opposing parties were- the Possibles and Probables. A good and exciting game resulted in a win for the Possibles by one try to nil. The Probables consisted of some of the old players, "and gave a very creditable show. Both teams' forwards heeled out of the scrum with precision, and the tussle between the threequarters was very keen. Tackling was a prominent feature of the game. The Possible were without the services of Dai Watkins. The vice- captain (Jim Williams) was again seen to advantage after a long lapse owing to an. accident. Owen Williams, a player who needs no advertisement, and Bert Millard, another threequarter of equal merit, were ever to the forefront. At halfback, Will Williams and his opposing man were very nippy Williams is one of the most re- liable halves in the League. Amongst the forwards Jack Morgan, the captain, and Jack Heath, were a splendid pair of scrurnmagers. T. R. Lloyd's admirable speed and form were of immense advant- age to his side. Of the forwards who played for the Probables, Arthur Price, gave a good contribution. J. Daniels, at fullback, was sound at defensive play. In the quartette, T. Garth Thomas, J. R. Owen, Levi Hart, and E. Vater, of the AberamanCynon Juniors, were a reliable pack. At forward, Morgans, Emlyn Jones, "Sparks," and D. J. Jones were the pick. Dai John Giles, the new full- back of the first team, has been greatly encouraged for his excellent perform- ances. H. Brown, gave a show oi his old form at three-quarter. Spacey, Harry Miles, H. Gould, and Dai Davies con- trolled the scrums with plenty of fore- sight. Trecynon will play their first League match next Saturday, when Abercynon are due at the Robertstown Ground. A good game is anticipated as the Tre- cynonites are in strict training under the direction of Harry Howells. Merthyr Thursdays v. Mountain Ash Th-tirsda,v,s.-Played at Penydarren Park, Merthyr, on Thursday last. The Aber- pennar fifteen were minus six of their players, and substitutes were picked up on the journey. The Mountain Ash mid- weekers, led by Wyndham Jones, did their best under the circumstances, and emerged beaten by the homesters by one goal one try (8 points) to nil. The scor- ers were J. Bunn, T. Williams, and T. H. Lewis. Final Score: Merthyr Thursdays 1 goal t try. Mountain Ash Thursdays Nil. In their match last Saturday with Whitchurch Juniors, Abercynon defeated their opponents by 2 tries to nil. Cefnpennar R.F.C. were greatly disap- pointed on Saturday last owing to Tre- cynon failing to turn up as promised. The occasion being the first home match, the Cefn boys felt the "take off" very keenly.
FOOTBALL NOTES. BY SPECTATOR. Association. The Cwmaman team, who at present head the 2nd Division South Wales and Mon League, were the visitors at the Ynys Meadow on Saturday last. The home eleven were strongly represented, H. M. Watkins, late of Oswestry and Hafod, playing in the centre. Harry Roberts played on the wing to Whitcombe, and Lew Grant, in the enforced absence, of Sam Parkar, the captain, took up the right half position. Mr. Jack Dean, Mountain Ash, had charge of the teams. Play in the first half was of a very un- I interesting character, the home players taking matters rather too coolly, with the result that C'wmaman. came dangerously near scoring on one or two occasions. Seaward, in goal, however, stopped every shot splendidly. Several fruitless corners fell to both sides, but the respective backs cleared easily. On one occasion, how- ever, W. Robertson almost beat Evan Joseph, who saved cleverly. Nothing was scored up to the interval. The second half improved wonderfully, Cwmaman going away with rare dash. The Dare backs, however, obtained, and sending on to the front rank, the for- wards came within shooting distance, but Joseph cleared with rare judgment time after time. The venue was again re- moved to the Aberdare quarters, where Bars-oii found the net, but the referee dis- allowed the point, the player being off- side. Just before the final whistle Wat- kins, getting into a favourable position, beat Joseph, and thus won the game for his side. Final Score: Aberdare 1 goal. Cwmaman Nil. The result on the day's play was not a fair criterion of the merits of the teams. Had Cwmaman mtilised their chances they might very easily have won the game, but had their opponents taken the game seriously, the Cwm would not have had a look in. For the visitors, Dan Thomas, Scully, Dan Isaacs, and Joseph were in great form. The Darians gave a very indifferent display, individual work being the order of the day. But the slip- pery frost bound ground was accountable for this, the home players taking no risks of being injured. Watkins, the new cen- tre, proved himself a good player. Rugby. On Thursday last the local Ruggerites met a strong fifteen from Swansea on the Athletic Grounds. Several Danygraig players were included in the ranks of the visitors, and a stiff match was antici- pated. Aberdare had the assistance of P.C. Arch in the front line, and Mog Bevan at half. Referee, Mr. Austin, Swansea. t -x- The game from first to last was brimful of exciting moments, both fifteens attack- ing strongly in turn. Trevor Flooks on the right wing was too closely marked to bring any of his powerful runs into pro- minence. A feature of the game was the determined tackling of the Swansea men, a lesson which the home team would do well to learn. The best forwards on the home side were undoubtedly Tom Arch and Elson, the latter improving in every game. Final Score: Aberdare Thursdays Nil. Swansea Temple Nil. The Aberdare Thursday's Soccer eleven I should have journeyed to Rhymney, but through the failure of several prominent rnembers to get off in time, the fixture had to be cancelled. Followers of the Rugby Code in Aber- dare were pleased to hear of the splendid work performed by Tommy Arnold in the match, Swansea v. Devonport Albions, on Saturday. Young Arnold cleverly dropped a goal, which gave Swansea their victory by one point.
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Tremendous Liabilities., Aberdare Ironfoundep's Failure. The first meeting of the creditors of R., Lewis, ironfounder, of Fairfield House- and the Gadlys Engineering Works,, Aberdare, was held at Merthyr on Mon- day. A summary of the bankrupt's statement of affairs showed that the- gross liabilities amounted to X6,3,31 16 2d, of which £1,603 7s 8d is expected to rank for dividend. The assets were esti- mated to produce £1,028 13s 8d,- giving a net deficiency of i-574 14s. The debtor attributed his failure to ex- treme pressure on the part of the mort- gagees, who are also the bill-of-sale holders, owing to which my estate has lost over £ 2,000."
Death of a Mountain Ash Man in South Africa. News has been received at Mountain. Ash of the death of Mr George Jenkins, architect and surveyor, at Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the only son of Mr J. S. Jenkins, 'Frisco Villa, Mountain Ash, and was 37 years of age. About- eight years ago he emigrated to South Africa. He had charge of the erection of a bridge across the Buffalo River, near Colenso, and was borough engineer of Newcastle -for nearly seven years.- During the occupation of Newcastle by the Boers he remained there and conti- nued to watch over the water system of the town and district, for which he was publicly thanked when the British re- gained the town. Nearly a twelvemonth' ago he left Newcastle for Johannesburg. A month ago he was taken to hospital suffering from peritonitis, from which he succumbed on October 25th. He re- ceived his education at the Duffry11 Schools, Mountain Ash, and at PengarD, was apprenticed as a surveyor to his uncle, the late Mr John Williams, sur- veyor to the Mountain Ash Urban Dis- trict Council, and afterwards waS, assistant to the Ystradyfodwg Council' He married Miss Williams, third daugh- ter of the late Mr James Williams, of Bryncerdin, Mountain Ash, who, with three little girls, survive him.
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