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[j FOOTBALL f: THE PENARTH CLUB'S RECORD FOR, 1894-5. f Regarding the combination of unfortunate circum- stances with which the Penarth Club has been met this year, and without which the club promised early in the season to make a bold bid for a spotless re- cord, the season has been one of the most successful experienced by the Seasiders- Their fixture list, in- creasing in importance with each succeeding year included matches with all the principal clubs in the Welsh Football Union district, and with the exception of Swansea (the dates of whose matches were unfor- tunately those upon which Jack Frost reigned) these were met. Cardiff, for the first time in the annals of the Seasiders, were early in the season defeated by 8 points to 3, while Llanelly also stands in the same position, although both teams managed to revenge the ignominy before the season's close. Up t3 the time that the Cardiff match was played the team bad shown spmptottw of growing stronger—the pre- liminary weeding having by this time been com- pleted-when first Shepherd, their brilliant half-back. then Hubert Alexander, their most successful three- quarter, Gibbs and Dai Evans, selected at the time as regerve International, all had to retire owing to illness or injury, and Hutchings, Shepherd's vis-a-vis, a very clever man in working the scrum, also left the district. It is needless to say that the places of such sterling men were not adequately filled, but recently Shepherd returned to the assistance of the team and has done eacelient service. Under such disheartening circumstances the season's fixtures proceeded, and it is gratifying to record that only seven out of the 31 matches played wexe lost, t'vo matches being drawn, and the remaining 22 wan. A number of points were lost through poor goal kicking, only 12 tries being converted, wLite no less than 49 remained uncon- verted. May be this is accounted for by the fact that I a sort of roving commission for a goal-keeper has been going round, no less than six or seven players being tried with no very satisfactory result. The most successful try getter was Hubert Alexander, who, although absent from more than half the matches through an injury to his knee, has a record which will compare favourably with the performance of any individual player in the Prncipality, he having gained 22 tries. As an instance of his ability it may be stated that against. Aberavon he put on the whole of the four hies scored, white at Plymouth he crossed bis opponents' line three times. The captain (H. E. Morgats) J. A. Alexander, Shepherd, and T. Dewar among the backs, and Jeff Matthews and Gibbs, in the forwards, follow as the most successful scorers, the list being :—H. G. Alexander, 22 tries; H. E. Morgan, 8; J. A. Alexander and G, W. Shepherd, 5; G. Matthews, 4 (and a dropped goal) W. Gibbs' and T. Dewar, i wl,;Ist R. M. Garrett, W- G. Lambert, C T Kirby, NIT J Lawday, E Ellis, G. Spencer, E C Chivers, J. Jones, ondl J. F. Angove scored I 1 each. Next season it is confidently anticipated that all this year's players will be available, with r the exception, perhaps, of Dick Garrett, the old Inter- national centre three-quarter but following his actiCl during the present season, the seductive chauns of the winter pastime may again succeed in alluring him from his long-contemplated retirement. Most of the players have youth on their side, and with matunty will develope into better players. Below we give a list of next season's engagements. It will be noticed that fixtures have been arranged with several well-known English teams, osides the tist locll clubs. With the absence of the seiies of misforijnes j which has accompanied them during 1894-5, the Sea-; sixers next season should do even better than in the 1 one just closed. Subjoined is the list of the fb-tares fulfilled by the tsam with the result,9 ] Date. Opponents For Against Rst I G. T. P. G. T. P. Sept 15 Ebbw Vale H 0 2 6 0 1 8 won 22 Pontymoile H 0 39 -01 3 won 29 Pontypridd H 2 1 13 0 0 0 won Oct 6 Gloucester LI 0 3 9 0 2 6 won l3Morriston A 2 15 0 0 0 won 20 Bristol A 1 3 14 0 0 0 won 27 Llanelly iH 0 1 3 0 2 6j lost Nov 3 Abergavenny A 1 31410 5 won 10 Devonport Albion HO 1 3 0 0 Owon 17 Cardiff A f2 0 8 0 1 3 won 24 Neath 11 0 4 12 0 0 0 won Dec 1 Aberavon II 0 4 12 1 0 5 won 8 Newport H 0 0 0 0 1 3 lost lOMoseley HO 1 3 0 0 Owon 15 Penygraig A 0 00 00 Odrn 22 Aberavon A 0 0 0 00 0 dm 26 Barnstaple (tour) A 0 1 3 0 0 0 won 27Plymouth (tour) A 2 5 25 0 0 Owon 29 Morriston H O 2 6 0 0 0 won Jan 5 Bath Hi 5 20 1 0 5 won 19 Neath A 0 0 0 1 6 5 lost 26 Llanelly H 0 1 3 00 0 won Mar 2 Newpor A 0 1 3 1 5 20 lost 9 Llanelly A 0 0 0 *2 1 12 lost 13 Barnstaple HO 0 0 *1 2 10 lost 23 Bath A 0 2 6 0 0 0 won 30 Abergavenny HO 2 6 0 0 q won Apr. 6 Cardiff LI 0 0 0 0 1 3 lost 12 Dewsbury HO 1 3 0 0 Owon 13 Gloucester (tour) A |3 0 12 0 1 3 won 15 Leicester (tour) A 2 1 13 0 0 Owon Totals 16 49 221 8 18 92 1 goal- dropped. t 1 penalty goal. t 1 penalty goal and 1 goal from a mark.

1st Xv. FIXTURES.

Penartli Cricket Club,

Penarth Congregational Chapel.

Tealmioal Education in Penartli.

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