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FOOTBALL NOTES AND NEWS.

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FOOTBALL NOTES AND NEWS. I omitted to send an ac- count last week of the Rosslyn Park and London Welsh game, which the former won on their merits by 5 points to 3. Coppoch scored for the Welsh, Jenkins failing at goal, and Dixon for the Park, Oulton goaling. In this game Clay received an injury to his ankle in the first ten minutes, which, I am told, is so serious that he will not be able to play again this season. The Welsh forwards were good, but the halves and three's gave a very sorry exhibition, and it was here the Park excelled. This is the second Metro- politan club to defeat the Welsh this season. BLACKHEATH v. WELSH. BLACKHEATH 1 TRY LONDON WELSH 1 TRY. The Welsh, on Saturday, played their return game with the Club at Blackheath. The homesters had a very strong side out, but the Welsh were short of Maddocks, Lloyd, Neagle, Gwilym Jones, W. L. Morgan, Harding, Clay, and J. Alban Davies, and under the circumstances I think they did well to draw the game. The Welsh for- wards played an excellent game, and often got out of tight corners with splendid foot- work, while their tackling was grand throughout. Powell scored for the Welsh, and Tomlinson for Blackheath, Williams and Hofley failing at the respective goal kicks. The scoring was done in the first half, and Blackheath have yet to register their first win over the Welsh. Wales has for the fifth time succeeded in obtaining the "Triple Crown," and their victory of Saturday last over Ireland was obtained by some of the finest back play witnessed in an International for many years. Congratulations to A. F. Harding on being appointed Captain of the Anglo-Welsh team for New Zealand. He has a very good side going out under his command, but it is not so strong as the one that toured there four years ago. The forwards are good. The half-backs appear to be weak other than Davey and Morgan. Gibbs, Williams, and McEvedy are great three-quarters, but the others are only good club players. Dyke and Jackett are the right backs selected. I only hope they will all blend together, and thereby keep the honour of England and Wales up in the Antipodes. Newport defeated Neath by a point on Saturday. The Welsh and English school- boys drew their match at Cardiff. Ponty- pool suffered defeat at the feet of Llwynpia. Pill and Llanelly easily defeated Penygraig and Bridgend respectively. THE "A" TEAM. Our correspondent with the London Welsh reserve team writes :-It is not very often that a reserve team match is reported but on Saturday last the A team brought off such a distinct triumph over the second string of their fellow Kelts from the Emerald Isle that this performance deserves a special place of honour amongst the many worthy deeds performed by the London Welsh Football Club. The match, which was played at West Ham, ended in a runaway victory for the Welsh by one goal, eight tries (29 points) to nil. Having the advantage of a slight wind, the Welsh pressed at the outset, and in the first minute a Welsh score was prevented by a lucky touch-down by one of the Irish backs. The homesters, however, were not to be denied, and shortly afterwards scored three tries in quick succession, one of which was converted. Possessing a lead of 11 points, and though playing against the wind, the Welsh attacked strongly, and their efforts were soon rewarded with a score. Five more tries were registered during this half, but owing to the slackness of the kick- ing, none of them were converted. WELSH FORWARD.

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