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FOOTBALL NOTES AND NEWS. LONDON WELSH 8 POINTS CATFORD BRIDGE NIL. THE Welsh took a very weak team to Catford on Saturday, April 4th, to play the return game with the homesters, and they had to go all the way to win by a goal and a try to nil. The Catford forwards played a very fine game, and often carried the ball in their rushes half the length of the field at a time, but Maddocks, Lloyd, and Evans defended well, whilst Norton often made himself prominent by good defence attack. Brydon and Norton scored for the Welsh, Maddocks kicking a very fine goal from the first try. The Anglo-Welsh team for New Zealand sailed on Friday last from Tilbury Docks in the White Star boat Athenic. Many friends attended at Fenchurch Street to see them off by train. # Captain Harding looked in perfect health, and he appears to have under his command a side that will win many more matches than they will lose. They play some 17 matches in New Zealand and 5 in Australia, it is the sincerest wish of all the Rugby Unionists left behind that they will win the rubber in the test matches, and thus again show that we are top in Rugby football. EASTERN COUNTIES CUP FINAL TIE. LEYTONSTONE. 1 GOAL 1 TRY LONDON WELSH "A" NIL The Welsh A having qualified for the final by their victory over Upper Clapton in January, met Leytonstone, the holders, at West Ham on Saturday. The Welsh put out a very strong team, but they had to give away much in weight to the visitors, who, towards the end of the 80 minutes' game, were very much on top. The Welsh ought to have scored twice early in the second half, but the wing three- quarters, Rees and Roberts, were greatly at fault, and the chances were missed. Ley- tonstone scored twice in the last five minutes, and again became holders of the Cup. A fair crowd witnessed the game, and the enthusiasm was great throughout. The Leytonstone forwards did very well in the rushes, but the Welsh heeled the ball with greater frequency, and had they been a little heavier they would have escaped de- feat. Vivian and Davies, the home halves, made some pretty openings for the Welsh, but the three-quarters were very poor, Jack- son alone making any show worthy of Welshmen. Morgan, Williams, and Rees played well for the Welsh at forward, but the tackling of the whole team was of a very poor discription. Evans played soundly at back. Leytonstone were best represented by O'Keeffe, Treadaway, Midgeley, Weefly, Taylor, and Mills. LONDON WELSH 42 POINTS. THREE BANKS NIL The Three Banks had originally been on the fixture card of the Welsh" A," but as the latter had to play in the Cup Tie, the firsts, who were without a game, decided to play the Banks, and thus keep themselves fit for the Easter Tour. The game was played at West Ham after the Cup tie, and ended in an easy victory for the Welsh. Tries were scored by Norton (2), O'Grady (2). Richards, Rowlands, Ball, Maddocks, Rees, and Jenkins Richards kicked four goals, and Jenkins dropped a goal. The Welsh played very well together, and I sincerely trust they will have a successful tour at Easter. WELSH FORWARD.

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