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.
A Welsh Wedding in London. An interesting wedding took place on Thursday, April 9th, at St. John's Church, East Dulwich. The contracting parties were Mr. John Tudor Evans, of Margaret Street, E.C., and Miss Ada M. Lloyd, daughter of Mr. Thomas Lloyd, of 69, Waghorn Street, East Dulwich, and Rhydypenau," Bow Street, Cardiganshire. The service was in Welsh throughout, the Rev. James Roderick officiating. Both bride and bridegroom are well-known among London Welshmen, Mr. Tudor Evans being a musician of no mean abilities, and Miss Lloyd has performed the duties of organist at St. Mary's Welsh Church, Camberwell, for the last ten years. The weather turned out delightful, and a large number of friends and wellwishers filled the church of St. John's to witness the ceremony. The bride was given away by her father, and Miss Maggie Evans, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Polly Pryse Jenkins, London Road, were the brides- maids. Mr. David Evans, R.A.M., brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The Wedding March" was played by Mr. Blewett Faull, organist of St. John's. The dresses of the bride and her maids were greatly admired. The bride wore a dress of lavender silk, trimmed with silk netting and silver bows, and a cream tulle hat, with feather to match. The bridesmaids looked very pretty in wedge wood blue dresses, trimmed with lace, and leghorn hats, trimmed with pink roses and wedgewood flowers. After the ceremony in the church the wedding party and their guests, to the num- ber of about one hundred, adjourned to the Imperial Hall close by, where the reception and the wedding breakfast took place. The Rev. Lewis Roderick proposed the health of the newly-married couple, and the Rev. J. E. Davies, Jewin, seconded. The name of Mr. Blewett Faull, the organist, was coupled with the toast to the bridesmaids, and Mr. Faull delighted the party with a most humorous and interesting speech in reply. The young couple left early in the afternoon for Hove to spend their honeymoon. The wedding presents were very numer- ous, but the most interesting was the Cottage Canteen," valued 20 guineas, presented by the congregation of St. Mary's Church to the bride.
Preliminary Notice. WELSH (C.M.) CHURCH, EALING. A GRAND CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE Town Hall, Ealing, ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 20th, 1908 WILTON SQUARE WELSH CHAPEL, NEW NORTH ROAD, N. BBBBBBBBBBBBBGEaBBBaElBBB annual Tea JWeeting AND CORCERT THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1908. T V' T T T CHAIRMAN— W. W. GRIFFITH, Esq. A.& A.to. A ARTISTES- Miss GERTRUDE HUGHES Madame JUANITA JONES Mr. TOM THOMAS Mr. DAVID HUGHES At the Piano- Mr. DAVID RICHARDS, A.R.C.O. Tea from 5.30 to 7.15. Concert at 7.45 p.m Proceeds in aid of the Building Fund. Admission to Tea and Concert, 2s. & Is. Tickets may be obtained from Mr. E. J. ELIAS, 7, Stavordale Rd,, Highbury, N. Mr. J. O. DAVIES, 2 Poets Road, Canonbury, N. LONDON WELSH Rugby Football Club DATE. FIXTURES. Apr. 17 Gloucester. Away -18 Newport Away 20 Bristol Away The 1st XV. HOME matches will be played at Memorial Athletic Grounds, West Ham. Frequent trains from City. Nearest Station: West Ham. Fifteen minutes' run on the District Railway. Fenchurch Street, &c. Ground adjoining Station. Also from St. Pancras, Dalston Junction, &c. Admission, 6d. Covered Grand Stand (Jd. extra LADIES ADMITTED FREE to all parts of the ground. Hon. Sec.-W. H. TRICK, 108. New Oxford Street W.C. Telephone 3853 Gerrard. D. COOKSEY & SON, Inexpensive and Modern Funerals. (Price List on application.) 266, UPPER STREET, ISLINGTON, and 52, AMWELL STREET, PENTONVILUL Carriage Department 97, CHAPEL STREET Telephone Nos. 30 and 601. NORTH The Editor invites correspondence. All letters must be signed with the full name of the writer, and the address must also be given, not neces- sarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.