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FOOTBALL NOTES. LONDON WELSH 2 goals 3 tries. OLD MERCHANT TAYLORS Nil. The London Welsh on Saturday, at West Ham, defeated the Taylors "by 19 points to nil. It was only after a very minute inspection of the ground by the respective Captains, that it was decided to play the game. The Welsh turned out a very fair side, Clay, Adams and Lloyd being the only notable absentees, C. F. Rowlands once again taking the field as partner to Vivian. From a spectacular point, the game was a very much better one than the Welsh-Oxford game of the previous Saturday. The Taylors played a very good forward game, and their backs were fast, but they could not pierce the fine defence of the Welsh. Harding started the game against the wind, and the home forwards forced Raphael to kick to touch in his own 25, the ball being taken from the throw by Harding; he cross- kicked, and Maddocks, fielding scored a very fine try in the first minute wide out, but Harding was able to convert with a great kick. Shortly afterwards Vivian received the ball in his own 25, and by feinting and swerving he beat man after man until faced by Raphael, he then passed to A. E. Evans who romped over under the goal posts for Harding to convert again. This was one of the prettiest tries I have seen scored for a long time, and Vivian's part of the work was excellent. Daring the second half, the visiting forwards made one or two great bursts, but the defence was sound, and the home forwards taking the scrums in good style, were able to give plenty of the ball to their backs, with the result that 3 very nice tries were got by Alexander (2) and Edwards. Neither of them being converted, the match ending in a win for the Welsh by the score above. All the Welsh played well, but the Referee was very lenient to the visiting backs, and allowed them to stand off-side right from the start, Maddocks in particular suffering from their action, which the Referee allowed to go on to the final whistle. Next Saturday the Welsh go to Bedford, and I sincerely trust they will add yet another victory to their list, which now begins to look respectable—14 out of 22 played. "DRAGON."

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