FOOTBALL. PONTYMOIL v. PILLGWENLLY. Played on the Pill Ground in very rainy ■weather. The Pontymoil team did not arrive until four o'clock, and a start was not made until 4 20, when rain was falling heavily. Teams Pillgwenlly Back, A. Newman three-quarter back, R. Waters, Billingham, E. Ruggett, D. Edmunds; half-backs, J. Woodcock and 0. Jenks; forwards, C. Anstice (captain), H. Osment, E. Lewis, Billingbam, W. Evans, Williams, T. Traynor, and H. Worthy. Ponty- moil Back, T. James three-quarter backs, J. Hill, J. Groves (captain), W. Davies, and B. Jones: half-backs, C. Wells and W. Wells: forwards, W. Jenkins. D. Davies, W. Ball, D. Evans, J. Cronin, A. Moxley, R. Davies, and E. Waters. Referee, Mr. T. Dowue. Pontymoil won the toss and defended the town end. Anstice kicked off, but the ball was re-called through a Pill man being in front. For off-side play, Pill got a free, the result being that the ball was left at mid-field. Pill rushed the first scrum, and a kick by one of the forwards took play close to the line. Pontymoil forwards quickly relieved, and then the Pill backs tried a bout of passing, which was nullified by a forward throw. Ponty- moil get a free in their 25, and as a result took play to half-way. W. Davies picked up trickily, but was grassed. The Pontymoil backs now had a turn at passing, the final pass going to Hill, who kicked into touch. The visitors' forwards came away with a splendid rush, D. Davies leading, and play hovered dangerously near the home line. Groves secured the ball from a scrum, and kicked over the line, compelling Newman to touch down. After the drop-out Pill worked into the Pontymoil half. Passing on the line lost the visitors some ground, and Groves was temporarily injured through being heavily tackled by a Pill man. Operations being resumed, the visitors rushed the game to naif- way, and then some tricky play by Jiiuinunds relieved, only to find the ball as quickly taken back. Right on the Pill line there was a scrum, from which the ball was passed to Hill, who made a drop at goal, and compelled Newman to again touch down. Fast play followed the drop- out, and R. Davies, one of the visiting forwards, received a kick, causing his retirement for a couple of minutes. In a short time another Pontymoil man was temporarily injured. After- wards, the visitors rushed right to the line, Newman saving splendidly. Again Pontymoil attacked strongly, and W. Wells scored in the corner. W. Davies took the kick, and made a good but unsuccessful shot. On the resumption, the game waxed warm in the home 25, and half- time arrived with the ball just inside their half. Half-time score:— G. T. M. Pontymoil 0 1 2 Pillgwenlly 0 0 0 The game, by agreement, was maae up oi two twenty-five minutes. After lemons, Moxley kicked off for the visitors, Edmunds returning. Pill rushed into the visitors' quarters, but B. Jones picked up and relieved with a dodgy run. Pontymoil attacked strongly, and one of their number kicked over. Newman, however, refused to touch down, and dropped the leather into touch. Then Pill had a look in, their forwards going away with a rush, James saving. A couple of Pontymoil forwards, headed by Moxley, went off with a dribble, but the ball was kicked too hard, and rebounded off Newman. In a melee, Edmunds (Champion), who had been playing splendidly, was injured, and had to retire. He, however, returned in a couple of minutes. For off-side play, W. Davies had a free, and dropped at goal unsuccessfully. E. Waters dribbled on splendidly, and nearly scored. Scrambling play followed on the Pill line, and W. Davies again dropped at goal, enacting a minor. After the drop-out, an interchange of kicks left play in the home 25, until Edmunds relieved with a good kick. Pontymoil retaliated with a forward rush, and Ball scored in the corner. W. Davies failed to convert. In a few minutes time was called, and the game finished in a downpour of rain as follows:— G. T. M Pontymoil 0 2 3 Pillgwenlly 0 0 0 NOTES ON THE GAME. On Saturday last Pontymoile played their third match of the season, when they met and defeated Pillgwenlly by 2 tries to nil. The match was played on heavy ground amidst a downpour of rain, which prevented any accurate passing, the game consequently being chiefly confined to the forwards. Playing a forward game, Pontymoil were far superior to the homesters, carrying and wheeling the scrums in fine style, giving the Pill backs plenty to do to keep them out. James (full-back) had little work to do, but was there when wanted. Newman played a gocd game, and put in some useful kicks. Pontymoile quartette were before the Pill lot, who were unable to do much with the greasy ball, either kicking or handling. Pontymoil on the other hand, although unable to pass with much judgment, were quite at home in kicking, and frequently put in some long punts into touch. Davies and Hill were the pick of the quar- tette. Groves, who is playing in a new position, ran and kicked well, but his passing was rather wild. Jones, who played in place of Vaughan, was rather shaky in the initial half, but improved in the second half, and on one occasion nearly scored. Huggett seemed to be the pick of the home quartette. The brothers Wells played a fair game, but were handicapped by the offside tactics of the home pair, who were anywhere but fei their right places. W. WelJs was the better of the pair. Charlie, who tackled well, is not so smart in feeding the third line, and there doesn't seem to be the undemanding between sthem as last season's pair, Jones and Wells. The forwards I have spoken of previously,and will only say that they have improved vastly since last season, and with Groves back in the pack, and the same pack playing together a few times, we shall see a better lot than have ever represented Pontymoile. Saturday was my first opportunity of seeing Waters, tne new forward, play, and my opinion is that he should not be put out on any account. He is a strong flayer, fast, and.what is required also, a hard worker. The match with Pontardavrfcbas fallen through owing to the latter having no ground. However, it is hoped that before Saturday another team will be got to fill the vacant date. The following have been selected to represent Pontymoil on Saturday:-Back, Tom James three-quarters, G. Vaughan, W. Davies, A. N. Other, J. Hill half-backs, W. Jones, W. Wells; forwards, John Groves, A. Moxley, D, Evans, G. Moxley, W. Ball, E. Waters, D. Davies, R. Davies.
POXTYPOOL BLUE STARS v. CWMBRAN BLACK WATCH JUNIORS. Played on the grounds of the latter in very wet weather before a fair number of spectators. The following represented the Stars :—Back, M. Jones threeqiiarters, F. Mills, R. James, H. Thomas, £ Hales half-backs, A. Evans and A. Lawler; forwards. T. Griffiths, G. Tovey, D. Jonea, A. Sutherland. S. Flood, H. Lovcridge, E. Williams, and T. Tasey. Referee, Mr. Dan Thomas. Cwmbran won the toss, and started by kicking up. > fter a few scrummages, the forward- got away with a fine dribble, when D. Jones pieced up and scored, but failed to convert. After the restart, M, Jones found touch near halfway. Here A. Lawler was found very use- ful, and after a bit of fine play scored the second try, but it was not improved upon. Half-time was then calle I. After lemons, H. Thomas started operations by kicking off. No return was made, so a .scrummage was formed in the home- sters' 25.where Law;ersee.ured the ball, and sent it to F. Mills, who traasferned to James, who sent it to Thomas, and the latter, by a bit of good sprinting, scored under the posts and con- verte3. Seen aftt-r the whistle went, leaving the visitors winners by 1 goal, 2 tries, 3 minors to niL
ABERSYGH T TURSDAY TEAM v. BLAENAVON. This match was piayed at Blaenavon, on Thursday week. <n.«t resulted in a draw. The play does not call fur any comment, as from start 10 lInish the game v as pretty evenly contested. It should be mexvioned, however, that during the last hiif A,bei«ychan claimed a goal, which was disputed by t..ie Blaenavon men, and dis- allowed on the TQtlOd that the referee was not in position when the oval passed the bar, and, therefore, could rerify the claim. The scores were as fot'lows:-Aixrsyeban., I try,.4 minors Blaenavon, 1 try. 1 minor. Appended is a list of the players in both teams :-Abenytbui Back, T. Davies: threequarters, Thomas Powell, C. Saxon, J. Edwards, and A. Williams halves, Ned Taylor and G. Thomas; forwards, A. R. Rosser (captain), D. Gouaù, E. Small, Lewis, R. H. Rosser, C. Roach, T. Prichard, and W. B. Williams. Blaenavon: Back, F. Jones; three- quarters, Roberts, Manley,Thomas, and Francis; halves, A. J. Price and W. Price forwards, H. E. Williams, A. Thomas, D.. Thomas, M. Franks (captain), H. Pippin. Wedloek, — Godfrey, and G. Pugh. Mr. T. Dowding, Panteg, was referee.
ABERBEEG T. ABERTILLERT. Played at Aberbeeg amidst a downpour of rain. Considering the state of the weather the spectators were numerous, and the teams had no need to be ashamed of their following. Aber- beeg commenced operations, following up well. The first scrum was formed in the Abertillery 25 out of which the Aberbeeg men came with a rush, with the ball at their feet. Crook, back, pluckily threw himself in the breach, thus stop- ping the rush. Nothing resulted from a free kick by G. Boots, although the position was a dangerous one for Abertillery. Play was now confined for- some time to neutral ground, a series of tight scrums being witnessed. G. Jones, Abertillery, half, passed out to Richard- son, who failed to catch the ball owing to its greasiness. Recovering, be raced along, the ball at his feet, followed closely by T. Jones. Both found relief by Richardson kicking into touch. Aberbeeg were now closely penned in tneir own territory'and the ball being kicked over, Jones might iaave conceded a minor. However, he preferred to run out, and, being tackled almost on the line, placed his side m a dangerous position. The Aberbeeg forwards proved equal to the occasion, and took the ball once more into neutral ground. G. Jones passing out, a splendid series of exchanges was witnessed between F. Jones, Richardson, and Hale, the ball being again carried into the home quarters. Several scrums were formed on the line but nothing came from them. The Aber- beeg three-quarters now got hold of the ball, and by good passing succeeded in carrying the_ ball well down the field. From the scrum T. Jones obtained the ball, and racing along the touch line easily got over. Boots failed at the place kick. From the drop out Abertillery rushed the ball again up the field, and G. Jones got over, but the referee decided against him, a scrum being formed five yards out. In the second half the game continued to be as evenly contested and as fast as during the first half. Abertillery forwards were generally better than their oppo- nents, but between the backs there was very little difference. There was not much to choose between the teams and the remainin-a /games may be expected to be very evenly contested, and of an exciting character. The final result was:- G. T. M. Aberbeeg n n ft Abertillery 0 0 0 Teams-Aberbeeg: Back, Henry Rees three-quarters, T. J ones, E. Boots, G. Boots, y Carpenter; half-backs, W. Holynelu, Bennet; forward J. Mages, J. Jenkins, 1. James, W. Bevan, G. Griffiths, W. Parfitt, J. Rawlin, A. Crooker. Abertillery Back, D. J. Crook; three-quarters, J. Watkins, E. Richard- son fcapt.), F. Adams, F. Jones half-backs, G. Jones, and R. Harris forwards, A. Jones, ±s. Hoare, W. Hoare, W. Hancock, A. Edwards. L. Jones, H. Reynolds, W. Haycock, and J. Hale.
NEWPORT RAGLANS V. CWMTILLBRY. Played at Cwmtillery. Raglans:—Back,'W. Brian threequarter-backs, A. Pearee, (captain), L F. Tooze, B. Scott, and T. Thomas half-backs, A. Tooze, and J. Hillman forwards, G. Ryan, H.iBaldwin, J. Church, J. Russel, F. Graves. S. Keefe, M. Pope, and T. Patterson. Final: G. T. M. Raglans.2 0 0 Cwmtillery 0 0 0
PONTYMISTER V. PENGYRAIG. This match was played at Pontymister. In the first half, which was splendidly contested, Penygraig scored one try and one minor. After change of ends, Prosser re-started for Penygraig, the ball bounding into touch. Phillips made his mark, and kicked well up the field. A scrum was formed close on the visitors'! goal-line, and Bushell getting possession put in I a good kick, but the Penygraig full back returned capitally. A scrum was formed at half-way, and Winstone getting ipossession kicked, the ball falling into the hands of the visiting full back. Morris, Davies, and Evans dribbling up grandly, the former was able to score, Prosser converting. After re-starting, Pontymister pressed, but Reynolds relieved by punting. The homesters lost ground by wild passing, and play then settled down in neutral ground, but Penygraig got up by a good bout of passing. Desultory play followed. Bushell kicked up the field, and the forwards followed up well, but Gay saved pluckily. Pontymister were awarded a free, but it did not gain them any advantage, and the game from this point to the close consisted of a series of scrums. When time was called the score stood G. T. M. Penygraig 1 1 1 Pontymister 0 0 1
CWMBRAN v. ABERCARN. Played at Cwmbran during an almost con- tinual downpour of rain. Davies kicked off for the visitors towards the Cemetery, and Wadley returned well. The A bercarn forwards, bow- ever, rushed the game into the home 25, where it continued for some time, Prosser at length relieving to halfway, where from a scrum the home forwards got off with a good dribble, car- rying the ball to the line, Tamplin scrambling over with it. The point was not improved upon. Following the drop-out, the visitors again got much the best of their opponents, taking play once more into the home territory, a series of scrums, or rather squashes, being formed near the line, where on one or li.two occasions some smart passing took place between the Abercarn three-quarters, Syrett and Games keeping them very well fed, considering the greasy state of the ball, which made it difficult to handle a minor, however, was the only result. On resuming, the battle waged near the halfway flag for some time, line-out following line-out and scrum fol- lowing scrum with dreadful regularity, the homesters being very groggy indeed upon their feet, and not being at all able to cope with their opponents, who appeared to have at least made some preparation for the match, and shewed a great contrast to the home team by the dogged manner in which they stuck to their work, though ill-luck gave them minors instead of tries. After one of the foregoing scrums near half-way, the homesters made a spurt, and then dribbled into their opponents' 25, where Sadler, getting possession, dropped a neat goal. Prosser returned the kick-off, and again the visitors assumed thewaggressive, Beecham making off with the ball from Tamplin towards the line, when the referee hauled him back and ordered a scrum. The visitors, however, kept up the siege, a minor only giving temporary relief, as again they pegged away near the line, being at last rewarded fey a well-earned try. No goal resulted. Half-time was called immediately afterwards, the score reading :— Ct. T. m. Cwmbran 1 1 0 Abercarn 0 1 4 Gwillam re-started, and the leather was rushed to both ends of the field in turns, scrummages again making the centre the venue of the fight. Gibbon gained a lot of ground from a lme-out. The visitors soon got on the track again, making things dangerous for some little time. Gibbon relieved by a dribble, the effect of which was neutralised by a huge kick by W. E. Games, and the attack was again commenced, Davies re- peatedly saving. Still Abercarn maintained the upper hand, Prosser, Sadler, and Sawtell saving in turns, the last-named bringing down a certain scorer close to the line. Prosser afterwards took the leather over the .division line, Tamr lin get- ting well away from a scrum to near the visitors' goal, the ball going outside. This roused the Abercarn men, who quickly changed the scene of the battle, getting two minors in quick succes- sion, the last one being a very close thing in- deed, Davies kicking the ball dead when he was on the ground. Time was then sounded on the referee's trumpet, the final score reading :— G. T. M* Cwmbran 111 Abercarn 0 1 6 Teams.—Abercarn Back, W. E. Games three- quarters, J. Games, W. E. Beecham, W. Evans, E. Davies halves, T. Games, F. Syrett; for- wards, T. Brace, J. Edwards, T. Davies, E. Beard. T. Lewis, J. Jones, W. Payne, T. Jones. Cwmbran Back, W. H. Davies three-quarters, J. Tamplin, J. Lewis, W. Davies, A. Sawtell; halves, J. Prosser, A. Sadler forwards, A. Wadlev, A. Nott, C. Rogers, T. Wadley, W. Gwillam. W. Williams, W. Protheroe, J, Fitz- gibbon. Referee, Mr. J. Daniels, Pontnewydd. NOTES ON THE GAME. Considering the fearful state of the weather on Saturday, the visitors made a really creditable show in comparison with the weak efforts of the homesters, only the worst of bad luck and the want of a little more judgment intervened between them and the victory whicn they tried so hard to gain, and had at last to retire without. Had the day been a dry one, I firmly believe the Abencarnites would have romped home, as after the first quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, the home team were fairly pumped out and were literally carted about the field, having to lie on the ball time after time to save them- selves, and it was only by such questionable tactics that they escaped having the balance on the wrong aide of the sheet, even thus early in the season—a great rontrast to last year's perfor- mances, when they ireut more than half-way through the season without a point being scored against them. Their untrained condition was on Saturday only too apparent to the most casval observer, and I am very nuueh afraid thatif some preparation is art made px each w#tcb more losses than wins will result. For the visitors. Tom Games and Syratt at half were very smart, giving their third line plenty of chances, which, however, owing to the state of the ball and the field could not be taken full advantage of. The forwards all worked well, keeping the homesters on the defensive the greater part of the game. Both full backs were very good, Games doing his small share very well, and Davies repeatedly saving for his side, his pick-ups being very smart indeed, as was his tricky kick out of bounds, with an Abercarn man holding him down right on the call of time. The home halves did not have many chances to shine as the forwards were dead beat, though luckily Sadler's venture came off when he did have a chance, his drop-goal being the smartest bit in the game. Sawtell, with W. Davies, were good savers too at times. In the. meeting with the Cardiff Rangers next week at C-vm bran, I trust an improvement will be visible, if only for the sake of the spectators.
CWMBRAN 2ND V. CROESYCEILOG 1ST. A match between the above teams was played at Croesyceilog on Saturday, and resulted in a win for the visitors by 2 tries, 3 minors to 1 minor. The visitors played one man short. The game throughout was extremely fast, despite th. r heavy state of the ground, and the visitors Who were heavily handicapped by the great weight of their opponents played in good style. The tries were obtained by the half-backs (Smith and W. Jones), Lewis making a fine shot for goal, the ball shaving the bar. For the home team Waterfield played in fine style, hi3 kicking being invaluable to his side. The home forwards were a fine, heavy lot and played well, but would have done far better had they gone in for more foot work, seeing the greasy state of the ball, and had not tried to pick the ball up, as they were con- tinually doing. The half-backs were fairly well matched, C. Smith being perhaps the best. The visitors' forwards played in capital style. The result of the game was mainly due to the fine play of the visitors' three-quarters. W. H. Lewis was undoubtedly the best, though the play of the other three was far from weak. Little fault could be found with the full backs, both playing well. The Cwmbran team was: Back, J. Lewis three-quarters, W. B. Lewis, B. Davies, L. Lloyd, and 1. Lewis half-backs, C. Smith and W. Jones forwards, D. Phillips (capt.), F. Red- wood, A. Parker, J. Smith, J. Poulton, L. Bate- man, and W. Leyshon. Croesyceilog Back, W. Pritchard three-quarters, Day, Waterfield, Watkins (capt.), and Lewis half-backs, Critchley and Slade forwards, Berridge, Evans, Hughes, Rowlands, Day, Watkins, Watkins, and Wil- liams. Referee, Mr. J. Meskill.
ABERSYCHAN ALBIONS 1ST V. BRYN- MAWR 2ND. The Abersychan Albions travelled to Bryn- mawr on Saturday in order to play the first game there this season. Some little anxiety was felt as to the result, as Brynmawr was known to be a strong team, and the last time Talywain played them they were left vanquished by 1 try to nil. The result however proved that though Bryn- mawr was undoubtedly very much stronger in front, yet their backs were not nearly as good as Abersychan. In view of the unfavourable weather, it was decided to play only 20 minutes each way. Rain fell continuously, rendering the ball greasy and difficult to handel. From the start it was evident that the Brynmawr forwards were the superior, forcing every scrum, and generally getting their own way. During the first five minutes play settled dangerously near the Abersychan goal line, and it was only by a strenuous effort on the part of the whole team that it was moved to a safer distance. For the rest of the game the play was of a varied char- acter, the ball being again and again sent into touch within a couple of yards of the Brynmawr foal line during one five minutes, and the next eing in equally dangerous proximity to the Abersychan. When the half-time whistle was blown there was nothing scored on either side. During the second half, the Abersychan having to play down hill gave a very good account of themselves as long as the ball remained in the open, but when a scrum was formed the balance of power lay the other way. The ball having been kicked omt into touch at the upper end of the field, one of the Brynmawr three-quarters (Powell) getting hold of the ball from the scrum which ensued, raced away with a clear field until he was within a few yards of the goal line, when he either fell or was pulled down. Another scrum was formed, and the Abersychan wing three..quarter with a grand dribble carried the ball right through the opposing pack and relieved the pressure. Play now settled down in the Brynmawr twenty five. One of their team, Harris, attempted to get hold of the ball, but mulling it in some way, and seeing an Abersychan man close on him, got excited and kicked the ball the wrong way, towards his own goal line. There was a rush forward by the Abersychan team, and Powell, the wing three-quarter, seeing no chance of successfully relieving attempted to kick the ball into touch. Unfortunately, however, he made a 14 screw," and kicked the ball across the goal line instead, a minor resulting. This was the only point scored during the game. From the kick which resulted the Brynmawr team gained a dis- tinct advantage, and during the rest of the game the play was a little to the disadvantage of the Abersychan team. Langley and Jones, the two Abersychan wing three-quarters, played well for the Abersychan team, and Thomas for the Bryn- mawr. The eventual score was- I G. T. M. Abersychan 0 0 1 Brynmawr 0 0 0 The following represented the different teams —Brynmawr Back, T. Trowe three-quarters, Ben Jones, Jack Davies, Ellis Roberts, and W. Powell; halves, W. Leyhes and W. Davies for- wards, D. Morgan (captain), T. Thomas, Charley Rowlands, D. Harris, R. Mountjoy, R. Edwards, A. Maggs, and W. Evans. Abersychan Back, Tom Davies; three-quarters, Wm. Parfitt, Edmund Davies, Edward Jones, and George Langley halves, Rees Powell and Wat Jones forwards, Morgan Harris, Albert Parfitt, D. Gough, Amos Sulway, John Webb, Wm. White, and Li. Ingle. MACHEN 2ND V. RISCA 2ND.-At Risca. The visitors won by a try to 6 minors. CATHAYS V. BLACKWOOD.—At Cathays, result- ing in a win for the home team by 1 goal and 3 tnes to nil. PONTNEWYDD 2ND V. CAERLEON.-Played at Caerleon, and resulted in a win for Pont- newydd by 1 penalty goal, 8 minors to nil. NEWBRIDGE v. BLAENAU GWENT.-Played at Newbridge on Saturday. Blaenau Gwent scored 2 tries and Newbridge nil. EBBW VALE 2ND V. VICTORIA 1ST.—At Ebbw 'Vale, in a continual downpour of rain. Yictoria had the best of the game, and won by a try and 2 minors to nil. BLAENAVON EXCELSIORS V. ABERTILLERY SCARLET RUNNERS.—Played on the grounds of the former on Saturday, resulted in a win for the Excelsiors by 2 tries to nil. EBBW VALE V. MOUNTAIN ASH.—The Ebbw Vale 1st visited Mountain Ash on Saturday, the game resulting in a draw, neither side scoring a tangible point. ABERCARN 2ND HARLEQUINS v. ABERCARN AND NEWBRIDGE UNITED ROVERS.—On Satur- day at Abercarn, and a good game resulted in the 'Qnins scoring 3 tries and 4 minors to 2 minors. For the Rovers D. Prince, J. Rowlands, and W. Powell got the tries for the home team. BLAINA 2ND T. ABERCARN HARLEQUINS.— Played at Blaina on Saturday in very wet weather. The game resulted in an easy victory for Blaina, the score being, Blaina, 3 tries 3 minors Abercarn, 1 try. Jelly, Richards, and Corcoran scored for the home team. Blaina had the best of the game throughout. ABERCARN 2ND V. NEWPORT UNITED.—These teams met at Abercarn on Saturday. Few spec- tators assembled owing to the very wet weather. Abercarn 2nd showed very fine play, being pecidedly better than their opponents, but owing to ill-luck scored 1 try and 3 minors to their opponents' 1 dropped goal and 1 minor. BLAENAVON ATHLETIC JUNIORS v. PANTEG.— Played at Panteg, and resulted in a win for the Juniors by 2 tries (disputed), 5 minors to 1 minor. D. Simons and T. Rees scored the tries. The following represented the Athletic Juniors Bask, A. Attwood three-quarters, H. Hopton (capt.), D. Simons, W. E. Dash, and M. Morris naif-backs, J. Whitney and T. Whitney for wards, T. Rees, D. J. Thomas, J. Lewis, J. Smith, C. Peppin, R. Barwell, A. Simons, and W. Richards. BLAENAVON V. TALYWAIN.—This match was played at Talywain in heavy rain, only 15 minutes each way being played. A good game resulted in a draw; the score being Blaenavon, 2 minora: Talywain, 1 minor. The Wanderers were without Manley and Taylor at three- quarters, and also several of the usual forwards. The following represented Blaenavon :—Back, J. Lott; three-quarters, T. Fisher (capt.), M. Whatley, G. Doggett, and J. Whitcombe half- backs, T..Jobes and J. Corcoran forwards, J. Davies, J. Lewis, J.. Watkins, A. Winstone, E. Jones, ft. iouium Jf, Efrans, and E. A Bhutan,
BLAENAVON EXCELSIORS 1ST v. ABER- SYCHAN ALBIONS 2ND. Dear Athletics,"—Kindly allow me a little space in your football notes to contradict a statement made in your last issue concerning a match played under the following heading: Blaenavon Excelsiors 1st v. Abersychan Albion 2nd. I simply wish to inform the correspendent who furnished., you with the particulars of the match that it was Blaenavon Excelsiors (Juniors) that played, and not Excelsiors 1st as stated, as we have no 1st team. True we have two teams, but we are both junior teams and of about the same merit. The reason of the A being added to the one team being simply to distinguish the one from the other. I hope the hon. sec. of the Abersychan will look at this in its true sense, and in the future always try and send a true report of their matches, not try and mislead the many readers of your valuable paper. I may also add that we have always in the past had the reputation of playing our own team, whatever size our opponents may be (not like some local junior teams), and trust to uphold it in the future. Yours respectfully, W. GOODMAN, Hon. Sec. Blaenavon Excelsiors F.C.
1 FOOTBALL CLUB FIXTURES. CWMBRAN.—SECOND XV I Oct.. 14—Abergavenny Rangers Away -Blaenavon Athletic Club. Home „ VS-Abergavenny Rangers Home Nov. 4-Crumlin 2nd Away „ 11—Panteg Juniors Home „ 18-Machen Greys 2nd Away „ 25—Pontnewydd 2nd Home Dec. 2—Cefn Juniors. Home „ i-Risca. 2nd Away „ 16-Croesyceilog 1st Heme „ 23—Pontnewynydd Blue Stars Away „ 26-Cofn Juniors Away 30-Risca 2nd Home 1894 Jan. 6-Panteg Juniors Away 13-Pontymoil 2nd Away „ 20—Machen Greys Home 27-Newport Crusaders Away Feb. 3—Newport United Home „ 10—Newport Cruraders Home „ 17-Crumlin 2nd Home „ 24—Blaenavon Athletic Club.. Away March 3—Caerleon 1st Home „ 10—Pontnewydd 2nd Away „ 17-Caerleon 1st Away „ 24—Blackwood 2nd Home „ 31—Pontnewynydd Blue Stars Home April 7-Blackwood 2nd Away 14-Pontymoil 2nd Home
PONTYMOIL. DATE. Te, 1893. AT. Oct. 14.-Pontardawe Away 21.-Aberavon Away 9 28.—Abergavenny Press Home Nov. 4.—Abercarn Home „ 11.—Ebbw Vale Away „ IS.-Pillgwenllv Home „ 25,-Machen Greys Away Dec. 2.—Pontymister Home B 9.—Mountain Ash Home M 16.—Abercarn Away „ 23.-Newport 2nd Home „ 26.—Penarth Away „ 30.—Maindee Home 1894. Jan. 6.-Pontnewydd Away » 13.- « 20.- 27.-Kewport 2nd Away Feb. 3.-Scotland v. Wales. Newport 10-Maindee Away „ 17.—Pontnewydd Home „ 24.—Pontymister Away March 3.-Abergavenny Press Away 10.Machen Home 17.—Llandaff Home 24.- 31. Mountain Ash Away April 7.—Ebbw Yale Home
PANTEG JUNIORS. Oct. 14—Usk Juniors Away „ 21—Caerau Harriers, Newport Home „ 28-Abercarn Harlequins Away Nov 4-Bla.enavon Excelsiors Home „ 11—Cwmbran 2nd Away „ 18—Pontymoile 2nd Home „ 25—Abersychan 2nd Away Dec. 2—Newport Crusaders Home „ 9—Pontnewydd 2nd Away „ It!—Blaenavon Excelsiors Home „ 23-Caerau Harriers, Newport Away „ 26-8t Helen's Swansea. Away „ 30-Pontnewvnydd Blue Stars Away 1894 w Jany 6—Cwmbran 2nd Home „ 13—Blaenavon Excelsiors Away „ ensin,-ton, Maindee Home „ 2,- ntnewynydd Blue Stars Home Feby 3- „ 10— Away „ 17—Cwmtillery 2nd Home „ 24—Newport Crusaders Away Mroh 3—Abercarn Harlequins Home „ 10—Abercarn 2nd Away „ 17-Cwmtillery 2nd Away „ 24-Kensington, Maandee Away '1 „ H-Aøercarn 2nd Home A;ril 7-
NEWPORT. Oct. 14—Swansea Away „ 21—Cardiff Home „ 28-Bradford Away Nov. 4-Gloucester Away „ 11-Cardiff Away „ 18—Salford Home „ 25—Swansea Home Dec. 2-Welsh Trial Match.. ,1 9—Manningham Home „ 16—Oxford University Home „ 23—Penarth Home „ 26—Rockcliffe Home „ 27—Barbarians Home 30-Gloucester 0 Home 1894 Jan. 1-Watsonians Home „ 6-England 13-Cardifr Home „ 20—Blackheath Away „ 27-—Llanelly Away Feb. 3—Scotland Home „ 10—Liverpool Home „ 17-Swansea Away ,,24-Br3,(Uord Home March 3-Caxdiff Away „ 10-Ireland Away „ 17—Swansea Home „ 24—Blackheath Home 26-Runcorn 00 0. 00 Home „ 31—Salford Away April 7—Penarth Away 14—Llanelly Home
TALYWAIN. Oct. 14-.Varteg Dark Blues.. Away „ 21—Abersychan Albions Home „ 28-Croesyceilog Home Nov. 4-Cwmtillery Away „ 11—Newport Raglans Home „ 18-Abersychan Albions Away „ 25-Pontnewydd 2nd Home Dec. 2—Blaenavon Excelsiors 1st Home „ 4-Cwmtilaery Home „ 9-Blaenavon Excelsiors 1st Away „ 16—Newbridge Home „ 23—Varteg Dark Blues Home „ 30—Pontymoil Home 1894 Jan. 6—Cwmtillery Away „ 13-Newbridge Away „ 20—Abersychan Albions Home „ 27-Blaenavon Wanderers Away Feb. 3-Scotland v. Wales Newport 10-Croesyceilog. Away March 3-Abersychan Albions Away „ 6-Blaenau Gwent Away „ 10-Newport Raglanm Away „ 24-Pontnew-ydd Away
BLACKWOOD. Oct. 14-New6ridge Home „ 21-Blaenau Gwent Away „ 28—Pillgwenlly Home Nov. 4-Brynmawr Away „ 11-Canton Home „ 18—Pillgwenlly Away „ 25-Caerphilly Home Dec. 2-Tredegar Away 9-Cathalrs Home „ 16-Canton Away „ 23-Blaina Away „ 30—Aberbeeg Home 1804. Jan. 6-Newport Raglans Away „ 13-Blaina Jleme „ 20—Risca Away „ .27—Brynmawr Home Feb. 3—Tredegar Home „ 5—Caerphilly Away „ 16—Risca Home „ 17-Newbridge Away „ 24-Bluenau (ivent Home Hatch 10—Treorky Aw»y » 17—Newport Raglans Heme 24-Cwmbiran HMH April 7-4tatoeg *• •• «t Awff <
CWMTILLERY. Oct. 14-Victoria Away „ 21—Crumlin AWay 28-Cwm Home Nov. 4-Talywain Home „ 6—Blaina Away „ 11-Abersychan Home 18-Aberearn Home 25-Blaenavon Away Dec. 2—Newbridge Away „ 4-Talywain Home 9-Ebbw Vale Home 16-Aberbeeg Away „ 23—Newport Raglans Away 30-Brynmawr Away 1294 Jan. I-Blackwood. Home „ 6-Talywain Away 13-A-berbeeg Home 20-Abercarn Away „ 27—Newport United Away Feb. 3— „ 5-Blackwood Away 10—Cwm Away 17-Blacnavon Home » 24—Caldicott Home March 3-Cross Keys .A-way 10-Brynmawr Home » 17—Crumlin Home 24-Cross Keys Home 31-Victoria Home April 7-Caldicott Away „ 14—Newport United Home
ABERCARN.—FIRST XV. °Ct' Home 28-Pontnewydd' Sy T „ 11—Risca Home „ 18—Blaina Away „ 25—Cwmbran Home Dec. 2—Cathays Home „ *4—Biaenau Gwent I". „ 9—Pillgwenlly Home 16-Pontymoil Home 23-Pontnewydd Home 1894 Abergavenny Away 189! *Jan. 1—Biaenau Gwent Home « Blaina Awav 2oHpubwVn0 07 iT i^6^ Away —Machen Home ^Scotland r. Wales Newport "in~~T>ewbndge Avray ^ynmawr Away qJ—Abergavenny., Home >♦ -1*— Dowlais • „. # HOTTIA March 3—Cathays Home in "Aberbeeg Home I7l^tnge^°7n Away H Ebbw Vale AWIT „ 24—Machen Awav » 31—Dowlais Awav April 2—Aberbeeg Away 7-Newport JiLniors Home Jf-Jredegar •• •• •• Away Grangetown Home „ 28-Canton Awa.y *Mabon's Day.
ABERCARN.—SECONB XV. Oct. 14-Tredegar 2nd Away vr" 2?—5laina 2nd Home •Nov. 4—Pontymoil 2nd Home 6-New bridge 2nd Away „ ll-Brynmawr White Stars. Home „ 18—Cwmtillery Away „ 25—Creesyceilog Away Dec. 2—Biaenau Gwent 2nd Ho*e 9— Away „ 16—Newbridge Uaited Away » TS-Brynmawr White Stars Awa-y .fb—Abercarn 'Quias Home 30-Tredegar 2nd.. Home 1894. Jaia. 6-Ebltw Val. Harriers Home „ 13-Ebbw Vale 2nd Away Home Feb. 5—Newbridge 2nd Home 10-Brynmawr 2nd Home » 17—Biaenau Gwent 2nd Awav ■lt », 24—Abertillery Scarlets Away March 3—Pontymoil 2nd Awav » 10—Panteg Juniors Home „ 17—Ebbw Vale Home „ 24— » 31-Panteg Juniors Away April 7—Ebbw Vale Harriers Away » 14—Croesyceilog ■ Home „ 28—Abertillery Scarlets Home
r- — PONTYPOOL COUNTY COURT. Before His Honour Judge OWEN. THE FIRST BITE. William West v. Charles Griffitbs.-This was a claim of 18 10s. made by plaintiff against de- fendant (the landlord of the Horse Shoe Inn), for an injury caused by the bite of his dog.—Mr. L. E. Webb appeared for defendant.-Plaintiff said that as he was walking along the road on July 1st he saw the defendant's dog under a brewery cart, which it was in the habit of fol- lowing. It rushed at plaintiff's dog, which, how- ever, managed to make its escape. In trying to get after it, defendant's dog came into contact with witness with such force as to knock him to the ground, and it then bit him on the calf of the leg. The dog had never bitten any person before, as far as he knew, but had jumped at more than one.—The Judge said that as the law stood at present, he could not give plaintiff any compensation, except it was proved that the dog had previously bitten another person, and that defendant had knowledge of it. As plaintiff, however, had no solicitor, he would do his cbest to help him and would adjourn the case until the next court, in order that plaintiff might obtain witnesses as to the dog jumping at other persons.—Mr. Webb asked that plaintiff might be ordered to give particulars of his claim of JE8 10s., as they had not been able to get them from him hitherto.—In answer to his Honour plaintiff said that in consequence of the bite he was unable to work for 4 weeks, and that as he was earning £ 2 a week made up £ 8, the rest was made up as he had not been able to get employ- ment for some time after he recovered.—His Honour said he would not be able to allow the latter, but the case would be adjourned until the next court.
"TO PUT IN THE BANNS." Mariah Rourke v. Beach, a Golynos collier. —This was a claim for Y,2 15s. for money lent to defendant-five weeks' rent at 3s. a week (15s.), Y,2 15s. altogether.—Mr. Webb appeared for de- fendant, and admitted liability for 30s. which had been lent to his client, but denied the rest.— Plaintiff said that defendant had been lodging with her, and on the 26th December borrowed 10s. from her in order to put in the banns to be married to plaintiff's step-daughter. (Laughter.) She on the 14th January, 1893. lent him another 30s. in the presence of a Mrs Smith. Defendant and his wife lodged with her after they were married. — Cross-examined There was no arrangement by which defendant was to find coal and his wife to do the housework, and in consideration of that were to live tent free.- Defendant, in his evidence, said that when he "married plaintiff's step-daughter sho made an arrangement by which he was to have house room rent free in consideration of his finding coal and his wife doing the housework. He admitted receiving 30s. as a loan from plaintiff, but he was "tight" on Boxing Day and could not remember receiving any money then.—De- fendant's wife corroborated.—Judgment was given for plaintiff, and an order made against defendant for 4s. a month.
ALL ABOUT A PIG. Evans v. James Birt.—This was a claim of £21&. Id. made against defendant for the value of a pig which plaintiff alleged to have been sold to him while unsound.—From the evidence it appeared that plaintiff, who lived at Pentwyn Tips, had bought two pigs from defendant, who was leaving the neighbourhood, for £ 8, thMj agreement being that if one of the pigs, whicn was unsound at the time, died, £ 2 5s. should be returned to plaintiff. The pig, in spite of being treated with different medicines, afterwards died, and plaintiff applied for the restoration of his £ 2 5s., as agreed. This was, however, refused, hence those proceedings. Plaintiff pro- duced a witness in corroboration of his statement, and an order was made for the 12 5s., his Honour saying that he could not grant the remainder, which was for medicines, etc., with which the pig was treated.
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BLAENAVON LOCAL BOARD. A special meeting of this "Board wilq l-u"lr1 An I- Friday evening. Present: Mr. H. C. Steel (chairman), Messrs. J. Morgan, J. Howells, J. Bennett, J. Thomas, E. Jones, W. Snook, S. Barwell, H. Parry, H. M. Davies: Rev. W. Rees, 1 Dr. Avarne (medical officer),' Mr. Thomas (clerk), and Mr. Phillips (surveyor). BANKRUPTCY OF MR. HOWES. Papers were presented respecting the rates owing to the Board. It was resolved, on the proposition of Mr. Barwell, seconded by Mr. Jones, that the clerk take what steps were necessary to recover the rates. Mr. Howells: Do you think that it is neces- sary, Mr. Chairman, for us to be so long in get- ting the rates in, as, no doubt, we lose a good deal by such a long delay ? The Chairman I do not think in the aggre- gate we lose touch. We must leave the matter in the hands of the collector. There have been complaints that we collect the rates too quickly. WORK FOR THE UNEMPLOYED. A circular was read from the Local Govern- ment B*ard recommending the Board to start sanitary work if possible, so as to give employ- ment to those who were out of work. The Chairman The best answer we can make to that is that we are just starting a big water scheme, which we hope will give employment to some. DRAINAGE IN HILL-STREET. A letter was read from Mr. Edmonds, Cross Keys Inn, complaining of the state of the drain- age there, and stating that the sewage gas was going into the house. He hoped the Board would attend to the matter at once, as it was serious. The Surveyor The main drain was carried up to the Cross Keys some time ago. and they have an independent drain in the cellar which was done during Mr. Lightfoot's time. Now this drain bas been cut off, and they want that sunk down in the cellar something like a foot under the floor for a distance, say, of 17 or 18 yards. The Chairman What do you propose to do ? Lower the main drain ? The Surveyor: No; the other one. If we lowered the main drain it would interfere with several branch drains running into it. The branch drain would be less costly to alter. The Chairman This would simply remedy what was done by our former officer. The Surveyor: The branch drain must be lowered at least a foot to get a proper fall. The Rev. W. Rees Taking into consideration that there are are no cellars of that depth any- where else, which I believe is the case, it would be1 choapcr to lower the branch drain. Mr. Joikes What would be the probable cost of lowering this drain ? The Surveyor: It would mean abeut three days' work. Mr. Jones: I propose we lower the f branch drain. Mr. W. Snook: I second that proposition. This was put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. TENDERS FOR HAULING CINDERS. The tenders were considered, and it was resolved, on the proposition of Mr. Snook, seconded by Mr. Morgan, that Mr. Charles Hill's tender be accepted at Is. 3d. per yard. PUBLIC SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. A letter was read from the Chamber of Trade again bringing this matter before the Board, and urging upon them the necessity of pushing this scheme forward at the earliest opportunity. The Chairman We can only reply to that by stating that this matter is having our best atten- tion. The Chamber of Trade is well represented on this Board, so there is no need to keep repeat- ing these letters. This matter must be left to the Board to deal with, and we are giving it due consideration. THE BOARD AND DR. AVARNE. A letter was read from Messrs. I Watkins and Co., Pontypool, stating that the necessary papers had been prepared, but Dr. Avarne refused to sign them unless he received a guarantee that he would not be called upon to pay the expenses. This caused a little discussion, but it was at length proposed, seconded, and carried that Dr. Avarne be relieved of any expense in the matter. Mr. Davies Should I be in order at this point, Mr. Chairman, in asking that a list beiput before us of our solicitors' expenses ? The Chairman Certainly. Mr. Davies Then I beg to ask that an acconnt be asked for shewing what we at present owe. It seems to me that our legal expenses must be tremendous, and I think we should have the figures before us to know how we stand. The Clerk I have already written to Messrs. Watkins for the information. TllE ilUAKB .a:17 nvJ.r;x. This matter came up again for discussion, and it was arranged that a small committee should visit the spot in a few days, and see the land referred to. LIMESTONE QUARRY. A letter was read from Mr. A. A. Williams, in reply to the Board's communication, stating that the rent of the quarry referred to would be £10 per annum, and in case the Board took more than 500 cubic yards an extra 6d. per yard would be charged on the extra quantity. The Chairman This is for supplying stone to the Cwmavon road. We have purchased the limestone hitherto, but it was thought advisable to lease a quarry ourselves, as we could get;the stone at a cheaper rate. Mr. H. Parry Mr. Sidney Lewis spoke te me as a member of the Board, and said that he was requested 20 "ears ago to open the quarry, which he did at considerable expense, and the quarry the Board were enquiring for now was the same, so if they agreed to take it, it would simply mean that he (Mr. Sidney Lewis) would have notice to give it up. This he considered was most unfair, after the expense he had gone to in order to supply the stone. The tender last year was 5s. 6d. per cubic yard (broken), and this year the price was 3s. 6d. a yard (unbroken) de- livered at the town. Mr. Phillips asked him to supply cheaper, but he could not do so. The Surveyor The quarry is not the same, as I told Mr. Williams that I should open it 20 or 30 yards beyond Mr. Lewis's quarry, and this letter is the result. The Chairman We have no personal feeling in the matter it is purely a matter of business. If Mr. Lewis can supply stone as cheaply as we can get it ourselves, we should have no hesitation in giving him the order, but we are bound, in justice to the ratepayers, to buy our goods in tne cheapest market. Mr. Lewis was asked to reduce his price, and he said he could not do it. The Surveyor I asked Mr. Lewis to quote a cheaper rate, and he said he could not possibly make any reduction. Mr. Howells' I propose that we have a quarry ourselves. I do not see why the Board should not do the thing as cheaply as possible, and I think we should accept Mr. Williams's offer. Mr. Morgan I second that. Mr. Parry I move as an amendment that the matter be deferred for Mr. Lewis to have another opportunity of conferring with the surveyor before we bind ourselves. > Mr. Snook I will second the amendment. On the amendment being put to the meeting only the proposer and seconder voted for it, and the original resolution was then carried by a large majority. BETHLEHEM BURIAL GROUND. The Chairman The communication sent lately from the Home Office was directed to the church- wardens of the parish at Blaenavon, and the clerk called their attention to the fact that it should have come direct to the Board! The Home Office replies that it was strictly correct to send it to the cnurchwardens. They simply say the burial ground should be closed under the arrangement we have already had before us. The matter was deferred for a report from the surveyor, REGISTERING SLAUGHTER-HOUSES. An application was read from Mr. W. Cort asking for a certificate for his slaughter-house in Philip-street. This was granted on the recommendation of the surveyor. MR. D. BUFTON'S HOUSE. The plan of this house was now produced, and Mr. Bufton had also deposited the six guineas for the road in Hill-st. as asked for by the Board. It was decided that a small committee should visit the spot before passing the plan. The Board then went into committee.
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PONTNEWYDD—FIRST XV. Oct. Ii-Mountain Ash Away „ 2-Machen Home „ 2E-Abercarn Home Nov. 4-Cwmbrall Away 11-Crumlin Home 19-Maindee Away „ 25—Cathays Home Dec. 2—Ebbw Vale Home 9—Maindee Home 16—Cwmbran Home 23-Aberearn Away „ 26-Caerphilly Away 1894 30-Machen t. Away 1894 I Jan. 6-Po11tymoil. Home ,,13-0rumlin Awav 20—Mountain Ash Home 27—Cwmbran Awav Feb. 3—Scotland v. Wales Newport „ 10— Ebbw Vale Away „ 17-Pont-ymoil Away „ 24—Barry Home March 3—Cwmbran Home 10- 17- „ 24-Brytmawr Away „ 31- April 7—Barry Away 14—Caerphilly Home
PONTNEWYDD.-SECOND XT. Oct. 14-Mountain Ash 2nd. Home 21-Pontnewynydd Blue Stars Away 28-Abersychan Away Nov. 4—Newbridge Home „ 11—Macintosh (Cardiff) Away „ 18—Pontymister 2nd Home „ 25-Cwmbran 2nd Away Dec. 2- Away 9—Panteg Juniors Away „ 16—Kewbridge Away „ -Newport United Home » 26— „ 30— Home 1894 Jan. 6-Pontymoil Away „ 13—Abersychan Home „ 20-Mountain Ash 2nd. Away „ 27- Home Feb. 3-Scotland v. Wales Newport „ 10—Pontnewynydd Blue Stars Home „ 17-Pontvmoil Home „ 24—Newport United Away March 3- Away „ 10—Cwmbran 2nd Home „ 17—Pontymister 2nd Away „ 24-Macintos3h Home „ 31- April 7— Home „ 14-
BLAENAVON EXCELSIORS. Oct. 14-Cwmniscoy 2nd Home 21-Aberearn Harlequins Away xt" 28—Abergavenny Away NOT. 4-Panteg Juniors. Away ..l-Kbbw Vtle Away 18-Caerau Harriers Home „ 25-Newbridge 2nd Away Dee. 2—Tredegar Rangers Home „ 9-Newbridge 2nd Home » 16-Panteg Juniors Away » 23-Abergavenny Home „ 26-Chepstow Home 30—Ebbw Vale Home 1894 Jan. 6-Blackwood Rovers Away 13-Panteg Juniors. Home n 20-Pontnewynvdd Blue Stars Away vX I"fuedegar Ran £ Qrs Away J 6b. 3 Abergavenny Rangers •« •• Away „ 10-Aberearn Harlequins Home » 17-Blackwood Rovers Home » 24—Abergavenny Rangers Home March 3—Pontnewynydd Stars Home „ 10—Newtown Wanderers Away » 17—Newtown Wanderers Home » 24—Abergavenny Wanderers Away „ 31-Abergavenny Wanderers Home April 2-Chepstow Away