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The Northern Union Game.


The Northern Union Game. TOOR AT MERTHYR. A poor game resulted from the meeting of Mer- thyr and Mid-Rhondda, at College Field. The teams met earlier in the season, and the result was a draw. Merthyr protested on the ground that • the referee was wrong in disallowing a goal dropped by C-owmeadow because a Rhondda man had touch- ed the ball in its night. The protest was upheld, and the match ordered to Le replayed. Merthyr started downhill, and were soon attacking. Harris just failed with a drop for goal, and then by strong forward rushes Rhondda reached the other end. Scrummage after scrummage followed on the Mer- thyr quarter line, the Rhondda forwards controlling the game. At lenjrth the Merthyr three-quarters got going Vaughan being pushed into touch when only a few yards from the Rhondda goal-line. Rhondda were penalised for a foul, but Jones failed at goal from a good position. At half-time there was no score. Rain had fallen most of the time and both ground and ball were greasy. Soon after the re-start Merthyr took up an attacking position. Cowmeadow kicked well up the field, and Dicky Williams, who was playing for Merthyr for the first time. followed up and scored, James failing at goal. A minute later Recs dropped for goal. the ball passing under the bar. The visi- tors now forced Merthyr back, and Wrentmore scored after the ball had passed through the hands of half a dozen men. The goal points were added. .Toe Jones scored another try for Rhondda. and again the goal points were added. The final score read: Mid-Rhondda, 2 goals, 2 tries (10 points); Merthyr, 1 try (3 points). The Merthyr men strongly protested against the first try being awarded to Mid-Rhondda as they al- leged that Wrentmore had crossed the dead ball line. Mr. Gomer Key (Aberdare), however, allowed the try. Some other decisions did not please the crowd, and at the close of the game a rush was made for him, boys and youths booing at him. He was escorted from the field by officials of the Mer- thyr Club and the police and escaped without moles- tatioc, EBBW VALE BEATEN. The visit of Ebbw Vale, the Welsh N.U. cham- pions, caused a deal of interest at Treherbert, but while the miserable conditions which prevailed mili- tated against a largo crowd, the small number that attended were rewarded with a brilliant game, which bristled with interest from start to finish. Treherbert, opening with a strong wind, were early in the ascendant, and although Duncan expe- rienced hard lines in failing to score, Pan Fitzger- ald soon atoned by making a mark, and dropped a goal from near the halfway line. Ebbw Vale retali- ated, and equalised b,v means of a penalty, Chick Jenkins being responsible for the goal. Treherbert were in no way daunted, and Fitzgerald dropped another goal, which enabled his side to lead by two points at the interval. On resumption, it was fully expected that Ebbw Vale would monopolise the play, bnt anticipations were not realised Tho home forwards opened out in brilliant fashion," their well-organised rushes being easily superior to the visitors' defence, and a smart break-awav and kick by young Francis gave an op- portunity "to Hanford to demonstrate his speed, which he quickly availed himself of, and he scored a fine try, which Fitzgerald converted. The crowd nearly went, frantic with delight over this further success. Fitzgerald dropped another marvellous goal from a penalty, but it was disallowed, owing to one of the home forwards being premature in following up. For Ebbw Vale Bnrgham. Higgins, Harvey, and Johns strove manfully to stem the tide, but they were powerless, and on the day s nlay they were hopelessly outclassed from start to finish.

Merthyr Amateur Ruffby Notes.

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Spring Skin Troubles.