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Aberdaro and District Notes.

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Aberdaro and District Notes. fBy "Wanderer."l Bristol City Reserves, who journeyed to Aber- dare on Saturday tp fulfil a Western League fix- ture with 'Damns' eleven, went- away with a lucky two points. The three goals which they scor- ed were obtained with a Considerable amount of tuck, for had Roderick, the home custodian, been more on the alert pach one could have bepn easily kept out. Abftrdare had m<5re of the game, and their two goals were well earned. The greater part of the second half they played with only ten men, Lewis having been obliged to retire on account of an injury to his knee. There was a good crowd. The Bristol team included Young, Clay and Hil- ton, first team men. Levi opened for the 'Dariaris towards the town end. The homesters were early aggressive, and Levi came near netting. A miskick by Lewis let the visiting forwards through, but the ball went behind. The pressure was kept tip by the Bristol men, and a corner was forced. This the Aberdare backs cleared, and after good placing by the halves < th# forwards.agaia^ecinn^aggrewlY^, lYeuag and Gorman, however, proved quite safe. Bristol were awarded a free for hands, but this did not re, t,lt in much ground being gained. McAllister, getting possession, centred beautifully, but there was no one to receive the bail, with the result that it was t sent down to the home goalmouth, Radford heading over the bar. Ere Aberdare cleared their line the same player beat Roderick with a low shot. Resuming, the home forwards pressed, and ob- tained a goal which the referee disallowed. After this the homesters pressed with increased vigour, •A shot from Levi striking one of the posts. Tippett made a pretty dribble, but was robbed of the ball when on the point of parting with it. Bristol were awarded a free, from which Cross scored. At the interval the Bristolians led by two goals. In the first minute of the second half Young handled iu the penalty area, and from the subse- quent kick Bradbury reduced the lead. After this success, the 'Dariaus were frequently seen to better advantage. The opposing backs were given an anxious time. Havnig cleared a corner, the visit- ing forwards changed the venue and Chapman beat Roderick with an easy shot. Towards the end of the game Levi scored for Aberdare, and the visitors won by the odd goal in five. Aberaman Windsors journeyed to Ystrad Mynacli to fulfil a fixture in the third division of the Glamorgan League. The Windsors kicked off with the sun shining brightly in their faces. A free-kick was awarded tho Windsors, and W. T. Morgan uusscd scoring by a few inches. Ystrad then got going and broke away, from which they scored through Stephens. In the second moiety play was of an even character, but the Windsors soon pressed and equalised with a good shot from E. Jones, and the game ended in a draw. A battle royal, upon which speculation had been rife, took Opiate at Alichael's field on Saturday af- ternoon. The contestants were the Abcraman Wan- derers, who had been engaged in football matches practically throughout the week, and Trecynou Windsors, who came with sanguine hopes of vic- tory. From the very start the Wanderers rushed away, and penetrated the Trecynon defence. Ere many minutes had passed, J. Masters found the net with a lovely cross-shot. Nothing daunted, the Windsors got away Splendidly, and'Monday was severely tested in goal. The Wanderers, however, chiefly through their haives, turned defence into attack. Their second goal was cleverly brought about. J. Masters passed right across the field to the left wing, whcnco. E. Batten put in a shot. with a lovely cross-shot. Nothing daunted, the Windsors got away Splendidly, and'Monday was severely tested in goal. The Wanderers, however, chiefly through their haives, turned defence into attack. Their second goal was cleverly brought about. J. Masters passed right across the field to the left wing, whence E. Batten put in a shot. This was repelled by Phillips, the custodian, but Penry Williams got possession, and did the final trick in fine style. Still another point came beforo half-time, Welsford putting in a loner shot. After the change of ends, the homesters seemed content with their lead, for most of the pressure was done by the Trecynonitas. Through a combined move- ment the forwards obtained a splendid goal from a shot by Tommy George. They continued to press but stern defence was shown by the home backs. Final score, Aberaman Wanderers, 3 goals; Trc- cynon Windosrs, 1. By virtue of this victory the Aberamanites are almost certain to head the Aberdare and District League. Apart from this, their first team are the virtual winners of the Tlurd Division of the Glam- organ League, even if they lose all their remain- ing fixtures. Besides, they havo reached tho semi- final stages of the competition for the Trehafod Charity Cup, aid the Aberdaro knock-out cup con- test. Should ail these honours finally come to Aber- aman, there be rejoicing indeed. The next desiderating wiil be a strong Second Division team next season, and a suitable field in which to plav. f Mountain Ash visited Ferndale last Thursday the game attraciing a large crowd. Ferndale press- ed, and n. Davies put in a beautiful run, but was pushed into touch in goal. On resuming a scrum was formed in front of the posts, and following this John droped a goal. "Buller" Jones then went away on the blind side, and scored an un- converted try. The home halves initiated a fine passing movement, and Billy Davies scored another unconverted try. Then It. Thomas scored in the far corner for Mountain Ash, and Ferndale won by ten points to three. On Saturday Mountain Ash receixed a visit from Penarth, the game being played before a fair crowd. The "Old Firm" suffered severely from absentees, their full-back, and the whole of the three-quarter line being Unable to turn out. Pen- arth, too, who had only just returned from a French trip, felt a little fatigued. Penarth kicked off, and Mountain Ash took up the attack. Off- side tactics by Regan penalised his side. Gaple's attempt for goal fell a trifle short. A rush by the Seasiders' forwards found D. A. Davies at fault, and Gunstone nearly scored. The homesters, main- ly through Davies, worked back to the centre, but the visiting threes with two good rounds of pass- ing were back again in front of the home posts. Here several efforts were made to score, and at last Gunstone dropped a goal. Fryer's drop out rolled into touch just outside the Penarth line, but the succeeding scrum ended in favour of Pen- arth. Benjamin recovered the loss, and Caple again had a shot at goal, which fell short. There was no scoring in the second half, and the Sea- siders won by four points to nil. A friendly match between Mountain Ash and Penygraig was played on Monday at Penygraig, before a fair crowd. Both tearns were poorly re- presented. Obtaining possession from a scrummage at half-way, the home quartette brought off a, fine round of passing, with the result that Ben Thomas crossed with an unconverted try. Peny- graig still kept up the pressure, and soon Howills again crossed, Hemmings having hard lines in not converting. The Mountain Ash backs lost a food chance through bungling. At the interval 'enygraig led by two tries to nil. On the re- sumption Farrow, stealing a pass, put in a sensa. tional run, but was finely overhauled by Danny Lewis. Penygraig made a final effort to increase their lead with a fine txyrt of passing, but Lloyd Jones intercepted and saved. The "Old Firm" failed to score, and were beatea by six points to nil.

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