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Glamoraranahire Association League 1 Notes [By "the Now Boy."] After the galaxy of talen on view during the holidays last Saturdays engagements seemed of very little moment. However, one performance stands out by itself, namely the unexpected vic- tory of Trebarris at Ton Pentre, the significance of which will be realised, when Treharris are known to be running a neck and neck race for the Wes- tern League championship with Bristol City Re- serves. Indeed, present appearances point to the visit of the City Reserves to Treharris on April 30th being the deciding factor in the tourney. Al- though handicapped by the defection of both Bar- low and Timmins Treharris did not disguise their intention of making every effort to repeat Stokes' performance at Ton. The first half was very keenly fought out, although be it said both teams played a clean game. Fyfe eventually scored one of his characteristic goals for Ton, Phillips equalising prior to the interval for the visitors. Early after resuming Wallace Jones made the issue safe for T/charris although in the closing stages the defence of Smart, Steve Jones, and Tagg Williams was brilliant. The Second Division at present provides food for thought, as the four leading clubs are striving all they know in the race for honours. New Tredegar, the present leaders, strengthened their position im- mensely by their great victory over Treliarris Re- serves at the latter place. The visitors, who were accompanied by a strong contingent, opened at a brisk pace, and Lewis, the home goalie, was soon called upon. Directly afterwards, Scott, the visi- tors winger, secured, and beating Edgar Davies cheaply, passed back to Webster, who easily found the, target. Unfortunately, Lewis, the home cus- todian, in endeavouring to prevent Webster scor- ing, accidentally sustained a fracture to his leg, and had perfor to be carried to his home. Natu- rally, this sad event damped the ardour of the home brigade, and no one was surprised when the visitors quickly added another two points. After resuming, Treharris attacked time after time, but there seemed to be no sting. On the other hand the visitors always hodod danger, and the final score read five goals to nil in their favour. How far the absence of the home custodian affected the game it would be hard to say. As matters went New Tredegar won easily, and on this season's form they are undoubtedly the best side which have ever re- presented' New* Tredegar. i I Pontlottyn dropped a very valuable point in their home encounter with Nelson, the tramo ending with honours easy. Lou Jones scored Ponty's only goal during the first half, and Lewis, Nelson's right winger, equalised. Afterwards, Pont-y could shoot everywhere except into the net, thus the ineptitude of their qumtette on this particular occasion may -J -7 the championship. Bcon, wk-, assisted the home- | ] sters aftei a long absence, p'ayed splendidly, buf met with little support. Gilfach, after def-atBfcithdir, on Thursday, at home by the odd goal :i three, visited Britbdir for the return engagement. Both teams were f ir from foil strength, ?.n:j a very close contest favour- from foil strength, trij a very close contest favour- ed the visitors by (,r." ;r- ai to nil. I > « Trehafod, who defeated Troedyrhiw some few I weeks since, visited r latter place, and on this occasion suffered defeat by the narrow margin ot one goal to nil In the Third Division, Peniiebccb suffered their thirteenth defeat, truly an unlucky number, a the I hands and fed of iînlhdir Reserves, who were the I visitors. The visitor- rr<>•<>jm*Si.^e-d matters from the outset, and were soon iwo However, for an ot- fence in the sacred area, • th*v were penalised, and George Williams reduced thfe adverse lead. Later Brithdir were awarded like, favour, but Dudiy failed to turn it i-» > r.Tuni. The chief item after resuming was a spknaid goill by Dudley, who scor- ed from 50 yards' range. lflentr,,t)acli later added' their second goal from snotty< r penalty. For Brith- dir, Welsh (.back), .»:r; ."•tfgjfl.n and Muilins (halves), and Dudley (forward) tL pick, while for Pentrebach Jones (full-b&ckj) anJ Williams (half) were most in evidence. 1 yt New Tredeitar good per- formance in defeatGiihwh Reserves by tlheE: clear goals. W. Valiis and H Davie?, at fuli-back,. performed splendidly, forward, E. Martin and J,. T. Jones were b,.sl.. Aberfan accounted for < Abercanaid T'ni'.ed at': home by one goal io n.i. Truly- a narrow margin.^1 Quakers' Yard visited Hc-ilgerrig and completely: Pulverised tho homesters v the extent, of niiw goals to nil. In the Fourih Division A'oerbargoed surprised even their most rabid sunioorfers by vanquishing Pontlottyn Lads Brigade itt homn by the )"L "Y goal of the mar<'li. The Joss of these two valu- able points may lead to Ponty's undoing. >ash, the homo back, played a sterling same. Ystrad Mynach cncouutcred Aberaman Wind- sors at home. The visitors pressed nearly all the first half, but were very erratic near goaL lHtu. wards, Ystrad appeared to better advantage, and the visiting custodian, only partially clearing a lortg shot, Ivor Jones dashed in and scored..Followia«- litis, Ystrad Mynaeh missed nr-iy. glorious oppor- tunities, inereasii;? their lead. ^tr time, the vis- iting left winger" trapped tj.e ball, and equalised with a good shot Very hard lines on YstrSd after' holding tLc lead until practically the last second. 1 -v On Monday, the final of the Pontlottyn Third Di- vision tournament attracted a good attendance. Pontlottyn Juniors proved tho better opportunists and defeated Pengam Old Boys by four goals to one. Ystrad Mynach were due tr. appear at Pe:itreba £ h on Monday, but failed to put ill an appearance. The ordinary meeting was held at the Junction Hotel, Hengoed, on Thursday, Mr. M. Morgan, Nelson, presiding. Trebaris Ueyerves appealed lor a re-play in their match with Pontlottyn, owing to tho similarity of the ronrs, and the same was sustained. New Tredegar successfully protested against an ineligible player tho Nelson team which opposed them at the latter place, and the two points were awarded them. The following clubs were Cned 15s. each for non-fulfilment of fixturesTrehafod, Gilfacl) Treharris Reserves, and Aberdare Reserves. Ttelf.wis wrote asking the Leasee not to forward their charges against Nelson for poaching to lc Association, as they were quite satisfied with the sweess they achieved at the League enquiry, d it was agreed to com- ply with tb;, request. Ebtr.v Vale intimated their desire, owing to financial difficulties, to withdraw from the first division, but as they were indebted to the Leagne, and al- cwfd Mardy' a return engagement the application was deferred. The transfers of (t Stallard from Pontlottyn tow New Tredegar, and Lawcs from Tropdyrbivfuwch, to Gilfacb, >ere granted subject to certain conditions.

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