AMAZINC WIN FOR WALES. ————— — —— Homesters' Fine Achievement WELSH FORWARDS BRILLIANCE. TWENTY-FOUR POINTS TO FIVE L RESULTS OF PREVIOUS MATCHES. itxw—tidiaburgh. Scotland won, 3 goals to I zoal. 1864—Newport. Scotland won, 1 goal and 1 try to nil. 1885—Glasgow. Drawn, neither side scored 1886—-Cardiff. Scotland won, 2 goals and 1 try to nil. 1887-F,diriburgh. Scotland won, 4 goals and 8 tries to nil. 1888—Newport. Wales won, 1 try to nil. 1889—Edinburgh. Scotland won, 2 tries to nil. 1890-Cwrdiff. Scotland won, 1 goal and 2 tries to 1 try. 1891—Edinburgh. Scotland won, 3 goals 6 tries to nil. 1892-Sw&noea. Scotland won, 1 goal and 1 try to 1 try. 18S63-Edinburgil. Wales won, 1 goal and 3 tries to nil. 1894-Newport. Wales won, 1 goal and 1 try to nil. 1895—Edinburgh. Scotland won, 1 goal to 1 dropped goal. 1896-Cardiff. Wales won, 2 tries to nil. 1897—No match, owing to dispute. 1898-No match, owing to dispute. 1899—Edinburgh. Scotland won, 3 goals (2 dropped and 1 penalty) and 3 tries to 2 tries. 1900—Swansea. Wales won by 4 tries to 1 try. 1901—Edinburgh. Scotland won bv 3 goals 1 try to 1 goal 1 try. 1902.-Cardiff. Wales won by 1 goal 3 tries to 1 goal. 1903-Edinburgh. Scotland won by 1 pen-; alty goal 1 try to nil. 1904.—Swansea. Wales won by 4 goals (1 I penalty) 1 try to 1 try. 1905 Edinburgh. Wales won by 2 tries to, 1 try. 1906—Cardiff. Wales won by 3 tries to a penalty goal. 1907-Edinburgh. Scotland won by 2 tries to a penalty goal. 1908—Swansea. Wales won by 2 tries to a converted goal. 1909-binburgh. Wales won by 1 con- verted goal to 1 penalty goal. 1910-Cardiff. Wales won by 1 conveTted goal 3 tries to nil. 1911—Edinburgh. Wales won by 2 con- verted goals 1 dropped goal 6 tries to 1 dropped goal 2 tries. 1912—Swansea. Wales won by 2 converted goals 2 dropped goals 1 try to 2 tries. 1913-Edinhurgh. Wales won by 1 con- verted goal 1 try to nil. VALUE OF VENUE. Wades played her second International Rugby match of the season this at Cardiff when the Scottish team wae met for the twenty-ninth time since the games were inaugurated in Edinburgh and 1883. Prior to to-day the honours were slightly in favour of the Welshmen, who had emerged successful in 15 games, whifet the Soots had triumphed on 13 occasions. The other game -was drawn. Scotland has not bea/ten Wales in Wales since 1892, and has not won a game at Cardiff since 1890. During the last ten contests Scotland has a poor record for I Wales has secured nine victories and Scot- lood.-ottiy onfr—by three poinis--at Edin-' burgh in 1907. The Welsh team hae only won on Scottish territory five times since 1883. and three of theee triumphs have been recorded since 1909. These statistics are given to prove what a different side the Scotchmen are on their native heath fit, what they are when the venue of the niatch i. in Wales. SCOTLAND'S BAD TIME. It is the latter fact which hae weighed bo heavily in the minds of Welsh Rugby fol- lowers in plumping foT Wales to win. The Scots seem to be very ill-fated in Wales, And their 22 .years of successive doieato have caused the Scottish people to almost (five up hope of success. Add to this the fine form of the Welsh team against Twick- enham, and, on the surface, the result, looked at from any standpoint, seemed a good thing for Wales, for it was expected tha,t the home aide was a shade stronger than that which lost so unluckily to Eng- land. But paper form is very fickle and hae a nasty habit of letting one down if one tries to place too much reliance upon it. Whilst the majority of Welshmen confidently anticipated the Principality would rise to the ooc.a.sion some of the older handa, who are not given to wild prophesisee were alread that the surprising form against the Saxona would give the Welsh team too much confi- dence in their own abilities and give the team the impression that they had an easy thing on. Such a policy, of course, would be fatal to the hopes of Wales even though +],. match was played at Cardiff. FICKLE FB-OTBALT, FORM. Football form is a constant study to players and spectators, and is one of the biggest uncertainties i)1 fbp v'orR for it continually plavs na.sty Praillcg-much to the •nnoyanoe of football coupon competitors. Of course. ther" is no getting away from the fact that Welsh football, from a scien- tific point of view, is not what it -,as L;onie years back, and we are undoubtedly in for » lean period as far as skilled back P J' concerned. The times have changed a for to-day Wales looked chiefly to her forwards to uphold the preatage of W18h Rugby, whilst the Scots relied alrrost "OlelY upon the skill of their fleet third line to pull off the match. Scottish forward Pky seems to have lost all its terrors, and in recent years hM devoted most of her time towards improving the play of her forwards because there are no skilful backe olever enough to -win games off their own hate. Br. +1\ It1"IPH;k, I SCOTTISH HOPEFULNESS. Across the border there was more than one 'P-'?enced critic who quite fancied the ?ocaa of the Scotch side this afternoon. ?Ttson&Uy, I believe the visitors are cap- *'?? of putting up a much better fight, than tr\e majority of people give them credit for. hey seem a useful side, the majority of .h have had no experience against Welsh feides. This may be an advantage in one ?y' for they are more likely to play the *ypi?ly Scottish game than to try and ?Py the methods of the Welsh team and by 'aixing ?p their pLay there was a pos?biiKty ?hcy woutd give the Welshmen aj?al of t?ubl?. The visitors. tco, hoped that the ?'"? WQuld be good eo that their fast and £ i«ver third line might have a few chances thwing their a.bLHtv. It was here th&t ti,le ???tera had to look for mo?t trouble, f or t:h Scottish third line was much faster ? ^Ppier than the four men who repre- nt-M Wales, so that there was always a aut f ility of the Scots p1ùImg the game out the are e?"n if Wales secured a lead, "I. !,1*" ?ten. confidence IN HOME backs. ?NKUttly? a lot of people were not enam- :ure? wif? the We?h third line, MpeciaHy ￼ "^°n of Wetter, the Newport cen- tre, l?vetter has been doing poorly for tne 1 ohogZT ?'? ? ?? oemon, and w*3 only ah O"u on the form shown m a. o?MpIe of rfteylt ?"?- No doubt his ?noo?edge of Hirst'* ? ?y carried him into the side for tb e Purpose Of Mynbihotion. There v as nmoh ?? °? oom?ha?ion. Th?re ?aa Da.?????&taon M to how young 1. T. ?? sha,p.p. and he and W. H. ?van? fo?" ? wing which seemed in for << ￼ frot? f roin inexperience. The Welsh halvjas -? forwaM fo. ￼ ?? strongest part of the if oouW only reproduce the form shown in the Newport match a a lot. of hard work if once the Soots backs got onder weigh. Of pluck these two men have plenty, but they aeemed likely to snf- fortnight ago theTe was a reasonable chance of a Welsh win. It is worthy of note that of the Welsh side which defeated Scotland at Edinburgh last season by a converted goal and a try to nil, the only survivors in the side to-dav were the Rev. Alban Davies, H. Uzzoll, P. Jones, Clem Lewis, P. Lloyd, and G. L. Hirst. THE CHANGE AT HALF. I The Scottish team left home last Thurs- day and broke the journey at London. They resumed their journey on Friday and ar- rived at Cardiff last night. The wisdom of such an arrangement waa questionable for the players could scarcely do themselves jus- tice after rushing about sight-seeing in Ion: don. Nothing is calculated to contribute ro much to loss of form a.s,many a touring side has found out. A difference of opinion existed as to how t-he Scottish change at half- back would work out. There is surprise at the introduction of Sloan to the exclusion of Fahmv, but tho explanation probably is that Sloan was unable to take part in any of the trials owing to the injuries he sus- tained in November, e is now playing mag- nificently, and actually won the match for the Academicals against Jed Forest oft hie own bat, so to speak. Hamilton's inclusion in the side will not weaken it in the least. He is a fine, sturdy player, strong both in attack and defence. The teams lined out as follows:- Referee, Mr. V. Drenaion (Iriefri Union). SCENE ON THE GROUND. j -No one who had a gmnoe at the Cardiff streets at midday would for a moment sag- giest any decline in Welsh Rmglby enthusi- asm, for the streets were never before so densely thronged with people. Train after train poured in with thousands of enthusi- asts wlio came along to aeo the great can- tfst? amd it was e?sumated by those who w?ra ?ble to j?udg? pretty accuartely that even in the days when W&Mi Rucby WaM on the piiintMM?? of fame, no gsHme had caused irtoips general interest. One of the reasons for this was, no doubt, the fact that them I AN AIR OF UNCERTAINTY aibout tihe giaane, for the Welsh Rugby men wwe divided in opinion aa to tihe issue, far a goodly proportion were none too confident, and expressed the o pinion frankly that the Welshmen played a bit a/how. their form at Twickenham, and that the over-confidence miglht cause a surprtise, for the Sooita were 811 uiniknowii quantity and mraoh epeedieir and better opportunists tihan were tihe home lot, 80 that anything might hiafppeai. The gates wore opened at 1.30, and the crowd poured in so quickly fchaft by 2.30 there mUMt have been 25,000 present. A stdff breeze bleav towards the raver end. The weather was very heavy and de- pressing. A little rain fell at midday, but the turf ways a bit on the heavy side. There was an eleventh hour change in the Scot- tish side. J. B. McDougall standing down for A. W. Lymington, of Cambridge Univer- sity. This change was expected to strengthen the Scots' Ride. A military band livened up the roe dingoi with a mixture of Sootch and Welsh airs, and a crowd of Scotch en- thusiasts were located in front of the gra-nd oitand, and wore fcamoshanters. whilst one had a big stick resembling a thistle. Half an hour before the start the spectators were still coming in faat, but the stand on the left- hand side and thoee behind each goal-post were more than comfortably filled, and there was every evidence of a reoord attendance. The Mayor of Swansea, (Aid. T. T. Corker), accompanied by Councillors D. J. Matthews and T. J. JJayies, occupied seats in the grand stant juet before til-e o'clock. On the left hand side of the field was housed a BIG BODY OF OLD INTER- NATIONALS. the hrfwes of many a hard fought gamo. The arrangements made for the accommo- dation of the big crowd were splendid T%e ero,,N V thel The crowd was very rjuiet before the! start, and seemed ciisinchned to let them- selves go, even v hen the band played lively and popular airs. There were little signs of Celtic fervour, until a portion of the crowd in front of the stand made A FEEBLE EFFOHT WITH" SOSPANi FACH." Bain led m the boots promptly at 3.15, amidst scenes of great enthusiasm. The Welshmen followed behind the Scotch for- wards, who were a very burly lot. They could give away a lot of weight to the Welshmen. Bain kicked off, and Clem Lewis fielded, after the Sootch forwards had knocked Oi1. He ran round to the left and passed to Evans, w ho failed to field, an d Wetter cross-kicked to Hir8t. The latter ran to half-way before being pulled up. The Scotchmen got a footing in the Welsh territory, and Sutherland, fielding in the loose, made a fine attempt to break through, but fortunatoly Tom Williams picked up and found touch. The opening was sensational, for a lack of understanding by the Welshmen en- abled Sloan to pick up in the loose and pass out wide to Stewart, who, taking the ball in full stride, had a clear open- infl. He SWERVED PAST BANCROFT BRILLIANTLY. and scored a great try, after running nearly half the longth of the field with- out a hand being laid upon him. He planted the ban right under the post, in: R-Ga,-OOsy position for Hamilton to convert, Scotland thus having a lead of five points after four minutes' play. From the next scrum a. movement was started by the Welshmen which looked promising until Will intercepted a pass in- tended for I. T. Da-vies and came away, but the watahful Tom Williams onoe again came to the rescue with a touch-finder. The visitors were playing with surprising dash, and seamed to have got the measure of the Welshmen, their forwards being tremendous in the loose. W. H. Tirana pulled up a Scotch rush, and Rev. Albfll Davies attempted, without success, to open out play with a dribble. Stewart, however, faitliered the ball and punted down the eld, Bancroft having to rush into toucn to cave. The Welshmen, for an irregularity, were penalised in a favourable position, but Laing failed with the kick and Hirst fielded and gathered, but his kick failed to find touch. Hamilton did the needful for Scotland, and then A USEFUL RUSH BY WALES, headed by the Rev. Alban Davies and I. T. Davies, gained half the length of the field, but there was a lack of finish in the efforts of the home backs. Play for a while re- mained at mid-field, Bancroft handling splendidly and putting in some fine kicking, which left play in the Scotland 25. Then fine efforts by Clem Lewis diddled the Scottish d'efenoe and enabled him to feed Hirst, who punted to Wallace, for the latter to relieve. Hirst dropped impetuously for goal, and then the Welsh side exerted pressure upon the Scottish line, Hamilton eventu- ally relieving. Lloyd robbed the Scotch halves of the ball, and dribbled across to Hirst, who failed to field, and a good chance to score went astray. Play was; very fast and keen, and Wallace was; frequently called upon, but he was very safe. There was a demonstration against the Welshmen through one of the for- wards being noticed to kick a Scotch nlaver. and THE REFEREE STCPPED THE GAME. and warned the player in question. The Welshmen were doing much better than in the opening stages, but the Scotch! forwards were very active in the loose, and repeatedly broke up the Welsh de- i fence. Keeping up the pressure the Welshmen sent out wide to the backs, who failed, and Hirst, picking up ibeli ball, took deliberate aim and DROPPED A LOVELY GOAL, amidst, great cheers, after a quarter of an hour's play. G-ood kicking by Wallace sent the game back to thei Welsh territory, and then a. great rush by the Welsh forwards took play right down the field to the Sootch 25 before Hamilton found touch. A brilliant combined rush on. the blind side between Clem Lewis and Lloyd ended in Lloyd re-passLng try Clem Lewis, who transferred ip 1. T. Davies. The latter took the ball splendidly and was only held up a yard from the Scotch line. The Scotch backs tried to work out of ,INilger, but Bancroft fielded a pwnt from Will and sent play BACK TO THE SCOTCH 25, where Tom Williams got away jrroni tile next. | line-out and commenced passing, which gained a lot of ground. The Welshmen seemed content to chiefly confine play to the forwards, aJid Williams and Alban Davies were conspicuous for gooud play in the loose. The Scotch defence had no rest, Wales for a while being continually aggressive. Onoe Lloyd passed out smartly to Clem Lewis, who dropped for goal, but! failed. Will fielded and conceded a minor, The Scotchmen, by means of open play, got into dangerous proximity to the Welsh line, j &nd Hamilton fielding cleverly made a dean opening, iind had two men unmarked along- side, but pa-ssed poorly and the chance was lost. Wt-lca was penalised, end Wills placed for Hamilton to kick, but it was charged down by Tom Williams, who dribbled away, ana beat Wallace cleverly before orcee-kicking to Uzz-»11. The Wel8hmen HAD THE LINE AT THEIR MEROY, when Will and Stewart oame along at a. tremjendoua pqooe, and just dived on tbie ball in time to save a certain eoore. :E1ga.r Morgan gathered froia the line-out, amid passed out cleverly to Olem. Lewis, who ran triokily, and transferred to Hirst. The New- poort man got over the line. but W8ÁO reo oalled fcr a forward pem. The Welsih three- quasrtars became aggre%i-, and Wetter made a useful run, but Evans i* on too long before passing to iSavisa. Some effective dribbling weA now put in by the Scotch for- wards. Bancroft ea,ved a, wry hot rush, and then tb& ball was sent out wide to Will, who beat Daviea, but broke inwards instead of running straight, and was tacklied. Stewart made a clever run and handed off Hirst, but Bancroft, fortunately was able to eave. A nice bout of passing between*Lewie and Wet- ter and Evans took play to Wallace, who fleldel the ball an marked. Them was a stoppage owing to an injanry to Sutihetrk-nd, who had &NwrA-ntly injured hi5 foot., and THE SERVICES OF A DOOTOP had to be requisitioned, rme lDJuroci puwyerr was ahfe to resume, though his a-nkle was damaged. The Welsh forwmrdB were seen to advantage in a determined rn. which was only pulled up through a cmeart, effort on the port of Kama'ton. Wales booacrne extremely daaigesrwie, Tam Williaims rmelh- ing right through to within a vaa-d of the Scotch line. TVoro the next line-out tho ball oanne out to Clem Lefwdis, who put in a useful burøt., but tried to do too much oil his owm and was tackled a few 3mrds owb- side. A typical forward rush was pulled tup by 1. T. Davies and then slack play hv Wales enabled Scotland to secure a footing in Welsh territory, but the home forwards soon took up the running again and dribbled well to the half li ne. Soooie was new promin- ent for good kicking, and a smart follow-up by 1. T. DaN-iei cnuo&i Will to be tackled in poøeeesion and Waltwe came to the rescue onoo more. T. Williams was hurt in go- ing down to a Scotch rush and received a nasty cut on the head m tackling Hamilton. Williams wan very groggy when he relmmoo a ooupie of minutes 'atev. The flrfft free kick was given to Wales after thirty-five minutes' play, but Bancroft kicked too hH,:h and Walliace sent the ball into touch near the Welsh line. Then Uzzell dribbled away in brilliant style and play went half the length of the field. Wallace was badly bea.ten am it seamed, a certain roots for Wake wfoen Will agaan caane along at a tren. end mis si p eed gathered the ball, van round to the right amd kicked out of dangier. In subsequent plav F' was inp" jured aaid offside tactics on the part of tih A Scotch forwards caused tihwn to be penalised in an emy position. Hiirst was escorted off the field amid manry exprlssojofns of r-eig.ret from both sides of (,A,, blisiasts. The ball was nlaced for BANCROFT, WHO MADE NO MTfllTAKE and kicflced a fine goal, thms pitting Wales two point's f»(he«d nt the Interval. HALF-TIME SCORE: WALES—1 dropped goal 1 penalty goal (7 points). SCOTLAND-1 converted goal (5 points). THE SECOND HALF- A great cheer went up when Hirst resumed at the opening of the second half, and he was at once prominent with a kick that found touch near the Scotland 25. Frcn the line-out. tha.t ensued the Welsh forwards rushed play near the Scotland line, but Stewart drovo them jack to their own 25. The. Welsh pack again diribided down and Wallace saved by a line kick. WALES NOW PRESSED HOTLY, and Lloyd broke away, only to be tackled when near the line. A scrum was formed near the Scotland line. Lloyd failed to get the ball away cleanly to Lewis, and when the latter eventually got the pass he was too well marked to g-t through. The Scotch forwards dribbled away well, and I. T. Davies kicked to Scobie, who returned to half-way But stiil the Welsh presaed. and using their feet magnificently in the loose drove the Scotchmen back. Then came the finest bit of pressing in the game. Tho ball came out to Clem. Lewis, who set the third line in motion oapitally. and then Williams TRANSFERRED TO 1. T. DAVIES I who received, and using his ppofd dashed well into the extreme righi oorner -ith a typical Welsh try There was great en- thusiasm. Bancroft's kick failed, but Wales were now five point ahead. The Welshmen were now playing a win- ning game and a couple of minutes later an nttempt at pacing by the Scotch backs re- sulted in a kick beong charged down, and Wetter, picking np in great style, doubled inwards and beating three Scotch ens I GROUNDED BEHIND THE POSTS. i Bancroft made no mistake this time, thus putting his side ten points ahead. The en- suing play saw a great rally by Scotland and the Rev. Alb.in Daviss was penalised for offside work. Interchange kicking be- tween Wallace and J. T. Davies resulted in the Llanelly man's favour, and nlay went back to midfield. The Scotch fnree-quair- ters tried passing but the tackling of the WVlsh forwards was good xnd some ground was gained thereby. Clem. Lewis, pick- ing up in the open, found touch well in the Scotch half and the ball came out to Wetter whose pass 10 Hirst went astray. The Newport man recovered himself in great style, h(-,wever., And screw-kicked (,0 touch after J>eing ta-cfided. Lloyd was injured but soon resumed and the Welsh forwards, playing in magnificent style, gave the Scotchmen a hot time. Then Hamilton broke away well .-d being joined by Suth- eiland has efforts looked dangerous, when I T. Davies, who wae playing a great game, found touch splendidly. Clem Lewis, a minute later, was loudly applauded for a great tackle of Stewart. Sootland were now doing better, and were keeping the wearers of the scarlet jersey on the defensive during the last part of the second hali. Fine kicking between Wallace and Bancroft resulted in the Scotch player's favour, but a moment later BANCROFT PULLED UP A SCOTCH RUSH with n clever kick to halt-way. ine bootcn forwards were playing desperately at this stage, but their "backs could not break j through the defence. Tom Williams, getting a, way well, threw to I. T. Dayies, I whose re-pass was forward. Good play. by Wetter gained considerable ground for Wales, and a b<mt of passing by the Welfh backs resulted in Davies failing to take a poor pass from Evans. Evans marked in a good position, but Bancroft's kick was charged down, and play settled down at halfway. A grea.t rush by the Welsh forwards, headed by Uzzel, was brilliantly checked by Wallace, who found touch in his own 25 And again the \YelsIl forwards broke away with the ball at their feet, and Wallace just managed to fall upon it on the Scotch line. A kick by Hirst was charged down with the result that Sutherland failed to pick up the ball when he had only Bancroft to beat, Evans punted well to touch in enduing play, which was in midfield, and A !br-n J )aviea was applauded for a plucky mark. Ban- croft was great in touch-finding. Then came a brilliant incident that deserved score. Evans, receiving from Clem, Lewis, kicked over Willc's hefni, and I. T. Davies dashing up at great sr 3d fielded brilliantly and burst over the Ii r. As he threw him- self in the corner, h ..vever he unfortunately lost the ball, and a, certain score was lost. Scotland wera now defending for all they were worth, and suddenly Clem. Lewis re- ceiving in front of the Scotch posts dropped a fine goal amid loud cheers. The score now stood at 19 points to 5, aDd still Wales were not contort, for from a scrum on the Scotch line Lloyd put the ball away to Clem Lewis on the blind side, and Lewis transferred to Hirst, who DASHED OVER IN THE EXTREME LEFT CORNER .1 n_ with a great try, wrncn j>aiiurort con- verted with a magnificent kick. /Play in the final stages was confined to Scotch territory for the greater part, and the Sootch forwards mulled towards the end. FINAL SCOREi WALES-2 converted goals 2 dropped goals 1 penalty goal 1 try (24 points). SCOTLAND-1 converted goal (5 points).
NORTHAMPTON V. LLANELLY. j SCARLETS' JOURNEY TO THE MIDLANDS. HOMESTERS JUST PULL IT OFF. Llanelly made the journey to North- j j ampton with a weak tea.m, the absentees including the Rev. Alban Da.vies, 1. T. Davies and Arthur Howell. The latter is on the injured list, whilst the two first named were assisting Wales at Cardiff in the international ma.tch. The re-arrang- ed side for the game at Northampton was therefore ar fnllnvrfz LLANELLY.-Ba,ek, D. T. Williams; three-quarters, Harry Thomas, W. Watts, J. Owen Davios and D. Lewis; half-backs, Fowler and J. G. Lewis; for- wards, Rev. W. T. Havard, J. Thomas, war dPs, hillips, D. Hiddlestone, R. Evans, Syd W. J. Howells, Reos Davies and Harry IRAês. i?l&ed in windy weather at Northampton. Llane Tly kicked off before 2,000 rpectaton. Northampton were soon at the 12an-Uy 25, but with Stanton missing a pass Llanelly broke away and with qmck, short paseing took, the ball down to the home 25. Good kickiing relieved to midfield. A free kick enabled Northampton to attack, and the baR going away from the line-out led up to a try by Lindop. who scored after ten minutea' play. Humphrey failed. A good savo ny Cowl was the next feature. ALE-TIME SOORE: ] NOEiTHAMPTON—1 penalty goal 1 try (6 points. LLA NELL Y- Nil. FINAL SCOUT.; NOHTTt AMPTON-1 penalty ffoai, 1 try. LL.ANELLY.-l dropped goal-
——— O-P ———— SWANSEA II. V. YSTALYFERA. SMART VALLEY SIDE AT ST. HELEN'S. REFEREE SPEAKS TO PLAYERS AND CROWD. Swansea Second* had for them* opponents on Saturday Ystalyfera., am organisation which hiaei be-an doing exceptionally well this eeaison. Last. weak the Saconiis wwe defeated decisively by Ammanford, whilst Amnion ford could only draw with YisUly- fera on the occasion of their iaet visit. Nevertheless a good game wae expected. The team* fielded <lIS fallows:— SW ANSEA II.—.Full-back, Oaviae three-quartero, J. liopkins, A. Waters, J. Morris and D. L. Thomas; halves. J. Grif- fiths and Gordon; forwards, BiircheJl, G. Evans. H. Moultom, P. Bvams, A. Hvians, R. Randell. P.G.- Hanlerg and T. Da,vies. YSTALYFERA.—Full-bedk, D. W. Grif- j tithe; throe-quarters, T. Davies, E. Lang- don, A. LaJiedon, and H. Thomas; hailf-back*. G. Tjnmgdon and G. Thoamae: forwards, J. Eva as, D. Griffiths, T. Morgan, T. Hughes W. Laaig- don, D. J. Jones. T. Richairdfi, and L. Tliomfts. Ketenee, ivlr. W. Rauudeirs (A-eafth Abbey). | Ystalj'fera had the advantage of a strong wind, &nd immediately pres?-d. &nd week play by the homestoer' s let t h4, .T. Griffiths got the ball from the scium and set his becks in motion, but J. Morris kicked to touch. Following a nice bout of passing by the visiting backe. A. Langdon received and essayed a drop for goal, hut the kick went ix, e. From a. acrum near the home 25 Moulton got, away nicely, but he stumbled and was ta-ckled. The Second.. succeeded in getting down the field, hut Griffiths sent them back with a kiok, and J. Morris getting possession ran well and transferred to Walters, who threw the ball away instead of transferring to D. J,. Thomas. This fine chance wont astray. The home backs oII.gam got in motion, and all handled, but J. Hopkins stepped into touch a yard from the line. The visitors agviii n got, on th. attack and heeled from a scrum whidi. sft their Rbck.- goring, hut, Moulton intenoepted bea-titifullv at)od L;,p),iled tlie movememt. H. Thomas. tihe visiting oent.iie, made a mai-fe a,nd had tlve ball placed, but the resulting kioik went wide. HALF-TIME SCORE SWANSEA Tl.-Nil. YSTALYFERA. -Nil. FINAL SCORE: SWANSEA. II.-Nil. YSTALYFERA—ifii
I SWANS' WALK-OVER. i !TREHARRIS' DISORGAN- i TSED SIDE. I PREVIOUS RESULTS. Southern League— March 22-(aw-ay)-Swam, 3; Treliarria, 1. April 30-(home)-Swans, 1; Treharris, 0. Dec. 27, 1913-(awa,y)-Sweria, 4; Tre- harris. 0. Welsh Leagúe- Nov. 4, 1912—(laway)—Swans, 2; Trehar- ris, 4. Feb. 22—(away)—Swans, 2; Tpeharris, 2. Nov. 20, 1913-(hOme)-8wa.ns, 5; Tre- harria, 0. (By 11 Alax.") The Swans' aspirations in the Southern League c-ompatitions have been somewhat lost sight of amid the thrills and excitement of the English Cup competition. Treharris' visit to the Vetch. Field 7 recalled the fact that thf; homesters are still out to ob- tain promotion. They still have a chance, but to obtain success they will have to win practically all the remaining games. This month they have the opportunity of securing at least t-en points, and thus materially im- prove their poaitiooi in the table. Treharris did not send down a particularly strong side to-day, and it was hoped that the Swans would pile up a big score. They have not given as mucn attention to the goal average as they should have. This is a very import- ant matter, and it will most probably decide the promotion problem at the end of the season. The Swans should go "all out" against every team, because mot only is it important to build xiv, a strong goal average, but also to maintain the interest. Unless the Swans make all their games attractive I am afraid t-ue rest of their programme, with the exception of the Welsh Oup semi- final and the English teams' visits, will hardly draw big crowds. We have become accustomed to such a high standard of foot- ball in the English Cup gRmM that tho sub- sequent encounters with the Welsh Second Division clubs will afford a very unfavour- able comparison. The Swans have never shown their best form up against a "soft thing"; the stronger the opposition the bet- ter they play. To-day the Swans' directors experimemted with the intermediate line, Jack Williams being included instead of Duffy at right-half. Williams was signed on as all inside forward, but he has shown his best form at half-beck in the Welsh League games. The teams were: — SWANSEA TOWN .-OoaJ, Fisher; backs, Allman and Cleverley; halves, J. Williams, Bassett, and Cubberley forwards, Mayo, Coleman, Ball, Anderson, and Greer. TREHARRIS.—Goal, W. Davies; ba.ck T. Williams; half-backs, Downer and Pike • forwards, Evans, H. Williams, I Summer, Owen and L. Williams. Referee Mr:. Farrarkt (Bi-istol). There was an eleventh-liour change in I the Swa-nsea team. Weir standing down in consequence of a slight. injury, Ball taking his place at centre forward, whilst Anderson took the vacant inside-left I position. The visitors were not at full strength, and were without the services of Dem- mery, their crack goalie, and two of their usual forwards, E. T. Davies assisting at the amateur international match at Plymouth, and Partridge standing down. The visitum came down with only nine men and fielded without Morgan, their right back, and Jarvis their centre half. Cub- belley cnpbined the homesters in the ab- sence of Nicholas and Duffy. The Swans won the toes and played with the breeze, their being 5,000 presnt when Summers kicked off. BASSETT WAS INJURED A SECOND I AFTER the start of the game. Trehaa-ms, with nine mm, were, of course, irnmediatel-y placed on th' defensive, the homesters pressing through a clever movement on the loft. The homesters got a free kick just outside the area, and Bafrsett, who had now resumed, taking the kick, BOOKED THE FIRST GOAL I lth a hard drive which Davies, the goaue, I failed to hold. Play was pretty, and onoe when Greer centred superbly Da vice brought off a fine save from a neat header by Ball. The visitors were playing the one-back game and Mayo, after breaking through skilfully, centred, but Ball, who received, was ruled offside. The homesters could hardly take the game setraoualy in view of the handicap of the visitors, and Cleverley amused the apoctators by taking the leather through on his own and letting loose a mighty punt for the net. which went wide. The home for- wards and halves, after M)m first. class oon- l1,n'" With the Treharris defence, enabled I COLEMAN TO SCORE tj-L -J. -U.f. the second goal wit-n a "uu.< The next movement sa w BaD being puilea up for offside with an open goal in front of him and a moment later Anderson had similar luck. At this stage there was abso- lutely no Life about the play. Once a bunch of Swains got in each other's way in the Tre- harris goalmouth, whilst the goalie was re- clining at full length on the turf, but to t-be frenertJ amusement Anderson sent the ball over the bax when he could have blown, it in. Then AUman thought he had bet- ter open a scoring account-, but he went ten yards further out than Cleverley. The visi- tors did nothing but defend untal The Swana gave Biway a soft corner, which was eafflly dee-red. A minute later CUBBERLEY DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF i by scoring his fint goal of the reason WITN a Jong rJ? fa6t ground shot- Cuoberiey, h??-ing t?ed blood, wanted ?-.? and he nearly got 1ms ?oond g? with a gre?at d ahot which the goalie only <aved by conceding a oorner The best goal up to date came from Greer who, alter dribbling fhrcugh splendidlv, scored with a lightnmg R which w? taken on tne run. B.?t at this -t?? ??t. off to have h.? knee at- Xnd? t,(,, and ?ith the t<? more equal Treharris m.dc in incur?n into the home quarters, but they were repelled by Clever- lev a.nd Allman. There must have been a general con- piracy to Drevent Ball from SC01'j, for .TL.ugh they gave tbe leather to hIm fre- q?ntly, ?mething ?way? turned up to prevent t?e ball going in? the net. M.yo ?e?d f"rn chrome ?ta?ation, and when he did get the ball he had the hardest of luck in not dropping it into the net. Treharris had their nine men const^ antly packed into the ?1-mouth but Rasseti. Jfter he ret?n?d to the field of play, scored ? fit fth ?oal with a neat m?t-time eNcrt. BLe t? w, out for blood for with his next- at?mpt he was !noceMfu only in b?S ing th? referee m the small of the back B? thi time the game had ??oen crated into .— —,?? .-?.?— I S' HOOTING FKA( I H r YIIK IHE SWANS, «nd noor F?h?r, their goalie, was sitting ?._i,??v by th. ,.dc of Th? sixth goal came when Greer centred. Cole- man heading in. HALF-TV ME goals. v, W AN, ,?-, -WN TREHARRIS—Nil. I Tb« second cs-If started in me eame way M the fil-St. It was lifeleea football entirely, anfl devoid of thrills. The crowd appealed to the Rwanp, to augment tbeir scotp, end after a Ions: attack Billie Ball had hard l1nê m headtnsr over from a centre by (Jrear. Thoneh the homestors were doing all the pressing, the shootingr wa", poor. Treharris were now putting ro quite ,i commendable defence, and Rail and Anderson were olop.?]y marked. Try 80! the,, would, they omld not ast an inch of sooringr rr-oni. Onoe. after heating tha whole team, Ball experi* need very ha.rd lines, the leather turning awkwardly after he had ehot straight. WiUta-m-s the Treharris back. Icid out througrh getting1 in the way of a centre hy Greer, and thera war some 'He ws M M?. however, to r?eu?T?. end in th" R?cc?'ed- ?? p?aY ReH again failed to ?nd t? net. "?'i.n?Kh he had ponetra-te<j the defend?. d?TRiT) a<'t??Hy ?ett?d. hut was r?pr! off. mdp ?"? it TcOked 'f it would be P <f?aJ- Iwo half. The pity of it all was that somebody did 11 It, go up and play ha'penny nap with Fisher. He bad absolutely nothing to do to-day. After a very long and incffeotive attack Colemaji did ,he "hat trick" by scoring the Swans seventh goal. Sight on the call of time Ball headed in tb1 eighth goal for the homesters. FINAL SCORE: SWANSEA TOWN—8 goals. TREfiARRJS—Nil.
UNDER BOTH CODES AT SWANSEA. RUGBY AND "SOCCER" UNDER DIFFICULTIES. Boisterous weather prevailed on Saturday morning when the Swansea schoolboys played off their third round of Soocar matches at Victoria Park. Most of the schools turned out their strongest- sidee, with the exception of Dyfatty, who were two players short. The Welsh trial match at Penarth having been postponed for a week. enabled Municipal Secondary to send all their players down. Referee-Mr. H. Perry. MTTCTCCrPAIi SECONDABY V. HAFOD FINAL SCORE: MUNTOTPAL SECONDARY.—16 points. RAFOD.-Nil. Rutland-street boys started against the wind, but the ball was carried into touch. From the throw-out Municipal Secondary got to the goalmouth and forced a corner, from which, after a scramble in front of goal, Mclnerny scored for Municipal Secondary. A moment later the same player sent in fast shot which again beat the Rutland- street goalie. Roes, left-half for the Rufe- landers, was temporarily hurt, but soon re- sumed. Municipal Secondary were oon- stantly pressing when C. Jones, centre half, sent in a long low shot which the goalie failed to touch. Before the interval Stone- houee added the fourth goal for Municipal I Secondary. With the assistance of the wind it was expected that the Rutland-street boys wou!d buck up but they were completely outplayed in every department. Stonehouse scored from an easy position and a moment later added another. Mclnerny, receivung from I Young, clean beat tfhe goalie again. Rowe I immediately afterwards added the eighth goal. The Em-landers struggled hard and I got well down the field but West cleared magnificently and Stonehouse scored again- I' Before the end Rov.e. centie forward for Mnnicma-1 Secondary, added two more goals. Referee—Mr. C. Mevrick (St. Helen's). FINAL SCORE: MUNICIPAL SECONDARY—11 goals. RUTLAND-STREET—N1!. Shefford kicked off for Brynmill, v. ho had the advantage of the "Tjnd The Brynmill forwards, by pretty combination, got to a favourable position but Syk-as' shot- went 1 wide. Sketty next pressed and a tine at- tempt by their outside right, Lockett, went a little too wide. Merle; the Sketty back, next saved a certain score by racing across. The Brynmill backs, by huge kicking. as listed by the wtind, again get into danger- ous quarters, but Morley sent into to'.cb. George, outside left for brynt-nitl. next got popaessior, but, was pulled up for being off- side. On tihe reaitart Sketty at once fe-c-ed a corner, but Yates cleared majgn 1 ficently• Bket/tv a,gain pressed, and Japp centred well, but Orrin was in his place and saved for Brvtimi'll. He s-rnt to George, "v^ho cen- tred to Shefford, and the Bryaimdifl centra forw-d, xmkisig no mdstakie thti.? titme, scored for Brj^mmill. Sketty now took re- venige and Humphries immediately equali_ sed with a good shot. S-kett-v next forced a corner, but Yattes kicked well out of danger. Referee, 1;r. C. Poole (BrynmilS). St. Helen's attacked and kept, up the one- suire, thiajiks to Haannltcn, who nv.ss.^i by in-chft. Dyfatty then became ftu.ptrem^. j but Brnr:man ckail"e.d. Reeves, omtne-frxr- wa,rd for Dyfatty, next sot possession of the ball and eBiob oiveir tlie baa*. D'vfatty pressed, but Weetbury and Hamiltom were sound at defezicfj Siundv. oot-a ine^l nos- s^ssion firom tihe k.ick out and gent in a fp-f-i' sihot whiVb pro^ied too good for the Sit, Helen's goalie. A good, combined !by St. Helen's nearly rp&ulted in n gioal, but Goidfbear missed badly. Dyfatty next scored from a pena-lfcv. On reeaiimiine;. St. He tan's wep" root to be denied. and a few mi mites l«<ter, <l.tt.f' a fine diwlay by BUT man and PaT<keir of Dy- fatty, Hanson, for St. Helen's, scored t'heir fllrt. goal No futthor score mniked. Weather Only Permits of Two Games. Owing to the wretched weather cond, only frtro Rugby school matches were played to a finish on Saturday morning at the Re- creation Ground, and those were only frkndli-es. rporrec-e-road had the asset of a strong wind behind them, an,t directly after the kick-off got on the aggre^&ivo. It wo-s noticed that Noel Reed. the Roadite?' Jnter- town wil1 was playinjr ru. the full- back position for Terrace-road. The National lads pressed for a good while, but Reed was always there, and quickly repulsed them. In the second half Noel Rcedt receiv- ing: from Phillips, ran strongly, and scored in the oorner. The kick for gr4LI failed. After a nioa burst. E. Phillip-9, of Twrace-roed. ran well, and scored the Road's second try. Try as they would, the National boys not score, but stilj pressed the Roadit.ec. From a scrum in front of Terrace-road's pest.* the latter were penalieod, and Gronow taking the hick, drcr-?" n fine goal. Shortly The latter team did not all turn up, so e side was irot together compose^ of St. '.J- eph's and Hafod hoys, and a ffood frame 1""1- S!11c(1. Municipal g-,r,-rrdary -soon got away, and Tudor Davlc-^ madle a nice run elongtne toueh-line. 'Tafod, howerer, rnehed mfl'teria, and here Ohi«let,t, conspicwoais for R"^onclary boys for good worV. Uoyd .Tones hi" weight to advantage and made nip, Tn the end an interesting: game ended in favour of Municipal Secondary by 16 points. THE COMING INTERNATIONAL. Teams for the Penarth Trial Match. Immediately after the monning's matches the Committee of the Swansea Schools" Soc- cer League met to discuss the. forthcoming International match with Wales on the 7th March at the Vetch Field, Swansea. The Welsh Trial match will be played at Ponarth next Saturday afternoon, when the fullowing boys will take part: — NORTH TEAM.—Goal, Worthing (Ebbw Yale); backs, Burr (Tredegar) and Coombes (Ehhw Vale); halves, Harris (Rhymney), Fitzgerald (Merthvr), and Thomas (Ebbw Vale); forwards, Williams, Morgan. Sulli- van (Merthyr), Bishop (Tredegar), and Hughes (Merthyr). SOUTH TEAM.—Goel, Belmont. (Car- diff) backs, Evans (Penarth) and Brooker (Cardiff) halves. Creek (Barry), Ireland (Cardiff), and West (Swansea); forwards, Stephenson (Barry), Stonehouse (Swansea), Barrett (Penarth), Moms (Barry) (captain), and Young (Penarth). Mr. Amos, 01 Carom, win reieree. The English team will be drawn from towns between Sunderland aa-ii West Ham, and Grimsby to Barrow. The Ensiish Schools' Football Association is the mother of the Scottish and Welsh As- sociations, and itself was brought out in the Principality. Mr. T. Thomas, of Llan- 1 wrrt, himself an old Swansea boy, is tho J secretary of the English League. He will arrive with the boys on Friday evening, I March 6, and on the following morning both teams will be token for a dri-ve to the Mum- bles and hack, and shown the various places: cf interest en route. In the evening i they wm bo entertained at one of the picture balls. I The team to represent Wales will be picked immediately after the triaJ match next b<?ujda.y. j
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— jJiwitii ti L -UJ 'ihe local committee h&ve decided to ret serve and number a portion of the gr-4 stand at two shillings a seat. Boys will mot be admitted to the stand at half-prioe. The Welsh Schools' League are presenting a shield for a knock-out competition be. tween the towns affiliated to the Union. Swansea, owing to joining so late in the seso son, a,re not eligible this year. "THE BEE." BRYNMILL V. SKETTY. FINAL SCORE: BRYNMILL—1 goal. SKETTY -1 goal. ST. HELEN'S V. DYFATTY. FINAL SCORE: DYFATTY—2 goals. ST. HELEN'S—1 goal. "THE BEE. RUGBY MATCHES. NATIONAL V. TERRAOT-BOiD. FINAL SCORE: TERRAOr,ROAD-2 tries. NATIONAL-1 penalty goal. MATCHES GIVEN UP. The games between Dyfatty and St. B:el.e.n't and Brynhyfryd and M&nselton were already in ^rosra when it waa thought advisable to discontinue owirur in thA wrptched wea- ther. "RAMBLER."
AMMANFORD Y. DANYGRAIG, Danygrai? kicked off, and W. Poole be oe n- ."uispicuous. G. Sees scored lor A.m. manford from a melee after ten minute-if play. after whioh Danypraig: became appres sive. A fine movement by Ammanford tooh play from half-way to the line, where Ik* Jone« was brought down. HALF-TIME SCORE: AMMANFORD.—1 try. DANYGF AIG.-Nit FINAL SCORE: AMMANFORD—1 try. D*NYCTLMO -Nil. B. Jenkins, Danygraig, and D. Evans, of Ammanford, were ordered off the field for alleged fighting. ————— —————.
YSTALYFERA V. GORSEINOW. xi Cup match between Ystalyfera, and (jer, seinon, played at laansamlet, resulted ia a win for the Jatter by a try, whioh was aooretf by T. Williame. FUTAL SOORE: GORSEINON.—1 try. YSTALYFERA.-Nil.
COUNTY CRICKET REFORMS. LORD HAWIiE'S ADVICE. <r-<r ixkto rnwltfi, who prawded at the annum meeting of the Y,(-ulwbi,)e Gricket Club, re ferred in the coiurse ot his speech to the qiiestaoai of Saturday starts. "I notice," his lordship aa.id, "that in the programme for next season nearly forty matches aire down to commence on other dajw than Monday and Thursday. What this means to a county Jáke Y<wkahire in the arr?T?ng of fixt/.ires cannot very w?H be conceived. It is very certain that the Ad- vscxry Board, who are shortly to consider this question, will called upon to m&ujuQ it compulsory for definite days to be ad"- ranged. Whatever system is in vogme, it miiet be general, because it is almost a. matter of impossibility, with large pro- grammes like the big counties have, to fit 111 their matdbes. There certainly seeme to be a feeding in favour of Saturday and Wednesday starts, and I am confident, should the Advisory Boaa-d in its judgment diaoide unon this alteration, tliat we in York- ebiiie will readily agree to thai, and make the best of the system, although, rightly or wrongly, we have hitherto been opposed to it. CHANGE rN CIRCUMSTANCES. Qirouimatajices Jy¡:v cthaaged of kubs. What with the Shops Aot, aaid people be. iiig closer coon fined to their various callings, there does not appeM to be quite the ledarame time as of yore, aipart. of course, from the geneira l holidays. Thecrefbne there saema to be fforoe jtwtificartion for the proposed change. "With regiaird to Yoifehire, I do not think SaMLrday xUwts wiU d?at?n?b locaJ omokJet. If we play fmatem home natches it would only be possible to get seven 1It- \11rtdajy otoorto. nie other marches wtjin ld have to commence on WednewdAye, which is another half-cloeinig day in most of the big cities. Tha.t woula mean, say, two motchee on a Sfutuxday out of fonir in Slieffield, on6 or two in Leeds and Bradford, and ao Ott. Thjerefore, being spread abouit in this man- ner. Saturday starts would have very little effect, if any, on local orick, while they would certainly afford facilities for the working classes to see a better c-laes 01 oiicikeb."
Receiving orders in banJcroprtey haw. been made in respect of the following;—Nicolas Treloar, redding and carrying on bnsdneae at 86, Neath-rood, S^vsmssa, newsagent and hairdresser. Thomas L. Williams, Bridge- teiiTOce, Llan«aanlet, lately carrying on busi- ness at Halfway Hr*uae, Neath-road, LLan- owytlet. grocer. Samuel of Gron- road, Gwaunoaeg\u*wen. lately oarrying on basin ees at, Djuewr Stores, Pontardawe, grooe,s aesistant, formerly grooer. Thomas 3>ev ;41d, of Clover Hin. Lampeter Velfrey, Pem-ja-oke, and the Old Saw-mi lis, TNI. vauigban Cyffig, Commrlbenshire, carpenter and builder erd farmer. David TJ. Evans, 68, Stepney strert, Llanelly. p.Y1d carryinf on business at 85, Commercial -street, Ser f&enydd, antftrtur.