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SWANSEA II. V. CARDIFF II.

I "A CLEAN SHEET."

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i ! "PREVENTION AND GUIDANCE.…

GILBERTSON'S MEN. I ----

TO TRY AND SETTLE.I

THE BANTAM TITLE.

MASHING THE KAISER'S DAUGHTER.

SEVEN CHILDREN FATHER. LESS.

ALL WHITES LOSE.

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ALL WHITES LOSE. BUT EVERYTHING AGAINST THEM. Taffsiders' Lucky Win VISITORS CONTINU- OUSLY ATTACKING. SOME PREVIOUS 1JESITLTS. I October 20, 1906.—Swansea, 2 coaweroea I goals, 1 penalty goal, 1 trv Cardiff; nil. March 23, 1907.-Cardiff, 1 try; Swansea, nil. October 19, 1907.-Caidiff, 1 dropped goal; Swansea, nil. November 23. 1907.—Cardiff, 1 dropped goal, 1 try; Swansea. 1 converted goal. February 22, 1908.—•Swansea, 1 goal, 1 try; Cardiff, 1 try. March 1. 1908.—Swansea, 2 converted goa3s; Cardiff, 1 dropped goal. MarcCh ar1d, iff, I d_lop FZdiff, I -?l-Udgal; October 17, 1908.—Cardiff, 1 converted goal; Swan&ea, 1 try. November 21. 1908.-—Swansea, 1 dropped goal, 4 tries; Cardiff, 1 dropped goal. October 16, 1909.—Swansea, nil; Cardiff, nil. March 19, 1910.-S-ansoa, 1 converted goal, 2 tries; Cardiff, nil. October 16, 1910.—Cardiff, 1 goal, 1 try; Swansea, 1 try. October 14, 1911.—Cardiff, 2 converted goals, 1 try; Swansea, 2 penalty goals. November 18, 1911.-Swansea, nil; Cardiff, nil. February 17, 1912. Swansea, nil; Cardiff, nil. March 30, 1912.—Swansea, 1 dropped goal, 2 tries; Cardiff, 1 penalty goal. ) October 12. 1912.-Swansea, 1 penalty goal; Cardiff, nil. j November 9, 1912.—Swansea, 1 penalty goal, 1 try Cardiff, nil. February 15, 1913.—Swansea, 1 try; Cardiff, nil. March 29, 1915.—CardiS, 1 dropped goal; Swansea, 1 try. October 25, 1913.-SwaDsea, nil: Cardiff, nil. November 22, 1913.-Swansea, 1 converted goal, 1 penalty goal; Cardiff, nil. THE THIRD MEETING. IV, hen the Cardiff team last visited Swan- Bea the home side was all at sixes and sevens, and the committee were in the midst of experiments they were compelled to make in the effort to improve the team. The side to-day was constituted much differ- ently from that which opposed the Taff- siders on the last occasion. George Hay- ward, who kicked a penalty goal in the last Cardiff match, and "Tit" Davies, who played at half, have both joined the North- ern Union, and it is worthy of note that ody three of the seven Swansea backs who operated to-day were included in the side which defeated the Cardiffians by eigilt points to nil last November. Apparently the Swansea committee have got over the experimental stage, and the All Whites, judging by their recent displays, have settled down to capital football. Their last two games have been very exhilarating and encouraging to their friends. Swansea gen- erally have to field a weak side against Car- diff, but were more fortunate to-day. Al- though without D. J. Thomas, the skipper, and Owen Jenkins, they were able to place in, the field a strong side, and confidently hoped to ADD ANOTHER VICTORY I at the expense of the Cardiff men. The com- position of the home fifteen was uncertain up till the last moment. Early in the week the Cardiff committer chose twenty men, from whom they made the final .dection( just before the match. It. was nnfortunate ioktri> wc have experienced such a lot of wet, weather lately, for the All Whites wexe con- siderably handicapped thereby, as it was expected their fast and clever backs would have the pull over the Cardiff rear men. The All Whites made no secret of their de- sire to make play as open and interesting as possible, hut the climatic conditions were all against such a plan of campaign. The teams were as f ol", ow s SW AN SEA.—Full-back, D. Williams; three-quarters, Bryn Lewis, Alf Thomas, How el Lewi^, and Tom Williams halves, J. Rapsey anclH. Beynon; forwards, Edganr Morgan, T. Parker, T. Morgan, Phil Evans, B. H^llingdale. A. Huxtable. H. Moulton, and George Evans. CARDIFF.—Full-back, R. F. Williams; three-quarters. Birch, Tudor Williams, Glyn 'Williams, and W. P. Thomas; halves, H. McLean and Clem Lewis; forwards, W. J. oenkins, A. Baker, A. Lewis, D. Call an, J. G. Michael. M. Griffiths, W. H. Thomas, and W. S. Goff. Referee. Mr. Ben Lewis. Pontypridd. At the last moment Bancroft cried off and has plél(, was taken by Dai Williams at back, whilst Tom \viUiams played in the centre and George Evans came into the pack. Birch played in the Cardiff third line in place of Tom Evans. Bain was falling in torrents when the teams fielded before abcut d.000 spectators, and the ground was in a wretched condition. Jenkins kicked off, and the. players at etnee found it very difficult to 1 keep their feet., as it was evident that the turf was almost unplayable and that open piay would he out of the question. Swansea igot the ball after the Cardiff backs had mulled from the first scrum, but it was too difficult to handle. A rush by the Whites took play over the halfway En. thanks to Alf Thomas. McLean was penalised for offside play, end Birch found touch with his reply "'ell into the Swansea, territory, where Baker ChatlóHj down a kick by Beynon, and Howel Lewis only just turned the ball into touch a few yards from the Swansea, line. A SOFT SCORE CAME TO CAJtmrr .Ll ? ?.. -I- -,1 1 T-nioligh rhrcn following up smaruiy I charging down a kick by Dai Williams, l after five minutes' play. Birch took the kick for goal, but it struck the posts and Rebounded into the field of play. This "re roused the All Whites, and Beynon I 0101-it out to Alf. Thomas, who ran grandly ?d put Howel Lewis in possession. The 61.?anse,t wing ra.n nicely and cross-kick- '?? and Michael only pulled up the suc- ^-eding rush by the Swan sea. forwards a ew yards from the Cardiff line, where was penalised for not playing the ball. Jp* Moulton took the kick, but he had 1:0 place the ball in a pool of mud, and could not raise it. Swansea kPt up the pressure, and W. P. Thomas Jnjsfielded near his own line, and nearly let in Rapsey. A moment later Beynon Nvas fed and tried to wriggle over the hne, but lost the ball when he was cross- es- Then the visiting forwards dribbled I ver the line, and Tom Williams w" de- ??a'tely fouled when he was in the act a falling on the ball, but the referee did ot notice this incident. Then Tom Wil- lia,ins ae?t out to Bryn Lewis, who was ?y Just held ud near the line. SWANSEA KEPT UP THE PRESSURE ??d Alf. Thomas kicked 8croS8, bu? I tim"6^ Lewis couldn't get to the ball in l (úwe, .a.nd it rolled int-o touch to the Car- liyl, Bryn Lewis mad? another rtr burst, but the defence proved too j &, Th players weM pIastred with mud, b. ?? ??? still !?!hng h<?vily, the play hoin? ?t and k?pn. but confined chieny f ardtt. Nearly all the play was fci)eht out close to th? C&rdin Hnc. B. ij ln^daie had ? -Ptire with an injury 1"9. did good work on the Xf? i? ? Cardiff, and once saved nicely &ft ? "?V" Ije?ds had cross-kicked. ?. t and t- ,ILLIAMS FIELDED CLEVERLY ll'st  down to Bobbie Wuhams. who lost ??- ?'? got loose, and Ca.rdiK ?.?el? to save a score. The Whites ?Ml a ? ? ??? ? score. The Whites ti'majj???? ? ??? kick?. and wer con- »*t their l^^ing, ?"? ?? ?'?s of mud up- liams irnternPts combination. Dai Wil- tb,?ir a4em pts,at combin--f,ioi?.. Dai W-?l- &-r! ? i"Pt'llvd -.be I)rogi,e,-qeed. "i?ll Ile ?P?''?'-? ?M' -,),,illijig up fc)rw,ai,dI'UL,H  findmg t?uch c1>twerly.1 tfie' fla e 1 I -1?r"l \° k^e the 6eM to have an L V 8 kg ?teoded ? H?iM?a?? and Alf. Thomas headed a fine Swansea rush, and then the All Whites dribbled right to the line, where Beynou made a good but unsuccessful effort to score. Play was of a very scrambling character, and the antics of the players floundering about in the mud caused much amusement. Itapsey got the ball from a scrum, and shot for goal, the ball faliiug under the bar. Cardiff relieved the pressure by forward piay. Tudor Wil- liams was very prominent, and changed the venue with a good kick, but useful work by Dai Williams and Moulton soor set play back to the home 25. A free kick to Car- diff did not relieve the pressure, for Dai Williams found touch splendidly, and twice pulled up the Cardiff men v-hen they looked dangerous. After effective footwork Clem- Lewis improved the home position, and the interval then came. I HALF-TIME SCORE I CARDIFF.—1 try. I SWANSEA.—Nil. Play was restarted with practically no interval, and the Whites put in a rush which carried piay to the Cardiff twenty- five. The Blue and Blacks defended gamely, but man after man failed to pull up the Swansea rush, and Beynon charged down a kick by Bobbie Williams, but Birch relived, and dribbled away cleverly. The home forwards took up the running, and Birch was again very active. He rushed play almost to the Swansea line, where Dai Williams saved cleverly, though surrounded by a bunch of Cardiff men. The rain had now stop- ped, and the Cardiff forwards played a. tremendous game, and were more at home in the mud than the Swansea men. They made some hot attacks upon the Swansea line, and it needed all Swan- sea's best defence to clear. Thanks to fine work by D.J Williams, who played a great game, and Alf. Thomas, Swansea gradually got the upper hand, but HAD A LOT OF BAD LUCK. Home of the players had to get a loan of the referee's handkerchief to wipe the mud out of their eyes. Once the All Whites made a commendable effort at passing, and Alf Thomas did good work before punting. In the raoe for poa- session Bcbby Williams just managed to fly- kick to touch over his own line. Dai Wil- liams executed some clever kicking and pat the Whites in a good position. Hollingdalo was just puiied up when near the Cardiff line, and then Howel Lewis was pushed into touch in jumping for the ball in a melee. Swansea were still three points behind, and there was only a quarter of an hour left to play. The Whites did nearly all the press- ing and kept Cardiff defending nearly all tho time. Phil EVans and Beynon both hurt their legs, and the former had to go off the field. Swansea had a nice chance when Bey- non sent, out to Alf Thomas, who passed to j Bryn Lewis, Mid the visiting wing ran nicely, but was held up in the nick of time, and Cardiff saved the position. Rain was falling heavily again, and the game both for the players and spectators I was as unpleasant as it oonild be. Dai Wil- liams saved the Swansea line time after time by clever defence. Phil Evans returned again, and Swansea pressed severely. It was almost impossible to distinguish most of the Cardiff or Swansea men, for their 1 icrseys were PLASTERED WITH MUD. Cardiff made a great rush after Bryn Lewis had failed with a shot at goal, and clever j dribbling by the Cardiff forwards took play tor- whole of the length of the field, and Tom WilJiams fell on the ball over the line when the rest of the defenders were beaten and saved a certain try. The Whites did not look like winning, and Cardiff took care to keep up their lead. Many of the players in the kick and rush game received injuries. Time was at last called, -he score being t FINAL SCORE: CARDIFF—1 try. SWANSEA—Nil.

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