CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2. goal. which only just missed the mark. The collapse of the Irish team. was simply sensa- tional, and whenever the ball was fairly out In the open, it looked any odds on Wales scaring. Johnny Williams, after receiving from Gabe, made a gallant effort to croes, but "was pushed too close to the touch-line, and his re-pass went wrong. The next incident Was the penalizi-ag of David for obstructing AlacLear when that player was dribbling tawards the centre. For some infringement which could not 'be detected from the press- box, another penalty wae given to Ireland. and, Jack Brown, failing to hold the ball, a serum was ordered in no man's land. The Welshmen slackened down obviously, and were evidently quite content with their lead. Play was in neutral ground when the referee blew his whistle for final suspension of hos- tilities, and Wales had won a fine, attractive game full of triking, exhilarating incidents. Final score. G. T. P'ts. WADES 4 4 29 1 IRELAND 0 0 0 I "Forward's" Conlments I In the hour of such a great triumph ones first impulsa is to be generous, and while rejoicing with a full heart over one of the most sensational victories in the history of international Rugby, it is with a feeling of j pride, tempered by compassion, that one sits down to comment upon such a game. During the past ten years Wales has achieved a reputation in the world of Rugby football which is the envy, not only of the three sister nations in the homeland, but also of every country across the seas wb ro a Rugby ball has become an integral of that country's sport. Her reputation has been won through sheer, dogged determination on the one hand, and the cultivation of science on the other in the playing of a game which more truly represents the genius of the British race than any other form of sport. In the early days of Rugby in Wales it was not an uncommon experience to be beaten- and beaten badly-by England and Scotland, but from the very beginning there has been a delightful evenness in the co-relative strength and prowess of Ireland and Wales on the Rugby field. Looking at the records, one finds that Wales has a credit balance of five victories in the aggregate, including the victory, but that disparity in actual results of matches is not correctly representative of that even- ness to which I have referred. I There is always a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety in the Welsh camp when Ire- land has to be met, and prior to the begin- ning of hostilities to-day that was the predominant feeling everywhere. Even those o-ptimists who set aside their judgment and voluntarily allowed the wish to be father to the thought never dreamed for a moment of 29 points to nil, and to have predicted such a. result in the presence of any company of Iiiberniams would have been tantamount to "amother injustice to I Ireland." But the beating, decisive as it was, cannot be clcussed as that category, for there was not one single point out of the twenty-nine that was mot deserved. I have already spoken of the many bril- liant achievements which have gained for the Principality an abiding reputation in Rugby football; but, reviewing calmJy and deliberately every one of them separately a/nd collectively, I shall not be tre.spaasing on the ground of exaggeration in saying that Wales never rose to a higher pinnacle than she did to-day. "Everything attempted" waa "everything done," and there was scarcely a movement which developed itself beyond the embryonic etage which did not end in a score for Wales. Such was the consummate skill blended with keenness and cleverness in attack on the part of the weavers of the red that the defence of the Irishmen was made to appear the very essence of feeble- ness. Their weakness was more apparent than real, but for all that it will probably be taken by those Swansea men who were euch patriote as to desire the defeat of their country as an explanation of the overwhelm- ing supremacy of Wales. One does not like to be unduly unkind, but surely this victory ought to teach those Westerners who were in the sulks a. very salutary lesson. If one might be allowed to vary an old Welsh axiom, I would emphasise to them the truth of tha-t axiom in paraphrased form, "Trech Gwlad ua thref." One well-known critic who waa asked his opinion at the close of the game was merci- lessly cruel in his irony when he said, "The Swansea contingent played splendidly," a.nd the fact that that critic came from Lanca- RhJre with no biased prec:Lileoti5 of any ki-nd. and ￼ ￼ 18 elOq-UeDt proof of the light in w<ili 8wa.s ￼ vi? outSIde the ?—— pa1ity. ??ha.ve dwelt long enough on ? ^fort,u- nate?nd painful topic, but only with te one honest object in view of rendenng It impossible for any club or section of tn lot ball fraternity of Wales to emulate a bad example. To the victors the spoils. And in the dis- tribution of those spoils one could not pos- sibly be too careful in sharing them fairly and equitably between the different sections of the triumphant Cymric combination. There was not a man in the whole team who did not add to or enhance his reputa- tion by his sterling work on this memorable occasion. jjot me begin with the forwards. Not for mainy year&-i-f. indeed, -e-ver-h,- I seen a pack of Irish forwards so thoroughly ana completely beaten in every phase of forward. play as that pack which sported the sham- rock to-day. The Welsh forwards were simply magnificent. In the scrums they played with restraint and disciplined strategy, which pnTnm an djftri. the unstinted admira-tion of everybody, while in the loose they were as aery, a.nd, indeed, more impetuous than •Jie Irish forwards themselves, but they wzre lever wild or raeh on a single occasion and never once lost control of the ball. They knew exactly when to heel and when to wheel, and as a result of their superb Judgment in these two directions we have ■ ^directly amd directly this astounding aggregate of Z9 pointa. No inducement would tempt, me to men- tion one of them more than another, but I may be permitted to say that in the exercise of his discretion in utilising A. F. Harding the finest possible generalship was shown by E. T. Gabe, as commander of the Cymric brigade. At one time Harding ?ght ￼ been seen pnahin? and working ? ha-rd as a,ny forward iwth-e serum, and at a:noter period he was a conspicuous figure in assist- ing the Welsh backs. So far as I could judge, he was not misplaced on a single oocasiom, and it is only fair to him, as whose form wae in doubt before the ma/tch, that it should be said that his trip to Paris had not the slightest effect upon his play. Though the dilemma created by the defec- tion of Serino and Gibbs looked serious at one time, one does not regret, now that the game baa been lost amd won, that the con- Itingency should have arisen which brought Ha,rding into the team. He was more than useful both as rover and as full-back, and contributed at least his fair share to the signal victory of his side. In some degr eethe selection of David amd Bush was in the nature of experiment. At least, it was reg-arded in that light in some quarters, but by others the opinion was held —and I sihared in such a view—that the wisest thing was done in playing Bush and David as elaborates, especially after the failure of the Cardiff captain to hit it off with Owen in previous interniational matches. Bush has completely vindicated himself and rehabilitated his reputation as one of the grea-test. half-backs of the day, and I cannot help saying that I felt a pardonable pride in the fact that I was among the first to suggest him being played as am outside half. Cardiff people have contended consistently that Bush had every right to be in partnership with David before his play could be fairly judged, and to-day's demonstration of their combined work was a. complete justification of that view. David, Bush. Gabe. and J. L. Williams were really the outstanding figures in the Welsh back division. The try scored by Bush was a. marvel of chaa-acteristic brilliancy, and the game remark" can be applied, though, in a. lesser degree, to his dropped goaJ. Gabe bag played many great games for Wales since he came into the Welsh team is a reserve in 1901, but he never plaYed in form th,ait; could be placed on a parallel with his magnificent display to-day. Taking to-day's exhibition by it-If. there was never a stronger left wing representing any country, T. L. Williams hitt-i-n-g it off to per- fection with his captain, who must bav-fc ex- perienoed one of the proudest moments of his life in leading his side to such, a, glorious victory and in setting his comrades such a notable example. Keverting to the half-backs, my honest con- viction is that Wales 'has not beem so well served as she was to-day in that department, for a couple of years, and practical demon- stration was given to the vital importajmce of playing two half-backs who thoroughly understood each other's play. I have not yet said a. word about the Pontypool men, and whait I have to say is that they aoqxiitted tdiemselves xdmirably, a-nd D. O. Jones, as a novise to interna- tional honours, has every reason to feel gratified in having done so well for his country. Winfield, at full-back, played a game quite in keeping with his reputation, although there were occasions when he fell just a little below his best form in finding touch. But that was only in theopening stages of the game, and once he ha,d found his feet he gave a masterly display. Not only was his kicking excellent, but his catching and fielding of the ball and his tackling were all that could be desired. Now, with regard to the Irishmen, my first word is that they disappointed me ter- ribly. Their forwards were hopelessly out- classed, and one missed sadly those fierce irresistible rushes inseparably associated with Irish Rugby football. They were held in absolute subjection all through the piece, and were perfectly tame and harmless in comparison with many of the I packs one has seen in the course of a long expe- rience. My prediction that Caddell would be sorely missed at half-back was only too true, Harvey making only an indifferent substitute. He and Robinson found their ,masters in Bush and David, and they had a really bad time of it. The Irish three-quarters were poor, Parke and Miaclear being the only two men to show international form. Why Maclear is played on the wing instead o f in the centre is quite beyond my comprehension. A wing three-quarter must of necessity depend largely on the opportunities that are made for him, and the Dublin Fusilier is just the type otfman who ought to be placed in a position where he can make opportunities for himself. I saw him play his first inter- uaitional match against England at Cork, and. the impression I carried away from that match was that he was destined to make a mark in football history as one of the greatest centres, not onl Ireland, but any other country, had ever produced. His play to-day was such a revelation that his name spreadd all over Ireland as that of a heaven-sent 'centre. And I remember, after the match, a well-known breeder of horses giving his word that the horse he intended running in the nxt Grand National would be named Maclear. With the few opportunities that came his way to-day, and that he made for himself, he showed some glimpses of his greatness, but nature never intended him to be a wing three-quarter, and the sooner this fact, is realised the stronger will be Ireland's three- quarter line. The Irish custodian, as a recruit, performed creditably, and 'his play was only marred during periods when hesitancy on his part, looked like letting his side in. He cannot be blamed for one of h.ci tries scored by Wales, as thafinæt defensive full-back in the world could not have prevented one of the scores registered against his side. Finally, it can only be sa,id in mitdgaition of Ireland's rout tha.t they met the repre- sentatives of "Gallant Little Wales" on the very top of their form, and they have t.hi3 consolation that no Irish team has ever played or ever been defeated by a more 'harmonious or .perfect Cymric combination.
Another Injustice BLACK DAY FOR THE DISTHRESSFUL. COUNTHRY By "OLD REF." Half an hour before the match the welcome that) the "Kelt" has invariably extended to their brothers in blood from the other side of the Channel, "Caed Miile Failthe," looked like being but a commonplace expression. Just t,he ordinary, every-day courteous greet- ing that one country extends to another on occasions of this kind; not the greeting1 that met the people from the "distressful" country in 1899 and 190.). On the first of those occasions it is said that "THE SHON VAN VOCHT" had whispered to all the old housewives of Cardiff that boasted a straiii, of Irish blood in their veins that Ireland wo-ule. come into her own again, and so all the "boucbals" that owned allegiance to the green flag were present on that occasion, with the result that it was a record day and a record game. To-da.y it did not look at the period indicated as if anything or the sort was likely to recur, although the crowd did seem to roll in at the finish, and by the time of the kick- off there would prbably be 30,000 present. It was not the '99 crowd, however, and one wondered if it was the lack of enthusiasm on the pa.rt of the strong Irish contingent in South Wales or, perhaps, a dampness that. had been laid upon the match by the Swansea, people irt returning their tickets, depriving the Welsh Metropolis—and the match—of their presence, whilst, by the same token, it is alleged that they actually deprived us of the presence of our esteemed president, Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn. To "Garryowen" the man slithered on, and met but scantenoi.i.a gement, but the Welshmen, heralded by the "Men of Harlech," were on their toes in no sort of time. It took Wales about five minutes to get going, and then the much-maligned Bush con- founded all his detractors, for he opened out in great style. CERA TN MLAEN. The Welsh contingent howled hoarsely as Williams got his pass and slipped up the left wing, a;nd, "for the love of God stop him!" tersely whispered an Irishman as he squirmed on the seats inside the ropes. It was all no avail, however, for Hinton never got near the Cardiffian, who was over with a great try. "O'R CANON AG E," Tom Williams whispered softly to himself when "Johntny Bach" fell, although the International Board representative seemed to wrinkle his brows in the nearest suspicion he could get to a frown wben Winfield failed to convert. Then the Irishmen looked like talcing a turn, and "FAG AN BBALACK" ventured the Irish contingent as their three- quarters came down. Fa,ith! it looked dan- gerous for Wales, too, at this period, but the visiting three-quarter line made ducks and drakes of their passing, and it was but the nip of a. candle befora they were back ,M. the other end, and then. Gabe showed how things can be don,e, for he opened out splendidly, and Evans, gettirng his pass humpod his (Shoulders tfind got the ball over to "Ponty," who crossed with the second for Wales, and it was a case then of Sospan Faoh" and "Men of Harlech" mixed up in a wild skirl of triumph, with an odd ejacu- latory remark of STANDS SWANSEA WHERE SIDi Dill." We wondered. Up to now the surprising part of it all was that Wales were winning for- ward. Now amod again we saw the old Irish burst, but it was in fits and starts, and there was no Suspacion in the Irish pack so far of the days of C. V. Rooke, Big Jamieson, Walsh Roche, Ac. One thought of these chiefs, and whispered softly to one's neigh- bour, a ma.n of the Emerald Isle. "A STRUAGH GON OID Hill N-A OH FAERADH." "I ft. but the Irishman only looked saa, ana wnig- perffi softly, "Ochone! They have no heirs to take their places." THE OLAIRSEAGH w.as not twanging loudly in the eeconid naif, for Wales were pressing right at the outset, and when Johnny Williams got through from left to riglut there were some perfervid expressions from the crowd DERE MIiAEN Johnny bach. yelled the crowd, trut Jonnny gave possession to his oentre to make a cer- tainty of it, and Gabe made no mistake. Then Bush must have shocked the Swansea. contingent, for he got going in his best style, and the Irish defence had a sore time of it. The Cardiff mam. looked like being over crace, but Maclear had got there, and MO BHITAOH-AILLN BAN", whispered the Irish contingent, as tnis lair- b aired boy from Cork averted for the moment the danger-only for the moment, however, for Bush dropped a 'penalty a moment lather There was no singing of the "Wearing of the Green" after this. It was rather a case, indeed, of "Shlanthe Gal, Mavourneen," for, with the ehamrock shrivelling up on the un- sympathetic soil of Wales the "Little Brown Jug" seemed the only thing with whioh our friends from the disthressful country could drown their sorrows, and that they did it like the good sportsmen they are not one of us will doubt And, mark you, there was something- to drown-a big, rousing ecore, the like of which has never before been known in an Irish-Welsh match. Oohorc!. Ochore! and black is the day for Ireland. Even W. D. Phillips must have thought this, for when the boys came on the field to sell the mourning oard of dear ould Oireland, that doyen of Welsh football had them, quickly escorted off as offering an insult to the visitors. EPILOGUE. "And all this without Swansea," murmured a sturdy little sportsman from the west, and he sighed reflectively, and then we got switched on to "Philistine," of the "Athletic News," who made the bold, but pertinent, remark that SWANSEA PLAYED WELL," a remarK that one could stop to think over and wonder what it really meant. Surely, not that Swansea played well by being absent, and allowing the Cardiff halves to he seen at their true worth, or that Swansea had assisted in the success of Wales 'by send- ing -back their tickets. It could have not been aught of the kind and so I must fain .pass the remark in despair, a.nd only wonder -just wonder-mt the enigmatical utterance of one of our greatest Rugby critics. My very good friend "Forward" will, doubtless, have much to say in the way of comment on the game, so I shall draw within my shell and simply remark that I thought, apart from the forwards, the Cardiff men who played in the (back divisift gave a great account of themselves. I would rather not individualise them, but gently pat all of them on the back, not from any Eastern v. Western feeling, but simply because I consider they deserve com- mendation. Simply as a peripatetic oritic, I talke the liberty of appending the mourning card that the street mercharuts were selling at half- time. As a sample of what can be perpe- ,tria,ted in these times of injustice to Irelaaid it is quite a. unique speolnxn:- In Loving Memory of POOR OLD TRET, AUD. Who succumbed at the hands of GOOD OLD W ALES. At Cardiff, March 9th, 1907. With might and main old Ireland pdayod- They knew no fea.r-we-ro not dismayed! But soon their spirits fell complete When Cambria's team they failed to beaJt.
HUMOROUS INCIDENTS Three jolly tars, in oilskins, from the H.M.S. Europe, carying huge leeks. and dancing down the touoh-line, came across a number of pretty Irish coleens of the hockey team (which on Friday played Wales at Swansea), who were waving green handker- chiefs and flags. One of the tars heartily shook hands with the prettiest of the girls, and took the oppor- tunity of snatching a kiss. At the same time he gave her neighbour a sniff of the pungent -vegetable, amidst the laughter and cheers of the crowd. The people opposite the stand were much exercised as to the identity of an enthusiastic Welsh supporter in a glaring red waistooat, who at each more roee from his seat and led the cheering. It was discovered that he was a well-known Monmouthshire auctioneer. BURIAL OF THE IRISH. Shortly after half-time, when Wales were leading by twelve points, one of the Even- ing Express" newsboys walked aratrod the enclosure sellin ^memorial cards for Poor OLd Ireland." "Memorial card, ¡sir?" he remarked to a clergyman who was sitting1 inside tlloropee- But they are not dead yet, my lad," retorted the cleric, with a. brood smile. "Get away," responded the youngster, pointing to the city end, where Wales were sironigly attacking, if you only look, you can see they are being buried." The lads' ready wit was greeted with laughter from the crowd around, and the clergyman observed, "Thst boy's been well tutored, anyhow." Twenty-nine points to ndl! Did not the boy's observaition prove correct?"
INTERVIEWS I THE REFEREE Mr. MARSH, the referee, was disinclined to say anything, but, being pressed, said the game was an exceedingly fine one, and up to international form. "What struck me most," he added, was the excellence of the Welsh left wing (Gabe and Williams) a.nd the success of Percy Bush. The try which Bush got on his own was very fine. With regard to the rover,' he was in the scrum most of the time." THE CAPTAINS C. E. ALLEN, Irish oaptain:—"I've nothing to say, but that we were beaten fore and aft. We never found our form. Priimaxily we were be-aten in the three-quarter line. I should hardly anticipate that the altera- tions in the Welsh team oould have weakened it, for the fifteen who played were hot-aye, red hot!" Mr. R. T. GABE (Welsh captain): Delighted. Too full-for words. OTHER FOLK Alderman ROBERT HUGHES (ex-Lord Mayor): The Welsh forwards held out better than the Irisn, and the backs were too clever for them. Bush played a grand game. I would like to say that the game was contested in a thoroughly sportsmanlike manner and without any unneoeesary a-ough-ness. Mr. A. W. SWASH: (Chairman, Welsh Schools Union): It is difficult to find an adjective big enough to describe the brilliance of the Welsh play. Amongst the forwards Harding was evidently in wonderful form. Percy Bush and Gabe played the game of a lifetime. As Tom John would say, Bush was the panjandrum of the Welsh fifteen. Mr. W. E. REES (secretary Welsh Union): Naturally, I am thoroughly satisfied. I didn't expect such a thumping victory. Mr. PERCY BUSH (Welsh outside half): The forwards created ooportunitiee; by hetling out, and our backs were all over the Irish- men. Mr. W. T. MORGAN (president of the Cardiff Olub): The score does not indicate the game, which was one of the finest interna- tionals I have ever witnessed. Wales made the most of their opportunities, while the Irish backs lacked finish. No doubt the success of the backs was due to the halves and the wing three-quarters being club- mates. Mr. EVANS (Pontypool): I am delighted with the game. It was a pleasure to play behind such magnificent forwards and halves as we had to-day. Mr. JACK BEOWN (Cardiff forwa--d): It was a hard game, but we managed to control the ball most of the time. Mr. HARRY PACKER (Newport): You can call it "Bush versus Ireland." I thought the Irish forwards were very disappointing. Dr. ROWLAND THOMAS, the old interna- tional: It was a great game, and every man on the Welish. side played like a champion. We've got the best pack of forwards that ever played for Wales, and Harding was the best of them. Bush never played a finer game in his life. The referee was an excellent, man. Mr. TOM WILLIAMS (Welsh Football Union): Delighted with the victory. The We¡"h isam wa ,and beat the Irish- men, everywhere. It is very hard lines that we can't claim the triple crown. As for Bush, he has dene ample justice to his powers. I have never seen a more magnifi- cent game than he played. DAI JONEiS (Aberdare): It was a fine game. The forwards were great, and the three- qu.arteiis were very good, while the new halves came off well. P.C. BRIOE: It was so good I hardly know what to say. I don't think I ever saw Wales play a better game in my life. Brown was the best forward on the field to- day. Bush played the finest game he ht ever played since he first went on a foot- ball field. But the whole team played magnificently. The referee gave every satisfaction, and kept up with the game splendidly. Mr. W. BROWN (Hon. Secretary of Welsh Schools Union): The result simply justifies the Welsh selection. Bush and David have proved that as a combination they are equal to any pair now playing. Gabe Played the finest game hie eTer has in an international. R. DAVID (Welsh half): )t wae all right. In the first half the Irish were more orten in our ground than we were in their,3, but the backs Lacked finish. and failed to make use of their opportunities. Mr. GAVIN HENRY (Llanelly): The finest internatioinal match I have ever witnessed. The backs played the Welsh, game with great success. I consider Bush the hero of wie match, without in any way depreciat- ing the fine play of the other backs. Mir. R. W. JOHN (Cardiff and District Rugby UniouL-Wht a rout! Bush and David had something to do with all the scores exoept Winfield's penalty. It was exciting for tho first fifteen minutes—then something 'went wrong with the Irish works. Mr. W. M. TUNLEY (Cardiff Reserves}.—A blooming knock-out. The forwards tackled fincly. Mr. T. H. MALL hit.—hfhe finest international I ever witnessed—not because our lads won, but for brilliant play. Gabe never did batter, whilst Bush was brilliant and David sound. PATRIOTIC DICKY OWEN.—The soore does not exaggerate the superiority. (Mr. George Bowen: Don't use big words, Ddck!). P.C. STACEY (Llanelly) .—Worn in a common canter. Mr. J. L. WILLIA398 (Welsh left wing): It was rather a last game, played in the best possible spirit. Our forwards, I think, were excellent. Most of the tries were due to their head work in getting the ball into the open. Mr. TEDDY LEWIS (Pontypridd): Won fore and aft. JRhat is enaogh. CECIL BIGGB (Ca-hff): Caa-diff Backs bad a ha.nd in all th eswring. Tllank Heaven for that. GEOIWJE BOOTS (Newport): The Irish for- wards were disappointing. Harding was g"OOd in ta,ckltn.g. and made good my argu- menti-, chvat a. winging forward is better than a rover. There is no room for lite, three-quarters. Mr. ALiJC. BLAND (Cardiff): One of the most open inter national matches I have ever seen. Gabe, Bush, and JoihirHny Williams were particularly ibrilliant. Mr. GWYN NICHOLLS (Cardiff): A brill £ aiit game. Thexe was only one team in it. The forwards worked splendidly. Mr. SCHOFIELD (Bridgend): A grand game. Mr. W. D. PHILLIP8 (Ci?rdUi): There ww only one team in it. The forwards -?rked admirably, and the combination of the backs was superb. Mr. W. H. TODD (Welsh Football Union Referee): Swansea is not the only pebble on the seashore; there's a rock in the"East. Bush is downright brilliant. Mr. J. DAVIFA3 (Brynmawr Football Club): An awful defeat, for lieaaja. Bueh had a. hand in every try. Mr. E. E. BAILEY (hon. secretary LLanelly FootbaJI Ch!h) The two Llanelly men again justified themselves. They ought to have been in the team years ago. Mr. W. E. SUMMERS (Pontypridd): A splen- did giame, What will they say down at Swansea ? Mr. F. E. PERKINS (Swaneea. Setroetary): Anyone could see tiba £ the halws played well. Doo. t »ask me for nanises. Yes, Bush .played of ihis best games. Mr. H. J. SIMPSON (one of Walec;'s first international players): The Welsh for- wards rushed the visitors to death. The ba cks com Dined well, and the new right wing, Jones and Evans (Pontypool), sur- prised xnogt of ua by their smart play. Mr. BEN. DA VIES (Llanelly) described the performainee of the Welsh team as more of a cricket them a football Bcoare. Mr. J. POWELL (Cardiff): Only one team in it. Bush, David, and Gabe played in their best style. Mr. J. DAVIES (Cardiff): Forwards magni- ficent. Bush was in grand form, and played a oriiliiajxt erame. Mr. GAVIN HENRY (Llanelly): The greatest igtame I have ever witnessed, and when you see that all the scoring was done by the back division it shows that it was a good old Welsh game. BERT TAYLOR (Cardiff): Maigmfioent gaaae. Glad to see the grand form of the Cardiff contingent. Mr. HOWELL JONES (NeaAb): Great gwnme. Never sa.w Percy Bush play so well. He was great. Mr. A. T. W. JAMBS: Very emooUeiLt and bid,U,iaint game. mr J. DAVIES: Forwards ningmdlkent, Bush had a dtELY out in. international football, and played brillLaimtly. FRENCH WRITER'S VIEWS j One of the most interested personalities otn the ground was the football critio of "L'Auto," who very kindly expressed his -news to us as follows:- After the different incidents in picking np the Welsh team, some fear had been expressed as to the result of match, But the Welsh team, and specially the Car- diff men. have showed themselves simply first-class players. Perhaps, if some of the Swansea men had been picked up we would have had a trickier game, but, in any case, the Cardiff Arms Park has witnessed to- day one of the best intetrnataiofnal matches played during1 the soneon. I <wiah we could get Bitch games in Frsunoe, V
Pendragon's'Comments, I PERCY BUSH PLAYS GRANDLY It ￼ for Wel-sh f-oot- It WHS a brimanry for Welsh foot-1 ball, and tne policy of the Welsh Union in i re-constituting the team was justified up to the hilt. Almost entirely the glorious success was due to the cleverness of the Welsh backs, for it was that peculiar finesse which has characterised CjTnric players for two decades that the Irishmen hopelessly endeavoured to cope with. All the tries came from the backs, and all of them from rare bouts of passing. Nothing pleased the Cardiff section of the spectators more than the performance of Percy Bush. for Bush had tilt last found his day in international football. He made no error of any significance, and, on the other hand, was responsible for several pieces of play which Bush of all players could alone perform. It was the Cardiff captain's won- derful perception of an opening which brought to Wales her first try, that score which meant so much to the home country. Bush saw the chance on the instant, and was off like a. flash, and when the ball went from Evans to Gabe a score was practically certain, providing J. L. Williams did not fail to take the final transfer. He didn't. This oind Ponty Jones' try were the only scores which fell to Wales in the first half, and on the run of the play theyscaroely deserved them. Farther, it is absolutely safe to say that no other team (but a Welsh one could have gained those tries. I thought the Irish forwards were wonderfully good all through the first half—tihey, undoubtedly, beat the Welsh pack for poa-ession-=d the visiting backs should faiave made better use of many opportunities given them by their front rank. Just after Wales's opening try Greeves might have given a hot chance to Basil Maclear, but he preferred to throw a reckless pass back to the oentre .which went astray. Had he givem the left wing the ball, iLaclaar would have had only Winfield to tbt-m,ot an impossible task for the brilliant Irishman. It was said after the Ireland v. Scotland match that Greeves purposely starved Mac- lear, and it is charitable to suggest that, in the present instance, the action was com- mitted in error rather than by design. Still, it was a probable try lost to Ireland, and one which, if scored, might have had a great effect in heartening the Shamrocks. With matters fairly even forward, having regard to the two halves of the game, there was simply no comparison between the two rear divisions. The Irish half-back3 were scarcely better than an ordinary club pair, ad Bush and David, with, if anything, slightly fewer chances, and handicapped a great deal by off-side play, were illfinitely superior. David has not the versatility of Owen, but he is a thoroughly sound and capable inside half, and shot out his lightning passes to Bush unerringly. And it was from openings by the Cardiff captain that, the best of the tries came, while he himself scored as clever a try as was ever seen in an international game, and aleo dropped a most excellent goal. Owen and Trew might have done better; rather is it unlikely that they would have done so well. In the Welsh three-quarter line Gabe was the outstanding figure, and all that can be said to his detriment is that he failed to take one or two awkward passos. Taking his form all through, be has never given a finer dis- play in any international, and his brilliance in attack and courageous defence delighted everybody. J. L. Williams, too, was on the top of his form, ajid ran in his three tries in the style expected of a wing three-quarter in a classic game. By comparison with Ga.be and Williams the left wing—Evans and Jones —was not nearly so good, but their display was not marked by any serious blemish, and "Ponty" Jones went for the line with rare dash when he scored his try. Yet, at the same time, I cannot help feeling a little pleased that the gigantic Maclear was given few opportunities of testing their defence, judging by the manner in which the Irish- man brushed Jones aside on one or two occa- sions. The Welsh forwards had to strive against a pack who fought heroically, but as soon as the second half had opened, I could see that the home eight had taken all the sting out lof teir opponents, and after the interval there were few of those traditional wild Irish rushes. A. F. Ha.rding proved a very -useful man for Wales, and his defence was mag- nificent. He was always brought out of the scrum when the Irish were in the Welsh half, and his swift tackling helped the ome backs a great deal. At the same time, he was so anxious to perform his duties as "rover" satisfactorily that I fear big weight was not used to much eeffct in the eorum. Naturally he was always last down, and quite as naturally he was eager to break quickly away, especially when the ball came out on the Irish side, and all this must have meant that his scrimmaging was ineffective. Still, at the same time, Harding played a. down- right clever game, but as a "rover" he is not the equal of Gibbs or Serine. Had either of these been able to play I believe the Welsh total of points would have been very nearly 40. Let it be understood, however, that this remark is not intended to detract from Harding's very fine exhibition. It is only meant to exemplify the capacity of individuals to perform the peculiar functions of a "rover." As to the other forwards, I thought John Brown and C. E. Allen (the Irish captain) about the two best on the field. C. M. Pritchard, Tom Evans, Travers, and Neill also did well on the Welsh side, and Dowell and Watts were thoroughly worth their places. H. B. Winfield has often kicked better than he did this afternoon, but, taken all through, his display was a great one, and vastly superior to the performance of Hinton. Again let me say, it was a brilliant victory for Welsh football.
PONTARDAWE V MOUNTAIN ASH At Mountain Ash. Teams:- Pontardawe: Back, Peter I.ockman; three- quarter backs, Rogers, C. Thomas, Phil Hop- kins, and Joe Evans ;half-backs, Rapseyand [Lewis; forwards, Phillips, P.C. Hill, C. Grif- fiths, Evans, J. Thomas, Morgan Jones, and Edgar Morgan. Mountain Ash: Back, John Thomas; three- quarter backs, Ireland, Ainsworthy, Taylor, rand England; half-backs, H. Thomas and Fred Edwards; forwards, Cape, R. Thomas, Fryer, Sheppard, WGuire. Jack Evans, Elery and W. Dowse. Mountain Ash, who were withoirt Dai Jones, Wyndham Jones, and Paddy Shaw, started play. Pontardawe, however, went away with a rash, and. securing from a scrum, Rapsey initiated a fine round of passing, which was only stopped after some difficulty. Rapsey again got away, and passing to Phil Hopkins, he ran on, and then gave to Evans. After a fine run he re-passed to Hopkins, who ran round with a fine try, after beating the full- back beautifully. This Put renewed vigour into the Mountain Ash team, and gradually worked their way into their opponents' terri- tory. Here several scrums were fought out on the line, and Hiarry Thomas made several attempts to get over, but the defence was too keen. For legs up the visitors were penalised, and although M]Yle took the kick, he failed to produce anything tangible. Half-time score: G. T. P ta. I Pontardawe —. 0 I Mountain Ash .—0 0 0 i \f/cn v* i. i _i j:j .71 in me seccrna naai JlLv",w'iWll aot uaa I the attacking, and Johnny Thomas kicked a I ,n",1+." vn".l .in. tfveon. I ii- "aJ G. T. Pts. I Mountain Ash .— 1 0 3 Pontardawe 013
BEVONPORT ALBION V. LONDON WELSH. At Devomport, before 5,0000. Harding was the oulv. aboon-too from the visitors, but Albion pla-yed a new three-quarter line, the Rev. Jones, am old international, coming on. Play ruled even for a time, but a fine, open, move saw Gilbert score, lallim-ap converting. Them Summers dropped a. goal. Then Wil- liaans scored for the Welsh, from which a ,goal was kicked. In the second balf Thomas Giliberfc scored, Lillicrap goaling, and Albion won by 19 points to 5.
BRITON FERRY V TREORKY I Played at Briton Ferry. in the first moiety both sides showed exoell.t each exk alternately amacking, but neither I side etuooe gded in scoring. Half-time acme* G. T. Pts. Briton FelTY 0 0 0 Tpearky 0 0 0 Final goore. G. T. Pt& Briton Perry 0 0 0 Ttaeoa-ky 0 0 0
Haddemfteld, 14 points; Dewsbary, 5 points. Ij Bradford, 13 points; York, 6 points. Brangbtoa Songem 13 Pofcife; Hull, 8..
GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP M. Byers, the United SbaAtee amateur goW champion, will sail on the 17th prox. for I England to take part in the British amateur golf Championship at St. Andrew's ia May- Mr. F. 0. Hoortmau wiil also compete.
Inter-League Match i •RHYMNEY VALLEY V MONMOUTH I Played at Dowlais. A large number were brought together from the Hill towns of the two counties to witness this match, in which much interest was taken. Teams:- Rhymney Valley: Goal, J. Humphries (Bed- linog); backs, G. Surridge, captain (Dowlais) and H. Isaac (Nelson); half-backs, W. Bruton tAbertysswg), T. Jones (Bedlinog), a.nd II. Whiting (Pontlottyn); forwards, A. Stevens (Dowlais), J. Morgan (Dowlais-), J. High man (Nelson), J. Jones (Pontlottyn), and E. J. Thomas (Ystrad Mynach). Monmouth League: Goal, A. Bowker (Ebbw Vale Y.M.C.A.); backs, G. F. Price (LIaa- hil!efh) and E. Mansel (Ebbw Vale Y.M.C.A.); lialf-backs, A. Llewellyn (Dukestown), A. Flook (Abertillery), and A. Sweetman (Owm); forwards, A. Dando (Abertillery), W. Gregory (Ebbw Vale Guild), G. Powell (Dukestown), D. Brown (Dukestown), and H. Gittings (Aber- tillery). .Referee, Mr. D. Edgar Powell, TTedecar.
MERTHYR VALE V PONTLOTTYN! Considerable interest was exhibited at the meeting of these sides at Merthyr. A good game was expected, and Pontlottyn, by virtue of their victory over Trebarris can reason- a.bly lay claim to be included amongst the most formidable of South Wales Soccer clubs. The weather was dull, and a drizzling rain was falling when the teams lined out thus: — Merthyr Vale: Goal, W. A. Underhill; backs, A. Lewis and Parrv Roberts; half- backs, O. Regan, F. Bevan, and P. Felway; forwards*, W. J. Watkins, C. J. Morgan, Evan Jones, M. Kierman, A. Owens, and Williams. Pontlottyn: GoaJ, R. Owen; backs, J. Shields, and W. Handoock; half-backs, J. Stone, A. Thomas, and C Edwards; forwards, C. J. Jonee, W. Boon, A. Magnet, F. Carr, and P. Jones. Referee, Mr. Eli Williams.
I Association. TREHARRIS, M 8to?Ple BtN'e first TiMt to Treamrris JnStn?MM? ?' disastrous to the home side Th.* \i8%orø ,awagOO to ?mcr?e Tiot?r?us from a lrvmA wbtch was marred by ?nttn?a.1 fouling D?hea?t?Tt.in? as was &atq!-<?y's d<?M<t t* was D?thm? a6 compared with the ro? peruon-cod at PontJ*Myn la8t Monday Anyone mtoung the wMtes on th? ho?m?. CMMD? would h?? MBa?Med tjvev had jtst heen, ? o? of priap? so crestfalk'n d4d <Sy X?(,k The M&tri<A, at MepSjyr Va?e. did verv ??" 'nh?r wt?ry is dM to the fact t!b?t??' vT'?? so very much in earnefrt. CWMPARK. Cwmpark were u?ortu.na<t? ? ?fF?- ￼ k-agiw defeat at Cw.ma-oM.n on Sa4;m-?rT? by 4-2, ?r ?d-mg by <?o???t-wJ?B at t-be intervæl. Playing witAi thA RIOP?% in the Fmond baU t,he b<omœOOrs ?used a su?ra?M?ee?? \igour M.to their pl&y. and soared fouT gUSl Harry and Dioky Jones were off the ap.M for aome time owing to injuries, and S seem^ to ??"' the i* of the^PaS^- 4AIaTem. V,o?ky Jonœ. was the clfTApMf f.-u» the field, but the Brothers wood-ift-t-t. for tfce winners, proved flne ^ng p^^4- toe
———— How Bush and David Played To-day. FEATURES IN PERFORMANCE OF THE WELSH HALVES. BY "THE PROPHET" Absentees from Swansea, notwithstanding the crowd at the Cardiff Arms Park this afternoon, was one of enormous dimensions. Probably it was the knowledge of these abstentions that gave a touch of extra enthu- siasm to the greeting the Welsh team received when they came on the field. Any- way, the sympathies o fthe crowd were all with the Welsh fifteen, although, later on, there was no lack of appreciation and applause for the good play of the Irishmen. Interest in the game centred chiefly on the play of the Welsh halves. Bush had so often played a thoroughly bad game in interna- tional matches that to-day, playing with his club-mate, he was given a chanoe of rehabilitating himself. Would he take t? And would David, his partner, play up to international standard, or even to the cluo form that has helped, on many occasions, to make Bush really brilliant? These were the questions uppermost in the minds of the crowd. The game had only been in progress a few minutes, when Bush gave proof of his capacity to rise afbove his former international failures. Receiving the ball from David, ho eluded the opposing outside half and made a quick clean opening for Gabe, and J IJ Williams. Both took it. and Williams scored the first try-anencour- agement to the team, the spectators, and, which was important, to Bush himself. Thereafter the Irishmen went away with strong dangerous forward rushes. There was need of strong defence, and the Welsh for- wards replied with squally strong vigorous rushes—as vigorous rushes as Welsh for- wards have ever made. Brown, the Cardiff forward, was using his strength in the scrim- mages with great effect. At this stage of the game Bush was not conspicuous in d,efendc,. But, fortunately, perhaps, there were plenty of other good defenders. Bush's chance came again when the Welsh were in a position for attack. A short, well-judged kick over the heads of the Irish backs gave the Pontypool wing a chance. Evams, follow- ing up, took the ball, ran for the line, and served his wing, D. P. Jones, and another try, initiated by Bush, was scored. Once on his lino Bush cleared finely with a daring ran and a long kick to touch, and in midfield he indulged in some slippery tactics. So far, David had contented himself with safely working the scrums and carefully serving his partner. We missed the exciting excursions of Owen, his clever tactics, and I me humour that flashed so often out of the diminutive form eluding majestic opponents. In comparison with Owen he lacked the bril- liance of the finished and experienced inter- national; but he made up for it with the safety of the debutant. Bush invites comparison with Trew. At times he showed an over-eagerness to get rid of the ball and a disposition to stand out of the hurly-burly of the struggle. He made an opening whenever the opportunity offered; but he was not making many opportunities; and he did not assert his in- dividuality in such a way as to make him the pivot of a perfect organisation, the in- telligenoo officer, so to speak, of his side Here he failed to impress himself on the spectators and to influence the course of the game with the exciting dash that charac- terises Trew. So much for the first half. But even when this comparison is made, Bush remained a prominent, withal a brilliant figure. In the second half he rose to a height of performance, of finished execu- tion, and brilliant finesse that brought up visions of his best form. Gaining confidence as the game proceeded, he warmed up to his work, taking a hand in every movement that led to a soore, save one, and that was J. L. Williams's special little glory, when he let in Skipper Gabe. Bush was playing well with his club-mates. He made one brilliant swerv- ing run through the crowd of Irishmen right to the line. It was so unexpected that even David was not at hand to complete the effort with a soore. David atoned imme- diately afterwards. A quick long pass from the serum to his partner, and Bush dropped a characteristic goal. A greater effort still was to come. Down in the Welsh 25 Bush got the ball. Even here he made an opening for Gabe, and the Welsh captain, playing up to the traditions of a Gwyn Nicholls, ran side by side with J. L. Williams half the length of the field. Then J. L. Williams took over the rest of the area, and again the Welshmen scored. Another try iniated by Bush. It was some ten minutes before the end of the game when Bush snatched what the Irish- men would have called a "mane" advantage of their innocence. It was an impertinent try for the spalpeen to score. He wriggled thru' the middle av the blitherin' crowd and scored under the posts! Bush was fairly in his stride now. He was influencing the game, making as well as using opportunities. He became, if not a daring player, art any rate, a dashing and an ingenious player, and the pivot of every organised attempt to score. From David he received all the necessary assistance to this end, and there is no doubt that the Bush- David partnership, on the one hand, backed np by the Gabe-Williams partnership, on the other, supported by perfect play on the part of Wimfield, and by splendid work by the forwaxd- wcro the "greatest factor in piling up the huge score of four goals four tries. Bush, in partnership with David, had re- habilitated himself. Indeed, be was a. commanding fig-ore on the field, not even excepting Gabe. David proved hie fitness for international honours by play- img a safe, and, a.t times, a brilliant, game. Together they made a perfect pair.
j SWANSEA PLAYER ROBBED JACK BANCROFT had, a, foaball modal stolen from him, but made light of the occurrence to Dete(rAve-aergeaut Dicks, who was quickly a.t his side. Bancroft remarked; The hadves played wen, but it's funny Bush can't play with our Dick. Mr. GUS HAYES, reference: Bush replied to has critics to-day. Harding was great." SWANSEA: "Forward," asked when he left the ground who had won, promptly replied, "Swansea," at which there was much laughter.
SCOTLAND V ENGLAND A Welshman Appointed Referee Mr. T. D. Schofield, of Bridgend, a member of the Welsh Rugby Union Commit/tee, has, Mr. Walter Rees officially announces, been appointed referee in the England v. Soot- land match, to take place at BA&akhc&th on Saturday next.
CWMBRAN V GILFACH I Played at Cwmbran. Jack Roberts replied I to Holloway's kick-off for Owmibran, and play fproceeded to the other end, where Penn was forced to concede a minor. The homesters, however, heeled from a scrum, and Hillman pouted on to halfway. Play continued near the oentre, and a pretty bout of passing by the visitors was spoiled by a knock-on when a score seemed certain. Johnson relieved for Cwmhran. Half-time ?-wre: G. T. T'tK ( Cwmbran.?-—— 0 0 0 1 BiBdna,?- 0 0 0 I After the re-start Cwmbran worked to the Blaina. territory, bat their stay was shorts for from slack play on the part of the home three-quarters Hayward scored for Blaina in an easy (position for Jack Roberts to convert. Soon after Blaiias again came away from a line-out., and Jones scored, but the try was not converted- Blaina IFtoai soore. G. T. P'ts. I Bla 1 1 8 Owmbran —— 0 0 0
TREDEGAR V. BJSCA. I At Tredegar. In the first half Hares got I over, Cunningham convertinr- Half-time score: G. T. P'ts. I Tredegar 10 5 RLsca 0 0 0
NEWPORT SECONDS V WESTON Played at Newport before a fair attendance of spectators. The ground was rather soft after the wet weather. Newport did all the pressing at the start, and except for abou ten minutes, were in the Weston ground the whole of the first portion of the game. Baker, the left winj, scored four tries, Bel- lett one, and Alby Davies one. Bust., the full-back, placed the goal. Half-time score: G. T. P ta. Newport Seconds 1 5 20 Western. 0 0 0 In the second half Newport had the game almost, as much in the homesters favour as they had in the first half. Two tries were added by Alby Davies, and one by Bellett. Priest placed one goal, and Alby Davies the second. Final score. G. T. P'ts. Newport Seconds. 3 6 33 "\Yet5tan 0 0 0
I ABERTILLERY V PENYGRAIG The visit of the Glamorgan League cham- pions to Abertillery aroused no little inte- rest, and naturally so seeing that Abertil- lery occupy the pre-eminent position among the Monmouthshire League clubs. The game was expected to be a very keen one, and speculation on the result favoured one side no more than the other. Abertillery were unfortunate in not being iat full strength, their full-back, Charlie Hodges, who was injured at work, being absent, as also was Webb, who was at Cardiff as reserve inter- national forward. There was a good attend- ance, and the veather was dull at the com- mencement of the game. The teams were:- Abertillery: Back, J. Richardson; three- quarter backs, E. Watkins, L. Thomas, J. Thomas, and W. Bowen; half-backs, W. Hodges and D. Francis; forwards, J. Winmill, H. Bird, L. Lewis. G. Hall, W. Powell, A. Jones, and J. Blackmore. Penygraig: Back, D. Davies; three-quarter backs, A. Williams, T. Ridley, F. Wrentmore, and J. Jones; balf-backs, Joe Jones and D. Williams; forwards, Matthews, Flemming. Bevan, Morris, Evans, Benefit, E. Evans, and Griffiths. Pcnygraig started operations, and the homesters soon became the aggressive. Peny- graig defended well for a few minutes, and at last Evan Watkins made a smart opening, and passed to Lionel Thomas, who sprinted over with a fine try. Fast givenand-take play followed the re-start, both sides showing capital form and attacking well. Watkins ran well down to the visiting full-back, and punted over his head, but a laiook-on after- wards lost a certain try. Penygraig played up grandly. Chick James and Richards defended in grand style, as also did the Peny- graig custodian. Half-time score: G. T. P'ts. Abertillery 0 1 3 Penygraig 0 0 0 Final soore: G-. T. Pts. Abertillery 2 1 13 PeTIlygraig 1 0 6
SWANSEA SECONDS V. DUNVANT. At Swansea. Dnnvant had the ?est 01 tne f opening stages, but lost several probaole chjances of scoring through erratic passing and kicking. Blackmore, for Dunvant, almost landed a penalty goal from near halfway. Walsh removed the dunger which was threatening by good lucks to touch. The visitors got near the home goal on one occasion, and should have scored had not Blackmore foolishly whilst two men were waiting on his left with an almost clear "VIAl "ö. Half-time soore: G. T. P is. Dunvant 0 0 0 Swansea Seconds 0 0 0 The second half was mainly a series 01 tight scrimmages. Swansea essayed some passing movements, but keen tackling pre- vented any score. Warburton was conspicu- ou? for some good forward play, and on one cession brought down two or three men near the Dunvant goal-line. The visitors were penalised for offside play, and a penalty goal followed. Final score. G. T. Pts. Swansea Seconds -103 Dunvant 0 0 0 Penalty.
YORKSHIRE V. CHESHIRE. This match, whi-ch had been twice post- poned owing to frost, took place at Ilkley to-da,y in fine weather and before 2,000 per- sons. In the opening half Anderson failed by inches to land a penalty goal for Cheshire. It was a hard forward struggle with Cheshire but Fisher scored a fine unconverted try for Yorkshire. Half-time ecore: G. T. P ts. I Yorkshire .—.————— 0 13 Cheshire 0 0 0
ASSOCIATION MATCHES At the Barrack Field. Albany-road scored I twice during the first half and oneA?,t?M-hI Tait, in the second. Francombe in goal for the losers effected some fine eaves. I Final soore. uoaas, Albany-road — 3 Allenobamk 0 I MARLBOROUGH-ROAD V. LANSDOWNE- ROAD. [ At Roath Park. F. Davies started thel Scoring, which was augmented by Follett and Morse before the interval. In the second I moiety F. Davies and Bishop scored for the home team, who practically monopolised V-i Final soore. Goals. Marlboroughyroad 5 Lansdowne-road 0 I STAGEY-ROAD V. SEVERN-ROAD. At Roath Park. Thorne a.nd K n,r (two) were the soorers for the,ini2,ers, a,Fd I-Ph-? for Severn-road. Severn-road's play during the second half was an imprivement on that of the first. Final score. Goals. Staoey-road 3 Severn-road. 1 RADNOR-ROAD V. MOORLAND-ROAD. At Splotb Park. Radnor-road obtained the lead through Jones soon after the start, but before the interval Glover equalised. Har- rington scored again for Radnor before half- time. Just before the final Theophilus netetd for Moorlamd. the game ending in a draw Final score. ..ïs. I Ba/dnor-roa?d 2 Moorland-road ..?.?.?.? 2 I SPLOTT-ROAD v. GLADSTONE. At Splott Park. Mitchell scored for Spkrtt, I Lloyd equalising. Jeans, of Splott-road, for questioning the referee's ruling, was ordered /ifF th,A field in tliia-govcin "i hnlf Splott-road .?. II iŸr1!:a-i::=:=: f I Final score: Adamstown, 2 goals, 6 points; Crwys-road, 1 try, 3 points. Final score: Granegtown, nil; Whitchurch, nil.
RUGBY GAME I ST. DAVID'S V. ST. PETER'S I RE-CORD SCORE FOR THE CHAMPIONS, St. David's met St. Peter's alt the Sophia Gardens. The latter team had to play three substitutes from Court-road, and were con- tinually on the defensive. The scorers for St. David's were—Corsu. (six tries), Carroll, R. Donovan, Sullivan. Dickinson, Murray Sulli- van, and Hichey one try each, Martin Car- roll also dropped a goal. The soore is a record for schoolboy football. .final, soorc. G. T. P'ts. I St. David's 3 9 41 St. Peter's 0 0 0 ST. MARY'S V. SOUTH OHURCH-ST'R.Tn^r I At the Sopihicu Gardens. This match prac- tically decided whioh of the two teams should run for the top of the league. Johnson, the international, opened the ecordng with a try for South Church-street. Sam Jones equal- ised, and a goal-kiok placed the Saints two points ahead. FiBa?Booro. Gi. T. P'ts' St. MaJT?'s P'. I 80Œth Ohurch-etreet 0 1 3 GRANETOWN V. WHITCHURCH. At t-he Marie tnese schools played a point- less draw. Play was exciting throughout. The first half was very evenly contested. Hurlow, for Grange, and Norman Jones for Whitchurch, had hard lines in not scoring for their respective sides. in the second moiety Grange had the best of matters. Dan Roberts should have scored, but for a foul by a Whitchurch player. Jones played grandly for W hit church, hiB defence being splendid. Jefferies, for Grange, was a real elutton for work. Final score. G. T. P'ts. I Qiraaiegto'wn 0 0 0 WJiitchurch 0 0 0 ADAMBtDOWTf V. ORWYSLWi A n played at Roath Park. One of the best contested games erf the Beason took plaoe In the first half Pearce scored a try for Ada,mr,dow,n, and Ooosins equalised for Orwys. In the 8eOOnd haaf Milton got a. c?ver try for Adown. The boys who H<d best were L4aar* Pea.nc? ??? who FiT.ii-1 score. q rp Adamsdown.?. 0 2 6 Crwys-road "hh' 0 1 3 COGAN V. ST. MONTOA-S At Penarth. Cogan had the most of the ?Mne, and r&n out easy wumcTs by one ?oaJ five tries (20 points), to one try (3 nomtsO ScoTsrs: Parsons (2), Croll, W. Hill, Jmfl and T. Orossma.n, <me each. Walker kicked the goal. VICTORIA V. ROATTr T> A t> X.- At Penarth. Victoria eoored the only points I la he -Iv poiuts late in the game by Garrett, and won by a try to nil.
HOCKEY CARDIFF V. ABERGAVENNY At the iLtemdaff iaelds. The visitors pkiyed with only mine mem, and sustained defeats by four goals to nil. Lladielly. one goal; Llandowry, one goal. Ba,rry Reserves v. Barry St. Paul'e.-Match abandoned.
WELSH AMATEUR CUP-ROUND V. Aberystwyth, 3 goads; Portonadoo, 0. I
BARRY & PENARTH SCHOOLS LEAGUE Pyke Street v Holton (Barry Docks) Pyke-street were fairly in their element at Barry Recreation Grounds, and won very easily by eight goals to one. Holton were weak in every department, but the Pyke- street forwards have seldom played a better game. CADOXTON V. BARRY COUNTY SCHOOL. This was a more even and interesting game, and a draw of two goals each waa an eminently satisfctory r-mult, HUGH-STREET (BARRY) V. HANNAH-STREET (CADOXTON). A spirited game between these teams at the Romilly Park also ended in a draw of two goals each. High-street scored first, 8.i!ld Hannah-street equalised before half-time. Again High-street got ahead, but "Tioo" Evans deprived them of victory in the last five minutes.
PROPOSED NEW ATHLETIC GROUND To the Editor of the Evening Express." Sir,—As a member of the executive of the South Wales and Monmouth Football Asso- ciation, I was surprised to read that our association had made certain proposals through Councillor Wander to the Cardiff Corporation re above. Wishing for enlightenment, I communi- cated wdth the secretary of the association (Mr. Axtell) asking for information, and enclosing him press notices. Mr. Axtell replies:- I have no knowledge whatever of the contents of the cuttings you enclose. This is the first I have seen of the matter. Will consider best course to adopt. From Mr. Axtell's reply it is evident that whoever authorised Councillor Mander to use the name of the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Association in the manner he did is acting on his own initiative, and entirely without the authority of the assooiation.-I am, &c., A. J. NORIE 38, Romilly-road, Cardiff, March 9.
SOCCER LEAGUE TABLE. WESTERN L&KGUE .-DrmroN II. P. W. L. D. Fr. A? Pt& M?I C?y P- ?- 19 Newport 12 9 1 3 37 22 19 Staple HilI 14 8 4 2 24 23 18 Bristol Bovem 14 8 5 1 48 19 17 Tre-harris 11 8 5 0 36 11 15 Radstock Tbwn 14 5 7 2 17 3Q 12 Welton Rovers 14 6 8 0 24 43 12 121 R.F.A 15 4 10 2 23 49 10 Paulton Bovers 10 2 5 3 24 50 7 Trowbridge T. 12 1 11 0 13 49 2 CABDtFT SCHOOLS' LEAGUE. P. W. L. D. Fr. Agr. Pta. Gladstone ..——— 14 10 1 3 24 7 33 Albany-road 15 9 3 3 39 19 21 Radnor-road 15 9 4 2 39 19 ?0 Moorland-road 16 8 g 2 23 38 In t-road 12 7 4 1 19 16 15 Mirlborough-road IS 5 8 2 17 23 12 Severn-road 13 5 7 1 25 20 11 Lansdowne-road 14 1 10 3 10 38 5 Allansbank 14 0 11 I 9 57 3 ABEKHARE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. (Tat-le compiled to date). P. W. L. D. Fr. Ag. Pta. Aberamaa Excelsiors 5302 96 8 Abenfctre Cresoents 4 3 0 1 13 3 7 •Gaaiyis Rovers 2 0 1 1 0 3 3 fAheraman Stars. 3 1 0 2 4 1 2 Trehafod Juniors 6 1 5 0 9 18 2 Cwmbach Lilliwhltas ..4 1 3 0 5 10 2 Two points awarded. f Two points deducted.
Air Rifle Shooting. NEWPORT LEAGUE. •CaroaratloD, 3o9: let Mon. Vol. Artillery, 320. FEIENBLY MATCHES. Windsors, 558; -royal Tudors, 329. star (Aberkenfvg-), 329; -King's Head, 227. Shot at Sirhowy. Blaina, 523; Sirhowy, 503. Shot at Rosrerstome. Gladstone Club, 329; Rogerstone, 325.
Football Results Maesteg Rangers, 1 dropped goal, 2 tries; Nantyffyllon, 1 gall form a mark. Blackhea.th, 1 try; West of Scitland, nil. Olifton, 8 points; Cheltenham, 8 points. Exeter 17 points; Bridwater Albion, 3 Bums let, 10 points; Batley, 5. Edinburgh University, 12 points; Kelvinside jUsademicals, nil. Monmouth-, 3 points; Cnoesyceilog, nil. Hall-tune score: G. T. Pta. Maesteg Rangers 1 1 7 Nantyffllon 0 0 0 Final score: Goals. Mariom ? 3 6t? r=ou"u;¡ü:d" 0 Pinal score: G. T. Pts. Tredegar 1 0 5 P,risca 0 0 0 Pinal score Blaina, —- 8 points, Owmforan 3 points. Fiual more. G. T. p.ts. Cheshire 1- 0 2 6 Yorkshire 0 13 Half-time acorer G. T. Pts. Oinderfordi 0 0 0 Stroud .u. 0 0 0 Talywaki (Rmgt>?) (Champdons Mon. ValloyB Leagne) w?ot Mt?ch M&roh 16th; accept or give gœ.ran; when writing Aate &=uzt.P-eg. W&tMae, Taiywain. e41?m
ABERDARE SCHOOBOY LEAGUE i ABEKlXARE SQHOOLBOY LEA.GUE. I National, 2 goals: Town Sohool, 1 goal ?ewmba,oh O>1mou Whool, 1 goal; Ynys- lwyd, nil. Higher Gra?e, 4 goals; Owmb"h N&tiom&l, I nil. NEWPORT SCHOOLS LEAGUE. I St. Mary's, 11 points; Barnardtown, 4 points. Orindaa, 20 WinV: Bolt-street, 6 points. I Maindee. 27 points; Tredegar Wharf, nil.
RACQUETS I Army Doubles Championship I At Prince's CSLub, Knighrtbirid'ge, this after- noon, the challenge match in this competi- tion took plaoe 'between the holders, the 2nd Bajtfcalioai Highland: Llghit Infantry (Messrs. Balfour, Bryant, and Bramwell Davis), and the 1st Life Guards (Oaptain the Hon. F. Guest and Mr. J. J. Aetor). The Highland Lagfat Infaatry won by four games to two. Scoree:-17-14, 18-15, 115, 1. 2-15, and 15-1.
BASEBALL I Grange Windsors Club. At a meeting of the Grangetown Windsors BasebaM Club the following officers were elected:-Chairmaill, Mr. R. Mortimer; trea- surer, Mr. T. Attwell; secretary, Mr. W. Ijaamme, 50, KenWJtreet. Cardiff; committee, l,mmug' H. Dowdem, E. Renwick, P. OoniMh. G. Wati, D. Lewis, G. Reid, and G. Griffiths; oaptain, W. Dix; vice-captain, J. Maiie. Abertillery Club. ever played on the Gnoll emcloenre. There I club at AbertiUery, and also to join one of the SomJi W!3ÙŒ leagues. The following offiom have been elected:—Ghadrmau, Mr. W. i Comity; tr--r-er, Mr. A. Hopkins; captain, j !Mfr W. King; ?o&-ca,ptain, Mr. B. L. e?cxetw?ry, Mr. A. Powell, 11, ArgyM-et-reeA,. AbeptiH?iry. A e?rone oomautK? w" ejected. Cardiff Harlequins Club. A meeting of the above will be held at May-stoeet-hall, Woodville-road end, Cadays. ou Wednesday next. Dooks Tto-rtwfl Gtab^Wtented, tew Flayers; 14-17; Doctef boye v. Ofatfcn, 36, Monet stupxt-oquwo; or D. AL Jtaklea, (6, Kute BUeut. ea8
I English Cup: 4th Round CRYSTAL PALACE V. EYERTON. Despite the damp weather, there was a crowd of 40,000 at the Ialaoo to witness this erame. The home side were at ful strength-, but Everton played Donag,hey for Sharp, whose leg is troublesome. Everton played sjplendid football from the start, Young feed- ing his wings skilfully, and o, fSbt shot by Wileon just scraped the bar beautifully. A oenrtre by Wallace was eesrimro&ged outside t.he post by the Palace forwards. Delightful play by Coletnaoi and Garbutt was just chocked in time, but as the game mx>gressed tho Arsenal assumed the upper hand and kept Barnsley well on the alert. O'Donell 6coned in 40 minutes. The Arsenal then pressed. Intemal:-Barnoiiey, one goal -+,o nil. i rtinal:—Crystal Padace, one; Everton, one. WEST RROM.WICH ALBION V. NOTTS COUNTY. Played at West Brormvich. in a drenching downpour before 25,000 spectators. The Albion lost the toss, and J. Williams pulled up smartly in tihe first minute. Jordan failed to meet the ball when Parkes, a young amateur from Halesowen, centred well, but J'mok soared four minutes from tbe start. The County improved after thiis reverse, but their shooting was only moderate. Play was exceedingly fast, and the work of the Notts wting1 men, Dea/i and Gee, suggested trouble if or the Alil^on. Pennington, however, defended magnificently, and Pleasant gave ai ca<pdtaJ exhibition at centre. Jones scored for Notts and Jordan for the Albion. Half- time;—West Bromtwidt?, one; CoWlty, ome. iFina'l:—'West Bromiwiafr, three; Notts, one. BARNSLEY V. WOOLWICH ARSENAL. Played at Ramsley in dull weather amd before a larg-e crowd. The homesters were without tiheir regular custodian owing to injuries, Bounds keeping g'oal. The Arsenal were at their full strength. The turf was slippery. Barnsley opened strongly, and from a corner Sibto only just, missed hid- ing through. The home custodian then saved twice rapidly, and Hall only just missed et the other end. Excitement ran high, and Barnsley's rushing tactics Quite upset t:be I Arsenal play. Barnsley fhot well. Interval score:—Barnsley,one; Woolwich Arsenal, nil. 1 Final:—Woolwich, two; Barnsley, 1. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY V. LIVERPOOL. I Played at SiliefBeild in fine, ca-lm weather and before 40,(?J0 spectators. Liverpool were accompanied by 2,030 excursionists. The home team was necessarily short of Davis, and inol!uded V. Stimpson amongst the for- wards. In the first minute Wilson nearly scored. Liverpool set up a strong -attack, but Burton enabled thia home team to get going, Hardy olearing well when hard pressed. Later on play was fairly even, both sides attacking in turn. Lyull had to deal with only a fe-w shots, whilst Hardy had several difficult ones to get away. Tibe Wednesday attacked determinedly, but Cox eventua/Uy took the .baM away. Close on 'the interval Layton checked Eobinson in full fiiøht Neitih'M' side had BCVd M the intervaJ. Final:—-Wednesday, one; LiTeiwoI, nil.
ENGLISH LEAGUE MATCHES. I BRISTOL CITY V. MANCHESTER CITY. I Played at Bristol in misty weather and 'bofore 12,000 spectators. Bristol Citi had Marr and Gilligan again, and Manchester [had Eadie at ceritre-half and Smith in goal. Tlhe first half was even and spirited. Having scored by Maxwell after nine minutes, the home team played with great confidence and precision, but the Manchester forwards were speedier and often nonplussed the home defence. Demm,ery was rarely troubled. Interval:—Bristol City, one; Manchester, nil. Final:—-Rristoi City, two; Manchester City, nil. BLACKBURN ROVERS V. SUNDERLAND. I Played at Blackburn before 5,000 people. The home side won the toss, and, with the aseistanice of the wind, pressed hard at the outset, Latheron scoring from WMttaiker's pa,sa in seven minutes. Wilson registered the second goal five minutes afterwards, the ball in its flight striking the upright. M'Intosh got a splendid opening for Suftderland, but spoiled it tiirough. hesitancy. Then W-hilt- taker shot against the visitors' upright. Sunderland improved, but shot weakly. Half- time soore:—Rover?, two; Sunderland, nil. Final:—Rovers, two; Sunderland, one. STOKE V. BIRMINGHAM. Played at Stoke before about 3.000 specta- tors. Somthall mussed an easy opening. Rotxse saved well from South all, and Fielditz headed ovesr from, close in. Jones looked like going clean through, when Burgess tripped (him a foot ootside the penalty line. Qtoailmers scored from Davits's centre. Half. time soore:-8toke, one; Birmingham, nil. ] BOLTON WANDERERS V. BUR Y. Played at Bolton in damp weather and (before 10,000 spectators. The Wiundorers had Thorpe pltayiing vice MTwaji (indisposed). Bury introduced new centres^—Currie (for- ward) and Ray (half), both Soots. The Wan- derers were the first to attack, and White sent over. Then Bury attacked, forcing Edmandson to concede a. corner. Currie latier made him repeat, the performance. I,nt,erval:-Bc,wlt-on Wanderers, nil- Bury, nil. lUnal:—Bclton, one; Bury, nil. PRESTON NORTH END V. DERBY COUNTY. I Played ait Preston before 12,000 spectators. Lookett, from a free-kick, pnt in a good elhot whioh took Maskrey all his time to save. Dawson shot wide at a terrific rate from a ,pass by Dawaon. During a scrimmaige in the County goal tdie ball was put over the bar. Iruterval: Preston North End. nil; Derby, nil i Wolves, 5; Grimsby, 0. Ohelsea., 2; BurFAem Port Vale, 1. Ga ins borough, 1; Lincoln City, 0. Newark, 2; Kotherham Town, 2. Blackpool, 1; Bradford City, 0. Hull City, 1; Leicester Fosse, 1- Sheffield United R., 3; Grimsby, 1. Plymouth Argyle, 1; Southampton, 0.
NEWPORT V TREHARRtS WESTERN LEAGUF,DIVifio-,N II. Played at Newport before a good crowd on a greasy turf. The visitors at the start set up an attack on the home goal, and despite the stout defence of the home backs Wat- kins, the Treharris oentre forward, netted the first goal, after some pretty combina- tion. Newport then put more "back" into their pday, and transferred matters to the other end, where Huxtable scored. The visi- tors after this had most of the game for a long time, aad kept Newport hard pressed. Watkins, the visiting centre, waa conspicu- ous for fine attacking work, and in quick succession he netted two goals after bril- liant individual efforts on each occasion. Treliarris were etill having rather the better of matters for a oonside.rahle time, but to- wards the close of the first half the home- sters went away with & forward rash and Fyfe scored. Half-time soore Goals. I Treharrjg 3 Newport 2 Newport had matters pretty well their own ￼ way this half bat their attack laoked sting. WaAkins scored the fourth go&l for Tre?iams. I Final "re. Goals. TVehainria 4 I £;:Ï8
OWMPAEK V. LLANBRADAOH. I At Llanbradach. Cwmpark started opera- [ HOllE before a, poor gate. The visitors had their ful! strength, but, the home team were very poorly represented. Pretty play was ■witnessed in the opening stages. The home citadel was in danger for some time owing to Bob Carter running out of goal, but Bul- lock saved. The home forwards pressed and forced a corner, but nothing accural. Harry .Tones had a. good deal to contend with from Jack Jones. Attwell, for the homesters, waa somewhat erratic in his shooting, and should have scored on three occasions. Shortly afterwards, however. he succeeded in netting a fine goal from a lovgly centre by Jenkin- son. After this reserve the visiting forwards combined well. and gave the defence a lot of trouble. Harry Tudor was conspicuoua for eome very Cue saves. Half-tame score: GoaJs. Llaatbradach 1 Cwmpark 0 i-v- me second half play waa of a very poor character. Cwmpark were having the best of matter, and these corners were conceded to them in succession, and they had very rough luck in not scoring. However, teh tables were turned for a short time, and the home quartette bombarded the visiting goal. but found Jones safe. Harry Tndor retired owing to an injury, as did Ben Morgan, Owmpark. Jjunal score: uoais. Ua.nbraAach 1 Owmpark 0
NEW TREDEGAR V GILFACH This Rhymney Valley league match was played at New Tredegar. The home team started against a, stiff breeze, and good com- bination among the forwards almost ended in a wore. A minute later Stallard g->t through from a melee for New Tredegar, but before the gnaJ Davies equalised. Half-time score: Goal& New Trodegar 1 GilfaxiWBargoed ————— 1
CWMAMAN V CARDIFF RIVERSIDE Played at Owmamam. Half-time score: Goals. Riverside 1 Owmaman 1 Murdox and Clarke scored.
Soccer Results I Barry Dock Albions, 1 goal; Bajrry District Half-time: Mardy, 2; Ynyshir, 0. Hafod, 5; Bargoed Juniors, 1. Oathays Albions, 2; Barry Island United. 0. Clifford Villa, 2; Cathays Excelsiors, 1. I Park Villa, 6; Canton Villa 3. Bast Side, 5; Swansea Town, 0. I Merthyr Vale, 3; Pontlottyn, 0.
LAMP-BIER COLLEGE V. ST. JUDE'S I (SWANSEA). Rain feU during the game, and the ground was in a muddy condition- Lampeter for- wards, playing against the wind, headed by Picton and Dai. Thomas. forced St. Jude's to concede several minors in rapid succession, 0ill saved well for St. Jude's. HayroaaaJ, the Swansea First- forawrd, played a hard garoe. During the second half the ball becajne most difficult to hold. George Davies, the Lampeter full-back, played magnificently. The game resulted in a pointless draw. Final score. G. T. Pte. J Daim?tBr College 0 0 0 I St.Jude'8 (Swaasea? 0 0 o | f'
I Rugby. i < ABERAVON. it was .generally conceded that ■the Aber6 :a,on team la^t Saturday put up a really jigjood show against the city team on tfia Arms Pank, and the Cardiff ixlayiere^ onicials, and spectators were exceedingly pWeasOOwith the .perform a-uce. It tos a, great oompliment to Aberarcon to. force Gwyn Niobolls to turn ótJt jest the latit, moment, and his preNcncc ma<?- a. hp, of differeuœ to .:he game, as be p-t??d W.nIt wonderful dash and judgTn?nt Some of the Abera?vom pi-ay?-e. indeed, Som? to be fa.?cdit?ed with ihfiim amd con-' tmt?d themselves with a gentle touch a& of aa.crile.g?o? f€aT..i-r?tca? <? & good tackle. ?- One ￼ ￼ bW ￼ ?"? dTirin? *Jie game was that b3r J^ im Donovian. It WM a ?Uy cmart piem of ???- and drew forth rounds œ applause. ^Ab^tVan ha??s. Will? Ha.ma and Aa r^tthhuT JOnkS. CZVC an excellent a.rnt. of themselves, an-d created a. hicber impremou among the Cardiff critics. At forw-ud Abvravon cMa.t€d a real 8m'- PDM TM ok€t. ?nd more than held their ￼ a?ymnst the much-vaunted Oar<Ma eight
BLAINA. Ðy the defeat <?f Brynmawr amd Ono^s*; aKeys I Ion Saturday a.nd Mond?r th,. ?a? haTe greatly imT)rwed t4wir posuion on the ￼ ? are o?Iy c.??? Sb? Fouty-pool. are °Bly 0X10 behill<* 'nl? TiCtOrV ov?r Brynmawr was due cha<?a?- to the great play of the Blaina forwards, who severely trounced the splendid Bryn- mawr erght. IrryOrd F.ern, and Howelis were the best of the Blaina- pack, though, perhaps, it is somewhat unfair to individualise as the whole eight played a marvellous game. Dick Jones, the custodian, was again: tun- ^^tn in anotth-er aocident to ly'1* 6 kue. AU. EVRIlS and HarTY WiliMm? we?re the best of the BkÜua tbree-qoaj-tcrs. EvaM did some excellent work It was repot'oduced' ill. the Cross Keys match on Monday last, in which Alf. dropped a beautiful goal, whioh was the on]y soore in the gamr. The home forwards were not so goocJ evgmanet Cross Keys.
BRYNMAWR. A ttMple of good "gates," and the timely grant of the Wefeh Pn ion have put Bryn. HMwr. fllr&noially, nearly aili-ight. Baitty W1a.8 in-iseed from the Brynmawr pack last Saturday. The substitute, Brown, showed very good form, but the experience of the older player wo?id baTe been very valuable The BLaina. backs were very poor last Safcur- day, and with the exception of the passine t.hat led to their try, they compared an- f,a.,oura.bly with the Brynmawr lot. J^pecaaKy was this notioatole at half, where Rces and Pm-oer worked hard aaxi cleverly behind a beaten pack.. Webb played a grand game for Bryuxmamp at wing three-quarter. This is one: of the most promising forwards in the distinct.. Possessing- a. splendid physique, he is a very dashing and clever player, and it. will require some consideration to determine what position to play him in. The Brynmawr Seoonds v. Victoria match in the Western Valleys League, was spoilt by foul play. The feature of the m-atx-h was the ra.nd play of Fied Jonœ. the Bryumawr full- back.
BREAM, w Itlil a somewhat disorganised team Bimun met Whi.tecroft on Saturday last at Wbite- crort. It was the poorest match between the teams this season-this being the fourth, encounter—-and terminated in a draw. Baker, the Bream haif, played a greait game. Rud?e bGdu? his p?rtn?r %t the ecrum. they mmbined Ye' w? to??t.h?r. h ^*rJi ?ert did ma?y gmqm things, &ud he was ? best of the thre<-<t?a.rte? The ? forwards pJa.y?d well, and ha? none the worst of a gruelhnig game. 1V'^rv,*s lt their sw&?d record ?giain8t lJydDey Horn, the ?it<? defmt. ing them by a try to mi!
I CINDERFORD. I 'line 9'al",e ? 1-duey went against CLnd? ford by three poinæ, but on the day^ plav there was not even this difference betweer the t?ii?. A di?&w would have boon tlK more correct reault? ￼ P?y? a &n? Same, but Hye?t vrw very little behi.na d him, though he opened I L?dL?'1f'Lreyett Cmild nat **> blamed fofi Austin Lewie was by far the pick of Lydney's quartette. Bllaway and Miles were quick, and kicked well, and gave their backs the ball isniaolys but made no opecingB.
LYDNEY. I CinderfoTd were lucky to get off hy omv ai ?th,i,oo points defeat, and it wa? oi?rly in eTIden that the victory went to fh? bettr sid,, aU of wboia pio??d for &il they wwe A-orth.
NEATH. I The "social" organised by the Neath Crusaders has resulted in £1.0 being handed, over to tJie committee of the Neath Club. The game with Bridgend last Saturday was all that could be desired. It was fast and vigorous, but, withal, one of the cleanest' even played on the Gnoll enclosure. There were bright, scintillating incidents during the play. JenkLn Hopkin, D. Griffiths, a/nd Pesinel 1 were the etara in the visiting firmament.. Jack Lreanan, Neath's outside half, bas come on wonderfully well. He played suite his b-,t game 166t Saturday. There waa another inan on the home side who did so. too-J. D. Danes. rn lrowel Jon-es soored a couple of lovely tries, rney were quite HoweJese." Nobody but, he could have eoored them. The NeoatJ1 forwardB met their match in the B-idgend eight, who proved a hardy aad' oiever Jot of sonmmagep.
PONTYPOOL. I IYen '.l1e def of B la?t Saturday d6?TI t fadf", Into whffl f, w ?"? th, e even, ng, that Ponty Jones, the P?ont?vT?S stopper, l^ beOT seated by the mem of tee Welsh Ru?by ?Bion to p&rtner Mt club TT?a?. Jk Bram. on the rishtw? 1m M? intematioBa? t?am which hM .m? In* ?nd t<?day, "Ponty- iient ?J1?? sing honr or t.wo, owing to the persistence oi has admirers m. ftndiwg him out for the pur- pose of congratulating him. B?t to b--rk back to i-he math wrens Na-th? No d-bt "Poc?a" e??c?on waEm?? attributable to the sp!?did gume which h? ol?yed against the Bathoniaas, and, a<hhousS he ondy eoored once him?Kf, ? is certAintbl* ? oam?ma.t?n on th? ri?ht winr wmld not ￼ hcen anything dike ? st??' as it w-is had he been away, and the mter?Das? Tn?-?n??. wMch eo baffled the to-fS m<)Yem,ents ? ? hovn? P?M?,woaJd" not ￼ Ja^ ??' J-?k'J?? and v T. Morris were aJso 8eea to adTa.nt? Beynon and Reg. J<m?, at ha,M-ha? a.Un fuMy maintained thedr reputations ?' oaoJ?an £ **ely baffiai tbe Tisit4om' pa^Ty bnU:?.noe <? their I>lay. The PoQtypocfl Seconds were a.w?v from home, amd £ cst to M?y?t?in Ash £ tajs bv a, try to ml. They were ooT?id?T&biy weakened rn?oDt thj??h the ee?rn? oes of three of the*ir best men beir? required for t? firøt team
TREHERBERT. I 'ire-nert?rt? m?t league coMtMt Treorky proved d-i?tej?to ?S?er q_g? playing on their own ?'<?a? thny were °??' featod by three tries to nil. T!M ?ame was of verv l?risk kimd. the r?E7er?? fnrw?rdB Tp?Srr yi?Bcisk ?kSm? ?Jt??- ? On the other hand 1? ?T??? kv W^^ the ne ()? £ 53 ST&S? ™tor* the ""«** tries being scored bv them. TL?e E??ere Lvwis* weme OP'P06ed <m SOAUR- hj £ mniS "T"1 a em«rt p*«^?f. h^^ and J ar? ??.Fm?,.t," of 1 hetree, and sexera?l timos outwibted thW? Raly Ja.mœ, tbe Tr?orT?- oust,,d4aq. mi ￼ bT.l?nHy nght thT™Vh without* Se. In the Tv&eTbert pack P o Levlan^ ￼ seen, at his bœt. H.P?C?ox.?t? ?????i?f?? the n^deS^L<V' per-mame-t Position On fthhe Treor'kiy side Morgan, P0190il, ?? P .0, Moore were the 'Pck.
TOfN P!EiiNTB»E V. POBTH. P,tayoo at Ton. Portii, for a second divi- smn teaaiiy aire to be ooantmeTided upon their dJ?a.y. In the ai?t haM A. GaWWS ?oa?<:h ????? ? Edw.. I&r Portb oaoh mo?hcd a goal. I?h f:timesooa,e; Go«^- PIo!rItb 2 'Don Peatre — i ￼ jibe oec?nd 'nK??t.y Gaeoon e?MB soof? ow,- &Bd Tom Daviœ (one e?oh} final soore t GoaJo. TM peatm 4 Porth .?.?.?.? 2 It was a very sxstereetajag amd fiaet came. BILLIABDS AWA'I^kih^ CJHAHPJONSHIP. latervaJ scores; Vi-rr 50;) Nfugeni, 224
Owirifg to tihp space between the buoys io the naval harbour at Dover being insufficient to allow the largest vessels to swing with the tide, it is probable that the buojya will have to be relabd, aDd tests are to be made with two laree buttkabhw iterl week.