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NEWPORT'S'OFF DAY HARD GAME AGAINST BRISTOL I Vile Drops a Goal and Wins the Match. VISITING FORWARDS RE- SOURCEFUL. Newport bad to take the field against Bristol to-day with a rather weakened pack of forwards. Four of the eisrht selected were unable for various reasons to turn out, viz., Beddoe Thomas, Ernie Jenkins, Ha.rry Uzzle. and P. Oaldriek. Their places were takeu by Dr. Smyth (who adc a welcome re- appearance after several weeks' absence, due to sickness), Corporal Murphy (from the second team), C. A. Evatt, a regular reserve, and J. E. C. Partridge. The playing arena was on Thursday covered with about a dozen tons of straw to prevent the frost which was then prevailing penetrating to the turf to such an extent as to render it unfit for play to-day, and perhaps also next Thursday, the day selected for the county engugejnent between Glamorgan and Monmouth The straw was taken off this morning-, and then the heavy rain made the ground very unpleasant for play. Teams. Newport: Back, StM?y W!lhMn'_ Vbree- quarter bac?. A. M\ Baker, J- 'k W. Burt. and R. C. 8. P?mm?- half-backi3.1 T. H. Vile (captain) and ?. J. Ma.rtm, for- ?r<?. C. M. p«tchard, P. D. Waller. H. Jarman, Dr. T. Smyth. J. E. C. PaTtridg< Reg. Edwards, Corporal Murpny, Md C. A. Evatt. Bristol: Back, W. J. Johnston>; thr?- 'quar,ter backs C. Kinwt(>n J. A. S?oone. ]]" F. 8hewring, and F. Harris: f G. Spoors and P. Hill; forwards. P. Moore, M. Meyer, U. Frost F .Feltlvm, u" Newt? E. G. Bryant. and J. PayM. Referee: Mr. W. F. Davies (Barry). There were a few changes in the Bristol I team. Spoors, one of the centres, was away playing in the English trial match. His pla.ce was taken by Ship, who usually plays full- back for the second team. There were two changes in the forwards, Moore and Buguat being re-placed by H. Knott and M. Myall. Bryant. who was first included. ;8 an e." Newport first and second team ntan. When the teams fielded at 2.45 rain was still falling heavily, and the attendance, was affected, there being present only a. coupie of thousand. Directly after the kick-off New- port bes-an to preae. rutd after centre punt by Plum.mer one of the forwards got off-side and enabled Bristol to get back to mid-field, but the slush made the field almost unplay. able. fortunately, ?ere was not a-^ °f J*lnf to aggravate the boastline?. Baker got a pa?from Vile on the vi?t.o? 2^ arid wemt for the line, but it was found that he had put one of his feet in touch, an dw ^called back. The ball was thrown out loo^ely ?om the crum on the Bristol 25 a.nd? It rolled away from Martin and Plummer, ?HamW the fast left wing of the Bristol team dashed up and got ,(1, flying kick and sent it to the home 25. Here, in the course of some loose scrambling work, the leather was kicked over the line, and Stanley W llliame touched down. THE VISITORS ATTACK. Bristol continued to press in the 'home half for a time. Ship, playing left centre, dashed on and loked all over a scorer, but he fell in the mud. Some of the men had by this time become a lost unrecognisable. The Bristol third line, cobining well, deve- loped a pretty atack on the Newport line by a series of neat, accurate passe* on the left. Harris, who was the last recipient, got within a couple of yards to the bome line before he was etopped. Newport was hard Pressed for a minute, but the forwards, headed by Waller, struggled out with a grest burnt, and ehowed some pretty short phases. When the teams had got to mid-Aeld Frist. one of the Bristol forwards, was hurt, and had to be carried out. Burt, the home left cntre, at? limped off for & time but returned soon. Bristol were aezolnrnc?imtlng theme&Ivp? much better to the mud than 'Nrt. and they seemed to be keener than t? hoestmeM. Waller wM doingsome very efftive work in the open, but tn« m?t part the Bristoliane (were a.,??- ?itB their feet. In the 25 kick ?by StMley Williams was char&.d down? and Ship a;nd Shewrins "er Y dan?roue for Newport. 4tanleY Wil-  quickly recovered, a,ud when the ball Polled o\"er the line be kicked dead. Frost ?wre?ned'? the attack, playing a reaHy  ?e at MI back for the VMitoM, a?S kicked with ?re?t e?t into touch. Newport continued to b?ardpr?d until B??tin a uæful kick. whih 8nt the ball rolling into touch in mid-SeId?. Bn,? beating ewport all along again, got into the Newport 25. Newport were now playing a. man short, Birt having to go out again, and Dr. Smythe went out to tnree-quarer. Stanley WilHsnns at length fovild touch ilea the visitors' 25. Here Brstol were penaleeq. Vile took a shot for goal which went wicfs. Just before half-time Birt resumed. iltiIí Newport were never able to make any real headway. Frost, one of the Bristol forwards, begoan a dribble at half-way, and kept it up 1-ill within a few yards of the home line. Here the forwards had the best of the struggle for possession, but the pressure wac ultimately relieved by a good punt on •the part of Martin to half-way. Half-time score: G. T. 1-TA. Newport.    Bristot. -0 0 u After the interval. Percy Davies, the Eng- lish international Reserve. re-stai-ted for Bristol, and Newport were pressed. Plummer ?lieved with &n excellent touoh-ander. but ?hen the b&H was out again it was so wet ?at the Newp?r tmen could not ho d it ?thiT? went right with them BnstoL on ¡ tha other hand, fielded and judged the bai 1. The wonder was that they did not i on &everal oo,asi?ns. Reg.  ?ting a p?s from Jack ?ones, put in ?a rkscrcw run in hie best style. He was not ?okMl till he had got well into the Bustoi A GOAL FOR NEWPOBT. M I ?Then b? found touch at the vieito;rs i • ?hen the ball was worked out into play, Vle I etched it up and got a. coot neat goal amid ?eers. The spectators began to cheertM ?"n?tars. and. as they no doubt hoped, to the success which followed success, Iut "ril,t,ol continued to show cleverness w"? ??ir feet They fell back before a. hot Mr_ rus? on the part of Newport. The ball  -s ?nt over the !ioe. but 8hip cleverly and Ma?Uy s?.ed with a touch down. The 'V18l- t?c". 8 were hard pressed. but their Socoe. ?thods again paid them. Ja?k Jone swok 4 Paes from Martin in exo?It?nt styte, bu. ?? rter g-oing twenty yards made a sad hasn  pass apparently intended for PIummo*. ? t?e rough and tnmMe. Harris, the Brisw} ?t wing, had one of his knees hurt, and ?P€d of for a time. Newport for- ward.1- in a combined rush, s?ni  baH to the visitors' 25, and L'i8 It was dribbled over the line. Mt '1 0 ri n with that cool assurance which ha-c ?'at?uished aU his play. got through and -?ohed down. In a mud puddle close to tne v"lit,O-' 25 the forwards on both sides simply ?'baadoned themselves to the Association ?? ?. and did not put their hands to the ball MI. Ano?hoT kick over, thi? time by Jack Jones, ??nd John n still on duty at the right la and tOHhing down bÑore any of the ?o"ae forwards &ot up to him. After Bristol ?ad ??en hard pressed for a long time, Down beaded & useful relieving dribble. Baker, ?h a sprint and kick. made up the leeway, ;ndNewnort be?an to pre?s a?n T?orouety? ap?Qr the Bristol outside hU. dnbb?d ?way nicely. The baU went into touch at the ?"itors' 25, and Whe? it came o??t Newport ?ain Trade an attack, but the nnal whistle ut a.n end to the game. i Final scoM: 0. T. P ts. Newport ..— 1 a j. g COMMENTS. t This was a very disappointing game for the Newport pa.trons. It was one of New- fcort's off-days with a vengeance. t'p to shortly before the interval there w«r« a good many people shivering in the -ket rain fr fear that the record would So before Christmas, and that to an English team Newpor* for a, 1.0n, time could do nothinir right. The ball, it is true, wps very wet and gr,basv It was both difficult to handle and tek, but comek-w Bristol managed to field ??d kick at will, and, more?or. their for- wards plaYM a more resourceful game with ?!- f,,t than Newport. '}> There were no shirkers among the home ..M.?yfM. but it was one of those days when, ?aU outward appearances, a team with a ??t reputation, me?tin? a team with a very ?ch tarnished name, flops down, no1 onlv  the tev? of the tarnished team, but below '• That was Newport's case to-day. BRISTOL FITLL-BACK S DEFEAT. I Very few people to see the bnl- '?Tt and wonderful display whi<? Johnson, Tae Bristol full-back, ?ave. On such a. day 2 was quite a marvellous spectade. He 1\lq and found touch in faultless style, ?.nd the general comment was that the Eng- 8eleotion Oommitt wiH have to ?oK 01 very long way to find his period. Good Old Tommy Vile, the home skipper, was in ^r»imistakjd'ble favour for snatching the game !'olD the are with his olever drop goal.

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