ENGLAND WIN 40 The Final International I SCOTLAND SUCCUMB AT INVERLEITH After a Keen Game Final; Points. ENGLAND ￼ Pointe.1 SCOTLAND 14 1 England %nd Scotland met to-day ait Inver- leith Para. Edinburgh, for the ennual eoute" for the Calcutta, Cap. the match also deter- manimg the mternational championship. As England were, the chief honour goes to the Rose, as they have not sustained a single defeat during the season. Wales, however, has reason to be gratified with the perform- ance of the Principality's team. They oer- tamly lost, to England, but gained highly creditable victories over Scotland and Ire- land. Both sides had experienced team troublee. Originally England selected thirteen players, leaving places vacant in the three-quarter line and paok. These were filled by Barring- ton Ward, the Edinburgh University forward, 1 and P. M..Stoop, the latter being a new cap. Afterwards Johns, Wodc-house, and Hudson also retired, ma-king way for Bltson, Haigh, a.z¡.i Lawrie, the last named, the Leicester tbree-quarter, being the only new cap. Scot- land made two changes in their three-quarter line. Pobsou and W alter dropped out for Angus a ad Sutherland, both old inter- nationals. Of the rival sides, England was most weakened by the abstentacons, whioh also included the clever Cornish three-Quar- teE. Solomon. he utmost interest was evinced in the •ajne, and the weather was bright and fine, shortly before the start there were over 20,000 spectators present. Of the previous matches Scotland had won 16 England 11, and 9 have been drawn. England's last victory in Scotland waa m 1906 D- k: ENGLAND. f I Backr *W. R. Johnston (Gloucestershire and Bristol); Three-quarter backs: *F. E. Chapman (Durham and Westoe), *J. G. G Birkett (Surrey and Harlequins), captain P. W. Lawrie (Leicester), and F. M. Stoop (Surrey and Harlequins); Half-backs: *A. D. Stoop (Surrey and Harlequins) and *A. L. H. Gotley (Oxford University); forwards; *J. A. S. Ritson (Northumberland and Northern), *H. Berry (Gloucestershire and Gloucester), C H. Pillman (Kent and Blackheath), G. R. Hind (Kent and Guy's Hospital), *L. Haigh (Manchester), *R. H. M. Hands (Oxford University), *tR. Dibble (Somerset and Bridgwater), and *L. E. Barring-ton Ward (Edinburgh, University). *An international. t Played against Scot- .nd last season. 8a<ek: SCOTLAND. Sack: *tD. G. Schulze (London Scottiah); Three-quarter backs: *W. R. Sutherland (Hawiok), *tJ. Pearson (Watsonians), *A. W. Angus (Watsonians), and *D. G. M'Plierdon (London Scottaeh); lialf-backs: *tG. Cunningham (Oxford University), oap- tain, and *tJ M. Tennant (West of Scotland); forwards: *tJ. M. B. Scott (Edinburgh Academiowle), *L. M. Spiers (Wataonieris), *C. D. Stuart (West of Scotland,, "t:J. C. Ni'O-Ilum (Watsonians), *C. M. Abercrombie (United Services), *R. Stevenson (St. Andrew's University), I *tG. C. Gowlland (London Scottish), and *tJ. M M'Kenzie (Edinburgh University). An international. t Played against Eng- .d last year. I THE GAME ..At the start the Soots pressed on English line. An English rush gained BOUle ground, and Chapman concluded with a S^od kiok into touoh. 'i'he Scots broke up the lllm, and Johnston was called on to save, ().n afterwards the English pack executed ?\ tiyie run of 50 yards. The ball came on ""i36 Gotley to LawrIe. who ran well until rilled (iown by Pearsor near the Scottish 4" The Scottish pack rushed away until decked by Birkett. The English thiee had run. but Chapman knocked on. He re- filled, but only kicked to S-cliulie, who ,61&ed finely. The Lrig-ii-eh forwards now "♦-Wed out, and Gotley and A. D. Stoop made It capital opening for F. A. Stoop, but he u'afovtanately for Englard, dropped his paas ?t. the critioa lm<j'm?it—a ch&r.c? lost, indeed. Th? 8cots rea-ch?d half-way with a dribble, ?ded by &oott. but here ? English pack ",ejct out, aj?d Birkett broke through, with '?vr.e i att-?nd?jK?'. Birkett tried to go ?re himself, but was pui.? down from '?und. The SO()tti& forwards again made ll'6ir way, but a sin?rb pick up by (?hapman ?rove them back. Tennant, Pearson, and ?tneria?d brought off some swift passing, ?h?h took play cloæ to the Bngti?h 1'ne. '?nston relieved nicely iha Sca?ts then developed an attack oa the ??'ei' wing lennant, McCaAlum. and Mao- 7^«zie dribbled past B.u-k€? t and Lawrie, but '?husLon dived far the ba?i and saved spien- ,tI4?ti?' six yards from the line. Scotland oon- S?Ued to press. Tennant threw out to r^arscra, who fed Sutherland, but F. R. St<K?p ￼ round and tackled the Hawiok wing. Still ? Scots ame on. Mackenzie nearly put ^Rningiiam in the left-hand -orner. There ?s scrummaging on the English line. The j^&lj.-h forwsuda broke up. but J. M. B. Scott \?'K'<i iu and hurled the b&U out wide to ??pheraon. The latter swerved p"t eeveral ^Ponents, who &nould have tackled him and '?'ed neaj the p?sLs. Mucphcrson kicking a ?'- Ihis was half an hour from the sti?rt. *rom the r"tart the ?co.ts went away ia &ain. Ihere was a low pass by Sutherland, )? Lemia?it took it and led Angus, 'ihe ?tteT ran a few strides, and then passed to '?cphers? who, handing off Johnston, was 4'64,"iY in. Fortunately for England, John- 01! managed to get hold of M?pherson and I ft, him j?? touch at the corner na?. The ?Mah forwards, 1'etn?ving matters, then R?'? a nice burst. After some parsing by t??P to B?rkett, th latter was t.Mkled. b?n b?w to Jjawrie. Die Scots attacked agam, 1 the ora,nd defence baffled them. i^ail-tiuie score. ?. T. P'ts. 1 I _,G ._N D .I. 1 0 5 il?.XNI. 1 0 5 I SEODN-D TIALF. !1).ble re-started tJie game at 4.27. The ?msh forwards got on the move quickly, ? J.b.,c,n was tackled with the ball by Sti?i! '-on- ''Scottish threes opened out, and ???tQr.&nd ti-ied to get in, but failed. A D. ￼ started a bout of parsing cloe to the ?,D 18 iirei which l?t Birkett through. but L, English oa.ptain, ins-?ad of icedin? ..Szl ? ly held on until collared. This !3?O?L.h? piay to midne-d. ?? ots ??et up more rushes, which Oba.p- fa and JohnBton stopped by sure kicking, ?'?? to Scotland for offside saw Ounnmg- ?? land the ball fmely in-to touch, but from ? '?xt sorum in the hrs'?ah h?h A. D. &;to, got away, and, feinting, beat three or, ??ats. He m?aao 40 yards before pa?ein.? 1iir brotn?r. F. R. Stoop, and he put ?f')?"? tt in. Chapman m.t>ed the goal, &o at it?;?li "I'd of &eveu minut*?s England led by 8 fVte to 5. t ?? the resumption, Oha,pm.an made a ? t'??uj recovery, ran from the right wing '&t ?tt wing, but he was j?t collared. h R??Msh pack ww heeling out, and good -ti, ??c made by A. D. and F. M. 6?00? ^rH, Birk?tt but the Scottish tackhn? was vt.yr, ?na.oious. F. M. Stoop and Birkett out t?'??h. but Haigh failed to accept a pass ^at ?ight have meant a further try. kt¡d Was ':el'Y liv?iv play, indeed, w.th Bong- ?" showing the better form a.U round, but ?, ''tnd defended excellently. Schulz at full ?t)? ??'s partioularly -afe and sound. The ￼ backs got molltg until Birkett pre- j a ?''? pass to Lawrie, which he ??q'<?? ?ed o'n. An Ena-l?ih foinvard movement ?i?'OT?d by off-si??e, but there was ano'th?r ?Ill'[ Sut- and a fine combined run by Birkett l,ii,d ?. M. Stocp. The latter had hda jersey tc,, ? "?- Bud the game .1 stopped, 'Ph,fo,rwar4o were well beaten in tqh", ?ti"bjt,. and &semcd to have lost their kia ill the looae After Johnsiton had had Ms ?i,? charged down. GoUev found tou,,h i?lf- Then Pillma,n dribbled splendidly, ???n came in to fin8h the burst with ? f)v„ther t.ry. fhapm.a.r c<m!d not conTert. Stir. ?'v eventually touched for a try wide !tl ^apman made a ?ood attempt, but Mt? to goal. Ðnghnd now led by 11 points ￼ j"vT„ Final score: I tA,Xp 14 points. ?OTLAXD 5 poiras.I International Tourney j I tliaJ IJositione in this season's Rugby Clonal championship are as follows:— Soorœ. I p W.L. D. For. Agra lost. Pto. •••• 3 2 0 1 *3g. «. 25p. Iff. 2t. lip. 3 2 1 0 t2 10 39 t- 2 14 4 3120 2 19 2688 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 +2 8 33 1 t One dropped. One penalty.
k^TLOTTYN V RHYMNEY -er.%ble interest prevailed at Miym- '1.<¡ the ma^h, M both sides &re keen ??s. ??<'?Q inberMt wae given the match ? i?,,(sonior league committee deciding ? ?o?t-h'!?? ?? match in the competition 1%?N be Wayed at Ehymney, and that the I ￼ f- be granted admission into the "?? of the Rhymy Lee?ue. I
?"?? ￼ II&? Dock Albions, 0. t )'d' ? Bo", 4; Piko-?tMet OM r-ree 4 W^* End ? C!Me??rd?ns, 0. m m ?&.??.????? JanioM. 0. -fark Wesl, 5; St. Vincent's, t m
Penarth v Abertillery I The ftasiders visited Abertillery to-day with what was reported to be their strongest fifteen, but AbertiUery were without their captain, Jim Webb, who received an injury on Wednesday in the league match at Blaina. T. Dykes officiated aft skipper in his absence. The teams fielded e. quarter of an hour late in this order:— Penarth.—Back, Busooe Howell; three- quarter baoks, C. Bryant. H. Shepherd, W. H. Gunstone, and G. iieslop; half-backs, J. Regan and J. Thomas; forwards, R. Bartlett, L. S. Tnomas, P. C. Howells, R. Shepherd, R. Sims, C. M'Doel, T. Bryant, and C. Hamilton. Abertillery.-Baok, Toon Norris; three- quarter backs, H. A. James, J. James, C. Cooke, and F. Courts; half-backs J. Richard- eon and E..March; forwards, T. Dykes (captain). Jack Webb, W. Lewis, W. PPowell, J Howells, H. Bird, T. Williams ,and G. Webb. Referee. Mr. J. E. Webb. Newport.
CARDIFF RESERVES V SWANSEA SECONDS The second strings of the Cardiff and Swan- sea clubs met at the Cardiff Arms Park this afternoon under ideal weather conditions. The teams lined out at 3-50 as follows:- Cardiff Reserves: Full back, F. Woods (cap- tain); three-quaarter backs, Ivor James, F. Hol- brook. W A. Jones, and Edgar Tnomas; half- backs, Gibbs a;ad B. Potter; forwards, Smith, Leans, Lewis, Scoulon, Cornish, Daley, Baker, and Duncan. Swansea Seconds: Full-back, F. Rees; three- quarter backs, H. Richardson, P. Sheppard, F. Williams, and T. Nicholas; half-backs, R. Williams and H. Trew; forwards, W. S. Uotf. F. Williams. G. Laude, G. Williams, W. John, H Houlten, W. J. Daviee, and C. Hole. Frank Woods started with a higl4 kick, and the home forwards, following up smartly, Prevented Nicholas from getting in a reply. Swansea were tlie first to settle down, and alter Wood £ had knocked oa Trew broke through in clever style, and giving at the right moment to Nicholas, the Swansea wing was only pushed into touch a yard from the line Immediately afterwards a free was awarded Swansea, and Frank Rees just missed drop-ping a goal. Scanlon was then prominent with a fine breakaway, and gave to Potter, but the latter, who had a clear course, was overhauled and brought to earth. Following a good run down by Hoi brook, who inter- cepted in midfield, the ball came to Edgar Thomas, who made a corkscrew run through th,3 Swansea team, and when faced by Rees, threw to W. A. Jones, who ram across in the corner. Frank Woods made a splendid shot for goal. the ball saling true, but falling a couple of yards short. Encouraged by this success. Cardiff pressed hotly for some time, but the defence of the Swansea back division was sound. Trew opened out the game, and after beating Gibbs, started a promising movement among the backs, but Richardson was at fault with the final transfer. A good run up by Williams carried play to the Car- dilf line, but A. Jones intercepting a pass from Trew to Sheppard, ran clean through, and, beating Frank Rees, had a clear course. In doubling Rees the Cardiff three-quarter was deliberately fouled by the Swansea cus- todian. Half-time score: G. 'I. Pts. Cardiff Reserves 0 1 3 Swansea 8econds 0 0 0 Though Cardiff had the advantage QI1 tne wind on the re-start, the opening play favoured Swansea, who pressed Cardiff for some time in their own 25. Jones brought down Richardson when close to the line, and a moment later Woods checked an ugly rush by the Swansea forwards. The game was being keenly contested, and play was very rou,gth at times, the Swansea forwards in parti-cular playing a vigorous game. Sean-loia headed a rush to the Swansea line, but Rees soon sent them baok with a long kiok. In loose pla,y in the Swansea half Moulton was kicked on the leg, and had to be carried off the field. but Dr. Pritohard found that no bone was broken. A rush by the visitors' forwards took play into the Cardiff 25, and Ivor James effected a lucky save after the defence was beaten. The game then became very rough. Pretty play between Potter and Scanion saw the forwards cross wide out, and a minute later Dean, taking the ball cleanly from a line-out near the Swansea line, crossed with another wide try. Play had not been in progress another coisple of minutes before W. A. Jones, picking up in the loose, ran right through the opposition and scored behind the posts for Edgar Thoanas to rnnvprt. Final: G. T. Pts. I Cardiff Reserves 1 3 14 Swansea Seconds 0 0 0
Aberavon v Maesteg j These sides met for the fourth and last time for the present season on the Port Talbot Central Athletic Ground this after- noon. Of the previous encounters the first was won by Maesteg by a goal to a, try, and the remaining two were pointless draws, so that, as indicated by the scores, the sides were very evenly matched. 'reams: Aberavon: Back, Dick Hughes; three- quarter backs, Jim Donovan, Willie Daviea, W. Jones, and J. Brexinan; halfbacks, Jes- ayn Thomas and Ivor Hopkins; forwards, E. Pugh captain), Rees Richards, Ivor Jones, W. Hopkins, Arthur Jones, D. Tobin, Sam Williams, and Gwyn Jones. Maesteg: Back. J. W. Preece; three- qnajter backs, Bowen, Hopkin Evans, T. Proeoe, &nd Leyshon; half-backs, Evans and Bayliss; forwards, T. Wort, T. Jam-so, A. Rees. W. Wells, F. Wells, Ackerman, G. Jones, and J. Jones. Referee. Mr. W. M. Jones. It was past four oclock when Maesteg oomme-need operations, play ttling tl4a n in the centre. A penalty enabled the homesters to carry play to tlie Maesteg line, but the pressure was relieved through smart work by Evan Evans, ended by good forward work, Maesteg ohanged the venue to the Aberavon 25. He-a J. W. Preece made a mark and essayea to drop for goal, but without enect, a similar effort by Baylies a minute or so later being also unsuccessful. Hopkin Evans and Evan Evans again carried play to the Aberavon 25, where a big kick by leyshon forced a minor. Ivor Hopkins, the Aberavon inside, broke cleverly away and passed to Will Jones, who, after gaining the Maeeteg 25. sent to Jim Dunovan, who looked a cer- tain scorer. The chance was, however, lost. A good kick by Dick Hughes gained con- siderable ground for Aberavon, and play was carried to the Maesteg line, where the Llynfi back wae taeki-ed in possession, but a minor was given. Half-time score: G. T. P'ts I 0 0 0 Aberavon 0 0 0 Pugh mstarted for Aberavon with the wind in their favour. Good work by R. Richards carried play to the ^aasteg 25, but a. penal.y to them relieved the pressure. At this stagG Leyshon stole a pass and looked like getting through for Maesteg, but he was well col- lared by Dick Hughes, oo the Aberavon line. An open rush by the 'Avon forwards carried play to Maesteg quarters and a little general- ship might have led to a score. Maesteg, through Evan Evans, came away with a mag- nificent dribble, and looked like scoring, but a minor resulted. Sam Ackranmn, one of the Maesteg forwards, struck at one of the Aber- avon players, and was ordered on the field. ivinal: G. T. Pts. I Aberavon 0 0 0 Maesteg. 0 0 0
NEWPORT SECONDS V GLOU-I CESTER SECONDS Played at Newport, before a fairly good crowd. Teams Gloucester Seconds: Back, Hancock; three- quarter backs, BaldwirlrL. Ha,mlin, J. Ham- lin, and W. Jones; half-backs, Rudge and Allen; forwards, Welshman, Price. Henderson, Hayes, Millard, Jackson, Davey, and Quixley. Newport Seconds: Back, H. Wreford; three- quarter backs, Cr Pen-y. D. J. Jon?, Peay 0 nz' &nd H. J. Rowjands; half-backs, J. Dunn and G. Beith; forwards, G. Boots, A. Bell, B. Uzzell, A. Jenkins, H. J. Pritohard, W. Hulbert, H. Dennis, and B. Power. Referee: Mr. E. Walker (Pontnewydd). Newport promptly took up the attack. The ball was secured from a scrum, and all the Newport backs handied, but the final transfer from Harry Rowlands to Ponty Jones was low. The other wing was developed in attaok, and Percy Jones and C. Perry were only held up a few yards from the quarter line. By bustling forward work the visitors carried i play to the Newport 25 line. Here they were penalised, and, from tbe line-out which fol- lowed the penalty kick George Boots broke away in capital style, and after running half the length of the field scored a wide try. The kick failed. Ponty Jones was next seen going in fine style for the line, but he was bored into touch a yard out. The kick on-or the vMitor6 line was touched down by the Glou- cester custodian. Rowlands, after a mark, made a splendid kick for goal, but the ball went under the bar. A series of rapid transfers resulted in Percy Jones running around behind the posts, Harry Rowlands adding the extra points. Hall-time: G. T. Pts. Newport Seconds 118 Gloucester Seconds 0 0 0 On the re-start, Newport Seconds again put in a strong attack. The ball was kicked over the Gloucseter line, but Hancock, with a cool kick, sent it to touch and relieved the pres- sure. After a series of scrums Baldwin, the Gloucester left wing, put in a good kick, send Ing the ball over the Newport line, but vvaa beaten for possession by Wreford, who touched down for a minor. Geo. Boots headed a forward rush into the Gloucester 25, and, after some clever and judicious dribbling the ball was sent to "Ponty" Jones, who ooly had to field to score, but he made no misti'se about it. The kick failed. Hardly had the ball been dropped out than Beith se-ini-td After making a nice opening he slung out To Rowlands, who, with a determined dash, gained the line and scored an tuioonverred try. Perry made a curious kick which weiH with a twist behind him, but Dunn gathered it well, and once again Newport were moving en bloc for the Gloucester line. Dunn then pat Dennis in with a try. the scorer making a strong run. Final score. G. T. P'ts. Newport II. 1 4 17 Gloucester IL 0 «
ABERGAVENNY V BRYNMAWRI Played at Abergavenny AthtctM Grounds. Within OM minute of the stardom Powell got over for BTynm&wr, but there was no oon- veMÎon. On the reanmption Le?s got o\o' for Bnmma.wr. Pinal: G. T Fte. BrymnawT .—— 0 2 6 Abergavenny 0 0 0
SEVERN-ROAD OLD BOYS V. PYXE-STREET OLD BOYS (BARRY). At the B-uttnls, Barry, lhe gome was evenly fought, and the reeult of four goals each wae an equitable one. The visitors were in Coed barm, and their goal* were obtauu& £ by Clinch (2). FAdie Phil pot, and Dhioh. one
Forwards Badly Beaten ALL WHITES WIN EASILY Dicky Owen's Day Out CARDIFF HALVES PLAY WELL By "PENDRAGON." Jttnal: fT?. Swansea I Cardiff ￼ 0 Jreneut weatner and a dry piton indicated the prospects of a fine display of football between Swansea and Cardiff at St. Helen's to-day. Unfortunately, neither side Watl at full strength, but 8-wamsea suffered very little by the displacement of Haydn Evans by Arthur Rooerts. Cardiff, however, had a number of important absentees. Both the regular halves. Willie Morgan and Percy Bush, were unable to play-Xiargaii having an injured shouider and Bush being laid up with a severe attack of influenza. Two powerful forwards in Jack Brown and Pike were una,bie to make the journey, and their places were taken by W. Rowe, the firfet reserve, and J- Crowley, a tall forward with good creden- tials from the second string. It was not known until the last moment whether Dyke would be able to play, as he had the misfortune to get some d "t in his eye, which has caused a great deal of irrita- tion during the past few days. He went down by the excursion train, but as he was not fit to play his place was taken by Ewan Da vies. The previous game this season, at Cardiff on October 16, ended in a pointless draw after Swansea had had the best of the play. Teams: Swansea: Back, Bancroft; three-quarter backs, Trew, Howell Davies. Phil Hopkins, and Arthur Roberts; half-backs, Owen and Jones; forwards, D. J. Thomas, Ivor Morgan, George Hayward, Ike Williams, Dai avies, Ben Davies. Rev. Alden avies, and Tom Morgan. Cardiff: Back, R. F. Williams; three-quarter backs, R. A. Gibbs. W. Spiller, Ewan Davies. and J. L. Williams; half-backs, Oulverwell and Reardon; forwards, F. Smith, J. Pugsley. J. P. Casey, R. C. Jellings, W. Jenkins, J. Brookman, W. Groves, and Crowley. Referee, Ben Lewis, Pontypridd. THE GAME. At 3.30, when the match was adrertised to begin, there were about 10,000 spectators present, and this number had increased to 12,000 when the teams fielded "at 3.45. It was seen that Dyke was not among the Cardiff fifteen, and, therefore, his place was taken by Ewan Davies. R. A. Gibbs went to left centre with J. L Williams, and Spiller played with Davies on the right. Swansea had the best of the exchange kicks, and play settled in the Cardiff 2, Cul- verwell broke away beautifully from the first scrum, but Reardon quite failed to take a not very di cult pass. Cardiff were penalised, a.nd Jack Bancroft made a mervellous drop at goal from the touchline, the ball just falling under the ar, and Gibbs touched down. At the centre Pugsley passed out beautifully from the line-out, and J. L. Wil- liams handled in turn, but Spiller knocked on hie pass when there was a, very fine ohanoo of scoring.. SWANSEA SCORE EARLY. From the next sorum bwansea scored really great try. Owen got the ball, ant was promptly held by Casey, but he managed to pass to iiioli jones, who made one of his old-time efforts, and, tricking the Oarditt defence on the right in the simplest fashion, lie ran up to ±k>bbie Williams, and then parsed to Trew, who ran on along the touch- line and scored a corner try, which Bancroft failed to convert. This eariy success of Swansea, five niinatee after the start, put. the home spectators OIl good terms with them- selves. Culverwell was very smart in getting round the &orum, and twice lie capitally spoiled Owen. The Swansea pack were proving stronger in the scrimmage, and most of the heeling was done by the home eight. Still the Cardiff forwards plodded away, and, on the whoie, were not doing at all badly. Nevertheless, the Tiatt'sideiie were unable to make headway, and up to date ail the play was in the visitors' half. At last, by fast rribbiiDg by the Cardin: forwards, they crossed the centre I line, and it was noticed that iswansea at once brought Ivor Morgan to assist in the defence. Owen kicked up w Bobby Williams, who failed to &eLd, and the Mwan??ea forwards dribb.ed right away, but Reardon came across in front of them and eaected a marvellously clever &a,e. Wheu the b?li came out loo&ely from the scrum Dick Jones set the quartett<r going bud.r and had Arthur Roberts beeu able to bold his pa&S from Trew ano?er try would have been a certainty. Though outplayed forward, the Cardimant: kept pegging away, and, with the Swansea backs weak ill scoring:, power, Cardiff still had an excellent chance of winning the game if their front rank men would only give them a reasonable share of the bail. Jack Bancroft sustained a slight injury to the knee, and the game was stopped for a few minutes. OWEN'S REMARKABLE 'iii 1. Owen several times gained ground by kick- ing neatly over t,he heads of the Cardiff three- quarters, and the game continued to be played nearly all in the Cardiff half. Right I up to the Ca.rdiS line the Swansea forwards, led by Ben Daviee. carried the ball. There was a scrimmage on the goal-iine, and, the ball ooming out to Owen, he dived right through the middle of the two packs of for- wards and scored a remarkable try, which sent the home spectators into ecstaoies. Jack Bancroft converted with a very fine kick. The game now seemed to Ue all over for Cardiff, who were abviously playing poorer football. The kicking of Bancroft, Trew, and Owen was always of Cr-Lat service to Swansea, and largely by this means the visitors were kept well on the defence. Cnlverwell was doing really well at inside half for Cardiff, his defence being very sound. When J. L. Williams missed a pass from Gibbs Howell Lewis had a glorious chance of scoring, but he made the mistake of trying to pick up when he should have gone on dribbling, and, as a consequence, knocked the ball on. Trew made a poor attempt to drop a goal for Swansea. Casey dallied with the ball when fielding, and, as a result, had his kick charged down, the Cardiff goal again being placed in danger, but the peril was removed. .1 At last the visiting backs got a chance from a serum, and Culverwell, Reardon, Gibbs, and Spiller handled cleverly, but Ewall Davies failed to hold his pass when the sprinter only had Bancroft in front of him. Several free-kicks ",ere given against Swan- sea. mainly against Owen for putting the ball unfairly into the scrimmage. Half-time came with play in the centre, the visitors being well behind on the run of the play. BaJf.time score: G. T. P'at. 8wa.m;e. ? r pro Cardiff 0 0 0 What wind there was blowing was in Car- diff's favour when the second half started. The visitors soon began passing, but J. L. Williams missed his transfer rather badly, and good work by the Swansea forwarcU carried play into the Cardiff half. Soon the g-ame reached a dangerous position, and the visitors' defence was hopelessly beaten when Howell Lewis mulled his pass in the most wretched fashion. There was a scrimmage thirty yards out on the far side, and Owen slipping away, the spectators were treated to a piece of that fino interpassing between Owen and Jones, which made the Swansea. halves famous in days gone by. Jones took the last pas- from Owen near the line, and ran, over with a wide try, which was bril- liantly played for and deservedly gained. Jack Bancroft failed with a difficult kick. CARDIFF PACK BEATEN. Still the play went all in favour of bwansea whose forwards were proving much t-- goo< for the C'?rdid pack, espet?ally when Brook man was brought out to assist in the defence. Culverwell and Reardon made one clever effort, but the latter held on too long when he might have given Ejyan Davies a chance. By pegging a»vay piu.-kily Cardiff reached within ten yards of the goal-line. J. L. ,,] ¡- liams kicked across to Ewan E'avies, his wing, and the recruit nearly scored. Cardiff were now showing their best form of the match, but whenever there was a semblance of a chance one or other of th? backs mule an err^r. Owen started his backs, and Did, Jones broke away very finely, and play was carried well into the Cardiff hali before Trew knocked on. BRILLIANT PASSING. Try as they would Cardiff did nothing exciting, and the visitors were quite out- pointed and out-played by the all whites. tSpiller punted over the htwls of the Swansea threes, but Trew broke away from J. L. Williams and Gibbs, aril a brilliant round of passing took place between Trew, Ivor Morgan, the Rev. Alban Davies, and Arthur Roberts, but the latter failed to hold. Trew showed splendid judgment when he kicked over the Cardiff hacks down to the goal line, a,nd, quickly following up, nearly produced another try. Cardiff started passing, but Spillev Trwr-i a return pass from Gibbs, and when Owen started to dribble he was fouled by Culver well, and from a, subsequent penalty Jart Bancroft shot for goal, but failed, and Gibbs put a good reply to the centre. Right down to the Cardiff line went the ball, and Swan- sea were again in a good attacking position when time was called. „ Final score. u. T. p ts. Swansea 1 H Cardiff .00() Comments Cardiff played poor football to-day. and Swansea well deserved their decisive victory. Almost from the kick-off it was obvious that Cardiff were the inferior team, and at lie time during the game did they shape like a really graat side. On 'the other hand, Swansea rose above themselves, and in no match this season have they shown form approaching that of this afternoon. In meet of theiT gomes during the present winter the Swansea backs have exhibited a lamentable Lack of sooring power, but their ability in this direction was only too con- rpicuous this afternoon as far as the Cardiff spectators were concerned. Swansea really played remarkably clever football, and, having so pronounced an advantage in front, their backs were able to do heoips of acrcssive work. THE TEAM OF OLD. In truth, it was not the Swansea team of tbe present season that we saw performing a.t St. Helen's this afternoon, but that of past years, when the all whites were a team to be dreaded by every opposing side. Those who are acquainted with a, form of the two teams were convinced beforehand thaA the-Tesuat ventd almost certainly depend upon the play of the Cardiff forwards. They have been an erractic octette this season, and on no two suooessive Saturday's have they pluayed alik. Sometimea 'they have been distincUuy good; more than often they have been only moderate; occasionally they have been downright bad. This afternoon they gave a moderate display, and that dis- play was not good enough to seoure a victory over the men of Abertawe. All through the piece the Swansea forwards held the upper hand, and, heeling from the large majority of the scrimmages, they gave their backs an abundance of opportunities. Could the Cardiff pack have done as well in the scrimmages as the opposing eight, it is even then doubtful whether the blue and blacks would have achieved success, for there was soarcely a man in the visiting rear divi- sion who showed his true form, and the spec- tatoil18 indulged in satirical cries of "Good old Wales," and "Good old internationals," whilst, when Willie Trew did anything olever there were shouts of "Good old reserve." There was not much wind blowing, and with the turf firm and dry, everything favoured a fast and open game. We reallv saw a ￼ game, but the play was not often fftZ+fr although now and agadn the Swan- 8ç<J. Passing was very attractive. Right through the first half the game lay entirely with Swansea, whose forwards paked, hooled, and dribbled magnificently, WhIle the backs performed admirably with ￼ of ? two wing thre&quarters. Thuf XC^?Hiff e kept mainly on the defen- ssiivve^ an-d not once during the first hallf did ?h?' a within scoring djatance of the Sw?n- -a goal. "? ??7 for a brief couple of minutes Swan«tf?°^ "?01tly that Cardiff invaded the ?b? an.?? ?? afte5 one or two chance had ￼ 0-i-diy masned dluing that 3paoe of time The all whit es until the end of the chapter were the agressive side. ￼ the Swansea backs played Co W4H. the chief credit for the triumph must be allocated to the home forwards, who were the bet.ter ￼ fi-omthe b?.uujng to thfe!n £ ￼ ? Cardiff J<?-?? did ao? cl?drjbM 'bhng, and now and again thev were s-maxt on the line-out bat gen?ra?y speaking, t.h?y were much the inferior pack 1 rew s opening try, gained withinn? minutes of the start, resulted from a typical fcwansea manoeuvre, in which the Cardiff defence was a,U outpoiDi, but, neverthel?s ￼ ￼ ^i ely. tile r???it of a clever run ? Jones in q..Lita hIs old form, which took him up to Bobbie Williams, and whence passed to 'ITew on the left, he couJd also have banded to a forward on the right opposition^8 '?? have ? over without <o<p position. T'his illustrates incontestably how utterly the defence was beaten by the manoeuvre l?e most rema,rhaMe try of the rn?h was that g-ajned in the SMo.md baM ,b.y Owen, who, he th forwards were ^"immaging on the Cardiff line, got hold of the b?i at ihe ba? the sorum and ai.miply plo.??hati ?a way .Cigllt through ?nd over the hue. ■ lphi e second half was rather more even, the on.ly ￼ '?'? 'Uhat by -??k J'ones after wonderful inter?pa6sing with Owen. Thdswaa an exceedingly pretty piece of piay, and on no occasion in their long career have the bwansea halves combined so effectively and with such unerring judgment and perfect understanding with each other. They simply toyed with the defence, and such gallant deIenders as Gibbs, J. L. Williams, and B0514i,e Wilha.me weTe .hopclcssty deceived ? m the home pack Ivor Morgan was the out- standin.g figure, and others were Ben. Davies, Itev. At ban Davies, George Hayward, and Dai Thomas. Behind the scrimmage Owen and Jones were seen at their ibest, and eclipsed themselves this afternoon. Their combination- ali through the game was delightful to watch, and most of the attractive features of the match were con- tributed by the great pair of half-backs. Undoubtedly, Swanaea. would have 600Ired several more fries if their two wing three- quarters were of average class, buit Howell Lewis and Arthur Roberts are only mediocreites judged from the Welsh football standard. They were given qu.ite a number of chances by Phil Hopkins and Trew, but not once did they rise to the occasion. Hop- kins and Trew were always good in the centre, and their play fully merited the applause of the speotators. Jack Bancroft was quite himself at full back, and when the ball was kicked down to him nine times out of ten he returned it with interest. On the Cardiff side Culverwell was the only membt-r of -the back division who showed his genuine form. He opened up the play several times very nricely, and Owen found early in the game that he could not hold the reserve Cardiff inskje half cheaply, for Culverwell was very quick in rounding the scrimmage and spoiling the wily little Swansea man. Rieardon, the ouftside 'half for Cardiff, did scane clever things, but he also showed his old fault of missing his passes. He did one remarkably clever thing in the first half when he snapped up the ball from the feet of four or ftve Swansea forwards, and saved a certain try. Still, Reardon, with a safe paAr of hands, Still, banv cr?oned up the PdiaY more often NlIn he did for Cardiff. As for the visiting threes, it must be con- fessed that as a quartette they were dis- appointing-. They :never seemed able to get into their stride, and e,4,ch of them massed Trasses in a manner which they are not accus- tomed of doing. Even J. 1" Williams, who played so bril- l.antly Jt. t Dublin a week a,. was off bis rame, and not once flvrough the match did be contribute any really smart bit of p ay R. A. G-ibbs, his centre, bad few chances, but was unable to get the ball quick enough to break through. His kickiptg, however, was of good &o-, ice. Soiller was only moderate, and like Gibbs, was never given the ball at a time when he was able to do anything wiltih it. itAt the close Trew was ?bo-uM?ered by de- lighted supporters. Swansea were all their.: eleven points better than Cardiff" on the run of the game. SWANSEA'S POINT OF VIEW. I Swansea s victory was as -gratifying as it was conclusive. It was also somewhat un- expected, although the absence of Bush certainly improved the outlook. Whether he ld hn"e m.d-e a great difference in a game in which Cardiff got the ball so seldom 4t is diPO-<i't. to mt. especially as he is not a great defensive player. Swansea wore top d- all through, and this in spite of the fact- that there was not any g.Feat disparity in the forwards. It was ÜI back ip'lay ♦h-a-t Swansea shone. The two halves were •ncf^ct. and Trew backed them up in a way which will be long remem Previous Kesults I -Score- Date. Winning Where Swansea. Cardill. 1891. team. played. G. T. P. G. T. 1J. Oct. 24 Swansea Away 4 018 0 0 0 Nov. 28 Drawn Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 1392. Jan. 23 Swansea Away 2 112 0 0 0 April 9 Swansea Home 3 116 0 2 8 Oct. 1 Swansea Home 1 0 5 0 0 0 Nov. 5 Cardiff Away 0 0 0 0 1 4 1323. Jan. 2Z Sw=sea Aw.y 2 0 10 0 1 4 Mar. 25 Cardin Home 13 1 2 11 Nov. 4 Swansea Away ..1 1 7 0 2 6 1394. Feb. 24 Cardiff Home 0 00 1 2 11 Jfov. 3 Cardill Away 0 13 2 U 10 1895. Mar. 2 Cardiff Home 1 0 4 0 2 6 Nov. 1 Cardiff ?. Away 1 17 118 1396. Mar 28 Cardiff Home 0 00 0 2 6 Nov. 7 Swansea' Away 0 13 0 G 0 1897. Mar. 20 Cardiff Away 1 18 039 April 3 ■■ Cardiff Home 1 18 3 Si 20 IMOV. 6 Swansea Away 0 3 9 1 0 5 1898. Mar. 5 Drawn Rome 0 00 0 0 0 Nov. 5 Drawn Away 0 13 013 1899. Mar. 4 Drawn Home 1 05 106 Nov. 16 Swansea Rome 2 214 0 0 0 IMC. Fib. ]0 Swansea Away 3 116 0 0 0 Oct. 17 Swansea Away 3 118 0 0 0 1901. Mar. 30 Swansea Home 3 1 14 1 1 o Oct. 26 Drawn Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 1302. Mar. 15 Swansea Away 1 4 17 0 0 0 oct. 25 Swansoa Away 2 4 22 0 0 0 1903. Mar. 28 Cardiff Bome 0 00 1 0 5 Oct. 24 Swansea Home 0 1 3 0 0 0 NJv. 28 •• Swansea Away 0 2 6 0 x 3 1904. Feb. 13 Swansea Home ..118 104 Mar. 25 Swanaea Away 0 1 3 0 0 U Oct. 22 Swansea Away 2 0 8 0 0 u 1905. Feb. 11 Swanwa Away 2 216 0 1 S Mar. 25 Drawn Horne 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vict. 21 Cardiff Away ..013 3 1 It Nov. 25 2 0 10 19(j;> Feb. 24 Cardiff HO-,3 0 13 3 0 15 Mar. 4 Cardiff A way 0 0 0 0 1 0 Oct. 20 •• Swansea Away 3 1 14 0 0 u 1907. j Mar. 23 OrdifT Iforne 0 0 0 Old Oct. 19 Cardiff Home., 0 0 0 1 0 4 Nov. 23 Card, A,ay0 1 3 117 1908. ￼ Fel. 26 ■. Swansea Horne 1 1 8 0 1 i Mar. 21.Swansea..Aw.?' 010 1 04 Ö:Jr N C; (titf 5 1 Nov. 21 Swansea Home' 1 4 16 10 4 ISDD. C -IS town Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
I Percy Bush j TO TAKE UP APPOINTMENT AT NANTES Percy Bush, the famous Cardiff footoo.lIer. has determined to accept an appointment oftered him at Nantes, in France, as English correspondent to a largo butter exporting firm. The salary is a lucrative one. Mr. Bush is not quite certain when he is to tnke up his new duties. but he hopes to remain in Cardiff till the end of the present football season. The engagement is for a minimum period of three years. During b"' fftay in France Mr. Bush will play for the Nantes Club. Percy Bush's Team v. Mountain Ash. Mr. Percy Bash is taking: a team to Monn- tain Ash on Monday to play Mountain Ash for the benefit of their exchequer. Thekiok- oft' will be at 4.45. The Tisiting side will be selected from the following: -Ba.ck, H. B. Winfield; three-quarter backs, J. TJ. Wil- liams, W. Spiller, Uoyd Jones (Pontypridd), and R. M. Liagrath (Cork); half-backs, T. H. Vile and Percy Bush; forwards, F. W. Smith, J. Pugsley, J. Powell, J. Pullman, R. C. Jel- lings. Ben Davies, C. D. Stuart, P. Eiordan, and C. H. Pullman
CARDIFF CLUB CUP GEANGB H-BWBOJLITES V. Windsor JUNIORS. At Cardan Arm Park this afternoon, prior to the Seconds' match, Grange Hewellites met Grange Windsors Juni<?M in the semj-Üna! for the Cardiff Club Cup. The Hewellites ha<i much the better <?f the pl,ay j throughout, and won by 14 pointe to nil. final: G. T. Pte. JIeweUites 1 3 14 Windsor Juniore 0 0 0
SOPHIA GARDENS TO BE CLOSED. Footballers on reaching Sophia Gardens gate this afternoon were- surprised to see a notice affixed t oa baaj'd stating "Tha on and aftpr Friday next, March 25 the Sophia Garden* would be closed for gaomee rart.il fur- ther notice." ■ i
I Newport at Gloucester I PENALTY GOAL TO A TRY I Glorious wealthier prevailed at Gloucester for the return meeting between these olube. A strenuous game was expected from the fact that the result of the former encounter at Newport was a draw. Gloucester, however, was unable to field a really representative fifteen. Teams: — Gloucester.- Back, W. Egerton; three-quar- ter backs, *W Bradley, A. Hall, E. Hall, and W. J. Pearce; hall-backs, Dix and J. Stephens; forwar&s, G. Vears, G. Hoiford, J. Wyburn, D. Hollands, H. Nelmes, F. Pegler, *J. Wrig'ht. and -A.. Redding. Newport: B^ck, S. H. Williams; three- quarter backs, J. P. Jones, F. W. Birt, A. M Baker, and R. C. S. Plummer- half-backs, T. H. Vile and W. J. Martin; forwards, O. M. Pritchard, E. Thomas, P. D. Waller, E. Jenkins, H. Jarman, it. Uzzell, A. P. Ooldriok, and J. E. C. Partridge. Oindenord players. Keferee: Mr. East (M-Kila-nds). The attendance was not quite wbimt migiiit hiave been expected for an engagement of so much importance. At half-past three, when the game was timed to begin, there were not more than 3,000 to 4,0C0 poop-le present. THE GAME. Vears kicked off tram the Woroester-stmeet end without sun or wind interfering with either side. Newport was slack in the first few minutes, Hall, the right centre, finding touch inside the Uskside 25, and when the baJl oaane out Newport was penalised in a dangerous position. The ball was placed for Egerton, but he made poor use of the chance. Mairtin dropped to centre touch, but Newport wae again pemalieed, and had to keep to their half. Play was SitaLe until Plummer and Birt got in touoh kicks at Gloucester's qua-rteir line. mauley Williams from near the touch line took a; clever shot at goal. which misted the mark by a yard. Gloucester was bard pressed, but got some relief from a penalty. Dilirt, however, got a great reply to touch only a short distance from the home goal line. The (jHouce?ter (forwards, headed by Vears a.nd Hoiford, worked out well and dribbled to Newport's 25 line. E. HA.LL the Gloucester centre, was tackled, and, dropping the ball, Jack Jones made a grand burst through for Newport. He han hali-way through the home team, and then gave up to Baker, who, 11.0 wever was not fast enough to evade Hol- lands, who came across and cut him off. The giamne was stopped temporarily whilst Martin was hurt. Holland headed a rush of the Gloucester forwards into the Newport 25, the Uekside defence being Tery slack. Dix got the ball out, and developed a three-quarter attack on Newport's line. Jagk Jones tackled Hall, who W" hurt, but resumed after three of the ambulance brigade had attended him. Whilst play was in progress in midfield Dix, the Gloucester outside half, cleverly intercepted, and, running strongly, doubled Stanley Wil- liams and planted a try, amidst cheers. W. Egerton failed at goal. This seemed to buck up Newport, who put extra spirit into their play, but the Gloucester forwards were getting the ball more often tha.n the Usk- siders, and gave Newport a busy time in defence. Gloucester was putting up a great game in front. Vears was hurt with a kiok on the head, but resumed, and assisted in driving play to the Newport 25. Hall was emartiy tackled by Birt as he was going strong for the line. The interval Bounded with Gloucester still pressing. Half-time: G. T. Pts. I Gloucester 0 13 Newport. 0 0 0 Newport re-started, and the Gloucester for- wards still controlled the scrums, though Stanley Williams did his best by sharp kick- ing to neutralise, and C. M. Pritchard put all his w-eight and strength in the fray. But it s-eemad as though nothing wou a go right for Newport. Jack Jones at length got away well, and sent the ball out to Birt and R. Plummer. The latter took the pass and ran brilliantly, but was out off by Egerton at the Gloucester 25. Newport continued to press, Jones doing good work in the open, but only a nun or resulted from a kick over the home line, though if Plummer had been served earlier he probably would have scored. Dix, the Gloucester half, was clever in getting the ball out in spite of the keen attentions of T. Vile. Nobody on the Newport side seemed to be doing himself credit. The eoruims were often carried by Gloucester. Play was car- ried into the home 25, and Newport had a couple of marks and free kioks, but the attempts at g"Jlal all went wrong. The Glou- cester forwards led a rutih to midfieid, and then Ilall kicked to the Newport- goal line. Jones just got up in time to send it baok. Jack Jones I&m initiated a Newport three- qu?rter attack, but Birt kept possession too long. A minute later, however, he landed al pen<v g'o?l for the U?sksidem. Newport got in a sharp attack, and Baker got over, but the touch-judge held up his flag, and the score was disallowed. Dix broke 8Iway grandly for Gloucester, and carried play to the visitors' quarters, where a keen attack by Hall was nipped by Jones. Newport was pen-alts-ed for feet up, but Egerton's kick went a vafrd wide of the uprights. Gloucester forwards kept up a great a.t.Ga.ok in the Newport half. Uzzell wBAi taken out of the Newport %ack to assist the Uskside back division, who had a lot to do to check the rushes. Dix made a great burst, but was stopped by Stanley Williams. Bradley dropped for goal, which went, a yard wide. Then eazne the end with a second draw between the teams. rinal: G. T. Pte. Olouoester 0 13 ? Newport 1 0 3 REMARKS ON THE GAME. History haB repeated itself in two parti- cutars—nrst. in tJ)? unexpected success of what was regarded as a weak team against a strong one, -and, secondly, in Gloucester'? dogged play. When the weak Gloucester team I is analysed, it will be found that three Cin- derford men were imported, who as county players have helped Gloucestershire into the championship. Newport at?rted extremely slack, and this, undoubtedly, gave Gwrucœter m<?'e heart than they would cthemise have had. The Oe^trians not only caincd confidence, but their -forwards hdd Mieir own so well that they prevented Vile getting the ball fre- quently, and Dix, who deputised Gent, was a, little terror. He wm up to aU the tricks. Newport's best outsides were Jack Jones and Stanley Williams, who pla.yed with spirit and accuracy whioh deserved more success. plu-maner was resourceful on the wing, but generally it was not an inspiring game. I
Pontypool v Llanelly The Llanelly team paid its annual visit to Pontypool this afternoon and attracted a considerable crowd to the l'ereation ground. As the weather was fine, a fast, open game wa" anticipated. Unfortunately, the tin- pla.t?re were not quite at full stivn?th, butl, Pontypool were able to field their beet j fifteen. Teams: romypooi: 15=K, M. Wimams; t-nree-quai- ter backs, W. J. Thomas, T. L. Hiret. T. Browning, and H? Pritchard; half-backs, S. Prosser and R. Lloyd; forwards, Reee I Thomas, Gus. Oarr, T. Garter, E. Stephens, E. Williams, J. Evans, S. Andrews, and A. Kuesell. i Llanelly: Back, B. Beynon; t-bree-qqiarterl backs, Gwilym Evans, J. Wyman, H. Thomas, and W. Arnold; half-backs, 1. Jones and D. Lloyd; forwards, W. J. Thoira-s (captain), i Tom Evans, H. Lewis, E. Marsh, S. Pbillips: N. Thomas, H. Rees, and D. Jones. Referee, Mr. R. Pollock, Newport.
TREORKY V PONTARDAWE I These teams met in a friendly match at Treorky to-day in ideal football weather. A couple of changes were made in the Treorky team, T, O. Jcnes taking the place of Jack Lewis in the three-quarter line, and Irdis Evans that of Freddie Lewis. Teams:— Treorky Full-back, D. James; three-quarter backs, Spilled T. O. Jones, D. Evans, and D. Davies; half-backs, W. Jones, and Biddis- combe; for., arls, W. Morgan, Poison, Purley, D. Morgan. B. Roberts, Attwood, D. Lewis, awl AV. IAO"N.Clls. Pontardawe: Full-back, D. Davies; three- quarter backs, H. Evans, Kift, F. Davies, and F. Vaughan; half-backs, T. Lewis and Ral)- se>; forwards, G. Williams, A. Williams, A. Thomas, D. Jon4e T. J. Williams, G. Morgan, W. organ, and T. Rees. Referee, M r. W. H. I odd, Pontypridd.
LLWYNYPIA V BRIDGEND ) These teams met at the If 'd-Itbondda .Athletic Ground. Toiiypandy, today. Teams I Lhvynypia.-—B.tck, Griffl pilchards; three- 1 quarter-backs, B. Jones, D. Lewis, Mark Lewis, and C. Lewis; hai* backs, E. Philips and T. Griifiths; forwards. J. Criddle. E. 'HeUiacs. J. Lewie, A P '?? George Pink- ham. D. Llewellyn. ?M' A? h?y. J?'id?eud. -Ea<;k. i).??' rimths; three. quarter backs, T. Eva "?5' J. Hcpkms, D. J. Evon. and M'. ?hom<?e: hah-b?cktr, W. J. C'?oke and Clem Lewis; rorward, Ben Gronow (captain), W. Gronow, L. Parsons, J. Griffiths. F Evans, J. W oj J)av;e; | and G. Treharne. Referee, Mr. L. George. Half-time. G. T. Pts. Hridgend.I 0 o Uwynypla, 0 0 0 ￼
NEATH SECONDS V BRITON FERRY Fine weather favoured this fixture at Neath today. It was the return match, the former having resulted in a win for A'-aath. Brilliant passing by the home backs resulted in W. Morgan scoring a really fine try. Neath con- tinued to press, a.,lJd Parker placed acipital I goal from a penalty kick. There was no further score in the first half. nan-time: u. i.rte. Nea.bh R-ooonds 1 1 6 Briton Ferry.— 0 0 0
CWMBRAN V. CHEPSTOW. I At cwmoran. in the nrst, naif Croker and Eees scored, and Ijewie (2) and Groker were the 6oarers in the second half. J'maj score. U. T. P'ts. Owmbran 2 3 19 CheP&i tW 0 0 0
Final G. T. Pts. Llanelly II 1 1 8 Danygraag 1 1. 8 Poole ana Uavias scored ior Uanygraig, and Thomas and Williams for Llanelly Seconds.
RACQUETS The military sidles championship was concluded to-day at Prince's Cltrb, Knights- bridge. Captain W. E. Wilson Johnston, of the 36th Sikhs, defeated Captain A. C. G. Luther, let Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, in the final round by three games to love. The scores in Captain Wilson Johnston's favoux were 15—10, 1. and 18 -13.
BARRY DOCK ALBIONS V. I CWMPARK These te&ma met at the ButtriBo, Bart, this afternoon, before a good crowd. in a South Wales and Monmouthshire League coor test. Both side being well up in the league table. muoh interest was evinced in the game. Tea.ms:- Barry Dock Albions.-Goal. White: backs. Nicholls and Westall; holf-backs, Saunders, Thomas, and D. Williams; forwaidb. Price. Finch, Martin, Spiokett, and C. Williams. Cwmpark.—Goal H. Jones; backs, Paiuton land D. Evans; half-backs, J. Hughes, J. Mitchell, and D. Jooee; forwards, Thomas, W. Edwards, IL Peak, G. Jones, and J. Etoos. Referee, Mr. R. Eawlinson. The game opened at a brisk pace, Barry having slightly the advantage. A corner kick for the visitors proved abortive, although White, the home goalkeeper, was called upon to save repeatedly. The home backs played well, and frequently drove the ball into the forwax-d line, but it seemed as if nothing more than hard lines was their lot. Pinch put in a good shot, which grazed the outside of the upright. Luck at length came to Barry, a.nd Jones, the visiting goalkeeper, was beaten by an easy shot from Martin, Shortly afterwards Price, the home outside right, was applauded for a fine shot, which almost found the net. Cwmpark got away, and J. Hughes equalised with a. Ions-distance shot shortly before the interval. Half-tome score. iioais- Barry Dock Albione 1 Cwmpark 1
MARDY V PEMBROKE DOCK t Tins Ssouth Wales League match was piayea at Mardy in fine weather and before a good crowd. The visitors came with a splendid reputation, having drawn at Cwmparc and beaten Mardy at Pembroke Dock by 5 goals to 3. The yare making a good show in the competition, and the Glamorgan teams will have to fro all the way to retain the cup in the district. The homesters, though minus one or two of their regular players, fielded a good team, Davidson, late of Manchester City, being included for the first time at home. Teamb.- Ma..rdy.-Goal, W. W. Williams; backs, Joe Jones and Tom Jones; half-backs, J. Hill, F. Griffiths, and W. Jacobs; forwards, Mac- do nald, Davidson, Levi, Latham, and Alden. Pembroke Doc k.Goal J. Underwood; bocks, Berry and Lewis; half-backs, Griflrths, Owen, and Silco: forwards, Fielder, Ruffan, Parrott Lloyd, and L. Silcox. Mardy kicked off, end Pembroke iwseed through Lloyd and Parrott; but Griffiths relieved. rllh e visitors were smart on the ball, and long kicking enabled them to have the best of matters. The homeaters had achamce, but M'Donaid delayed his shot, and was robbed by Lewis. They still continued to press, and a tricky run by M'Donaid put the Pembroke goal in danger. Davidson, just heading over Alden, forced a corner off Berry, and Hill was a trifle too high with a good header. The homesters were now easily top dog, and a foul robbed them of a certain goal. In the next minute Davideon 6pened the scoring. Latham next ran right through and drove a shot, which Unledwood failed at full length. Latham scored from a penalty.
PONTLOTTYN V N EWTREDEGAR This second division match, styled the local Derby, took place at Duffryn Field, Pont- lottyn, to-day. Considerable interest was evinced in the game, inasmuch as the result will have important bearing on the league championship, which at present lies between the contestants in to-day's encounter and Troedyrhiw. Pontlottyn suffered a three-goals-to-love defeat at the feet of New Tredegar last Satur- day. The visitors brought a big crowd of sup- porters with them, and a record gate wit- nessed the game.-IUanis:- Pontlottyn: Goal, Winstone; backe, Wil- liams and Dale; half-backs, StaHad, Shields, and Prosser; forwards, Jones, Huxtatue, Carey, Gamage, and Cresswell. New Tredegar: Coal F-ussell;baeka, Thomas and Streatton; half-backs, Sleathe, Lloyd, and Kirkham; forwards, bcott, Webster, Parson. Chapwin, and Summers. Referee. Mr. R. Batty, Merthyr.
WEYMOUTH V BARRY DISTRICT This Western League ma ten atwao^u a. large crowd to the Eecreation Giou-iid. Wey- j mouth, the weather being bright and sunny. Mr. Harris, of Shepton Atallett, whistled the following teams OUL at 3.15:- Barry District: Goal, Llewellin; backs. BiLson and Prince; half-ba!Cks, Il.es. Tarr. and Bt.illman; forwards, Jones, Thornhill, &ta.U-, worthy, Visard, and White. Wevmouth: Goal, Bell; backs, Bishop "nd M,u vil; hulf-bac.kH,utchings, Frampton, and Taylor; forwards, Greig, Coker, Cron- shaw, Pilkington, and Gill. Weymouth kicked off, and Oronsh, aw Bhot w?ia the first minute. Ragg?ed play on both sides marked the opening stages, and th? ball rep?t?ily went oLtside. ￼ worthy had a clear run through, and, ouft- ?in? the home backs, he opened BM-rye score with an oblique shot, whioh Bell could not get to. Weymouth quicly responded, and ten minutes from the start Fraanpton. scored a fine equalising goal. played up strongly, and oom-pelled laewellin to handle. A free kick agamst the home- sters gave Barry relief, but Weymouth had most of the play at this point. The game was contested at a good pace, but neither seL of forwards were very convincing in their methods. Free kicks were plentiful, and from one of these Framptotn nearly got through. Aga-in Barry broke away, ana •Stallswort-hy soored a eoft goal. White inoreased Barry's lead after Wey- mouth had had most of the play, but Bell was off cololr, and was palpably weak, in goal 'l'he luck of the game certainly favoured Barry, and only bad goal-keeping let Weymouth down. Gill was badly fouled when breaking through, and a subsequent free-kick nearly beat Llewellin. Barry had a spell of attacking, but the ba.cks set up a stiff defence. „ Half-time soore: uoais. Barry. 3 Weymouth .n. 1
BRISTOL ROVERS RESERVES V. ABERDARE WESTERN LEAGUE. As these two warns, with Trehams and Bristol City ltetferves, are all running for chiet honours, the game was particularly interesting. The crowd was a good one, though the weather wa-s dull. Teams:- Bristol Refers Reserves: Goal, Demmery; backs, Osborne and Gange; half-backs, Phillips, Giendenning, and Smart; forwards, Williams, Edwards, Perry, Maeon, and t s. Aberdare: Goal, Eoder-ick; backs, Goodwin and Chapman; half-backs, Lewis, Farring- don, and Cox; forwards, Tippett, Bradbury, Toewill T. D. Jones, and Parker. Referee, Mr. Curtis. Bristol Rovers Reserves -kicked on, out Aberdare set the pace in the first few minutes, Dimmery being immediately called upon. From his clearance the Rovers went away, but Goodwin and Chap an checked, and Aberdare swarmed round the home goal in dangerous fashion. Once they should have been awarded a r-enalty, the linesman signalling for it, but the referee took no notice. Smart, who was injured, soon returned, and, after Demmery had saver a rising shot from Bradbury, Roberts, fed by his half, went off at fLgreat pace. He centred well, but the ball was cleared. Meanwhile, three fouls had been given against the visitors, who were a little over-keen, and Farringdon was cautioned by the referee. Apparently, however, he did not take the warning, for just after he was pulled up for a trip, and this time sent off the field. Lewis, the Aberdare left half, was also warned. The Rovers "now began to hae the best cf matters, and Rodefiak saved twice at close quarters. i ;J0 backs on both sides were playing eo finely that they quite blunted the keenness of the forwards, who settled down to a quiet game. Then more ill-luck befel the visitors, To?we! 1 ,1xlng injured so badly that he had to go off, a.nd Aberdare were reduced to nine men. From a iree in the visitors' territory Alason thot over the bar. Jones made a good a.it-emnt for Aberdare, but was checked. Half-time score. Goals. Bristol Rovers Reserves 0 AbeI"llaT 0
TON PENTRE V BATH CITY: Fine weather favoured the visit of the Bath City team to Ton Pentre this afternoon, it h'irsfr their first vifit. They were short of four of their regular players, but Ton Pentre wcic at full strength, leams;- Bath City: Goal, Hurrell; backs. Hill and Fumrrerhill; half-backs. Pinker, Harris, and Martin; forwards, Heudy, Summers, Bennett, White, and M'Ginty. Ton Pentre: Goal, Percival; backs W. Jones ard Russe!l; half-backs, J. Williams, H. Wil- liams and J. Edwards; forwards, Bradshaw, Norris. Fyfe. T. Davies, and Parry. R.pfpree. Mr. Stone iBrisbol). Half-time score. Goals. Ton Pentre 2 Bath City 0
OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE SPORTS The weather was cool and oloudy at Queen's Club this afternoon, but, happily, the rain oeemed likely to keep off, a.nd there -was not enough wind to bzmper, tabe runners. Before the time fixed for the first event-three o'clock—the attendance was only fairly good. but people were still coming into the gTound. Results:— 100 Yards' Eace.—lst.Rogg (Oambridge); 2nd Macmillan (Cambridge): 3rd, Shepherd (Oxford). Hull (Oxford) did not run. Ra-gg took the lead after going about thirty vards I and won by a yard and a half in 10 2-5 seos. Shepherd, beaten four yards from Macmillan, was outoa-oed all the way. Putting the Weight.-16t. Susskind (Oam- bridge) 2nd, Putma-n (Oxford); 3rd, Blake (Oxford); 4th, Bower (Cambridge). Susskind won at 37ft. and afterwards did 37ft. 5Jin. as an exhibition. Pu"an cleared 36ft. 41ÎD. High Jump.—Ludinszy (Cambridge) and Bellerby (Oambridge) tied at 5ft. 8in.; 3rd, Joseph; 4th. Huxley. jo-,eph; Eace.—1st, Gavin (Cambridge); 2nd. Brown (Oxford); 3rd, Clarke (Oxford). No one else finished. Gavin made all the running in the last two laps, and beat Brown by ten yards in 4min. 26 4-5 eece. Clarke was fifty yards behind Brown, and had no chance.
HOCKEY Final Pow* Goù. Ehgland 3 Scotland 0 Customs (Cardiff), 4; Barry Seconda, nil. Cardiff, 5; Swansea, nil. Cardiff Seoonda, 7; Newport Central Seeoscfa, 5. East "Cardiff Firsts, 6; East Cardiff Seconds, nil.
BROKEN OFF. NEGOTIATORS FAil COALFIELD TROUBLE To End in a Strike P A message from the Engineers' Insti- tute at six p.m. states that negotiations have been broken off. About 5.30 o'clock the men's represen- tatives were caJled into the owners' room, amd they submitted their final proposals, or what they called their ultimatum. This was promptly rejected by the owners, and negotiations broke off at that point. During the day numerous proposals and counter proposals passed from one to another. The two sections of the board never came close together, and the out- look from the beginning was practically hopeless. The effect of the breaking off of the negotia-tion is that work in the South Wales coalfield will cease on Maroh 31, as there is no prospect of any further mee-ting of the Conciliation Board between now and that date. Mr. W. J. Heppell presided over the owners' side at to-day'e meeting of the Coal Board. and Mr. W. Brace, M.P., over the men's leaders. The M.F.G.B. deputation (Mr. Enoch Edwards. M.P., Mr. T. Ash ton, and Mx. R. Smillie, M.P.) were again present. In regard to the minimum, the workmen's representatives submitted a revised proposal to the effeot that, regardless of the rise and fall of the market, they were prepa-ied to agree to a fixed ra.te 01 percentage for the next five years on the same basis as that which now obtains, viz., 60 per cent, above the standard of 1879. The workmen's reply to the proposals of the owners in regard to the suggested intro- duction of a doable shift was in the nature of counter proposals suggesting an over- lapping shift, to commence either at six p.m. and finish at two a.m., or nine p.m. and finish at five a.m. This, however, should be regarded as a traffic shift, and not exactly a double shift, such as proposed by the owners. Minimum Unsettled 4 p.m.—Mr. HeppeH, on behalf of the owners, intimated to the workmen's represeutatnes tha.t they were unable to accede to the pro- posals for a fixed percentage of 50 above the 1879 standard for the next five years. The question of the minimum, therefore, was still unsettled while the negotiations were being carried on in regard to the introduction of the new shift in compliance with the employers' request for liberty to adopt other methods than those at present in vogue, with a view to the more eonomioal working of the collieries. I DISCOURAGING OUTLOOK At half-past four the two sides again sepa- ated, and they seemed to be as far as ever from arriving at a settlement. Both sides of the board have worked strenuously towards arriving at a modus vivendi, but all their efforts have proved so far in vaiii The out- look, therefore, late in the afternoon, seemed very discouraging. This fear proved well founded, for just before six o'clock negotiations were, asstated above, broken off
I I-reland v Scotland INTERNATIONAL MATCH AT BELFAST Played at Windsor Park, Belfast, to-day in fine weather before about 16,000 spectators. Scotland, who won the toss, had much the best of matters in the opening stages, and play wae continually in the Irish nuarters. A free eventually gave Irela.nd relief, but Sinclair worked back for Scotland, and the home team was again sorely pressed. Later Brownlie had to save a hard shot trOIll Thompson, and Irelan dimprovtd. Half-time soore. Goal. Scotland 0 Ireland 0 Pinal: Goals. Ireland 1 Smtland 0
Western League I WELTON V TREHARRIS This game attracted considerable notice in Somerset. Welton had not been beaten at home this season. There was a large crowd of spectators present. The teams were as fol- lows:— Welton: Goal. Batley; backs, Smith and Bailoy; halves, Rowden, 31u,<pratt, and Wood- land; forwards, Raikes. Parfitt, Talbot, Shearn, and Baxter. Treharris: Goal, Bailiff; backs, Griffiths and Smart; halves, Martin, Williams, and Owen; forwards, Jones, Obley, Phillips, Williams and Hawkins. Referee: C. Neale, of Bristol.
ENGLISH LEAGUE MATCHES I FINALS. DIVISION I. Bradford City, 0; Woolwich Arsenal, 1. Bristol City, C; Aston Villa. 0. Bury, 1; Liverpool, 2. Ererton, 2; Chelsea, 2. Manchester United. 5; Bolton Wanderers, 0. Notts Forest, 0; Middlesbrough, 1. Preston North End, 4; Notts County, 0 Sheffield Wednesday, 1: the Hie id United, 3. Sunderland, Os Blackburn Rovers 0 Tottenham. 0; Newcastle United, 4. DIVISION II. Barnsley, 4; Gainebrough Trinity, 1. Birmingham, 2; Leicester Fosse, 1. Burnley, 3; Leeds City, 0. Derby County. 2; Blackpool, 1. Fulham, 0; Wolverhampton Wanderers, 0. Gloesop, 0; Lincoln City 1. IIull CSty, 2- Bradford. 0. Oldham Athletic, 4; Grimsby Town, 1. Stockport County, 3; Clapton Orient, 0. West Bromwich, 0; Manchester City, 0. SOUTHERN. Mill wall. 0; Brighton and Hove, 1. Plymouth Argyle, 2; Bristol Rovers, 0. Reading, 1; Coventry City. 0. Croydon Common, 1; Wet:it Ham United, 1. New Brompton. 3; Crystal Palace, 1. Southend United, 0; Brentford, 3. t Watford, 1; Exeter City, 3. Leyton, 2: Norwich City, 1. Ofieen's Park Rangers, 4; Luton Town, 0. Northampton^ 3; Swindon. 0. Southampton,- 1; Portsmouth, 2. MIDLAND. Gainsbrough Trinity, 2; Barnsley, 0. Leeds Oity, Bradford City, 1. Donca-ster Rovers, 3; Mexbro Town, 0. Grimsby Town, 3; Rotherham Town, 0. Huddetsfield, 1* Notts County. 2. Work?. 3; Hull 9ity. 2. Lincc?City. 1; Notts Fore6t, 3. I Botberlia?n Town, 2; Sheffield Wednesday, 2. Sheffield United, 5; Castleford, 1.
London Welsh v Neath I Pine weather favoured this event at Wands- worth to-day. Teams:- London Welsh: Back, Davies; three-quarter backs, Maddookfl, Richards. Edwards, and Lewie; half-backs, Thomas and H. C. Evans; forwards, J. C. Jenkins, Powell, E. G. Jen- kins, Jones, James, G. S. Evans, Clay, and Lloyd. Neath: Back, Davies; three-quarter backs, Reee. ones, Williams, and Trevor; half-backs, ) John Eva-na and Bremian; forwards, H. Davies, Lee, and Parry. London Welsh kicked o ff at 5.45 in fine weather a.nd before two thousand spectators. A toe return waemade by Williams, whose kick found touch. The oval was sent back to •mfatffrtiH, where a series of scrums were formed. T. Thoma.s, of London Welsh, got away. but was ooilared by Evans and thrown into touch before becoming dangerous. Wil- liams. of Neath, then burst away in an indi- vidual run, and took the ball right to the London end. He was grassed, and from the ensuing scrum Maddocks got away on the blind side and punted across to Edwards. The latter passed badly to Lewis, but before he could gather himself the Neath three-quarters smothered him. Piajf continued on fiust lines, and slightly in favour of London. Neath pressed strOmgly, and the boll was sent over the Welsh line, Edwards just securing the touch in time. The charge was cleared, and, after some midfield play Wil- liams and Rees for Nea-th essayed drops at goal, but each failed. The play continn-ed on cloee lines and Slightly in favour of the visitors. When the interval sounded there was no score. Half-tame soore. G. T. Pte. I London Welsh 0 0 0 l Ne&th — — 0 0 0
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RUGBY. St. German's, 16 points; Laydons, niL Mackintosh, 15 points; Canton West End, nil. Adamsdown United, 1 dropped goal, 1 try; Lutons, nil. Neath County School, 11 pointe; Port Talbot County School, 10. Brynmawr Seconds, 6 points; Abergavenny, nil. 6t. YVooiob, -Newport, li pointe; Alexandras, Newport, nil. St Michael's, Newport, 10 points; Maindee, un. City Juniors, 17 points; Pearl United, nil Cardiff, Crusaders, 12 points; Adomedown Institute, 3. Half-time score: Goal. Barry Dock Albions 1 Owmpark 1 Half-time soore: Goals. Barry District 3 Weymouth 1 Half-time score. Goal. Welton 2 Treharris 0 Final score: Points. London Welsh .— 8 Neath — 6
I ASSOCIATION. Wcodvilles, 1; Goidons, 0. Camerons, 0; Cardiff United, 0. Guiktforda, 2; Roath Crescents, 0. Banes well Juniors, 3; -Newport Juniors, 0. Chrischurch Juniors, 3; Newport Captain Club, 0. laoodvilles, 1; Gordons, 0. Marions, 1; Granee Old BoYE, 0. Milford, 2; Cardiff City, 1. St. Dyfrij's, 4; Co-operative Wholesale Company, 1. Court United, 2; £ t. Matry'e, 1. Cathedral United, 1; Cathedral Institute, 1. Splott Rovew, 4; Cathays Juniors, 1. Final: Badnor-road, 1; Albany-road, 0. Final: Allensbank, 2; Penarth National, 2. Final: Grand National, 0; Stacey roa d II., 0. Final: Coean, 2; Radnor-road Secondb, 0. Half-time score—Mardy, 2 goal-; Pembroke, nil. Half-time -,oore:-Tom, 2 goals; Bath City, nil. ABEE,DARE SCHOOLBOYS' LEAGUE. Town National, 2; Aberaman, 1. Owmbach Council, 3; Ynvsdwyd, L Oapcoch, 3; Blaengwawr, 1. NORTHERN UNION FINALS. Braanley, opts; Barrow, nil. Broughton Rangers, 3pte; Leigh, nil. Rochdale Hornets, llpts; Wigan, 24pts W id nes, Iflpts; St. Helena. Spts. York, 5pts; Huddereifield, 16pts. Bradford. 6pts; Wakefield Trinity, 4pts. NORTHERN UNION CUP. Keighley, 4pts: Leeds, 7pts Salt ard, 8pto; Ebbw Vale, 2. Harrington, 7pts; Hunsiet, niL Hull, lipts; Halifax, 7pts. Final :-Runoorn, .)J pointe; Merthyjr, 12 points.
I PORT TALBOT ST. THEODORE'S V. PORTH- CAWL. This match was played on the Bot. Theodore's Ground to-day. Teams :— St. Theodores.—Back, S. Thompson; three- quarter batiks, D. Kees, T. bfeloy, f. Phillips, and M. JenKins; half-backs, L. Rees and W. Bevnon; forwards, J. heyeock, J. Jenkins, A. Moore. A. Pliillipe, E. Haims, E. Herbert, R. Rees. and ii..Noot.
I Northern Union RUNCORN V MERTHYR I At Runcorn. Teams:— Runcorn: Back, Riohardson; three-quarter backs, Deakin, But-uerworth, Mora.ii, and WoocLs; half-backs, Banner and Iraa,on; for- wards, Padoury, Kennedy, Massey, Smuih, Williams, and ii'Donald. jierthyr: Back, Thonae; three-quarter backs, Harrison, James, Jones, and Swath- ridge; hall-backs, Bees altd Harris; forwards, Davies, Lewis, Bevon, .Norris, GriSun, and Hughes. Reieiee: Mx M. J. Priestley (Salforo). At the time of starting the weather was cold. but fine. Tnere weie about 1,000 spectators present when Podbury commenced for Runcorn. Five minutes alter the start iiicnarueon had his kick charged by Harris, who dribbled o\er the Runcorn line, and soored a clever try. No goa IresuJted. On we resumption Wa.t- ton, Butterworth, and Moran gained consi- derable ground with nas-s.n?. Tue visitors soon rusned the ball back again, Rees and Harris opening the game out with passing. A forward dribble by Runcorn ended in scrimmaging in the Merthvr balf, where Watton got possession and scored, for Moran to add a goal. The visitors again made head- way, Bees, Harris, and James gaining ground. Passing between Woods, M'Donaid, and But- terworth ended in the last named scoring under the posts, Moron adding another goal. ImniCKliately on the resumption Padbury dashed over for Runoorn, Moran failing at goal. P. Thomas then returned when hard pressed. Runoorn were now having the best of matters, and attacked strongly. Massey and Moran then got over for Runoorn, Richardson failing with both attempts at goal. Jones and Swattridge dashed away, but Richardson relieved. Merthyr then attacked, Jones gain- ing ground. Watton was injured and had to retire. Half-time: G. T. Pts. Runcorn 2 5 19 Merthyr 0 13
SALFORD V EBBW VALE At Salford, in dull weather. Teams:— Soiford: Back, John; three-quarter backs, Book, Lomas,Adams, and Wesley; half-backs, Preston and Thomas; forwards. Thomas, Rees, Curzon, Warwick, Thorn, and Coatee. Eobw Vale: -Bac,&, Davies; three-quarter bocks, Llewellyn, Higgms, Jenflins, and Smith; half-backs, Foley and Bowen; for wards, Williams, Dick, Tohmas, Hichins, and Monks. It will be seen that Lomas went to three- quarter, and let Preston come in at his old place at half. At three o'clock the gate was Dot promis- ing, but in the last havf hour people rolled up in large numbers, and a good gate was promised. Bowen kicked off for the visitors, but he was called ba-ck for a mis-kick from the scrimmage. Foler found touch in the home quarter, and Ebbw Yale put in a nice pass- ing movement, Llewellyn being forced into toucli close to the line. The Yale backs threw the ball about and looked dangerous, but Preston marked in a critical position. hTe Salford backs got going through Lomas. but the ball was mulled. Wesle^ however, got in his kick, and Thomas distinguished him- self with a fine punt, which gained much ground for the Vale. Lomas struck the cross-box with a penalty. Lomas afterwards was prominent, but his pass went wrong. Cook scored luckily for Salford, Wesley miss- inc the goal. Half-time scorp: Pts. Salford 8 Ebbw Vale ￼ a
MERTHYR TOWN V CREWE After their arduous cup-ties Merthyr were engaged at home to-day in a. friendly fixture with Crewe Works. Teams:— Merthyr: Goal, Lewis: backs. Walton and Pford; half-backs, Kelly, Llewellyn, a.nd Churchill; forwards. Savage, Fisher, W. Davies, Pemberton, and W. Davies. Crewe: Goal, T. Davies; backs. Prinoe and Parkes; half-backs, Lea, Oiler, and Bickers; forwards. Lister, Garner, C. Davies, Hunter, and Wrench. Beferee, Mr. Jarman, LJanbradach. Merthyr won the toes. and had the best of the opening exchanges, play being kept in the visitor's territory. Effective passing by the home forwards caused Crewe's defence some trouble, and W. Davies ended a fine attack by shooting just wide. Merthyr kept up the pressure and netted the ball, but the whistle bad previously blow for off-side and the points were disallowed. So far the visitors had cot onoe been d"ger<>us, and had the Merthyr forwards put more sting into their ?effort,s the Crewe goal would have fallen on more than one occasion. Merthyr tried Ion? shooting. Some fine passing was seen on the part of the homesters' front rank and Fisher scored the first goal for Merthyr. The locals continued to have the better of the play, and a fine pass by Llewellyn enabled G. D. Davies to easily beat the Crewe custodian, and a moment later the same player put on the third goal. The railway's goal had another narrow escape, and afterwards the home eoal was assailed, but the defence easily held them at bay.
Welsh Championship FOR CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING i Fine Meeting at Caerleon To-day The eeven.teenth annual race for the WelA I cross-country championship was decided &t the Newport Racecourse, Caerleon, to-day. For the first time the Welsh Association had fallen into line with the other association#, and made the distance ten miles, instead ct eight. The club championship hae been won by Newport for the past eleven years, but on the present occasion much more interest was taken in the race, owing to the fact that it was th-ought that Roath fcardiff) and Cwm- bran would seriously challenge Newport1# superiority. Interest was also added to the race on account of the fact that the Welsh team for the international race at Belfast on Saturday next would be chosen on the form displayed in to-day's raoes (senior an djumor). An additional incentive to the members of the Newport Club was that the Bien-nerhasset Plate would be awarded to the Newport man. making the fastest time in the two races. Probably, the individual championship wae never regarded as such an open affair. That wonderful runner T. Arthur, Newport (who has won the championfhip on four oonsecu- tive occasions since 1906i, has apparently had some trouble with his foot. and had a number of fancied rivals in E. Stead, Cwmbran (who recently finished fourth in the Midland championship at Burton), and Rhys Evans and J. Isles Roatb). whilst Cathaye had strong hopes that Eddie Francis would re- produoe the form which enabled him to carry off the championship in 1904 a.nd 1905. The chief officials cf the meeting were:-Presi- dent, Mr. W. Fairlamb; referee, Mr. H. Packer; starter, Mr. H. D. Yorath: time- keeper, Mr. Wheatley; hon. secretary, Mr. E. W. O'Donnell Barry;; and assistant secre- taries. Messrs. F. Johns (Newport) and J. P. Mountjoov (Cardiff). The teams for the senior championship were: I Abertillery (colours, bla-ck, amber, and white): A. S. Wilson (captain), F. Berrows, D. Clhiddy, J. Coombs, P. Doyle, S. Clarke, W. Matthews, G. Meredith. J. Pavey, T. Pavey, J. Newton, and T. Wilshire. Cathays (Cardiff) (colours, Cambridge blue): E. Francis (mptaim), G. Avers, W. J. Francis, W. Holt, W. Hughes, N. D. Jenkins, W. I Lurton, D. J. Michael, P. Michael, W. Pitman, P. Pratt, and W. Williams. Newport (holders) (colours, black vests, with amber "N," and white knickers): W. Emerson (captain). E. G. ?<-e T. Anhur, E. A. Davies. D. H, Griffiths, T. Jenkins, LI. Lloyd, J. Mey- rick, J. Morris, G. Pwen, C. J. Price, and W. Stewart. Cwmbran "Penywain" (colours, black and white, with monogTam "P. H. W. ATjIehy (captain). A. Bevan. S. Cooper. J. Day, T. Elsmore, B. Fry. T. Miles, J. PolmeT, Edgar Paul, Ernest Paul, A. Spanewick,, aad E. Stead. Roath (Cardiff) <<o lours, chocolate and gold): A. J. Heddon captain), A. C. Bishop, J. P. Xkix, Rhys Evans, D. H. Francis, E. Hollyman, J. F. lies, G. C. S. Kitto. A. Mac- irrtosh, E. W. O'Donnell, and H. Rouse. Beautiful weather favoured the eompeti- tione, and the going was good with the exception of the mile stretch along the river, iover which the tide .had .wed during t-he past week. Abertillery made four charge? in their team, and only ran ten men, whilst Cathays decided not run a side for champion- ship honours, only two of the Cathays team -E. Francis aud G. Ayres—competing for the individual championship. Tom Arthur was soon intalled a warm favourite, and 3 to 1 wa-s offered against l&le, and 4 to against Stead. The attendance did not appear to be as big as usual. I THE RACE. A late start was ma-ae, cwmoran rleldg behind in coming on the course. At 3.42 (2; minutes late) Mr. H.. b. l-onnh got the 49 runnei-6 started on their long journey. Prioe (ewport) led from the start, and was closely pursaed by Francis. Up the hill Price increased his lead, and parsed the stand ten yards in Iront of Isles (Roath), who was attended by \> ilson ;Aber- tiaeryi, Hollyman (RoaLnl,, and ir ^ancis. Skirting the railway the runners were hidden, and on appearing along the river bank th-ey iormed a field oi a m,ir iung. Prise led by at least twenty yards from Jloilyman, whilst Francis had drolipeu to sixth plaxe. In the Newport-road Paul (Cwmbran) secured the lead from wilson and Hollyman. The latter two had quite a race for a quarter of a mile. Passing the stand for the second time, Ernest eaul led by thirty yardt. 'lhe New- port Club were now remarkably well placed, havixtg live men in the firi-t dozen. The field now became confide raMy reduced in numbers. Running in fine style, Pau; and Wilson were out by themselves un reaching tho river bank, and were at least 40 yards in frout of Isles, who in turn was 50 )wr<Îè in front of the bunch. On the whole, a keen raoe en-sued between Wilson and Paul, a-iid, passing the stand the Abertillery half led, having covered 2i la.ps of the course in 18 man ales. Following Paul was Isles, and some dis- tance behind was P. Arteur, who met w ith a. rousing reception. PACE A CRACKt-R. The field wa,s now hou-a-milo long, and the pace a ei)a;ck,&.r, and was telling on a number o.f competitors. In the Wilson and Paul appeared to have again changed positions with Isles having apparently led ground, but the latter made up in a marvellous fa.shion when coming un the slope, and be passed the leaders when near ing the stand. The three, however, passed the stand ahieast. fully 30 yardp ahead of Arthur. ihis lap had taken the comparatively long time of 9 minutes. The runnere commenced their last lap on the round course. Rounding the river bank Paul and Wilson again ieft Isles but the latter soon commenced to catch the leaders on the hill and, eoice- to th? long and trying olimb at the Lolde Hi" r-ul led irom-Lsles and Wilson, at leaat -),j zi fro.n:t of the 1 veteran Arthur, wlr turn, led from Coombs (Abertillery -.3 yards. D. H. Griffiths oame next. followed by a number of Cvrmbr.n, who packed rf.Tnarkablv well. AN EXCITING 'FINISH. The mile clira.o W3. ex d to tell on a nounber of the run.ee:-?. a2.6 th-s leaders were nearly at the t»p ere halt the contestants had left the course. Near tbe top of the lull Isles appeared to be ra.pidly catching Peal. ;••• the champion- ship seemed to be at the ci Paul, Isles, or Wilson. Under the wood the R rath man caugm Paull, and a faoe ensued down the lull, Isles leading. „ When crossing on to tne rT.eecottrse Isl,es le from Paul. The excitement was intense-, and, barring accndent, it would seem that one of them would wrest the championship from Tommy Arthur, who appeared to be fourth, and was at least 200 yards behind. Along the river bank Isles increased hie lead, a?d p&?ed the post a* 4.40 p.m. a most popular wimner. I BESCLTS. 1.—Isles (Roath). Time, 57min. 47 l-5sec. %—Paul (OwmbraIli). Time, 57-im. 57eec. 5.-Wilson ♦Abertillery). lime, 5$min.. 4.-To,m Arthur (Newport). Time, 53mm. 45 4-5eeC- 5.-Goomlbs (Abertillery); and 6—Mevrick (Newport). Newport dub won the championship with &3 pointe. The clubs were placed as follows:—Newport, 65; Roath, 90; Abertillery. 10C; Cwmbran, not Andebod.
I PONTYPRIDD V PENYGRAIG Played at the Taff Yale Park, Pontypridd, to-day. Both olube fielded representative sides. Teams:— .— —. Pontypridd: Back, Willie Thomas; three- quarter backs, Harry Johns. Harris, Richards, and L. Jonee half-backs, Tom Jones and A. aad I- J(>n4eeii- Z Jack RYan, Mog. Griffiths (captain), G. James, T. Hopkins, J. Davies, Bob Mears, L. Williams, Dai Lewis, Green- wood, and Wilkins. Penygraig: Back, Bateman; tree-quarter baoke, Heramings. D. R. Davies. J. Jones, and D. W. Griffiths; half-backs, Lodwig and George, forwards, Evams (captain) Ponsfoad. Mithin. T. Jenikins, W. Beasant, ientim, Thomas .and Elscm. i Referee, Mr. Wills, Penarth-