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PANTEG V. ST. JULIAN'S.. This Newport District cup-tie was played &t Caerlwn this afternoon. I Panteg, the holders of the Abergavenny* cup, greatly jeopardised their chances by only playing eight men for the first ten minutes, and during this time Evans soored for the 80ùnts from a 30 yards' range. A few minutM later the Panteg ?oaJM failed to stop an easy shot from Williams. Panteg were now playing nine men. and, consequently, had little chance to attack. A swift shot by the Saints' centre forward again resulted in a score. I After Panteg had scored from a penalty, the Saints again attacked, and Jone.- added a fourth goal. Play now became very scrappy owing to the wretched state of the ground. Jenkins brobt off a fine run for St. Julian's, and, transferring to Jones, the latter scored their fifth goal. Half-time: Goals. 1 St. Joliaa'a 5 I ftutes — —1
Rugby Trial at Leeds ENGLAND PROVE VICTORIOUS Selectors' Hard Task I Final score: G. T. P'ts. England. 4 1 £ 3 North 2 1 13 following on last Saturday's ga-me of England v. the South, when England proved victorious, the second official trial was Played at Leeds this afternoon. Owing to the bad weather of the past few days, it was ￼ expected that that would have some eCcc?. on the play. However, the critics in the North expressed every confidence in their side putting up a good fight with England's representatives. The forwards are a dashing lot, and the back division is a little better than usual. 60 that the Northern suppbrters were looking for- ward to the match with optimism. The English side contained several ohanges from the side which defeated the South at Twickenham. Stanley Williams, of Newport, got a further trial, which he was thoroughly entitled to on his form last Saturday. Oppor- tunity was taken to try the Oxford left wing three-quarters. Geeu and Poulton, who were the sooring power in the University match. I Wales had especial interest in the match. as the players for England against Wales at Swansea on the 12th of next month will be considered from the form displayed by t,l?i men in these two triaf matches. ENGLAND. I Back. 8. H. Williams (Newport). Three-quarter backs. F. E. Chapman (Durham and Weet0e) J. G. G. Birkett (Surrey and H&rleqmae). R. W. Poulton (Oxford University). W. P. Geen (Oxford University). Half-backs. H. Coverdale (Surrey and Blackheath). D. R. Gent (Gloucestershire and Plymouth). Forwards. N. A. Wodehouse (United Services). R. Dibble Somer6et and Blaenavon). W. J. Allen (Leicester & Midland CountieE!1 J. A. RiMon (Northumberland & Northern). G. R. Hind (Kent and Guy's Hospital). I R. 0. I?den (Oxford University). L. G. Bru?n (Oxford University). L. G. Pillman (Kent and BI?ckhea-th). THE NORTH. Back. J. G. Bell (Cumberland and Carlisle). Three-quarter backs. A. D. Roberts (Northumberland A Northern) N. Mather (Northumberland & Percy Park). P. Steintha.l (Yorkshire and Ilkley). R. P. Heywood (Lancashire and Waterloo). Half-backs. R. Harrison (Yorkshire and Northampton). R. C. Saint (Cumberland and Carlisle). Forwards. F. G. Handford (Lancashire A Manchester). L. Haigh (Lancashire and Manchester). L. C. Blencowe (Yorkshire and Hea-dingley) J. A. King (Yorkshire and Headingley). A. L. P. Griffith (Yorkshire and Harrogate). J. H. Eddison (Yorkshire and Headingley). E. Scorfield (Northumberland A Percy Park). W. Couleon (Durham and Durham City). THE GAME. The game started in wretched weather, rain falling heavily all the time. England Played against wind and rain. The North scored in the first minute through Carlin. and a goal was kicked by BeH. The North forwards were smart, but were met with a fine defence by the Englisil backs, Williams kicking splendidly. Steintha.11 also kicked well for tne North. The play was even for a considerable time. with the North forwards playing particularly well in the loose, while the defence of Bell. Steinthal. and Harrison was excellent. Steinthal scored after a great passing round, but Bell missed an easy goal. Ritson scored for England, Chapman miss- ing an easy goal. Half-time score: G. T. P'ts. North 1 1 8 England. 0 13] SECOND HALF. L.J Owing to an injured Knee, iaguen uau iu retire, and the Englanders were a man short all through the second half. a A fine passing round by Steinthal, Mather, i and Griffith yielded another try to the North, Bell kicking a goal. The North forwards played splendidly, and the backs passed well. Poulton, Birkett, and MLilliams defended well for the Englapders, who were having the worst of the game. Geen scored after splendid parsing by the England backs. Chapman kicked a difficult i groltl- Then Birkett ran through, and Chap- man coaled. Kiell made a score. At .the finish Chapman, from Birkett's pass, ran in and kicked a goal. Pilman. also scored. Chapman goaling. Final score: G. T. P'ts. F.ngJand 4 1 23 North. 2 1 13. Running Comments BY "FORWARD" Wretched conditions prevailed for the second trial match, rain falling heavily through the day. England turned out at full strength, but in the first quarter of an hour they were out- Played by the North, whose forwards were surprisingly good. The first try was well earned, and England looked like having some trouble to wipe off the deficit. Being beaten in front .they bad no chance of setting the ball in motion, and star artistes like Birkett. Poulton. and Coverjiale were entirely on the defensive. The form displayed compared very un- favourably with that of last Saturday at Twickenham. Indeed, the average form was So poor that Wales could have toyed with the pick of the two sides. England's outlook was blackened when the Northerners, by a, fine open movement, broke through England's defence., Heywood giving the final pass to Steinthal, who ran Under the cros-bar. The England players seemed unable to do Anything right, and were kept on the defen- sive in their own quarters. I They were defending busily when Chapman fielded the ball from a short punt by Cover- dale. and, after a brilliant run, passed to Poulton. who broke into midfield and passed to Ritson, who had only to run over and .score near the posts. The Second Half England now had hope of retrieving their position, especially as their forwards were settling down to scrimmaging and heeling better than they had hitherto done. Still, their form was not of international class. Geen, on the left wing, had very little to Jo. the playing coming to Chapman's wing all the time. At half-time the North led by eight points to three. England opened promisingly in the second half, and began to show form worthy of a trial match, but they were handicapped in losing Lagden. one of their best forwards. Just when England looked like drawing level the North came away with a rush, and Matcher, on the left wing, put in a great run along the touch-line and passed to Griffiths, who scored under the bar. England now seemed to be a beaten team. and the whole run of the play completely upset the calculations of the selectors. This trial has been more harmful than helpful, and tended to confuse rather than enlighten those whose duty it will be to build up England's team. Northern v Southern Style This match was another example of the! impossibility of making a fusion of Northern and Southern styles. Geen redeemed himself to some extent by scoring a pretty try, and this had such an inspiring effect that Birkett went over a minute later with a beautiful try, and, this being converted, made the scores level. There was time enough yet for the England side to save its credit, but just when they ought to have put their best foot forward. they slackened off in a most unaccountable way. Poulton was the only man who was adding to his reputation, and was playing a really brilliant game. They shook off their lethargy just on time, and the finest movement of the match ended in Chapman scoring a great try, after receiv- ing his final pass from Birkett. who had put in a great run. This was real international play, which must have plea.sed the selectors I immensely, for the issue was no longer in doubt. Very little can be said of an exhibition that was disappointing in the sense that it revealed no new talent of international class. The England forwards of to-day were not so Kood as the pack of last Saturday, and it is imperative that Berry (of Gloucester). Griffith (of Harrogate). and Haigh (of Lancashire) will have to be included in the national side. The England backs were brilliant and il)different in turns, the beet of the bunch k being Poolton, who played consistently well, and was easily the finest three-quarter on the field.. Geen, of Newport, who partnered him on the left wing, was not a success, and m to-day's form can hardly expect to be capped. Stonley Williams' Fine Disptay; Stanley Williams, on the other hand, acquitted himself admirably, and his place in the English team is practically a.ssured. His kicking, fielding, and tackling were per- fect. Summed up, the game only proved what I said last Saturday, that it will i. ot e « fe to prophecy until one bas-seen the final ti ial at Twickenham on the last day of the y ear. England's back division is already scLt'ed upon to all intents and purposes, but the vanguard iõ still in the making—and 'here comes the rub. The difficulty is one cf j assimilating styles, and the easiest way cut of it is not to attempt the impossible.
PONT PRID) V CARDIFF j SCHOOLBOYS I In connection with the Dewar Challenge Shield Competition Kontypridd and Cardiff Schoolboys met at Pontypridd to-day. Teami3:- PONTYPRIDD. Back: Greatrex (Park Schools). Three-quarters: L. Davies (Graig). Connelly and Hinckley (Mill-street), and L. Haines (Catholic). Half-backs: Rossi (Catholic) and Pamplin (Hawthorn). Forwards: G. Roberts (Maesycoed), Mackin- tosh Morgan (Mill-street). Williams (Lan- wood). Riley (Catholic). Abraham (Park), L. Thomas and J<\ Evans (Park). CARDIFF. Back: J. Farr (Court-road). I Three-qnartere: Cornish (Grange). J. Williams (Penarth), Thompson (Whit- I church), and Hobbs (Court-road). Half-backs: Richards (Whitchurch) and i Kills (Penarth). Forwards: Loveielss (Church-street), S. Skeat (Whitchurch), Aven (Court-road;, C. Owen (Park), Parfitt (St. Monica), Crompton (St. Peter's), Owen and Williams (Penarth). Referee, Mr. A. J. Chick, Pontypridd. THE GAME. After the opening exchanges Cardiff started the attack, and Cornish opened the scoring with a very fine try. The same player a few minutes later ran in with tho second try. Pontypridd were now frequently on the defensive, and before the interval Hobbs and Ellis scored two more tries for Cardiff, the last one being converted. m Half-time: G. T. Pts. Cardiff Schoolboys 1 3 14 Pontypridd Schoolboys 0 0 0 ¡ Pont change of ends Pontypridd warmed I up and played a much better game, their defence being very sound, but the Cardiff I lads did most of the attacking. ¡ The Cardiff pack were much stronger, and were able to feed their backs much more often thar the opposing eight were. Just before the final whistle went Hobbs scored two tries in quick succession. Final: G. T. Pts. Cardiff Schoolboys 1 5 20 Pontypridd Schoolboys 0 0 0
I TREHERBER r VRHONDDA JUNIOR LEAGUE This match was played at Treherbert on a This match N?ir re a small crowd. Th..I. wet ground, before a small crowd. The gale of last night had worked havoc on the sur- rounding fence, the part facing the river ii being totally blown over. The League consisted of players chosen from the junior organisation of the di qtriet, a strong and efficient team turning out. Teams:- TREHERBERT. Rack: W. Colwill. Three-quarte backs: W. Morris, Ivor Hand- ford, S. Lewis, and H. Edmunds. Half-backs: W. Lewis and W. T. Lomas. Forwards: P. S. Owen, W. B. Jones. C. Jones J. Kinsey, Curtis, Alf Bird, S. Jones, and W. Lane. RHANDDA LEAGUE. Back: Wall Jonea. Three-quarter backs: T. Edwards, J. Hopkins, Evan D. Thomas, and Griffiths. Half-backs: W. Watts and E. Davies. Forwards: Gibbon, R. Morgan. Bob Meredith.! Tom Lewis, Isaacs, A Morgan, Oram, and A. N. Other. Referee: Mr. J. Williams, Pontypridd. THE. OAMfc. I P. S. Owen started. Thomas putting in a fine reply. From a line the League brought off a good rush, the homesters having to con- cede a minor. Watts started a nice movement but a knock-ou spoilt a good chance. The junirs were awarded a free in an easy position but the kick failed. The homesters after this, by a series of rushes got into their opponents' 256, eries of, Jones sent the ;Ick to half-way with a fine kick. Watt. visitors' inside half, was frequently penalised for off-side. Play was now being evenly fought out. Colwill, after severely letting his side down, made a good recovery, and put in a very useful kick. j Ha!f-time score: G. T. Pt's. Rhondda IJea.gnc 1 0 3 I T,b'e(ri,ert 0 0 0 1.r' The homesters now got- to nau way. r-mrys Davies made a mark, from which W. Jones goaled. Treherbert had now worn out their oppo- nents. and were continually on the aggres- sive. The light became 130 bad that it was impossible to recognise the various players. The Juniors now made a fine rally, in which conspicuous work was done by Pea roe and :iopkiiiv. -lohiia, the visiting full-back, who had been playing a fine game up to now, allowed a, kick of his to be charged down hy Iiewie. who dribbled over the line. hut lost a try through failing to ground the hall. Th-3 home forwards came away finely from the return after the kick-off. The work of defending was left to the full-back, who, at the name time, put in a useful kick, but bard I kicking relieve(I the pressure for a time. The ground had now been turned into mud-heap, Tom Lewis broke away nicely from a line-out. Colwill sent them back with a well-directed | I kick. W. Lewis, for the homesters, again broke away nicely, aud by putting in a- kick enabled Morris to dribble for the line, for Sam Lewis to score. Colwill failed with the kick. I Final: G. I. P ts. Treherbert, 0 13 I Rhondda Ijcague 1 0 3 I COMMENTS. I The game was very cleaii right through. I During the first half the League held the upper hand, but afterwards the horo'esters attacked throughout. The state of the ground, however, was a great drawback, proper handling being cut of the question. The juniors proved themselves a determined lot, and they had some fine individual players. Jones at full-back was a great, success, and I Meredith at forward played a tine game. For the homesters W. Lewis at full-ba,el, was continually prominent, and Owen of the forwards played a hard game.
CANTON NOMADS V- COGAN. i I At Jubilee Park. Reea Harris and Langdou scored for Cogan. Final score. G T. P'ts I Cogan 0 Pt" Canton Nomads 0 0 0
COVENTRY V. LEICESTER. At Coventry. The homesters' started ken ly. Lawrie repeatedly being called on to clear the lines. The Leicester forwards rushed aWay, Coventry being penned in. From a scrum Wood gave Lawne an open- ing to score wide oat. Coventry rallied con- sIderablY, givh'? ?ncestpi- plenty to do, eapecialtv after the interval when the visitors' aeldom left their own half. The game was largely confined to the forwards, who were very evenly matched. Wood I landed a penalty goal for Coventry. I Final score. U T. i" ts. Covehtry 1 0 3 Leicester 0 1 3
I Hockey Trial I I I FOR WELSH INTERNATIONAL I EAST V WEST AT RUABON The North Wales Hockey Association arranged a trial match at Ruabon to-day to enable them to select a team to meet South Wales at Brecon on January 19. The teams turned out as follows;- EAST. Goal: Bowen (Ruabon); Backs: Capper (Wrexham) and Morgan (Newtown); Half-backs: Savage, Powell, and Ford (New- town); Forwards: Owen and Edwards (Ruabon), Morris (Connahsquay). Clayton (Wrex- j; ham), and Richards (Newtown). WEST. Goal: Mayger (Llandudno); I Backs: Chantrey (Llandudno) and Ingham (PrestatyD); I Half-backs: Roberts (Holyhead), and Griffiths and Davies iLlandudno); Forwards: Bone (Llandudno). Davies (Ban- gor), Firinghough (Oolwyn Bay). Bailey (Llandudno), and Owen (Holyhead). Umpirs: Messrs. Doughty Davies (Colw??n Bay) and Wynne Rece (Llandudno^ East The game was keenly contested. The East pressed at the start, but the West defence was sound, Mayger, in goal, especially showing fine form. The West were the first to score, Reg Davies, of Bangor University, scoring a some- what easy goal. Just before the interval Edwards, of Ruabon, equalised with a good shot. I Half-time score: Goals. East ￼ 1 West 1 The second half wae also well contested, but the East gradually wore their opponents down. and but for fine defensive work the West would have been badly beaten. It was not. however, until well on towards the finish that Morris, of Connah'g Quay, found the net with a good shot for the East. East ￼ 2 West 1 EMt. 2: West, 1. Eut Cardiff. 7; Tredegar Park. 0.
TROEDYRHIW V. NEWPORT BARBARIANS The homesters won the toss, but the visi- tors pressed ilgainst a strong wind. and forced a corner, which proved futile. Trodder attacked, and fine oombtrnation reartted in Heartsey netting. Newport were again forced to defend, and Smith scored from a grand centre from Lloyd. I final score: Goals. l-d "Iiivv 2 J I Newport Barbarians 0 1 —J
THRILLING! -0 SWANSEA'S LAST MINUTE WIN I Ivor Morgan Scores a Great Try I Unlucky Aberavon I i* RARE TUSSLE AMbNG FORWARDS I BANCROFT'S POOR DISPLAY I At St. Helen's to-day. This was the second I match of the season, the pfevious game resulting ir a win for Swansea by 19 points to nil. To-day Swansea were without Trew, Nicholas, Frank Williams, and others, whilst Dick Jones made his return as the partner to Owen. There was very little interest in the game, as the result appeared a foregone conclusion. Aberavon took what was considered a strong side, but one which, despite the heavy state of the ground, was not thought fit to prevent the homesters from putting on a fairly respectable total of points. Teams:— SWANSEA. I Back: J. Bancroft: 0 Three-quarter backs: H. Lewis. P. Hopkins, H. iiichardso: arid H. Evans; Half-backs: R. Owen and R. Jones; Forwards: D. J. Thomas. Ivor Morgan, T. Morgan. T. Williams, Rev. Alban Davies, W. S. Goff. Dai Davies. and Harry Hiams. ABERAVON. ¡ Back: J. Davies; I Three-quarter backs: G. Groves, S. Thompson, J. Thomas, and J. Donovan; Half b"»»ks. W. J-nes and lv<"• Hopkins- Forwards: R. Richards, W. Hopkins, D. Tobia j-u. ivay, J. i->. JOun. I and Arthur Jones. Referee: Mr. Ben Lewis. Pontypridd. THE GAME. Richads started for Aberavon and imme- I diately the Red and Blacks went for the, Swansea. line. After pressing a while a penalty against the visitors carried play into the centre. The Aberavon forwards were working hard and in good style but little headway was made. Swansea then took command, and, from an opening made by Dai Davies, some smart passing was indulged in, and Haydrt Evans, after beating Groves, the full back, was brought down luckily from behind, after which Bancroft made a fine shot at goal which only just failed. A penalty was given against Donovan fot unfairly holding Hopkins, but Bancroft's shot went wide. Willie Jones get away bril- liantly from the scrum and Iestyn Thomas lost a glorious opportunity, failing to hold when well placed. So far there had been very little incident of note. FORWARD GAME. I i-iay was almost, UJ the forwards, and gpod back play wae at a discount. At last Dai Daviee got away, and giving to Ivor -Morgan, the latter transferred to Phil Hopkins—a very simple chance, which, however, was knocked on. Tom Morgan made a mark in front of the uprights, but Bancroft once more kicked outr side. Swansea passed, but Groves pulled down Evaiia when the latter looked danger- ous. The whites rushed right to the line, from where the Avonites brought off a splendid drihhle. beinc ohecked at half-way. _n- HELD ON TOO LONG. Hopkins broke through beautifully for i Aberavon, but. instead of passing when, con-j front.ed by Bancroft he preferred-to hold On, 'and tli3 effort went wrong. Another silct for goal by Bancroft met the fate of its prodecessors, the ball again miss- ing the desired liaven. Swansea pass-ed smartly, but Haydn Evans was bowled over right on tho line by Groves. Soon afterwards Jestyn Thomas was injured, a.nd retired for a few minute. As he was returning half-time was signalled. Half-time score. G. 8wa,naca, 0 0 0 I b::n" & 0 0 SECOND HALF. I The aberavon forwards conanuea w play witn great, vigour, and quite held their own, the all whites, it was very evident, being off colour. The crowd now became a trifle anxious, and called for the whites to rouse themselves from their lethargy. The Swansea pack tried wheeling tactics, and nearly succeeded, Phil Hopkins once having a PM" thrown to him when the line was at his mercy, but he fumbled. The Avonites kept well togeth, er, and, Dono- van tackling Bancroft in possession, the visi- tore' forwards swept down the ground, and were only pulled u.p near the home 25. The two packs were fighting a rare battle, but it was for the most part a case of "When Greek meets Greek." Bancroft was favoured with a couple of [penalties in apparently ridiculously easy positione. but he was at his very worst as regards goal-kicking and coult get nowhere near the posts Swansea tried passing, but the most simple chances were positively bungled. Aberavon were giving their opponents a partdcularly hard time. TIMELY SCORE. _J _1 .1__ +1, _1. W hen all eeemca over IUJU a mc WIIJ. likely result Ivor Morgan made a great dash, land litrally bundling off several opponents. put Hówel Lewis in at the corner, the kiri- f-,i,iling. Swansea strove to increase their lead, but the 'Avonites found no difficulty in repelling their attack, and time was called leaving Swausea winners by a solitary li-Y.- Final: U. i. rxt. Swansea 0 ￼ ￼ 1t'n g a g COMMENTS. Swansea received another shock to-day. j and their play was distinctly bad. They gave quite as poor a display as the miserable one against Cardiff a few weeks back. and. all things considered, were quite fortunate to win. Probablv, they would not have done so had not the inimitable Ivor Morgan fone on at the crowninK moment with a, deter- minatioa which, to ?y the Jeast, was thrilling. Time was drawing near, and the spectatora were almost at fever-heat when the greatest of Welsh forwards received possession. Evidently comprehending that the result i entirely on him. he brushed aside the wou'd-bo tadders in spirited fashion, and, ?ins ont to ?ewis when actually carrying ?ome of the 'Avonites tnwardR the Jin. the wing man was enab)ed to score the try Tiecpssarv for Victory. Aberavon all through gave a display which was quite surprising, and to-day they showed form which, if kept itp, must bring them into the forefront of Welsh clubs. The all whiter only played as Well as their opponents would allow, for the Aberavon forwards never for a moment gave up, but kent together in a body. ?or Swansea Bancroft was oX his game. A?tt?ntrh kicking to touch. well. the chances h-Jr??? -ed? convert penalties were what rarrv! + ha called ridiculous in their eaae. rM MnsandEv? were the be.t of t-'h',?-! whilst Owen and Jones at half were not be!te?- than the opposing couple- 'Jones ønrl Hopkms. The forward a* already stated, were evenly matched, and neither could claim much ?'?roy? was ccrtunly the best of the 'Afonite-- and Johnny Davies at full-back also did well.
BARRY V BRISTOL CITY II. Bristol City Reserves visited Barry this afternoon, when they enga-ged the home side in a Western League encounter. There was a good attendance at the start. 'I ho previous game at bnetol resulted in the defeat of Barry by 5 goals to j. The ground was in a very heavy condition, but owing to the slope it was playable. U- BAlun: DLSTKiUT. Goal: LleweH yn. Backs: Prince and Yarr. Half-backs: Ilea, Webb, and Sanders. Forwards. Price, Dodd, St&lworthy, Farnell, and ?Nt ag g,3 ?"? ?S?TOL CITY RESERVES. Goal: Bayliss. Ba.cks: Padnell and Fagan. Half-backs: Girdea, Sweat, and Fear. Padford, Forwards: Copstake, Chapman, Pa,dford, Burrow, and Burton. Reoferee: Mr. F. Curtis (Bristol). THE GAME. Barry won the toss. and Yarr pent the t? to play with the ?'opc. but play in the o?wning tageb. owins to the state of the mun1 was'stow and unilltertjng. Bristol, r.r?wpver fOr(?8d play, which centred round t? h?me go?l. The Barry forwards at length broke away. aini Price obtaining sent to l,larneIl, who scored the opening goal for Barry BSuperior passing' on the part of the City forwards resulted in their once more press- lng, but the home defence was strong. Llewellv'n, especially, playing well. Further play in the vicinity of the home goal resulted in Chapman equalising with a long, low shot in the corner of the net, when Llewellyn had -a.'J /n+ nf sroal. L "W<>U Half-time: Goals. Barry District 1 Bristol City Re-wyes 1 n Barry in the second ruui tooK advantage 01 the slope, and Price immediately rit -in a shot which WM abortive. The game proved faster than in the first half, both ends being visited in turn. Barry had several oornere, the viadtinc cus- todian saving admirably, once sending the ball back whilst at full length. Running through neatly, Stalworthy had hard lines with a screw kick. Price netted another for Barry, hut the whistle had pre- viously called for off-side, and the goal wa& at onco disallowed. The game grew too e11ergeti to waMø the r.lo. end the spectators showed much UI- PAR1I1PSj1\. ￼ Final: Goals. Barry District .P" 1 Br1tol C" ity Rrve. 1 Comments. Talking the condition of the ground into consideration, the game was a splendidly- conteatodone. Bristol felt their feet sooner than Barry, and the Reserves were not slow to avail them- selves of any advaittage that offered. Both sides made a good display, and it would be invidious to particularise. Baylies, betwetn the posts for Bristol, was a tower of strength to his side. Webb, too, oonsidering that he came into the Barry team at the last moment, played well, and the defence of the homesters was certainly sounder tb tir opponents. j J
Matches Abandoned I PONTYPRIDD V. PONTARDAWE. j Pontypridd were to have visited Pontar- dawe to-day, but owing to the recent flood of the River Tawe the new recreation I ground at Pontardawe is waterbound, and it was, therefore, deemed advisable to cancel j the match NEW TREDEGAR V. MERTHYR II. j Much disappointment was manifested at the inability to play this fixture owing to the bad state of the ground at New Tredegar, oaused by the Rhvmney river having over- flowed its banks, and the field was completely under water. LLWYNYPIA V. PENYGRAIG. This match, which was to have been played lilt Llwynypia to-day, had to be abandoned owing to the waterlogged condi- tion of the ground. RHYMNEY V. GILFACH. Owing to injuries and several players having left the district Gilfach sent an inti- mation that they were unable to raise a team to visit Rhymney. MARDY RESERVES V. CARDIFF CITY RESERVES. Owing to the Mardy ground being in a deplorable state consequent upon the recent heavy rains the above match was declared off. HIRWAIN V. PENRHIWCEIBER GUILD. The Hirwain ground was unplayable, and the match was postponed. STRIKE PREVENTS MATCHES. Owing to the strike in the Aberdare dis- trict neither Aberdare Territorials or Cwm- bach were able to fulfil their engagements to-day. The former were to have met Duffryn United and the latter Cilfynydd. RHYMNEY CRESCENTS V. ABERBARGOED ST. PETER'S. Aberbargoed St. Peter's were unable to visit Rhymney to-day owing to the effects of the Eight Hours Act, which prevented their players leaving the mine before two o'clock. NUNEATON V. OLD EDWARDIANS. This match was down for decision at Nun- eaton. but owing to the flooded ground it was at the last minute decided to play at Bir- mingham. CROSS KEYS V. BRYNMAWR. Owing to the river flooding the field this match was abandoned at Cross Keys. RHYMNEY DISAPPOINTED. Gilfach were due to play at Rhymney to-day in a league match, but on Friday night they intimated to Rhymney that they were unable to raise a, team. This caused considerable disappointment at Rhymney, inasmuch as there was no game played there on Saturday last. The matter will be reported to the league committee, as it is understood that several of the Gilfach players are helping the Reserves in their match against Brithdir. PON TV FRIDD RESERVES V GRAIG UNITED Owing t" unforeseen -easone Cardiff St. Toilo'c. were una.ble to play the Reserves at Pontypridd, and the latter arranged a. fixture with Graig United, who were unable to go to Ynysybwl. Pontypridd won by a try to nil. LEWIS MERTHYR V. MARDY. Owing to the entrance to the Trehafou ground being flooded by the Rhondda Ki er the Lewis-Merthyr v. Mardy match had to be postponed, much to the disappointment of tne homesters. CARDIFF CENTRALS V. ST. MARY'S (ABER- A YON). Cardiff Centrals failed to put in an appear- ance, and the intended match with St. Mary's (Ajjeravon), was abandoned.
NEATH V GLOUCESTER Extraordinary Happening The Neath v. Gloucester match at Neath to-day had to be declared off owing to the severe storm of yesterday. The Gloucester men. it is said, had ajwembled at the railway station to-day prepared to make the journey, but the station officials declined to book them because they could not guarantee their arrival at Neath. Our reporter iearne that an effort will be made to get another team to play at home to-day.
I FERNDALE V MAESTEG i- The Llynfu valley team visited the metro- polis of the Rhondda I'a-ch to-day and en- countered the Femdalians in a Glamorgan League fixture on the Darren ground. This is the second tune that these teams have met this season, the first match being a win for the visitors by twelve points to nil. The weather was very unfavourable, but luckily the rain Itept a.way. The homesters were much disorganised in the forward line and also at three-quarter, while the visitors were minus their regular inside half. The teams lined out as follows IJiKNiJALtt. Back, W. J. James.. Three-quarter backs: D. Daviee, D. O. John. W. E. John, and D. Owen. Half-backs F. Biddisocmbe and W. Davies. Forwards: Dai Lewis, Dan Margan, Jini Pric>e, R. Jones. D. Vigor, G. Evans, W. YV ll- diams, and D. Bennett. MAESTEG. Back: F. Ackerman. Three-quarter backs: Rees Bowen. w. David. J. W. Preece, and T. wiiiiams. Half-backs: J. Davies and F. Baylit-s. Forwards: A. Rees, M. Coleman, 1. Janjefi, 11.. Evan", H. Willialns, J. Jones, F. Weils, and T. Q. Baker. Referee: Mr. Levi- JUiwyuypia.. Dai Lewis started play for Ferndale, ana the Rhondda men pressed, forcing a mitioi*. From a line oift a Llwynfi forward get away, but James saved well. Ferndale forwards wetn away and took play right to the other end. A penalty was awarded Maeateg, but James failed to land a goaJ. W. Johns had hard lines, and Fred Biddisconibe was I, prominent. At last Dan Owen took a free, and cross-kicked to W. 0. John. who scored and converted. I Half-time score: U. J. ift, s. Feri dale 1 0 5 Maesteg 0 0 0 11__1 I- z I Tn tne secona nan wie nome lorwanis iw"1 play to the Maesteg 25. and Biddescoinbe receiving set his. three-quarter line in motion, which ended with W. O. John crossing with an unconverted try. Play now for some time favoured the scarlets, but a mark gained on the half-way line saw the ball fumbled by the homester?, and Tommy Williams, follow-. ing up gathered the ball smartly and crossed with an unconverted try. Maesteg pressed towards the close, but could not pierce the Ferndale defence. Final score: G. T. P'ts. Ferndale 1 1 a Ma.esteg 0-1 3
BARGOED V TREOROHY ￼ STRUGGLE FOR LEAGUE POINTS. The champions of the Glamorgan LeaSn" j for four fieaaon-s were the visitors at Bar^oed to-dav in a Glamorgan league match. visitors were without their captain (Dick WMP) and Spiller. their wing, whilst Ba- I goed were short of several of their best players, including George Thomas. Bar goed recently gined their nrct league i victofT by defeating Mountain Ash. It WM decided, owing to the t?tenese of the ?tart, to play only 26 minutes only each way. TM TTIS :— BARGOED: Back: Probert: Three-quarter backs: R.oos, Hayward, vaiiis, I and Eddie Walters; Half-ha,eks: 71. E. EVnoi and D. Jones; Forwards: Ridge, Wa-tts. H. L. Jonee. Bishop, W. J. Jones, G. Daviee. and Johnson. TREORKY. Back: Daly James; Three-quarter backs, T. O. Jones, G. Evans, G W Lewie, and Salisbury; Half-backs: Roberts and D. W. Jonea: Forwards: D. Lewis, J. Turby, D. Pear. T, Davies. D. Jones. D. Vaughan, T. Jonee, and J. Jones Referee, Mr. ver. Pantywaun THE GAME. Bargoed had slightly the better of the first half. The visitors, however, played smartly, and D. W- Jones went over with a try from a pass by T. O. Jonee. his brother. The homesters picked up and carried play to the other end of the field, and Hayward. who was playing at centre got over for Bargoed after a strenuous effort. Vallis added the extra points. Daly James saved well on rnanv occasions for Treorky. ¡ Half-time: G. T. Pts. Bargoed 1 0 5 • Treorky 0 1? In the second half Dai Vaughan a ?nd 3Dai Lewis scored for Treorky. Daly James con- verting one of the triee The visitors gene- rally had slightly the better of matters, but Bargoed several times wide on the aggres- sive. Final score: G. T. P'ts. Treorky ￼ 1 2 11 Bargoed 1 0 5 COMMENTS. Hayward and Vallis were very prominent for Bargoed throughout, while Daly James was the outstanding player for Treorky.
Bridgend v. Pontypool I Final score: Points. I Pontypool .8 Bridsend. 4 1 At Bridgend to-day. Teams:— i BRIDGEND. I Back: Pascoe Howells. I Three-quarter backs: Palmer, Price, Oliver, and Jones. I Half-backs: Cooke and Rogers. | Forwards: S. Davies, Hitchings, A. Evans. Watkins, Stockford, Gronow, Griffiths, and D. Jones m n PONTYPOOL. eacs: nnys uarry- I Three-quarter backs: J. P. Jones, Ponty Jones, Parkhouse, and Bradley. Half-backs: ProsEler and Lloyd. I Forwards: Bees Thon!as (captain), Ted Stephens, Gus Ca,rr. Hockey Andrews, S. Smith, J. Jones, and E. Onions. Referee: Mr. W. Best (Penarth). Bridgeud at once carried play to the visitors' territory, where the ball was taken over, and Parkhouse conceded a minor just before Cooke could get on it. Jack Jones got away at a great pace and passed to Lrt. iey, but Pascoe Howells pushed the atbr !T.to totic-ki. Again Bridgend became ag-rres.-iive and forced the ball over, but, Harry t 'eked up at some risk and cleared. Rogers was conspicuous for-some nice kick- ing which helped his forwards. Repeated efforts by the visiting three-quarters came to nought. Oliver, failing to clear pr=, let in the Pontypool threes," but Cooke was too much for them.. Evans got over for "Bridgend, but was called back. At last the visiting three- mmrtprs cot n.)Sae?ssio Bra ley 3?_ ? .UL7? Half-time score: G. T. Pt's. Pontypool 0 1 3 Bridgend 0 0 0 Upon resuming the game naa to oe soon stopped for a slight injury to Cooke. e With I the wind in their favour, Bridgend now kept the ball in Pontypool territory- Prosser sent a long kick to Pascoe Howells, who dropped a lovely goal from ten yards inside the half-way line. Cooke was again injured, this time for five minutes. Pontypool made desperate efforts to get on terms, and at length Parkhouse secured from the line out, and dodging Howell, got over, for Lloyd to convert. ) Final: G. T. Pts. I Pontypool 1 1 8 d. I 0 4 Bridgend 10 4 COMMENTS. The game was one of the nttofft exciting on the QuareHa for some time. Bridgend rose to the occasion, and, though Pontypool were a try up at ha-II-time, the locals had quite half the game. With Che wind in their favour after the interval, Bridgend kept play in their oppo- ncnts' end for fifteen minutes, but after the homesters got the lead Pontypool put vim into their play. and finished the best. Parkhouse, Jack Jonee. and Proeser were the pick of the visitors, and Howell, Palmer, and Rogers were the bcet for Bridgend.
Abertillery v. Lydney -1 This match was to have been played at Abertillery to-day. but about noon the home secretary (Mr. G. Abrahams) received a telegram from the visiting secretary intimating that owing to a portion of the railway line between Lydney and Chepstow j having been washed away by the flood the j Lydney team could not make the journey, nnd the match was abandoned. This was a great disappointment to the homesters and the friends of the team, who were looking forward to a good game.
I TALYWAIN V GLYN-NEATH Glynnath paid their first visit to e Taly- wain, to-day, bringing a strong 19?fte n. A strong wind was blowing when the visitors' kicked off. Keefe failed to field from a scrum. The homestens' got away to the j visitors' 25, making a good attempt to score. The visiting forwards dribbl&d to the home quarters and looked like scoring. A minor conceeded. Again the homeaters took play to the visitors' quarters, where it continued until the interval. The homesters' having j the best of the game. TT_L! n m .nan-ume: rl,. j Glynneath 0 0 0' TaJywcun 000
WHITCHURCH V CARDIFF RES.! The teams were as published, except that Stephens replaced Wilkins for Whitchurch. The homesters forced a, minor. Then the visitors attacked, and Bryant scored Duncan converting. A grand rush by the WHitchurch forwards saw Woods touch down in the nick of tinie. Whitchurch were lost without Wil- kins, their inside half, and the excellent' work of their forwards was continually nulli- tied. Give-and-take play was the order. Potter, J ame, and Wood doing excellent work for tbe Cardiflians, and Warrick. Moses, Stephens, and Smith playing well for | the homesters. Halt-time score: U. T. Pt's. CardIQ' Resel*ves 1 0 5 Whi:?,Iiurch "I.o 0 The visitors witn me wind in tneir tasour were soon aggressive in the second half, and Lewis and Bryant added tries, Duncan converting. One of the these scores were JD['(io whilst the homesters paused with a man I injured. Whitchurch- played p'n^kilv, but] with a forward playing inside hall the backs were not once put in motion. Hill added another try for the Reserves, but the home defence continued to be dogged. Bryant j added another for the Reserves, who w?re I fortunate in finding Whitchurch with a depleted Kids. Final: G. TP't? Cardiff Re,4erv 2 4 22 Whitchurch 0 0 0 j
PORTHCAWL V BRITON FERRY I tmton ^kicked off against- a, strong wind, which t-be bomest-ere Avere not elow to ta.ke advantage or. and the interval came with no eeort. n Porthcawl Final score: G. T. P'ts. | ? rnr? tbca.wl. 0 0 Briton Ferr.v 0 0 0 j
ABERDARE V SALISBURY The Welsh team journeyed to the Cathedral city 1 throes of a ParlJamentaiy el«c- • tjon. whiph affected the gate considerably. i 1 lie tea.ms were SALISBURY. I Goa. l: V nee. I Rs.ck-^ Stammer and Cooper. I Han-back?: Couldrey, Dowley. a,T"i Cook. Forwards: Keast. Knight, CostaUo, Nichol- son, and Goodfeltow. AEERDARE. Goal, Cooch. J Backs: Goodwill and Parker. Half-backs: Bradbury, Cox. and Nash. 'orwarli!' 'r;PPit. Maekinley, Forgam, Phillips, and Hawkins. Abe'da,re later got away, and Forgan Kicked a. splendid goal, making the Welsh- men three points up. No further points THE GAME. A neruare kicked off with the wind in their favour, out the City were soon on the agressive. and were quickly within an aoe of netting the ball. The Welshmen settled down later, and returned the long punts, but Salisbury were at a. disadvantage in playing only ten men.. This made only four men in their forward line. Goodfellow might have secured from Sarum had he been supported as outside left. His piiy was the feature of the opening stages of the game. Knight joined the Salisbury forwardtilato-, which equalised the teams. Abenlare now played more together, and soon piled up two goals through the efforts of Phillips and Maekinley- The wind was, however, a favourable factor and at times ) nonplussed the goalkeepe. < Knight was injured, and had to be carried off tlia netd. The referee cautiond a Wcldh forward just before the whistle blew, when Aberdare Jed by two goals to nil. Haif-time score: Goa4& Aberda.re. 2 Salisbury 5 were added, the game resulting:- • I SECOND HALF. A ne second half was entered on with the wind favouring the City, and the Black and Whites pressed forward to take opportuni- ties. and for a, time were immediately outside I the Welsh defence, Sa-lisbury were given a foul, Knight being again injured, and the City were successful in tiding the net after the ball had rebounded from the cross-bar. Sarum again pressed, but Aberdare defended grandly. Salisbury obtained several corners, which ended futile. Maekinley rushed up the ground with the ball at his toes, and nearly added a third goal. j tinalscor?: (josus. I Abe,rdare .i.oa1s. I SalIsbury 1 'V COMMENTS Y_"L"_1_- lippu. rurgan, sum amongst the more noticeable of the Welsh eleven.
GOLF I BOGEY CONTEST AT PENARTH. There were fourteen entries for the I monthly bogey competition of the Glamor- ganshire Club at Penarth to-day. Mr. llltvd Turnhull leading the returns with a card of 1 down. Mcssrp. J. Edwards and J. Weir and Engineer-lieutenant B. Mtrnbaole. R.N.. were second with a score of 2 down each. and will have to play off to qualify for play in the bogey cup. Best scores:— I Strokes received. J. 1. Turnbul 7 I down. J. Edwards J} • —2 ￼ J. Weir ? 2 „ B. StrubooIL-, R.N 15 2 Athol T. Gibson 1 4. T. J. Callaghan 4 „ GOLF BAlUUm AT BARRY. Owing to the great amount of damage done to the Barry Golf Club's links at Barry by last night's storm, Mr. F. N. Jones, the hon. secretary of the club, desires it to be known that no visitors or members will be allowed to play over the course until further notice.
I A830CIATt0N. I Penvtan v. Pontypridd x.M.C. A. abandoned peliyla-n Y. United, 3; T<BChnic?t School of Shorthand Writer. 0. Newport Roxburghs, 4; G.W.R. Local Do- partment, 1. „ Cardiff Camerons. 7; Barry Y.M.C.A.. 1. Hon Juniors, 4; Grange Gardens, Oa.r- diff- I. Morel Excelsiors, Barry, :3 Islebourne Villa, Penarth, 2. Leckwith, 2; Victoria, 0. Cardiff Docks, 2; Grange Liberals. 2. Scverns, 10: Docks Temperance, 0. Electrics, 1: St. Mark's, 1. Cathedral Corinthians, 1: Barry Y.M.C.A. 0 Canton Baptist, 2: Llandatf. 0. St. Martin s (Caerphilly) 1; Sevens, 10; Docks ftcha-gwa. 0. Half-time aoore: Poribeigirl, 0; Briton Terry. 0.
ONE POINT DEFEAT OF NEWPORT EXCITING FORWARD STRUGGLE I CANTABS' DASHING DISPLAY I Fine Recovery in Second Half Final soore. G. T. P'ts. Cambridge Universitv 0 4 12 Newport i 2 11 .Newport l 2 H The lieht blues were the visitors to New- port to-day. The afternoon opened finely, but the turf was sloppy. Cambridge played much the same team as was heaten so badly at Swansea. The attendance at the outset was poor, but it improved as the game went on. There was probably a gate of four or five thousand when piay had been in pro- gress a few minutes. Teams:- NEWPORT. Back: H. Wreford. Three-quarter backs: R. Plummer, F. W. Birt, W. Onions, and G. Hirst. Half-backs: T. H. Vile and W. J. Martin. Forwards: C. M. Pritchard. Beddoe Thomas. H. Uzzoll, P. Jones. J. E. C. Partridge, W. Webb, Reg. Edwards, and Archie Bell. CAMBRIDGE. Back: C. Pinkham. Three-quarter backs: W. H. Coates. N. H. Coates. J. H. Schofield, and W. McGregor. Half-backs: A. H. Lockhart and G. S. Cam- berlide. Forwards: R. Frazer, H. J. F. Morton, J. V. Pidian. C. L. Marbiug, A. E. Kitchin, L. McAfee. J. Greenwood, and E. T. C. Sawyer. Referee, Mr. Freethy. Neath. Some of the boarding round the sporte ground had been blown down. and the place had to be guarded by police to keep the crowd out. THE GAME. Cambridge fielded a heavy team. and New- port started with the wind. After the first few scrums N. H. Coateb, the visiting right centre, broke through and seemed like getting in with a try. but had no backing up. and could only re:;eli the Newport 25. After this Birt picked up in the loose and got away in fine style. He gave v.p to Mar- tin, and then to Plummer, who, however, was badly thrown when in the 'varsity half, and looked as though he was severely hurt, but he got up soon after and pluckily resumed. Newport was penalised for feet up, but the kick was not of much avail. The Cantab forwards were heeling very well, but Cam- berlide was not making the best practice with the ball. N. H. Coates again ran up into the New- port 25, but. though McGregor got in a kick, from which Wreford made a mark behind his own goal-line, there was no scoring ability amongst the visitors. GRAND SPRINTS. Vile got the ball out splendidly to-Martin, and thence to Birt, who, with Onions and Plummer, made a aeries of grand sprints into the Cambridge 25. The Cantab forwards dribbled well, and. as the ground was greasy, it was flifficult to stop a rush when the big men were in open formation. Plummer did some excellent sprinting along the touchline. There was at length a crim battle between the forwards in the tight scrums. Newport, led by Pritchard and Partridge, got well into the Cantab 25, and though they were checked for a time, Reg Edwards at length got a try at the end of the line. The place kick failed. The visitors were by no means discomforted by this score. The forwards, led by Xitcben and Greenwood, bustled up the field, and W. H. Coata, the left wing, made a great dash up the touch-line. Had he been supported there must have boen a score, but it was nearly all individual work amongst the visitors. ,¡ ACCURATE HANDLING. Vile got the ball out amongst His nachb. and considering its condition mere was some very accurate handling. Pluumer was simply great in his fielding and dribbling Onions and Hirst did some excellent sprints, but the ground was so slippery that it was with the greatest difficulty that they could get along at all, and besides this there was some very keen tackling oil the part of the light blues. Pinkham, the visitors full-back, had twice to touch (low n to save a rush over of the Newport men. The second of these was a very near shave, and the home forwards were nearly on top of bim. Wreford. the Newport custodian, made some excellent use of the touch-line, his kicks being well judged. After many attacks by the home three-?uart?ra and some wonde.ful sprinting by 0:uonb. a try ie!l to but T.h? judged his pace well, and g?e the dummy 'LO the visitora' f?H-hack. It was a big a.ngle and no goal ensued. Half-time score: G. T. Pt, s. Newport Cambridge u X 0 0 u SECOND HALF. D9"L -? ?? r.-? Soon alter tne re-buin UKUS lent iootwork on Morton, rrazer, and Greenwood lll the C:ll ab with ann" "'Newport- had to defend for all they were worth Tommy Vile tlung himseli at tne ball at the feet of the opposing forwards, and later on Wreford, the full-back, had to get yiit of dif:.lcnlty. Newport were ha\mg a severe time defence. Cambridge got away in t-ic open, and if h,3 had not been looking for someone to pa,; to he might have scored on his own. But the Varsity still stivU. in 1he Newport] 25, and after some very pretty passing Frazer taking the ball nicely, got over with a trv. which Lookhart failed to goal. Newport bucked up after thi". and the for- wards taking t li,) bill away well with them got in the 'Varsity half, where Hirst did some: nice sprinting. Birt made "hot at o<d. hut the ban went under the bar. From the dr.-p-ouf. W. H. Coates, the -peedy Cantab left ,vjnr, 't n.w?y with a Tr?&t bur^t, an'! but for th-e f,'w.t that he ?'s T'?t properly sup?rted would probably hvae scorcd. 'VARSITY SCORE AGAIN. JSewporr got away wun some nice i)a&eing. and developel an attack on the right wing until W. H. Coates dashed in again and inter-: cepting a pass. ran over with another try for the \arsIty. d) goal ensued. The sides were, therefore now even. New- i port was for a time a man short. Berldm: Thomas having been knocked out with a second injury to his shoulder. The home pack, however, used their feet well and got dangerously near to the 'Varsity line. but thee was a very keen defence, and with the visiting forwards using their feet to great advantage the home side had to fall back. Both sides slowed down for a time, and thon the Newport forwards went away with a, great dribbling rush. Hirst followed np and sent the ball over the line. Hazell. however, got thern and grounded a try. from which Birt landed a goal amidst loud cheering. Newnort were ei-ill without Beddoe Thoans. and were naturally handicapped, with only sevÐn forwards asainet seven big and fast ones. The 'Varsity backs forced their way into the Newport 25, and, ge.tmg the ball from a. scrum, they shoved some excellent passin" it(-G .-egor at laft got in with a wide try. which Lockhart failed to goal With only two points ahead, and still going, as strong as ever, things were looking hope- ful for the 'Varsity. Though Newport got the; \'ll'liwr£ up to their 25. and -illumirer was nearly in W. n. Coates again slipped a-wav and run-in? up the touch-Jine in iton(ierfili •style he could not be stopped, and went over with a wide try. which was net converted, this placing the "V.arsity a point -<. tread The final was soon afterwards whistled, the. 'Varsity winning in a tine sporting spirit by twelve points to eleven. Final score: Cambridge UB?ersity 12 pointe I -N eavpo-?t -L. 11 PO?'? Comments. This was one of the most surprising results that Newport has had. especially after the 'Varsitv had boon so badly beaten b ySwan- soa. Thi* makes the verdict, though a per- fectly righteous one. yet a most extraordi- nary one. Cambridge played a great game, especially in the second half, when they had learnt the lesson of the Welsh style to perfect-ion. They have a strapping pack of forwards, who not only snimma.ged well and dribbled in great style, but heeled cut oftener than Newport. In the second half the Usksiders were with- out Beddoe Thomas—one of the most brilliant of WeiBh forwards-nearly the whole time. It was remarkable to see how accurately the ball was handled, notwithstanding ite grftasv condition. GRAND OPEN GA-ME. Altogether it was a grand. open game. with any amount of fire and frequent brilliance. The &eoond half was undoubtedly in favour ) of the 'Varsity, who had not only a heavier pack of forwards, but at least as fast a ¡ three-quarter line as Newport. W. H. Coates on the left wing showed him. self a. fine runner by the way in which he shifted over the heavy tuif, and must be ¡ nearly an even timer. FINE THREE-QUARTER WORK. In the first half some excellent work was put in by the Uskside three-quarter line, and Plummer, both by his dribbling and keen sprinting, showed himself a worthy candi- date for international honours. Onions also exhibited some sprinting powers, which he had not previously been credited with. I The game must be voted a most excellent one, and Cambridge, on the day's play, fully I deserved the extra point which gave them victory. ■
ABERAMAN WANDERERS V. WINDSORS. Both teams fielded strong teams, but the: Wanderers showed their superiority in the beginning of the game. Silverthorne scored a beauts for the Wanderers in the first five minutes of the game, and Williams followed with another good shot. Soon after the Windsors were conceded a corner kick, and scored. The Wanderers imnedlately replied bv adding two more goals tn rough Williams and Silverihorue. Half-time score: Goals. 1 Wanderers 5 Wfcodjwr* 1
TREDEGAR DROP TWO POINTS I Simple Victory for Merthyr I Final score: Goals. I Merthyr 3 Tredegar g GLAMORGAN LEAGUE. Merrbyr were at home to-day in a Glamor- gan League encounter, the visitors being iredegar, who were handsomely defeated by Merthyr eariier in the season. Merthyr Town are at present top of the league, and are sroing strong for the cham- pionship. and it was expected that to-day's match would easily yield another two points to the homesters. The Merthyr team which did so well last Saturday were selected again en bloc. There was a fair crowd present when the teams fielded as follows:— MERTHYR. Croat: Lewis. Backs: Walton and Holmes. Half-ha-cks: Skingsley, Gates 'captain), and Church ill. Forwards: Savage, Eacock, Spriggs, Knight, and Taylor. ,TREDEQA.R. Goal: W. Jones. Bf cks: Passmore and Clarice. Half-backs: Edwards. Lllewellyn. and Gough. Forwards: Powell. Fraier, E. Jones. Hodg- kinson. and Steer. Referee, Mr. Jones. Treherbert. The weather oould not have been more miserable, and the gate suffered, there being only 0, small crowd present when the game commenced. THE GAME. -i.reije.gar won the toss, and had the advan tage of a strong wind that was blowing. From a foul early jn the game Merthyr gained ground, but the attack was repulsed. bkmsley dribbled well through the game to Spriggs, who easily soored the first goal for 1 i re-des-ar retaliated after this reverse, and a ebot went wide. From the goal-kick the home forwards jj played finely, combining well. and Savage. passed nicely to Taylor, who narrowly miseed adding to the score. Spear led the Tredegar men into the home half, where Churchill relieved. Powell and Fraeer did some good work on the right wing for Tredegar, but were not equal to the defence. Holmes continually beating hie man, and Walton also being in good defensive form. Pla.v was confined to the home half for a ehort time, and a corner fell to the visitors, which Holmes cleared. Despite the heavy ground, play was very fact, the Merthyr forwards especially showing up well on the greasy ground, and a good chance cf increasing the score was spoiled by a fou) cicfje in. NARROW ESCAPES. in the next minute Eaoock put in a, rasp- ing shot, which just missed its billet. Off- side spoilt another couple of chanoes. and then Savage got well away and put in a good centre, and a?ain Knight was givn off-side. After Tredegar had paid a fruitier vMit. to the home boal. Taylor carried piay to f.hel opposite end. and Jonee ran out to score. Savage just failed from close range. and then the eame player. in company with Eacock. went down the field with some pretty inter- j parsing, and the latter's centre was met by Taylor. who just missed. THREE CORNERS. Tredegar forced the game, and Holmes gave a oorner. from which a second and third occurred, but no score resulted. /Spri:r?g next went up and passed to Savage. Nrlic) went half the length of the fidd with a brilliant effort, putting in a erlendid shot. from which a corner was produced, but no >.cor<3 again resulted. t The homesters kept up the pressure, Eaoock skinning the bar with & splendid shot. Tredegar attacked, and Fuayar put in a fine kick, which Lewie sent over the bar. The resulting corner was cleared. Half-time score: Goals. I Merthyr 1 Tredega,r. 0 On resuming Merthyr at once attacKea, Savage putting in two fine centres, which caused the visiting defence some trouble. The homesters continued to press, but the sloppy ground and the greasy state of the ball were all against accurate shooting. Taylor forced a corner, which was cleared. and Steer had an open field, when Lewis saved well, giving a corner in the attempt. but this was cleared, and Merthyr again attacked. Tredegar were now attacking, and were trying hard. Lewis saving well from Steer. Edwards fouled Savage near the corner fla. and a corner resulted. Taylor got possession, and. beating the Tredegar goalkeeper, scored Merthyr's second goal. The home side still pressed, and Spriggs shot outside. The next moment Kinsly shot over. The visitors could make no headway against the home defence, and their visits to Merthyr territory were of short duration. Some pressure ensued in the Tredegar goal and Eacock and Savage put over. Offside against Savage gave relief. Taylor was, f> uled. and a corner resulted from the free. Just later Merthyr were awarded a penalty, and Gates taking the kick put Merthyr three up. COMMENTS. The score dees not fully represent Mtrthyr's superiority. The state of the errcund, and the greasy ball was against accurate play, and wa, largely accountable for the small margin of Merthyr's win. The Merthyr defence was very sound and. considering the conditions the play of the forwards was satisfactory.. The visitors were quite over-shadowed, and could not. have complained had a bigger score been registered against them. Merthyr well-deserved their win, and should have won by a larger score.
Northern Union j I BARROW V MERTHYR I j Welshmen Heaviiy Beaten j 57 POINTS TO NIL I 1 The ?'f'?-b team visited BHmpps riisf?et. of Lancashire ca-dav. 8,rr:dng at Barrow a, 1er | seventeen hours' railway journey. wTth twelve rnsn, including five reserves. Teams: I BAROW. Back Morg'an. Three-ouarter backs: Bamber, Hobson, Hill I and Clifford. Ha.lf-hac.ks: McXenny and Morgan. Forwards: Brown, IJogan, Hannah, Taylor, Weaon, and Biackiock. MERTHYR. Bark Baolock. Three-quarter backs: ionren, Whittle, J. Jones, and Hopkins. Hail-backs: Rees and Davies. Forwards: Beavan, Morris, J ones, James, anH Hnirhes. THE GAME. Mertbyr had the bet nut of the wird in the opening hair, and though their forces had brought up to lull strength, they were j! forced to defend. Youren and BaolaS checked Gifford. and Whittle made a useful mark when Barrow were again dangerous. Morgan initiated a passing movemetn for the homesters, and Dobson, eluding Hop- kins, scored near the touch. Logran failed at ?oai.. GiSord foUcwed T.ita an?mer unimproved try. The Reds were now constantly on the defence, and Jones and 5iopkins failing to take the ball irom a kick Dobson dashed through and scored a-gain for Barrow. Gif- ford's kick at goal WRE futile. Reea and Davis* were operating behind beaten forwards, but they foiiowed the ball well and prevented the home halves from iWing their three-quarters. Roes tackled uvunah. and Beavan saved. Bamber and TH VIC*" scored. Half-time score PU ￼ BajTQ? is th;r. '> nl] _I The eec^uit nan went onwreiy in lavour of the homest«?r«s. Boalch tried to stem disaster, but he rived littJe support, and with the rede' fo?va!-?? be?tou Barrow pressed with much euccta?. T?i? were re?i&t?red by Black- lock Bamber twoJ. Gifford (two). Dobson 1 two), and McKenny. and six goalu were added. Bevan ? nd W. James made several trood da^hee, wiohi-ut success. j Finai score. U. T. P te. Barrow 6 l? Merthyr Tydvil 8 18 5b I Merthyr tOOK Lll-e neiu wiui a tieiermina- tion to make a good fight, but they were simply overwhelmed. 1'ravelling ali night told its tale, and the defence broke down In the seoond half Baolch did good service, but he was poorly supported. Whittle waS the best three Quarter. The halves were very moderate, and the best portion c.f the team was really in the forwards, where James, Beavens, and Morris! were often conspicuous in loose dribbles
Harlequins, 18pts: jondon Irish, nil. Northampton. llpt; Biackheath, 5pts. Coventry. 3pts: Leicester. 3pts. Rovai Navy, 32pts: Jjondon Scottish, nil. I Academicals, nil; Oxford University, llpts. Bath. nil; Bristol, opts Richmond, nil; London Welsh. ,Sl pt;a Cardiff Ncwtons. 4 points: West End, nil Cardiff Rewrve, ?, 22 pomta: WhItchurch. nil Pen-ygraig Reserves. 17 pcinte: Ma?dy. nil. Pena.rth. 8 pointe: Bndgewater, 5. Edinburgh Arcadians, 29 points; Waa- j derere, 3. Cardiff Nomads, 5 points; Cardiff Cen- trals, nil. Newport Seconds. 7 pointe; Pontymieter, 5. Cardiff Weat End. 4 points; Lntons, nil. Harlequins, 18 pt. London Irish, nil. Penrhys. 3 ptR.; Pontypridd Y.M.C.A. Res., 0 Port Talbot Centrals, 13 pts.; Aberavon Ex- oolsior (seconds, 1112. f Aberavon Excekiors, nil; Port Talbot (St. ¡ TheodoTe) nil. Talvwain. nil; Glynneath, nil Penarth "United Colleges, 9 points; SpillerB I and Bakers, Portsmouth. 32 points; Devonport. nil. I London Scottiflh. 2S points: Royal Navy. 5. Pinal": Cardiff Schoolboys 20 points. Ponty- prind Schor>boye nil. Final: Runoom 3 points. Ebbw Vale nil.
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Cardiff City Bring Off an Easy Victory JACK EVANS AGAIN SHINES I I Cwmparc a Light Yet Plucky Side [By CITIZEN,"] Final score: GoiLIF. i Cardiff City. 3 Cwmparc 0 The return match in the Glamorgan League between Cardiff City and Cwmparc was played this afternoon at Ninian Park. The previous match at Treorky on October 17 resulted in a draw of two goals each. The Cardiff City team underwent a con- siderable number of changes for to-day's match, Pimblott displacing McDougal (the I captain! aE left half, while Pinch went out- side right for the first time, with Peake inside and Stewart centre. Niblo and Evans again constituting the left wing. The tearas were:- CARDIFF CITY. C oa-1: Husbands. ] Backs: McKenzie and Duffy. Half-backs: Powell. Lawrie, and Pimblott. Forwards: Pinch, Peake, Stewart, NiNo, and Evans. CWMPARC Goal: H. Jones. Backs: Pearce and B. Evans. Half-backs: Martin, W. Jones, and T. Evans, j Forwards: Hughes, Smiles, Read, G. Jones,! and R. Jones. THE GAME. I Cwmparc won the toM. and played with the wind at their backs. They were the first to threaten danger, the two Joneses making a raid on the left, which Powell and McKenzie cleared between them Cardiff attacked, but the visitors' halves were playing strongly, and twice neatly robbed the home forwards. BAD SHOOTING. A breakaway by the Joneses was checked by Powell, and twice Cardiff City attacked. but shot badly, Niblo sending over the bar on one occasion, whilst Stewart repeated the performance just later. Niblo tried a long shot which all but scored, the visitors' goalkeeper saving at the expense of a corner. This was followed by another, from which Stewa-t headed over. The visitors' right took a turn, but Duffy came to the rescue, and at the opposite end Peake, with only Jones to beat, sent the ball high over the goal. The visitors played up pluckily, and several times threatened danger, but Husbands was rarely called upon, though once lie had to save from Smiles, who put in a long drive, which Husbands caught and threw away. Cardiff made repeated visits to the Cwm- pare end, but their shooting was of poor class, and Jones, though saving from Stewart, ?ibto. a nd Peake, had nothing difficult to do. Two corners to Cardiff were turned to no account. The visitors broke awi.y, when klim- blott sent them back. THE CITY SCORE. I I A iree-xicn lor Hands to Cardiff, which Pimblott placed in front of goal for the City 1j 33 minutes from the start. From the centretjnpk the Tisitors. were aggressive. and Husbands made two fine saves from Smiles and Dick Jones. The City forwards had several nice chances, which they turned to no account, their shoot- ing being reckless in the extreme, and the interval arrived. Half-time score. Goal. Cardiff City 1 g-ri. à On resuming the game was in the Cardiff half. until the City got away from a free. Then Pinch passed, to Stewart, who had changed places with Peake, but the whialle: sounded for off-side i THE SECOND GOAL. Cardiff came again immediately, and Evans screwed into goal, and Jones beat him away. but Lawrie, with a hard low return, regis- tered Cardiff's second goal five minutes from the re-start. Cardiff continued to press, and Peake had a. chance of dribbling through on his own but overran the ball. The City oontinutd to have the better ')f the ?ame. hut the forwards repeatdl:v fa.iled. Evan-i rac-ea along the line and centreo. into the goal-mouth. Jones wa.s beaten all the way. but none of the other forwards were near enough to convert the pass, which D. E,ans cleared at the expense of a corner The flag kick, however, proved futile. LOXG GROUND SHOT. A tree kick to Cardiff wees dropped in front ol goal by tvane. but Niblo hea<ie>d over. At the opposite end a long shot bv waa put over the bar by Husbands, a corner fall- ing, wnich wsus badly placed. The home left broke away, but Niblo was too alow, and the visitors returned for Smiles to send wide. Just later, however, •bvaiis again led a rush, and this time got in a centre, from which Pinch, with a long ground shot, netted the ball for the third time tweuty minutes from the re-start. Cardiff werc- again on the aggressive, a.nd Evaus oncc more gave hie forwards a splen- did opening, which was turned to no account. Cliances were again thrown awav at the visitors' end. and then the Cwmparc left took a turn. Husbands kicking away a long t-hoi irom Dick Jonet. Cardiff came again, and Evans, after beat- ing three men. put in a magnificent centre, which went to %iblo. but the inside man fell OJ: the ball. Just later another centre from Evans-was a thrown away. ) COMMENTS. 1t. was a very uninteresting: game, chiefly remarkable for the number of cha,nees thrown away by th-e Cardiff forwards. As it unfort.unateiv too often the case, more than half the WOIT done by Evane WOE wasted. Time after time lie beat hir. oppo- nent, and put the baJI in front of goal, where either his colleagues were misting or. if the pass wa* taken, hesitation to shoot resulted in the visitors' defence clearing. Cwmparc were all round a. lighter a.nd a smaller team than ..the City. and. although they put up a piucky game, at no point were they to he compared to the more skilful home j team. Cardiff might. without any injustice t-o the visitors, have won by double figures, but. as stated, apparently, the forwards were not anubitious. PORTHCAWL V BRITON FERRyi The visit of Briton Ferry to Portcawl to-day occasioned a ood deal of interest, as the Mid-Glamorgan team has been doing weili this season, having to their credit a win i aga.inft Maesteg a, fortnight ago. The 8ea- aiders have not been distinguishing them-! selves. Teams PORTHCA WL. fcack: W. David. Three-quarter backs: W. Lewis. W. Rees. Theo Burnell. and D. Hopkins. Half-backs: W. John and W. Bennett. Forwards: M. Gilbert, W. Morris. 11. Hopkins. J. Lewis. R. Watkins. J. Hole, E. Johns. and M. Watkins. BRITON FERRY. Back: Davies. Three-quarter backs: R. Davies, E. Wiliams, F. foI.horney, and R. Jones. F. Shorney, Phillips and Ivor Morris. Half-backs: J. PI-aillips and Ivor Morris. Forwards: R. Thomas. J. Anthonv, S. Davies, R. Jones, T. Perrett, J. Johiie, J. Jones., and Marsh. Referee: Mr. W. M. Thomas, Tondu. ,I it-L- visitors playea very ecrongiy in the second half, having the advantage of the wind. but the seasiders put on a stern defence, and were able to prevent a score being registerd against them. Mention should be made of the clever play of Jack Phillips for Briton Ferry, while Theo Burnell was the star player of the homesters. A keeniy-contested game, which was inte- resting to watch, ended in a pintless draw. Final score: G. T. 1" ts. Briton Ferry 0 0 0 Portbca.wl. 0 0 0
RUNCORN V EBBW VALE At RUDcorn. before a smaH attendance, in miserable weather. The teams turned out as follows:— RCO. Back: Shaw. I Three-quarter backs: Abel. Butterworth, Stevenson, and Moore. Half-backs: Lewis and Steel. Forwards: Peacock. Walker, Doggett, Joyce, Kennedy, and Padbury. Bad.; E,-an!l. EBBW YALE. I Back: Evans. Three-quarter backs: Shepherd, Roberts, Smith, and Llewellyn. Half-backs: S. Tbnmae and Manw.:n. Forwards: Foley. Monk6, Williams, Uaile. R. Thomas, and Bowen. I The opening was in favour of Runcorn, who took up the attack. Kennedy dashed away, but lost possefsion. Tbomas, Martin, and Smith forced Runcorn back. From a for- ward rush Foley was almost over. Abel and j Padbury'made a rush for the line. Martin relieved with a magnificent run. Butter- worth then got paat the centre. Runcorn 000 Ebbw Vale 0 0 0 After tho interval Runcorn at once took up the attack. Martin, Thomas, tnd Llewellyn gave several fine dte»lays of packing, but. could not get through. Moore then dribbled tbe ball to the _itors' half, whre b< picked up and dhed over in grand style. Sl?cy fail-I ing at goal. The visitors then attacked, but without avail. Final @core. G T. I^ta Runoom Ço POI-' I Bbbw Vale 0 0 0
A DAM BURSTS EMBANKMENT GiVES WAY Disaster at Deri The embankment of the reservoir at Der! burst this afternoon, as the result of the abnormal pressure of water, and did con- siderable dams^re to property. Up to the time of going to press, it was reported that there was no loss of life. The reservoir is the property of the Rhymney and Aber Gas and Water Company. and is used as an auxiliary supply for the Deri Valley and a large part of Bargoed. It was constructed by Mr. Tom Taylor i,Poutypridd • at a cost of many thousands. and was only completed about four yeart ago. This disaster is likely to have serious consequences, inasmuch as the main supply has been cut off owing to the pipes at Troedy- rhiwfuwch by the landslip A large number of inhabitants have been without water in consequence for the past two days. It was realised in Bargoed to-day that something serious must have occurred, for the town was suddenly iefi without water for domestic purposes. RE-ASSURING NEWS Later information to ba.ud states that- although the embankment was carried away and the reservoir completely emptied, no damage to life has resulted. The water rushed down the steep mountain side to the river, and, fortunately, did no damage to property in its mad career, there being now dwelling houses in its course. Indeed, the locality can be regarded as a somewhat isolated one, there being but a few scattered farms and two or three houses near the reservoirs. The bursting of the dam caused consider- a.ble alarm in the district, the report being heard in the village of Deri. which is about a mile away. The reservoir coiiisist6 cf three lerge gather- ing tanks, and only one of these reservoirs has been emptied. The strong embankment was carried away, and the huge volume of water cut a deep trench down the side of the mountain and dislodged the pipes conveying the water to the main carrier on the road. One farmhouse was in the vicinity, but, fortunately, this was not in the course of the rushing water, and, therefore, escaped. I
FINALS. DIVISION 1. Liverpool. 2; Sheffield Un'ted, 0. Bury, 2: Oldham Athletic, 2 Notts County, 1; Sunderland, 1. Bristol City, 2; Manchester City 1. Sheffield Wednesday, 6: Fverton. 2. Newcastle United. 4; Notts Forest, 1. Middlesbrough. 3; Bradford City. 2. Tottenham H.. 2; Blackburn Hovers, Z. Preston North End, 4; Woolwich Areenal.l. Manchester United, 2: Aston Villa, 0. DIVISION n. Birmingham. 2; Huddersfieid Town, 1. Bradford, 3; Clapton Orient, C. Burnley, 1; Chelsea, 1. Derby County, 2; Bolton Wanderers, 2. Fulham. 2; Blackpool. ]. Gainsbroagh T., 1; W oiverhainpton W.. 3. Hull City. 1 Glossop. 0. J-eedo; City, 2: ]jeice?ter Fosse, 3. Stockport County. 2; Barnslcy, 2. West Bromiwch Albion. 3; Lincoln Crty. t. SOUTHERN. New Brompton, 0; Southampton. 3. Miilwall, 0, Plymouth Argyle, 1. West Ham United. 3; Ley ton. 0. Queen's Park R.. 4; Watford. 1. Luton Town. 1; Brentford. 1. Portsmouth. 0; Crystal Palace, 0. Northampton, 5; Bristol Rovers, 2 Brighton and Hoye. 0; Swindon Town, 1. Exeter Citv. 3; Norwich City, 1. Coventry City, 5; Southend United, 1. MIDLAND. Sheffield United. 7; Worksop. 1. Barnsley Town. 3. Jlesbro Town. 2. Castleford. 0; Sheffield Wednesday. 2. Lincoln City. 1: Rotherhani County, 1. Denaby United. 1; Notts Forest. 3. Rotherhani Town. 0: Doncaster. 3. Leicester Fosse. 5: Leeds City. 3. BRISTOL CITY v. MANCHESTER CITY. Played at Bristol. The home forwards dis- played superiority, and four minutes from the start Shearman wntred nicely, I«ogJin easily finding tLe net. A series of botattseks at both end- kept the goalkeeper busy. but they managed to clear for half an bon", when. Holford centring. Wall equalised Bad ph:>r.ting threw away several chances, espe- cially on the Manchefcter side, Interral:- One goal each. NEWCASTLE UNITED v. NOTTS FOREST. Played at eNwrastle. Newcastle were with- out McCracken and Whitsnn. for whom Hud- speth and Carr played. Notts were full of dash and the United full of finesse. The result was that the Foresters upset New- ?a?t!e. who hcame <Hut<terpd. lockett scored a doubt1ul goal for the Forest, who, however, were the smarter lot. Shepherd tested Hasell with two shots, and Stewart failed with an open goal. li)terval:-Forefft, one; Newcastle, nil. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v. EVERTON. These clubs came together at Owlerton in shocking weather. Everton made many changes in defence and attack. The Wed- nesday team wa- unaltered. The opening saw the Wednesday playing well. and Wilson shot through, but the goal was not allowed. Everton afterwards played grandly, the Wed- nesday defence being hard pressed. Towards the interval the home team brightened con- siderably. +n kimr three corners without any goals accruing. Interval:—No score. TOTTENHAM H, v. BLACKBURN ROVERS. Played at Tottenham. After a oouple of attempts by Middlemiss the Rovers had a long spell of offensive work. and after 18 minutes a mistake by Coquet enabled Aitken- head to score. The visitors continued to press, but after half an hour McTavisli equa- lised from a centre by Curtis. Each goal escaped. IntervalOne goal each. MANCHESTER UNITED V. ASTON VILLA. Played at Old Trafford. Both teams took the field as chosen, and. despite heavy rain which had fallen. the round was in splendid condition. A strenuous game was witnessed, and neither s;de could claim any advantage. It was not until close en half-time that Turn- bull scored. IntervalUnited, one to nil. LIVERPOOL v. SHEFFIELD UNITED. Played at Anfield. Liverpool at once put on pressure. and Lieveslev had to save on several occasions. However, Parkinson scored in eight minutes. Play became very faat- Robinson retired hnrt Interval:—Liverpool, one; Sheffield United, nil MIDDLESBROUGH Y. BRADFORD CITY. Played at Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough introduced Davidson, the Scottish amateur. at outside left as a professional, Nicholl playing inside. The Borougb were the better side. Elliott scoring in seven minutes. Pent- registering the second goal in nineteen minutes. Maskrey was brilliant. Interval:— Middlesbrough, two: Bradford City, nil. NOTTS COUNTY W. SUNDERLAND. riayeu &t rvotungaam. otts introduced Richards. who scored the only goal of the first half seventeen minutes from the start. The game was fast on the heavy ground. The home forward* were quicker and more accurate for half an hour, but Sunderlanit showed fine form later lremonger saved grandly twioe. Coleman and Hall missed golden charices. Interval:-Notts, one to nil. BURY v. OLDHAM ATHLETIC. Played at Bury. The opening stages were evenly contested. Hibbert and Fay were pro- minent for their respective sides. The Old- ham forwards played a capital game, and the Bury defence was hard pressed. After 31 minutes Kay scored for Bury. Shortly after- wards Fav equalised for Oldham: Interred: —One goal each. PRESTON NORTH END v. WOOLWICH A. Played at Preston. Play opened in favour of the visitors, who scored through Oommon a.fter five minutes from a miskick by Rod- way. Maclean sent ever the bar from long range. Thompson sent in a feeble shot, with only Bateup to .-heat. Holdsworth was in j ured, but soon resumed. McCall U&I,' d l(' free-kick aftnz9dmi111 R.lme, wag given off-side when well plaoed. Dan- son headed wide. Interval:—One goal each.
NORTHERN UNION FINALS. Brantley, nil; Batley, 6pte. Barrow, 57ptk; Merthyr Tydfil, nil. Hull, 13pte: Bradford. 3pte. Swinton, 3pts: Broughton Rangers, nil. Coventry-, lOpts; Wigan, 26pts. Dewsbury. 3pt«; Halifax, llpts. Runcorn. 3pts. Ebbw Vale. nil. Huddersfieid. 3pts; Oldham. 28pte. Hunslet. llptf; Hun Kingston oven, Spta. Keikhlev. 14ptr, York, lfipte. Wakefield Trinity. 20pts: Leeds, Spte. Leigh. 6pts: Widnee, 9pte. Rochdale Hornets, 15pte; Salford, 3pts. Warrington, 7pte; St. aelozw, ftts.
CROYDON COM. V TREHARRIS Owing to the late arrival of the visitors, the start was delayed. The ground was soft i after the recent rain. Bob played ad\4>rtii<ed teams. :u_u CROYDON COMMUN: I (ioai: BOX; I Backs Gardner and Wardlaw; i Half-backs: Yenson, Morrison, and Herrow; Forwards: Hesharn, Russell, Thomson, Bacon, and Barnfather. I TREHARRIS: I Goal: Downes; Backs: Hancock and Timmins; Half-backs: Marpa. Williams, and Jones- Forwards: PYRe. Jones, Davies, Williams, and Newbound. Four thousand people were present. The opening exohanges were exciting, Downes being fully employed. Croydon scored after ten minutes. Bacon converting a penatly given againólt Timmins. giTvehn e Treh&rris forwards were clever and i nippy and frequently dangerous. Box saxed marvellously from Jones: The tactics of either backs often caused offside. The pace was very fast, but no eooner did one set of forwards gain territorial advantage than the defence sent them bak. Croydon scored the second goal after half an houf. Hesham converted a splendid centre from Ba,mfather, with Downes and Hancock prostrate. Croydon liad most of the play prostratec. hieflv to their uncompromUiing thanks defence. The Treharris backs conceded several corners, bnt packed the goal well. Downes was loudly cheered for stopping a terrific drive from Bacon. Box only bad to handle twice in the first half. ) Half-time score: Goals. I' Croydon Common 2 TrehMTMi. 0 T reh&n'ÍII 'Fiï'GO:lll. Orordon Ocur4on 4 Trawrris ￼ 0