The Cardiff Times & South Wales Weekly News of 22nd January 1876 reported as follows:-
"FOOTBALL: NEWPORT v. CARDIFF.- A match between the above clubs was played at Cardiff on Thursday last, under the "Rugby Union" rules. Play commenced shortly before 3 o'clock, it having been arranged to play an hour and-a-half. Cardiff won the toss, and selected to play with the wind. Almost from the first the superior weight of the Newport team was apparent, Cardiff having to touch down in self-defence; immediately afterwards they obtained a try, but the place kick failed, and Newport had to touch down. Newport now pressed their opponents closely, and obtained a try, from which the first goal was kicked by H. Lyne. After several touches down in favour of Newport, they again obtained a try, and a goal was kicked the second time by H. Lyne, by a splendid kick from near the touch line. The home team tried very hard to lessen their defeat, making some very plucky and determined rushes, but owing to the good tackling of their opponents, particularly Leonard, W. Phillips, and Goss, were unsuccessful; Newport thus winning the match by two goals and six touches down, to one try. The play of Messrs Ferrier and Phillips for the home team, and Messrs H. Lyne, C. Newman, and Gething for the Newport, was very fine."