25th March 1876 saw The Cardiff Times & South Wales Weekly News report this game as follows:-
"FOOTBALL MATCH.- The return match between the Swansea and Newport football clubs was played on the Newport marshes on Saturday. A large assemblage of interested spectators - ladies as well as gentlemen - were on the ground to witness the game, which was played in accordance with the Rugby rules. The team comprised 15 on each side, and they commenced promptly at half-past three, the time allotted being an hour and a half. Mr. Joseph Gould was the umpire. The game was well contested throughout, but ultimately terminated in favour of Newport. The result at the close stood as follows:- Newport - one try and two touch-downs, as against three touch-downs for Swansea. The last run in was made by Mr. Goss. The try was entrusted to Mr. Clifford Phillips, but the ball was touched before passing over the goal. We regret to state that Mr. J. D. Lewis, of Pontypool, one of the Newport team, was injured during the play, and fears were entertained that his knee was dislocated. He had to be removed in a cab. Consequently, during a portion of the day Newport had to contest the game with one man short."