"NEWPORT V. PENARTH."
"A match between these teams in the first round of the South Wales Challenge Cup competition was played on Saturday afternoon on the ground of the Newport Club. In the presence of a fairly large field of spectators. The afternoon was very fine. From first to last the contest was very one sided, and consequently requires little detailed description. Penarth kicked off from the Nursery end of the ground, and Webb returned in touch at the half-way flag. A rush by the home forwards, well followed by the half-backs, sent the leather speedily to the visitors' 25. Webb then secured possession, crossed the line, and secured a try, two minutes from the kick off. The "place," however, had to be taken at an awkward angle, and Gould's kick did not send the oval over the cross-bar. Tries by Stone and George Thomas followed soon after, though Penarth at one stage got into the home half, and stayed the progress of their defeat for a few minutes. From Thomas's try S. Jenkins sent up a good goal. Webb secured a fourth try, from which Jenkins kicked another goal: but a second crossing of the line by G. Thomas did not result in the major point being brought off. Half-time was called, when the score stood:- Newport, two goals, three tries, and two minors, to Penarth, nil. On returning after the change of ends the visitors managed to hold their own for a short time, but G. Thomas, getting off with a fine sprint, carried the leather into their 25, and the subsequent play was full of reverses for the visitors. Tries gained by Pepperal, Harding, and G. Thomas were goaled, but after the last of these Penarth smartly followed up their drop out, and, paying a flying visit to the Newport end, carried the ball to the line and forced the home team to touch down. This was all Penarth was enabled to do, as before "No side" was whistled Webb had secured two further tries and G. Thomas and Harding one apiece. Neither of them, however, was converted, and in the end the match resulted in a win for Newport by five goals, seven tries, and three minors (25 points in all) to one minor (one point). The players were:- Newport: Back, W. Edwards; three-quarter backs, G. Thomas, J. E. Webb, and H. Pepperal; half-backs, T. Downe and C. H. Thomas; forwards, R. Gould, T. G. "Jones," T. W. Lockwood, J. Hannen, H. McDaniel, T. Edwards, T. Harding, F. B. Stone, and S. Jenkins. Penarth: Back, J. Spear; three-quarter backs, R. Garrett, W. Clayton, and J. Williams; half backs, T. White and T. Hutchins; forwards, J. Hayes, J. Garrett, T. Garrett, J. Laudie, T. Laudie, W. H. Williams, P. O'Brien, J. White, and A. Mears."