The Birmingham Daily Post of 4th February 1889 reported:-
"MOSELEY V. NEWPORT. – Played at the Reddings. In the first half Moseley played uphill and against a strong wind. The contest was very even for the first quarter of an hour, and after that the visitors got into the home 25, and a dead ball resulted. Scrimmaging in the same quarter followed, and Moseley, being awarded a free kick, worked up to the centre; but the visitors, getting a free kick for off-side play, scored a minor. Moseley's good scrimmaging gave them an opportunity, and Mylius following it up made the best run of the game up to this time. He was ably supported by A. Smith, who however, was smartly collared. Newport infringed the off-side rule, and Rogers took a place-kick; but for the adverse wind a goal would have been scored. Just after this Bryan got hold of the ball and took the game close to the visitors' goal, where it remained to half-time. Moseley in the second half soon got into close proximity with the Newport goal. Rogers carried the ball within a yard of the goal, but it was sent back from the scrimmage. R. Smith tried to drop a goal, but the wind carried it on one side. Newport, with the assistance of their full back, stayed for a short time on the Moseley 25, but the ball rebounded to centre. Jackson, by dribbling, and Mylius, by a run, got into the visitors' line, a dead ball being the consequence. The ball did not leave the Newport quarters, and thus enabled A. Smith to get over the goal-line. He improved this by kicking a goal. The finish of the game was exceedingly exciting. At the last moment A. Smith dropped a goal from the corner in a very smart manner; Moseley winning by 2 goals and 3 minors to Newport's 2 minors."