On 4th November 1893 The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times in its column THE WORLD OF PASTIME reported that:-
"At Bradford the match was
Newport v. Bradford
and the local men were putting their very strongest fifteen in the field. The result of the first half made it appear as though Newport would achieve a signal victory, as with the strong wind at their backs they scored a goal, dropped by Gould, and a try (Dawnsey). On change of ends Bradford had a slice of luck, in the shape of a goal kicked from a mark, and as they also scored a try whilst Newport did nothing, the result was a draw of seven points each."