From the match programme:-
"We give a warm welcome to Newport. It is always a pleasure to see the Usksiders at the Park, and today Newport play Aber with a wonderful record behind them."
"It will be remembered that Newport met the Bararians on Tuesday last, and defeated them well and truly."
"Aber will have all they can manage to hold this strong Newport side, but nevertheless, weather permitting, we shall see some delightful open football."
"The weather has not been too kind to Aber this season, and Easter was no exception. On Easter Saturday Aber lost to the London Saracens, the whole of the game being played in bad weather."
"The most noticeable feature of the game was the good open football played by both teams under adverse conditions."
"Everyone at the Park enjoyed the match, and went home satisfied, although perhaps a little wet."
"Our game on Easter Monday was cancelled owing to the condition of the ground. This was a pity as the weather cleared up later in the afternoon, but by then it was too late to do anything about matters."
"We would like to point out that at 12 o'clock on that day the Park was under water, and cancelling the game was the only course to take."
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"On Tuesday Aber visited Mountain Ash where they were again defeated."
"On this occasion the team arrived at Mountain Ash with two players short. As a result two members of the committee had to turn out to complete the defeated side. We would like to give them our thanks for their help."
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"To our supporters - May you enjoy today's game, with both teams playing good football."
"Good luck to both Newport and Aber !"
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The South Wales Argus reported the match as follows:-
"Abertillery Were Not Awed by Newport"
DESPITE their paper strength, Newport could not fully master an Abertillery team who gave more reason for optimism than they have done in many lesser games (writes " Padarn "). Newport were only a single forward different - Peter Davies coming in instead of Kimpton - from the team who defeated the star-studded Barbarians. On the other hand. Abertillery were without Jimmy Dash (inside half), leuan Sheen (outside half), Owen Jenkins (wing), Dilwyn Jenkins (centre) and Bill Hughes (forward). In fact, five minutes before the start the selectors were still wondering just how to get over their difficulties."
"Their bold experiment with the half-backs came off. Young Aneurin Lewis, normally an outside half, took charge at the base of the scrummages. Utility player Bill Griffin appeared in the fly-half role. Their play, while not brilliant, was solid stuff. Not that they had many chances, because the movement of the ball through the scrummages was, to say the least, sluggish. This characteristic, surprisingly enough applied also to Newport. The result was that the Newport half-backs. W. A Williams and Roy Burnett, were similarly denied opportunities."
"On the occasions when the Newport halves got a passing bout going though, it did seem that centres Bryn Williams and Stephens clung to the ball rather too long Brewer and Hedley Rowlands, therefore, were not as often in the picture as they should have been."
"Not often did the crowd - one of the biggest to attend a Rugby Union match at the Park this season - catch a glimpse of the brilliance of the Newport attacking machine. They were given a taste about 25 minutes after the start, when a series of quick thrusts yielded a good try by Stephens. Ben Edwards, who had earlier missed a penalty goal, converted."
"Abertillery stuck rigidly to a policy - that was for each man to mark strictly his counterpart. This was undoubtedly one of the big factors which prevented Newport from showing their enterprise."
"Both packs were vigorous in the loose. For Newport, Ben Edwards, Hirst and Ackerman gave a first-class service, and the most prominent of the Abertillery eight were Glyn Bridge, Hopkins and Powell."
"Abertillery wings, Clive Best and Jack Hollyfield, and centres, Lovell Hill and M Davies, put everything they had into the game, and played important parts in this display of courage and stamina. Abertillery were certainly not outplayed at any time."
"Not far from the end, Newport scored a second try. A scrummage took place right on the Abertillery Line, and the ball anpeared to be kicked right into the hands of Rowland. All he had to do was to take a couple of strides and fall over the line. The decision of the referee to allow the try was decidedly unpopular with Ahertillery spectators."