From the match programme:-
"Newport have successive home games against Penarth - to-day to wind up the 1949-50 season, while on September 2nd, as is their customary right, they will open Newport’s programme for 1950-51. But at the beginning or end. Penarth are welcome visitors whose efforts are always for bright, open football. At Penarth earlier in the season, Newport just won by six points to five."
"The full record of achievement for the season up to the final game to-day is published on page 3. of this programme, and it must be a unanimous verdict that the record is a remarkably good one. With only eight defeats to date - just one more than last season - Newport have enjoyed success which could hardly have been visualised at the half-way mark of the season. By November 19th, 1949, already six games had been lost, but such has been the spirit of the side, and so great the reversal of form, that since that date 18 games have been played with only two defeats."
"Space is too limited to pay just tribute to other than a few players for Newport’s great success. But mention must be made of the wise and inspiring captaincy of L. E. T. Jones, who has moulded the side with such patience and ability and who has the personal record of having led the side in every game of the season. Scoring honours are headed by Ben Edwards. Gaining his place in the side only late in January, he has registered 79 points to date in 20 appearances. The try scoring has been widely spread among backs and forwards. B. Williams being the top scorer with ten tries. A special note, too, for Hedley Rowland, who, coming back to the side during the last month after such a long illness, has the personal scoring record of seven tries in nine games. Roy Burnett, in the key position in Rugby football, has certainly been an inspiration to the team since his return at Christmas. His must be a future of the greatest interest."
"And so we can leave the 1949-50 season well satisfied with the achievements of Newport Rugby. Many young players both in Firsts and United have shown that training, patience and experience are bringing them into the top class, and in ordinary circumstances there is a wealth of talent in the club which is the best augury for Newport Rugby for many years. And in this link with past and future let us finally pay tribute to all players for much admirable football and enjoyment of the season which ends to-day."
"SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS"
"To-day marks the end of the current Rugby season, and we join together in congratulating all teams in upholding the prestige and traditions of the best Newport teams. “Let” Jones’s first fifteen must surely be the best team in the country at the moment, and we sincerely hope that the form shewn since Roy Burnett’s brilliant return will be maintained when activities re-commence next September."
"We would like to thank the members of the first team, including “Let” Jones, Hedley Rowland, Ken Jones. Deryck Jones, Tom Sterry, Roy Burnett, Peter Davies, Harry Tovey and “Farmer” Rowlands and also members of the United and Extras for the fine, support they have given to the Supporters’ Club in this trying initial season by co-operating to the full in officiating and attending Supporters’ Club functions."
"In return, we hope we have given the team the vocal support they required at their away matches."
"Certainly we as a club have enjoyed some excellent outings, especially when we have had the company of the team after the match at impromptu social gatherings, particularly the Wasps and Swansea matches."
"Meanwhile the Supporters activities must continue, and we would draw your attention to a dance which will be held at the St.Mary’s Hall, Stow Hill, on Friday, May 5th. Admission 3s. 6d. We ask all players, Supporters and friends to support us in this venture which is earmarked for the Schools Rugby Union."
"To those who have followed the Town Boys' team this year, they have received good value for the time spent. To others who have not had the time to spare, make this last effort to give these boys encouragement and make the lot of their organisers a little easier. We are looking forward to your best support and would like to pay our thanks to all who have helped in whatever sphere to further our interests in the past, and also to the Rugby Committee for their support and advice. Thank you."