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FOOTBALL NOTES AND NEWS. THE London Welsh opened their programme proper on Saturday last, when they entertained Catford Bridge on their new ground at West Ham, before a gate of 750 spectators. The conditions on Saturday, as on the previous week, were much more suitable for a day on the river or a game of cricket than for Footer" nevertheless, both teams played a very fast game, in which the superior training of the Welsh enabled them to win by nineteen points to six, and had all the chances been taken advantage of they would have won by a greater margin still. The Welsh took the field without their Captain, J. F. Williams-who I am pleased to see back in the Glamorgan County team once again-Harry Watkins, E. G. Jenkins, and Lieut. Biggs. This allowed Coffoch, Jones, Grey, and Smart, of the A team a chance to improve their knowledge of the game by substituting the first named. Cat- ford had many old familiar faces missing, notably Elliot, Strong, and Wilkins, but the young players who took their places played extremely well, and I think Catford are in for a very successful season. The Welsh were the first to score, a fine run by Lloyd enabling Alexander to score under the posts for Harding to convert. Catford retaliated in no uncertain manner by quickly scoring two tries through T. Balkwill and C. Balk- will, both of which Brown failed to convert, thus Catford led by 1 point at half time. During the second half the Welsh got to- gether better, and Meyrick giving Maddocks a pass in his own half of the field, the inter- national made the run of the game and scored under the posts for Harding to convert again. A few minutes later Jenkins broke away from a line out with a dribble, and passing at the right moment to Harding, he scored, but failed to convert. This brought the scoring to an end. The game was played with excellent spirit by both teams, and was thoroughly enjoyed by the spectators, who already seem to have picked up a knowledge of the rules. For the Welsh, Richards, at back, was not quite so successful as against Glamorgan. Maddocks and Lloyd were excellent, both in attack and defence. Meyrick seemed to work with his centres better than on the previous week, but Alexander failed to give his passes as well as a half-back should. Harding was great, and he appears to be in better form this year than for many seasons past, while Jenkins, Partridge and Clay did fine work, both in the scrummage and in the open. For Catford, the Balkwills in front were in tip top form, while Helder, Brown, and Benton were the better of a very useful lot of backs. Next Saturday the Welsh play Streatham at West Ham. The gate of the Anglo-Welsh v. Glam- organ County" turned out satisfactorily, with the result that the London Welsh treasurer will be able to hand over a nice little cheque to the Lord Mayor for the Cripples' Fund. Most of the Welsh teams on Saturday played their first games of the season. Newport defeated Aberavon by two tries to nil, McGregor, the Scotch inter- national making his first appearance for the old Welsh champions, and played a very good game. Swansea defeated Plymouth by 11 points to six; Cardiff defeated the District XV by 22 points to five. Penarth were badly beaten by Devon Albion, while Pontypridd, Pontypool, and Treherbert won their games against Bridgewater, Penylan and Llwynpia respectively. Ebbw Vale had a severe defeat at the hands of Oldham, while Merthyr lost to Bately by one point under the Northern Union. WELSH FORWARD.

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