THE OMNIBUS. I IThin Seen and Heard by the Condactor.II Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. There is to be another treat At the Palace shortly. Look out for it. ? It is not often that singing has a sickening effect, but we know of instances. Farmers are striking men, so it tran- spired at the Mart on Monday last. » The vounj s bowler came in for a I share of the world's oppression when he sat on it. Packed houses are the result of challenges accepted by local men at the Palace this week. ? ? The hint given with reference to the missing table at our Council meetings has had the desired effect. Replying to a correspondent, we suppose the Americans call money dough because everybody needs (kneads) it. ? A Cardiff daily heads a paragraph, Plan to divide Turkey." We wish they would 'ie -I'L ey. I d?I f Ir t-?e ey"t until Christmas. The East Carmarthen District Council of ex-Service men propose acquiring a gun- carriage, to be centrally situated. ? ? ? Fourteen persons, so it was recorded at the last Police Court, lived in the same house at Ammanford. A r(h)ousi"g proposition. A witness mournfully exclaimed at the Police Court that her furniture was all over the place. The area was not exactly out- lined. ? Mr. Hugh Williams, solicitor, Llandilo, made his last appearance ai the Ammanford Police Court on Monday last. He leaves shortly for Birmingham. 0 ? ? One of the strangest things in this world is how much furniture, costs to buy, and how cheap it looks when it is being moved from one house to another. ? ? A record, number of students, male and female, are attending the Evening and Mining Classes at Tycroes this year. Over 70 students have been enrolled. Solicitor for the defence: I uphold that a tomato, however well aimed, could not have caused a black-eye. The Plaintiff: But it were in a tin, yer honour." An inquisitive member of the Council created considerable merriment when he en- quired if the local Food Control Committee were in receipt of strike pay." Councillor W. J. Esmond, J.P., must have felt proud when he was accost.ed by a farm woman on one of the railway platforms in this strain: You are the working man's friend. A casual correspondent wants to know who was the prominent Valley scribe who, having more Shakespeare than passwords on his brain, quite absent-mindedly entered a lodge. and blurted out: Friends, Romans, country- raen," &c.? Ambition, confidence and determination are the three qualities that lead infallibly to great success. Ambition that says I must! Confidence that says I can! Deter- mination that says I will! And the last is the rarest of these. The local income-tax collector complained at the Ammanford Police Court cm Monday that a statement he had made in reference to theabatement to which discharged soldiers were entitled had got into the Press, and had been misconstrued, so that he had been given no end of trouble. The remedy is .obvious: II; should make statements that illumine and not those that befog. Our Office Boy related to use the follow- inv yarn. A local butcher's boy was sent to deliver meat at a lonely house, and was pinned to the wail by die watchdog. After h' S S i oUtS a while, his shouts brought out the lady, who released him ana asked if he was bitten. "Oh, no, said the boy, I kept him off by giving him some suet. You were just in time to save the beef." The train from Llandilo was nearing the end of its journey, but the amateur politician was still busy. Gentlemen, he was say- ing, the Amman Valley is rapidly going to the dogs. What was our position a few years ago? Why, at the top of the tree. But where are we now? I say again—where are we now? And the man in the corner who had been gently dozing suddenly awoke up and replied: Tiryuail, sir." ? ? A local sportsman of a great imaginative gift told how one day he bagged two part- ridges and a rabbit. His explanation was that, though he hit only one bird: the part- ridge in falling had clutched at another part- ridge and brought that to earth entangled in its claws. But how about the rabbit? he was asked. "Oh!" was the calm reply, my gun kicked and knocked me backward.. and I fell on the rabbit as it passed A good story is going the rounds in the top of the Valley just now respecting a minis- terial student- who had occasion to preach from an old-fashioned pulpit five feet deep in a remote comer of the Principality. Short of sta' ure, only the top of his pate was visible to the congregation. In loud tones he ] gave his text as I am the Light of the World." Ah, ah, sonny," drawled a yokel in th3 relit, .bui d git up yer wick a little, if ye don t moind." During # the late Mr. T. During ? leisure ?'?. the late Mr. T. Ll. Morg11, Medical Hall, Llandovery, stayed at Llwynwonnwood "Park, a beautiful mansion and grounds, situate about three miles from the Ancient Borough. On the lake there used to ply to and fro several swans. The, however, disappeared one day, and their remains were found a few years later in a M-sn some distance away. They had died from starvation. The lake, so it transpired, had overflowed its banks, due to a heavy downfall of rain, and resulted in the swans being carried away. Two Brynamman men were responsible for rather an amusing story recently. They both journeyed over the Black Mountain to pur- chase butter. They spotted a likely farm in the distance, and eventually approached the head of the house. On being asked if the precious commodity was in being at the home- stead, she declined to answer. One of the pals then, it is stated, offered the good 4 woman as much as 5s. for a pound of butter. She accepted and was paid. The other pal then offered the same terms, and was given the butter. He did not pay for it, to the 1 indignationof the farmer's wife, but coolly remarked: You have been paid for it by my pal. The control price is 2s. 6d." There is I no rdon for the rumour that the woman ) collapsed.
Amman Valley Sporting Gossip I [By" FREELANCE.. I AMMANFORD v. LOUGHOR. I Ammanford entertained Loughor on tin Recreation Ground last Saturday in glorious weather. The following represented the teams:— Ammanford— Full-back: W. Gnfiilhs;, Three-quarters: J. Williams, Luther Thorna- Abe Rosser and Johnny Lewis; Half-ba.k•: Abbot Griffiths (Capt.) and Danny Thorr.a Forwards: Frank Davies, Jim Richar' Tommy Thomas, R. Barratt, D. Richard's. G. Morgan, Cecil Isaac and D. J. Fo' r. Loughor—Full-back): Ned John; Tin quarters: W. Pearce, B. Rees, H. Rees ad R. Harding; Half-backs: E. John and M. Jones; Forwards, D. Simkins, D.. Jones, l. Mathias, D. Rees, LI. Davies, W. Bowen, G. George and E. Stephens. Referee: D. R. Jenkins, Dafen. THE GAME. I W. J. Evans failed to turn cut for home team and his place was filled by D. I. Fowler. Ammanford kicked off at 4 o'r1- < facing the sun. The return kick was c down and play was brought to the vl" 25. Dan Jones, a visiting forward, I' — received an injury to the knee and had retire. This left Loughor with only 14 iTi. From the v 's'-or' s 25 line the homesters rUè: play to the line and forced them to to down. The home forwards on reLIc:" again rushed matters and placed the vi? j r in a difficult position. Eventually L Davies kicked over the line and touc J down, thus scoring for the homesters err -j great applause. Abbot however failed to convert from an easy angle. This scor: rattled the visitors and they made s,=vcn1 rushes, but the homesters' defence were too sure, and kept the play continually in the visitors' half. From a scrum here Luther Thomas received and broke through in fine style but was unfortunately hemmed in. Excitement was now running high. Johnny Lewis, the home left wing, made a deter- mined dash for the line but he also was held 'I' 'I. 'I 'I up. Loughor relieved by hnding touch over I their 25 line. Another touch-finder carried play for the first time into the home half. From a scrum here the ball came out on the visitors' side and Abbot Griffiths beat the two opposing halves for posession. He sent play again to the visitor' 25 line. On re- ceiving the ball from Abbot, Danny Thomas made a poor attempt at drop goal. However, he made amends a little later with a lovely touch-finder in the visitors' 25. The visiters, however, got away through a bout of passing and play was transferred to the centre. Will Griffiths then saved in fine style from the feet of the opposing forwards. Quick following up by the visitors began to force matters for the homesters, but they came away from the scrum on their line with a bout of pretty passing and carried the play to their 25 line. Another bout of passing by the homesters sent play to the visitors' 25 again. Ammanford pressed hard on the visitors' line, and they were, unfortunately, penalised, the Loughor-! ites finding touch near the centre. Danny Thomas at this juncture was injured, but soon resumed. Forward rushes by the home eight1 carried play to the visitors' 25. The home- sters were again penalised and play was sent back to the centre. Half-time whistle was I then called. I HALF-TIME SCORE: I Ammanford I Try. Loughor I) Nil. From the kick out the home custodians allowed the ball to go over the line and touched down quite coolly. Play was then carried to the centre, where the homesters were again penalised (what for I don't know). A little later the referee was ron,ica.Ily, cheered for penalising the visitors. Tommy Thomas made a lovely attempt for goal, but the ball dropped short, and play was brought to the centre. The home custodian at this stage was injured and had to retire for a while. Beautiful passing by the homesters nearly ended in D. J. Fowler crossing near the uprights. It was a fine effort and worthy of a try. Loughor lelieved from the next scrum, but Tommy Thomas (who was now playing full-back) sent them back to their own 25 with a lovely houch-finder. The visiting pack were playing a streneous game and carried play to the centre. Will Griffiths now returned after an absence of 10 mmutes. Play now was of a ding-dong nature. Abbot Griffiths was greatly handi- capped, due to the visitors playing a roving forward. However, Abbot made a fine opening, but the movement broke down, his pass going astray. The visitors' left centre intercepted a pass and went away on his own, but Luther dashed to the rescue and brought man and ball down. Tommy Thomas, was then in the limelight when he followed tackled the visitors custodian in possession in possession near his own line. Loughor, however, relieved and touch was found near the centre. From here the visiting eight made a determined rush, but were brought up on the home 25 line. Tommy Thomas again tackled the visitors' custodian in posession at the centre. Loughor were then penalised, and touch was found In the visitors' 25. FINAL SCORE: I Ammanford 1 ry. I Loughor Nil. COMMENTS. I The homesters richly deserved their win on I the day's play. There is plenty of room for improvement in the present team, and the only way to get it is by faithful practice. They are a young team of great possibilities, and with a little perseverance I can assure the spectators and followers of the Ammanford Club a season of classical football. The game on Saturday was contested throughout with great keaness and there was no rough play. The speed of the home pack surprised me, and their quick following up was a feature. The outstanding men ir. this direction were Tommy Thomas and Dai Richards. The former or- several occasions tackled the opposing custodian when in possession of the ball. The pack was also excellent in the line oit and scrums. Their opponents were a hefty lot. and praise is due to the home eight for their plucky display. The home halves were greatly handicapped due to the opposing team playing a wing forward. This prevented a great deal of the passing game by the home backs. Never- theless they gave one or two pretty displays wider difficulties. The three-quarter line did not have many :hancss to shew their powers, but fared re- markably well. Coming to the liomt c'ita, one will have to go a long way to find a cooler man,
Mr. D. W. LEWiS, J.P., F.T.S.C. I -_u-
33 li 1. BIrpassiniari • s New j. r. i I INTERESTING CAREER. I Of the 64 new J.P.'s for Carmarthenshire who have just been sworn in, I doubt whether many, or indeed any, o; the mem- bers have had such an interesting career as Mr. D. W. Lewis, J.P., F.T.S.C., Stationers' Hall. Brynamman. He started working when about 9 years of age at the old Brynamman Pit, then known as the Gwter Fawr Colliery. He learnt the rudi- ments of music in this pit, his schoolmates at the underground college being Watcyn Wyn, Gwydderig, Gwalch Ebrill, and others who eventually became famous in literary, bardic and musical spheres. Coal slags were utilised as slates in this subterranean academy, and many a star rose from its darkness that ulti- mately -shone brilliantly throughout Wales at least. In a comparatively short time Mr. Lewis had mastered the musical alt sufficiently to teach others. He arranged, by request, classes throughout the districts. He first acted as tutor in old Gibea Chapel, situated at the top of the cemetery adjacent to the present I edifice. He taught music to hundreds of young men. A grand percentage of these have since become prominent in the .musical world; among whom Mr. Llewelyn R. Bowen, conductor of the Swansea Choir, and Mr. Gwilym R. Jones, conductor cf the Ammanford Choir, can be mentioned. H I has led a host of singing festivals throughout the Principality; adjudicated at as many eis- teddfodau, and has composed innumerable pieces in the way of anthems, choruses, part- songs, &c. In a engagement as adjudicator at Granville and Nanticock, and whilst in America he con- ducted a gymaufa ganu at Edv/ardsville, the event being held at Cynonfardd s chapel. On his departure from Brynamman, he was pre- sented by Gibea Church, where he has been a faithful deacon and publisher for about 30 years, with an illuminated address. year-- w? I He has always taken especial interest in juvenile music, and his compositions have won widv. fame and admiration. Diliau'r Dolydd," the test piece at Neath Rational, and Cw, fy Noli," two of his composi- tions, have won unparalleled popularity. He has been a member rof the Tonic Sol-fa College for upwards of 40 years, and is a pioneer of this system. He is among those civefly concerned in compiling the new Con- gregational Hymnal, and his hymn-tunes litter both new and old editions. For 25 years he represented the ratepayers faithfully on the Llandilo-fawr District Council, and was elevated to the chair in 1909, the year he went to America. A short time before the last election he vacated the District Council seat, his health having be- come so impaired as to necessitate his resig- nation He has been the recipient of numerous congratulatory letters from all parts of Wales 0:1 his elevation to the magisterial bench, which honovr was bestowed on him not ten years too soon, but to the contrary, he having given of his best to serve and uplift his fellow-citizens and countrymen in may and various ways. May kis former state of health be soon restored to him to serve his new capacity as faithful as he has done in other spheres of duty. Bardic effusions respecting his appointment as J.P. appear in our Welsh columns. BUTTS. I
I Amman United Mates. I [By "OLD SPORT."] I AMMAN UNITED v. HENDY. Result: Amman United, 8 points; Hetidy, 3 points. The above teams met on Saturday las: under interesting circumstances, for each hadj an unbroken record. Of the two, Amman's was the better, owing to the fact that they had played and defeated stronger sides. In the meantime, however, the Scarlets have suffered heavily in losing the services of Joe I Rees. It was also an open secret that Amman's popular inside-half, Morgan Rees, had been selected for Neath last week. Whilst on this matter, it would be as well if I were to clear up some misconception that has arisen over the. club' s treatment of certain players in their intentions to turn out for certain first-class clubs who are angling for their services. Tho Amman Committee are being blamed for allowing one player to 50 and refusing permission to others, thus giving the impression that favouritism is being shown. This is the position exactly. Joe Rees' claims had been advocated on several occasions by certain members of the Swansea Committee who had sewi him play, and at their meeting d at tneir niet?t'ig previous to the Cardiff game he was selected subject to the permission oi the United Com- mittee being obtained. The Amman secre- tary was communicated with as soon as pos- sible. He saw the. majority of the Commit- tee, and with their permission approached joe Reas. The Scarlets' popular captain, whilst expressing a wish to accept, placed himself entirely in the hands of the Committee, who consented to his going. Towards the end of the same week the Llanelly Committee, who had selected Joe Ree-s reserve full-back for the Leicester game, wired him. through their secretary, asking him to go toaLeicester with them. in doing this they absolutely ignored the Amman Committee altogether, a policy that was all-advised, to say the least about it. There was also another grievance outstanding against Llanelly s treatment of the Amman United club which it is not necessary to men- tion here. This disposes of Joe Rees' case. Now to Morgan Rees and the Neath Club s offer. Last week this player received an intimation that he had been selected to play for Neath against Aberavon on Saturday last. He was asked to secure the consent of the Amman Committee, but (and here comes the rub) he was told to come over in any case, as they could defy the United authori- ties owing to his having played for Neath before the war. This was a nasr?rt breach of the W.R.U. transfer laws, and an example ot poaching in its worst form. Very naturally, the United secretary took a firm stand and refused to give Rees permission. Had the Neath' secretary done the right tiling and asked the direct permfssion in the proper quarter, I cannot imagine the committee with- holding their consent. In fairness to Morgan Rees, he showed true sport and accepted the committee's dictum by turning out for the old team as usual. I hope this disposes of all the funny stories with regard to preferential treatment being meted out to different players and the clubs they choose to play for. I am prepared to answer any further questions on behalf of the committee that may be ad- dressed to me on this subject through the medium of the "Chronicle." There are other matters m connection with the club' s administration that I should like to ventilate, but space will not permit. Possibly I may return to it at a later date. Now to return to the Hendy game. The visitors brought up a hefty side, and had evidently made preparations for this encounter. h was rather a pity that the start was so long delayed, owing mainly to the late arrival .oi one or two of the home players. This will have to be remedied now that the days are shortening, besides, it is not courtesy to keep visiting players waiting. The team had to be altered in a few cases from the originally selected side. Joe Griffiths took the stand-off half position, T. J. Thomas from the pack taking his place at centre. Evan Bevan filled the vacancy in the front rank. Let it be said rightaway that the Amman United forwards were wonderful. Their heeling was a feature of the game, and Will Thomas, to- gether with Morgan Williams, are to be com- plimented for their excellent hooking. The experiment of playing Billo Rees at full-back was not a success. This was rather sur- prising, for we all looked upon Billo as being one of our most versatile players. On Satur- day, however, he was quite at sea in the last line of defence, and the home captain wisely I brought him back into his old position at centre during the second half, and putting T. J Thomas in his place. The latter player has been fancied by more than one committee- man as a likely .full-back. I am rather in- clined to that view myself, for he has a fine I kick, tackles and fields well, and is not by any means slow. The Committee have thought it wise to give him a furth^. ul as I a full-back this week with the Seconds, who have a stiff task in meeting Brynamman on I Saturday next. There being a glut of for- wards for the Premiers, and, it having been decided to gel the pack to stand down in turns, T. J. Thomas was to tah his turn th's I r-5 T. J. week, and therefore a double purpose was served in playing h.rn at full-back for "the Secords this week. iViorgan Rees and joe Griffiths hit it off well together at half-back. The former played a splendid game, and gave quite one of his best exhibit ons. Joe Griffiths as stand-off half was quite a success, his or.ly fault beinG a tendency to selfishness. This can easily be remedied, and he should be persevered with. The three-quarters all did well and used their opportunities to advan- tage. To come back to the forwards, 1 lard'y think it fair to single out any one of tnem hr spec ml except m the c*.se 0f the two 1 have already mentioned tor their hock- ing. Each and all played well, and U was pleasing to see a return of some of the old faces. I should, however, like to po; <• one very bad fault that was noticeable in the pack,, and that is with regard to leadership. The captain is an able leader, aid it is the duty of all the others to follow hi,, and not. as on Saturday, shouting instructions at each other. Unity in the forwards is absolutely essential to success, ar.d I hope, in drawing attention to ths defect, to observe an im- provement in this respcct next Saturday.- Mr. Harry Morgan, of Llanelly, who is well known in the V'aiiey, made a very capable referee. AMMAN UNITED II. v. LLANDOY EF Y CQLLEGE. Result: Amman United II., 6 points; L'ir.r.- ahvery College, 3 points. The Second string had an enjoyable trip to LiMcovery on Saturday last, when they were entertained by the Collegians to a very keen and interesting game. The sides were eve:iiy; matched, but the keenness and good trsinhij jf ;i»e homesters was not quite good enough to prevent the visitors from winning. The Amman United Club are seemingly well blessed in the forward department, for here again the pack did exceedingly well. i he number of times the ball came Olit on the Llandovery Side of the scrum could be counted on the. ifrg-Ts of ofte hard. Their spoiling tactics, however, more than made up for their weakness in the serum, for t h 0 bail seldom found its way clearly to the Airiman three-quarters. The visitors had the best of the game during the first half, and crossed over three points to the good, the result el 3 nice penalty goal by H. M. Fuller. The second half saw the Collegians to better advantage, and had they taken their opportunities, they should have put the issue I d ha,,c put ?i ic ifsll-- beyond doubt. fhey, however, lacked finish. The Collegians' left centre and will. were a strong combination, and had to be carefuj'y watched, the centre being particularly dan- gerous. Willie Davies, one of the Amman forwards, registered a try for the visitors a'tei a determined dash for the line, aid ic,.r the end of the game the home custodian kicked a neat penalty goal. This was all the scoring. In the forwards, Amman were well served by Willie Davies, D. J. HL-hes. Evan Davies, and S. Jeremiah, whilst H. Jenkins often did fine work in the open. D. jenkivs at the base of the scrum showed good pro- mise, as did Idns Hughes as his partner, RonaJd Evans at left wing was the most noticeable tbree-qnarter, with Dai Williams aiso doing well. J. Davies at full-back saved a couple of, certaia tries by splendid tackling, but was rather uncertaiil in fie:ding. The Amman United Committee decided at their meeting on Monday evening last to play a charity match for the benefit of an old Amman player, in the person of Arthur Jones. This good old sport is suffering from an affliction of the eyes. It is a most deserv- ing case, and one which, 1 am sure, all the sporting element of the Valley will heartily support. The date fixed is December 4th. and I have been entrusted wirh the job of getting together a side composed of the Old Contemptibles, or as one committeeman put it, Old Sports," who have in past years assisted in keeping the football flag flying in the V alley. T his side will play against the present Fifteen, and, if .he record is still intact, will have a good pop at smudging i:. I should be pleased, therefore, if any old players who would care to piay will be good enough to let me have chtir names, together with the positions in which they clay, as soon as possible, so that I can make a selection. Rally round, boys, and rapport an old player who has given splendid service to the club.
Wtmsm PiSTOiTS 5MTW. On Monday evening, an interesting a¡:d well-wishing presentation meeting was held at Ebenezer Chapel, Lower Brynamman, when the Rev. John Lewis, who has been pastor of the church named for the last 2g years, was made the recipient or a wallet of Treasury Notes, handed over on behalf of the Church by Mr. Thomas Davies, deacon, and a Commentary on the Revelations," trans- ferred by Mr. John James, deacon, on behalf of a' friend who desired not to be named. It was the occasion of the departure of Mr. Lewis for Scotland, where he intends joining the Faith Mission Society for a period of study. Mr. Godfrey Evans occupied the chair. A programme of miscellany was gone through, the contributors being:-Mr. A. Williams (baritone), Mrs. Hannah Hop!à (contralto), Miss Lizzie Llewelyn (elocution- ist), and Mr. D. B. Thomas (verses). The Revs. J. Lee Davies and W. D. Thomas delivered addresses. God be with you till we meet again was sung by Misses/ Edna and Nellie Davies to terminate the pro- ceedings. Messrs. G. M. Jones and Ted Morgas, A.L.C.M., accompanied, the former opening the programme with a fine selection.
I Llandovery FuneraL Mr. David Morgan, of 18, Queen Street. Llandovery, who passed away after a long illness, at the age of 55 years, was a native of Pontypridd. During his stay in the towr. he had made many friends, by whom his death is sincerely regretted. He was buried at Llandingat Churchyard, the funiral being a large and representative one. The Rev. D. J. Howells (C.M.) officiated at the house. and the curate, the Rev. T. J. Rowlands, at the church and graveside. The chief mourners were Mrs. Morgan (widow) Master Glyn Morgan (son) Mr. and Mrs. Weeks, Cardiff (brother-in-law and sister) Mr. and Mrs- Morgan (Pontypridd (nephew and niece) Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Pontypridd (nephew and niece) Mr. J. Morgan, Pontypridd (nephew) Sergt Rees and Mrs. Rees, Pontypridd (nephew and niece) Mr. and Mrs. Dan James, Cefngefel Farm, Llandovery (brother-in-law and sister-in-law) Misses Bessie and Gwenny James (nieces) Mrs. Jones, Ivy Villa (sbter-in-law). Printed and Published by die Amman Valley Chronicle, Limikilecl, at Oiw-ir Offices. Quay Street, Ammanford, in the County of Car- marthen, October 23rd, 1919.
Although Will Griffiths did not have much to do, his play excellent itself. He is a safe man and is possessed of a good kick. The homesters deserved their win, and had more consideration been displayed by the referee a far better result would have been realised. It is high time better satisfaction was given by some of these officials, if or,ly for the popularity of the Rugby code. The visitors were very unfortunate in losing c r- "c i Dan Jones (forward) in the first few minutes of the game. I This left them with only seven forwards. but nevertheless they played with great deter- mination and dash. The halves played a hard game, but only made one or two attempts to open out the game. I Their practice of playing a wing-forward opposes the chances of open play, and in my opinion should be stepped. i. .The \vis&ing three-quarter line did not I impress me very much, and did too much kicking instead of passing. The custodian played well. and saved on I many occasions. Next Saturday Ammanford travel to Skewen. When Skewen visited Ammanford a few weeks ago they got the best of the argument by 6 points to 3. Let us hope that this will be reversed next Saturday. Good luck to you boys. The following is the team chosen to re- present A.manford:- FuiI-back, W ill Griffiths; three-quarter backs, J. Williams, Abe Rosser, Luther Thomas, and Jack Lewis; half-backs, Abbot Griffiths (capt.) and D. M. Thomas; for- wards (from) W. J. Evans, Frank Davies. Tom Thomas. Roger Barrett, Jim Richards, D. Richards, Cecil Isaac, D. J. Fowler, Gwilym Morgan, and Gil Edwards. Team will leave the Square at 1.30 sharp on Satur- day. > AMMANFORD v. NEATH UNITED. I 1 he local Soccer Club journeyed to Neath on Saturday last, and played the Neath United II. There were several of the reserves put in by Ammanford at the last moment. A strenuous game was fought, the visitors keep- ing up a hot pace throughout. A feature of the game was the excellent combination of the Ammanford backs. Cudlip, an s,,al, did I remarkably well, an d shewed g' ment on his form. The first part of the game was in the favour of Ammanford, who continually pressed and kepv the homesters at the goal mouth. Charlie Rees played a marvellous game and netted beautifully. Tommy Twist improved wonderfully, and he also scored. The second goal by Charlie Rees was well directed. The game ended in Ammanford winning by 3 goals to 1. the game throughout proved to the advan- tage of the Ammanfordians. They should have netted at, least six goals in the first half. They shcaid- practise a little more at net- tinp; the ball. The Thursday fixtures are becoming popular. To-day, the local club oppose the Swansea Trainwaymet. A keen game is anticipated. The position of the Soccer Club in the Swansea League is now rather promising. It would be well if the clubs' positions were published. From what I understand the local club cannot be far from the top. The scccerites recently completed their fixture list, and membership cards can be obtained of the secretary. LLANDEBIE v. BRYNAMMAN. This match was played at Brynamman on Saturday last. Llandebie made the journey with only half their regular players. Emlyn Phillips, George Evans /Capt.), Dai Jones, I Rev. J. LI. Thomas, D. J. Thomas, and W. J. Harris being reserved for the Llanelly 2nds match next Saturday. Soon after the kick off -Brynamman became aggressive, their forwards getting the ball from every scrum, and after a bout of passing the Rrynamnnan left wing came within an ace of sowing. Arthur Taylor only just saving. The Brynamman forwards continued to get the ball and gave their three-quatrers plenty of opportunities. After a nice bout of passing their right wing scored a pretty try which was not converted. Resuming, Brynamman were soon back in the visitors' quarters. Will James, Tom Leigh, A. Taylor and I-lew. Jones defending gamely, and kept Brynamman from scoring. Shortly afterwards Llandebie took play to the Brynamman line, where Chas. Evans nearly scored for Llandebie. At this stage Evans injured his ankle so severely that he had to leave the field. The homesters strongly, which necessitated the Llandebie captain bringing Cate Thomas out of the pack to assist the backs. Half time came with the score-Brynamman I try, Lianaebie, Nil. On the restart Llandebie got to home terri- tory, but their stay was of short duration, the home forwards rushing play to the visitors' quarters. There was far too many stoppages through injuries at -this period, both sides suffering as the result. A. Taylor, the Llan- debie full back, was playing a fine game, and time and again saved his side. The Llardebie forwards got the ball from a few rerums, a fact which was exceptional, as CLas. Evans had retired through injury, and Gate Thomas was transferred to the three- quarters. Will James at outside half was :;sing the touch line to good advantage. The 'onie forwards got away with a rush, but A. laylor again saved a certain score. The :G:,i expected score came at last. One of the heme forwrads picking up in the loose dashed for the line, Taylor tackled his man, but the 111 was grounded. The try was converted. Taylor was injured in tackling his man and :td to leave iifte field for a few mLiutes. 'Jrynamman were pressing hotly again, but tailed to add further to their score. Final rcore: Brynamman, one goa! one try; Llan- o- i r-- coa l one try; L l an- debie, nil. COMMENTS. The game was chiefly a forward one. hew bouts ot passing were indulged in. Consider- > how often the home forwards got the ball, their backs ought to have scored mere, but the line display of Arihur Taylor was responsible for this. Will James, Tom Leigh, and Llewellyn Janes played finely. L c?v--i' l yn Jonct, Llewellyn Jones, who was deputising Dai jenes at left centre, is a schoolboy inter- national. He certainly deserves a further trial. < IvoI. Jones and Dai Griffiths were the pick of the forwards. This was the first defeat of the Llandebie club this season. Brynamman have a ifr.e pack of forwards and an excellent pair of half-backs. AMMANFORD v. SWANSEA ALBIONS These teams met on the Recreation Ground oij Thursday last. The homesters were with- out the services of Bob Thomas at half, and fielded the following side:—Goal: Wormsley Full-backs: Popple and Shaw; Halves: Johnny Morgans, Brmkworth and Hicks; Forwards: C. Rees, T. Twist (Capt.), Parrot, Crockford and Ike Thomas. The visitors kicked off and got going fairly well. After about 10 minutes' play it was easily to be noticed that the homesters were by far the superior side. Crockford made a fine attempt at netting, the ball coming in contact with the cross bar and bounded back into play. Charlie Rees got possesion and scored a pretty and deserved goal. Resuming, Ammaiilford again pressed, and kept the visitors continually on the defence. The visitors' goalie saved on several occasions. Johnny Mcfrgan and Popple, two of the Ammanford backs, were continually in the limelight. Jack Shaw proved a hard nut to crack, and continually saved. Half-time score: Ammanford, 1 goal; Swansea Albions, nil. Re-starting, the visitors shewed deter- mination, and soon brought play to the home goal mouth. Play remained here for some time, and eventually Wormsley, the home goalie, relieved the situation. A feature was the fine save made by the latter at this junc- ture of the game. The home backs again relieved, and Popple got away. Play here became very fast, and rushes were continually made by both sides. The Ammanford for- wards by smart combination secured the ball, and rushed to the visitors' goal mouth, where Tommy Twist with a pretty kick landed the ball in the net. Play again became even, and with the exception of a few rushes organised by the visiting forwards, terminated m the favour of the homesters. Final score: Ammanford, 2 goals; Swansea Albions, nil. I COMMENTS. The home eleven again shewed a vast im- provement, despite the several changes forced at the last moment. Tommy Twist is still a little slow in his form. The Committee must, however, per- severe. Harry Parrot would do well if he judged better his shooting. His own nose is not an ideal target. Johnny Morgan is a real marvel, and is one of the best of the selection." Charlie Rees is not doing at aH bad. nnrl from all promises will fi gure conspicuously in the Soccer world in the near future. Wormsley, who was given a trial on Thurs- day, has plenty of dash, and his brilliant defence was a feature. He frustrated one certSin attempt at goal made by the visitors. Crockford phFd; fair game, but still he can improve. Shaw was responsible for the stubborn defence put up by the home backs. His play throughout was of a solid char- acter. The forward line IS possessed of excellent combination. It is proposed to play a return game, so the secretary informed me on Monday. CAERBRYN STARS v. CROSS HANDS I At baron, on Saturday, a strenuous en- counter was witnessed by a fairly good attend- ance. Gwilym Davies, for the home side, set the ball rolling at 4.10, for his side to gain a scrum for a forward pass. The home side kept the game out of their half, but two passing movements'. were broken up by the strong tackling of the pisiting team. How- ever, the visiting forwards nearly crossed the home line owing to the poor display of D. Timothy Evans and W. H. Williams the backs. Throughout the first half the visitors undoubtedly had the better of the game, and Caerbryn's line was often in danger; but Evans, at outside-half, was too clever for the visitors, and saved splendidly. The Cross Hands forwards re-started with renewed vigour after the change over, and for the subsequent fifteen minutes kept play in the home territory. The visitors pressed for the remainder of the game, but could not score, the game ending in a pointless draw. The outstanding players for the home team were John Evans, Tom Jones, Rees Davies, and Tommy Davies. Now, Caerbryn, for a change in the backs for next Saturday's game at Llandovery. COMMENTS IN GENERAL. I Tommy Jones, the well-known Association goalie, was married on Thursday last at Llan- dovery to Miss Blodwen Jackson, second daughter of Mr. Henry Jackson, Crown Mill. The Llandovery Collegians put up a hard fight against the Amman United 2nds on Saturday last. I hear that Harry Fuller put up a stiff defence. The Llandovery Town Club oppose Caer- j bryn 0:1 Saturday. The for-v;"nr propose. irtg a strong and representative side. The captain, Edgar Evans, is sufficiently recovered so as to be able to hlllTI out. There is a rumour afloat that the Ar&inan- ford Association Club intend playing the Builth Wells Club. The latter is considered to be one of the finest clubs in the Central Wales League. The question, so I under- stand, is one of a guar?jitee. I hear chat Llandilo will run a Rugby fifteen this season. A move will have to be made immediately if the intention is to be I carried out. Llandebie are faring well, and already have I several wins to their credit. They are run- ning both a Erst and second string, similar ü the Amman United Club. The BrynaiSman Football Tc-.m is going strong, and more than maintains its un- broken record of wins. Gorseinon were the visitors to Garnant on Saturday last. The former are as yit tins year's champions of the Swansea League. A vigorous game was played, and some prefy work was displayed by the champions, who by no means had matters their own way. The Gan.ant team retired beaten but net d t sgraced by 3 goals to 1. Towards the end of the game, one of the most promising of Garnant's players, in the person of Danny Cook, was injured, receiving a nasty smack in the face, all unfortunate happeniag which prevented further particj rntionin. the game. The Garnant 'club deserve to be encouraged in every direction, more especially in recog- nition of the plucky fight they Are putting up this season. The club, from all account, despite their former inactivity, are being well supported, and, judging from the success of the concert recently held, will continue in the path of prosperity already portrayed.