The Cardiff Times & South Wales Weekly News reported this game briefly on 11th March 1876:-
"FOOTBALL.- On Saturday a match was played on the Marshes, between members of the Newport Football Club and a Cardiff scratch team got up by Mr S. C. Cory. The ground was in anything but a favourable state for playing, and the consequence was that the play was not very brilliant. Time was called at the expiration of one hour, and the play resulted in favour of Newport by one goal and one try."
Ed. It is believed this match was actually played in Maindee because the Marshes were unfit for play.