"SOUTH WALES CHALLENGE CUP"
"NEWPORT v. LAMPETER. - The above match was played at Newport, on Thursday, notwithstanding the unfavourable state of the weather for football. Owing to the athletic ground being partly covered with ice, the match was played in a field, kindly lent for the occasion, near the cemetery, at the top of Stow-hill. The captain of the home team won the toss, and the ball was started at 3.10 o'clock by the captain of the visitors with sun in their faces, and slight wind against them. It was very soon apparent which way the game would be, although the Lampeters worked very hard in the scrimmage, and did their utmost to get away. The first point scored was a goal, kicked by A. J. Moggridge from a try by T. Spittle, and shortly afterwards half-time was called. After a few minutes the ball was re-started by the home team captain, and they had tp play uphill, and wind and sun against them, but nevertheless they very soon penned their opponents, and a splendid goal was scored by Moggridge from a try, after a good run, by C. H. Newman; the next point was a third goal obtained by Moggridge from another try by C. H. Newman. The play now became very fast, Spittle, Jenkins, Lyne, and A. F. Goss each obtaining a try for the home team, and the visitors were compelled to touch down many times in self-defence. All played well for Newport, and all did their best for Lampeter. The result of the game was that Newport obtained three goals, four tries, and compelled their visitors to touch down nine times and the home team touched down in goal. The Newport team consisted of C. F. Thompson, back; C. Phillips and A. J. Moggridge, three-quarter backs; G. Rosser, half-back; C. H. Newman and T. Spittle, quarter-backs; W. Phillips (captain), H. Lyne, E. Jenkins, A. F. Goss, A. Goss, J. Boddington, H. Harding, W. Ponsford, and A. C. Phillips, forwards; Richard Mullock, umpire. The names of the Lampeter team we were unable to obtain. F. Meagre, of Swansea was their umpire."