Originally listed as a 2nd Fifteen fixture.
The Western Mail of 17th November 1876 reported:-
"Last week a match was played on the Marshes, Newport, between the first 15 of the Newport club and the Ely club. Owing to the Ely club being late on the field, the match was not begun until four p.m., and was concluded at 5.30p.m., resulting in a victory for the Newport team by one goal. The game was well contested right through."