Sunday, 13 November 2011

Get off my land - bloody footballers!

The Barry Milltonians v Barry Dock match - played at the Intermediate Ground - came to a rather abrupt conclusion just before half-time.  Through an oversight, permission had not been asked to play on the ground, and in the middle of the game the owner of the field put in a rather unwelcome appearance, and ordered referee, players, umpires, and spectators off his ground.  The Barry Dock XI had scored once to their opponents nil, when they had to leave the game unfinished.

(Barry Herald, Friday 5th March, 1897)

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