Friday, 27 April 2012

If only Barry had a proper team, we'd be good.

Cardiff City - 2
Cardiff & District League XI - 1

Cardiff City are looking Barrywards for talent.

At any rate the "Cardiff" District team, who at half-time were level with Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Saturday, and were eventually narrowly beaten by two goals to one, were composed of these following "Cardiff" players;

Goal, Eli Lewis (Barry Island FC); back, Billy Jennings (Bethel Baptists FC); half backs, J.Laity (Barry Island FC); and C.Moore (Pyke Street Old Boys FC); forwards, R.Jones (Bethel Baptists FC), William Saunders (Pyke Street Old Boys FC); Cartwright (Barry Island FC), and J.Moyst (Pyke Street Old Boys FC).

The goal-keeping of Eli Lewis was a great feature of the match, as was the goal scored by Laity. Moyst played a keen forward game, and Jennings was also prominent.

Barry juniors did well, and it does seem as if, instead of a multiplicity of junior teams, many of whom do not survive, as at present, that two really strong junior teams could be formed locally, who would carry all before them.

Barry Herald, April 26th, 1912‏


NOTE : 6 months later, Barry Football Club was formed, and they did get to carry all before them, but had to wait until the Southern League title winning season of 1920-21 to do so. The boy Jennings, who got a mention above as being 'prominent' in the match, helped form that inaugural Barry Town team.  That was until he was snapped up by Bolton Wanderers. He would later win two FA Cup medals for Bolton Wanderers.

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