Monday, 23 April 2012

It's all kicking off!

FINAL SCORE : Barry District AFC 0-5 Ton Pentre

Immediately after this match there were several regrettable incidents, the genesis of which was to be found in an incident late on in the second half.

The Ton left half back, Holmes, stated to me that a stone was thrown at him, and he made as if to go towards the person who threw it, but, seeing his age, he refrained.

This evidently roused the ire of the youngsters, who at the close of the match raced down the Buttrills Hill and took up a point of vantage on the bank opposite.

From this spot, mud - and, it is alleged, stones - were thrown on to the Ton players, a number of whom beat a hasty retreat to the dressing room, followed by the youngsters.

The Ton team were very sore on the matter, and they all expressed great indignation at the treatment they had received on the way back, and alleged that several stones were thrown, a number of them being hit.

It must, however, be stated that the alleged offence came from irresponsible youngsters, who afterwards congregated to the number of several hundreds opposite the District dressing room, cheered as the Barry players as they arrived, and gave ironical cheers to the Ton players.

A policeman was on the scene, and prevented anything further. The District Committee-men, immediately after the incident in the match, took steps to prevent any recurrence of unpleasantness.

The Barry Herald, January 19th, 1912

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