Number 4, February 1939
OUR FOOTBALL MATCH
At eight o'clock
in the morning, we set out from Cambria House, to catch the train
for Cardiff. We arrived there at about nine o'clock, and went
from the station to Mr. O'Dare's house where they gave
us refreshments, and where we were able to get warm. A little
while afterwards, they took us to a shed where we changed our
clothes and at once went out into the field.
Jack Petersen, the boxer, kicked off, and very nearly scored a
goal in our favour. It was a really exciting game, as both teams
played well. Several of our players distinguished themselves,
- Gabriel by his fine passes, and Juan and Enrique by very neatly
trapping the ball. The football field was covered with mud, so
that our boots were all sinking into it. In the end we lost the
match by two goals to one.
Afterwards, we went to a number of different houses to have a
bath. We had a meal at Mr. O'Dare's house, and then went
to see the Cardiff City match, at which Cardiff gained a victory
by 2 goals to nil. As soon as this match was over, we had tea
with the boys against whom we had been playing, and they presented
us with a big basket of fruit, which pleased us very much.
After this, we went to the Station, to catch the train for Caerleon.
We arrived in Cambria House at ten o'clock at night, when
all the others were asleep.