Representatives of the Association game in England and Wales met on
Saturday at Kennington-oval to play their annual match. The weather
was delightfully fine, and an exceptionally large number of spectators
were present. Play began soon after 3 o'clock, when Wales, who had won
the toss, took up their station at the western goal, which gave them
the advantage of the wind at their backs...
Goodhart now carefully conducted the ball down the centre of the
ground and passed it to H. A. Cursham, who in turn kicked it over to
E. C. Bambridge, who shot it between the posts...
At length E. C. Bambridge carefully steered the ball along the left
side, and, eluding the efforts made to stop him, sent it under the
bar, thus gaining the second point for the home team...
After one or two attacks by their forwards, E. C. Bambridge again
distinguished himself by an expert run, and, passing the ball to A. W.
Cursham, the Nottingham player gained a third goal. It was not long
before Mitchell shot the ball between the posts for the English. The
Welsh strove hard to stem the tide which had set in against them, but
to no purpose, as the ball was again forced back on their lines, and
Mitchell secured a further goal...
- The Times - Monday
IN OTHER NEWS...
Blackburn Olympic beat their local rivals, Church, 2-0 to reach the F.A. Cup
quarter-finals for the first time.
It was on 3 February 1883
in Dublin that the Crown Prosecutor in the trial of the Irish National
Invincibles announced that the knives used in the Phoenix Park murders of
Lord Cavendish and the Permanent Under-secretary, Thomas Burke, had been
found. Five of the group were convicted and hanged after their leader, James
Carey testified against them, only to be subsequently murdered himself
following his release, when he fled to South Africa.