A STEP BACK IN TIME”
(By Percy Jones)
SEASON 1907 / 08
CARMARTHEN THURSDAYS XV
Brief History & Season’s Fixtures
The Carmarthen Thursday XV team was formed in 1897 when the then Carmarthen Wanderers Football Club (the term “rugby” was to be included much later) created two separate teams known as the Thursday XV and the Saturday XV. Many of the town’s young men who wished to participate in the game had to work every Saturday. Hence the reason to create another team that could play on a Thursday. As this was a similar problem with other local teams they also set up a Thursday side which meant they could put together a fixture list as can be seen below.
Carmarthen Thursday Football Club
(Extract from the Welshman 13th September 1907 –
By kind permission of the Carmarthen Journal)
The following fixtures have been arranged by the Carmarthen Thursday Football Club for the season 1907-08. We are requested to point out that they are liable to alteration, and the open dates for which no matches have been arranged are not included in this list.
Appended are the fixtures:-
Oct 3rd – Haverfordwest Home
17th – Carmarthen College Away
Nov 14th – St David’s College School Away
28th – Carmarthen College Away
Dec 12th – Llandeilo Thursday Away
26th – Llandeilo Thursday (Boxing Day) Home
Jan 2nd – Haverfordwest Away
16th – Llandeilo Thursdays Away
23rd – Lampeter College, St David’s Home
30th – Llandeilo Thursday Home
Feb 13th – Carmarthen College Home
27th – Lampeter College, St David’s Away
Mar 26th – Carmarthen College Away
The Captain for the season is Walter Williams and Vice-captain Frank Taylor whilst F. G. Lewis and W. J. Evans act as Treasurer and secretary respectively.
(There are reports in the Welshman of the Thursdays having played several other local teams this season e.g. Laugharne and Burry Port).