Oxford Observer, Volume VII, 25 April 1896, Page 3
The weather was fine, and as r#in,. had fallen during. the previous few days, the grciund was m a very bad order. 'Play commenced at 4. 30.
The attendance of players was the best ever seen on the ground, for the past three years, and we hope it will continue until the end. J. Summerfield started the game by kicking off for his side, and the ball was soon returned by Cleaver his opponents, and Blank picking up took the ball to the centre, and there was soon grounded by the good tackling of Syrett. After a scrimmage or two, Doody got the ball and passing it to J. Summerfield enabled him to score. Doody, taking the kick, placed a neat goal. Kicking now from half way, the play began to get exciting. Passing between Grimwood and Harle enabled the latter to kick as far as McGrath, who* was run into touch before he could get his j kick. Hooper and King followed up the advantage by taking the ball to the goal line Dalley here kicked at the rolling ball, and _nsted marked and placed the ball for Pearson, but nothing more than a force down was chronicled.