1876. But football was foreign to the people of Swansea. Football in Swansea , as in most of the southern half of the country, meant Rugby Union. In fact, as the Western Mail observed: In this portion of the Principality the Association game is practically unknown.
The match drew a crowd of 7,000.
Wales won 4-1, with 2 goals apiece from Billy Lewis (Chester City) and Edwin James (Chirk) after Olphie Stanfield (Distillery) had given the visitors a 1-0 half time lead.