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   As our club was one of the first to be established in the area there were    few other clubs with which we could test our skill.

   As the years passed more clubs were founded and we gradually had    more clubs to play.

   Listed below are our opponents from the early years and our success     or otherwise.


 1896   -       Played  3,    won  2,    lost  1,   tied    ,         For  123        Against   87

              Burns (Caledonian Society)

 1897   -       Played  4,    won  3,    lost  1,    tied    ,         For  156        Against   145

             Burns (Caledonian Society)

 1898   -       Played  3,    won  2,    lost   ,    tied   1,         For  144        Against   96

             Burns (Caledonian Society)

 1900   -       Played  2,    won  1,    lost  1 ,    tied   ,          For  95         Against   48

             Victoria  WsM

 1901   -       Played  1,    won   ,    lost  1 ,    tied   ,            For  72         Against   106

             Victoria WsM

 1902   -       Played  8,    won  5,    lost  2 ,    tied  1,        For  413        Against   370

             Mackintosh Cardiff,   Pontypool,   Scotsmen (Caledonian Society),

             Victoria WsM

 1903   -       Played  9,    won  5,    lost  4 ,    tied    ,       For  502       Against   491

             Bedminster,   London County (W. G. Graces’s Team),

             Mackintosh Cardiff,  Scotsmen (Caledonian Society),  Victoria WsM

 1904   -       Played  8,    won  1,    lost  7 ,    tied    ,        For  533        Against   730

             Bedminster,   Bournville,   Mackintosh Cardiff,  Victoria WsM

 1905   -       Played  9,    won  3,    lost  6 ,    tied    ,       For  621         Against   698

             Bristol,   Imperial,   Mackintosh Cardiff,   Victoria WsM

 1906   -       Played  7,    won  3,    lost  4 ,    tied    ,       For  527        Against   489

             Bristol,   Imperial,  Taunton Deane,   Victoria WsM

 1907   -       Played  12,    won  6,    lost  6 ,    tied    ,      For  964        Against   927

             Bournville,   Bristol,   Burnham,   Cheltenham,   Imperial,   Victoria WsM

 1908   -       Played  20,   won  8,    lost  11 ,   tied  1,       For  1451       Against   1501

             Bath,   Bournville,   Bristol,   Burnham,   Cheltenham,   Imperial,

             Newport,   Richmond Park Bournemouth,   Victoria WsM

 1909   -       Played  25,   won  19,   lost  6,    tied  ,        For  1867       Against   1423

             Bath,   Beaufort,   Bristol,   Bristol St George,   Burnham,

             Clarence WsM,   Frome Selwood,   Greville Smyth,   Imperial,

             Knowle,   Rest of League,  Torquay,   Victoria WsM

 1910   -       Played  19,   won  13,   lost  6,    tied  ,          For  1400      Against   1205

             Bath,   Bourneville,   Bristol,   Greville Smyth,   Imperial,   Knowle,

             Trowbridge,   Victoria Park Bath,   Victoria WsM

 1911   -        Played  14,   won  8,    lost  6,    tied  ,          For  1104       Against   1128

             Ashtonians,   Bath,   Bristol,   Imperial,   Knowle,   Newport,

             Portishead,   Trowbridge,   Victoria Park Bath,   Victoria WsM

 1912   -       Played  9,    won  7,    lost  2,    tied  ,          For  785         Against   668

             Bournville,   Bristol,   Clarence,   Imperial,   Knowle,   Portishead,

             Trowbridge

 1913   -       Played  32,   won  19,   lost  13,   tied  ,        For  2063       Against   1995

             Ashcombe WsM,   Bath,   Beaufort,   Bedminster,   Burnham,   Canford,

             Clarence,   Clevedon,   Eastvillians,   Gloucester City,   Imperial,

             Knowle,   Portishead

 1914   -       Played  31,   won  17,   lost  14,   tied  ,         For  2030      Against   2237

             Ashcombe WsM,   Bath,   Bedminster,   Canford,   Clarence,   Clevedon,

             Eastvillians,   Greville Smyth,   Imperial,   Knowle,   Mackintosh,

             NE Bristol & District,   Portishead,   Swindon

 1915   -       Played  33,   won  21,   lost  12,   tied  ,        For  2175       Against   2062

             Bath,   Bedminster,   Bristol,   Beaufort,   Canford,   Clevedon,   Eastvillians,

             Greville Smyth,   Imperial,   Knowle,   Portishead,   St Andrews Park,

             Thornbury

 1916   -       Played  35,   won  20,   lost  15,   tied  ,        For  2395     Against   2229

             Bath,   Bristol,   Canford,   Clevedon,   Eastvillians,   Greville Smyth,   Imperial,

             Imperial & Knowle,   Knowle,   Portishead,   St Andrews Park,

             Stoney Gardens Bath,   West of England Executive

 1917   -       Played  35,   won  18,   lost  17,   tied  ,        For  2511        Against   2534

             Bath,   Bristol,   Canford,   Clevedon,   Eastvillians,   Frys,   Greville Smyth,

             Imperial,   Knowle,   Parkside Eastville Park,   St Andrews Park,

             Stoney Gardens Bath,   West of England Executive

        The games in 1917 were all played away as our new green was being laid at Redland.

            The new green was laid so well by John Spry that we opened for play in 1918.

 1918  -        Played  37,  won  19,   lost  16,   tied  2,       For  2586      Against   2516

             Bath,   Bristol,   Canford,   Clevedon,   Eastvillians,   Frys,   Greville Smyth,

             Imperial,   Knowle,   Parkside Eastville Park,   Robinsons,   St Andrews Park,

             Stoney Gardens Bath,   West of England Executive