NOTES ON THE GAME
Kaipara and Waitemata Echo , 19 June 1914, Page 4
NOTES ON THE GAME
[BY DROP KICK] As prophesied last week, the match Helensville v Waimauku, was a corker from my point of view. The football was up to a fair standard, chiefly owing to the whistle being held by Mr Marshall who was appointed by the Auckland Rugby Union to control the game under the Kaipara Sub. Union. Waimauku entered the field with their best fifteen, and their opponents (Helensville) played with two emergencies, which looked none too sweet for them But, although the local team were weaker than usual, they played a Stirling game and were unfortunate in not defeating Waimauku. Rough play was conspicuous by its absence, and if ths game is played in the same spirit as it was on Saturday last I hope to see some excellent football in the future. Players only want to remember that the Rep. matches will soon come round and their aim should be to play the game when in their Clubs and naturally a good team to represent the local Union will be the outcome at the end of the season. For Waimauku the most conspicuous of the backs was Taylor (wing who played very safe and saved his side several times. Tui, at centre, made good openings, but does not get the ball enough to shine, Fletcher played a brilliant game, and his 24 play is far superior to his game his try was a good one and saved Waimauku from defeat. Frewn at played football and all his tactics were good. In Frewn the local Union have a good Rep. half-back. Of the forwards Foster played a good game, as did Lang and Fulton Bros. For Helensville, H. Williams played well and his try was a good bit of work. McLeod is taking note of my previous remarks re selfish play, and opened up the game a bit more his play is safe. G. Masters, at seems to be out of his place or else he wants coaching up in the play I think centre 2i may suit; George is a good toiler. B. Williams played safe, and a little practice would be O.K. White, wing 94, nuff said." Fieri eld (i) played fair, but should study the blind side game.' J. Masters did his best at full-back. The most conspicuous amongst the. forwards were Hafford, Snell, Teasdale, Baker, and Porter. The latter is doing some good track work. Snell is a tower of strength to the local pack. Helensville meets Suburbs next Saturday, and I expect Helensville to register a win.