Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 6 May 1931, Page 5
In the opening matches of the season, Port Albert defeated Kuipara Flats by 3—o, and Warkworth gained a victory from Omaha, with a score of 5 goals to 1. Next Saturday, Matakana plays Omaha at Omaha, and Kaipara Flats plays Warkworth at Kaipara Fiats; Port Albert a bye.
la hockey the most difficult rule to understand is that pertaining to offside. All players should therefore make a careful study of the following:— •■■.... Offsibe Ktjlb When a ball is hit or rolled in" from a sideline any other player of the same team as the striker or roller-in, who i 8 at that moment nearer his opponent's goal line shall be offside unless there be at least 3 of his opponents nearer than ha is to their goal line. < No player shall be offside—(a) If he is in his own half of the ground ; (b) If the ball was last touched or h t b? one of his opponpnts, or by one of lis own team, who U nearer the opponent's goal line than himself. A player who is.offside may not play or attempt to play the ball, nor in aDy wav interfere with any other player until the ball has been touched or hit by one of his opponents.