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T&E FIRbT ENGLISH MATCH. JBY ELIOTBIO TELEGRAPH— OOPYBI6HT.J' „,j}'i (ran press AssooiAnoic.) . .(Received November 5, 1 p.m.) ' # Adbiaidk, November 6. News is to hand by laud under date London, October sth, of the first match of ; the New Zealand Native Football Team m England. It was played on October 3rd against Snrrey County. The attendance is estimated to have reached the enormous extent of fifty i thousand people. On entering the field the Maoris were received by the vast concourse with cheers. Keogh kicked j off, and the Natives kept the ball m the Surrey twenty- five until just on the point of half time, when a piece of brilliant passing by the Englishmen enabled them to secure a try. The kick at goal was a miserable failure. In the second spell the New Zealanders played up with great determination, and their fine condition began to tell m the scrums. Ellison and Lee rushed the ball across the line ; Goldsmith fell on it and .secured a try, from which McCausland kicked a goal. Ellison got the. next try, but McCausland failed W.ith thp kick, though he should have secured an easy goal. The victory of the visitors was deservedly popular.

[Received November 6, 12 15 p.m 1 MAORIS V NORTHUMBERLAND

London, November 4. A match was played yesterday between the Maori team and Northumberland County. Each side scored a goal and the game was therefore drawn;

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THE MAOEI FOOTBALLEES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1888, 5 November 1888

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THE MAOEI FOOTBALLEES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1888, 5 November 1888

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