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The th'rd good football match of the season took place on the Domain ground on Saturday afternoon, when an Ashbur-ton-Bakaia fifteen met % strong team xepreaenting Christ's College. The day ■was fine, and an unusually large number of visitors were present to show their interest m a game that cannot possibly receive too mnch legitimate encouragement, notwihetandinp the trifling risk of a barked shin or a bruised eye the players occasionally Incur. The local team stripped a heavier and more powerful looking team than the visitors, bat the youDg Collegians were & y.eiy even fifteen, and all appeared to 4: be m excellent training E. J. Fooks captained tho home team and W, Wigley the visitors. Fooks took the kick off and it was not long before the College goal was placed m great danger, the Reds forcing them down several timtß. With the exception, however, of a prßtty bit of parsing between 0. Moore, Reid, and Larriman, there was a wautof "go" about the first part of the game till 0. Moore Beiztd the advantage of one of the College men mailing the ball, and picking it up from the back of a loose scrum took it over the line and got a try. E. J. Fookstook the klok bat failed to oonverl the try into a goal, The first spell ended without any N further score. Wilhm a few minutes after play was resumed the College took the bah within the reds twenty-five flag, &nd while the latter were hesitating on an appeal Wigley smartly dodged several men and scored a try which was easily oon* verted into a goal. The play became nraoh more lively after this, and bits of good individual play were shown on both Bides. 'I he College towards the end of the game had the ball m their opponents ground, when Wigley, from a dear ease, of paasing forward, again got hold of thajball and after a smart run scored another try immediately behind s the goal pots. Tbe Referee not hearing* an appeal made the try wts allowed. The ktok was an •asy one, bat Baohantn failed to get a goal. No fatthm was obtained by either side, the game therefore redulting In a victory for the Collage by a goal and a try to a try, or four,poluts to one. For , AihbartoQ-Hakaia Simpson played a rattling good game, while the other most prominent players were Reid, O. Moote, 0, Low, Fooki. Strange, B. Low, Har greaves and Larraman. The College bad a smart player m Wigley, while Upton, Winter, Baohanan and Robinson, were also vtry prominent and always on the ball.

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CHRIST'S COLLEGE v ASHBURTON RAKAIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2173, 15 July 1889

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CHRIST'S COLLEGE v ASHBURTON RAKAIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2173, 15 July 1889

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