ASHBURTON ROVERS V SOUTHBKIDGTS.
A team of tho Aahburton River Foot, ball Cob journeyed to Bakaia on Wednesday to m.ct the Southbrldge* Icwell Club. A long delay took plaoe m starting owing f o a ma of the S_atl.b-.dge men not putting In tn appearance till l»to. The Rov-rs *»«-ro weakened by tbe absence of fonr of the picked team, and bad they put In an appearance the result might have been slightly d fferent. Orr onptalned the Rove a' team (blue*) and Little filled the earn, offiao for Southb-ldgo (green*). L ttl- hiving won tho toss took advantago of what wind there was and Low kloked off for Ashbnrton. Soon afr.r piny began tbo blues wero awarded a free klok, Stewart kloked out of touch at tho greeps' 25. After the throw Io there wpb some give and lake play, and Little took tho leather well np tho field •>_d his k'ck canted the blues to bo forced down. Knight returned well out of touob. From the throw In the blues soon had tho ball we'l In the greens' 2s aud looked as If they would so r >re, but tho Southbrldgo played a good defonslvo a>.rna and a foroe down only resulted. The ball was rushed up by tho greens bnt tbey fumbled 0 lo 1 . and mlsvod a good many ohanoos. Tin blues -/ore awarded another free kick and Stewart assayed a klok at goa", but the ball fell wldo and the greens were forced down. Walker kloked well up tho fi-Id nnd Knight returned out of touch. From a series of scrams the bail was hailed out aod Orr passed to Stewart who got well away and was | 'niy graßsed at Ihe Southbrldga 25 flig. Suithbridge made adeterminod effort to soore, and after some goo I passing Lee took the leather over tho lino and drew first blood for Southbrldge. Hoelop took tho kiok, but no goal resulted, and after somo give nnd take play half time was ronched with tho ball m tho Rovers' twen'y fivp. Littl. kioked off for Southbridge and tho ball wns well returned by 0. Moss out of touch After tho throwin bolli hides played a very f bb£ game and the leatl qr was nearly always m the bontro of the fiell, but after a g od rush by the Blues iho Greens hid to look to tho'r defences, but the ball was most of the timo m the noutrnl j round, and after some very haid play the Whlstlh sounded with the ball m tho centre of tho field, with the soore : Southbridgo 1 point, Rovers nil. For th'p winners J_ea. McOormiok Walker. Rowe, LHi!e and Heglop playecj a' good gamo, and for Aehburton IjCnlght, Steward Task,er, Hefford (2), Kidd, C. Moss and Hepburn played prominently, Mr JJuchannn held the refereo's whigtlo, and Messrs Dixon and Dr Witlierß umpired,
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FOOTBALL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2201, 16 August 1889
FOOTBALL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2201, 16 August 1889
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