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The second match of the Senior competition (second round) took place on the Domain Oval yesterday, when the Old Boys matHakatere. There was a fair attendance of spectators. The opening of the match was inauspicious for Hakatere, the Old Boys-effecting a force down in the first few seconds of play. Hakatere then secured a kick from mark, but failed to convert. The Old Boys were similarly unsuccessful with a free kick a little later. Hakatere then carried •the game into the Old Boys' 25, but good passing on the part of the black and yellow team took the ball out again and pressed the blacks' hard. A fast run by one of the Old Boys was barely ohecked, when Buchanan secured the ball, and carried it over the Hakatere goal line. Dansey's kick at goal failed. Hakatere then brightened up j considerably, and carried the war into the enemy's country with exceeding vigour, but the Old Boys' defence was too strong, and the ball came back to the Blacks' twenty five. A smart run by the Old Boys just failed, and a moment later Dansey for the same team marked. Dansey was a trifle slow in getting at the ball in kicking for goal, and was rushed. A free kick to Hakatere a little later, failed, and play was then even till the end of the first spell. Old Boys 3, Hakatere nil. lathe second spell H*katere failed -to convert a kick from mark, and the Old Boys I also failed to convert a free kick. Old Boys then again carried the ball over their opponents goal line, Dansey touching down. The kick at goal again failed. Play was then uneventful for some time, when the Old Boys, with the aid of Berryman, scored under the goal post, Dansey's kick at goal failing. When the referee's whistle blew for " time " the score stood at Old Bjys 9, Hakatere nil. P. Pritchard acted as referee, P. Culleo, captain of the Hakatere team got his ankle badly hurt in a dribbling rush during the second spell. Dr H. Bett wis on the ground, and pronounced that some of the small bones of his ankle were broken. The injured man was removed to his home on an ambulance stretcher, Hakatere playing a man short for the rest of the game. The play, taken all round, was exciting, and the matoh was probably _ the best, from an onlooker's point o£ view, which has yet taken place in this year's competition.

The following will represent the Carpenters against the Woollen Factory on Saturday :—Fall back: Lester Johns (captain'l; threequarters: W. Pritchard, D. MeKenzio, W. Hughes; five-nights: H. Harrison ; half : Jim Smith ; forwards : J. Hillgrovo, W. Simpson, G. Saiythe, H. Cookson, W. Brown, G. McKenzie, E. Williams, A. Houston, W. Turner. Emergencies: A. Wanuocott, J. McGee, A. More, J. Gourdie.

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FOOTBALL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6603, 23 June 1905

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FOOTBALL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6603, 23 June 1905

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