OKAIN'S (87), AKAROA (0). !
The opening matches of the Penin. sula Rugby Sub Union's Banner com. petition were played on Saturday, when Okain'a played Akaroa at Okain'e, and Star played Tβ Kotahitanga at Little River. In the match Okain'a v. Akaroa only twelve played for Akaroa, and during the game A. Sergison was injured, and his place was taken by Jaoobson. Th • teams were as follows :—
Okain's: O. Hartley, A. Hartley, 0. Mason, S. McKay, Roger Mason, 8. Gardiner, A. H. Mason, V. PidRfon, J. Moore, W. Pidgeon, G. Graham, G. Pidgeon, D. Andereon, P. Lindgay and J. Harris. Akaroa; A. Sergieon, W. Pool, H. E. Crawehaw, T. Lelievre, O. Hem mgway,F. Hemingway, S. Hammond, Beafctie, Moss, L. Kearney E. Staples at d Bailey. The weakne39 of the Akaroa tcami naturally made, the game very one sided, and some of their players were uriable to take part, owing to their being unwell after the Kowai camp. The Okain'e team did not show much combination, as this is their first match, but there are several young players who will give good accounts of themselves during the season, noticeably A. H. Mason playing at half. TheTVkaroa players when they get their full side should be a stronger team than last year. Okain'e scored 16' points in the first spell and 21: points in the second. ; The following scored tries:—G. Graham (?), C. Mason (2), 8. McKiy, W. Pidgeon, V. PidgeoD, P. Lyndsay, A. H. Mason and Roger Mason. Roger Mason and J. Harris kicked goals
Mr D. Cunningham acted as re r eree. ♦ '
STAP (14), TE (8). I The opening game/ of the flag matches was played at Little River on Saturday last, when Btar met Tβ Kotahitanga. The ground, owing to th c recjent wet weather, was not in the best condition, being very slippery, j and making the ball greasy for hand ling and kicking, which was the cause of Te Kotahitanga 'failing to coaveri two penalty kicks within ea?y distance of the Star goal. Although the Star scored the whole of their (oints dur ing the first half of the game, Te Kotahitanga had the best of the play, keeping the Star on the defence the major part of the time, and forced j them half a dozen times or so. R \ Maokey scored the first try for Star, ' J. Giddens failing to oonvert, 3 0 I L, Barwiok kicked a penaUy goal, 6—o. After having had 'to foro down several times the' Star broke away, dribbling down the 6 ;ld, wherj V. Joblin scored between the posts, J Giddens converting, 11—0. Liter 0 Londrigan scored from a rush, getting over by the touchline, J. failing to convert, When.. half time was called the ~game stood—Star 14 points, Te Kotahitanga nil. On play being resumed the Star had the better, of the game, keeping their opponents on the defence mos; of the time, though th« latter made I one or two rushes, f'-om the lasi of which L. Wilson managed to t-core,, the try not being ccfnverfctd- When time was called tne tcores were—Beat
14 points, Te Kotabitanga 3 pomt h. For the Star, C. Londrigan, R. Miickey and V. Joblin showed up well, while J- KareUv T- Skipper and Sbadbolt put in some good woik for Te Kot&hitanga.
WAIREWA FOOTBALL CLUB' At a committee meeting of the Wairewa Football Club, held on ;Saturday night, Mr T...Feathery jr'.y was appointed seoretary in piaoe of Mr N. Foreytb, who has left the Bive'ri
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FOOTBALL, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914
FOOTBALL Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914
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