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WAIREWA (6) v. STAR (3). On Saturday Star met Wairewa in the first round of the flag competi tion. In spite of tbe wet weather that had been experienced of late, tbe ground was in very fair condition, though the ball very quickly became greasy and difficult to handle, which prevented any open play, and which accounted on several occasions for the backs being unable to take the ball There was a strong sou-west wind blowing down tbe ground whioh interfered somewhat with tbe play. The weather conditions prevented tbe game being a fast one, and confined the play mostly to the forwards. Boh teams worked willingly, resulting ia a bard game being played throughout. Wairewa kicked off against tbe wind.

Both siues did bo ua g oi •■■ rusheg, from one of which ri Binning managed to score a try close to tho touch line for Wairewa, Dierck, bowever, failing to convert. Just after changing Scar put in some good foot work, bringing tbe ball down to Wai rewft's goal line. Wairewa, however, managed to stave off the aMack, and by a good diibhle t-ok th* ball to tbe half way line. On half time being called the score stood—Wairewa 3 points, Star nil.

On resuming, pay was coffin**--! to tbe middln of tbo ground. Wairewa being awardel a penalty kick, a try for a goil faili *g Soortly nfr-v Wairewa forwards made a tu-4i. putting in some good dribbling, which -enolnd in H French scrambing over by the 'onchline. "{Hemingway, however, (•-.i k) to convert. Towards the end of tbe last spell Star forwards made a good dribble, bringing the hall well into the Wai-ewa iwency five, and getting the b-ll smartly out of the scrum they across the fi«ld, where K. Mackey, making a unarr. pick up, crossed tbe line J. Gi-Mnns failed to convert. On time being cilled the score was—Wairewa 6, Star 3.

The result of the competition to date ia : —Star, played 2, won 1, lost 1, points for 1, Wairewa, played 1, won 1, lost 0, points for 1 .TeKotabitanga, played 1, won 0, lost 1, points for 0.

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FOOTBALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4397, 19 May 1914

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FOOTBALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4397, 19 May 1914

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