LITTLE AK.LOA (20), V. AKA ( UOA (0).
The second match of the first round in th.c Bays division was played between the Little Akaloa (white), and Akaroa (red), teams on the Recreation Ground, Akaroa, on Sat•urday afternoon. The day waa fine, but tbe ground, bb . usual after wet weather, was very wet and soft, and the game in consequence soon developed into a mud scramble devoid of incident, and from a spectator's point cf view most uninteresting. The visitors were much the i eavier team, particularly forward, and their weight was a the i greasy ground. 1
, Akaroa kicked off, and after an ex change of kicks between tbe hacks, .play settled at midtield. Tbe Whites carried the first scrum, and gradually worked the ball to tbe Red twenty five, where a lengthened period of close forward play took place. Rhodes, Beattie and Armstrong were prominent in a loose rush, tbe ball going out at centre. A mark by V, Craw, kicked high, was quickly followed up by the visiting forwards, and a return prevented, Scrum followed scrum near tbe Akaroa line, and from a scramble.C. Waghorn got over and was awarded a try, from which a goal was kicked. Little Akaloa 5, Akaroa 0. .Following the kick-off the Reds took a band at attack, and for a time bad Little Akaroa bußy defending. Macpbaii, Staples, Hemingway and L. Armstrong were to the lore in attempts to break through, but Little Akaloa'managed to keep their line intact till half time was called.
Resuming after the spell tbe Little Akaloa forwards, led by Ware, set up an attack quickly, the Reds being forced several times. A kick by Lelievre gave relief. From a scrum at centre Crawshaw broke away, and ended in,a fine run at the Little Akaloa corner. Weight told in the forward work, and the visiting pack gradually cleared the danger. The ground by this time was a quagmire, and the ball very difficult to handle. A free kick to Little Akaloa wenc out in the home twenty five, where hoin a scrum V. Craw transferred the ball to H. Oraw, who ran round cue borate backs and scored, no goal b3ing kicked —Little Akaloa 8 poimn,, Akaroa ml, Tbe home team's defence weakened, and the kick out was retume-i by H Oraw witn a run. elievre grassed him when close to the line, and from a scramble was carried over the Aka roa line, H. Oraw again touching down,. a goal beiug kicked— Little Akaloa 14 points, Akaroa nii. R Craw, who was handling the ball very well and playiDg a sound gamp, returned the kick, and Little Akaloa attacked hotly. A mis kick by an Akaroa b*ck fle v wide and went into H. Craw's arms, and that player had no difficulty inßeoring, a performance he repeated a few miputes later by smartly snapping up an awkward pase and registering his fourth try. The Akaroa team now brightened up, and by s'everalloose irushes/took! play to the visitors' territory. 1 ; Their efforts were unavailing,, however, and "noaide " sounded with the score— Little Akaloa 20 points, Akaroa nil. Mr A. Williams was referee.
After tbe match both teams were entertained by the ladies at afternoon tea, tbe visitors expressing their thanks in cheers, *
TE KOTAHITANGA (10J v. WAIREWA (8) On Saturday, Waiiewa met Te Kotahitanga in tbe first round of tbe Peninsula flag matches.' Tbe ground, considering the weather, was in a fair condition, though tbe ball was dry—a fact overlooked by both team?, who made tbe game a forward one throughout, not givirg either side much chance to scon*. Both teams were strongest in their forwards. Te Kotahitangn, however, were the heav ier pack, and made good use of tbeir weight. Wairewa, for tbe first quarter of an-bour, played a man short, and also bad two of their team absent, having to call on their reserve?. Te Kotahitanga set the ball in motion, play being kept in the middle of the ground. Wairewa, however, getting off side close to their own twenty-five, Te Kotahitanga were awarded a free kick, from which J. Karetai kicked a goal. Soon after this tbe Wairewa forwards made a good dribbling rush, which ended in Te Kotahitanga having to force. Wax rewa against pressed Te Kotabitan ga, but good play by Wallis relieved the situation, the ball being carried down to tbe Wairewa goal line, where T Skipper, getting tbe ball from a scrum, neatly dropped a goal just before half time, the score being—Te Kotahitanga 7, Wairewa nil. On play being resumed, Te Kotabi tanga brought tbe ball down to tbe Wairewa end of the field, tbe latter having eventually to force. Soon after this the Wairewa forwards made a rush, Te Kotahitanga having to force. Play was then confined to the centre, Wairewa being awardtd a free kick for offside play. DieYck converted. Soon after T. Skipper croEsad the line for Te Kotahitanga, but failed to convert Later Dierck failed to convert a penalty for Wai rewa. On time being called, scores were—Te Kotahitanga 10 points, Wairawa 3 points. Mr T. Williams acted as referee.
The points for tbe competition to date are:—
Star, played 2, won 1, lost 1, points 1; Wairewa,, played 2, won 1, lost J, points 1; Te Kotahitanga, played 2, won 1/ lost 1, points 1
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FOOTBALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914
FOOTBALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 439, 26 May 1914
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