CHRISTCHURCH SEVEN A SIDE TOURNAMENT.
At the seven B'side tournament at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, on Wednesday, ive Little River teams competed, the Wa,irewa Club sending two—one in the junior grade and one in the president's—while Star sent three—two in the president's and one in the fourth grade
In the juniors Wairewa, in tht first round, mot Linwood. In the first spell neither side scored, but in the second Petrie made a good run from half.way and scored. C. Reed failed to convert Wairewa 3, Linwood nil.
In the second round Wairewa met Marists, a ,hard and fast game resulting. Neither side having scored at the end of the ten minutes, play was continued, resulting in S. birdling scoring—Wairewa 3, Marists nil. In the semi-final Wairewa met Lyttelton. As rain had bean falling since mid day, both the ball and ground were very greasy. However, F. Fahey managed to score for Wairewa, Petrie converting—Wairewa 5, Lyttelton nil.
In the final Wairewa met Old Boys. The latter, however, proved too fast for them on the slippery ground, resulting in Wairewa being beaten—Old Boys 8, Wairewa nil. In the* President's, Wairewa met Star A. Wairewa scored first from a penalty. Reed kicking the goal. An attempt to drop a goal by Giddens for Star failed. White, however crossed the line, but Giddens failed to con* vert—Star 3, Wairewa 3. Next C. Londrigan, in falling to score, let the ball slip. However, A Giddens quickly picked it up and carried it over—Star A 6, Wairewa 3.
Star B met Albion in the first round, a hard tussle ensuing, Star winning by' 6 points to 3,
In the second round Star B met Christchurch, who. however, proved too good for them. Chri3tcburch scored a try, which was converted—Chi istchurch 5, Star B nil.
. Star A in the first round met Merivale, but had the better of a fast game. E.White scored a neat try for Star, intercepting a pass and slipping over,-but J Giddens failed to convert, C. White next scored for Star, which was not converted. Merivale then kicked a penalty goal, and E. White again crossed for Star, but was not converted— Star 9, Merivale 3.
In the semi-final. Star A met Christohuroh C. Ferguson Fcored for titar, the result being a win for Star—Star 11, Christ' church 3.
In the final Star met Boys' High School, who. however, on the slippery ground proved too good for them, the Boys' High School proving victorious,
In the fourth grade, Star met Albion, who however, proved too heavy a team for Star who, considering the big difference in size' put up a good game. ,
Both Wairewa and Star are to be con" gratulated, the former for being in the final of the junior grade, and the latter in tha final for tho President's, which show that the country teams can meet the town teams on an equal footing,
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CHRISTCHURCH SEVEN A SIDE TOURNAMENT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 5 June 1914
CHRISTCHURCH SEVEN A SIDE TOURNAMENT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 5 June 1914
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