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FOOTBALL.

PENINSULA tfANNER COMPETITION. The following table shows the p-Htions of the teams in the Brays and Little Elver divisions of the competition : — BAYS DIVISION. Matches. Point 3, Club Pl'd Won Lo»t Dr'n For Ag'et Ch, Okttin's 4 4 0 0 78 10 8 L. Akaloa 3 1 2 HO 0 38 2 Altaroa 3 0 3 0 0 60 0 LITTLE EIVER DIVI lON. Te Kot'hit'ga 5 3 2 0 44 47 6 Star 5 2 2 1 40 32 5 Wairewa 4 1 2 1 16 21 8 TE KOTAHITANGA (11), STAR (6) Star met Te Kotnbitnnga in the first match of the third round of the flag matches »fc Little Kivo- last Saturday. The weather was »ood and also tbe ground, which made, the jlpfltber good bandJing. Star kicked oiT, playing with ibfl wind, bat a poor return by J. Karetai, who was playing full nnck, brought plity iuib Tβ Koliibitnuga'fl twenty-five, wbere L. Barwick had a try for goal from a murk, but failed. Tho To-Koiabi-tßDgft forwards getting tho ball ie lieved tho situaiion by getting pact tho half way line. In a forward vush P. Giddens Collided with one of bia opponents aud bad to retire, Erieson faking hip plsce. Soon after play yins resumed £~ Barwick attempted a dr°P 00 *;, however, peonng His opportunity came soon nfterward 6 though T o J\ntnhitaogn gefct'ng off ■orie. wnf ' n , from itearly ba!f wny, be kicked ll Penalty for Star, Some give and tae" * oi 'O '? e Kot-abi tanga wee on 'b 0 defensive, but a forward mr nH '° b,a^e 3 *"y Wn - |ißce re - lieved to naif way. The TeKotabite'riir for W(ir d s broke away with the ball. oatrjtoß it well within Star's twenty fivei where ft tiipple for poseestion took Pa ce - Wallace, however, managed toP«k the ball up, and made a good pa ss ont to Waitan, who crossed the I'ne/ T Skipper failed to convert, 3 — $- S , - B,l ' waf3 fovced, but play was transferred later to the other, end of the ground, where S>ar registered another three point* for a goal kick by Barwick from a mark by Ferguson. When the whistle went tor balf time Star were once more on thP oVfeneivp, the score standings' 6 points. Te KoUbitaoga 3. * n resuming, Tβ KntabUft.nga bad the wind with them, and a poor return by Barwick from the kick oil put Star on the defensive, where some good passing by "Te Kotahitanga brought the ball to the Star goal linpjwhere from a eerum J. Skipper picked up the ball and crossed the •line, J. Karetai converting, 8-6 Te Kotahitanga were soon nn tbp defensive, but a kick by J. Karetm rplifivid to half way. p!«y being car riad to the Star twenty five, who, however, gradually wo;ked the bail back, play' being confined to tbe centre. A rush by Te-Kotahitansa placed Star on the defensive, but tb« forwards relieved Boon after L. Barwick bad another shot at. goal from a mark, hat the- bail struck ibe Tβ Kotahitanga forward?, who carried it with them. A struggle ou the Star I goal line resulted in the latter forcing. In kicking off from twenty five, Te [Kotahitanga msrked in froDt of the ! goal, J Iviretai converting, 11-- 6 Star, though they made one or two forward rushes, were kept on tha defensive. J, Karetai had another try for a ppnalty goal, and, though it wa* a good kick,"fell short of the posts, and on time being called the score stood -TeKotabitaaga 11, Star 6. Both teams played a hard game, though Te Kotabitanga had the best of the play in the second half, and had t D eir passing been as accurate as on the previous Saturday they would have increased their lead. For Te KotabitaDga, B. Wallace, J. Pike. H. Karetai and J. Karetai did good work, while C. Londrigan, 0. Ferguson and V. Jobiin played well for Star. Mr Crossen acted as referee. ELLESMEBE v. PENINSULA. The i match arranged between the representative tenms of the Ellesmere and renin, sula Sub' Unions at Akaroa on Saturday next has been postponed until later in the season, as the Elleemere team is unablo to get over to Akaroa at present. Tbe match will be played after tbo Elleemere Sub Unien's competition is finished, probibly a month hence. NEXT 'SATURDAY'S MATCHES. The matches to be played in the Peninsula Banner competition are: —Akaroa v. Okain's, at Okain'B, in the Bays division, and Wairewa v. Star in the Little River division. AKAROA PRESENT V. OLD TIMERS. The annual match between the present players of tbe Akaroa Club and the old time players of tbe Akaroa team met on the Recreation Ground on Saturday, when after a most interesting game the old players left the field victors by 6 points to 8. The present team was not up to full strength, several of their players being on tbe disabled list, but the old timers included a very otrong combination, and their tactics were noticably cleverer than those cf their youthful opponents. Tbe old timers team was as follows : — Fullback, H. Porter; three quarters, Ben Mora, H W. Wilkins and L. J. Vangioni; five eighth, J. Pool; half, A. Gray; forwards, L, A. Ditely (wing), 0. Goodwin, A. Williams, S. Hayward, D. Langrope, W. Shadbolt, J, Gundy, L, Hammond, J. Armstrong, In the first quarter the Old Timers were two men short, but they held their own. In the second quarter the Old Timers got the ball at their feet, and after a fine piece of footwork took the ball to the Akaroa forwards line, where L. Ditely picked up the ball and scored. After half-time the present players were again outmatched, and L. Ditely scored bis second try. In the last quarter tbe present players showed a little more dash, and after a fine run H. Moss got over at tbe corner. The present team kept up the attack, but were unable to register any further score, the game ending—Old Timers (6), Akaroa (3). Mr 0. Hall was eferee.

OLD TIMERS ENTERTAINED. Iα the evening the present 1 entertained tbe Old Timers nt a dininer at the Madeira Hotel, After 'lin net , the following toast list was gone through, the Mayor (Mr George Armstrong), presiding:— "The King," Mr Geo. Armstrong ; "Our Guests," Mr C. Hall (clnb captain), reply, Mr A. Gray ; "Present Team," Mr L J. Vanoioni, reply, Mr H. E, Crawehaw ; "Kindred Bport?," MrF. S- Michell, reply, bowling, the Chairman ; cricket, Mr H. Wiikins; beckey, Mr W, Shndbolt; "Bar rackers," Mr \V. Jacobson, reply, Mr Ditely; "Ladiip," Mr Crawshaw, reply, Mr B. Jkattio, "The Chair man," Mr H. Wiikinß; "The Host, Mr 11. Piper," by the chair man. The cvi ning nas vory enjoyably spent. The following supplied rriusi* cal items during Ibeevbuituj : —Messrs A. Williams, A, Gray, L Ditely, L J.'Vangioui ucd Jos. Anuatroag.

OKAIN'S (24), V. LITTbB ■

AKA' OA (8). For the above game at, Okain's on Saturday tha weather was fine, and the ground in good order, a fast open game resulting, with both sides throw j ing the ball about a good deal. In this respect the borne teum showed to considerable advantage. Another feature of the game was the excellent place kicking, as besides the successful kicks there were several other fine efforts by H. and V. Craw for Little Akaloa and C Hartley and Roger Mason for Okain's, from the side lioea and near naif way. In the first epell Roger Maaon kicked a goal from a mark and scored a try, which was not converted. From a passing rush Reg Mason got over, and C. Hartley kicked a goal, the spell ending — Okain's 11, Little Akaloa 0. Iv the second Sj.e!l tries were scored for the home team by C. Hartley, Leo Harris, and Gr. Graham, two of which were converted by Roger Mason, one being a pplendid kick from 2ft inside she touch line. Just on the call of time H. Craw kicked a fine goal from a mark near halfway, and the game ended—Okain's 24, Littiir-Akaloa 8 Mr T. Williams, of Little River, was refereo. ' After the rnntcb the players and visitors were provided with afternoon tea in the pavilion by the ladies.

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FOOTBALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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FOOTBALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914

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