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FOOTBALL.

PENINSULA BANNER COM PETITION.

OKATN'R (6), LITTLE AKALOA (4).

The above teams met on the latter's ground, but owing to its bad state, parts of which wag under water, a good display of football was out of the ques tit'n

Tbe home team winning the to3s, elected to play up hill Okain's kicked off, and kept the Whites on the defence for the greater part of the first spell, the only score in which was a goal from a mark by Roger Mason. On changing over, the Whites made things merry for the visitors. From a passing rush by tbe Whites in the Black's twenty five the ball went out to.'R.Craw, who-potted a neat goal. Piay now became much faster, *ach side crying hard to increase their score. A high kick was well followed iiplby, Oknin'e, the Whites return be in£ kicked into the Okain's forwards, who carried the bail at their feet, H, ttt*td scoring a good try between the posts. The kick at goal failed. .From now on till the end of the game tbe hoj'i'.e team kept the visitors on the defence, but wore unable to cross their line. '

Afternoon tea was provided by the ladies, which was much appreciated by the visitors. TEKOTAHITANGA (9), V. WAI- . REWA (3).

On Saturday Wairewa met TeKotahitanga in the final game of tbe Flag matches, WairewA kicked off. After a good deal of even play tbe ball was taken down lo Te Kotabitanga'p twenty five and on to the goal line, where M Bat clay co-Bed pooling n i*|y. 0. Re;ed faiit-d with the kick. Piay was then confined to centre for b ho-fc spell, but bad handling by Wai rewa backs pur. tbem on the defensive, a, kick by Livingstone relieving, Te Eotabiuanga then made a short run, i]. Skipper kicking and .0. Reed re turning to halfway. However, a run by H. Karetai put Wairewa on tbe defensive once more, the forwards gradually relieving to mid-field. TeKota hitanga forwards again took charge of tbe ball placing, Wairewa on the defensive again. At half- time tbe spore stood —Wairewa 3, TeKotabi tangaO. • r .i)a play being resumed, TeKotabi tanga made a strong attack, gradually working to Wairewa's goal line, coding in their forcing. Wairewa then made a rusb, beaded by Hemingway, play being taken to TeKotahitanga'twenty five. Wairewa were kept oi the defensive, ending in their forcing. After a struggle on tbe goal line F, Webb crossed, T- -Skipper failing to convert. TeKotahitanga soon added 16 their fcore Johnson crossing the line near- the corner. J. Karetai failed to add the major points. Just on time ttobinson scored ano'her try for i Native?-,.. T. Skipper failing to convert, 'ff&n time being called the sco^fr/fstoo'dT-TtKotahttanga' 9, Wai M'r'-'GV'Tidy man was referer. Te Kotahitohga bave dow won the competition in the River division, and will play off with Okain's for tbe Peninsula flag.

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FOOTBALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4414, 21 July 1914

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FOOTBALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4414, 21 July 1914

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