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POLO.

itEMTffiRA V. CLEVETKON. The final game of the polo season took place at Remuera yesterday afternoon, wihen teams from Remuera and Clevedon played for the Provincial Cup, and also for the Junior Cup, the latter being; a handicap event. The flay was perfect for polo, the ground 'being in good order, and there was a good attendance of the supporters of the game. Owing to the late arrival of the visitors, the matches did not start at the specified time, the consequence being that the final spells of the Provincial Cup were played in semi-darkness, it toeing impossible to see the 'ball, or distinguish, the players from the side line. The Junior Cup, In which. Bemuera had to allow Clevedon a handicap of 5 goals, was won Iby Clevedon 'by six goals to two after a somewhat ragged exhibition, in which the country players displayed aa good form as the local team. * •In the Provincial Cup Clevedon put up a great fight, and gave the Remuera quartet considerable trouble in preventing, them from scoring, and though they were eventually beaten toy 9 goals to 4, they were certainly not disgraced. During the Interval between the games, afternoon tea was dispensed by Mesdames Tonke, O'Rorke, Gorrie, and Baker, and was much appreciated. . JUNIOR CUP. The teams were:—Remuera: Dalton, Gorrie, Hellaby and Sir Robert Loekhert; Clevedon» Burgoyne, Oram, Stevens, and McPher|on. In the first spell Dawson score/L for Remuera, and In the third Hellaby notched their second goal, while Gorrie scored In the final spell, but it was understood that the score was not allowed, through, a mistake ol the referee in respect of the time. For Clevedon Stevens sent the ball through. PROVINCIAL CUP. Tonms: —Remuera: Cotter, O'Rorke, Tonke, (captain), Baker; Clevedon: C. Altchison (taptain), R. lAltchison, Bell, and Duder. Remuera started off at a very hot pace, und flve minutes after the start of the spell, good play by Tonks, O'Rorke nnd Baker, took play to Clevedon's line, where Cotter put the finishing touches on a pretty piece ot work Iby sending the ball through. Slhortly after Tonks notched their second goal after a good run, and the spell ended: Remuera 2, Clevedon 0. Remuera again forced the play in the second spell, and O'Rorke added their third goal. Clevedon now rallied, and after some good combined play Duder secured their first score, while just before time C. Altchison Just missed the posts after a run nenrly the length of the field, and the score was Remuera 3, Clevedon 1 when time was called. In the third spell Remuera had nil the best of matters, and Baker notched three goals in quick succession. Tonks securing one, and half-time rang with the score reading: Remuera 7, Clevedou 1. The flve minutes' spell gave Clevedon a fresh lease of Hie, nnd they more than held their own in the fourth, nnd fifth spells. R. AitcSlson and Dnder scoring in the former, and C. Altchison In the Intter, and when the last ten minutos were entered on, they were within 3 of their opponents' total, the tally being: Eemoera 7, Clevedon 4. The final spell wns something of a scramble, the players missing every stroke through not being able to properly see the 'ball. Remuera, by the aid of Tonks and Cotter, eventually added two more souls to tiheir total, and the bell rang, leaving the home team winners of the Cup-by the margin of flve goals, the board showing— j Remuera f> Clevedon 4

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POLO. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 0, 17 April 1909

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