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THE CHATHAM CUP.

HTTNIXY BEATS NOKTHCOTE. HOME TEAM'S GOOD BACKS. FINE OPEN GAME. (By Telegraph.—Special to "Star.") HCN'TIA". Saturday. The Chatham Cap contest between Northcote and Iluntly. played before an attendance of live hundred people resulted in a win for the mining town team by 3 goals to 1. it was one of tie linest games ever seen here. The teams were: — lluutly.—Allsopp. E. and 11. Hall. Hayes. Green, i'orteous. Liddle. Marshall, Cox. D. iiall. Baber. Northeotc.— McAneny, Metge, Alp, Catlow. Thompson. Abernethy. Howartn, linker. Trerualn. Knott, Burford. This game, played on a ground whose surface was a little rough, but springy enough for fast footwork, opened with Northcole taking th<> initiative. E. Hall clearing his skipper (Green), who transferred to the forwards for lletge to swing the ball back to Howarth. Tremain and Knott then galloped off, the former being tiu.stled by the defending rearguard, and shooting wildly. Murray, Hayes, I'orteous and <lreen developed a pretty movement, and Marshall, receiving from Cox, raced upfield. beating Catlow and Metge. Hayes overheaded into the goalmouth. and McAntuy was lucky iv clearing the danger. NOIiTHCOTE MISS CHANCES. Cox. who was playing resourcefully, took 'lie hall from his rient-winger, but Metge stopped again for Howarth to return into opposition territory, and miss with a libel? shot. From thu kiek-oflf Knott tapped out to Durford. who dashed inwards to send the ball over the bar. The South Auckland champions set off vigorously, and Hayes and Marshall continued harassing the Northcote back-line until Alp lifted the ball in a long punt.* Howarth brought it back. and. arter eluding I'orteous uml Hall, turned iv a beauly dead for goal, but Allsopp glanced it away with" apparent ease. The position was reversed, and Kuott. with everything in his favour, skied a shot. Huntly forwards were now playing with continent pace, and a smart run by Marshall allowed him to centre nicely to < ox. who feinted to pass. and. drawing the defence, gained sufficient advantage to smash in a well-judged goal. Huntly ], Northcote 0.

From the resumption. Knott. Howarth and Uiirford in turn had shots, but anything civer-dangerous was cleared by E. Hall or Allsopp. Howarth and Baker maintained the pressure, and despite the vigour of assault!!, Huntly staved off trouble. Northcote showed more promise after halftime, but the home side, with Hayes in the van. worked the right wing in see-saw fashion, Liddle and Marshall linking up. Liddle. who has pace, broke past Abernethy. aud lobbed a nice one from near the back-line into the goal area. McAneny juinpe<l ti, deflect rhe ball away, and Cox received it on his toe as he raced into the goalmouth—a splendid centre-forward Hton aud coal. Braced up by this reward, Huntly still made the play, until Knott shone with a semblance of the sparke he displayed on the field six weeks ago. With Burlord ,v close company he invaded and shot, but it was well away. Howarth laso missed a good chance, Allsopp clearing. Green and Hayes jumped into stride, and -Marshall earned on in the invasion, Metge thwarting the onslaught. Catlow now changed the venue, and Howarth. receiving a pass from Thompson, had hard luck in striking the post with a hard low shot from an angle.

A STERN DEFENCE. Iluntly were now hemmed in. and despite fine delensive work hy the full-backs. Knott essa;.td a strong centre, which Baker made an etlort to divert Into goal, missing and sprawling into the net himself. Then Tremain had a go, and after a corner forced by Uowartb, be rattled in a great firsttimer, which Allsopp held and cleared. To overcome such a sturdy defence was a heart breaking test, especially as Howarth and baker were in turn slightly hurt at this important juncture. Iluntly forwards rotnped away again, and Alp was just able to rob Liddle and pass to Metge, who rushed the ball blinuly and missed. Marshall came on the scene, but lifted the leather too high. Northcote attacked, and Thompson sent in a straight shot. Allsopp ti'iue out to meet and kick it clear. Then he survived with credit a hot goal railv. lie tipped another shot over the crossfrom au ominous corner-kick, he punched the ball out with accuracy and strength. After an attack hy Iluntly Northcote came at it again. Knott and Burford striving with all their might, but Huntly's goalie stood up well to everything. The Climax seemed to come wheu Tremain. dashing in close, booted hard, and yet Allsopp stopped it. This goal-keeping had excited great admiration, and when at last the siege was set out with renewed vigour. Liddle cetnred from the outline, and Cox and Baber ran iv to receive, the latter smacking the cross-kicked leather to goal from a yard out. With a half-minute to go Northcote breezed up, and a direct centre by Howarth was taken by Kaon, who headed cleverly into goal, leaving the final scores:—Huntly 3, Northcote 1. Referee, Mr. Newbold.

WELLuiGTOJN. TTELLINGTON. Saturday. resulted :—Diamonds 5, beat Swifts "2. Hutt and Johnsonville have to meet In the semi-final. The Victory Cup resulted:—lnstitute 3, v. LMamonds 1~ t Kcottish 2 v. Waterside 1 ; South Wellington -, v. I.M.C.A. B 1. Wellington Cup Final : —Y.M.CA, 5, beat Johnsonviile 0.

ANNUAL REUNION. TROPHY PRESENTATION. The annual "smoko" and trophy presentation of the A.F.A. was held on Saturday evening, when between three and four hundred players and supporters of the game assembled in the Waterside Workers' Hall to celebrate the most successful season in Association football in this district. Mr. A. Menzies, as chairman of the management committee, presided, and extended a hearty welcome to the Manawatu team and other puests, who included some representatives was displayed throughout the evening, and the chairman, in the circumstances, controlled the large gathering with great credit. MAN'AWATI' SENTIMENTS. In responding to th<? tonst s.nd welconss accorded the Manawatu visitors. Mr. Dick, captain and manager, said the trip and game had been a pleasure and eye-opener to them. His men had all paid their own expenses to carry out this fixture, and had shown Sne sportsmanship. Some of the best players were unable to come, but the speaker was. despite the defeat, proud of the side, and especially of their young goalie. Cutler. (Applause.l Mr. Dick mentioned that his association had made a suggestion to the New Zealand Council that a Grounds Society, on the lines of StarrBowkett institutions, should be formulated with each, association taking; up shares. This would enable the creation of n general fund, which would make possible the provision and acquisition of grounds for the code in all parts of New Zealand within eleven or twelve years. Mr. Dick, on Mr. Tillson with an engraved silver cigarette C ase in token of appreciation for services and attention to them during this visit. Mr. Tillson suitably responded, and on his behalf, the chairman subsequently presented Fred Curler with a gold medal to mark his achievement in his first representative gam°. Mr. Menzies said the distinguished performance of the lad. who was Iβ in May last, was one of the strongest arguments why secondary school boys should be encouraged to play this code. THE CHAIRMAN'S REMARKS. Before presenting the trophies—cups and shields—won during the season, Mr. Menzies s.:id that whilst the game had made great strides here, judged by public patrona?p. there was no reason to get "swelled heads." because they had a long way to go before they could rival the national game !n this Dominion. First they wanted a still better standard of play, and this was tiaserl on teams being individually anri collectively well trained. A member who did not train adequately should forfeit his place in a team. The speaker said overseas visits helped the game, and there were prospects of an English or Canadian visit next year. Considering the finances one tour was quite eaougb at present to control In New Zealand. Mr. Menzies sajd the most important matter was Blandford Park, and he agreed with a previous speaker that 15CO out of the 2000 Soccer playors in this district should be able to contribute *1 each and thus pat the project on its feet. [„ i,-esontin? the championship cup to North Shore Tilr. Haycock. Junr... Mr. Menzies rnngra tnlat«*d the winners, and Uiri he knew that the winners would have been equally satisfied had Nortbcote beaten them. However, a rule en defaultin" teams relating to point deduction had

to be applied, and , the management was obliged to administer that rule however much it disliked the position. (Applause.l Kales were for the disciplining "f tingame, and all good sports wore first to respect and admirp a team which won a< ! well as the team which lost, lie was sr.'-'' Northcote would, like sports, come <>'it again next se.K-on and make a greater lml than ever for the season's honours. (Applause.) Mr. Braithwaite accepted the Falcon Cup for Fonsonhy. Mr. Oscar Moßrfne (president of the Waterside orkera Union), in accepting thes.-end division "championship f'»r the W atersulers. said that if that tpam rose to senior division status next season he hoped they would repeat their first year's performance ar.l win rhe championship, and do so by play Ing the game squarely and clean for the game's sake. (Applause.) NORTH SHORE CAPTURES. North Shore won the third divlson laurels and W. V.M.I, the knock-out: fourth division. Belmont —and North Shore the knockout: fifth division. North Shore —with the knock-out contest rinal between B»-lui"iit and Brotherhood, who had twice drawn. yet to be decided. North Shore also w.,u the sixth and seventh division chuniplotiships. Mr. Hawkins, who presented the lower division awards, was the recipient of a gold pencil in recognition of his seulou-c work during the season as convener of rhe Grounds Committee and chairman of the Boys" Committee. Returning thanks Mr. Hawkins said he expected that the grounds shortage would be more acnte next season, and he asked members to keep a lookout for possible playing areas. The programme. opened with the National Anthem, comprised a Dumber or musical and other items by local and visiting talent. The Key. .7at=per Talder delivered a bright oration and demonstrated his original interpretation of Auckland church bell tintinabulation. Alsacephone (Mr. Wheatleyt. juggling (Mr. N. Tare*, songs (Messrs. 3. Calvert. Mike Flynn. W. Pearc. T. Long, and R. Cundl.-i. dancing and patter by Dale and Barlinjr. and a remarkable violin-acrobatic turn by the Fr.-<Jo Boys, of Fuller's, were provided, Mr. Tureell being at the piano.

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THE CHATHAM CUP., Auckland Star, Volume LIV, Issue 222, 17 September 1923

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