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ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL.

CHINESE FOOTBALLERS. SECOND TEST MATCH. A DRAW WITH NEW ZEALAND. SPARKLING FLAY BY VISITOP.S. I (By Telegraph—Pr»ss Association.) WELLINGTON. Sunday. | The second test match between the Chinese University -Soccer' - team and NewZealand yesterday resulted in a draw, two goals each. The visitors gave a srarkling and clever display, and their tacrics were superior to those nf the New Zealand team. Tl'.eir fast work and direct passing greatly delighted the spectators, and the majority of the players did not hesitate to use their weight when occasion required. Frequently the whole forward line were encaged in ; combined efforts that kept the New Zealand defence working hard. Darwetl and Dacre shone in the New Zealand attack, but Pao withstood the shots that came his way. The goal that first beat him was from a corner, aud the kick was so well placed that Dacre headed it Into the net beyond Pao's resch. Ting and Chang came near to equalising, and just before tho interval Wu netted a beauty from Ting. Half-time came with the scores even. In the second speil China had th» best of the ei.-hanges. and Ting on the left wing was the outstanding player. He outwitted McC'reanor. and his centres were deadly. Anderson barely Intercepted a volley shot from Wu at close quarters, and then Jap missed the open goal, skyinc in the excitement of the play. New Zealand put up a hot assault, in which Williams. Dacre and Lotiiian all tried Pao with hot shots. Alfred Ting gave a great display at left back, and Wane ar centre-half was invaluable. The Chinese halves overcame the fault or' resting on their backs, and givinc the forwards sound support put the home defence on its metrle. Alec: Tine made a beautiful overhead centre, upon which, Chang pounced and cave Ewing 1:0 chance. China waa thus leading by 2 goals to 1. I Three minutes later the home forwards wer» in front of the Chinese coal. The hacks defended stubbornly, and Pao ran in to get the boll our. As lie did so the hall rame out and lianiclls netted before Pao Wu nest gave Ewing a terrific shot, but i the home goalie brought off a brilliant save. The final whistle came with the score unch.mcd. - ; The visitors -were heartily concratulate.l by the spectators, who cheered them to the ■ dressing room. The Chinese. New Zealand ! aud Welliuctoa tarns were entertained to j dinner iv the evening. j The attendance ;.c the match was about i 11.000. I The •vnrla'n-r.V.s.T" wa> a meeting he- . tween V.M.C.A. and Marist. the senior championship being at stake. It was a very hard fought game. V.M.C.A. winning by the only goal of the match. j CHATHAM CUP SEMI-FINAL. HARBOUR BOARD WINS. TOO GOOD FOR COUNTRY TEAM. The fir~t match for the Chatham Cup j .as played on Seddon Park. Hamilton, on , •aturdav. between Harbour Board and •ukemifu Junction. A great crowd was .resent, and the weather wa. ideal. The Harbour Board (white). —Batty, Fisher, '.ritain. Bell. Jones. Hibbert, Tucker, 'aimer. Marehison, Hayes. Henshaw. Pukemiro Junction (black.. —Metcalfe. .Vliiteiaw, Allison. Hall. Hodge, Tait. Lidiel. Crook. Robinson. Walker. Black. Pukemiro kicked off, and Harbour Board rrmediut.-ly pressed. I'lay was in I'ukeuiro half, until a good save by Metcalfe rom a shot by Hayes relieved. Then foiowed a good movement by Robinson, to I Valker. which saw Harbour Board in difIculties. Here play was held up by ! iibbert being injured, and he had to leave he field, but came back later on. Tlie I isiturs again pressed. Allison clearing a | rood shot and a corner resulting- Tocker's :ick was a good one. but nothing came of t. Piav still continued in Pukemiro s half. ,nd Mareisons shot went just outside the . tost. Good passes were here missed by ; larbour Board by not shooting iinmedi- , .rely, and this ga%-e Pukemiro a chance, i fait shooting, but missing. Harbour Board hen rev.-rsed play, and Allison mis-kicked, i he resuirinc corner goiny behind. From a i n.'lee in front of the goal Palmer shot. '■ .letcalfe saving wonderfully well. The j ollowiug movement by Robinson saw him j >ass to Black, and the iatrer overshot. ! riddel then came down the wine, bur kick- • ng'too hard spoiled his chance Harbour j ioard again attacked, but through mis- I v.-li of all the forwards, but through n:is- I ricking tbe chance was again missed. I -■ufcemiro. from Robinson in centre, passed , o Black, who beat several opponents, and mt in a first-class shot, which Batty turned ■ ■iiund the post for a curner. but Liddel : iadly placed his kick. Barry was now ; ■alied upon to save twice in quick succes- ■ ion. which he did in great style. Liddel hen tock a hand with the ball, but mis- ' lirected his kick. Then a scramble in front I if Pukemiro's goal saw Allison handle in he penalty area, and Brirain's kick just : vent round the post behind. Hibbert then ' ia.l a free on the line. Mareison connected ! v-ith his head, and the good effort went | istray. Play then remained in Harbour l 10.-ir.rs half until half-time. Harbour Hoard i . Pukemiro 0. The second spen opened with a great I nove hy Harbour Board, several shots I 'eing put over, and the visitors had the ■est of fl" play, it remaininc in Puke- | niro's half until a relievinc kick by Whiteaw put them on the offensive. But missinc heir chances, play centred, with Harbour j 3oard havinc rather the best of it. and a i .hot hy Palmer deflected off th- full-hack md went outside. A scramble in front of Pukemiro's goal now took place, and an ' nt'rincement by Allison saw rhe second ; lennlty given. Jones makinc no mistake ' :liis time, anl Harbour Board were one up. i From the kick-off play centred, and no I idvantage came to either side until Mar- I rison had a first-time shot, which Metcalfe I Lived A run down the wing hy Liddel I mil Crook saw the last-named" centre tend, and a goal looked certain, but I Vllison ran up and with a splendid kick caved. Mareison cot the bail and passed ro i V.ldel. The wineer-s centre was well i llaced. and Metcalfe misju.lced the hall ! md it wept into the net. Harbour Board I :. Pukemiro ■>. Pukemiro then tried to atrnck. but the I lefenc-e on the visitors' parr was good, su .t rocker put in a spectacular run down", hut .ver-rtrnninc. his shot went behind. The ast coal came from .Tone:., at centre-half •ssayin- a lone shot which came off. and the core was three in Harbour Board's flvou- i "rom now till rhe call cf rime shots were ' •air.ing round Pukemiro's goal, .-..nd Met■alfe was lucky to save on more than" on.) " The final scores were :— Harbour Board 3 Pukemiro n SRITISH-BORJM" V. NEW ZEALAND. The chief local attraction on Sarnrdav -as a game between specially selected tritish-horn and New Zealand-born teams. I .layed at Victoria Park before a good s'- '■ endance of spectators. Right throughout j he game was very stubbornly contested, nd it ended in a win for the Britishers by V.M.C.A. BOYS' LEAGUE. Seniors.—Spurs. :;. beat Celts. 0: Rover's. , bout Rangers.O: Rivals 2. beat Swifts " ! Juniors. —Spurs. 0. drew with Celts. 0; , lovers. :'.. beat Rangers, o; Itivals, 4. best iwifts, 1. FRIENDLY MATCHES. Comrades C. 5. beat Combined Comrades, j : Comrades ."th. 1. beat Comrades 6th. v. j COUNTRY MATCHES. cnr.isTcurßcn. Western, fi. beat V.M.C.A.. 1. Rangers, 3. beat Villa. 0. Nomads. 3. beat Thisrle. 1. Sunnyside, 1, tied with St. Albans, _, j

I SECOND DIVISION. Onehnnsa Athletics, 3. beat Northcote, 0. THIRD DIVISION. Kiwi. 2. beat Grand Hotel. 1. Metropolitan, 3. beat V.M.C.A., O. The scorers were Slassam (2) and ILirshali l'onsonby B. 2. beat Kiwi B. 0. I I-'inal Replay.—Xorthcote, o, v. utahnhn. ; I°' i FOURTH DIVISION. 1 I Bonskill Cup Knock-ont.— Ponsonby A. 1. I beat Metropolitan. 0: V.M.C.A., 2, heat Mount Albert Grammar. 1. I FIFTH DIVISION. I Knock-out Competition.—Harbour Board B, 5. beat Ponsonby, 1. Final.—Belmont. 2. beat North Shore, 0. SIXTH DIVISION. T.on:r Cup Final.—North Shore. 3. bear , Comrades B, 0. The -.-.me ended with i Shore winnin- by three goals, netred by Scott. Smith, and Blnckie. Comrades' -ol- :ikeoper. Brtshtou, made some wonderful saves, including n penalty, which wns a tine piece of zotilkeeriimr. Tbe North , Shore backs also played a fine same. I

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ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL., Auckland Star, Volume LV, Issue 201, 25 August 1924

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ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. Auckland Star, Volume LV, Issue 201, 25 August 1924

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