NORTH SHORE TAKES LEAD
t ) I^°* r , th i-, Sho , r, r, sc °J' e , < ? its second win in the Auckland Football Association's senior A competition for the Thompson Shield on Saturday by defeating Comrades 4—o. Highlight of the match was the performance of the Shore centre-forward, Richards, who collected three times in succession. The other Roal was added by Robinson. Most of the way Comrades appeared to rely on individual efforts and chances went begging because of lack of co-operation among the forwards. On the other hand. Shore made the most of every opportunity.
A last-minute penalty gave Eastern Suburbs a 3—2 win over R.N.SC.A.F. CArdmore) in the curtain-raiser at Blandford Park. The game was well contested, though it lack brilliance. The outstanding forward was Collings, who figured in most of the attacks. He scored two goals and Welch netted from the penalty. Scorers for Ardmore were Gisby ar}d Webster.
In the match nt Devonport, Philomel held R.N.Z.A.F. (Whenuapai) to a draw In which each side netted twice. The naval men had the lead by one goal at half-time. The goalers for Philomel were Scott and Foote. while Bell and HopeEde netted for Whenuapai.
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SOCCER COMPETITION, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945
SOCCER COMPETITION Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945
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