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SHORE HELD TO DKAAV Four goals by Wilkinson gave R.N.Z.A.F. (Whenuapai) a win over Comrades by six goals to three in the main match played at Blandford Park on Saturday afternoon. North Shore, which had recorded two wins, was held to a five-goal draw by Eastern Suburbs, with the result that Whenuapai, winner of the elimination round, and Shore share the honours after the third series of matches in the senior A competition. Philomel, on its run of play, was lucky to beat R.N.Z.A.F. (Ardmore) by two goals to nil. • Comrades showed an Improvement in form in the first half of the match and at one stage held a 2—l lead over Whenuapai, but the airmen managed to equalise before the change-over. There was thrust in the Comrades' vanguard and it got through some nice work, while the backs helped out goalie McCamish, who was suffering from the effects of an injury. The airmen made the pace merrier taKvards the end and rattled on four successive goals, as against Comrades' single effort before time was called. The other two Whenuapai goals were scored by Hope-Ede, while Masters (2) and Speechley netted for Comrades. The curtain-raiser between Philomel and Ardmore was well below the standard of the main game, but the naval men managed to emerge victorious as the result of two goals scored by Gisby. Shore made a good recovery in the second spell, after being down in the early stages by four goals to three, and it rait out on level terms. Scorers for Shore were Richards (3), Robinson and Mason and the Suburbs' goals were netted by Welch (2), Walsham, Neesham and Meuli.

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SENIOR SOCCER, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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SENIOR SOCCER Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945