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SOCCER COMPETITION Previously sharing equal honours with R.N.Z.A.F. (Whenuapai) in the Auckland Football Association's senior A competition, North Shore went down on Saturday to Philomel by four goals to two in the fourth series of matches. Whenuapai was able to outpoint Ardmore by five goals to one and, as the result, it took- the leading position. Wilkinson, for Whenuapai, got the hat trick and Hope-Ede collected the double, while Webster netted once for Ardmore.

Philomel, fielding a strong side, outplayed North Shore owing to better combination, and by making better use of opportunities.

Scores and scorers were.—Senior A: Philomel. 4 (Scott 2, Swan, Leonard), North Shore, 2 (Mason, Richards); Whenuapai, 5 (Wilkinson 3, Hope-Ede 2), Ardmore, 1 (Webster); Eastern Suburbs, 2 (Walsham, Collings), Comrades, 2 (Pickett and a defender). Senior B: .Metro-College 2, Thistle 2; Watersiders 6, Swanson 2. Second Division: Training College 4,' Eden 0; Watersiders 1, Comrades 1; Ponsonby 2, Eastern Suburbs 1; Onehunga 2, University 1. Last-Minute Goal.—The truth that no game is won until the final whistle was strikingly demonstrated in the match between Comrades and Eastern Suburbs. Comrades did most of the attacking in the first half and, from play in front of Suburbs' Roal, Pickett sent in a fast one which, after being stopped by King, slipped through his fingers Into the net. A second goal by Comrades came through glancing olf a defending player. Suburbs put more into the attack on changing over, and its opening score came when Curry, Comrades' goaiie, stopped a ball from Walsham, but swung round with it into the net. Suburbs tried hard for the equaliser, but it looked as though Comrades would come off the victor until, just before the final whistle, Collings got through on the left wing.

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WHENUAPAI LEAD, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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WHENUAPAI LEAD Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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