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FOOTBALL.

THE BILL OF FARE AT ATHLETIC PARK. 1 COLLEGE MATCH A"-BRIGHT. O'NE V THE AWKWARD SQUAD\IN INTER-ISLAND £D - ■■GAle'; : ' .'■

\ The --Npr/tti and South Island Country ■ football.'representatives, who had been on': tour under-:■ tho; ; New Zealand Rugby- 1 Union's new'scheme, for the encouragement of the game, met'at./Athletic Park • on Saturday afternoon,-.the-'.North team • winning an uninteresting match by 18 ' points to 6. . ••.'■■. ; As the w.eather. was ..beautifully fine, a crowd of over 3000=peo l ple assembled at : the Park; -.' and those present.' included ' the Acting:P.r.emicrl..(Sir.. Jjis....Catrol!),_ ' Hons. J;. V A. Millar, Hon. H. Buddo, and ; Hon. ; -'G.'a?owlds. ...TijefTjcrouud was in :■ capital'order, an inferior ex- ;; hibitfon of Rugby, and, if the spectators ; had looked for a representative standard of play, they must have been sorely dis- : appointed. The only ■ member of either 1 team'who could be said to have played : up to'.■inter-island form was Downing—a fine forward in tho North Island team. ■ • He stood as easily tho best player on tho f round. There -were occasional individual ashes by other players, but their efforts ■ were entirely lacking in method, and : three, lout of. four of tho North Island tries'were , due to very weak defence rather ; . than :to brilliant attack. Backs,, on' ■ either; side, had very poor ideas of pass- . ing and tackling, and, while the forwards ■' on either side played vigorously, they, ' were 'f anting in .knowledge and finish in their work. . : Two. minor accident? occurred in the : first spell, and, in the second half, Montgomery, the North Island half, was seri- : onsly hurt, and had to be.carried off;the.. : 'field*.;'-i'Ee Trent do\r'n-to!a forward-rush,' and,'in twisting found,, received a'kick, on the. back. "He was. removed to. tho '. hospital, where it was found that he was ' suffering from brniscil lodnoys. Played as a "cnrtfiin-raiser".. to tho. .inter-islr.nd fixture, tbo annual match be- : tween-Wellington College and Sf: Patrick's;: College ended, in the former team .'■ winning a-very pretty game by IS points : to 9. New Zealand /Union" was fortunate in having such a "curtain-raiser," . : as a large number of spectators journeyed to specially to seo the college ■ teams play, and many left before the '■ conclusion /of. .tho other, match,* .■■' i ..THE INTER-ISLAND MATCH. . . NO SORT OF GAME. • North Island (black) won tho toss, and South Island (white) kicked oft , from tho poutherri goal with tho sun against.them. 'For the first ten minutes play hovered in the vicinity af half-way, until, from a mark by -Priissing, O'Brien found the line, neai'-.'the. Black's twenty-five, ami, ■shbrtlv afiier, Prussing improved theposition by a capital lino kick. • Tho South forwards now worked -right up to the line,' -but .offside play'gave .North relief, ■ and , .-transferred- operations to tho - half-way-flag,"■•■where O'Brien had an-unsuc-cessful shot at goal. Tho South forwards led by Best' and M'Donald kept their op- . ponents buay,' but. several chances were : spoiled by 'irifringements. 'At this stage the game was ■ temporarily stopped by minor injuries to Prussing and Winter. ; On resuming Nolan 'led '& fine rush past the North twenty-five, and further good ', work "by Todd, Best,' and M'Donald carried ■ the ball over-.the . line..,but. North succeeded in forcing .dpwh.,:;FollcWing' tho drop-out; the . North forwards started a hot rush, A arid"'play was carried; into ; Smith's twenty-five for the first -time. Here Mont'g'oniery and Morgan'set a couple of good -passiu?-rushes -going, but the ball "did, not. get out., -The-Black forwards, however, pushed play on towards : the line, vand Montgomery,, going alone from the scrum,"and, using the blind ■ eide, scored at'the corner. Lennard failed with the kick.

•North Island ■' ...,w.;.i..; .- 3pts. South lelaiid ;»■••••.••-. °? ts - The'South'backs set.. off with ,a neat passing Tush after the drop-out, , which ended in Irving being grassed at the North twenty-five, but . good •. work.. by Montgomery and Lennard evened up matr. ters.i . Several passing rushes .followed amofig the South backs, nnd their forwards (led mostly by Best and M'Donald) kept play about tho North Island , twenty-five'until tw good North rush by Downing, "Winter, and Desmond centred operations at midfield. Hero Darby snapped up tho leather in the loose, and, cutting in'-past' the South backs, outpaced tho opposition, and scored under the posts, M'Kenzie converted.' North ■ Island !■....-...:...■..■..•...•./ Bpts. • South Island Opts, AHer .restarting South worked Up to the oprfosing twenty-five, and, North being peilalised for "lifting" in the scrum,. O'Brien l kicked n. magnificent goal from near tho touch-line. North Island Bpts. South Mind '. 3pts. A few minutes later, during the progress, of a South Island forward rush jJorih ware penalised for obstruction, but O'Brien riiissed an easy, shot at goal. Brown brought South-Island on to the attack again by a gr.oat lino kick,- .but O'Brien lost the ndvantago by kickjiig to the dead-ball line. From tho drop-out North carried the ball -the whold"length of the field, but nothing moro thnn a force-dditn resulted, and South replied with an equally sudden but futilo cifort. The North Island forwards then broke away, and lennard, chiming in at halfway, beat the opposition and crossed tho line after a brilliant run, but.lost the ■bail, arid left' the try to Desmond; M'Kenzio converted, and, at half-time, the ecore read:— North Island Mpts. tionth iskuul Snts.. . Immediately after the second spell began Irving made a great run for South, and thriw out to Best and Richards, tho lastrnarrjed bsing brought down at the twenty-five. Downing headed a good ,tush back into Southern territory, hut capital line-kicking by Manning and Pressing placed North on tho defensive again.: A little later, however, North took thq whip Land, and, from a passing rush, initiated by Mexted, the ball travelled on to 'Downing, Lennard. Morgan, and O'Connor the last-named crossing the line unopposed; M'Kenzie again, converted. North Island (..- 18pts.- : South Island •.....' '.. 3nrs. Give-and-take nlay followed for ft period of about ten minutes, and then, during a Southern rush, North were penalised in front-of tho goal for holding the ball, and O'Brien kicked an easy goal. North Island lSpl-s. South Island 6nts. A few minutes lator North were again penalised", but this timo O'Brien failed with ttie kick. South Island kept up the attack a little longer, but, eventually, the North Islanders lifted tho siegr, anil kept their opponents penned down on the lino for some time. Play was again stopped—this time by an injury to Montgomery, who had to bo carried ol? the field. From this onwards, tho gamo was of a most uninteresting description, and the whistle sounded "no-sido" without iurther alteration in tho scores. Mr. T. H. Jones was referee. INTER-COLLEGE CONTEST. WELLINGTON, 19; ST, PATRICK'S, 9. Brigbt football is usually tho result of Hi" clash between tlie Wellington and St. Patrick's Colleges, nnd Saturday's match at tho <Uhlotic Park was no exception to the rule. Tho lads playod really sciontitle football, the passing of tlie Wellington College backs being beautiful to ticDiiring tlie first half of tho opening spell the St. Patrick's forwards had things pretty much their own way. Tho 'Wellington ba«ke had little or no opportunities .until

'hftlf-waV through the -spell,-,,land they ■then''got a chance.* a,nd opened. out, tho result being that two tries were, put on within five minutes. From, this, on to tho end of the spell tho Wellington backs had all tho best of it, spending most of the time in St. Patrick's quarters. Just on half-time Beard kicked a pretty goal from a free-kick, and left his side with a lead of 11 points. ..-. '~,\ :.. <,-n • The second spell toponed with a, willing attack by St.' Pa trick's', -and almost immediately Fuller Was thrown"o»t on tho corner-nag. A couple of miuutes later -thoTsaine player got over at the corner after a nice run. St.'Patrick's kept at it,,and'another try was registered, Blake getting over after "a pretty dash over quarter the length of the field. Following this, Wellington attacked, and a clever piece-of passing through tho whole bank ohain saw Baillie score. By. this time the Wellingtoa forwards-were fairly in their stride, and a hard-fought game wao waged until the end. The .-"Wellington backs, however, were far-too clever for their opponents, and ,whrn,.''no-sido was sounded their tally was 19 against 9 points registered--by St. Patrick s. ■From the kick-off the St. Patrick's College forwards attacked vigorously, ami kept Wellington penned within the twenty-five line. The attacking, party sent the ball out to their backs, but an over-hard kick by ono of the rearguard enabled Wellington to force-down. St. Patrick's came again from the kick-out, and M'Carthy, a clever littlo half-back, had an unsuccessful shot at goal from a free-kick. Play continued slightly in favour of St. Patrick's, who varied tlie attack with an occasional-passing-run, in which M'Carthy w- is invariably to . tho fore. Brennan, one of the, St. Patricks forwards''wai , carried off the field at this stage, suffering from an injury to one of'his-knees. On several occasions tho WollffiStoti"back's" "showed ~g_limp"ses 01 form; but it; was .not-nntil Mvithin a quarter of."an hour of" half-time Hint they got 'fairly/'going'with--their beautiful passing. Theiivfirst concerted effort,.in.which Aeilson, i'Henderson, Strang; a,Tid Struck participated, left St. Patrick's . standing, Strack running in ensily, and grounding the ball behind the posts. Childs converted,. From the kick-out-the -\\ elling : ton 'backs got going 'agaiii, - and'. Baillie; a strong-running I wing-thre-9-quarter, wound up a smart pi'eco of play by registering the f-econd try. Childs failed to convert. From this on to tlie end of tho spell honours were with Wellington, bt. Patrick's securing relief on two.occasions'by forcin? down. Just on the call of half-time, Beard brought tho Wellington score to 11 by placing a fine goal from a ffpo-Hck.' ■■''■• . '

Tho second spell had not .been,in progress more' than a couple of minutes before I'ullsr put in a strong inn for St. Patrick's, but ho was thrown into touch on the corner-flag. Immediately following this, howevei, Hip same player got over at, f.he. corner, after a clever pieco of passing, in which M'Carthy, Biake, and the scorer were associated. Jl'Carthy failed to convert. St. Patrick's wero going strong at this stage, and a.great run by Blake heralded another try. Blako teat several Wellington men. badly, ajul grounded the ball after hurdling,, &o full-back. Fuller failed 'with the kick. The Wellington lioys resumed business in earnest after these two fet-backs, and initiated a.' passing-bout, which was doomed to fail. Another followed immediately, however, and BaiJlio' grounded the ball behind the line, after, a: brilliant, piece of passing, in.which the whole chain of backs participated. Beard .failed with •tho kick. Following a Sharp, attack by St. Patrick's, in which Fuller was almost over after a good run by M'Carthy, the Wellington backs 'combined in- 'another of their .irresistible attacks, the outcome being another pretty, try by Baillio. This time Cliilds converted. Tho closing scsnes were fast and interesting, l , but the only further score was a try for St. Patrick's, Lynch gettint,' over after a hard forward battle on the line. No goal re-snlted,'-'and ona of the most enjoyablo games of the season ended: "Wellington College, 19; St. Patrick's College, 0.. Mr. C. Atkinson was referee.. . REPRESENTATIVES CHOSEN. The Rugby Union selectors have chosen the following tean to rerir°sent"Wellin?ton against the Maori team, :w.ho , pla? at Athletic Par!; on Wedi-sJay next:-FuU-back—Evenson (Athletic).. ' Three-quarters— C'ooke (St. James), Mitchinson (Poneke), Daly (Petone). Five-eigths—C. Ramsden (Petone), J. Evan (Petone). ■Jlnlf-J. Tilyard (Poneke). Wing—Sotheran (Poneke). Forwards—D,-Sullivan .(Jlelrosel Elliott (Poneke),. lorry. . (Oriental), Mnffitt (St. James). M'Farlanp (Petone), Wilson. (Athletic), Bell (Athletic).' Emergencies—E. Roberts, Jl'Leod, Hills, W. J. Ryan. JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVES, The following is the. junior representative team chosen by Messrs. 'Burns, Welch,. aml.Fraser to meet the Wednesday representatives next Wednesday:— ; FiiU-back, ; Sheridan (Wellington); threequarters,". "Dnria (Wellington), E. Ryan (Potone);> Warner (Selwyn), five-eighths, Whitloy (Petone), Elifi'o (St. John's); half, Russell (Southern); wing-forward, Roberts (Selwyn); forwards. Guthrie (Petone), M'llwraith (Oriental), Fisher ' ' (Petone), O'Leary (St. James), Cotter (Wellington), Miller" (Wellington), Luoni (Athletic). Emergencies: Backs, Walker (Selwyn), Euti:ia (St. John's), Mconoy (Petone); forwards, Smythe (Wellington), Whiterod (Southern), Eberhardt (Selwyn), Parker I (Southern).

SMOKE CONCERT. The Wellington Football .Club's junior toain,- , which, has won-the junior chain.pionship,.'was entertained at a smoke concert at the. Occidental Hotel on Friday evening by Mr. O-car Koinbei\ who has trained tho team throughout the season. During the evening tho captain. Mr. Jlarins Sheridan, was. presented with an engraved silver match-box, as a memento of tho team's success.. /reams, representing tho Xew Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company and Gordon and Gotch played their annual football match at Non-town Park on Saturday. Tho fixture l'esnlted in a win fir tho former team by It paints to 5. Newhnds. Bradley, and Tiller scored tries, ono of which was converted by W. Capper. Bradley also kicked a penally goal from hfl.lf-iv.ij-. For tho losers Daly scored a try, which was converted. A Rugby match between team? representing tho Newtown Primitive Methodist Sunday School ond St. John's Junior Bible. Class was played on tho Duppa Street lieserve on Saturday, tho former team winnin" by S points to 3 For the winners, lloverd and Church scored tries, Church converting one. and Hopkirfc scored tor St. John's Mr. E. Fcltham controlled tho game. A game 'of Rugby was played on Saturday by representatives from tho linns of Mowra. Brisece and Co. v. John Duthic and Co., on Kolburno Park. Bnscoes team proved too powerful for their opponents, defeating them bv 12 points (2 goals and 2 tries) to nil. It 13 hoped to make this nn nnmial fixture. The Terrace School , defeated Marist Bros, by 21 points to nil. AUSTRALIAN MATC 111-IS. By Telegraph-Press Association-Copyrlsht (li-cs. August 13, 5.5 p.m.) Adelaide, August 1.1. Tn the football carnival South Australia beat Victoria, and Tasmania ueleuicd ..West Australia.-

MATCHES ELSEWHERE.

MAOKI TOUIUNCi TEAM. IBr Teleirapb —Press Association.! Wangantii, August 13. ■Tlie Maori touring team met and defeated Wanganui on Saturday by 8 paints to nil. The weather -was perfect, and the grounil hard and fast, and all in favour of a good game. The attendance was very large. Soon after the kick-off a Native, nisli ended successfully, Winiata. badly beating the lecal full-back, and scoring lnidor tho posts. Kogers missed an easy kick. Play was very even for the rest of the. g«me, unfit) tlireo minute* to time, when Knipara, with ono of his corkscrew runs, b?at. practically all tho Watfiganui backs, and then passed to Kogers, who scored near the posts, Ho took the kick himself, anil converted. . Time was called a, niiuute later. : .' .' WATEAKAPA TEAM.' ' ' [By Telecraph.—Special CorrespijndenU ; Carterton, August 13. The Wnirnrapa representatives to play tin) Bush Union at Pahiatua next Saturday arc:—Brown, Mafon, Thompson, Welch, C. Groubc, Hanlevj- I'. Gronbe, Jioss, Johnson, King, Miller, Bond, Hodge, Spackman, and lirough. .Emergencies: Backs, August (three-quarter), \ r alla.uco (live-eighths); forwards, AVilkinson, M'Lachlan, Blake. For the junior championsliip, Liberals (11) heat Dalefield (5); tireytowu (11) beat Carterton (6). Towards the close of the Dalefieid-Liberal match, C. Gallon, of the Daiefield team, liad liis leg broken through crossing legs with an opponent, , ' CANTERBURY TEIAL GAME.. •' (By Teleirraph—Press Association.l Christchurch, August 12. With the prospect of a successful series of iufcei-provincial fixtures, the . K'ugby Union had a trial match set down for decision to-day. Though at times hard pressed, the selected fifteen finally won an interesting contest by 22 points to It. Gray, Burns, Pyle, Can-oil, Bain, Morris, Murray, Auld, Morgan, and Hnssell showed fine form. For the B team Fuller, Wcston, Tossn'ill, Shadbolt, Humphries, Ward, Maxwell, and Bro.vn played well, Fuller and Shadbolt in' particular giving a firstclass display. The game between Linwood A and Albion. A ended in a win for the former bv 15 noints to 8. The inter-'Varaty match between Canterbury College and Victoria College (Wel-i lington) ended in the local team s favour by 11 points to 3 : AUCKLAND BEATS THAMES. Auckland, August 12. ■ Tho return match between the representatives of the Auckland and Thames'unions'was played hero to-day in lino weather, and in tho presence of an attendance of about COOn. The'local men had an easy win, the final scores being: Auckland, 25; Thames, 3. Stewart (21, Barrett, Miißce, Murray, Gray, and ATGregor' scored tries for Auckland, two being converted bv R. Magce. Montgomery ,kicked a. penalty goal for Thames "OTAGO CLUB FINALS.- ■ Dunsdin, August 12. Bt' defeating Dnnodin to-day by 11 points to 5. University wins tjio Rugby Banner for the season. Other results were: Pir : ates 20, Union G; Alhambra 3, Kaikorai 3' Ziiigari-Richmond 5, Taieri Rovers 3; Southern 11, Port Chalmers 6. '• MISCELLANEOUS.' Westport, August 12. In an inter-union match, Buller (16). defeated West Coast. (10).. ■ • '. : IB 7 TdetrapU.-Soecial Correspondent.! : Palmerston, August 12. Seniors: Athletic B,Talmerston 0. Third; grade: Kia Toa 15. Palmerston nil; Athletic 3, Feilding nil. ASSOCIATION.

SOME RATIIER GOOD GAMES'. Ideal weather and- good grounds wero the "state of the poll" on Saturday, *othin- of a particularly rousing character happened, but taken on the whole good games resvllcil. :At Auckland, tho lourth Division representatives wero defeated by ij coals ta 1. Following are the results of Saturday's First Division games:Ramblers 1 Y-M.C.A , 1 Swifts ~ i Rove" ••• 1 Thistle I Diamonds 1 Hospital 4 Corinthians ...... 0 St. John's 1 Wanderers 1 DIAMONDS-THISTLE, ~, The Blacks kicked off against a light southerly wind, and Shearer and Black, ran through, but Clapham relieved. Uγ lor returned and A. Lowe passed out to Black who centred nicely, and tho JJmmonds, with characteristic bustle, drew "first blood." The Blues immediately woke up and got to business. Lindsay executed some pretty movements on the rigftt and worked down towards tho Diamonds citadel and the ball was shot into goal where G. Roberts picked up and cleared. Tho referee- was about to award a penalty, when it was explained that Roberts was goalkeeper, and so a throw-down resulted which tho Black cleared, laylor then set ]?. Lowe going and tho-latter Sut in a nice run, but Jardine tackled iin, and away went, Hall on the left. Pioherts was penalised at this juncture for pushin" off with the hands', and Clapham took the kick which G. Roberts "saved with his feet, but Clapham, following his kick up, banged tho ball through. Shortly afterwards Fitzgerald retired owinj to a*n old ankle trouble. Tho Blacks played tho one-back gamo with success, Hall, however, being frequently pulled up for off-side play. Ho was off again presently, and-the Blues got a very soft goal, which resulted from some misunderstanding in regard to a throw-in. Shortly after halftimo'was called, Thistle then being one goal up. Hurbush came on in the second-half for -Diamonds', and tho Blacks had all the better of the game for a time. M'Ardle was showing some good defensive work, and Taylor was working like a Trojan, but the proper cohesion was lacking in the forwards. Hall, however, put in some good runs, and Dickson backed him up nicely. Presently, (he Diamond goal nearly fell again, the cross-bar being hit twice. Back came the Blacks, and M'Ardle was again tested, and several corners wore conceded, but all to no purpose, the score remaining unchanged. Mr. J. B. I'aton was referee.

JOHN'S. The contest bct.ireeu Wanderers anil St. John's at Kolhurnc Park was very even, and, though soino Rood work was shown in tho first spell, fit cannot ho said that either team had the supremacy. 'Wanderers wore in sore straits, when a penalty was awarded against them, but their fears were dispelled when Shaw's kick went over the bar. St. .John's wjre then put on the defensive, and Hughes and Hunter had shots for Wanderers, but without avail. Breaking clear, St. John's set their left wing in motion, and play centred round Wanderers' goal, bad shootin" by St. John's being much in evidence. AVnnderers were held firmly, but it was rot till near the end of the spell thnt Dick, with a long shot, eluded Gariut.f, and secured-St. John's only goal.

With this lead St. John's straightway set out to increase their score in tho Eocnnrl half, but tho shot was "saved," ami piny taken to the. other end of tho field. Hughes hero sent in' n shot which struck the post, but managed to find its wav in. thus restoring the balance. Phy thereafter was not iritorestiiipr. rind little was made of tho peroral openings provided. In vain did Shaw and Gosney endeavour to organise St. John's, while similar attempts by Ttogers and nughcs met with failure in Wanderers' ranks. Players seemed to lack vim, and though shots were tried, they were without finish. Players were apparently indifferent, and neither team worked in unison, though some good .individual play took place. It generally happened, 100, that fhe forwards were "not up with the game" at critical moments, and openings were allowed to pass by both silks, the game ending in ;i draw—one goal each. Mr. Ince was referee. HOSPITAL-CORINTHIANS. A bustling game resulted from tho meeting of these teams at Porirun, Hospital winning in comfortable fathion by I to nil. Dcipito tfie score, Corinthians put up. a good figlit, and, were within an ace

of scoring on several ucensions, Ives Ivoinff the leading artist in the shooting lino, but Cockburn was not In bo beaten, saving oik< fine shot at short range in great style, Roots and Ives had an interesting thiol, honours eventually fulling to tho tenner, his "heading" Ijeiiii; splendid. Hospital turned out wearing black bands, in memory of their late comrade, Keith lioiiltcu. Mr. Simpsjii acted us referee, owing to Mr. Wilson's non-appearance, and carried out his duties satisfactorily. Tyrer opened the score with a hot drive, Davis giving him a nsat pass. Richmond, playing very' iinely at back, cleared splendidly under pressure, his volleying being very sure. Yonti , ; snapped up tho l):ill from"a corner, and, with a fine shot which struck the underside of the bar, scored tho second point for Hospital. Ives made two Rood attempts to open "the. account for his side, while frem a "centre" by Burton Cattail all but put through, 'Cnckljiirn saving daringly. Hoots gave Tyrer a long pass, and his shot troubled Crouch so much that Elliot whipped the ball through before he could clear. ■

Hospital cased up in the second half, but, on Tyrer dropping over a high centre, Davis headed through, ending the scoring for his side. Gregory and his wing made many attempts to alter tho state of the game, but Wallis was hard to pass. Davis and Tyrer drove over the bar when well placed, whilo Ives had two wide shots, a; did Tyrer. who ended a pretty dribble by placing just outside the post. A pleasant game ended in a. win for Hospital by 4 goals to nil. SWIFTS-ROVERS. A- very exciting and keenly-contested Same, which was much enjoyed by a highly-enthusiastic crowd of spectators, was played at tho Basin Ressrvo on Saturday. The play was of a high standard. Immediately after the- kick-off it was plain that Swifts had no easy thing in hand, and, no doubt, had Hovers made tho most of their opportunities, it would have been a. drawn game. Rovers created a capital impression, their combination being at times superb, but it always lacked finish when play was in proximity t? goal, many good chances going a-begging. From I3io commencement, -Rovers, with a slijrht breeze in their favour, pressed, and it was all that the Maroons' defence could do to stave off disaster. Swifts presently became aggressive, and got in some very fine work, which ended with Ri.ckaby scoring with a beautiful shot. This reverse stung Rovers to renewed action, and they attacked in a most determined manner. Gibson, secured, and, after working for an opening, sent in the "equaliser." On rcsuinng, Rovers broke away, bnt did not threaten .Swifts' goal for long, however, for Hie Maroons quickly transferred matters to tho opposite goalmouth, with a nice piece of combination. Roberts was entrusted with the finishing movement, and he scored with a cleverlyplaced shot. Nothing daunted, Rovers still fought hard to avert defeat, but Swifts held them up, and Scott notched another point, making tho score 3—l in favour of Swifts. At this stage a penalty was given in favour of Swifts. Roberts was entrusted with the kick, and ho set in a fast shot which Kowan saved in magnificent style. No 'further score resulted, and, shortly after, the whistle blew for time. Mr. Newbold was referee. Y.M.C.A.-RAN'BLERS.

Thwo teams met at Miramar No. 6, and a drawn game resulted, each side scoring one goal. During the first half Ramblers held the advantage after a. lot of uninteresting play. A feature of the match was that both'goals were obtained during tho second spell, although Pliillips (Y.M.C.A.) was unfortunate in not leaving a goal to his credit during tho opening stages of the game. . A free-kick was awarded, and the player-mentioned rushed in, and made' no mistake, but tho score was disallowed, owing to offside- play. Things brightened up duriag tho second spell, and Y.M.C.A. giive Ramblers plenty of work to do. ,On one occasion a gcod passing-rusk was initiated by .the Y.M.C.A. forwards, which enabled Roberts to pass to Godsnlve. The latter had a capital chance, but mado nothing of it. On the next occasion, however, Y.M.C.A. were more fortunate, for this timo Roberts secured, and banged tho leather in, giving his sido the lead. Eninblers now took a turn at attacking, and bombarded Y.M.C.A.'s goal repeatedly, but Ilollis was equal to the demands mado upon him. 'He made one mistake, however—ho carried the ball into the goal-mouth, thus equalising tho score. Some discussion ensued over this little episode, and it resulted in the refcrco ordering a'man off the field. OTHER GAMES. Other games. played' under. Association rules ou Saturday resulted as follows:— : Second Division. Wanderers beat Y.M.C.A. by four goals to one. Brooklyn defeated St. John's by five goals to "nil—Barnett (2), Duff, L. Robertson, and one oil' ;in opponent. Mr. Bates was referee. Y.M.C.A., playing witli nine men, wore beaten by Petono by 13 goals to nil. Fifth Division. Swifts beat Brooklyn by 1 goal, scored by Temperton, to nil. Y.M.C.A. B drew with Rangers—no St." David's won by default from Y.M.C.A. ' Fifth Division B. Marist Brothers easily defeated Institute by four goals to two. Mooney, De muth, Walsh, and Dohorty scored for tho winners, and M'Carlio lor tho losers. Sixth Division. Marist. Brothers A defeated Y.M.C.A. by sis goals to nil. . Y.M.C.A. A defeated Rangers by six goals to nil. Institute A defeated Swifts by five goals Y.M.C.A. B defeated Institute B by one goal to nil. Amokura defeated Kelburne by two goals to one. Schools Competition.

In the Public Schools Competition, Marist Brothers' B drew with South Wellington—2 all. Wadestown wore defeated by Johnsonvillo by two goals to. one, and Thorndon beat Karori by a similar marOii Saturday afternoon, tho Roseneath Boy Scouts met the Island Bay Boy Scouts. The results wero as follow;—Rosoneath G, Island Bay 1. MATCH AT AUCKLAND. ■ (By Telcsrapli.—Special Correspondent.) Auckland, August 12. Wellington (Fourth Division representatives) played with the sun and wind at their backs, aud five minutes alter the start fcnfc in a shot which proved too hot for Bedmcj/l. Wellington pressed, but. Auckland -were relieved by a. fren-kick, and a fins run by Charters riglt down the field was nipped in time by Bcdmead. Wellington now pressed hard, and Auckland conceded three "corners." A good "centre" found Liversay in tho right place to do the necessary. Play now became very fast, and a wellplaced corner kick enabled M'Pherson (Auckland) to score. Auckland, 2 goals. Good play bv tho Wellington forward severely tested tho Auckland goalkeerjer, and- the ball was 'tossed up and down, the field for some time. Eventually M'Plisrion being handy gave Bedme.id no chance. Shortly afterwards Bcdmcad was rushed by tho Auckland forwards, and had to concede a corner. Give-and-take play now ensued 'until timo was called. M'Jnryi'P, Guise. Bell, aud Liversnge played best for Wellington, and Bennett and M'lutyre far Auckland.

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FOOTBALL., Dominion, Volume 4, Issue 1205, 14 August 1911

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