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FOOTBALL. NORTHERN LEAGUE GAME.

AUCKLAND BAHLY BEATEN". [BT TET/EGBAra— PRESS ASSOCIATION.] AUCKLAND, 23rd July. The British team, played the second match of the tour afc Victoria Park this afternoon, when they met the Auckland representatives. The weather was showery, and there was a large attendance. There was an absence of sun and wind. The Englishmen won the toss. Jackj son kicked off for Auckland from the western end. Auckland were the first to attack, and the forwards taking charge Jackson made a fine^opening, and sent to Seager, who, with a fast dash, scored. Jackson failed at goal. The game was very fast, travelling up and down ab a great pace. From a sensational passing run, Jenkins broke through, and scored. Lomas converted. England's game was very fast- and open. Auckland attacked foT a space, but the Englishmen eventually got going. A loose dribbling rush ended in Jukes falling on the ball. Lomas goaled. Auckland rallied, and the Englishmen forced. England were giving a good display and Auckland were continually on the defence. Davis set his backs going, and Avery scored' the third try. Lomas was again successful with, the kick. The next try came_ immediately afterwards, through the agency of Riley. Lomas failed to kick a goal. Auckland made a. dash, but it was only a temporary rally. The visitors attacked again, Leythan adding a try. He goaled. ' England ~ 23 Auckland w 3 The game was very fast and exciting. England's passing was wonderful. Tries were added by Riley (2), Jukes, and Kershaw, three of which were converted by Lomas. At half-time the score was England 41 Auckland .... 3 SECOND HALF. The visitors were immediately on the attack from the kick-off, but Auckland cleared, and set up a hot attack. The visitors' defence was severely tested, but was solid, and they had no difficulty in repulsing the invasion. Auckland were making a much better showing than in the first spell. The pace, however, was being maintained, the Auckland forwards in particular putting dash into their work. Jenkins, the full-back for England, played brilliantly, saving his side time after time. Eventually the Auckland attack proved successful. Smith, making a fine opening, sent to Asher, and the later shook off Riley and Jenkins, &nd scored amidst applause. Jackson failed with the kick.' England . • 41 Auckland 6 Auckland now put a lot of heart into their work, but the visitors retaliated, coming away with brilliant dash, and Lomas dribbled over and scored. Rich failed with the kick. The locals were more than holding their own with the Englishmen, but play lacked finish, and hard tackling nullified the efforts of both sides, which were foroed in turn. Then Nolan put Auckland on the attfctk by a tricky feinting run, but England retaliated, and "WinStanley scored. Lomas converted. Auckland were soon defending again, and Leytham scored near the corner. The kick failed. Auckland made a final rally, and Griffin scored. The kick was resultless, and the game ended — England •„„ m ... 52 Auckland 9 The attendance was estimated at 10,000. A light rain fell in the early part of the game, but the weather cleared up shortly after play commenced. The game was fast and exciting throughout — an altogether brilliant exhibition. THE. MAORI TEAM. DEFEAT OF MANAWATU-HORO-WHENUA COMBINATION. [»¥ TELEGRAPH — PEE 33 ASSOCIATION.) PALMERSTON N., 23rd July, lhe Maori team played a Horowhenua-' Manawatu combination on the show ground to-day. The weather- was drizzly all day, and the ground very sticky. There was a good attendance notwithstanding. The Maoris opened in their usual brilliant style, and in a few minuteß Piki wriggled through the ruck and got clear away. He passed tfa Kaipara, who got over easily. Cunningham converted. The ex " All Black " .was lhe next to score. He got away all on his own. His kick at goal brought up ten points. From this out the local men gradually recovered from their initial surprise, and made things very hot for their opponents. Three times the Maoris were forced, and twice Cook, the Horowhenua wing three-quarter, nearly got over. The Manawatu forwards kept things going, and for twenty minutes play was in native territory. Kaipara was conspicuous in some brilliant individual work, and then came the third score from some brilliant work by Takarangi and a break-away by "Winiata, who got over. Cunningham missed the kick, and half-time was called with the score : — Maoris 13 Manawatu-Horowhenua .. 0 SECOND SPELL. The second spell saw a big change in the play, which was all in favour of the local men. The forwards kepl/the game close, and an uninteresting spell was witnessed. For the first quarter of an hour the Maoris barely broke away, arid the Manawatu men continually menaced their line.. From some brilliant forward work, Munro got away with the ball at toeHe dribbled right up to the line, but with his last kick the ball swerved and struck the corner flag, much to the disappointment of the spectators. They were soon rewarded, for the Waoris chose a scrum instead of a line-out, with the result that Ropata, the long wing-for-ward, snatched up the leather and dived over. Parata failed with the kick. A few moments later Nepia Winiata, with a magnificent place-kick from a penalty, added three more to tho score of the local men. The visitors came again in good style, but were unable to do any good, and the game ended in the Maoris' favour : — Maoris ... 13 Manawatu-Horowhenua ... 6 Mr. F. Foote was referee. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY. MATCH AGAIJNai' CANTERBURY. (JIY TELEGRAPH — PItESS ASSOCIATION.} CHRISTCHURCH, 23rd July. The weather, which was threatening, held up thiri afternoon for the match between the Americans and the Canterbury team. The ground was soft, but not greasy. FIRST SPELL. Canterbury kicked off against the v^ind, and Fryer and Weston soon had 1

the visitors in trouble with a little quick passing down the side line. Some nice concerted forward work, characterised by absolute fearlessness, and a frequentdisregard of the offside rule, enabled tho Americans, amidst warm applause, to pen Canterbury down. Contrary to expectations, the visitors threw the ball about to some purpose, but failed to drive home the attack. Burns came round the scrum, and cleared with a nice kick, only to see the American threequarter line come back with a quite brilliant passing rush that earned cheers. However, a trifling hesitation let Bums kick down field, and Murray, following fast, beat the opposition, and ecored at the corner flag. Weston' s kick just fell short. The strong southerly helped the Americans' kicking, and almost at once Canterbury were forced. Rain was now falling'r and it became a little difficult to handle the ball, so that the brilliant Canterbury backs made small progress. So far there had been no bright flashing individual play, the collaring on both sides being sudden and effective. A rush or two of the American forwards in massed formation took place right to the home line, where over-eagerness prevented a score. Brown had a couple of fruitless shots from a mark, and a penalty, Canterbury being forced. At length a penalty let Weston away, but Roth saved finely. A passing rush took the ball back, fumbling saving the Americans. A period of dull play in the driving rain ended the spell. SECOND SPELL. The second spell had just opened when the local forwards went down with the greasy ball at their feet, America being forced. Within a minute of the start Weston kicked a pretty goal from a penalty. Canterbury ... ... *•• 6 America 0 Following the kick-off, Sanburn sent Canterbury to her goal-line with a nice line-kick, and another good kick into the wind's eye by Browning kept her there. Futile American attempts to field the slippery ball let Canterbury away, Meadows leading, but a sharp order of "Everybody in it, now !" rallied the visitors, and they swept back. A penalty kick in a good position went astray, and Dole had a fruitless pot. Erb returned the kick out, and Cerf, following up smartly, got well away, a wild pass spoiling a fine piece of work. The game was now a case of kick hard, slither, and scramble, until Weston was given a possible long shot from a penalty. A beautiful kick sent the score up three points. Canterbury ... «m ••• 9 America 0 Again the reds rushed the ball to the visitors' line, but Fitting, Cheda, Harris, and Levett, with a dashing piece of footwork, went right down the ground. The Canterbury backs repulsed the attack, and Grey, who was playing a solid game, caught the visitors napping, ran to the twenty-five line, and passed to Fuller, who let Shadbolt over. Weston converted the try. Clever work on the line-out by the Californians characterised the next few minutes, but Grey again cut through the scattered American backs, and Murray, backing up, scored at the posts. Bain converted. From this out the Americans -iuite held their own. One or two sm=u-t dashes and good kicks threatened danger, but there was no further score. Grey a.nd Weston were the only Canterbury backs to play up to reputation. Tha American backs were by no means the unsophisticated players the crowd had been led to expect, and, except that their passing was high and slow, their work was always fair. Canterbury 19 America ... 0 IN OTHER CENTRES. SENIOR PLAY IN DUNEDIN. [BT mSLEGEAPH — PRESS ASSOCIATION.] DUNEDIN, 23rd July. The football matches were played in a light drizzle, but tho grounds were all very heavy. Results of the senior matches :—Alhambra (12) beat University (3) j Union (3), Kaikorai (nil) ; Zingari (10), Taieri (nil); Dunedin (18), Pirates (nil); Port (6), Southern (nil). AUCKLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS. AUCKLAND, 23rd July. Rugby football results : — Ponsonby (3), Grafton (nil) ; University (12), Parnell -(3). Marist Brothers drew with City— -6 points each. WANGANUI OUP MATCHES. WANGANUI, 23rd July. The Charity Cup matches were played to-day. Senior Pirates defeated Eastern by 20 points to nil ; and Kaierau (11) beat Wanganui (nil).

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FOOTBALL. NORTHERN LEAGUE GAME., Evening Post, Volume LXXX, Issue 21, 25 July 1910

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