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BOGEY FOOTBALL, COUNTRY PLAYERS MEET.

NORTH DEFEAT SOUTH BY 18 TO 6 AFTER A POOR GAME. The largest "gate" of the sepson wa« drawn together at Athletic Park en Saturday hy the inter-island country: unions representative match. Between 4000 and 5000 spectators watched the game, Contrary ta expectations, playwas crude and poor, and lacked vigour. North, won comfortably on points by 18 to 6, bub the game was more even than the score indicated. North were better back® and nearly all their scores were individual efforts, two tries being got by runs from the half-way. M'Kenzie was very successful with, his placekicking. South had sortie heavy forwards and one or two fair backs, but they were unable to cross the x ir opp6nenta' line. Both scores came by penalty kicks by O'Brien. The whole character of the play was dull, with the exception of two or three good_ solus efforts. After a wretched opening tho first score came to North, Montgomery boring his way over in fche corner from round the blind side of a; scrum. Lennard failed with the kick. North 3, South 0. Soon after this Darby picked up haphazard in, midAekl and raised real enthusiasm by running right through, and ( fccoring between the post*. M'Kenzie kicked the goal. North 8, South 0. South replied with a goal from a mark kicked by O'Brien. North 8, South 3. Then after a spell of scrambling about Lennard made a, fine run from near half-way, transferring to Desmond afc the finish, a try Tesulting. M'Kenzie kicked the goal. North 13. South, 3. In, the second spell O'Connor scored after a nice pacing tush among the North backs, M'Kfc-nzie again adding the major points. North 18, South 3. South added another three points from a penalty kicked by O'Brien, and the game ended North 18, South 6. In the closing stages Montgomery was badly injured by a kick in the back and had to retire. He was subsequently removed to the Hospital. Mr. T. H. Jones wa& Teferee. WELLINGTON COLLEGE (19) BEAT ST, PATRICK'S (0). Playing an, intercollegiate fixture; the fifteens of Wellington College and St. Patrick's College more than pleased a large concourse of spectators at the Athletic Park on Saturday afternoon. The game wa« put on a« a, curtainramer to the country representative match. The especial feature of the contest was the bright, snappy football, and the very excellent passing rushes of the Wellington College backs, whcee attacks were at times brilliant, and worthy of Rugby of a much higher grade. Obviously they have been well trained, and "coached'" on the best principles, and in cases the ball was flashed right across the field along a line of backs whose point converged steadily on its objective. The losers played slower and more .stubborn football, and, though hete and there individuals scintillated, the team as a whole was inferior, though the forwards, bigger and bulkier than the black pack, mostly held their opponents in the loose scrums and tine-out. ' In fact, it was owing principally to them that St. Patrick's, though playing against" a steady drift of wind from the south, had the better of the first fifteen minutes. Then the Wellington backs began galloping, and" thereafter it was the black in front. At half-time Wellington led by 11 to nil, and eventually won out by 19 to 9. Baillie (3) and Strack scored tries. Beard and Childs converting one each. Beard also kicked a goal from a "free." Fuller, Lynch, and Blake (the last a brilliant effort) ecored for the losers. Mr. C. Atkinson was referee. MISCELLANEOUS. A friendly game between Bmscog and Co. and Duthie's employees was played on Saturday on, Kelburne Park. The former won by 11 points to nil. Newbold, sen., ecored three tries, one of ■which was converted by Wiltshire. Terrace School beat Marist Bros, by 18 pointe to nil.

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BOGEY FOOTBALL, COUNTRY PLAYERS MEET., Evening Post, Volume LXXXII, Issue 38, 14 August 1911

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BOGEY FOOTBALL, COUNTRY PLAYERS MEET. Evening Post, Volume LXXXII, Issue 38, 14 August 1911

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