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BAY OF BIG FIXTURES

HOSPITAL WIN CHARITY, CUP.

3F.aa-:O.A'. DEFEAT WATERSIDERS.

Saturday .was a day of big fixtures as iar&. Association football was concerned.' ForSthat- reatron it was exceedingly utilortSnate that the Basin Reserve was not-^available for the two main matches, as the assopiati>n was confidently anticipstfilg a record crowd, and the officials had'*to- be satisfied with aii attendance of a^liitle over a. thousand at Association Park. Hospital and Diamonds met on No. - 1 ground in the final of the Chanty ■fcup' competition, the former gaining-the verdict'by means of a very luclty goal scored m" the first quai-lev of an hoar. . ,Hugkas sent in a beautiful shoff-whicfr wa6 well taken by Waller. In attempting to: clear, however, the DiaSond custodian appeared to step back over./.; the line, and the referee, after -a close;inspection, awarded a goal to Hospital; The decision 1 mst with a very mixed reception, and Hospital supporters agreed thai their side was very fortunate. ■; On Kb. 2 ground, V.M.C.A., who were pfaying with ten men almost irom the of the game,, gave a brilliant exhibition of football, and, by the aid o£ a penalty kick, defeated. Waterside in the .^eliminating, round of the Chatham Cup':i competition by two goals to one. Y.SjpC.A, and Hospital wiJl. now meet in the match to decide* which team will have the honour of representing: Wellington in the .'Semi-finals of the competition. The winners will met the 'Wanderers' Club St Sfelson. . . ..' - ,■■-.- ■ Besults at a glance are as follow^.—» ' CHARITY CUP FINAL. Hospital 1, Diamonds 0. tJHATHAM CtFP REPLAY. V.M.C.A,' 2, Waterside I.' "' OHAMPIOJTSHIP. ,«■•' Marist 4, Karon 2. ; SENBOU B. • Scotitsh Wanderens 5, Swifts 0. South Wellington 6, Island Bay 0. Pprirua 4, Y.M.G.A'. B 2. : ' ' ' fHOSPITAL 1, DIAMONDS 0.. , The match" between... Hospital and Diamonds, played at Association l Jark forihe Charity Cup resulted in Hospital regfstering an extremely lucky .win;' The game also counted as a. qualifying round for -the Chatham Cup. The -drily goal scored was a doubtful one, although the refers? had no hesitation in awarding it. Diamonds won the .toss and Hospital kicked off againstLthe sun, but with the wind in their favour. Tliey at once made headway, and Lambert sent in a fine shot, which Waller just cleared at rthe expense of a corner. The kick was cleaned, and the Diamond forwards, headed by fi. Ferguson raced away, and M'Eeod and A. M'Kee were looking dangerous, -when j ; Ferguson intervened and;returhed Well up field. The play was fast" but there was tod much hard kicking and neither side seemed able to settle down. Bolt and Findlay put in sev-eral-nice runs, but Shaw and then Gibb proved a solid defence. At the other end Dick sent in a "curly one^" but Waller saved well, as he did a moment later;, from Gibson. A long shot from Hughes followed, and Waller fumbled, the ball going behind him. to be quickly recovered. The referee, however, blew lis whistle, and after inspection awardjd Hospital a goal. Hospital 1-0; This piece of bad luck roused the town team, and;a great;run, in which Bolt and Fer 1' gusori were -prominent, saw th 6 ball cross the goalmouth; but the chance was missed. A moment later Trewick was called on to save from a sharp shot from D. M'Kee. Bolt and M'Leod, on their respective wings, were playing finely, but, the lopposition., was keen, with Kissock doing some fine heading. Hospital again' became prominent, and Dick and Bourne, ~>vithj some nice passing, got through the halves, but Hawkins stopped them by giv'sg a corner. This was well placed by '.)ick, but .again Hawkins gave a corner.- Hospital weye now attacking hotly, and only the fine kicking of Hearne and*Hawkins kept them out. Hughes and-Kissock both shot hard, only to find the way blocked. Diataonds soon returned to, the attack, and the game, was swinging from end to end, with Hospital generally getting the Better of the exchanges, but both defences were very sound. Hearfte miskickeG, and almost placed through his own goal, but Waller was^alert and- cleared iii time. At the otliej end M'Leod crossed splendidly, but Bidgood missed badly. Diaihonds were giving their left wing the bail at every opportunity, and Sl'Leod and Findlay were making- the most of it. Half-time arrived with Hospital attacking.

Oti resuming Hospital at once attacked strongly, Shaw placing Vvdll to Gibson, whb\sont in to Lambert, ami the lalter crossed welt, bill D. M'Kee intei'copled and Sot his. own men away, p. Ferguson, and .'A. M'Kee wove only just stopped in. tirtitr by Gibb, who seemed surprised when a corner ■'■wjis jliveh against him. Ffori} the kick D. M'Kee sent in a. bcautiful^shot, from which Ti;ewi'ck- made a fine save. "Shwtly-'iiflor a back imblUcUbil and "gave Diamonds another corner. For some;little lime, the' Suburban team were hard; pressed. Thompson, however, relieved the pressure, and away went the Hospital .-forwards in qusst of another goal.- Gibson sent in a great shot, which. Walter fiihibledy and with, the forwards on tpp ;oE him, 'was fortunate in gettingthe tallvaway ior a corner. A' period', of line play ; which followed, mainly' duo lo the wind; "Was rather uninteresting, ■jiridtlthe'i'garae became rather serap I ]>y. "Both goab were visitor! in' turn/ and ■Trewivk oil one occasion was ; fol'-i lunate ill clearing and 'Diamonds .'were, correspondingly unlut-ky in not scoring, as ;\'\p.ry torrid time, look place for a lew- jfiijnulen iri, the Hospital goal. Kissook.Tagain. set his team away, and Dick ■ siot' ihrough tho backs, but was., charged off the ball as'lie was about (jto shook Dick was hurt, but soon resumed; Towards the finish Diamonds made strenuous efforts ito equalise, and their forwards were always dangerous. It. was close on time when one great rush saw tlie HospitflJ defence crumple uj^ three players niiskicking ill turn, but frewick camo. to the rescue as the final whistle Wew- ..::■-■■ The referee was Mi\.B,;Wilson, AtTthe conclusion 'of Ihe game the cup ras presentecl "to F:'Di'ok; captain oi Hospital.■ilsy-JHr.- A: E. Weils, chairman of the VCTVA. Mr. VVells congratulated Hospital jfti.winning ihe cup, and spoke in glowing terni.3 ot the clubs assistance in promoting the game of Association football. '.Cheers for the ; losing and winning teams 1 were given.- . >..

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BAY OF BIG FIXTURES, Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 49, 27 August 1923

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