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CHATHAM CUP FINAL

g it.M.crA; WIN GREAT GAME IN FINAL t : „~~- MINUTE. ;■'"' :

*• Excitement was not lacking at the Basin-Reserve on Saturday, when Y.M.§.A. and Hospital battled for the honour of representing Wellington in the ■ £f st c,°™P etition for the Chatham Cup, tropTSyjipen-for ■competition By-clubs' fe all-parts of New'; Zealand.: For the 1 jjgcond time this season V.M.C.A. had tft carry on the fight under disadvantages «±hat; would probably have taken fee heart out-of "many-: another team. A few minutes after the bail was set in potion, Campbell, the crack centre, colped with Kissock, the giant Hospital Ealf, and came off second best. He had to leave the field for the remainder of-the game. Just before the. .first spell, came to an end V.M.C.A. suffered yet ano'tner misfortune jd the loss of "Wiri" Baker, $ho also had to retire on account of an injury. When the teams changed round Bo scpre_ had .been : recorded, and Young Men, with a team that had been reduced fo nine, Had the hardest part to do. Hospital d?ew first blood, but before longthe score level again, per Jfledium of a penalty kick for handling. This was the state of the game when the whistle blew for time, and, in accordance with a decision of the Wellington Eootball Association, two extra spells of ten minutes were ordered. The first of these., spejls had no effect on the score, #}id the'teams settled down to fight out the final; spell amid great excitement. A minute or so' before the end, Ballard, a Member of "the All Black team, secured j£ossess,ipn of the.ball, and' after a fine giece 'of ■ solo play, gave his side the victory ; with a good shot. Hospital questioned the goal, but" after a consultation with the linesmen the referee kept to his decision. The game was a memorable one. In the championship games, Waterside maintained their hold on the premier position by defeating Diamond by'one goal to nil, and Welgasco, playing, with good combination, again defeated Karori, who were without the services of several of their best players. In the B Division, South Wellington defeated Brooklyn by the margin of one goal-, and Scottish Wanderers accounted for Porirua. Eesults at a glance are as follow:— ■ ? CHATHAM CUP. ;: V.M.C.A.-2, Hospital 1. ' '' ■ X CHAMPIONSHIP. 5 Welgasco 2, Karori 1. 1, Diamond 0. Z SENIOR B. ■SSquth Wellington 2, Brooklyn I.' '" Wanderers 4, Porirua 2. ;'. •> Island Bay defaulted to Institute.

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CHATHAM CUP FINAL, Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 61, 10 September 1923

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CHATHAM CUP FINAL Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 61, 10 September 1923

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