CHATHAM CUP MATCH
£ The teams were. ollow::^rp .^r:^: ; ■_ < ;Y,M.C.A,--Tarrant;;'... Rarity.vand;-.M-^ "3irr; • Bosheiy -Pearson, -and ' Jncßf ■ ■Smith, Trott, BaHard,; ■ - Pliiliipsy"-and'-. Hindmarsh. ..■-.* - 'Z'SJ.'l '"■".'.*'*'; '.*-~£.V~IZ -_■' Dauber's.—Chiias;""^sKfiam,.>:ana'.::p,*= "vies; Patterson, ~S^it:eli<^u|4,;i^S!in Walker; M'Leod, ' ■ Dayisy .-Hennessey, and Lock".'-'^-'.. ■■■'-' ■ C '?.Z~uZi'". " For the first*fifteen;S^ute&'ofVs&"3thS; "going was remarkably" ■even,,,for,; tficragl?.Yonng Men led all the;Way-in combined. -play, Dauber's laid tbemselves'-'out'^'in' ..■defence and,stopped attaclffi .itime'S'ft'Sr' ilime in the.'half-line. Young";Men~their .^commenced to press home stea.dily,- and .•Childs, in goal, was called'-on-lo • -show "what he could do under difficulties, j arid "certainly he did well, as, for,, iiisfante, _,\vhen Hindmarsh and Phillips: -forced ~down upon Askham gained-a- corner. •-The kick was well placed, and the goal •as good as registered till" Childs went 'for the . whole forward pack, collected "the ball, and sent away over their heads. ■Even co, the goal was not long coming, -for Smith took charge of his return and the ball across to Phillips, ■pavies tackled and -mulled, and Phillips ■netted.an easy goal, with Childs out of •position. Young.Men 1, Dauber's 0. Z Daub.er's. w.ent away from the kick-off, ;but Young Men were back again within * minute or two, and Ballard slammed '-across, the goal, iriouth^-either a firstiate pas? "or 'a .rather ' '.wild ■' shot-^-ahd "Davies had the bad luck to be struck on the forearm by the flying ball. ■*' Hands " was given, and M'Girr sent 'through simply enough. Young Men 2, IJauber"s 0.
-frhe"Ma7iawatu-»team broke' away repeatedly during the following ten minutes, ..Hennessey ..being, really brilliant, but .he, lacked' the, support that should! have been given him, and his work often •went for nothing, though he and Davies certainly kept M'Girr and Rarity thinking hard. V.M.C.A. again took general charge just on half-time, and Childs was given 'another brisk spell, ons shot from Trott, following a good centre from Hindmarsh, being a very near thing. The,..pace,in..the.,_first..'Bpeirhad been pretty fierce,' '"with- -'the ■• wind all against Dauber's, and there appeared to. be. a very bright chance that the visitors" .would make up the two points after the change round, but it was plain that the better tactics of Young Men as a team wjre less exhausting than the individual work of the'.Manawaiu men,, who appeared to be" tiring somewhat, more so in" the half and pack lines.
Mer made the pace again after the recommencement, and Phillips misseJ, by a bare six inches. Manawatu went d^jvn on'.the;left,.;and forced a. corner frim M'Girr, who cleared from the scramble- which followed, and sent his centre men off for the far goal. Ballard 3lammed in a 'great: shot, but Childs Eayed in fine style. Midfield play folloy.ed for five minutes or bo, and then Dauber's made their most determined attack of' the game,' pressing in hard with the right wing and keeping at it aH practically the whole Y.M. forward line had-fallen back upon the line in defence,.TYoung" Men'were sent away t>£ Bb&her,_ but Hennestse.y received again from^jDavies, . and.^ went^ through 3Mo and forieS another cdrnerT- M'Girr sgain cleared^ landing .'the. ball direct xf. Davis, ; t\yenty-five yeards out from gijal, and froto that..spot_the ;> ceritre forward sent^jrra;'long-one, which'deceived rarran|j6adlyi Young -Men '■* 2*,: Dauber's ;Thore,'" w|r.e., exciting-inioirienti:.' at: (jip M_anßwatu;;;goal -duriag-the-;next Hen minutes, half-a-dGzen^heavy-'sHbts being r6tu'rned: r:By"Childs, - one,Jfrom: Phillips b«ng^;a^k;r>iculariy;;prornising.;:atternpt. Billsrc!_;,j)ujvin;:again:,frprn ..;;close;.ra.nge^ and Childs punched back over the heads of the forwards. Hindmarsh received
and -ballooned the ball high against the wind, so that it dropped vertically from thirty feet above the cross bar, but twisted again to the field. The YiM. forwards went for. it in a bunch, and-Balkrd bustled through with a short head. There were loud protests Qf handling, but the referee, Mr. W. G. Brype,/ruled a goal, and the scores stood: Young Men 3, Dauber's 1. Y.M. ;kept_up the attack . willingly, Trott," Hindmarsh, Ballard, and Phillips putting in a deal of work, but shots were either skilfully handled or went flying over the bar. The brightest save, and the riskiest, was made when Childs went out to meet Trott, coming solo, and lifted the ball from his toe as his foot swung forwards for the shot. Dauber's settled down~ to a bright wing movement on the left, Davis receiving near goal. M'Girr tackled, but' merely deflected the ball, and Chapman cut in and put in a genuine daisy clipper, Tarrant going full length in attempting to reach it. Young Men 3 Dauber's 2. .'
From then on the game was Young Men's, for they pressed down upon the Alanawatu goal repeatedly, but were unable to add a point, the work of the right back, Askham, and Childs, being as it had been right through the match, sure and solid.
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CHATHAM CUP MATCH, Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 73, 24 September 1923
CHATHAM CUP MATCH Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 73, 24 September 1923
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