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NO CHANGE IN POSITIONS

V.M.C.A. AND MARIST DRAW

HOSPITAL HELD IN CHECK.

As a result of Saturday's Association football matches, there are few changes in the Senior A championship table, throe of the four leading teams —Y.M.GaA.., Marist, and Hospital— having played drawn games. V.M.C.A.

are still at the top of the table, with an advantage of three points over Marist, and Hospital and Thistle are not very far behind. Saturday's matches were played in bitterly cold weather, but there was little wind or rain until kto in the afternoon. The ground at Association Park was in good order for the meeting of Marist and V.M.C.A., and both teams gave an exhibition of fast football, although play at times'was unnecessarily vigorous, especially in the concluding stages when a goal to either side would hare meant, victory. Marist were unfortunate in not defeating the championship leaders, as they were attacking almost throughout the second spell. On No. 1 ground at the Park Diamonds proved too good for Institute, who have lost the dash which characterised one or two of their games earlier in the season, and-a victory to the "all blacks" by 3 goals to 1 was a true indication of form. Scottish Wanderers held Hospital, to-a draw at I'oiivua ; the final score being 3 all.; At Newtown Park Thistle defeated Waterside by 4 goals to 2. Two of Saturday's matches were eliminating games in the Chatham Cup competition, and as a result Waterside and Institute will take no further part in the competition. Results at a glance are as follow:— SENIOR A. V.M.C.A. 2, Marist 2. Hospital 3, Scottish Wanderers 3 . Diamonds 3, Institute 1. ■ Thistle 4, Waterside 2. ' ■ . ' SENIOR B Brooklyn 5, Diamonds 0. V.M.C.A. C 4, .Johnsoriville 1. Wolgasco 2, Seatpun 0. THISTLE, 4; WATERSIDE, 2. • Playing at New town Park, Thistle defeated Waterside by 4 goals to 2, in i' .S?" 1* dat was noteworthy for its bright iootball. The ranks of the Watersiders were strengthened by a number ot youthful players, but in spite of the disadvantage they suffered in opposition to experienced and weightier opponents, tney gave a- good account of themselves, and were responsible in no small way ior making the match one of the best games seen on the Park this season Hustle had the best of the first spell, and. at half-time the score read 2-1 in their favour, but when an equalising "oal was registered shortly after the "commencement of the second half, the came became keen and fast. Although the Hustle team gave a better display as regards tactics and combination, Watersiders showed that they were ready to make use of • opportunities when they oitered, and the forwards earned the reputation of being a fast and nippy set. Logan scored twice; ■ for Thistle in the hrst.. : spell, and .Stanbridge registered a goal for Waterside. In the second hall • btanbndge. equalised, and for the greater part.of the time the points were even. Waterside,, however, could not stand up to the heavy side, and when time was called Logan and Wallace had brought Thistle's score up to four. Cox, in goal i°. r. Waterside, gave another good ex-' hibition, and was responsible for bringing off some good saves. Waterside were unable to score more than once in the second half, and the game concluded: Thistla 4, Waterside 2. Mr. C. Kelly was the referee.

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NO CHANGE IN POSITIONS, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 138, 15 June 1925

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