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WANDERERS DEFEAT MARIST

Marist are out of the Chatham Cup competition. Last year's representatives had to acknowledge defeat by Scottish Wanderers at Association Park on Saturday afternoon, under conditions that were all against '■;good football. Heavy rain fell' almost throughout the progress of the game, and the ground'was under water, in. places,- especially in front, of both,- goals. Both custodians were called on to stand in a pool of water for the greater part of the afternoon. As far%s the actual play was concerned, Scottish Wanderers, who' adapted themselves to the adverse conditions more readily thaii -Marist, thoroughly : deserved' their vie tory by. 2 goals, to 1. Both goals to the 9 inners were well deserved, but tho same could not be said of that gained by Marist. It was the-. result - of. a re~ bonnd off a Marist. forward after the Wanderers' custodian had. effected a good save.' There were exciting pieces of.play in the last quarter of an hour, when Marist were making.' strenuous efforts to secure the goal that would give them the right to a replay. And thus another j "breather" as far as the cup was concerned; Several excellent chances of scoring wevo thrown to the winds as a result of overeagerness, and the efforts of the Green forwards were, also rendered futile to a large extent: as a result of the dogged 'resistance of the opposing backs. : Kirkland, playing.goal for. Wanderers, brought off (some, excellent, saves during that quarter of an hour, and much of the credit for the win-was due to him. Play in" the first spell was fairly even, with both sides , playing fair football under the unfavourable conditions. There were bright forward moveiments on both sides; but a stern defence, in each case kept scoring down. The spell ' ended with the scoring sheet as clean as when the game ! started. The teams changed right round at the end of the spell, dispensing with the'usual interval, but there was no slackening in pace. The ball did a lot, of travelling, and although, combined; play was almost entirely out oi the question, there were some bright flashes of individual play, which rewarded those few spectators who had braved the elements. Marist were the first to draw blood, but their goal was a fortunate one. Marist were attacking, and the ball came in with good force from the right wing. IJirkland was oqual to .the occasion, but in kicking to clear he sent the ball straight into Cos-

tello. The ball rebounded, and^ before Wanderer's realised what had happened the ball found a. resting-place inside the net. Marist 1, Scottish Wanderers O. ' Wanderers' hopes fell, but not for long. They attacked with rare vim, and within striking distance of the Marist goal they were awarded a free kick Lothian secured possession from this, and he' made no mistake with his kick. Marist 1, Scottish Wanderers 1. With the scores leveV and with much at stake,, play became exciting to a degree, arid efforts by both sides were wildly cheered by partisans. Wanderers kept pegging away very persistently, and:.eventually they were rewarded, M'Dougall scoring a fine goal from well out. Scottish Wanderers 2, Maristl. It was the deciding goal, for, despite strenuous efforts, Marist were unable to'draw level. /The Marist players were the" first to congratulate Wanderers on their very meritorious win. . y

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WANDERERS DEFEAT MARIST, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 150, 29 June 1925

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WANDERERS DEFEAT MARIST Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 150, 29 June 1925

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