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AUSTRALIAN TOUR

NEW ZEALAND BEATEN

GOOD SHOW IN SECOND TEST

United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, June 18. At the Cricket Ground yesterday Australia* beat New Zealand by 6 goals to 4 in the second Soccer Test, thus regaining the ashes. The attendance ■was 5000. The teams were as follows:— Australia.—MeNabb; 'Evans, Parkea, Tennant, Davidson, O'Connor, F. Smith, Hughes, G. Smith (captain), Cameron, and Crowhurst. New Zealand.—Zuill, Stone, Gerrard, Stenhouse, Christie (captain), Crabb, lyes, Chapman, Kerehaw, Graham, and Kay. The referee was Mr. D. Quinn. The game provided remarkable football, a strange reversal of form by New Zealand being a pronounced feature. Australia excelled in short passing rushes in the first fifteen minutes, G. Smith opening the score with a pretty screw kick. The New Zealand attacks in the first spell were easily repulsed. MeNabb was very safe in goal. G. Smith netted two-more goals for the home team, and the game appeared a walkover when Cameron and Crowhurst succeeded with great kicks. The goals came mostly from right-wing passes by F. Smith. At half-time the score was: Australia 5, New Zealand nil. After the interval came a revelation. The New Zealand forwards appeared determined to show Australia that they had much underrated their team. They attacked from the whistle, and within ten. minutes Chapman, Kay, and Ives had secured goals from the kick-and-follow-through tactics. The excitement was intense when Kershaw netted from a penalty kick, and the visitors were only one behind. The Now Zealand supporters roared encouragement when the forwards continued their aggressive tactics, MeNabb being hard pressed to stave off a number of hot shots. * Time was fleeting when Hughes made Australia secure by netting a lucky goal from a scrimmage in front. The New Zeala'nders continued to attack, and a dying effort nearly succeeded when both Ives and Kay just cleared the top bar with terrific kicks.' ■ , The unanimous verdict is that MeNabb saved Australia from defeat. New Zealand are an improved team since their last appearance in Sydney, the -forwards combining better with the halves, and attacking and defending with greater understanding. _ , Christie, Kay, Kershaw, and Gerrard were the best for New Zealand, and G. Smith and Crowhurst were outstanding for Australia.

The following is a table giving details of the matches played by the tourists: — Goals. For. Ajrst. v. New South -Wales lost 0 5 v. South Coast won 1 0 v. Northern Districts .... lost 1 7 v. Ipswich lost .4 5 , v. Queensland won 5 1 v. Australia (First Test) .. lost 2 4 v. Australian Eleven .... drawn 2 2 v. Maltland Districts lost 0 1 v. Australia (Second Test) lost 4' 6 . ' 19 ' 31 The next match to be played is' against Metropolitan at Sydney on Wednesday.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume CXV, Issue 142, 19 June 1933

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AUSTRALIAN TOUR Evening Post, Volume CXV, Issue 142, 19 June 1933

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