PONSONBY WIN CHATHAM CUP
EXCITING GAME AT BASIN RESERVE
The Chatham Cup final, played at Wellington on Saturday between Ponsonby (Auckland) and Millertoiv All Blacks (West Coast), was won by Ponsonby by 2 goals to 1. The game was played at the Basin Pieserve in the presence of a crowd of about 4000, and under ideal conditions. There was no wind or sun, and the condition of the ground was favourable to fast and open football. Among those present were his Excellency the Governor-General (Lord Bledisloe), patron of the New Zealand Football Association; MivF. Campbell, chairman of the New Zealand Council; the Hon. W. H. Mclntyre, vice-president of the N.Z.F.A.; ■ Mr. J. JRoberts, president of the Wellington Football Association; and Mr. R. A. Wright, M.P. An apology for unavoidable absence was received from Sir Charles Statham, president of the N.Z.F.A. The yaffle was fast, thrilling, aiid open from start to finish, but the final score of 2-1 in Ponsonby's favour did not represent the respective merits of the teams. In the first spell, in which Millerton attacked consistently, and at times brilliantly, Ponsonby .scored their, only two goals. Time and again it. as though Millerton must-score, and of the dozen or so attempts they made -at-goal,', at-least four missed the net- by the narrowest of margins. HHuck, combined with the excellent work of the: Auckland goalkeeper, prevented"them from scoring. Millerton maintained thentactics in the second half, but Ponsonby?s play improved, the Auckland defence being particularly effective. At the conclusion of the match the Chatham Cup was presented by Lord Bledisloe to the captain of the winning side. Consequent upon Auckland having defeated Otago in the Football Association Trophy match on Saturday, Wellington has now challenged Auckland for a Trophy match.
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ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL, Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 50, 28 August 1933
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 50, 28 August 1933
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