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FOOTBALL.

The Caverßham's first interclub match was played on Saturday againßt the Dunedin Second, and resulted in a decisive victory for Caversham by one goal and six tries (9 points) to nil. Caversham kicked off with the sun at their backs, the ball being returned into touch, and on being thrown in it was evident the Caversham forwards were far superior to their opponents, and from a good rush 0. Briggs smartly picked up and dashed across the line within three minutes of the start. The attempt at goal was fruitless. The Caversham continued to press their opponents, and StevenHon soon crossed the line, the kick at goal again being a failure. Soon after this Clarke getting the ball potted a neat goal. In the second spell good passing amonget the Caversham enabled them to score four tries in rapid succession, the tries being gained by Stevenson, Burke, Birch, and Bremner, from which no goals were kicked, The game was played in the most friendly spirit. The Dunedin team seemed to lack combination, and were completely nonplussed by the frequent rushes of the Caversham forwards. For the Dunedin, Home, Sullivan, Southam, Fulton, Harvey, and Lawry played well, while the Caversham played well all round; the passing, kicking, and oollaring of the backs, and the fast dribbling rushes of the forwards being characteristic of the Caversham team for the past two seasons, although mostly young players, a good number of last year's team being prominent amongst the senior teams, The Caversham forwards would do well to study the rule about knock-on from the lineout, as was evident from the free kicks awarded to the Dunedin. The umpires were E. J. Austin (Dunedin), H. Nind (Caversham) ; referee, J. L. Gillies.

The annual meeting of the University Football Club was held on Saturday evening in the O.R.F.U. Club Room. There were over forty members present, and Mr VV. D. Milne occupied the chair. The report, which was adopted, stated inter alia: —" During the season 11 matches were played by the First Fifteen, of which 7 were won, 3 lost, and 1 drawn ; points for, 34 ; points against, 26 ; goals for, 9 ; goals, against, 5; tries for, 7; tries against, 11. The Second Fifteen played 10 matches, of which 5 were won, 4 lost, and 1 drawn; points for, 26 ; points against, 18; goals for, 7; goals against, 3; tries for, 5; tries against, 9. The annual fixture against Canterbury College resulted in a draw, after a hard-fought game. Judging the results of last year as compared with those of the year before, there has been a marked improvement in the play of both fifteens. The Second Fifteen have even more reason than the first to be gratified with their performance when it is compared with that of the season before. The total receipts for the year were Ll9 18s Id, and the total expenditure Ll9 9a, leaving a small credit balance of 9s Id. The club has on its roll forty-five playing members, with a small muster of honorary members." The election of office-bearers resulted as follows:—President, Professor Sale (re-elected); vicepresidents, Professor Scott (re-elected) and Mr W. D. Milne, 8.A., LL.B.; captain, Mr R, F. Cook; deputy-captain, Mr J. Tor-

ranee; hon, secretary and treasurer, Mr A. 5. M. Poison (re-elected); general com-, mittee—Messrs R, H. Hogg, E. E. Fooks, 6, A. Simmers, and J. S" Tennant; match committee—Messrs Cook, Fooks, and Milne; delegates to the O.R.F.U.— Messrs Cook, Fcoks, and Poison. Several amendments in the by-laws were made, the principal one being a limitation of the qualification of members to graduates, undergraduates, and students attending classes. On the motion of Mr R. M'Nab, M.A., a resolution was passed recording the club's appreciation of the services rendered by the retiring captain, Mr Milne, in the organisation and carrying on of the club.

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FOOTBALL., Issue 7905, 13 May 1889

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FOOTBALL. Issue 7905, 13 May 1889

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