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TO THE EDITOR. Sib,—On Saturday I witnessed the match Dunedin v. Pirates, and, considering the high wind blowing, it was a good one. The score when time was up was Dunedin 4 points, Pirates 1; but for some unaccountable reason the referee (he looked at his watch a minute before time) allowed the game to proceed for nearly five minutes beyond the time, although the ball in that period had been four times dead. The result was that the Pirates scored at the end of that time, the match ending in a draw instead of a win for the Dunedin by 3 points. Die wrong has been done, and cannot he righted. My object in wilting is, by drawing attention to it, to prevent its again occurring. Considering the great power the new rules give referees, their conduct, like Ctesar’s wife, should be “above suspicion.”—lam, etc., J.M. Dunedin, May 20.

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UMPIRES AT FOOTBALL., Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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UMPIRES AT FOOTBALL. Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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