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The above teams tried conclusions at the Caledonian Ground this morning before a sparse attendance of the public. Last year at Oamaru the Zingari-Richmond defeated the Athletics by 4 points to nil, and from the favorable reports received regarding the play of the Oamaru team, a good game was anticipated. The respective teams were constituted as follows : Oamaru Athletic. Full-back, Glass; threequarters—Johnson, Baras, Taylor ; halves- -M'Cullooh, Hirst; forwards—Barclay, Johnson (i), Waddell, M'Laren, Grant, Jardine, Whyte, Connolly. Zinoari - Richmond. Full - back, Best; threequarters— M'Farlane, Brodrick, Wlntrop; halves— Procter, Beveridge; forwards—Peterson, Ualltnzsbaw, Dunn, A. Esquilanc, M'Arthur (2), Edwards, Campbell, Price.

Umpires—Messrs Power (Zingari-Richmond) and Wedderspoon (Oamaru Athletic). Referee, Mr J. H. Chapman,

From the kick-out some fast play, mainly confined to the forwards, ensued, and resulted in the Athletics being forced down. The Zingari-Richmond playing well together, soon had the visitors on the defensive again, and Wintrop, from a pass in a loose scrum, potted a pretty goal. The Athletics livened up considerably after this reverse, and took the ball to the ZingariRichmond’s twenty-five, where some good play was shown by Taylor, which resulted in a force-down being recorded in favor of the Athletics. Glass, Johnson (Athletic), and Wintrop, Procter, and Brodrick (Zingari) showed up prominently; but the ball was mainly confined to neutral territory until M'Farlano came through, but was collared near the line. Wintrop had a shot at goal, which, however, went wide. A number of scrummages took place near the centre of the ground, until Taylor made a good run across and up the field, but was knocked into touch. A good dribble by Edwards took the ball over the line, but Brodrick was not quick enough and Taylor forced down. Dawson made a good run ; but, although he jinked well, was too slow, and was collared in neutral territory, Rallingshaw after a serviceable run passed to Wintrop, who passed forward to M'Farlane, and the chance was lost. Johnson, who was playing a careful game for the visitors, made a short run, and wound up with a serviceable punt down the field. Waddell obtained possession, and with a smart dodgy run through the opposing forwards, gained a try amidst applause. Hirst took the kick, but failed to negotiate the desired goal. Score; Zingari-Richmond, 3 points; Oamaru Athletic, 1 point. After the kick-out some good play was shown by Russell and Taylor, the latter gaining considerable ground by a difficult mark. Hirst and M'Culloch aided by another mark, took the ball right up to the local team’s goal line, but Best and M'Farlane saved their side. The Athletics were then placed on the defensive, their opponents making game attempts to score, but half - time was called with no addition being made to the score.

Brodrick started the second spell, but by a good rush the local men were quickly placed on the defensive; Russell and Johnson playing well for the visitors. M'Farlane and Brodrick relieved their side, and aided by Rallingshaw took the ball to their opponents touch line, and J. M‘Arthur scored, but no goal resulted. Score: Zingari - Richmond, 4 points; Oamaru Athletics, 1 point. Shortly afterwards Edwards scored another try for the Zingari, and the ajune player placed a goal, this score making the local men 6 points to the good. Hirst, M'Culloch, Jardine, Waddell, and Burns played a grand game at this stage, and it was mainly owing to their combined exertions that the Zingari were again placed on the defensive, being kept on their goal-line for some considerable time. The ball was at last taken to the centre of the ground, but Barclay, with a grand dribble, took the leather close to the line, and a force-down resulted. Brodrick, B;quilant, and M'Farlane showed up prominently, but were not backed up well, the forwards playing in a half hearted manner. Glass, who had been shifted to three-quarter in place of Burns, played well, as did Johnson and M'Culloch, but their efforts were of no avail, the Zingari backs being too watchful. Play of an uneventful nature ensued, until after a few marks had been obtained by the Athletics they came down the field with a pretty rush, which was stopped by Best and Brodrick in a game manner. The ball was, however, kicked into touch near the Zingari goal-line; but the visitors were slow in taking the ball on the line-out, thus losing their chance of scoring, and Wintrop dribbled the ball up to the visitors’ line, where a force-down resulted. The leather was fiercely rushed right down the field; but Brodrick came through a loose scrum on the line and prevented any score. Wintrop made a fine run, taking the ball quickly from an opponent’s pass, but he was grassed by Taylor. Time was called immediately afterwards, the game thus ending in a decisive victory for the Zingari-Richmond by 7 points (two goals and one try) to 1 point. Scrum.

To-morrow’s fixtures include the follow ing

Taieri First v. Dunedin First, at Mosgiel.— Taiori; Murdoch, Stevenson, Elder, Milne, Oliver, Scott, Allan (3), Gibson (3), Mann, Matheson, and Edmond. Dunedin; Lynch, Taiaroa, Fox, Turnbull, Pulton, Johnston, Carter, Driver, Hunter, Martin, Mill, Power, Smith, Sonntag, Turton. Pirates First v, Kaikorai, at Carisbrook.—■ Pirates: Williams, Bell, Lang, Macdonald, Howisoo, H. D. Stronacb, Drabble, A. W. Morris, Crosby Morris, Stables, D. M'Lwen, G. M'Laren, Farquharson, Milne, Lindsay. Kaikorai: R. Millar, \V. Thompson, Claffey, Davie, M Intyre, D. Thompson, Torrance, Whalen, J. Jones, Armit, Ballantyne, W. Millar, G. M'Arthur, A. Millar, J. Duncan. University First v. Monteoilio First, at Tahuna Park.—University: Reid, Butement, Rutherford, Mendelsohn, Menzies, Cook, Torrance, Pearce, Fitohett, Poison, Anderson, Simmers, Fitzgerald, Macgill, Wallers. Montocillo: Parsons, Stenhouse, Bolton, Gregory, Harris, Simpson, Beck (2). Farquharson, Foster, Isaacs, M'Naughton, Roberts, Thomas, Wells. High School First v. Alhambra First, at Caledonian Ground. —School: M‘Arthur, Owen, Crau, Stephenson, Fitohett, Taiaroa, Montgomery, M'Brearty (captain), Boydell, M'b’ab, Macdonald, Rundel, Heenan, Butement, Herd. Other Matches —University Second v. Montecillo Second, at Monteoilio; Pirates Second v. Oaversham First, at Fitzroy; Pacific First v. Union Second, at North ground; Alhambra Third v. High School Second, at Opoho; Union Third v. Caversham Second, at Fitzroy; Port Chalmers First v. Palmerston First, at Palmerston; Port Ohalmers Second v. Belmont, at Port Chalmers; Fairfield v. Mosgiel Factory Second, at former’s ground ; Carlton v. Leith; Carlton v. Annandale, at Maori Hill; Ravensbourne First v. Alhambra Second, at Ravensbourne; Melrose r. Southern, at Musselburgh; Northern Association v. Wakari and Southern Association (scratch match).

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FOOTBALL., Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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FOOTBALL. Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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