The Alhambra Second played a match against the Excelsior (Oamaru) team yesterday, and defeated them by 5 points to 4. Aitken obtained two tries for the winners, while M'Kenzie potted a goal. M'Laren and Grave obtained tries for the Excelsior, one of which Ogilvie converted into a goal. The game was played in a good-natured way, no wrangling taking place. At the conclusion of the game the respective teams repaired to a luncheon at the Shamrock Hotel, where the local team entertained the visitors prior to their departure by the afternoon train.
A match was played on the Asylum Ground yesterday morning between teams representing the junior employes of the * Otago Daily Times' and Hallenstein's Clothing Factory. After a warm contest the game resulted in a victory for the ' Times' team by C points to 2. A Wellington telegram states that at Newtown Park football matches the Athletic First beat the Greytown First by 9 points (two goals and three tries) to one try. The Albions (Nelson) beat the Oriental Club by a goal to nil. The Rivals Second toat the Red Stars Second (Masterton) by two tries to one.
A Nelson telegram states that a football match was played between Marlborough Unions and Nelson Alberts, resulting in a draw. It was a splendid game, but neither side scored.
The Union First journeyed to Oamaru yesterday, and defeated the Oamaru Club by 7 points to nil. The Caversham Club also went to Oamaru, and beat the Athletics by 12 points to nil.
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FOOTBALL., Evening Star, Issue 7916, 25 May 1889
FOOTBALL. Evening Star, Issue 7916, 25 May 1889
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