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FOOTBALL.

PIRATES v. UNIVERSITY, A fast and exciting match was played at Carisbrook on Saturday between tho Pirates and University First Fifteens, Cook won tho toss for tho University for tho fifth time in succession. The first spall was very lively, the ball travelling up and down the ground with great rapidity, M'Laren first scored for lire Pirates; Howison’a kick did not improve tho score. This warmed up tho ’Varsity, and Menzies got in after a grand run, Mendelshon kicking a goal from the try. Score: University 3, Pirates I. At the begining of the second spell A, Morris got a try for the Blacks, which was not improved upon. Then Lang potted two goals, the first being a neat left foot kick. Time was called with score standing at— Pirates 8 points, University 3. Lang was much the best of tho Pirates’ backs. Fraser has not yet got into his old form. Morris and Drabble worked hard amongst tho forwards. For the University, Mendelsohn and Menzies both played splendidly, and of the forwards Poison and Torrance were the best.

Next Saturday the University will play Canterbury College at Carisbrook. The visitors will arrive by Friday’s express. The College have given a good account of themselves this season, and an interesting match may be expected. HIGH SCHOOL v. UNION. A large crowd of spectators gathered to watch the match between the above clubs, which was played on the former’s ground on Saturday. An interchange of kicking among the backs and smart work in the forward division ensued for a few minutes after the kick oft'. Good passing between Dai is and Croxford gave Thomas an opportunity for potting, but the ball dropped just outside of the posts. From the kickout the School forced the play well into the Union territory, but it was not long before they were again placed on the defensive, and Thomas was enabled to score first blood by a short dodgy run. The try at goal was not enhanced. The quick returns of the School backs were instrumental in keeping the Union well within their own territory for a time, until a fine rush of Maroon forwards carried the ball down the field, and crossing the line W. M'Farlano scored, no goal resulting from the try. The School forwards put in some brilliant work from the kick out, and Montgomery obtaining the ball at the halfflag, made a capital run within a few yards of the Union line, where ho was grassed by Beadle. Half-time was now called, the score being—Union 2 points: High School nil. Thus far the School had repelled the attacks of tho Union forwards in grand stylo. Wright kicked off for the second spell, Montgomery returning well down into the Union twenty-fi'-e, M'Brearty, Fitchett, Stephenson, and Macdonald headed a rush of the School, and Cran, obtaining the ball from a loose scrum, had a shot at goal, which went wide. Tho Maroons now began to play with more energy, and Thomas, getting possession of the ball, made a capital run through the School backs and scored—Beadle placing a neat goal. Porteous was the next to score after a smart run, tho tty at goal proving fruitless. Tho ball was well returned from the kick-out by Davis, and it was not long before a rush of Union forwards enabled Wright to score between the posts, from which Beadle again augmented tho points. For a considerable time after the kick-off tho School managed to keep tho ball well within their opponents’ quarters. An exchange of compliments among tho backs gave Thomas possession of the oval at his own twenty-five, and gathering way he sailed through the opposing forwards and backs, grounding the ball right behind tho posts. This was undoubtedly tho finest bit of play during the afternoon, and Thomas well deserved the applause which greeted his performance. The try at goal resulted in a poster. Time was called shortly after, thus leaving tho Union victorious by 10 points to nil. DUNEDIN v. ZINGARI-RICHMOND, On Saturday the Zingari-Richmond Club was defeated by the Dunedin Club by four tries to nil. Tho day was not a good one for football, the high wind blowing spoiling tho passing to a great extent. Despite the coldness of the day fully 1,000 people were present, including, as usual, a large number of ladies, who witnessed a really good game. Martin won the toss for Dunedin (Blues) and elected to play with the wind. Zingari-Richmond (Yellows) kicked off, and the play centred for a time in tho Blues’ territory. The Yellow forwards were playing hard and fast on tho ball, and Rallingsbaw, Walsh, Petersen, Brodrick, Winthrop, and Macfarlane looked dangerous on several occasions. For fully twenty minutes tho Blues were kept defending their lines, but tho forwards, who had been playing very lazily, at last awoko to a sense of the fitness of things, and with on* of their irresistible rushes took the ball to tho Zingari lines, where Johnston just missed scoring. Lynch got away on several occasions, but could not set past the sure collaring of Proctor and Brodrick. Brod

rick, Winthrop, Ivlaofarlano, Esqubant, and Price were doing good work lor the Yellows, as were Hunter, Driver, Turton, Power, Johnston, and Austin (Blues). Hood passing by Lynch, Stephenson, Martin, and Mill enabled the latter to score. Lynch, for a wonder, missed kicking the desired g ‘ah Play a' i 1 centred in the Yellows’ quarters, and Hunter got over. Taiaroa took the kick but failed. Turton nearly potted a goal, the ball going only six inches wide, and half-time was called. The Blues kicked off in the second spell, and, rushing tho ball to the Yellows’ quarters, kept at it so determinedly that the Yellows’ backs could not get a kick in to clear their lines. Lynch at last hurled himself over the Hue with three men hanging on to him and scored near tho touch line. Johnson made a good attempt at goal, but the wind was too strong. Despite the efforts of the Yellows’ forwards, the play kept on their side of the flag. Johnston made a splendid dribble, but hard kicking by a Blue forward spoilt the chance, and a force-down resulted. Lynch shortly afterwards scored again in exactly the same place and manner. The Yellows cleared their lines and menaced the Blues’ goal on several occasions, but the Blue forwards were too fast to allow tho backs to pot. Taiaroa made a good run, and took the ball past the fifty flag. A wild pass by a Blue forward gave Ksquilant a show, of which ho was not slow to avail himself. Mill’s speed averted the danger, and time was called shortly afterwards. OTHER MATCHES. Port Chalmers v. Union Second ended in tho former winning by a goal to nil. —Zin-gari-Richmond Second beat the Dunedin Second by 10 points to nil,— Alhambra Second visited Mosgiel and defeated the Taiori Second by two goals and two tries to nil.— Pacific won their match at Tahuna Park against Ravensbourne by 7 points (all tiles) to nil— University Second defeated the Pirates Second by 3 points to nil Kaikorai Second v. Montecillo Second was played on Saturday, on the latter’s ground, and resulted iu a win for Kaikorai by 5 points (one goal and two tries) to nil, Kaikorai, winning tho toss, played with the wind, and kept the Montecillo busy defending their goal-line, Torrance and Rae both secured tries, but, being at a difficult angle, they were not improved on. R. Miller, getting tho ball, finished up a good run by potting a neat goal. In tho second spell Kaikorai again made things lively, but were unable to score, the game thus ending as above. For the Montecillo M’Kinlay, Burke, Harris, Thompson, Hamel, and for the Kaikorai, Duncan, Miller, Thomson, Elliott, and M’Guire played well. The Cavcrsham Second defeated the Pirates Third by one goal and three tries (6 points) to nil. Tries were obtained by Clarke, Emerson, Bryant, and Passmore, one of which was converted into a goal by Southam. Bryant, Clarke, and Blackwood played well for the Cavcrsham ; as did M'Donald, Low, and Matheson for the Pirates.—Blue Star defeated Warwick by a potted goal to two tries.—Melrose defeated Sussex by 7 points to 4. The match Pacific Second v, Alhambra Third did not come off, apparently owing to a misunderstanding as to the ground. The results at Christchurch of matches for the senior championship were :—Canterbury College beat Addington by two goals and one try to one try; Sydenham beat Mcrivalo by one goal to a try ; East Christchurch beat Christchurch by two goals and two tries to one try. ASSOCIATION RULES. The Northern Club met the Southern at North-east Valley, a good match resulting. By tho good play of tho forwards Carver kicked a goal for tho Southern, soon followed by another resulting from Cleland’a good following up. This roused the Northeners, but they were only able to place one goal, kicked by Pountley, to their credit by the call of time. The backs on eacli side were much superior to the forwards Gibbs, Cleland, Findlay, Leslie, Moncreiff, Candlish, Forsyth (2), and Lambeth being noticeable. The players in future might have the grace to keep their opinions of the umpires’ decisions to themselves. Messrs M‘Donald, M‘Gregor, and Buchanan officiated as umpires and referee. Wakari v. Thistle, at Sawyers Bay, resulted in a draw, each scoring two goals. In the first spell tho game was very fast, both sides seeming to bo well matched, but near the end of It M‘Millan managed to put in a goal for Wakari. He secured another in the second spoil, but Ross and Davidson each scoring for the Thistle the score was equalised, Tho Wakari played two men short, and still managed to hold their own.

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FOOTBALL., Evening Star, Issue 7935, 17 June 1889

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