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FOOTBALL., Issue 7940, 22 June 1889
CANTERBURY COLLEGE v, OTAGO UNIVERSITY.
This match was played at the Carisbrook Ground this afternoon. The ground was very slippery, caused by the rain which had fallen in the morning. Durißg the game several showers fell, interfering greatly with passing tactics. The teams were constituted as published. The University kicked off, and play was centred for some considerable time, but the College (Reds) played a good game on the line out, and, mainly owing to the forwards, the ball was gradually worked into the Blues' territory. Craddick gave the local backs some trouble until he was collared by Mendelsohn. The University were shortly afterwards forced down, the College forwards backing up extremely well. Fitzgerald then came away with a nice dribble, which was, however, nipped in the bud by Cresswell, who was playing a careful game. The University forwards rallied and managed to centre play, but the opposing backs retaliated with a nice little bit of passing, bringing the ball again into the local men's territory. Some fierce scrummages took place on the line, but Cook and Menzies managed to shift the play into less dangerous ground. Give-and-take play then ensued botweon the backs of the respective teams, the visitors feinting better than their opponents, who did not follow up well at this stage. The local men then shook themselves up, ami by a combined dribble carried the ball well up the Held, but Cocks (full back) ami Marshall prevented them getting diiiigeroiiH, The ball beiti;* rushed buck, M'llroy managed to cleur himself from the backs who were rushing him, and punted well to the centre-Hag, after which a number of tight scrums took place in neutral territory until a passing run by the visiting backs brought the ball to the University's twentyfive. The Blues, however, came right up the field, but a moment afterwards the ball appeared in their own territory in consequence of the forwards failing to give their backs a show of potting. A good rush by the visitors resulted in Craddock scoring near the flag, but the kick at goal, though cloee, was unsuccessful. Score: Canterbury College, 1 point; University, nil. Play of an unimportant nature ensued for some time, the local men obtaining a force ; but the Reds again scored after a dribbling rush. The kick at goal resulted in a poster. Score : College, 2 points ; University, nil. Half-time was shortly afterwards called.
In the second jspell the local men were quickly placed on the defensive, being forced down twice in rapid succession. Shortly after the visitors scored again, but the kick at goal again proved resultless, the College thus being placed 3 points to the good. The University looked dangerous for a short time, but the visitors carrying the scrum, the former's chance of scoring was lost. Poison Bhowed up with a good dribble, but kicked into touch, instead of centreing the ball. The local men then had a chance of scoring, but by a loose dribbling rush the College cleared their lines. Cook then obtained a mark for the University, and nearly succeeded in placing a goal, the ball just missing the bar by a foot or so. After that the Blues gave their opponents sonic trouble, keeping the ball in the College's territory, but were unable to score owing to the good defensive play of their opponents. After some uuimportant play a fourth try was scored by the College, and this time they succeeded in placing the desired goal. Score: Canterbury College, 6 points; Otago University nil. Play of a vacillating nature- took place for some time, the Blues obtaining a mark in their opponents' territory, of which, however, nothing came. Some time after the Reds scored again, and, the kick at goal proving fruitless, the score stood: College, 7 points; University, nil. Nothing of importance ensued until call of time, the College thus winning a pleasant game as stated above.
The match St. Patrick's College (Wellington) v. Otago High School was started upon the conclusion of the above match, and resulted as follows : -St. Patrick's College one potted goal and one try (both obtained by M'Mahon) to one try (obtained by W. Macdonald). WELLINGTON, June 22.
Owing to the greasy nature of the ground through the late rains, all football matches arranged for this afternoon had to postponed.
FOOTBALL., Issue 7940, 22 June 1889
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