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FOOTBALL.

The match Alhambra Second v. Ravensbourne was played on the latter's ground, and resulted in an easy win for the Alhambra by 2 goals and 3 tries to nil. In the first Bpell the game was tight, the Alhambra kept the ball hovering in the Colors twentyfive, where Crawshaw and Turnbull, but for the good tackling of Webber and Moseley, would have scored several times. Power potted a neat goal. On changing goals, the Alhambra adopted a looser and faster game, and quickly had their opponents in difficulties. Tries were obtained by Turnbull, M'Carthy, R. Haig, and Power. Power converted one into a goal. For their respective sides—Webber (2), Paterson, Moseley, Taylor, and Moller (Ravensbourne), Crawshaw, Power, turnbull, M'Laren, and M'Carthy (Alhambra) played a good game. Alhambra Third v. High School Second was played on the Asylum Ground, and resulted in a well earned victory for the Alhambra by one goal and two tries to one try. In the first spell the School had much the best of the game. Falconer obtained the try for the School. In the second spell Cunningham potted a goal, and tries were obtained by Lelliot and M'Allister for Alhambra. The following played well : For School—J. Owen, Haig, Falconer, and Johnson ; and for Alhambra —Cunningham, Allan, M'Glaahan, Miller, and Gibb. Pirateß V. Taieri was played at Mosgiel on Saturday, and resulted in an easy win for the Taieri. The latter had the best of the game in the first spell, thejr backs getting numerous shots at goal, which were, however, fruitless, although several attempts went very near the mark. The Pirates on several occasions, by combined rushes, carried the ball into the Taieri twenty-five, and on one or two occasions narrowly mißsed scoring. In tho second spell the Marocn-and-blues had things pretty well their own way, scoring three tries, and forcing the Blacks down a number of times. Shortly after the kick-off Elder obtained possession of the ball about mid-field, and ran right through the Pirates' team, fending off the full-back, and touching down about halfway from the corner flag. Oliver took the place-kick, but failed to convert, From the kick-out the Taieri forwards worked the ball into the Blacks' territory, where John Allan obtained possession, and ran in unopposed, touching down between the goal posts. The shot at goal by Elder was without result. After some give-and-take play Elder again got possession, and made another good run, fending off several of the opposing backs and gaining the third try for the Taieri. Oliver took the place-kick, but was again unsuccessful, and the game ended in favor of the Taieri by 3 points to nil. Pirates Second v. Taieri Second.—This match was played on the Carisbrook Ground, and resulted in a win for the former by 7 points (two potted goals and a try) to nil. Taieri played two men short, but made a hard fight of it, quite holding their own for. the greater part of the game, but were heavily handicapped by the odds against them.

Pirates Third v. Taieri Third.—This fixture was played at Mosgicl, and after a very enjoyable game resulted in a win for the Taieri Third by two tries to nil. The Pirates were the heavier team, but not so smart as their opponents. Stoddart and Hislop obtained the tries for Taieri, the shots at goal being resultless. The match between the Kaikorai and Union Clubs came off on the Union Ground on Saturday, and attracted a very large attendance. Torrance (Kaikorai) won the toss,

and elected to play from the south end. On lining out it was at onoe apparent that the Union men had the advantage in weight, and When the game started their forwards were not long in sweeping down into their opponents' twenty-five. They made many smart attempts to sdore when they occupied this favorable position, but as on former occasions the defence play of the Kaikorai backs staved them off, From a Borum Croxford neatly passed to Porteouß, who neatly potted a goal, 1 his success had tho effect of rousing the hill team to make greater effort. They began to play with more determination, keeping their lines clear till the Call of half-time. The Kaikorai team now having the incline in their favor were expeoted to make matters warm for their opponents. From the kick they at once penned the Union in the southern territory, but the Union forwards—Tattersall, M'Farlane, and Forsyth being most prominent-staking the ball tip the field, and Glaffey making a long kick, completely changed matters. Tile game was now very fast, the ball travelling up and down the field at a great rate. From a scrum M'lntyre picked up the ball, and by a pretty run secured the coveted try. W, Thompaon was entrusted with the kick, and did not fail to enhance the score. Both teams were now working hard, and some neat play, especially in passing, waß shown on both sides. The game proved a very stubborn one till call of time, the scores then standing: Union, one goal; Kaikorai, one goal. The match was well contested all through, and both sides earned well-deserved applause from the onlookers for any piece of play which was worthy of special notiee. The weight of the Uniqn forwards, bottibined withj, the of the ground, no doubt went very much against tho Kaikorai forwards, who are lighter now than in any previous year. For the Kaikorai all played a good sound game, but Duncan, A. Millar, and Torrance (forwards), and the two half-backs deserve special mention. W. Thompson and C. Davie played well. J. M'Farlane, Forsythe, and Tattersall were the pick of the Union for : wards, and of the backs Thomas, Davis, and Beadle were the safest. ,

The Zingari • Richmond defeated the University by 12 points to nit. Wintrop potted tivo feoals for the winners, who throughout the game played splendidly. Sussex v, Parltoide resulted in a win for the former by 4 points to ilti. Iu the match Melrose v. Rovere the former won by 6 points to 1. At Newtown Park (Wellington) on Saturday the Athletic Football Club beat the Rivals by two tries to nil. The Dunedin First Fifteen won their match against the Monteoillo First Fifteen by 6 points to nothing.

MAORIS v. NEW SOUTH WALES.

[Bv Eleotbio Tblkgbaph—Copvbioht.J [Pes Press Association.)

SYDNEY, June 29. The New Zealand Native team played a representative New South Wales teain at the Association game to-day. After a capital game the match ended in a draw, each side scoring four goals. The Maori team played splendidly. _^^^

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FOOTBALL., Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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FOOTBALL. Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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