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FOOTBALL.

ALHAMBRA v. KAIKORAI. This match, which was played at the Carisbrook Ground thi3 afternoon, attracted a huge number of spactators. This beiog the first meeting between the cluba named, and in consequence of both beiug close together bo far as tho premiership of Otago is concerned, the teams were, as u matter of course, the stronger obtainable, Tho Kaikorai holding an unbeaten record, had only to be defeafod by tho Alhambra to cause the Taieil and themselves to pby off frr the final; bo that mote than tho usml amount of interest was manifested in the mat oh by country footballers. Shortly after three o'clock the teama took up their ref-pictiva positions in tho field ; M'Langhlin captaining Alhambra (colors), and Torrance Kaikorai (bluea). The teams were constituted as follows : Kaikorai.-Full-hick, C. Davio; three-quarters-W. Thompson, Claffey, J. Davio; halves-M'latyre, D. Thompson; forwards—Douglas, Duncan,Torrance, Armir, Ballantyno, Millar (2), M'Arthur, Wbalen. Alhambra. Full-back, Fojtor; throe quartersNoel, Downts, Baker; halves—Crawiort, 0 Kestieaux; forwards Strcn?, Weitzel, Robsrtson, M'Kenzle, Johnston, Donahson, Tcrnont, ilurjhy, M'Laugblin. The play in the first spell was vory evtn, the ball travelling quickly frrm cna end of the fit 1-1 to the other. The Alhambri. players hod the Kaikorai very frequently penned in their twentyfive, while the Alhambra in their turn had on sevtral occasions to defend their linei from the onslaughts of the Kaikorai men. J. Duucan at last soored for the Kaikorai, and W. Thompson succeeded in placing the desired goal. Shortly afterwards, tho ball being rushed to the Kaikorai'stwenty-fite, Crawford potted a neat goal, thus equaling the score. There was no further score up to the call of half-time. In the second spell there was no addition to tha score, and the game thus ended in a draw.

The Hawke's Bay Rugby Union mot on Thursday, and, in deference to the wishes of Southern unions, rearranged the dates of the proposed Southern football tour. The team will leave on August 3, play Ttmaru on the Bth, Christohurch on the 10th, Dunedin on the 13th, and Wellington on the 16th or 17th. The team is likely to be a strong one, and will meet the Giaborne representatives on Saturday.

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FOOTBALL., Issue 7964, 20 July 1889

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FOOTBALL. Issue 7964, 20 July 1889

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