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FOOTBALL.

O.R.F.U. TRIAL MATCH. ! The trial match arranged by the Rugby ' Union was played at the Caledonian Ground 1 on Saturday, and resulted in a victory for the Blues by 1G points to 5. Keogh, Lynch, Tattersal, and Sonntag scored for ' the Blues in the first spell, Restieaux's place-kickirg being deservedly applauded. Tho Colors livened up a little in the second spell, Lang potting a pretty goal, while two tries were registered. The Blues, however, ably responded, and raised their score to lb' points, dofeating tho Colors by 9 points. The Blue forwards surprised a few by their excellent play, while Keogh, Restieaux, Lynch, and Thomas were conspicuous among the backs. The Colors played manfully, but were overmatched, and the game, iu consequence, was not bo

interesting as it might have been had the | Colors played eighteen men. I MAORIS v. AUCKLAND. The Native football team and the Auckland representative players met at Epsom on Saturday. There waß a very large attendance of the public. The game was a fast one, but in the second spell, especially near the close, the Natives were overmatched, and their opponents scored rapidly, the whole of their points being gained after halftime. The match resulted in a victory for Auckland by 7 points to 2. For the local team tries were gained by Lecky and Herrold, and one of these resulted in a goal, while Masefield potted a goal. The Natives' score was two tries, secured by Galbraith and Elliott. Tremendous interest was taken in the match, and a number of visitors from the Thames goldfields came up by steamer. There was the largest attendance yet at any football match in Auckland. Oreat surprise was felt at the defeat of the Natives, and a good deal of money changed hands, as the Natives were favorites. | OTEER MATCHES. The Caversham First on Saturday met and defeated the Port Chalmers First by one goal (3 points) to one try (1 point). The Port kicked off against a Btrong wind, and immediately placed the Caversham on the defensive, but by good combined play the ball was rushed into the Port's twenty-five, where it remained during the greater part of the first spell, and W. Clarke getting the ball passed to him potted a goal. In the second spell one of the Port forwards crossed the Caversham's line, but the kick at goal was a failure. The game all through was very fast and exciting (both teams of forwards playing hard), and was played in the moat friendly spirit. During the first spell one of the Port men got hurt and had to retire. Davidson, Matson, Bell, Platts, Hoklen, and Crawford (Port), CunniDgham, Clarke, Andrews, Jeflerson, 0. Briggs, and Bryant (Caversham) played well. The match Union Second v. Pirates Second, played on the Caledonian Ground, had a rather unsatisfactory termination, inasmuch as a point in connection with it will have to be settled by the Rugby Union. In the first spell Orbell obtained a try, which Mathewson converted with a beautiful kick. In the second spell tha Union began to press the Pirates, but C. E. Morris, intercepting a pass in the latter's territory, got away and scored behind the posts. The kick at goal resulted in a poster. The Union then rallied and carried the play into the Pirates' quarters, where Munro cleverly dropped a goal from the field. The Unions then prpsscd the Pirates, and Robson carried the ball over the lino. The referee's whistle, however, sounded previously, and the Pirates contended that the score could not therefore be allowed. The kick at goal was taken under protest, the Pirates stating their intention to appeal to the Rugby Union. No goal was kicked. H. Stronach, M'Beath, Farquharson, and H. Morris (Pirates), Robertson, Grieve, Davis, and Matthews (Union) did good service for their respective sides. The High School Juniors defeated the Heriot First by a goal and sis tries to one try. The date of the Southland v. Otago match has not yet been definitely fixed. The Southland Union were desirous that the fixture should be decided on Saturday next, but the Otago Union requested a postponement of it until September 7. The match Taieri Second v. Kaikorai Second was played at Mosgiel, and resulted in a win for Taieri by 0 points (two goals and three tries) to nil. Gibson potted a goal, and tries were obtained by Mackie (2), Gibson, and Mellsop, one of which Mackie converted. Kaikorai played two men short. The Junior Cup match between St. Patrick's College and the Petone clubs was played at Newtown Park on Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large number of spectatorp. In the first spell each side scored a goal from tries obtained between the post?. In the second spell the Collego team obtained a try near the corner flag, but no goal resulted. Petone responded with a goal obtained from an easy try, and it appeared as if they must have won ; but in a few minutes, from "no side" being called, St. Patrick's College secured another try between the posts, and this being converted into a goal, left them victors by 7 points to G. The match practically decided the winners of tho Junior Cup. St. Patrick's College team have now won the Cup two years in succession. ASSOCIATION RULES. The Association match Wakari v. Southern was played on the former's ground, and resulted in a win for the home team by four goals to one. la the first five minutes, during which Armstrong secured a goal for the Wakari, the Southern men wore pressed very hard, but shortly afterwards they rushed the ball down the field, and Browning equalised the rcore by putting in a goal for his side. During the second spell three more goals—two by G. M'Millan and one by Armit—were added to the scoro of the Wakari. Browning, Laing, Carver, Gibbs, G. and D. M'Millan, Thomson, Gardner, Armit, and Davie played well for their respective sides. An Association football match, Thistle (Sawyers Bay) against Kaitangata, played at Kaitangata on Saturday, resulted in a win for Kaitangata by two goals to nil.

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FOOTBALL., Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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