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FOOTBALL.

CHRI3t'3 COLLEGE v. HIGH SCHOOL. The abave teams met at the Carisbrook Ground this afternoon before a good attendance of the public. M'Brearty captjined the School, who played ia dark blue uniforms j and Wigley the College team, who played in blue and white. The ground wa9 in splendid condition, being firm and fairly fast. It was after the time appointed (two o'clock) for the commencement e>f the game that tho following teams took up their respective positions on the field: CHRIST'S COLLKBB. Full-hack -A. N»lder. Tuukkquaetirs-F. Wigley, P. Winter, and E Murphy. Halvm-F. Crosby, T. Upton. Forwa»db-J. Buchanan, W. Ifens, 0. Tolhurst, T. Ba.wiok, E. Holl, D. Mitson, L. Wood, W. Perry, P. Herring. niOH SCHOOL. Full back—o Stephenson Turks quartbrs-J. Owen, N. o#en, J. Taiaroa. Halvbb-W. Cr»n, W. Fitchett Forwards-J M'Brearty, H. Boydell, J Heenan, T H-rd, M Henderson, C. Mandhl, W. ilacionald, G Runile, E. Webster. OFFICIALS. Umpirks-Messrs Gifford (Christ's College) and A. Y. Smith (High 8chool). RRFKRBS.-Mr J. H. Chapman. M'Brearty won the tos-, and elected to kick w,th the wind, and the ball being well returned a long scrum was formed in midßeld until Buslnnau came away and looked dangerous, but when tackled passed well biek. Owen then made a traart run, and passed a good number of the Collegians, but pissed forward to his brother and lost a good chance to get clear away. The school forwards following up well, kept the ball into their visitors' quaiters until the Colors came away with a pretty combined dribble, and, by a good run. rut the ISlues on the defensive. Some of tho Colors' backs passed wildly at this stage, aud the ball was tiken to midfield, from where it was quickly rushed to the visitors' territory, whero Wigley for.'e' down. Crosby thortly afterwards threw the ball well out ou tie line ous ; and Upton,' taking the bail well, was off like a shot.' Owen, however, brought him down, but o mid not stop a ru-ih of the Colors' forwards. Back went the bait, however, and the Colors were again forced. Then a rush was made to the Blues' quarters, but ag-.in J. Owen B'ived his side by making a snnrs dodgy run. Taiaroa and Macdonald then showed up, and immediately a free kick was gained. The Oollge kept rushing the ball before it was placed, but whan the kick was tiken by Fitchett no goal resulted. Play was then confined to midfield for somo time, until Cran made a splend'd rtiu through theforwarde, and passed forward when collared, tho ball being marked by one of tho College players. The ball was kept in the Colors' quarters, where, after some uninteresting play, Macdonald from a , loose scium potted a splendid gonl amidst j loud applause Bcora: School 8 points, Col- , lego nil. Perry kicked off, ar;d Matson, follow- ( ing up v. ell, the Blues were forced. They soon had the ball away from their lines, and slow, uninteresting play ensued near the centre of the ground until Perry had a kick awarded him for tffiideplay. Then the Blues had their turn, and secured a free kick in consequence of a Collego player handballing. Taiaroa then caino awnv with a splendid run, but was well tackled by Winter, and a scrum was formed in midfi )ld. Fitchett then got the ball, and potted a splendid goal, thus making the School six pointH to the gf>od. Fast play ensued near the School's goal-l'iie, but Owen again saved h's side by hi* good defensive play. Then the Biuea' forwards rallied and carried the ball well down the field, fcrewing the scrums in good ►tylp. Fitchett pjased to J. Owcd, who nrdo the best run of the day, running right throuih the opposing p'ayers. Fit-ihett to dc the kick, but failed to place a goal. Score: School 7 poicts, College nil. The latter were playing in a listless manner, and it was easily teen that they were overmatch d, although they played pluck'dy at time'. Herring, Hall, and Beswick headed a good rush, but through wild passing could nob score. The'passes were extremely wild at tim»B. and Wigley, through throwing over Murphy's head, lost a good chanoe. The bill wadmmediately token totheColors'quarters, where'omeslowplayen ued. Mu»phy, *hocan kick extremely well, frequently succeeded in gaining considerable ground f>r the College. Wigley making a splendid drop-kick up the field, Taiaroi showed form that reminded one ?ftuo "famous "Jack," picking up and coming through c ' 3 men ,n splfindil style. His play was not Pe'thh either, for he paused when hfl could have kept possesion of tho leather without doing any barm. Then the B'ues' f' rwards ru'hod the bill light down the field, where the College secured a free kick. Perry took tho kick, and kio'<ed into touch near the half-way nig. Then J. Owen came away, and, after making a splendid iu", passed to Cran, who fcored near the corner fl<g, securing the try after a tough maul. Fitchett made a splendid attempt at goal, the ball striking the bar. r'core; High School 8 points, Chr'st's Colkgfl nil. Half-time was then called. . In the second spell the Blues made an ons'aught on the Colors' line, but the good play of the College three-quarters prevented any wore being reeorded J Owen wasloudly and deiervedy applauded for his excellent running and feeding, and proved a warm rriembpr to the College bovs. Matson, Wood, Herring, and Buc'nanan did some good work for the College,but they were not backed up well.' and could not manage to register a try. Winter and Murphy made a couple of splendid l runs, but Cran and Owen did more than return them, the former showing tip con»picuoußly. Play was rather slow until Bovdel] got away and passed to the Fcbool captain., M'Brearty mss-d most unselfishly to Macdonald, who scored. M'Brearty took tho kick, and suein plac'ng the desired goal, the kick being a most difficult one. Score: Sohool, 11 points; College,'mtf. Siow passing rushes by the School followed until Wigley »nd Murphy made good runs in mid-field, until the foimer made a splendid run .to the Blues' line, but be was knocked into touch. He passed ant quickly to Murphy, who, however,! was collared before going far.. Wigliy then showed np again, but Murphy was fearfully slow, and gave his skipper I'ttle or no support. The Blues then hurried considerably, and followed up well, but although they crossed the Colors' line once or twice the ball was brought baok. Owen and Cran were the bard-working pair for some time until Macdonald scored, the place-kick by M'Brearty being a failure. Macdonald Bustained an injury to his frhoulder, and was f .reed to retirp. Playing only fourteen m"n, the School still k -pt the Colors hard at work until the latter got a mark. Perry made a splendid kick, and Matson, who folowed up extremely fast, snapped the ball away from Owen and got across the Pchool line. He was colored crowing, however, and after a maul lost the ba'l. Then tlio School msde a ru»h—in which M'Brearty, Wtbster, Boydell, and Mandhl were conspicuous- to thn Colors' lines, where Stephew»on, who had changed places with Cran (the latter being hurt s'ightly) gave the visitors some trouble. The play that followed »as rather tame until the School came away with a good rush, and scored again. r : he k'ck at goal was a ounces*, the score thus being—School, 15points; College, nil. Taiaroa then got across' the line, but the try was disallowed. Owen and Stephenson made strenuous attempts to score again, but Wigley and Winter kcpUhem off in good style, Tbe Bines fhen kept the b,all in tbe visitors' quarters for a conHderable time, hut as the h»U was taken to the mid-field Owen rpv?e another Fpleudid run and .scored* lbe Jt'ck being successful, the raised to 1Q points to nil. Tjme wa* called khortly afterward;. . ,

OT4GO v, SOUTHLAND. The representatives of the above provinces , immediately took up their positions on the field at the conclusion of the High School and , Christ's Oillege match. Tres*er captained the Southland team, Tonance the Otago men, the teams being conitituted resppotively as followd: OTACIO. Full-back -Thomas Turks «u«rtkrß—Noel, Lynch, and T>m\o. HalVpS— and Restieaux. Kohwards—Torrance, J. Duncan, Isaacs, RaKlnirshaw, Tattersall, M'Farlane, Montgomery, Sonntag, and Stephenson. SOUTHLAND. Full-back-H Readers. Tiirre-quarters -Hirst, D« Joux, and WdlliS. Halves - Cuff and Tapper. Forwards-A. Galbnlth, Hudson, Jenkins, Mentiplay, Muiphj, R. and N. M'Crobie, Treseder, and Skensteen. la the firßt spell four tries were obtained by Otago rather eaeily, and Restieaux tuoce:dcd in placing three goals, while tho fourth was a clo&e shave. At the end of the spell the score was— Ctag> three goals and three tries, Southland nil. AUCKLAND v. HAWKE'3 BAY. ["pxciAL to Star ] NAPIER, August 31. I Tho first spell was very fast, but Auckland will ha\e to play much better to beat either Otago or Wellington. Fikai,. - Auckland, one goal and five tries ; Hawke's Bay, three tries.

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FOOTBALL., Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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FOOTBALL. Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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