The match Civil Service v. Warehousemen was played at the Carisbrook Ground on Thursday afternoon, attracting o fair number of spectators. Civil Service (Colors) had all the best of the first spell, and managed to keep tho Blues (Warehousemen) continually on the defensive. Lynch, Noel, and Dr Fox tried hard to score, but the good collaring of Harper, Williams, Cantrell, and Stephenson prevented them. At the end of the spell the score stood : Colors, 2 points ; Blues, nil. The first spell was productive of more combined play by the Bines’ forwards, and the game ended with the score as follows : Warehousemen, 10 points; Civil Service, 3 points. The annual match between representatives from the Colonial Bank and the Union Steam Ship Company was played at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday. Mindful of their defeat last year, the bank put a
strong team in the field, and managed to win after a hard-fought game by 3 points to o. The match Pacific First v. Union Second, which was played on Tahuna Park, resulted in a win for the Pacific by 3 points to nil. For the Union, Finegan, Grieve, Pollock, Robertson (2), and Gilka played well, as did Sullivan, Butler, Brooks, Hurrell, Austin, and Gilchrist for the Pacific. The Alhambra Third Fifteen, who have an unbeaten record, challenged the Second Fifteen of the Club to a match, which was played at Opoho on Saturday, and defeated them by C points to 2 points. Cunningham, Lyng, M'Glashan, Williams, Power, Gibb, Steele, Wallace, and Allan played well, and should make good players. The return match between the Watchmakers and Jewellers was played on Saturday, and after a most enjoyable game, resulted in a win for the Watchmakers by three tries to one. Laurenson, Watson, Wishart J. Kemnitz, Tennant, and Bailey for the winners, and Himmel, L. Kernnits, and Grove for the losers played well. After the match was over, A. Hunter, captain of the winning team, was presented with a very handsome medal. A picked football team consisting, with three exceptions, of the men who beat Auckland last Wednesday was defeated on Saturday by on improbable sixteen players by 7 points to 4. The return match between Wellington aad Wairarapa Unions was played at Newtm Park on Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large number of spectators. The game was fast and interesting throughout, and it was only in the last few minutes that the Wellington men secured the try which gave them the victory. In the first spell Wairarapa obtained 4 points to nil, and a few minutes after the game was resumed the score stood: Wairarapa, 10 points; Wellington, 4. From this out the visitors were entirely on the defensive, and when no side was called Wellington was 11 points to Wairarapa’s 10. In the last match Wairartni were victors bv 5 points to 3.
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FOOTBALL., Evening Star, Issue 8007, 9 September 1889
FOOTBALL. Evening Star, Issue 8007, 9 September 1889
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