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A match under Association rules was played on Saturday at Sawyers Bay between the Thistle Club (playing with ton men) and sixteen Citizens, and resulted in a win for the club by two goals to one, For the Club all played very well, and for the Citizens M'Lachlan, Davidson (2), Austin, J. Brandham, and Lawrie in goal did good service. In tho evening most of the players and some of thoir friends mot at Waters’s Port Chalmers Hotel, and did ample justice to an excellent supper. The match Palmerston First v. Hampden First, played at Palmerston ou Saturday last, resulted in rather an easy win for the Palmerston team by three goals and five tries (14 points) to _ ml. Tho Hampden players averaged a little over 2-\3t heavier than their opponents; but the Palmerotop

players, although very light, were considerably Superior to the Hampden men in every department of the game. The gaitte Was entirely confined to Hampden’s twenty-five, hnd in the first spell Hurnaell, R. Goodwin, And A. Dreaver secured tries, from one of which a goal was kicked for Palmerston, In the second spell, with the wind against them, the Palmerston players made matters even livelier for their opponents, Ross, Scott, Bruce, Goodwin, and Annan scoring tries in rapid succession. Prom two of these tries goals were kicked. The Palmerston players exhibited the best form they have shown this season, the Hampden team being considered the strongest that has yet represented that town. The Palmerston team owes its win to the excellent dribbling and passing rushes of its forwards. M'Donald, Richmond, and Andrews played best for Hampden.

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FOOTBALL., Issue 8008, 10 September 1889

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FOOTBALL. Issue 8008, 10 September 1889

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