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FOOTBALL., Issue 8018, 21 September 1889
PUBLISHED AT 5.30 P.M
The game played under Association rules at the Caledonian Ground this afternoon between the Kaitangata Club and a team representing the four Dnnedin clubs was watched with much interest by a good crowd of spectators, to many of whom the particular stylo of playing under these rules was quite a novelty. Kaitangata were overmatched from the start, and although they played up pluckily to the end they were defeated by four goals to nil. The goals scored by Dunedin were kicked by Carver, Gardner, M'Millan, and Ross.
OTAGO v. CANTERBURY
[From Onu Special Reporters.]
CHRISTCHURCH, Septbujjhk 21
There was splendid, though rather hot, weather for the match, which took place at Lancaster Park this afternoon. The Blues' forwards are over a stone heavier than their opponents', while their backs give the Canterbury backs a few pounds. The Otago team since their arrival have practised consistently and are in good condition, except Tattersall, who has a bad knee, but has decided to play. The team have been well treated since their arrival, and are extremely pleased at the reception accorded them. Betting is about even, there being strong •npporters of the respective teams. The officials were: MessrsG. Harris (Canterbury) and J. Marchbanks (Otago), umpires ; with Mr W. J. Cottrell as referee. Torrance •aptained the visitors, and Weekes acted in a similar capacity for Canterbury. A slight breeze was blowing straight across the field. The ground was in splendid condition, the iate rains which had fallen making the ground springy, but hard enough for fast sprinting. Torrance won the toss, and played with the sun at his back, Garrard kicking off at eight minutes past three. Thomas mulled the ball, and the Canterbury forwards rushed it up. Rallingshaw came away with a nice dribble to mid-field, where the ball went into touch. Montgomery took the throw in, but Hobbs failed to secure him. The forwards, however, kept well on the ball and nullified the efforts of Otago. Canterbury, by fast following up, prevented a pass by Owen, but a little ground was jjained. Lowry, Hobbs, and Surman indulged in good passing, Surman getting away, but he was stopped by Owen near the twenty - five flag. Lynch then came away with a nice run, being collared by Horner, but passed to Esquilant. Surrnan and Hobbs made splendid runs, but Lynch and Owen came away, the play, however, being in Otago's twenty-five. Morris and Rallingshaw (Otago) and Thacker and Hepburn (Canterbury) did some good dribbling. Canterbury keeping the Blues on the defensive. Wilson took the ball cleanly, and was rushed, but got in his kick cleverly. Surman made a long drop over the line, but the ball was considered dead. Thomas kicked out, but the Canterbury forwards were on him quickly. Uninteresting play ensued until Sonntag passed to Lynch, who, after making a fine run, passed to Lang, who was collared. The forwards kept the ball going, and Morris got across in a loose dribble, but the ball was called back for a knock forward. _ A light scrum near the Canterbury line took place, ?nd G. Horner relieved his side by a kick to touch near ii.idfi.eld. Hand-balling waß frequent at this stage until Morris got away again, Wilson nullifying his efforts. Donnelly came away nicely, but the ball was called back for an infringement of the rules. The forwards thou made a dash to Otago's line, bnt Isaacs passed to Rallingshaw, the latter to Esquilant, and Esquilant to Lynch, who immediately afterwards passed to Restieaux, who got across without opposition. Tho same player took the kick, and succeeded in plaoing a goal. Otago 3 points, Canterbury nil. From tho kick-out the Canterbury forwards rushed the ball to Otago's line, but Lynch saved his side by a good punt along the field into touch. G. Horner eame away with a fine run, but was shoved into touch by Owen. Fast and exciting play then ensued in midfield, Owen on the line-out copying Keogh's tactics. Canterbury got on a loose rush, but Rallingshaw made a, fine punt, which was immediately followed by a splendid run by F. Horner. Restieaux then got away, but G. Horner came with a splendid run, which was supplemented by a run by Garrard. As Lyneh got clear away he was tackled by Bean, who was slightly hurt and retired for a time. C. Garrard then came away with a splendid run, but the pass to Surman was intercepted by Lynch, who punted down the field. Lowry then got a mark in midfield. Just after Otago were forced down by a good rush of the Canterbury forwards. C. Garrard made a long place - kick, and Otago was forced down. After the kick-off play was confined to midfield. Owen got the ball and passed to Lang, who would not put down the ball when collared, Canterbury getting a free kick, which, aided by good hack play, succeeded in getting the play to Otago's territory. Thomas kicked down the field, and followed up his kick, but could not prevent Wilson's return. Justthen Restieaux made a splendid run to Canterbury's quarters, where he was tackled by Donnelly and Surman, but got across easily, a goal resulting from the place. Score : Otago 6 points, Canterbury nil. Garrard kicked off, but Reid mulled it, and Lang took the ball when off-side, givirg Canterbury a free kick. Hepburn had a place-kick, and made a good attempt but failed. The ball went behind and Canterbury touched down amidßt derisive cheers and laughter from the spectators. The ball had touohed a boy, and the try waß disallowed, but gave Otago a lesson. From the kiok-out the ball was taken to midfield by the Otago forwards, Montgomery, Torrance, Esquilant, and Morris being prominent. Lowry made a splendid dribble, but Isaacs stopped his career, taking the ball to midfield. Again the Canterbury forwards keeping together gave the Blues some trouble; but by good passing Lynch, Morris, and Esquilant nullified their efforts. Canterbury came through the scrums splendidly, but were awfully weak in collaring taking, their opponents far too high. Esquilant eame through a somewhat tedious scrum in splendid style, Garrard, Horner, and Donnelly showing up immediately after for Canterbury. Owen made a dodgy run, but wds grassed before becoming dangerous. George Horner came suddenly away from the scrum ; bnt being taekled by Thomas passed forward to Lynch, who gave the Colors a free kick by lying on the ball. Garrard took the kick, and a force-down resulted. The forwards of the respective teams made splendid dribbling rushes, the ball being worked back by Canterbury to midfield. Garrard, Lowry, and Hutton came away from the scrum, taking the leather to Otago's quarters, where Hobbs mulled a paBS from F. Horner. The latter snapping up the ball from the scrum as it broke np, Otago got a free kick, but nothing was gained, and half-time was then called.
IKBI-Otago won hy one final ',nJ ono try to nil. 1832-OUgo won by live foals and threo tries to nil. 1883—Otasrr won fcy one iro-.l and threo tries to nil. 18S4—Ck'<>' r nr.v wuri by one ironl tn on<- t' y. ISSi—Ca;--t-e, 'Miry wo.k S.v cue goal nnU tw.- f.k* to »i 7."
1887—Drawn, one i;oal each. IS-iS—Ot.ici won bv ona soil and four tries to nil. lSSD—Otugo won by three goals to one try.
AUCKLAND v. T.iRANAKI
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TKi'WvtliUl'T V.-JS ti'l'.: f:j;- Lf.fi i::ii.V"li '.'.l '.-. !;■";■! Avi-klarul and Taivriukij lvhi.v. i:t, , ::ii:-.;'M'. , 'v i , su- *.'.i:i p.tn.s tt'id i--v.':U-.! in u. v. : ia it.-:-Auckund by 0 puiutj to nil. This was the last match of the tour, the results of which are:— August 81.—Beat Hawke's Bay hy ono goal and five tries to three tries.
Septomber 4 Defeated by Canterbury by ono try to jk7.
September 10.—Drawn game against Otago; one goal each. September 14.—Defeated by Wellinetou by one goal to one try. September 18.—Beat Nelson by six goals and seven tries to nil. September 21.—Beat Taranaki by C pointß to ml.
FOOTBALL., Issue 8018, 21 September 1889
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