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A series of football matches, in which the competing teams consisted of only seven men a»aide, were played at the Carisbrook Ground this afternoon before a fair attendance of the public. The proceeds wore in aid of the funds of the Dunedin Hospital, and the Otago Rugby Football Union deserve the thanks of the community for arranging an attraction the proceeds of which were to be devoted to so deserving an object. Fifteen minutes were allowed or each game. In the opening round the first match played was UNIVERSITY v. ZINGARI-RICHMOND. UsiVßßSiTt.—Back,(Reid; three-quarters—M'llroy, Mendelsohn; half, Cook ; forwards Torrance, Gillies, Pearce. ZinoAri Back. M'Farlane; three-quarters Edwards, Esquilant; forwards-Esquilant, RailingShaw, Petersen, Price. Umpires.—Messrs Park and Horne. Referee, Ur Chapman, Rallingshaw started the spell, and Esquilant made a short run to the Blues’ quarters, where some loose scrum play ensued, until Mendelsohn kicked we'l down the field to midfield. Rallingshaw and Cook showed up well with some loose scrum work, until Mendelsohn made a smart run, and scored a few yards from the corner flag. Mendelsohn took the kick, and made a good attempt, the ball just going past the post. A. Esquilant then eame away with a good feinting ran, until he was collared by Cook. Rallingshaw then •cored for the Zingari-Richmond, and A. Esquilant shortly afterwards scored, but the 'Varsity prevented the kicks at goal. The spell ended with the score standing— Zingari-Richmond 2 points, University 1 point. In the second spell the Blues rushed the ball to the Colors’ territory, and M'llroy, after a smart run, scored, just as Rallingshaw rushed him. Mendelsohn took the kick, and just failed to place a goal; the scores thus being equal. The University again placed the Zingari-Richmond on the defensive, until A. Esquilant headed a rush, but Mendelsohn punted well down the field. An exchange of kicks took place between the backs of the teams, and then Railingshaw looked dangerous until he was well collared by Reid. Open play then ensued in midfield until the Zingari-Richmond took the ball to the University quarters; but M'llroy would not force, as force downs counted half a point, and managed to avert the danger. Price, however, scored for the Colors, and the Zingari-Richmond thus won by 3 points to 2. The second game was PIRATB9 v. PACIFIC (Josioas). Pirates.— Back, Bell; three-quarters—Uacdenald, Lang; half, J. Morris; forwards—A. W. Morris, C. Morris, M'Beath. Pacific.—Back, Richardson; halves—King, Brookes; forwards-Butler, Sullivan, Hodges, Summerville. Umpires— Messrs Jack and Smith. Referee, Mr J. Hatchbacks. The Pacific rushed the ball to the Pirates’ quarters, from which A. Morris relieved his side by a fine dribble. The Colors, however, rallied, and nearly scored. After a little loose scrum woik Pacific got across, and the player, after mauling with Lang, made the latter lose his hold, and the Pirates were forced. Score : Pacific 4 point, Pirates ml , although the half-point would not count directly a try was scored. Bell then put in some good play, after which King, Brooks, and Butler showed up prominently for the Pacific. Some splendid passing by the Pirates resulted in Morris getting across, but the ball was brought back for a forward pass. Lang made a good run, and passed to Morris, who scored behind the posts, and a goal was kicked front the place, the score being Pirates 3 point, Pacific nil, the half point being nullified. In the second spell some fast play took place on the centre of the ground, Morris, Macdonald, and Lang (Piratea), King and Sullivan (Pacific) being the most prominent. Lang kicked the ball across the line, bat nothing resulted; but immediately afterwards potted a goal with a left-foot kick just as he was rushed. C. Morris then saved his side from a Pacific rush, and Bell supplemented his efforts by a short run. A dribbling rush by A. Morris and M'Beath took the ball to the Pacific’s territory, the latter player tackling the Pacific full-back and nearly scored, Macdonald passed to Morris, who scored, but the ball was brought back, Macdonald passing forward. The game thus ended in a victory for the Piratea by 6 points to nil.

Kaikorai was unexpectedly beaten by the High School by 10 points to 3. Goals were secured by Owen (3) and Torrance jl). Montgomery also secured a try, but failed to convert it. Alhambra v. Dunedin was a victory for the latter by 4 points to nil. Tries were secured by Harper and Hunter. Union v. Cavorsham resulted in the defeat of the latter by 7 points to nil. Tries were secured by M‘Farlane, Thomas, and Beadle.

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FOOTBALL., Issue 8024, 28 September 1889

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FOOTBALL. Issue 8024, 28 September 1889

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