THU ASSOCIATION GAME,
A moderate number of spectators assembled at the Caledcniun Ground on Saturday to witness the Association football match between .a team selected from the ranks of tho llugby players and a combined Association team. The teams lined out as follows
Association Tram (Color.*).—W. Morris (Thistle), goal; Couhlan (Southern) and J. MortisiThisllt), fullbacks ; Monetii If (Northern), Salmond (Wakari), and L>. Jl'Millan (Wakari), haif-backa; Pollock (Wakari) and Clelaml (Southern), rij-ht wins;: A. Carver (Southern), centre ; G. M‘Millan (Wakari) and P. Ross (Thistle), hj ft wl.'.p;. ItiKhiv Union Tram (Blues). —Tslatoa (Dunedin), uoal ; A. bang (Caversham) and W. Lang (Pirates), lal'-hacks; Harper (Dunedin) and Fox (Duntdln), half-backs; A and C. Mortis (Pirate-), right wing ; Cran (High School) and Hunter (Dunedin), centre; Turnbull (Dunedin) and Turton (Dunedin), left wing. So'e umpire, Mr A. Buchanan; line tmpitiS, Meters Edwards and Ritchie.
The Colors won tho toss and to play with the wind, which was blowing lightly from tho northern end. By fast play they rushed the ball to their opponents’ quarters, and made strenuous attempts to register a score, but the defensive play of the Blues was too good. The Morris brothers managed to shift play to the opposite end of the ground, and the leather being played in the centre of the field, Cran showed up well in a serviceable dribble past the twenty-five flag in tho Colors’ territory. Then the Association goal man (W, Morris) gave the leather a rattling kick, and, aided greatly by the wind, it fell about midfield, but here Carver and Salmond, by nice dribbling, took it within a few yards of the Blues’ goal posts, and one of the Blues kicking the hall over the line, a corner kick was awarded the Colors. Moncrieff kicked in, and tho ball, striking one of the Blues, found its way between the posts, and the first score was registered in a goal for the Colors. After play commenced again the Blues made st-enuous efforts to equalise the score, but could not do so, and the spell ended with tho score standing: Colors one goal, Blues nil. In the second spell the ball was very soon in the Colors’ territory, and the Blues were awarded a corner kick, which was taken by Lang, but nothing came of it. The Colors then rushed the ball down the field, but Lang and Cran worked like Trojans, and in a minute or two they had the ball in the Colors’ ground. The play was very exciting while it remained so close to the Colors’ line, and Taiaroa made a vigorous dash towards the goal posts with the ball at his feet, but his career was cut short by W. Morris, who caught the ball in the nick of time and sent it down tho field in good stylo, where Carver and Moncrieff took it up, and before they were stopped, the leather was well into the Blues’ ground. Fox, who had exchanged places with Taiaroa, kicked to midfield, where tho Bines’ forwards happened to be, and they rushed the ball on to tho Colors’ goal line. The Colors, hemmed down in their quarters, could not get their line cleared, and the ball coming in Hunter’s way, he kicked it between the posts amidst applause. Scores : Colors ono goal, Blues one goal. No further score was made, and the game then ended in a draw.
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FOOTBALL, Evening Star, Issue 8031, 7 October 1889