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THE ENGLISH TEAM IN AUSTRALIA. Phb Pbhss Association. — B* Elkcxrio Telegraph— Oombight. Sydnby, June 14. The English team began their Australian tour today, with a matoh agaisßt the Central Southern Onion at I Goulbourc. The - visitors won by 11 j points to 8. It was not a particularly good exhibition of football. The local fiveteigbths j and halves were allowed to play offside, while the -visitors with impunity infringed the off-side rule by not giving the stipulated ten yards. Mullineux's passing at half was beautiful. The baoks promise to be a formidable lot, while the forwards dribble very effectively. , RIVALS II v. ELTHAM 11. A close gam* resulted in a win far Rivals by 6 points to 3. In the first spell, playing with the wind, the Rivals had rather the best of it, and from a penalty kiok in Eltham twenty fives, Johnston placed an undeniable goal. Soon after from. & loose forward rush Morrissey scored. "The attempt at goal was a failure. Eltham, playing with great vigor, had the Rivals hard pressed almost the whole of the second spell. I Meredith with a good run took the ball I almost to Bivals' line, but lost it, and Cameron securing it dashed over the line. No goal resulted. Time after time Eltham went very near sccring, but good defence of the Bivals and mulling on their part spoilt their chances. For Bivals Blair played a capital game, and . with experience aed practice should make a good three-quarter. Bertuett and Johnson and Kells showed good defence, but there was a great laok of combination in both backs and forwards. Morrissey, on the wing, played well, and laett, Carrigan and Wells were the best of the pack. For Eltham D. Mori and Potter were the best of the baoks, They showed some' combination, and, with training and experience, should improve considerably. The forwards' have plenty of dash, but are, on the whole, raw and require training. Mr Niall had charge of the whistle but was hardly prompt and decisive enough with his decisions. The following will play for Hawera in the match against White Stars, on Saturday:— S. Moore, B. McLean, A. Hunter, Weston, J. Hunter, McCarthy, Biddle, Walshe, Livingston, Malcolm, Caplen, Greig. S. Larcomb, F. Wilson, Smith. The above leave by the 12.55 train. In the match, Hawera 11, v. Waimate 11., at Hawera, on Saturday next, tbe following will represent Hawora : — W. Cowper, W. Nicholas, Parkinson, Lightbourne, T. Wilson, Pratt, Winks, Rowe, Boss, Brown, Essen, J. Cowper, Geo. Larcomb, Tocker, and C. Allen. Emergencies — Sargent and Brett. Any of the above unable to play please notify R. Malcolm before Friday night. It would be very desirable that the management committee, of the Union arrange for referees before a match, if possible, so that teams, axe not obliged to take anyone who happens to be on the ground, and who may or may not be competent to act in this capacity. An important fixture, Opunake v. Waimate, takes place at Manaia to-morrow. Eiek-off at 3 p.m.

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FOOTBALL., Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXVI, Issue 4257, 15 June 1899

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FOOTBALL. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXVI, Issue 4257, 15 June 1899