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FIRST "SOCCER" TEST.

WIN FOR NEW ZEALAND.

THREE GOALS TO ON^.

TO THOUSAND SPECTATORS.

[]?Z IHIJSUKAFU. —PRESS ASSOCIATION.]

DUNEDIN, Saturday.

Tie first Association football test match Wffi-een Australia and New Zealand representative teams was played at. the Carisbrooko Ground to-day, and attracted a large crowd of about 10,000. A light drizzling rain made the ground greasy, and both teams were at full strength, and were as follows: — Australia.—Goal, Cartwright; backs, D. Currberford and Fisher; halves, Doyle, ghenton, and Gibbs; forward, Thompson, Waid. Maunder, J\ Cumberford. and Dane. New Zealand. —G-oul ; Claxton : backs, Braithwaite and McCauley ; halves, Brownlee, Corbett, and Jones; forwards,Briudell, Knott, Cook, Campbell, ;md Ballard. Mr. M. Thomley was the referee. New Zesiland won the toss, and Australia kicled off. New Zealand immediately sot tip i hot attack. Campbell sent nicely 'to Ballard who sent across three fine centres. Cook missed a chance from one, Fisher Reared another, and Knott fielded, and rapped in a nico shot, which Cartwnght ir coal handled safely. A pass out, to *v© right, crave, Bmndell a shot, which t'lTck t.lx- outsido of the net. A corner kick by Dollard looked dangerous beforo tho visiters gained relief. " Fifteen minutes' plav elapsed before Australia crossed the local twenty-five. Then Khenton got through a. shot, which went ont«ide. New Zealand were robbing the viators at the bail, and again pressed. Rallard tricked the defence again, and sent jn i, beautiful shot, which Cartwright just defected over the bar. Australia, broke ivwmv and Thompson got well down to be called back by the linesman's flag. Jones drcntved in a nice high shot, which the vis tors' goalkeeper cleared capably. First Blood to New Zealand A spectacular solo run by Shenton closed wiih a pass to Maunder, who was stopped bv McCauley. who set New Zealand again attacking. " From a throw-in Campbell *ert to Cook, who manoeuvred for position and drove in a hot, low shot, which roind the net in the corner amid applause, Cartwright just managing to touch the ba-1 as it passed Australia were finding the slippery rn-und difficult. Dane and Ward led a like!'' attack for the visitors, but the opposition was too stfupd, and the New fftuHJii goalkeeper was not seriously f>t». Cook. Knolt, and Campbell Might the hall down field again, and 0 orient brilliantly turned over the bar another fine shot bv Cook. Gibbg sent ;v r.ell-iudtred pass to' Thompson, "ho Aped oWI the line, but the shot wc.it w de. Australia's attack had now improved, j<rd Thompson cutting in sent across to Diofc. but again New Zealand returned to ihe attack, and a moment later Cartwnght orce more had to deflect over the bar a shot bv Campbell. From midfield the ball wia sent to Thompson, who centred. McCaulev missed, and Maunder slipped through and scored with a fast shot from clsse in. . Hatf-time was called immediately witb th» score one goal each. Tha Secoad 3pell. From the kick-off Campbell and Cook r;weed through and Cook shot, Cartwright deflecting outside the upright. From further pressure Australia's goal was threatsr.ed by a jrood centre by Brindell. 'I'hompson (Australia) twice centred danserouElv, and from one Cumberford sent to Maunder, whose header was deftly turned over the bar by Claxton. New inland rallied, and Ballard, eluding the },a!f-backs. made a sensational run. Knott ridded smartly, but Cartwright saved bril--1 antly. The visitors returned to the att3,ck and forced several corner kicks, which vere unsuccessful. Atrain New Zealand ?,tracked, and shots by Ballard and Cook i aisled the mark. From a throw-in Ballird received, tricked the opposing back, i.nd drove in a beautiful long shot, which tuiott deftly turned into the net. New Zealand 2 goals; Australia, 1. Dane'and Ward led the visitors to the Jionit goal, but McCauley and Braithwaite (learud. Cook snapped at the goal with ;, long shot, which found the net high in the corner amid jfreat applause. New Zealand, 3 goals: Australia, 1.

Visitors Attack a* Olosa.

Tbo visitors retaliated with a spirited attack. Dane and Thompson on the oppoiat« wirgs making useful advances, but, with the exception of a shot from Cumber■'onl, the New. Zealand goalkeeper was not iierbaslv taxed, the visitors' finishing efforts Ving disappointing. A tricky run by Thompson required a timely header by 3'Aithwaite to clear. Dane sent in ikgai'a, and the New Zealand eoal was rn Treat, daueer when the goalkeeper was, drawn well out ef the goal. A core« jrave relief, but a moment later Maursder narrowly missed heading through. The visitors were attacking when the final whistle touoded with the score; New Zealand, 3 fjoala; Australia, I. Interviewed after the match, the Australian manage? said : " We can only congratulate New Zealand on their win, which they descrred on the day's play."

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New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Herald, Volume LIX, Issue 18120, 19 June 1922

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FIRST "SOCCER" TEST. New Zealand Herald, Volume LIX, Issue 18120, 19 June 1922

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