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SOCCER

Wellington Notes

CHATHAM CUP TIES

Hospital and Mari,st m Final.

(By "Tottenham.")

Marist and Hospital have earned the right to take, part m the final of the local Chatham Cup competition, and the winners will try conclusions with the leading club teams of the Dominion. Last Saturday two cup ties were played under ideal conditions, and m each case the contest was a worthy one. , MARIST 3, INSTITUTE 2. Marist and Institute met at the Basin Reserve m the semi-final of the series of games to select a Wellington team to contest the Chatham Cup. Marist, who are the competition favorites, found Institute a more difficult proposition than was expected, and extra time had to be played before Marist could claim the victory. Institute'won the spin, and set Marist to face the ; sun. From the word go Institute got down, but the ball was sent behind. Marist then had a look m, and Burt was called on to save two good shots. A free kick to Institute relieved the situation, but Marist were not to be denied, and Barton sent \ m a daisy which Burt; got away nicely. The green and white forwards k^pt up, the pressure near, the Institute goal, and the ball came out to Burke, who sent m a long shot, which/went m just "under the bar and opened the scoring (1—0). Play during the remainder of the spell was largely m favor of Institute, who; were serving up some dirikum football. Their first goal was the result of an individual effort by Reid, who gave Hickey no chance with a lightning. drive (1 — 1); Marist got down again, but the two Institute backs, -Calvert and Bell, soon sent them back again. ' After some mid-field play Barton had another try, but the ball went wide. From a corner to Institute, Dempster found the net with* a ground shot which beat Hickey all the- way (2—l). There was no further scoring, and half-time arrived with the Institute leading. . V :. After the interval, institute got a bustle on, but the Marist defence were playing a great game, especially Thomas and the Rudolph brothers, who were too good , for the Institute forwards. Marist' broke away, and McElligott receiving, the "ball passed back to Thomas, who tapped it to Pope, who found the net (2— 2). Fromthen on till the whistle .went both sides tried hard for the winning goal, but the spell ended without any addition to the score. .■■. In the extra twenty minutes both teams made the pace willing, and both goals had narrow escapes. Just before time Barton put across a nice centre, which Pope headed into the net (3— 2). Institute kept up the pressure, but were unable to add to their score, iand Marist ran out: winners by the odd goal. Rudolph , and Fitzgerald were very sound m defence., L . The halves, Thomas, A. Rudolph and Burke,, played a fine sporting game. All the Marist forwards did well, but must practice shooting if they want the cup.. : 'For Institute, Burt, m goal,' made some great saves. ',■:-..- Bell and Wanden put up a great show against a set of nippy forwards. Jeffery was the star m the middle line. ■■-. J. Smith did some smart things on the wing, .and was ably assisted v by Reid and Dempster, but the shooting could be, improved on. HOSPITAL 2, WATERSIDE 1. : The other semi-final for the Chatham Cup was played between Hospital and Waterside at Porirua, and was j full of thrills and uncertainty right up till the final whistle blew; Hospital went away, from the kick-off, and only the splendid goal-keeping of Porteous kept them out. Waterside then got going and pressed for some time, but the defence was too good 1 for them, Thompson • clearing at the expense of a corner, which was booted away. This enabled Hughes and Lambert to put m a nice run, but Hughes finished. up by shooting wide. A corner to Hospital saw Porteous save twice m succession from Gibb and Robinson. Just before half-time Rowlands sent his forwards away, and, from .a corner, Greeriaway sent m a good shot, which found the nef (1— 0). After change of ends Hospital combined well and kept Watersider's defence oii the alert. The equalising goal came from a corner, well placed by Dick, which Hughes made no mistake with (1 — 1). Both teams now livened up, and Hospital put m all they knew to gain the lead. y From a run down the wing, Tyson sent m a beauty, which hit the cross-bar, and •Gibb, getting the rebound, beat Porteous close m (2—l). With only a few minutes to go Waterside made a great effort, and Carse put across, a nice centre, which went begging, and the whistle went with Hospital In the final for the cup. Trewick, m goal for Hospital, gave a good display between the uprights. Thompson was m tip-top form at back. Hughes and Gibb were the best of the front division. Porteous made some splendid saves, and it was not his fault his team lost. Ingham had a busy afternOon, but came through the ordeal creditably. Rowlands still plays a good gumo. Gilbertson, Greenaway and Carse were the best of the attuck, which showed improvement. SENIOR A DIVISION. , Diamonds and V.M.C.A. met at the Hutt Recreation Ground, and the, result was a draw, 3 all. The game was fast and well contested by both sides. Cambell netted all the goals for Y.M., nnd Heame (2) and McLeod scored for Diamonds. Karori went down to Thistle nt Kelburn Park by 3 goals to 1, but with a little luck they would have shared tne points, as tho Black and Whites put the 'ball into their own net on two occasions.

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SOCCER, NZ Truth, Issue 971, 5 July 1924

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