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SOCCER

Wellington Notes

CHATHAM CUP TIE. Marist Win Local Final. (By "Tottenham.") The local Chatham Cup final took place on the Basin Reserve last Saturday between Marist and Hospital, before 1500 spectators. . The game was played under ideal conditions, Marist winning by 3 goals to 1. Both teams received a splendid reception, and the following players lined up: • Marist (green and black): Hickey; Fitzgerald and Rudolph; J. Burke, Thomas and A. Rudolph; Barton, McEUlgott, £ope, Costello and Cudby. Hospital (green and white) : Trewick; J. Ferguson and Thompson; Tyson, Robinson and Souter; Dick, D. Ferguson, Glbb, Hughes and Lambert. Thomas won the toss, and set Hospital to face the sun. Gibb set the ball m motion, but the right-wing failed to make much ground. From a throw- in, the ball went to Barton, who went down the touch-line at a great pace, and passed to McElligott, who called on the Hospital goalie to punch out a good shot, which Cudby smartly returned, nearly finding the net. From the goal-kick, Hospital went away, and a smart piece of work by Gibb placed the Marist goal m danger, but the final shot was sent behind. Barton and McElligott transferred play to the other end, and Thomas securing, he tried a long shot which went wide. Hospital now got going, and a shot from Dick nearly caught Hickey. napping. Thompson, who was playing a great game at back, intercepted a pass intended for McElligott, from Pope, but. Thomas saved at the expense of a corner. Lambert took the kick, and placed the leather right m the goalmouth, D. Ferguson neatly heading it into the net (1—0). Marist were not long before they drew level. Barton took the ball down the wing, and shot from well out, the ball striking the cross-bar, and rebounding to Cudby, who beat Trewick with a great shot n 1) Hospital now made a great effort to get the lead, but tho Marist defence was sound, and >soon sent their forwards away, again, Barton forcing a corner, which was sent hind. Marist were pressing, and McElligott put across a nice centre, which Cjstello accepted, and scored with a lightning shot (2—l). Hosnital went away from the kick-off and were awarded a corner, but Hughes put over the bar. Gibb was next prominent, with a nice run. but the final shot went wide, and half-time. arrived with Marist leading by 2 goals to 1. After change of ends, Marist immediately sot down, but Thompson relieved with a strong kick, and sent his forwards away, Lambert trapping the ball and sending m a long shot, Hickey bringing off a good save. C-in-tello secured and passed to Cudby, who .sent In a first -timer, missing by* inches only. McElligott then had a

good chance, but spoilt the effort by hanging to the ball too long. Costello was fouleJ by Robinson, and the kicic, taken by Thomas, was sent over the bar. Costello was serving up some dinkum football, and nearly beat Trewick, who' dropped the ball, but it rolled outside the post. Marist kept up the pressure, and Cudby was nearly through. Hospital fought- pluckily, and Gibb tried to break through, but Fitzgerald and Rudolph were too good for the Hospital attack. Pope was keeping his forwards together well, and he sent Barton away, the winger landing a neat goal (3—l). Marist were now pretty safe, but Hospital were not done with yet, Lambert sending m a shot which«brought Hickey to his knees. Pope then took the leather down on his own, and had a great race with Thompson, who just booted the' leather away. There was no further scoring, and Marist, who were the better team on .the day's play, earned the right to represent Wellington m contests' further afield. For the ; winners, Hiekey, m goal, was not too safe at the start, but kept a good goal, m the second spell. Rudolph and Fitzgerald kicked strongly, and were hard 'to* beat. The halves, Burke, Thomas and A. Rudolph, were the strongest part of the team, and held the Hospital front line from the start. , • Barton and McElligott combined well on the right, but Pope was too closely shadowed by Robinson to become dangerous. Costello' put m a lot of work, and had a good partner m Cudby. The Hospital goalie, Trewick, made some smart saves, and could not be blamed for the three that passed him. J. Ferguson defended well, but, Thompson was easily the ,best back on the field, and he had a busy afternoon. ' Robinson was the best of the halves, and he fed Gibb well, besides keeping a watchful eye on Pope. All the Hospital forwards played the short passing game well, but lacked finish. :; SENIOR A DIVISION. V.M.C.A. gathered m another two points by beating Thistle 2—o at Association Park. Both teams showed good footwork, but Thistle failed miserably m the shooting department. From the word go, Y.M. got down and forced a corner, which was finally cleared. ' Thistle now had a say m, and kept the Y.M. defence busy, but could not find the net. Phillips then made a dash for the other end, and swinging the ball over to Ballard, the latter shot, but Ewing punched clear. Thistle then set up a determined attack, Boadle and Lennox being prominent. Tarrant saved a good shot from Lenrox by going down full length to it. McGirr stopped a Thistle rush; and gave to Rarity, who sent his forwards away, Ballard finishing jp with a well-timed centre to Campbell, who was ruled offside. Taylor and Weatherspoon were putting up a solid defence, and half-time arrived with the score sheet blank. After the interval Thistle put on a spurt, Logan finishing with a daisy close m which Tarrant got away m first-class style. Play soon veered, to the other end, Phillips passing to Campbell, who beat Ewing (1 — 0). Play was m mid-field for a time, but Phillips slipped away; again, and gave Campbell another chance, which he accepted (2—0).". "A corner to Thistle followed, but McGirr got his head to it and cleared. Thistle could not make headway against the Y.M. defence, and Campbell was off again, but Taylor tackled him, and the shot went

wide. Just on time Thistle made a great effort to score, but could not get through, and t"he game ended m favor of Y.M. by 2—o. INSTITUTE 2, WATERSIDE 6. Institute beat Waterside by 2 goals to nil, and thoroughly "deserved their victory. The game. was. Well, contested and played m a good sporting spirit, but Waterside did not show their form of the previous week. Institute attacked from the start, and Calvert found the net with a shot just under the bar (1 — 0). Watersiders then went away, and forced a corner, but nothing came of it. Institute attacked again and Dempster found the net with a fast rising shot (2—o). There was no further scoring before halftime. •■;..•. On resuming, Waterside got down, keeping Burt busy, but they could not get it past him,, the shooting being very tame. The rest of the game was m Institute's .favor; and they ran out winners by 2 goals to nil. DIAMONDS 2, KARORI 0. A good game was witnessed at Kelburn Park between Diamonds and Karori, the former winning by two clear goals. The- score does not give a correct 'indication of the game, as with a little luck Karori would have shared, the, points.' There must be a Jonah m the team. Diamonds set the ball rolling, but Mclrityre got possession and passed Wiikiris, who went straight for goal, but Hawkins robbed him. ■» ■ Mclntyre secured and gave lo Matthews", but Waller saved nicely. McLeod went down the wing on his own, but his final shot went .wide. Diamonds were attacking m earnest, McLeod eventually finding the net (1 — 0). Karori came, away after this, but Waller saved from Matthews. Karori kept up.: the pressure, and Stacey and Matthews were nearly through. Wilkins got away on his own, but his finishing shot hit the upright; Hearne came .down ; the field and added the seconjd goal (2—0). , ' , In the second spell both sides attacked but neither could score, and the game ended m favor of Diamonds by 2 goals to nil. \ SENIOR B DIVISION/ Scottish Wanderers maintained their unbeaten record by disposing. of Johnson ville by 4—o. Johnsonville held their own m the first half,, and were only one goal behind, scored by Thomson. In the second spell the, Scotties had all the game, and goals were added by Galbraith, Logic, and Thomson. BROOKLYN 8, SWIFTS 1. Brooklyn had a walk over, and at no part of the game were Swifts" troublesome, .although they, put up .a plucky fight. Brooklyn's goals were scored by Brown (3), Keeble (2), Short; Anton and Pridmore. Y:M.C;A. B 6. SOUTH WELLINGTON 0. South Wellington came a cropper at Kilbirnie, the V.M.'s B team beating them by 6 goals to nil; Y.M;C.A. pressed from the start, aridiParlett and Michelsoh soon scored for them. South Wellington then had a look m, and Stocks was nearly through. Y.M. from then on took the game m hand a.rid brought their total .up to six, without anything being registered against them. •

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SOCCER, NZ Truth, Issue 972, 12 July 1924

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