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SOCCER

Wellington Notes

CHARITY CUP FINAL.

A Replay Necessary,

(By "Tottenham.")

A keenly contested game resulted from the clash between Hospital and Marist m the final for the Charity Cup, which was played as a curtain-raiser to the Chatham Cup final at Athletic Park last Saturday. After a full ninety minutes of willing play on a heavy ground no decision was reached, the score being two all. A noteworthy feature of the game was the strong kicking and sound defence of Thompson, Hospital's left back, and Fitzgerald, the Marist right back. Cudby and Costello, especially the former, were always prominent, but they were well supplied with the ball, while McElligott and Barton were practically starved, and did not get much chance to shine. . f -'

Hospital won the toss, and Pope kicked off, Marist bearing down on the Hospital goal, Cudby sending behin/L Marist pressed, and Thompson mis-kicked towards his own goal, but Trewick got the leather away. Robinson sent his forwards away, Gibb securing, but H. Rudolph came to the rescue with a big luck to Cudby, who forced a corner off Thompson. Hughes shortly afterwards went away m good style, sending across to D. Ferguson,, who scored close m (1 — 0). This setback put more life into the play, and Marist tried hard to get on level terms, but the Hospital defence was sound. Hospital set up a determined attack, and for a time the Marist defence was hard putto it to keep them from adding to their score. Barton and MeElligott at'last got going, and soon had Hospital m difficulties, but Trewick took adiance and came out of his goal to punt the ball down the field. From a long drive, Hospital -went away on the right, Hughes securing and shooting at close range, Hickey making a lucky save. Burke took the leather down, and put* it nicely across to McElligott, who forced a corner. Barton took the kick, placing the ball nicely, Cudby finding the net (1—1). Barely a minute- elapsed before Marist gained the lead. Barton took a free kick, dropping the ball at Cudby's feet, and the latter scored his second goal. Trewick was apparently under the impression that Cudby was offside, and made no attempt to save (2 — 1). . In the second spell Marist went off with a rush, Pope heading over the s bar when m a good position. Hospital, however, were not done with yet, and At was only the vigorous and fearless tackling of Fitzgerald and Rudolph that stopped them from scoring. Lambert made a nice solo run, Fitzgerald nipping m. just m time. The Hospital vanguard came away again, D. Ferguson hitting the cross-bar with a lightning shot, the ball rebounding into play, and this time he made no mistake (2—2). A Marist attack ended m a penalty being awarded' to them against Ferguson for pushing. Thomas took the kick, and put the ball yards out, whether intentionally or not I cannot say, and the game ended m a draw, 2 all. As no decision was reached, it means a replay, ' which will' take place at Porirua to-day. f Hickey, m goal for Marist, showed a great improvement on his recent form. Fitzgerald played a nice game, his kicking being clean.' and well timed. The halves worked together, well, and tackled smartly, holding the Hospital forwards well. Of the forwards, Cudby was easily the best on. the day's play. Trewick, m goal for Hospital, is a "class" goalie, and with Thompson and Ferguson constitute a very. sound defence. Smith was the most effective m v the half-line. { IJambert and Hughes did well m the attack, but the conditions suited D. Ferguson, who scored both goals for Hospital. •

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SOCCER, NZ Truth, Issue 984, 4 October 1924

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SOCCER NZ Truth, Issue 984, 4 October 1924

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