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CANTERBURY LEAGUE HOME BY A GOAL

Hornby Win Challenge Game ■ ..";. (From "Truth's" Special Christchurch Representative.) In a challenge game on Saturday, Hornby beat Marists A by 7to 5., •-.-• : . ■■..-. •,,;• . - . '.'■■■■ ■'. . :■ '

HORNBY secured the club championship with an unbeaten^ record. In the extra championship, games Marists A came out winners, beating Hornby decisively. . This gave the Marists' side the right to challenge Hornby and Hornby scraped home" by a goal. Marists were without .L, Petersen, and Hornby did not have L. Mason, F Henry and A. Wilson Hall,, those players having gone north to await the boat for England. Hornby won through the weight arid dash of its pack and the rugged defence of its back brigade.' E. H. Ellis was the stalwart among the Marists' forwards, and W. Le Warne .was . easily , the pick, of Jlornby, though W. Woodgate and I#.' Vivian were not far behind.

Hornby had a definite object and the whole side went all out. . J The pace was a cracker and the tackling was shorn \of beg-pai*dona. Man and ball hit the ground hard. In the face of deadly tackling the Marists' backs failed to function efficiently. A. Mundy, first five-eighths, with F. Warr, at full-back, were the two best Hornby backs, both going well m attack or defence. : E. Fitzgerald, first Fye-eighths, and J.. Blackaby, on the left-wing, were the cleverest Marists' backs.- though the sound defence of P. Clarffsori, at fullback, was meritorious. •■ . ■ ... .The" steadily-improving Waimairl side beat Adding^oh by 15 points to nil for the first time this season. '

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CANTERBURY LEAGUE HOME BY A GOAL, NZ Truth, Issue 1079, 5 August 1926

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CANTERBURY LEAGUE HOME BY A GOAL NZ Truth, Issue 1079, 5 August 1926

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