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Siirinyside $corie (From ;" "Truth's" : Special [Wellington •■:■••-•'( ; : '•■;;..■':■" Re&) - . -.:.;' •' . At Jast .'the premier' club trophy , of; New Zealand goes to Christ- . chjurch, their .' representatives, Sunnyside, being, successful on Saturday' in/ defeating' their, Auckland rivals, North Shore,, by four goals' to two. ; ' ' TVHE previous •■contests for the cup 1 'are as follows:— l 923, Seaciiff 4, ! V.M.C.A:. •' 1 ; 1924, Harbor Board (Auckland)/ 3, 'Seaciiff 1; 1925. • V.M.C.A. 3. Seaciiff I. ■•'.. '. - ' Thjis ■; year Sunnyside beat ; Seaciiff m the. South Island semi-final. ■ > There is no doubt .the cup and gold medals presented by the N.Z. , Council will go a long way; to . popularize these contests m Canterbury, .and that chiefly the reason why Sunnyside's victory w^s/so; popular.-" ■■■',:■'■. ■-]/"■' '■ It v .was,' -a yery clean i> and a clever game, the' combination and footwork ci ,both teams being at times a ; treat to watch. ; ; . i It- was early seen;, that Sunnyside consisted of- "old stagers," and i they we're! much quicker m getting off the mark! ::, ' ' •■ ■'■ .:• < North Shore w_asv minus the services of that old campaigner Palmer, who received an injury m the. semi-final the week. before. -' ' . ' Very 'early m the game ■ Sunnyside fittacked, and although the; Shore backs had an opportunity to clear, Pickering received to, flash) a ground shot which Ijipscombe'had no chance to save. Before Shore had time to recoyer from this reverse, Sunhyside . came again, and McLachlan whipped across a beautiful centre and Trotter headed. This second reverse seemed to steady the Aucklanders, and they settled down to some-nice play^, and on several occasions it. was sheer bad luck; which kept them out. . ' Had 'they- gone m for: first time shooting instead of trying to take the I. all through, goals would have been plentiful. ' . .i. " . Sunnyside deserved' their, victory, bocfiuse thejr^ methods were much superior and they played as a :team. Shore were* strong m the middle I.'ne, but their backs; were very slow m tackling, giylhg the Sunnyside forwards far too' much 'time .to get the tall under control. . The ; Shore forwards were slow in < manoeuvring and., came back with it far. too often. Sunnyside .. were superior m defence, Callaghan being much safer than Lipscombe. '

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Soccer CHATHAm CUP, NZ Truth, Issue 1084, 9 September 1926

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Soccer CHATHAm CUP NZ Truth, Issue 1084, 9 September 1926