MARIST HAVE THE BIG GUNS
Semi-final Survivors In Chatham Cup Matches (From "N.Z. Truth's" Special Wellington Representative.) CT. ANDREWS (Palmerston North), having earned the right to meet the Wellington winners, met Marist on the Basin Reserve last Saturday to see which team should meet Ponsonby (Auckland), m the North Island semi-final. Although under full strength, Marist carried too many guns for the lads from the country, who nevertheless put up a very creditable and plucky display.
THE visitors were very unlucky on many occasions and came very close to scoring several times. Lyons, m goal, did some bright work, but his biggest fault is not fielding the ball cleanly. Brown and Young kicked and tackled well, but did not cover each other too well. Ransom, Buvch and Kennedy were good and did a lot of hard work. Davis, at outside-right, showed strategy and often lobbed the ball into goal with his left foot m good style. Bartlett was occasionally very good, but seemed to get m the way of McNab very often. Coombes and Brookfield made useful wings and gave Pope a hard job. Hickey, as usual, was up to it, but Fitzgerald and Rudolph were at times on the shaky side. Pope, Thomas and Burke were up to usual consistent form. «
Condon was the pick of the vanguard and worked both wisely and we-11, Seatoun had a hard task to hold V.M.C.A., but the likely champions sot a two-goal lead m the first half. After lemon-time it was all Seatoun, and had it not been for the brilliant performance of an old veteran m the Y.M. goal, Seatoun would have almost assuredly won, High shots and low shots all came alike to Wilfred Hodge, who has not turned out for many years. Nicholle was back m his old position and did very well. Ballard was at insl3e-left and maintained fine consistency. Wyatt, Telford, McKenzie and Smythe were as fit and keen as ever. The Diamond — Y.M. clash which will decide the championship, foreshadows something worth watching.
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MARIST HAVE THE BIG GUNS, NZ Truth, Issue 1136, 8 September 1927
MARIST HAVE THE BIG GUNS NZ Truth, Issue 1136, 8 September 1927
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