Soccer FINALISTS MEET
Thistle Were At Home In The Mud
(From "N.Z. Truth's" Christchurch V Rep.) Thistle and "'Western, the club finalists for the Chatham Cup, met ' on a sodden area at English Park, which was m a wretched condition. In spite of the muddy nature of the ground very good football was played. ' THE Scots were the more happy com-. * bination m 'ploughing through the bog,, but the score of 4-I' in their favor flatters them. It was a hard, pleasantly contested game m which . Archie ' Trotter, the Scots', centre-forward, netted three goals, the. other; one coming from a header by Gordo.n Walker. - Western's one and only was hooted mby J. Evans. The losers should have .helped themselves to more. The liberal use ofi sawdust m the goal area was a measure of protection to the keepers, who, handled the slippery ball well. L. Gwillam, Thistle's "postman," delivered the goods just a shade better than' George Colville, who had little or no hope when Trotter was on it. . ■••..-■ Two outstanding lefts who have come into prominence lately are "Shorty" Thompson (Western) and G. Walker (Thistle). Both these lads appear to have football futures. Hugh Johnston and Alex. Sutherland, full-back and centre-half respectively, starred for Thistle. Both were brilliant at times.. Thistle will now meet Seacliff (Dunedin) m the final of the South. Island round of the Chatham Cup. Two matches of the Hurley Shield competition were played, St. Albans beating Technical Old Boys by four goals to two, and Nomads defeating Sumner by five to two. Bannerrnan, Angus and Cullen were prominent m St. Albans' front line, and Cawtheray, Graham and Jolly kept things moving for the Old Boys. /
After scoring four goals, with none being scored against them, Nomads slackened off agaMnst Sumner. They had all the better of the match, and
gave Goalie Hawker a busy time m preventing a big score being made against the seasiders.
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Soccer FINALISTS MEET, NZ Truth, Issue 1235, 1 August 1929
Soccer FINALISTS MEET NZ Truth, Issue 1235, 1 August 1929
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