Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

Big Football

TARANAKI DEFEAT MANAWATU. LOCAL TEAM'S DISAPPOINTING DISPLAY. TARANAKI 11, MANAWATU 3. Those enthusiasts who hold the opinion that Taranaki will be able to successfully withstand all challenges for the Ranfurly Shield had their hopes considerably dampened yesterday by the poor display that the local team put up against Manawatu, and it is certain that Taranaki will have to show much better football if they are to beat tlit stronger teams that will meet them later on. The Taranaki forwards did not play with their usual dash, and their backs, though they opened up the game, passed very erratically, at times gaining very little ground. The visiting forwards, on the other hand, played a great game, and their backs, especially the full-back, fielding and defending well, kept the locals very busy. Indeed, until within about a quarter of an hour of the finish, it was anybody's game, and the score stood at three points each. Iu the final stages, however, Taranaki forwards asserted themselves, and two tries were scored in quick succession, placing the issue beyond doubt. Manawatu were generally expected to prove an easy prey for the local team, but they put up a surprisingly good fight. The match was witnessed by about 1500 people. The ground, considering the recent bad weather, was in .good j order, save for a patch in the centre. | The teams lined out as chosen. I

Manawatu set the ball rolling, and Taranaki at once got busy, a long line kick by Stohr finding touch at the twenty-five. Brown got his backs, moving, and Whittington, Cameron, Young and Co. handling well, looked dangerous, but Thompson, the visiting full-back, saved splendidly. Taylor next led a great rush, but McAllum got off-side, and the visitors got relief. flood play by Carroll and Jacobsen set them attacking, and Stohr had to force. The locals kept attacking, Taylor, Dcwur, Bertrand and Young being prominent, hut the defence of McKenzie, Phillips and Thompson was sound, only touch-in-goal resulting. After another period of attack, Brown marked, giving Stohr a shot at goal, which went wide, and was forced. TTarkncss and McDonald carried play past midfield, but Dewar and Co. took the bull back, and another force ensued. The local backs kept moving. Taylor came away with ball at toe, but was blocked by McKenzie. Phillips lined from a forward rush, anil from the lineout Young passed to Cameron, who put down the field and handed on to Kissick. who scored. Stohr failed to goal. After twenty minutes' play, the score was— Tf.ranaki 3 Yanawatu ■ • 0 This roused the visitors, and Dnstin and Jacobsen carried play to the locals' tw mtv-five. 'The first-named streaked for the line, but was unsupported when well taken by Stohr. The ball was then rushed from one end of the field tu the other. Taylor. Dewar, Robinson, Drown and Whittington being prominent for the locals, and McDonald. [Tarkness. Dustin and .Ford for the visitors. Vltimatelv McKenzie made a great dash, and on being collared passed to Carroll, who dribbled over, and TTarkness scored. Duslin failed to convert. With 30 minutes gone, the score read— Taranaki » Manawatu 3 The visitor;- now" threw the ball about. Xierolls, Fi.rd. MeKen/ie and .Tacobsen handling nicely. The local backs, however, collared well. Dnstin had another shot at goal ' ,() m ;ln infringement, the ball being charged down, gradually the locals gained the upper-baud, but the defence wu-' sound, and half-time sounded with the score: Taranaki 3 Just prior to half-time Johnson was injured and had to retire. Walsh taking his place. The second spell opened with play ; n the visitors' twenty-five. Cameron, Whittington and Young essayed a passin" run. The last-named centred. Taylor went on. ball at foot, but Phillips cbecked him bv kicking clown field, and Jacobsen following up fast attacked, but was collared by Bertrand. A little later. Bertrand was' collared when streaking for the line. Like a flash the ball came across to Young who kicked and followed up. but the hall readied the deadball line. Taranaki kept up the pressure, but on the line-out Brown (Manawatu) secured, and via Niccolls. Phillips and McKenzie the ball travelled towards Turaimki's goal, where the last-named j>a\-c a faulty pass to Ford. Down came the local forwards like tigers. Kissick. Whittington and McAUuni in the van. but Xiccolls went down gamely, and checked them. The visitors now took a band, and stohr fumbling, play was in Taranaki's twentv-five. but McAllum beaded a rush that carried it to the other end of the field, where Thompson marked. I'p and down plav ensued, neither side being able to maintain the advantage. Stohr had a shot from halfway, which fell short. Ford kicked down field, but Bertrand lined. The !ocil forwards came with a great rush. Tliomrison checked them, but his kick did not reach touch, and Bertrand lakiu" 'he ball "U the full streaked across, and -cored just as Al-np tackled him. Stohr failed to goal. Taranaki •> Manawatu '■'• With fifteen minute- to go, the pace became merry. Play travelled fast up liml clown field. A rebound from Jacobsen saw the hunts attack, and the ball ultimately went to touch near the comer. From the line-out Brown, Cameron and Whittington essayed a

passim' rn-li. luit Alsop iv.ten-epted and broke through, dinvc. play back to the corner uitli a hnp ki-k. a:'d from Hi., line-out Taylor -cciircl. beat sov- , nil opponents, and pa.-se.l to Uouinson. vim scored. Stohr made, no mistake -.wih the p.oal. Taranaki " Manawutu Knuii then to the linish Taranaki had (he better of the .-ame. but uvrr unable to ill", ease iheb- score. Mr. !•'. Spin-die ivl.-Ved impartially. i

THE LEAGUE CAME.

I BRITAIN n v . TARANAKI 11. A IH/X-AWAY VICTORY. A crowd of over two lih'ousand people assembled to witness' the match between the British touring team and the Taranaki representatives under Northern Union League rules, played at Eltham yesterday. Tin: day wis cold and showery, but the rain lieM off throughout the match'. The game was no contest—it was a runaway vietory by a vastly superior team. It was, however, a (jpecteu-Jiilar exhibition of football under League rules*, Which proved beyond dispute that there is a whole lot to be said in favor of the League game. The Taranaki team was beaten by tactics, it knew little about, but still put up a gallant fight and lias no cause to be ashamed of its defeat. In several good Taranaki rushes King, Osborne, Martis and Parker, of the forward-, and Hooker. Tichbon and Fitzgerald, of the back division, were prominent. It was impossible to single out members of the British team, Who had the game all their own way. I The scores in the League game count j the same as in Rugby, except that a!i goals count two points. TflE PLAY. From the first scram a good opening was made by Wagstaff, who passed to Moor9iou.se, and a good pasting rush resulted in a "throw-out." Soon afterwards, from a scrum, Hall secured and romped home. Guerin converted. Britain 5 Taranaki 0 From give and take play Taranaki made the pace, but the British backs were soon on, the move, and Wagstatf I baffled tJiie locals with tricky running. From a scrum, Britain secured, and the | whole of the backs handled. Moorhouse centred well, but Tichbon saved nicely. | Taranaki's tackling was somewhat weak, and Britain pressed hard. Koon afterwards Britain hooked the ball and all the backs bandied it, but Hooker centred, and relieved a tight position. The home team followed up the advantage with a passing rush. From offside play a serum ensued at half-way, 'and a subsequent free kick for Britain. Tocker and' King were tlh'en prominent in a brief reversal of the position, but Taranaki could not long keep Britain behind, half-way. From a scrum England hooked the ball, and Smith scored, i-r.d Guerin converted Britain 10 ' Taranaki 0 Taranaki made an attempt at attacking, but the British backs turned defence into attack, and a {, LO d centre from Moorhouse to YVagstall' resulted in a scorn by the latter between the posts. Guerin converted. Bnta.ii'. ' 15 Taranaki (( The heme team "tartcd a good attack, but a free kick relieved Britain, and Taranaki was soon hard pressed. From a serum at ilrtilf-wny the British, backs handled, but a good rush 'headed by Parker, Osborne and King ended in a scrum under Britain's goal. A freo kick relieved the visitors again. Taranaki was soon defending, and a weak free kick by Charters way the only relief. Another by Parker, and Prosscr set saii, and scon all the British backs were moving. Parker tackled well, stopping an almost certain score. Then King broke away, but was soon brought down, and play hung in -the home territory. A good liritis'i'n rush was spoiled by a pass forward. The visitors pressed hard, and Moorhouse stored again, (luerin'ri kick failed. Britain 18 Taranaki 0

Then Taranaki took a hand and Tucker broke through, tight play ensuing in Britain's twenty-live. Taranaki | hunched, and were forced up the line. I Britain broke away once but Osborne I grassed his man, and only a force s.ivled England. Then Nicholls scrambled over from the ruck, and drew first blood ■ for Taranaki, after 30 minutes' play. I Hooker's kick feil short. Britain 18 Taranaki 3 liritain attacked hotly, but Marl is tackled well. Fine fool work by tli ' 'British forwards, and ;hen WagstalV /ffcured, ran, and passe I to Moorbouse. j who scored. Cueeriii failed to convert. Britain 21 I Taranaki 3 ( Play had hardly resumed when the j wily Wagstafl' beat several men and tiansferred to Romans, who scored easily. Cucrin's kick faieel again. Britain 24 Taranaki 3 Hooker headed a Taranaki rush wilricli ended the first spell. King opened an attack in the second spell hut was not followed up. A mark by NicholJs gave Hooker a shot, which failed. Britain threw the ball about a lot, but the locals tackled better than previously, and put up u defence which /held the Englishmen in check for some little time. A good rush by Taranaki took play to Britain's ki.e, but the visiting backs were too snappy, and after a long passing movement King just saved Taranaki in time. Then liritain was ''forced," but from a scrum near the line Hull and McGara beat all opposition, the latter walking borne. Cueriu's kick went wide. Britain 27 Taranaki 3

Il:lU UlCll {.'aw till' .spectator.-,' nil e.\ liiliition of tricky nimiiiijr such a* U seldom seen, ami gained con.sidei'au'.e ground. A bad attempt at eontroim; by tin; British full-back put tlu; ball into Toi'ker's hands close to Jiritain'- <;<«). but lie fell, and I<K the chance. The visitors now hail a turn at defence, and Fitzgerald was within an ace of scoring when he was grassed. The honi.' team pressed hard, close play- ensuiii'i on line. Tlicii from tile ruck Kyle made an opening and Kill"' scored. Hooker failed' to convert. 'Britain -7 Taranaki ii

Mill tin- lioiiic team attacked, head..! lir I'arkcr. Then Kvle secured and pa--setl to Xiuj,'. Mfenco. In Osborn", who was near Ul«' line. Taranaki \v:is- improving ovoi'v minnlc ami with quick rushes kept liritaiii busy. Then Britain broke awav, and after line. pa--sins Moorhoi:>v ran riejil throajdi Hiopposing backs and scored. Uieriu converted. i ISritain Mi j Taranaki <i I Tlii'ii ensued lieautil'u! passing work : l)V Britain, and finally Wagtail' passed j to .Moorhoiis.o, wlm waltzed in ivil.li I lie Held vai'J- be'liind. Cuvriu kicked a } ••po>.l. ( .V:' ISritain M I Taranaki 0 I Almost immediately afterwards Tail- ' hou tackled a man who had not got the [ball, and (luerin kicked an easy penult v | Roal. | Ciitain 37 I Taranaki <> I Then Moorhousc- ninblod in aipiiu aftor loosw ji'av in tin- 'ield. Guernrs kick failed. ' ' » ISritain W Taranaki "

After a strong Taranaki rush, Britain was penalised for off-side play, and Hooker kicked a nice goal. Britain .-r 40 Taranaki 8 Taranaki, headed by King and Kyle, attacked strongly, and eventually King scored from the nick. Hooker's kick, failed, Britain 40 Taranaki 11 Then England attacked, Hall passed to McGara, and once more Britain scored. Gucrin's kick faicd. Britain • 43 Taranaki 11 A few minutes later the game ended. Mr. Murray, of Sydney, refereed.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TDN19140724.2.10

Bibliographic details

Big Football, Taranaki Daily News, Volume LVII, Issue 54, 24 July 1914

Word Count
2,036

Big Football Taranaki Daily News, Volume LVII, Issue 54, 24 July 1914

Working