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Five Goals Against Cleary

The best thing in South's practice game yesterday was the great fight between Laurie Nash (full forward) and Jim Cleary (full back). Both were all out to do their best, and the fact that Nash kicked five of the nine goals scored by his side shows that he will still be a power in the game.

Nash last played with South in 1937, and he went to Camberwell in the next year. He was then 5ft 10¿in and 13st. He will be 35 next month, and is nearer 14st than 13st-al- though he will remedy that-but his cleverness and knowledge of the game

are still evident.

Several experiments were made. Hartridge and Richards were tried as rovers and did well, and Smith had a shot at following. K. O. Evans, who went across to Coburg and is now back at South, played really well. Kelly, Matlock, Whitfield, Lin- den, and Blumfield were others to show form. Max Glass continues to be the best recruit, and Clegg, his team mate last year, did a good job. Greenland, of Newport CYMS, and now in RAAF at Somers, where he is a boxing and physical culture in- structor, followed well, and Tippett also caught the eye.

At Fitzroy, where practically every man «tried was a recruit, no one played better than Reidy, a back pocket player from Richmond Dis- trict. He has not failed in any of the four practice games. No 2 was Butler, a centre half-forward from Thornbury; while third place went to O'Reilly, a Fitzroy YCW follower. Others who stood up well to the work were Ogilvie (East Brunswick), Fennell, S. Edwards, G. Sier (16 3'ear-old brother of the full forward), and Marchesi. Of those with a little more experience, bes.t were A. Hearn, Crouch, Jarvis, and Spokes. The list was later reduced from 80

to 50.

The shining light among the new men at Footscray was Jack Welsh, from Yarraville Socials.