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ASSOCIATION

GRAND FINAL

Northcote or Cobuig

By ONLOOKER

Northcote and Coburg will ine-H at Oljmpc Park to morrow to decid" the premiership of ti e .Vssociation One of the keenest games of the scries should be seen When these teams met in the second semi final Coburg with i great finishing burst that caught Northcote unawares won bv si\ points N ort 1 cote then met Port Melbourne winner of the first «mi final and showed particularly good forin tu In Northcote and Coburg will thus fight the final match of I last jear all over again On that occasion Nortl

I cote plaved the more consistent and reliable gime

to win the premiership Coburg lost principallv because of i*s mistakes on the forrard line

Both teams lave gwen serious thought to the composition of its forcf* and the tactical moves thJt are expected to bring victorj In the final last jeir Coburg had Duncan at centre hilf bick This vear however he has been plijing full forward with i fair amount of success If ho is on the target Coburg might easile win He obtains man j opportunities to score but has a good percentage of nuises He may have an ad vantage in that Northcote has been experimenting with its hill bick for it h s not been aUe ade quately to replace Cooîram (now at Fitzroj) or Mc*» wain (now at Preston) both of whom were conspicuous successes in that position in recent seasons ^evmour Northcotes full forward out pointed Bertram m the final last j ear sconng eight goals Bertram how ev er has Ven more eucces ful this scacon Coburg has a clever half forward Une which low ever ill be thoroughly tested bv the opposition half hicks who are among the mo«t talented m th« \ssociatum li-? centreline dipli shoill be imong the tit I its of the mit h but on rec«nt form Northcote should win in thit faction of the field Garrett lus been m exceptionally «rood form and with Cole avail abc again on tho other wing some clever plus Ehould be Eeen Coburg is solid on th« half back line where IÏ i lolph is often i match winner but Northcotes attack is «xccptlomllj good and here again th* contests should be exciting

With the League premiership decided manj supi orters of League clubs ire expected to swell the attendance at the match ind preparations are m hand to cope with a record gathering Tho \-"sociation Sub distr cts B grade premier ship will be contested as a curtain raiser

"NORTHCOTE has its star -wing man Cole back He will be playing his 300th game Wilson haü been omitted to make room for him The club ball in conjunction with the Northcote Swimming Club will be held in the jNorthcote Town Hall on October Id The teim for Saturdaj is -

.NORTHCOTE

Backs Hart Flinn Humphrus

Half backs Powell Smith Woods Centres Cole Corrigan C irrett

Hair forwards Simmonds Bjrnc Connell I Forwards Bra\ Sjjmour Gra I

.rollovers Howe ( oulktt

Rover Ros-.

1-mtirgencies W iKon \r«land Williamson No ifth man his leen a] pointed

COBLRG ha«; mad onlj one change Gcuer ?will take the plice oí Crifflths (broken rib) Tlie team trained well jestertlav and is confident of victorv The president (Pr Matthews) ia enter

taming the plajers to dinner on Saturday at the I King s Hotel, Russ-H street Ti ere will b«-- an old tim** dance in the pavilion on Saturdav night

and a dance night at Beaumont Hall on Weiines ' day Mr Sv ales has 1 con appointed ofllcial secretary in FUcccüSion to th« late Mr H Rog«rs

The team is -

COBtrG

Ricks Aoi0ht Keit^im Stotkd.* Half hicks Lowe Rudolph the Centres Hogan I eihj W lllox

i naif forward" Donnellj Proudfoot Bl ù m I forwards Harris Duncan Xlghr

Followers Jenkin Geuei Rov ci Mears

Emergencies Banford Rogets Lee «?

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