"" THE "SOCCER" GAME.
The opening of the British Association football season took place on Saturday at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, before one of the biggest attendances which a club "soccer" match has had in Bris- bane. The competing teams were the Wellingtons and the Bulimba Rangers The members were as follows -
Wellington-G Goffin, R Afen/ies, F O Boswoith, O Maoka», D Bisset, O Nieibon. T Jaggs, V Poiiiitanie, -. Nicholls W. M'Ni» eu, A '1 hompson
Bulimba Rangers -D Dougal, W Mackay, W Adkins, R A Johnson, W Howie, J Macleay, A Ta» lor J Peebles, A "M'Govvan L Tia» nor R Dnidson
The first half was very uneventful, and neither side seemed to warm up to the game properly, and the play consisted of a steady drift up and down the field from goal to goal. During the latter part of the time there was more headwork than anything else. There was a little combination work, which was very pretty, but for the most part the play was very ladylike. Almost every time the ball was kicked it seemed to go out.
Early in the second half the game livened up a good deal and Nuholls was very notai eable foi his dnbbhn^ work From an outside the ball was kicked into centie, and there Nicholls shot straight for th« net One of the Bulimba backs intercepted with hi« head, but he only succeeded m diveiting the liathei a few inches, and it fie»» into goal Wei bngtous, 1 goal , Bulimba, ml The plav then lesumed the e»cn tenor of its wa} and foi a long lime »»as modelled on the first half until Thomp- son, of Wellingtons, was hit squaie in the fice with the ball Uheie was a tinte or four minutes' interval, while the ambu- lance m in attended to him, ind the game pioceeded Theie were thiei» coi- ners got b\ Buuimbas latteil» and tlie» seemed to have i athel the betlei of the
game, but their goal rIioÍs alvvavs failed, the Wellingtons' goalkeeper negotiating »onie splendid saves The game was finally awarded to AVelbngtons
IPSWICH, _pitl 2(1
Montes (Silkstone) played ft friendly game with St Mary's (Brisbane) on the Silkstone Ground this afternoon, and de- feated them by _ goals to nil The goalB were kicked by J Murphy (2), J, Marsh (1) and S Reason (1)