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FOOTBALL. THE AUSTRALIAN GAME. HIGH SCHOO0 V.-CHRISTIAN BROTHERS'.COa1LEGE. The W.A.C.A. ground on Monday was the scene of an exciting and masterful display of football. - Many a time the High School and the Christian Brothers' College have fought interesting and closely-contested battles on the field, both in football and cricket, but it may safely be said never before did the en thusiasm of the onlookers manifest itself to such a degree as it did on this occa sion. There was scarcely a boy from either school absent from the ground, and they, supported bv.a sprinkling of the nublic, sent up cheer after cheer as their respective comrades forced the ball from one quarter to another. And when the final bell rang there was a host of hats and caps thrown in the air, and exultant roars of applause from that po sition taken up by the Hi'h School sup porters, who had every reason to be proud of their victory.. They had cer tainly beaten an excellent team, and up till three-quarter time the game was so even that one could never have guessed the final result. Taken as a whole, the ,two teams were very evenly matched, but there was more uniformity in size and weight in the High School eighteen than in the Christian Brothers' College. The latter have certainly five or six "bulky" players, but in their number there were also several midgets, who al though they disula-ed at times dashing football, were handicapped by their want of weight and strength. Both teams, however, can boast of some excellent players. On the winning side there were A. A. Forrest (the captain), K. Forrest, Davies, R. Burges, McLarty, Moseley, and Rowe, all of whom had already won renown on the football field, and .they were admirably backed up by such pro misin" players as Strickland, Joscelyne, Stokes, L. Forrest, Anderson, and Car ter. The Christian Brothers' College were well represented by Joyce (captain), Brand, Wiliams, Day, Scanlan, and Sin clair. The two captains are worthy of every credit for the manner in which they managed theirmen. Forrest's per formance as "rover" was characterised by repeated brilliant dashes. He was everywhere, attacking and relieving with much success. His only mistake-if one can call it such-was that he wanted to do too much work. Joyce, too, played an excellent game. He is a fine "kick" and "ma*r," and had he not shifted his position in the last quarter from playing back, the result of the match would have been closer. K. Forrest, as a "back" on the one side, and Brand on the other, were towers of strength in themselves. They both frequently took the ball out of danger by splendid runs, and passed it on to the "forward" men, ,unheeding the various attempts to arrest them. Joscelyne, Stokes, Sherlock, Day, and Scanlan, who were playing on the wings, pleased the spectators with some smart work. and Strickland, placed in the centre for the High School, -uite excelled himself in dod"ing his opponents and passing accurately on to the "forwards." Besides these, Quinlan, young Deacon, and O'Meehan, for the losers, and Bragg, Lepper, Rose, and Russell. for 'the winners, were always in evidence. At half-time the scores were: -Christian Brothers' College, 2 goals 2 behinds; High School, 1 goal 3 behinds. After that the former did not score at all. The -lay of the third quarter, however, was very even, the High School only scoring one goal. It was in the last qutrter that the winning team materi ally increased its lead. By some splen did play on the part particularly of Burges, Moseley, and Rowe, the High School had the ball in front of their goal nearly all thc. time, and put up point after point' in quick succession. The final result, as above stated, was: -High School, 33 points (4 goals 9 behinds); to 14 points (2 goals 2 behinds). Subiaco Imperial' v. West Perth Ju niors.-A match was played on Saturday last at Subiaco between these teams, and resulted in a win for Subiaco by 2 points. The play started with eighteen men a side, but during the second quarter four more West Perth players rut in an ap pearance, and were told by their captain to start play. whereupon the captain of the Subiaco team objected, as the rules of the Australian game only allowed eighteen men a side for a full team. The ball was called up by-the umpire until the players on both sides were counted, and it was found that West Perth were playing twenty-twq and Subiaco eigh teen. The captain of the West Perth re fused to discontinue playing any of the extra men, and the Subiaco team left the field. The scores then stood. -Subiaco, 4 goals 5 behinds; West Perth, 4 goals 3 behinds. The goal-kickers for Subiaco were : -Davis, urphy, Brunton, and Spencer. The best players were: -Mur phy, Woods, Kensitt, and Tillotson.

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