Lists (None yet)

Login to create lists

Tagged (None yet)

Add Tags

Comments (None yet)

Add New Comment

No corrections yet

Australia Wins at Football. There were over 28,000 people to witness the football match in Sydney on Saturday between England and Australia. AMr W. G. Garrard, of New Zealand, was umpire. It proved a splendid ul.,me. The Australian forwards proved too fast, and scored first, although it is said it was an illegal try. The Englishmen rallied in the second half, and as a result of magnificent passing Nichols got within two feet of the line, and to the amazement of the crowd, luached forward with half a dozen opponents round him and scored. Within seven minutes of time, with the scoring level, excitement ran high ; and, indeed, thoer was a sensational ending in store. \Vithin a minute or two Gralton getting the ball, as usual, from a scrumage in the English twenty-five, passed it to Ward. who promptly whipped it out to Spragg. Spragg made just utch another run as before, but this time he did not step on the touch line, and he finished up by securing a try about half-way between the posts and the corner. He added the extra points himself and Australia were leading by 8 points to 3. On resuming, the kick off was well returned, and Martelli was quickly over whelmed by the opposing forwards. From the loose the ball came out to Ward, who gavo it to Evans, Evans passed it to, Spragg, and the latter, finding himself blocked, gave it back to Evans, who ran in and round behind the posts. Spragg converted, and Australia thus won a remarkalle game by 13 points to 3. TIhe win was, of course, i popular one, and there was a great demons tration by the spectators at tlhe close.