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The West Australiana journeyed down tc Fremantle, on Saturday afternoon, to meet the Unions. A large number of Perth people accompanied the visiting team, anxious to see what sort of a stand they would make against ! the unbeaten Unions, and the local lovers of Í football wero present in great force. Tho

recent rainy weather had mada the ground a bit slippery, and the ball soon became pretty difficult to hold. Humble won the toss for the sea-side men, and elected to kick towards the coast against a light broese, which hq reckoned would increase in the Second quar- ter. Soon after 3 o'clock both teams took their places in the field, the Fre- mantle men minus Bateman, Jones and others, while the Wests' team was weakened by the absence of Spooner and Delaney. Cahill

lost no time in setting the ball in motion , with a good kick down the centre of the ground, which was well marked, and returned by Herbert. For the first few minutes I McDonough and his men made a very keen

-struggle for supremacy, and soon had the j leather in dangerous proximity to their j opponents' goal. The Unions, however, set

tledjdown to a .bit of marking, and Griffin, getting the hall, passed it on quickly to Woods, who sent it on to Knox, Knox kicked along the wing to Farrington'; who marked with precision, and sent it along to Hope. «The ball then found its way out of bounds, «nd on its teing thrown inpKnex gave Fry a little mark, but the slatter made very little use of it,; kicking along the ground. The followers on both side's were working very hard,' Fay, for the Unions, being continually on the hall; "ThiiTuayer jsent-the-hall right into che rank, and oassedit on to Griffin, who

sent it on toward* the Wests' territory, who; Knox gare F«ty a mate at kicking diatane Fay placed the ball but failed to seor Waters-got-holdof the ball, but in hie hun to help his «ide, kicked a little mark to West man. . Thia enabled the vMtorg to g<

pjiè ball ont of danger, and MeDonoug

raahed it down the wing, the conséquent heing.that Buggms Wcurcda mark, and sei the ball well on its way. WeDonougli wa doing some energetic work; and passe Bowley à mark, i The latter placed, bu was not equal to the occasion. Bisho; held a mark neatly, bat kicked out pf boundr On the throw.ipy McDonongh got^pW of th hall, but withlà very bad habit of his, rai the wrong way with it,i which helped th Unions ; instead of his; own side. Walsh

j: however, ? scoured the leather, and passe« ; Buggins a, mark- Thc ball Was sentjin front when some pretty rough play took place Shaw was slung, and on his appealing, th« umpire .awarded him a free kick. Thu aftered the state of things, fer Woods, wit! 'a neaVexhibition of dodging, was enabled tc .give Knox a mark, who passed on again tc Woods. The ball waa "sent along the middle of ^he ground, where Rose marked ana prevented a rush of the red and whites. Farrington was the next to possess the sphere, and kicked over to Teede, who marked in front, and secured a behind. Cahill kicked off, and Bose helped the ball a bit further on. Mace, however, held a mark, and passed on to Knox, who rather foolishly passedj» Fay with no advantage. ¿Fary, however, sent ftie ball along to where Waters Was placed. The latter marked 'splendidly at an angle fer goal. He placed tho ball, but only put up a behind. Cahill sent it out on the right wing, where Knox gave Price a mark, who kicked in the centre, but Vincent prevented any harm aocming by quickly returning it. Farrington made a long kick, which sent the ball right in front of the Wests' goal, where it kept pottering about until Loukes passed to Waters right in front. The latter took matters very quietly, and put up first goal to the credit of the Unions, amidst great applause from their numerous support-

ers. Cahill kicked off en the left wing, and , a' good deal ef sharp giye {and take twork ensued, until the quarter time annennoed the I change of sides. The Wests showed up to I advantage en the ball , being bounced, and Bishop passed Paten a mari, who, although 60 yards from the posts, had a shot for goal. The ball fell short, and the Union followers sent it along the right wing, where McKnight and Farrington succeeded in forwarding it to I Mace in the centre, who in turn sent the

j leather down to Loukes. Â succession of

little marking on the Side of the Unions was put a stop to by Bose, who rushed the ball out of immediate dancer. The Unions warn

' beginning to mark to each other pretty well as they pleased. Fay passed to Fry, and Fry on to Knox. The latter tried to pass on a few yards to Fry again, but the Wests' 1 followers prevented this, and the game was I centred. Humble, who was roving, sent

the ball on to Farrington, who put in a fine kick, and Waters, who had succeed- ed in evading his man, got the ball, and ! had nothing to do but rna into his ad ' versary's goal and send it through. This ' fas did, sud put -np number 2 xroal. for/ ! the Unions, Cabillikiokejt off again, and-the ! Union backs returned smartly. Base at

j tempted to obtain a mark, bnt was spoilt by Woods. Mace soon after got possession, and made a fine long kick. The Unions, who by this time ihad their tails perpendicu- lar, were playing round their opponents. Farrington gave Lonkes a mark.Hbut Vincent Spoilt the kick and relieved his goal. The Wests' followers were working hard, with Tory little result. Knox was favoured with a try for goal at about 15 yards from the stioks, but a rather awkward angle. His intentions were no donht good, but hie exeoution a bit ont, as he kicked .no where near the goal, but oat of boauW o&tfr.i>ther side of the ground,

Griffin secured the ball from bounds, and passed on to Woods at a good distance. The latter, made amends for Knox's miss, by sending a beautiful shot fairly between the posts-one of the finest kicks of the season. This made the third goal for the Unions to their opponents' nil. The half time bell now sounded for tho interval. As soon as tho timokeepor announoed the spell at an end both teams got to their placos. From the bounco tho Unions made a great rush, Fry marking to Knox. Tecdo soon after obtained tho ball, and lost no time in forwarding it on to Waters, who, within a few minutes of the start of play, scored a brilliant goal for his dide, fouth goal for tho local men. At the kick-off tho Wests rallied up a bit, and the followers worked weil. Rowley got hold of the ball and gave Bishop . a mark, who, however, kicked in- differently, McDonongh attempted to pass Vincent a little mark, but the Unions w«re on the top of them in no time. The play was now rushed to the centre, where a bit of fumbling took place with two West men attempting a little mark. MoDonough and Cahill were sticking to their work well, and the WeBts in general were fighting a good uphill game. . Cumble marked and. sent

tho leather flying along the wing.- The : followers ou both sides made matters pretty lively, and whenever the umpire threw in the ball, Borne sharp scrimmaging was the result. McDouoagk made a nice mark, and Bent it

along to where; Cahill was-standing. The ' latter made a great attempt to secure the ball, but was outnumbered by the Unions. Mace got on to it, and gave Shaw a mark. The latter sent it on to

Knox, who attempted to . pass to 'Lopk^s' .; but missed. Bloomer get possession and sent the leather well along the wing. The West's men had left their places on both wings, the consequence being tha$ the fol-

lowers were not backed up, although they "". got the ball right down the ground. Knox and Shaw were instrumental in returning it, and Loukes marked to Shaw rieht in front of

goal. The latter kicked well and scored fifth goal. Cahill had hardly kicked off again before the ball waa in tho' Wests* territory, where Loukes marked to Shaw, and the latter sent the ball again through the Wests' posts. Just as the last quarter was announced, tho rain «came down in torrents, which made the play uninterest- ing. Peters Bocnred a mark for the Wests, and sent it on to Cahill, but the Unions were not to be denied, and rushed it down the

ground again. Waters gpt .a mark, at an. easy distance, and put up' number 7 goat The game now became pretty rough and tumble, Fry and Knox playing a brilliant game together. Shaw got the leather, and kicked the eighth and last goal for the Unions. The game thus resulted-Unions, 8 goals ; West Australians, ntl.

Fay, Fry, Woods, Knox, and Farrington did great service for the Unions, while McDonougb, Cahill, Rose, and Vincent were most noticeable for the vanquished. The umpiring was up to the mark, and very im- partial.