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Kicked Nine Goals From All
Field Positions STATE RULES TEAM BEATS N.S.W., 97-84
'V FINE display of high marking and kicking, supple mented by a magnificent goaling performance from Parton (nine goals), gave Queensland a 13 points advantage over New South Wales in the National Code
match at the Exhibition oval on Saturday. ? The New South Wales team managed to keep the scores close — 97 to 84 — mainly because of their clever ground work and accurate passing.
DARTON paved the way. for Queensland's victory. He was unbeatable in the air, and found the goals from all positions on the half-forward line. Such a menace did Parton become that Guthrie, the visiting captain, put two men against him, but still the big half-forward dragged the ball down from great heights, and found the target with 60-yard kicks. Parton's nine goals for the match, and the manner in which he scored them, stamped his performance as the best exhibition of forward play seen in Queensland for many years. New South Wales had fehe upper hand in the rucks. Baker and James making many of the openings for Stiff to score. Stiff was playing under difficulties. A 'boil on the arm hampered his play, but did not prevent his giving a dash ing display of roving. His elusiveness in the forwards troubled Rodgers at times. Vidgen was changed over to keep him quiet, but the South Sydney boy still managed to get his four goals. GUTHRIE POLISHED Guthrie, in the centre, had the call over Davies. His clever turning and polished passing often had the Queens land back line working hard to pre vent Blacklock and Sutton carrying the advantage to the goal mouth. Perkins was prominent in the air during the first half, but the pace told on him. Vidgen, on the flank, was a grand defender. Rodgers, playing his first inter-State game, came through with flying colours. ??????. Galloway was outstanding for New South Wales. In the first half he led the attack, and matched Perkins in the air. Switched over to try and check Parton, he was always with the Queensland man, and put up a stub born defence. The opposing full-backs, Byrne (Q.) and Coupe (N.S.W.) were most im pressive. Both took many spectacular marks, and their kicking off was one of the. features of the game. . Coupe's only mistake let Dunne in for a snap goal to Queensland. Sutton had no chance with Byrne in the air. but on the ground, and in the short passing game he -showed his cleverness. He is a very accurate kick from any angle. . i.. ; ' Ogilvie was a star for the visitors in defence. He came through hard, and invariably got the ball away with a long kick. . .. ?_ WON ON BOTH WINGS, Queensland won on both wings. Car rigan provided some of the thrills of. the game with his brilliant dashes from the wing, and his long kicking. Phelan frequently foiled promising moves on the opposite flank, and was equally effective in finding his for wards to press home the attack. Mitchell. Nuss, and Tapper were at their best in the last quarter. With Parton monopolising the goal kicking, Fischer. Haskings, and Glenwright did not receive many opportunities to shine. Sinclair and Torrance had to carry much of the heavy work in the ruck, but both failed to finish off their game when clear of the packs. Dunne was well up with the ball, and was the most successful of the Queensland ruck men in finding his rover with the hit-out. Waddell, for New South Wales, was more than a useful player. Bennett, until injured, and Jennings, revealed a;' solid type of football, which kept them well in the picture. ..