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PACE AND SYSTEM TELL. Claremont Plays Convincingly. Iboo faast. and stronger ell-round, aspedi aU~bkW~IUODSChreumOnt Ovdeead Sauytblace' " eod at baoOv s satumdqa. As the game was. important and each side was is need of vlctoky, the play was always full of fire, if it lacked the scientific and spectacular qualities of matches seen on a fine day. Except for a period in the second quar ter Sublaco was -always in trouble and Claremont, full of pacviour and de termination, went ahead. Subiaco. unable to dominate the play by its narlj ing, did not adapt itself to the condi tions sufficiently well to make up for that disappointment. Even in the rnck it did not reveal its usual strength and it did not seem to be able to forget its failure to take advantage of the strong wind in the !fat quarter. The teams. were:- OLRlONT.- Esr: *Suther)a4d. aU, EdipeadS. Hail-backs: 8. Headee, tintse.
Grieve. Centres: Rough, G. Moloney. Morris. Half-forwanls: Bee, B. Moloney, Reeves. For wards: Cook, Hopkins, Jones. Buck: Birming harn, Maitland, Hooper (rover). Nineteenth man: Dick- Lovegrove (did not play). SUBIACO.--Basks: Gilbert, L. Daily, Strack. Half-backs: Fisher, Bant, Davies. Centres: Brewer. R. Toll, Brophy. Half-forwardd: Ban croft, S. Daily, Murphy. Forwards: Hambleton, Merson, J. Jennings. Buck: Browne, Roe, Dono van. (rover). Nineteenth map: McCallum (re plaed Brophy. injured leg, i third quarter). UMPIRE.--. Cook. Against a strong wind Claremont forced the ball into scoring range but one mis take and the ball was at the other end in -a flash. But Grieve saved well and in quick time Hopkins had goaled. Por some time Sublaco, beaten in the ruck and across the centre, could not move into attack and it made.the mistake of going for the man. Hopkins was marking well but the wind was too strong. At last Sublaco broke through and S. Daily scored a goal. Batt was kept busy and then nice combination placed Claremont in attack. Interesting were the man oeuvres of Bee and G. Moloney. Clare mont added two goals before Subisco realised fully the seriousness of the situa tion and sent S. Daily into the ruck. Clarke and Grieve, however, blocked Subiaco's moves until near the bell, when Jennings and S. Daily goaled. At quarter time Sublaco led with 3.5 to 3.2. Maitland was prominent when Clare mont kicked with the wind but the forwards' wretched kicking was a severe handicap. Heavy rain, too, made condi tions worse. Desperately Hooper tried to strengthen the forward lines, where pace was badly needed. Sublaco had S. Daily in defence and Jennings following. Subiecoas defence was strong and when Browne goaled Claremont awoke to its needs. Excellent play brought three goals in two minutes, Bee helping towards each. Each side scored a goal and the half-time scores were 7.12 to 5.5 in Clare mont's favour. . S. Daily lost no time in taking advant age of the break in the weather and the dry ball, Olaying strongly to score a goal. Claremont broke through but re peatedly failed near the goal. Rhamble ton helped Sublaco to rally but the side's kicking was poor. At times Claremont played with pretty system and its pace was fast, especially now that Birmingham had found form. The teams scored goal for goal and as the bell rang Roe fjnlshed olf a good mark with a goal, making Sublaco's tally 8.9 to 9.13. Sublaco was first away in the last quarter and the play was fierce until Hooper relieved the situation. In blind ing.rain Claremont quickly took charge
and, with Hopkins in confident mood, forged ahead. Hough was very nippy and L. Daily tried bard to check the scoring. When Subiaco pressed forward it was re grettable that blows should be struck so late in the game. The game ended tamely as follows: CLAREMONT .. . 12.18 (90 pts.) SUBIACO . .. . 8. 9 (57 pts.) S&orers.--Claremont: Hopkins, 5.2; Cook, 3.2; R. Moloney, 2.2; Reeves, 1.2; Reae,.- 1.1; Maitland. 0.3; Birmingham, Hooper, 0.2 each; Hough, 0.1 Subiaco: S. 1Zaly,3.2: Jennings, 3.0; Browne, 1.1; Roe, 1.0; Hambleton, 0.2; Bancroft, Mer son and McCallum, 0.1 each. Claremont fielded a number of fine players. Headon made scarcely a mistake at ball-back and always kicked to the best wing. Hooper roved tenaciously with few spells and Maitland was strong in the rack. Bee's play at half-forward was of a high standard; Grieve was fast and- sure at half-back, and Hopkins went for the ball determinedly and marked remarkably well. lough gave a much Improved display-on the wing and George Moloney and Morris helped to give the side a marked superiority across the centre. Clarke was in great form at lif baek. saving repeatedly at critical moments and revealing sound judgment. Batt, Reeves,. R. Moloney and Birming ham (second half) were valuable.,layers. Sublaco fielded few men who played consistently ell. BIambleton, the rover, was perhps Uthe best of the players, he handling the. ball with sureness., Browne was useful but was not. given enough assistance in- the rack. He marked well. Donovan was a great trier and roved well. L. Daily was determinediin goals against odds-and Stiack and Gilbert showed good di'sme old'erke athl-ack but too often left his opponent loose. S. Daily *as'not as prominent as usual on account- of marklW difficulties; neverthe less, b -was one of the most effective men ikd-the slde.. McCallum was useful when he -replaced Brophy and Davies banaled the ball frejuently but usually whatn away froei Bee. The centre-line :payers were tre1m but were beaten. Brewer, being the best of them.