LACROSSE. PREMIERSHIP WON BY STURT.
Club W. L. D. For Agst. Pts. Sturt...8 1 1 76 40 17 University ..... 6 3 1 60 65 13 North Adelaide ..4 5 - 66 63 8 Holdfast Bay ..3 6 - 56 64 6 East Torrens 1 7 - 44 81 2
The season, so far as senior grade lacrosse is concerned, was brought to a close on Saturday afternoon. There was a crowd on the Norwood Oval when the Sturt and University teams marched on the field, and the game was far from monotonous. On the first occasion when Sturt met the ^students six goals were thrown by each side, but a few weeks later Sturt recorded University's first defeat of the season, the scores being 7-Í. In the semi-finals Uni- versity easily accounted for Holdfast Bay, while Sturt were a much better team than North Adelaide. Saturday's teams were as follow:
Sturt-Goal, T. Horton; point, R. Ray- mond; cover-point. R. Pinch; third man, W. Russell; right defence. A. Tonkin; left
defence, H. A. Wicks: centre. R. G Lee; ' right attack. H. R. Hill; left attack, W. Noblctt; third home. J. Moffat: ' second home. L. Searle; first home. E. Farrell.
University-Goal, G. C. Oanrpbell: point,
H. C. Rennie; cover point. E. A. H. Rus- j sell; third mau, J. Kneebone; right de- fence, L. G. Tassie; ¡eft defence, H. Powell: centre, S. Holder: right attack. S. Vercoe, left attack, R. A. Goode; third home. Lawrie: second home. H. C. Nott; first home, A. L. Pinch.
After a little preliminary play by both sides University took command, and Law Tie surprised Horton and the spectators by
sending the ball into the back of the net. j It was a cooil start, but the students wera unable to su.-tain it. and when their op ponents secured possession of the rubber they stuck to it. Farrell then brought back to memory his performance of the pre- vious Saturday by putting in a fine goa) after dodcing* past two or three of the black-and-white defenders. Ile repeated the dose a little later when Campbell was awav from the not engaged in a duel with Noblctt. Searle was responsible for the next. He took a nice pass from Moffat and sent the ball over Campbell's shoulder. The second Quarter was of a more even
character than the first, although Sturt had most of the play, and it was not until well on towards half-time that another face-off was required. 2«. oblett passed to Lee. and almost immediately it was m dearie's stick and then into the net. A. L. Pinch was doing a lot of work for Univer- sity but it ivas of no avad. The students 1 lost'manv opportunities of scoring through 1 the faulty passing in the shooting area. I On several occasions there was a roan wait-
ing in a nice position to receive the ball. I but if the others did happen to catch sight
of him. the ball either went over his head or fell short. Moffat began the third quar- ter by notching a pair, and then Vercoo, going down the-centre, beat Horton with a fast one. Farrell sent Sturts' tally up again when he got past Rennie. The begin ning of the final term saw University mak- ins a furious rush on the opponents' goal, and Vercoe and Goode each succeeded in breaking through the almost impenetrable 'defence, but neither shot was well judged. i The game now became exceedingly excit-
ing, as both teams were fully extended. Lee went down with the idea of having a shot, and, sprintirer in, took the ball from Farrell and lodged it behind Campbell. Searle, who waa practically _a passenger durinc the major portion of the second half, through an injury to his knee, snapped another goaL for his side just before the final bell rang. The victors played a much
' superior game to that of University, and i ' they practically retained possession of the j
ball throughout the first three quarters. ' It 1 was interesting to watch them passing in
front of the net, and sometimes á dozen j
I passes were made before an attempt was'
made to score. The'secret of their success was that they sacrificed position for pos- session. There was little of the odd-man business done by either side, and in thin regard University were unfortunate in not being able to play Yeatman, who is noted for his pace, which enables him io nip in smnrtly and make the extra man. Ray- mond was about the best player on the pround. ns he held the students' leading forward, Pinch, down to nothing. Noblett made a few mistakes in passing, but he acted as the pivot on which his team turned. It was exceedingly amusing to see Tassie doing nothing else but watch him, never caring to let him pet away, and not. taking any notice of how the game was proceeding. Noblett, Lee. and Hill kept the ball well up among the forwards, thus paving the way for such smart men as Far- rell, Moffat, and Searle to score. Farrell was the best of this division, all his goa!a being the result of his own effort«, when he saw it was no use passing. When up against good men Horton seems to be in his best form, and University's would-be goal-getters found that ordinary.'shots were treated with scant respect by bim. At the other end Campbell had morcto do, but he was not the Campbell the onlookers gene- rally sec. R. Goode was the most promi- nent member of his side, while Lawrie, Vercoe. Nott, and Kennie were others who never gave up hope. The goakcorers for
Sturt,were Farrell (3). Searle (3), Moffat (1), and Leo (1), and for University Lawrie (1) and Vercoe (1). The scores at the in- tervals were as follows:- , ,
First Quarter. ' Sturt, 3 goals.
University, 1 goal.
Second Quarter. Sturt, 4 goals.
University, 1 goal. ,
Third Quarter. Sturt, 7 goals.
University, 2 goals.
Final. "Sturt. 9 goals.
University, 2 goals