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THE FOOTBALL SEASON.

NOTES ON SATURDAY'S GAMES.

GEELONG BEATS SOUTH

MELBOURNE.

By OBSERVER.  

NORTH MELBOURNE V. FOOTSCRAY.

North Melbourne never fully realised how   good a thing it is to be strong and clever   until they saw the thousands pouring into their ground on Saturday for the match against Footscray. What a chance to the experience of the past few years. Everyone     was brimful of enthusiasm , favours blue- and white and tricolour were flaunting every- where, and, altogether, it was a pleasant sequel to the long years of adversity and plucky contention with overwhelming odds that both clubs have had to bear. Do the North, I wonder, want to go bock to the days when their club was merely a training-ground for South Melbourne-the   days when they would have had as much chance of getting a player like Webb into their team as of persuading some seniors to become moral and remain so ? If not, let them watch carefully any attempt to break down the rigidity of the permit rules. The North and Footscray committees I rather think prefer to go on shaking hands with each other as on Saturday, The ground was not at all in bad condition, one small patch only being calculated to bring an unsuspecting player to grief. Right at the start Rolent, seeing the absurdity of trying to get higher than Thompson, "the Footscray infant," kept     him down by shaking hands with him just as he rose for the mark ; result, a free kick and a goal to Footscray. It roused the North, who took command and kept it until half-time, players like Reid and O'Dea fairly     beating Footscray at their own game-high   marking ; while the little fellows m the home twenty were on to it like Yorkshire terriers the minute it reached ground. In the third quarter the North improved a slight lead into a decisive one, and never gave Footscray a chance in   any way, with the result that the losing side played a bit for the man, and so further han-   dicapped themselves. In the last quarter they made a splendid rally. Coward and a couple of others of the cracks were thrown on to the ball, and by sheer weight, strength, and indomitable courage broke through the defence and scored three goals. This big effort   seemed to exhaust them, and at the finish the North had again a little the best of it. The play that led to North Melbourne's fourth goal was the finest thing of the match. They marked six times in succes- sion without Footscray getting a hand on it, and then scored the goal. Although the match now stands a win for North Mel- bourne, there is every possibility of its being converted into a draw. On one occasion Reid marked a shot of Chadwick's appa-   rently in goal. Trait waited for the goal umpire's signal, but as none was given, blew   his whistle for the mark. After the match the goal umpire told him that Reid had marked behind the line of the posts, and asked what he should have done, the reply, of course, being that he should have raised two flags for a goal. As there is no   dispute about the facts, a draw is likely to be the eventual issue. It seemed as though the North had scored another goal in much the same way, but in this case the decision was given and one flag raised, the umpire being of opinion that it

was touched in front.

Amongst the North Melbourne fellows Reid gave by far the finest exhibition of football. His high marking was magnificent, and kept the crowd in a condition of ex- plosive admiration all day. It was certainly the best point of the game, and so sure that when his opponents found they couldn't stop him they held him-result, He got   there just the same." O'Dea, another of their   big guns, was second only to Reid, and, like Tankard of old, would on appearances be considered too clumsy for marking, but when he goes up whatever he touches belongs to   him. Reid, I should have said, played an all-round game, in addition to his superb   marking. Bert Launder was as clever all through as rovers are made, even in these days of surpassing cleverness. In the first few minutes Webb looked like rivalling his old form with Essendon, but fell away a bit later, and has yet to get accustomed to the new surroundings. Just at the end, however, he seemed to be "at   home." Graham, Webb, Morrison, and O'Dea made a very capable ruck in-   deed. Amongst the forwards, Cox was absolutely the best, though both Manton and E. Launder were much under notice. Grant, at the start, was very busy in the centre of the ground, and some of the prettiest tussles of the game were those of Taylor and Travis and Hood and Evans on the wings. Taylor's       white head was a familiar focus for North     Melbourne eyes, and Travis did well in so nearly holding his own with a clipper like   Hood. W. Stuckey upheld the family repu- tation for pace and neatness, and proved himself every inch a footballer. To do justice one would have to praise the whole team, for the absence of blots was their specialty. It is enough to say that of the others Tuckwell, Helwig, Wilson, and Grierson were most

prominent.

A player whose merits are much discussed is Coward, of Footscray. Locally they say they have men quite as good, I but visitors rarely think so, and when on Saturday he led the forlorn hope, and, as it may turn out, saved the side from defeat, his herculean efforts reached a stage that made it a standard for future comparison. In brief it was splendid, and combined all that we like to see in the game. He kept both eyes on the ball, went for it always, and for nothing else Pender's fine marking made him a prominent figure all day, and Maynard was in part the foil to those brisk little fellows on the other side, who always looked like being overwhelmed, but were just out of the way when the torrent came and as irritating to their foes as discreet mosquitoes. Jacob Stranger was if anything a bit better than Molyneaux in   the ruck, which is saying a good deal. In this part of the field however, Footscray did   not play up to anything like the level ot their Melbourne and South Melbourne form. Lemon was patchy, and Tom Stranger earnest       and hard-working Thompson was brought   more into the thick of it in this match and proved himself a first-rate footballer. Hall's     clever dodging was his best point, and though   Chadwick went up like a rocket to meet the     ball he did not turn his opportunities to the   best account. Hood's dazzling high marks   were the best thing in his play, too, but both he and Evans erred in not playing oftener   to the centre instead of keeping so close to the wings and losing time in letting it out. It was through no fault in Dick's captaincy that Footscray failed, for     he had a watchful eye for their mistakes. Morgan reminds one much of O'Halloran, of   the Melbourne, at his best-the same dash- ing style of going up for the ball when it gets   amongst the backs. Hawkins worked very   hard, and his little marking was useful in many emergence.    

GEELONG V. SOUTH MELBOURNE.  

Had a total stringer visited the dressing- rooms of the Geelong and South Melbourne twenties before the match on Saturday he would have exactly gauged their positions- the South cheerful and confident, their opponents silent and thoughtful-and not much inspired when filing out by their captain's "Now then, boys, let's have a try to go together to day." A couple of hours   later the conditions had completely changed, the exasperation of the South being all the greater in that they had lost a game that with even indifferent luck in goal- kicking they might have won. The match was not the one sided affair it appears.   Geelong was almost as much in South ground as the South was in theirs, but while the latter carried nearly all their charges past the   posts Geelong's were invariably stopped on   the half-back line. Whenever the ball went   out of bounds the sequel might be foretold with absolute certainty-a Southern follower   getting if as a matter of course, and marking to a friend. Geelong were tremendously handicapped there, but in open play held   their own. For about two-thirds of the first     quarter Geelong had the best of it, O'Farrell   and Decoit using the advantage to snap a couple of goals. In the second term the South had it very much their own way, but although most of their shots were in a nice position, within forty yards, they missed them consistently, Gladstone being the chief offender. In the second half there was some fine open football-the field kicking being perfect, the high marking good all   round, and the quick passing of the South an attractive element in the game, Geelong made the mistake of soaring for the ball-two or three in a bunch-and on the ground were quite outwitted by South Mel- bourne's cleverness. Towards the end, when   the South were going for the saying goal, the   excitement was universal, and it seemed a guinea to a gooseberry that they would get it -but their luck was dead out, and wretched

shooting lost the game.

I have mentioned the frequency with which Geelong were stopped on the oppos- ing half-back line, This was largely due to   the splendid play of clever little Waugh, who

appeared to have all the fates working in his favour. Wherever he turned- and his dodg- ing was surprisingly clever-he found an   opening. Windley, too, played a lovely game -as good, I fancy, as he has ever shown the South-which is saying a lot. He and Marmo     " stood oil ' each other, and were never near

enough to be neighbours, but there could be no doubt as to who got the ball most frequently. Next to the play of this dashing couple of place men South   Melbourne's strength lay in its ruck, To reiterate the weekly triumphs of   M'Arthur, Duggon, Irving, Gibson, and   M'knight becomes wearisome. Let it be   sufficient to say that in this southern cross the brightest star was M'Arthur. The South       were very anxious that Elms should go for-

ward, but the captain resented this as an insinuation that the rules of the game were not as sacred with him as to be almost a   religion and to show the injustice of it he went to his old place, and played without giving the other side a free kick. All the same he regrets not having gone forward, where his kicking could hardly have been as crooked as that of the other forwards. The   South have got a smart little player in Howson, whose quickness in turning serves him well.  

Greig and Forman both started well, but the   secretary was most in evidence when follow- ing towards the finish. M'Ray played his     best game for the season and kicked one goal in quite his old style but missed another where a miss seemed an împossi-

bility. The forwards failed in the first essential of forwards, but in no other respects. There was some amusement   over a free kick given to Allan Burns as a   solatium for a fraternal spill from brother Peter. Watson appears to be in ill-health     and hardly fit for football. Doran improved   upon his rather moderate display in recent

games.

A combination of determined rushes with certainty of marking and good kicking made Davey the best man on the Geelong side. Wilson, too was very reliable, in his mark- ing especially, and Geelong was the stronger of the two teams right in goal. Armstrong played the same rattling game as against Fitzroy, and M'Callum was a bit better than     O'Hara on the wing, Marmo, as I have said,   had the worst of the duel with Windley, but Decoit seems to me a man much undervalued. In his right place, half forward, he got the ball well and scored two goals. Burns, Connor, and James were all off, and the shorter the distance the latter had to kick   the more certain it was that he would not cover it. In this way several shots failed   even to score behinds. The last of the M'Shanes played nicely, and looks like making a footballer, while veteran Joe was about the best man in the ruck, with Young running him closely.

CARLTON V. COLLINGWOOD.

It was pleasant to find the crowd running into thousands at the Melbourne Cricket- ground, and to see that most of Carlton's old   friends are still loyal. I noticed Geddes amongst the onlookers, and if Carlton can induce him to go back to them they will get a good man where they want one much more than Melbourne do-on the back line. That at present is Carlton's weak point. In the   first quarter of Saturday's game Collingwood,   who were very strong on the right centre and forward on that wing had all the best of it,   but showed an advantage in behinds only. In the second half what little difference there     was between them lay with Carlton. During

the interval Williams re-arranged his places,   and urged his men to play to each other, as the other side had been doing all through, with the result that on continuing there was a vast improvement in their general play, and although Collingwood scored from their only two chances-one a lucky kick in a scrimmage -Carlton had a lead of two goals on the last change. When they put two more on to   this it seemed all over, but Collingwood rallied in the pluckiest way mid when they had wiped off two goals Carlton very nearly went to pieces, though it is doubtful whether even a complete collapse could then have beaten them. Taken altogether, the game was remarkably even, friendly as games now       go, and for football well worth watching.

A couple of really first-rate backs would be   invaluable to Carlton. At present Thomp- son does a lot of good honest, undermonstra- tive work there, and Walton seconds him as   ably as one could expect from a colt, but ex- perience and weight are both needed. In the third quarter the agile and slippery Rolfe was given a trial half-back on the left, where       Collingwood, as in the first quarter, were throwing all the weight of their attack, and did some very valuable work there. The centre line was good on both sides, Williams in the second half especially working like a Trojan, and the number of free kicks he

got was a marked point in the game and must have surprised an impulsive player, who usually gives more than he gets. These favours were unquestionably a great relief to the Carlton backs. As an illustration of cases in which changed position had a marked effect, the transfer of Breeze from the defence first to the ruck and then forward,   and of Ingram from the forward line to the ruck may be mentioned. After shaping very well in the ruck Breeze got two smart goals, and Ingram was decidedly the best follower on the side, though Blake and   Turner, with Aitken roving, all did sound work. Want of cohesion is their weak point. To the remarkable change for the better in F. M'Donald's conduct may be     attributed Carlton's victory. His rejection   from the team was seriously considered during the week, but another trial was given,   and from five shots he scored four goals, two of them real beauties, from angles that left little more than steering space between the posts. With these difficult ones he was always clever.

One of the most remarkable exhibitions of high marking on a day when it was a specialty was that of Monaghan for Colling- wood Whether he rose out of the crush or   came over the crush it was the same-the ball was his, and us a defender he was miles

ahead of his comrades. Proudfoot, who is ill again, was much missed in that quarter, Hailwood being out of pace in goal. Col-

lingwood's capacity on the centre line has

been noted. Strickland retains his dash in a marvellous degree. The defect was that he sometimes bolted right into the arms of his friends, the enemy. Sime and Hannah, the latter merely a boy, had some pretty battles on one wing, and Pannam was rather better than Stewart on the other. The best thing of the day was the really clever play of Col- lingwood's ruck. Langford played the Tas- manian game, fine dashing, open football, and was never out of it. Ashton worked as persistently as ever in the whirl, but what pleased the onlookers most was the style in which the two mid- gets, Dowdell and M'Inerney, played to   each other. Once they brought the ball right along the wing by exchanges, with half-a-dozen of the Blues always going to     catch them but never quite doing it. It is a pity to find fault with anything so well worth watching, bat the gain in ground made was not always commensurate to the effort.

Dowdell, who were a leather anklet, was conspicuous for his fine kicking an art in which he beats all the tomtits of football.  

Collingwood had Kendall in to strengthen their attack, but South was by far their most

useful man in that quarter.  

MELBOURNE V. PORT MELBOURNE.      

Melbourne had some difficulty in getting their twenty at Port Melbourne. O'Dea,   Wardill, and the two Sheehans were away, and Christey and Moysey, although per-   suaded to take the field, had to go intoplaces where much of their merit was wasted. The game was by no means a bid one, though at   times just a little spitelul, and for this both teams were about equally to blame, and the umpire was not. Coffey, whose task, after last Saturday, was a rather delicate one, kept the game well in hand, and both sides were pleased with him at the finish. Up to half-time Melbourne had a little the best     of it though not to the extent the scores in dicate. The Ports had it as often amongst     the Melbourne backs as Melbourne had it   amongst their, but Melbourne's defence was     decidedly the more effective. The best foot- ball of the day was seen in the third quarter,   when Port Melbourne were pressing their   rivals all through. In the last term Mel-

bourne came with a rush and only at the close gave the local men "a look in" Mel-     bourne won on high marking and long kick-    

ing-though Graham of the Port stood alone as a high marker. The Ports rather over- did the little marking, and made the mistake

of not altering their plan of campaign when Melbourne discovered that they were all play- nig out to Worroll on the wing.  

For the winners Fry kept up the form   which has lately made him perhaps the peer of the twenty, and M'Guiness proved that   his Essendon performance was no flash in   the pan. The absence of Christey and Moysey disconcerted Moodey greatly, for often when he got the ball he was at a loss what to do with it. Moore and Fox were a       prominent pair in front of their own goal, and the former, moved out to the half- forward line, was particularly dashing, while Fox's while sleeves were always highest in the forest of upatretched arms. O'Halloran       had to go into the ruck in the absence of some of the regulars, and did his best work there. Lewis, who has been lamenatably off     for a long time brushed up into very nearly   his old form. There was some clever fight-

ing on the wings, Moysey having a little     the best of it with Drew and Sholl just us   much the worst of it with Fitzpatriek. Both   Hagan and Smith, who had not been played for some time were very useful, the latter particularly so in getting two goals, for M'Carthy was so well looked after by Wills     that he had few chances, Roche kicked one fine goal, but it was touched at his

mark.

Graham's high marking for the Ports has been noted, He was well backed up by the

side, who invariably made room for him, but spoiled each other. Next to him in order of   merit came Cornelius, though Wills was   absolutely the hardest worker in the team His breeze dashes from the goal front were a great relief to Port Melbourne, and nothing in the game was more admired. Johnson in the same quarter was very useful and in one dash towards the close of the game Cullen was not heeded off until he had carried the ball from his own goal across the centre line Maddox played very will, and would have played still better by limiting his attention to   the ball. Both Doran an Hickey were use     ful forward, but Worrell, although in the thick of the Fray from start to finish, did not always display the best judgment. Not so the       sodily-built Mounsey, who may be bracketed       with Wills, Graham, and Cornelius as one of   the four cracks. M'Murray is still strangely     apathetic-and possibly out of sorts.

ESSENDON V. ST. KILDA.  

Four good matches out of six is a very fair   average for the day. The two in which the average was not maintained were played at St. Kilda and Richmond. Indeed, it has now become a question whether Essendon's fame       does not under the new method of arranging   matches, carry its own penalty. No one cares to see them play a second-rate team,   because victory is a foregone conclusion. Consequently, two second-rate teams, if at   all well matched, draw a better crowd. Against St. Kilda the champions soon proved themselves so much the stronger that they could afford to be generous. Thurgood rolled in the first three goals-all easy ones -in a few minutes, and up to half-time   St. Kilda had little to say in the argu- ment. The third is usually Essendons best quarter, but this time it seemed

as though they had made up their minds   that their lead was quite long enough and determined to take things easy. St. Kilda as a consequence were seen to some effect and worked well together, though the cracks put a little more fire into then play towards the finish. Few who saw the game were not     convinced. that Essendon-and Thurgood could have got a few more goals had they wanted them very badly.

The prominent men defending for Essen-   don were Young. Byers, and Geo. Stuckey,   and Byers seems determined to prove that he is a player worth fighting for. The balance     of power across the centre, where Grecian,   Finlay, and Palmer were pitted against. Wim-     pole, O'Grady, and Abrahams, was with   Essendon though the speedy Abrahams, until he hurt his leg, succeeded in keeping Palmer in subjection. Thurgood started re-     markably well, but towards the finish did   not trouble himself to go up for them with  

Watson and Ball away some of the second flight-ruck men had a chance to assert them-   selves, Nixon and Wilson doing particularly weil. Wilson was especially smart in the close work, and it is rather hard on so good a little player to get only occasional games.  

St. Kilda were so greatly overmatched in the first halt that there is little to be specially said of their play. When in diffi-

culties Ramsden, Flint, and Cox worked very   hard to keep Essendon off, and they were   not to blame for the defence so frequently breaking down. Collins, both in a place and on the ball, was a prominent man ; but Jones, although useful, was too fond of run- ning considering the calibre of the men op-   posed to him. Alf. Smith,as rover, is polishing up his form, which should soon be as bright as ever Abrahams, another of the old brigade played a particularly good game, and   had the credit of kicking the finest goal of the day Delaney, though he covered the ground with some of his shots, was not fortunate in his positions Lowe, Spilker, Cox, Allard, Matthews, and Molesworth were all useful.

FITZROY V RICHMOND.  

This game, played at Richmond, might on the general play have been a much better one but that the luck in goal kicking was with the wrong side. No better proof of that     is wanting thin the score nt three quarter time-Fitzfroy 6-4, Richmond 3-10-and this     after a good display of fair open football.

Clearly this was no case of Lombard-street to   a China orange. Fitzroy's good luck-good     by comparison with Richmond's-stuck to them through the last quarter, for with more men on the ball the play went all to pieces, yet the Maroons scored four goals, three of them beauties. In fighting both Fate and Fitzroy for three-parts of the game Rich-     mond did remarkably well, but their goal kicking or goal missing, as one of the side put it would "drive a churchwarden to drink." It drove the secretary into a con- dition of morbid gloom, from which he was with difficulty roused to send a message of sympathy over to South Melbourne.

The younger Moriarty consistently main- tained his place as crack of the Fitzroy twenty M'Michael, who was tried for the   first time in the centre, had some very earnest bouts with Backhouse, in which it was difficult to say who did best, but easy to say that both did well. Melling, who was roving played his own game, which is the kind of game to be patented, so that the in-   ventor may have the benefit of royalties Like his old friend Thurgood, Grace com- menced in rare form, getting the first four goals and marking superbly-then he took a well-earned rest. The Fitzroy captain was     immensely pleased with the high marking of Reid, a former Scotch College boy, who had

on the colours for the first time this season. At the other end of the ground, the Fitzroy junior, Cawley, also took the fancy of friendly   critics. Other good men on the side were Whelan, Musgrove and Kelly.

Four men on the Richmond side stood out   from the bulk of black and yellow, viz.,   Sparrow, Backhouse, Digby, and Parker, and   on a day when those who were picked to Lick   goals couldn't kick them it was quite in   accordance with the prevailing topsey-  

turveydom that Parker should get a goal. It   was the sensation of the match-just because     it was a goal. Taylor would have been well     up with those named but that he never marked without wanting to run, and the weakness frequently lost him the ball-and his side the advantage of the mark. Price and Howard may be brecketed as a pair whose general play was as good as their tries for goal were shockingly bad. The side kept     playing to Howard too, always hoping that   with his next shot the luck would turn. Alsop was more successful and got two goals Shaw, Davis, and Bahen all played good foot-

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PREMIERSHIP LIBST,1894.   Club

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Melbourne , Port Melbourne   Carlton

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24 1 NORTH MELBOURNE V. FOOTSCRAY.  

First Quarter -Footscray, 1 goal 2 behinds ; North Melbourne, 1 goal.

Half-time:- North Melbourne, 3 goals 1 behind ;   Footscray, 2 goals 4 behinds.  

Third Quarter.-North Melbourne, 5 goals 1 be-   hind ; Footscray, 2 goals 4 behinds.

Final Score.-North Melbourne, 6 goals 8 behinds,     Footscray, 4 goats 6 behinds.    

Goal-kickers. For north Melbourne-Graham,           Webb Wilson, Reid (2). For Footscray-Thompson, Pender, Lemon Dickens.

GEELONG V. SOUTH MELBOURNE.      

First Quarter.-Geelong, 2 goals 5behinds ; South     Melbourne, 1 goal 2 behinds.  

Half-time.-Geelong, 2 goals 5 behinds ; South       Melbourne, 1 goal 9 behinds.  

Third Quarter -Geelong, 5 goals 6 behinds ; South Melbourne, 2 goals 12 behinds.    

Final Score.-Geelong, 5 goals 6 behinds ; South Melbourne, 4 goals 16 behinds.

Goal-kickers- For Geelong-O'Farrell (3), Decoit           (2) For South Melbourne-Gladstone (2), M'Kay,      

M'Knight.    

MELBOURNE V. PORT MELBOURNE.    

First Quarter.- Melbourne, 1 goal 4 behinds ; Port   Melbourne, all.

Half-time.- Melbourne, 3 goals 5 behinds ; Port  

Melbourne, 1 goal.      

Third Quarter.-Melbourne, 3 goals, 6 behinds, Port

Melbourne, 2 goals.

Final Score. -Melbourne, 4 goals 9 behinds ; Port Melbourne, 2 goals 1 behinds.      

Goal-kicker.-For Melbourne-Smith (2), M'Guin-       ness, Christey. For Port Melbourne-Maddox, Doran,        

CARLTON V. COLLINGWOOD.    

First Quarter.-Carlton, 1 goal ; Collingwood, 1   goal 5 behinds.

Half-time.-Collingwood, 1 goal 5 behinds ; Carlton, 1 goal 2 behinds.  

Third Quarter.- Carlton, 5 goals 3 behinds ; Col- lingwood, 3 goals 6 behinds.      

Final Score.-Cralton, 7 goals 3 behinds ; Colling-

wood, 5 goals 7 behinds.  

Goal-kickers.- For Carlton-M'Donald (4), Breeze       (2), Leith.For Collingwood-Anderson, Piper, Ashton,       Kendall, Smith.  

ESSENDON V. ST. KILDA.  

First Quarter.- Essendon, 4 goals 5 behinds ; St.

Kilda, 1 goal.

Half-time.- Essendon, 6 goals 3 behinds ; St.   Kilda, 1 goal 1 behinds.  

Third Quarter.- Essendon, 3 goals 9 behinds ; St. Kilda, 3 goals 4 behinds.  

Final Score.- Essendon, 8 goals 13 behinds ; St,      

Kilda, 3 goals 6 behinds.

Goal-kickers.-For Essendon-Thurgoal (4), Nixon       (2), Wright, Kearney. For St. Kilda- Allard, Fitzroy,  

Abrahams.

FOOTSCRAY V. RICHMOND.

First Quarter,- Richmond, 1 goal 5 behinds ; Fitzroy, 1 goal 4 behinds.    

Half-time.-Fitzroy, 4 goals 4 behinds ; Richmond,    

2 goals 6 behinds.

Third Quarter.- Fitzroy, 6 goals, 4 behinds ; Richmond, 3 goals 10 behinds.

Final Score.-Fitzroy, 10 goals 7 behinds ; Rich-       mond, 3 goal 11 behinds.

Goal-kickers.- For Fitzroy Grace (4), Musgrove,     Moriarty, Sumpter (2), Cawley (2) For Richmond- Alsop (2), Parker.

VICTORIAN JUNIOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

The results of matches played on Saturday were as

follow :-

A Section -Napier Imperial v. Brighton -Napier Imperial, 6 goals to 4 goals. Austral v. University. -Austral, 5 goals to 1 goal. Collingwood Juniors v. Ascotvale.-Collingswood Juniors. 6 goals to 2     goals. North Williamstown v South Yarra.- South     Yarra, 3 goals to 2 goals. Essendon District v. Cam-     berwell.-Essendon District, walk-over.        

B Section.- Fitzroy Juniors v. Preston.-Fitzroy         Juniors, 24 goals to nil. Albion United, v. Carlton Juniors - Albion United, 3 goals to 1 goal. North Melbourne Juniors v. Marylebone.-Draw, 3 goals to 3 goals. Hawthorn v. Richmond City.-Hawthorn,   5 goals to 2 goals Brunswick v. West Melbourne Juniors -Brunswick, 6 goals to 1 goal.  

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A (rood number of spectators witnessed tho match ou Saturda\ bot*een the Pirates and Hovers lor tho Howard Cup 1 ho Until stores were -Iïotcr«, 3jroaln ami 1 ti\ (10 points) , I iritta 1 goal and 1 tr\ (8 points) Lor the vvinnua btohr cxcollcd himself, .Mid had a hand in e\ cr) nomt scored on his aide Ho patted two gi als from tlio field, secured atr>,nnd converted Mhcnzioa trv Into a Loal M lvenzie, Drj den and 1 rskine aI«o ptu^ ed v\ eil On tho losing mde Uiecand Connell (fonvurdn) uni Marks, í'lante, und !. rancis (I-icka) did j,ood service _hu result of this nntch leaves tlio Roven with a decided lead over tho otliei clubs foi the premiership

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