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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 15. July 26, 1939

Men's Hockey

Men's Hockey

Winning again on Saturday. 3—2 against Hutt, the seniors retain their 2-point lead in the Senior grade, Second Division. They seem assured of promotion next season.

In the Senior Reserve grade the University (1) team is 3 points behind Island Bay and a point behind Wellington. In mud and rain it gained a good win against Taubmans on Saturday, 3—2. The margin should have been greater, for the three penalty bullies against Taubmans were all lost and Naidu, playing in an unaccustomed position on the right wing, was several times unlucky with shots at goal. In the wretched conditions, A. McIntosh was the best of the 'Varsity players. He well deserved his two goals. A newcomer to the team in Wickham played soundly at left-half, and D. Good was resolute and untiring at centre-half. In goal Mason saved well on several occasions.

The improved Senior Reserve II team scored another win by defeating Petone II, 8—0 at Hutt Park. Conditions were wet and muddy, but this did not rob the game of its interest. Eric Brasted at centre forward was quite at home in his new position and from excellent penetrative play secured four goals. Other scorers were Wallis, Chisholm, Tahiwi and Ives, one each. The forwards generally combined better than usual, and there was less wild hitting in the circle. Hetherton and Wallis were much improved, although the latter still has a tendency to lose position. Dr. Campbell and Arthur Long were outstanding among the halves, while Till varied his play cleverly to suit the conditions. Tahiwi and Kirkham were sound on defence and showed some speed among the forwards. Allan in goal was not called upon to defend during the game.