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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1908

Junior Matches

Junior Matches

V.C. v. Kia Ora. Lost 9—0. Feel rather proud of this result, as opponents ultimately went through to the final.

V.C. v. Poneke. Lost 20—0. Once more our dashing forwards played their usual fierce game. Naturally a little rest was necessary on occasion, and Poneke efforts during these lapses were too strong for the back division. No one particularly worse than his fellows.

V.C. v. Wellington. Lost 6—5. So near and yet so ——. Backs positively brilliant—at times. An extra-special concerted movement saw G. W. Reid over the line, and East converted the try. We led 5—3 till well on time, when one of our many breaches of off-side rule occurred under the posts. Result as above.

V.C. v. Melrose. Lost 15—3. A close game in our favour except as regards points. In second spell we kept them very busy, while we piled on our three—a "simultaneous" try by Smith and Reid.

V.C. v. Selwyn. Lost 23—5. We faced the foe with a miscellaneous team in of all grades. Lyon scored from a "centre" after a fine three-quarter-line rush. Long score due mostly to silly mistakes in which the whole team cheerfully participated.

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V.C. v. Petone. Lost 48—3. Nice quiet game. Petone were leading for the championship, we were not, and we are "sports" if nothing else. We were but eleven anyhow till big John Ross saw "green" and farewelled his relatives on the side line to join the gallant fray. Mitchell scored from a nice opening by Hill, but generally speaking we were amenable to reason.