The Spike: or, Victoria College Review 1912
I st XV
I st XV.
v Petone. Lost, 44—0. Petone indulged in some frolicsome gallery play, much to the annoyance of our men. On the day's play, Petone probably were slightly the better team. College played eight Juniors.
v. Melrose. Lost, 12—8. A good fight, and slightly in favour of College. Paulsen and Walker scored, Sandel converting the latter's try.
v Poneke. Lost. 11—0. We had a strong team, and expected a win, but Poneke forwards enjoyed the mud and rain better than ours.
v. Southern. Won, 18—3. Just to show that when we want to win we can, and that handsomely. Ryan was in great kicking form, and piloted the ball in from difficult positions on two occasions. Faire scored twice, and Salmond and Paulsen once each.
v Wellington. Lost, 13—9. College played a splendid game in the rain, and had hard luck in not winning. Newspaper reports distinctly encouraging. Ryan kicked two goals, and Curtayne scored. The winning try was a very doubtful one.
v. St. James. Lost, 10—5. No comment would avail. Miller scored, Ryan converting.
v. Poneke. Lost, 12—0.
v. Petone. Lost, 27—9. College made a much better showing, although their team was weak. O'Shea was responsible for all College's points—a very creditable performance.
v. Old Boys. Won by default. At least, so the "Times" hath it.