SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 8.
Results in a Nutshell:
Results in a Nutshell:
Senior A v. Johnsonville-Lost 3-0.
Senior A v. Wellington-9-6.
Junior A v. Wellington-Won
Juilor B v. Kalwarra-Won 7-3.
Third A v. Wellington College-Lost 22-3.
Third B v. Miramar-Lost 9-0.
Third C v. Kalwarra-Won 11-0.
Fourths v. Seatoun-Won by defalut.
Senior A v. Huin-Lost 4-0.
Senior B v. Technical-Lost 5-8.
By half-time, Huia had scored three goals, but in the second hlaf, the defence held, credit being due to the full-backs, ably supported by the goalie, who saved on several occasions. Varsity forwards reached the circle several times in the second spell, but failed to score. Stewart went very close to goaling when Huia ceded a penalty bully for an infringement by their goalie, but the ball hit the post.
On the whole, good form was shown inspite of the sodden condition of the ground. Satisfactory combination was displayed on occations, and gives promise of improving with practice.
No Referee For B's.
Weather conditions at Karrori were slightly more favourable, but the failure of the Association to provide a referee resulted, naturally, in a very ragged game. At half-time, as a result of some quite good movements, Varsity were leading 3-1, the forwards at this stage maintaining a very effective offensive. In the second half, however, absolute absence of positional play and staying power rendered the forwards ineffective and the backs unreliable, as the final score of 5-3 well demonstrates.
The chief interest of the Harrier Club's Novice Race lies in the indications it affords of the ability of newcomers to the club. This was certainly evident in Saturday's event, although the actual winner was Alan Horsley, a runner who, in his three season's experience, has by sheer grit and training developed remarkably in both style and stamina. Assisted no doubt by his training over the recent weeks, Horsley had no trouble in maintaining the leading position over most of the 2½ miles. and finished with pienty in reserve. The second place was fought out early in the race between new men, Tuck and Reid, the latter gaining the advantage on the downhill stretch leading to Broadway from Seatoun Heights. Conditions were not the best for fast times from the heavy nature of the ground, while the strong wind tested the mettle of the new men over what is usually a critical period of the race-namely the uphill grind after the steep ascent to the heights has taxed the first enthusiasm. The same wind, however, helped considerably on the long homeward stretch by the beach. The final order was:—Horsley (15 min. 44 secs.), 1; Reid (16 min. 17 sec.), 2; Tuck (16 min. 40 sec.) 3; Miller, 5; Gretton, 5.