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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 7. June 13, 1945

Local Games

Local Games

The Senior A team registered a good win against Huia, 5-2 (Win Smiler 4 goals, Ian Laurenson 1), thus establishing themselves second in the competition. Under Win's careful guidance the team is settling down and playing good hockey. There has been a big improvement in combination. The penalty corner combination in particular has proved most effective and has been responsible for scoring in every game so far. Ian Laurenson, who has been promoted from Senior B, played well on the right wing.

Visitors to Karori last Saturday saw some of the best hockey of the season in a battle between the two leading teams, Karori and Varsity. From a half-time score of 2-2 Karori scored 3 goals in a short space of time. The latter half of the second spell was played almost entirely in the region of the Karori circle, with the Varsity forwards pressing desperately, to be repelled many times only on the goal mouth. The backs kept on their men well, and the crack Karori forwards had difficulty in getting away with the ball. The failure of five penalty corners lost us the game 5-2. Our scores came from Smiler and Towns.

Noel Brown at right half is especially to be congratulated on a fine game.

The Senior B team lost to Petone 1-7, Kamal Gajadhar scoring. Gil. Johnstone at right back was responsible for keeping out the Petone forwards on more than one occasion.

Tech. Old Boys also were too Btrong for this team, dealing with them to an effective score of 7-0.

Lack of goal scorers in the forwards seems to be the main fault. Forwards must learn to go hard into the circle and crack the leather without waiting to get set.