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

Second Grade

Second Grade

2A defeated Trentham Army 1-0 on the first Saturday. The score hight easily have been more but for the lack of punch by the forward line in the circle. The backs played well, Sutherland being largely responsible for giving his forwards a large share of the ball. Last week the backs again played a commendable game, but the forward line was still rather weak in the circle. It is true that the Petone goalkeeper played a superb game, but, judging from the number of times our forwards were in the opposing circle, more goals may have been expected. It should not take long for the otherwise fast and clever forwards to remedy this handicap. Score 1-2.

2B followed up a narrow win of 1-0 against Wellington on the first Saturday with a good win against Wellington College 4-1 last week. On the first occasion the backs, Metson and O'Callaghan, proved too solid for their opposing forwards, and fed the ball consistently to their own forwards. The forwards, with Arch. Ives leading them, apparently decided to keep the ball in the paddock rather than direct it to the goal. But a roaring good time was had by all in the process. Fielding only 9 men last week, the team did well to win by so much. Admittedly Jack Barr was the referee, but the win by the experienced veterans of the club was both deserved and expected.