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

Soccer Team Well in Running For the Power Cup

Soccer Team Well in Running For the Power Cup

With only one defeat to date, the senior team promises to be well up on the Power Cup ladder, and supporters are confident that Victoria will be to the fore in the event of soccer being a Winter Tournament sport.

Although they won 3-2 against Railways, more goals should have been forthcoming from the passing rushes of the forwards. Weir and Williams on the wings played well apart from their corner-kicking, which was a little inaccurate. In the first half Trott scored off a penalty and Railways led 2-1.

In the second half Varsity were again pressing, Walls and Priddey scoring. Moore in goal was an aflset throughout, while the defence was as reliable as in earlier games, Smith and Dickson co-operating well with the half line.

The B team shows distinct improvement, having lost its latest games by narrow margins. Couper (captain), Giles (goalkeeper), Ashrof, Barnard and Simonsen form the nucleus of a promising team.

Our A team Buffered its first defeat last Saturday against Diamond, the leading team in the competition. Early in the game the ball was deflected by one of our backs into our goal. For the remainder of the first half play was brisk and at half-time the score stood at 1-0. Pursing the second half Diamond made frequent sallies on our goal, and netted on two occasions. The backs played well as usual, but the forwards were slow in their attacks, possibly due to injuries sustained by Trott and Sherani early in the second half. The game ended 3-0.

Our B team played Institute and lost 6-3. Ashrof, Drummnond and Chorlton scored for Varsity.