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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 14. July 24, 1952

Soccer Club Well Placed

Soccer Club Well Placed

Outclassing Technical on a sticky pitch last Saturday V.U.C. aintained their lead of three points (with a a game in hand) in the First B Division. Everything points to promotion to senior status at the end of the season. With only four games left Varsity can place themselves in an unassailable position by winning two of these—and they have yet to meet the two bottom teams. The team has remained unbeaten in their grade so far, Miramar being the only side to force a draw in atrocious conditions.

Star of recent games has been Ron Gray, pint-sized left wige, whose speed, penetration and brilliant ball control arc a constant source of irritation to the opposing backs and a source of no small pride to the coach. Gray has been getting a feast of the ball, whereas the right-wing Watwon, has been relatively starved because of the tendency of his teammates to feed the dashing left-wing.

Another player to catch the eye is Preston, who has yet to play a poor game. A master of deception, this clever footballer nearly always dominates midfield play with his superb footwork. Every inch a N.Z.U. Blue and sportsman.

"Baby" of the team Bill Aldridge, 17. turns the scales at 14st. He has adapted himself remarkably well to the centre-forward position but has found goals diffcult to score because of the close attention he receives from the opposition.

Of the defence Harris always manages to turn in a sound captain's performance, ably assisted by the speedy Richardson and goalkeeper Page who has made a habit of making amazing saves.

The two "iron men" of the side Robinson and Redely continue to be a nuisance to the opposition.

"Corner Kick."