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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 16. August 14, 1952

Soccer. .

Soccer. . .

The prospects of the team are very good, although the holding of Tournament during term has made two of the regular senior players unavailable. With five regular senior players in the team and the remainder well-qualified for tournament play, Victoria's team should be one of the hardest to beat. It is the strongest team to represent [unclear: Victoria] for several years.

The following players will represent Victoria at Tournament this year:—
  • E. A. Harris, centre half and captain, is a former Canterbury repretsentative and has played in several Chatham Cup finals. He was vice-captain of the N.Z.U. team in 1951 and has a V.U.C. Blue. He is captain of this year's first eleven which is unbeaten in the championship.
  • B. K. Reddy, right half and vice-captain has been a regular member of the V.U.C. first eleven for several years. He represented N.Z.U. last year and is a V.U.C. Blue.
  • A. H. Preston, inside right, is a member of the V.U.C. first eleven and in 1951 represented N.Z.U. and gained an N.Z.U. Blue. He was awarded also a V.U.C. Blue.
  • G. W. Watson, right wing, is a regular first eleven player who represented N.Z.U. in 1951. He with the above three player provided moret N.Z.U. players than any of the other colleges.
  • W. Aldridge centre forward, is the leading goal scorer in the [unclear: first] eleven. He will be playing in his first Tournament.
  • B. E. Legge, goalkeeper, in his first year at V.U.C. is playing senior A football. Wtih several others of the team he has represented Wellington secondary schools.
  • P. F. Brown, forward, R. G. Lea, full-back. G. D. Hollyman, half-back, and H. R. Harris, forward, are all members of the second eleven who will be playing in their first Tournament. It is an interestiang fact that these four players with Aldridge, Legge and Preston have all played in the Wellington College first eleven.
  • E. D. Laws, full-back, has played several games for the first eleven, having had some football experience in England.
  • W. Millwood, half-back, has retpresented Wellington in the under 20 team and is pliaying senior reserve football this year.

The goalkeeping position will be well looked after and the full-backs both head the ball strongly and have solid clearing kicks. The half-backs line will be very strong. All three players have well above average ability. The forward line is expected to function better on the right side because the players are together each week and know each other's play. After coming second to Otago last year by one point the team is confident of doing better this year.