Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957
The hockey tournament was played under good conditions, though the ground was a little too hard for some of the players' teder feet. Victoria finished second to Auckland.
v. Otago: The game was drawn, neither side scoring. Victoria had a territorial advantage for much of the game. Otago had a depleted team, many Otago players being in Australia.
v. Massey: This was a scrappy game in which Massey tried hit and run tactics. Victoria were not troubled to win 5-1.
v. Canterbury This was a disappointing game. Victoria were clearly superior, running out winners 5-0.
Auckland: This was the best game of tournament. Auckland adopted through passing in contrast with Vic.'s flat passing game. Hambly scored for Vic. after a nice move to open the scoring. Auckland equalised half-way through the first spell with a goal by Colbham—an Auckland provincial representative for the last 18 years. He scored again during this [unclear: s], to make the half-time score Auckland 2, Victoria 1. In the second spell Jaine scored for Victoria and Colbham scored again for Auckland, to make the final score: Auckland 3. Victoria 2. In goal Kirk Taylor played brilliantly, making numerous spectacular saves. Murray Lints also played a sound game.
v. Lincoln: The flu hit Lincoln, and they had to default.
Ray Hambly. Kirk Taylor and Barry Cathro played in the N.Z.U. team which drew with Auckland. 3-all.
At the hockey dinner Mr. Scaly Wood, the N.Z.U. selector, complimented Victoria on having the best combination of any team at tournament.