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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957

Men's Hockey

Men's Hockey

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.