Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957
Throughout the Tournament Victoria lacked an experienced goalkeeper and almost every goal scored against Vic. in the Tournament was the result of some misunderstanding between a back and a goalkeeper. However the unfortunates who volunteered (cough) for goalkeeper acquited themselves well considering that they had never played there before.
In light of the fact that Vic. saw most of the ball, they were unlucky to lose this game. Carefulness gave way to over eagerness, many chances being thrown away Otago 4, Victoria 3.
Victoria played more solidly after the morning's lesson, the forwards showing better control. Greenwood and Swarbrick playing magnificently. Victoria 4. Canterbury 1.
Although there was no score in the first half, the team cut the opposing defence to ribbons in the second to score 8 goals. Eastgate who showed much promise in every game scored three of them. The high score has been attributed to the effect that Kerr's photo in the newspaper had on the opposing team.
Hard hit by Asian Flu. strained muscles and Dominion Bitter, the Vic team led magnificently by Stan George, acquitted themselves well. Auckland's positional play and forward combination was the deciding factor though territorially they spent most of their time on defence. But for some magnificent saves by the A.U.C. goalie. Vic. could have won. Auckland 2. Victoria I.
N.Z.U. v. Auckland Province:
The University team which included Vic. players Stan George. Perumal Naidu, Headley Eastgate. Nick Greenwood and Dick Holland, was not match for Auckland. Auckland won 8-0.