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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 10. 24 May 1972



The first team was given a lesson in 90 minute football and finishing by Miramar Rangers when it was on the receiving end of an 8-3 hiding at Mirimar Park. University, playing with the advantage of the strong northerly wind at their backs in the first half, enjoyed a territorial advantage but at half time Miramar Rangers led 3-2. The difference between the two teams was that Miramar Rangers, with the help of some poor defensive work by Varsity, made the most of its fewer chances, whereas the University forwards squandered the many good chances they created with poor finishing. In the second half, with the wind at their backs. Miramar Rangers scored a further five goals. In this half, the Varsity defence, which in the first half looked suspect, collapsed completely. With their wingers having caused utter confusion in the Varsity defence with almost every attack. When the Varsity forwards did get the ball they used it intelligently, and had their finishing been better the margin of defeat would have been less. Goalscorers for Varsity were Ran Basnet (2) and Peter Liddell.

Photo of two men playing rugby

The Third Division, Section C team beat Karon Swifts 3-2 in a scrappy game at Karori Park. Mike Pegler, the University goalkeeper was their outstanding player. Goals were scored for Varsity by Nils Andreassen, John Reeve and Adrian Simons.

The Sixth Division team recorded a massive 8-0 victory over Wellington Diamond United at Karori Park. As the previous co-leader of this Division- Karon Swifts, were beaten by Stop Out, the varsity side is now two points dear at the top of the League table. Ned Johnstone, who scored "hat-tricks" in each of the first three games of the season, scored five goals for 'Varsity., and has now amassed 15 goals in five games. Other University goalscorers were Graham Hansen, Bob Jacques and Steve Mullner.

The Third Division, Section A, Fourth Division and Seventh Division teams all had their games cancelled. The members of the Seventh Division team were particularly disappointed about the cancellation of the game as they were scheduled to make one of their rare appearances at the clube home ground, Kelburn Park.

Results and goalscorers in the games played on Saturday, 13th May, 1972 were:-

First Division team v Mirimar Rangers (1) 3-8 (R. Basnet (2), P. Liddell)

Third Division Section A team v Waterside — Cancelled

Third Division Section C team v Karon Swifts (w) 3-2 (N. Andreassen, J. Reeve, A. Simons) Fourth Division team v Miramar Rangers - Cancelled.

Sixth Division team v Wellington Diamond United (w) 8-0 (N. Johnstone (5), G. Hansen. R. Jaques, S. Mullner)

Seventh Division team v North Wellington United Cancelled.