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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1910

Fourth Fifteenth

Fourth Fifteenth.

V.C. v. Melrose. Beaten 16-3. Playing with twelve men and a wind (?) that blew right down the field, we could hardly hope for any other resplt than 16-3. Wood scored only one try.

V.C. v. Orientals A. Lost 14-0. In this match we gave a fairly good account of ourselves. Although we were playing one of the strongest teams in the competition, it was near the end of the game before they scored many points. The forwards showed lack of condition towards the end of the game, but the backs defended well.

V.C. v. Oriental B. Lost, 29-11. We were unfortunate right from the beginning, as at least six suffered from temporary disablement. The game was fast, ended too fast for us. The forwards lacked any dash, while the collaring of the backs was at times deplorable. Tries were scored by Edie (2), and Engelbretsen. McCartney converted One.

V.C. v. Petone. Lost, 21-3. In this game the opposing forwards were too Strong, and, in consequence, our backs did not see much of the ball, and when they did, the exceedingly rough nature of the ground prevented any rapid motion. Our only score was a penalty goal kicked by McCartney, a really fine kick.

V.C. v. St. Johns. Won, 13-0. Although our team, on paper, seemed to be the weakest we had yet played, we nevertheless established our first win. We played only fourteen men, but everyone worked with a will. Tries were scored by McConnell, McCormick, and Edie. McCartney converting two.

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V.C. v. Southern. Lost, 36-3. Disheartening is the term applicable to this game. We started the game with 11 men, and were joined by one during the match. This deplorable state of affairs is due partly to the Rugby Union, who announced the fixtures wrongly, partly to the Club, who delayed the selection of the team, and partly to the absent players, who did not take the trouble to find out whether they were playing or not. Middlemass scored.

V.C. v. Athletic. Lost, 6-3. The same old story, two men short. Playing against the wind in the first spell, we kept our opponents back, but the strain told in the second spell. Edie scored, and Athletics scored two tries in succession in the last few minutes.

(The team, those who played, desire to acknowledge their indebtedness to the two members who failed to put in an appearance.)

V.C. v. Oriental B. Lost 29—11.

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