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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1935. Volume 6. Number 11.

The Dorne Cup. — Bagnall Runs Well

The Dorne Cup.

Bagnall Runs Well.

Last Saturday the University Harrier Club fielded 19 competitors in the annual race for the Dorne Cup at the Hutt Park. A record field of 180 runners form nine clubs faced the starter, and keen racing was experienced over a much-improved course. Scottish Club secured the teams' race, and G. Prosser, of Brooklyn the individual title; but we were well up at all stages, finishing our 10 men to fourth place in the teams' race.

A. G. Bagnall ran into sixth place with M O'Connor tenth, after keeping each other in sight for most of the five miles. The remaining eight men who constituted the team were Lang, Porter, Horsley, Shorland, Price, Viggers, Cooper, and Garnham.

Much of the credit for the good performance of the club is dus to our excellent trainer, Mr G. C. Sherwood, and it is hoped that his efforts will meet with even more gratifying results for the remainder of the season. Of those who ran particularly well, Porter, Horsley, and Viggers deserve mention, while T. Price is returning to form after his enforced spell. The failure of two prominent runners to make the team indicates that there is room for continued consistent training on the part of all.

Offside play by a 'Varsity forward enabled Newman to have a shot at goal, but he failed. Immediately Hutchinson cut through, nicely beating his man, had passed to Kelly, who scored. The kick failed.

'Varsity 6, Wellington 3.

The second spell opened with fumbling by 'Varsity backs, and in the first few minutes Pedrotti, the Wellington winger, scored in the corner. The shot at goal was unsuccessful.

'Varsity 6, Wellington 6.

At this stage the game became very even, both sides tackling well, and play remained at the centre of the field till nearly the end of the game, when Wellington gradually wore down 'Varsity's defence. Hutchinson looked dangerous, but the defence still held. Offside play by two 'Varsity forwards in succession right in front of the goal-posts gave Newman his chance, and his second attempt put Wellington in the lead.

Wellington 9, 'Varsity 6.

With but a few minutes to go, 'Varsity collapsed and Kelly ran through to score again. Newman added the major points and the whistle went for time.

Wellington 14, 'Varsity 6.

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