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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1936


This season has been a very successful one for the Football Club. The College would have liked to see the First Fifteen finish at the top of its grade, but an unjustifiable loss removed any chance it had. However, it had a young team which improved considerably as the season progressed. Provided these players are available next season, the future of the Club is decidedly rosy. Burke was the outstanding forward while Eade was a good second. The backs were all sound in their own departments, Reid showing exceptional brilliance. Unfortunately we had the benefit of Parsons's ability for only a few games, as an injury placed him "on the bank."

The following played in the First Fifteen:—Tricklebank, Fitzgerald, Wild, Ekdahl, Reid, Parsons, Simm, Rae, Burke, Jackson, Cunliffe, Wilson, Blacker, Desborough, Thurston, Eade, Russell, Gibbons.

The team also played Auckland University at Auckland as a trial for the North Island team. We were well beaten, but attractive football was played by both sides.

In June, the annual match was played against Massey College, and after an exciting game we came out the losers 6-3. Our thanks are due to both Auckland and Massey for the hospitality lavished upon our players.

A return match was played against Massey as curtain-raiser to the North v. South Varsity game. We won 8-3, but neither team was up to full strength.