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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 7 July 26, 1944

Do You Play Golf?

Do You Play Golf?

Men Mainly

During the last two weeks, on account of the unsettled weather, there has been practically no hockey. On the first Saturday all men's hockey was postponed although the women's games were played—a somewhat different outlook. Last Saturday, although games were not postponed, no one match reached completion.

The seniors, playing out at the Hutt, started their match against Dorset in pouring rain and a bitter southerly. As they were more able to adapt themselves to the conditions they were three goals up after twenty-five minutes' play when Dorset decided to call it a day, Varsity winning by 3 goals to nil. G. Rae, playing outside right, scored all the goals, each being the result of staunch backing-up by the whole team. I. Ting and N. Towns infused plenty of dash Into their play. G. Kemble-Welch. at full-back, has strengthened our defence considerably and It is hoped that the defence will play above Itself in this week's Karori match.

The Senior A.B team under Max Christie decided that the weather was best and did not take the field at all. Karori, the second team on the ladder, withheld a strong challenge from our Second A team, emerging the winners by 4-2.

After one spell the Third Grade B match was abandoned, much to their disappointment, the score at the time being nil all. This was a very creditable effort as the opposing team, Wellington College A, is one of the well-placed teams in the grade.

The positions of the various teams are as follows:—

Senior A.A—1st equal with

Karori 16 points.
Senior A.B—On their own 0 points.
Second A—Seventh 7 points.
Second B—Eleventh 4 points.
Third A—Fourth 9 points.
Third B—Eleventh 2 points.

Ladies Only

The activities of the club have been restricted because of unfavourable weather, so that in the last fortnight, only two matches have been played.

Although Senior A were defeated by Tech. O.G. they put up a fair resistance. The halves and backs have developed good co-operation, especially when the halves secured openings from free hits, to pass through to the forwards and set them going. In this way the left inner was able to make several determined dashes and it was unfortunate that more goals were not scored.

The Intermediates played under difficulties when they met Wellington Tech. during a rain storm. The tempest and the superiority of their opponents proved too much for them. However, they retired from the fight in wet clothes but undampened spirits.

The main topic of discussion at present is Tournament. We've got as far as settling the team and securing berths, but arrangements are still vague. The main thing to do at the moment is to practise and to keep fit so everyone is asked to attend the weekly practices if possible. Remember, come to the Gym. for practice—Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 9.