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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review 1912



v. Metropolitan.—Won 4—3. College had by far the better of the game, but bad shooting by our forwards and speculating by the backs kept the score down. Griffiths, Salek, Beere (2), scored.

v. Wesley.— Won 9—0. A clay out. Beere (3), C Strack (2), Griffiths (2), G. Strack and Salek, scored.

v. Wellington.—Won 12—4. Pouring rain through most of game. The forwards played splendidly, and overran Wellington. College played one short. G. Strack (4), Griffiths (4), C. Strack (2), Salek and Beere scored.

v United.—Lost 4—2. College and the Referee were both bad. Also missed Burbidge. Smith and Griffiths scored.

v. Wellington.—Won 5—2. In the rain again. The forwards did not repeat their form of the first round. The backs were safe, but should remember it is their duty to direct the ball to the forwards, who ordinarily have enough running to do without having to get the ball from the halves. G. Strack scored twice; three times C. Strack.

v. Government Life.—Won 2—0. Hush! G. Strack and Griffiths scored.

v Wesley.—Won 4—1. "An uninteresting and unscientific display" till the second half, when College awoke, to play well. C. Strack (2), G. Strack, and Beere were the scorers.

v Mets.—Lost 1—0. A hard, exciting game, of which we had decidedly the better. Mets were dangerous on two occasions only. Towards the end, College made frantic efforts to score, but the superb defence of Cleave and Baker thwarted our efforts. By the loss of the game came the loss of a chance for the Championship, re-won by Karori.