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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review 1912

v. Canterbury College

v. Canterbury College.

V.C. Lost, 12—3.

Played at Wellington before an audience of about thirty, and resulting in a win for the visitors by 12 to 3. This game was, so far as our team is concerned, as poor an exhibition as the Auckland match was a good one. Few and far between were the College attacks, and the ball seldom passed through more than two pairs of hands. The "ginger" of the Canterbury backs was in striking contrast, and was responsible for the slight applause of which the small handful of spectators was capable. No doubt the professional game at Newtown Park was responsible for the small number of spectators, but I am compelled to enter an emphatic protest against the want of interest displayed by the students generally, women as well as men, in these inter-College games. It is disheartening to our own men, discouraging to the Committee, and a poor compliment to the visiting page 85 team. One has only to see a similar match played in Auckland, Christchurch or Dunedin to realise that in other centres .a very different state of things exists, and it is to be hoped that on occasions when other University teams pay us a visit, no mat; r whether it be Rugby or hockey, all our Sports Committees will unite in a genuine endeavour to procure the attendance of a respectable number of College enthusiasts.