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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1913



v. Government Insurance. Won, 4—2.

Very scrappy; everyone got bruises; backs not bothering to stop rushes. Forwards resting on their glory. A good lesson to all to keep busy, and not slack.

V. Wellington. Won, 8-1.

Morpeth, for Wellington, would persist in making excursions from the circle. What could we do?

v. Karori. Lost, 0—1.

All is blank. We missed our full-back when he got badly laid out. Beere, substitute for Strack the Third, not up to his old form. Karori played splendidly. Campbell is a tough nut.

v. United. Won, 9—0.

United expected a drubbing when they heard College with rare stoicism had kept away from Capping dance and "supper." Truly they had their reward.

v. Govt, insurance. Won, 2—1.

A sorry exhibition, not wholly our own fault.

v. Metropolitan. Won, 9—0.

Poor old Mets. They gave us a good game, but were too tasty for the voracious "vorwards." Their goal-keeper did not feel the cold to-day.

v. Karori. Won, 4—3.

The best match of the season. Both sides made a vigorous endeavour—near end of game College down 2—3, but nothing daunted, everyone got busy, and those last five minutes, ending with the winning score by the young Strack, right on line, were like a whole game taken tabloid fashion.

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That the whole team played up to record form is evidenced by the goal record, both for and against—our backs letting in only 18, and our forwards putting in a total of 68 in 11 matches.