The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1913
Results of Games. — Senior Fifteen
Results of Games.
v. Oriental. Lost, 6— 14.
Played on an awful ground, down which a strong wind swept. In the first spell we had the wind. East scored, taking a pass from Bennett at the opportune moment; and Bennett kicked a penalty goal. In the second spell, Oriental, with the wind behind them, scored four tries.
v. Petone. Lost, 3—16
A good, fast, open game. Petone had some luck in the first spell, but in the early stages of the game they beat our team badly. Bennetl scored for College. In the -md spell, our page 66 men played much better, and as even the "Dominion" puts it, "had slightly the better of the second half." The Blues had secured that mysterious thing, "condition," and outlasted the College team.
v. Athletic. Lost, 0—8.
Our men held their redoubtable opponents until well into the first spell. Then Evenson made a good run and scored, Roberts converting. In the second spell, the College team made a good light, but time and again good chances of scoring were thrown away through lack of finish. Enting made some fine runs, but the tackling of the Athletic backs was deadly.
v. St. James. Lost, 0—11.
With Ryan, Faire, Quilliam, Fawcett, and Paulsen in Sydney, we knew defeat was staring us in the face. Heketa scored two tries for St. James, and Crewes kicked a goal. In the second spell, College played well.
v. Wellington. Lost, 3—30.
College 12 men. The better team won!
v. Poneke. Won, 19—16.
Strengthened by the return of the holiday-makers, we managed to defeat Poneke at the Park. Poneke was a much better team than the one we met in first round. The game was fast and exciting, first one team, and then the other scoring". Poneke opened the scoring account, but Faire levelled matters with a good try. Then Poneke scored again, and Mitchinson converted. Play became exciting, and after a good combined run (Quilliam, L. Beard, Enting), Enting scored, and Sandel converted. Tilyard then broke away, and scored in the corner, and Mitchinson kicked a beautiful goal. No sooner had the second spell commenced than Keys added another try for our opponents. The College forwards set their teeth, and after a determined rush, Paulsen scored. Then Ryan cleverly snapped up and ran over, Sandel kicking a goal. Poneke again attacked, but Faire intercepted a pass, and after a brilliant run nearly the whole length of the ground, dived over at the corner. College was now having the better of the game, and two more tries were scored by Sim and Sandel. Ryan, Faire, Sandel, Beard and Miller played well in the backs. All the forwards were honest toilers.
v. Melrose. Won, 11—3.
A poor game. Melrose had only 12 men. For College, Sandel kicked a penalty goal. Then MacKenzie scored from a forward scramble; and later the same player scored from a well-judged centring kick by Tom Beard.