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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1913

[Review of the activities of the football club]

Sketch of man kicking rugby ball at goal posts

In reviewing the doing's of the past season, a feeling of re-gret is mingled with one of satisfaction—for we might have done better than we did. We commenced the season fairly well, and finished well but we did poorly in "der bedween dimes." We were unfortunately handicapped by the absence of six of our best players during the month of July—they were in Sydney with the N.Z. 'Varsity team. It was while they were away that we suffered our worst defeats. Still, we played the game, and did our level best and as Scott's archer says, "A man can but do his best; nevertheless—." But that, as Kipling says, is another story. Once again we managed to avoid the wooden spoon; once, too, the "Dominion" grew almost enthusiastic! Messers Quilliam, Sandel. Faire, Shaw, Fawcett, and Ryan are to be congratulated on their inclusion in the team which visited Sydney.