Albany Despatch (WA : 1919 - 1927), Thursday 23 September 1920, page 1
All who are interested in football ought to roll up next Saturday to witness the match between Denmark and Albany. The Australian game is gaining in popularity here and there is no reason why both "soccer" and "Aussie" should not be played with credit to the players and enjoyment to the spectators.
Herald (Melbourne), Saturday 18 September 1920, page 3
A friendly game of British Association football was played between N. and D. and Preston clubs at Middle Park in aid of funds for erecting a memorial tombstone to Walter William Williams, who died from injuries received in the game between these two teams on June 19. A satisfactory amount was received as a result of a collection taken up on the ground. Teams representing Windsor and Osborn House Submarine Clubs played a return match match. At half-time Windsor had kicked one goal to nil.
Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate, Thursday 23 September 1920, page 5
We are in deep sympathy with Mr. Darcy Rose in the distressing accident he met with in the football match, and hope the injury will not permanently disable his arm. Football is always a dangerous game, and more particularly Rugby football. The Melbourne Association game from many points of view is a far safer game to play and much more interesting game to watch; though for pure football — that is playing with the feet — neither Rugby nor Association can compare with the British Soccer. The wonderful dexterity of feet is a sight worth going miles to see. The cleverness in playing the ball also with the head is remarkable. Then as regards getting a goal there can never be any doubt, for a big net is fastened to the upright posts and the crossbar and the ball is caught in the net below the bar. The goal-keeper is the only player allowed to touch the ball with the hand, for in guarding the goal he can kick or punch the ball away. There are no scrums and no collaring. To become highly proficient in Soccer one must begin as a boy — as they do at Wallsend, West Wallsend, Adamstown, Young Wallsend, Cessnock, Balmain, &c. — and keep it up year after year. The whole of our district is making anxious enquiry about our esteemed friend, Mr. Darcy Rose, and all wish him a speedy recovery.
Geraldton Guardian, Thursday 23 September 1920, page 2
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
British Association Football — Australian-born players of the British Football Association will meet the English-born players at Queen 's Park on Saturday afternoon. Australia will be represented by Evensen, Armitage, Barker, Hardwicke, Wight (captain), Reitze, Thomas, Hall, Quinn, Stone and Smith, reserves, Bartlett, N, C. Evensen and Eipper, England's representatives will be Kelsall, Reid, Bishop, Gibson, Challinor, Herbert, L. Cartwright, Weston, Bell, Hancock, G. Cartwright, re serves Bunny and Cooper. As there is a difference of opinion as to the speediest man in the Association a race distance, goal to goal, or approximately 100 yards, will be run off on Saturday prior to the match, for a medal suitably inscribed. Entries must be in the hands of the Secretary, Mr. J. G. Scott, by 2.45 pm. on Saturday. Mesrrs C. Crage and C. Warburton will be the judges, and Mr. W. Hollings, sen., will be the starter.
Sun (Sydney), Friday 24 September 1920, page 8
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Friday 24 September 1920, page 3
GARDINER CUP SEMI-FINALS. Mr. J. W. Earp writes:- "In your paper there appears a reference to a meeting of the New South Wales Soccer Associa tion, held in Sydney. The chief business was the selection of grounds on which to play the Gardiner Cup semi-finals. New castle made an offer for the Weston and Balmain Fernleigh fixture, but when put to the vote the offer was rejected, and so the game will be played at the Sports Ground, Sydney. Both delegates from the South Maitland Association voted against the acceptance of the Newcastle offer, and it was virtually their vote which placed the game in Sydney. A further motion, moved by one of the Maitland delegates, and seconded by Newcastle, received lit tle support, and was defeated, only one Maitland delegate voting for the proposal. Re the Newcastle offer, Maitland dele gates did vote against the offer because the offer was not big enough. That's the reason the game is to be played in Syd ney. It was wrongly stated that only one of the Maitland delegates voted for the proposal, for both voted for the game to be played in the Maitland district, and their offer was to give the New South Wales Association the Whole of the gate, and for the support it received it was just the same as Newcastle received for their offer."