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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

100 years ago today 22 August 1919

Saturday August 16


V.A.B.F.A. Metropolitan League


Albert Park 1 (Anderson) Footscray Thistle 2 (Allaford, Own Goal) Middle Park Ref: R.Medlicott
Melbourne Thistle 2 (Sandy, Moreland) St Davids 0 Middle Park Ref: J.McKenzie
Windsor 2 (Hopgood, Scotchbrook) Spotswood 2 (Holt, Izzard) Ref: J.Downie
Preston 0 Northumberland and Durham United 7 (Miller4, C.Grieves2, Fleming) Preston 


Ref: J.McCulley

Next week


Saturday August 30


V.A.B.F.A. Metropolitan League


Northumberland and Durham United v Albert Park
St David's v Spotswood
Preston v Windsor

Melbourne Thistle v Footscray Thistle




Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Friday 22 August 1919, page 7



SOCCER FOOTBALL.

INTER-CITY MATCHES.

The return intercity matches against the combined Ipswich and West Moreton dis tricts takes place on Saturday next, 23rd instant, at Bundamba. The following players have been selected to represent Brisbane:— SENIORS. Goal, E. Burgess: backs, W. M'Bride (captain), G. Harris; halfs, W. Blake, K. Menzies, Martin : forwards ; J. English, A. Thompson, J. Comerford, J. Calium, W. Nicholls. Reserves, Gibson, Green, Mathieson, Beaton. JUNIORS. Goal : Francis ; backs, D. Comerford (captain), J. Smith ; half backs, T. Powell. G. Gamble, F. .Shanahan.; forwards. H. Hossins L. Clarke, M'Rae, F. Bothwell, S. Sainsbury. Reserves : N. Morrison, P. Young. H. Clark. J. Young. (Players are requested to be in attendance at Central Station at the followlng times: Juniors, 12.10 p.m. Seniors, 1.10 p.m.) Mr. W. Donnellan and Mr. J. Peden, have been appointed managers of the senior and Junior teams respectively. Great Interest is being taken In these matches in Ipswich are out to avenge their recent defeats in Brisbane, but the Brisbane boys are quite confident they can repeat the dose against their old rivals. Everything therefore, points to two first class games of soccer, and pleasant afternoon's sport at Bundamba.


Arrow (Sydney, NSW : 1916 - 1933), Friday 22 August 1919, page 2

SOCCER FOOTBALL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS
(By VOLUNTEER)
Originally it was intended to dispose of the First League competition (a final for which is necessary between Balmain Fernleigh and Pyrmont) this week-end, but owing to the lack of a revenue producing ground, the final decision has been set back a week. This final will draw a bumper house, so the discretion of the Association is commendable in the circumstances. This decision permits the opening of the Gardiner Cup (State championship) a week earlier than anticipated, and so to-morrow, we witness the preliminary tussle for possession of the 31-year-old trophy. Twenty-three entries are forward, comprising teams from Sydney (11). Newcastle (5), Maitland (2) Lithgow (2). and South Coast (3). Some keen games are promised ere the winners are declared. Though the prowess of the country nominees is an unknown quantity, the idea that a greater proportion of the dozen are capable of conquering Sydney's elect allows of a no re-buttal.
EASTON PARK MATCH.
Premier interest is attached to the meeting of the holders of the trophy (Weston) and Balmain Caledonians at Easton Park, Rozelle. The Scotchmen made only a mediocre showing in the League, but a special effort is being made by them to avoid the death sentence tomorrow. Weston (according to Secretary Tweddle and Full-back Lambert) assure me that their opponents' race for the Cup is as good as finished. The argument stands part heard. Royal Navy entertain Holmesville (Newcastle) at Clyde Oval. The departure of the New Zealand robbed the Naval men of a good full-back in Laycock and another promising man in Beale (injured) will also be missed. That 1-1 draw with Cockatoo last Saturday has given the seafarers great heart. A great game is anticipated between Y.M.C.A. and Annandale at Lyne Park, Rose Bay. The State champions of 1913 have not quite forgotten that in '14 Y.M. defeated them in the first round 2-0. Both sides will be strongly represented. Annandale report the probable re-introduction of Billy Carroll and Jack Leckie — the acknowledged ability of whom needs no comment. The second round of the Cup is: —

  • Adamstown v. Minmi,
  • West Wallsend (who defeated Cessnock in the first round. 4-0 last Saturday week) v. Hamilton. 
  • Pyrmont or Balgownie v. Annandale or Y.M.C.A.,
  • Royal Navy or Holmesville v. Balmain Fernleigh,
  • North Sydney v. Gladesville or South Illawarra.
  • Granville v. North Illawarra,
  • Canterbury v. Balmain Caledonians or Weston.
  • Lithgow Thistle or Lithgow Ironworkers v. Cockatoo Dockyard.
The first-named team in each tie shall have choice of district in which it shall be played. 

THE KERR CUP.
This competition (a knock-out) is conducted by the Newcastle branch, and, as last year, invitations were extended the Sydney clubs. Last Saturday Pyrmont B went down to Minmi (5-0). Tomorrow. Balmain Fernleigh meet Adamstown at the Show Ground (Newcastle), and Canterbury travel to Weston to interview Cessnock. To-morrow week Annandale oppose Hamilton at Newcastle.

SUNLIGHT CUP.
By defeating Gladesville (6-0) last Saturday, Balmain Gladstone have qualified for the semi-final of the Sunlight Cup. The other three ties will be run off to-morrow. Unless something unforeseen occurs, the pot seems a good thing for the Scranton brigade. As in the case of the Gardiner Cup, a defeated team is shown the exit. 

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