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Thursday, 3 October 2019

100 Years Ago Today 3 October 1919

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Thursday 2 October 1919, page 3

DISTRICT NEWS. GRETA. Returned soldiers of Greta and Cessnock met at Greta on Saturday, and played a game of Soccer football, Greta winning by four gaols to nil. At the conclusion of the game the Greta team entertained the visitors at supper.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Saturday 4 October 1919, page 8

The Weston Soccer football team, whlch captured the Gardiner Cup and State championship last season, were beaten in the semi-final of the. Gardiner Cup compctitlon by West Wallsend on Saturday by 3 to nil. This was the second occasion the two teams had met in the semi-final, as the first match resulted in a scoreless draw. J. W. Gilmore wvas injured in the first match, and was unable to play on Saturday. This season the Weston team journeyed to Sydney on three occasions, when they defeated Balmain Caledonians, Canterbury, and Granville. The local players complain that they think it unfair that they should have to travel away from home to play every Saturday, when there is a suitable ground in the town. Canterbury is the only team that has visited Weston. Weston will play Holmesville at the Newcastle Show Ground today, in the first round of the Kerr Cup. To enable the Red Cross Society to continur their good work of distributing parcels of comforts to soldiers who return home, the society is holding a peace ball in the Olympia Hall, and judging by the way in which the tickets are selling, there will be a record attendance.

Swan Express, Friday 3 October 1919, page 4

To-morrow the local lads travel to Perth to meet the Claremont Juniors in the first round of the Glick Cup. Owing to the Training College holding their annual sports the final of the Challenge Cup has been postponed ******* Australs will play the first round of the Glick Cup Since the local lads formed a club they have never won a game on the Esplanade, and to-morrow the Australs will select their strongest eleven and try to break this spell. Midland will be selected from the following:— Clarke (2). Bond, AloUeram, Brackenridge, Wilderspen, • Birch, Hodgson, Christian, Hummerston, Wright, Oswald and Thompson.

Albany Advertiser, Saturday 4 October 1919, page 4

Despite the threatening weather of the latter part of the week, last Saturday was an ideal day for football, and a good number of followers of the British game turned up on the Perth-road ground to witness the return match against Denmark.

[Denmark won 4-2]

The Dinner.
In the evening the visitors were the guests of the local Association at dinner at the White Star Hotel. The tables were tastefully decorated with the colors of the two clubs, and a feeling of goodfellowship was the keynote of the evening. The visitors and their guests were mingled together (round the tables) and, aided by an excellent menu, the ties of friendship grew stronger. After the courses had been suitably and conscientiously honored, the toast of "the King" was proposed and carried with musical honors.

The president of the Albany British Football Association, in proposing the toast of "the Visitors," spoke in appreciation of the fine display of the British game shown that afternoon by the Denmark team, and he felt that all would agree with him when he voiced the opinion that the play justified the scores. The Albany boys had not been at all satisfied with the two to nil score registered against them at Denmark, and had hoped to wipe it off. Albany now had a big deficit of six goals to two, but the speaker was confident the tables would be turned on a future occasion when the teams met.

Mr. Rushton, who captained the visiting, team, briefly responded, and apologised for the absence of the officeI bearers of the Denmark Association.

The president, vice-president and secretary had been unable to make the trip. He hoped the Albany Association would before long be able to, again send a team to Denmark and make a longer stay, so that the team would really see Denmark. In conclusion, he proposed the toast of "the Albany Association."

Mr. Davidson, in response, said he had played both games, and, though an Australian, had finally settled on "soccer." He had a long connection with the game, and he had always found true sport, and the game seemed to foster a real sporting spirit.
Mr. Little proposed the health of "the Day's Referee," to which Mr. Prideaux responded.
Mr. Jarman proposed "Absent Friends," and on this being honored, the proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem.

Social and Dance.
Subsequent to the dinner the visitors were further entertained by the local Association, when a social and dance arranged by the Albany Club, was held in the Masonic Hall in their honor. The hall was taxea to its utmost for accommodation, but the floor, which was in excellent condition, was not overcrowded during the dancing. The dances with interspersed with musical items, which were gireatly enjoyed. A violin solo, by Mr. Anderten, opened the musical programme, and this item was much appreciated, as also was a trombone solo, rendered by Mr. Davidson. Mr. Val. Smith rendered as a cornet solo "A Perfect Day," which delighted all present. During the evening a dainty supper was served, and the committee take this opportunity of thanking Mrs. Penter, Miss Knight, and Messrs. Gould and Pervis for the fine services they rendered in the decoration of the hali and the management of the supper. Dancing was continued until midnight. The music for the evening was supplied by Mr. Wilson, supplemented by the valuable services of Messrs. Anderton, davidson and Smith. '

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