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Monday, 27 April 2020

100 Years Ago Today. 1 May 1920

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), Saturday 1 May 1920, page 9

FOOTBALL SOCCER CODE. Another series of games will be played to-day; every ground being occupied for a competition match. . West Wallsend will be all out to defeat their near friends Wallsend. These two always put up a hard game,. and their meeting is looked forward to with great interest. Two years ago Wallsend won the Ellis Cup, and in the final of the Kerr Cup were beaten by West Wallsend That defeat requires wiping out, and the Wallsenders hope that this year their turn will again come. Neither team has so far been defeated. The game is, how ever, at West Wallsend, and with this ad vantage the blues should score a win over the reds. Hamilton will visit Weston, and will open the official association fixture list on the South Maitland coalfields. During the past two seasoner Weston have played under the South Maitland Association, but consequent upon the decision of that as sociation not to run senior football, Wes ton again joined the Newcastle Assocla tion. The patrons of the Homestead ground will thus be able to witness Newcastle teams in opposition to Maitlanders, and so friendly relations are again resumed. The game should act as a good reviver, but I would not like to hint as to the, probable winner. In the second grade Rovers v. Westy reads well, but wilth the game at Wallsend Park Rovers should win. Charlestown and Killingworth should also get two points, but neither must be too confident of success. A and B juniors will be engaged, and after the results are known there will not be too many undefeated teams left. The Rechabites, with eight teams, will start their competitions to-day, and the Hunter Cup competition will be again run. Selectors for the State team will be at West Wallsend and Weston to-day, pro bables being under review. This should be very interesting to those juniors who fought hard for the junior rule. I agree with the rule, but believe that a player who knows he is fit for seniors should be willing to go up to that grade. If he won't advance of his own free will, and still insists on playing junior, then he is missing: the chance of State representa tive honours, because senior games and senior players are the ones under re view. At Kurri Kurri on Prince of Wales' birthday another of those six a side com petitions will be run, two seniors being allowed in each team. On June 9th two selected Sydney junior teams will visit Newcastle. - The pick of the local A grades will play Sydney's selected A grade players, and the district's best' B graders will also oppose one another. Adamstown' seconds are unable to fulfil their fixture at Killingworth, and so the game will go down as a two-point win to Killingworth. This will release Referee Skillings, and he will take the Teralba v. Adamstown game, on the former's ground, Mr. Dellaway being unable to attend.

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