Mercury (Hobart), Saturday 28 August 1920, page 5
NOTES BY "HALF-BACK."
This afternoon's match at Elwick Show ground between Hobart and Corinthians will mark the conclusion of this season's Cottrell-Dormer cup competition. South Hobart has long since annexed premiership honours, but the fight for position as runners-up is much more even. The teams in today's final match are level, at 13 points. The next two Saturdays will be taken up with a "knock-out" competition for the Falkinder cup, which, on recent form, looks a good thing for South Hobart. With full teams out, however, either Hobart or Corinthians might upset calculations.
The result of last Saturday's North v. South match at Launceston did not occasion surprise to local followers of the game. The Southern combination played like winners, from the kick-off, but North would have done much better if their forwards had not hung on to the ball so much. Throughout the present season this fault has been noticeable. After all, forwards are there to get goals - "it is better to have a shot, and miss, than never to have a shot at all!"
At last Monday's meeting of the executive of the T.F.A. a letter was received from Bothwell, stating that several enthusiasts in that town were starting the game there. It was decided to send a Hobart team to Bothwell at an early date.
The English team at present touring in South Africa is showing fine form, and so far has an unbeaten record. Several of the Transvaal and Western Province teams have run the visitors fairly close, and the result of the test matches is awaited with interest.
Recent advices from the Football Association Ltd. (London) state that, for the last month of the season the finance committee reported receipts amounting to £14,900, and expenditure £5,200, showing a credit balance on the month s work of nearly £10,000! [Aprox $1 million today] According to the constitution of the association, shareholders are only entitled to a small nominal annual dividend, the surplus going towards furthering the game. Considering the large amount which has been expended by the controlling body of Australian football in order to foster the game in New South Wales and other States where rival "codes" are predominant, surely it is up to headquarters at Home to do the same for soccer in Australia? It is understood that the Tasmanian Association has already made representation to this effect, and the result is awaited with interest.
The following team will represent Hobart in the match at Elwick this afternoon: - Miller, Gilbert, Burton, Didsbury, Honeysett, Dillon, Phillips, Stilest, Maycock, Lovett, McKay, Kirby - Players catch 2 p.m. tram. Referees for to-day:-South Hobart ground. Mr. Kirfoot; Elwick Show ground, Mr. Lawrence.
Illawarra Mercury, Friday 27 August 1920, p. 2.
Balgownie second eleven had their revenge upon Port Kembla in the Richardson Cup fixture, defeating them by 3 goals to 0. The game was very slow and a poor exhibition of football was witnessed, the players not exerting themselves in the least. I understand that Port Kembla has lodged a protest against the result, mainly on the grounds that one of the Balgownie players was not wearing registered colours, and was often confused with the referee, both being dressed alike.
Queensland Times (Ipswich), Friday 27 August 1920, page 3
Football---An interesting game of Soccer football was played on the Show Ground on Saturday afternoon, between Prenzlau and Marburg, resulting in a win for the visitors by 1 goal to nil The Prenzlau team had been formed by Mr. Twemlow. B. J. Walmslely captained the visitors, and V. E. Pascoe the home side. Prenzlau at once attacked, and, keeping up the pressure, scored. After half time Marburg played a solid game, attacking with determination, but were unable to score. Mr. N. Randolph was the referee. The visitors were entertained at afternoon tea, provided by the Women's Guild of All Saints' Church. Cheers were given for the ladies and the visitors.
Argus, Saturday 28 August 1920, page 22
Semi final, League.- N. and D. v. Melbourne Thistle. at St Kilda pitch; St Kilda v. Spotswood at Albert Park's pitch.
Argus, Tuesday 31 August 1920, page 7
Crowds At Opening Matches.
The football "boom" is expected to exceed that of last season. The opening "soccer" matches on Saturday were largely attended throughout the country. There were 60,000 persons [Age reported "people"] at the match at Newcastle.
Journal (Adelaide), Friday 27 August 1920, page 1