Telegraph (Brisbane), Friday 1 October 1920, page 4
Telegraph (Brisbane, Friday 1 October 1920, page 5
St George Call, Saturday 2 October 1920, page 2
(By ' Off-side.')
The round ball code has practically terminated for this season as far as this district is concerned, although it till take at least three weeks to finalise the Gardiner Cup (State Championship) owing to several games having to be replayed through being drawn in the first instance.
In the Australian Trustee's Competition, St. George (who had qualified for the final of the Australian Assn. Cham pionship), showed a true sporting spirit in playing Balmain to decide which team should meet Adelaide City in the final. Mr. Read has received a letter from Mr. Bonfield, manager of the Newcastle team that visited Kogarah recently, stating that they all arrived home safely, but that Griffiths (who injured his kneecap during the match), was under the care of the local doctor. Have received a rather lengthy report from Mr. Chas. Brown, Secretary of the Kogarah Rechabite Senior Club, and a glance through its contents shows that the Club has had a rather successful career for its first appearance in Metropolitan football. Of the players themselves one could not say that they possessed any brilliant stars, although the team all round was above the usual standard, as they proved by filling fourth position in their division. Amongst those who played fairly consistent throughout the season are: Flint, Schofield, Soames, Brown, Beehag, and Thompson, whiie in the, Junior team the following could be mentioned: Storey. Morley, Probert,, Perry, Walters, Weidemier and Fullagher. It is rumoured that their goalie smiled last Saturday during a painful operation, and as a result, nobody else will appear in the picture. As this column goes into recess, I would say farewell to 'Left-wing' and my readers until next season. My thanks are due to all those who have assisted me throughout the season.
Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser, Friday 1 October 1920, page 4
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOOT
On Saturday, October 9, a game of British Association football, or, as it is called in the vernacular "soccer," will be played between two Adelaide teams, on the 'Murray Bridge Show Ground, the proceeds going to the Soldiers* Memorial Hospital Fund. The game has been arranged by Mr. A. Maton, and as it is a new sport to Murray Bridge, though there are quite a number of ex players residing in the town, it is hoped that many residents will avail themselves of the opportunity to witness the match, and so in crease the funds of the hospital, which institution is badly needed in the district. Prior to the match a game is to be played between a girls' eleven and some retired players. The visitors are to be entertained at luncheon in the Parish Hall, and M'esdames Terry and Maton have this matter in hand, and will be pleased to receive assistance from ladies of the district. This game, which is claimed to be "the only game of real football played, has increased in popularity in England, and has totally overshadowed every other football game, and in New Zealand, one of the strongholds of the Rugby game, it is rapidly ousting the handling game. In Adelaide there are more than 1,000 players engaged in the game every Saturday, and it is rapidly increasing in popularity. There are 11 players on each side, and the game is played in two halves usually of 45 minutes each. The only player allowed to handle the ball is the goalkeeper, and he can only take two strides with it when he must play the ball. It will thus be seen that it is essentially "football," and not handball. The game is played with five forwards, three half backs, two backs, and one goalkeeper on each side, and as the players with the exception of the goalkeeper, move up with the ball it is a fast, and at the same time, an open game, as the players have to retain their positions. Residents who have never seen the game will be greatly interested in it, and it will amply repay patronage on the occasion, and at the same time will add to the funds of the hospital.
Newcastle Sun, Thursday 30 September 1920, page 5
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SOCCER
Wallsend Wins Final
By three goals to nil Wallsend defeated Marist in the 'A' grade final of the Catholic schools competition, on Learmonth Park, Hamilton, this afternoon. J. Blake, V. Garratty and K. Walker scored. Wallsend team combined well, and deserved the victory. The Blake brothers, C. Arnock and Treay were the most prominent for the winners, while T. Simmons, O'Brien and Jones did good work for Marist
Arrow (Sydney), Friday 1 October 1920, page 14
SOCCER STILL STRONG. The attendance at the Tramway Ground, Hamilton, on Saturday, when Adamstown and Wallsend met in the final of the senior grade competition of the N.D.B.F.A. ran this season's record a close second. It was a well ordered crowd, and although at times the excitement caused a crush in some parts nothing- but good-humored barracking prevailed. The game was fast, but the defence of each team was so strong that goal-kicking was reduced to a minimum. Adamstown, who had the wind in the first half, gained their one goal to nil win in that period, and although WallBend made every effort in the second portion Adamstown's defence' was faultless. The Tramway Ground will be used to-morrow for the Kerr Cup match in which Helensburgh (South Coast) and Hamilton figure, and the re-play of the Gardiner Cup semi-final between Balmain Fernleigh and Weston. Although the game is sure to be a hard one it is 'considered that Weston, after securing a draw (2 goals each) in Sydney on Saturday will prove a little too . good for their opponents this time. But whichever way the result goes the winners of this match should go very close to winning the Gardiner Cup. At Federal Park, Wallsend, another. Kefr Cup match. Corrimal (South Coast) v Wallsend will be played. : West Wallsend will receive a .visit from Balgownie, who are to play West Wallsend No. 2. The latter team will include C. and A: Lewis. Pod Qonvery and Peter Muir» and while it is recognised that Balgownie boasts a good team they will find Westy's No. 2 pack a hard nut to crack. These matches will clear the way for the next round of, the Kerr Cup, a competition that is to be hurried along. After the matches last Saturday the various trophies were presented to winners. Among -those who officiated at the ceremony was Mr. Sam Genge, an old identity in Newcastle Soccer. Mr. Genge, who' recalls the time when he took part in the Ellis- Cup games easily 26 years ago, has presented a cup for the N.D.B.F.A. for thc past four or five years.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Monday 4 October 1920, page 3
FOOTBALL. SOCCER CODE. Balmain Defeat Weston. Long before the gates opened at the Tramway ground on Saturday a crowd had assembled. The opening of the gates was deferred, pending the arrival of. Helensburgh team. However, the South: Coasters did not arrived on the midday train, and it was announced that only one game would be played, the first game being awarded to Hamilton on a forfeit. When Balmain and Weston took the field a good crowd had assembled. The teams were: -- Balmain: Cartwright (goal), A. Fisher and Batten (full-backs), Ferrier, Leadbetter, and Storey (half-backs) J. Fisher, Hancock, Porter, McIvor, and Yabsley (forwards). Weston: R. Austin (goal), Oliver and Lambert (full-backs), D. Austin, Creighton, and Rodgers (half-hacks), Jarvie; Avis, Gil-more, Hawke, and F. Austin (forwards). Lambert won the toss, and Porter kicked off against a stiff breeze. Weston soon began to have the best of the game, and secured three corners in as many minutes. Two were cleared, and the third one passed behind. In spite of the assistance derived from the wind Weston's forwards were very weak, and their efforts in front of goal were very poor. Avis, Gilmore, Hawke, and Jarvie all missing opportunities, and at half time no score was recorded. Resuming play, Hawke got across a good centre, Gilmore's shot being put be-hind by Batten. The ball was quickly at the other end, and a corner was forced, Yabsley's good kick was headed out by Creighton, Leadbetter returned, Porter, Mclvor, and Lambert went for the ball, McIvor footed it across the goal mouth, and J. Fisher had an opening which he smartly accepted, and Balmain led one to nil. The lead was a short lived one. A. Fisher tripped Gilmore, and Lambert's penalty shot gave Cartwright no chance. With the scores again even play became very hard. Weston attacked, .J. Fisher on two occasions clearing with the for-wards closing in. From one clearance Leadbetter send forward, D. Austin headed back, but the ball was returned to Por-ter, who, running in, beat Austln, with a low shot. The Weston defenders stopping and appealing for off side. After this re-verse Lambert went centre for Weston, Gilmore stepping back. In spite of hard attempts the local men were unable to equalise, while Balmain came close to in creasing their lead, and won by two goals to one, and so quallfy for final honours with Granville in this State championship events. The game was a good one. The better team won because they took their chances. Forward the visitors were better than Weston, whose attempts near goal were very poor. Fisher at full back was Balmain's best player, closely followed by Leadbetter and Porter. Oliver was easily Weston's best, D. Austin and Hawke being the next best..
Geelong Advertiser, Tuesday 5 October 1920, page 3
CONAN DOYLE'S VISIT TO GEELONG,
Thursday, October 14, has been fixed as the date of the visit to Geelong of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.- He will lecture in the Mechanics' Hall. In all probability the Mayor will be asked to accord him a civic welcome. Amongst local spiritualists his visit is arousing keen interest. They are disappointed, however, that Sir Arthur is only to give one lecture in Geeiong, while at both Bendigo and Ballarat he is booked for two. On Saturday last he witnessed the final of the League football match and seemed much impressed with the style of game played in Australia. He stated yesterday that he knew something about football, having played Rugby for the Edinburgh University, and Soccer with the Hampshire Club. He had seen the American game and summing them all up, he was of opinion that the Australian rules game was magnificent. From the spectacular point of view, it was probably the best of them all