Sat May 21, 3:15pm
Selected Round 3 Teams
7,500 people were present at the Agricultural Ground to witness this match which was a fine exposition of Northern Union rules. With only a few minutes to go South turned what seemed to be certain defeat into a highly meritorious virtory, their wonderful staying powers. enabling them to secure the verdict by 14 points to 10. At 3:25 Messenger led his side into the field. South following a minute later. Referee Mr T.McMahon. Messenger kicked off from the Randwick end. East secured a free almost immediately but Messenger's effort, although a good one did not secure the two points. South rallied, Davis putting in some effective work, but wild passing lost South a chance. The ever-present Messenger then marked right in front of South's goal, this time making no mistake. East, 2 South nil. Play was even for a while, until Anderson secured, and made a dash for the line, but he was tackled by Messenger, and laid-out for some minutes. A "knock-on" close to the line gave South a timely relief, but little ground was gained. Messenger was again in the limelight with a dodgy run, but he was tackled at the 25. Hot work in South's territory occurred, until Conlin relieved. East were now playing like a book and taking advantage of every opporunity. They obtained 6 points in as many minutes-the first two for a "free", the second two from a mark, and another "free" for off-side making the six. Messenger's kicking was a revelation, the crowd cheering enthusiastically. The next item of interest was some good work by the South's forwards which brought the ball close to East's goal line, and from a scrum the ball came out to Rosewell, who raced over. Conlin failed to convert, the kick being a poor one. The interval arrived with the scores unaltered. Eastern Suburbs 8, South Sydney 3.
On resuming East at once forced the pace, Messenger, and subsequently Frawley, making fine efforts. The latter was almost through when he was forced out at the corner. South then took a hand, a good passing bout (in which H.Butler was the last to receive) resulting in South's total being increased to 6 points. Hallet failed to add the extras. East then became dangerous, Messenger being here, there, and everywhere, rendering his side great assistance, as he seemed to be perfectly at home on both wings. On one occasion he "marked" in a good position whist lying prostrate, but Frawley was not successful in his kick the ball going a little wide. Play was uninteresting for a few minutes, the tackling of South still keeping at a high standard. Andorson tried to get through, but was not fast enough. Scrums became frequent. South being the first to initiate a passing movement in which all their three-quarters participated. Anderson was grassed at half-way with only the full-back to beat. Off-side against the red and green gave Messenger another opportunity in the goal-potting line. It was his eighth kick at goal and his fifth success in the match the ball sailing over beautifully. South then started to press, the passing, showing great improvement. A brilliant run by Anderson, who skirted the line half the length of the field, ended in his securing a try. It was unconverted by Conlin. The excitement was intense, and South were playing with wonderful heart. Time and again they swept down, and eventually Anderson again electrified the crowd by gathering in and rushing over. It was a grand try. Burge converted. The whistle then blew, South winning, a memorable contest by 14 points to 10.
0-2 0-4 0-6 40 min 3-8 6-8 6-10 9-10 14-10 Anderson 2, H.Butler, Rosewell tries A.Burge 1 from 1, Conlin 0 from 3 goals Crowd 7,500 Referee T.McMahon Final Line Up T G/A FG Flbk - Hallett, Howard - - - Wing - Anderson, Tommy 2 - - Cntr - Conlin, Arthur - -/3 - Cntr - Davis, Jim - - - Wing - Fry, William - - - 5/8 - Leveson, Jack - - - (c) Half - Butler, Arthur - - - Lock - Spence, William - - - SRow - Burge, Alby - 1/1 - SRow - Carroll, Pat - - - Prop - Cann, Bill - - - Hook - Rosewell, Johnny 1 - - Prop - Butler, Harry 1 - - 4 1/4 - Other FG Matches 17-10 Went Glebe b Annandale 33-7 NSO Newtown b Norths 25-2 StLu Balmain b Wests W D L Diff PT NEWTOWN 3 - - +81 6 SOUTHS 3 - - +19 6 BALMAIN 2 - 1 +21 4 EASTS 2 - 1 +10 4 Glebe 1 - 2 -4 2 Norths 1 - 2 -26 2 Annandale - - 3 -38 - Wests - - 3 -63 -
No one was sent off.
Second Grade Round 3
v Eastern Suburbs, RAS Showground, 2:00pm
South Sydney defeated Eastern Suburbs at the Agricultural Ground by 5 points to 3. At half-time Eastern Suburbs were leading by 3 to nil. Thompson scored a try for Eastern Suburbs. For the winners Cohen scored a try and McNamara kicked a goal. A little later one of the South's men was sent off the field. Despite this, Souths Sydney held thier own, and there was no further scoring. The match resulted in a win for South Sydney 5 points to 3.
Cohen tries McNamara goals Final Line Up T G/A FG Flbk - Darmody - - - 3/4 - Cohen 1 - - 3/4 - Byrne - - - 3/4 - Clarke - - - 3/4 - Shakespeare - - - Half - McNamara - 1 - Half - Anderson - - - Fwd - Brown - - - Fwd - McCann - - - Fwd - Curry - - - Fwd - Carlow - - - Fwd - Pearce - - - Fwd - Meeghan - - - 1 1 - Other Second Grade Matches 14-5 NSO Norths b Newtown 50-0 Mett SS Federal b Glebe 12-7 Belm Balmain b Belmore 11-0 Went Sydney b Annandale 2-2 StLk Mosman d Wests W D L Diff PT SS FEDERAL 3 - - +58 6 SOUTHS 2 1 - +6 5 NEWTOWN 2 - 1 +58 4 EASTS 2 - 1 +36 4 NORTHS 2 - 1 +8 4 SYDNEY 2 - 1 +8 4 BALMAIN 1 1 1 +5 3 BELMORE 1 - 2 -6 2 Annandale 1 - 2 -17 2 Mosman - 1 2 -11 1 Wests - 1 2 -80 1 Glebe - - 3 -65 -
Third Grade Round 3
v Newtown, Metters Sports Ground, 2:00pm
South Sydney defeated Newtown by 9 points to 2 at Metter's Sports Ground, Erskenville. For South Sydney, Tehan, Durack and Ogg scored tries, and for Newtown Thrussell kicked a penalty goal.
Tehan, Durack, Ogg tries no goals Other Third Grade Matches 6-3 Brch Glebe b Gipps 23-13 Brch SS Kinkora b Balmain Brc2 Rozelle b Mosman 19-2 Quen Waverly b Drummoyne 8-0 Leic Leichhardt b Paddington 12-0 SanS Sydney b St George 9-0 Quen Easts b Norths W D L Diff PT SYDNEY 3 - - +29 6 EASTS 3 - - +14 6 NORTHS 2 - 1 +57 4 BALMAIN 2 - 1 +19 4 ROZELLE 2 - - +13 4 ** WAVERLY 2 - 1 +12 4 SS KINKORA 2 - - +10 4 ** SOUTHS 1 1 1 -3 3 Glebe 1 1 1 -19 3 St George 1 - 2 +18 2 Leichhardt 1 - 2 -3 2 Paddington 1 - 2 -7 2 Drummoyne 1 - 2 -16 2 Mosman - - 3 -3 - Gipps - - 3 -35 - Newtown - - 3 -66 -
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