Wanganui RFU – 1888


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Results - 1888

Wed 03 Oct 2:30 pm H Representative Great Britain Whanganui RFU 01 - 01

The following will represent the Gordon Football Club in their match on Saturday against the Wanganui Football Club’s first fifteen Full-back, W. Armstrong threequarter backs, T. Copeland and W. Spurdle half-backs, A. Walker, J. Carroll, and G. Smart; wing forwards, 11. Townsend and J. Walker; forwards, G.Jamieson, W. McGonagle, J. West, E. Clark, W. Mahoney, C. Anmodt, J. Adamison, J. Cronin, and J. Grogan.

All members are requested to roll up punctually and in uniform. The request that players should appear in uniform is one that ought to be insisted upon. In last Saturday’s match the Wanganui’s wore decidedly a contrast to the Gordons, not half of whom appeared in the proper uniform of tho Club. A football match will take place on Saturday afternoon between tho Star and tho St. John Clubs on Cook’s Gardens, play to commence at 3 o’clock.

Tho following will represent the Stars and the St. Johns respectively:

Stars: W. Corby (captain), G. Price, T. Price, P. Bell, J. Bell, W. Secombe, Purchase, Pedwell, J. Tumor, H. Kendall, J. McMahon, A. McDuff, D. Bynn, M. Gordon, and C. Southcombe. Emergencies: Derung, Brider, and P.Purnell.

St Johns: G. Gordon (captain), J. Bell, A. Murray, T. Currie, P. Warwick, G. Brown, A. Aiken, A. Willis, J. Thompson, W. Craig, G. Aiken, H. Townsend, G. Beard, E. Gordon, and D. Bell. Emergencies Craig (2), Tuffin, and H. Morrow.

The first fifteen of the Wanganui Club to play in the Senior Cup match on Saturday consists of tho following members Sewell, Rankin, Dickenson, Mason, Harold, Hogg, Grogan, Fookes, Peake, Swainson, Gray, Montgomery, Skeet, Fitzgerald, and Peat. The Marton Football Club are joining the Wanganui Rugby Union, and will most probably play in tho Junior Cup matches, playing two matches with each of the local clubs.

Messrs Empson and Hutchison have written to tho secretary of the Union, intimating that they will act as Vice-Presidents for the ensuing year.

Tho Wanganui Club are unfortunate in losing one of the best full-backs the club has had for some years, in the person of C.Wray, who has been removed to the Patea branch of the Bank of Australasia.

There is some probability of the Union sending a team to Wellington about the end of the season, to meet some of the clubs in the Empire City.

The members of tho Wanganui Football Club are asked to wear the club colours, viz., black and red, with white knickers, on Saturday.

There will be a scratch match (after tho Cup match) on Saturday, for members of all clubs.

Source: Wanganui Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 6507, 9 May 1888, Page 2