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WHITEHAVEN v.  ELLENSIDERS  (MARYPORT)

This match was played on the ground of the former on Saturday.  The game did
not commence until four p.m., owing to the late arrival of the  strangers. The
weather was all that could be desired, and the ground was in  excellent
condition.

 Whitehaven, having won the toss, elected to play against a slight  wind, the
ball being set rolling by NEIL, the captain of the Ellensiders. The  kick-off
was well followed up by the Ellensider forwards, who very soon caused  the
home team to touch down. After the kickout WELLS returned the leather to the  
home team, when ATKINSON with a fine run carried the ball to the centre, and  
after some good scrimmaging, the ball was carried over the strangers line by  
ALDERSON (who played a splendid game throughout).

 The try was objected to and the scrimmage formed in the stranger’s  25. On
the ball coming out, ALDERSON again carried the ball across the  stranger’s
goal line. This try was also objected to, as it was alledged that the  ball was
picked out of the scrimmage, but this was overruled by the umpires, and  the
kick entrusted to J. SHIPPEN, who failed to score.

 Half-time was called, and on changing ends the ball was kicked into  the
stranger’s territory, and being feebly returned was seized hold of by  ALDERSON,
who grounded the leather between the stranger’s  goal posts. J.  SHIPPEN again
took the kick, which he converted into a goal. The strangers were  now
compelled to touch-down many times. Nothing more was scored for a time, the  ball
changing ends, and the home teams touching down, until D. ATKINSON after a  
splendid run obtained another try. The position being difficult, ATKINSON kicked  
the ball to ALDERSON, who again placed the ball between the goal posts. This
was  converted into a goal by J. SHIPPEN. S. ATKINSON again carried the ball
over the  strangers goal line, but this was objected to as it had been held in
the field  of play before ATKINSON got it.

 ALDERSON obtained another try for the home team, and the kick at goal  being
a failure, “No Side” was called, leaving the home victors by two goals,  
three tries and numerous touch-downs to two touch-downs.

The following were the teams:

ELLENSIDERS: -

BROWN, back

J. PALMER

WELLS

MURRAY, three quarter-backs.

NEIL

LEWTHWAITE, half-backs

G. BROWN

SKELTON

REID

WALKER

ROBLEY

W. MESSENGER

J. BANKS

J. IRVING, forwards

WHITEHAVEN

C. DAVIDSON, back

J. SHIPPEN

D. ATKINSON, three quarter-backs

ALDERSON

HUSTHWAITE, half backs

HERD

HARRISON

HODGSON

T. SHIPPEN

MORRIS

DIXON

M’KENZIE

SPITTALL

J. T. ANDERSON

THOMAS, forwards

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 EDEN WANDERERS v.  WORKINGTON.

The first match between these clubs was played at Workington on  Friday. The
weather was dull and threatening, and the attendance of spectators 
consequently small, but the ground was in very fair condition, and a fast and 
interesting game resulted in favour of the home team by three tries and seven 
touch-downs to one touch-down.

 Workington won the toss, and with wind and hill in their favour soon 
carried the ball down to their opponent’s goal. The Wanderers defended their  lines
well for some time, and a dashing run by ARMSTRONG afforded some temporary 
relief. The Workington forwards, however, who were both heavier and quicker on 
the ball than their adversaries, were not to be denied and most of the play
took  place in the Wanderer’s twenty-five. Thrice did they cross the Wanderer’s
goal  line, but in each case kick at goal failed.

 After the change of ends the visiting team showed a bolder front, and  some
passing in which NELSON, OSBORNE, REDMAYNE, and ARMSTRONG figured 
prominently, carried the leather into dangerous proximity to the Workington  line. The
home team, however, removed the play to the centre, and although a  dribble by
STEEL caused them to touchdown in defence, no substantial point was  scored
against them, while the Wanderers were several times hard pressed to  avert
further disaster.

 When time was called the ball was in the territory of the visitors,  whose
forwards were over weighed and out paced, although the backs, especially 
DOBINSON, NELSON, and ARMSTRONG, played up hard. The following were the teams:  -

EDEN WANDERERS:

T. HORSFALL, back

J. STEEL

C. C. ARMSTRONG

J. GALLOWAY, three quarter backs.

J. NELSON

DOBINSON, half-backs

EDWARDES

WILLIAMS

ROBINSON

SHERWOOD

H. REDMAYNE

W. REDMAYNE

J. OSBORNE

SATTERTHWAITE

LONG., forwards

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WORKINGTON:

SCOTT, back

HUTCHINSON

J. E. BIRKETT

RUSSELL, three-quarter-backs

HUNTER

W. L. BIRKETT, half-backs

TURNBULL

MURCHIE

BELL

IRVING

TAGGART

HIGHTON

HOWE

BLACKBURN

SMITH, forwards.

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