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The Gisborne Photo News



Soccer: P.B. v. Auckland

The star-studded Auckland soccer team narrowly defeated Poverty Bay by two goals to one at the Childers Road Reserve on a Sunday afternoon last month.

Fielding virtually a New Zealand representative side, the visitors were held to a one-all draw by the courageous Gisborne players until the dying minutes of the game when they netted the ball to give them their one point lead.


New Zealand and Auckland captain Bert Ormond, formerly of Gisborne, hooks the ball over his shoulder as P.B. international Trevor Pugh moves in.


Steven Wright and an Auckland player lean into a kick


N.Z. goalie Arthur Stroud assisted by Alan Paley, Alan Sefton, and an Auckland team-mate, when he was injured while defending his goal.


The curtain raiser to the main game was a match between the Poverty Bay and Auckland under-21-year-old teams, and resulted in a deserving win for the visitors by four goals to one.

Like their senior counterparts, the Auckland team proved their reputation of being one of the top teams in the Dominion, and were always secure on defence and attack.


Poverty Bay right-wing Peter Walton and goalie Steven Wright make no mistake clearing the bail from their goalmouth.


Archie Gillies shoots, watched by Wally Trengrove and an Auckland player.


Archie Gillies and Steven Wright jump to stop a high ball from entering their net