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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 23. September 17, 1968

Good soccer season

Good soccer season

This season has been a moderately successful one for the Victoria first soccer team, which has achieved some excellent play.

Perhaps the high point of the season was the team's effort in the Chatham Cup; the best performance the club has achieved for many years.

In the first round, Petone. a Central League team, were beaten 2-1 in a hard and exciting game.

In the second round. Varsity was drawn against the top Wellington team. Western Suburbs, and were given no chance at all.

However, surprising the large crowd — and Suburbs too — Varsity lead 1-0 for much of the game after a headed goal from Chris Ryan.

Vic were finally beaten 2-1 after extra time in one of the most suspense-filled games of the season.

In the Wellington first division a disappointing effort during the middle of the season pulled the team down the table.

A revival, with four good wins towards the end of the season brought the team up to halfway, fifth place.

Outstanding games in the first division were the 1-1 draw with eventual winners, Wellington Diamond United, and the 4-3 defeat of Lower Hutt who finished third.

Top goal scorers for the season were Bob Howell 10 (+ 3 in Tournament). Louis Chinula 7. K. P. Too 5 (+ 9 in Tournament.)