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RUGBY. Wed.Jan.I8th C & G I v 10 T r g . R e g t . R E W16-3 C & G 'A' v K i n g s C o l l . L13-9 W5-0 R.S .M.I v R .}] .C . LO-19 R.S.M.'A' V R.H.C.'A'

Sat.Jan.21st. I .C ."' A' "v C o l l . E s t . Management. I .C .2nd Ex' A' v S u t t o n Ex.'B'

Wed.Jan.25th C & G I v R 7S .C .

Sat .Jan.28th. Ground u n f i t .

L10-8

L6-8 L16-5

HOCKEY. Wed.Jan.18th C & G v Battersea Poly R.S.M. v K i n g s C o l l . I I Wed.Jan.25th C & G v R C S R.S .M. v N .E.C .

W9-1 W5-0

S a t . J a n .21st I . C . I v M i d d x .Ho-s'p . I .C . I I v " " II I . C . I l l v Borough Rd.II

W5-2 W2-0 Dl-1

W4-2 L4-2

Sat .Jan.28th. I . C . I v Amersham I . C . I I v Amersham I .C . I I I v E n f i e l d

W6-2 W2-0 W4-0

WHITHER I.C.

SOCCER?

U.L.Cup S e m i - F i n a l : I . C . 1 G o l d s m i t h s C o l l e g e 1 I t must be a d m i t t e d thac t h e U.L.Cup S e m i - f i n a l was played u n d e r d i f f i c u l t c o n d i t i o n s l a s t S a t u r d a y - an i r o n - h a r d s u r f a c e and a b i t t e r l y c o l d w i n d - b u t t h i s c a n n o t e x p l a i n I . C . ' s atrocious display. Who remembers l a s t y e a r s f i n a l ? A t e n man I.C. s i d e c o m p l e t e l y o u t p l a y e d a s t r o n g U.C.team. What a c o n t e s t when I.C. w e r e f o r t u n a t e t o draw a g a i n s t a team, t h a t c a n o n l y be c l a s s e d as s e c o n d r a t e i n C o l l e g e f o o t b a l l . What has h a p p e n e d ? The s k i l l i s s t i l l t h e r e f o r s e v e n of l a s t y e a r s a l l - c o n q u e r i n g t e a m a r e s t i l l h e r e , b u t wher e i s t h a t w i l l - t o ' - w i h . Oh! t h e game i t s e l f - t h e l e s s s a i d t h e b e t t e r . The spirit o f t h e G o l d s m i t h s X I made up f o r t h e i r l a c k o f s k i l l . B r i s c o e got I.C's g o a l a f t e r a g o a l m o u t h s c r a m b l e and G o l d s m i t h s e q u a l i s e r must be a t t r i b u t e d t o f a u l t y c o v e r i n g by t h e I.C*. d e f e n c e . E x t r a t i m e p r o d u c e d no f u r t h e r s c o r e . I f t h e S o c c e r Cup I s t o s t a y w i t h us some o f t h e o l d d a s h must be f o u n d so l e t ' s see I . C . r e a l l y " a t i t " i n t h e r e p l a y . UNIVERSIT Y HOCKEY CUP Imperial College

SEMI-FINAL.

1. U n i v e r s i t y C o l l e g e H o s p i t a l

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I f o n l y a p h o t o g r a p h c o u l d h a v e b e e n t a k e n o f our team a f t e r t h e game- o n l y n i n e men l e f t , b e s p a t t e r e d w i t h mud, h a l f f r o z e n and a l m o s t e x h a u s t e d - b u t v i c t o r i o u s ! The c o l d d r i v i n g r a i n and w a t e r l o g g e d p i t c h made c o n d i t i o n s a p p a l l i n g , s o g o o d h o c k e y c o u l d n o t be e x p e c t e d . T h e l o w s c o r e must be a t t r i b u t e d t o t h e mud f o r I . C . were p r e s s i n g t h r o u g h o u t ; o n l y a g o o d d i s p l a y by t h e UGH g o a l k e e p e r k e p t t h e r e s u l t in. d o u b t .So I . C . h a v e reached the f i n a l w i t h o u t h a v i n g conceded a s i n g l e goal,and s t a n d a g o o d c h a n c e f o r t h e Cup on M a r c h 1 s t .


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