Superior strategy, greater physical fitness and all round excellence in the dribbling game were factors which enabled Eastern Suburbs to defeat Glebe, scoring 22 points to 3, at the Agricultural Ground on Saturday in the presence of 5,000 spectators, and win the City Cup for the second year in succession.
At one point in the early stages of the game Glebe were hard pressed, and an opportune penalty on the wing led to Messenger goaling for Eastern Suburbs. intelligent anticipation by Cubitt led to a further score a few seconds later. P. White from loose play dribbled clear of opponents, and then gathering cleverly, shot out what appeared to be a reckless pass. However, Cubitt by a great effort, caught the ball and was over in a twinkling. Messengers kick was unsuccessful. Later on Watkins had to retire (replaced by H. Barker), and Messenger was temporarily crippled. However, these mishaps only stimulated Eastern Suburbs. A moment or two later a knock on by Hickey placed Tidyman in position, and the latter running strongly, brought Cubitt into position, and the latter scorcd Next Barker, who bael returned, showed a surprising turn of speed, and scorced near the corner. Miessenger landed a great goal. Before half time F. Burge obtained possession and passed to Henry Bolewski, who scored a few yards from the corner A Bolewski’s kick fell short. At the interval Eastern Suburbs led by 10 points to 3.
On resuming Jonas scored a somewhat lucky try. Next Cubitt scored behind the posts, and Messenger easily converted. Before the close Eastern Suburbs further Increased their score through McGowen, who snipped two very neat field goals, and at the close led by 22 points to 3