Issue 0, Volume 19
The following is an extract from Vol.II. No.7 of “De Minimis...Fortnightly News Sheet of the Law Students Society of Victoria” on the football inter-faculty matches at Melbourne University in July 1949. Reports of this nature were a regular part of De Minimis for the many decades of its initial conception.
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Law Reaches Semi-Finals
After two brilliant victories, (and, of course, the memorable Farrago match) Law are playing at top form and are combining well to achieve meritorious results.
On Wednesday 6th July Law tossed Architecture which appeared on paper to be a rather formidable side. However, the team played supreme football in the second half and Frank O’Connor, playing in the centre in the absence of Pat Cash (injured) dominated over Ray Jones with excellent marking and kicking. Law ran out rather easy winners.
Scores: Law 8 - 11 - 59 Architecture 5 - 10 - 46.
Goal Kickers: Backhouse 4, Hulls 2, Collins and Finch
Best players: O’Connor, Finch.
On Wednesday 13th July Law played Science on the Carlton Oval. Science with League players McGowan, [___] and Dunan looked a solid and purposeful combination. The first half was very fast and Law’s play was matted by too much short passing when the long kick would have taken the play into the forward zone. Science were exploiting a loose man on the forward line but at half time Law were only one point down.
The third quarter saw Law at their best and the football was brilliant, with passing, marking and accurate shooting for goal. Jim Morrissey was playing extremely well and received great cheers from the staunch Law supporters (still too few) when he showed McGowan that League tactics can be retaliated. Law held Science in the last quarter when a last bid was made by science and Law ran out victors by 25 points.
Scores: Law 10 - 10 - 70 Science 6 - 9 - 45
Goal Kickers: Morrissey 5, Smith 3, Hollow Muir.
Best Players: Morrissey Smith Cain and Tryvaud.
The next match is against Commerce and will be deciding one for the premiership. Come out and give the team the support it justly deserves.