CONDITIONS were perfect for football on Saturday last and a big crowd witnessed the first semi-final match between Somerville and Frankston at Somerville.
The special train chartered by the Frankston club was well patronised.
In the first two contests between these two clubs Somerville defeated Frankston rather easily – the first game Somerville scored 9.7 to 6.12; the second, 13.10 to 4.0; whilst Frankston had their revenge in the third match.
Somerville had a strong eighteen in the field, but Frankston were minus Arthur Gamble, who is on the injured list, and this sturdy follower’s assistance was sadly missed in the ruck, although on this occasion Frankston held their own in this department.
Frankston opened the first quarter with sparkling football, and within a few minutes of the start had scored a goal.
The game was rather fast and lashes of good systematic football was shown by both sides.
May (Frankston) in the centre, was brilliant all through the game, whilst Bagley (Somerville) half-forward, was marking and kicking well.
Frankston’s fine combination and passing always gave them a decided advantage, although one or two players were inclined to hold the ball a little too long.
Ray Baxter, on the forward line was unbeatable, and Ted Reynolds was showing some of his old cleverness as the game progressed.
The Somerville cracks, Hassett and McConville, were playing clever football, but the team on the whole lacked the dash of the opponents.
Somerville played a hard, plugging game throughout, but were handicapped by the slowness of their forwards.
With the advantage of the slight breeze Frankston scored 4.4 to 2.5 at the first change.
The second quarter was more evenly contested, but Frankston continued to show better concertedness, and were putting plenty of vigor into their efforts.
Emerson was excellent in defence for Frankston, his skyscraping marks being a bright feature.
Tyree, Sullivan and Norm Unthank (Somerville) were conspicuous this term in their respective places, and seldom failed to put the ball to good purpose.
Bagley, also shone out, and was applauded repeatedly for his skill.
Half-time scores showed Frankston exactly 2 goals to the good: 8.9 to 6.9. The quarter scores being: Frankston, 4.5; Somerville, 4.4.
The third quarter opened again with Frankston in the ascendancy.
McComb brothers, Dess, May and Pike, all coming under notice with good individual efforts, and Vagg, full back (a novel position for this rather diminutive player) was pleasing.
Frankston scored 3.2 to 1.2 this term, which gave them a lead of 4 goals.
The final term, Frankston, with the slight wind in their favor, still put on pressure and completely outclassed their opponents; the Frankston forwards doing excellent work, and the team on the whole showing something like premiership form.
The game up to this stage had been played in a most friendly spirit, and a slight misunderstanding between two opposing players was soon quelled, and the game proceeded peacefully.
Somerville were trying hard to reduce that 24–point majority, but Frankston were too fast, and finished better.
They put on 5.1 to 1.2 this term, the final scores being: Frankston, 16 goals 12 behinds. Somerville, 8 goals 13 behinds.
May played brilliantly for the winners in the centre, whilst Ray Baxter was equally successful on the forline, being ably assisted by Reynolds, although a little too anxious at times.
Emerson also played excellently, whilst McComb brothers, Golds, Vagg, Kidgell, Kyne, Williams, Dess, Pike (until hurt), and Coxall (at times) were the best of the others.
Bagley was the most outstanding player for Somerville, whilst Hassett, McConville, Tyree, Sullivan, N. Unthank and Mentiplay were also prominent.
Beaumont, as umpire, gave general satisfaction. Somerville received 66 “frees” and Frankston 41 – a total of 107.
MEMBERS of the Frankston Tennis Club are notified by advertisement in another column that a meeting of the club will be held next Friday night at 8 o’clock in the Mechanics’ Hall.
DESPITE certain action taken by the Shire Council, property owners and others continue to complain of the serious damage done to property by wandering stock.
In another column it is announced that all stock found trespassing on “Moondah” Estate will be impounded without further notice.
WE have pleasure in recording the continued progress of the firm of Messrs. J. Lloyd & Sons Pty. Ltd., manufacturers of the famous “Cranleigh” brand of hams, bacon and the celebrated “Cranleigh” luncheon sausage and other high-class small goods.
This Frankston firm has built up its reputation on the uniform excellence of the article supplied until the words “reliability” and “Lloyd’s” are now terms synonymous.
In these days when darksome revelations are being made by the Health Commission it is gratifying to know that the firm of Lloyd & Sons use only the primest quality of meats in the manufacture of their goods, and utilise their own stock for the purpose.
All goods bearing the “Cranleigh” brand are obtainable at the leading retail business houses in Frankston, Carrum, Chelsea and throughout the Peninsula.
Our Somerville Letter
The local Red Cross ladies held a successful fancy dress ball in the Mechanics’ Institute on August 22.
A good muster was present, although there was a lack of fancy costumes.
The young people do not appear to enter into the spirit of a fancy dress ball in the manner they should.
A very enjoyable evening was spent.
Dancing, ending up in the small hours of the morning.
Arrangements were ably carried out by the ladies in their usual finished style.
The judging was performed by Mr. M. Brody and Mr. W. Gregory in a satisfactory manner.
Mr. A. Unthank was M.C.
ON Tuesday last a start was made on the new Frankston garage and engineering works. It will have a frontage of 41ft. 8in. to Bay Street, with a depth of 100ft., and will be constructed of brick.
The extensive service facilities of the new garage will be fully equipped to meet every need of the car and truck owners.
MR. Cyril Twining, son of Mrs. Twining, of Frankston, who has been occupying an important Government position at Raubaul, is returning to home and is due to arrive in Melbourne today.
MRS. F. Wells, senr., mother of Cr. F. H. Wells, is at present an inmate of the Melbourne Eye and Ear Hospital. She is suffering from a gathering in one of her ears.
HIS many friends will be delighted to know that Mr. James Lambie, of Mornington road, is now making a splendid recovery after his recent severe illness.
He was able to drive into Frankston during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lambie leave for Healesville next week, where they will remain for some time.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 29 & 31 Aug 1923