Greenhill Grammar school, Oldham



Rugby Report

At the beginning of the present season a decision was taken to withdraw our four teams from the Schools' Rugby Leagues, and to concentrate on the Rugby Union code.
Up to the time of writing this article, the School 1st XV, under the captaincy of F. Smith, had played two matches against Rochdale High School, and had won one and lost one.  The first game, played on the school field, was won by 14 points to 6.  This victory was a credit to the boys who played, as most of them had no previous experience of the Union code.  The second one was lost by 9 points to 8, i.e. by a goal and a try to 3 penalty goals.
The under-fifteen team have also played two games against Rochdale, but both these games ended in defeat by 23 points to 3 and 14 points to 6.  This was due to the inexperience, of our boys, and I feel that, with a little practice, this team will improve.
Thanks must be given to Mr. Nicholls, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Wright, who are helping to coach the school teams, and to our "tea-brewers" at the school field.
F.S., Via Sc.


Association Football

1st XL
The team has played and lost both its games.  In the first match of the season against Hyde G.S. at Hyde, the school team played well in the first half against a strong side but were losing 2-1 at half-time.  Hyde took command in the second half and won convincingly 7-2.  Fletcher scored both of the school's goals. Against Middleton G.S., the school were again in difficulties, losing 4-2 at half-time, but Middleton were much superior in the second half and won 10-3.  Fletcher and Helingoe (2) were the school's goal scorers. Hudson and Murphy were prominent in defence.
Under Fifteen XI.
To date, this team has won its three games convincingly.  At home to Chadderton, the school were losing 2-0 at half-time, but quickly reduced this lead in the second half and, owing to the work of Stuttard at centre-forward, who scored 4 goals, won 4-3.  Against Hyde G.S. the school went ahead to a 3-1 lead at half-time and continued to show their superiority, winning- 8-2.  Goalscorers were Lawton (4), Stuttard (3) and Cullen.
At  home to  Middleton G.S.,  midfield play  predominated in  the first half.    School took the lead through Grindrod, whilst Lawton added three more goals in the second half.    Patterson, deputising for Jennings in goal, played well.
Under Twelve XI.
Against Chadderton, the school junior eleven were beaten 5-0 in their first game but should do better in their next.  Lomax, Travis and McHugh were prominent.