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4th Soccer Test - South African vs. FA Touring Team


Series Name
Rhodesian Spotlight


Issue No.
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Gadgets Galore
  2. 2Northern Rhodesian Derby
  3. 3Curtain Up
  4. 4Boxing - Jimmy Elliott v. Tiberio Mitri
  5. 5Crisis in Fort Jameson
  6. 652 Years Under British Protection
  7. 74th Soccer Test - South African vs. FA Touring Team


Story No. within this Issue
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Rhodesian Spotlight Commentary - Sir Roy Welensky meets members of the Football Association team lined up for the Fourth Test Match against South Africa played at Salisbury. The home side is led by Ken Ziesing and South Africa is keen to win at least one match in the series. And so a good crowd settles back anticipating some brilliant Soccer as England gets on the move. Right through the tour the key man in the English attack has been Bill Perry on the left wing and he has the ball now. A wizard of call control he always has opposing full backs all of a dither. If they go in he beats them, if they don’t, he puts in a deadly centre but Uitenbogaardt saves brilliantly, the ball rebounds and a hot shot is blocked by a defender, the same thing happens again and South Africa clears. Then Perry puts in another lovely centre, it went astray but soon Hitchens picked up a through pass and England were one up. The Springboks have the ball and sent ot into England’s half. But England start a movement that is a model of long accurate passing. Up the ball goes from man to man probing the South African defense, into the goal area and McGarry bangs it home to give England a 2 nil lead. Soon afterwards South Africa’s cup of bitterness brimmed over when the unfortunate Ziesing tipped the ball into his own net. The Springboks struggled manfully to get on even terms but they were up against a side that was playing vintage football. When England went on the attack they always looked dagerous.
Time and again they staged movements that seemed to gather momentum working up to a pile driving climax in front of South Africa’s goal. Goal-keeper Uitenbogaart was called on to make many brilliant saves to relieve the pressure. 3 nil at half time and the visiting professionals kept up a relentless pressure. There was little hope of a Springbok victory and what hope there was vanished as Hitchens picked up a rebound to make the score 4 - nil. A free kick for South Africa, and they score their first goal as Hurly beats Burgin. Well, that was it and England won by 4 goals to 1, winning the rubber by 3 tests to nil.
Sport; Football
Written sources
Movietone boxfile no.1   Used for synopsis
Production Co.
Central African Film Unit
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