Western Suburbs defeated Manly-Warringah 15-13 after
being behind 9-13 at half-time. Keato scored 12 of
Western Suburbs points with six goals , some from difficult angles. He missed only three attempts at
Manly, playing its initial first grade game, did
excellently in the first half when it ran into a strong southerly wind. The
team's condition gave out in the second half.
Western Suburbs scored five minutes after the start when
Pleme (lock) made an opening for Briggs to cross wide out. Kirkwood scored for
Manly almost immediately afterwoods. C. K. McMahon made the opening with
a fine run down the wing and a perfect cross-kick which caught
Wests' defence out of position. Kirkwood fielded the ball and scored
between the goal posts.
Johnny Bliss' try for Manly before half time was the best of the match.
Fullback A. J. Collins started the movement in his 25, and made an opening for
Bliss who ran 50 yards to score between the posts. McMahon also scored a try for
Manly before half-time.
Keato scored the only points in the second half - three goals.
Attendance was 4200.