January 17 - 1889 'Natives' win in friendly Warrington
After a draw at Stockport and loss at Castleford the Natives were pleased to get back on track with a clear cut win at Warrington. It was a timely result with a return match with Yorkshire just two days away.
London, January 17.
At Warrington, Lancashire, the Maori footballers defeated the local Club by two goals and a try to a try.
“Approaching the return match against Yorkshire on 19 January, the tourists had a loss and a win. At Castleford each side scored three tries, but the home team achieved a flattering 9-3 result with superior goal-kicking. At Warrington, where the team met one of their friendliest receptions in Britain, Tabby Wynyard scored a hat-trick of tries in an encouraging 7-1 win.”
From “Forerunners of the All Blacks” by Greg Ryan. Published 1993 by Canterbury University Press. P. 81.
“MATCH No. 44 – versus WARRINGTON at WARRINGTON,
Score: Natives – 2 goals, I try.
Warrington – 1 try.
Met a great reception at Warrington, and parted on the best of terms.”
From “RUGBY FOOTBALL AND THE TOUR OF THE NATIVE TEAM”, compiled by T Eyton. Published 1896.P. 49.