Trinidad's Footer Team Get Ready

Date Published: 
1947-01-21
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
12

English Coach On Job

Daily Gleaner Correspondent, Port of Spain, Jan. 9—

TRINIDAD'S preparation for the forthcoming Jamaica soccer tour is in full swing. Three "coaching" games at which the public were not admitted have already been played, and at the time of writing a fourth game is carded for this afternoon.

The ruling body, the Trinidad Amateur Football Association is wasting no time getting players in tip top form, and the services of an English soccer coach are at present being used. Great footballers of the past are also doing their bit to make Trinidad as formidable as possible to meet Jamaica at home, and for today's game. Victor Richardson, possibly the greatest soccer centre half this colony has yet produced, has been chosen as the coach.

The fact that the public has not been admitted to these games, is building up a certain amount of mystery around the Trinidad side, and giving soccer fans headaches to select the men who they believe will catch the eyes of the selectors.

Some fans feel that the public should not be debarred from the coaching games, but the authorities are of the opinion that such matches will be somewhat boring to spectators.

TRIAL MATCH

The first trial match will be played on Sunday, and your correspondent gives you the teams so that Jamaica will be able to have some idea of what the final selection would look like.

WHITES—R. Merritt (goal); P. Simmonds, K. Cook (backs); S. Nicholson, B. Pierre, J. Hewson (halves); J. Stollmeyer, A. Ganteaume, E. Espinal, R. Burnett, L. Lynch (forwards).

COLOURS—J. Gonsalves (goal); S. Dopson, J. Sampson (backs); M. McClean, P. Jones, N. Winn (halves); C. Lewis, C. Thompson, C. Hinds, E. Poon Oliver, L. Israel (forwards).