Caribbean Football Association team have only themselves to blame for their 3-1 defeat at King's Lynn this evening—their seventh failure in eight matches. They missed far too many scoring chances.
If the Caribbean team could have scored in the first 15 minutes after the interval they might very well have won the game. But while they exerted nonstop pressure and over-ran King's Lynn defence they could not find the net.
They were 2-1 down at this time, and an equaliser would have put them back in game with great chance. Instead, the home side recovered and clinched the result eleven minutes before time with a third goal.
But this was not a bad performance by the tourists. King's Lynn are one of the strongest Southern League Clubs with two outstanding stars in the Irish International, right back and skipper Georg McKay and under-23 Scottish International right winger Tommy Baxter.
Yet they were at full stretch the whole time to hold the speedy, tricky West Indians, and the result might easily have gone the other way.
Centre forward Alvin Corneal and left winger Owen Parker, both missed easy second half chances, though ironically enough they were the tourists' best forwards.
Parker thrilled the crowd with his dazzling runs, and Corneal's ball control and quick shooting won him much applause.
Skipper Pat Gomez played faultlessly in goal, and Carl Largie was always prominent at right half.
Right winger Ray Haynes worked hard, showing some neat touches and a powerful shot. But he was generally well held by the defence.
Corneal had bad luck with two great shot which hit King's Lynn goalkeeper's legs, but just before half time the tourists reduced the lead when Parker cut in and his low cross found the net off a defender.
After the interval, the West Indians piles on the pressure, and King's Lynn were overrun for a time.
But King's Lynn gradually came back into the game, and in the 79th minute Dixon completed his hattrick to put the result beyond doubt.
AND WIN SECOND GAME 2-1
ELY, Cambridgeshire, Sept. 25 (Reuter)
THE Caribbean touring soccer team beat Ely City by two goals to one here toniqht, after leading 2-0 at halftime.
It was their second victory of the tour.