Trinidad lose first soccer game in U.K.

Date Published: 
1953-08-27
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
8

LONDON, August 26 (Reuter & CSS)

Trinidad F.A. v. DorsetTrinidad FA vs Dorset

A CROWD of 7,000 welcomed the Trinidad footballers when they opened their English tour at Weymouth this evening by meeting a Dorset County XI. The home side won by 7 goals to 3.

Apart from one hectic spell of five minutes early in the second half, the match was keener than the score suggests. Dorset then scored 3 times.

The tourists played attractive, fast and skilful football but their shooting was sometimes erratic, chiefly because the Dorset defence did not allow them to get too near to the goal before making their shots.

Dorset fielded their strongest side—a compliment to the West Indians—and it was the superior positional play and tactical methods of the home side which chiefly upset Trinidad.

Hamel-Smith (2) and Charleau score for the touring side. Gillard (2), Jenkins (2), Trowbridge, Faggin and Madgart registered for Dorset. Each side scored twice in an evenly contested first half.