Penalty Goal Gives Dames League Win

Date Published: 
1948-08-22
Source: 
Trinidad Guardian
Page: 
15

A disputed penalty, late in the second half, and which produced a goal for Notre Dame, gave them victory by the only goal scored, in their T.A.F.A. first league fixture with Sporting Club in front of the Grand Stand yesterday afternoon.

As a result of this, Sporting Club lost their 100 per cent record, they having won four straight matches prior to yesterday's engagement.

Rain, which came down in torrents around the middle of the first half, almost reduced the game to a farce, and play for the remainder of the time, though not dull, was far from orthodox.

Notre Dame, however, had the better of play in both sessions, but the 'Sports' defence held on tenaciously throughout, with substitute goalkeeper Louis Williams surprising spectators by bringing off some remarkable saves.

The rain continues almost throughout the final half, and players experienced considerable difficulty in negotiating the heavy ball through pools of water, which had settled on the field soon after the deluge.

In consequence, both sides lost scoring chances, a factor which may have accounted for the scarcity of goals.

Mr. Carl Agostini refereed.

FIRST LEAGUE STANDINGS

Teams         P W D L  F  A Ps.
Notre Dame    7 5 1 1 18 16 11
Sporting Club 5 4 0 1  7  3  8
Shamrock      5 3 1 1 14 11  7
Malvern       5 2 1 2 21 13  7
Colts         6 3 0 3 15 14  6
Maple         5 1 2 2  8 10  4
St. Mary's    4 1 1 2  8  8  2
Casuals       6 0 2 4  5 14  2
Q.R.C.        4 0 0 4  3 10  0

F.A. TROPHY MATCHES

The F.A. trophy competition in T.A.F.A. got under way yesterday afternoon and Hem Boys beat Providence by four goals to one, while Essex defeated Aston Villa by one goal to nil.

Hem Boys' C. Herbert scored the 'hat trick' and N. Clarke the other goal. Providence's goal was scored by R. Mondesir.

G. Coltston converted for Essex.