T.A.F.A. First League Football

Date Published: 
1931-09-01
Source: 
Trinidad Guardian
Page: 
16

EVERTON MOVE FURTHER AHEAD
STROLLERS EASILY BEATEN
PLUCKY LOSERS

EVERTON 3 .... STROLLERS 0.

EVERTON for the second time this season defeated Strollers by the wide margin of 3 goals to nil, on the Association grounds yesterday afternoon for the First League Shield.

Stollers were called upon to play a defensive game, and though losing by a wide margin showed up well in this respect at times.

Their fault lay in their forward line. Lopes played a good game but obtained no support from the others, and the strong defence put up by the winners was impenetrable.

Everton forwards played a dashing game, F. Charles and Thompson being always in the picture.

The ground was fast and up to mark.

Stollers won the toss and elected to face the sun. Everton kicked off towards the Eastern goal and Moore took the first shot at goal which Williams saved.

From the goal kick Mitchell received and passed to Lopes, who eluded King and sent the ball to Basford, but Hart cleared. Lopes again received and at once shot at the goal, Hart saving a good shot at the expense of a corner, which however, bore no fruit.

Even exchanges followed for about 10 minutes, each side trying shots at the respective goals, at intervals.

At one time F. Charles lost a good opportunity, when he was just about to shoot from five yards off the goal, when he was blocked by McKenzie and kicked wide of his mark.

Some time later, Everton registered their first goal when Morris took a long shot from the centre of the field.

The ball went hopping into the goal, Williams in attempting to fist out failed. F. Charles ran up and finished up a good goal with a header.

Hardly had five minutes elapsed when F. Charles in going to centre was stopped by Murray and a corner resulted.

Charles took the kick and sent across a beautiful centre, with which Thompson made no mistake, placing the ball outside the goalie's reach.

Everton continued on the offensive and Stollers' defence was called upon to withstand their opponents' attack, which they did quite well in spite of the goals being scored.

At half time Everton led 2—0.

ONE MORE GOAL.

In the second half Strollers were called upon to defend again, and in spite of Everton's fast forwards, they put up a stubborn defence.

At one time, however, Dick in attempting to clear, nearly placed his opponents further ahead when he miskicked, the ball hitting the uprights.

Play at this time was confined to midfield exchanges, Lopes being conspicuous in Strollers' forward line, but to no avail for he received no assistance from the other forwards.

Everton was soon on the offensive again and obtained two consecutive corners, which proved fruitless.

Very seldom in this half did Strollers pass their stronger opponents back line.

A few minutes before the end Ryan obtained possession and centred without delay and in a scrimmage before the goal, Williams came out and Woodruffe ran into the goal with the ball making the score 3—0.

The game ended soon after with the score unchanged. Everton still pressing and overpowering their weaker opponents, who were not able to withstand the winners strong attack.

Mr. B. Warner refereed.

Mr. Gorsuch and Mr. Arrindell ran the lines.

Everton v Strollers

HOW THE TEAMS LINED UP

                 EVERTON
                   HART
            A. CHARLES, MAYNARD.
           KING, MORRIS, HOLDER.
RYAN, MOORE, F. CHARLES, THOMPSON, WOODRUFFE.

MITCHELL, LOPES, BASFORD, LYNCH, McCLUNG.
        MURRAY, MEHLING, JACKSON.
             McKENZIE, DICK.
                WILLIAMS.
                STROLLERS

LEAGUE TABLE

                    Goals
Clubs       P W L D  F  A  P  T
Everton     7 5 0 2 16  4 14 12
Shamrock    8 4 3 1 10  9 15  9
Maple       6 4 2 0 14  8 12  8
Casuals     8 3 3 2 11 12 16  8
Q.R.C.      6 3 3 0 12 12 12  6
Shy Sports  6 3 3 0  7  9 12  6
St. Mary's  6 1 4 1  5 12 12  3
Stollers    7 0 5 2  5 16 14  2