Trinidadians Pleased With Reception Here

Date Published: 
1936-01-11
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner

Mr. C. B. Tench, manager and vice-captain of the Trinidad football team which has beaten Jamaica in the inter-Colonial series, in an interview with the Gleaner said:

"As manager of the Trinidad team, I welcome this opportunity extended through the courtesy of this widely read newspaper, to express my sincerest thanks on behalf of the team for the unstinted hospitality lavished on us by the Jamaica public; and I regret that the time is fast approaching when we shall have to say farewell to this pleasant place, whose memories have forced on us a debt of gratitude which we can never adequately repay.

"Away from home at Xmas is by no means pleasant, and to have to keep in training is worse than being ill; but I am glad to say that the boys stuck it and were rewarded with victory.

"I would like to refer to the sporting attitude of the crowd who cheered us lustily in success and did not jeer at us in defeat. To them I take off my hat; and although we won the 'rubber' I think that the Jamaican side are deserving of the highest praise for having played fast and clean football, which was excellently refereed.

"Prior to concluding, allow me to again thank the officials of the J.F.A. as well as Messrs. V. G. Sasso, D. P. Lacy, V. R. Parkinson and the many other sporting gentlemen whom, at great inconvenience and self-sacrifice, have made our stay so very pleasant."