Leyton Orient v Caribbean All Stars

Date Published: 
1989-07-31
Source: 
Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient v Caribbean All Stars

"To create a path . . . . for others to follow"

SATURDAY JULY 31st

LAURENCE PAUL CUNNINGHAM 1956-1989

OFFICIAL MATCH PROGRAMME £1

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A Message from today's official sponsor

Dragon Stout is proud to be the sponsor of this symbolic match today, in tribute to the late Laurie Cunningham. This is the first time The Caribbean All Stars have come to the U.K. and it is indeed a great honour for Dragon to be associated in making this possible. We feel sure Leyton Orient and The Caribbean All Stars will entertain us all with an exciting match.

We thank Leyton Orient for their support, Tony James for his commitment to ensure we are exposed to the very best football the Caribbean has to offer, and Al Hamilton for his never ending enthusiasm and drive. All to help the Laurie Cunningham Remembrance Trust who are working to ensure other boys and girls can follow in Laurie's footsteps in pursuing their dreams.

With best wishes
Martin Wickens
Managing Director
Marlin House Trading Company Ltd

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A Letter from CONCACAF R.A. (Tony) James

Since the advent of the Shell Caribbean Cup in 1989, the Caribbean's International Football has shown steady improvement. Five years on, our young professionals are now scattered throughout the Globe in the USA, Costa Rica, England, Portugal and as far away as Israel.

John Barnes epitomises the successful transition, through exposure, of the talent available from the region. As players like Dwight Yorke follow in his footsteps and attempt to become household names, the CFU is delighted that this "Window of opportunity" has been opened, to facilitate their progress and put Caribbean Football Talent on display in England.

The fine facilities at Leyton Orient inspires us as to the infrastructure necessary to transform the game from Amateur to Professional football in the Caribbean, as is the CFU's commitment.

A tour of this magnitude does NOT become a reality without committed, visionary sponsors. Dragon's commitment to Caribbean sports in London, in particular football, is well known. The CFU wishes to thank Dragon Stout and Marlin House Trading Company Ltd. for making this Historic day possible. We express our sincere gratitude to promoter Al Hamilton and all who have contributed to this effort and hope that this symbolic tribute to Laurie Cunningham will start a trend for future international exposure for our young Caribbean players.

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                    LEYTON ORIENT    CARIIBBEAN ALL STARS
COLOURS: RED SHIRTS, WHITE SHORTS    COLOURS: GREEN & WHITE SHIRTS, WHITE SHORTS

                      PAUL NEWELL  1 WARREN BARRETT
                     CHRIS TURNER  2 MARC LANGIER
                      BARRY LAKIN  3 DESMOND SMITH
                     TERRY HOWARD  4 PETER LEWIS
                 ADRIAN WHITBREAD  5 ALVIN THOMAS
                     GARY BELLAMY  6 MERVYN SUTHERLAND
                     DANNY CARTER  7 JAMES WALTHER
                      SAM KITCHEN  8 CHARLES CORIDON
                     VAUGHAN RYAN  9 WINSTON ANGLIN
                       COLIN WEST 10 ELVIS ISSACS
                      MARK COOPER 11 HECTOR WRIGHT
                     SIMON LEVETT 12 DEAN PACHECO
                    ROBERT TAYLOR 13 JEAN HUBERT SOPHIE
                   DOMINIC LUDDEN 14 PAUL DAVIS
                  MICKY TOMKINSON 15 EARL JEAN
                   WARREN HACKETT 16 WALTER BOYD
                   DANNY BENSTOCK 17
                      MARK WARREL 18

          Manager - Peter Eustace    Chef de Mission - Tony James
Coach/Asst Manager - Chris Turner    Manager - Stanley Franks
             Physio - Andy Taylor    Coach - Alvin Corneal
                                     Assistant Coach - Carl Brown
                                     Doctor - Dr Paul Wright
                                     Nicholas Forde

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NAME: PETER LEWIS, COUNTRY: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, POSITION: DEFENDER

One of three representing Trinidad & Tobago. A solid and reliable defender.

NAME: ALVIN THOMAS, COUNTRY: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, POSITION: DEFENDER

No doubt Thomas will be hoping to share duties with fellow compatriot Peter Lewis at the heart of the defence.

NAME: DEAN PACHECO, COUNTRY: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, POSITION: MIDFIELD

A creative player who is adept at carving-up the opposition.