Rough And Tumble

Date Published: 
1949-05-05
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
10

PORT AU PRINCE, April 26—The Haitian full backs did everything to Edgar Espinal, diminutive and cunning Trinidad centre forward, short of completely undressing him in the second Test match which was won by the visitors by three goals to two.

"Espinal was a real menace to the Haiti defence, and they pulled and tripped him on a number of occasions. Most of these fouls passed unnoticed by the referee.

"The game was an exceedingly rough one.

"A fight ensued in the dressing room between the referee of the first Test and an official of the Federation. The Haitian players intervened in the melee and Police with pistols had to restore order. It is understood that someone passed remarks about his refereeing.

"The official was taken for medical treatment and the Police are investigating the matter.

"There was another fight during the same interval between one of the Haitian players and a spectator.

"The game developed into a veritable war, and Haiti was awarded a free kick outside the area which was taken by Tassy. It was cleared. Tassy then stood up in front of Gonsalves and the ball was banged into the goal. The referee allowed the goal. Trinidad two—Haiti two."

—Trinidad Guardian.