Trinidad Officially Opens Footer Season.

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, July 17:

The "Gazette" to-day says,—Under ideal weather conditions, and in the presence of a large and enthusiastic gathering of fans, who crowded the Grand Stand and collected around T. A. F. A. grounds, the 1932 Football Season was opened yesterday.

The contest which marked the opening of the First League Division, was between the age old rivals, Casuals and Shamrock, and while the play was not up to standard, it could have been seen that the players were enthusiastic to the core. It was the opening fixture in the First League Division and the crowd that attended included a fair percentage of the fairer sex.

The ball was set a rolling by His Excellency the Governor, who arrived immediately before the
start of the match, accompanied by Lieut. A. J. de Boissiere A.D.C., and was received by the president and Hon. Secretary of the T.A.F.A., and formally introduced to the captains of the respective sides, and after the spin of the coin, kicked off the ball in an evenly contested match that ended in favour of Casuals by the narrow margin of one goal to nil, the only goal being scored a couple minutes before the end.

Mr. Mervyn Grell was the referee, but had little to do, there having been only three corners allowed, and one free kick from a foul during the closing stages of the game.

Thanks to the Hon. A. G. Mavrogordato, Inspector General of Constabulary, there was a full complement of policemen, mounted and on foot, and order maintained throughout.