The Inter-Colonial Football Tourney

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct. 26.—British Guiana, the holders, beat Barbados, two-nil in the first round of the Martinez Shield in the inter-colonial tournament at Queens Park Oval to-day. The scorers were Donald, and Moore. The ground and the weather were ideal but the crowd was small. The teams: British Guiana—Robinson, Angoy, Alleyne, Dare, Small, Alexander, Weekes, Moore, Donald, Mitteholzer, DaCosta. Barbados—Colin Foster, Stuart, Seymour Foster, Arthur Foster, Blackman, Smith, Mayers, Leon Foster, Sealy, McIntosh, Parris. Referee—Mervyn Grell of Trinidad. Barbados won the toss and defended the southern goal. The game opened quietly and in seven minutes Sealey wrongly pulled up off-side near the goal and a free kick led Donald to open the score. Sealy injured his ankle which was bandaged and he played well despite the handicap but was unable to shoot accurately. The Barbados forwards rarely got going. Leon Foster repeatedly passed direct to his opponent.

At half-time the score was one nil and play was marked by weakness. Blackman the Barbados centre-half was led to change his position to left-half with Smith and this brought marked improvement in their play. Smith was repeatedly prominent. Parris and McInstosh exchanged positions to no advantage. Three minutes before the end of the second half Moore unmarked scored from three yards. Play was generally moderate and lacked sparkle. British Guiana deserved the victory. Robinson and Small of British Guiana and Stuart, Seymour Foster and Smith of Barbados did well. The game was clean.