Spotlight On Sport

G. St. C. Scotter
Date Published: 
Jamaica Gleaner

What About A Country Match?

The Association do not contemplate sending the Trinidad team down to the country, owing to the shortness of their stay here, and also to the fact that these country trips rarely succeed financially. That this will be something of a disappointment to country footer fans is indubitable, as the letter below which has already reached me shows—so perhaps something could be done as a compromise by playing the Trinidad side against a combined County side in Kingston, in place of one of the club matches.

Here's a strong letter on the subject which Mr. C. A. Scott, of the Montego Bay side, sends me:—


Surely if All Kingston (not All Jamaica, as it is often termed) can hold their own against Trinidad, that Montego Bay should be capable of doing likewise, considering we have always defeated the champion team of Kingston when given a chance. The last one to meet disaster here being St. George's Old Boys in January last at their full strength, and not by a lucky odd goal, but not less that four to one in the final All Island Championship. This was no accident. It was done by fellows with a lot of stamina and speed. Again, Railway was defeated in 1933 by four to two. Wembley then decided to revenge Railway's defeat only to have their lines walked through by Montego Bay forwards to the tune of four nil. Montego Bay again showed the J.F.A. what they were capable of doing, when we were asked to take part in a competition, the winners to receive a silver cup. We met all Kingston and defeated them and the following afternoon the same team met the Army, and the cup came home to Montego Bay. Surely the few chances that Montego Bay has had the J.F.A. has seen we have always to be reckoned with in any competition. Why then should Montego Bay not be considered by the J.F.A. with a match against Trinidad? Is such an attitude sporting?

Sgd., C. A. SCOTT, Nov. 25, 1935