C. Botha Tench Playing With His Club In Trinidad

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Jamaica Gleaner

C. Botha Tench, who was manager and vice-captain of the Trinidad football team which visited and conquered Jamaica's footballers last season, is along with his club enjoying a successful season in his homeland.

He plays as usual at centre-half, and is also skipper of his team, the Casuals F.C. On Tuesday the 27th of last month the Casuals met The Sporting Club in an elimination round for the Trinidad Football Association Cup, which is the equivalent to our Knockout Cup.

The Sporting Club were the winners of the trophy last season, and the Casuals were League
champions. In their last encounter for the FA Cup the Casuals hammered out a four to none victory over their doughty rivals, and in doing so Tench played a prominent part.

J. Alkins, who played so well for the colony team while in Jamaica at centre-forward, was at
inside-left for the Sporting Club, but unfortunately bushed a good chance of equalising when he kicked out a penalty.

The Casuals scored about ten minutes after the opening of the match through Andre Stollmeyer, who was responsible for three of the goals. Near the close of the first half, however, some fine work by Alkins placed the ball at the feet of his centre-forward at an opportune position to score, but the latter was slow and was robbed of the ball.

It was in the second half that Alkins bushed the penalty, after the Sporting Club were trailing
one-nil. Encouraged by this, Tench receiving a pass from Stollmeyer, worked his way to shooting range and let drive with a beautiful right-foot shot that finished up into the net. Just before the final whistle Stollmeyer, who had scored the third goal, ran through solo to notch the fourth of the match.