Sport In Trinidad

Date Published: 
Jamaica Gleaner

Football Season Starts: End Of Cricket Season

The football season in Trinidad was opened on July 8 by the Northern Amateur Football League, but the season of the leading Association in that Colony, the Trinidad Amateur Football Association, did not get underway until July 15.

The first match was played in the latter league, between Casuals, last year's champions and Shamrock. Casuals, who won by three goals to one were assisted by J. F. Merry, right back and C. Botha Tench, a centre half, both of whom were members of the Trinidad team that visited Jamaica in 1935-36. Frank Ambard in goal and D. Galt at right back for Shamrock were also members of that team.

The report of the Casual match states that the winning team's "defence was sound; Botha Tench as a pivot also being very good."

The second match of the League was between Sporting Club, who were champions in 1937, and Notre Dame with the latter winning by the only goal scored. Playing for Sporting Club was John Alkins, who played at centre forward for the Trinidad team in Jamaica. This match incidentally was refereed by Arthur Wilkinson, who captained the side out here.

The first scoring hat-trick for a scorer went to Ken Galt, brother of D. Galt, and incidentally his side won by three goals to one. Buster Henderson, also known out here, played at centre half on the same side with Galt, and the latter's defensive play had a good deal to do with the success of the side.