Football In Trinidad

Date Published: 
1939-12-23
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
14

Trinidad Test cricketers are still playing a prominent part in the colony's football season. The cricketers-footballers chiefly successful are the Stollmeyer brothers and Gerry Gomez.

Playing for the Casuals in a T.A.F.A. Cup-tie, equivalent to our Senior Knockout, Victor Stollmeyer got one of the two goals scored by the Casuals when they were eliminating the strong Sporting Club 2-1, a result that enabled them to reach the final round.

Casuals were trailing 1-0 at the end of the first half and after Victor scored it remained one-all until five minutes to the end, when the same player sent across a centre from the left-wing for his centre-forward to head in.

John Alkins, who was the centre-forward for the Trinidad team to Jamaica, was the star forward for the Sporting Club, who were "stronger in defence than attack," however, "The line lacked dash and the inner-men, although J. Alkins tried hard, failed to make use of centres from the wing."

As usual, although he did not score any goal, the great man on the forward line of the Casuals was Gomez, of whom the report says: "Casual's victory was due in a great measure to the brilliant playing of their ace inside-left, G. Gomez. In the first half, he was the only Maroon player, who tested Guevara with shots, while his passing and shooting in the last 30 minutes was above par."