Trinidad Play Fine Soccer To Win 'Test'

Author: 
Linesman
Date Published: 
1947-02-23
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
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ALLEN MISSES FIVE YARD SITTER; DUJON MUFFS LOB

TRINIDAD played the best football of their tour so far in the second half of the fourth Colony match yesterday after they had led two-one in the first half. But they were lucky that Jamaica's Captain, George Allen, missed a "sitter" at five yards range in the first few minutes of the game and that Dujon in goal for Jamaica gave away an easy save from a forty-yard lob-shot by Ganteaume.

It was Trinidad's first win against Jamaica in the series and with the local side 2 up there is one match to go.

A big crowd saw Jamaica kick down the "hill" first in really good weather, following the rains of Thursday and Friday.

Quickest Goal

Quickest goal of the tournament to date came in this match, recorded in about the first two minutes of the game. Turning on a blistering pace, Jamaica bore down determinedly on Trinidad goal, and them came a pass from the left across to Dudley Smith on the right. The latter centred nicely but McMorris missed his header completely. However Vivian Coy, Jamaica's new outside-left had the ball back in front of the goal and Claude McMorris moved with it as if about to make for the wing suddenly turned and fired with what could be called a "screwed" shot in the farthest corner of the goal, giving the unsighted Gonsalves no chance whatever.

Then hardly a minute after Allen got his great opportunity from a pass from Smith, but then with the intention of passing or trying to place the ball he missed the right-hand upright completely and this was [illegible] disappointment.

As it was to prove that miss and Dujon's mistake a little before the end of the first half changed the whole aspect, although admittedly the local combination were running their opponents around, and Trinidad's essays were mostly confined to periodical raids.

GREAT SHOT

Their approach as usual was promising, and once when they got in the area a defender's mistake caused the ball to be left entirely to Lynch on the left. The winger with a retreating defence, had all the time in the world to decide what he was going to do. His final shot was a great one—hitting the farther upright and ricochetting into the net.

That "Naylor-advancing-tactics" was to prove costly to Jamaica sometime after, when Andy Ganteaume, playing at inside left at the time, tried a 40-yard kick, and surprisingly Dujon, who as usual was out of his goal, kindly tipped the ball over his head into the back of the net.

Trinidad were immediately on the initiative on the resumption and Delgado, uncertain as usual, once just blocked a shot from Galt, then soon after Dopson tried a 40-yard free-kick that just skim the bar.

UNDER PRESSURE

Gradually Jamaica, apparently determined to clinch the "rubber." asserted themselves and for some time kept play for the most part in the Trinidad area; but although there were some good centres coming across from the wing our inside-forwards proves ineffective; and after Trinidad's strong defence, as usual, led by the almost faultless Sylvester Dopson on the back-line, Trinidad in turn transferred play to Jamaica's area and really had our goal under pressure when the whistle went for the end.

Trinidad made three changes in their side: Huggins in at left back for Simonds, Ganteaume came in at inside-left for Burnett and Lewis at outside-right.

The teams were introduced to His Grace the Archbishop of the West Indies.

Referee: E.S. Barber.

[photo caption]

THE WINNING GOAL:—This goal gave Trinidad their first win over Jamaica in the current Intercolonial Football Tournament, yesterday at Sabina Park. Jamaica's keeper, Arthur Dujon, is seen looking at the ball, which he had tipped over his head from a long shot from Andy Ganteaume, when the score was 1—1.

[photo caption]

MEETING THE ARCHBISHOP:—John Huggins, Trinidad's sturdy little back, playing in his first colony match yesterday, is seen shaking hands with His Grace the Most Reverend W.G. Hardie, M.A., D.D. Archbishop of the West Indies. Behind His Grace is Trinidad's captain, Prior Jones. Other members of the Trinidad team look on.

[photo caption]

A GOAL A MATCH! Claude McMorris, Jamaica's centre-forward, who has scored in every match he has played against Trinidad in the current Intercolonial Football Tournament. Yesterday, Jamaica's goal in the first two minutes of the match was netted by him.