Trinidad Play At Sabina Aug. 10,11

Date Published: 
1953-08-06
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
10

TRINIDAD'S 20-strong football team en route to England on tour will play Jamaica in two intercolonial matches at Sabina Park on Monday, August 10, and Tuesday, August 11, instead of August 11 and 12. The team arrives on the morning of August 10, by the s.s. Golfito at 7 o'clock.

The touring team includes several names well known to Jamaica football fans. Goal keeper Joey Gonsalves, fullbacks; Syl Dobson and Gerry Parsons, wing halves; Delbert Charleau, Allan Josephs, Noel Winn and Ian Seale, forwards; Carlton 'Squeakie' Hinds, Carlton 'Putty' Lewis, Rex Burnett, Horace Lovelace have all played in Jamaica and gone on tour with previous Trinidad teams.

The team chosen to represent Trinidad is considered the strongest soccer aggregation ever to receive Trinidad's soccer colours.

First trial

Meanwhile the JFA invitees had their first trial at Winchester Park yesterday afternoon as the selectors— chairman Paul Chevannes and Messrs. Johnny Groves—and Vin Soso and coaches Dudley Smith and Noel Hall looked on.

The players seem fit but did not show first class co-ordination in forward movements.

Lester Alcock was his usual artistic self when dribbling. Ken Hamilton and Aubrey Lowe tackled well but it was Noel Tappin's shooting which was most satisfying. Two of his shots at goal were full of power and the element of surprise.

The Jamaica team will be named this afternoon and plans made for a full-dress practice game either tomorrow or Saturday.

Tonight at 8 o'clock at Sabina Park the JFA Council meet to finalise plans for the two-game series.