Intercolonial Football At Sabina

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Jamaica Gleaner

Trinidadians arrive today for two-game series

JAMAICA AND TRINIDAD meet in the first of a two-game soccer series at Sabina Park this afternoon at 4.30 o'clock.

There has been one change in the local team which was named on Friday afternoon last. Dudley Beek of Melbourne comes in for Dudley Smith, whose injured toes failed to pass the medical test yesterday.

In Smith's absence, Henry Miller of Kingston will skipper the Jamaica team.

The Trinidad players, en route to England arrive by the s.s. Golfito this morning at 7 o'clock and their team for today will be named at noon.

Here is the Jamaica line-up: Alexander Murphy (Railway) goal, Danny Sharrers (Melbourne) left back; Ken Hamilton (Kingston and UCWI) right back; Dudley Beek (Melbourne) right half; Henry Miller (Kingston) centre half and captain; Karl Largie (St. Geo. O.B.) left half; Ted Ansell (Railway) outside right; Peter Pinhorn (Kingston) inside right; Noel Tappin (Melbourne) centre forward; Lester Alcock (Montego Bay) inside left and Bobby Williams (St. Geo. O.B.) outside left.

Reserves are: Donald Beckford Jnr. (Melbourne) and Bob Miret (St. Geo. OB).

Today's game will be of seventy minutes duration with referee Bunny Barber in charge and referees Johnny Wongsam and Gilmore Delgado officiating linesmen.

Before the game the members of both teams will be introduced to Hon. Rose Leon, Minister of Health and Housing.

The Trinidad team will include many players who have been seen in action at Sabina Park before. Such old favourites as goal-keeper Joey Gonsalves who skippered the CFA team which played out here, Syl Dopson, Gerry Parsons, Delbert Charleau, Ian "Big Chief" Seale, Carlton "Squeakie" Hinds, Rex Bernett, Carlton "Putty" Lewis, Allan Josephs, Paul Carr and Horace Lovelace will be seen in action.

Trinidad's best

This aggregation is regarded as the strongest ever to represent Trinidad and is most powerful in defence.

This fact ensures good games today and tomorrow for Jamaica's team, though not a classy combination, is rich in snappy, clever inside forwards, who will provide the hard-shooting Noel Tappin with much fodder for his guns.

Tappin is the hardest shot in Caribbean football today and if he shoots often enough and accurately.