Heron returns today for final Test at Sabina Park

Date Published: 
1952-03-01
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
10

MAYOR TO DISTRIBUTE PRIZES

GILLIE HERON, soccer professional for Glasgow Celtic in the Scottish League, turns out for Jamaica this afternoon at 4.15 in the final match of the Caribbean four-Test series at Sabina Park. Intense rivalry is expected as the Stars, now ahead 2-1, seek to consolidate their position whilst Jamaica strive to end the series in a draw.

Yesterday afternoon at Sabina Park Paul Chevannes and his selection committee of Vin Sasso and Johnny Groves handed the names of the Jamaica team to JFA president Granville daCosta:

The team is: goal, Teddy Saunders; right back, Dickie Bayliss; left back, Icar Lawrence; right half, Dudley Smith; Henry Miller, centre half; left half, Karl Largie; outside right, Noel Tappin; Freddie Greene; centre forward, Gillie Heron; inside left, Lester Alcock; outside left, Bobby Williams. Reserves Non Miret and Dudley Beek.

Manager Eric James will name the All-Stars team today. The Boys practised yesterday afternoon at Sabina Park and keen eyes were focussed on the injured Michel Kruin and Allan Joseph.

Freddie Greene coming in for Lindy Delapenha at inside right has a stiff assignment. He is a fit athlete but he will have to throw overboard his penchant for dribbling around in circles without gaining any ground.

Perhaps these little hints might help him (1) do not telegraph his intentions (2) try shots when the opportunity presents itself, and in passing let go the ball at the right time.

The great burden of carrying the frontline will rest on the broad and able shoulders of Lester Alcock. He will have to work harder and play the role of a feeder line.

(BUT ABOVE ALL THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE JAMAICA FORWARD LINE MUST INTERCHANGE WHEN NECESSARY AND ALWAYS KEEP THE VAN INTACT).

In other words the forwards must use their brains in conjunction with their brawn.

The Mayor, Mr. Ken Hill MHR will present the prizes at the end of the game.