Great Struggle For The Skinner Cup To-Day

Date Published: 
1930-11-01
Source: 
Trinidad Guardian
Page: 
16

WILL SOUTH RETAIN THE TROPHY?
NORTH FORWARDS IN FINE FORM
GOVERNOR ATTENDS

WHO will win the Gilbert Skinner Cup to-day? This is the question which football followers will debate to-day in the hours before Mr. V. F. Prideaux, referee, sounds his whistle on the T.A.F.A. grounds at the Queen's Park Savannah.

Then the cream of the island's football talent from North and South Trinidad will meet to decide the question of supremacy.

The supporters of both teams are confident of success.

The South players excel in the close passing combined game, while the North kick-and-rush tactics often predominate in the games.

Many exponents of the real art in football denounce the latter, though all agree that pace is a valuable asset.

COMBINATION

The South team comprises several veteran players and they are as keen as mustard over the result. Their forwards combine well and shoot straight.

The North have a well balanced team with five hard-working defenders, including Stachan, the best half in the colony to-day, and A. Charles, the best back.

With the cares of defence off their shoulders the North forwards should be particularly aggressive.

Can the South defence hold that fast moving line for an hour?

GUARDIAN COMPETITION

Persons who have taken part in the "Trinidad Guardian" competition will have an additional interest in the game.

Strange to relate, many City folk favour the chances of the South.

The results of the Competition will be announced in Sunday's issue of the "Trinidad Guardian."

North. (Red Jerseys): (Goal) Ivor Hart; (Backs) H. Knowles, A. Charles; (Half-Backs) H. Strachan, L. Morris, W. Croucher; (Forwards) A. Daniel, P. Sales, H. Achong, W. Brown, (Capt.) L. Carter.

The jerseys will be supplied at the Stand.

South. (Black and Gold): (Goal) T. B. Russell; (Backs) H. Thom, (Capt.) J. Lewis, (Half-Backs) J. Cartwright, J. T. Hadden, S. E. Agostini, (Forwards) T. McLean, W. T. Hadden, W. G. McClure, G. Lynch, R. de Verteuil.

RESERVES

North: F. Ambard, H. W. Farrell, N. Pogson, A. Moore.

South: J. Crichley, G. McKay, J. C. Murray, W. Watson, J. Petter.

EARLY START

The match starts at 4.30 p.m. sharp as extra time will be played in the event of a draw after the hour's play.

ENTERTAINMENT

The South team and their officials will be entertained to tea at the Shamrock Club at 3 p.m. by the Trinidad Amateur Football Association.

PRESENTATION

His Excellency, the Governor, Sir Alfred Claud Hollis will present the Cup after the match.

Players will line up in the Governor's enclosure opposite the Box as soon as possible after the game.

FILMING THE PLAYERS

As the players file out of the grounds they will pass before the Governor's Box and Mr. L. Tucker will take a moving picture of the teams.