Trinidadians face Jamaica soccer XI at Sabina Saturday

Baz Freckleton
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Jamaica Gleaner

JAMAICA'S soccer eleven, which so far has the favour of the selectors as the combination to meet the English FA touring team under lights at Sabina Park on Wednesday night May 18, gets a work-out at Sabina Park on Saturday afternoon at 4.15 o'clock against a combined team of Trinidadians and Jamaicans.

The Jamaica XI is: Kenny Williams, Aubrey Lowe, Ken Hamilton, Karl Largie, Henry Miller, Dudley Beek, Lindy Delapenha, (captain), Peter Pinhorn, Noel Tappin, Lester Alcock and Dudley Smith.

The Trinidad-Jamaica combination will include five first-class players of the Casuals Club now in Jamaica taking part in the Jamaica "300" hockey series as guest of the Jamaica Hockey Association.

Those five players are Pat Gomez, who toured England with the Trinidad soccer team last year and is now a firm choice to keep against the English FA team when they play in Trinidad; Douglas Yuille, one of the leading right wing forwards in Trinidad today; Ralph Knowles, former Trinidad centre half and current centre half for Casuals soccer team; Jeffrey Pantin, Casuals Senior soccer inside left and Maurice Pollard, a BG stalwart representative player now living in Trinidad. Tom Garcia and Minshell are leading Junior League players in Trinidad.

The rest of the combined team will come from Lloyd Scott, Cecil Chue, Leighton Duncan, Granville Dowie, Louis Black and Gilbert Chang.

In Saturday's game the selectors will be keeping an unusually keen eye on Lowe at the back. This St. George's Old Boys defender has a weakness of being disinclined to use his head either as an offensive weapon or under pressure. This, the selectors feel, could be a grievous fault offering wide exploitation by an alert opposition.

Starting from Sunday twelve of the JFA invites for the tour will spend three days in Irish Town on a "morale building" holiday.