FA Side Defeat Trinidad 8-1

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Jamaica Gleaner

Bradford scores 3 again in 2nd game

THE ENGLISH Football Association touring side defeated Trinidad 8-1 in their second soccer match against the Colony at Skinner Park, San Fernando, Trinidad yesterday afternoon. A sell-out crowd watch the match.

Geoff "Hat-trick" Bradford scored the hat-trick, Robert Robson and Ron Heckman, two goals each, and Stan Pearson, one.

Trinidad's lone goal came from Delbert Charleau, who converted a penalty.

It was the second crushing defeat of the Trinidadians by the touring FA team. Three days earlier, on Monday, May 31, the home side was beaten 6-0.

In that match Bradford and Robson scored two goals each, and Vic Groves and Bedford Jezzard one each.

Yesterday's victory clinched the series for the visitors as they have only one Colony match left to play — in Port of Spain tomorrow.

The Englishmen beat a North Trinidad team 1-0 in their first match in Trinidad at Queen's Park Oval on Thursday, May 26.

They won all three matches against Jamaica and two against Bermuda.

From Trinidad they will leave for Curacao on the last leg of their tour.

Geoff Bradford's medal collectionGeoff Bradford's medal collection: Trinidad FA Commemorative Medal 1955, Curaçao FA badge 1955, Trinidad FA badge 1955, FA tour to the West Indies 1955.