Trinidad, DCLI draw 1-1

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Jamaica Gleaner

DCLI vs TrinidadDCLI vs Trinidad: This picture was taken before a game against Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry (an English Army team) in Jamaica 1957. The result was 1-1.

TRINIDAD and League champions, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, played to a one-all draw in the third match of the current soccer tournament last night at Sabina Park.

The tourists went ahead in the sixth minute from a goal by inside right Carlton Franco, and the DCLI equalised in the thirtieth minute with a very good goal by inside right Fawdon.

Giving the best performance of the tourney so far, the Trinidadians combined beautifully in the first half as both teams played constructive soccer.

Play in this half was fast and the pattern was neat and purposeful. The Trinidadians after they had settled down did some accurate short-passing, and had the better of play for the first fifteen minutes.

The DCLI were without their regular sharp-shooting centre-forward Stephens, and did not produce the brand of soccer which carried them to the League championship.

The goal by Fawdon was the finest of the tournament. It was a well take shot five yards outside the area. It beat the keeper all the way, and lodged in the right pigeon-hole.

Rawlins Baptiste, the Trinidad goalkeeper, gave his best display in the tournament. He was called upon to handle some good shots from outside right Bibbey, and outside left Love, and saved cleanly.

The Trinidadians, in the second half make the mistake of keeping the ball in the air where the DCLI were superior, and although they made a strong bid for victory, could not score again.

While the pace was not as sustained as in the first match against Jamaica on Monday night last, the Trinidadians looked an improved side. They were without their captain, Delbert Charleau, left half Doyle Griffith, and outside left, Dennis Thomas.