Jamaica Make It Three Straight

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Jamaica Gleaner

In soccer series against Trinidad

JAMAICA MADE it three straight in the soccer series with Trinidad last night at Sabina Park, when they won the final match by two goals to one. They won the first two-nil and the second one-nil.

Smallest crowd of the tournament saw the home team take the lead in the twenty-sixth minute from a very fine goal by captain Franz Alexander, inside left.

The visitors equalised in the thirty-fourth minute, when inside right, Carlton Franco, beat the keeper.

It was the first time in the series that a goal had been scored against Selvyn Murphy, who was not in his best form last night.

Jamaica took the lead again in the thirty-eighth minute as Clovis McLean headed past Rawlins Baptiste for Jamaica's second goal from a nicely taken corner on the right by Noel Tappin.

Jamaica's revamped side always seemed dangerous, and the wingers, Tappin and McLean, did better than in the first match.

The home team's defence was sound, with right back, Walter Chevannes the outstanding player for Jamaica.

The Trinidadians were a vastly improved side: they combined accurately, were fast an the ball and took many more shots to the goal than they did in the previous games.

Rawlings Baptiste also had a busy time in goal.

It was an interesting and well contested series and Jamaica deserved their victory.