Trinidadian schoolboys win opener

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Jamaica Gleaner

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE, secondary school football champions of Trinidad, opened their first ever soccer tour of Jamaica, with a convincing three-nil victory over Kingston College, Manning Cup champions of Jamaica, last night at Sabina Park.

The visitors who lost their left winger, Ralph Horton, five minutes after play started, when he fractured his right shin in a collision with a defence player, won on merit.

They were the fitter and faster team, and their sharp-shooting forward line toyed with the inept Kingston College defence, and penetrated it at will.

Kingston College gave a very disappointing showing. Their display lacked sparkle, spirit and was patternless. But for the outstanding work of Trevor Salmon in goal the Trinidadian schoolboys would have scored many more goals.

The Jamaicans on their showing last night were no match for the visitors, whose defence gave able support to the forwards.

The St. Mary's team led one-nil at half-time on a goal by centre forward "Chippie" Mahon. A very fine shot, taken as it was on the fringe of the area, and beat the keeper all the way.

The visitors sealed their victory midway the second half with a penalty goal by Wenceslaus Thomasos and another good goal by Mahon.

Kinsgston College maintained their drab and listless pattern of play to the end. They are a much better team than they advertised themselves last night. But just the same it was a good and deserving victory for Trinidad.